Million dollar upgrade of Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden starts
Environment
A $3 million facelift for the much loved and respected Eurobodalla Regional Botanic Garden is underway in 2019. A new purpose-built home for the heritage-listed Wallace Herbarium is on track to be complete by February. The former herbarium space will be converted into a new retail area to provide visitor services and sell quality, locally-made art, wares and produce. A...
Here’s a fun little road trip you can take this weekend …
What's On
You don’t have head east to enjoy an awesome day out on the water, turn around and head inland to Burrinjuck Dam this Sunday. Okay. It's @#$%&*! hot. The kids are really annoying bored, and there are weeks of school holidays left yet. WEEKS. You're dying to get out and burn off some of that Christmas, ahem, 'energy' - but...
Three concepts presented for Batemans Bay Aquatic & Arts Centre
News
“This is going to be an incredible facility for our community, and if you want to have a say on how you would like it to come together, now is the time,” says Mayor Liz Innes. The layout of the new Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic, Arts and Leisure Centre at Mackay Park is up for discussion, with three options presented...
From NZ to Canberra, returning participants flock to Tathra’s upcoming Wharf to Waves
Community
Although people within a few hours of the far south coast have often travelled to attend the Tathra Wharf to Waves fundraiser since its inception 18 years ago, this year Tathra local Mary Burke will fly in from her new home in New Zealand to participate in the annual ocean swim. “I married Sir Kerry Burke on October 6,...
Next step in Batemans Bay Bridge project revealed – community to comment
News
The detailed design for the Batemans Bay Bridge replacement has been released with a number of changes to the earlier design. The aim of the $274 million project is to improve freight access, reduce traffic delays in peak periods, and reduce economic and social impacts by removing the current lift span bridge. Member for Bega, Andrew Constance says, “The detailed...
Regional NSW to be a cruise ship destination with Natalie at the helm
Economy
Eden's success as a cruise ship destination is inspiring the whole New South Wales coastline and taking one local tourism leader along for the ride. Natalie Godward has just been appointed Cruise Development Manager for the Port Authority of NSW. "This is the best job in the world in the best community, it's pretty exciting to be on the cusp...
A safe journey to Moruya’s youth – Walawaani Garindja
Community
What started as a safe place for local youth to hang out and grab a free feed has become so much more. Every Wednesday afternoon as many as 36 kids, ranging from age five to 16 years, gather at the Gundary Oval clubhouse to share Aboriginal culture, engage positively with community leaders and police, and learn a few life skills....
Volunteer fundraisers: Unsung heroes when it comes to Goulburn hospital
Community
The BDCU Goulburn Hospital Fundraising Inc. might be small in number but its efforts have been gigantic, providing patients with access to around $400,000 worth of equipment that the NSW Government health budget hasn’t necessarily covered. In April of this year, the committee’s hard work was recognised, receiving an award from NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for ‘Outstanding Fundraising Efforts’. It’s...
Mates tackle Snowy Mountains trail run to help retired greyhounds
Community
Ethan Sharp and Tom Metcalfe were rendered speechless when they first heard of the plight of greyhounds, left homeless and abandoned once their final race was run. A year has passed since the ACT Government legislated a ban on greyhound racing. For the greyhounds who no longer have a career path in front of them, this meant that there would...
“We want to see a Jindabyne that copes with future growth and thrives on it for decades to come.”
News
“We want to hear about how we can create a fantastic place all year round for the Jindabyne community and the town’s many visitors," says Lee Shearer APM, who is leading the NSW Government's Go Jindabyne Masterplan. Ms Shearer and her team of planners and architects will be in Jindabyne on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (December 4 to 6) for a...
Letters to Santa via Cooma Lions Club
Arts & Culture
Cooma Lions Club are again acting as 'Santa's Little Helper' ensuring that letters from the children of Cooma and the Snowy Monaro get to the big fella before Christmas. Kids should write their letters, addressed to 'Santa at the North Pole' and drop them into Cooma and district post offices. No postage stamp is required, instead, local post offices have set...
Firebirds add colour to Tathra’s new pallet this weekend
Arts & Culture
A new circle of friends has been born out of 'that day in Tathra' and this weekend their time, talent, and support for each other will be on show. The Tathra Firebirds emerged out of the bushfires of March 18 and have gone on to be a force of creativity and acknowledgment, reflecting the diverse experiences of 'that day'. Co-convenor Amanda...
Could Australian politics get any curiouser? Visit Behind The Lines 2018 to find out
Arts & Culture
Australian politics is certainly becoming curiouser and curiouser if the Museum of Australian Democracy's  (MoAD) 2018 Behind The Lines exhibition is anything to go by. The popular exhibition was launched last week by special guest, comedian, author and songbird Sammy J. Every year MoAD presents Behind The Lines, an exhibition that displays the best political cartoons from the last 12 months. The 2018 exhibition...
A stitch in time for Braidwood – 24th Annual Quilt Airing this weekend
What's On
As Braidwood prepares for its biggest weekend of the year, there is also a sense of sadness. The 24th Annual Quilt Event & Airing of the Quilts will be held this weekend (November 24/25), but this will be the last year for the Braidwood Quilt Shop. Proprietor June Weatherston has been a stalwart of the quilting fraternity for decades and...
Get your motor running for the Cooma Hill Climb this weekend
Sport
This weekend's (November 24 & 25) Mount Gladstone Hill Climb in Cooma will feature the first local appearance of Daniel Burton in his supercharged Honda S2000. Daniel's car has raced at Eastern Creek and is expected to be very fast. It's set to be a sizeable challenge for the turbo-charged Type 3 AWD entries that typically race in Cooma, names like Subaru WRX,...
Arts Activity for Everyone at SouthFest
Arts & Culture
You’re invited! Join Tuggeranong Arts Centre for a day of arts activity and entertainment around the Tuggeranong town centre and at their beautiful lakeside venue on Saturday, November 24 as part of the new SouthFest community festival. SouthFest is a day-long community party celebrating life in the Tuggeranong valley with a healthy chunk of #TuggersPride. With everything from market stalls...
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