Empty shops & high unemployment, will Saturday change that for Batemans Bay?
Economy
Imagine taking the left turn off the bridge onto Orient Street in Batemans Bay for the first time, to one side there's one of the most spectacular views of the water in town while the other is lined with a haunting amount of vacant shops. I stopped counting after eight. Across the river, just north of the town's commercial heart,...
Bob Hawke’s death announced at 89
News
One of Australia's towering post-war political figures, former PM Bob Hawke has died. Hawke dominated Canberra for much of the 1980's following the "drover's dog" election. He was prime minister from 1983 to 1991. In recent days he had strongly endorsed Labor leader Bill Shorten as prime minister. A statement from his wife, Blanche d'Alpuget said "Today we lost Bob Hawke, a...
Walawaani Moruya youth program going from strength to strength
Community
"To see everyone come together and get involved is quite powerful," says Eurobodalla Shire Council, Community Development Officer Jordan Nye. Mr Nye speaks of a Moruya youth program called Walawaani Garindja, words that come from the local indigenous language and mean ‘safe journey to our youth’. The joint initiative between Council, Far South Coast Police, and Campbell Page launched last...
Two birds, a small frog and two rare orchids listed as critically endangered in ACT
News
A small yellow-and-black-striped frog, two birds known for their beautiful colouring and two species of rare orchids only found in the ACT have been listed as ‘critically endangered’ on the ACT Threatened Native Species List. Northern Corroboree Frogs, Swift Parrots, Regent Honeyeaters, Canberra Spider Orchids and Brindabella Midge Orchids have all had their status upgraded on the ACT list to...
Ivan Milat diagnosed with terminal cancer and unlikely to return to Goulburn supermax
News
Notorious backpacker murderer Ivan Milat has been transferred out of Goulburn’s supermaximum security prison and is unlikely to return as he has reportedly been diagnosed with terminal cancer. A spokeswoman for Corrective Services NSW confirmed to Region Media that the 74-year-old inmate is being treated in a Sydney hospital after being taken there under heavy guard on Monday. She said...
Marine Science Forum promises an ocean of images – May 25, Merimbula
Environment
Head to Merimbula on May 25 and immerse yourself in a sea of images, films, and information about our beautiful sapphire oceans, at the 10th Annual Marine Science Forum. Presented by Eden's Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, this year the Forum showcases a 'school' of marine and ocean photographers, filmmakers as well as the technologies that help them capture their...
The boys of Tanja are shining and adding their own chapter to the school’s story
Community
In the leafy grounds of Tanja School, a boy in kindergarten plonks himself down at Kiah Beruldsen's feet and huffs - "no-one will play with me." Mr Beruldsen, who is this one-class school's teacher two days a week, scoops up some tennis balls and answers - "I'll play with you." For a school with a current enrollment of just 11...
Eurobodalla flying-foxes head north for winter
News
Flying-fox numbers in the Eurobodalla and falling as the region turns towards the shorter days and colder temperatures of winter. Eurobodalla Shire Council’s regular monitoring of the five local Grey-headed Flying-fox camps shows declining numbers typical for this time of year. Council’s Manager of Environmental Services Deb Lenson says flying-foxes are migrating north in search of food and warmer conditions....
River of Art to flow from Durras to Tilba starting Friday
Arts & Culture
The 2019 River of Art Festival is about to showcase Eurobodalla spunk, flair, and culture over 10 days. From May 17 to 27 there’s a wide range of exhibitions and performances to dive into, with 120 individual events on offer. “It’s huge, its colourful and it will surprise, delight and inspire you,” say Co-Chairs, Robin Scott-Charlton and Di Jay. Wendy...
Hume a microcosm of Federal election
News
If you were looking for a microcosm of the Federal election, you might have found it in the Goulburn Meet the Candidates night last week. There were no shows from non-resident candidates, security patrols to keep out provocative media in front of Energy Minister Angus Taylor’s appearance, and impassioned climate change debate. Goulburn is the epicenter of Hume, held by...
Advertising and marketing packages now available for About Regional
Business
Over the last three and a bit years About Regional has been building a strong, engaged audience across South East NSW. Each month sets a new record in terms of the number of people (real people) coming to the About Regional website - this month we are on track to hit 50,000 unique visitors for the month. I remember being...
Ex-refugee & Canberra University student now a leader, entrepreneur & ready for TEDx in Bega
Community
One of the inspiring speakers at this year's TEDx Sydney will be ex-refugee Hedayat Osyan, who says he acts according to the needs of those around him, a true local leader. At seventeen, an age when most Australian kids are wrestling with about school exams, Hedayat found himself fleeing his home in Ghazni, Afghanistan, overcoming incredible odds to arrive in...
No promise of future A-league spot, FFA says to Canberra region fans
Sport
After a two-hour meeting with Football Federation Australia on Wednesday night (8 May), Canberra region football fans left with no assurances about the future of the ACT's A-league bid and the likelihood of Canberra and Southern NSW having a team in the competition in the coming years. Canberra's A-league bid was snubbed in December when the Western Melbourne and Macarthur...
‘Hands Across the Sands’ of South Broulee in last week of climate election
Environment
It was a determined crowd that converged on a wind-blown South Broulee Beach on Saturday morning to demand action on climate change. The event was organised by Tomakin resident Chantal Bradshaw, as part of a global event, ‘Hands Across the Sand.’ The global event is due on May 18, but due to the Australian election date was held a week...
550 students evacuated from University of Canberra Library after smelly fruit mistaken for gas leak
News
It’s been named one of the “most god-awful smells in the world” and it seems it can even be confused with a gas leak, with the smell of the durian fruit leading to 550 people being evacuated from the University of Canberra Library on Friday (May 10). Firefighters evacuated students and staff from the building in under six minutes at...
Final stage of Tathra Hotel renovation awaiting council approval
News
Those of us who have been enjoying the newly renovated Tathra Hotel, complete with playground and on-site brewery, may have forgotten that for the pub's owners Cliff Wallis and Sayaka Mihara, the job is not finished yet. "We're waiting on approval for a 120 seat performance and event space which will be on the site of the old bottle shop...
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