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A ten-year-old girl at Bungendore has told 'stranger' to go away and thankfully he did. Police are investigating after a man in a black SUV approached the girl yesterday (November 28) afternoon. Police say, at around 4 pm, the 10-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man on Ellenden Road, Bungendore, after getting off a school bus. The girl was not...
Environment
It's cold and the rain is falling steadily. As a brutal drought grips much of eastern Australia, is this good news? Is the drought finally breaking? Unfortunately, no. Professor Janette Lindesay from the ANU's Fenner School of the Environment is one of Australia's most distinguished climatologists. She says that while steady soaking rain is welcome, the long-term outlook for most...
News
A bunch of Bega Valley locals have headed west to bring good times, support, and hope to drought-affected communities around Parkes. The Band Together Farmers concert (November 17) comes from the same crew that rocked and re-energised Tathra with Band Together after the March 18 bushfires. Led by former police officer Darren Jones, the local crew also included Jess Ryan, Peter...
Sport
It has been a been a rocky 12 months for former Queensland Reds skipper James Slipper. Having made his debut for both club and country in 2010, Slipper took little time to establish himself as one of the best props in the world. Ferocious at scrum-time, with superb skills in the loose and capable at either loose or tight head,...
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The Eurobodalla has turned out to raise more than $30,000 for drought-affected local farmers and those in the region's sister shire - Cobar. More than 450 people came along to Eurobodalla Raindance events at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma on Friday night (November 23) to raise the funds. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says the events were a beautiful example of...
Sport
Cobargo, north of Bega, is a small village of 776 people and 210 families. It is famous for its dynamic folk festival, its community of creators and producers, its homebrew shop, and its butcher shop - and now its BMX track. Built in just three weeks using 1000 tonnes of fill from the massive Dignams Creek roadworks, the track was opened...
Community
It’s an uphill battle for farmers in the region as they try to manage the conditions that a warm, dry Spring has set up in the lead into Summer. But that’s not daunting young farmer and Deputy Chair of the NSW Farmers Association's Goulburn branch, Tara Craig. Thirty-two-year-old Tara is a farm coordinator for a local farm business and coordinates...
Economy
Nothing says it's been a big year like planting your nine-millionth seed. The Blowering Nursery at Tumut done just that, their nine-millionth pine seed for the year has just been put in a pot as part the annual six-week sowing program. This is the start of a journey that will see that seed become a seedling that the nursery will dispatch...
Opinion
Region Media, Editor's note: The death of a loved one is always difficult to comprehend. It is made infinitely more difficult when that death is sudden and a result of suicide. It is a grief that can cripple you, as you struggle to find ways to cope with your loss. For Ian - who lost a dear friend to suicide...
News
The death of a teenage boy at Brogo will shake many today. Emergency services were called to Warrigal Fire Trail off Hawks Head Road, Brogo, about 30 kms north of Bega yesterday (Saturday, November 24), after reports two trail bikes had crashed. One rider, a 15-year-old boy, was unable to be revived and died at the scene. His mate, also...
Opinion
As the end of the year hurtles towards us, we start reflecting on the year that was. Its been an extraordinary year in politics. It’s hard not to think about how gender has shaped the political year. The year got off to a good start. In the ACT Parliament, it began with the historic milestone of all parties represented in...
News
Despite overwhelming community opposition to the installation of a sewerage plant for Gundaroo, Yass Valley Council is still pushing ahead with plans. The growing village, 40kms north of Canberra, has hitherto relied on on-site eco sewerage and septic systems, which are maintained by the owners. Residents also rely on tank and bore water only. The issue brings up questions as...
Arts & Culture
A new circle of friends has been born out of 'that day in Tathra' and this weekend their time, talent, and support for each other will be on show. The Tathra Firebirds emerged out of the bushfires of March 18 and have gone on to be a force of creativity and acknowledgment, reflecting the diverse experiences of 'that day'. Co-convenor Amanda...
Arts & Culture
Australian politics is certainly becoming curiouser and curiouser if the Museum of Australian Democracy's  (MoAD) 2018 Behind The Lines exhibition is anything to go by. The popular exhibition was launched last week by special guest, comedian, author and songbird Sammy J. Every year MoAD presents Behind The Lines, an exhibition that displays the best political cartoons from the last 12 months. The 2018 exhibition...
What's On
As Braidwood prepares for its biggest weekend of the year, there is also a sense of sadness. The 24th Annual Quilt Event & Airing of the Quilts will be held this weekend (November 24/25), but this will be the last year for the Braidwood Quilt Shop. Proprietor June Weatherston has been a stalwart of the quilting fraternity for decades and...
News
The government's bold new vision for the future includes a digital ID profile that promises to end Centrelink queues or endless waiting on the phone. But woe betide you if your internet access isn't up to scratch for these major life transactions, as it is for many in Tuggeranong and rural areas surrounding the ACT. Speaking at the National Press...
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