Motorcyclist dies on Monaro Highway at Cooma
News
A 62-year-old motorcyclist has died on the Monaro Highway at Cooma this morning (October 30). Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle accident at around 10.40 am, tragically the male rider died at the scene. The accident comes amidst a large volume of motorbike traffic moving through the region returning home from the Australian Moto Grand Prix at Phillip Island. The...
Meet Manuka Oval’s head curator Brad van Dam as a historic summer of cricket starts
Sport
As anticipation builds for Canberra's biggest summer of cricket, think of the man behind the scenes who is tasked with one of the most important jobs this summer. Brad van Dam is the head curator of Manuka Oval and he is entrusted with the task of making sure Canberra's premier cricket venue is ready to host two Big Bash clashes, a...
Goulburn-Mulwaree invests in its young people
Community
Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s new Youth Services Co-ordinator is all about delivering outcomes for the region’s youth. No ifs, buts or maybes, the programs Luke Wallace wants to bring forward will all have some benefit for young people. “They will be meaningful programs that support all our young people. Like Vibefest (the annual youth music festival) which gave youth performing, administration...
Government announces plans for $30m sport complex to be built in Queanbeyan
Sport
Queanbeyan will soon be home to a state-of-the-art, $30 million regional sports complex which will have the capacity to host state and national events and keep rising athletes in the region. Member for Monaro John Barilaro, who was joined by the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Mayor Tim Overall and the local sporting community at the proposed site, announced a $10 million NSW...
Canberra Raiders’ balancing act to to keep regional and local fans happy
Sport
The Canberra Raiders are working towards a new agreement with the ACT Government regarding home games in the ACT as the club looks to find the perfect balance to please both regional and local Green Machine fans. The Raiders will host the Penrith Panthers in Wagga Wagga in the fifth round of the 2019 season after the club signed a two-year...
Raw female AFL talent from South East NSW selected for elite program
Sport
A new recruit to AFL has been selected as part of an elite group of young athletes to train under the South East Sports Academy. Amelie Gautier from the Bega Bombers had never kicked a football until this year, she will now complete 20 weeks of training backed by the AFL Female Development Program. It was Amelie's athleticism and potential for improvement...
Confidence growing as A-League decision looms
Sport
Sitting in a near-empty Canberra Stadium in the final throes of the Cosmos in the National Soccer League, it was almost impossible to imagine that we would find ourselves on the verge of being part of a new competition. In that final season in 2000/2001, support for the Canberra team had dwindled to die-hard fans, family and friends. To awaken...
Swimming and singing 3 years away for new Batemans Bay centre
News
Eurobodalla Mayor, Liz Innes says she is “beyond exciting” at news, the Federal Government will tip $25 million into the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre project. “It’s not in the bank yet, we’ve still got a step to go, but this is more than promising,” Cr Innes says. Gilmore MP Ann Sudmalis announced the breakthrough from New...
Canberra’s A-league bid survives two-team cull by FFA
Sport
Canberra and southern NSW are one step closer to achieving the dream of fielding a team in the A-league after being named as one of the top six expansion proposals. Football Federation Australia (FFA) has culled two expansion proposals, with Wollongong Wolves and Ipswich Pride FC not being considered for a licence at this time. Canberra's bid will now compete with...
Big picture thinker puts his talents to use at home in Goulburn
Community
From Goulburn’s ‘Dirty Reds’ Rugby Union Club to the Rocky Hill Musical Theatre Company, Chris Gordon doesn’t stand back from injecting his considerable aptitude into the mix. Yet when he was awarded the Lilac City Festival Achiever of the Year recently, ‘Gordo’ as he’s known, was typically humbled. It’s this blend of talent and community facilitation that’s put Chris on...
Eight new playgrounds to come for Snowy Monaro families
Arts & Culture
Snowy Monaro families have two new playgrounds to explore with eight more to come! The Bombala Playground, next to the Bombala Caravan Park and Nijong Ninja Park on Barrack Street, Cooma are now open and have been bursting with kids during the school holidays. Kids at the Bombala Playground, have shrieked with joy as they have whizzed along the new...
Architects appointed to Batemans Bay Aquatic and Arts Centre
Arts & Culture
Close to 100 community groups will soon be invited to work with the Sydney-based architects commisioned to design the new Batemans Bay Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre at Mackay Park. NBRS Architecture has won the prestigious job with Eurobodalla Shire Council and will partner with Donovan Payne Architects, who are specialists in aquatic and sporting facilities. Council says, NBRS Architecture, which recently...
Wake up call for boaties ahead of summer holidays
News
NSW Water Police have stopped nearly 500 vessels during a two-day marine compliance operation ahead of the peak boating season. Officers from the Marine Area Command conducted a high-visibility proactive operation on Saturday (September 29) and Sunday (September 30), targeting vessel safety, safe navigation, speeding, alcohol and drug-related crime and anti-social behaviour. During the operation, police conducted more than 470 marine random...
Wagga City Wanderers join NPLW as Capital Football extends reach to Riverina
Sport
With Capital Football announcing the new look NPL1 and NPL2 for the upcoming season, the National Premier League Women has seen a new team join the competition for 2019. The eight clubs who participated in the NPLW in 2018 will all be back for next season and will be joined by the Wagga City Wanderers as Capital Football extends its reach into...
Epic Sea to Snow Journey – shaping young people, celebrating local environment
Environment
What are you doing with your long weekend in southern NSW? Eleven young people from the Bega Valley and Eurobodalla are halfway through a nine-day, 250 km trek from the sea of Dalmeny to the snow of Kosciusko National Park. The Sea to Snow Journey was established by The Crossing Land Education Centre at Bermagui 10 years ago as an...
The People’s Cup races to the Sapphire Coast as part of world tour
Sport
The Sapphire Coast will join racing history when it hosts the $200,000, 18-carat gold Lexus Melbourne Cup this week as part of the 16th annual Lexus Melbourne Cup Tour. The Cup will tour more than 37 destinations around Australia and internationally in 2018, with the trophy heading to Ireland, UK, New Zealand and South Korea, while also trekking to Dunedoo, Katherine, Canberra, Mission Beach and Hobart...
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