From the Snowy Mountains to Hogwarts, Michael Milton’s next adventure…
Arts & Culture
Just when you think you know everything about Canberra’s champion athlete, Michael Milton, he goes and opens a Harry Potter-themed store in Fyshwick. What I didn’t realise about this Paralympic skier was his passion for everything Harry Potter. And he has passed this passion on to the next generation of family members. He has just one rule for his two...
Merimbula’s artificial reef in place and promising to be a magnet for life and fisherman
News
The South Coast’s first offshore artificial reef has been plonked in the waters of Merimbula Bay with the aim of attracting life and improving fishing opportunities ahead of the summer holidays. The $1.1 million project has been funded from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trust, following advocacy from the Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club. The reef is located 2.5km southeast...
You are ‘Welcome’ at the Giiyong Festival this Saturday in Eden
Arts & Culture
The indigenous and non-indigenous community across South East NSW is excited about this weekends Giiyong Festival at Jigamy, just north of Eden - Thaua Country. Giiyong is Australia's newest Aboriginal festival, incorporating music, art, food, film, literature and spoken word performances, and the first of its kind for southern NSW. Pronounced: Guy-Yoong, the word means ‘come to welcome’ in the traditional...
“But you can repair the brain – it’s amazing to see.” – Donna Richards, Childhood Foundation
Community
Family and child support workers from across the Snowy Monaro and Bega Valley are now better able to help with childhood trauma thanks to the efforts of Cooma school girls. The unique two-day workshop at the Cooma Youth Hub was funded by the hard work of young women from Project O, who raised $42,000 last November at a 12-hour art marathon...
Volunteers stand up to be counted for country’s longest running festival
Community
Dedicated volunteers are what got Goulburn’s Lilac City Festival started 67 years ago and it will contribute to saving Australia’s longest continuously running festival in 2018. It’s this spirit of ‘giving back’ that has motivated former Goulburn Mulwaree Council Mayor Tony Lamarra to step up and be counted. “If we lose the Lilac City Festival, we will never get it...
NSW Bike Week goes on and off road in the Eurobodalla this weekend
What's On
Cyclists of all abilities and ages have two events to choose from as NSW Bike Week rolls into the Eurobodalla this weekend. This Saturday, (September 22) Eurobodalla Shire Council will host a Clyde River Bike Ride along the Clyde River Foreshore in Batemans Bay. Council’s Recreation Development Coordinator Matt Neason is encouraging residents to get out and enjoy the great...
Clean sweep in all three footy codes for Eden women
Sport
What? That’s not right is it? Bombala won the League, Narooma won the AFL and Bega won the soccer. Well yes, they did – in the Mens Comps. No doubt there were celebrations in all three towns for a few days after the trophies were raised. But has any one town ever won all three footy Premierships in the same...
“Enough is enough” – Ann Sudmalis calls time on Gilmore and Liberal backstabbers
News
Internal tensions within the Liberal Party that rolled a Prime Minister just last month now seem to have claimed a scalp more locally, with the Member for Gilmore saying, "enough is enough." Ann Sudmalis, whose constituency stretches from Tuross to Kiama rose to speak in Parliament House just before 8 o'clock last night, addressing days of speculation about her future....
Floriade 2018 blooming marvellous
What's On
A week of perfect spring weather has brought out the Floriade blooms in Commonwealth Park for Canberra's 31st festival of flowers. This year, the theme is Pop Culture and your favourite icons such as Marilyn, Dame Edna and the Beatles will emerge from the garden beds across the venue, with the ferris wheel being the perfect place to view the...
Ugly intersection between man and nature claims whale south of Pambula
News
One of the most beautiful spots on the Far South Coast has been witness to an ugly intersection between man and nature. A juvenile Humpback Whale has washed ashore dead on Long Beach (also known as Haycock Beach) at the northern end of Ben Boyd National Park, near the famous Pinnacles between Pambula and Eden. Long Beach sits at the foot...
Air tanker deployed on Yankees Gap to spare more homes being lost
News
The effort against the Yankees Gap Fire burning in the Bega Valley for the last 34 days has seen a spectacular escalation with a large air tanker adding muscle and confidence. The tanker, known as 'Boomer' carries 11,000 litres of water or fire retardant and made seven runs over Yankees Gap yesterday (September 16). It is back in action today, returning to...
New plan to reinvigorate Tharwa and retain village character
Community
A plan has been released to guide the future development of the historic village of Tharwa in Canberra's south, which is hoped to reinvigorate the village and make it a popular destination for visitors again. Minister for Planning Mick Gentleman released the Tharwa Village Plan, which will require a variation to the Territory plan, at the village fair on Sunday...
Better transport links key in ACT – NSW cross border economy
News
According to those driving regional collaboration, Canberra could be an integral part of the future of the agricultural economy in southern NSW. But will the Berejiklian Government come to the party? The ACT Government has just signed a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Canberra Region Joint Organisation, incorporating south-eastern local government areas. There were celebrations at the signing around the...
Police set up taskforce to investigate child approaches after two more incidents
News
ACT Policing have launched a new taskforce in response to the spate of incidents where children have been approached, stalked, assaulted or grabbed across the ACT and in Queanbeyan. Speaking to the media on Friday afternoon (14 September), Detective Superintendent Scott Moller revealed there had been 14 incidents reported since February, the latest two occurring within an hour of each other yesterday afternoon. Taskforce Tydeus...
September 15 – nowhere in South East NSW felt safe from fire
News
For a large part of Saturday (September 15) nowhere in South East NSW felt safe from fire, it's a feeling that is already chipping away at the region's lust for summer as the vast Yankees Gap Fire looms like a volcano in the drought-stricken landscape. Day 32 of this 15,500-hectare fire presented a flashpoint we had been warned about and feared....
Firearms and drugs seized at Dalmeny, dangerous motorbike riders at Malua Bay
News
Police have charged a man after firearms and drugs were seized from a Eurobodalla property on Friday (September 14). Just before 10am, officers from the South Coast Police District executed a search warrant at a home in Goolara Avenue, Dalmeny. Officers seized several items, including cannabis leaf, methylamphetamine, firearms, ammunition, and a slingshot. A 47-year-old man was arrested and taken...
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