Goulburn-Mulwaree invests in its young people
Community
Goulburn Mulwaree Council’s new Youth Services Co-ordinator is all about delivering outcomes for the region’s youth. No ifs, buts or maybes, the programs Luke Wallace wants to bring forward will all have some benefit for young people. “They will be meaningful programs that support all our young people. Like Vibefest (the annual youth music festival) which gave youth performing, administration...
Music community mourns the passing of Richard Gill
Arts & Culture
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra and Four Winds, Bermagui have joined the music world in mourning the passing of Richard Gill, who died from cancer at his Sydney home on Sunday morning (28 October), less than a week before his 77th birthday. The CSO said it echoed the deep sadness felt by Australia’s music community at the loss of Gill, one of the...
Step Back in Time: Roses, Railways, Rural Heritage combine in Goulburn
Community
Last weekend, Goulburn celebrated its annual Steampunk Victoriana Fair at the Goulburn Historic Waterworks. A hub for retro-futuristic enthusiasts, the event was brimming with colourful costumes, music, and designs displaying the creativity of some very imaginative people. However, even when zany events like the Steampunk Victoriana Fair aren't taking place, there are still plenty of reasons to visit this scenic...
Canberra Raiders’ balancing act to to keep regional and local fans happy
Sport
The Canberra Raiders are working towards a new agreement with the ACT Government regarding home games in the ACT as the club looks to find the perfect balance to please both regional and local Green Machine fans. The Raiders will host the Penrith Panthers in Wagga Wagga in the fifth round of the 2019 season after the club signed a two-year...
An “uneasy confidence” wins rich Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award
Arts & Culture
Marcus Callum has beaten an outstanding collection of finalists to win the 2018 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. Mr Callum, who trained in Sydney and New York, is a three-time Archibald Prize finalist and won the Black Swan Portrait Prize in 2015. His oil on linen creation entitled ‘Meg’ was singled out from a strong field of 35 finalists by...
Ancient Monga magic in flower, blooming now – don’t miss it!
Community
For just a few weeks a year, a small and delicate waratah can be seen at Monga National Park, 20 minutes east of Braidwood, just off the Kings Highway near Clyde Mountain. From late October the Telopea mongaensis brings a contrasting splash of red to the variations of green along the Mongarlowe River. This little-known Monga Waratah, a shrub up...
Bega Valley Innovation Hub launches October 29 – come & see the future?
Community
The drive and momentum of the Bega Valley Innovation Hub is about to crystallise with the launch of this dynamic new frontier in the local economy. Business people, entrepreneurs, school students, anyone is invited to the launch on October 29 at the Bega Civic Centre. This long-held ambition of the local tech and entrepreneur community really started to take off...
It’s back to the 80’s to build a Funhouse future in Bega
Arts & Culture
Two Bega Valley organisations known for good times are combining this Saturday (October 20) for the ultimate eighties dance party. "Pump Up The Heat is a party with a twist. There will be DJs and dancing, a little bit of competition and plenty of awesome eighties moves," says dance teacher Mica Lynnah. The night is a joint effort between the...
Cooma’s Charly Thorn back at FASHFEST with Cuban-inspired collection
Arts & Culture
When Charly Thorn was just 17 years of age, she presented her first full fashion collection on the runway at FASHFEST—the youngest designer to ever do so in the capital’s annual fashion event. One of her gowns was worn by supermodel Anneliese Seubert and guests were so impressed with Charly’s fashion they gave her a standing ovation. "It’s a moment...
Eight new playgrounds to come for Snowy Monaro families
Arts & Culture
Snowy Monaro families have two new playgrounds to explore with eight more to come! The Bombala Playground, next to the Bombala Caravan Park and Nijong Ninja Park on Barrack Street, Cooma are now open and have been bursting with kids during the school holidays. Kids at the Bombala Playground, have shrieked with joy as they have whizzed along the new...
“Winning the Shirley Hannan would be a dream come true” – Bermagui’s Bethany Thurtell
Arts & Culture
Four local artists have been selected as finalists in the nation’s most loved and richest realistic portrait prize the $50,000 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. Thirty-five finalist in total have been chosen from a record number of entrants from across the country. Bega Valley Regional Gallery Director, Iain Dawson, praised the quality of entries. “This year’s entries were our strongest...
Comedian Urzila Carlson in Bega and Batemans Bay early November
What's On
South African/New Zealand comedian, Urzila Carlson has become a favourite on Australian TV comedy shows and she is coming to Bega and Batemans Bay with her brand new live show. A much-loved panellist on TV shows like 'Have You Been Paying Attention?', 'Hughesy, We Have a Problem', and 'The Project', Urzila's cheeky, straight up style will be a hit with her...
Bombala playing host to iconic Australian characters – this week only
What's On
Some of Australia's most loved characters are spending the school holidays in Bombala. It's more than a century since May Gibbs' classic Australian characters found their way into the homes and hearts of kids and families. For many, it's hard not to look at a gum tree in bloom and see the brothers Snugglepot and Cuddlepie or the Gumnut Babies,...
Meet Googong’s local fire heroes at Rural Fire Service Open Day
Community
If your kids have always dreamed of climbing a fire ladder, trying out the giant hose or checking your handle on the emergency radio, then take them to the NSW Rural Fire Service Community Open Day at Googong this Saturday (6 October). Bring the family to meet some amazing local heroes, try their protective gear on for size and hear...
Go beyond the gates at Government House this Saturday
What's On
For most, the closest you'll get to Government House is a bike ride around the lake or packaged highlights of newly sworn-in politicians on the nightly news. But this Saturday (October 6), you have the opportunity to go ‘beyond the gates’ at the end of Dunrossil Drive and discover the house and gardens of Australia’s Vice-Regal residence at the Government...
The ‘big’ and ‘little’ of the Eurobodalla’s Basil Sellers Art Prize
Arts & Culture
Three Moruya sisters have shone brightly in the 2018 Little Sellers Art Prize, as entries from NSW and the ACT for the 'big' Sellers are given more time. Josephine, Ruby and Alison Muller of Moruya Heads all won awards, while Josephine, 16, was named overall winner with her multi-media work 'In My Dream Anything Is Possible'. Now in its third...
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