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...
Police association calls for nationwide action on mental health epidemic
News
The president of the Police Federation of Australia (PFA),  the national voice of Australian police, says there needs to be a concerted national action by all government and police departments to end the scourge of mental illness in the police force. PFA President Mark Carroll said that three police officers in Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland committed suicide in the...
NBN network coming to parts of Bega Valley this week
News
After ten years of public uncertainty and confusion, the National Broadband Network will extend its roll out around the Bega Valley this week, with homes at Berrambool, Merimbula, Mirador and Tura Beach able to access the network as of today (February 22). Pambula, Pambula Beach, and South Pambula will follow next month. On top of those advances, you may...
“I take cannabis.” – Amanda Dalziel
Opinion
Editors note: This week has seen renewed discussion about access to cannabis oil for the treatment of chronic health conditions. Two years ago the Therapeutic Goods Administration tried to bring security to the increasing trade, however, those who benefit from the therapy say those regulations make the oil hard to access, and that they still rely on the black market. The Bega Valley's...
ACT Government gives green light to pill testing at Groovin the Moo
News
The ACT Government has given the green light for a pill testing trial at the Groovin the Moo music festival at Exhibition Park in April, in the wake of five deaths at events elsewhere over the summer.. The trial will be run by Pill Testing Australia, the same group which ran the first trial that was held at last year’s...
Child left in parked vehicle for six hours at Yass
News
A small child has been treated in Yass District Hospital after reportedly being left on a childcare centres bus. Police say they were called to a local childcare centre just after 3 pm yesterday (February 20), after the child was found inside the parked vehicle. It’s alleged the two-year-old boy had been left in the vehicle unattended for approximately six...
How Bega secured the Raiders NRL trial game: The inside story
Sport
A few years ago the Raiders approached two promising young rugby league players from Wagga Wagga about coming to Canberra to train and play in the junior program. In theory, it should have been a straightforward exercise. It proved to be anything but that. This was due to the NSW Country Rugby League imposing a development fee on the club...
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