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In the last two and bit years, the demand for news, stories, and information via About Regional has increased dramatically. Proudly, About Regional has presented different viewpoints, deeper stories, and more colour from across South East NSW, taking in the Eurobodalla, Bega Valley, and Snowy Monaro. It's been demanding but richly rewarding. The time has come to share the load,...
Science
Canberra and southern NSW will be treated to a total lunar eclipse this weekend when people will see a blood moon, as the Earth passes between the sun and moon. ANU astronomer Dr Brad Tucker said people would see the moon appear to darken and gradually turn red as it moved into Earth’s shadow in the early hours of Saturday, 28 July...
News
A new advisory committee has been established to guide the NSW Government's management of water flows out of the Snowy Hydro Scheme and into the Snowy River catchment. Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed the inaugural Snowy Advisory Committee (SAC), which has been established to provide expert and local input into the design of environmental flows within the iconic river...
What's On
Momentum around The Festival of Open Minds is building as people from near and far snap up the early bird discount and get ready to take part in this day of ideas and discussion. On Saturday, September 1, the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre will buzz with personal stories and the wisdom and knowledge of experts - speakers who will inspire your...
What's On
Spring in South East NSW starts with a day of ideas and discussion; About Regional presents – The Festival of Open Minds on Saturday, September 1, 9:30 am to 5 pm at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre. This day-long event features personal stories and the experience of experts in their field, people from near and far who will inspire your thinking and 'open...
News
This week marks four months since that hellish afternoon that has left the people and landscape of Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra scarred. This week also brings significant progress for the new lives many are hoping to rebuild on the land scorched by those flames. The owners of the 65 homes destroyed are starting to receive written reports confirming their...
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A new management plan for the Batemans Marine Park is being drafted with the NSW Government promising, "the local community and environment will benefit from a new approach to marine management." Member for Bega Andrew Constance has welcomed the official start of the project with the park's Advisory Committee meeting this week as the first step in the process. “A...
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...
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...
Community
Most of us understand the importance of nature conservation, but less is known about the native environment we live in and the plant species under threat or extinct in our area. It’s a sobering thought when we understand that without native habitats, our environment won’t survive. However, thanks to a small band of dedicated ‘knowledge keepers’, who are willing to...
News
Batemans Bay Marine Park is among ten ocean beach and headland sites across four marine parks that have been rezoned to allow recreational line fishing, effectively halving the length of the NSW coast with top-level environmental protection. NSW Department of Primary Industries Deputy Director General, Fisheries, Dr Geoff Allan, announced the downgrading of protection last week saying, “the decision to...
Community
Fire will be reintroduced to the Tathra landscape this week, 14 weeks after dozens of firefighters rushed to the town to try and extinguish flames that went on to destroy 65 homes and damage many more. Parts of the forest to the west of Tathra will be re-burnt by the Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council’s (Bega LALC) Cultural Burning Team...
What's On
A world of ideas and inspiration lands in the heart of Bega this Friday (June 15) with the TEDxSydney Satelite Event at the town's Civic Centre. South East NSW has always been a place where informed and enlivened discussion can take place and Friday's program is an extension of that. TEDxSydney is the leading platform for the propagation of Australian...
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Wild horses that cross into the ACT from Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, where culling has been halted, will be killed, according to ACT Parks and Conservation. Director of ACT Parks and Conservation Services, Daniel Iglesias said the ACT's threatened plants, animals and water catchment needed to be protected. “Heavy hoofed animals damage waterways, cause erosion and trample habitat....
Environment
When it comes to the poetry of Banjo Paterson I am more 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' than 'Man From Snowy River'. Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze; He turned away the good old horse that served him many days; He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen; He hurried off to town and bought a...
News
Canberra's 2018 kangaroo 'cull' will number up to 3252, and is a thousand more than last year. The shooting will cost up to $500,000. At the launch of the cull on 2 May 2018, RiotACT spoke to ACT Government Ecologist, Doctor Melissa Snape, about the success of a recent trial on dart delivered contraceptives for kangaroos. The ACT Government has...
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