Hazelnuts, cyclists and Nebbiolo wine: from Italy to Murrumbateman
Food & Wine
Well, the good news is - if you actually want to think about this -  that older Italian men in cycling lycra don’t look any better than middle-aged Aussie men wearing lycra. Sure they look great as a peloton, and should only be seen as such, but strolling through a restaurant, eye level, sweaty, and clingy, it’s another story, so...
Bega super mum part of Food Truck Friday success
Food & Wine
One of the success stories of the recent Food Truck Friday in Bega is Leayra Thornton and Valley Katering. The line up at Leayra's counter said it all as did the smile on Leayra's face as orders for her increasingly famous arancini balls made their way into the mouths of foodie fans. Around 400 people attended the event - the...
Make Dad’s day with quality family time around a great Bega Valley lunch
Food & Wine
As the big man himself, Luciano Pavarotti, said “one of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating," and this Fathers Day is a chance to step that up a notch. Bega Valley Dads, all Dads, deserve the best. Devoting our attention to...
Sweet smell of success: Lake George winemaker’s journey that started with a blind date
Food & Wine
A mutual love of wine can sometimes lead to perfect matrimony, just ask local winemaker Sarah McDougall. The owner of the iconic Lake George Winery, who has been nominated for best winery operator/owner of the year at the 2019 Australian Women in Wine Awards, credits online dating as the instigator of her wine journey. "Around 10 years ago, I came back...
Regional export door open wide at Canberra Airport
Economy
Potential export businesses at Yass, Bega, Moruya, and Young have been invited to think big and expand their customer base beyond local shores. Four workshops have been delivered, a partnership between Tradestart NSW, Canberra Airport, Pakfresh, the Export Council of Australia, AusIndustry, and the Canberra Region Joint Organisation of councils. In Bega, questions came from existing businesses wanting to develop export...
Community shines bright in Bega CBD – FREE ‘Parklight’ cultural event
Arts & Culture
In 2019 the Festival of Open Minds ignites with Parklight  - a night of light, sound and movement in the heart of Bega on Friday, September 13. Littleton Gardens will light up with magical occurrences and happenings, a celebration of our community with a focus on the contribution and talent of youth and Indigenous culture. The centre of Bega will come alive...
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...
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