Police warning about stolen working dogs in Southern NSW
News
Police from the Hume Police District are alerting dog owners in the area to be mindful of securing their working dogs, after three separate dog thefts in the Goulburn and Taralga areas over the last three weeks. The precious pooches that were pinched include, an eight-month-old, yellow and white-coloured male Kelpie and three five-month-old red Kelpie puppies. Two of the...
Tathra bushfire concert raises $160,000; get ready for “Band Together 2”
News
Band Together - The Tathra Bushfire Relief Concert has raised $160,000 for families at Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra recovering from the March 18 bushfires that destroyed 65 homes. An oversized cheque was presented to Mayor, Kristy McBain at the Jazz Festival Race Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, the donation taking the Mayor's Bushfire Appeal to $1.3 million. Just...
Lost horse “Rory” comes in from the cold of the Snowy Mountains
Community
A story of loss and reunion in the high country has been playing out for three and a half months, ending with the heart-warming reunion this week between a woman and her horse. Wanda Egan’s horse Rory escaped his yard from a camp in the Kosciuszko National Park on 15 February after another horse had taken fright and run through...
Do you know what happened to Jean Lecler? Eden asked to help
News
Detectives on the Far South Coast are hoping the community might be able to help them in their investigation into an incident at Eden that has left a man with life threating injuries. Police were called to Eden Gardens Country Club on the morning of Friday, May 25 after 62-year-old Jean Lecler was found in a creek with serious burns...
Canberra Raiders Centre of Excellence extends to Southern NSW
Sport
Rugby league talent from Southern NSW now has a clear path towards the big time with news that the Canberra Raiders long-held dream to develop a Centre of Excellence is going to happen. In this week's ACT Budget, the Barr Government allocated $5 million over three years towards a new state-of-the-art facility, NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John...
TEDxSydney comes to Bega, Friday June 15, get your tickets here!
What's On
TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity, and innovation to the rest of the world and it’s coming to Bega. This unique and vital day of talks, films, music and debate was a local hit last year, with SouEasters drawn from Cooma, Batemans Bay, and Eden to soak up the live stream we plugged into...
Three Billboards outside Narooma, New South Wales
Community
Inspired by an Academy Award-winning movie, Narooma's Peter Russell has taken a stand against the Adani coal mine planned for Central Queensland. The "three billboards" on the northern side of Wagonga Inlet will come down this week seven weeks after they first went up. Mr Russell hopes his message has left a mark on the thousands of motorists that have...
Bega tragedy: Killed by his last offer of help, Rest in Peace Mick Horne
News
An offer of help and assistance by retired police officer Mick Horne has cost him his life. The 54-year-old Merimbula resident died in hospital yesterday following Friday evening's horrific attacks in Bega. Mr Horne retired as a Senior Constable in 2009 after serving at Bega Traffic & Highway Patrol Command. At about 3.30pm on Friday (June 1), 71-year-old Thomas Winner and...
Home-grown theatre export heads to US
Arts & Culture
Australia’s oldest running Theatre Company, Goulburn’s Lieder Theatre is packing its bags for Venice, Florida, taking its dynamic production Monochrome to the American Association of Community Theatre’s (AACT) WorldFest this month. One of 15 shows from 14 countries, Monochrome will be performed on the festival’s mainstage, representing Australia’s independent community theatre. Local audiences will have a chance to watch the...
Community concern results in new look platypus viewing platform at Bombala
Community
The platypus' of Bombala are real, something I think many struggle to believe. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is moving to make sure locals and visitors can fully appreciate the simple spectacle these freaks of nature offer at dawn and dusk. New plans have been released for community comment following disappointment with the work already done on the $50,000 riverside platypus viewing...
One high country meets another – The spark of artist Pauline Coxon
Arts & Culture
Pauline Coxon is a Biripi woman living on Ngarigo Country. "Life brought me down this way six years ago and I've gone along with the flow," she says. "Ngarigo Country is a very special place in the world, this area has touched my heart and soul." It's a sentiment that is reflected in Pauline's artworks, which are a mix of traditional...
Next gen leaders take Goulburn to new heights
Community
Goulburn Mulwaree's Youth Council is bringing a new generation of ideas and representation to the forefront, ensuring the region’s young people are heard in Australia’s first inland city. Changing stereotypes, youth leadership and volunteering are at the heart of the Youth Council’s mission. For Youth Council Deputy Mayor Charlotte Hargan, showcasing just what youth can do is one way to...
The future of Sapphire Coast tourism rolls on with a familiar face
News
A familiar face will continue to put the Sapphire Coast in front of people wanting a holiday, with Anthony Osborne selected to deliver tourism marketing services on behalf of the region until 2022. The future of the local industry was turned upside down in mid-April when About Regional reported that Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) would not tender for the new contract....
Band Together rocks Tathra, Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge bushfire recovery
News
An extraordinary chapter has been written in the recovery story for the Tathra, Reedy Swamp and Vimy Ridge communities. Close to 4,000 people packed the Sapphire Coast Turf Club yesterday and relished the spark delivered by a mix of performers across three stages. Talk of this day first started to bubble on social media less than 24 hours after 65 homes were...
BMW and Chrysler replace Ford and Holden in police fleet across country NSW
News
A final trial of new police cars is about to take to city and country roads as NSW Police finetune arrangments for BMW and Chrysler to take over from Holden and Ford. The BMW 530d and Chrysler 300c SRT Core will become a familiar sight for motorists as they take their place in the fleet of the Traffic and Highway Patrol...
Planning for Batemans Bay Aquatic and Cultural Centre advances
Community
Geotechnical surveys at Mackay Park have begun as a final design for the much anticipated Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre moves forward. Batemans Bay residents and visitors might notice equipment on site for the next two weeks as Mogo-based Sea to Summit Drilling conducts borehole testing to assess ground conditions. The work is being overseen by the...
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