Wheat bag warning following Sunshine Bay fire death
News
A house fire near Batemans Bay last weekend (August 18) which claimed the life of an elderly man was caused by a wheat bag which combusted in the man's bed. Wheat bags, which are heated in a microwave to provide pain relief and warmth, are commonly homemade but following a 2017 coroners report into the death of a Sydney woman...
Search for missing Batemans Bay man at Pambula fails – can you help?
News
Police are hoping the community might be able to help find a Batemans Bay man following a failed search at Pambula today. David Lane, aged 54, was last seen by family on Sunday (August 18), when he left his home in Surf Beach, near Batemans Bay. He has not been seen since, family and police hold serious concerns for his...
Joint author talk at Braidwood Library this Saturday morning
Arts & Culture
Zac T Quinn and Christine Marino will be giving a joint author talk at the Braidwood Library on Saturday - August 24 at 11 am. Quinn will be talking about his new novel 'Sanlundia' and local Bungendore Librarian Christina Marino will be talking about her novel 'Community'. Although very different books they both explore concerns about the future and the...
Portrait of Bermagui Aboriginal elder in prestigious photography award
Arts & Culture
A deeply poignant image of Yuin man Robert Foster currently hangs on the walls of the Tweed Regional Gallery in Northern NSW. The image, made by Bermagui photographer Imogen Hall,  is a finalist in the prestigious Olive Cotton Portrait Award which is funded by the family of Olive Cotton, one of Australia’s leading twentieth-century photographers, and aims to show new portraits by...
Regional export door open wide at Canberra Airport
Economy
Potential export businesses at Yass, Bega, Moruya, and Young have been invited to think big and expand their customer base beyond local shores. Four workshops have been delivered, a partnership between Tradestart NSW, Canberra Airport, Pakfresh, the Export Council of Australia, AusIndustry, and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of councils. In Bega, questions came from existing businesses wanting to develop export...
Women of Queanbeyan calendar launch strips all expectations
Community
"You can't call Queanbeyan 'Struggletown' anymore," says a jubilant Gillian Southwell after the Women of Queanbeyan calendar launch at Queanbeyan's Bicentennial Function Centre on Saturday night. The event will be remembered as one of the social events of the year after raising $86,350 in one night, with organisers very confident of raising well over $110,000 for Rise Above Capital Region Cancer...
Man charged following hoax missing swimmer report
News
The community has welcomed news that the alleged fraudster at the centre of last week's search and rescue operation off the Far South Coast has come forward and will face court. News of the Gillards Beach hoax upset many at the weekend, with police launching a criminal investigation and a search of a different kind to locate the 42-year-old Victorian...
‘Walk and Talk’ about future of Batemans Bay Foreshore – Thursday & Saturday
Community
“We want to hear from locals how to enhance this important public space, how to establish new activities and explore different ways to use the waterfront,” says Liz Rankin, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Manager of Strategic Growth. With large parts of the Batemans Bay foreshore wrapped up in the Bridge Replacement Project, talk and planning for the future look and feel...
Future doctors and nurses are made here – Bega, Cooma, Moruya
News
The reputation of South East New South Wales as a training ground for future doctors and other health professionals is getting deeper, with ground broken on the second of three new training and education facilities in the region. The University of Canberra (UC) and the Australian National University (ANU) are pioneering a joint venture - The South East NSW Health...
Monaro part of “industrial scale” green carbon biz of the future – Landcare talk in Cooma Friday
Environment
Those who live in, or regularly pass through the Monaro often find the landscape arresting - stark perhaps, but delicate and beautiful all the same. Professor Justin Borevitz from The Australian National University is no different. "The Monaro is my backyard and there's so much more to it than what you can see from the road, once you get onto...
Smoke and water makes guitar gently weep once again
Community
If someone ever writes a song about this guitar, it will have to include lyrics about smoke, water and a guitar gently weeping after having been down to the crossroads and surviving. While a couple of classic songs come to mind, none of them tells the tale of this guitar's near-death experience thanks to a couple of people who refused...
Madden’s trucks run non-stop keeping up with Aldi and McCain
Community
As Australia’s population of 25 million people rises every minute, gleaming white trucks from Harden are so busy delivering food they need more drivers. Madden’s Refrigerated Transport employs about 40 drivers, and could use another 30. A fleet of 25 prime-movers and up to 30 trailers are moving groceries around the clock, seven days a week. The Australian Trucking Association...
Last days to have your say on $8 million Light to Light plans
News
Interest in the $8 million makeover of the stunning Light to Light Walk south of Eden has come from near and far, however, the window for comment and feedback on the draft plan is just days away from closing. Those who spend time on this pink part of the remote Far South Coast speak with passion and of deep connection...
Snags bleed green as butcher celebrates the sizzling Green Machine
Community
You can tell the Canberra Raiders are having a sniff come finals time when you see green sausages being sold at Lindbeck's Butchery in Queanbeyan. With Green Machine fever in full swing after the Raiders' stormed home to beat the Melbourne Storm last weekend (17 August), the green snags were back on display after a three-year absence. The man responsible...
The Knight on the Kings Highway – connecting periods in time
Sport
Deep in the forest, on the side of a mountain, lives a Knight and his Lady. You may have noticed the imposing handmade stone gateway on the Kings Highway between the Clyde Mountain and Nelligen. Black Flat, the stone home of Darrell and Lisa Bossley, sits high above the roadway. The front paddock is the home of their Friesian horses...
Community shines bright in Bega CBD – FREE ‘Parklight’ cultural event
Arts & Culture
In 2019 the Festival of Open Minds ignites with Parklight  - a night of light, sound and movement in the heart of Bega on Friday, September 13. Littleton Gardens will light up with magical occurrences and happenings, a celebration of our community with a focus on the contribution and talent of youth and Indigenous culture. The centre of Bega will come alive...
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