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Absolutely Bleeding Green: David’s labour of love writing the history of the Raiders
Sport
In a Charnwood cafe in Canberra three years ago, Dr David Headon met with former Raiders chairman, John McIntyre. They were there to discuss the writing of a history of the Raiders Club. With over 30 years' involvement with the Raiders as secretary and chairman, John McIntyre was well placed to provide insight. He had been there in the tough...
Moruya’s Bill Woods returns for book signing
Arts & Culture
Author and sports journalist Bill Woods is proud to call Moruya his home town, and he returned over the weekend to sign copies of his latest book, a young adult fiction novel called Trio: The Redemption Code. Woods has spent 36 years in all forms of media. After his schooling at Moruya High School, Woods gained a degree in journalism...
Raiders’ season was one for the record books
Sport
The Canberra Raiders are already cashing in on their stellar 2019 season, with figures released last week showing the team was the most-streamed NRL team and also recorded its highest home crowd average in 25 years. During its first post-season briefing with local media in almost 20 years, Raiders' Chief Operating Officer Jason Mathie said while the club is still...
Howzat! T20 World Cup comes to Canberra as Australia prepares title defence
Sport
The countdown to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia is on, with less than 100 days to go before the first ball is bowled at Manuka Oval in Canberra. While England and Australia are preparing to challenge the world down under, Cockington Green Gardens has downsized both teams on their iconic miniature installations, recreating the epic rivalry in...
Kelsey Barber’s training trajectory catapults her towards more javelin records
Sport
"The big thing for me when I opened my eyes was, I had such clear focus on what I wanted to do, what I needed to do and the belief that I could do it. And I just carried that into the throw." Kelsey Barber’s eyes sparkle and her face glows as she describes the electric moments leading up to...
Argument against rate rise sinks as Bega Valley plans for six pools future
News
The six swimming pools dotted around the inland villages of the Bega Valley are well-loved, but for that same community, the idea of paying extra to maintain and upgrade them has gone down like a Band-Aid floating in the shallow end. Despite the local reaction to an increase in rates, Bega Valley Shire Councillors have voted seven to two to...
ABC draws the curtain on the Olympics in the theatre of the mind
Opinion
If you are like me, you would have grown up listening to the Olympics on the radio. Television reception wasn’t great in the bush, so the radio was our connection to the outside world. It was great when driving as well. The picture could be created with words and your mind does the rest. The impact that it had on...
Mel Breen finds the perfect life balance ahead of her tilt for third Olympics
Sport
Mel Breen says she's feeling comfortable within herself as she prepares to lift her campaign to qualify for next year’s Tokyo Olympics to another level. That feeling's been a long time coming. This mindset is, in part, a reflection of her injury-free status after a horror year in 2019 in which she was hampered by foot, nerve and hamstring injuries....
Switchfoot Boardstore continues Pambula’s epic surf culture history
Business
"Surfing is a young sport in Australia," Bournda-based board shaper Jed Done says thoughtfully. "The first foam boards were being made in the early 60s. Before that, it was all timber." Jed has been catching up on surfboard technology since he first began building boards when he was 15 and is now one of a handful of hand-shapers in the...
Lake Burley Griffin’s first inflatable water park takes shape for Saturday launch
Sport
Lake Burley Griffin's first inflatable water park is set to make a splash this weekend when it officially opens on Saturday off Black Mountain Peninsula at 10am. The park has been taking shape this week with the operators inflating sections and fixing them in place on the water. Park manager David Watts says the climate over summer makes the inflatable...
Why next year’s double-header at Eden Park is intriguing in more ways than one
Sport
Next year’s double-header at Eden Park in Auckland has the potential to be a great sporting social experiment. The possibility of such an event has been talked about for some years but it always fell short for a number of reasons, not the least being the self-interest of the respective codes. But it appears times have changed in the quest...
From country Braidwood to Capital Football’s Player of the Year – Isabella Hindmarsh
Sport
Fourteen-year-old Isabella Hindmarsh from rural Braidwood is Capital Football’s NPL Women’s Under 15 Player of the Year. Isabella started her soccer career with Braidwood Junior Soccer Club and quickly showed how adept she was on the field. While playing in Braidwood her accomplishments included - 2014 U9 Age Champion Girl; 2015 U10 Female player of the year all grades; 2015 U10...
Why UFC champion Rob Whittaker is swapping the octagon for Canberra Theatre
What's On
Australia's Rob Whittaker is a bona fide warrior, dubbed 'The Reaper' due to his sharp jab and devastating left hook. Though he has held the mantle of UFC Middleweight champion, a battle outside the octagon has been his toughest fight. For 12 years, Whittaker has been struggling with depression but it wasn't until recently that he admitted to himself that...
Mad Boaters Tea Party this Saturday celebrates superhero women of surf lifesaving
Sport
Imagine a mad hatters party at sea - sailors, sirens, lifesavers and boaties dancing till late to a soul and funk soundtrack. This Saturday (November 2) you're invited to just that -  The Mad Boaters Tea Party at the Pambula Surf Life Saving Club. This night of music, food and dancing is all in aid of the superhero women of...
Plan in place to grow Eurobodalla cricket
Sport
Cricket NSW, in conjunction with Eurobodalla Shire Council and its three resident clubs, have released a strategy to grow cricket participation within the Shire over the next three years and beyond. A lack of a consistent volunteer base seems to be the reason cricket has fallen out of favour in parts of the shire in recent years, but support from...
National shooting event comes to Cooma, braves wild Snowy weather
Sport
Cooma has been the scene of a major national sporting event with competitors from all over Australia and New Zealand competing in the three day Sporting Clays Nationals. The Cooma Sporting Clays club range is located in a stunning high-altitude location, set amongst Snow gums, on Slacks Creek Road, about 28 kilometres south of Cooma. Sporting Clays NSW/Cooma Sporting Clays...
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