Sport

Should referees be paid more to officiate men’s matches?
Sport
Capital Football has come under fire from the ACT football community after announcing they will pay referees more money to officiate men's matches compared to women's matches next season. Capital Football released their referee match fees for the 2019 winter season on Monday (26 November). Central referees will be paid an extra $42 to officiate an NPL first-grade match compared...
James Slipper prepares to start a new chapter in his long and storied career
Sport
It has been a been a rocky 12 months for former Queensland Reds skipper James Slipper. Having made his debut for both club and country in 2010, Slipper took little time to establish himself as one of the best props in the world. Ferocious at scrum-time, with superb skills in the loose and capable at either loose or tight head,...
Cobargo starts push for basketball court with launch of BMX track
Sport
Cobargo, north of Bega, is a small village of 776 people and 210 families. It is famous for its dynamic folk festival, its community of creators and producers, its homebrew shop, and its butcher shop - and now its BMX track. Built in just three weeks using 1000 tonnes of fill from the massive Dignams Creek roadworks, the track was opened...
Get your motor running for the Cooma Hill Climb this weekend
Sport
This weekend's (November 24 & 25) Mount Gladstone Hill Climb in Cooma will feature the first local appearance of Daniel Burton in his supercharged Honda S2000. Daniel's car has raced at Eastern Creek and is expected to be very fast. It's set to be a sizeable challenge for the turbo-charged Type 3 AWD entries that typically race in Cooma, names like Subaru WRX,...
Canberra Raiders Jack Wighton out of chances
Sport
If ever an NRL player was on their last chance at a club it has to be Jack Wighton. Wighton appeared for sentencing in the Galambany Circle Sentencing Court on Wednesday (14 November) on two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three counts of common assault, and one charge of public urination. He was given a two-month suspended jail term,...
Deer hunting rules relaxed to assist farmers in Southern NSW
News
Some deer hunting regulations have been lifted across the New South Walse allowing licenced hunters to assist local farmers manage deer numbers on their property. Member for Monaro, John Barilaro says its a necessary step to help control wild deer populations at this dry time. “I’ve seen first-hand how much damage deer can cause to a property, and the suspension of deer...
ACT signs deal with Illawarra Hawks to bring NBL back to Canberra
Sport
Local basketball fans' 10-year wait for NBL action to return to Canberra has ended after the ACT Government signed a one-year deal with the Illawarra Hawks that will see the Wollongong-based side bring elite men's basketball back to the nation's capital. ACT Sports Minister Yvette Berry announced the new partnership with the Hawks on Tuesday afternoon (13 November) with a...
Teacher pushes her mind and body to its limits to shatter expectations
Sport
There is no shortage of stories that inspire in this world. You can find them in the most obvious places, in people whose lives have been on public display and whose stories have been transformed into pages of a screenplay. But, more often than not, you find them in your local community. In a classroom, where a teacher's accomplishment proves...
Construction of the Canberra Raiders’ Braddon centre of excellence underway
Sport
Construction has begun on the Raiders' new Centre of Excellence in the heart of Canberra, with the $19 million redevelopments seeing the Green Machine leave Bruce and return to their spiritual home at Northbourne Oval. The new Centre of Excellence is expected to be ready late next year in time for Raiders pre-season for the 2020 season. Northbourne Oval will become...
Quite possibly the greatest all-round Raider of all time
Sport
Sia Soliola’s random act of kindness towards a woman in distress would come as no surprise to those of us who have come to know the veteran Raiders’ forward. If you are not across this story, it unfolded on a Gungahlin Street in Canberra where Sia came across a mother named “Tess” who was in distress after her car had...
Why the National Youth League is important for regional football talent
Sport
Canberra United is about to embark on its second season in the National Youth League (NYL) which will provide local and regional football talents with an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of A-league academy scouts. A disappointing debut season last year saw United rooted to the bottom of the table with only one win from eight matches, which...
Five top picks for staying in the Snowies in this warmer weather
Environment
Does the idea of wildflowers, clear running rivers, crisp mountain air and a multitude of activities appeal to you? When the snow melts and the warmer weather arrives, many people head for the beaches but there is a cooler – or make that alpine - wonderland to explore at Kosciuszko National Park less than three hours’ drive from Canberra. If...
Cooma figure skater Callum Bradshaw battles stigma off the ice with grace and poise
Sport
For local figure skater Callum Bradshaw, facing competitors on the rink is not half as bad as the battles he has to face when he steps off it. Competing in a female-dominated sport in Australia, people would often question or poke fun at the teenager, who chooses to spend his spare time on the ice rink practising graceful pirouettes and...
Deek inspiring the next generation
Sport
If ever you are looking for inspiration and a sense of how a real community works, then spend some time with Canberra marathon legend Rob de Castella and his Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP). On the cusp of its tenth anniversary, the IMP was born out of Deek’s venture into the Northern Territory to discover Australia’s next marathon champion. Instead, what...
Trusted, respected, knowledgeable: Region Media is on the move
News
Region Media is pleased to announce that some of the most trusted and respected names in local media have joined the group in senior/leadership roles. Based in the ACT, Region Media is now the masthead for 12 influential media platforms in Canberra and surrounding communities, headlined by long-standing Canberra news site, The RiotACT. “Local knowledge, respect and trust are critical...
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...
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