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Regional communities come together to share their experience with disaster
News
Over the last seven months, the Bega Valley community has shown great resilience in the face of bushfires. That said, it has been tough and people will struggle for a while yet. On Thursday night (November 1) community leaders from a number of other regional areas will be in Tathra to share their experience: • Jane Laverty, Regional Manager, Northern Rivers NSW...
Motorcyclist dies on Monaro Highway at Cooma
News
A 62-year-old motorcyclist has died on the Monaro Highway at Cooma this morning (October 30). Emergency services were called to the single-vehicle accident at around 10.40 am, tragically the male rider died at the scene. The accident comes amidst a large volume of motorbike traffic moving through the region returning home from the Australian Moto Grand Prix at Phillip Island. The...
Meet Manuka Oval’s head curator Brad van Dam as a historic summer of cricket starts
Sport
As anticipation builds for Canberra's biggest summer of cricket, think of the man behind the scenes who is tasked with one of the most important jobs this summer. Brad van Dam is the head curator of Manuka Oval and he is entrusted with the task of making sure Canberra's premier cricket venue is ready to host two Big Bash clashes, a...
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,...
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