Food & Wine
A mutual love of wine can sometimes lead to perfect matrimony, just ask local winemaker Sarah McDougall. The owner of...
Economy
Potential export businesses at Yass, Bega, Moruya, and Young have been invited to think big and expand their customer base...
Arts & Culture
In 2019 the Festival of Open Minds ignites with Parklight  - a night of light, sound and movement in the heart of...
Colonial fantasia at The Bas in Moruya
Arts & Culture
The current exhibition by Anna Glynn at The Basil Sellars Exhibition Centre in Moruya, reimagines colonial perceptions through the art of early artists such as John Hunter, the Port Jackson Painter, and George Raper. Titled ‘Promiscuous Provenance’ the exhibition encourages a re-examination of our relationship with our colonial past. The title comes from a quote by Governor John Hunter who...
Eurobodalla cafes lending coffee mugs to reduce landfill and address drive fatigue
Community
A caffeine hit during a road trip often means a single-use coffee cup, bit by bit habits are changing (I need to be better at it) as people travel with their own mug for cafes to fill along the way. A new scheme in the Eurobodalla is helping drive that change in behaviour further. Business owners from Bodalla to Narooma...
Chook Chat with Cheryl Nelson – Feeding your flock
Community
Chickens are omnivores like pigs, so they like a diet that includes protein from various sources. Chooks are not herbivores like cows, sheep or goats and so your flock can, and should, eat plant as well as animal proteins. Chickens are naturally fantastic foragers. They love scratching around for bugs, grit and greenery. While free-ranging is great for your flock...
Building an export business – Yass, Bega, Moruya, & Young workshops
Business
Getting into exports sounds like a big call for many regional businesses. There is no doubt there are challenges, but the potential is huge and next week in Young, Yass, Bega and Moruya there's advice to help your business rise to the opportunities. The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), representing eight neighbouring local government areas, says the Capital Region is...
Kombi Keg: a party idea ready to roll in
Food & Wine
Heads up, Canberra! A fun new way to slake your thirst is blazing a path to the capital. Well, ‘puttering' may be more accurate. Kombis encapsulate a laid-back lifestyle; conjuring up images of wanderlust, adventure and beachside bonfires. One Kombi in particular plans to deliver the festivity to any party you have planned this summer. Phil Hoken launched a fresh...
From eggs to meat – the next step for pioneering Bega Valley Eggs
Economy
They've only been on their 300 acres near Quaama for a few years but Dan and Lyndal Tarasenko of Bega Valley Eggs have already achieved so much. "I don't think we've had a typical day yet," Lyndal laughs, running after the couple's toddler son, Leo, "the business has been in a constant state of growth since we started in 2016." With 5000...
Tilba boutique dairy chooses “silver lining” in EU Free Trade talks
News
The region's leading boutique dairy business is choosing to opt for a "silver lining" approach as international trade talks threaten the use of familiar product names by Australian dairy producers. "Australia is a young country by global business standards, we have forged our identity in many food-producing industries; wheat, lamb, beef, dairy and wine to name a few," says Erica...
Festival of Open Minds – starting conversations, building community
Community
Passionate people drive our communities, our businesses, our creativity. Skippered by Ian Campbell, About Regional, like many small businesses in Southern New South Wales, is powered by a small, passionate team. We love our community, we look for ways to support and promote our people and organisations through articles and interviews, telling their stories, and now with an event designed...
Industry backs natural oyster reef restoration ambitions
News
The NSW oyster industry has committed itself to playing its part in restoring natural oyster reefs along the state's coastline. Oyster reefs once covered vast areas of the intertidal and upper subtidal regions in many NSW estuaries, however, it is estimated that 99% of oyster reefs in Australia are now extinct. Small natural oyster populations still exist in most bays...
From paddock to Parliament – Braidwood black garlic business blooms
Business
Black is the new flavour.  Braidwood’s black garlic business 'Garlicious Grown' is going from strength to strength and has been chosen as one of 12 NSW businesses to be part of the 'Flavours of NSW' stand at Australia's premier food trade show – Fine Food Australia. Fine Food Australia will present world class products to national and international buyers at...
Tathra Beach walk, breakie (and swim if you are brave!) for refugees this Saturday
Community
"I so easily feel helpless in the face of what seem like overwhelming global problems, but this is one small way I can contribute and know that my contribution will make a direct difference to individual families like mine," says Julia Stiles, one of the organisers of this Saturday's Tathra Winter Morning Walk. The beach walk, breakfast, and dip in the...
Bega distillery scoops two International Awards for 2019
Food & Wine
Just north of Eden lies the little town of Bega. Just north of Bega lies a little farm known as Stony Creek Farm, where a pair of very clever people have been distilling delicious crystal clear gin in their shed since October 2018: North of Eden Gin. Karen Touchie and Gavin Hughes called us late yesterday evening with a certain...
Cheers – to natural wine tasting that will have us all under its influence
Food & Wine
Yes it's a cruel thing I'm doing here, telling you about a fabulous wine event that has sold out, however there are a couple of great stories around the upcoming Nattie by Nature the main one being the marvelous concept of 'natural' winemaking. But there is also the enthusiasm and chutzpah of three hospitality friends, plotting and scheming good-times on the Sapphire...
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