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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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"Kosciuszko Thredbo (KT) are prohibiting the use of toboggans or any like sliding devices across the entire resort area,'' the statement said. Is this an April Fools joke I thought to myself. Nope, for real, these 'fun police' have actually banned toboggans within their leasehold area (full policy below)***. Sometimes my wife says to me that 'if I keep shaking...
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A familiar face will continue to put the Sapphire Coast in front of people wanting a holiday, with Anthony Osborne selected to deliver tourism marketing services on behalf of the region until 2022. The future of the local industry was turned upside down in mid-April when About Regional reported that Sapphire Coast Tourism (SCT) would not tender for the new contract....
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An extraordinary chapter has been written in the recovery story for the Tathra, Reedy Swamp and Vimy Ridge communities. Close to 4,000 people packed the Sapphire Coast Turf Club yesterday and relished the spark delivered by a mix of performers across three stages. Talk of this day first started to bubble on social media less than 24 hours after 65 homes were...
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A final trial of new police cars is about to take to city and country roads as NSW Police finetune arrangments for BMW and Chrysler to take over from Holden and Ford. The BMW 530d and Chrysler 300c SRT Core will become a familiar sight for motorists as they take their place in the fleet of the Traffic and Highway Patrol...
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Geotechnical surveys at Mackay Park have begun as a final design for the much anticipated Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre moves forward. Batemans Bay residents and visitors might notice equipment on site for the next two weeks as Mogo-based Sea to Summit Drilling conducts borehole testing to assess ground conditions. The work is being overseen by the...
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