TAFE InfoFest at Bega, Cooma, Moruya, Batemans Bay
Economy
As school leavers consider their career options in 2019, local TAFE campuses are throwing open their doors this week for 'InfoFest' a showcase of the job pathways offered by TAFE NSW locally. Significant change within TAFE in recent years and the announcement of a new TAFE campus and Connected Learning Centre for Bega has brought the educational offering and recoursing of the...
Famous Canberra jewellers bring sparkle to Kings Highway, Braidwood
Economy
Braidwood now has an extra shine. The heritage-listed town has long been known as the jewel in the crown of the Kings Highway, but now Braidwood is really sparkling with the arrival of the Thompson family jewellery store in the main street. Having closed their famous Manuka store ‘Briolette’ last year, Diana Thompson, son Travis and his partner Jodie have...
Berridale, Dalgety, Adaminaby asked to comment on future of Jindabyne
News
Jindabyne’s neighbours are invited have their say on the town's future later this week with another round of discussion tied to the Go Jindabyne Masterplan. A series of community meetings will be held in Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby on Thursday and Friday (January 24/25). The visit is a follow up to what has been described as a highly productive initial round...
Cuttagee mum one of 15 national peer-to-peer birth trauma volunteers
Health & Wellbeing
What happened when Reka Upward gave birth to her daughter three years ago was "pure bad luck," Upward says. The baby curled an arm around her own neck during the long labor and as a result, became stuck, requiring a ventouse extraction and an episiotomy to come into the world. The results left Upward and her daughter alive, but not...
2019 Tathra Wharf to Waves – the biggest ever. PHOTO GALLERY
Community
The good days in Tathra will always outnumber the bad days. But in the last 12 months, the bad days have weighed heavily on this town of 1,657 people. The bushfires of March 18, 2018, have left a permanent mark on Tathra. Sixty-five homes were destroyed and the bushland that sits to the west of the town's famous beach will...
Former AFP detective, Hilltops Councillor and farmer rolls her sleeves up for Goulburn
News
The newly-minted Liberal Party candidate for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, joined the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on a promised spending spree through the electorate this week – in the epicentre of the seat an extra $30 million for the Goulburn Base Hospital redevelopment, while to the north in the Southern Highlands, upgrades and accessibility for the Moss Vale train station. Later...
94 year old dies after Tuross Head car crash
News
An elderly man lost his life suddenly on Saturday (January 19) following a single-vehicle crash at Tuross Head. Just after 9 am, emergency services were called to the intersection of Jellico and Craddock Roads, within the idyllic village south of Moruya. Police report, the 94-year-old was trapped behind the wheel of his Peugeot sedan after it left the road and...
Regional Gallery and Old Hospital should consider marriage – Constance
News
Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has raised the idea of moving the Bega Valley Regional Gallery to the 'old old' Bega Hospital site as a way of advancing cultural tourism and his government's position on funding these two significant funding applications. The suggestion comes in the wake of failed attempts to access the NSW Government's Regional Cultural Fund. Bega Valley Shire Council...
Singed Sisters almost a sell out as lessons of bushfire are shared
Community
Bushfire is such an ever-present fear and risk across Southern NSW and the ACT. The experience of those who have been through such an experience is priceless to those who have not. Do you know what you would do or how you would react? And then comes the recovery and the rebuilding of lives and homes. Learning the lessons from...
Council working to get Littleton Gardens fountain firing again
News
As temperatures across New South Wales spiked and turned ugly this week, families in Bega looked on at the town's water feature hoping it would spring to life and afford some relief from those baking days. The Dr McKee Memorial Fountain has been a feature of the Bega CBD since 1967. First erected outside the old Bega Town Hall, and...
Earthquake tremor felt in Canberra
News
A minor earthquake has shaken some parts of Canberra this morning. Geoscience Australia has registered a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been in the Canberra region at a depth of 10km. The main shock appears to have occurred at 10:05 am. Earthquake scientist Marion Leiba observed the quake and an aftershock on her home seismograph in Kambah and says "it was...
Stage two of Pambula Hospital upgrade to be completed by May
Health & Wellbeing
Stage two of the renovation and rejuvenation of Pambula Hospital starts next month with the promise of a more comfortable environment for patients and staff. Stage 1 last year included a new main entry and reception, a refurbished Assessment, Treatment and Care Clinic, treatment spaces, bathroom facilities, and an exercise room. Pambula Hospital Acting Nurse Manager Kelly Jurd says, “The initial work...
Snowy Monaro firefighters respond to lightning strikes, more possible
News
Firefighters across the Snowy Monaro are responding to a number of lightning strikes that have sparked more than 20 bushfires in the last 24 hours. Crews from the National Parks and Wildlife Service along with the Rural Fire Service and private landholders are actively working in a number of locations ahead of more forecast thunderstorms. Fred Nichols from Monaro Rural Fire...
Work starts on new Bungendore Ambulance Station
Health & Wellbeing
A hole in the ground this week signals a start to construction works on the new NSW Ambulance station at Bungendore. Member for Monaro, John Barilaro turned the first sod on Monday (14 January) alongside some of those who signed a community petition calling for the facility. Over 2000 people signed the petition which called for a more local service rather...
Jindabyne’s Brad Cox back at Tamworth but already a winner
Arts & Culture
Jindabyne's Brad Cox is back at the Tamworth Country Music Festival hoping to repeat last year's success but at the same time happy just to be playing music and hanging with mates. About this time last year, the then 22-year-old won the 39th Toyota Star Maker talent quest launching him into a year he describes as a rollercoaster. "My brain is...
Wow! Check out the new Centennial Park playground in Cooma
Community
One of the Snowy Monaro's busiest playgrounds is set for a major upgrade which is sure to delight local and visiting families. Work will start at the end of the month on a project that will take the Centennial Park playground and the kids who love it higher into Cooma's famous big blue skies. Once complete, the playground, which is...
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