Sport

Get your brain and heart ready for the Festival of Open Minds
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...
Canberra and Southern NSW shortlisted for A-League team
Sport
When the bid for an A-League side 'mark 2' was first mooted I was one of the first to write it off. There was a perception that it lacked energy and was doomed to fail. This is in part due to the fact that Football Federation Australia showed their hand the last time Canberra launched a campaign to be part...
NSW Budget drives generational change – Constance and Barilaro
News
The Member's for Monaro and Bega are heralding this week's NSW Budget as one that is making generational differences to communities from Durras to Eden to Jindabyne to Queanbeyan. “The funding announced in this budget will set in stone many key projects that will transform the Monaro for generations to come,” Monaro MP and Deputy Premier John Barilaro says. “At...
A blue print for regional prosperity by futurist Bernard Salt
Community
Social researcher and futurist Bernard Salt has provided local councils from around Australia with a blueprint to future prosperity. "The first thing is very easy and doesn't cost anything - it's unity, a galvanised community makes a powerful difference to your ability to do stuff, to deliver stuff," Mr Salt told the 875 delegates at the National General Assembly of...
Local Government from around Oz in Canberra to bang the drum
News
Mayors, Councilors, and senior staff from shires and cities across Australia are in Canberra for the Local Government sectors annual get together - The National General Assembly of Local Government. President of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), David O'Loughlin says for more than two decades the Assembly has identified, examined, and debated the most important issues and challenges facing councils...
“Passion into action” Thunder and Dust hits the screen highlighting speedway history
Arts & Culture
Dust and thunder from a regional speedway has roared across the big screen in Canberra, ahead of the documentary's first screening within the community that inspired it. For Bega Valley filmmakers Andrew Moore and Fiona Scott, "Thunder and Dust" has been a five-year passion centred around Sapphire Speedway, west of Candelo. Friday (June 8) nights screening with the ANU Film Group...
Lost horse “Rory” comes in from the cold of the Snowy Mountains
Community
A story of loss and reunion in the high country has been playing out for three and a half months, ending with the heart-warming reunion this week between a woman and her horse. Wanda Egan’s horse Rory escaped his yard from a camp in the Kosciuszko National Park on 15 February after another horse had taken fright and run through...
Canberra Raiders Centre of Excellence extends to Southern NSW
Sport
Rugby league talent from Southern NSW now has a clear path towards the big time with news that the Canberra Raiders long-held dream to develop a Centre of Excellence is going to happen. In this week's ACT Budget, the Barr Government allocated $5 million over three years towards a new state-of-the-art facility, NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John...
Cooma Red Devils score $30,000 grant for a new canteen at home ground
Sport
Cooma Red Devils Rugby Union Club has received NSW Government funding of $30,000 to build a new canteen and kitchen at its home ground, Rotary Oval, with Member for Monaro John Barilaro presenting the club with a cheque last Friday (18 May). Plans for the canteen and kitchen are under way, with construction due to start soon. Mr Barilaro said the...
“School nurses could become part of the solution” – Bronnie Taylor MLC
News
Every public school in New South Wales would have a school nurse if Bronnie Taylor MLC had her way. For the time being, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW is content to let a two-year trial at three high schools speak for itself and build momentum for more positions in the future. Young in Western NSW was...
Let there be light! Queanbeyan AFL oval illuminated with brand new lights
Sport
The Queanbeyan Tigers AFL season couldn't have gotten off to a better start, with a 47-point win made all the better with the official turning on of the brand new lights at the Tigers’ home ground, Allinsure Park. Allinsure Park was lit up with upgraded lights after a $450,000 investment by the NSW Government. The field had been fitted with old lights that...
Snowy Monaro Youth Awards highlight talent, passion, depth
Community
The inaugural Snowy Monaro Youth Awards have highlighted the vast contribution being made to the community and the future by teens in towns like Bombala, Jindabyne, and Cooma. Awards in eleven categories were contested by 49 nominations, with the awards ceremony at the Cooma Ex-services Club one of the highlights of Youth Week celebrations in the Shire. Snowy Monaro Youth Mayor, Zara...
46km of new trails to help explore Kosciuszko National Park
Environment
Australia's highest places have just received a $27 million boost with 46km of new walking and mountain bike trails to be developed through the picturesque Kosciuszko National Park. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, says the investment will create one of Australia’s, if not the world’s, best multi-day walking tracks and will totally transform summer tourism in the...
National Sheep Dog Trials – the next big thing in women’s sport
Health & Wellbeing
Women are making their presence felt at the National Sheep Dog Trials underway at Hall Showground, 25 minutes west of the Canberra CBD. President of the Trials Association, Charlie Cover says 41% of entries this year come from female handlers. "Its a record for us and I think it might also be a world record," Charlie says. "Women's sport, in...
Eurobodalla and Bega Valley legends countdown to Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Health & Wellbeing
Thousands of "local legends" around Australia have just been told they will carry the Queen’s Baton through their community in the run-up to the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - 19 Bega Valley and Eurobodalla locals are among them... Peter Anderson, Malua Bay Robert Blake, Malua Bay Darren Browning, Tomakin Ann Brummell, Batemans Bay Anthony Fahey, Dalmeny Leah Hearne, Lilli Pilli...
Coasties farewell Tassie ahead of Karl Posselt Cup weekend
Sport
Months of training and fundraising have come together for fourteen lads from the Bega Valley and Eastern Victoria competing in the Launceston Soccer Tournament last weekend (Sept 22,23,24) in Tasmania. The group of thirteen-year olds came from Bega, Merimbula, Eden, and Mallacoota, playing in the sky-blue jersey of the Far South Coast Soccer Association (FSCSA). It’s been somewhat of a...
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