Batemans Bay’s David Degning in court again 1 year after Dutton lock up
News
Batemans Bay's David Degning had a rare moment in the outside world yesterday attending the Federal Court in Sydney in another attempt to avoid being deported to the United Kingdom. Mr Degning has been in the Villawood Immigration Detention Centre since January 25 last year. Life for Mr Degning and his family was turned upside down at dawn on that day when...
Pumped hydro now part of Australia’s future, green light for Snowy 2.0
News
Momentum around Snowy 2.0 keeps gathering speed with the Morrison Government today approving the revitalised pumped hydro scheme as part of its renewable energy plans for Australia’s future energy mix. "The Government is pleased to announce shareholder approval has been given for Snowy Hydro Limited to proceed with Snowy 2.0," Prime Minister, Scott Morrison says. The next step in the historic project was...
ACT to get its own Coat of Arms, but what will it look like?
News
Now that the battle between the Eastern Bettong and the Southern Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby for the title of ACT’s new mammal emblem has been fought and won, the ACT Government has turned its attention to the ACT's Coat of Arms - or lack thereof. It was only during the search for the ACT's mammal emblem that it was discovered that the...
Big parties commit to Bega Valley sporting upgrades
Sport
The two big parties contesting the March 23 NSW Election have made commitments to Bega Valley sporting facilities four weeks out from polling day. The Liberal Member for Bega, Andrew Constance has announced $13.5 million for the Bega Sporting Complex, the Pambula Beach Sporting Complex and Merimbula Basketball Courts. “At a time where being active is on everyone’s radar and...
Dollars flow up to the mountains ahead of March 23 NSW Election
News
The gateway to the NSW Snowy Mountains is booming, and Jindabyne, in the Deputy Premier’s seat of Monaro is seeing enormous amounts of promised investment. On Saturday the Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro, committed almost $70 million worth of infrastructure projects for Jindabyne if re-elected on March 23. Mr Barilaro said the Liberal and National Government “will...
Bega’s Two Sheds Workshop expanding into Canberra
Community
Following the success of her Two Sheds woodworking workshop for women and children in Bega, Jo Saccomani is expanding her business to Wanniassa in Canberra with hopes of also expanding the visibility of female tradespeople. 'Women make up less than two per cent of tradespeople in Australia," Jo says."And so what we're doing is teaching women woodwork to change the...
Pilot’s “miracle” escape from plane crash near Bungendore
News
A 49-year-old pilot’s escape from the crash of a two-seater plane near Bungendore on the weekend has been hailed as “nothing short of a miracle”. Emergency services were called to the crash site at a private property on Currandooley Road, north of Bungendore, about 11.20 am on Saturday (23 February) where they found that the pilot had already removed himself...
Grant helps Tallagandra Hill winery to offer overnight stays
Food & Wine
Gundaroo winery Tallagandra Hill will soon be able to cater for overnight visitors, thanks to a NSW Government grant to help build three new cottages. Member for Goulburn Pru Goward joined Liberal Candidate for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman to announce the $150,000 grant from the NSW Government’s Regional Tourism Fund. “Located in the beautiful Yass Valley, Tallagandra Hill Winery is one...
Why did organisers allow a Right to Life stall at the Multicultural Festival?
News
The ACT Right to Life stall at the Multicultural Festival that showed a model of foetuses in the womb at different stages of development and photos of an unborn baby's feet is causing a stir in the local community, provoking a petition for the ACT government to ban the organisation from the event. The petition, which was started by Jess Chalker, said...
Major works start on new Batemans Bay Bridge
News
“Today we celebrated two major milestones for the Batemans Bay Bridge project, the opening of a new facility to help inspire and empower the future skills base for the South Coast, and the start of major work on the bridge,” says NSW Roads, Maritime and Freight Minister, Melinda Pavey. Major work on the new Batemans Bay Bridge is underway with the...
A day at the footy –  small gestures, but lasting moments
Sport
Editors note: When 'big city sport' comes to the country something other than 'just a game' unfolds. Steve and Ryan Judd have captured that beautifully for you and Region Media. Steve is a local police officer and Ryan is a year eight high school student who loves a ball. This father and son ran with our brief - cover the...
Ricky Stuart Foundation looks to open third centre in Queanbeyan
News
The Ricky Stuart Foundation is looking to open a third respite centre for people with autism and other disabilities across the ACT border in Queanbeyan. Having already established two respite houses - the Ricky Stuart House in Chifley and the Emma Ruby House in Cook, Canberra Raider's coach Ricky Stuart is now hoping to establish the same service in his...
The Bas opens in Moruya – “What a night for art in Eurobodalla!”
Arts & Culture
  “Wow! What a night for art in Eurobodalla!” With those words, Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes kicked off a big night of celebration with the opening of The Bas and the opening of the Basil Sellers Art Prize on Friday evening. Several hundred people packed the space adjacent to the Council Chambers in Moruya. The Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, AKA...
Eden timber jobs in limbo as change takes hold
Community
You'd be a cold fish not to have an emotional response to the powerful protest that lines the fence of Blue Ridge Hardwoods as you enter Eden. The detail behind it is more complex. Blue Ridge, the largest employer in Eden, has not been able to renew its exclusive wood supply agreement with the NSW Forestry Corporation, placing the future employment...
Eurobodalla solar group applauds focus on renewables in NSW Election
Environment
A community organisation with the goal of achieving a low carbon Eurobodalla has welcomed renewable energy commitments from both major parties in the run-up to the March 23 NSW Election. The South Coast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) has run solar bulk buys which have helped households with sufficient funds to cover the upfront costs to install rooftop solar. The Alliance...
Yass buffer zone freeze leaves border landholders out in cold
News
Nervous landholders in NSW are worried about possible government arrangements that will see them lose effective control of their properties, undermine land values and curtail rural development options. They are also concerned that urban development spreading from Canberra will destroy the character of the cross-border lands, arguing that a more sustainable approach would be to have small rural lots supporting...
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