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Light Up the Valley a success

Light Up the Valley events have been a big hit in the Yass Valley region over the past few weeks and last Friday’s finale proved no different. Sixteen performers and groups each took the stage, in front of a crowd which at its peak numbered nearly 80 peo

Thursday, 12:34 in Regional
 

Alzheimer’s Australia Memory Walk and Jog raises money in memory of Donnie Cooper

The influence of the Alzheimer’s Australia Memory Walk and Jog, which took place last Sunday, extended well into the regions surrounding its Canberra base. Gunning locals Karen Waters and older sister Ally Cooper founded Donnie’s Blue Flanno Walkers last

Thursday, 11:55 in Sport
 

Local Leaders | Yass Valley Tourism: It’s all in the name: Information Centre

Spring is here. Perhaps there is no prettier time of year to visit Yass Valley. Warmer weather, sunshine and blue skies follow cool, crisp mornings, and the region is amidst its busiest time of year for events. Sean Haylan, YVC economic development and t

Thursday, 11:30 in Regional
 

Light Up the Valley a success

The Light Up the Valley events have been a big hit in the Yass Valley region over the last few weeks, and last Friday’s finale proved no different. 16 different performers and groups took the stage, in front of a crowd which at its peak numbered nearly 8

Thursday, 10:20 in Regional
 

Shelter belts: what worked and what didn't

The Bowning-Bookham Landcare group recently held a workshop at Alan Cole’s property on Grace’s Flat Road, Bowning to view a range of tree lanes which have been planted in the last ten years.Shelter belts are an important component of a landholders tool k

Wednesday, 13:38 in Regional
 

Southern Tablelands graziers brace for dry season

Rain will be critical in coming weeks as the district dries out and another fire season looms.Data compiled by Local Land Services (LLS) and Tablelands Farming Systems shows some parts of the district, around Crookwell and Taralga, are faring better than

Wednesday, 10:01 in Regional
 

Yass SES buoyed by boats boost

The State Emergency Services (SES) branch in Yass received a generous boon recently, when it was announced that a new inflatable rescue boat (IRB) had been donated by the state government. Three of the IRBs were given to SES branches in Yass, Bungendore,

Tuesday, 15:38 in Regional
 

Six per side for the Sevens

This weekend, on September 23, the annual Bowning Sevens cricket tournament will take place once again. This will be the competition’s sixth edition, and organiser Andrew Swaffield believes that they are starting to get the formula for the tournament jus

Tuesday, 13:24 in Sport
 

Having a smashing time at Hume Tennis Club gala day

The Hume Tennis Club was abuzz with activity on Sunday, as nearly 70 children took to the courts for the second annual Junior League Tennis Gala Day. The event, which was founded last year by Colin Maher, was designed to introduce children and teenagers

Tuesday, 12:44 in Sport
 

Yass schools celebrate NAIDOC Week

The Binit Binit Learning Community came together on Friday to celebrate NAIDOC Week, with a colourful display of stalls, songs and Indigenous dance performances at Victoria Park. Binit Binit comprises 10 local schools and, despite the dreary weather, the

Tuesday, 12:33 in Regional
 

What was going on at the Golf Club?

Councillor Nathan Furry and mental health advocate Elizabeth Veasey hosted a successful R U OK? Day fundraiser and awareness night at the Golf Club on September 16.How much was raised?The inaugural event, which included trivia and dinner, has raised more

Tuesday, 12:05 in Regional
 

Six per side for the Sevens

This weekend, on September 23, the annual Bowning Sevens cricket tournament will take place once again. This will be the competition’s sixth edition, and organiser Andrew Swaffield believes that they are starting to get the formula for the tournament jus

Tuesday, 12:00 in Sport
 

Yass schools celebrate NAIDOC Week

The Binit Binit Learning Community came together on Friday to celebrate NAIDOC Week, with a colourful display of stalls, songs and Indigenous dance performances at Victoria Park. Binit Binit comprises 10 local schools and, despite the dreary weather, the

Tuesday, 10:57 in Regional
 

Technology: Yass High gives laptops to coders

Yass IT was surprised but delighted last Monday when Yass High School donated a collection of second-hand computers for the small business to use in their ‘Coderdojo’ program. A kind gift: A very happy David Osborne (left) accepts Yass High School's old

Tuesday, 10:03 in Regional
 

Ethical coffee a platform to stand against injustices

It was an initial $50 espresso machine from Gumtree and a passion to address human-rights issues that led Daniel Neuhaus into the business and coffee industries.In less than five years, he and his wife Toni Neuhaus went from starting a coffee-roasting bu

Monday, 21:10 in Regional
 
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