More Bombala sewer investigation works this week
Community
More attention for Bombala's sewer network this week with Snowy Monaro Regional Council engaging GHD Pty Ltd as the design consultant for the replacement of a major sewage pumping station in the town. This contract involves both an options study and detailed design of the sewerage network in Bombala, including the Timor Street pumping station and associated network upgrades. As part of the...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Hugh Mackay, Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher
Podcast
Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher, Hugh Mackay, believes something is wrong with our nation and in the lives of its citizens. At the inaugural Festival of Open Minds in September 2018, Hugh came to Bega to explain what and why, but more importantly how he thinks we can change for the better. "It's at the local level that...
Snow and polar blast headed our way, winter hanging on
News
Don't put away your puffer jackets just yet! Early spring blossoms across South East NSW are about to be challenged by a polar blast that will shatter the idea that the region is moving towards spring, but will delight skiers. A deep cold front will focus its energy on Southern inland NSW on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, bringing the best...
Police investigating after driveby shooting in Murrumbateman
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Police are appealing for information after shots were fired into a Murrambateman house earlier this year, narrowly missing a man who was in the lounge room of his home. Around 10:30 pm on 12 March, police were called to a home on Jiparu Drive, Murrumbateman, following reports shots had been fired. A man, believed to be Jason O'Mara, ACT secretary...
Former ACT Attorney-General facing trial over national security charges
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Former ACT Attorney-General, deputy chief minister and barrister Bernard Collaery will face the ACT courts this week, where he will be charged with conspiracy for his role in advising an Australian secret agent and for speaking to the media about the matter. "Essentially, I will be in my own dock," he told Region Media.  Mr Collaery is the lawyer for...
Bega’s Soup Ute provides warmth and company each Thursday night
Community
I'm waiting for Chris Groninger at the bus stop opposite Centrelink in Bega on a chilly evening. Although dusk is falling, there is no sign of Chris or his Soup Ute until he suddenly pulls up alongside me and unceremoniously begins unloading a few boxes. "This is it, this is the Soup Ute," Chris says with a broad smile. "We...
Have you seen Abbey Yates? Missing from Yass since mid-July
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Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a girl missing from Yass for three weeks. Abbey Yates, just 15 years old, was last seen on Wednesday, July 17 at a friend’s home on Therry Street, Yass. Officers from Hume Police District were notified on Wednesday, July 24 and commenced their investigation to find her. "It is believed the girl...
Australia’s next supercomputer brings ten times more firepower to ANU
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Step aside Raijin, there is a new supercomputer in town. Australia is set to have a new supercomputer which will deliver a 10-fold increase in speed for Australian National University researchers thanks to a $70 million upgrade. Australia's current fastest supercomputer Raijin, which is also housed at ANU, began operating in 2013 but has been sliding down the global rankings in...
Light plane crash near Braidwood claims pilot’s life
News
Emergency services are at the scene of a light plane crash near Braidwood, where a man has lost his life. The plane came down just after 11 am this morning near the Nerriga Bridge, northeast of Braidwood and east of Lake George. A spokesperson for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has told Region Media that the two-seater plane was an...
Man in Sydney hospital after Pericoe domestic dispute
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Two men are recovering after what police have described as a domestic dispute on a property at Pericoe, west of Eden. Officers from the South Coast Police District were called to the remote rural location at about 6 pm on Saturday night (Aug 3). Local Rural Fire Service volunteers were already on scene, responding to what was initially thought to...
“Logging state forests close to settlements like Mogo is totally a lost opportunity” – NSW Greens
Environment
Ongoing logging in the Mogo State Forest, south of Batemans Bay is being monitored by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), amid calls to value and use local forests in new ways. “There’s so much more to gain from keeping our forests than destroying them,” says NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge. “Logging state forests close to settlements like Mogo is totally...
Old family determined to serve customers after Jindabyne blaze
News
A fire that burnt through most of Saturday night has destroyed a longstanding Jindabyne business, Leesville Laundromat, which services many of the region's tourist providers. Despite the setback, the owners say it will be business as usual this week. In a post on social media, owner Kylee Old says "We have outsourced the laundering of your linen to another laundry...
Now and then: The loads on Yass country roads
Community
Taking their team of 14 bullocks up Good Hope Hill near Yass in 1897, William Lawrence and his son Alf look to have stepped from Henry Lawson’s epic poem, The Teams, penned eight years earlier, that opens with a cloud of dust on the long white road. While many of the bush roads around Yass continue sending up a cloud...
Clyde Classic takes over Nelligen with exhaust fumes, passion & history
Community
The sun was shining, the smell of exhaust was in the air and the passion for all things motorised intoxicated the river village of Nelligen over the weekend. The Clyde River Classic car, bike and boat show attracted a bunch of colourful characters nursing self-confessed "car issues".  After buying his car 'Big Red' from a mate 12 years ago and...
Visionary Eden gathers to celebrate cruise milestone – new wharf open!
News
It feels odd to think and now say that concrete and steel can have warmth and heart - but the Eden community proved it so today at the opening of the port's $44 million cruise ship wharf. "From a youthful perspective, I believe this remarkable landmark in our town will make an innumerable number of strides towards boosting the economy,...
$1 million home to save rare pink-tailed worm lizard
News
On the border of NSW and the ACT lives a vulnerable little lizard. This lizard is no ordinary lizard; it's one of Australia's rarest reptiles - the pink-tailed worm lizard (Aprasia parapulchella). And thanks to generous developers, environmentalists and the NSW Government, the lizard will now have a $1 million home to protect it. Classified as vulnerable by the Australian Government, the...
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