Economy

The right balance between humans and flying foxes – Mayor Liz Innes
News
With the chatter of a small flying fox camp at Catalina being monitored, Eurobodalla Shire Councillors have endorsed a new management plan that looks to strike a balance between the needs of residents and this vulnerable native species. According to Council, there are currently around 1,600 Grey-headed Flying Foxes just south of the Batemans Bay CBD. Residents are being asked...
Mates tackle Snowy Mountains trail run to help retired greyhounds
Community
Ethan Sharp and Tom Metcalfe were rendered speechless when they first heard of the plight of greyhounds, left homeless and abandoned once their final race was run. A year has passed since the ACT Government legislated a ban on greyhound racing. For the greyhounds who no longer have a career path in front of them, this meant that there would...
Speedway: Canberra’s forgotten sport
Sport
At 10 pm on the night of 22 September this year, spirits were high among Canberra’s speedway fraternity after a successful meet under the lights at Fairbairn Park. It was, after all, the first nigh-time speedway racing at the venue in over two decades. The response was overwhelming with 2,000 people turning out, quite possibly the biggest crowd ever for...
Want to be the next owner of the Rollonin cafe and a piece of history at Bowning?
Property
Rural romance. A home that tells a thousand stories. A property that oozes history and charm. Welcome to 142 Bowning Road, in the quaint historic village of Bowning, Yass Valley. This fully restored 1840s home, set on an eight-acre block, offers an intimate country experience, but with modern features that make life truly comfortable. "There’s no other home like it,"...
“We want to see a Jindabyne that copes with future growth and thrives on it for decades to come.”
News
“We want to hear about how we can create a fantastic place all year round for the Jindabyne community and the town’s many visitors," says Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the NSW Government's Go Jindabyne Masterplan. Ms Shearer and her team of planners and architects will be in Jindabyne on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 4 to 6) for a...
Canberra supports legalising cannabis says ACT Labor MLA
News
ACT Labor MLA Michael Pettersson says his bill to legalise cannabis for personal use is gathering "overwhelming" support from the community, while a Canberra health expert believes the legalising of cannabis could have a positive effect. Mr Pettersson will introduce a bill to legalise cannabis for personal use during the next sitting week which would mean Canberrans possessing up to 50g...
Should referees be paid more to officiate men’s matches?
Sport
Capital Football has come under fire from the ACT football community after announcing they will pay referees more money to officiate men's matches compared to women's matches next season. Capital Football released their referee match fees for the 2019 winter season on Monday (26 November). Central referees will be paid an extra $42 to officiate an NPL first-grade match compared...
It’s raining! Is the drought over?
Environment
It's cold and the rain is falling steadily. As a brutal drought grips much of eastern Australia, is this good news? Is the drought finally breaking? Unfortunately, no. Professor Janette Lindesay from the ANU's Fenner School of the Environment is one of Australia's most distinguished climatologists. She says that while steady soaking rain is welcome, the long-term outlook for most...
Bega Valley ‘Bands Together’ to help farmers in Central West NSW
News
A bunch of Bega Valley locals have headed west to bring good times, support, and hope to drought-affected communities around Parkes. The Band Together Farmers concert (November 17) comes from the same crew that rocked and re-energised Tathra with Band Together after the March 18 bushfires. Led by former police officer Darren Jones, the local crew also included Jess Ryan, Peter...
“When it comes to supporting people in need, the Eurobodalla community never disappoints.”
News
The Eurobodalla has turned out to raise more than $30,000 for drought-affected local farmers and those in the region's sister shire - Cobar. More than 450 people came along to Eurobodalla Raindance events at Batemans Bay, Moruya and Narooma on Friday night (November 23) to raise the funds. Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes says the events were a beautiful example of...
Nine millionth pine seed planted as Tumut nursery wraps up sowing season
Economy
Nothing says it's been a big year like planting your nine-millionth seed. The Blowering Nursery at Tumut done just that, their nine-millionth pine seed for the year has just been put in a pot as part the annual six-week sowing program. This is the start of a journey that will see that seed become a seedling that the nursery will dispatch...
Gundaroo sewerage skeptics want solid rationale
News
Despite overwhelming community opposition to the installation of a sewerage plant for Gundaroo, Yass Valley Council is still pushing ahead with plans. The growing village, 40kms north of Canberra, has hitherto relied on on-site eco sewerage and septic systems, which are maintained by the owners. Residents also rely on tank and bore water only. The issue brings up questions as...
A stitch in time for Braidwood – 24th Annual Quilt Airing this weekend
What's On
As Braidwood prepares for its biggest weekend of the year, there is also a sense of sadness. The 24th Annual Quilt Event & Airing of the Quilts will be held this weekend (November 24/25), but this will be the last year for the Braidwood Quilt Shop. Proprietor June Weatherston has been a stalwart of the quilting fraternity for decades and...
Government promises a digital revolution (if you can get online….)
News
The government's bold new vision for the future includes a digital ID profile that promises to end Centrelink queues or endless waiting on the phone. But woe betide you if your internet access isn't up to scratch for these major life transactions, as it is for many in Tuggeranong and rural areas surrounding the ACT. Speaking at the National Press...
Eminent judges choose Australia’s finest wines – National Wine Show this Saturday
Economy
Given the opportunity to taste your choice of more than 1000 of the finest wines in Australia, all identified by the nation’s most qualified judges, you will need a strategy. For two hours this Saturday after the National Wine Show of Australia identifies the winners at Exhibition Park in Canberra, 300 people will have such an opportunity. Chairman of the...
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...
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