Is the Big Tulip the next big thing in Australia?
Arts & Culture
The Sunshine Coast has the Big Pineapple, Coffs Harbour has the Big Banana and Goulburn has the Big Merino and now Mittagong in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales wants to claim the next big thing. Online travel site Wotif has launched a competition to decide on and gift Australia’s next ‘big thing’ and after a two-week nationwide search that...
Canberra’s 10 most dangerous roads revealed – Monaro Highway the worst
News
Canberra’s top 10 most dangerous roads for motor vehicle accidents have been revealed, with the Monaro Highway in Hume heading the list. According to the latest crash data from car insurer AAMI, Fyshwick’s Canberra Avenue is the city’s second most dangerous road after being knocked from the top spot it has held for the past three years. AAMI spokesperson Ms...
Remote Snowy Mountains garden featured in new book ‘Gardens on the Edge’
Arts & Culture
A property in southern Monaro on the edge of Australia’s greatest engineering project, the Snowy Mountains Scheme, has been featured in a new book exploring 18 Australian gardens that are defined by extraordinary horizons. The 290-hectare Craigie Station owned by Normie and Jule Craig is included in Gardens on the Edge by gardening writer Christine Reid who unveils the story...
Bega’s Anne Moore recognised for her decades with Girl Guides
Community
Bega's Anne Moore has been recognised for her 45 years of leadership and participation in the Girl Guides movement. "I started as a leader when I was 17, so you do the maths," laughs Anne. Anne's participation goes back even further, with her mum starting a Brownie group in western Sydney that Anne joined when she was 7 years old....
Eurobodalla Shire Councillor to stand for Greens in Eden-Monaro
News
Eurobodalla Shire Councillor Patrick McGinlay has been selected to stand for the Greens in the key seat of Eden-Monaro at the federal election due next year. Mr McGinlay is a graduate of the ANU and has had extensive management experience in all three tiers of government - Federal, State and Local - as well as in the private sector running his own consultancy...
Meet Googong’s local fire heroes at Rural Fire Service Open Day
Community
If your kids have always dreamed of climbing a fire ladder, trying out the giant hose or checking your handle on the emergency radio, then take them to the NSW Rural Fire Service Community Open Day at Googong this Saturday (6 October). Bring the family to meet some amazing local heroes, try their protective gear on for size and hear...
Police investigating suspicious bushfires at Ulladulla
News
With local anxiety about the bushfire season already running at 11 out of 10, officers from the South Coast Police District are appealing to the public for assistance in relation to a number of suspicious fires in the Ulladulla area. Local police, with the assistance from the Arson Unit, have commenced an investigation into nine bushfires believed to have been deliberately...
Eurobodalla Council planning for a future with flying foxes
Environment
The Eurobodalla's relationship with Flying  Foxes is again up for discussion as Eurobodalla Shire Council moves ahead with it's Flying Fox Management Plan. The draft plan is open for public comment until the end of October and has been informed by a recent online survey, interviews, and workshops with stakeholders and residents. Central to this work and discussion is the...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Zachary Sequoia, digital innovator and serial entrepreneur
Podcast
Zachary Sequoia is an innovator and serial entrepreneur who has worked within the digital technology industry since the mid-1990’s starting in San Francisco. For the last 20 years, he has worked for some of the world’s best known digital brands on three different continents. At the Festival of Open Minds, he urged his audience of around 300 people to embrace...
Go beyond the gates at Government House this Saturday
What's On
For most, the closest you'll get to Government House is a bike ride around the lake or packaged highlights of newly sworn-in politicians on the nightly news. But this Saturday (October 6), you have the opportunity to go ‘beyond the gates’ at the end of Dunrossil Drive and discover the house and gardens of Australia’s Vice-Regal residence at the Government...
The ‘big’ and ‘little’ of the Eurobodalla’s Basil Sellers Art Prize
Arts & Culture
Three Moruya sisters have shone brightly in the 2018 Little Sellers Art Prize, as entries from NSW and the ACT for the 'big' Sellers are given more time. Josephine, Ruby and Alison Muller of Moruya Heads all won awards, while Josephine, 16, was named overall winner with her multi-media work 'In My Dream Anything Is Possible'. Now in its third...
MISSING – Batemans Bay’s Mitchell Glanville, can you help?
News
Batemans Bay Police are asking for your help and hoping the community might be able to help locate Mitchell Glanville. Mitchell is from Batemans Bay but is also known in the Mt Druitt area in western Sydney. Anyone with information is asked to contact Batemans Bay Police on 4472 0099 or Mt Druitt Police on 9675 0699 and quote E71119051.
Wake up call for boaties ahead of summer holidays
News
NSW Water Police have stopped nearly 500 vessels during a two-day marine compliance operation ahead of the peak boating season. Officers from the Marine Area Command conducted a high-visibility proactive operation on Saturday (September 29) and Sunday (September 30), targeting vessel safety, safe navigation, speeding, alcohol and drug-related crime and anti-social behaviour. During the operation, police conducted more than 470 marine random...
Baby at centre of viral video honouring South Coast firefighters finally home from hospital after 130 days
News
The premature baby boy at the centre of a moving video which honoured firefighters who fought to protect the family’s South Coast property has finally come home from hospital for the first time – 130 days after he was born. Little Latrell Paewhenua was 11 weeks early and weighed only 610 grams when he was born at the Royal Randwick...
Man who had not held a licence for 23 years caught behind the wheel in Queanbeyan
Community
A 45-year-old man who allegedly had not held a licence for 23 years was caught behind the wheel in Queanbeyan last Friday (28 September). During a five-day police operation targeting roads in Queanbeyan, Strike Force Puma - which was established this year to target high-risk traffic offenders and disqualified drivers - made several arrests, including a man who had not held a licence...
Bombala ‘Buddy Bench’ in place after garbage art win for Alex
Environment
A Bombala school student has made the most of a unique artistic opportunity, turning her local garbage truck into a billboard for the environment of the southern Monaro. Alex Reed, is the winner of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s Resource and Waste artwork competition. Her artwork is now proudly displayed on the side of the Remondis waste and recycling kerbside collection...
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