Eight Best Cafés from Tathra to Bermagui
Food & Wine
The beautiful tourist drive from Tathra to Bermagui, winding through the Mimosa Rocks National Park, is worth it for the scenery and secret swimming spots alone, but you can also please your palate with a stop at one of the outstanding cafés along the way. The Wharf Local, Tathra Address: Wharf Road, Tathra Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 8 am to...
Flying horses, huge hats and mud-flecked jockeys – a day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club
Community
January 2nd was humid and overcast; a storm threatened. "Perfect race-day weather," according to Haley Coor of Melbourne, who has gathered a group of female friends and their kids at Sapphire Coast Turf Club in Kalaru. Coor and her friends are not the only ones at the races and partaking in the high-low combination of hot chips drizzled with tomato...
How to help the bereaved deal with the shock of a loved one’s suicide
Health & Wellbeing
Editor's note: The article below deals with sensitive subject matter that may distress some of our readers.  For the first holiday season after the suicide of her 14-year-old son, Oscar, in May 2017, Paula Franco-Mathewson of Bemboka felt she had to go through the motions with her family. “I couldn't get Christmas over with fast enough,” she says. “We had...
Broulee’s NYE sandcastle competition growing strong
News
The word is out and Broulee’s New Year’s Eve sandcastle competition, organized by the Broulee/Mossy Point Community Association, is growing bigger every year. “Over the last three years, we’ve been seeing an increase in entries by about 20 each year,” says community association member Deb Waser “so this year we had 120 entries, last year it was 100 ...” Spectator...
2018 Year in Review – Facebook Videos
Community
About Regional's coverage spans online, social media, podcast and video platforms, and our Facebook live videos are a true celebration of the colour and perspective of people living in South East NSW. While clips about food, funding and flights made this year's list of most-viewed Facebook videos, our reports from the frontline as a devastating bushfire roared across Reedy Swamp,...
Cooma Christmas lunch brings community together
Community
Chatter and laughter filled the air as 80 Snowy Monaro residents came together to enjoy a free Christmas Day lunch in Cooma. In its fourth year, the community lunch held at the Cooma Hub allowed locals who might have spent Christmas Day alone to share the festive occasion with others. A two-course, traditional Christmas lunch was served as people from...
2018 Year in Review – Most Commented
Community
About Regional is a place where people can talk, share, celebrate and advocate for this great place we call home. So it's no surprise that we love when our readers share their thoughts. The top articles that had people talking this year were a mixed bunch, with regional politics, policy and police stories all getting a run. From brumbies in...
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...
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