Confusion reigns over My Health: what do you need to know?
Health & Wellbeing
There's been yet another last-minute change in the timeline for opting out of the My Health record, but it seems that many Canberrans and regional residents are still pretty confused about what they need to do and why. You now have until January 31 to decide whether you want to to have a My Health record. Designed to enable ease of...
Roll on out to Bowning on Sunday for the Rollonin Cafe’s Country Fair
What's On
The cries of 'Bail up! Bail up!' will resound across the Yass Valley heritage town of Bowning on the weekend when reenactments of a bushranger hold-up of a Cobb and Co coach punctuate the Rollonin Cafe's ninth Country Fair, in support of cancer charity CanAssist. The replica slab hut cafe built by Renata and Tony Ryan has helped put Bowning,...
‘Let’s get serious about protecting heritage’ – Goulburn Heritage Group
Arts & Culture
Goulburn is no lightweight when it comes to history, reflecting national and state-significant heritage themes – that’s not surprising for Australia’s first inland city. It’s a position that deserves dedicated heritage co-ordination, Doug Rawlinson from the Goulburn Heritage Group says. Just back from a 'reconnaissance' to Bathurst and Orange where heritage is the number one tourist attraction, Doug is adamant...
ACT signs deal with Illawarra Hawks to bring NBL back to Canberra
Sport
Local basketball fans' 10-year wait for NBL action to return to Canberra has ended after the ACT Government signed a one-year deal with the Illawarra Hawks that will see the Wollongong-based side bring elite men's basketball back to the nation's capital. ACT Sports Minister Yvette Berry announced the new partnership with the Hawks on Tuesday afternoon (13 November) with a...
A sharp focus on the blur of war – Braidwood painter Kate Stevens
Arts & Culture
Braidwood Painter Kate Stevens has won the inaugural $50,000 Evelyn Chapman Art Award with work that was painted using drone footage over Gaza. The Evelyn Chapman Art Award is presented to an Australian painter, male or female under 45. The Award is given to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice...
Two men on the run following armed robbery at Hotel Queanbeyan
News
Police are calling for the public's assistance after a shot was fired in the early hours of Thursday morning (15 November) as two gun-wielding men in black balaclavas robbed Hotel Queanbeyan. Around 12:20 am, officers from Monaro Police District responded to reports of an armed robbery at the licensed venue on Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. Police said a gunshot was fired...
Moruya’s grand new arts space just 100 days out from opening
Arts & Culture
The frame is up and walls are going in at the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, under construction next to Moruya Library. With just 100 days to go until the official opening, the centre affectionately known as ‘the Bas’ is taking shape. Outside the building works, the heart and soul of the place is ready to bloom. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Creative Arts Coordinator,...
Justin Marks a finalist in the 2018 Police Officer of the Year Awards
News
Thirty-three NSW Police officers have been announced as finalists in the prestigious 2018 Rotary Clubs of NSW, Police Officer of the Year Awards, including the South Coast's Justin Marks. The category winners and overall Police Officer of the Year will be revealed at a special dinner to be held at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney, this Friday (November 16). Detective Sergeant...
Eurobodalla ‘kelp lady’ to investigate local seaweed farming
News
Tilba's Joanne Lane is about to embark on a global journey to investigate the potential and the possibility of seaweed (kelp) farming off the Eurobodalla coast. Jo and her partner Warren Atkins took over the well established Sea Health Products in 2015. Jo has just been awarded a Yulgilbar Foundation Churchill Fellowship to take the business beyond its hippy origins. "Betty Long...
Teacher pushes her mind and body to its limits to shatter expectations
Sport
There is no shortage of stories that inspire in this world. You can find them in the most obvious places, in people whose lives have been on public display and whose stories have been transformed into pages of a screenplay. But, more often than not, you find them in your local community. In a classroom, where a teacher's accomplishment proves...
Molly Miles from Tura Beach located in Queensland
News
A collective sigh of relief this morning with news that a 13-year-old girl missing from Tura Beach since Sunday has been found. News that Molly Miles was missing reached the wider community late yesterday on Facebook, people responded sharing the original post over 5,000 times to cities, towns, and villages from Mudgee, to Swan Hill, to Sydney, to Wagga and...
Young talent time at Four Winds Bermagui this weekend
Arts & Culture
A palpable sense of excitement is building around the inaugural Four Winds Youth Music Festival this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (November, 16,17,18). Schools from along the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley coast are in the final stages of preparation and rehearsal for performances shaped and crafted over months. Friday's lunchtime concert in the Sound Shell at Four Winds will be a celebration of...
Politics 2018 – a train wreck we are all witness to and will have a say on
Opinion
This time last week Labor's Luke Foley was advocating for nursing ratios at Queanbeyan, Bega, Cooma and Moruya Hospitals, raising concerns about the Far South Coast oyster industry, and pointing to issues with demountable classrooms across the region. His advocacy and different perspective to that of the Berejiklian Government has been wiped out in recent days in circumstances that don't...
The story of a cheetah and his doggie best friend turns a page
Community
The story of a cheetah being brought up by humans who has a dog for a best friend has turned a new page with the celebrity pair celebrating their first birthday. Solo the cheetah and Zama the cross Border Collie/Belgian Malinois met at the National Zoo & Aquarium when they were just one month old. They are being brought up...
Construction of the Canberra Raiders’ Braddon centre of excellence underway
Sport
Construction has begun on the Raiders' new Centre of Excellence in the heart of Canberra, with the $19 million redevelopments seeing the Green Machine leave Bruce and return to their spiritual home at Northbourne Oval. The new Centre of Excellence is expected to be ready late next year in time for Raiders pre-season for the 2020 season. Northbourne Oval will become...
Police arrest 35 year old on child sex charges, messaging app used
News
Police have moved in on an alleged sexual predator who is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on the South Coast. Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad arrested the 35-year-old man at a home in Sydney’s west on Friday (November 9, 2018). The man was charged at Penrith Police Station with the indecent assault of...
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