Canberra man miraculously saved on the slopes of Everest
News
In a rescue that can only be described as miraculous, Canberra man Gilian Lee is recovering in a Nepalese hospital after being found unconscious by Tibetian mountaineers on the northern slopes of Everest last week. Tibetan climbers stumbled across the unconscious body of Mr Lee at an altitude of 7,500 metres last Wednesday (22 May) on Mr Lee's fourth attempt...
Go behind the scenes of the new Bemboka Water Treatment Plant this Saturday
News
The upgraded Bemboka Water Treatment Plant will officially come online this Saturday (June 1) with the community invited to inspect the plant and celebrate its opening. People will be able to take in walking tour of the site, see the inner workings of the plant and ask questions, as well as enjoy a free sausage sizzle with Bemboka Lions. Mayor,...
Management Plan for African Lovegrass on Snowy Monaro
Environment
Snowy Monaro Regional Council is holding a series of African Lovegrass Management Plan workshops across the region. Workshops have already been held in Jindabyne, Cooma, Berridale, Bombala, and Nimmitabel, however, you still have time to attend one in Adaminaby, Smiths Rd, Bredbo, and Michelago. African lovegrass (Eragrostis curvula) has become a priority weed and a coordinated plan is needed to manage the...
“Without people kicking the door, change comes slowly” – Chris Sparks
News
Kalaru local Chris Sparks has had a busy few months in his role as President of Sydney-based disability advocacy agency The Physical Disability Council of NSW . The body's funding of about $260,000 per year is not guaranteed after June 2020, and Sparks has been looking to shift that. "Unless something changes, you will see advocacy organisations like ours closing...
Winter has come: ACT shivers through polar blast
News
The ACT is in the grip of a cold snap that has brought snow to higher areas, and given the Territory its coldest May day since 2000 on Monday when the mercury could only reach 9.1 degrees Celcius. The polar blast is set to continue all week with a succession of cold fronts. The Weather Bureau is warning of damaging...
Strategy forming around Mogo Adventure Trail
Sport
Eurobodalla Shire Council is looking to build on Mogo's growing appeal to adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. Council has started work on the Mogo Adventure Trail Hub Strategy, with specialist consultants TRC Tourism developing the strategy in collaboration with key stakeholders. Funded by the Australian Government’s Building Better Regions Fund, the strategy will look at how existing bike, horse, and...
Ribbon cut on better boat access to Lake Jindabyne
News
The NSW Government is promising boaters safer and easier access to Lake Jindabyne, with the ribbon cut on $1.3 million in upgrades to the lake's boat ramp access road. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro says, “When existing infrastructure is improved the community benefits as a whole." “We know already how valuable Lake Jindabyne is to the tourism of...
Award-winning Canberra technology protects authentic Aussie products
Business
Australian agricultural exporters now have access to new award-winning technology from Canberra to protect their goods from worldwide counterfeiting. The Smart Trade Mark technology will use the Australian Government's digital stamp of authenticity and include transparent information on a product’s provenance to safeguard export goods. The new technology comes from IP Australia, which issues intellectual property rights, and partner, software...
New police snow vehicle used to rescue man stranded in his car
News
This week's dump of snow has given local police an opportunity to use a new over-snow vehicle to help a man stranded in his car. Jindabyne Police responded to a call for help yesterday on Kosciuszko Road at Charlotte Pass. On the back of heavy snowfalls that started on Sunday and rolled into the week, a 35-year-old man found he was...
Marine science role model steps forward to inspire Bega students
Community
Local teens have quizzed one of the world's leading marine scientists in a conversation 'across the ditch' that ranged from women in science to the role Sapphire Coast seaweed is playing in tracking climate change. Year 10 students from Bega High School gathered at the Bega Civic Centre for a collaboration between the Bournda Environmental Education Centre,  Sapphire Coast Regional Science...
Narooma Jobs Drive seeks to fill positions in care sector
Business
A jobs drive for the health and community sector will be held at the Narooma Golf Club tomorrow (May 28) with job seekers from Moruya to Bermagui able to speak to potential employers and apply for vacant positions on the spot. This is the first time Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Jobs and Training Project has run the drive and it will...
Photo Gallery – Everyone’s a winner at Narooma Busking Championships!
Arts & Culture
Forty-eight buskers, 50 volunteers, hundreds of spectators, and dazzling blue skies all combined to create the most perfect day for Narooma’s Busking Championships on Saturday. Vintage jazz and retro pop duo 'Stitch' - AKA Bev Long and Zoey Pepper took out the top prize, claiming the $1,000 as the Club Narooma Open Busker Champion. Their Andrew Sisters twist on range...
ACT Parks and Conservation has invasive deer in its sights with aerial shooting program
News
Rising numbers of fallow deer in ACT nature reserves have prompted Parks and Conservation to order a cull of the feral animals early next month. The agency will conduct an aerial shooting program in the Murrumbidgee and Molonglo River Corridors and surrounding land from Monday 3 June until Friday 7 June. It says that there are significant emerging populations of...
Batemans Bay – Zapped with a bunch of bright ideas
Business
The bright startup minds of Batemans Bay and beyond have come together to pitch their new business ideas to other entrepreneurs in conjunction with the New Business Assistance - NEIS program. Coordinator Tim Whitaker works with the government-funded program and decided to bring the Big Pitch event to the Bay after huge success in Bega and Narooma. "In regional areas...
Meet the local artist turning heads – and chairs – on national television
Community
Local artist Vendulka Wichta promised herself that she would never go on another reality TV show after making her television debut as a 14-year-old on X-Factor. But now eight years later, she finds herself walking back onto the reality-tv stage. Cooma native Vendulka has entered into Channel Nine's popular singing competition The Voice, where she will perform in front of superstar...
Three new species of earless dragons discovered in scientific breakthrough
News
A University of Canberra researcher has played a key role in a scientific breakthrough in which three new species of earless dragons were discovered across the nation, with one endemic to Canberra. A joint study into grassland earless dragons, conducted by Museums Victoria, South Australia Museum, the University of Canberra and the University of Melbourne, found that what was once thought...
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