Profiles of local people and businesses

Beyond the ValleyPeople

A MOVE TO THE COUNTRY?

People living in small cities and towns across Australia, away from the big capital cities in which about two-thirds of Australians now live, have been worrying about the future of their communities for the best part of a century – and for most of that time, not without good cause. But it is just possible […]

LocalPeople

WINGHAM PET MOTEL GETS A BIG BARK OF APPROVAL

One of the traumas of travelling is leaving beloved pets behind.  But Wingham Canine Lodge and Pet Motel gets a five paw rating. BOARDING Cats have the choice of an apartment in the cattery overlooking the 100 acres, or a bedroom with air con in the granny flat.  Selected dogs can stay in Ros and […]

Beyond the ValleyPeople

EVERTON UNMASKED

I was born in Australia in 2010 and when I was nearly four we moved to Texas.Now, moving back to Australia when I am ten years old is really different.  Alot because of Covid.  For example here in Australia you don’t have to wear a mask everywhere! In America, we pretty much went a whole […]

Beyond the ValleyHealthPeople

CARING FOR THE CARERS

There are now more than 2.5 million unpaid carers in Australia – people who selflessly look after family, relatives and friends – many of whom probably don’t realise they are classified as carers. Carers Australia defines carers as “people who provide unpaid care and support to family members and friends who have a disability, mental […]

LocalMediaPeople

BE QUICK TO CATCH MATT!

“Dis ‘n Dat” is 2BOB Taree’s radio’s program appealing to anyone with a disability, physical, mental or  emotional. It is produced and presented by wheelchair user Matt Earley. Matt is employed by 2BOB thanks to funding from the Community Broadcasting Foundation in a special program designed to reach out to those living with a disability. […]

Beyond the ValleyNoticesPeople

THE YEAR AHEAD… TAKE A DEEP BREATH

2020 is behind us… gone but certainly not forgotten. Sadly, it will live with us for all the wrong reasons.  Have lessons been learned, what changes will stay, and how can we make a new year better? We all have stories to tell. Some of us are glad that older rellies are not here to […]

HealthLocalPeople

A LITTLE RAY OF SUNSHINE AND TWO MUMS

One of the greatest gifts in life is that of becoming a mother. Nothing compares to the moment when your newborn child is placed in your arms for the very first time.  But it’s not a gift guaranteed to every woman. The act of falling pregnant, growing a baby inside the womb, and delivering him […]

NoticesPeople

AND A GREAT SILENCE FELL ACROSS THE LAND. . .

VALE MUNGO MACALLUM  Mungo was the voice of his time, who called it as he saw it . . . with great political nouse and intelligence and a ribald wit that drove politicians in his sights to cringe.  We chuckled, but the point  had been made and we were wiser for Mungo’s analysis and insights.  […]

Beyond the ValleyPeoplePolitics

AGED CARE…UNDER A CLOUD??

The inquiry into Aged Care muddles along. But for anyone anywhere in Australia who has a loved one in care… clouds and complaints still hover. Sadly, it took a pandemic and many lonely and unnecessary deaths to shine a small beam of light into some very dark rooms. It is notable that the generation most […]

People

KERRI-ANNE FLIES HIGH!

I remember the morning Kerri-Anne Wright arrived at Channel Ten to sit in the co-host seat next to Gordon Elliott, year two of  TV’s ground-breaking “Good Morning Australia”.  Original co-host Sue Kellaway had been poached by Packer’s rival channel 9 to start the “Today” Show. It had been a race between Rupert Murdoch (10) and […]

Beyond the ValleyPeoplePolitics

PRIME MINISTER, WHAT DOES THE NEW YEAR HOLD FOR THOSE

John Hewson The federal government is exaggerating its Covid success, but for many people great uncertainty remains. The federal government has made much of achieving “Covid normal” by Christmas  but what of the New Year? The aim has been high level, to contain the virus within our shores, open the domestic borders and establish the […]