“Keep going and see what comes” – Bombala’s Sandy Lewis
Arts & Culture
Sandy Lewis is putting down roots again. After a life living in all parts of Australia, this Army brat from Western Australia has settled in Bombala, with a sense of fate guiding her hand. Mind you Sandy says she is still West Australian to her core. "Dad was SAS (Special Air Services), so it was an interesting childhood - 16...
About Regional sold to Canberra based media company
News
I’ve got some news about the future of About Regional that I want to share with you if you are reading this then you have been part of this journey with me and supported the growth and development of this new platform for the stories of South East NSW. This week Canberra digital news and opinion platform RiotACT finalised the...
New citizens formalise their place in Bega Valley community.
Arts & Culture
Giving up your citizenship is a hard thing to get your head around if you were born in Australia. Generally speaking, being born in Australia is the Wonka Golden Ticket of citizenship. I guess there are Australian's that renounce their citizenship - Rupert Murdoch comes to mind, but Aussie's choosing citizenship of another country over the green and gold isn't...
Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain calls on us to “Advance Australia”
Arts & Culture
Through her Australia Day address, Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain has tried to advance the conversation about our national day. "With courage let us all combine in a celebration and conversation about our country," the Mayor told the 200 people gathered in Littleton Gardens this morning for the Shire's official Australia Day ceremony. An hour after the Bega ceremony concluded a...
Podcast 21 – A lesson in the art of rock balancing with Michael Grab
Arts & Culture
Today’s conversation is with Michael Grab. Michael’s rock balancing art stops the world dead, and in the same way that breathing just happens, your mind automatically asks, "How the hell does he do that?" https://vimeo.com/251245890 The gallery of photo and videos on his Gravity Glue website is extraordinary. Canadian born Michael has been on the Far South Coast of New...
Superman’s life is the best result in the George Bass Surfboat Marathon
Health & Wellbeing
Perhaps the best result in the 2018 George Bass Surfboat Marathon is that Wayne "Superman" Kent is still alive. The 66-year-old member of Pambula Surf Life Saving Club started the epic race in Batemans Bay on New Year's Eve, 31km's later as "Super" was helping pull his boat ashore at South Head, Moruya his heart stopped. "The bloke was dead when...
George Bass Surfboat Marathon – bluebottle tangles on day two
Health & Wellbeing
Day two of the George Bass Surfboat Marathon was a slog, with the events 25 entries having to punch through a stiff southerly breeze and swell to make it to Coila Beach at Tuross. The 18km leg started with a tribute to a stalwart of the Moruya Surf Club and the Bass, Lesley Pheeney. Lesley was the race secretary for many...
George Bass Surfboat Marathon – man in hospital after day one
Health & Wellbeing
The first day of the George Bass Surf Boat Marathon took a twist at the Moruya finish line, one that points to the challenges of the great race. The 66-year-old sweep of the Pambula Men's Masters crew had a heart attack and was revived on the beach. "Volunteers on patrol with Mourya Surf Club responded quickly and a doctor rowing for...
George Bass Surfboat Marathon ready to go – TOMORROW!
Health & Wellbeing
Rowers and ski paddlers ready to start their conquest of the mighty George Bass Surfboat Marathon are settling into their Moruya High campground ready for a start on the last day of 2017. This one of a kind event starts at the Batemans Bay Bridge tomorrow (Dec 31) morning. For the seven days that follow crews and competitors from around Australia...
Paul, forced to walk home from hospital at 2am, told it won’t happen again
Health & Wellbeing
A Bega man who was told to walk home from South East Regional Hospital (SERH) at 2am says his confidence in the local health service has improved. Paul's outrageous story drew a strong response from the About Regional community when it was first published in late November. He had already made an official complaint about his shoddy treatment but was yet to receive...
Bombala kids shape design of all abilities playground
Arts & Culture
Buddy benches and reflection ponds are just a couple of the bright ideas Bombala students have come up with as part of their studies into playground design. Students from St Joseph’s Primary School have just presented a range of thoughtful and captivating 3D playground models, paving the way for future playground construction in Bombala. Following months of hard work, their...
Lifeguards on Tathra Beach this February need your financial support
Health & Wellbeing
For the last 3 summers, businesses in Tathra and Bega have worked together to fund a beach safety program that has kept the famous red and yellow flags flying on Tathra Beach during February. Our golden strip of sand has been the only beach south of Ulladulla with a 7-day-a-week lifeguard service during the final month of summer. To build...
About Regional Pop-Up Newsroom – what a great day in Bermagui!
Arts & Culture
The first About Regional Pop-Up Newsroom landed in Bermagui this week, based out of Julie Rutherford Real Estate we uncovered some of the untold stories of this town. Kelly Eastwood from River Cottage Australia dropped in to share her plans for a deli and cooking school... https://www.facebook.com/AboutRegional/videos/921549364666542/ Longtime Bermagui fisherman Allan Broadhurst talked about his life on the ocean... https://www.facebook.com/AboutRegional/videos/921593131328832/ The team...
Peter Pan gets a Eurobodalla twist with Red Door Theatre @ Moruya
Arts & Culture
A Eurobodalla chapter is about to be added to a story that has enthralled the world for decades. Peter Pan is the creation of Scottish writer James Matthew Barrie and first appeared in Barrie's 1902 novel The Little White Bird. Narooma writer and director Linda Heald has put a local twist on the story, her chapter opens at St Mary's...
European Carp making a home in Snowy Monaro waters, but…
Environment
European Carp have been using the warmer water temperatures of spring to move across the Snowy Monaro, bringing their destructive ways into new habitats. Since the 1850's, Carp have been spreading out into low land waterways like the Murray-Darling Basin, but in the last ten years, these ferals have been moving into higher elevations, places once thought too cold for...
Meet 2EC’s new radio presenter – a painter from Bega, John Watkin
Arts & Culture
One of the best blokes in Bega has just landed his dream job, four decades after he first had a crack. John Watkin has been in the paint business for close to 40 years, but as a teen, he applied for radio school with the ambition of working on the wireless. "Radio was my childhood dream and I got rejected," John...
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