Motoring

Get behind the wheel with free driving lessons in Tumut and Gundagai
Motoring
What do you do if you live out bush and struggle to understand the theory driving test or can't afford driving lessons? Getting to work, a hospital or the supermarket becomes a struggle but that's where people such as Brett Naden step in. He is a driving instructor with Birrang Enterprise Development Company which offers free driving lessons to regional...
Che bello! Hundreds of Italian cars set to roll into Queanbeyan Park
Motoring
It could well be the largest annual display of Italian vehicles in the world - certainly in the Southern Hemisphere - and it's coming to Queanbeyan this weekend. Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Fiats, Lancias, De Tomasos, Ducatis and other exotic cars, motorcycles and scooters from across south-east Australia will emerge from their garages and converge just over the ACT...
Tragic death of fiance inspires Maddie to campaign for level crossing safety
Community
Maddie Bott and Ethan Hunter were set to marry in Easter. This was their plan B wedding, having been forced to cancel their dream October 3, 2020 nuptials in Fiji due to COVID-19. Now there won’t be a wedding. Instead Maddie was forced to share her vows at Ethan’s funeral in Grenfell on March 8. It was a one-off trip...
Major works start on multi-million dollar Barton Highway duplication
News
The multi-million dollar Barton Highway duplication project has started with major work to build two new lanes northbound on the highway from south of the NSW-ACT border to the intersection of Rolfe Road. While initial preparation work on the $200 million project began last November, this week has seen the start of the construction work that will directly benefit the 13,000...
‘Y drive’ gears up for new learners in the Eurobodalla
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council’s innovative 'Y drive' program is back on the road, and the search is on for more volunteers willing to help disadvantaged learner drivers get their licence. 'Y drive' matches learner drivers who lack access to a vehicle or a qualified driver with a car to volunteer mentors to help them get the 120 hours’ driving experience needed...
Car enthusiasts in for a wheely good time at Queanbeyan Showground this Sunday
Motoring
Queanbeyan will come alive this weekend with more than 500 vehicles including antique and modified cars, trucks, motorbikes, and caravans descending on the showgrounds. The annual car show will be celebrating its 45th anniversary, and the fourth year it has been held over the border. It had previously been held on the lawns of Old Parliament House but after the...
French for a day: eating snails and driving a Peugeot
Motoring
I know this is cheesy, but I have a French car to test and will be taking it to a French restaurant. The car in question is the new Peugeot 508 GT Sportswagon and the restaurant is Le Tres Bon in Bungendore. Region Media's Genevieve Jacobs provided a snap-shot of the quaint town in her video tour a few weeks...
Fuel rises from the flames at East Lynne
Community
There’s a lot of love for this seemingly low-key service station on the Princes Highway, 15 minutes north of Batemans Bay. Fuel East Lynne has been a pie destination since the 1920s, but current owner Bede Cooper has injected a whole new flavour to the business. Purchasing it in December 2019, Bede moved down from Sydney's northern beaches. Setting up...
Moruya parents and carers workshop to help with learner driver instruction
Community
Eurobodalla Shire Council will host a free workshop to help parents and carers teach learner drivers. Council's road safety officer, Kate McDougall, said the practical workshop has tips for anyone who supervises L-platers. “They’ll leave with increased confidence, and a better understanding of the learner driver logbook, how to encourage safe driving, and be able to explain licensing provisions for...
Motorists can expect delays as Monaro Highway roadwork gets underway
News
Motorists can expect short delays as work has begun on the construction of a new overtaking lane on the Monaro Highway, north of Baroona Road, Michelago. The $3.5 million project is expected to take four months to complete and will create a new northbound overtaking lane. Work will take place between 6:30 am and 6 pm on weekdays, and between...
Hunting big cats with another big cat
Motoring
The idea was brilliant. I would be driving a car named after a big cat through the national park, eyes peeled for the long-fabled big cats that stalk these parts. Over the years, hundreds of sightings have been reported in the forests of the ACT and NSW, but nothing scientifically irrefutable has ever turned up. Until now ... It has...
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