Avoid travel apathy! Connect to a local private tour guide
Business
Another bus, another monument, another sightseeing destination crammed with gawkers looking to selfie their way to a social media frenzy... yawn. The good news is, you don’t have to succumb to another boring fact recited by an underwhelming wannabe actor masquerading as a tour guide. Instead, you can use a private guide to avoid travel apathy – here are 7...
Youth set to shine this Sunday at Four Winds
Arts & Culture
Some say Spring is the best time of year on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, and Four Winds is going all out to prove it - injecting a stunning program of music into our longer days. The Four Winds 'Spring Music Festival' was launched yesterday (November 1) with a concert in the famous Sound Shell south of...
The story behind ‘Stitch’ playing in Bodalla & Tilba this weekend
Arts & Culture
It's an unlikely success story - a tale of two musicians from opposite ends of the spectrum who ended up next-door neighbours and before they knew it, had bonded over a shared love of sewing and banded together as the popular duo, 'Stitch'. "I moved from Melbourne to Tilba 18 months ago, looking to escape the city" Zoey Pepper explains...
Cooma’s new multicultural centre serves up DiversiTEA
Community
Yvi Henderson has made her home in Australia. She left Switzerland in 1990 but she still remembers arriving in Cooma with her husband, a Yaouk local, as the young mother of a one-year-old daughter. "I was ... pretty devastated," she laughs "it was the simple things that threw me, like not knowing the difference between playgroup and preschool or when...
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...
Rotary and Renewables return for 2019 Narooma Energy Expo – Saturday
Environment
Narooma Rotary have news for anyone who thinks Rotary clubs are all sausage sizzles and kneesocks. "We're not a bunch of fuddy-duddy's," laughs Rotary vice-president Laurelle Pacey. The club is once again organising the Narooma Renewable Energy Expo, a day which centres on the antithesis of fuddy-duddy -  groundbreaking and fast-moving renewable energy technology, which will save you money on power...
FREE four week health and well being support for Southern NSW
Health & Wellbeing
With the pressure of drought being felt across Southern NSW, and the added weight of Christmas and summer holidays approaching, new digital health and well-being support is being rolled out across the region. A 'personal assistant' to guide you towards a healthier lifestyle. Starting on November 11, this FREE 4-week challenge is open to 550 participants and comes with the...
Isolated border communities hold Big Bonang Arvo again
Community
Imagine living so remotely that an ambulance can take 4.5 hours to reach you, in a small community built on timber and gold, surrounded by ancient forests on the banks of the Snowy River. Sue Collins, one of two coordinators at Tubbut Neighborhood House, has lived in this area, which includes the isolated border communities of Bonang, Tubbut, Deddick, Delegate...
Constance assures Old Old Bega Hospital that money is on the way
News
Those keen to get going on the restoration of the Old Old Bega Hospital are getting impatient and are keen to see the money announced during the NSW Election earlier this year deposited into their bank account. The building dates back to 1888 and was further developed in 1904 and 1908. Fire had a go at destroying the grand old...
Lifting more than steins at Oktoberfest this weekend
Food & Wine
When Canberra's Renaye Watchirs sees something heavy, her first thought is "can I lift that?" Renaye has been competing in Strongman competitions for about four years and loves the thrill of lifting. This weekend, she will compete in the Strongman competition at Oktoberfest, being held at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds from today (25 October) through to Sunday. Renaye competes alongside women (or...
Berridale tree removal stopped ahead of community meeting
Community
Following considerable concerns about the removal of trees in Berridale Memorial Park, Snowy Monaro Regional Council has called a community meeting to discuss the project while putting a stop to works at Myack Street for the time being. The seven trees in question were planted by the community in memory of locals who did not return from active service with...
Blaze an art trail to Braidwood this weekend
Arts & Culture
The end of October sees a range of artist studios and workshops, as well as permanent galleries open for the 13th annual Queanbeyan-Palerang Arts Trail. Last weekend Queanbeyan and Bungendore took their turn; this weekend the doors to studios and galleries in Braidwood will be open. Across the region 32 artist studios and workshops are open, showcasing the range and depth...
‘One Book One Community’ turns Bega Valley into one big book club
Community
Friday saw the launch of a new idea in the Bega Valley as people gathered at Candelo Books in Bega to celebrate an initiative which aims to connect us all through the experience of a shared story. The book in question is the newly-released third novel by Miles Franklin Award shortlisted author Favel Parrett There Was Still Love and the...
Invigorate and energise your soul at the Bega Big Groove this Saturday!
What's On
Saturday nights in Bega aren't known for their energy, this Saturday night (October 26) is different. You are invited to the second Bega Big Groove - a high energy, funky night of earthy music, drum and dance. The concert features some of the Bega Valley’s most talented and dedicated community dance groups performing with Stonewave Taiko alongside an all-star cast of...
Gundaroo ready to rock for people living with Motor Neuron Disease
What's On
Gundaroo is fine-tuning preparations up for its annual music festival on Saturday, 26 October in aid of people living with Motor Neuron Disease (MND). Started back in 2013 by musician and businessman Scott Windsor, who died of MND in 2015, the festival has raised $150,000 and attracted some of Australia's biggest acts over the years. This year the headline act...
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