Mates tackle Snowy Mountains trail run to help retired greyhounds
Community
Ethan Sharp and Tom Metcalfe were rendered speechless when they first heard of the plight of greyhounds, left homeless and abandoned once their final race was run. A year has passed since the ACT Government legislated a ban on greyhound racing. For the greyhounds who no longer have a career path in front of them, this meant that there would...
Pialligo Estate shares their secrets to a perfectly glazed Christmas Ham
Health & Wellbeing
Glazed ham has long been a Christmas tradition in many Australian households and for good reason! If you get it right, the glossy, glistening ham with its irresistible, shiny, lacquered finish makes a spectacular centrepiece. When carved, it reveals the juicy pink meat below, ready to feed a hungry crowd. But how do you ensure you nail it every time?...
Speedway: Canberra’s forgotten sport
Sport
At 10 pm on the night of 22 September this year, spirits were high among Canberra’s speedway fraternity after a successful meet under the lights at Fairbairn Park. It was, after all, the first nigh-time speedway racing at the venue in over two decades. The response was overwhelming with 2,000 people turning out, quite possibly the biggest crowd ever for...
Want to be the next owner of the Rollonin cafe and a piece of history at Bowning?
Property
Rural romance. A home that tells a thousand stories. A property that oozes history and charm. Welcome to 142 Bowning Road, in the quaint historic village of Bowning, Yass Valley. This fully restored 1840s home, set on an eight-acre block, offers an intimate country experience, but with modern features that make life truly comfortable. "There’s no other home like it,"...
“We want to see a Jindabyne that copes with future growth and thrives on it for decades to come.”
News
“We want to hear about how we can create a fantastic place all year round for the Jindabyne community and the town’s many visitors," says Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the NSW Government's Go Jindabyne Masterplan. Ms Shearer and her team of planners and architects will be in Jindabyne on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 4 to 6) for a...
Letters to Santa via Cooma Lions Club
Arts & Culture
Cooma Lions Club are again acting as 'Santa's Little Helper' ensuring that letters from the children of Cooma and the Snowy Monaro get to the big fella before Christmas. Kids should write their letters, addressed to 'Santa at the North Pole' and drop them into Cooma and district post offices. No postage stamp is required, instead, local post offices have set...
Canberra supports legalising cannabis says ACT Labor MLA
News
ACT Labor MLA Michael Pettersson says his bill to legalise cannabis for personal use is gathering "overwhelming" support from the community, while a Canberra health expert believes the legalising of cannabis could have a positive effect. Mr Pettersson will introduce a bill to legalise cannabis for personal use during the next sitting week which would mean Canberrans possessing up to 50g...
Should referees be paid more to officiate men’s matches?
Sport
Capital Football has come under fire from the ACT football community after announcing they will pay referees more money to officiate men's matches compared to women's matches next season. Capital Football released their referee match fees for the 2019 winter season on Monday (26 November). Central referees will be paid an extra $42 to officiate an NPL first-grade match compared...
Constance says Pambula Preschool is secure on current site
News
The Member for Bega says the lease concerns surrounding Pambula Preschool are progressing towards resolution. As reported by Region Media last week, the Pambula Preschool committee was frustrated and fearful for it's future following five-year's of protracted "legal limbo" with the NSW Government. Spokesperson Glenn Merrick said what should have been a very simple lease renewal with NSW Crown Lands...
“Hands off Anzac Hall” – Australian Institute of Architects
Property
A Canberra architecture community was deeply shocked when news first broke of plans to demolish Anzac Hall. Surely, this was a mistake, as there had been limited consultation with the community and no consultation with the moral rights holders – the architects who designed the award-winning building – nor with the Australian Institute of Architects. Less than a week later,...
Bungendore girl approached by man, police ask for community help
News
A ten-year-old girl at Bungendore has told 'stranger' to go away and thankfully he did. Police are investigating after a man in a black SUV approached the girl yesterday (November 28) afternoon. Police say, at around 4 pm, the 10-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man on Ellenden Road, Bungendore, after getting off a school bus. The girl was not...
It’s raining! Is the drought over?
Environment
It's cold and the rain is falling steadily. As a brutal drought grips much of eastern Australia, is this good news? Is the drought finally breaking? Unfortunately, no. Professor Janette Lindesay from the ANU's Fenner School of the Environment is one of Australia's most distinguished climatologists. She says that while steady soaking rain is welcome, the long-term outlook for most...
Bega Valley ‘Bands Together’ to help farmers in Central West NSW
News
A bunch of Bega Valley locals have headed west to bring good times, support, and hope to drought-affected communities around Parkes. The Band Together Farmers concert (November 17) comes from the same crew that rocked and re-energised Tathra with Band Together after the March 18 bushfires. Led by former police officer Darren Jones, the local crew also included Jess Ryan, Peter...
James Slipper prepares to start a new chapter in his long and storied career
Sport
It has been a been a rocky 12 months for former Queensland Reds skipper James Slipper. Having made his debut for both club and country in 2010, Slipper took little time to establish himself as one of the best props in the world. Ferocious at scrum-time, with superb skills in the loose and capable at either loose or tight head,...
“When it comes to supporting people in need, the Eurobodalla community never disappoints.”
News
The Eurobodalla has turned out to raise more than $30,000 for drought-affected local farmers and those in the region's sister shire - Cobar. More than 450 people came along to Eurobodalla Raindance events at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma on Friday night (November 23) to raise the funds. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says the events were a beautiful example of...
Cobargo starts push for basketball court with launch of BMX track
Sport
Cobargo, north of Bega, is a small village of 776 people and 210 families. It is famous for its dynamic folk festival, its community of creators and producers, its homebrew shop, and its butcher shop - and now its BMX track. Built in just three weeks using 1000 tonnes of fill from the massive Dignams Creek roadworks, the track was opened...
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