Batemans Bay Aboriginal women celebrates her first job – on the bridge
Community
At the tender age of 44, Vanessa Parsons has landed her first job and it's with an international civil construction company no less - John Holland. Vanessa is part of the new team building the $274 million Batemans Bay Bridge over the Clyde River. "It changed my life," Vanessa says. She starts her day by 'tapping on' at the works...
Man charged over alleged Batemans Bay bomb hoax
News
Remember the bomb hoax in Batemans Bay earlier this year? Perhaps you were caught up in it. A weird day that saw the normally calm routine of the seaside town tipped upside down. Following an ongoing investigation, police announced a breakthrough this afternoon with a local man arrested. As reported by Region Media at the time, shortly after 8.30 am...
Extra payday for Active Kids in Southern NSW
Sport
An extra payday for active, creative kids in Southern New South Wales, with each school-enrolled child now able to access two $100 Active Kids Vouchers. Member for Monaro John Barilaro says the popular program has been extended to help kids stay active all year long. “We all know kids want to play sport and keep active with their friends and...
Donations lead to a brighter ‘Horizon’ at Bega Women’s Resource Centre
Community
Editor's note: A trolley full of food, personal care items, bedding and blankets was a very welcome sight for Women’s Resource Centre Coordinator Jane Hughes when she entered the Bega branch of the Horizon Credit Union. Jane wrote to About Regional to express her gratitude. The items had been collected by Horizon staff and donated by Horizon customers in a...
Chalk and Cheese to be served at The Bas in Moruya
Arts & Culture
Lesley Whale and Keedah Throssell are in for a surprise when their new exhibition opens at The Bas on Friday. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Arts Coordinator Indi Carmichael explains that Lesley and Keedah are each making a secret portrait of the other. “It won’t only be attendees who should prepare to have their cages rattled. To be unveiled on opening night, the portraits will...
RFS urges caution and vigilance ahead of strong winds
News
The Rural Fire Service through the Snowy Monaro, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley is asking residents to cancel any plans to start new fires and check any old burns given the strength of winds forecast for the rest of the week. "Revised forecasts by the Bureau of Meteorology indicate there will be strong winds and low relative humidity from Thursday through...
Perisher chef returns to where he fell in order to stand again
Community
"In Taiwan, we say stand up from where you are falling," says Shen Lo. It's taken three years, but Shen, 28, has recently returned to where he fell during a serious snowboarding accident in 2016 to reclaim the life which was interrupted. The 2019 ski season brings Shen back to Perisher and a job as a chef at The Sundeck Hotel....
Plan ahead to avoid significant closure of Princes Highway at Quaama
News
Motorists on the Far South Coast are being asked to plan ahead to avoid being delayed by significant upcoming closures of the Princes Highway between Bega and Cobargo. The Dry River Bridge at Quaama, known as a shady resting place for travelers or as a toilet stop for families needs to be closed for essential maintenance work. A Transport for...
Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Surf Life Savers in running for NSW Awards of Excellence
Community
A field of 177 finalists has been named in the 2019 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence - including a swag from the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley. The awards highlight Surf Life Saving's best and brightest. The ceremony on August 31 looks to take these hardworking boys, girls, men and women from the sands of their home beach to...
Ball rolling on more before and after school care in NSW. Have your say!
News
One of the big-ticket election promises headed into the New South Wales Election came from Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian - "before and after school care will be made available to all parents with children at public primary schools by 2021 under a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government." With election day behind them, the reelected Coalition Government is moving ahead on...
New police boss for Southern NSW
News
Southern NSW has a new police chief with Deputy Commissioner Gary Worboys APM announcing Assistant Commissioner Joe Cassar as the new Region Commander for Southern Region Command. Assistant Commissioner Cassar joined the NSW Police Force in 1987 and was initially posted to Goulburn and Wollongong on general duties. He achieved his Detective designation in 1992 and has worked in both local criminal investigations and...
Baby Karn, another chapter in Mogo’s 20 year giraffe breeding story
Community
A baby giraffe is comfortably settling in at Mogo Zoo, a testament to the success of the Zoo's breeding program and commitment to preserving a species that is fast facing the threat of extinction. Baby boy Karn was born late last month to Sharni. Karn is his mum's seventh baby and the latest arrival in Mogo's 20-year history with breeding...
Man dies at Kingsdale, near Goulburn in single-vehicle crash
News
Tragedy in the closing moments of Monday (July 8) with a man killed when his vehicle crashed into a tree near Goulburn. Police report, "just before midnight (July 8), a 51-year-old man was driving his vehicle south on Crookwell Road, Kingsdale, when the vehicle left the road and crashed into a tree." "The driver suffered serious head injuries and was...
Local funnyman coming home for Festival of Open Minds
What's On
Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall spent his teenage years in Tathra and went to uni to become an engineer. After working in the industry for a few years, he decided to swap steady, profitable work for life as a comedian, creating his first Melbourne Comedy Festival show in 2013 – and he hasn’t stopped since. And the secret to having a show at...
Group of men break into Snowy licensed premises, drink alcohol
News
A group of men will face Cooma Local Court over a break-in in the Snowy Mountains at the weekend. Around 1:55 am on Saturday night (6 July), it is alleged that five men broke into a licensed premises. While on the premises, the men allegedly helped themselves to alcohol as well as stealing more alcohol prior to leaving. Police investigations...
Rex still flying with the blessing of airline safety regulator
News
The regulator tasked with keeping Australia's skies safe has backed Regional Express Airlines (Rex) saying, "it has no current issues with the safety of Rex aircraft." The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) launched an audit of the airline, which flies in and out of Moruya, Merimbula and Cooma airports on a daily basis, after media reports earlier this month claiming a...
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