Historic Cliftonwood to open its doors to raise money for Can Assist
Community
When Tony Wade was approached by the Yass branch of Can Assist to see if his family home, Cliftonwood, would host its major 2022 fundraiser he said yes, but under one condition; "I don't get anything out of it," he said. "Can Assist is such a good charity, I want all the money raised to go to them." It was...
Nine things to do in the region this week (25 – 31 March)
What's On
There’s lots to do this week in the regions, especially if you're a fan of live music and fun, family-friendly entertainment. On Friday, the Moruya Blues and Roots Festival will kick off the weekend, the King of Pigs will hit the Q Theatre in Queanbeyan, the Flying-Fox Spectacular will soar into Batemans Bay and Merv Moriarty and Prue Acton will...
Yass Valley’s Movers and Shakers, from Banjo Patterson to Hamilton Hume
Arts & Culture
After several disrupted seasons, the Yass and District Museum once again opened to the public on Sunday 13 March, showcasing the new Movers and Shakers exhibition. The air of excitement was only slightly dampened by the enormous amount of hard work for volunteers in hanging the new show and removing the dust and cobwebs accumulated through the enforced COVID-19 closure....
Dramatic baby-boomer Waltz swings by Braidwood
Arts & Culture
A journalist from the 1960s and '70s, Helen's death came in 2016. In the year leading up to her passing, she would often sit on a bench in Bondi overlooking the sea and share her thoughts on life and death with her son-in-law, David Cole, a teacher and scriptwriter from Goulburn. He wasn't thinking about writing a play at the...
Quilts sewn with love will bring a world of warmth to bushfire victims
Community
Quilters from around the world will bring some comfort to victims of the Black Summer bushfires. More than 15,000 hand-crafted squares made by quilters in 36 countries have been sewn into 877 quilts, which will be distributed to families in bushfire-affected communities on the South Coast. Shortly after the fires, the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild asked the quilting community to...
Nine things to do in the region this week (18 – 24 March)
What's On
There’s lots to do this week in the regions, if you're a fan of art, shows, music, movies and more, we've got you covered! On Friday, get ready to dance like nobody's watching as Narooma's best DJs are playing at the Bend and Sip bar. Saturday is when all the action takes place. The Yass Show returns for its 159th year,...
Entertainment to the Max … you’re invited to Gunning’s night of nights
Arts & Culture
Picture this: an evening under the stars, in the backyard of one of Australia's favourite actors, watching him in some of his most iconic films - and helping the best of causes at the same time. Actor, director, writer, painter, and very funny man, Max Cullen, and his partner artist Margarita Georgiadis, will open the garden of their Gunning home,...
Yass sticks to tradition when it comes to putting on a show
Community
Some country agricultural shows rely on noisy rides, louder people and ear-splitting music to draw the crowds. In Yass, it's tradition that brings people through the gate - in droves. At 159 this year, the Yass event is one of the oldest surviving agricultural shows on the NSW circuit. From the finest wool to the sweetest jams, lightest sponge to...
Nine things to do in the region this week (11 – 17 March)
What's On
There's lots to do this week in the region - especially if you love attending festivals, fairs, shows and celebrations. On Friday, the Travelling Film Festival kicks off in Ulladulla and the Steampunk Victoriana Fair takes place in Goulburn. On Saturday, the Cooma Show returns with a jam-packed program, Goulburn celebrates its 159th Birthday and a Boombox Party with live...
Braidwood tunes up for return of concert season
Arts & Culture
Back in 2015,  long-time Braidwood resident Anne Sanders began to wonder why she had to travel to Sydney to hear good music. The music lover would drive the long distance to hear her favourite music - classical and jazz - and then make the trek home again. Why was it, she thought, that just because you live out of town...
The best of British Rolls into Queanbeyan, and they’re not the only ones making a marque
Motoring
The champagne is bubbling, 250-odd rooms are booked, and the car park is full of gleaming Rolls Royces at The Rydges hotel on Canberra Avenue at the moment. But before you think it must be either a dream wedding or the mother of all international delegations, it's the 64th Federal Rally of the Rolls Royce Owners' Club of Australia, and...
Riverina town of Hay is the starting point for 2022 Shitbox Rally
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After a two year wait due to COVID, 500 people in teams of two driving cars worth less than $1000 will depart the western Riverina in late March to take part in a rally that can only be explained in colourful language. Let’s rip the Bandaid off and call it what it really is -  the Shitbox Rally. That’s what...
Nine things to do in the region this week (4 – 10 March)
What's On
There’s plenty to do around the region this week, especially if you love the arts and entertainment. The 142nd Goulburn Show is on, there's a Shakespeare play in the Botanic Gardens and a comedy night in Batemans Bay, and live music from the regions in Braidwood. Clean Up Australia Day takes place this Saturday and following is the monthly Hartley...
Pay tribute to the greats at Lake Jindabyne this Easter
Arts & Culture
The Beatles, Queen, U2, INXS, Fleetwood Mac and much, much more. It's the festival of dreams and it's coming to Lake Jindabyne on the Easter Weekend (16-17 April). No, this isn't heaven, This is Just a Tribute. The newest Snowy Mountains festival, dedicated to bringing back all the hits of old you know and love, through tribute acts. Organised by...
Wagga Boat Club praying for clear skies ahead of the return of the Flow Festival
Arts & Culture
The Wagga Wagga Boat Club is praying for good weather ahead of the return of its much-loved Flow Festival on Saturday 5 March. Organisers are "really excited to bring back" the event and showcase some of the Riverina's best musicians after last year's cancellation due to the pandemic. "It's one of the biggest events we've got because they close off the...
It’s that time of year again when dogs and humans trial their best
Community
It's the annual event that brings the bush to the city - and the only time when it's a good thing to go to the dogs. The 2022 National Sheepdog Trials are coming up later this month with the best animals and humans from around the country showing off their skills at the Hall Showground. It's all about communication between human,...
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