Green for go – finally – on Goulburn solar farm
News
It’s been a rollercoaster ride for the not-for-profit Community Energy 4 Goulburn (CE4G) getting its 1.8 MW community solar farm off the ground but perseverance has paid off with the group now entering into a contract with a developer to build the solar farm. And, in another breakthrough for the committed local group, former LNP Federal leader Dr John Hewson has...
World surfing champ Mick Fanning on hand for Bawley Point rescue
News
A global surfing icon has put a smile on a teenage grommet's face during a surf rescue at Bawley Point, north of Batemans Bay, on the New South Wales South Coast. Three-time world surfing champion Mick Fanning was sharing the break off Meroo Head with 15-year-old bodyboarder Declan Lewis when trouble came at around 10 am on 4 August. NSW...
Candelo’s Melanie Horsnell adjusts to being “cool” with new album
Arts & Culture
Singer-songwriter Melanie Horsnell's new album, Trobairitz, has debuted at number six on the Australian Independent Record Labels Association chart. "This album is my ninth and it's also my first solo record, my first true statement of myself, so it's wonderful that it's also an album that people are responding to as well. These are songs served straight up," Melanie says. Trobairitz...
“Absurd” ban keeps Ky Ruprecht and his partner from donating blood
News
Canberra based medical student Ky Ruprecht and nurse Connor Lynch were shocked to find that they were not allowed to donate blood to the Red Cross. They haven't had a tattoo in the past four months, they have healthy hearts, they do not have any sexual diseases, they have not injected recreational drugs in the past five years nor have...
Bermagui’s nature camp ‘The Crossing’ celebrates 21 years
Community
When they arrived on their recently purchased 58 acres on a curl in the Bermagui River 21 years ago, Dean and Annette Turner were driving a teal bus, which they planned to live in while they established a nature camp for young people. "We started really small," Nettie laughs, while Dean chimes in "it was either going to make...
Dragon Dreaming organisers say stifling regulations could end smaller festivals
News
Dragon Dreaming organisers say they're among many smaller festivals whose ongoing existence is threatened by harsh new regulatory requirements. They're asking whether the NSW government's political agenda and entrenched attitudes are more to blame than genuinely heightened risks. The Wee Jasper event has endured ongoing criticism around drug and safety issues. Last year police laid 49 drug-related charges and in 2015,...
Community projects lobby for votes in government grant ballot
News
Community organisations across the Monaro, Bega, and Goulburn electorates are out touting for votes in the closing days and hours of the NSW Government's 'My Community Project' ballot process. Voting closes this Thursday (August 15) with residents in each electorate asked to decide which of the nominated projects should be funded as part of the program. Voting opened a month...
Festival of Open Minds – starting conversations, building community
Community
Passionate people drive our communities, our businesses, our creativity. Skippered by Ian Campbell, About Regional, like many small businesses in Southern New South Wales, is powered by a small, passionate team. We love our community, we look for ways to support and promote our people and organisations through articles and interviews, telling their stories, and now with an event designed...
Industry backs natural oyster reef restoration ambitions
News
The NSW oyster industry has committed itself to playing its part in restoring natural oyster reefs along the state's coastline. Oyster reefs once covered vast areas of the intertidal and upper subtidal regions in many NSW estuaries, however, it is estimated that 99% of oyster reefs in Australia are now extinct. Small natural oyster populations still exist in most bays...
Green light for 38 Bega Valley projects
News
Some of the region's favourite and most loved organisations have been awarded cash grants from five licensed clubs in the Bega Valley, giving 38 local projects the green light to go ahead. Over $101,000 was handed out at the ClubGRANTS presentation adding to the $1.4 million distributed to local projects and organistaions over the last 16 years. Managed by Bega...
Elderly Eden woman in Canberra Hospital, hit by car on mobility scooter
News
An elderly woman from Eden is in Canberra Hospital after being hit by a car while riding her mobility scooter. The 70-year-old sustained serious head and pelvic injuries when a P-plate driver allegedly reversed his car into the woman on Saturday morning. "Emergency services attended the scene and treated the woman before she was airlifted to Canberra Hospital in a serious condition,"...
When your backyard becomes a winter wonderland
News
There's nothing quite like waking up to the sound of kids giggling in excitement as they discover a winter wonderland in their own backyard. As arctic winds intensified through the night snow chasers poured into the country town of Oberon - almost 3 hours north of Canberra. This usually quiet industrial town of 4,500 people prepared days in advance for...
‘Killing the headache by cutting off the head’: Grogs Gamut writer weighs in on Banerji case
News
Public servants are pondering over the High Court's decision to uphold the sacking of Michaela Banerji for anonymous social media posts that criticised the Government’s immigration policy. But this watershed moment might never have occurred if it wasn't for a political blog a decade ago, and the former public servant behind it is happy to take some of the blame for...
New Mogo playground is “Too deadly!”
Community
The days of Mogo kids having to fight over the only two swings in the park are over. The community campaign to upgrade the play space and end the tussle for swing time culminated this week with an open day to celebrate new facilities and fun. “Too deadly!” were the powerful words used by Sherrie Nye to describe the new...
Bruce Pascoe “he inspires action” By Gabbie Stroud
Community
I was lucky enough to have a few minutes alone with Bruce Pascoe before we flew from the Yuin Nation to the Bundjalung Nation where we would both be guests at the Byron Bay Writers Festival. Sitting in the makeshift terminal at Merimbula, Bruce told me how pleased he was to hear that Indigenous author Melissa Lucashenko had just won...
68-year-old man dies skiing with friends on Thredbo’s slopes
News
Sad news out of the Snowy Mountains, with the region's winter playground witness to the death of a South Australian man today - August 10. Police report that at about 10.15 am, the 68-year-old was skiing with friends at Thredbo, when it’s believed he struck low-hanging tree branch. He was unable to be revived and died at the scene. Police from...
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