Locals from South East NSW included on biggest Honours List ever
News
The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), has today announced 1400 awards in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. The Australia Day 2019 Honours List is the largest since the Order of Australia was established in 1975. These awards recognise the contributions and service of outstanding individuals...
Liberals should have acted months ago to control Gilmore rift
Opinion
It seems Ann Sudmalis' 'mates' in the Liberal Party have finally stepped up and acted against the betrayal she says forced her resignation from parliament. Resigning in spectacular fashion last September, the Member for Gilmore labelled some within her party as bullies and backstabbers. Speaking on the floor of Parliament last September, Ms Sudmalis said she felt let down by...
Abseiling, drones and all-terrain vehicles used in ACT’s fight against invasive weeds
News
Abseilers, volunteers, drones and all-terrain vehicles are on the frontline of efforts to battle invasive weeds in the ACT with concerns that they are threatening biodiversity and increasing fire danger. In their sights are invasive weeds such as the serrated tussock, African lovegrass and St John’s wort while rare wildflowers being protected range from the swamp violet in Southern Namadgi...
‘Living funeral’ held in Tilba for member of stolen generation
Community
The lawn in front of Apma Indigenous Gallery in Tilba is covered with people wearing red - red dresses, red shirts, even a woolly red and black footy scarf, despite the warm day.  Red is worn by over a hundred revellers to honour and celebrate the "life, times and escapades" of Glen Atkinson, who has terminal liver cancer, as part of...
Local Liberals concede Gilmore is a mess as federal election looms
News
Listening to the radio this morning, grassroots Liberals in Gilmore sounded heartbroken - like their footy team had just lost the grand final. "It's an absolutely idiotic decision and I really feel for Grant cause he is a genuinely fantastic guy," - David Gregory, President (resigned) of the Liberal Party Berry said, speaking to ABC Radio. Also speaking to ABC Radio,...
Truck rollover causes traffic chaos on Hume Highway
News
The southbound lanes of the Hume Highway are blocked after a truck rolled over on the Hume Highway south of Goulburn in the early hours of the morning. According to NSW Police, the heavy B-double truck rolled one kilometre east of the Cullerin Road near Breadalbane around 3:30 am. The male truck driver was uninjured. The rollover caused a second accident...
Bombala Infants School to become arts, innovation, community hub
Arts & Culture
The historic Bombala Infants School will be reborn as the Bombala Arts and Innovation Centre, fulfiling a longheld vision of the local community. The 146-year-old building sits high on Wellington Street and has been crying out for a purpose since it's closure as a primary school in the mid-1990s and in more recent years, a TAFE campus. Locals were taken by surprise when...
South East NSW and ACT included on “factory farms and slaughterhouse” map
News
Farms across Southern New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory have been listed on the animal rights-inspired 'Aussie Farms Map', but those named are suggesting the listing is as good as defamation. With links to Animal Liberation Australia, the Aussie Farms Map is said to be "a comprehensive, interactive map of factory farms, slaughterhouses and other animal exploitation facilities across...
South Pambula crash claims local mans life
News
An accident involving a cement truck at South Pambula has claimed the life of a 45-year-old local man. Shortly before 2 pm today (January 22) emergency services were called to a head-on collision on Mount Darragh Road, approximately 3 km west of the Princes Highway. The driver of the Mitsubishi Mirage, a 45-year-old Nethercote man, died at the scene. The driver...
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...
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