Health & Wellbeing

Motorcyclist dies on Monaro Highway at Cooma
News
A 62-year-old motorcyclist has died on the Monaro Highway at Cooma this morning (October 30). Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle accident at around 10.40 am, tragically the male rider died at the scene. The accident comes amidst a large volume of motorbike traffic moving through the region returning home from the Australian Moto Grand Prix at Phillip Island. The...
Meet Manuka Oval’s head curator Brad van Dam as a historic summer of cricket starts
Sport
As anticipation builds for Canberra's biggest summer of cricket, think of the man behind the scenes who is tasked with one of the most important jobs this summer. Brad van Dam is the head curator of Manuka Oval and he is entrusted with the task of making sure Canberra's premier cricket venue is ready to host two Big Bash clashes, a...
Goulburn-Mulwaree invests in its young people
Community
Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s new Youth Services Co-ordinator is all about delivering outcomes for the region’s youth. No ifs, buts or maybes, the programs Luke Wallace wants to bring forward will all have some benefit for young people. “They will be meaningful programs that support all our young people. Like Vibefest (the annual youth music festival) which gave youth performing, administration...
Music community mourns the passing of Richard Gill
Arts & Culture
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Four Winds, Bermagui have joined the music world in mourning the passing of Richard Gill, who died from cancer at his Sydney home on Sunday morning (28 October), less than a week before his 77th birthday. The CSO said it echoed the deep sadness felt by Australia’s music community at the loss of Gill, one of the...
Step Back in Time: Roses, Railways, Rural Heritage combine in Goulburn
Community
Last weekend, Goulburn celebrated its annual Steampunk Victoriana Fair at the Goulburn Historic Waterworks. A hub for retro-futuristic enthusiasts, the event was brimming with colourful costumes, music, and designs displaying the creativity of some very imaginative people. However, even when zany events like the Steampunk Victoriana Fair aren't taking place, there are still plenty of reasons to visit this scenic...
Canberra Raiders’ balancing act to to keep regional and local fans happy
Sport
The Canberra Raiders are working towards a new agreement with the ACT Government regarding home games in the ACT as the club looks to find the perfect balance to please both regional and local Green Machine fans. The Raiders will host the Penrith Panthers in Wagga Wagga in the fifth round of the 2019 season after the club signed a two-year...
‘One Eurobodalla Hospital’ gets a positive hearing from both sides of politics
News
  The Eurobodalla community is charging ahead with its own vision for the future of local health services with over 3000 people signing a petition calling for better care now and one new combined hospital in the future. It's a message local politicians say is compelling and will be heard at the highest levels of government and opposition. Lead by...
An “uneasy confidence” wins rich Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
Arts & Culture
Marcus Callum has beaten an outstanding collection of finalists to win the 2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. Mr Callum, who trained in Sydney and New York, is a three-time Archibald Prize finalist and won the Black Swan Portrait Prize in 2015. His oil on linen creation entitled ‘Meg’ was singled out from a strong field of 35 finalists by...
Raw female AFL talent from South East NSW selected for elite program
Sport
A new recruit to AFL has been selected as part of an elite group of young athletes to train under the South East Sports Academy. Amelie Gautier from the Bega Bombers had never kicked a football until this year, she will now complete 20 weeks of training backed by the AFL Female Development Program. It was Amelie's athleticism and potential for improvement...
Ancient Monga magic in flower, blooming now – don’t miss it!
Community
For just a few weeks a year, a small and delicate waratah can be seen at Monga National Park, 20 minutes east of Braidwood, just off the Kings Highway near Clyde Mountain. From late October the Telopea mongaensis brings a contrasting splash of red to the variations of green along the Mongarlowe River. This little-known Monga Waratah, a shrub up...
Thousands of illegal guns removed from the community – 70 from SE NSW
Community
Police have commended regional and metropolitan communities for their response to the recent Firearms Amnesty across New South Wales. An extraordinary collection of weapons has been surrendered, including 48 firearms from the Monaro Police District and 22 from South Coast Police District. In total, more than 8300 guns including 413 shotguns and 1373 rifles, along with more than 74,000 rounds of...
Confidence growing as A-League decision looms
Sport
Sitting in a near-empty Canberra Stadium in the final throes of the Cosmos in the National Soccer League, it was almost impossible to imagine that we would find ourselves on the verge of being part of a new competition. In that final season in 2000/2001, support for the Canberra team had dwindled to die-hard fans, family and friends. To awaken...
Would you eat a Canberra kangaroo?
Community
Culling the ACT's kangaroos has caused plenty of angst over the years. But should we eat the urban roos instead of dumping them? Professor George Wilson from the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU says that an improved Australian kangaroo meat industry would have benefits for animal welfare and the environment both locally and around Australia. Professor...
Van Ryn back in Bega court to face new charges and loses round one
News
Maurice Van Ryn has been unsuccessful in having his name suppressed as new allegations of sexual trauma against young people on the Far South Coast progress through the Local Court system. The former Bega Cheese executive is currently serving 13 years in jail for abusing nine girls and boys in southern NSW between 2003 and 2014. Today's (October 23) proceedings before...
Idyllic escape to tranquil temple on the South Coast
Health & Wellbeing
Everyone knows the time-honoured axiom: “Happy wife, happy life”. However, this relationship motto is especially important when your partner is a mother of two young children and needs a well-deserved break. So I made it my duty to find a relaxing, soul-cleaning retreat that wasn’t too far from Canberra for a much-needed getaway. We needed somewhere luxurious, quiet and secluded...
More farmers give ‘greenie’ science the thumbs up
Environment
Farmers are increasingly turning to environmental science to find practical ways of improving soils and productivity. A key breakthrough has been river and creek restoration which is resulting in healthier pastures and less erosion. And while fencing off waterways and replanting native vegetation was once viewed with suspicion and, perhaps, labelled as ‘greenie science’, it is now gaining wider acceptance...
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