Citizen science to get more involved in the lives of local platypus
Environment
Citizen science is about to get more involved in the lives of one of the Snowy Monaro's most treasured inhabitants - platypuses. Events will be held from Cooma to Goulburn, Queanbeyan to Dalgety for community members interested in working with the Australian Platypus Conservancy (APC). Snowy River Alliance chair, Elena Guarracino says, “APC biologists will highlight the features that make...
Canberra driver nabbed doing 196km/hr on Hume Highway, Goulburn
News
A teen driver detected travelling almost 200km/h is among more than 1000 people ticketed for speeding on the third day of Operation Go Slow. At about 10:50 pm yesterday (April 26), Highway Patrol officers detected a vehicle travelling at 196km/h on the Hume Highway, Goulburn. Police stopped the car and spoke to the 18-year-old ACT licence holder. He was issued...
Are you the next Vessel? Batemans Bay photo journo looks for her next subject
Arts & Culture
"We are very pleased to inform you that your image has been successful. Congratulations, see you soon, the Loud and Luminous team." The email dreams are made of graced my inbox at a time I felt completely out of sorts with life. It was the beginning of a new chapter for me. One that empowers and encourages me to continue...
Illegal hunters busted in Snowy Mountains, generally a positive report card
News
Compliance Officers from the Department of Primary Industries spent the Easter/Anzac break checking on hunters in the region and have returned with a positive report card. Patrols and inspections by the Game Licensing Unit (GLU) have revealed the majority of hunters are doing the right thing when it comes to obeying hunting regulations, following a series of operations across New...
Merimbula Ocean Outfall – is that really our best option?
Opinion
The proposed ocean outfall for Merimbula Bay has been on my mind, perhaps a little too much, but at the same time, I feel like this is a big deal. It wasn't on my mind however when I walked into Bemboka Pie Shop to buy a caramel slice and a lamington for a 'meeting' I was headed into. I wasn't...
Batemans Bay Anzac Day tradition passes on to new generations
News
Hundreds of people gathered on the banks of the Clyde River this morning to commemorate those who achieved our freedom. As the sun began to rise the mood was still and calm with a few murmurs from babies who for the first time were experiencing the town rise as early as them. The Dawn Service is a tradition that continues to...
Police investigating death of motorcyclist at Wee Jasper
News
A 52-year-old man has lost his life in a motorcycle crash south of Yass. At about 3:45 pm yesterday (April 24), a motorist came across a motorcyclist who had come off his bike on the Nottingham Road Bridge at Wee Jasper. Police say it is unknown how long the man had been there. The motorcyclist was taken from the scene by...
“The beating heart of the ANZAC tradition” by Tathra’s Graham Walker
Opinion
A few years ago, Vietnam veteran and historian Dr Greg Lockhart came across the graves of the crew of a Bomber Command Stirling aircraft which crashed on the Island of Ile d’Yeu off the French Atlantic coast on October 16 1942. The crew included four New Zealanders, two Britons and a Canadian. For some years the families knew only that...
Federal Labor commits to Headspace at Cooma and Batemans Bay
News
If elected on May 18 a Shorten Labor Government will create a $3.5 million Headspace centre in Cooma, going beyond the outreach service that currently operates from of Headspace Bega. Labor member for Eden Monaro, Mike Kelly, says youth mental health is a persistent and increasing concern in the high country. “Many parents, community members and young people themselves have...
Candelo Village Festival this weekend – ‘fat for your soul’ as winter looms
Arts & Culture
Before we plunge into the cold, long, dark days of winter comes some 'fat for your soul' that will see you through - the Candelo Village Festival this weekend. There is a spark about the community and environment of Candelo, southwest of Bega, that ensures good times, but not just the 'good times' you see talked about in all festival...
Anzac Day services in Queanbeyan, Braidwood, Bungendore & surrounds
What's On
On Anzac Day, communities across Queanbeyan-Palerang will pause to remember those who fought, and continue to fight, on battlefields around the world. Thousands are expected to turn out tomorrow to pay their respects... Majors Creek An Anzac Day commemoration will be held in the grounds of St Stephens Church Majors Creek at 8:00 am. The service will commence by a...
Goulburn welcomes NSW’s next step on rail trails
Community
Among well-wishers to mark the beginning of work on the Tumbarumba-to-Rosewood Rail Trail later this month will be Goulburn’s Mayor Bob Kirk and fellow rail trail advocate David Mullen. After many years campaigning for the Goulburn-to-Crookwell Rail Trail, Cr Kirk and Mr Mullen see the pilot project in the mountains as a significant step for other projects across the state....
European Wasps sting Braidwood girl 200 times, while new problem emerges in Bega Valley
News
The devastating consequences of the spread of European Wasps have been sharply brought into focus by a swarm attack on a 7-year-old Braidwood girl while playing at the local recreation ground. Young Evie Clark suffered around 200 stings leaving her barely conscious. Evie had been playing with two school friends in the creek area, beside the playing fields while Dad...
Truck driver dies in fiery crash near Gunning this afternoon
News
A person going about their work has been killed this afternoon following a truck crash near Gunning, between Goulburn and Yass. Emergency services were called to The Hume Highway, about five kilometres east of Gunning, at 4:40 pm today (April 23). Officers from The Hume Police District believe a northbound prime mover crashed into a B-double, which was broken down...
Far South Coast Surf Lifesavers reflect on Port Campbell tragedy
News
Lifesavers along the Far South Coast are mourning the loss of Ross and Andrew Powell at the weekend. The 71-year-old and 32-year-old father and son died after their rescue boat flipped while responding to a call for help from a 30-year-old overseas visitor in waters near the Twelve Apostles, on Victoria's west coast on Easter Sunday. Police say the six-meter...
Victorian artists light up Jindabyne’s Lake Light Sculpture
Arts & Culture
Three Victorians are the major winners of the 17th Annual Lake Light Sculpture exhibition, held at Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne over the Easter long weekend. Winner of the Major Award of $10,000 sponsored by Thredbo Resort was sculptor Matt Hill of Rye (VIC) with his entry Mumma and Foal. The two-piece sculpture is of a mare and her foal and...
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