Goulburn-Mulwaree invests in its young people
Community
Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s new Youth Services Co-ordinator is all about delivering outcomes for the region’s youth. No ifs, buts or maybes, the programs Luke Wallace wants to bring forward will all have some benefit for young people. “They will be meaningful programs that support all our young people. Like Vibefest (the annual youth music festival) which gave youth performing, administration...
Music community mourns the passing of Richard Gill
Arts & Culture
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Four Winds, Bermagui have joined the music world in mourning the passing of Richard Gill, who died from cancer at his Sydney home on Sunday morning (28 October), less than a week before his 77th birthday. The CSO said it echoed the deep sadness felt by Australia’s music community at the loss of Gill, one of the...
Government announces plans for $30m sport complex to be built in Queanbeyan
Sport
Queanbeyan will soon be home to a state-of-the-art, $30 million regional sports complex which will have the capacity to host state and national events and keep rising athletes in the region. Member for Monaro John Barilaro, who was joined by the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Tim Overall and the local sporting community at the proposed site, announced a $10 million NSW...
Former church on the market in Bungendore has divine appeal
Property
A former church in Bungendore has been lovingly converted into a home with divine appeal. With a price guide of around $770,000, the property at 48 Butmaroo Street is already drawing strong interest from a range of possible buyers who can see its heavenly potential. Originally built as a Presbyterian church in 1875, the building has been transformed into a...
Canberra Raiders’ balancing act to to keep regional and local fans happy
Sport
The Canberra Raiders are working towards a new agreement with the ACT Government regarding home games in the ACT as the club looks to find the perfect balance to please both regional and local Green Machine fans. The Raiders will host the Penrith Panthers in Wagga Wagga in the fifth round of the 2019 season after the club signed a two-year...
‘One Eurobodalla Hospital’ gets a positive hearing from both sides of politics
News
  The Eurobodalla community is charging ahead with its own vision for the future of local health services with over 3000 people signing a petition calling for better care now and one new combined hospital in the future. It's a message local politicians say is compelling and will be heard at the highest levels of government and opposition. Lead by...
An “uneasy confidence” wins rich Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
Arts & Culture
Marcus Callum has beaten an outstanding collection of finalists to win the 2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. Mr Callum, who trained in Sydney and New York, is a three-time Archibald Prize finalist and won the Black Swan Portrait Prize in 2015. His oil on linen creation entitled ‘Meg’ was singled out from a strong field of 35 finalists by...
PM witnesses drought resilience at The Mulloon Institute
News
The Mulloon Institute (TMI) welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison to its campus at Mulloon Creek Natural Farms (MCNF) on Thursday (25 October), to see first-hand how landscape repair and rehydration is boosting the farm’s drought resilience and improving agricultural output. Situated between Bungendore and Braidwood, the not-for-profit Mulloon Institute has been a leading light land rehydration. Through research, education and...
Raw female AFL talent from South East NSW selected for elite program
Sport
A new recruit to AFL has been selected as part of an elite group of young athletes to train under the South East Sports Academy. Amelie Gautier from the Bega Bombers had never kicked a football until this year, she will now complete 20 weeks of training backed by the AFL Female Development Program. It was Amelie's athleticism and potential for improvement...
Yass and Goulburn top list of Australia’s most popular areas for rural property investment
Property
Yass and Goulburn have topped the list of the most popular areas in Australia for rural properties according to Commercialrealestate.com.au. The commercial real estate portal says it has crunched the data on the most searched areas in the nation for rural properties and Yass has come out on top followed by its Southern Tablelands neighbour. And it seems that making...
Ancient Monga magic in flower, blooming now – don’t miss it!
Community
For just a few weeks a year, a small and delicate waratah can be seen at Monga National Park, 20 minutes east of Braidwood, just off the Kings Highway near Clyde Mountain. From late October the Telopea mongaensis brings a contrasting splash of red to the variations of green along the Mongarlowe River. This little-known Monga Waratah, a shrub up...
Thousands of illegal guns removed from the community – 70 from SE NSW
Community
Police have commended regional and metropolitan communities for their response to the recent Firearms Amnesty across New South Wales. An extraordinary collection of weapons has been surrendered, including 48 firearms from the Monaro Police District and 22 from South Coast Police District. In total, more than 8300 guns including 413 shotguns and 1373 rifles, along with more than 74,000 rounds of...
Confidence growing as A-League decision looms
Sport
Sitting in a near-empty Canberra Stadium in the final throes of the Cosmos in the National Soccer League, it was almost impossible to imagine that we would find ourselves on the verge of being part of a new competition. In that final season in 2000/2001, support for the Canberra team had dwindled to die-hard fans, family and friends. To awaken...
Would you eat a Canberra kangaroo?
Community
Culling the ACT's kangaroos has caused plenty of angst over the years. But should we eat the urban roos instead of dumping them? Professor George Wilson from the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the ANU says that an improved Australian kangaroo meat industry would have benefits for animal welfare and the environment both locally and around Australia. Professor...
Woman dies following head-on crash near Goulburn
News
A 51-year-old woman has died after a head-on crash near Goulburn on Tuesday night (23 October). Around 8:45 pm, a white Holden utility travelling north and a white Isuzu utility travelling south collided on Spring Street, Crookwell, about 40km from Goulburn. The driver and sole occupant of the Holden, a 51-year-old woman, was thrown from her ute and died at the...
Van Ryn back in Bega court to face new charges and loses round one
News
Maurice Van Ryn has been unsuccessful in having his name suppressed as new allegations of sexual trauma against young people on the Far South Coast progress through the Local Court system. The former Bega Cheese executive is currently serving 13 years in jail for abusing nine girls and boys in southern NSW between 2003 and 2014. Today's (October 23) proceedings before...
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