Looking after country – fire comes back to Tathra to heal and safeguard
Community
Fire will be reintroduced to the Tathra landscape this week, 14 weeks after dozens of firefighters rushed to the town to try and extinguish flames that went on to destroy 65 homes and damage many more. Parts of the forest to the west of Tathra will be re-burnt by the Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council’s (Bega LALC) Cultural Burning Team...
Bullying from within – a top issue for women in local government
News
A Councillor from South East NSW has suggested that 'bullying' is an issue Local Government needs to address in order to protect existing women Councillors and encourage a new generation of leaders. Speaking on the opening morning of the National General Assembly of Local Government in Canberra, the Bega Valley Shire's Jo Dodds told the 875 delegates at the National Convention Centre...
Local Government from around Oz in Canberra to bang the drum
News
Mayors, Councilors, and senior staff from shires and cities across Australia are in Canberra for the Local Government sectors annual get together - The National General Assembly of Local Government. President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), David O'Loughlin says for more than two decades the Assembly has identified, examined, and debated the most important issues and challenges facing councils...
Canberra Airport builds export hub for regional producers
News
A South Australian freight handler is partnering with Canberra Airport to help produce from the ACT and Southern NSW to the tables of Asia and the Middle East and is keen to continue the airport's development as an export hub. Pak Fresh Handling has a strong track record in its home state, working with Adelaide Airport to handle the export...
Murramarang and Ben Boyd walking tracks to get a $12 million upgrade
Environment
Access to some of the region's special places is being improved with the NSW Government spending almost $12 million in Murramarang and Ben Boyd National Parks. $8 million will be spent on the Light to Light Walk that links Ben Boyd's Tower with the Greencape Lighthouse, south of Eden. It's money that will also allow walkers to push on to the...
River Cottage Australia host finds new work with ABC TV
Community
River Cottage Australia continues to build a fan base via SBS TV and showcase South East NSW to a national audience, but with just a hand full of episodes still to go to air, fans are asking what next? Tilba, on the Far South Coast of NSW was heartbroken when Keo Films and Foxtel announced in December 2016 that the show...
The June Long Weekend in South East NSW – told in photos
Community
South East NSW is a dynamic place to live and visit. Mine is a home of four seasons, of stunning landscapes, of creative people, of active people, people who do things and make things happen. Whether you live here or visit, South East NSW is a rich experience. Check out what the Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla, and Bega Valley got up...
Goulburn attracts investor attention
News
Goulburn is attracting attention not only for its strong housing and residential land market but also for industrial and commercial real estate, with investors moving to capitalise on its growth potential and affordability. In the past 12 months 553 houses have been sold in Goulburn with a median sale price of $408,000, up 6.96% annually. That rise is ahead of...
Wild horses that cross into ACT from Kosciuszko will be killed
News
Wild horses that cross into the ACT from Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, where culling has been halted, will be killed, according to ACT Parks and Conservation. Director of ACT Parks and Conservation Services, Daniel Iglesias said the ACT's threatened plants, animals and water catchment needed to be protected. “Heavy hoofed animals damage waterways, cause erosion and trample habitat....
Police warning about stolen working dogs in Southern NSW
News
Police from the Hume Police District are alerting dog owners in the area to be mindful of securing their working dogs, after three separate dog thefts in the Goulburn and Taralga areas over the last three weeks. The precious pooches that were pinched include, an eight-month-old, yellow and white-coloured male Kelpie and three five-month-old red Kelpie puppies. Two of the...
Tathra bushfire concert raises $160,000; get ready for “Band Together 2”
News
Band Together - The Tathra Bushfire Relief Concert has raised $160,000 for families at Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra recovering from the March 18 bushfires that destroyed 65 homes. An oversized cheque was presented to Mayor, Kristy McBain at the Jazz Festival Race Day at Sapphire Coast Turf Club, the donation taking the Mayor's Bushfire Appeal to $1.3 million. Just...
Do you know what happened to Jean Lecler? Eden asked to help
News
Detectives on the Far South Coast are hoping the community might be able to help them in their investigation into an incident at Eden that has left a man with life threating injuries. Police were called to Eden Gardens Country Club on the morning of Friday, May 25 after 62-year-old Jean Lecler was found in a creek with serious burns...
Canberra Raiders Centre of Excellence extends to Southern NSW
Sport
Rugby league talent from Southern NSW now has a clear path towards the big time with news that the Canberra Raiders long-held dream to develop a Centre of Excellence is going to happen. In this week's ACT Budget, the Barr Government allocated $5 million over three years towards a new state-of-the-art facility, NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John...
Domestic violence and firearm offences at Dalgety
News
A man is in custody at Cooma following a domestic violence incident at Dalgety in the Snowy Mountains. Just before midnight on Tuesday (June 5), police from Monaro Police District were called to a property south-east of Jindabyne, over an alleged domestic violence incident in which a woman was assaulted. On arrival, officers spoke to the woman at a nearby location...
Bega tragedy: Killed by his last offer of help, Rest in Peace Mick Horne
News
An offer of help and assistance by retired police officer Mick Horne has cost him his life. The 54-year-old Merimbula resident died in hospital yesterday following Friday evening's horrific attacks in Bega. Mr Horne retired as a Senior Constable in 2009 after serving at Bega Traffic & Highway Patrol Command. At about 3.30pm on Friday (June 1), 71-year-old Thomas Winner and...
Community concern results in new look platypus viewing platform at Bombala
Community
The platypus' of Bombala are real, something I think many struggle to believe. Snowy Monaro Regional Council is moving to make sure locals and visitors can fully appreciate the simple spectacle these freaks of nature offer at dawn and dusk. New plans have been released for community comment following disappointment with the work already done on the $50,000 riverside platypus viewing...
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