Health & Wellbeing

Time shift: the wonder of Kosciuszko’s caves. By Kate Burke
Environment
In an already diverse landscape, Yarrangobilly Caves adds an x-factor to South East NSW that is rare and special. Despite being brought up Catholic, I haven’t had religion for a long while. Still, I remember fondly the time spent in old, cool churches – the smell of stone, the peace, the sense of endless time. The late folk singer Michael Kennedy...
Merimbula twins to stage ‘Oprah the Opera’ in San Francisco
Arts & Culture
Twin brothers from Merimbula have crafted a musical about one of the best-known and most influential women in the world, but its just one of a number of productions launching in 2018 for the Willis boys. 'Oprah the Opera' will open in San Francisco during the second half of 2018 and charts the life of America media proprietor, talk show host,...
Podcast 19 – Eurobodalla Youth Forum
Arts & Culture
Some school holiday listening this time around. During Local Government Week recently, Eurobodalla Shire Council made space for the youth of the shire. Senior students from Carroll College and St Peter’s Anglican College at Broulee, and Batemans Bay High School were given time to address Council – including Mayor, Liz Innes and Deputy Mayor, Anthony Mayne. One of the Shire’s...
Coasties farewell Tassie ahead of Karl Posselt Cup weekend
Sport
Months of training and fundraising have come together for fourteen lads from the Bega Valley and Eastern Victoria competing in the Launceston Soccer Tournament last weekend (Sept 22,23,24) in Tasmania. The group of thirteen-year olds came from Bega, Merimbula, Eden, and Mallacoota, playing in the sky-blue jersey of the Far South Coast Soccer Association (FSCSA). It’s been somewhat of a...
Podcast 18 – a local perspective on feminism in the 21st century
Arts & Culture
In the depths of a Bega winter around 70 people turned out to the Bega Campus of the University of Wollongong to hear a local perspective on Feminism in the 21st Century. Local writers group Mnemosyne posed the question – ‘Is feminism still relevant?’ A lively discussion followed. Your host will introduce you to the panel and the meaning of...
Eddie Blewett and his community point to ‘The Power of One’
Health & Wellbeing
This time last week I was witness to the most amazing thing. A fourteen year old boy went to Canberra and caught the ear of national media and the alternative government. Last Tuesday's 'event' on the lawn in front of Parliament House was born from Eddie Blewett's experience 12 months prior. Eddie and his two mums traveled from their home...
A look at what’s to come – the Tathra to Bega Community Bike Ride
Environment
A Community Bike Ride from Tathra to Bega later this month will showcase the vision and potential of the ambitious plan to build a permanent track between the two towns. Over $3 million in State Government funding earlier this year has turned the idea into a reality. “We’ve been talking about this for a long time so to secure this...
South East girls claim soccer and rugby union titles
Health & Wellbeing
The under 12 Cooma Tigers Soccer Team has taken out Division 3 of the Capital Football  Junior League, beating the Woden Valley Wanders 2-0. Under the guidance of coach Lucas Cattell, the team only came together at the beginning of the season, what makes the weekends win all the more astounding is that the team has 10 girls and four...
Small communities represented on new Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Arts & Culture
Small towns have made their presence felt after the first flush of counting in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council election. Just over 10,200 of yesterday's votes have been counted at this point, with 11 new councillor positions to be decided from a field of 27 candidates. Former Bombala Mayor and grazier Bob Stewart has polled the most votes with 1,447, followed...
Fire danger signs – Who changes them? What do they mean?
Environment
The truth behind the workings of the region's 'Fire Danger Rating Signs' isn't as colourful as I'd hoped. However, it is another indicator of the commitment and dedication of the Rural Fire Service in South East NSW and a reminder of the devastating potential that exists in the environment we live in. Where ever I travel these signs of green,...
Tathra’s Eddie Blewett returns to Canberra – we’ve got ya back Eddie!
Health & Wellbeing
In September 2016 Tathra’s Eddie Blewett stole Question Time in the Federal Parliament. Eddie travelled to Canberra with his mums Claire Blewett and Neroli Dickson and other Rainbow Families asking MP’s to stop the plebiscite on same sex marriage and to have a free vote in Parliament. Among the politicians they met was deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek, who took...
Postcard 4 from Timor Leste – Natarbora. By Tim Holt
Arts & Culture
Wednesday dawns, I’ve woken early to the deep throated chanting from the nearby mosque that melds into early morning prayer and song from the Catholic Sisters at Fatuhada. Ahead lies the 150 kilometres to Natarbora, it doesn’t sound far, but from Dave’s experience, it will be a long and painful trip. This morning though we are feeling somewhat reassured that...
Making an informed choice for Snowy Monaro Regional Council this Saturday
Arts & Culture
A new era in Local Government is set to bloom with elections for Snowy Monaro Regional Council this Saturday (September 9) ending 16 months of administration by former Cooma Mayor, Dean Lynch. Pre-Poll voting is already underway at Jindabyne, Berridale, Cooma, and Bombala with 27 candidates contesting 11 positions in the merged council chamber. Familiar names on your ballot paper include Bob...
Where will the rainbow flag appear next in South East NSW?
Health & Wellbeing
A rainbow flag flying high above Cobargo Post Office this week seems to be part of a growing trend, with friends of About Regional also keen to raise the colours of gay pride in a show of support. The rainbow flag has been a symbol of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pride and advocacy since the late 70’s. San Francisco...
Eurobodalla protesters move in on Member for Gilmore
Health & Wellbeing
The Eurobodalla wing of the Refugee Action Collective held a protest today at the office of local MP Ann Sudmalis. The action was lead by Moruya's Bernie Richards who has almost 20 years experience with the Australian Federal Police and the Department of Immigration, including time as a Senior Investigator with the People Smuggling Strike Team. "I used to go...
Podcast 17 – Gabrielle Powell and the People of the Sun
Arts & Culture
https://vimeo.com/230550888 Gabrielle Powell is one of those familiar faces around Bega, but she has just had an experience that took her way beyond her Pedan Street base. For almost 11 years Gabrielle has been the manager of the town’s Women’s Resource Centre. With long service leave in her sails, Gabrielle took off for Malawi in South East Africa, a country...
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