Man charged following hoax missing swimmer report
News
The community has welcomed news that the alleged fraudster at the centre of last week's search and rescue operation off the Far South Coast has come forward and will face court. News of the Gillards Beach hoax upset many at the weekend, with police launching a criminal investigation and a search of a different kind to locate the 42-year-old Victorian...
‘Walk and Talk’ about future of Batemans Bay Foreshore – Thursday & Saturday
Community
“We want to hear from locals how to enhance this important public space, how to establish new activities and explore different ways to use the waterfront,” says Liz Rankin, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Manager of Strategic Growth. With large parts of the Batemans Bay foreshore wrapped up in the Bridge Replacement Project, talk and planning for the future look and feel...
Future doctors and nurses are made here – Bega, Cooma, Moruya
News
The reputation of South East New South Wales as a training ground for future doctors and other health professionals is getting deeper, with ground broken on the second of three new training and education facilities in the region. The University of Canberra (UC) and the Australian National University (ANU) are pioneering a joint venture - The South East NSW Health...
Monaro part of “industrial scale” green carbon biz of the future – Landcare talk in Cooma Friday
Environment
Those who live in, or regularly pass through the Monaro often find the landscape arresting - stark perhaps, but delicate and beautiful all the same. Professor Justin Borevitz from The Australian National University is no different. "The Monaro is my backyard and there's so much more to it than what you can see from the road, once you get onto...
Smoke and water makes guitar gently weep once again
Community
If someone ever writes a song about this guitar, it will have to include lyrics about smoke, water and a guitar gently weeping after having been down to the crossroads and surviving. While a couple of classic songs come to mind, none of them tells the tale of this guitar's near-death experience thanks to a couple of people who refused...
Madden’s trucks run non-stop keeping up with Aldi and McCain
Community
As Australia’s population of 25 million people rises every minute, gleaming white trucks from Harden are so busy delivering food they need more drivers. Madden’s Refrigerated Transport employs about 40 drivers, and could use another 30. A fleet of 25 prime-movers and up to 30 trailers are moving groceries around the clock, seven days a week. The Australian Trucking Association...
Last days to have your say on $8 million Light to Light plans
News
Interest in the $8 million makeover of the stunning Light to Light Walk south of Eden has come from near and far, however, the window for comment and feedback on the draft plan is just days away from closing. Those who spend time on this pink part of the remote Far South Coast speak with passion and of deep connection...
Snags bleed green as butcher celebrates the sizzling Green Machine
Community
You can tell the Canberra Raiders are having a sniff come finals time when you see green sausages being sold at Lindbeck's Butchery in Queanbeyan. With Green Machine fever in full swing after the Raiders' stormed home to beat the Melbourne Storm last weekend (17 August), the green snags were back on display after a three-year absence. The man responsible...
The Knight on the Kings Highway – connecting periods in time
Sport
Deep in the forest, on the side of a mountain, lives a Knight and his Lady. You may have noticed the imposing handmade stone gateway on the Kings Highway between the Clyde Mountain and Nelligen. Black Flat, the stone home of Darrell and Lisa Bossley, sits high above the roadway. The front paddock is the home of their Friesian horses...
Community shines bright in Bega CBD – FREE ‘Parklight’ cultural event
Arts & Culture
In 2019 the Festival of Open Minds ignites with Parklight  - a night of light, sound and movement in the heart of Bega on Friday, September 13. Littleton Gardens will light up with magical occurrences and happenings, a celebration of our community with a focus on the contribution and talent of youth and Indigenous culture. The centre of Bega will come alive...
Tim’s triple-A awesome job at Independent
Community
When Tim Cologon arrives for work with the Independent team in Canberra, it's already an awesome day. According to Tim, it's triple-A awesome. August 6 was definitely a day to remember, as staff gathered to wish Tim a happy birthday and give their most valued co-worker a few surprises along the way, including a ride in a Ferarri, and of...
Colonial fantasia at The Bas in Moruya
Arts & Culture
The current exhibition by Anna Glynn at The Basil Sellars Exhibition Centre in Moruya, reimagines colonial perceptions through the art of early artists such as John Hunter, the Port Jackson Painter, and George Raper. Titled ‘Promiscuous Provenance’ the exhibition encourages a re-examination of our relationship with our colonial past. The title comes from a quote by Governor John Hunter who...
William Nash’s fearless beach rescue recognised with bravery award
Community
William Nash struggles to express what made him jump out the car, grab his surfboard and dash down to the beach on that memorable Canberra Day in 2017. On the afternoon of 12 March 2017, 16-year-old Will rushed into the ocean with his surfboard to rescue a family that had been caught in a dangerous rip at the unpatrolled Denhams...
Batemans Bay Aboriginal boy scouted for Australian film – Smoke Between Trees
Arts & Culture
It can be a long arduous journey before an actor will get their first lead role in a feature film but for Batemans Bay born Robert-Joseph Slockee, fate presented a much grander plan. "As soon as I saw his photo I just knew he was Ari," explains producer Michael Joy who drove from Syndey to Robert's Canberra home as soon...
Elderly man dies following Sunshine Bay house fire
News
A house fire near Batemans Bay has claimed the life of an elderly man in hospital. The 90-year-old passed away early yesterday (August 19) after suffering critical injuries in a house fire on Sunday night. Police report that emergency services were called to a home on Bronte Crescent, Sunshine Bay, at about 7.45 pm on August 18. "Officers found a...
Busking Queensland principal and his students arrive in chilly south for once-in-a-lifetime trip
Community
The thought of having to endure Canberra's bitterly cold winter mornings is enough to deter most people from visiting the capital, but for a small bush school in Queensland, it's an opportunity of a lifetime. Ten students and two teachers from two rural Queensland schools touched down in Canberra yesterday afternoon (18 August) for the first time - excited about a...
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