Advertising and marketing packages now available for About Regional
Business
Over the last three and a bit years About Regional has been building a strong, engaged audience across South East NSW. Each month sets a new record in terms of the number of people (real people) coming to the About Regional website - this month we are on track to hit 50,000 unique visitors for the month. I remember being...
Ex-refugee & Canberra University student now a leader, entrepreneur & ready for TEDx in Bega
Community
One of the inspiring speakers at this year's TEDx Sydney will be ex-refugee Hedayat Osyan, who says he acts according to the needs of those around him, a true local leader. At seventeen, an age when most Australian kids are wrestling with about school exams, Hedayat found himself fleeing his home in Ghazni, Afghanistan, overcoming incredible odds to arrive in...
No promise of future A-league spot, FFA says to Canberra region fans
Sport
After a two-hour meeting with Football Federation Australia on Wednesday night (8 May), Canberra region football fans left with no assurances about the future of the ACT's A-league bid and the likelihood of Canberra and Southern NSW having a team in the competition in the coming years. Canberra's A-league bid was snubbed in December when the Western Melbourne and Macarthur...
‘Hands Across the Sands’ of South Broulee in last week of climate election
Environment
It was a determined crowd that converged on a wind-blown South Broulee Beach on Saturday morning to demand action on climate change. The event was organised by Tomakin resident Chantal Bradshaw, as part of a global event, ‘Hands Across the Sand.’ The global event is due on May 18, but due to the Australian election date was held a week...
Final stage of Tathra Hotel renovation awaiting council approval
News
Those of us who have been enjoying the newly renovated Tathra Hotel, complete with playground and on-site brewery, may have forgotten that for the pub's owners Cliff Wallis and Sayaka Mihara, the job is not finished yet. "We're waiting on approval for a 120 seat performance and event space which will be on the site of the old bottle shop...
Eden Monaro candidates tackle ‘franking credits’ question
News
If you don't know what 'franking credits' are or you need them explained then chances are you won't be impacted by any change to them - or will you? Talk of franking credits before and during the current election campaign has been a pinch point for both the Coalition and the Labor Party. Locally, back in February, Merimbula hosted one...
Women In Science Forum connects Sapphire Coast and New Zealand
Environment
As you are reading this, a damp and salty sample of Durvillea Potatorum collected off the coast near Tathra, is making its way through New Zealand customs on its way to the lab of  Dr Ceridwen Fraser . Dr Fraser, an associate professor at the Department of Marine Science at the University of Otago, New Zealand, will analyze the...
Entry deadline extended for Narooma Busking Festival on May 25
Arts & Culture
“Narooma will again buzz from the Plaza to the Flat, filled with about 150 happy performers and musicians playing all kinds of wonderful music,” says Lynda Ord, spokesperson for Narooma’s Regional Busking Championships and Festival. Entries are rolling from across the region and beyond including Canberra, Wollongong, and Victoria. The big May 25 event is hosted by Narooma Rotary Club and...
Batemans Bay Salvos – a piece in the puzzle for people doing it tough
Community
You know that fresh new buzz you get after a haircut? The Salvos in Batemans Bay are bringing that feeling to less fortunate people in our community with free haircuts every Wednesday. You even get a meal while you wait! Salvation Army officer Rachel Knight who coordinates Salvos Connect in Batemans Bay is passionate about the basic human need for...
Rock on – Clyde River Oyster Shed spans four generations
Food & Wine
Winter is oyster time and growers in the South East are busy. If you missed the Narooma Oyster Festival, there's still plenty of the delicious salt-water bivalve molluscs on offer along the Far South Coast. The Festival, held last weekend, was not only a peak marketing event for the expanding industry, but also a good opportunity for growers from different estuaries...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – the joys of deep litter in your hen house
Community
Deep litter in a chicken coop develops its own biome (bacterial culture), which acts to reduce insect pests, diseases like coccidiosis and unwanted moulds. The biome helps to decompose manure which reduces the amount of maintenance. Here are the steps to clean the coop and make a healthy, natural deep litter on the floor... Step One Make a sweet smelling,...
Global sailor launches navigation courses in Merimbula
Business
Editors note: Jackie Parry is originally from the UK. Disillusioned with life she ran away to Australia and met and married Noel. They decided to buy a boat and set sail. It was Noel's idea to go sailing and somehow he just knew Jackie would fit right in.  Mariah II took Jackie and Noel around the world. Pyewacket II, their...
South Tribe brings creative co-working and people to Batemans Bay
Business
After moving from the Snowy Mountains to Batemans Bay, film-maker and photographer Isabel Darling of Torchlight Media was sick of working from home and wanted to find the creative community she suspected was there - hidden in plain sight. So in October 2016 she and Andrew Belk opened South Tribe, a co-working space anchored in a former warehouse. South Tribe...
Bega’s Café Evolve serving up sustainability as FOGO trial rolls out to local cafes
Business
Café Evolve in the main street of Bega, serves coffee and hearty meals, opening up at the cock’s crow most mornings for locals out, about and on the town. Serving Wild Rye’s locally roasted coffee, using Tilba Milk and an abundance of seasonal produce, the busy café spills over into Candelo Books next door and hums and bustles with town...
Van Ryn in jail 12 months longer, to be released in 2029
News
Jailed Bega Valley paedophile Maurice Van Ryn will stay behind bars for an extra 12 months, with Judge Sean Grant describing the former dairy boss as a predator the community needed to be protected from. Van Ryn pleaded guilty in March this year to four charges of aggravated sexual intercourse with a person aged between 14 and 16 years, crimes that carry a...
Council invites questions about Merimbula Ocean Outfall project
News
Community discussion about the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and Ocean Outfall Project rolls on during May with Bega Valley Shire Council continuing its information tour of the region. Water and Sewer Services staff will be in Merimbula and Pambula over the next three weekends, giving people a chance to ask questions and find out more about this contentious project. Water and...
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