Legendary air force squadron reforms for centenary event in Temora
Community
Those magnificent men and their flying machines did a loop, roll and spin this week as news broke of the reformation of the No. 100 Squadron for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) centenary year. And the enterprising town of Temora, in the NSW South West Slopes, is one of two locations in Australia to benefit. The No. 100 Squadron...
TAFE NSW Bega launches Diploma of Youth Work to meet rising demand
Community
TAFE NSW Diploma of Youth Work graduate Mel Sass says a career in youth work offers both diversity and job satisfaction. “It’s a career pathway that can take you anywhere around the country," she says. "There’s always a need to support young people in regional areas and in the cities.” Youth workers commonly work with vulnerable young people who may...
Fuel rises from the flames at East Lynne
Community
There’s a lot of love for this seemingly low-key service station on the Princes Highway, 15 minutes north of Batemans Bay. Fuel East Lynne has been a pie destination since the 1920s, but current owner Bede Cooper has injected a whole new flavour to the business. Purchasing it in December 2019, Bede moved down from Sydney's northern beaches. Setting up...
Harden’s home-grown girl has rural health at her heart
Community
The benefits of working as a GP in rural NSW won out by a country mile for Dr Maggie-Kate Minogue, who has returned home to put her years of learning to the test. Home for Maggie-Kate has always been Harden-Murrumburrah, where her family still lives, but she’ll be working a stone’s throw down the Hume Highway at Gundagai – a...
‘A very special gift’: Crookwell mother of three helps others start a family
Community
Hayley Snape was aged 31, happily married and had three healthy children when she decided to give another couple a chance at starting their own family. The Crookwell mother knew she wouldn’t be needing her eggs anymore and that they could be the missing ingredient to someone’s dream coming true. “Sometimes I use a cake analogy when explaining it: they...
Yuin Country stories to be told through new online series
Community
A new online series about the cultural history of Eurobodalla’s Yuin people and their connection to place will launch on Eurobodalla TV this week. Eurobodalla: Yuin People was created by outdoor travel specialists We Are Explorers, who met with local identities Dwayne Bannon-Harrison, Warwick Smith and Patricia Ellis to capture three stories spanning tens of thousands of years. Company founder Henry...
Detective work unravels family secrets
Community
Former speech pathologist Daphne Penalver makes a good investigator. So does Maxine Elder, a retired maths teacher who loves detective work. Their group in Goulburn uncovers surprises so close to home that sometimes they think twice about informing their own families. Using DNA, digging into old records and going online, their curiosity, patience and dogged persistence unravels long-hidden secrets. The...
What happened to Paul West and the River Cottage?
Community
It’s hard to imagine that the popular lifestyle television series, River Cottage Australia, stopped filming five years ago. However, its ethos of showcasing local, seasonal produce lives on in the show's former host Paul West’s current work and the cottage's new incarnation as an Airbnb. These days, the chef is living with his young family in Bermagui, on the NSW...
Selwyn Snow Resort’s plans to rise from the ashes
Business
The view from Mount Selwyn is looking a whole lot better this year compared to last year when the ski resort was damaged beyond repair by bushfires, forcing its closure throughout the 2020 snow season. But behind the scenes, it’s the little things that are adding up to what looks like a promising future for Selwyn Snow Resort in the...
Goodwin extends services to the South Coast
Community
The ties between the capital and the coast have been further strengthened with Goodwin Aged Care Services expanding to the NSW South Coast for the first time in its 65-year history with the acquisition of The Manor retirement village in Batemans Bay. Founded in Canberra in 1954, Goodwin is a not-for-profit specialist in retirement living delivering in-home care, residential care...
New market in Yass pours profits into community
What's On
A new market in the NSW regional town of Yass is helping southern producers connect with more buyers while raising funds for community groups. The first of the monthly Riverbank Markets ran between 10 am and 2 pm at Riverbank Park in Yass on Sunday, 31 January, 2021, and will return in February. Despite it being an extremely hot day,...
TAFE NSW horticulture students propagate and donate native plants to Eurobodalla Shire
Community
Horticulture students at TAFE NSW Moruya are propagating hundreds of plants which will be distributed to bushfire affected local residents in the Eurobodalla Shire. The students donated a range of hardy, native plants that were propagated at Moruya TAFE to Eurobodalla Shire Council, which acts as a collection point for donated plants. The Black Summer bushfires affected about 80 per...
Business registrations open for Dine & Discover NSW scheme
Business
Remember those $100 worth of vouchers to boost businesses affected by COVID-19 shutdowns? The program is set to be rolled out from March 2021, but registrations are now open to eligible businesses to take part in the NSW Government's economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW. Under the program, every NSW resident aged 18 and above will receive four $25 vouchers...
New exhibition to feature six decades of artwork from Jack Featherstone
Arts & Culture
An exhibition showcasing the work of Braidwood artist Jack Featherstone will open at Tuggeranong Arts Centre on Saturday, 6 February, 2021. Titled 'Jack, John and Kempsey', the exhibition features paintings from the artist’s private collection and the collections of family, friends and local collectors across a span of 62 years, between 1958 and 2020. Jack is a well known figure...
Wherever you go, the mind returns to Goulburn
Community
When my wife Franki and I spent three days in the Victorian regional city of Bendigo, memories of Goulburn, where we lived for almost 40 years, came flooding back. We met at the Rugby Club in Market Street and married in Goulburn a little over a year later. That little rowdy club has long gone. Our three children grew up...
Generosity extends to a good night’s sleep thanks to GIVIT and Sealy
Community
National online charity GIVIT has donated more than 250 Sealy Australia mattresses to southeast NSW residents affected by the Black Summer bushfires. Local residents still recovering from the devastation of the fires have received single, queen and king-size mattresses during the past 12 months, from Narooma to Cooma and as far south as Kiah. Service NSW bushfire customer care specialist...
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