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Snowy Hydro airs concerns to Opposition Members of the NSW Opposition Melinda Pavey, Andrew Constance and Greg Pearce, together with Nationals candidate John Barilaro, learnt firsthand of Snowy Hydro Limited’s (SHL) concerns last Friday. They were given a briefing by Snowy Hydro’s manager, public relations and community affairs, David Hogan, on concerns the corporation has for its future while it is unable to compete in the National Electricity Market (NEM) and hampered in its efforts to build gas-fired power stations in NSW. Mr Hogan said while the corporation was excluded from bidding on the NEM, it had to stand by and watch while its competitors bought off SHL’s existing customers. He said increasing demand for power meant the corporation needed to expand its generating capacity and it was doing so to a certain extent with its Victorian power plants, but had been unable to build another two plants in NSW because of difficulties put in place by the State Government. He said while the Snwoy Scheme was once the pinnacle of power production, the reality now was

that it was being outproduced by gas-fired power stations. Mr Hogan said this alternative source of power was important in a time of drought, when in one year, SHL water availability was only about a quarter of its normal amount. Mr Hogan said Member for Monaro Steve Whan, had shown little interest in assisting the corporation and Member for Eden-Moanro, Mike Kelly, had also been disinterested. Neither member had accepted an offer from SHL for a presentation on its concerns. Mr Hogan said the coproation and its staff were frustrated by an inabilty to move forward because of the restrictions placed on it. He said SHL had 450 employees across the region, making it a major employer. He outlined the community work SHL is involved with and said if the corporation is unable to grow, community support might have to be reduced in order to remain viable. Con’t page 6

Pictured at Snowy Hydro last Friday, Greg Pearce, John Barilaro, Melinda Pavey and Andrew Constnace.

Cooma doctors lament lack of surgery

Drs Hamish Steiner, Greg Liao and Kylie Fardell outside the theatre at Cooma hospital.

There is an old axiom often used in medical circles ‘use it or lose it’. Cooma doctors are facing a ‘use it or lose it’ situation with the operating theatres at Cooma Hospital. Speaking on behalf of the doctors, Dr Hamish Steiner said there is real concern amongst the doctors that not enough operations are being carried out at the hospital. This is bad news for patients, but also bad for the doctors who need to keep their anaesthetic skills current. Each of Cooma’s two surgeries provides GPs to handle anaesthetics, but the majority of surgery carried out in Cooma at present is not allowing them continual experience with general anaesthetics, only the milder form which is used for procedures such as colonoscopies or gastroscopies.


Figures for surgery at the hospital from 2005/06 to present show real surgery cases have dropped from 529 to 365. While total surgery cases have dropped from 895 to 866, surgery such as coloscopies have risen from 366 to 466. Dr Steiner said local doctors want more and better use of the hospital’s operating theatres. He referred to the 2005-2010 health plan prepared by the Greater Southern Area Health Service. Recommendation 28 in this report states “Review theatre activity and develop a business case that identifies areas of need and a planned approach to service provision to improve local acess to surgical services and increase the self sufficiency of GSAHS”. cont’d on page 9.

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Eight nominate Region celebrates National Tree Day for Eden-Monaro Eight candidates have nomiated for the bell weather seat of Eden-Monaro for the August 21 elections. The nominations were declared last Friday and a ballot draw held for positions on the ballot paper. Liberal Democrat Olga Quilty has drawn first place on the ballot paper, with incumbent, Labor’s Mike Kelly, in second place. Liberal candidate David Gazard is in third position, with independent Frank Fragiacomo fourth, Independent Reg Buckley fifth, Family First Tom Gradwell sixth, Christian Democrat Ursula Bennet seventh and Greens Catherine Moore in eighth spot. All candidates have been invited to a candidates ‘Q & A’, hosted by the ABC, at the Cooma Bowling Club this Sunday, from 2pm to 3pm.

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Left: Landholder Sue Connelly is pictured with the Bredbo Public School students who planted trees at her property “Thristlebrook Park” last Thursday.

National Tree Day in Bredbo on August 1 was held at local resident Sue Connelly’s property “Thistlebrook Park” where Bredbo Landcare members planted 220 trees and shrubs and 300 native grasses in continuing the windbreak commenced by Bredbo Public School Students on Thursday July 29. The windbreak was funded by Greening Australia Under New Management and is the second windbreak planted on the property through K2C and the Great Eastern Range Initiative. “I’m very grateful for the assistance from Bredbo Public

School and the Bredbo Landcare Group.” Sue said and added that she was pleased to present the students with a Certificate of Appreciation for including her property in their winning Biodiversity Project at the Cooma Show. Sue also presented them with a book on birds and presented Bredbo School with a cheque for $100 on behalf of the Bredbo Landcare Group. Bredbo Landcare would also like to express their thanks to David Bottom of South East Rural Supplies for his support of the Group in funding the barbecues held to feed the volunteers at Landcare events.

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Snowy Mountains Christian School also celebrated National Tree Day last Friday, Students from fifth and sixth classes joined Geoff Bateman to plant some native plants in the school grounds.

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More manpower for council with MOU Cooma-Monaro Shire is to benefit from more manpower, thanks to a new agreement. Last Thursday a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Cooma Correctional Centre and Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, formalising a Correctional Community Partnership for inmates to undertake community service work within the shire, Both organisations have formally committed to work together utilising inmates from Cooma Correctional Centre (CCC) to beautify community facilities. The correctional centre provides significant benefits to the local community and economy through employment of 51 staff and expenditure of more than $3.558m wages back into the community. Continued page 4...



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Local schools design recyle signs Local schools have contributed to CoomaMonaro Shire’s recycling push by designing new signs which have now been erected at the Cooma Landfill. Cooma, Jerangle and Michelago Public Schools, along with St Patrick’s Parish Schools, have all contributed to the effort. Last Friday the students visited the landfill to see its operation and plant trees adjacent to their signs for National Tree Day. 1. Florance McGufficke and Will Bottom represented St Patricks Schools.





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...From page 3. Also, local spending is undertaken for employment of 21 local contractors to undertake maintenance and construction work at the centre that has totalled $535,000 for the last 12 months and the centre purchases goods to the value of $313,000 from more than 40 local businesses. CCC general manager Bill Fittler said the type of work (under the MOU) is similar to that already taken by the centre’s community Project gang led by Officer Dave Winn. The gang in the last 12 months has undertaken 1719 hours of work in the local community in building maintenance, cleaning and general beautification for non-profit organisations such as local churches, showground, service clubs, land and environment groups, National Parks and Wildlife as well as a number of government agencies. “Correctional Community Partnerships have already been established in a number of other communities such as Tumbarumba, Oberon and Bathurst. These partnerships are providing a much-needed resource for these communities for

the maintenance of areas accessible to council employees due to distances, limitations in funding and staffing resources. The public is witnessing the work being done by the Corrective Services NSW in rehabilitating inmates and in return, inmates are repaying and servicing the local communities. “The program in Cooma will involve only inmates who have displayed exemplary work conduct and have reached the lowest level of minimum security at the end of their sentences. Suitable inmates undergo careful screening and extensive security checks prior to consideration for the Community Partnership Program. “Three C3 inmates will be selected to work within the community under the supervision of a council appointed supervisor. Community work to be undertaken will be minor maintenance works that cannot otherwise be undertaken by council due to insufficient resources. Projects are an ‘extension’ to existing council activities and will not have any impact on council employees’ duties” Mr Fittler said.


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Cooma inmates celebrate Naidoc Week By Lisa Ashurst The day began with a chilly fog but soon cleared to blue skies and sunshine for the NAIDOC Day celebrations for the Indigenous inmates at the Cooma Correctional Centre on Tuesday July 27. The celebration commenced with Jandemarra Wall and Peter Swain playing didgeridoos in the grounds fronting the Correctional Centre followed by the Smoke Ceremony and the raising of the Aboriginal flag. Staff and visitors then entered the Centre where Jandemarra continued the Smoke Ceremony with the Indigenous inmates who were waiting inside at One Post, a small yard beyond the Centre’s inner gate.

The smoking ceremony at the centre.

Les Venola, the Activities Officer at Cooma Correctional Centre said the cultural program is fairly new. “The NAIDOC Day celebrations are very welcome here and the inmates are actively encouraged to participate in all aspects relating to what Peter and Jandemarra do.” Les is hoping to bring in more activities that recognise other cultures amongst the inmates at Cooma. “I think the program is a good one and I believe it’s of benefit to the men in here.” NAIDOC Day is now celebrated every year at the Cooma Correctional Centre and the inmates really look forward to the break in their normal routines to have the opportunity to spend the day with Peter and Jandemarra, talking, playing the didgeridoo and the sticks and generally touching base in the celebration of their Jandemarra Wall and Peter Swain with their didgeridoos. culture. This year the inmates also welcomed Ossie Cruse MBE, AM, Pastor of the Aboriginal Evangelical his work with the Indigenous community in the Eden area, Church in Eden and Allan Gibson who is an elder in especially with youths, and was pleased to note how many the Church. good programs are up and running in the community now. Allan travels monthly from Eden to Cooma, on Part of the day’s activities included lunch, prepared, behalf of the Church, to visit with the Indigenous cooked and served by the inmates themselves, who inmates but said his visits are open to anyone who displayed their excellent culinary skills with a fine selection would like to join in. of salads and freshly cooked emu and kangaroo steaks, Pastor Cruse, also a sponsor for one of the younger followed by dessert. The inmates then joined staff and inmates in the group, spoke at length with the visitors for lunch in the dining area. inmates, encouraging them to talk and touching on Congratulations guys, it was a lovely meal!

Snowy Hydro airs its concerns to Opposition from Page 1 Mr Hogan said the corporation had seen

the current situation arising six years ago and had tried to put in place

means to deal with it, but had had its hands tied. Andrew Constance

referred to the failed attempt to privatise SHL in 2006.

Mrs Pavey said that situation had been handled very badly by the three government shareholders in SHL. “It was done very underhandedly, with no community consultation” she said “which is why there was such a public outrage about it.” Mr Hogan said the corporation had been prevented from giving its side of the story by the government, which had taken over the handling of the privatisation prosposal. He said even when John Della Bosca, respresenting the government in the proposal, had attended a public meeting in Cooma, he had not

explained why SHL believed privatisation was important. He said he and managing director Terry Charlton had spent many hours since, building bridges and trying to repair the damage done in the community by the way the matter had been handled. Mr Hogan said had the privatisation gone ahead, the corporation would now be trading on even terms with its competitors. Mrs Pavey said there had been a concern at the time that the corporation could have ended up in foreign hands, something the public did not want. Mr Pearce asked Mr Hogan what three things

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he would like to see to allow SHL to grow. Mr Hogan said he would like the corporation to be given a ‘fair go’ and be allowed to bid in the NEM, that it be allowed to build new gas power stations in NSW and that it have some equity so it can continue to develop its business in a competitive world. He said fears that the ‘Snowy’ could be replaced were groundless, because it ‘has already been replaced by gas-fired power stations”. Mr Pearce and Mrs Pavey gave their support to SHL offering to ensure the future of the corporation.

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Accidents on icy roads

Maternity unit not closing

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Cooma lady Valmai Mylan was very pleased to pick up the $5750 prize at Cooma Ex-Services Club recently. She is pictured with promotions manager Barry Ager and director Col Cook.

Greater Southern Area Health Service (GSAHS) assures Cooma district residents that maternity services are continuing at Cooma Hospital. Acting Eastern Sector General Manager Karen Lenihan today said maternity services at the hospital, which delivers about 200 babies a year, will be maintained. “Cooma maternity unit is supported by two GP/Obstetricians, two visiting Obstetrician Gynaecologists and a full complement of midwives,” Ms Lenihan said. “Cooma is also a GSAHS hospital where student direct-entry midwives gain their clinical experience,” she said.

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Police are reminding motorists to take extra care and caution when driving on snow and ice covered roads. On Sunday from 2.30pm until about 6.30pm there were numerous vehicles that sipped off the roads on their way from the snowfields. Even vehicles with chains on their wheels were reported to have come off the roads at various locations. Police and the RTA had to control the traffic and attend several minor accidents. A vehicle travelling on Sawyers Hill came off the road and ran into a snowplough on Sunday, no injures were recorded. A 26-year-old male from Mt Druitt in Sydney was caught in Norris Park with a prohibited drug and a sword in his possession on Saturday night. He was charged with having a prohibited drug and an offensive implement and will appear in Cooma Local court at a later date. The Ski Co snow sports store in Bradley Street Cooma had an explosion in one of their commercial dryers on Friday at about 1.30pm. It is believed that the clothing had been waterproofed and the chemicals reacted with the heat, causing a fire in the dryer then the explosion. Luckily nobody was injured, but the dryer and clothes were severely damaged. An 18-year-old Cooma male has been charged with mid range PCA, after failing to negotiate a corner and ending up in the McDonald’s car park via the hedge near the big M sign on Sharp Street. He is believed to have been travelling too fast around the corner and crashed through the fence and bushes at about midnight on Thursday night. He will appear in Court at a later date. Police rescue and paramedics were called to a male who had collided with a submerged object while skiing on Sunday at 5pm. He was at the Horse Camp Hut, where his friends had assisted him to, before calling for help. He was transported out by snowmobile and treated for a dislocated hip before being taken to Cooma hospital for treatment.


A shed in Betts Avenue Cooma was severely damaged by fire on Sunday at 11.18am. The shed was full of paper, boxes, paint and other flammable items. On July 26 a house in Orana Avenue Cooma North had a fire start in a bedroom. It is believed to have started from some clothes being left in a bag too close to a heater. The fire then took a hold of some bedding and the smoke detector was activated. Two adults and three children including a 22-month-old in a cot in the bedroom that caught alight escaped unharmed. The baby was taken to hospital as a precaution for smoke inhalation. There was a fair amount of damage caused to the bedroom walls and ceilings. This is a timely reminder to make sure your smoke detectors are working and to have an evacuation plan in place for your family.

Young @ Art tonight The fourth annual Snowy Monaro Arts Council’s “Young @ Art” concert is on tonight at 7:30pm, at the Anglican Parish Hall in Cooma. For many years the Arts Council has been bringing quality performers to the district from all around the world, some high profile, others less well known. The “Young @ Art” project provides an opportunity for the local audience to enjoy and appreciate the talents local up-and-coming musicians. Aged for the most part in their teens the entertainers will be performing solo, in duos and in ensembles, and using a variety of instruments – from piano and guitar, to strings, woodwind, brass and voice. Many of the performers are advanced students of music and aspire to further their studies; a number of them would like to pursue music as a career. Playing to an audience wider than family and friends gives them greater experience and valuable confidence, not only as performers but as the next generation of community leaders. The programme treats the audience to a wide range of musical styles – including works of the Baroque and Romantic periods through to modern jazz and the popular music of Broadway shows and cinema. Snowy Monaro Arts Council looks forward to welcoming you to the concert. Tickets are on sale at The Fabric Salon and will also be available at the door from 7:00pm.


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Wednesday August, 2010

Affairs of State

Vehicle maintainance in country regions is a major cost to individual road users and the commercial sector who all rely on local, State and Federal Governments to place road funding high on their budget priority list and plan ‘forward’ for major infrastructure development. Our previous Federal Member Gary Nairn and the Howard Government introduced a scheme, “Roads to Recovery” which resulted in Local Government road funding being boosted by almost 30 percent and a massive lift in construction programs for State Governments who saw fit to pass the money on. Eden - Monaro voters must be disappointed and angered by the lack of focus by all current candidates on the issue of road funding. Roads into the Snowy Region play a vital part in providing access for the tourist industry, egress for produce to leave the region and safety for school bus Ian Campbell operators and the many Regional Content Manager families who daily transport ABC South East NSW their kids to school in private cars.

Editor, I am keen to extend an invitation to your readers to join us for ‘South East Q and A – The Race for Eden-Monaro’ With Australia going to the polls on August 21, ABC South East is keen to help locals on the Monaro and in the Snowy Mountains make an informed choice. “South East Q and A – The Race for Eden Monaro” is the community’s chance to meet the people on their ballot paper. Our next local forum will be held Sunday August 8 at the Cooma Country and Bowling Club in Mawson Lane between 3 and 4:30 No spin or middle men – locals will get direct contact with those who want to represent us. Each candidate will be given 2 to 3 minutes to address the meeting followed by questions from the floor. Each session is being run in accordance with ABC Editorial Polices, asserting the values of honesty, fairness, independence, and respect. A recording of the meeting will also be made, with elements played back on the radio through our local programs and news on 1602AM and 810AM around Cooma and across the Monaro and though 95.5FM in Jindabyne and 88.9FM in Thredbo, you can also listen back to the discussion through our website au/southeastnsw < southeastnsw> I look forward to meeting your readers in Sunday August 8.

Governments have used a variety of methods to raise funds through taxes, such as the 3x3 road funding introduced by the Greiner Government under Roads Minister the late Wal Murray. This was a successful program. Bother the Federal ALP and State ALP Governments continue to collect fuel tax, which now amounts to a major contributor to the cost of running the Family car and business fleet. Very little of this money gets back to roads which has vexed the leading roads lobby group through the NRMA. Former National Party Minister Wendy Machin, now chair of the NRMA Board continues to harass governments to provide a larger slice of the fuel tax cake for country roads. Unfortunately in recent times her pleas have fallen on deaf ears. Alternative means of transport such as the Very Fast Train have been relegated to the ‘too hard’ box and antiquated rail technology has rightfully been dispatched to the museum. Candidates in the current Federal and future State election must consider the option of extending the Hume and

Federal Highway dual carriage standards direct through Cooma and along the Snowy Mountains Highway into Victoria via Cann River connecting Sydney and Melbourne by an alternative route and opening up the entire region. This type of ‘forward’ thinking is the stuff that made Prime Ministers such as ALP Ben Chiffley, a leader with vision. His pursuit of the Snowy Mountains Hydro -electric Scheme and the development of the Holden car placed Australia amongst the growing modern nations of the world immediately after the Second world War. Nearly 70 years on, the Snowy Scheme is still producing the cleanest , greenest electricity in the country and the Holden car is being sold in Australia and exported around the world. Our Nation is desperate for strong decisive leadership with a vison for a productive, enthusiastic community willing to be lead into new era infrastructure development which must begin with modern, safe roads .

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Drives around the Monaro’s scenic routes sure can be interesting... Like last week, when a local cockie was heading along the Snowball Road - he stopped to help what he thought was a driver who had broken down. The driver hadn’t and was a

bit preoccupied with another matter - but still gave the slightly embarrassed farmer the thumbs up - for caring! Could this become a new marketing ploy for the shire? The Snowy Careers Expo is on again on August 17 - what a great way to get the inside story

on a number of possible career paths. Hmm, with only four weeks of winter to go, The Postman is not surprised Mother Nature has decided to remind us she isn’t done with us yet. And what happy smiling faces there are on resort staff up the

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Wednesday August 4, 2010

Doctors lament lack of surgery from page 1

Dr Steiner said Cooma Hospital should be increasing the amount of operations done here, rather than reducing them. “Although the number of scopes has increased, the number of other surgery has reduced. “A large number fo people from Cooma and the surrounding area have to travel to Canberra or further to get surgery that could be done here in Cooma. “At present there are seven local doctors who are able to perform anaesthetics at Cooma Hospital. We have a good operating theatre and we have the potential to do a lot more surgery here that would benefit the community at large and would probably save money. “At present if a patient has to travel to Canberra or Bega for an operation, a family member will usually have to take time off to take them to the hospital initially

for a pre operative assessment, then for the procedure, which can mean two to three days off work for the patient’s carer. This all costs the community money. “Performing more surgery locally also makes it easier to attract and retain doctors to our area. We need to have a strong and high functioning operating theatre so we can continue to do the work that is already done well, such as emergency Cesarean sections for women in labour, etc. “Surgery that could be done here includes some eye surgery, if we had an operating microscope, urology (for prostate biopsy and simple bladder procedures; increase the amount of plastic surgery so patients who need surgery for skin cancers can get surgery quickly and locally; increasing the range of orthopedic procedures done locally, which may include some joint replacement surgery; increase the amount of general surgery done


here, this would include a lot of routine surgery such as varicose veins, haemmorhoids, hernias, etc, which at present get sent to other hospitals. “We need a system in place to actively recruit new specialists to the area and to streamline their appointment to the hospital so that paperwork doesn’t stop them coming here. “We need a forward looking plan that will help us achieve these goals,” Dr Steiner said.


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Wednesday August 4, 2010

MHS-NZ exchange Students from Monaro High School and One Tree High School in Auckland, New Zealand are enjoying a couple of weeks together in Cooma at present. The students were guests of Cooma Rotary Club last week, as Rotary is the organiser of the exchange. The students were accompanied to Cooma by ex-MHS student Owen Barwood and deputy principal of One Tree High School, Janet Jennings. The MHS students will travel to NZ to complete the exchange later this year.

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Jindabyneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jack Needham has a passion to be a voice for youth and he is already displaying his talents. As a Year 11 student of the Jindabyne Central School, he was accepted to be a representative of the Monaro electorate at the recent Youth Parliament held under the auspices of the YMCA in Sydney. At the Youth Parliament in the Parliament House, more than 90 students between the ages of 15 and 18 years, and each representing a NSW electorate, were formally introduced to the parliamentary process, procedures, etiquette including dress code and posture. During the school holidays earlier in the year, the successful applicants met in Sydney where the 10 portfolios were handed out to the students following an analysis of their applications and the popularity of the issues to be debated. Jack had a choice of three portfolios, namely transport, infrastructure and education. Depending on his choice he could either refute or sponsor the bill which the group concerned had prepared for debate in the Youth Parliament. The topic of the bill to be debated concerned â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mandatory registration of cyclists and an education programme.â&#x20AC;? Jack chose to refute the proposed bill because he did not believe it reflected the interests of the rural demographics, nor was it environmentally sustainable. The 10 proposed bills were debated over three days during the week. Whilst the majority of bills were passed, the bill concerning cyclists was not passed as it did not sit well with the Youth Parliament. The successful bills were then forwarded to the NSW Government for further consideration.

Jack greatly appreciated the help given by the Jindabyne Parents and Friends Association to facilitate his attendance at the Youth Parliament where he enjoyed experiencing the parliamentary process, meeting students from a mix of state and private schools and a wide range of ethnic groups. Unfortunately there were no indigenous students amongst the groups. As a member of the Snowy River Council Youth Council, Jack enjoys the expressions of opinions of the participants. He is strongly advocating more youth activities throughout the year rather than just one week a year during the Youth Week.

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Local SES groups get new vehicles, generators The Bombala, Cooma Monaro and Snowy River Shires are the proud recipients of new response vehicles for their fleet. Last Wednesday Emergency Services Minister and Member for Monaro Steve Whan handed over the keys to the three vehicles. The State Government has provided $25,000 towards each vehicle, making sure the volunteers who are called to respond to emergencies have the best available equipment on hand. The remainder of the funds for the vehicles were from the respective councils. Mr Whan said “These new response vehicles are a welcome investment in the safety of residents of the Monaro region, surrounding areas and our volunteers.” At the presentation the Bombala and CoomaMonaro SES were also give two new generators valued at $5000 each. These were kindly donated by Reliance Petroleum. Reliance Petroleum is the face of BP across regional

Australia and the largest distributor of BP’s and Castrol products. Reliance Petroleum is committed to supporting organisations that provide critical support to rural communities around Australia. They have committed $40,000 of sponsorship for 2010, which equates to two to three portable generators being handed out to various organisations per handover. In 2010 they will commit to eight handovers in the NSW SES. “I acknowledge Reliance Petroleum for their donation and their on going commitment to the Service and its volunteers. The people of the Monaro know they can rely on the SES to help them in emergencies. The volunteers deserve our thanks and gratitude.” Said Minister Whan. The State Government welcome private – public partnerships that provide additional support to any volunteers organisations and the important tasks they perform in our communities.

Left: Bombala mayor Bob Stewart accepts the keys from Steve Whan. Right: Cooma mayor Dean Lynch and deputy local controller Brandon O’Grady accept a cheque from Steve Whan.

Left: Reliance petroleum commercial manager, Mal Vawdrey, presents a generator to Jindabyne SES’s Les Thelfro and Cooma depot mananger Ardele Curtis. Right: Les Thelfro accepts the keys from Mr Whan.

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Jodi Jardine owns and operates Bush Basics.

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Da Vinci Decathlon certificate recipients.

St Patrick’s High School held their Semester One awards presentation on Wednesday. The awards were for various achievements and participating in events. The guest speaker for the occasion was Steven Wright, who as a former St Pat’s student was able to talk about his journey while at St Pats and then afterwards. Initially Steven told the students he wanted to leave school in year nine to “go shearing”, but with help from staff he stayed on to complete year 12. He then went on to university and did a bachelor of arts and a diploma of education. He then worked with mainly disadvantaged children in Western Sydney until he returned to Macquarie University to complete an honours degree and was then selected for a full scholarship into law, which he started this year.

His main focus was for the students to adopt a ‘can do’ attitude. St Patrick’s achieved outstanding results in the Australian Geography Competition, by gaining three high distinctions, five distinctions and 10 credits. Awards were also handed out for ICAS, Computing Competition and the Semester One school awards. Pictured above are students from year seven and eight who received certificates of participation for the Da Vinci Decathlon. This event is held annually and 28 schools from around NSW compete in 10 separate events, from lateral thinking to problem solving, with all events being of the high order-thinking end of the scale.

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The students from years four, five and six of Cooma Public School celebrated the CWA’s chosen country for 2010, Scotland, on Monday July 26. The students presented CWA members and friends with talks on what they had learnt about Scotland. They ranged from a movie on the Loch Ness Monster, to how haggis is made.

Also included were other Scottish food, castles, famous Scotsmen, sport, cities, music, clans and of course tartan. After the students had finished their presentations, CWA President Kaye Anderson presented school captains Rani Taylor and Harry Cohen with a voucher for the school library.

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Cottle House launched its exciting new website at the store last Thursday night. Pictured above, Kate Litchfield, Julianne Bridgewater and Caroline Fox.

Sally-Anne Cottle serves a customer at the launch. Left: the Cottle House staff. Cottle House - the leading retailer of furniture, home wares and gifts for the Monaro and Snow Mountains regions - is celebrating the launch of its new website www. Owner and manager Sally-Anne Cottle is really excited about Cottle House online. “It gives our customers even better access to our store, products and services,” she said. ‘You can research at home in your own time then email or visit to enquire or purchase. “We want to make it easy for people to find the look, item or inspiration they need at anytime and then they have the option of contacting us by email or visiting and from there we can arrange the purchase, delivery and installation as required. The website features key looks and products across the full range of products for the whole home including beds, mattresses and linen, lounges, tables and chairs, home wares, gifts and a collection of divine accessories that will complete any look. Love coming home.

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Welcome, readers, to Claire’s Carousel where I invite you to join me as I explore some of the social events and community happenings in our region. If you would like to tell me of your special outings or have community events coming up please phone me on 64523137, mobile 0434352992 or email spray5@optusnet.

14 at the Ex-Services Club Function Room 6.30 for 7pm This is being run by CRUFC and is their annual 2010 fundraiser. An auction is also planned with some of the proceeds being donated to the Cancer Fund. Red Devils assure you of an entertaining evening. Tickets are $50 (including dinner) and dress is formal. Everyone welcome.

FUNDRAISER BIRTHDAY GREETINGS A fundraiser with a difference – a James Bond and Happy birthday to Irene Ramm who celebrated her special Blackjack Cocktail Night is to be held on Saturday August day with a formal luncheon at her home with many of her friends. Guests sat down to a three course luncheon followed by delicious German cakes and coffee. Guests were also thrilled when Marion Mondelo’s daughter Ayanna called in during the party with her five week old daughter and of course Aunty Ella, Ayanna’s sister – what a beautiful baby who did not mind being passed from one guest to the other!! all seven pounds of Diploma of Beauty Therapy her dressed in pink. Diploma of Makeup It was a happy luncheon and many happy returns of the day Irene. Napoleon Perdis’ makeup artist will answer all your questions and make you look’

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INVITATION The Snowy Mountains Big Band presents ‘Swing by the Alpine” on August 14 from 7pm – a dinner dance not only featuring the Snowy Mountains Big Band but also a visiting Band from Canberra – Conexion. Snowy Mountains Christian School look forward to your purchasing a ticket available from the School which is $45 including two courses and nibbles.

Riposte Lisa Ashurst It has to be a guy thing. I say this because I’ve only seen men develop this annoying habit and now Twin I is doing it. I’m talking about channel surfing and it drives me nuts! I didn’t realise how much Twin I was into it though until last Saturday evening when I was just getting into a really interesting bit in a movie we were watching and then flick, the channel changed because he wanted to see what something was on another channel. “But I was watching that!” I wailed to no avail. Anyway, we were watching the new thing but I must have blinked or something because suddenly the plot really, really changed. “Hey! I didn’t know that Predator and Alien were in this movie!” “What?” “Predator and Ali...” “They’re not!” He snapped impatiently. “This is a different movie!” He was kidding me right? Nope. Turned out there were a couple of movies on that were starting in staggered time slots and he would watch so much of one until it was time to turn over to the next one,


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FRIENDSHIP GROUP A group of family members of past and present serving men and women from the Community met on Sunday July 25 with a view to commencing a Friendship Group on the Monaro to support each other during the deploymemt and return of loved ones. At this inaugural gathering in attendance was three mothers, a dad, a grandmother and granddad and it was amazing just how akin the feelings of everyone was. It is the intention of the group to meet on a monthly basis and an invitation is extended to anyone in the community who is connected in any way to a current or past active service member to join the Group on Sunday August 22 at 2pm at the home of Ruth and Merv Blattman, 150 Commissioner Street, Cooma to enjoy a chat and a cuppa and show support for each other. You are invited to contact Ruth on 64521080 or Lorraine McDonald on 64533221 or leave your name at the Cooma Post office and a follow up contact will be made to you.

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and then the next one and then...well you get the picture. But I think he does it sometimes just for something to do and it’s really annoying because I don’t get a chance to see if it’s something interesting or not because who can make a decision like that based on a few seconds of viewing. Well apparently he can because that’s all he needs to decide if it’s worth watching or not. At least, that’s what I think is happening but hey, who knows. We’re talking about the male mind here. So what is it about channel surfing that’s so attractive to men? I asked The Bloke once and he just gave me That Look so I was still none the wiser and Twin I only offered the standard adolescent response of “I don’t know!” but in a tone that implied that mothers ask the dumbest questions. Really! And like, channel surfing is not the most ridiculous pastime known to man? Trust me, it’s the most tedious, annoying, frustrating, aggravating and downright blood boiling one known to woman! And another thing, why don’t men understand that it drives women insane? Or do they??!!! I’m going to hide the remote.

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Season set for grass tetany spike As cold wet conditions continue across much of south-east Australia, Kondinin Group is reminding cattle producers to keep a watchful eye on their early-calving cows. Favourable winter conditions in many areas have been a boon to cattle producers all too familiar with costly winterfeeding regimes during recent dry seasons. But Tasmanian consulting veterinarian Dr Paul Nilon warns that rapid growth in moisture-laden, grass-dominant pastures this winter, could see many older cows on the knife edge

when it comes to maintaining a healthy magnesium balance. “Producers in many areas would be wise to consider the potential risks of grass tetany this year, particularly in older cows who may be carrying more condition due to plentiful feed availability,” Dr Nilon said. “In Tasmania, July-August calving cows in heavy condition, grazing actively-growing grass dominant pastures in early spring are at greatest risk. High soil potassium increases the risk.” “The risks are increased further when cold fronts pass through and cows spend more time avoiding cold conditions and less time grazing.” “When these conditions combine, we tend to see cases of grass tetany occurring during the last two weeks of pregnancy Farmers are warned to beware of grass tetany in stock. and the first six to eight weeks of lactation — the time of greatest nutritional demand.” season’s abundant pasture growth could see many producers According to Dr Nilon, treatment of reluctant to engage in the costly and time-consuming process affected cows must be fast to be effective of supplementary feeding.” and an injection of a combined calcium “Rumen magnesium capsules are another effective option magnesium injection is the recommended to consider and with careful application directly into the approach. rumen, each animal is provided with a long-acting supplement However, prevention is always far better affording a high level of protection.” than the cure, as grass tetany often occurs Salt supplements increase rumen sodium, which in turn without warning and the success rate of overcomes the magnesium-blocking effect of high potassium treatment depends on how quickly it is intake. administered after an affected animal has “However, the decision on which management option is the been identified. right one will come down to individual circumstances. Any According to Dr Nilon, cattle producers decision-making process needs to consider available labour, have a range of preventative options pasture availability and quality versus the ease of feeding hay available, all of which involve supplementing or lick blocks — and of course costs associated with any animals with magnesium during the period option.” of highest risk. Regardless of the options, Dr Nilon recommends taking “Prevention is commonly managed by action in the three weeks leading up to calving to provide feeding out magnesium supplements on adequate protection against the disorder. hay or pasture, or through lick blocks and “If in any doubt as to the potential risks this season I drinking water,” Dr Nilon said. encourage producers to get advice from their local livestock “However it is hard to ensure every consultant or veterinarian,” he said. animal consumes an adequate amount of Further information about grass tetany management can be supplement with these approaches, and this found online at

Jock Laurie awarded Life Membership Thursday 5th August at 10.30am

Immediate past President of the NSW Farmers’ Association Jock Laurie has been honoured with life Membership of the Association in recognition of his service to agriculture. Jock Laurie was elected President of the NSW Farmers’ Association in July 2005 after being a Board Member since 2000. NSW Farmers’ Association President Charles Armstrong says Jock Laurie’s contribution to agriculture in NSW and Australia is well worth recognising.

“Not only did Jock represent the Association as President for four terms, he also held a number of positions on key agriculture related bodies including the National Farmers’ Federation and the NSW Agricultural Ministerial Advisory Council,” Mr Armstrong said. “Jock Laurie is a very worthy recipient of this lifelong Association Membership. We look forward to his continued participation in the issues concerning agriculture,” Mr Armstrong concluded.

Property rights campaign here to stay

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Farmers meeting in Sydney for the NSW Farmers’ Association’s 2010 Annual Conference: Value of Agriculture have vowed to continue their fight for recognition of their property rights. NSW Farmers’ Association President Charles Armstrong said the last six months had seen the Association working at all levels for just – terms compensation for farmers when Government compulsorily acquires their land. “Conference has reiterated that concern about this issue remains at the forefront of the issues that the Association considers most important.

The Association takes this very seriously and our campaign is only gathering speed as we head towards Federal and State elections,” Mr Armstrong said. “We welcome NSW Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell’s commitment to assist in this matter, and it is this kind of commitment we are seeking from State and Federal politicians of all political parties,” he said. NSW Farmers’ Association is calling for a balanced, rational and equitable approach to policy affecting land and natural resources.


Wednesday August 4, 2010


Gazard addresses chamber Liberal Democrats stand a candidate

Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro, David Gazard, addressed the Cooma Chamber of Commerce last week. The chamber had invited both Mr Gazard and incumbent member, Mike Kelly to address its members. Mr Gazard gave the audience a brief history of his career and aspirations. He said he was a strong supporter of local businesses and acknowlegded their value across the electorate. He said he wanted to achieve

goals for the electorate and was excited by the diversity of industries it contained. He said he hoped to work closely with local councils and has since stated he would initiate monthly meetings with local councils, if elected. He said he appreciated how much traveling former Member Gary Nairn, had done during his nearly 12 years as member, in order to give all parts of the electorate his attention.

Broadband for all Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly has advised towns like Batemans Bay, Bega, Bombala, Queanbeyan and Cooma were set to join the digital revolution, with internet speeds up to 100 times faster than they are now. The Gillard Labor Government today released for the first time maps outlining the path for the new network to stretch across Australia under the National Broadband Network (NBN). The maps: â&#x20AC;˘ show that every house, school and business in Australia will have access to high speed broadband under the NBN








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served by next generation wireless and satellite technologies under the NBN Local cities and towns set to be connected to the optical fibre network include; Batemans Bay, Bega, Bermagui, Berridale, Bodalla, Bombala, Braidwood, Braidwood, Bungendore, Cooma, Dalmeny, Eden, Jindabyne, Long Beach, Merimbula, Mogo, Moruya, Moruya Heads, Narooma, Nelligen, Pambula, Pambula Beach, Queanbeyan, Tarraganda, Tathra, Tura Beach, Tuross Head and other smaller towns on back haul routes. The NBN will offer speeds of 100 megabits per second â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100 times faster than many people experience today. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local families, businesses, health services and schools will enjoy the benefits of faster, modern technology â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sharing the same advantages as the cities,â&#x20AC;? Mike Kelly said.

honourable, but the parties they represent bind their hands and force them to parrot the party line, regardless of their personal views. It is no wonder voters are seeking alternatives in record numbers.â&#x20AC;? Olga saved some ammunition for the Greens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Support for the Greens is rising, if only because they are seen as the only viable alternative. But god help the country if these people command the balance of power. Their combination of wishful thinking and radical left policies will sink the country once and for all. While the Liberal Democrats share some common ground with the Greens on some social issues, on the economics we could not be further apart. And we utterly reject their extreme vision for a future Australia.â&#x20AC;? Born in the Soviet Union, Olga has some experience with large incompetent governments that destroy the lives of the citizens, censor and trample over the rights of the individual. And while the threat to liberty in Australia may be a little more subtle, the behaviour of governments on both sides over the last few years seems very familiar; huge amounts of money wasted on projects that provide no return to the people, a mad drive to censor free speech, crazy attempts to control peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s private lives, and bureaucracy everywhere you turn. The Liberal Democrats stand for smaller governments that will get out of the way of ordinary Australians trying to live their lives in the way they want. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Say no to the Nanny stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; says Olga, â&#x20AC;&#x153;and take back control of your life.â&#x20AC;?


Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro, David Gazard, with Cooma-Monaro mayor Dean Lynch and Cooma Chamber of Commerce chairman, David Shelley

The Liberal Democratic Party is pleased to announce preselection of a candidate for the Federal seat of EdenMonaro. Olga Quilty, an accountant, will now be representing the party in the upcoming federal election. Olga, 30, was living in the Eden-Monaro electorate prior to the latest redistribution. Her husband, Tim Quilty, has previously contested the seat of Eden-Monaro for the Liberal Democrats at the 2004 and 2007 federal elections. As he is now the Liberal Democrat candidate for the seat of Riverina, Olga has picked up the torch of liberty in Eden-Monaro. A strong believer in the Liberal Democrat message of small government and personal freedoms, she has been persuaded to run by the poor alternatives on offer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The choices we have as voters are pretty sadâ&#x20AC;? Olga declared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the one hand, Rudd-Gillard Labor, the worst government for a generation, and on the other, Abbotts Liberals and their National partners falling over themselves to beat Labor at throwing up big government solutions to non-existent problems. Lucky for both sides they have the stick of compulsory voting to force the rest of us to the polls and make it look like they have popular support.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The current political system is brokenâ&#x20AC;? she went on. â&#x20AC;?Labor and the two Coalition parties are locked together in a race to the bottom, each vying to outincompetent the other. Politicians lie to us now as a matter of routine, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come to just accept it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sure that individually all the major party candidates for Riverina are fine, upstanding, even





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Children’s Programs. Count Us In. (G, R) Naturally Australia. (G, R, CC) Behind The News. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) National Press Club Address. (CC) Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) Children’s Programs. Cheese Slices. (G, CC) Poh’s Kitchen. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) The New Inventors. (G, CC) Spicks And Specks. (PG, CC) Gruen Nation. (CC) Yes We Canberra! (CC) The Chaser team moves forward and takes real action as they analyse the 2010 federal election campaign. Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Jekyll. (M, R, CC) Chandon Pictures. (M, R, CC) Movie: Wagon Master. (b&w, 50, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) National Press Club Address. (R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)


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sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) The Simpsons. (G, CC) The Simpsons. (PG, CC) Lie To Me. (M, CC) Law & Order: Criminal Intent. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Numb3rs. (M, R, CC) What It Takes: George Clooney. (G, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)





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WorldWatch. Movie: Malabar Princess. (M, 04, R) My Date From Hell. (G, R) Nest. (G, R, CC) Inspiring Teachers. (G, R, CC) The Journal. (CC) PBS NewsHour. (CC) Global Village: The Candidate. (G) Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) Unexplained: The Cathars. (PG, R, CC) Part 3 of 3. World News Australia. (CC) Movie: Nathalie… (MA15+, 03, R) Fanny Ardant, Gérard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Béart. A wife seeks revenge on her cheating husband by hiring a prostitute to seduce him. Movie: Invisible Waves. (M, 06, R, CC) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Return Of The Bible Plagues: Locusts. (G, R, CC) 2.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 3.30 Road Trip Nation Australia. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: Wizards Of The Woods Pt 1. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 A Taste Of Iran. (New series, G, CC) 8.30 The Supersizers Go… Regency. (PG, CC) Restaurant critic Giles Coren and writer and performer Sue Perkins spend a week on a diet from the Regency period. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Movie: The Vanishing Point. (M, 07) Sylvie Testud, Jean-Pierre Marielle, James Thiérrée. A student in art history sets out to discover the real story behind 18th-century French painter Antoine Watteau. 11.25 Movie: The Third Wave. (MA15+, 03, R, CC) 1.30 WorldWatch.

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (PG, CC) NCIS. (M, R, CC) A strange case opens when a petty officer is found dead in a car. Numb3rs. (M, CC) Outrageous Fortune. (MA15+) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (PG) Jesse Duplantis. (PG)

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Cooma and surrounds has a busy annual social calender. There is something to entertain just about any member of the family and the really good thing about it is that most of the region’s premier events include lots of clean fresh air. Coming up in the next couple of months are three race meetings, at Bombala, Adaminaby and Cooma. These annual meetings include a carnival atmosphere, with the fashions on the fields hotly contested across all ages and genders. Other events revolving around horses are the Adaminaby and Cooma equestion fun day, a fundraiser for the local rodeo and campdrafting associations and the Adaminaby campdraft. Dalgety is holding a special festival at the end of October, which will incorporate its food fair. Cooma will again have a Feast of Poetry in November and the Briscoe Art Award will also be held at the Raglan Gallery. In the rundown to Christmas, Cooma businesses conduct their annual Christmas promotion, which offer shopping vouchers to lucky winners. In the new year, the fourth annual s h o w j u m p i n g extravaganza will be held at Cooma Showground,

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leading up to the annual round of agricultural shows. Nimmitabel is the first cab off the rank, followed by Delgate, Dalgety, Cooma and Bombala. Competitors at these shows vye for the right to compete at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Cooma also hosts its annual Lions Club – Snowy Hydro art competition at the Raglan Gallery. While this is happening, the mountains are also busy with music festivals, mountain bike races and of course, sailing on Lake Jindabyne. Easter time in the region is always busy as towns such as Jindabyne, Berridale and Adaminaby hold their annual Easter Fairs – with novelty events and surprises. The Lake, Light Sculpture event at Jindabyne has some wonderful entries each year and is well worth the visit. May is the month for the Thredbo Jazz Festival and is the lead-up event to the start of the ski season on the June long weekend. The mountains are jumping during winter, for both fun on the slopes and plenty of apres ski action in the resorts. Which brings us back to this time of the year, when the transition from winter to summer sports begins.

Cooma Showgrounds provide a magnificent venue for an the annual Cooma Show each March.

Local towns are pleased to present their annual agricultural shows across the region.


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Cooma’s big-hearted community turned out to welcome home our winter Olympians in May. Below, Mayor Dean Lynch with Cooma’s gold medallist, Torah Bright.

Why Cooma - Why not? Sea change, tree change, change of pace, how about a ski change. If you’re sick of the humid summers, bumper to bumper traffic, pollution or just living too close to your neighbours then we have the answer for you COOMA. Situated on the doorstep of the beautiful Snowy Mountains Cooma can offer you a relaxed lifestyle with clean clear beautiful mountain air, affordable housing, quality schools and more sporting activities than you can imagine. For those of you who like the white stuff in winter, snow of course, it’s only an hour’s drive to the three popular resorts of Mt Selwyn, Perisher and Thredbo, meaning you can travel up and back in the same day without the added expense of accommodation. If the cold wet stuff’s not your thing then there are art galleries, bush walks and cafes serving delicious treats. In summer you can go for a surf down the coast or take your boat out on one of the lakes for a fish, sail or water sports, again all within driving distance of Cooma. The mountains in spring and summer offer a different form of lifestyle with spectacular wildflowers, walking trails and horse riding. Or you may prefer the adrenalin packed mountain biking in the hills surrounding Cooma. If you prefer a bit of theatre, museums or art then another easy day trip is Canberra, where all of this is on hand. Cooma is located on ‘The Monaro’, which is believed to have come from the Aboriginal word ‘Maneroo’ meaning ‘Treeless’ and encompasses an area from the ACT to the Victorian boarder and takes in the towns of Adaminby, Berridale, Michelago, Bredbo, Dalgety, Bombala, Nimmitabel, Delegate, Thredbo, Jindabyne and of course Cooma. Not only is Cooma known as the ‘Capital of the Snowy Mountains’ but it is also the main commercial and business centre in the region providing the local people with

banking facilities, supermarkets; of which there are three and all the other services you will need. The outlying areas of Cooma are primarily rural properties producing sheep for both meat and wool, cattle, agriculture and forestry. Tourism plays an enormous part in Cooma’s well being, it is a year round industry not just for the winter skiers and boarders but also those who are interested in places such as the Snowy Hydro, hiking, horse riding, fishing and boating. Cooma is a very multicultural town partly due to the establishment of the Snowy Hydro Electric scheme in 1949, which saw workers from all parts of the world come to work on this project with many of them then calling Cooma home. Cooma can offer you a relaxed yet full lifestyle if that’s what you’re after and who isn’t these days? In comparison with other regions the cost of living in Cooma is relatively low, with affordable property for sale and rentals that won’t keep food off the table. All the necessary community infrastructure is in place in Cooma with swimming pools for summer, numerous sporting fields, schools, shopping, rural shows and festivals. If you’re after a change in an environment that is unequalled in beauty, history and culture then Cooma-Monaro is an ideal choice, with its stunning completely dissimilar landscapes in both summer and winter and close proximity to the nation’s capital.

Mayor proud of town

Mayor of Cooma-Monaro shire, Dean Lynch, is very proud of his town, especially its multicultural history. “Cooma is probably the most multi-cultural town in NSW – it’s leftover from the influence of the Snowy Scheme. “Our people are very welcoming to newcomers”, he said.



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He said one of the main strengths was Cooma’s proximity - close to mountains, sea and a major city. The town also has a stable community and one which has established business and agriculture and tourism. “We have three high schools, which is pretty unusual for a smaller country town and we also have a sound infrastructure which could easily cope with a 10 to 20 percent increase in population. “We have a good skills and knowledge base, also a leftover from the Snowy Scheme. Cooma is the headquarters for Snowy Hydro and the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation, as well as the region’s export abattoir, Monbeef. “Cooma is also supportive and proud of its local achievers – the recent reception for our Olympians, especially gold medallist Torah Bright, was a good demonstration of our civic pride”, he said. He said as a fifth generation farmer on the Monaro, he had an appreciation and love for the local environment, region, and the community, which he said, comprised “salt of the earth people”.

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Local history in abundance

Cooma Courthouse was built in about 1887.

The initial settlement of Cooma (surveyed in 1849) was located in the Lambie Street and Back Creek area. Land sales commenced in 1850. The Kiandra Goldrush attracted more settlement, with Lambie Street the main road to riches for the diggers. Banks were an early feature of the town, attracted by the goldrush. Many of the diggers, disappointed with their luck at Kiandra, stayed and added their skills to the growing town. Cooma had electricity in 1922

and in 1949, the engineering marvel the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme, brought many more people to town, boosting its population to more than 11,000. The multi-cultural infuence from those days is still obvious in the many families who made Cooma their home. Cooma’s establishment was based on farming and the region boosts some of the best Merino sheep and beef cattle genetics in the nation. Below: Cooma’s biennial MotorFest attracts hundreds.

Cooma’s heritage railway station.

We offer you the chance to feel connected. We offer you the chance to be part of a vibrant and diverse community. We offer you the full support of a Council staffed by “Can Do” people committed to encouraging responsible development. We offer you reasonably priced land and house packages. We offer you a safe, supportive and secure environment. We DON’T offer traffic jams, long waits at supermarket check outs, inappropriate developments, graffiti on every hard surface, horrific crime statistics, air you shouldn’t breath, stress levels that shorten your life or Council staff hell bent on making your life difficult.

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We have opportunities within our retail sector for new business development and also for the purchase of one existing business (accommodation/café). We have one block remaining on the industrial estate. A new eco land and housing package is being developed in Delegate. Flexible controls on land in rural areas. We have work available for qualified tradespeople and consulting professionals.

So what’s stopping you? Sell your house in the city, move to the Platypus Country cottage you have always dreamed of owning or build a brand new house on acreage just outside of town, and with the money left over from your sale you could still have a beach house or share in a ski lodge or that overseas holiday.

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Cooma checklist – we have what you want Medical services  Doctors surgeries  Physiotherapy  Hydrotherapy pool  Hospital  Maternity services  Oncology unit  Renal dialysis unit  Optometrist  Dental surgeries  Pathology services  Visiting specialists  Veterinary surgeons Schools  Preschools  Childcare centres  Early Intervention services  Primary schools  Seconday schools  TAFE Retail  Woolworths  Coles  Aldi  Greengrocery  Delicatessen  Butchers  Fashion stores  Target  Rockmans  Millers Fashion Club  JeansWest (coming soon)  Giftshops  Banks

Motoring services  Ford  Holden  Mitsubishi  Subaru  Hyundai  Toyota  Motor Mechanics  Tyre and battery sales Entertainment  Cinema  Clubs  Hotels  Little Theatre group  Performance groups – song and dance  Cooma-Monaro Arts  Council performances  Restaurants  Bars  Cafes  Museums  Art galleries Recreation  Aviation  Bocce  Bowls  Basketball  Golf  Tennis  Gymnasium (24-hour)  Rugby League  Rugby Union  Football (soccer)  Australian Rules

 Cricket  Squash  Sailing  Fishing  Shooting – air rifle, rifle, field and game  Athletics  Gymnastics  Mountain biking  Skiing  Water skiing  Snowboarding  Snow-shoeing  Tobogganing  Hiking  Motocross racing  Amcross  Horse races  Rodeo  Dressage  Showjumping  Campdraft  Western Horseman events  Bridge  Pony Club  Swimming  Netball Community services  Meals on Wheels  Aged care hostels  Home and Community help  Community transport services  Contact centre  The Hub youth centre

 County Womens Association  Rotary International  Lions Club  Probus Blubs  VIEW Clubs  Girl Gudies Association  Boy Scouts  Landcare groups  Red Cross  Salvation Army  St Vincent de Paul  Family Support Service  Cancer Support Group Churches  Anglican  Assembly of God  Baptist  Catholic  Jevovah Witnesses  Lutheran  Presbyterian  Seventh Day Adventist  Uniting




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Location, location, location - Cooma has it all The “Hour Town” is what some people are calling Cooma. Why? Because it’s an hour to Canberra, an hour to the snow and an hour to the beach. Cooma is situated in an ideal location, with pretty much equal travelling times between the three major attractions. Not only can you ski in the winter, boat on Lake Jindabyne or surf down the coast in summer, but you can also keep ahead with the latest cultural events in the nation’s capital, all within an easy drive. Chippy Boller, from Boller & Co Real Estate is a born and bred Cooma local. He is a Real Estate and Stock and Station agent and said the rural side of property sales have been relatively unaffected by interest rate hikes. “We always have plenty of enquiries about hobby blocks and small acreages. When they are available they are very affordable, and sell quickly when priced correctly. People these days are looking for blocks with water, or a creek, river, all amenities connected and internet access is very important now and all within 20-25 minutes to town. We just can’t keep up with demand.” Craig Schofield deals with the properties in town for Boller & Co and he has seen demand steadily increasing especially for rental properties. “Commuters travelling to and from the Canberra region have been making more enquiries because they can get more for their dollar in Cooma. Now is a good time to buy in Cooma, it’s actually a bit of a buyers’ market at the moment. Prices won’t get any lower and investors have taken over from the first home buyers.” New to the Cooma area is Don Peterson from Fisk & Nagle Real Estate in Cooma. Don saw the potential Cooma has to offer and has

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recently expanded his Real Estate business to include the Cooma office. Since taking over the Cooma office to complement his five other real estate offices situated mainly down the coast, Don said, “Cooma is the market moving the most at the moment. Cooma like most of regional NSW has been somewhat stagnant and suffered from the higher interest rates and the global downturn. Of late there has been a slight resurge, initially with the first homebuyers scheme. There was three years of prices dropping on almost anything that wasn’t suitable for a first homebuyer but now it has stabilised. The market is softening and we are entering the next seven year cycle, where prices will rise steadily.” Don also said now is the best time to buy in Cooma, as we are moving into a rising market. Cooma is a fantastic place for investors with rental vacancies low and returns high. “As a relative newcomer to Cooma I have found there to be a great, strong community in Cooma, a lot of sole and a real sense of community bonding. The people here are good hard working people in a family orientated town.” There are now three supermarkets in Cooma, as well as just about everything else you want or need. Schools are a plenty, ranging from Public schools, Catholic schools and a Christian school, with each having a high school. Cooma also boasts state of the art medical facilities at the hospital and two local doctors surgeries.

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The Snowy dining trail



Cooma has two prize-winning restaurants to be proud of - The Lott and Roses Lebanese Restaurant both finalists in the NSW Hospitality awards in 2009.

The Snowy region offers a diverse range of dining experiences for all tastes and budgets. From Bredbo to Thredbo, there is a café, restaurant or food store with a menu to suit. Being the biggest town in the region, Cooma has most tastes covered. The Lott Foodstore, located in a renovated woolstore in Sharp Street, has modern cuisine to eat-in, or takeaway. But why not stop, enjoy the open fire and rural ambience over coffee made from local, freshly roasted coffee beans. The Lott also has pantry items available as well as quality giftware and homewares. Also located in Cooma is Kuma Pies, at the top end of Sharp Street. Kuma Pies specialise in pastry creations, both savoury and sweet and can offer a refreshing cup of coffee as well. Capital Dial-a-Pizza, in the East End of Sharp Street, is open seven days a week and offers travellers a good range of favourite toppings. For a quality pub meal for lunch or dinner, the Cooma Hotel in Massie Street (opposite the Post Office) is the spot. In Vale Street, the Cooma Ex-Services Club offers bistro meals for lunch and dinner, as well as full bar facilities. Heading to the mountains, the dining experience continues with the Snowy Vineyard, on the Rockwell Road. This is Australia’s highest vineyard and produces not

only wine, but also houses a microbrewery. Once in Jindabyne, diners have a great variety to choose from. Clancy’s Bistro at the Banjo Paterson Inn offers good bistro dining. A bonus at Banjo’s is the Kosi Pale Ale – brewed on the premises and served fresh on tap. For a completely different taste, Eboshi, in Snowy River Avenue, has exciting Japanese cuisine and is a new addition to the Jindabyne dining experience. The Brumby Bar and Bistro is another favourite eatery and social spot to enjoy in Jindabyne. Sublime offers casual dining in the heart of town. If you are heading to Thredbo, then the Crackenback Cottage is a good spot to stop for a meal, or a wander through the giant maze. Regular markets are also held at the cottage. The Wild Brumby Distillery offers fine dining as well as a great range of different Schnapps – distilled on the premises. Lake Crackenback Resort offers a good choice of accommodation as well as a wellappointed restaurant which offers a tempting choice of meals. It is just a short drive to Thredbo skifields or the Skitube station. To find your preferred dining spot, see our food map on the next page. Many of our local eateries source local ingredients for their menus.

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Seaside living when only the best will do. Located on a huge block of land overlooking Josh's Beach, this is surely the best coastal property the area can supply!

Sierra Villa is a superbly maintained B&B. Rated with AAA Tourism at 4 stars there is literally nothing more to do on this property than play host to an established clientele, which provides a solid base of repeat business.

Built to last, constructed in blonde brick, this house is showing no signs of ocean weathering. Inside the layout is open plan with exposed beams to the ceiling and African slate on the floors.

The centrally heated villa comprises 6 good-sized guest rooms all with ensuites, the managers residence, kitchen and dining rooms, communal area, ample parking and a large 6-8 seater indoor spa.

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The property offers 2 kitchens and 4 bedrooms with a loft in the main house.

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Berridale Trading Company is the original general store in the picturesque Snowy Mountains township of Berridale.


Investors Dream, 2 x 3 Bedroom Brick Units returning $340p/w

3 Katri Close BERRIDALE

This property has been reduced to sell and as an investment, it will pay for itself. Each unit has recently been painted, 3 bedrooms all with built ins and tiled through out the living areas.



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The home features a large open plan living area with both formal and informal dining areas.

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This home will sell quickly! 44 Lotus Avenue, Kalkite has position, position, position. This solid brick home right on the edge of Lake Jindabyne boasts numerous features including 2-3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, delightful courtyard area and a 2.5 carport. All of which is enhanced by the amazing uninterrupted views of Lake Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains.

PO Box 1 7 Park Street, Berridale NSW 2628


Executive Berridale Residence An exceptional 4 bedroom ensuite brick home. No expense has been spared in the construction and design of this property and this is evident as soon as you enter the home. The residence is positioned on an immaculate well established 995.7m2 block.

The bathrooms have a seperate shower and bath and each unit has its own brick single garage.

44 Lotus Avenue


Investors Delight - Dual Occupancy returning $275p/w On offer are 2 well presented units. The first unit is a 2 bedroom with one bathroom, electric cooking and electric hot water. The second unit is a 3 bedroom one bathroom with a large living area, electric cooking and hotwater service and a wood heater. The property has a large timber deck and the back yard is fully fenced.

On offer is the freehold property consisting of a two storey building on an 897.9 sq m block and business; Berridale Trading Company is a mixed business comprising newsagency with NSW Lotteries, Supermarket, Deli, fresh meat and fruit and vegetables and a range of gifts.

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An Exquisite Home with Amazing Views

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An exquisite home complete with retirement fund This is an amazing opportunity to buy a prestigious house and to secure your financial future at the same time. Situated near Dalgety, is this pine plantation set on 250 acres, which alone is worth in excess of $2 million. But the list of inclusions to this sale is endless making it an excellent value for money proposition. Built in sandstone with a wood shingle roof it needs to be seen to be believed.

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Snowy Hydro has impact The Snowy Hydro is just one of many businesses in Cooma that not only provide critical employment for the local people but also provide community support in various ways. Snowy Hydro is the modern day presence of the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Authority which built the Snowy Scheme, creating new towns and a massive power source along the way. In Cooma and the Monaro region they support tourism, education along with safety and youth development. This year sees Snowy Hydro celebrating its 10th year as the major sponsor for the Snowy Hydro Southcare Helicopter, which provides retrieval and rescue services that are co-ordinated by the NSW Ambulance Service. Engineers Australia is another body supported by Snowy Hydro. Their sponsorship with Engineers Australia recognises and rewards excellence in engineering through the Engineers Australia Engineering Awards for Excellence. The “Snowy Ride” is an annual fundraising event for the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia and is held in the Snowy Mountains each November. More than 3000 riders each year participate in the event. Snowy Hydro not only sponsors the event annually, but supports the Snowy Ride with the National Parks Service by hosting a twoday mountain escape for children who are battling cancer and their families. Together with the National Parks Service and the local Apex group,

The High Country Motel and Tours is set on a scenic 4.4 acres in Cooma with native birds and animals. They specialise in fun filled tours for individuals and groups in the Snowy Mountains region. In summer bushwalking tours are also offered. All tours include accommodation, delicious meals, entrance fees, daily coach tours with friendly service. There is no single supplement on any of the tours. Tours pick up from Canberra, Sydney and some other train stations. The motel also welcomes guests travelling for business or pleasure. To find out more call 1800 603 303 or visit The High Country’s website at Tumut 3 Power Station

the children and their families are treated to the best hospitality the Snowy Mountains can provide, providing some rest, relaxation and enjoyment away from hospital. Local High school students also benefit from Snowy Hydro’s driver training programs that are run frequently in the area for learners drivers. Snowy Hydro is committed to supporting the local communities of the Snowy Mountains. One of the major ways in which the corporation can assist these communities is through sponsorships of different local events or programs that are run in these areas. Snowy Hydro and its people are as committed to the community as it was were when the Scheme began more than 60 years ago Snowy Hydro sees a bright future for the region, where it will continue to grow with the communities that helped build the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

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33 POLO FLAT RD FOUR BEDROOM BRICK HOME WITH RURAL OUTLOOK A double brick, tiled roof and aluminium windows home located on the outskirts of Cooma with a rural outlook. This home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms (ensuite to the main bedroom), sunroom and lounge room with wood heating. Other forms of heating are reverse cycle air conditioning and electric wall heaters. Rent $250/week

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1 NADOO ST "BEAUTIFULLY RENOVATED 3 BEDROOM COTTAGE!!" A great entry level property, complete with extension renovations. FEATURES INCLUDE: Timber weather board construction, freshly painted and in good condition, 3 bedrooms, 2 with built in robes, open plan living areas, modern laminate kitchen with breakfast bar, modern new bathroom, interior of house has been relined and has insulation in walls and ceiling. Rent $210/week

Price: $175,000



YOUR FIRST STEP... With rental demand in this popular suburb always high you can be assured of quality tenants, high returns and future capital gain. This is an excellent 4 bedroom home with a virtually maintenance- free garden. FEATURES INCLUDE: 4 Bedrooms with built in wardrobes, ducted natural gas, smartly renovated kitchen with dishwasher, original bathroom in good condition . Rent $240/week

WELL PRICED INVESTMENT This is a 3 bedroom home with an existing tenant. This home has wood heating, the bathroom has a shower/bath and separate toilet. Single lock up garage, large fully fenced back yard. Situated in a quiet part of town.

Price: $238,000


LOT 1 DRY PLAINS RD NEW HOME CLOSE TO SNOW FIELDS!!! This newly built two bedroom cottage is set on 18 acres. FEATURES INCLUDE: 2 bedroom new cottage, never occupied, laminate kitchen and modern bathroom, timber flooring and sisal carpet, permanent spring, 2 water tanks and pump, electricity not connected but available close by, the land is beautiful with amazing views. Only 25 minutes to Cooma or 10 minutes to Adaminaby. Rent $210/week

Price: $165,000

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Price: $175,000

EVERYBODY LOVES A WINNER You'll love this nice family home situated in a great street & great location. FEATURES INCLUDE: Brick veneer home, with tiled roof, 3 good sized bedrooms with built ins to the main, bathroom complete with glass shower, seperate bath & seperate toilet, plenty of heating with two fire places, one slow combustion & one open fire, plus natural gas heating & electric heating as well Rent $240/week

Price: $250,000

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Country Week Around the region Cooma is known as the Capital of the Snowy Mountains and is the largest town in the High Country region. It lies amongst the harsh but beautiful Monaro Plains approximately one hour south of Canberra. Set in undulating plains, breathtakingly beautiful famous rivers, wilderness areas and looking out to the snow capped mountains of the NSW Snowy Mountains; it is the Alpine area’s gateway. The Cooma area has some of the most productive grazing land in the country and some landowner’s families have been in the area for since the 1800’s. As well as grazing land there is an abundance of interesting and historical townships and localities, treeless plains old farm complexes, homesteads, stonewalls and nature reserves. In Cooma’s Centennial Park, the ‘Avenue of Flags’, which was erected in 1959, celebrates the contribution made by the workers from around 30 different countries. Over a 23-year period, rivers were diverted, storage dams built, and even some towns such as Adaminaby and Jindabyne moved to bind water for hydro-electric power and irrigation along the Murray and Murrumbidgee valleys. In the 1940s the town was transformed into a lively multicultural community, being the start of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. In Cooma itself there are many interesting places to visit: The historic Cooma-Monaro Railway, which ceased commercial operations in 1988, but still operates a 1924 rail motor on weekends and for special charters. The Raglan Art Gallery was built in 1854 as the Lord Raglan Hotel in Lambie Street and the Gaol Museum, being part of the Cooma Correctional Centre. The gaol precinct also boasts the historical buildings of the Court House, Post Office, Solomon’s Store, The Cooma Hotel and the war memorial in Vale Street. There are a variety of roads and trails in the Monaro, where you can discover the historic sites and villages. Cooma Visitors Centre situated in Sharp Street has maps and information available or you can visit the website: www. Nimmitabel is situated 35kms from Cooma along the Monaro Highway and is positioned on the coastal escarpment, being the Monaro’s highest town. Nimmitabel’s history dates back to the 1830’s and is a favourite stop off for people travelling to the coast from the ACT and Victoria. Far-reaching views of the volcanic

hills of “The Brothers” and the Snowy ranges are present with unanswered beauty as far as the eye can see. Bombala, along the Monaro Highway from Nimmitabel towards Cann River offer the chance to see the Platypus Reserve, which has one of the best vantage points to search for Australia’s most elusive monotreme. The village of Numeralla 22km east of Cooma is a pretty little village on the Numeralla River. It has some old churches and a hall and is along the way to the Tuross Falls and Cascades in the Wadbilliga National Park, via a walking track from the Cascades camping ground. Bredbo is a picturesque village nestled between the Tinderry Mountains and the Monaro grasslands. It boasts local gourmet goods, collectable ware, the ‘Bredbo Christmas Barn’, which attracts many return visitors and is open from June until December (when the elves have a well earned rest), as well as local wine sales. Bredbo offers a pretty little rest stop when travelling from the ACT or NSW. Berridale is 33km from Cooma and located among dramatic outcrops of granite. In the mid 19th century Berridale was the junction for miners travelling between the coast and the goldfields of the Monaro. It is still sometimes known as the ‘Crossroads of the Snowy’ as it’s between Cooma and Jindabyne. Oliver Street has been listed by the National Trust and retains some of the village’s historic fascination. Dalgety is the only town on the NSW banks of the Snowy River. The town was formed around a section of the river that was shallow enough for stock and horses to cross safely. Before the bridge was erected in 1888, a punt was used to cross the river carrying travellers and stock. Originally named Buckley’s Crossing after one of the first European settlers in the area the local Hotel still retains the name today. The Hotel has on display a series of historical photographs. Dalgety has more than 20 historical sites including the Old Coach House and the ruins of the blacksmith shop, both dating back to 1840. Jindabyne is located about 60km from Cooma – the ‘new’ town overlooking the old which is now covered by the waters of Lake Jindbyne. The town was moved to make way for Lake Jindabyne as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. A vibrant town, Jindabyne is the base of many services to the mountains.


Cochrans know the Snowies

One of the best ways to enjoy what the region has to offer is on horseback. Cochran Horse Treks operate horse treks across the beautiful Snowy Mountains of Australia from homesteads at Yaouk on the east and Khancoban on the west. Over 160 years the Cochran family have gathered the necessary breeding in horses to offer an outstanding quality of trekking horse.

Their staff are their family and make riders feel warm and welcome without the sense of pretense or commercialism, offering a genuine Australian outback experience. Our priorities at all times are safety, comfort, and good humour so come along for a memorable experience and enjoy the ride of your life!

Delegate Public School 10 Campbell St Delegate 02 6458 8183 The school was established in 1871 in a delightful rural setting. We have a strong committment to Literacy and Numeracy, and our teachers are committed to nurturing the best possible outcomes for all students. There is an emphasis on Student Welfare

HORSE TREK ADVENTURES THROUGH THE SNOWIES “ The Man from Snowy River may well be a myth, but the spirit of the Banjo Patterson’s legend lives on in the Cochran Family”

3-7 day treks through stunning scenery Camp in comfortable tents Toilets and showers provided Camp fire meals and qualified experienced mountain guides Mountain bred tried and proven horses. See the famous Man from the Snowy River Brumbies, visit historic huts and enjoy the yarns of mountain bushmen.

Peter & Judy Cochran Partners Cochran Horsetreks “Yaouk” Adaminaby NSW info @ 1800 775 720

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415 Barry Way Just 4 km's south of Jindabyne, bounded to the West by Barry Way and to the South by Cobbin Creek and adjacent to The Station Resort lies "Cobbon Farm". There is a comfortable three bedroom home on the property with good rural views over Cobbin Creek and beyond. Proximity to Jindabyne, the Lake onto the mountains and ski fields coupled with the potential for development make this a must to inspect.

Cascades Woodridge

Cascades - Woodridge - Thredbo Village EXCLUSIVE LISTING!!!!! Nestled in a tranquil bush setting of Woodridge this 1 bedroom and loft stand alone chalet enjoys good occupancy all year round. Located within walking distance to Friday Flat and the Leisure Centre and a charming flat bush walk to the central village area. This property is a popular choice for families holidaying in Thredbo and is a unique opportunity for the investor and life style investor.


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2 River Run SIX minutes from town, but a world away from the madding rush. This modern and recently extended five bedroom, two bathroom home is extremely well located for the CFTUPGCPUIXPSMETr-BSHFQSPUFDUFEFOUFSUBJONFOUDPVSUZBSE r'VMMZGFODFEQSJWBUFCBDLZBSEXJUIEFDL r5XPY MJUSFXBUFSUBOLTDPMMFDUJOHGSPNBMMSPPGTUSVDUVSFT

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CONTACT BEN CLANCY: 0413 778 501

6456 2999




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Rage. (PG) Poh’s Kitchen. (G, R, CC) Message Stick. (G, R, CC) Stateline. (R, CC) Australian Story. (R, CC) Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) Pilot Guides. (Final, PG, R, CC) Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Round 17. Manly v Eastwood. From Manly Oval. Bowls. World Cup. Men’s final. Planet Food. (Final, G, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) New Tricks. (PG, R, CC) News. (CC) The Bill. (M, CC) After an abandoned car, registered to a wealthy businessman, is found with blood leading from the scene, officers are befuddled by his family’s insistence that nothing is wrong. News. (CC) The Prisoner. (PG, CC) 6 is welcomed as a long-lost brother by 16 and his family, but he refuses to believe these strangers are related to him. Ashes To Ashes. (M, R, CC) Rage. (M)

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The Saturday Club. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Legend Of Enyo. (Final, C, CC) Trapped. (Final, C, R, CC) V8 Xtra. (G, CC) King Of The Hill. (PG) Beauty And The Geek Australia. (Final, PG, R, CC) Movie: D2: The Mighty Ducks. (G, 94, R) What’s Up Down Under. (G, CC) Rugby Union. (CC) Bledisloe Cup. New Zealand v Australia. From AMI Stadium, Christchurch. News. (CC) Border Patrol. (PG, CC) An investigation leads to a call-out for the Armed Offenders Squad. The International Mail Centre finds itself on high alert. Movie: The Living Daylights. (PG, 87, R, CC) Timothy Dalton, Maryam d’Abo, Art Malik, Jeroen Krabbe. James Bond is ordered to kill a Russian general supposedly intent on starting another world war. Movie: Shanghai Knights. (M, 03, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Kids’ WB. (G) Ben 10: Alien Force. (G) Batman: The Brave And The Bold. (R) Dennis & Gnasher. (C, CC) Stormworld. (C, CC) Lockie Leonard. (C, R, CC) The Sleepover Club. (G, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) Movie: Diamond Head. (PG, 63, R, CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Talk To The Animals. (G) Fishing Australia. (G, CC) Postcards Australia. (G) News. (CC) Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, CC) Movie: Racing Stripes. (G, 05, R, CC) Movie: Michael Clayton. (M, 07, CC) George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton. Eclipse Music TV. (PG) Movie: Bonnie And Clyde. (M, 67, R) Movie: Mrs Harris. (M, 05, R) Danoz Direct. (PG) Creflo A Dollar. (G) Fishing Australia. (G, R, CC)

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6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, CC) 2.00 Travel Oz. (G, R, CC) 2.30 How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer. (PG, R, CC) 3.25 Caravaggio. (G) 5.00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Art Nation. (G, CC) 6.00 At The Movies. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Mother And Son. (PG, R, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Life: Mammals. (G, CC) 8.20 News Update. (CC) 8.30 Return To Cranford. (G, CC) Part 2 of 2. 10.00 Compass: The Nuns’ Story. (PG, CC) 10.30 Wonders Are Many: The Making Of Doctor Atomic. (M, R, CC) 11.55 Movie: Bloodline. (MA15+, 79, R, CC) 1.55 Movie: Touch Of Evil. (b&w, M, 58, R, CC) 3.30 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 4.00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne. (PG, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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Garner Ted Armstrong. (G) Life Today With James Robison. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) AFL Game Day. (PG) Remnants Of Everest. (PG) According To Jim. (PG, R) Football. AFL. Round 19. Melbourne v Richmond. From the MCG. Border Patrol. (PG, R, CC) New Zealand On A Plate. (G) News. (CC) Dancing With The Stars. (G, CC) Bones. (M, R, CC) The body of an archbishop – whose kneecaps were surgically removed – is found by construction workers prompting the team to reopen a previous case. Castle. (M, R, CC) As Halloween approaches, Castle and Beckett are called to a graveyard where the body of a man, with vampire fangs, is discovered with a wooden stake in his heart. Scrubs. (PG, R) The threat of a malpractice suit hangs over the hospital. Air Crash Investigations. (PG, R, CC) Heroes. (M, R, CC) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Rugby League. Arrive Alive Cup. Weekend Today. (CC) Wide World Of Sports. (G) The Sunday Footy Show. (G) Sunday Roast. (PG) Movie: Promise Her Anything. (PG, 65, R, CC) Rescue Special Ops. (PG, R, CC) Rugby League. NRL. Round 22. Sydney Roosters v St George Illawarra Dragons. From the SCG. News. (CC) RBT. (PG, CC) Send In The Dogs. (PG, CC) 60 Minutes. (CC) CSI. (M, CC) When the team investigates the brutal murder of a family, they trace the culprit to the house next door, which may belong to a serial killer known as “Dr Jekyll”. Cold Case. (M, CC) Cold Case. (M, R, CC) Afterlife. (Final, M) Rugby League. English Challenge Cup. Semi-final. St Helens v Leeds Rhinos. 20/20. (CC) Danoz Direct. (G) GMA: Sunday Edition. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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Children’s Programs. For The Juniors. (G, R, CC) Nile. (G, R, CC) Waterworks. (G, R, CC) Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Sherlock Holmes. (PG, CC) Changing World. (G, R, CC) The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) Children’s Programs. Travel Oz. (G, CC) Talking Heads. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Australian Story. (CC) Four Corners. (CC) Media Watch. (G, CC) Q&A. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) The War: A Deadly Calling. (PG, R, CC) The Clinic. (M, CC) Movie: Night Of The Living Dead. (M, 68, R, CC) Bowls. World Cup. Men’s final. Replay. The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)


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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Something New. (PG, 06, R) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) All For Kids. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) RSPCA Animal Rescue. (CC) Under The Hammer. (PG, CC) Criminal Minds. (M, CC) The team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men. Criminal Minds. (M, R, CC) The unit travels to Alabama to assist the investigation into a family who may have conspired to abduct young women. Scrubs. (PG, R) My Name Is Earl. (PG, R, CC) Trauma. (M) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 Behind The News. (G, CC) 10.25 Our History. (G, R, CC) 10.35 Arrows Of Desire. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Big Ideas. (CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Terrors Of Tasmania. (G, R, CC) 1.30 The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Three Men Go To Ireland. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. (CC) 8.30 Nicholas Crane’s Britannia. (G, CC) Part 3 of 3. 9.30 Announcement: Australian Labor Party. (CC) 9.35 QI. (CC) 10.05 At The Movies. (PG, CC) 10.35 Lateline. (CC) 11.10 Lateline Business. (R, CC) 11.40 Four Corners. (R, CC) 12.25 Media Watch. (G, R, CC) 12.40 The Chaser’s War On Everything. (M, R, CC) 1.10 Movie: Irene. (b&w, G, 40, R, CC) 2.50 Big Ideas. (R, CC) 4.00 Good Game. (M, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (PG, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Nora Roberts’ Angels Fall. (M, 07, R, CC) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Find My Family. (PG, R, CC) All For Kids. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Minute To Win It. (PG, CC) Packed To The Rafters. (PG, CC) Nathan is forced to question his motives for wanting to donate a kidney. Will he be able to put his demons to rest and save Chel’s life? Parenthood. (New series, M, CC) Four grown siblings share the headaches, heartaches and unexpected joys of being a parent. Keeping Up With The Kardashians. (New series, PG, CC) Alan Sugar: The Apprentice. (M) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, R, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Magical Tales. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Top Gear. (PG, CC) Adults Only 20 To 01. (M, CC) Commercial Breakdown Adults Only. (M, R, CC) How To Have Sex After Marriage. (MA15+, R, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) WIN News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R) ’Til Death. (PG, R, CC) Division 4. (b&w, M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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sbs one Toasted TV. (G) Sumo Mouse. (C, CC) Scope. (C, CC) K-9. (C, CC) Hit List TV. (PG) Landed Music. (PG, CC) Hook, Line And Sinker. (G, CC) Ax Men. (PG) Football. (CC) AFL. Round 19. Sydney v Hawthorn. From the SCG. News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, CC) Movie: Back To The Future Part II. (PG, 89, R, CC) Movie: Double Jeopardy. (M, 99, R, CC) Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Jay Brazeau, Annabeth Gish. A woman accused of murdering her husband learns he staged his own death to frame her. Football. (CC) AFL. Round 19. Geelong v Collingwood. From the MCG. Infomercials. (PG, R) Video Hits Up Late. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Bayless Conley. (G) Leading The Way. (G) Hour Of Power. (G)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Sylvia. (G, R) 2.40 Chopin Piano Music: 48 Études And Preludes. (G, R) 2.45 Spare Change. (PG) 2.55 Looking For Truffaut. (G) 3.25 Art In The 21st Century. (G) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 MythBusters: You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Monster Moves: Tall Towers. (G, CC) 8.30 Iron Chef. (G, CC) Japanese cooking show in which a renowned chef and his challenger have one hour to cook a banquet based on a single ingredient. 9.20 RocKwiz. (PG, R, CC) Music quiz show featuring New Zealanders Anika Moa and Dave Dobbyn. Each artist performs one of their songs backed by the RocKwiz Orkestra before combining for a duet. 10.10 Movie: La Vie En Rose. (07) 12.30 So Frenchy, So Chic. (G, R) 1.00 Shameless. (MA15+, R, CC) 1.55 Speaking In Tongues. (M, R, CC) 2.25 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

sbs one Mass For You At Home. (G) Hillsong. (G) Animalia. (C, R, CC) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Athletics. The Sun-Herald City 2 Surf. The Benchwarmers Oz Made. (G) Hit List TV. (PG) Out Of The Blue. (PG) On The Ball. (PG, R) Motor Racing. Drag Racing. ANDRA Pro Series. Top Alcohol. Round 1. Netball. International. Test Series. Australia v Jamaica. News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) Modern Family. (PG, CC) Rules Of Engagement. (PG, CC) Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG, CC) The Good Wife. (Final, M, CC) Alicia is torn between once again assuming the role of the “good wife” or taking a chance to escape her marriage, and must choose between Peter and Will. Movie: The Devil Wears Prada. (PG, 06, CC) Movie: Adaptation. (MA15+, 02, R) Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

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Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Undercover Boss. (G, CC) Good News Week. (M, CC) Guests including Kitty Flanagan, Josh Thomas, Taika Waititi and Megan Washington engage in a satirical look at the week’s news. Cops. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Burn Notice. (M, R, CC) What It Takes: Jim Carrey. (G, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 2.30 Insight. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. (R) 5.00 The Crew. (G) 5.30 Global Village. (G, R, CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 MythBusters: Mythssion Control. (PG, CC) 8.30 Man Vs Wild: Belize. (PG, CC) Adventurer Edward “Bear” Grylls heads to Belize, in Central America, and faces treacherous rocks and raging white-water rivers. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Skins. (MA15+, CC) After beating someone up at a party, in a room full of witnesses, Cook is told by his lawyer that he has no choice but to plead guilty. Released on bail, he is sent to stay at his mother’s home. 10.55 Entourage. (M) 11.30 The World Game. (R) 12.30 Movie: The Bodyguard. (M, 06, R, CC) 2.20 WorldWatch.

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WorldWatch. Football Asia. Soccer. Highlights. FIFA Futbol Mundial. Speedweek. Motorcycle Racing. World Superbike Championships. Tales From A Suitcase. (G, R) Science And Islam. (G, R, CC) Once Bitten. (PG, R, CC) Love’s Harvest: Cheese. (PG, R, CC) Cycling Central. Thalassa: Treasure Of The Red Algae. (G, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Who Do You Think You Are? Kim Cattrall. (PG, CC) Dateline. (CC) My Asian Heart. (M, CC) Filmmaker David Bradbury follows Australian photojournalist Philip Blenkinsop, who goes to extremes to expose human rights abuses and forgotten wars in South-East Asia. Movie: The Colonel. (M, 06, CC) Movie: Hostage. (MA15+, 05, R, CC) WeatherWatch Overnight. WeatherWatch & Music. Korean News. Japanese News.

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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: The Man On The Train. (M, 02, R, CC) 2.35 Checkpoint. (M, R) 2.45 The Witness. (M, R, CC) 3.00 Help. (Final, PG, R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Insight. (CC) 8.30 One Born Every Minute. (PG, CC) Lisa’s baby, Jack, has been born with his bowel outside his body, and the first few days of his life are critical as he faces serious medical procedures. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Hot Docs: Being Married. (PG, R, CC) Part 1 of 2. Michael Apted revisits nine couples he first interviewed on the eve of their marriages to see how they have fared in the intervening five years. 11.15 Movie: Yella. (M, 07, R, CC) 12.50 Welcome 2 My Deaf World. (M, R, CC) 1.55 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WeatherWatch & Music. 5.05 Korean News. 5.40 Japanese News.

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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK MGM Industries - Ph: 6452 2822 MGM Industries is the Monaro’s leading motorcycle one stop shop. New owner Mark Goggin has been involved with motorcycles from a very young age and has raced competitively in Motocross and then Enduro. With his many years experience in the racing industry Mark is well qualified to set up your bike for that race day action. Mark has a background as a fitter and machinist and he will also be offering a general machining service from his workshop. Peter McDonald is a motorcycle mechanic and auto electrician and is on hand to help you with all of your


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mechanical needs and enquiries. Peter was the head mechanic for TAFE in Sydney in the 1990’s and also wrote the motorcycle mechanics course for TAFE. Mark is passionate about his bikes and his business and has a large range of tyres, accessories, oils and motorcycle apparel. MGM Industries carries out all services and repairs in their specially designed workshop, leaving the showroom free for you browse in. Mark also takes bikes to sell on consignment in the showroom area. Whether you have a 4 wheeler, road bike, farm bike or are into motocross MGM Industries can assist you.

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Phone: David Abraham P. 02 6452 2262 M. 0417 431 966 F. 02 6452 4448 18 Holland Road, Polo Flat Cooma

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Wednesday August 4, 2010


Feeling Itchy? Try not to scratch!

Waging war on serrated tussock

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The Serrated Tussock Working Party for NSW and ACT launched their Strategic Co-ordination of the Serrated Tussock Battle Project in NSW in Colinton on Monday 26 July 2010. The project launch was held at “Prospect Hill” the property of Dennis and Sheila Mason of Colinton. Pictured, Mitchell Campbell,Scott Chirnside and Janelle Culver.

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Wool Buyers & Wool Brokers Office & Wool Store 54-56 Polo Flat Road, Cooma NSW 2630 Phone: 6452 4494 Fax: 6452 4464 or Ben: 0428 445 064

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Ph: 6452 7540 Mob: 0407 362 307

Bombala Woolstore Cnr Forbes & Badgery Street, Bombala NSW 2630 Fridays 9am - 5pm

Phone: 6458 3720 Robert Kerrison

Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains For appliance sales Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Lot 23 Baggs Rd Leesville, Jindabyne 6456 1842

external parasites of sheep with a heavy focus on sheep lice and their eradication from sheep flocks. Attendees at the forum will hear the latest on finding lice infestations, chemicals and treatment methods for successful eradication and management to minimise the risk of lice infestation in clean flocks. Sheep producers who wish to attend should call either Doug Alcock at NSW I&I on 02 6452 3411 or Maxine Blyton at Jemalong Wool on 02 6452 3131 by Friday the 6th of August to book a place.

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Prevalence of sheep lice is increasing and the cost to Australia’s sheep industry is well over $100 million each year. Many producers are finding lice in their flocks when they haven’t seen them for many years while others have been treating for lice year on year for many years. The reality is that, if best practise is adhered to, they can be readily eradicated and lice treatments in subsequent years will not be necessary. In practise many graziers find eradication difficult and each year they “scratch the itch” without getting rid of the root cause. Everyone knows scratching makes you feel better but only for a short time. Jemalong Wool in partnership with NSW Industry and Investment will present the most up to date information on sheep lice, their impact and their eradication at a forum to be held in Nimmitabel on Friday, August 13. Dr Gary Levot from Industry and Investment will be the key speaker on the day. Dr Levot is an Entomologist who has spent much of his career researching For appliance sales Cooma Plumbing Supplies Cnr Commissioner & Bradley Sts, Cooma 6452 2559

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DEVELOPER WANTS LAND SOLD NOW!!!! horse paddock with plenty of feed and water. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a well positioned acreage building block. Developer wants land sold ASAP!!!!


Just minutes from the CBD of Cooma is this Northerly facing 20ac rural BUYERS GUIDE $140,000 - $160,000 building block boasting spectacular mountain views. Accessed easily via Bill Wilkinson sealed roads and just 800m from Cooma golf course. This land is fully fenced Contact Agencies on 6452 1027 with post and rail entry to the block, there is power directly through plus two dams and great building sites. Fenced into two 10ac paddocks allows for a for more information or to

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“STONELEIGH” ANDO 263.05HA/650AC Black basalt soils, 50% pasture improved, watered by trough system from large spring. 3Br weatherboard homestead, 2 st shearing shed, machinery and storage sheds, sheep & cattle yards “WAVE HILL” ANDO 299.05HA/739AC Joins “Stoneleigh”, heavy black basalt soils, 33% flats, rem undulating hills, mainly native pasture. Trough watering system, cattle and sm sheep yards. Both properties certified organic

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5 Faulkner Street $243,000 3 Beds, 1 Car, 1 Bath

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• Perfectly positioned home offering peace and tranquility. • Open plan, light filled home, backing onto peaceful bush area. • 3 immaculate bedrooms with built-in wardbrobes, master bedroom also with superb ensuite. • Large study, 2 bathrooms and large stylish kitchen. • Slab floor heating. • Covered outdoor entertaining area. • Manicured lawns & gardens. • Lovely exterior & wonderful street appeal, a fantastic opportunity!

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• Beautiful Lambie Street Location on a large block of land • 4 bedrooms + Study, spacious kitchen & 2 large bathrooms. • 2 massive living rooms over 2 levels, plus separate formal dining area. • 2 x RC/AC, ducted gas Heating. • Was rented recently @$300 p/w • Large fenced back yard. • A very well maintained & attractive 2 story home. An ideal Family home that offers multiple living areas that is rare plus this sort after location. Owner ready to sell!!!!


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A/H: 02 6452 7802

9 Karawatha Circuit, Cooma NSW 2630

“Executive Residence” • Large family room, lounge, formal dining, sunroom, huge bar/games room • Perfect easterly aspect allowing 180 degree views over Cooma and fits full size billiard table), gymnasium, home office or study, wine cellar, district. workshop/storage room plus a good sized 2 car garage. • Spacious two storey residence built circa 1970, double brick, recently • Excellent outdoor entertaining around the in-ground salt water solar heated refurbished. pool as well as paved BBQ area. • Brand new state of the art gourmet kitchen featuring ceasar stone bench • Beautiful landscaped grounds. tops and top class appliances. • Accommodation totalling 5 bedrooms including master suite/parents retreat Agents comment: Our vendors are serious about selling so if you are with en-suite, walk-in robe and dressing room. serious about location, quality and lifestyle, an inspection is a must.

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Reduced to sell $215,000 19 Namala Street Solid investment from a solid brick home. Located to primary and secondary schools and across from a park and reserve this brick home offers so much. The home has four bedrooms, fully fenced yard, single car garage and carport.

Features of the home include BIW’s large lounge and dining area and gas heating. Sensational and a steal at this price. There are very few affordable 4 bedroom brick homes and this is a good one so make a time to inspect now.

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“GET OFF THE RENTAL ROUND-ABOUT” 28 Orana Ave, Cooma 3-bedrooms. Living and dining rooms have beautifully presented timber floors. Single garage with fully fenced yard. To be auctioned in our office at 26 Sharp St, Cooma Saturday 14th August at 10:00am

Open House: Saturday 24 July 2010 10:30 – 11:15 Saturday 7 August 2010 10:30 – 11:15 Call Michael: 0438 521 379 Ph: 02 6452 7999

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Wednesday August 4, 2010

All mod cons in CWA Berridale’s refurbished kitchen


Look out for platypus

Before a full house on Monday, August 2, the ribbon across the door to CWA Berridale’s newly refurbished kitchen was cut by Member for Monaro Steve Whan and 99 year old Group Patron Mrs Lily Constance. ‘ Those present watching the ceremony were more than 90 people including a broad cross section of the Berridale community, 18 students from Berridale School, members from CWA Canberra, Dalgety and Jindabyne branches, and the Anglican Women’s Group. The cost of the CWA members Nita Wallace and Sue Luccarda watch as Ruth Stubbs Race environmentally checks the scones for Monday’s grand opening. sustainable kitchen fitted with gas equipment and wall to wall the Historical Society as well as catering for lunches cupboards, together with generous coats of paint for Autumn Leaves Senior Group, and other CWA in the kitchen and meeting room was covered by a activities. NSW Government’s Department of Primary Industry Mrs Allen thanked the many people involved in the Country Halls’ Renewal programme of over $29,000, project, including Natalina Casarotti, Sue Luccarda, with the balance of over $11,000 from the CWA Pat and Allan Field, the Lions Club members, and members’ fund raising activities. the contractors who generously charged “mates” In her welcome address, CWA Berridale Branch rates. President Mrs Beverley Allen gave a brief account Steve Whan commented that it was great to of the history of the hall. The branch was formed in see the community working together. He praised 1931 however it was not until 1953 that Mrs Dave the CWA for its wonderful contribution to society Jones donated one hundred guineas ($220) for the and advised the gathering that one should “never purchase of land on which the hall was built under underestimate the CWA”. the leadership of Lily Constance and Hazel Allen. A The CWA Berridale Branch was congratulated on baby health clinic was conducted in what is now the their efforts by the Snowy River Shire Mayor John store room, and this operated until the early 1990s. Cahill, and thanked the members for their work. The next improvement was indoor toilets. In true country tradition, the speeches and ribbon “Today,” said Mrs Allen, “ the CWA hall plays an cutting were wound up with a CWA morning tea and important roll in the community, providing a venue for an opportunity to network. Kids Club, Mary’s Call, the Anglican Women’s Group,

The platypus is often thought of as shy and sensitive, inhabiting only pristine habitats. In actual fact, it is found in many rivers and creeks in and around the ACT as well as the local region in Cooma. At the same time, very little detailed information is available regarding how well these animals are faring in the wild. To address this issue, members of the community are strongly encouraged to contribute to the Capital Region Platypus Census being held this month. August is a great time of year for people to watch for platypus, as the animals tend to be very active just before the onset of the spring breeding season. Early morning and evening are the best times to look, although platypus are also sometimes seen right in the middle of the day. In terms of location, platypus are generally easiest to spot in places where the water surface is fairly flat and calm, which means that the ripples formed when an animal moves are more conspicuous. Especially at this time of year, a male platypus will sometimes swim along the surface for several hundred metres as he travels in search of breeding females or chases a rival male. This movement creates a long, narrow wake behind the animal, often seen as a distinctive silvery streak in calm water. More typically, a platypus will be seen diving and surfacing in a leisurely manner as it gathers food. A diving sequence begins with a platypus arching its back briefly as it launches itself downwards. It remains underwater for less than a minute, usually returning to the surface within 20 metres of where it was last seen. The platypus then floats on the surface for about 10-30 seconds, chewing its mouthful of aquatic insects and worms thoroughly before again diving. While floating on the surface, a

platypus paddles gently with its front feet to avoid drifting downstream. This creates a conspicuous “bulls-eye” pattern of ripples, which is generally the first clue that a platypus is active in the area. Because a platypus floats very low in the water, the animal’s body often resembles a piece of floating driftwood (about 40-50 centimetres long) at the centre of the ripples, with two rounded brown bumps marking the top of the head and rump. The concentric ripples strengthen as an animal dives, and then gradually fade away. For those wanting m o r e detailed advice on how to go about looking for a platypus, A Guide to Spotting Platypus and Waterrats in the Wild, produced by the Australian Platypus Conservancy, can be obtained free of charge by contacting Upper Murrumbidgee & ACT Waterwatch. The Australian water-rat (also known as rakali) is also found in many waterways throughout the region and can be mistaken for a platypus, so the guide offers tips on how to tell the two species apart. Reports of waterrat sightings are also welcome as very little is known about the status of this attractive native rodent. Details of any platypus sightings (either current or historical) should be forwarded to ACT Waterwatch at or look out for the form to complete in this week’s Monaro Post.

The Platypus News

Platypus Country Events for August Delegate Region

Bombala Activities

10am – 3 pm

Saturday, 7th August 2010

9am – 1pm 10am – 4pm

Markets at Imperial Hotel Visitor Information Centre and Lavender House open – pick up maps to explore the area and be calmed by the scents of beautiful platypus country!

9am til 7pm

11am – 1pm

Drop into Cosmo Café and enjoy the Coffee/tea and lavender cake special

All day Early Settlers’ Hut open – See how the pioneers lived

Platypus Reserve

4pm – 5 pm

10am – 4pm

Borderline Gallery New exhibition – “Winter Blues Busy Fingers” commenced July 29th. Mixed media display from local artists who are inspired by our Cool winters with a focus on textiles. A great opportunity to pick up a special or unique gift. Woodworking Room at the School of Arts is open – try your hand or simply come and have a look Delegate History Museum at the School of Arts – fabulous static displays, learn about the “March of the Snowy River Men”

Platypus Pals members will be on hand to answer all your questions about the amazing little platypus

Sunday, 8th August 2010 10am-4pm Delegate School of Arts wood working room open– try your hand or simply come and have a look

Coming Events: Spring into Spring September 18th and Spring Show

October 3rd

More information call the Platypus Country Visitor Information Centre on 64584622 Council Reception Details Ph: 6458 3555 71 Caveat St Fax: 6458 3777

Mayor: Bob Stewart Deputy Mayor: Steve Goodyer


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Wednesday August 4, 2010

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Visioncare and DVA suppliers

11 Dalgety Rd - Berridale


171 Sharp Street Cooma Ph/Fax 6452 1048 1800 678 880 Mob 0412 439 550


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Ph : 6452 2853

Email : Builders


Dog Training Classes for all ages. Puppy Classes Junior Classes Advanced and Agility Classes Behavioural Consultations Socialisation Group

Phone: 6452 3835 or 0414 670 181 Concreting


Only Use Licenced & Insured Tradesmen You Can Trust Businesses. Continuous Screening confirms: - Workmanship - Reliability - Service - Fair Pricing

- Driveways - Footpaths - Slabs for houses/sheds - Stencil concreting â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why Would You Use Anyone Else?â&#x20AC;?

John Bujalski Mobile: 0427 778 917 Phone: 6452 4443 Lic No: 51487C

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Maypole Motors 48 Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630

PH: (02) 6452 3348

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Wednesday August 4, 2010

Tell them how good a job you can do! Realestate

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Rock guitar lessons now available. What ever music you’re into we’ll have you playing like a pro in no time. Metallica, ac/dc, red hot chili peppers, green day, Jack Johnson...

· Jo Giles: Sales Support /Property · Amanda Rook: Sales · Don Peterson: Proprietor · Ryan Kimber: Sales · Chrissy Humphreys: Property Manager.

We teach all these guitar styles and more: - Contemporary rock, - Hits from the 90’s, 80’s, 70’s, 60’s & 50’s - Country - Blues - Classical

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Shop 2 Parkview Arcade 123 Sharp Street COOMA Ph: (02) 6452 6067






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Stump Grinder

20m Cherry Picker 12m Tipper 5.5 Tonne Excavator with Grab Stump Grinding Available.

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Funeral Services

43 Denison St Cooma NSW 2630 Phone (02) 6452 2094, Mobile 0412 650 144 Alan & Catherine Dodd

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BodyTalk Massage Therapy Wendy Rees Now located at The Monaro Centre

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Ph: 0466 579 466


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FOR SALE Lucerne Hay Ph: 6452 3371

LITCHFIELD, Heather (Nee Turnbull) Passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29th 2010 at Cooma Hospital, formerly of Tuross Rd, Cooma. Aged 54 years.


Permanent onsite Caravan @ Big 4 Tathra Beach. $15,000 Phone: (02) 6458 6687 or 0428 586688



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Gayle Schouten, The Bombala Street Surgery, PO Box 650, Cooma NSW 2630

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Further entries invited and recommended. Markets very strong. Contact selling agents:

Dearly loved wife of Graham and adoring mother to her three children Sally, Edwina and Angus. Loving sister to Richard, sister in-law to Julie and their families. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research. The relatives and friends of the late HEATHER LITCHFIELD are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the Saint Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Anglican Church, Cooma, on Friday August 6th 2010, commencing at 11:00am. After which a private cremation will take place.

Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Director Family Owned & Operated FDA 02-64522094


YOUR CHOICE YOUR FUTURE TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute prides itself on the quality and experience of our professional staff. The following employment opportunities are available.

PART-TIME CASUAL TEACHERS Opportunities are currently available for suitably qualified and experienced persons who wish to be considered for placement on suitability lists for the part-time casual positions listed below. Teaching sections employ teachers from these lists as required. Teaching opportunities and hours vary depending on the needs of the section. Salary: $68.14 per hour. CARPENTRY & JOINERY Location: Cooma Campus Job Reference No: II10/054 VISUAL/ FINE ARTS (Painting, Drawing, Digital, Imaging/Photography, Printmaking and Art History) Location: Cooma & Queanbeyan Campuses Job Reference No: II10/055 HOW TO APPLY The information packages, including selection criteria and application forms, is available from or telephone Recruitment on (02) 4221 8946 . Applications close: 20 August 2010 Child protection legislation requires preferred applicants to be subject to employment screening. Equality of Employment Opportunity and appointment on merit are TAFE NSW Policy. Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply for these positions.


PUBLIC NOTICES GEORGE CONSTANCE The Executors of the estate of George Constance would like to sincerely thank those who gave their love and support following the sad loss of George, we would also like to thank Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s doctors and the wonderful staff of Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre. Ian Deegan and John Last.

NEILSON, Rosalyne Dorothy (Rose)

Cooma Monaro Race Club AGM

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 28th 2010 at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma. Aged 86 years.

7.30pm, Monday, August 9 Cooma Ex-Services Club

Dearly loved wife of Leonard, mother of Barrie, Barbara and John.

Enquiries: 6452 3290

The funeral service for the late ROSALYNE DOROTHY NEILSON was held by the graveside in the Cooma Lawn Cemetery, on Saturday 31st July 2010.


RUSSELL, Mavis (Merle) Formerly of York St, Adaminaby, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 2nd 2010 at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved wife of Vincent (DEC). Mother and mother in-law of Jan and Barry (DEC), Ross and Dawn, Marie, Bruce and Margaret, Michael (DEC) and Gerald. Adored Gran to Darren, Brett, Dean, David, Tony, Lisa and Amanda, and her five great grandchildren. The funeral service for the late MAVIS MERLE RUSSELL are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the St Johns Anglican Church, Adaminaby, on Thursday August 5th 2010 commencing at 11:00am. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Adaminaby Cemetery. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Director Family Owned & Operated FDA 02-64522094

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Clifford - Shirvington Brian and Margaret Clifford together with Steve and Irene Shirvington are pleased to announce the engagement of Danielle and Daniel ( Shirvo). We wish them every bit of happiness.



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 Adaminaby Campdraft and Cooma Rodeo Committees

A & C FUN DAY Saturday 23rd October 2010 Adaminaby RacecourseÂ

Full program of fun horse and non-horse events ¡ Quality horse auction ¡ General auction ¡ Car boot sale ¡ Full bar & BBQ all day  As details are finalised information will be on   All funds raised will go towards the improvement of the campdraft facilities at the Adaminaby Racecourse and the construction of a permanent equestrian arena in Cooma.

post it in the classifieds To ensure your classified makes it into Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monaro Post, you must book it before 1.00pm Monday. Contact our friendly sales team on 6452 0313 220-226 Sharp St Cooma 6452 0313

Wednesday August 4, 2010


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Wednesday August 4, 2010

Claire’s gardening notes for August With Claire Caldwell of Cooma Gas and Garden Winter is on the wane with August arriving, but as we know, the wintry weather can extend well

into September and beyond. But as the daylight hours lengthen we can expect a little bit warmer weather and our garden plants will be also beginning to respond with some showing signs of movement from winter dormancy. The rain gods have really been teasing with

a few showers here and there to just keep the surface soil moist. What we really need is a few really good downpours to really give the ground a good drenching. The Snow Gods have completely deserted the mountains and the spring snow melt could be



non existent this year. August can be a really busy month for our hardy gardeners as we gear up and prepare for SPRING. Preparation is the key word for August.



The edible side of gardening will be the main focus for many of us as we prepare and plant in anticipation of a spring and summer harvest. Preparing vegetable beds is a priority now – ready for sowing seed and planting seedlings. Add plenty of organic matter eg. well prepared compost and well rotted animal manures – blood and bone. Remove weeds and any old plant debris from previous season. Check pH before adding lime or dolomite. Rotate garden beds so you grow different crops in each to the previous season. Dig all additives in.


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Select your stock of bare root fruit trees and berries. Plant into previously prepared planting area. Plant any heeled in plants to permanent planting spot. Prune existing trees (exception Cherries and Apricots) if you haven’t already done so. Check existing trees for pests eg. green peach aphid on new growth. Check for pre bud burst stage on Peach and Nectarine, then spray with a COPPER BASED SPRAY for the CURLY LEAF fungus. Timing of the spray is IMPORTANT. Prune back last season’s old leaves and fruit from existing strawberries. Spray Apricot and Cherries before bud burst to help control bacterial canker with a copper spray.

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If you are a rose lover and have planted roses then this month is an important one in the rose calender. Keeping roses pruned will ensure a good floral display in the late spring/summer months. Prune roses near the end of August. Always use sharp secateurs, loppers and saws. Disinfect between plants. Destroy all prunings and old leaves (these can harbour fungus spores). Remove any dead, diseased or damaged wood. Fertilise established roses with a good rose fertiliser eg. Sudden Impact for Roses is excellent. Mulch with a good quality mulch – eg lucerne mulch. Ask for our How to Prune Roses help sheet.


If you have an unhappy plant in a certain position in the garden and you

need to move it to a more appropriate position then do it this month. Again good preparation is essential for good results. The following steps can apply to perennials that need dividing. Prepare new planting site – add organic matter – dig over well. Dig hole large enough to accommodate the plant – fill with a solution of Seasol and leave to drain. Dig out plant to be moved retaining as much root ball as possible. Place in new position – back fill – water in well with a Seasol solution. Mulch well to help retain moisture.


Remove weeds that have survived the winter. Put any remaining fallen leaves in the compost. Spread compost around on garden beds. Check for any pests and diseases that may be out of control. Prune back perennials eg Seaside Daisy. If your bulbs are showing flower buds then give them some fertiliser. Remove dead flowers from Pansies. Stock up on vegetable seeds, manures, blood and bone, fertilisers ready for the spring blitz.


The beautifully scented Daphne odora. Flowering Apricot – Weeping specimen tree. Scentsational. Erica darleyensis – pink or white flowering ground cover. Pansies, violas, polyanthus.


These will arrive at some stage during August. The varieties this season will be Ruby Lou, Kennebec and Sebago.


Lots of roses. New varieties eg Jane McGrath, Slim Dusty, Ebbtide, Red Pierre and Betty Cuthbert. Older varieties eg Mr Lincoln, Double Delight, Iceberg, Blue Moon. Plenty of bare root fruit trees: Apples, Plums, Cherries, Apricots, Peaches. NEW: Dwarf Nectarine and Dwarf Peach. (Great in pots). Beautiful weeping and ornamental trees. Weeping Apricot, Weeping Birch, Weeping Cherries, Moptop Robinia, Manchurian Pear, Golden Ash, Claret Ash and Lilacs. Bare root berries: Strawberries, Raspberries, Currants both Black and Red.


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Under 10s carry the day for Cooma Colts Next meeting for the Colts will be this Wednesday night 6.30pm at Coffee’s Hotel any parents wishing to attend are welcomed. Under 9 - Bye Under 10 Cooma Colts under 10s played Bungendore on Sunday and won the game 18 points to 16 points. The boys came out strongly with Lachlan Inskip making a break down the side line to score the first try in the corner. Unfortunately Sean McDonald was unsuccessful with his conversion. The great grubber kick through from Dylan Van Gemert lead to Lachlan Inskip scoring his second try after scooping up the ball, and James Hill converted. James Hill ran around Bungendore and made a break for the line scoring leaving the score 14 points to 12 points at half time. Some great runs were made by Joel Saville, Bill Zammit and James Cahill. Bungendore fought back early into the Some of the under 14s Colts action from Sunday. second half scoring two quick tries, but the boys kept up the defence, keeping them from scoring and assisting James Hill to score another try in and were rewarded with a try through a bustling run by Ned the second half to then take the lead and win the game. Medals went to Josh Dwyer/Gersak and McDonald McDonnell and a near escape up the side line by Dean Blyton. The attacking raid was finished off by Andrew Crimmins awards went to James Cahill and Matthew McDonald. scoring near the post for Luke Johnson to easily pop over the conversion. Richard Bensley, Mitch Sagodi-Hogan and Jamie Under 11 Cooma Colts, in second position, played West Belconnen Clifford tackled well all match and a deserved team medal who were in third position in a game where a win to the Colts winner, Nick Rosten just tackled and ran his legs off all match. Josh McDonald harassed the opposition all match as would secure second position on the ladder for the semi-finals. The Colts played their best team effort so far this year with all did Luke Platts and Peter Craze just launched himself at the players playing their best, which resulted in a final score of 30 opposing players like a bug at a windscreen. Ben Bruce and to 16 in favour of the Colts. Try scorers were Zac Saddler, Will Austin Willis-Reynolds also troubled the Bungendore side but it Shingles, Casey McLeod and Patrick Connelly and conversions was not enough as the final score ended at 32-6. were by Zac Saddler, Will Shingles, Dane Freimanis and Tim Under 15 and Declan Gregory. The medallion award went to Matty The Cooma under 15s took on top of the table contenders Robinson for his best performance of the year, the Video Ezy award went to Will Shingles and the McDonald’s award went the Yass magpies. With only 10 players the 15s relied on the to Declan Gregory. The NSW State of Origin raffle winner was under 14s backing us up who all had terrific games. They were Luke Johnson, Ned McDonnell, Josh McDonald and Peter Longhurst. Mitchell Sagodi-Hogan. In cool conditions the Colts ran out with their heads up and began the game showing great team Under 12 The Colts under 12s played Valley Dragons at the work. Blake Byrne was first to cross the try line with a sneaky showground on Sunday. The boys began the game by showing penetrating try, and Harry Roach successfully converted it. The a huge improvement in defence from the previous Sunday. boys were unlucky not to score again with bursting runs from Ten minutes into the game Matt Evans split the defence and scored out wide and with the conversion waved away the boys led 4 points to nil. Not long after Mitch Rolfe scored after beating eight or nine defenders. Hughie Allen added the extras to put the boys up by 10. With a little bit of dropped ball creeping into the colts play the dragons took advantage and scored just before half time to make it 10 points to 4. The Dragons with a stiff breeze at their backs had most of the territorial play in the second half. They raced in for two quick tries with one being converted to lead 14 points to 10. With only minutes remaining Tyler Fanning split the defence to score a great 50 metre try to even the scores. Unfortunately the conversion went wide and the game ended in a 14 all draw. The medal this week went to Tyler Fanning, the McDonalds award went to Damo Hayden and Matt Evans and the Percy’s Award went to Hughie Allan. Under 13 The boys played third-placed Queanbeyan Kangaroos at Cooma. Cooma got off to a poor start making basic mistakes. These mistakes led to the Roos going to a 6-nil lead. The first time Cooma got the ball Daniel Anderson ran the length of the field to score, converted by Aaron Pidcock, 6 all. More dropped ball by Cooma led to a Roos try in the corner, 10-6. In the lead up to half time A tough tussle in the Colts under 14s match. the Roos kicked a field goal to go to the break 11-6. In the second good defence by Pidcock, Crimmins and Zammit, kept Cooma in the game, but poor handling robbed of any momentum. The Roos put on two more tries to take the game 21-6. The U13 Michael Watsford, Eric Conley, Blayne Thomas, Jack Downie. are now on a ‘tightrope’ needing to win the last two games to The Magpies struck back with four consecutive tries before half time taking the score to 22 points to 10 at half time. Into the make the semi-finals. Player’s player Josh Zammit. second half Dudey Moon scored another one of his great tries and Harry once again converted. Outstanding defence led by Under 14 The U14 Colts matched up against Bungendore on Sunday Zane Weston, backed up by Harry Roach Dean Byrne, Blake using Daniel Hopkins and Andrew Crimmins from the U13 to Jones and Jacob Moon kept the Magpies at bay only scoring one try in the second half, taking the final score to Yass 28 boost their injured ranks. Dropped ball and incomplete sets of six proved expensive Colts 12. Man of the Match went to Harry Roach. for the Colts with Bungendore leading at the break 16-0. Under 16 - Bye Another three tries to Bungendore after half time took its toll on Cooma but they did not give in with their defence or attack

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Wednesday August 4, 2010

Aviation growing Cooma Cats thank their sponsors in Cooma

Les Sulivan and Margaret Fisher.

Snowy Aviation Academy at Polo Flat Airfield, Cooma, is going from strength to strength, especially with the influx of students from Canberra due to an absence of flying training there. There is also plenty of local interest in the Cooma based Snowy Aviation Academy with instructor and Cooma Monaro Shire Councillor, Martin Hughes recently taking Mayor Dean Lynch for his very first flight. Last Saturday saw an influx of pilots as Canberra Aero Club visited Polo Flat for a barbecue and a look at our facilites.

Nearly twenty visitors and staff, all talked cheerfully about their flying experiences and dreams, so it was a lively day. President Les Sullivan and his partner, Margaret Fisher, wore their Siberian hats, although the weather was quite mild. They gave one of the Canberra-based students, Bill Webb, a lift back in their newly acquired Piper aircraft. As they were leaving, Mike Apps and Martin took two snow visitors for a look at the town from above. They really enjoyed it.

The Cooma Cats Australian Rules Football Club hosted their first ever Sponsors Dinner at Dodds Hotel on Saturday evening to thank local businesses and supporters for their ongoing commitment to club in Season 2010. Club President Dave Paterson described the dinner as the Cats’ way of showing their appreciation to the wide variety of organisations and business across the region who support the club and in so doing, help bring AFL football to the Monaro and across the Snowy Mountains. “Running a footy club takes a lot of time and commitment from many people, as well as a great deal of money each year,” Dave said. “As a community-based, family-focused club, we rely heavily on our volunteers and sponsors to get our teams on the field each year and we are extremely grateful that in our community we have those people and businesses willing to help out,” he said. The idea behind the Sponsors Dinner was to bring the club’s key sponsors and supporters together and, over a meal, update them on what the club was doing and where it is going in terms of delivering on its mission to bring AFL to the region. “Our sponsors and supporters are key to our ability to achieve our mission, so we considered it extremely important to show them exactly how their support -

be it financial or in kind - was being used so they could have a greater sense of ownership and participation,” Dave said. Dave considered the evening a great success with over a dozen key sponsors and supporters attending the event. The club’s Number One Ticket Holder, General Manager of the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council John Vucic, applauded the Cats for their approach to providing the region with a well-run AFL footy club, particularly in the area of developing junior AFL football for the boys and girls of the region who wanted the chance to play the great Australian game. The Cooma Cats have had a strong year, both on and off the field. The senior side, playing in Danielle Mackay accepted a $1000 cheque from president Dave Paterson for Kids with SIDS. AFL Canberra’s Division 4, has already had more wins this season than it did for the whole of last opportunity of the Sponsors Dinner to year, while the club’s junior side - the Under present a cheque for $1000 to their chosen 14 Snowy SuperCats - are a real chance charity for 2010 - SIDS - in line with their of playing in this year’s finals series in only ethos of giving back to the community. their second year in the competition. The Cooma Cats play their next home The club hopes to continue its growth game at Snowy Oval this Saturday at in the coming years with new teams in the midday. Everyone is welcome to come and Under 12 and Under 16 age groups. experience AFL in the region and get to The Cooma Cats also used the know what the club is all about.

The Cats sponsors were presented with a framed photograph of this year’s teams.

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Red Devils under 10s 64 - 0 win Last Saturday the mighty High Country Hyundai Cooma Red Devils under 10’s took on the Gungahlin Eagles in Nicholls. Once the Devils had arrived they found out the Eagles didn’t have a full team, so some of the Devils showed great sportsmanship and played for the Eagles so everyone could have a great game of rugby. After a few changes were made to the squad the boys enthusiastically ran onto the field ready to take on their team-mates. Coach Campbell Young couldn’t fault the team as they played their hearts out. All players taking a huge step up and improving from the previous weeks game. Broc Allen was everywhere, tackling hard and even bringing down Sam Larritt who was about to score for the Eagles. The team’s

defence was superb with Broc and Bailey Rogers defending well all game. Smokin’ Joe Rossiter ran down the centre of the field to score two uncontested tries under the posts. Paddy Evans also made some awesome breaks and helped the team to another victory. Colby Evans ran the ball forward a number of times passing when he needed. The attacking game of Matt Swain was brilliant with some fantastic off loads at crucial moments and Deuchar Allen and Pierre wall also play well in attack. After a 64-0 win the points this week went to; 3 – Broc Allen, 2 – Matt Swain, 1 – to all the boys who played for the Eagles, Zac Van der Plaat, Justin Manning, DJ, and Sam Larritt.

Archie Allen bursting through the Eagles’ defence.

Red Devils under 12s 15 - 12 loss The Mainstreet Cooma Devils Under 12’s team played Uni North’s in Lyneham on Saturday. The Devils went down to Uni North’s 15-12 in the one and a half minutes after full time that the ball was still in play. The boys have really become a team to be taken notice of lately. They are playing the other black division teams that previously flogged them and are showing them all what Cooma boys are made of. Coach Chris Allen said every single one of the boys should be very proud of themselves. The Uni North coach commented to Chris that the Cooma team has the best ruck and mauling he has ever seen in junior rugby, it’s second to none. The Uni North team and coach were blown away by the boys performance and shocked at the level of football the boys have

Trinity niggled win from under 14s

Red moved up to in the past eight weeks. They didn’t think the boys had it in them. The Cooma Rural U14s made The front row was fantastic, never stopping and the long trip to Goulburn for last continuously pushing. Joe Elugia had a fantastic Saturday’s clash with Trinity College. Having given the lads from the game, with his first time at the side of the windy city a drubbing in the first scrum. Luke Rixon had a great game at round the Cooma boys were hoping fullback and has worked out how to read to repeat the result, but were sadly the play. With Luke’s lightning fast speed disappointed. he scored the first Cooma try. While the Cooma forwards won Liam Allen ran the ball up and most of the breakdowns, many were pushed his way over the line with three infected with white line fever, picking Uni North’s players still attached to him up the ball and running too early to score the second try of the game. to capitalise on their dominance. All the parents and coaches watching Despite this Jeremy Mackay was able to scoop up a loose ball and were very proud of the team and how scamper over the line early in the first well they are playing in this black division half and the forwards found some competition. discipline late in the second half and Next Saturday sees seven Cooma Red put Keegan White in for another try, Devils teams playing at home, commencing which Jarrod Sopniewski converted with the under 10s and going all the way up in his first game as goal kicker. to first grade, with a little surprise team of However the College boys found veterans playing in the middle somewhere! Boys, parents and friends stay around after your games and watch your coach Chris Allen play in the veteran’s game, who knows you may not have a coach The ACT and Southern that can run the following week! NSW Interschools ski and snowboarding competition took place at Perisher last Thursday and Friday. Tathra and Bega Clubs will be major hurdles for have very tough encounters especially the the locals over the next two weekends as they under 18’s who really need to win to have any Local schools from strive to finish as minor premiers. chance of finishing in second position. Again, all around the region This Sunday at Tathra Cooma will have to be both sides should be fielding 100 percent took part and many right on their game as the Tathra side over strong line ups. of the competitors did the past month have been ultra competitive Cooma under 18’s have some exciting boys well enough to make it defeating Bega the comp leaders at Bega. coming through namely, Jesse Jackson, Zeb onto the State round of Cooma should field a fully fit side and were Learoyd and half Josh Tredigo, so make sure competition which will quite unlucky to come away with a draw you get a look at them either at Tathra this be held at Thredbo on against Eden at Eden two weeks ago. Sunday or at Cooma the following weekend August 26-29 . The Cooma reserves and juniors will also against Bega.

that by niggling the Devils with minor undetected infringements they could provoke some undisciplined responses, which resulted in Cooma playing much of the game with a player in the sin bin. Late in the first half a free running Goulburn back found the Devils back line standing too deep and was able to penetrate them for an individual try. Having discovered the secret, Goulburn repeated the feat three times in the second half, while the same player converted each try with unerring accuracy. The final score of 28 – 12 in Trinity’s favour was a disappointing result for the Cooma team, who have showed in the past few weeks that they can perform much better. Coach Graham French will have plenty to work on at training this week.

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Coolamatong golf Sunday was not good weather for golf and only a small number braved the conditions. For the men’s stableford Geoff Murphy scored a good 40 points to win the day. The runners up were Brian O’Halloran, Mick Bottom, Ross Thompson and Roy Gabriele. Nearest to the pin went to Mick. On Wednesday Peter McDonald won the stroke round with nett 70 ahead of Brad Reid, Roy Gabriele and Geoff Murphy, nearest the pin on the sixth went to Geoff. For the ladies again only a small field on Sunday with Jan O’Halloran

Beavers brave cold to beat ANU

the winner and runners up Carolyn and Jenny O’Byrne. Nearest to the pin went to Jan. On Wednesday Jenny Roberts won the day on a four way count back from Alison Clifford, Jenny O’Byrne and Carolyn O’Byrne. Nearest the pin was Carolyn. Next week for the ladies will be stroke for the club medal and WGA. Sunday August 8 will be stableford. Sunday August 8 three pairs who qualified will travel to Queanbeyan for the men’s Sure Shot qualifying round, good luck to all players.

SuperCats claw one back from Hawks The Snowy SuperCats Under 14 AFL side clawed one back from the Tuggeranong Hawks with a hard fought win in Canberra on Saturday. The SuperCats ran out winners 4-12-36 over the Hawks 2-6-18 on a windy and hard day for decent football. The win was sweet revenge after the Hawks defeated the SuperCats by two points in their classic AFL encounter at Snowy Oval earlier in the season. The win keeps the SuperCats in contention for a possible finals berth in only the second year of their participation in the AFL Canberra competition. But coach Marty Currie said he was not concerned about finals; he said what was important was the way the team was playing together as a unit, helping each other, improving their skills and enjoying the game. The SuperCats backs played a key role in securing the win, working hard throughout the game to keep constant pressure on the Hawk’s forwards. They limited the Hawks to only 8 scoring opportunities in the whole game. Coach Currie praised the efforts of SuperCats standout players in the game, namely Lewis Foster, Jake

Clark and Brad Dunstan. The SuperCats have a bye next week, before returning to Canberra the following weekend to take on the Western creek Wildcats. The boys have a well-earned rest from training on Tuesday night, but will be back on the paddock on Thursday to start preparing for the Wildcats’ game. The Cooma Cats and Snowy Supercats AFL are holding their annual Family fun Trivia night this Saturday August 7 6:30pm at Dodds Hotel, Commissioner Street Cooma. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door and everyone is welcome to come along for a fun filled evening. There are big prizes up for grabs including a two-night holiday at the Lantern Apartments at Thredbo. All monies raised on the night go towards AFL development in the Snowy River and Cooma Monaro Region and will help give more kids the chance to play AFL in years to come. You can book a Table and bring friends with teams of 6-8 or just come along on the night and join in the fun. For bookings call Dodds Hotel on 6452 2011 or for more information visit www.coomacats.

Cooma’s Beavers performed well at home last Sunday to defeat the ANU at Nijong. Pictured, Kate Xenochristou in control of the ball.

Tigers – 1- nil loss to Deakin This was one of those games that you either win or lose in the twinkling of an eye. Cooma was strong and maintained Deakin amongst their half for around 60 percent of the game. Cooma hardly allowed the league leaders to play their natural game and as a consequence, Deakin made many mistakes---mistakes that Cooma did not take advantage of. A goal for Deakin came in the 67th minute. Spaleta was left unmarked outside of the box and without thinking twice he did what he is good at, and stroked the ball low and strong into the back of the net.

Bangweni was out of reach of the ball, and Deakin celebrated the goal enthusiastically. This was the only clear chance that Cooma gave away to Spaleta and he took it by scoring the only goal of the match. The poor refereeing was also an important factor in this defeat as neither the line officials nor the referee was up to the standards of the game. Cooma fought until the end and created a great number of opportunities. The Tigers were in the hunt for a goal, even up to the final whistle.

Tigers u/18s down 2-0 Following last week’s good win the Under 18s Tigers found themselves alone in second place but still with plenty of work to do with three of our final five games against the top placed teams and today was the start up against a difficult Canberra FC side. In the first 20 minutes the Tigers were constantly under pressure from a fast FC side and only poor shooting and good goal keeping kept a nil all score line. The Tigers gained some momentum and produced some promising attacks but again poor last touches and good defence stopped us from scoring. FC was finally rewarded with a goal from a corner finished by a strong header a 1-0 lead. Carl Hynes was delivering some good crosses into the goal square but the Tigers just couldn’t find an equaliser and we went into the half time break 1-0 down. During the second half the game

had developed into more a lack of real commitment and positive attitude by the Tigers rather than being outplayed by a better side. Things just didn’t fall the Tigers way and we fell into some of our previous bad habits of poor passing and lack of communication and support. A defensive error which saw two of the Tigers defenders players caught out of position allowed FC an easy goal and a 2-0 lead. FC then closed up the game with a strengthened defence through extra numbers and the Tigers were up against it with only 10 minutes to go. To the Tiger’s credit they didn’t lie down and produced a number of impressive attacks but again unable to finish. FC employed some spoiling tactics which saw the game finish 2-0 to FC and the boys needing to regroup for some tough upcoming games and their desire for a top four finish.


Wednesday August 4, 2010

Beavers defeat ANU

The Cooma Beavers had a strong win over ANU at Nijong Oval last Sunday.


Div four Tigers first win for year The Cooma Tigers took to a gusty Nijong oval to tackle a hostile Lanyon Utd on Saturday. The Tigers hit the field fired-up and determined for a win. Despite the best efforts from a solid back-line consisting of Dave D’amico, Benhouse Woodhouse and the pacey Nigel Smith, the visitors managed to lead the tigers 1-0 into half time. The Tigers emerged from the change rooms a different team. The out-of-towners didn’t know what hit them as the unmovable combination of the marauding Mark Burke and the hard-as-nails Riley Mitchell muscled off and ran-over wave after wave of attackers and provided the groundwork for some devastating passages of plays to the lightningquick Cameron Wall and the tricky Mauritian Gerard Rampal. With his head screwed on, the crafty and dazzling Benhouse Woodhouse slotted away a penalty kick to bring the score back to 1-a-piece. The score now tied and a win back on the table, the Tigers kicked it up another notch and left the visitors flummoxed and outclassed. Enjoying the

majority of possession and showing that famous Cooma second half spirit, it was only a matter of time before the Tigers would strike again. The unshakable Andrew Jeffrey and Michael Corcoran defeated any hope of a counter-attack and provided some beautiful and skilful plays to keep the pressure on the opposition and the possession up for the Tigers. A delicious corner floated in by the cool, calm and collected Daniel Walker found the head of the fiery youngster Keegan Staff to push the Tigers ahead 2-1. The barrage of attacks from the tigers left the all but defeated Laynon continuously on the back foot. A hopeful header from the returning Bredan Bogatek was fired home once again by Keegan Staff for his second goal of the game. Coach Knight said “It’s about time… These boys have been busting their guts out for weeks for the first win. The Tigers still have enough time to upset a few teams before the season is out.” Final score 3-1, Awards (3rd Michael Corcoran) (2nd Benhouse Woodhouse) (1st Cam Wall)

Introna a two stroke winner Cooma golf with Max Turner Mike Introna shot the best round of the day on Saturday, a 41 pt stableford round to win the C Grade Division by two strokes from Sandy Litchfield on 39 pts. Mike, who has been sporting a new set of clubs over recent weeks, made it two wins on the trot after his victory in the July 24 Stableford Competition. Bart Joseph, who has been playing some fine golf over recent weeks, took out last Saturday’s A Grade division on a count back from Bruce Burton after both players shot 38 Stableford pts. Bruce was the recipient of the runners-up prize. Tim Young, a visiting player from the Jamberoo Club, fired a steady round of 37 pts to win Saturday’s B Grade division on a count back from Trevor Bailey. Saturday’s ball competition winners were Stumpy Wallis, Alan Kelly, and Gavin Brown 38, Terry Johnston, and Steve Young 36, along with Chriss Tucker on 35 pts on a count back. Saturday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Nick Massari and Brian Turner. Long Drive winners on Saturday were Mark Rainsford A Grade, Neil Venables B Grade, and P Prakotasung C Grade. Trevor Bailey proved that Lefties are excellent players in windy conditions when he impressed with the best round of the day on Sunday to win the competition with a fine round of 39 Stableford pts. Runner-up to Trevor was Luke McCann with 37 pts.

Sunday’s ball competition winners were Bruce Burton and Terry Johnston 34, David Ware, and Heikki Evans 33, John Harris and Bob Ashcroft 32, along with Greg Abraham, Dieter Seubert, and Malcolm Barnes on 31 pts. Nearest the Pin winner on both the ninth and 17th greens was Trevor Bailey. Winners from round one of the Match Play Competition played on Sunday were David Epstein, Max Turner, John Harris, Trevor Bailey, Graeme Russell, Malcolm Barnes, Brad Burke and David Robinson. The early Bookies Tip to win the C Grade, the talented Marty Gelling, could not carry the weight of money invested on him. Marty came to a sudden stop at the 12th hurdle going down to John Harris Geoff Bohringer continued his recent run of success with a fine win in last Wednesday’s Stableford. Geoff was at his best with an excellent round of 42 pts, winning by three shots from Brian Turner, Bruce Burton and John Martin all on 39 pts. Nearest the Pin winners were David Paterson and Geoff Bohringer. A few spots are still available for the trip to Federal on Sunday August 15 to defend the Cottontails Cup. Upcoming events Wednesday August 4 Stableford Saturday August 7 Monthly Medal Stroke Sunday August 8 Stableford. Conditions at Cooma Golf Club have varied from spring-like sun to winter chill.

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Wednesday August 4, 2010

Devoted bowlers brave weather Cooma bowlers displayed their devotion to their sport with excellent fields on both days on the weekend. While the conditions on Saturday were quite pleasant, those who played on Sunday had to cope with cold, wet and windy conditions. On Saturday a total of 42 players competed in matches in the mixed pairs, handicap pairs and social matches. Twenty hardy players turned out on Sunday with three games completed in the mixed pairs and another two social matches played. On both days action in the mixed pairs provided the highlights. On Saturday Leonie Snell and Jim Fletcher had an impressive win in a tough game with Lestelle and Wayne Lodge. This was a real scrap from the start. After 12 ends the sides were level at seven all with 10 of the ends decided by a single shot. Snell and Fletcher grabbed an advantage at this stage and by the 17th end had a 14 – 10 lead. They were able to hang onto this advantage to take the game 16 – 13. Mary Phillips and Keith Goodwin held off a strong finish from Lorraine West and Neil McGregor to take their clash 20 -16. Phillips and Goodwin started the better and looked home at 18 – 11 after 18 ends. Five shots on the next two ends to West and McGregor gave them a chance at 18 – 16. However, Phillips and Goodwin picked up two shots on the last end to win. Una and Colin Roberson overcame a mid game fight back to defeat Daphne Fraser and Peter Caldwell. The Robersons had raced to a 13 – 2 lead after just 7 ends only to see their opponents win the next six ends to draw level at 13 all. However, Una and Colin regained the advantage over the next three ends when they scored seven shots. They went on to win 23 – 16. The other winners in the mixed pairs on Saturday were Maria and Sergio Roncelli and Peter Marsicano and Margherita Zasso. The Roncellis were too consistent for Dawn and Ross Russell taking their game 22 – 13. Marsicano and Zasso, the defending champions, showed they are again a major force with a very strong 30 -14 win

over Sue and Col Cottam. In the handicap pairs Mick Meillon and Ignazio Mondello won a tight match against Andrew Caldwell and Nelson Wallace 23 - 19. The winners held the advantage throughout the game but Caldwell and Wallace managed to stay in touch. Bob Lowe was in great form as he joined Bob Lahy to down Peter Harris and Ray Downey 21 – 17. Playing lead, Lowe dominated the head for much of the game to give his side a narrow advantage throughout a tight struggle. Bill McDonald also put on a great display of lead play as he and Paul Cannell proved too strong for Xin Cottam and Tony Gray to the tune of 33 – 16. In Sunday’s mixed pairs matches Nat and Paul Cannell almost pulled off a remarkable comeback in their game with Dot and Kevin Jackson. The Jackson totally dominated the first half of the game and lead 27 – 5 after 11 ends. The Cannells won all but one of the next ten ends to just go down 29 -27. Olga Jebbink and Stumpy Wallis proved that making the most of your chances is so important in their victory over Margaret and Ray Downey. While they won fewer ends they had three big scores and defended well when their opponents had chances to do likewise. They recorded a deserved 20 – 14 win. Mario Frezza and Teresa Botto held off a strong finish from Cathy and Tony Gray to take their match 22 – 15. Frezza and Botto lead 10 -1 and then 18 -7 before the Grays fought back to narrow the margin. Play in both the handicap and mixed pairs will continue this weekend. On Saturday there will be two handicap and one mixed pairs games. The handicap pairs games are K Goodwin/G Venables v W McDonald/P Cannell and J Thompson/N McGregor v C Cottam and S Wallis. In the mixed pairs Una and Col Roberson will play Mario Frezza and Teresa Botto. Three games in the mixed pairs will be played on Sunday. Maria and Sergio Roncelli play Lola Wallis and Geoff Venables; Dot and Kevin Jackson v Olga Jebbink and Stumpy Wallis and Mary Phillips and Keith Goodwin v Peter Marsicano and Margherita Zasso.

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Australia’s only Superpipe made its season debut on Front Valley at Perisher last Saturday. Measuring just under a 100 meters (328 feet) long, 16 meters (52 feet) wide and with walls over 5 meters (17 feet) high, it is the only halfpipe of its type in Australia. It took a dedicated team of groomers more than 10 days and about 9000 cubic metres of snow to build the Superpipe complementing Australia’s largest and best free-ride facilities. Perisher’s general manager of marketing, sales and hospitality Gary Grant said: “The grooming team have worked hard all week and through the night to get the pipe finished. Opening the pipe testimony to the excellent snowmaking system Perisher has invested in over the past few years. Building Halfpipes and Terrain Parks has become a specialised field in ski resorts worldwide due to the increasing popularity of freeriding. Perisher’s specialised Terrain Park Cat (a specialised grooming machine) is used to shape and step out the transition. Snow is pushed

up the walls of the Pipe giving it strength and structure. A Half Pipe Grinder, the only one of its type in Australia, is then used to shape and finish the walls. It is planned that Australia’s Winter Olympic Halfpipe Gold Medallist Torah Bright will be in attendance at the Superpipe during The 2010 Australian Junior Halfpipe event on Saturday August 14 and as an added opportunity Perisher has also launched a special promotion to “Board with Torah for a Day” via their website. Intermediate or better snowboarders may enter to win the contest by filling out the form and answering a few simple questions. The winner and two of their friends will each receive a lift ticket for the day and four hours on-snow with Torah on Saturday, August 14 from 9am to 1pm. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday, August 11 and the winner will be the first correct entry drawn on August 12. The competition entry form and details of the promotion can be found at winter/torah_comp/index.php.

Berridale Tennis Club news

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Members of the Berridale Tennis Club are celebrating the recent news that their application for funding towards the upgrade of two more all weather courts was successful. The Club has received a Grant of $15,910 from the State Department of Sport & Recreation to convert another two courts into All Weather surfaces. This is a dollar for dollar grant and the Tennis Club will contribute some funds plus labour to prepare the courts for the new surface. Work will commence on the new surfacing in spring which is just around the corner and hopefully the new courts will be ready for the 2010/11 summer season. Berridale’s existing two all weather

courts have proved very popular during the winter months and a lot more tennis has been possible during inclement weather. With the completion of the resurfacing, this will mean Berridale will have four all weather courts. New players are always welcome and social tennis is played Monday mornings from 9am – 12pm, Wednesday evenings (in the warmer months) and Saturday afternoons, outside of the summer competition dates. Members of the community can also hire the courts for a small fee. For any further information, please contact either Bill Smits on 64563573 or Tony Hayes on 64563547.


Wednesday August 4, 2010


Cats rediscover how to win The Cooma Cats have rediscovered that winning feeling after a great second half comeback against the Murrumbidgee Juggernauts at Canberra’s Football Park on Saturday. After being down by two goals at the long break, the Cats ran out 19 points winners 10-7-67 over the Juggernauts 7-6-48. Coming off the back of their strong performance against premiership contenders Yass the previous week, the Cooma boys were desperate to get a win on the board as they head into the last three weeks of the 2010 season. Outplayed by the Juggernauts in the first quarter and a half, the Cats finally managed to rediscover their winning style of play deep in the second quarter when they started to find their targets with some good handball and strong spoiling in defence. In the first half, the Cats’ best players were few and far between as they adjusted to the wide open spaces of Football Park. But in the second half everything started to come together. One highlight in the first half was a rushed goal by Cats’ American import Johnny Curry playing his last of three matches with the club before returning to finish high school in Georgia. In defence, stalwart Stu Wood played a game to remember constantly foiling opposition attacks with great spoiling and backline clearances. He was well assisted by Dave Maxwell and Greg Abrahamfy who battled hard all day and pulled off a number of critical tackles with David Clyde in the last quarter. In a great individual display, Corey Tucker again played another terrific tagging role on his much bigger and key Juggernaut opponent, all but taking him out of the game in the second half. Coach Damien Asanovski made one of his rare onfield appearances for the Cats in Season 2010 and had an immediate and huge impact with his powerful running and ability to create effective options up forward. His second half effort was truly inspirational on many levels, not least being his “leadership from the front”

approach to football. At three quarter time, the Juggernauts maintained a slim one point advantage thanks to two quick goals by Asanovski and Cats’ centrehalf-forward Tony Fleming who also put in another strong performance with his great marking and positional play. With the start of the final quarter, the Cats were keen not to have another last quarter fade out. Mick Johnston, playing a tireless and thankless role on the wing, opened the Cats’ account in the early stages of the last quarter, giving the Cats the lead. Then Asanovski put another one through and the boys were looking in control. But in a sign of determination, the Cats’ forward continued to press home their advantage and managed to put through another two goals, while the backs foiled repeated attacking attempts by the Juggernauts. When the final siren went, the Cats players, fans and the Cooma Cats PussyCats cheerleaders celebrated with a great rendition of the club song – a song not heard over the past two long months of winter. In a first for AFL in the region, the Cats were supported throughout the game by the Siren Cheerleaders Squad – aka the Cooma Cats PussyCats – who provided a great deal of colour, atmosphere and entertaining support to the team. The Cats thank the Sirens for their support and look forward to them returning to the sidelines at Snowy Oval for the club’s last game of the season on August 21. Cats best: Damien Asanovski, Stu Wood, Shaun Allen, Tony Fleming, Dave Maxwell.

Last Saturday, prior to the first grade match, Cooma’s Red Devils and their ADFA opponents held a minute’s silence to honour life member Heather Litchfield who passed away last Thursday.

Red Devils take the battle to ADFA From P 52... It was another good Reggies start with the run on team being finalised as they ran out to kick off into the wind The Cooma scrum was awesome. The everreliable Markie Frazer and Fergus McCosker have been the main stay of the front row all year, but the return of Rob Hain to loose head prop made a real difference. Then when Rob ran out of puff, out ran the mighty Tomas Moxon, awsome. Binding onto them in the second row were Brad Evans and the still celebrating new “Dad” Matt Jamieson. The Cooma scrum had ADFA at their mercy all day, fantastic. ADFA’s advantage with the wind in the first half, was in part the reason for their 21-0 lead at half time. The second half was a different story. Cooma with the wind and a dominant scrum (not so flash in the lineout), had most of the ball. Benny Abraham scored a great try under the posts and converted it. For the next 20 minutes

or so, Cooma applied plenty of pressure on the ADFA line but couldn’t quite convert it into points. Then with about five minutes to go Neil “Nester” Schouten pounced on a loose ball and scored under the posts. Benny Abro slotted the conversion 14-21, game on! Then followed five minutes of real action Cooma trying to score the equaliser, ADFA’s desperate defence. Cooma attacking in their 22. Full time, last play, Cooma have another go. Cooma lose the ball. Penalty to Cooma, we have another go. We get another penalty. We have another go, Great pick and drive from the forwards. Cooma gets yet another penalty. Desperation defence from the Defence Force. Out along the Cooma backs, dropped ball, ADFA pounce, and kick it into touch. Cooma Reggies come “Oh so close” again. Final score 14-21 Best on the ground, 3 points to Benny Abraham, 2 points to Nester and 1 point each to the front row. Player’s play was a very close vote with eight players getting at least one vote, but the winner was Adam Walters.

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Red Devils take the battle to ADFA lifted their work rate. From here, Will Nichols worked his ball runners well with Craig Willock once again impressing with his powerful charges. Jimmy Nichols, Eddie Ingram and Matt Gibbs were outstanding in the tough stuff and Curtis Watkins and Zeb Learoyd were both having strong games. Cooma were finally rewarded with a try to Ed Ingram to get the score within sight at 20 points to 16 in favour of ADFA. ADFA received a penalty within kicking distance to stretch the lead before Cooma went back on the attack. Several promising raids were thwarted by desperate ADFA defence, and in the dying moments, a further penalty to ADFA left the final score line at 26 points to 16 for an ADFA win. Even though they ended up on the wrong side of the score board, it was another wholehearted performance by the Red Devils. Points for the day went to Jimmy Nichols with 3, Matt Gibbs 2 and Zeb Learoyd and Leyton Bates grabbed 1 each. Players player went to front rower Ed Ingram. Next weekend, Cooma are at home again to old rivals Royals with junior games commencing at 9.30am. Second grade Cooma Reggies played the ADFA Reggies on a rather windy Saturday afternoon on Rotary Oval. Will Nicholls gets a pass away in the Red Devils first grade match against ADFA at Rotary Oval last Saturday

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Senior Rugby returned to Rotary Oval on Saturday when the Red Devils hosted the Defence Force Academy in both grades. As one of the few sides we get to play twice this year, Cooma was keen to reverse the result of the first round’s loss. With second grade finishing with a narrow loss, the First grade side was keen to get off to a good start. A solid breeze at their backs helped Cooma put the ADFA side under pressure from the start and this pressure was converted to points with a penalty goal kicked by Ryan Morgan to give Cooma the early lead. Cooma went straight back on the attack and was having the best of the territorial advantage when, from a turnover, ADFA swung the ball wide to score a very good long range try. Cooma continued to apply pressure to the ADFA side who were very willing in defence and eventually the pressure told with Sam ‘Zumba’ Bacigalupo scoring after a blind side raid. That try and a further penalty goal gave Cooma an 11 points to 5 lead however, the rest of the first half belonged to ADFA. The soldiers scored a further three tries, all from long range, to have Cooma in a real predicament at half time. With ADFA having the benefit of a strong breeze for the second half, the Cooma side vowed to keep possession for as long as possible. They did this very well, showing great control with pick and drive running and the whole forward pack

Monaro Post August 4th 2010  

Monaro Post August 4th 2010