Keep an eye on the sky this Anzac Day
Community
Residents across the Riverina and Far South Coast will be encouraged to look to the skies this Anzac Day as the Royal Australian Air Force conducts flying displays across the regional centres. Temora-based aircraft from the No 100 Air Force Heritage Squadron will begin a schedule of "flypasts" across the Riverina starting from 9 am at Uranquinty. Temora has a long association...
Young Yass Valley region musicians invited to Howl at the Moon
Arts & Culture
When young Yass Valley musicians play their hearts out for a chance at fame this Saturday (23 April), Max McGrath hopes it will change some lives -  including his. The Murrumbateman musician, 20, is one of the minds behind Howl at the Moon, a live music event at Yass' Thyme to Taste. The hybrid deli, bottleshop and cafe on the main street...
Nine things to do in the region this week (22 – 28 April)
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There’s plenty to do in the region this Anzac Day long weekend, especially if you love art, live music, markets and delicious food. The Aussie Night Markets will take over Queanbeyan Showground with delicious sweets, savoury foods, market stalls and kids' rides from Friday to Saturday. Now's your last chance to catch the Easter Art Exhibition in Merimbula, which wraps...
Ditch the diet and get to Queanbeyan for this weekend’s Aussie Night Markets
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The Aussie Night Markets are back in Queanbeyan this weekend, serving up some favourite dishes sure to satisfy your sweet treat cravings and savoury needs. On Friday, 22 April and Saturday, 23 April, from 4 pm to 10 pm, the two-day event will feature a variety of gourmet desserts, regional food vendors and international street food, as well as plenty of...
Historic Merryville homestead gardens to open for Yass Red Cross fundraiser
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Merryville homestead, one of the finest historic properties in the Yass Valley, will open its gardens on Sunday 1 May to raise money for the Red Cross. Built in 1903 the homestead and farm were made famous by Sir Walter Merriman who was knighted in 1954 for his contribution to the nation's wool industry. Today, Rob and Ning Clark and...
ARIA-nominated country singer Brad Cox is heading home to Jindabyne
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After a two-year hiatus, Jindabyne born and bred country star Brad Cox is on the road and he's bringing his band home to the Snowy Mountains in May. This is Brad's first full headline tour since the COVID-19 lockdowns, and the first since the release of his ARIA and Golden Guitar-nominated sophomore record My Mind’s Projection in November 2020. Brad will...
Nine things to do in the region this week (15-21 April)
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There’s plenty to do in the region this Easter long weekend, especially if you love festivals, live music, entertainment and lots of family fun. Running from Friday to Monday, the Huskisson Hotel will be hosting a four-day celebration of fresh seafood, live music and plenty of entertainment for kids. Across both days of the weekend the This is Just a...
Nine things to do in the region this week (8 -14 April)
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There's plenty to do in the region this weekend, especially if you love trucks and car racing, dancing like nobody is watching, live music and community and family fun. Goulburn has its weekly Greyhound Races today (Friday 8 April) and, later on, Bom Funk is hopping into the Easter spirit with a disco to have kids dancing with the Easter...
Local grub, indie beers and the return of live music at Tumut River Brewing Co
Food & Wine
The tasty and creative brews at independent brewery Tumut River Brewing Co attract crowds region-wide. But they have another drawcard as one of the region’s favourite live music venues, luring musicians near and far to play in the brew shed. On Sunday 10 April the brewery is running Tumut River Tap Fest - a scaled-down version of their popular Tap Days festival with...
Headstone stories to be told in this year’s Queanbeyan Heritage Festival
Community
It's a place where generations of people gather to honour some four thousand souls laid to rest. Words engraved on stone provide the headlines of who they were, but the 2022 Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Festival will reveal Riverside Cemetery's story cannot be captured on its epitaphs alone. Running from 9 April to 14 May, the annual event kicks off at...
Crafty Eurobodalla folk set to show their resilience yet again
Community
Thousands of knitted wattle branches will carpet the Eurobodalla Region Botanic Garden this weekend to mark the second anniversary of the Currowan bushfires. The wattle represents the spirit of the NSW South Coast folk who fought, survived and rebuilt after the 2019-2020 tragedy. The fire claimed three lives, scorched about half a million hectares, destroyed hundreds of properties and burnt...
Italia meets ‘Straya in two Queanbeyan car shows
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There'll be a clash of cultures this weekend in Queanbeyan - with Gucci and Ferrari on one street, and Akubra and Toyota on the next - as two very different car shows roll into town. This year, the annual celebration of Italian automotive pizzazz known as Auto Italia coincides with the biennial showcase of all the latest and greatest in...
Nine things to do in the region this week (1 – 7 April)
What's On
There’s lots to do in the regions this week, especially if you’re a fan of festivals, live music and exploring. Kicking off the weekend, the two-day 4WD Camping and Outdoor Expo will cater to all your adventure needs, and Cowra's Festival of International Understanding will offer fun for the entire family all weekend. Goulburn will be a hive of activity...
Region’s best Indigenous performers to take to Giiyong stage
Arts & Culture
The 2022 Giiyong Festival is all about community: Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities gathering together to celebrate the best of First Nations music, spoken word, culture and resilience. Meaning "come to welcome" in the language spoken by South Coast NSW elders, the first Giiyong Festival attracted more than 6000 people in 2018. It returns on 9 April with South East Arts...
The National Folk Festival is the perfect fun day out this Easter
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After a two-year pause, the National Folk Festival is making a welcome return to the Canberra annual event calendar. Running over the Easter long weekend from 14 to 18 April, it is one of the largest folk culture festivals in Australia. Held at Exhibition Park in Canberra, the festival combines a wide variety of quality live music, food and drink...
Two-week forest festival will celebrate all things green at Eurobodalla’s botanic gardens
Community
Did you know that spending time around trees is good for your mental health? For instance, a 2018 study from Japan found even short walks through the forest reduced feelings of depression and anxiety in people and improved positive moods. Well, nature-lovers in need of zen vibes will have the chance to put this claim to the test at a two-week...
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