Bruce Pascoe “he inspires action” By Gabbie Stroud
Community
I was lucky enough to have a few minutes alone with Bruce Pascoe before we flew from the Yuin Nation to the Bundjalung Nation where we would both be guests at the Byron Bay Writers Festival. Sitting in the makeshift terminal at Merimbula, Bruce told me how pleased he was to hear that Indigenous author Melissa Lucashenko had just won...
68-year-old man dies skiing with friends on Thredbo’s slopes
News
Sad news out of the Snowy Mountains, with the region's winter playground witness to the death of a South Australian man today - August 10. Police report that at about 10.15 am, the 68-year-old was skiing with friends at Thredbo, when it’s believed he struck low-hanging tree branch. He was unable to be revived and died at the scene. Police from...
Old gold shines again in Braidwood – Dargues Reef Gold Mine
Economy
Braidwood and Majors Creek have become mining towns again. After years of prospecting, planning, consultation and preparatory works, the historic Dargues Reef Gold Mine at Majors Creek is back in action, with the first ore located on May 29. With hoards of hi viz workers out and about in Braidwood, blending with the tree changers, creatives and farmers, Braidwood is...
Multi-vehicle crash near Jindabyne an example of the dangers
News
While welcome and exciting for many, the cold snap blanketing Southern NSW is presenting its challenges with Snowy Monaro Police urging motorists to use caution on local roads in light of conditions and a multi-vehicle crash last night. Just after 10 pm last night (August 9), police say they were travelling from Jindabyne to Thredbo along Alpine Way, near Bullocks Drive,...
Simple story of a seed wins Eurobodalla writing comp – READ IT HERE
Arts & Culture
The Eurobodalla's most promising young writers have received applause with the winners of the 2019 Mayor’s Writing Competition announced. And exclusive to the About Regional community we have the winning story for you to enjoy. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes presented each of the finalists with a certificate and an anthology of the students’ stories, before awarding overall winner Rosie McPartland...
Chinese coast now protected for globe trotting NSW shorebirds
Environment
Local birdwatchers have welcomed news that parts of the Chinese coastline along the Yellow Sea have received World Heritage listing. "This is great news for the migratory shorebirds of the NSW Far South Coast," explains Leo Berzins form Far South Coast Birdwatchers. "The Yellow Sea is at the centre of the East Asian–Australasian Flyway, a migration ‘super highway’ that sustains...
Cooma man arrested at Berridale for stealing Monaro wool
News
A Cooma man has been arrested and accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of wool. The 31-year-old was nabbed following a rural crime investigation into the alleged theft and on-sale of wool after a farmer at Bungarby reported a theft from his shearing shed in June. Shortly after 11 am yesterday (August 8), police arrested the 31-year-old at a property near...
From paddock to Parliament – Braidwood black garlic business blooms
Business
Black is the new flavour.  Braidwood’s black garlic business 'Garlicious Grown' is going from strength to strength and has been chosen as one of 12 NSW businesses to be part of the 'Flavours of NSW' stand at Australia's premier food trade show – Fine Food Australia. Fine Food Australia will present world class products to national and international buyers at...
Fantastic Gymnastics – new book from Bega Valley author Diana Harley
Arts & Culture
Local author, poet and playwright, Diana Harley, has just published her latest children's picture book - Fantastic Gymnastics. With simple bouncing rhymes and beautiful illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Sue Rama, the book weaves a tapestry of movement, learning and fun for kids to enjoy - and that adults will love reading out loud. Aimed at the birth to 8 years...
New local short film highlights ‘Book Love for Tathra’
Community
How books make a house a home is the focus of a new film about recovering from the trauma of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge and Tathra Bushfire. The Book Love for Tathra film, partly funded by a Bega Valley Fire and Resilience Grant, tells the story of how more than 3000 new book donations have created positive and long-lasting...
Man charged after allegedly deliberately running over his housemates – Pericoe
News
A man will face court today charged over the alleged attempted murder of his housemate west of Eden at the weekend. Just after 6 pm on Saturday (August 3), emergency services attended a rural property at Pericoe where two men – aged 28 and 24 had been struck by a utility. The older man was travelling on a motorbike and...
Bega local one of 72 arrested during Brisbane climate protests this week
News
"Civil disobedience is where things change," says 19-year-old Hannah Doole from a Burly Heads beach, where she is recovering from a night in a Brisbane watchhouse on Tuesday. "If you look at history, nothing has happened until people have put themselves on the line. If it wasn't for civil disobedience, women probably still wouldn't be able to vote." Hannah, a...
Garbo pick ups threatened by snowy – windy weather
News
With heavy snowfalls and strong winds moving across the region, Snowy Monaro residents are being warned of a possible disruption to waste collection services. "Adverse weather events can impact on Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s ability to undertake scheduled kerbside collections," a council spokesperson says. "Residents that normally receive a kerbside collection on either a Friday or Monday are asked to consider the...
Sister barge on its way to Batemans Bay to support new bridge project
News
Another piece in the jigsaw that is coming together to build the new Batemans Bay Bridge is on its way down the coast from Brisbane. The arrival of a second barge on the Clyde River to assist with the $274 million project is expected within the next two weeks. Known as a ‘sister’ to the barge currently anchored on the...
Alone with my thoughts: One man’s solo expedition causing a ripple effect
Health & Wellbeing
Spending three months alone on a river with the only companion being your thoughts and the ripple of the water would be intimidating and daunting for most, but this is the battlefield where Canberra's Marc Nieuwenhuys chooses to fight his greatest enemy. Departing on 24 August, Nieuwenhuys will kayak unassisted and with no support crew along Australia’s longest river - the...
Cooma business receives funding to empower regional women
Health & Wellbeing
A Cooma business that delivers mental health first aid training to up-skill women in rural and regional areas is the latest recipient of a grant from the NSW Government’s Investing in Women Grant Program. Susan Burke Interactive Lessons Design is one of 16 organisations to receive funding across NSW and will receive $25,000 to help fund their program that supports women experiencing mental...
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