Environment
The winds buffeting the region signal the turning season, along with stone fruit blossoms starting to swell, and the bright...
News
One of the region's iconic timber bridges is getting some love and attention, extending its future and place in the...
Arts & Culture
'Sculpture for Clyde' opened over the weekend leaving the winning artists more than a few thousand dollars richer. Now in...
Join the Festival of Open Minds choir with Corinne Gibbons
Community
In a valley of talented voices, Corinne Gibbons shines bright in the Bega Valley and come the Festival of Open Minds she will have everyone singing. This much loved, globe-trotting singer, songwriter, choir director, team builder, and friend to many has drawn a line in her diary to be at Open Minds 2019 to help those gathered perform as one...
Joint author talk at Braidwood Library this Saturday morning
Arts & Culture
Zac T Quinn and Christine Marino will be giving a joint author talk at the Braidwood Library on Saturday - August 24 at 11 am. Quinn will be talking about his new novel 'Sanlundia' and local Bungendore Librarian Christina Marino will be talking about her novel 'Community'. Although very different books they both explore concerns about the future and the...
Soft power: Country’s finest on show for Alpaca Nationals at Exhibition Park in Canberra
What's On
They may look cute and cuddly but alpaca farming is a serious business, servicing growing export markets and providing a kinder grazing alternative for the fragile Australian landscape. The industry, now 30 years old, will be on show from Friday to Sunday at the Australian Alpaca Nationals at Exhibition Park, returning to Canberra after many years. The flagship event will see...
Belfast Girls brings out another side of Australian history
What's On
It's nearly showtime for the cast and crew working on Echo Theatre's production of Belfast Girls. The lead-in has been somewhat unusual, with a two-month break separating rehearsal periods. The play is set in the 1850's and explores the disastrous consequences of Ireland's Great Famine. Given its scope and scale, having that extra time to sit with the source material might...
‘Walk and Talk’ about future of Batemans Bay Foreshore – Thursday & Saturday
Community
“We want to hear from locals how to enhance this important public space, how to establish new activities and explore different ways to use the waterfront,” says Liz Rankin, Eurobodalla Shire Council’s Manager of Strategic Growth. With large parts of the Batemans Bay foreshore wrapped up in the Bridge Replacement Project, talk and planning for the future look and feel...
Monaro part of “industrial scale” green carbon biz of the future – Landcare talk in Cooma Friday
Environment
Those who live in, or regularly pass through the Monaro often find the landscape arresting - stark perhaps, but delicate and beautiful all the same. Professor Justin Borevitz from The Australian National University is no different. "The Monaro is my backyard and there's so much more to it than what you can see from the road, once you get onto...
The Knight on the Kings Highway – connecting periods in time
Sport
Deep in the forest, on the side of a mountain, lives a Knight and his Lady. You may have noticed the imposing handmade stone gateway on the Kings Highway between the Clyde Mountain and Nelligen. Black Flat, the stone home of Darrell and Lisa Bossley, sits high above the roadway. The front paddock is the home of their Friesian horses...
Community shines bright in Bega CBD – FREE ‘Parklight’ cultural event
Arts & Culture
In 2019 the Festival of Open Minds ignites with Parklight  - a night of light, sound and movement in the heart of Bega on Friday, September 13. Littleton Gardens will light up with magical occurrences and happenings, a celebration of our community with a focus on the contribution and talent of youth and Indigenous culture. The centre of Bega will come alive...
Colonial fantasia at The Bas in Moruya
Arts & Culture
The current exhibition by Anna Glynn at The Basil Sellars Exhibition Centre in Moruya, reimagines colonial perceptions through the art of early artists such as John Hunter, the Port Jackson Painter, and George Raper. Titled ‘Promiscuous Provenance’ the exhibition encourages a re-examination of our relationship with our colonial past. The title comes from a quote by Governor John Hunter who...
Holey moley: Australia’s first minted coins go on display at the Mint
News
The oldest coins minted for colonial Australia have gone on show at the Royal Australian Mint, allowing visitors to lay eyes on the holy grail of Australian coins for the next couple of months. The coins have taken centre stage in a new display titled All That is Holey: The First Minted Coins of Australia, providing the public with a rare opportunity to...
Meaty Matters panel to shed light on the changing face of veganism
What's On
"I think 2014 was when things started to kick off," says Katrina Fox. She is a journalist, activist, and the founder of Vegan Business Media, and we're talking about the way our perception of the term 'vegan' is changing. To some, it's still a dirty word, and Fox has spent part of her career breaking down the misconceptions that come along...
Building an export business – Yass, Bega, Moruya, & Young workshops
Business
Getting into exports sounds like a big call for many regional businesses. There is no doubt there are challenges, but the potential is huge and next week in Young, Yass, Bega and Moruya there's advice to help your business rise to the opportunities. The Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), representing eight neighbouring local government areas, says the Capital Region is...
You are needed for a BioBlitz celebration of local nature Friday to Sunday
What's On
Are you ready to BioBlitz in Bega?! This weekend is your chance to get involved with this increasingly popular grassroots science event. After six successful Bega Valley Bioblitzes, number seven is on now (August 16 - 18) as part of National Science Week celebrations. The Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness is partnering with the Sapphire Coast Regional Science...
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