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This weekend marks the 75th birthday of Kosciuszko National Park. At a time we should be celebrating Kosciuszko National Park’s 75th...
Opinion
My heart sank as I scrolled through the comments on a Facebook post recently about the 'welcome refugees' signs in...
Opinion
Region Media carried a story about 83 distinguished Australians signing a letter opposing the plan to expand the Australian War...
It’s time to vote: here’s how Region Media will cover the election
News
We finally have a date for the Federal election: the About Regional community and the rest of the nation will be munching their democracy sausages on May 18. As About Regional and its parent company Region Media grow rapidly as a local news masthead, it's a good time to address how we'll deal with the forthcoming election campaign. Our focus will...
Why the feats of the Canberra Raiders in 1989 can be surpassed
Sport
It is no wonder Raiders coach, Ricky Stuart, has urged his current team to channel the performance of the 1989 premiership winning side. They’ve won three titles, but this one was special. 1989 is a season etched in the memories of Raiders supporters ahead of the other two premierships for a number of reasons. The most obvious: It was the...
Will climate change impact our sport schedule in the future?
Sport
The Brumbies had a glimpse of what could be more apparent in the future, when they struggled in 34 degree Celsius temperatures against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane. This is the same temperature, which if reached in Canberra, can force a game of junior cricket to be suspended. That doesn’t take into account the humidity factor, which would be present...
80 prominent Australians say AWM expansion “cannot be justified”
Opinion
80 prominent Australians ranging from author Thomas Keneally to former Department of Defence secretary Paul Barrett, and even the Australian War Memorial's former director Brendon Kelson have joined their voices to the protest against the AWM's half-billion-dollar expansion. Plans were announced in November for a $498 million expansion over the next nine years that will double the size of 77-year-old institution's...
PODCAST – Reimagining the housing dream at Cobargo Folk Festival
Podcast
The 'Ideas from the Edge' forums at the Cobargo Folk Festival, "are an opportunity to refresh your activist spirit, meet with local troublemakers, activists, and thinkers, as they discuss their ideas and visions for a better world," according to the Yuin Folk Club. At the 2019 festival held earlier this month, the Ideas agenda took in climate change, education systems,...
Disability abuse survivors deserve a Royal Commission that delivers
Opinion
A few weeks ago, the Federal Government announced a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. This is the latest in a series of Royal Commissions that have been announced in recent times. It follows a completed Royal Commission on institutional responses to sexual abuse and the practices of the banking industry, and the current...
What will sway your NSW election vote in Monaro?
News
For the people of the Goulburn, Monaro and Bega electorates the only sure thing coming out of this Saturday's NSW Election might be the sausage they buy as they head in to vote. Minority government of either stripe is a very plausible result, injecting a sense of unknown into the days ahead. Using Monaro as a guide, where NSW Nationals...
Kathleen McCann and her garden still ‘growing’ 12 months after bushfire
Community
Editors note: This Monday marks the one year anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire. Sixty-five homes were lost on March 18, 2018. A number of community events are planned to mark the occasion. Sharing stories from that day has proven to be much needed and effective. The Stories of March 18 group recently hosted a writing...
Why aren’t there more women coaching professional sporting teams?
Sport
I believe if Bec Goddard was a male sporting coach, she would be knocking back a plethora of offers from rival clubs. Her record in coaching speaks for itself. She coached the Adelaide Crows to the premiership in the inaugural season in the AFLW in 2017, she was assistant coach at the Canberra Demons last year, a season where they...
NSW Election: Time for a change in the Goulburn electorate?
Opinion
Few would argue that the NSW election is going to be tough for Premier Gladys Berejiklian. Losses in bi-elections since 2015, in Orange and Wagga, have increased the focus on the state’s marginal rural seats. The electorate of Goulburn, once on the safe list for the Coalition is now held by a 6.6 per cent margin which could account for...
Monaro candidates fired up by climate, and renewable energy issues
Opinion
The key issues for the Federal election are still up in the air, but if the Monaro candidates' debate last week was anything to go by, there are plenty of people who believe the NSW election on March 23 will be at least partly a referendum on climate action. Repower Monaro organised the forum, held in front of a near capacity...
Bega Valley Mayor writes – Why we need an ocean outfall at Merimbula
Opinion
I’d like to let your readers know about what’s happening to recycled water from the Merimbula Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) and outline our plans for future treatment and disposal improvements, which will ensure we can continue to protect the natural environment, public health, and enable us to rehabilitate over three hectares of dune habitat. At the moment we discharge excess...
Local Table #2 – making time for good food
Food & Wine
Editors note: The Eurobodalla’s Kate Raymond is passionate about food and the impact it can have on people and the planet. Over the coming months, Kate will share her wisdom and experience with you in her ‘Local Table’ series – no guilt or baggage, just good words to get you thinking and maybe taking action. Check out Kate's second installment....
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