Crank up the dirigible, don your petticoat or top hat, and be in Nimmitabel this weekend for Steampunk@Altitude
Arts & Culture
Here's an invitation to peregrinate on your infernal device to the altitudinous non-metropolis for ministrations in analogue technologies and petticoats… What is a Steampunk I hear you ask? It is a blend of the Victorian era and technology with a dash of science fiction and fantasy. Think of airships (dirigibles), goggles, jet packs, corsets, top hats, parasols, combined with imagination,...
Funds finally flow for Yankees Gap fencing 9 months after bushfire
News
Dollars are finally flowing to landowners impacted by the long-running and vast Yankees Gap Bushfire of 2018, west of Bega. The fire that sprung from an unattended private burn on August 15 on Yankees Gap Road at Bemboka, went on to also threaten the communities of Numbugga, and Brogo over the 44 days that followed. Hideous conditions on August 15...
Candidates respond to aged care concerns at Cooma election forum
News
An emotional aged care advocate in Cooma has appealed to the candidates contesting Eden Monaro to act now on better support for the sector and the fragile people they nurse and care for. Vicki Shoo is the Chair of the not for profit, community owned Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre in Cooma. Ms Shoo called on the seven candidates who...
More spending for Goulburn as playground enlivens Victoria Park
Community
More than most people, retired Faithfull Street couple Kevin and Bev Thompson know Victoria Park, the target of major spending in this year’s Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s operational plan. The council is spending an unprecedented $155 million on capital works over four years from 2017-2021. And it will soon ask the community to raise even more money. From main street upgrades,...
Gundaroo couple hope to follow Toad and Mandy’s success on ‘House Rules’
Community
An Australian Federal Police officer and a stay-at-home mum with a flair for design are the region’s newest hopes for a win on Channel Seven’s hit program, House Rules, after making their national television debut on Sunday night (April 28). Katie and Alex Middlemiss from Gundaroo, around a half hour drive from Canberra, believe they are a winning combination and...
Popular Cooma Jail museum pushes to open 7 days as winter rolls in
Arts & Culture
There is something stirring about the fact that the NSW Corrective Services Museum in Cooma is attached to the actual Cooma Jail, where 200 prisoners are housed, some of whom make arts and crafts for the museum shop and act as tour guides. It's the only museum in the world in which low-security prisoners have this kind of contact with...
The ‘Art of Ageing’ on show at Spiral Gallery, Bega
Arts & Culture
The incredible lives of senior Australians is about to be highlighted at Bega's Spiral Gallery. From May 3 to 22, works from six photographers will be on show, putting portraits of older Australians on centre stage. The exhibition is presented by South East Arts as part of their Arts and Health program - Swell. The 'Art of Ageing' exhibition highlights...
Greens announce Eden Monaro preferences
News
With recent media attention focused on the preference deal between the Liberal Party and Clive Palmer's United Australia Party, the Greens candidate for Eden Monaro has moved to clarify his parties position in the run up to the May 18 election. The Greens in Eden Monaro are recommending that electors vote 1 for The Greens and then vote 2 for...
Seasonal fishing rules now in place on the Thredbo and Eucumbene Rivers
Sport
The annual trout spawning season in the Snowy Mountains starts today - May 1, with seasonal fishing rules now in place on the Thredbo River and its tributaries and the Eucumbene River and its tributaries, upstream of the Lake Eucumbene dam wall, including Providence Portal. Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Inland Fisheries Manager, Cameron Westaway, says “Restrictions are in...
Batemans Bay’s David Degning released from Villawood and home
News
David Degning is home in Batemans Bay after being released from the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre by the Federal Court of Australia. Speaking to Region Media, his daughter Sharon says, "We are feeling very overwhelmed and still in a bit of disbelief that our 16 or so month ordeal is over." "Dad is very grateful. He has been very happy...
Film festival showcases the natural world and local filmmakers
Environment
Starting tonight (May 1) in Tathra, the free short film festival, 'Generate,' will take an environmental message to communities in the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla, a celebration of nature that also encourages local filmmakers. The festival is hosted by the National Parks Association and supported by The Forest Embassy and Friends of The Forest. David Gallan, of Tathra, is the president...
Narooma Oyster Festival highlights five elements of flavour this weekend
Food & Wine
In its 12th year, the Narooma Oyster Festival this weekend (May 3-4) celebrates Australia's developing relationship with oysters, this year focusing on the idea that not all oysters taste the same. Long-time Narooma Oyster Festival supporter and Sydney Royal Aquaculture chair of judges John Susman says that “the flavour and texture of an oyster reflect the estuary where it’s cultivated."...
Merimbula lemonade stand earns Brook and Bella a sweet reward
Business
As parents rejoice at the thought of school returning this week, comes the realisation that perhaps the real lessons come outside the classroom as kids play and experiment. The Lemonade Stand is a business simulation that was created in 1973 by Bob Jamison of the Minnesota Education Computing Consortium. Players in Bob's exercise move through several rounds of running a...
The Eurobodalla ‘needs a hero’
Community
Bonnie Tyler said it best with her 1984 hit 'Holding Out for a Hero'. "I need a hero," Bonnie sings. "I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night "He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be fast "And he's gotta be fresh from the fight "I need a hero," she sings Eurobodalla locals have until this...
Another twist for regional newspapers, offloaded by Nine in $125m deal
News
Long-standing newspapers in southern NSW and the ACT once part of the Fairfax stable have a new owner after being sold off in another twist stemming from last year's Nine/Fairfax media merger. Former Domain real estate boss Antony Catalano and Thorney Investments are part of a company that will pay $115m for the Australian Community Media and Printing group, which...
Broulee aged care facility assures locals its on the path to improvement
News
Banksia Lodge at Broulee is working to address a number of care issues raised during an inspection by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission late last year. The residential aged care facility was subject to an unannounced re-accreditation audit on December 5 and 6. The Commission found: The home does not have a system to ensure there is enough appropriately skilled...
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