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The concept of being preyed upon by a shark in the deep, dark ocean while we are quite literally out of our depth is a primitive human fear. But how often are sharks actually in the same stretch of water as us humans? The NSW state government is taking steps to find out, trialling SMART drumline technology, along with drone...
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With the weather heating up, officers from the South Coast Police District are reminding the community how dangerous a hot car can be to children and animals left unattended. The warning comes after police from Batemans Bay had to smash a car window to rescue a small child who had accidentally locked himself in the family car. The car had...
Sport
The inaugural Jetblack Wild Wombat mountain bike event in Mogo at the weekend attracted over 200 riders from all over NSW and the ACT. The team relay classifications were popular with groups of up to six taking to the 10 km loop track around Deep Creek Dam south of Batemans Bay on Saturday (December 1), Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens acting...
Environment
One of Australia's leading renewable energy experts says the Monaro region's pumped hydro potential could help to establish base-load power for a wholly renewable energy system within the next decade. Professor Andrew Blakers, director of the ANU's Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, believes that in addition to Snowy Hydro 2, there are "plenty of other opportunities" for pumped hydro in the...
Health & Wellbeing
Two nurses with a passion for aged care have thrown in their jobs to become digital entrepreneurs dedicated to empowering people as they age or face the end of their life. "We are two nurses out of our comfort zone," laughs Rebecca Glover, co-founder of ExSitu. Rebecca and her business partner April Creed have over 45 years combined experience in...
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With the chatter of a small flying fox camp at Catalina being monitored, Eurobodalla Shire Councillors have endorsed a new management plan that looks to strike a balance between the needs of residents and this vulnerable native species. According to Council, there are currently around 1,600 Grey-headed Flying Foxes just south of the Batemans Bay CBD. Residents are being asked...
Community
Ethan Sharp and Tom Metcalfe were rendered speechless when they first heard of the plight of greyhounds, left homeless and abandoned once their final race was run. A year has passed since the ACT Government legislated a ban on greyhound racing. For the greyhounds who no longer have a career path in front of them, this meant that there would...
Health & Wellbeing
Glazed ham has long been a Christmas tradition in many Australian households and for good reason! If you get it right, the glossy, glistening ham with its irresistible, shiny, lacquered finish makes a spectacular centrepiece. When carved, it reveals the juicy pink meat below, ready to feed a hungry crowd. But how do you ensure you nail it every time?...
Sport
At 10 pm on the night of 22 September this year, spirits were high among Canberra’s speedway fraternity after a successful meet under the lights at Fairbairn Park. It was, after all, the first nigh-time speedway racing at the venue in over two decades. The response was overwhelming with 2,000 people turning out, quite possibly the biggest crowd ever for...
Property
Rural romance. A home that tells a thousand stories. A property that oozes history and charm. Welcome to 142 Bowning Road, in the quaint historic village of Bowning, Yass Valley. This fully restored 1840s home, set on an eight-acre block, offers an intimate country experience, but with modern features that make life truly comfortable. "There’s no other home like it,"...
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“We want to hear about how we can create a fantastic place all year round for the Jindabyne community and the town’s many visitors," says Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the NSW Government's Go Jindabyne Masterplan. Ms Shearer and her team of planners and architects will be in Jindabyne on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 4 to 6) for a...
Arts & Culture
Cooma Lions Club are again acting as 'Santa's Little Helper' ensuring that letters from the children of Cooma and the Snowy Monaro get to the big fella before Christmas. Kids should write their letters, addressed to 'Santa at the North Pole' and drop them into Cooma and district post offices. No postage stamp is required, instead, local post offices have set...
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ACT Labor MLA Michael Pettersson says his bill to legalise cannabis for personal use is gathering "overwhelming" support from the community, while a Canberra health expert believes the legalising of cannabis could have a positive effect. Mr Pettersson will introduce a bill to legalise cannabis for personal use during the next sitting week which would mean Canberrans possessing up to 50g...
Sport
Capital Football has come under fire from the ACT football community after announcing they will pay referees more money to officiate men's matches compared to women's matches next season. Capital Football released their referee match fees for the 2019 winter season on Monday (26 November). Central referees will be paid an extra $42 to officiate an NPL first-grade match compared...
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The Member for Bega says the lease concerns surrounding Pambula Preschool are progressing towards resolution. As reported by Region Media last week, the Pambula Preschool committee was frustrated and fearful for it's future following five-year's of protracted "legal limbo" with the NSW Government. Spokesperson Glenn Merrick said what should have been a very simple lease renewal with NSW Crown Lands...
Property
A Canberra architecture community was deeply shocked when news first broke of plans to demolish Anzac Hall. Surely, this was a mistake, as there had been limited consultation with the community and no consultation with the moral rights holders – the architects who designed the award-winning building – nor with the Australian Institute of Architects. Less than a week later,...
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