What’s On

‘Be Ready’ for school next year in the Eurobodalla, roadshow this week
Health & Wellbeing
Technology and children's development expert Dr Kristy Goodwin is in the Eurobodalla this week helping local parents take the guesswork...
Gareth Rees ‘King of the Mountain’ at Cooma Hill Climb
Sport
A rising air temperature and warm track made for some very close racing at yesterday's Mount Gladstone Hill Climb in...
From Murrah to Guernsey for Patrick Dickson and ‘Victor Ego’
Arts & Culture
Murrah-based actor Patrick Dickson has a very familiar face. He could be your friend's dad. Or your son's friend. Maybe...
Tayla Harris photo empowers change in Sapphire Coast AFL
Sport
The Preliminary Finals of the AFLW competition run out on to Ikon Park and the Adelaide Oval this weekend, no doubt spurred on by the Tayla Harris photo furore this week. Women players from the Sapphire Coast AFL competition will be watching on, ready for their own season to start on April 6. "Looking at that photo, I think I...
Cooma Hill Climb revs into your weekend – spectators welcome
What's On
Cooma Car Club’s first hill climb of the year is this Sunday, March 24. Around 30 entries are expected, including from the ACT and other parts of NSW as the reputation of the event and the club spreads. Of special interest is the MG TC Milano from Ralph Pauperis of Anglers Reach. The MG T series were a range of...
Jugiong Writers’ Festival gathers friends, ideas and community spirit
Arts & Culture
It's an event once lovingly described as the equivalent of an intellectual CWA meeting, but the Jugiong Writers' Festival (held this Saturday) is going from strength to strength in the picturesque riverside village west of Canberra. Much of its energy comes from a very strong and supportive community. The program gathers together locally connected writers including Gabrielle Chan, who will...
Deep Waters rise at ‘The Bas’ in Moruya
Arts & Culture
Eurobodalla artist Shirley Goodhew is the next to adorn the walls of the new Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre in Moruya, and the first local to fill the space with her spark. Deep Waters, an eclectic and contemporary exhibition, spans more than 20 years’ of work and opens at the Bas tomorrow night (March 22). Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Creative Arts Coordinator...
Last $$$ from Tathra Bushfire Fund, Council investigates ongoing options
News
Coinciding with the first anniversary of the Reedy Swamp, Vimy Ridge, and Tathra Bushfire comes the last allocation from the fund established to support those impacted by the flames of March 18, 2018. Over $1.5 million was donated to the Bega Valley Mayoral Appeal - made up of donations from around Australia as well as $160,000 raised at the Band...
Sapphire Snappers – for the love of people, place, and photos
Arts & Culture
Bega Valley photography group, The Sapphire Snappers, recently celebrated two years of casual monthly gatherings also known as 'Instameets,' where amateur photographers meet, take pictures and share their best work on Instagram. One of the group's founding members, Jason Guthrie says Snappers was inspired by the positive response he and others were getting after posting pictures on Instagram and decided they...
The driving forces behind hip hop artist Kirklandd
Arts & Culture
You can catch Canberra hip hop artist Daniel Kirkland's enthusiasm, it is that contagious. People speak quickly when they are passionate and excited, and at the rate of knots Daniel talks, you can tell he lives his life at 100 kilometres an hour and with fervent intensity. Chatting in the Sunday afternoon sun, our conversation darts from hectic travel stories in Morocco...
Australian Wakeboard Nationals hits Molonglo River with over 100 competitors
Sport
The ACT Wakeboard Club has stepped up to host the National Titles at short notice, with the Canberra community rallying to ensure the event is a success. The Nationals were originally set down for Perth but when it became apparent that wasn’t going to happen, the ACT offered to host the event. They could offer to the national body the...
NGA unveils a melting masterpiece for modern times
Arts & Culture
If you're going to spend a million dollars on a major new acquisition, would you expect it to melt in the next six months? On Friday morning (15 March) National Gallery director Nick Mitzevich ascended a scissor lift in front of assembled media and lit the wick on a four-metre monolithic statue of a man made entirely of wax. The...
Bega Valley ‘Factory of the Future’ launches a mix of seven start-ups
Economy
The Bega Valley’s “Factory of the Future” is at work with seven start-up businesses stepping forward to take part in a unique business accelerator program run by the University of Wollongong and the iAccelerate Innovation Network. Twenty-one applications were received to be part of the first cohort at the Bega Valley Innovation Hub. The seven selected were chosen because of...
National Sheepdog Trials are rich in history and skill
News
At the Hall showground, everyone is concentrating intensely. Spectators, dog handlers, timekeepers and most of all the dogs - all except for young Nan, who is energetically digging her way to China, seemingly unaware of her future as the Next Big Thing in sheepdog trials. The National Sheepdog Trials, being held at Hall until Sunday (17 March), are the most...
Candelo collaboration – The New Graces launch tonight!
Arts & Culture
It's a Candelo collaboration that makes so much sense - it's hard to believe it hasn't happened sooner! Independently acclaimed musicians Kate Burke, Robyn Martin and Melanie Horsnell have banded together as The New Graces and will perform their first gig as a trio tonight (March 15) at the Candelo Town Hall. "We've been on stage together quite a bit over...
Sculpture Bermagui, on now – fusing art and environment
Arts & Culture
Sculpture Bermagui is pulling crowds to the picturesque seaside town as art and environment fuse in a feast for the eyes. Sculpture President Paul Payten says the event is rated as one of South East NSW’s top five flagship events, and aims to present “art for the community, to excite and stimulate locals and visitors." People travelled from Sydney, Canberra,...
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