Rolling the dice for Braidwood Hospital, Monopoly fundraiser a hit
News
Real estate in Braidwood is white-hot at the moment, across the board - the games board that is! A limited edition Braidwood Monopoly has been produced as a fundraiser for the Braidwood Hospital. Braidwood Monopoly was the inspiration of local Community Bank Manager Nick Fry and the Vladimir Bohdan from the Braidwood Hospital Auxiliary. Mr Bohdan ran the idea past...
Mike Kelly & Fiona Phillips – “being in opposition won’t stop our agenda.”
News
Six years of local campaigning has paid off for Fiona Phillips with one of Australia's most marginal seats turning red with a 2.5% swing to Labor at Saturday's rollercoaster federal election. "We had a sitting member that was retiring and candidates for the Coalition that had been brought in for the election, and I think people saw through that," Ms...
Climate change worry not going away any time soon
Community
The incoming president of Goulburn’s climate change action group is not interested in talking to climate change deniers; instead, expansion will come from connecting with like-minded people and organizations locally and regionally. “It’s about connecting the dots and combining with these like-minded people and groups so we aren’t insular and that people know we exist,” The Goulburn Group (TGG) President...
‘The Sapphires’ come to The Sapphire Coast for a night of music
Arts & Culture
The Bega Valley is in for an absolute treat next week when a new production of the fabulous show ‘The Sapphires’ comes to town. There will be one show only of this multiple award-winning production on the stage of the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre on Thursday, May 30. Produced by Christine Harris and one of Australia’s premier theatre touring...
Rosedale Beach witness to a tribe of mums building a network of support
Health & Wellbeing
On Rosedale Beach, just south of Batemans Bay a circle of mums are making fresh flower wreaths while they proudly feed their babies and hustle them together for a Families Week photo shoot celebrating and supporting motherhood. It's a vision of how we gather as a tribe in the 21st century. Dr Michelle Hamrosi specialises in women's and children's health and...
Four generations navigate a new & exciting arts scene in Tanja Church
Arts & Culture
The old Tanja Church has had an injection of new life with the arrival of a former lecturer in arts and performance, a production manager and four generations living on the grounds. It's fitting that one of the new owners - Louise Morris - has a PhD which focus' on how sites hold history. Her passion is for site-specific theatre,...
Young doctors, dance band veteran breathe life into Harden
Community
In August 2008 I drove to Harden 90 kilometres west of Canberra to write about a small wheat town dying. No where was this more evident than in a $3.5 million medical centre bequeathed by a dentist Geoff Kruger, who had died years earlier, leaving a generous legacy. At the time Harden’s doctor for 30 years, Dr Yusuf Khalfan, 62,...
SMART drumline trial snags 16 sharks at Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula. Uni researchers to visit and gauage community views
News
The NSW Government says its SMART drumlines trial in the waters off Tathra, Merimbula, Pambula and other parts of the NSW coastline has proved to be a success but further analysis is needed before any decision on the future of the program is taken. Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall says the SMART (Shark-Management Alert-in-Real-Time) drumline trials have helped reduce the...
Kids lead the way at new Pambula swim school, everybody is loving it
Business
Ever baked a wonky biscuit or cupcake? You know the ones - they scream bad Hogwarts spell. Cookie cutters can come to the rescue - designed to create perfectly shaped treats that produce the same delectable experience for every eater. But life doesn't always yield to the perfection of a cookie cutter. Bega Valley swimming instructor, Katrina Scarpin wrestled with...
‘Looking Through a Glass Bottom Boat’ in Mogo
Arts & Culture
About Regional dropped into the exhibition opening of “Looking Through a Glass Bottom Boat” at The Gallery in Mogo on Wednesday evening. The exhibition is a showcase of works by members of Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc. (CABBI) and is part of the River of Art Festival, that runs for 10 days throughout the Eurobodalla. The Gallery, Mogo offers a wide...
Eden Monaro & Gilmore swing to Labor, Hume goes with the flow
News
Election results in Southern NSW stand in contrast to the national trend with two of the three electorates About Regional endeavours to serve retaining or turning to Bill Shorten's Labor Party. Scott Morrison and the Liberal-National Coalition are just shy of the 76 seat target. Liberal Angus Talyor in the Goulburn based electorate of Hume is part of that count...
Winter wildlife warning and advice for Snowy Monaro drivers
News
Drivers are being urged to slow down to avoid collisions with wildlife as daylight hours shrink and winter approaches. LAOKO (Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans – Snowy Mountains Rescue) president Brendan Diacono, says winter is the busiest time for the wildlife rescue group. Mr Diacono says shorter days and increased winter visitors causes havoc on Snowy Monaro roads. "As soon...
Moruya Pool trials winter opening times Saturdays and Wednesdays
Sport
With the warm weather lingering, Moruya Memorial Pool is trailing two open afternoons a week. The trial will continue while a comfortable water temperature can be maintained. The pool will be open on Wednesday from 1 pm – 5 pm and on Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm. Usage during this period is only open to lap swimmers and fitness...
Batemans Bay sculpture collection grows admist the beauty of the Clyde
Arts & Culture
On a balmy afternoon this week, two more sculpture were unveiled to permanently adorn the waterfront at Batemans Bay. The result of the Sculpture for Clyde (formerly Sculpture on Clyde) annual event, the works have been added to two sculptures installed last year. First off ‘Dance’, a striking red metal sculpture by Haruyuki Uchida was revealed. Dance was acquired as...
The fiery night that could save your life
Community
On Saturday night at Wee Jasper, when fireworks explode in the crisp autumn air after dusk, Michelle Waters will shed a tear for her son Duncan. The sighs of wonder from under showers of fiery sparks remind Michelle that Duncan’s legacy continues. “He was just a boy’s boy, I suppose. He was one of the blokes,” Michelle says. “One of...
The plight of at risk islanders raised at Gilmore candidates forum
News
The human face of the climate emergency many feel as election day approaches was a feature of the Gilmore Meet the Candidates Forum held in Batemans Bay this week. Organised by four local environment groups under the banner of Climate Action Gilmore, six of the seven Gilmore candidates were invited. Independent Grant Schultz was an apology due to a previous commitment, Liberal Warren Mundine...
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