Police investigate fire that destroyed two Narooma shops
News
A crime scene has been established on Noorooma Crescent at Narooma where a women's clothing store, 4HER, and hair salon, The Hair Room, were destroyed by fire. According to NSW Police, emergency services were alerted to a building fire on Noorooma Crescent at about 7:45 pm last night (20 September). The buildings were well alight by the time emergency services...
‘I have people telling me I should end my life’: Love Island and Farmer Wants a Wife stars call out online bullies
Health & Wellbeing
Two years on from his appearance on Love Island and Canberra electrician Grant Crapp still receives death threats on Instagram. "To this day, I have people telling me I should end my life for what I've done to women, that I shouldn't be breathing," he told Region Media. "I had one yesterday that said they wished they could drag me behind...
Taxi-driver sparks COVID-19 alert for Ulladulla, Batemans Bay
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A Sydney-based taxi driver who visited the South Coast while potentially infectious with COVID-19 has sparked the latest alert from NSW Health. The man visited a number of venues in Milton-Ulladulla earlier this month and also drove a taxi in parts of western and south western Sydney. He also visited the Wray St Oyster Shed in Batemans Bay between noon...
Colour the order of the day for historic flour mill
Arts & Culture
The Harden-Murrumburrah people have spoken and the historic flour mill that sits at the centre of the twin towns in the NSW South West Slopes is set for a colourful overhaul. Just last month About Regional brought you news of a project which would see the mill join six NSW counterparts as part of the Australian Silo Art Trail, with...
Transport for NSW suspends Goulburn-Canberra coach service
News
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has assured disappointed commuters that the Goulburn to Canberra coach service has been suspended and not cancelled by Transport for NSW. The service that runs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, leaving Goulburn at 9 am and departing from Canberra at 1.55 pm, will end on 30 September due to COVID-19. Only a handful of people were...
Burnt timber used to support Australia’s heritage fleet 
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Perhaps it was always destined for greatness, but the iconic Sugar Pine Walk forest plantation in Bago State Forest – near Batlow, Tumut and Tumbarumba – is now lying in wait for a future on the high seas. Just last week, a partnership between Forestry Corporation of NSW and Sydney Heritage Fleet saw a shipment of bushfire-salvaged timber delivered into...
John Barilaro temporarily steps down for mental health break
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Member for Eden-Monaro and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro will take the next four weeks away from politics to take care of his mental health. A spokesperson for Mr Barilaro told Region Media "it has been a big year for him" and that he made the decision after an equally big week in which he survived a no-confidence motion in the NSW...
Post-bushfire plantation recovery fast-tracked
Environment
Replanting of the state's softwood timber plantations that were destroyed in the Black Summer bushfires will be fast-tracked as part of a $46 million injection into the NSW forestry industry. Around 35,000 hectares of state-owned plantations, and 10,000 hectares of private plantations, were lost in the South West Slopes region during the past summer's bushfires. Significant damage was also caused...
Big rains are on their way, and there’ll be snow on the mountains
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The region will be awash with rain, thunderstorms and possible snowfalls as a band of low-pressure systems move across NSW and the ACT this weekend and early next week. While there won't be any return to winter temperatures, the trough will start to move across NSW on the weekend, bringing the risk of severe thunderstorms to the ACT region on Monday. There's...
Bega gets third mayor in five months
News
Bega Valley Shire Council has a new mayor, its third in five months. Councillor Russell Fitzpatrick was elected to the role at a meeting this week, and he will hold the position until the next council elections in September 2021. He defeated Councillor Robyn Bain by five votes to three – with Councillor Kristy McBain abstaining – in a ballot during...
Truck driver dies in crash on Hume Highway near Yass
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A man has died following a crash between two B-double trucks near Yass last night. About 10:15 pm, emergency services were called to the Hume Highway near Bowning after reports two trucks travelling south had crashed. One of the drivers died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified. Officers from the Hume Police District established a crime...
Googong residents not confident about school opening in 2022
News
Googong parent Candice Cox has already enrolled her son in a school at Queanbeyan on the assumption that the proposed new Googong Primary School won't be opened as promised in term one of 2022. Ms Cox said she is concerned by the wording of the latest media release from NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro on Tuesday (15...
Close encounter with great white shark sparks word of warning
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A south coast spearfisherman who came face-to-face with a great white shark has warned people against going in the water with the prevalence of sharks due to the current migration of whales. "It was right in front of me, about a car's length distance away, and not even moving, just staring straight at me," said Glen Thurston, a well-known former professional...
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