British National arrested for Jindabyne sexual assault, investigation continues
News
Detectives in the Snowy Mountains have arrested a 28-year-old man outside a home unit in Jindabyne following last week's violent sexual assault. About 1.30am last Thursday (July 5), officers from Monaro Police District responded to a 22-year-old woman and  25-year-old man who had been assaulted on Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne. Police were told the pair was walking along the footpath after leaving...
Hugh Mackay in Bega for The Festival of Open Minds
What's On
Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher, Hugh Mackay, believes something is wrong with our nation and in the lives of its citizens, and he is coming to Bega to explain what and why, but more importantly how he thinks we can change. For his new book, 'Australia Reimagined', Mr Mackay drew on his 50 years’ experience of listening to Australians and watching...
Local cyclists promote road rules to address confusion and ease frustration
News
Cyclists in the region have been shaken by two recent road incidents, including one that resulted in the death of a 72-year-old man. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the local man's death, and are appealing to the public for dashcam vision and any information. About 10:50 am on Saturday 23 June, emergency services were called to Mt Darragh Road...
$1.2 million for new Police Station for Braidwood, community to be consulted on location
News
Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro was in Braidwood on Monday morning to formally announce the $1.2 million funding for the Braidwood Police Station, which had been allocated in the 2018/19 State Budget. Mr Barilaro met with District Commander Paul Condon and QPRC Mayor Tim Overall to discuss the needs and priorities of the area and said it...
Keelty Report adds some meaning to Tathra’s bushfire experience
News
The man asked to review some of the circumstances surrounding the Bega Valley's March 18 bushfires has reaffirmed the communities' confidence in the men and women that went running into those flames at Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge and Tathra on that hellish afternoon. But Mick Keelty has also pointed to a number of operational and cultural areas in need of...
Life with an electric car in South East NSW set to get easier
News
Electric cars are still somewhat of a curiosity, they feel like something from the future that stirs excitement but at the same time hurts to think about. Plans are advancing, however, to make EV's - Electric Vehicles - less of a curiosity and more a part of our day to day. The brave and future focussed in our community are...
“My footsteps were like a mantra, like a wordless prayer” – Jindabyne’s Noel Braun on the Camino
Health & Wellbeing
The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pathway in Spain that has drawn people for centuries on a quest for meaning. Jindabyne's Noel Braun has also taken solace there in the years since his wife of 42 years, Maris, committed suicide in 2004, and provided the inspiration for two books that have become part of his long process of healing. "She suffered...
Police establish strike force after violent Jindabyne assault
News
Police have established a special strike-force in response to a violent assault in the Snowy Mountains last week and renewed their appeal for information from the public. As previously reported, at about 1.30am on Thursday (July 5), officers from Monaro Police District responded to reports a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man had been assaulted on Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne. Police...
Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist dies following incident at Lochiel
News
Police are appealing for public assistance after a cyclist was killed on Mt Darragh Road at Lochiel almost two weeks ago. At about 10.50am on Saturday, June 23 emergency services rushed to help the 72-year-old man, about 20km north of Eden. He had suffered serious injuries and was taken to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition, where he died earlier...
From Braidwood to Hollywood for stuntman Harley Durst
Arts & Culture
He has been a part of many of the stand-out action-packed international movie scenes for ten years and even more Australian dramas, but the name Harley Durst won’t register with many moviegoers. Harley is a stuntman – and one of the best. Harley’s list of credits includes the latest Star Wars film Solo: A Star Wars Story, where he was cast...
Get your brain and heart ready for the Festival of Open Minds
What's On
As winter turns to spring South East NSW will gather for a conversation about change. About Regional presents - The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1 at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event will inspire your toolkit for change, with ideas and stories that promise to be out of the box. Whether we like it or...
A sad farewell for whale mother and calf at Long Beach
Environment
Long Beach locals have been spellbound over the last fortnight by a 16-metre long mum and her 6-metre baby. It wasn't a family from Canberra but rather two Southern Right Whales, who appeared to be comfortable and at home in the sapphire waters north of Batemans Bay right up until last weekend. Resident Sue Middlebrook is encouraging anyone with a view of...
Community solar farm at Goulburn to be the largest in Australia
Environment
With around 20% of Australia’s electricity supplied by renewables, Goulburn’s community-owned solar farm is a step closer to reality with development approval earlier this year, land and technology identified and a financial analysis which began on Friday. The concept is being driven by Community Energy 4 Goulburn (CE4G) – a local not for profit group dedicated to sustainable economic, social...
Canberra and Southern NSW shortlisted for A-League team
Sport
When the bid for an A-League side 'mark 2' was first mooted I was one of the first to write it off. There was a perception that it lacked energy and was doomed to fail. This is in part due to the fact that Football Federation Australia showed their hand the last time Canberra launched a campaign to be part...
Announcing Australia’s newest Aboriginal Festival – Giiyong at Eden
Arts & Culture
The inaugural Giiyong Festival on September 22 will be a celebration of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture, and a unique event for South East NSW. Twofold Aboriginal Corporation, Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council and South East Arts are working together to present this one-day multi-arts festival at Jigamy, just north of Eden. Giiyong will be the first event of its...
Cooma fashion house ‘Birdsnest’ creates a base in Canberra
News
A Cooma success story continues to 'spread its wings' with fashion house Birdsnest opening an outlet in the heart of Canberra. The much-loved retailer will open a pop-up store in The Canberra Centre on Monday (July 2). “We have so many Canberra customers who shop with us online, some of which regularly make the trip to our Cooma store," says Birdsnest...
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