Relief! Violent Victorian sex offender captured in Kosciusko Park
News
Relief across the Snowy Monaro with a wanted violent sex offender captured and arrested without incident. Police had been searching for 46-year-old Christopher Empey since November 23 after the GPS bracelet he is required to wear was located in the Baddiginnie area in regional Victoria. Acting on information from the public, officers from Monaro Police District, with assistance from Southern Region...
“I have chosen some broken paths, writing has been a saviour” – Meaghan Holt
Arts & Culture
A young Bega Valley-based indigenous writer and performance poet has been recognised as an instrument of healing and reconciliation with a prestigious mentorship. Director of the Aboriginal Writers Retreat, award-winning Yankunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann offers a yearly mentorship to an unpublished Aboriginal poet she believes writes poetry that ‘has the capacity to heal’. For 2019, Ms Cobby Eckermann has chosen Meaghan...
Sharks again close Eurobodalla beaches
News
Moruya’s North and South Head beaches have been closed again after sharks returned to the area today, potentially putting swimmers at risk. Stan Wall from Lifeguarding Services Australia says a couple of large sharks were sighted around Moruya’s North Head at about 12.30pm by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) aerial surveillance team and by lifeguards on jet-skis. “They were...
Murrumbateman Winery combines the joys of wine-tasting with a love of dogs
Community
The joys of wine-tasting have taken on a new appeal for Canberra’s dog lovers who are increasingly taking up the opportunity to share the outing with their best friend. The owners of Murrumbateman Winery, just half-an-hour’s drive from Canberra, have combined their passion for wines with their love of dogs to create for visitors a pooch-friendly outing paired with a...
Violent Victorian sex offender possibly in Snowy Monaro
News
Victorian detectives are asking Snowy Monaro locals to be aware of a violent sex offender who is believed to be in the region. Forty-six-year-old Christopher Empey has been on the run since November 23 after the GPS bracelet he is required to wear was located in the Baddiginnie area, police conducted extensive searches in and around the Mansfield area but...
Three concepts presented for Batemans Bay Aquatic & Arts Centre
News
“This is going to be an incredible facility for our community, and if you want to have a say on how you would like it to come together, now is the time,” says Mayor Liz Innes. The layout of the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre at Mackay Park is up for discussion, with three options presented...
“Rolling the town’s money around to where it needs to be” – Merimbula Fish Auction
Community
Chris Young, secretary of the Merimbula Big Game and Lakes Angling Club, has been up since 4:30 am and fishing all day. It’s now 2:30 pm on Sunday the January 6 and Young is still going strong, getting ready for his club’s annual charity fish auction, which this year benefits Merimbula Marine Rescue. “It’s illegal for recreational anglers to sell...
Teen lifesavers recognised on $30 million day for Batemans Bay road
News
The New South Wales Premier has again visited the Bega electorate announcing further spending ahead of the March State Election and recognising three teen lifesavers. Local roads came first with Premier Gladys Berejiklian committing dollars to the long talked about intersection that will connect the South Batemans Bay Link Road, also known as Glenella Road, with the Princes Highway. Speaking in...
Drive-in for some Jellat sweet corn this January
Community
The only drive-through sweet corn stall in Australia is setting a cracking pace as visitors and locals rush in for their annual hit. For the last 25 to 30 years, fields of tall sweet corn have been grown on the floodplains of the Bega River between Bega and Tathra at Jellat Jellat (pronounced: Jilla Jilla) by the Daly and Russell families. Jellat...
Walker sisters plan to revitalise their community: Umbarra Cultural Center re-opens
Arts & Culture
For 13 years it sat idle, but on Thursday, January 3, after three months of hard work by sisters Alison and Maria Walker, Umbarra Cultural Center opened its doors to the public again. “We’ve started a fire,” Maria says from behind the counter “to motivate the community and bring it back to life - to create meaningful work.” After dashing...
From NZ to Canberra, returning participants flock to Tathra’s upcoming Wharf to Waves
Community
Although people within a few hours of the far south coast have often travelled to attend the Tathra Wharf to Waves fundraiser since its inception 18 years ago, this year Tathra local Mary Burke will fly in from her new home in New Zealand to participate in the annual ocean swim. “I married Sir Kerry Burke on October 6,...
Eight Best Cafés from Tathra to Bermagui
Food & Wine
The beautiful tourist drive from Tathra to Bermagui, winding through the Mimosa Rocks National Park, is worth it for the scenery and secret swimming spots alone, but you can also please your palate with a stop at one of the outstanding cafés along the way. The Wharf Local, Tathra Address: Wharf Road, Tathra Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 8 am to...
Flying horses, huge hats and mud-flecked jockeys – a day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club
Community
January 2nd was humid and overcast; a storm threatened. "Perfect race-day weather," according to Haley Coor of Melbourne, who has gathered a group of female friends and their kids at Sapphire Coast Turf Club in Kalaru. Coor and her friends are not the only ones at the races and partaking in the high-low combination of hot chips drizzled with tomato...
How to help the bereaved deal with the shock of a loved one’s suicide
Health & Wellbeing
Editor's note: The article below deals with sensitive subject matter that may distress some of our readers.  For the first holiday season after the suicide of her 14-year-old son, Oscar, in May 2017, Paula Franco-Mathewson of Bemboka felt she had to go through the motions with her family. “I couldn't get Christmas over with fast enough,” she says. “We had...
Broulee’s NYE sandcastle competition growing strong
News
The word is out and Broulee’s New Year’s Eve sandcastle competition, organized by the Broulee/Mossy Point Community Association, is growing bigger every year. “Over the last three years, we’ve been seeing an increase in entries by about 20 each year,” says community association member Deb Waser “so this year we had 120 entries, last year it was 100 ...” Spectator...
2018 Year in Review – Facebook Videos
Community
About Regional's coverage spans online, social media, podcast and video platforms, and our Facebook live videos are a true celebration of the colour and perspective of people living in South East NSW. While clips about food, funding and flights made this year's list of most-viewed Facebook videos, our reports from the frontline as a devastating bushfire roared across Reedy Swamp,...
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