$200,000 Bega Cheese boost for Tulgeen’s supported housing dream
Business
Bega's Tulgeen Disability Services has bold ambitious plans to provide supported accommodation to people with disabilities, a vision that has just been backed by Bega Cheese with a $200,000 donation. This is the second time in as many years the dairy giant has boosted Tulgeen's coffers. Last year the company's annual corporate fundraiser contributed $100,000. Tulgeen's Chief Executive Officer Jen Russell...
‘Pay It Forward’ with Sapphire Community Pantry and Festival of Open Minds
Community
Regional communities are always making their own fun and shaping their own destiny. Not much happens without people coming together to make it so, that spirit is very much at play with the Festival of Open Minds. Tired of being on the end of a live stream or paying big bucks to travel to the city, and keen to add...
Worlds oldest culture mixes with Bermagui’s youngest in the garden – you are invited this weekend
Arts & Culture
There is a real thirst for a deeper knowledge and connection with local Aboriginal culture, experience and people. Events like the Giiyong Festival of 2018 in Eden attracted around 6,000 people and highlighted a genuine interest from across the community that on one level is tied up in ambitions about reconciliation but also and more simply - having fun and...
Wild ideas to save St John’s orphanage
Community
Western Sydney developer Ammar Khan says he has a redevelopment plan including a 156-unit, four-star hotel that would finance the restoration of St John’s old orphanage in Goulburn. Mr Khan, who attracted 2.6 per cent of the vote as an independent candidate for Chifley in 2016, says he took his plan to owner John Ferrara two years ago as well...
Police pursuit through Bega Valley & Monaro nabs driver on drug and traffic offences
News
A dramatic police pursuit across roads in the Bega Valley and Monaro has resulted in a man being charged with a range of offences. The saga starts at about 12.20 pm yesterday (June 19), when officers from Bega Highway Patrol were travelling east on Snowy Mountains Highway at Morans Crossing, west of Bega when they saw a vehicle allegedly travelling...
Police arrest man in Queanbeyan over frauds
News
A man wanted on outstanding warrants relating to fraud offences has been arrested at a motel on Crawford Street, Queanbeyan on Wednesday afternoon (19 June). Officers from Orana Mid-Western Police District had been searching for the man as they investigated several fraud incidents. It was alleged he had been scamming people out of money by purporting to sell electrical goods, before...
A painful reality: Why Canberrans are the second biggest opioid consumers in Australia
News
Canberrans' use of pharmaceutical opioids fentanyl and oxycodone is the second highest in the nation, according to a new report into wastewater from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. The latest findings from the commission reveal the use of pharmaceutical opioids spiked in many parts of the country with the ACT and Tasmania recording some of the largest increases. Data revealed that...
Cobargo’s Millie Boyle proves tough contender in lead-up to State of Origin debut
Sport
If Millie Boyle wasn't using her talents to pursue her league and union career, she might have had a successful career as a juggler, such is her skill of balancing her commitments in both sports. Boyle grew up playing rugby league in Cobargo with the Bermagui Eels before she switched to rugby union in high school because there was no...
NSW Budget wrap for Monaro and Far South Coast
News
This week's NSW Budget looks to make good on the swag of local election commitments announced in the run up to polling day last March. Deputy Premier and local member, John Barilaro has described Tuesday's news from Treasury as a "bucket of gold for the Monaro" while on the coast Roads and Transport Minister and Member for Bega, Andrew Constance...
Regional knowledge economy starts with skilled migration to the bush
News
A leading Australian economist has used the Australian Local Government Association's annual regional congress, held in Canberra, to fundamentally challenge popular beliefs about limiting immigration. Dr Peter Brain from National Economics, who prepared the annual State of the Regions report, says that parts of Australia are indeed full, but others are crying out for skilled migrants to build a knowledge-based economy...
Good times at Tilba deliver $$$ for community groups
Community
Not only was this year’s Tilba Festival a fantastic celebration of local music, culture and food but it has also delivered a welcome cash injection to the very fabric of the town, the community groups who get things done and have exciting project ideas for their community. Grant Harrison, President of the Festival Committee, has announced that the Tilba Primary...
Man arrested after gun fired at Goulburn home
News
Police have arrested a man in Sydney's west after he allegedly fired a gun at a home in Goulburn. Just before 8 pm on Sunday, June 9, police say a man went to a house on Strathallen Crescent, Goulburn. "The man knocked on the door of the home, and when nobody answered he allegedly produced a shortened firearm and fired...
Wow! Did you see Sam Stevenson on the telly last night?
News
Wow! Did you see Sam Stevenson on the telly last night? That moment where the voices of Vika and Linda rolled in behind one of our own - magic! I need to watch that again - goosebumps! "It was an amazing opportunity to be a part of," Sam says. "I got to sing with some of the best voices in...
NSW Labor leadeship ballot comes to the Bega Valley
News
Local Labor Party members have gathered to rekindle the fire on their ambitions in the wake of two crushing election defeats. Stoking the embers are the two people who wish to lead the party in New South Wales. Jodi McKay and Chris Minns are contesting the leadership of the NSW Labor Party, the winner will take the party to the...
Tim Costello to bring a world of experience to the Festival of Open Minds
News
When the Rev Tim Costello said "yes" to coming to Bega for the Festival of Open Minds the About Regional team did a little dance. Tim is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and a sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics - a person with serious oomph, and one we know will leave a mark...
Nerdy new neighbour at Boorowa brushes up on social skills
Best of Region
“G’day Stu. Reckon it’ll rain?’' You can almost hear the farmers drawl their universal greeting, no matter what time of the day, the season or indeed the location. But Stuart Brown’s reply will be unlike any other, as he meets his new and nearest neighbours in Boorowa, 100 kilometres north west of Canberra. The 290-hectare farm he is managing has...
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