Wet, wild, cold weekend in South East NSW captured in photos
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What a weekend in South East NSW, the strangely warm days of April were blown away by a polar cold front we'd been warned about for since Wednesday. Rain, snow, big seas, and strong winds had their influence on what we did and didn't do. Some welcomed nature's surge and got out in it, energised by the power on display...
Weather snapshot from Braidwood
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An extraordinary April weather-wise . . . or was it a guide to our future? In the middle of April, we had near-gale force wind which brought unusual dust and heat from the inland. Unseasonably warm and dry conditions are putting stress on garden plants and on pastures in paddocks. At Braidwood, the average daily temperature in April was 16.4...
Pink alien makes home in Monaro Highway Teddy Tree
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A Monaro Ribbon Gum that first started attracting teddy bears in June 2017 has picked up a new tenant in the last week. With the naturally colourful tree developing its winter coat, a pink and green alien has been nailed into the trunk about 10 metres off the ground. The original koala bear sits comfortably in a hollow the National Parks...
Feed goes up in flames, Cooma couple arrested
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NSW Police have arrested two alleged firebugs at Cooma after valuable stock feed and a shed was destroyed in a blaze last month. Just after 1 am on Sunday, April 22, emergency services were called to a property on Billilingra Road, Billilingra, north of Cooma, following reports, a hay shed was on fire, and fire had spread to the neighbouring property. Upon...
A June long weekend in the snow with Dan Sultan at Perisher’s Peak Music Festival
Arts & Culture
The hugely prolific Dan Sultan leads a stacked lineup announcement, with what looks set to be a highlight performance on the Saturday night. Women lead the charge elsewhere on the program, with the decidedly indie Sahara Beck and guitar band Hussy Hicks heading up Sunday and Monday nights respectively. Cross-state collective Haiku Hands are the do-not-miss act of the weekend,...
Peter’s talent one of many to flow through Eurobodalla River of Art
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A Moruya photographer who confesses to once being a "little kid who wasted film" will take centre stage at the Eurobodalla River of Art Festival. The work and growing talent of Peter Vassallo will be on show at the Dr Mackay Centre in Moruya, with visitors treated to Peter's stunning portraits of twenty local personalities. The faces staring back include...
Flow of $$$ from Tathra fire fund to start soon as $1 million is raised
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Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain says the fund set up to assist Tathra locals rebuild and recover from the devastating March 18 bushfires will soon start distributing cash grants. A delighted Cr McBain made the announcement as the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal hit $1 million. “The generosity that has come from right across the country has been nothing...
Budget: Millions to accelerate work on Monaro and Barton Highways
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Two of the ACT region's main arterial roads will be upgraded further with the allocation of $200 million in funding in the Federal Budget. Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said $100 million each would go towards works on the Monaro and Barton Highways. He said the Monaro Highway Upgrade Package was important infrastructure funding to ensure Canberrans, and many residents...
Regional Gem: Get cosy over winter at Penny Whistlers in the heart of Kiama
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Penny Whistlers is Kiama’s favourite harbour-view café with a relaxed atmosphere, artisan coffee and amazing gourmet food. The venue is open daily for breakfast and lunch, and for dinner, drinks and live music from Thursday to Saturday. Owners Pete and Cheree Henderson opened the venue three years ago, bringing with them over 15 years’ experience at some of Sydney’s top...
Second Return and Earn machine for Goulburn as deposits hit 1.5 million
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Goulburn now has a second reverse vending machine giving locals a chance to recycle and pocket a few extra dollars. The Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme has been operating out of the Goulburn Woolworths carpark for a number of months, but a second collection point has just been opened at the Goulburn Gateway Service Station on the corner of the...
“School nurses could become part of the solution” – Bronnie Taylor MLC
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Every public school in New South Wales would have a school nurse if Bronnie Taylor MLC had her way. For the time being, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW is content to let a two-year trial at three high schools speak for itself and build momentum for more positions in the future. Young in Western NSW was...
Everything you need to know about the Narooma Oyster Festival
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Oyster lovers, fine foodies and many families from Sydney, Canberra, and south-east NSW will head to the annual Narooma Oyster Festival this weekend. The Festival launches on Friday (4 May) afternoon at 4:30 pm with a free family concert featuring the Steve Edmonds Band, a freestyle motocross display, climaxing with fantastic fireworks at 8 pm. Saturday’s Festival starts at 10 am. The Narooma Oyster...
New police on the beat across Southern New South Wales
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Over 200 probationary constables are settling into their first week on the job with NSW Police, following their "graduation" from the Police Academy at Goulburn. ‘Class 333’ includes 164 policemen and 70 policewomen who will now complete 12 months on-the-job training and study of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed...
Canberra kangaroo cull to increase by 30%, May 7 to July 27
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Canberra's 2018 kangaroo 'cull' will number up to 3252, and is a thousand more than last year. The shooting will cost up to $500,000. At the launch of the cull on 2 May 2018, RiotACT spoke to ACT Government Ecologist, Doctor Melissa Snape, about the success of a recent trial on dart delivered contraceptives for kangaroos. The ACT Government has...
Alert for missing Canberra teens – 15 year old Courtney and Charlie
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Police in the ACT are asking for your help in locating two missing teens. 15-year-old Courtney Archer was last seen on Tuesday (May 1) and 15-year-old Charlie Bouwman who was last seen today (Wednesday, May 2). Courtney was reported missing to ACT Police after not attending school on Tuesday. She is described as Caucasian in appearance with a fair complexion and...
Narooma pays tribute to military nurses, the roses of no man’s land
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The Narooma community has stopped to honour and recognise the contribution of wartime nurses. Canberra's Robyn Shackleton made one of the keynote speeches at the town's war memorial on Anzac Day, not only reflecting on her time as a Navy nurse but also the work of her compatriates in World War 1. "The Australian Army Nursing Service was formed in...
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