To Russia with love: How you can help Gundaroo’s Tahyla Smith make Australia proud
Community
As soon as seven-year-old Tahyla Smith laid her eyes on the twirling red ribbon and spinning hoop, she fell in love with rhythmic gymnastics. Since that moment, Tahyla has spent 27 hours training each week, turning down parties to spend her time in the gym working on her routines. Now eight years on, Tahyla is adamant all the hard work...
Sunday afternoon with The Maes in Candelo
Arts & Culture
The Maes, one of Australia’s best young acts, will be the feature act at the Candelo Arts Society’s Members Party this Sunday (June 30). Not a member? You are still invited. Multi-award-winning Melbourne contemporary folk outfit, The Maes (formerly The Mae Trio) is the brainchild of sisters Maggie and Elsie Rigby. Born into the arms of the folk music community...
Bupa commits to addressing care standards at Eden facility
News
Country communities have a reputation for taking care of their own - and that is largely true, so it has been confronting for many this week to hear that an Eden nursing home has again failed to meet basic levels of care. In a 16 page 6,500 word report based on a review carried out in March this year, the...
The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is back in the Bega Valley supporting domestic violence services
Community
If you've never seen the music video for Kate Bush's 1978 song Wuthering Heights, (and I hadn't until now) the connections between the musician, flowing red dresses, free-form dancing, Emily Bronte's 1847 classic and domestic violence might seem tenuous - at best. But a global phenomenon, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, has sprung out of the song and for the...
Ladies in Black buzzing in Bega while Twyford project builds in Merimbula
Arts & Culture
If you want to see Spectrum Theatre Group's musical rendition of  'Ladies In Black' with added star power from director Frankie J. Holden, you'll have to get in quick - mid-season, almost all performances are booked out. Holden, who is juggling his volunteer role with Spectrum with a stint on TV soap 'Home and Away' leads a cast of 22 across the...
Braidwood ‘Ice’ arrests follow police raids at Moruya and Nowra
News
Further arrests and charges have been laid following a six-month investigation into large-scale drug supply taking in the Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven and Southern Tablelands. Strike Force Carex was established in December 2018 to investigate a suspected organised methylamphetamine (Ice) syndicate operating in Nowra, Moruya and surrounding areas. About 1 pm yesterday (June 27), investigators from the Region Enforcement Squad intercepted a...
Bungendore Tigers ‘Huddy Day’ looking to spread autism awareness
Sport
This Saturday (29 June) "Huddy Day" will take place as rugby league outfit Bungendore Tigers aim to raise money for autism awareness and the Ricky Stuart Foundation. Huddy Day's main campaigner and namesake, Tigers junior Hudson "Huddy" Fogarty-Apps, says he does not let his autism stand in the way of his love for rugby. Last year, Hudson raised $35,000 for...
Missing Batemans Bay man found in Canberra
News
Batemans Bay Police have confirmed a local man missing since Tuesday has been located in Canberra Simon Evans of Batemans Bay is 35 years old and was last seen at his home on Tuesday night (June 25). Police issued an appeal for information from the community yesterday (June 27) via social media, "he may be travelling in a grey coloured...
Council hand back of key community assets part of negotiation strategy
News
Bega Valley Shire Council is banging on the table of the State Government concerning the future of 16 key community assets including local surf clubs and Rural Fire Service (RFS) facilities. In doing so Mayor Kristy McBain has reassured the community of Council's commitment to these services. Councilors this week voted to "Give notice to the NSW Minister for Lands...
Millions to be spent on big ticket Eurobodalla projects in coming year
News
Eurobodalla Shire Council has laid out a program of big ticket infrastructure works and community projects with the approval of its latest Delivery Program and Operational Plan Council expects to manage an income of more than $119 million in 2019-20. More than half will come from ratepayers, with the remainder from user fees and charges, grants, contributions and investments. Mayor Liz Innes...
Four month investigation blows open suspicious death at Bungendore
News
A four-month cross border police investigation has shed new light on the death of a man at Bungendore, with two people arrested this morning. On February 23, NSW Ambulance paramedics attended a residential address in Bungendore, where they treated an unconscious man who was purported to have taken a fall. The 56-year-old man was taken to Canberra Hospital and admitted to the...
Get ready for first Food Truck Friday in Merimbula – Woo Hoo!
Business
Fans of excellent street food and a warm community spirit should head to Spencer Park in Merimbula this Friday (June 28) for a Winter’s evening of conviviality. The first Food Truck Friday pop-up event for the Sapphire Coast is on, boasting a dozen or so of our best food vans, with fire pits and patio heaters, festoon lighting and live...
Local councils slugged with surprise bill from State Government
News
Local government across New South Wales are coming to terms with a last-minute big budget impost from the State Government. Snowy Monaro Regional Council needs to find an extra $207,000, Eurobodalla an extra $175,000, Bega Valley - $143,000, and Yass Valley - $114,000. Yass Mayor and Chair of the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of councils, Rowena Abbey says every council across the state is...
Senior Australian of the Year says children need attention, love and plenty of free time
Community
In front of Dr Sue Packer's place, there is a cubby house. The nearby entry arch is too low for adults, and there's a sign at the front that welcomes all kids to stop and play. And they do: the local school drops by on their way back from walks up Oaky Hill, and neighbouring littlies are in and out...
Goulburn man charged with weapon offences following stabbing
News
A man has been arrested and charged with firearm and weapon offences following a police search at a house in Goulburn. As reported earlier by Region Media, police officers attended the home in Caoura Crescent on Sunday (June 23) where a 39-year-old man had been stabbed in the neck A 33-year-old woman was arrested at the scene and charged with wounding...
A glaring error in Wyatt’s History of Goulburn
Community
The History of Goulburn 1820-1941, regarded as the most authoritative source for the city’s development since the arrival of European settlers, contains a glaring error that should have been corrected decades ago. First published in 1941, and subsequently widely quoted for subjects ranging from civic buildings to the arrival of rail, the book is wrong on an outrageous claim of...
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