Take your reading habit out with e-books and audiobooks
Community
Leigh Sales reminds us it's OK to be a “smart, well-read and nice person”. She was speaking about her popular podcast with Annabel Crabb, Chat 10 Looks 3, where books are an essential part of the chat. But how do we make time for reading in our often hectic schedules? Donna Lawrence, team leader at Moruya Library is excited at...
Six Best Cafés from Bateman’s Bay to Moruya
Food & Wine
From Batemans Bay to Moruya, get off the main drag this holiday season and explore the best food, the best coffee and the most fabulous flavours on the Eurobodalla Coast. Crumb Café Address: 268 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay @crumbcafe Hours: Monday to Saturday 6 am to 3 pm Bit on the side: Best breakfast in the Bay Coffee: Beans from...
2018 Year in Review – Community
Community
From the amusing to the impressive, from tales of go-getters to poignant reflections, this year's About Regional community stories showcased the spirit of South East NSW and shone a light on local achievements. The highest-ranking articles this year made us think, pulled on the heartstrings, and above all, gave us plenty to be proud of. Here they are again. 10....
Who should be the model of a modern Governor-General?
Opinion
The announcement that Australia's next Governor-General will be the current NSW governor, David Hurley, met with a mixed response. While there's little doubt that General Hurley is a steady, experienced pair of hands for the vice-regal role, there's also a sense that yet another middle-aged man with a military background is a less than inspiring choice. So what do we want...
Fireworks firm gives peek at preparations with New Year set to be a cracker
Community
The big bang of Australian fireworks is going to light up the Canberra sky as 2019 is ushered in. Known as the 'eight-inch shell', it will soar to a height of 1000 feet and explode in a radius of 300 metres in a massive pyrotechnic display in the city as part of New Year celebrations organised by the ACT Government....
Where to eat fish and chips on the south coast this summer
Community
It’s a well-known fact that fish and chips taste better by the ocean, with a garnish of squawking seagulls and sea breeze. If you’re chasing that delicious ocean dream on the far south coast this summer and wondering where to find the freshest fish and crunchiest chips from Batemans Bay in the north to Eden in the south, then...
Donna’s dream: the cutest vintage shop on the South Coast
Community
When Lakeside Vintage at Burrill Lake opened its doors in August 2016, Donna Hill was over the moon. It was a dream many years in the making. At the age of 25, Donna found herself with no home and no means of support as a first-time Mum to a premature baby. She lived in her car until she could find...
Funny AFP ‘Love Actually’ Christmas spoof goes viral
Community
A funny short Christmas video produced by the Australian Federal Police (who police the ACT) is going viral as it adds a dash of Aussie humour to a spoof of a scene from the popular festive movie ‘Love Actually’. Posted on social media on December 19, the video has already been viewed by more than 1.6 million people, with its...
Mooseheads, sex clouds and the lure of beekeeping
Community
Michael Devey is a quiet, soft-spoken guy, considered of thought and movement. It’s not entirely certain which came first, given his beekeeping profession. Did he achieve this aura of slightly bemused tranquillity once he started working with bees or was he that way inclined and found his profession by elimination? Mike’s many colonies of bees out here at Murrumbateman are, like...
Merimbula’s role in tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
News
As the Sydney to Hobart fleet prepares to race towards Constitution Dock, one race in particular out of the events 73-year history is being remembered. This year marks 20 years since the race of 1998 which claimed six lives, five yachts, saw 55 sailors rescued and the largest peacetime search and rescue mission ever mounted in Australia. And Merimbula Airport...
Snakes alive, but so is the Christmas spirit in Wolumla
Community
A Wolumla Christmas tree farm has had a surprising bout of fame this season after owner Deb Court appeared in national and international news stories earlier this month under the headlines: “Christmas tree farm overrun by snakes,” and “family tree farm stormed by snakes.” Court has had a few brushes with snakes on her property lately - and even a...
iAccelerate innovation program open for business in Bega
News
Applications have gone live for the Bega Valley's innovators and entrepreneurs to be part of the first intake for a unique business program developed by the University of Wollongong. Offered through the Bega Valley Innovation Hub, which was launched in October after receiving a two-year funding arrangement from the Federal Government, the 12-week iAccelerate Educate Program is designed to better prepare...
The search is on for the face of Queanbeyan
Community
The search is on for the face of Queanbeyan – with the chosen person set to be immortalised through a large-scale portrait mural in the heart of the CBD. And while the city is already spoilt for choice in terms of sporting heroes, cultural icons and community champions, it could just as easily be someone who is unknown who gets...
Christmas rubbish reduction tips from Bega Waste manager Joley Vidau
Environment
The new FOGO program in the Bega Valley has saved the community $33,000 in the month of November compared to figures from November 2017, says waste manager coordinator Joley Vidau, but there is still much work to be done as our landfill cells are filling at “a rate no one could have expected.” As you go about your Christmas...
“I had almost forgotten about the days” – ‘missing’ bushwalkers recount trek that took an unexpected turn
Community
It was only when Bill McCarthy saw the helicopters whirring in the sky above that the idea people might be looking for him and his trekking partner dawned on him. Up until that moment, he hadn't thought he and his companion were in any danger and he was just focused on finishing the trek. "I had almost forgotten about the...
Barbara Nell and the Art of Connection
Arts & Culture
Whether it’s pondering the depths of Edvard Munch or getting stuck into leading a local Christmas card making workshop, self-described Goulburn-based ‘art agent’ Barbara Nell is ready for action. Her role…always connecting you with art. Artist and educator for over 35 years, Barbara has been a primary, high school and TAFE art teacher. More recently, she’s been running adult art...
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