SHOUT OUT – more story tellers needed for About Regional
Community
In the last two and bit years, the demand for news, stories, and information via About Regional has increased dramatically. Proudly, About Regional has presented different viewpoints, deeper stories, and more colour from across South East NSW, taking in the Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, and Snowy Monaro. It's been demanding but richly rewarding. The time has come to share the load,...
Dash-cam footage reveals frighteningly close call on Monaro Highway
News
In an effort to highlight dangerous driving occurring “every single week”, a Cooma woman has released dash-cam footage of a frighteningly close call when a ute is faced with an overtaking car travelling right into its path on the Monaro Highway. The incident captured dramatically on camera took place around 5 pm on Tuesday (July 31) and shows the ute...
Group inspires action on Jindabyne’s future
News
The shock and anger around the recent bashing and sexual assault of a man and women in Jindabyne has been replaced with a renewed local discussion about the town's future. Led by the newly formed Jindabyne Action Group (JAG) the conversation that has followed has been more about building community than installing CCTV. "I've been here for two years, and when...
Toad and Mandy not the only locals to shine on House Rules
Property
A cheer to rival a 'Blues' State of Origin win went up around the Bega Valley last night as the region rejoiced in the success of Toad and Mandy in Channel Seven's hit show - House Rules. Home for the couple and their 18-month-old twins, Lenny and Layla, was a 150-year-old run-down inn on a dairy farm at Candelo. Before...
Diversity can help rural and regional communities prosper
Community
While the Turnbull Government considers new rules to settle migrants into rural areas, Goulburn’s multicultural population is demonstrating that immigration can boost local economies, address skill shortages and bring new cultural experiences to rural Australia. An annual multicultural festival held in Goulburn’s historic Belmore Park is drawing a growing audience, and other cultural events such as the upcoming Onam (Hindi)...
Eurobodalla and Bega Valley police car gets Aboriginal make over
News
Far South Coast Police have taken delivery of perhaps the best-looking highway patrol car in the fleet. In the spirit of positive community engagement, the NSW Police Force has applied an indigenous theme to two of their Traffic & Highway Patrol Command vehicles. The two vehicles are currently based in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley and the Orana Mid-Western Police District....
Awards recognise service of Crookwell health staff and volunteers
Community
Health staff and volunteers in Crookwell have been recognised for decades of service, including some who have given more than 40 years to the community. At a ceremony on Tuesday (24 July), Member for Goulburn Pru Goward presented 22 Crookwell Health Service staff and volunteers with awards - and a Bryant’s Bakery cake to celebrate. Dr Ramaswamy Thangavelu and Enrolled Nurse...
Cooma Car Club opens the Don Bottom Memorial Shed
Community
One of the Monaro's busiest and most interesting community organisations is celebrating the completion of a milestone. Cooma Car Club has opened the Don Bottom Memorial Shed, a stand-alone colour bond shed at the northern end of their existing Museum. Members hope the Memorial Shed is a fitting way of remembering Don Bottom, a long-standing Car Club member and benefactor....
Grants available to preserve Eurobodalla history – applications close soon
Community
The owners of Juela, a quaint little jewellery studio located in the heart of picturesque Mogo just 10 minutes south of Batemans Bay, were keen to retain the rustic charm of their showroom and workshop but recognised the roof of their building desperately needed fixing. Deb Gough and Bloss Theodore knew replacing the roof of their historic 100+-year-old building was an intimidating...
Blood moon in the skies of South East NSW this weekend
Science
Canberra and southern NSW will be treated to a total lunar eclipse this weekend when people will see a blood moon, as the Earth passes between the sun and moon. ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker said people would see the moon appear to darken and gradually turn red as it moved into Earth’s shadow in the early hours of Saturday, 28 July...
New body to advise on Snowy River flows from hydro scheme
News
A new advisory committee has been established to guide the NSW Government's management of water flows out of the Snowy Hydro Scheme and into the Snowy River catchment. Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed the inaugural Snowy Advisory Committee (SAC), which has been established to provide expert and local input into the design of environmental flows within the iconic river...
Batemans Bay roadworks a start to Mackay Park redevelopment
News
A major upgrade of Beach Road at Batemans Bay is underway better linking the Princes Highway and Orient Street. Works began this week to modify the car park at the Batemans Bay Visitors Centre. Step one will see a widening of Beach Road to provide an extra left-turn lane onto the Highway. The car park is being reconfigured with the...
The Festival of Open Minds, highlighting personal stories and knowledge for change
What's On
Momentum around The Festival of Open Minds is building as people from near and far snap up the early bird discount and get ready to take part in this day of ideas and discussion. On Saturday, September 1, the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre will buzz with personal stories and the wisdom and knowledge of experts - speakers who will inspire your...
Resident concerns about Tathra – Kalaru Bike Track plan
News
The communities excitement around the development of the Bega Tathra bike track is undeniable, the recent arrival of two drop-in bridges at the intersection of Sapphire Coast Drive and Tathra Road has only added to the excitement for many; a sense that this long talked about project is happening. However, as the project picks up momentum, the reality of the...
Drought and rural crime impacting on Goulburn – Mulwaree farmers
News
The drought is starting to bite in the Goulburn Mulwaree region and forecasts for the coming months offer little respite, with warmer temperatures and drier than average conditions predicted. And while other parts of NSW are certainly doing it tougher, the rising cost of fodder and its scarcity is triggering local farmers to de-stock. “We’ve had some rain here and...
Buy a bit of Batemans Bay Bowlo – online auction starts today
News
Fancy owning a piece of the old Batemans Bay Bowling Club? Equipment and furniture from the closed facility is up for auction starting today (July 25)! Eurobodalla Shire Council has engaged experienced government auctioneer Grays Online to run the sale. Items on offer include furniture, catering equipment, bar fixtures, and fittings, as well as audio and lighting. Council says objects...
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