Yass and Goulburn top list of Australia’s most popular areas for rural property investment
Property
Yass and Goulburn have topped the list of the most popular areas in Australia for rural properties according to Commercialrealestate.com.au. The commercial real estate portal says it has crunched the data on the most searched areas in the nation for rural properties and Yass has come out on top followed by its Southern Tablelands neighbour. And it seems that making...
Ancient Monga magic in flower, blooming now – don’t miss it!
Community
For just a few weeks a year, a small and delicate waratah can be seen at Monga National Park, 20 minutes east of Braidwood, just off the Kings Highway near Clyde Mountain. From late October the Telopea mongaensis brings a contrasting splash of red to the variations of green along the Mongarlowe River. This little-known Monga Waratah, a shrub up...
Thousands of illegal guns removed from the community – 70 from SE NSW
Community
Police have commended regional and metropolitan communities for their response to the recent Firearms Amnesty across New South Wales. An extraordinary collection of weapons has been surrendered, including 48 firearms from the Monaro Police District and 22 from South Coast Police District. In total, more than 8300 guns including 413 shotguns and 1373 rifles, along with more than 74,000 rounds of...
Confidence growing as A-League decision looms
Sport
Sitting in a near-empty Canberra Stadium in the final throes of the Cosmos in the National Soccer League, it was almost impossible to imagine that we would find ourselves on the verge of being part of a new competition. In that final season in 2000/2001, support for the Canberra team had dwindled to die-hard fans, family and friends. To awaken...
Would you eat a Canberra kangaroo?
Community
Culling the ACT's kangaroos has caused plenty of angst over the years. But should we eat the urban roos instead of dumping them? Professor George Wilson from the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU says that an improved Australian kangaroo meat industry would have benefits for animal welfare and the environment both locally and around Australia. Professor...
Van Ryn back in Bega court to face new charges and loses round one
News
Maurice Van Ryn has been unsuccessful in having his name suppressed as new allegations of sexual trauma against young people on the Far South Coast progress through the Local Court system. The former Bega Cheese executive is currently serving 13 years in jail for abusing nine girls and boys in southern NSW between 2003 and 2014. Today's (October 23) proceedings before...
Idyllic escape to tranquil temple on the South Coast
Health & Wellbeing
Everyone knows the time-honoured axiom: “Happy wife, happy life”. However, this relationship motto is especially important when your partner is a mother of two young children and needs a well-deserved break. So I made it my duty to find a relaxing, soul-cleaning retreat that wasn’t too far from Canberra for a much-needed getaway. We needed somewhere luxurious, quiet and secluded...
More farmers give ‘greenie’ science the thumbs up
Environment
Farmers are increasingly turning to environmental science to find practical ways of improving soils and productivity. A key breakthrough has been river and creek restoration which is resulting in healthier pastures and less erosion. And while fencing off waterways and replanting native vegetation was once viewed with suspicion and, perhaps, labelled as ‘greenie science’, it is now gaining wider acceptance...
Muddy Puddles – making waves for Eurobodalla families with disabilities
News
Children and young people living with physical and intellectual disabilities in the Eurobodalla now have a purpose-built sanctuary and learning space; the likes of which, up until now have only been available at the end of a rainbow in Sydney or Canberra. "We provide development programs and therapy services for children from aged zero to six, and right up to...
Swimming and singing 3 years away for new Batemans Bay centre
News
Eurobodalla Mayor, Liz Innes says she is “beyond exciting” at news, the Federal Government will tip $25 million into the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre project. “It’s not in the bank yet, we’ve still got a step to go, but this is more than promising,” Cr Innes says. Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis announced the breakthrough from New...
Bega family still smiling after Air Force rescue from outback
News
A Bega family has been rescued by the Royal Australian Air Force between Laverton and Coober Pedy; straddling outback South and Western Australia. Adventure and isolation has always been something Steve Scrivens and his family built into a holiday, but these most recent school holidays had twists and turns they are still wrestling with. "It's a case of be careful what...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub launches October 29 – come & see the future?
Community
The drive and momentum of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub is about to crystallise with the launch of this dynamic new frontier in the local economy. Business people, entrepreneurs, school students, anyone is invited to the launch on October 29 at the Bega Civic Centre. This long-held ambition of the local tech and entrepreneur community really started to take off...
Ray’s deep Monaro knowledge keeps his sheep going in dry times
News
A veteran of the Monaro landscape is making the most of green pick on the edge of Cooma to get his sheep through the ongoing drought. Eighty-year-old Ray Shingles is born and bred Monaro, chatting to him on horseback he points to the house he was born in. Ray says he has never seen his country so dry. His farm...
Canberra’s A-league bid survives two-team cull by FFA
Sport
Canberra and southern NSW are one step closer to achieving the dream of fielding a team in the A-league after being named as one of the top six expansion proposals. Football Federation Australia (FFA) has culled two expansion proposals, with Wollongong Wolves and Ipswich Pride FC not being considered for a licence at this time. Canberra's bid will now compete with...
Cane toads in Canberra on the doorstep of southern NSW
Environment
Canberra locals are being asked to be on the lookout after a member of the public stumbled upon two poisonous rogue cane toads in Campbell last month. According to an ACT Parks and Conservation spokesperson, a Campbell resident came across the two adult cane toads near Rosenthal Street in mid-September, who then captured the toads and reported it to the conservation....
It’s back to the 80’s to build a Funhouse future in Bega
Arts & Culture
Two Bega Valley organisations known for good times are combining this Saturday (October 20) for the ultimate eighties dance party. "Pump Up The Heat is a party with a twist. There will be DJs and dancing, a little bit of competition and plenty of awesome eighties moves," says dance teacher Mica Lynnah. The night is a joint effort between the...
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