Bega Valley families helping tackle nappy waste problem
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Bega Valley locals are stepping up to find a solution for one of Australia's trickiest waste issues. Fifty families have just started a trial to test if compostable nappies and incontinence products can be added to the shire’s FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) bin collection service. Bega Valley Shire Council’s waste team is leading the trial with Tasmanian-based compostable nappy...
Rising UC enters Australian top 10 for first time in world rankings
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The University of Canberra is now a top 10 Australian university and is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for the first time, according to the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on Thursday (12 September). The University of Canberra (UC) is now placed 193rd in the world and 10th in Australia, continuing its rise up the global rankings. The Australian...
Heaviest snow falls in memory across Goulburn
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Goulburn has woken to one of the biggest snow falls in recent memory, with falls beginning at 11:00 pm on Monday and continuing until 7:30 am today. Mayor Bob Kirk, who lives on the edge of the historic city, says his place received about four inches or snow, and throughout the town a three-inch cover had settled. “It was a...
Council seeks comments for Braidwood skate park
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Ollies, nosegrinds and tailslides may soon be regular occurrences for skateboarders of Braidwood, with community feedback being sought for a potential skate park in the town. Separate designs have been prepared for two locations. One is at the Braidwood Recreation Ground, adjacent to the existing tennis court along Araluen Street and Recreation Ground Creek. The second is at Bicentennial Park on McKellar...
Planning Department continues review of Eurobodalla Rural Lands rules
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Eurobodalla Shire Council is still waiting for final approval from the NSW Planning Minister for its Rural Lands Strategy, despite the previous minister saying it would be among the first documents he signed after the state election. The then Minister Anthony Roberts visited the region in March. Mayor Liz Innes told Region Media at the time, “he was very clear in saying...
Winter isn’t done with us yet!
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Winter is not done yet, with a blustery cold front set to leave a coating of snow over the Brindabella ranges when tomorrow (September 17) morning. The Bureau of Meteorology says Canberra can expect two to five centimetres of snow above 1000 metres overnight on Monday and early Tuesday. "People will wake up to snow on the Brindabellas, but conditions...
Suspicious car fire near Batemans Bay, police investigating
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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a suspicious vehicle fire south of Batemans Bay earlier today. At about 1 pm (September 16) emergency services were alerted to a fire on Maulbrooks Road, Jeremadra. The blaze, which started as a vehicle fire, spread to surrounding bushland and was extinguished by officers from Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire...
Woman airlifted to hospital following single-vehicle crash near Yass
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A 62-year-old woman has been airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after a single-vehicle crash near Yass on Monday morning. Around 10:30 am, the woman was travelling north on the Hume Highway, north of the Yass Valley Way, when her vehicle left the road and crashed. The woman sustained serious injuries to her right arm and was taken to...
PODCAST – 2019 Festival of Open Minds, Panel of Oomph!
Podcast
The Festival of Open Minds held in Bega on Friday and Saturday (September 13 & 14) attracted some of the nation’s big thinkers to regional New South Wales, but loud in our mind is always making a place for local voices to take centre stage and add their own weight. The theme for Open Minds 2019 is ‘People With Oomph’...
Man dies after single-vehicle crash near Queanbeyan
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A man died earlier this morning after his car rolled onto its side in a remote area near Queanbeyan. Around 6:40 am, emergency services were called to Hoskinstown Road at Primrose Valley, 40 km south-east of Queanbeyan. A short time later, police arrived at the scene to find a sedan on its side, with a man trapped inside. He died at the...
Monaro Highway to be upgraded before 2020 ski season
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The ACT Government plans to upgrade two sections of Monaro Highway before Canberra heads south for next year's snow season, after yet another fatal crash on the busy highway. Transport Canberra and City Services has released a tender for the design and construction of Monaro Highway improvements, including construction of a two-kilometres of a northbound overtaking lane between Williamsdale Road...
Montague weed control works completed and ready for spring breeding
Environment
Nesting shorebirds on Montague Island are ready for human visitors, with this Eurobodalla gem open for tours again following a spring spruce up and some extra protection. National Parks and Wildlife Service Area Manager Alan Henderson says the island's annual August weed control and maintenance program is aimed at supporting nesting seabird habitat. "With amazing shorebirds on Montague Island, it's important...
Pacific Explorer – Eden’s first cruise ship to tie up at new wharf
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Sitting at Snug Cove, Eden with fish and chips and watching the machinations of a working port in the midst of a stunning coastal wilderness has been a simple pleasure for many for a long time. That spectacle was supercharged today with the first of 22 towering white cruise ships berthing at the town's new purpose-built wharf. The Eden community...
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