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...
Two men on the run following armed robbery at Hotel Queanbeyan
News
Police are calling for the public's assistance after a shot was fired in the early hours of Thursday morning (15 November) as two gun-wielding men in black balaclavas robbed Hotel Queanbeyan. Around 12:20 am, officers from Monaro Police District responded to reports of an armed robbery at the licensed venue on Crawford Street, Queanbeyan. Police said a gunshot was fired...
Moruya’s grand new arts space just 100 days out from opening
Arts & Culture
The frame is up and walls are going in at the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre, under construction next to Moruya Library. With just 100 days to go until the official opening, the centre affectionately known as ‘the Bas’ is taking shape. Outside the building works, the heart and soul of the place is ready to bloom. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Creative Arts Coordinator,...
Justin Marks a finalist in the 2018 Police Officer of the Year Awards
News
Thirty-three NSW Police officers have been announced as finalists in the prestigious 2018 Rotary Clubs of NSW, Police Officer of the Year Awards, including the South Coast's Justin Marks. The category winners and overall Police Officer of the Year will be revealed at a special dinner to be held at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney, this Friday (November 16). Detective Sergeant...
Eurobodalla ‘kelp lady’ to investigate local seaweed farming
News
Tilba's Joanne Lane is about to embark on a global journey to investigate the potential and the possibility of seaweed (kelp) farming off the Eurobodalla coast. Jo and her partner Warren Atkins took over the well established Sea Health Products in 2015. Jo has just been awarded a Yulgilbar Foundation Churchill Fellowship to take the business beyond its hippy origins. "Betty Long...
Teacher pushes her mind and body to its limits to shatter expectations
Sport
There is no shortage of stories that inspire in this world. You can find them in the most obvious places, in people whose lives have been on public display and whose stories have been transformed into pages of a screenplay. But, more often than not, you find them in your local community. In a classroom, where a teacher's accomplishment proves...
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