Volunteer fundraisers: Unsung heroes when it comes to Goulburn hospital
Community
The BDCU Goulburn Hospital Fundraising Inc. might be small in number but its efforts have been gigantic, providing patients with access to around $400,000 worth of equipment that the NSW Government health budget hasn’t necessarily covered. In April of this year, the committee’s hard work was recognised, receiving an award from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for ‘Outstanding Fundraising Efforts’. It’s...
Fire bombing aircraft stationed at Canberra Airport ready to help Sth NSW
News
The region's fire-fighting capacity has been significantly boosted with the establishment of a base at Canberra Airport for large aircraft on fire-bombing missions. The ACT Emergency Services Agency announced this week that the ACT's first Fire Bombing Air Base where Large Air Tankers for bushfire suppression will be stationed during the summer. Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman...
NSW shark management strategy heads south to Bega Valley beaches
News
The concept of being preyed upon by a shark in the deep, dark ocean while we are quite literally out of our depth is a primitive human fear. But how often are sharks actually in the same stretch of water as us humans? The NSW state government is taking steps to find out, trialling SMART drumline technology, along with drone...
South Coast Police warn – “Cars are ovens” for kids and animals
News
With the weather heating up, officers from the South Coast Police District are reminding the community how dangerous a hot car can be to children and animals left unattended. The warning comes after police from Batemans Bay had to smash a car window to rescue a small child who had accidentally locked himself in the family car. The car had...
‘Wild Wombat’ attracts over 200 riders to the forests of Mogo
Sport
The inaugural Jetblack Wild Wombat mountain bike event in Mogo at the weekend attracted over 200 riders from all over NSW and the ACT. The team relay classifications were popular with groups of up to six taking to the 10 km loop track around Deep Creek Dam south of Batemans Bay on Saturday (December 1), Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Gardens acting...
Monaro has massive potential for renewable hydro energy
Environment
One of Australia's leading renewable energy experts says the Monaro region's pumped hydro potential could help to establish base-load power for a wholly renewable energy system within the next decade. Professor Andrew Blakers, director of the ANU's Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems, believes that in addition to Snowy Hydro 2, there are "plenty of other opportunities" for pumped hydro in the...
Nurses lead digital innovation in ageing and end-of-life care
Health & Wellbeing
Two nurses with a passion for aged care have thrown in their jobs to become digital entrepreneurs dedicated to empowering people as they age or face the end of their life. "We are two nurses out of our comfort zone," laughs Rebecca Glover, co-founder of ExSitu. Rebecca and her business partner April Creed have over 45 years combined experience in...
The right balance between humans and flying foxes – Mayor Liz Innes
News
With the chatter of a small flying fox camp at Catalina being monitored, Eurobodalla Shire Councillors have endorsed a new management plan that looks to strike a balance between the needs of residents and this vulnerable native species. According to Council, there are currently around 1,600 Grey-headed Flying Foxes just south of the Batemans Bay CBD. Residents are being asked...
Mates tackle Snowy Mountains trail run to help retired greyhounds
Community
Ethan Sharp and Tom Metcalfe were rendered speechless when they first heard of the plight of greyhounds, left homeless and abandoned once their final race was run. A year has passed since the ACT Government legislated a ban on greyhound racing. For the greyhounds who no longer have a career path in front of them, this meant that there would...
Speedway: Canberra’s forgotten sport
Sport
At 10 pm on the night of 22 September this year, spirits were high among Canberra’s speedway fraternity after a successful meet under the lights at Fairbairn Park. It was, after all, the first nigh-time speedway racing at the venue in over two decades. The response was overwhelming with 2,000 people turning out, quite possibly the biggest crowd ever for...
“We want to see a Jindabyne that copes with future growth and thrives on it for decades to come.”
News
“We want to hear about how we can create a fantastic place all year round for the Jindabyne community and the town’s many visitors," says Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the NSW Government's Go Jindabyne Masterplan. Ms Shearer and her team of planners and architects will be in Jindabyne on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 4 to 6) for a...
Letters to Santa via Cooma Lions Club
Arts & Culture
Cooma Lions Club are again acting as 'Santa's Little Helper' ensuring that letters from the children of Cooma and the Snowy Monaro get to the big fella before Christmas. Kids should write their letters, addressed to 'Santa at the North Pole' and drop them into Cooma and district post offices. No postage stamp is required, instead, local post offices have set...
Canberra supports legalising cannabis says ACT Labor MLA
News
ACT Labor MLA Michael Pettersson says his bill to legalise cannabis for personal use is gathering "overwhelming" support from the community, while a Canberra health expert believes the legalising of cannabis could have a positive effect. Mr Pettersson will introduce a bill to legalise cannabis for personal use during the next sitting week which would mean Canberrans possessing up to 50g...
Should referees be paid more to officiate men’s matches?
Sport
Capital Football has come under fire from the ACT football community after announcing they will pay referees more money to officiate men's matches compared to women's matches next season. Capital Football released their referee match fees for the 2019 winter season on Monday (26 November). Central referees will be paid an extra $42 to officiate an NPL first-grade match compared...
Constance says Pambula Preschool is secure on current site
News
The Member for Bega says the lease concerns surrounding Pambula Preschool are progressing towards resolution. As reported by Region Media last week, the Pambula Preschool committee was frustrated and fearful for it's future following five-year's of protracted "legal limbo" with the NSW Government. Spokesperson Glenn Merrick said what should have been a very simple lease renewal with NSW Crown Lands...
Bungendore girl approached by man, police ask for community help
News
A ten-year-old girl at Bungendore has told 'stranger' to go away and thankfully he did. Police are investigating after a man in a black SUV approached the girl yesterday (November 28) afternoon. Police say, at around 4 pm, the 10-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man on Ellenden Road, Bungendore, after getting off a school bus. The girl was not...
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