Extra payday for Active Kids in Southern NSW
Sport
An extra payday for active, creative kids in Southern New South Wales, with each school-enrolled child now able to access two $100 Active Kids Vouchers. Member for Monaro John Barilaro says the popular program has been extended to help kids stay active all year long. “We all know kids want to play sport and keep active with their friends and...
Canberra Raiders Super Squad continuing to expand
Community
Say hello to the Canberra Raiders Super Squad! Their main duties require them to set up and pack down at Raiders home games throughout the season. The group is made up of some very colourful personalities. Its members live with different disabilities ranging from autism, Down Syndrome and cerebral palsy, but not once has that slowed them down or dampened...
Donations lead to a brighter ‘Horizon’ at Bega Women’s Resource Centre
Community
Editor's note: A trolley full of food, personal care items, bedding and blankets was a very welcome sight for Women’s Resource Centre Coordinator Jane Hughes when she entered the Bega branch of the Horizon Credit Union. Jane wrote to About Regional to express her gratitude. The items had been collected by Horizon staff and donated by Horizon customers in a...
Chalk and Cheese to be served at The Bas in Moruya
Arts & Culture
Lesley Whale and Keedah Throssell are in for a surprise when their new exhibition opens at The Bas on Friday. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Arts Coordinator Indi Carmichael explains that Lesley and Keedah are each making a secret portrait of the other. “It won’t only be attendees who should prepare to have their cages rattled. To be unveiled on opening night, the portraits will...
RFS urges caution and vigilance ahead of strong winds
News
The Rural Fire Service through the Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley is asking residents to cancel any plans to start new fires and check any old burns given the strength of winds forecast for the rest of the week. "Revised forecasts by the Bureau of Meteorology indicate there will be strong winds and low relative humidity from Thursday through...
Perisher chef returns to where he fell in order to stand again
Community
"In Taiwan, we say stand up from where you are falling," says Shen Lo. It's taken three years, but Shen, 28, has recently returned to where he fell during a serious snowboarding accident in 2016 to reclaim the life which was interrupted. The 2019 ski season brings Shen back to Perisher and a job as a chef at The Sundeck Hotel....
Plan ahead to avoid significant closure of Princes Highway at Quaama
News
Motorists on the Far South Coast are being asked to plan ahead to avoid being delayed by significant upcoming closures of the Princes Highway between Bega and Cobargo. The Dry River Bridge at Quaama, known as a shady resting place for travelers or as a toilet stop for families needs to be closed for essential maintenance work. A Transport for...
Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Surf Life Savers in running for NSW Awards of Excellence
Community
A field of 177 finalists has been named in the 2019 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence - including a swag from the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The awards highlight Surf Life Saving's best and brightest. The ceremony on August 31 looks to take these hardworking boys, girls, men and women from the sands of their home beach to...
Ball rolling on more before and after school care in NSW. Have your say!
News
One of the big-ticket election promises headed into the New South Wales Election came from Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian - "before and after school care will be made available to all parents with children at public primary schools by 2021 under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government." With election day behind them, the reelected Coalition Government is moving ahead on...
New police boss for Southern NSW
News
Southern NSW has a new police chief with Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys APM announcing Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar as the new Region Commander for Southern Region Command. Assistant Commissioner Cassar joined the NSW Police Force in 1987 and was initially posted to Goulburn and Wollongong on general duties. He achieved his Detective designation in 1992 and has worked in both local criminal investigations and...
Baby Karn, another chapter in Mogo’s 20 year giraffe breeding story
Community
A baby giraffe is comfortably settling in at Mogo Zoo, a testament to the success of the Zoo's breeding program and commitment to preserving a species that is fast facing the threat of extinction. Baby boy Karn was born late last month to Sharni. Karn is his mum's seventh baby and the latest arrival in Mogo's 20-year history with breeding...
Man dies at Kingsdale, near Goulburn in single-vehicle crash
News
Tragedy in the closing moments of Monday (July 8) with a man killed when his vehicle crashed into a tree near Goulburn. Police report, "just before midnight (July 8), a 51-year-old man was driving his vehicle south on Crookwell Road, Kingsdale, when the vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree." "The driver suffered serious head injuries and was...
Local funnyman coming home for Festival of Open Minds
What's On
Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall spent his teenage years in Tathra and went to uni to become an engineer. After working in the industry for a few years, he decided to swap steady, profitable work for life as a comedian, creating his first Melbourne Comedy Festival show in 2013 – and he hasn’t stopped since. And the secret to having a show at...
Rex still flying with the blessing of airline safety regulator
News
The regulator tasked with keeping Australia's skies safe has backed Regional Express Airlines (Rex) saying, "it has no current issues with the safety of Rex aircraft." The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) launched an audit of the airline, which flies in and out of Moruya, Merimbula and Cooma airports on a daily basis, after media reports earlier this month claiming a...
Beloved Canberra health worker Aunty Thelma named NAIDOC female elder of the year
News
A beloved member of the Canberra Indigenous community has been named female elder of the year at the NAIDOC National Gala awards, held at the Convention Centre on Saturday night (6 July). Aunty Thelma Weston, who was born in the Torres Strait, told Region Media that she was "very surprised", but also deeply honoured by the accolade. Aunty Thelma was...
Science supporting dairy farmers, Bega symposium speaks to the future
Business
When Bega Valley dairy farmer Ashleigh Rood answers her phone, it's fitting that she says quickly "can I ring you back? I've got heifers on the road." I'm talking to Ash ahead of the biggest dairy event in New South Wales, the annual Dairy Research Foundation’s Symposium, which will be held this year in Bega for the first time. Ash...
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