CRABS to add to Cooma’s weekend of music
Arts & Culture
As part of the Cooma Rotary Markets and building upon the success of the National Busking Championships, is the  Country, Roots and Blues (CRAB) Music Festival this Sunday (November 17) in Centennial Park, Cooma. Sunday's music caps of a big weekend in Cooma, and is a gentle come down from the high of Saturday's busking spectacular all over the Cooma...
Eurobodalla health improvements advance but patience and money still needed
News
Eurobodalla locals have been asked to be patient as health planners and project managers work on getting the region's new hospital "right". Pointing to $180 million worth of infrastructure works already underway at Goulburn, Cooma, and Yass hospitals, executives from Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD)  worked to reassure a crowd of around 80 people at the Batemans Bay Soldiers...
Son of prominent Canberra businessman charged with NT murder
News
A former Canberran and the son of a prominent Canberra businessman has been charged with the murder of a young Aboriginal man in Central Australia this week. Northern Territory policeman Constable Zachary Rolfe was charged on Wednesday (13 November) over the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Warlpiri man Kumanjayi Walker, who was shot dead at Yuendumu, about 300 kilometres from Alice...
NSW Coroner rejects call for inquest into Bega Valley road rage death
News
The NSW Coroner has rejected an application to review the road rage death of Merimbula cyclist David Brand, a decision his widow has labelled as expedient and hurtful. 72-year-old Mr Brand was killed while he rode his bicycle with friends on Mount Darragh Road at Lochiel between Eden and Pambula in 2018. While the incident happened on June 23, 2018, Mr...
Meriton confirms first foray into Canberra with 16-storey development
News
Canberra is to have its first five-star Meriton hotel, with plans released for a 16-storey, 250-suite development in Allara Street in the city. Billionaire developer Harry Triguboff acquired the 1734 square metre corner site at 40 Allara Street from Australian Unity for $23 million in July, saying at the time that going to the national capital was a logical progression for the...
Two arrested over supply of ice in Goulburn area
News
A man and a woman have been arrested in a carpark in Goulburn as part of investigations into the alleged supply of the drug 'ice' throughout the area. Shortly after 7:00 am yesterday (13 November), a 27-year-old woman was found with drugs allegedly in her possession. A 53-year-old man was also with the woman at the time. Shortly after, strike force...
“Entertaining our community is really the bottom line” –  Moruya’s Red Door Theatre launch new show this weekend
Arts & Culture
Moruya's Red Door Theatre Company is about to begin touring its fifth production. After forming in 2016, this passionate and committed theatre group have quickly developed a reputation for producing energetic and fun filled shows. "Entertaining our community is really the bottom line - no point us being there if there’s not an audience to enjoy it - and, let’s...
From Braidwood to Mogo, helping NSW farmers with Christmas cheer
News
Two old friends have joined a new national movement to spread a little Christmas cheer to rural women doing it tough around New South Wales. Helen Farley, of Braidwood and Theresa Matthews, of Mogo, are both collecting parcels for distribution by drought-relief organization Ladies of the Land, which delivers parcels of treats to women living and working on farms during...
Bega Valley police pursuit nabs two alleged thieves
News
Two men have been arrested following a pursuit in an allegedly stolen vehicle through southern parts of the Bega Valley. Police report that at "about 3.10 am today (November 13) a vehicle and amount of property was allegedly stolen from a government premises in Eden." "Officers attached to South Coast Police District commenced an investigation and located the driver and...
Indigenous blood samples begin long journey home
News
Sacred blood samples from the Galiwin'ku people of Elcho Island in Arnhem Land have started their long journey home after being housed at the ANU for more than 50 years. The 200 blood samples were collected in the 1960s after a typhoid outbreak on Elcho Island, and form part of the collection at the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics at ANU....
‘How Good is 2019!’ – Canberra political satire at Tanja this Sunday
Arts & Culture
We've almost survived 2019 and if you have spent it pouring over news stories full of angst and sadness, it might be time for a look in the rear vision mirror through the lens of comedy, because sometimes all you can do is laugh! Long-standing Canberra comedians John Shortis and Moya Simpson, who specialize in political satire, are coming to the...
Southern comfort for our northern brothers and sisters living with bushfire
News
The bushfire emergency across Northern New South Wales and Queensland is all too close for the communities of the Bega Valley. On one hellish afternoon in March 2018, 65 homes were destroyed in the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire. Like the current crisis, conditions at the time were described as "unprecedented". A handful of months later the communities...
Canberra writer makes a killing at British crime writer awards
News
The growing genre of Australian noir has been recognised internationally, with two Aussies winning daggers at the prestigious Crime Writers’ Associations (CWA) Awards in London. Canberran Chris Hammer, who picked up the John Creasey (New Blood) 2019 award for his crime-fiction debut novel Scrublands, is leading the international push by Australian crime stories, often set in country towns or unique...
Canberra’s oldest surviving businesses still going strong
Business
The call went out and the people replied. The Canberra Business Chamber has found the oldest businesses in Canberra, some 90 years old, making it one of the oldest businesses in the country. “We put a call out to Canberrans to help us identify the longest-lasting, oldest firms in town,” Chamber CEO Dr Michael Schaper said. “We were inundated with...
Snowy Monaro firefighters head to the danger zone
News
Snowy Monaro volunteer firefighters have headed north to help exhausted local firefighters ahead of today’s catastrophic fire conditions. Monaro District Inspector Langdon Gould says a Monaro Strike Team, with 16 personnel, flew to Coffs Harbour yesterday (November 11) morning to assist with the Clarence Valley fires near Grafton. “They were to leave this Thursday, but due to the forecast catastrophic...
On a windy Remembrance Day we acknowledge foes past and present
Community
The recently completed Tathra Memorial has observed its first Remembrance Day service. Allen Collins of the RSL (NSW Branch) and Councillor Liz Seckold struggled to keep hold of their programs and hats, Mr Collins telling me “we are honoured to be holding the first service here at the beautiful new memorial". Wendy Elliott is playing the flute for the hymns today,...
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