Sport

The roads less travelled that brought Rapana and Nicoll-Klokstad to the Raiders
Sport
If things had been different in a sliding-doors moment, Jordan Rapana could have been playing for the Wallabies this weekend at the World Cup in Japan. Rapana, of course, will instead line-up for the Raiders in Sunday’s Grand Final against the Roosters in what seems as far away as possible from his days running around for Royals in the John...
Country fun and games at the Araluen Sports Day – Saturday
Sport
Looking for some family fun for the long weekend? Willing to step up and try a few old-fashioned tests of skill and strength? The Araluen Sports Day is held annually on the Saturday (October 5) of October long weekend. Sounded by the backdrop of mountains in the beautiful Araluen Valley this historic event includes fun activities for all the family...
Croker’s first coach quietly confident Raiders will prevail
Sport
Early on Sunday morning with their home town of Goulburn aflutter in Raiders flags and streamers, Jarrod Croker’s extended family will set off in two 22-seater buses, bursting with excitement and pride. The 29-year-old Raiders’ co-captain’s mother Pauline, father Greg, his sisters Natalie and Naomie, uncles, aunties, in-laws and nephews will be there. Extended family, unable to get a seat...
“Double dipping” on Bega Valley pools rejected by Council
News
Bega Valley Shire Council has rejected claims of "double dipping" on pools funding made by a former Mayor and General Manager at a recent public meeting. Council is in the midst of testing the communities response to a 'Special Rate Variation' (SRV) to pay for  the maintenance of the Shire's six public swimming pools as well as fund new and upgraded...
Green light on NSW trout season this long weekend
Sport
With the backdrop of ongoing drought, this long weekend marks the official opening of the New South Wales trout season. NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Fisheries Manager Cameron Westaway says that in spite of the very dry conditions, there are still many popular fishing spots and waterways in good condition closer to the Great Divide in the northern...
How Ricky Stuart proved me wrong
Sport
I remember when I was first informed that Ricky Stuart would be returning to coach the Raiders. I wasn’t sure if it was the right move, having witnessed another legend recently depart the club. David Furner had been axed with three games to go before the end of the 2013 season and everybody associated with the club was emotionally drained...
The very best reasons to bleed Green: why supporting our local teams really matters
Community
Proud Canberran Alanna Davis is a passionate supporter of the Brumbies, the Raiders, the Caps and the Cavs, and a champion for women's equality and safety. But it wasn't until tragedy struck two years ago that she understood the depth of our community's spirit. In December 2017, six days before Christmas, my son and I were involved in a multi-vehicle...
Reboot in beautiful Bermagui this weekend as summertime builds
Health & Wellbeing
The October Long Weekend heralds the approach of warmer weather. Summer is on its way with cossies at the ready and camping spots being considered. The annual Reboot in Bermagui signals a start to that new energy with a jam-packed two-day program of fun and fitness that the entire town takes part in. Reboot in Bermagui is all about launching into...
Government pumps cash but no heart into Canberra’s adopted team
Opinion
As I was driving into work early on Friday morning, I counted five different people wearing lime green jerseys as anticipation reached a fever pitch for the Canberra Raiders-South Sydney preliminary final at GIO Stadium that night. In recognition of the Raiders' biggest match in nearly two decades, the buildup throughout the week had been extraordinary. Canberra landmarks, including Telstra Tower, the...
Bega Valley pools open today in the midst of future funding discussions
News
The Bega Valley's smallest pool is open for another summer today - its 38th swimming season. The long cold days of a Bemboka winter have broken but with it comes a big conversation about the future of the town's pool. In fact, the future of all six of the Shire's public pools is a talking point with Bega Valley Shire...
Candelo Pool closed till mid-November for repairs
News
Disappointment for Candelo swimmers busting to get back into the water, with Bega Valley Shire Council forced to delay the opening of the pool. Council's Aquatic and Leisure Facilities Coordinator, Nicholas Hoynes, says while preparing for pre-season painting ahead of Monday's (September 30) start to the season, specialist contractors discovered substantial issues with the concrete render in the pools as...
The similarities between the Canberra Raiders and the GWS Giants
Sport
When the Canberra Raiders made their debut in the NSWRL in 1982, few could have imagined that the side which finished with the wooden spoon in that first year would go on to win the premiership in their eighth season. The Greater Western Sydney Giants, with their well-documented connection to Canberra, also finished with the wooden spoon in their debut...
SOLD! – Moruya Racecourse, “It will be an important boost for the local racing industry”
News
Eurobodalla Shire Councillors have voted to sell Moruya Racecourse. The decision at yesterday's (September 24) meeting follows 28 days for community comments and submissions to Council which resulted in support for the idea. In his report to Council, Anthony O’Reilly, Director Corporate and Commercial Services said that "The submissions supporting the sale believe it will be an important boost for...
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