Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Awards, and the winners are…
Arts & Culture
For the first time, the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) Heritage Awards were held at the Braidwood Museum. Mayor Tim Overall presented the awards before an audience of around 40 people. A total of ten nominations across the three categories were received and all the nominations were of a high standard. The judges found making a decision very challenging and...
Lake Light Sculpture and much more this weekend in the Snowy Mountains
What's On
Lake Light Sculpture, Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne, April 19 to 22 Lake Light Sculpture is an inspiring outdoor sculpture event set amidst the stunning foreshore of Lake Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains. Sculptures are displayed in an evocative setting on the water edge, a living studio for artworks but as night falls the real magic happens. Illumination has, since the festival’s...
Tassie Scout flying solo around Oz stops over in Merimbula
Community
Tasmanian teen Bob Bramley plans on becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate Australia solo by plane, and Merimbula is one of his stepping stones to success. The 16-year-old from Davenport is using his world record attempt to raise awareness about youth suicide prevention. "Beyond Blue are my partners in this, so all funds remaining at the end of the trip...
NRL footy stars helping local Aboriginal kids kick healthy goals
Health & Wellbeing
Former NSW State of Origin players, Nathan Blacklock and Tom Learoyd-Lahrs put fruit and footy high on the agenda at the launch of a new health campaign at Katungul in Batemans Bay. "The Deadly Blues is about being more proactive and breaking down stereotypes in our community," Tom says. "We place value on going to get your check-ups and seeking...
UNSW Canberra to have major role in Australian space industry’s new smart satellite centre
News
UNSW Canberra is to have a major role in one of Australia’s most significant space industry research initiatives, heading up one of three key areas in a new ‘SmartSat’ Cooperative Research Centre. The Federal Government has announced funding of $55 million for the new CRC which will be headquartered in South Australia and use satellites to improve advanced communications and...
Tilba Easter Festival celebrates a rich and colourful community
Arts & Culture
Tilba is famous for many things, this tiny town of 400 people packs a punch. European settlers moved in during the 1850's, the unique character of that time still lives, Tilba is the only town in Australia to be fully heritage declared by the National Trust. The farming influence that flowed from those pioneers still inspires people like Nic and...
Collaboration and opportunity flows from Wallaga Lake Grow The Music
Arts & Culture
For the fifth year in a row, the federally funded Grow The Music program based itself in the Wallaga Lake Koori community for two weeks of creativity, and connections; culminating in the free community concert held on Sunday (April 14). The Koori village of Wallaga Lake is tucked away from the highway, beside the bright blue lake and the Grow The Music concert is a rare invitation for...
Missing Batemans Bay girl found safe and well
News
Relief! With the worst fears of the community put to rest with a 17-year-old missing Batemans Bay girl located safe and well Estelle McDonald of Catalina hadn't been seen for two weeks when officers from the South Coast Police District raised the alarm via Facebook yesterday afternoon. At that stage, Estelle hadn't been seen since late in the day on April...
Four Winds – doing what the Opera House can’t this weekend
Arts & Culture
Easter on the Far South Coast has a sound. It's not just the cranking of the Batemans Bay Bridge going up and down, the Bell Miner birds of Tathra or the shouts of a fisherman reeling one in at Snug Cove, its the sound of world-class musicians gathered in the bush at Bermagui. Four Winds takes flight on Good Friday,...
Eurobodalla ranger patrols increase on beaches over Easter
News
Holidaymakers aren't the only ones on Eurobodalla beaches over the Easter break, with Council stepping up ranger patrols in preparation for new 'dogs on beaches' rules. Rangers performed 2,384 patrols of Eurobodalla beaches between December 1 and January 31. Eurobodalla Shire Council says the high profile is a response to community advice during Council’s Companion Animal Management Plan review last...
Eden brothers turning fish waste into compost – Ocean2earth!
Environment
Two brothers from Eden have created a new business that turns fish waste into compost and solved an ongoing problem facing the community at Bega Valley boat ramps. Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain, has launched Ocean2earth, an Eden-based company founded by Kyran and Tim Crane. Yesterday's (April 15) launch at the Bermagui Harbour Boat Ramp marks the start of a...
Local op-shops overrun as Marie Kondo clean out trend continues
Community
The Australian Salvation Army reports that during their peak donation period this year, January-February, they experienced an 18 per cent increase on the previous year of donations - and store managers are putting it down to the Marie Kondo effect. A worldwide movement led by Japenese tidying expert Marie Kondo has meant thousands of people are going through their garages, cupboards...
Community plea to find Batemans Bay’s Estelle McDonald
News
South Coast Police are hoping the community might be able to help them find a Batemans Bay girl missing for almost two weeks. Estelle McDonald of Catalina is 17 years old and was last seen at around 5 pm on Wednesday, April 3 at the Batehaven shops. Police say she told her father that she was going to use the...
Retirement after fifty years in pharmacy for Braidwood’s Julie Ballard
Health & Wellbeing
Braidwood Pharmacy has served the healthcare needs of the community since approximately 1886. In recent years, Julie Ballard and Bente Hart have been the familiar pharmacist faces inside the chemist, supported by their loyal team. From the first of May, the Braidwood community will enjoy the same great service, with a slightly new line-up of pharmacists. Julie Ballard is retiring,...
Snowy wildlife carers ready for winter, what can you do to help?
News
The sound of chainsaws over the weekend and the steady rise of smoke from household chimneys is yet another reminder that winter is approaching. Some parts of the region have already had a taste of the snow season ahead, and it won't be long before the bulk of the one million people who visit the Snowy Mountains each year start...
Narooma crash claims life of female driver
News
A collision between a sedan and a truck on the Princes Highway south of Narooma has claimed the life of a female driver this morning. The crash occurred about 7:10 am (Monday 15 April 2019), when the northbound car and a truck travelling south collided. The female driver of the car, unfortunately, died at the scene. The male driver of the...
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