Cooma’s Imants Tillers stars in documentary screening this Saturday night
Arts & Culture
It's been shown at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Sydney, at Parliament House in Canberra, The University Of Melbourne, and in the Latvian capital - Riga, now the feature-length documentary Thrown into the World will screen at Cooma's Little Theatre.  Cooma happens to be the hometown of Imants Tillers, one of Australia's best-loved contemporary artists and the film, directed by...
Automotive history to roar into action at Wakefield Park
What's On
Twelve of the nation's most iconic motor vehicles can be seen in action in Goulburn on Saturday (17 August) when they take to Wakefield Park Raceway in a first for the National Museum of Australia. A Chequered Past will feature the 1967 Brabham Repco BT23A-1 V8 racing car, built and raced by Sir Jack Brabham; the conserved 1948 Daimler DE...
Old dog given new life thanks to ANU artist
Community
The 80-year-old Dog on the Tuckerbox is once again being given a new lease on life thanks to an artist from The Australian National University (ANU). Sculptor Nick Stranks was tasked with repairing the Dog on the Tuckerbox statue after it was vandalised last month. A party to celebrate the return of the much loved Aussie icon will be held at...
Locals asked to donate sanitary products to ‘Share the Dignity’
Health & Wellbeing
“So many women, every month, have to forfeit sanitary products because they cannot afford them. Many mothers have to choose between buying sanitary items and feeding their children,” says Rochelle Courtenay, founder of Share the Dignity. During August residents of Southern New South Wales are being asked to help women and families doing it tough. Share the Dignity’s August Dignity Drive is running now...
Bermagui’s nature camp ‘The Crossing’ celebrates 21 years
Community
When they arrived on their recently purchased 58 acres on a curl in the Bermagui River 21 years ago, Dean and Annette Turner were driving a teal bus, which they planned to live in while they established a nature camp for young people. "We started really small," Nettie laughs, while Dean chimes in "it was either going to make...
Festival of Open Minds – starting conversations, building community
Community
Passionate people drive our communities, our businesses, our creativity. Skippered by Ian Campbell, About Regional, like many small businesses in Southern New South Wales, is powered by a small, passionate team. We love our community, we look for ways to support and promote our people and organisations through articles and interviews, telling their stories, and now with an event designed...
Words and movement: three reasons not to miss My Urrwai
What's On
Upon peeling back the layers of Ghenoa Gela’s most recent show, you learn that there is no exact English translation of ‘My Urrwai’. It can be approximated by combining ‘my spirit, my style, my essence’, but the only way to approach any kind of real understanding is to experience this work of movement and words first hand. Here are three...
From paddock to Parliament – Braidwood black garlic business blooms
Business
Black is the new flavour.  Braidwood’s black garlic business 'Garlicious Grown' is going from strength to strength and has been chosen as one of 12 NSW businesses to be part of the 'Flavours of NSW' stand at Australia's premier food trade show – Fine Food Australia. Fine Food Australia will present world class products to national and international buyers at...
Fantastic Gymnastics – new book from Bega Valley author Diana Harley
Arts & Culture
Local author, poet and playwright, Diana Harley, has just published her latest children's picture book - Fantastic Gymnastics. With simple bouncing rhymes and beautiful illustrations by award-winning illustrator, Sue Rama, the book weaves a tapestry of movement, learning and fun for kids to enjoy - and that adults will love reading out loud. Aimed at the birth to 8 years...
Fling yourself into dance, stunts and connection with My Black Dog
Arts & Culture
When I sneak into the Bega Showground Pavillion, light is streaming through the high windows and the fLiNG crew are sitting on the floor, listening attentively to creative director Kate Denborough, who is taking them through a play-by-play of their new production, My Black Dog. The production is part of a two-year project by the Bega-based physical theatre company which tackles...
Bega Valley Science Week to unlock the secrets of Bega River and more
Science
The revitalised Bega River is again one of the town’s treasures. There is more repair work to be done in this precious environment but the animals, plants, birds, and bugs that rely on this ecosystem have responded to the work of many in recent times. National Science Week will prove it – with the help of local citizen scientists, that’s...
More Bombala sewer investigation works this week
Community
More attention for Bombala's sewer network this week with Snowy Monaro Regional Council engaging GHD Pty Ltd as the design consultant for the replacement of a major sewage pumping station in the town. This contract involves both an options study and detailed design of the sewerage network in Bombala, including the Timor Street pumping station and associated network upgrades. As part of the...
Festival of Open Minds Podcast – Hugh Mackay, Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher
Podcast
Australia’s most respected and experienced social researcher, Hugh Mackay, believes something is wrong with our nation and in the lives of its citizens. At the inaugural Festival of Open Minds in September 2018, Hugh came to Bega to explain what and why, but more importantly how he thinks we can change for the better. "It's at the local level that...
Bega’s Soup Ute provides warmth and company each Thursday night
Community
I'm waiting for Chris Groninger at the bus stop opposite Centrelink in Bega on a chilly evening. Although dusk is falling, there is no sign of Chris or his Soup Ute until he suddenly pulls up alongside me and unceremoniously begins unloading a few boxes. "This is it, this is the Soup Ute," Chris says with a broad smile. "We...
Tathra Beach walk, breakie (and swim if you are brave!) for refugees this Saturday
Community
"I so easily feel helpless in the face of what seem like overwhelming global problems, but this is one small way I can contribute and know that my contribution will make a direct difference to individual families like mine," says Julia Stiles, one of the organisers of this Saturday's Tathra Winter Morning Walk. The beach walk, breakfast, and dip in the...
Clyde Classic takes over Nelligen with exhaust fumes, passion & history
Community
The sun was shining, the smell of exhaust was in the air and the passion for all things motorised intoxicated the river village of Nelligen over the weekend. The Clyde River Classic car, bike and boat show attracted a bunch of colourful characters nursing self-confessed "car issues".  After buying his car 'Big Red' from a mate 12 years ago and...
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