Eden-Monaro Nationals back Sophie Wade in 2019 Federal Election
News
Sophie Wade has been preselected as The Nationals’ candidate for Eden-Monaro, the first time in almost thirty-years the party has contested the federal seat in its own right. A small-business owner, road safety campaigner, and mother of three, Mrs Wade says she is ready for a fight at the next Federal Election. “The people of Eden-Monaro need someone who’ll fight for...
Canberra Tourism Awards to showcase excellence in tourism
Economy
More than 300 people will celebrate excellence in Canberra’s growing tourism industry at the 2018 Canberra Region Tourism Awards gala dinner on Friday, November 23. Showcasing the region’s best and most innovative tourism organisations, leaders and initiatives, the prestigious annual awards will embrace a Masquerade Ball theme this year at the newly-refurbished Hotel Realm. Entrants will contest more than 30...
Pambula Preschool frustrated at five-year legal tussle with Crown Lands
News
Pambula Preschool says a five-year battle with the NSW Government has placed it in a legal limbo and cost it hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential funding and is jeopardising its future. Spokesperson Glenn Merrick says what should have been a very simple lease renewal with NSW Crown Lands has turned into an epic battle that has prevented the preschool...
Cobar Mayor on her way for ‘Raindance Eurobodalla’ this Friday
News
The long-serving Mayor of Cobar in 'way out central west' New South Wales says her community is grateful for the thoughts and efforts of the Eurobodalla in these dry, distressing times. Lilliane Brady OAM is the longest serving female mayor in NSW. She has just been elected as Mayor for her nineteenth year, having served as a councillor for 35 years. "If my husband was...
HSC artwork on show now at Batemans Bay Visitor Centre
Arts & Culture
The talent and flair of Batemans Bay high school students is on show now at the Batemans Bay Visitor Centre, of particular note are selected artworks from the 2018 Higher School Certificate. Council’s Tourism Marketing and Visitor Services Coordinator Lysanne Cameron says the visitor centre makes for a great venue. “It’s always wonderful to have the students’ beautiful artwork brightening up the...
Jindabyne’s future up for discussion as masterplan process starts
News
The Jindabyne business community has welcomed the State Government's commitment to revitalise the high country tourist town. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, and Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts have launched the $2.4 million ‘Jindabyne 2036’ masterplan. “Jindabyne is the gateway to the beautiful Snowy Mountains, it is a thriving town with enormous potential for growth, and proper planning will...
Landmark 1868 Goulburn home once used as girls’ boarding school offers historic charm
Property
A landmark 1868 residence which was once used as a boarding school for young ladies is on the market in Goulburn’s ‘blue ribbon’ period home precinct. ‘Rosscraig’ at 238 Cowper Street combines the charm of a bygone era with modern conveniences and a good use of natural light. On the market for $995,000, the four-bedroom two-bathroom home sits on a...
New General Manager at Snowy Monaro Regional Council
News
  Snowy Monaro Regional Council has appointed a new General Manager. "I was impressed by the calibre of candidates for the role and I thank them for their applications. The number and quality of candidates shows the high regard that Snowy Monaro Regional Council is held in by Local Government professionals and the confidence they have in our future," says...
ACT’s hospital treatment costs top nation, says new report
News
A new report says it is more expensive to treat patients at the Canberra Hospital than any other major public hospital in the country, but ACT Health says it is making progress in reducing costs. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report Hospital Performance: Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals from 2012–13 to 2014–15 shows the Canberra Hospital...
Cobargo blacksmith takes time to forge a bond with the public
Arts & Culture
When Philippe Ravenel was fourteen and growing up in the Swiss village of Trelex, he went to Southern France and saw a blacksmith plaiting metal. “I saw his work and thought: ‘that’s what I want to do," Ravenel says during an open forge at his Cobargo property known as Galba Forge. After completing four years at a trade school in...
How about a hotel among the gum trees at the National Arboretum?
Environment
A new hotel, cabins among the trees and 50 newly planted zig-zag gardens in the central valley of the National Arboretum are all coming closer as the site grows faster than a rogue willow tree. And that means that what began as a patchwork of forests is rapidly changing shape as it expands commercially. The hotel idea isn't a new...
Eurobodalla to go to Level 2 water restrictions on December 1
News
The start of summer will see water restrictions in the Eurobodalla go up a notch, with Council enforcing level 2 restrictions from Saturday, December 1. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Infrastructure Services Director Warren Sharpe says the measures will help conserve the Eurobodalla’s water supply as the region moves into its highest water use period. “Council appreciates so many people in our community...
“Stop importing rubbish chipboard furniture” – Ulladulla’s Denise Joy
Arts & Culture
Shabby chic sea change style with a distinctly Australian vintage feel characterises Dee's Funk 'n' Junk shop in Ulladulla. Vintage, retro and 'grungescent' décor is arranged in vignettes that use every last centimetre of the old shed that contains the shop's treasures. Music from a vintage collection of LPs for sale is always playing in the shop, setting the atmosphere...
Deer hunting rules relaxed to assist farmers in Southern NSW
News
Some deer hunting regulations have been lifted across the New South Walse allowing licenced hunters to assist local farmers manage deer numbers on their property. Member for Monaro, John Barilaro says its a necessary step to help control wild deer populations at this dry time. “I’ve seen first-hand how much damage deer can cause to a property, and the suspension of deer...
Canberrans have a history of speeding and it’s only getting worse
News
If you think that too many Canberrans have a lead foot then the statistics back you up – and reveal that the situation is only getting worse. Data contained in the ACT Policing annual report for 2017-18 shows that Canberrans have a history of flouting speeding laws with almost one in four ACT residents (24.3 per cent) admitting to going...
Canberra astronomers witness the lights going out on nearby dwarf galaxy
Science
Astronomers from the Australian National University and the CSIRO have witnessed the slow death of a neighbouring dwarf galaxy, which is gradually losing its power to form stars. Thanks to the CSIRO’s powerful Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the astronomers have witnessed this death in the finest detail ever possible. A new peer-reviewed study published in Nature Astronomy uses...
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