Kathleen McCann joins About Regional to get your garden growing.
Health & Wellbeing
The About Regional team just got bigger and smarter. Permaculturalist Kathleen McCann joins our ranks of collaborators under the banner of “growing food.” Kathleen started her business Luscious Landscapes in response to concern for the future of our natural environment and the sustainability of human life. She offers a different approach to garden and landscape design by using techniques and practices that...
Science Week feature – crocodiles just got scarier
Environment
Happy National Science Week! To celebrate, I thought I’d share with you an experience I had with one of Australia's most terrifying and magnificent creatures - the saltwater crocodile. There’s something about them that you might not know. Something that makes them even more mysterious, and admittedly; more bone-rattingly scary. But let’s start with a suspense-laden introduction. If you're like...
Hollywood opportunities for Bega Valley gamers and artists
Arts & Culture
A star gamer has been added to the line up for the upcoming Gamer Dev (development) Jam in Merimbula this September. Stephanie Bendixsen, the host of ABC TV's Good Game is coming to add her weight to a budding industry in the Bega Valley. Also known by her gamer tag 'Hex', Bendixsen has been host of the popular TV program...
Barry Humphries to tour Bega, Wagga, Cowra, Dubbo, Hawkesbury
Arts & Culture
Barry Humphries is and isn't coming to regional NSW. I hope you can forgive the click bait in the headline. Click bait has a tendency to let you down, but I am confident that the opportunity my Barry tease represents won't. Louise Hearman's winning portrait of this cultural icon will soon tour regional art gallery's as part of the 2016...
Taking the wide view: John Blay and the art of scientific discovery
Arts & Culture
“I think this is still a road,” Pete ponders as our 4WD tips forward almost perpendicular to the drainage ditch below. He was a child when the road was pushed through the Tantawangalo forest on the western side of the Bega Valley in NSW. He remembers it as a desecration. Yet here we are in our beast of a car, enjoying...
Finalists announced for Eurobodalla Business Awards
News
Finalists in eight categories have been announced for the inaugural Eurobodalla Business Awards. Thirty six businesses and business people from across the Eurobodalla will compete for the top honours at a gala dinner in Moruya on Friday 12 August. Over 70 entries were received, with the Excellence in Small or Home Based Business the most hotly contested category. The Eurobodalla’s...
About Regional announces partnership with Raisin
News
About Regional is taking a step forward, much sooner than I had anticipated. I’ve got that funny sick/excited feeling, but am pushing through it. I am very proud to announce a partnership with 'Raisin – Regional Science and Innovation.' Raisin is the baby of Candelo’s Kate Burke, yes singer and instrumentalist Kate Burke. Who knew a heart for science was keeping...
Bega left in the dark while votes are counted
News
Flicking off the lights at work on a Friday afternoon is one of life's simple pleasures. Perhaps only rivaled by turning off the lawn mower on a warm summer's day, and having the kids in bed asleep - finally! Staff in Peter Hendy's Bega Electorate Office switched off the lights on Friday July 1 after a long grueling Federal Election...
Calling all candidates – another Election Day is coming
News
The face of Local Government across regional towns in NSW will be decided this September. Although communities going through a council merger process will have to wait until September 2017. The ballot is a chance to shape your local Council for the next four years, with extra work and support being put in place to encourage a diverse mix of candidates...
A 30 year partnership between people and plants
Environment
The colour and distinctiveness of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens is matched only by the people who got it going and the people who keep it going today. Those people, the Friends of the Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens are celebrating 30 years of service in 2016. In keeping with the bottom up way the Gardens have been developed, any celebration...
Candelo activist gives Omid Masoumali a voice on Election Day
News
A regional voice from New South Wales has stepped forward in the final week of the Federal Election campaign, trying to bring clarity to one of the most toxic policy issues of our time. Kate Burke from the small village of Candelo in the Bega Valley, has form when it comes to Australia's treatment of refugees. In September of 2015,...
The power of two – what your second preference says on July 2
News
I love preferential voting. In a similar way to how I loved John Farnham through those "Whisperering Jack" and "Age of Reason" years. It's true, those pieces of vinyl are collecting dust these days but not my passion for numbering one to nine. As July 2 approaches I skipped with glee as I discovered the "How to Vote" cards of...
Vote 1 Costa Georgiadis
Arts & Culture
Wearing a t-shirt that said "Ask your teacher to take you outside" and accompanied by the sound of frogs enjoying recent rain,  the host of ABC TV's Gardening Australia has given some radical advice to the voters of Eden-Monaro. Costa Georgiadis didn't come to Bermagui with the intent of influencing voters in the July 2 Federal Election, but at his...
Sea-foam: What is it? Can it make you sick?
Environment
The sea-foam that has enveloped the New South Wales coastline these past few days can seem irresistible. Running through it you wish for some sort of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" moment, hoping to discover that the ocean has churned itself into marshmallow. Laughing and carrying on with the kids and dog, you soon find yourself in the middle of...
Move Parliament House to Bawley Point
News
I love that regional New South Wales is said to be the setting of Bill Shorten's epiphany and has perhaps helped turn the 2016 Federal Election into a contest. In Michael Gordon's article in Saturday's (May 28 2016) Sydney Morning Herald, "Faction man becomes the running man" the author and his subject - Bill Shorten, detail "a moment of clarity" on...
New focus for Bega photographers
Arts & Culture
Many will find it hard to imagine Bega's Fletchers Fotographics without Robert Hayson and Christine Murphy inside. With the business now in new hands it is only a matter of days before that becomes a reality. The sale opens new opportunities for the pair, some of which may or may not surprise and also offers a chance to reflect on...
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