Eastman trial: Jury unable to agree on verdict
News
The prospect of a hung jury is looming in the Eastman murder trial, with the trial judge sending the five women and seven men home early after hearing that they were unable to come to a unanimous verdict. David Harold Eastman is being tried in the ACT Supreme Court for the second time for the 1989 shooting murder of Australian...
Jindabyne’s future up for discussion as masterplan process starts
News
The Jindabyne business community has welcomed the State Government's commitment to revitalise the high country tourist town. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, and Minister for Planning and Housing, Anthony Roberts have launched the $2.4 million ‘Jindabyne 2036’ masterplan. “Jindabyne is the gateway to the beautiful Snowy Mountains, it is a thriving town with enormous potential for growth, and proper planning will...
New General Manager at Snowy Monaro Regional Council
News
  Snowy Monaro Regional Council has appointed a new General Manager. "I was impressed by the calibre of candidates for the role and I thank them for their applications. The number and quality of candidates shows the high regard that Snowy Monaro Regional Council is held in by Local Government professionals and the confidence they have in our future," says...
ACT’s hospital treatment costs top nation, says new report
News
A new report says it is more expensive to treat patients at the Canberra Hospital than any other major public hospital in the country, but ACT Health says it is making progress in reducing costs. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report Hospital Performance: Costs of acute admitted patients in public hospitals from 2012–13 to 2014–15 shows the Canberra Hospital...
Cobargo blacksmith takes time to forge a bond with the public
Arts & Culture
When Philippe Ravenel was fourteen and growing up in the Swiss village of Trelex, he went to Southern France and saw a blacksmith plaiting metal. “I saw his work and thought: ‘that’s what I want to do," Ravenel says during an open forge at his Cobargo property known as Galba Forge. After completing four years at a trade school in...
How about a hotel among the gum trees at the National Arboretum?
Environment
A new hotel, cabins among the trees and 50 newly planted zig-zag gardens in the central valley of the National Arboretum are all coming closer as the site grows faster than a rogue willow tree. And that means that what began as a patchwork of forests is rapidly changing shape as it expands commercially. The hotel idea isn't a new...
Eurobodalla to go to Level 2 water restrictions on December 1
News
The start of summer will see water restrictions in the Eurobodalla go up a notch, with Council enforcing level 2 restrictions from Saturday, December 1. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Infrastructure Services Director Warren Sharpe says the measures will help conserve the Eurobodalla’s water supply as the region moves into its highest water use period. “Council appreciates so many people in our community...
“Stop importing rubbish chipboard furniture” – Ulladulla’s Denise Joy
Arts & Culture
Shabby chic sea change style with a distinctly Australian vintage feel characterises Dee's Funk 'n' Junk shop in Ulladulla. Vintage, retro and 'grungescent' décor is arranged in vignettes that use every last centimetre of the old shed that contains the shop's treasures. Music from a vintage collection of LPs for sale is always playing in the shop, setting the atmosphere...
Deer hunting rules relaxed to assist farmers in Southern NSW
News
Some deer hunting regulations have been lifted across the New South Walse allowing licenced hunters to assist local farmers manage deer numbers on their property. Member for Monaro, John Barilaro says its a necessary step to help control wild deer populations at this dry time. “I’ve seen first-hand how much damage deer can cause to a property, and the suspension of deer...
Canberrans have a history of speeding and it’s only getting worse
News
If you think that too many Canberrans have a lead foot then the statistics back you up – and reveal that the situation is only getting worse. Data contained in the ACT Policing annual report for 2017-18 shows that Canberrans have a history of flouting speeding laws with almost one in four ACT residents (24.3 per cent) admitting to going...
Canberra astronomers witness the lights going out on nearby dwarf galaxy
Science
Astronomers from the Australian National University and the CSIRO have witnessed the slow death of a neighbouring dwarf galaxy, which is gradually losing its power to form stars. Thanks to the CSIRO’s powerful Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP), the astronomers have witnessed this death in the finest detail ever possible. A new peer-reviewed study published in Nature Astronomy uses...
Confusion reigns over My Health: what do you need to know?
Health & Wellbeing
There's been yet another last-minute change in the timeline for opting out of the My Health record, but it seems that many Canberrans and regional residents are still pretty confused about what they need to do and why. You now have until January 31 to decide whether you want to to have a My Health record. Designed to enable ease of...
Roll on out to Bowning on Sunday for the Rollonin Cafe’s Country Fair
What's On
The cries of 'Bail up! Bail up!' will resound across the Yass Valley heritage town of Bowning on the weekend when reenactments of a bushranger hold-up of a Cobb and Co coach punctuate the Rollonin Cafe's ninth Country Fair, in support of cancer charity CanAssist. The replica slab hut cafe built by Renata and Tony Ryan has helped put Bowning,...
‘Let’s get serious about protecting heritage’ – Goulburn Heritage Group
Arts & Culture
Goulburn is no lightweight when it comes to history, reflecting national and state-significant heritage themes – that’s not surprising for Australia’s first inland city. It’s a position that deserves dedicated heritage co-ordination, Doug Rawlinson from the Goulburn Heritage Group says. Just back from a 'reconnaissance' to Bathurst and Orange where heritage is the number one tourist attraction, Doug is adamant...
ACT signs deal with Illawarra Hawks to bring NBL back to Canberra
Sport
Local basketball fans' 10-year wait for NBL action to return to Canberra has ended after the ACT Government signed a one-year deal with the Illawarra Hawks that will see the Wollongong-based side bring elite men's basketball back to the nation's capital. ACT Sports Minister Yvette Berry announced the new partnership with the Hawks on Tuesday afternoon (13 November) with a...
A sharp focus on the blur of war – Braidwood painter Kate Stevens
Arts & Culture
Braidwood Painter Kate Stevens has won the inaugural $50,000 Evelyn Chapman Art Award with work that was painted using drone footage over Gaza. The Evelyn Chapman Art Award is presented to an Australian painter, male or female under 45. The Award is given to support a young Australian painter by furthering their art education both in knowledge and artistic practice...
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