Keelty Report adds some meaning to Tathra’s bushfire experience
News
The man asked to review some of the circumstances surrounding the Bega Valley's March 18 bushfires has reaffirmed the communities' confidence in the men and women that went running into those flames at Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge and Tathra on that hellish afternoon. But Mick Keelty has also pointed to a number of operational and cultural areas in need of...
Life with an electric car in South East NSW set to get easier
News
Electric cars are still somewhat of a curiosity, they feel like something from the future that stirs excitement but at the same time hurts to think about. Plans are advancing, however, to make EV's - Electric Vehicles - less of a curiosity and more a part of our day to day. The brave and future focussed in our community are...
Police establish strike force after violent Jindabyne assault
News
Police have established a special strike-force in response to a violent assault in the Snowy Mountains last week and renewed their appeal for information from the public. As previously reported, at about 1.30am on Thursday (July 5), officers from Monaro Police District responded to reports a 22-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man had been assaulted on Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne. Police...
Police appeal for witnesses after cyclist dies following incident at Lochiel
News
Police are appealing for public assistance after a cyclist was killed on Mt Darragh Road at Lochiel almost two weeks ago. At about 10.50am on Saturday, June 23 emergency services rushed to help the 72-year-old man, about 20km north of Eden. He had suffered serious injuries and was taken to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition, where he died earlier...
Get your brain and heart ready for the Festival of Open Minds
What's On
As winter turns to spring South East NSW will gather for a conversation about change. About Regional presents - The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1 at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event will inspire your toolkit for change, with ideas and stories that promise to be out of the box. Whether we like it or...
A sad farewell for whale mother and calf at Long Beach
Environment
Long Beach locals have been spellbound over the last fortnight by a 16-metre long mum and her 6-metre baby. It wasn't a family from Canberra but rather two Southern Right Whales, who appeared to be comfortable and at home in the sapphire waters north of Batemans Bay right up until last weekend. Resident Sue Middlebrook is encouraging anyone with a view of...
Community solar farm at Goulburn to be the largest in Australia
Environment
With around 20% of Australia’s electricity supplied by renewables, Goulburn’s community-owned solar farm is a step closer to reality with development approval earlier this year, land and technology identified and a financial analysis which began on Friday. The concept is being driven by Community Energy 4 Goulburn (CE4G) – a local not for profit group dedicated to sustainable economic, social...
Canberra and Southern NSW shortlisted for A-League team
Sport
When the bid for an A-League side 'mark 2' was first mooted I was one of the first to write it off. There was a perception that it lacked energy and was doomed to fail. This is in part due to the fact that Football Federation Australia showed their hand the last time Canberra launched a campaign to be part...
Cooma fashion house ‘Birdsnest’ creates a base in Canberra
News
A Cooma success story continues to 'spread its wings' with fashion house Birdsnest opening an outlet in the heart of Canberra. The much-loved retailer will open a pop-up store in The Canberra Centre on Monday (July 2). “We have so many Canberra customers who shop with us online, some of which regularly make the trip to our Cooma store," says Birdsnest...
Local Labor responds to NSW Budget and points to their plans
News
Local Labor candidates for the NSW election in March have detailed some of the ideas they'd progress if elected. Bega's Leanne Atkinson and Monaro's Bryce Wilson have framed their plans in the context of last week's Berejiklian-Barilaro Budget. Ms Atkinson is challenging Liberal Andrew Constance but is drawing on an idea fostered by Deputy Premier, Member for Monaro, and NSW Nationals...
Cooma concerns around Dr Emil Gayed as inquiry launched
News
A gynaecologist who worked at Cooma Hospital in the mid to late 1990s is being investigated following patient safety concerns. NSW Health has launched an independent review into the work of Dr Emil Gayed, who worked at Cooma between 1994 and 1999. Earlier this month, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Dr Gayed guilty of professional misconduct in relation...
Local Government makes its election pitch to Turnbull and Shorten
News
Local government from around Australia has been told to be ready for a Federal election in September. "We must be ready and we will be ready," President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), David O'Loughlin said. Speaking at the National Local Government Assembly in Canberra, Mr O'Loughlin outlined what the sectors election wish list would be, and the key...
Bega High School draws on community support and responsibility
News
The leadership of Bega High School have asked the school community to share in the responsibility of ensuring the safety and well-being of all. In a letter addressed to parents and carers and given to students to take home today, Principal Linda Thurston said, "In moving forward from this incident I request the support and consideration of students, staff, and...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub charts a new future for regional youth
News
"Kids in the Bega Valley are just as capable as kids in Silicon Valley; we can dream up enterprises that have global significance," says Liam O’Duibhir of 2pi Software and InTo IT Sapphire Coast. Speaking to About Regional, a joyful Mr O'Duibhir beamed as he shared news that the Turnbull Government was about to supercharge regional innovation. A $382,000 grant to establish...
NSW Budget drives generational change – Constance and Barilaro
News
The Member's for Monaro and Bega are heralding this week's NSW Budget as one that is making generational differences to communities from Durras to Eden to Jindabyne to Queanbeyan. “The funding announced in this budget will set in stone many key projects that will transform the Monaro for generations to come,” Monaro MP and Deputy Premier John Barilaro says. “At...
A blue print for regional prosperity by futurist Bernard Salt
Community
Social researcher and futurist Bernard Salt has provided local councils from around Australia with a blueprint to future prosperity. "The first thing is very easy and doesn't cost anything - it's unity, a galvanised community makes a powerful difference to your ability to do stuff, to deliver stuff," Mr Salt told the 875 delegates at the National General Assembly of...
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