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Volume 6 Edition 55 ISSN 1834-0318

WEDNESDAY September 5, 2012


Radio 2XL is 75

Cooma’s local radio station 2XL celebrated its 75th birthday last Friday. Owner Kevin Blyton stepped back into the morning presenter’s shoes for the day and throughout the day, former DJs and presenters had cameo appearances across the airwaves. On Friday night, a $75,000 cash draw attracted listeners to the Cooma Ex-Services Club. Lucky Les picked up $1000 in the draw. Pictured, station manager Richard Wybrew, morning presenter Gary Warne and Guy Mylecharane conduct the draw. Les in pictured right with Gary and Guy.



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Wednesday September 5, 2012

Alternative learning program Recently, TAFE Illawarra offered an Alternate Learning Program at a number of its Campuses including Cooma Campus, with great success. A group of students from Monaro High School recently took part in the program and have gained new skills and a taste for working life as a result of the program. The Year 10 students were selected by their schools to take part in an alternate learning program aimed at providing pathways to employment and/or further study. According to Deborah White, Project Officer, the students spent every Friday for 20 weeks at Cooma TAFE learning about Automotive – small engines, Animal Studies and Childcare with the opportunity to gain further qualifications in First Aid, OHS White card, Barista Coffee and Workplace Hygiene. This training has

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enabled the students to get a taste of programs that are run at Cooma Campus, with many students considering an apprenticeship or further studies through the TVET program. The students have really enjoyed the program, with very positive comments. Listed are the student’s names and their favourite courses. Matthew Fabbro – white Card, Robert Hayward – White Card, Cheyenne Huxley – Automotives, Daniel King – Barista, Tyarna Tootsey – Animal Studies, Vincent Newton – White Card, Scott Saxon – White Card, Jaiden Thompson – Animal Studies, Kara Hynes – First Aid, Dylan Martin – Automotives. Students that did not attend the graduation were, Sean Brooks, Shannon Flanagan, Anita Londero, Lachlan Thompson, Joel Robertson and Luke Reeves, all students received certificates with 12 Graduating.

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Benji is a lovely quiet dog who was abandoned by his owner after 8 years of loyalty. He has a lovely quiet nature, loves kids and gets on well with other dogs, poultry and horses. Benji is very obedient, walks well on or off leash and loves to play fetch. He is a fit and healthy boy whose exercise requirements are moderate. Benji has lived his life in the company of another dog and would be best re-housed in an environment with another dog or a human who can spend time with him. 1082730


Female, dob 1/8/10 Grey Tabby & White Tessie is a lovely girl who loves to be around people. She loves to be patted and also likes to play. Tessie would make a great pet for a family looking for a new friend.

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Contact for dogs: Lil - 6452 2835

Tessie follow the link to Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site. Cost: $220 includes vaccination, desexing & microchipping

Police are requesting people to be careful when shopping and not to leave your handbag unattended, as there have been reports of wallets being taken from handbags that have been left on/in trolleys.

Dry Plains Road. The entire house had been ransacked and all contents gone through with a safe being taken that is believed to contain a substantial amount of cash, jewellery and other unknown contents.

breath test at 1.50am on Sunday. She returned a positive reading of 0.110, which is mid range, her licence was immediately suspended and she will appear in Cooma Local court at a later date.

Enquiries are continuing after a house was broken into sometime between August 23 and September 1 on

Two accidents occurred on Sunday evening involving kangaroos, both on the Kosciusko Road. No injuries were reported but in both cases the vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

An accident was reported at 6.50am on Numeralla Road on Saturday. An 18-yearold male driver from Bunyan was about 20 kilometres from Cooma along the road when in a moment of lapsed concentration he noticed he was heading into the path of an oncoming vehicle. To avoid a collision he veered left and collided with a tree, then veered back onto the road, crossing it and going forward for a short distance and coming to rest on another tree. He was taken to Cooma hospital by ambulance for treatment. Police enquiries are continuing.


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Sometime between 10pm and 9am on Saturday a vehicle had two snowboards stolen from the boot in Jindabyne. Police are asking people not to leave valuables in their vehicle when it is unattended. A 27-year-old female from Sydney was pulled over in Jindabyne for the purpose of a random


Wednesday September 5, 2012

Candidates face questions at chamber forum Pictured are candidates at the forum last Tuesday, Ignatzio Mondello, Craig Mitchell, Rogan Corbett, Dean Lynch, Denis Starrs, Winston Phillips, Martin Hughes, Steve Allen and John Perkins with faciltator Norm Marshall. Candidates in the CoomaMonaro Shire council elections attended the Cooma Chamber of Commerce and Industry dinner last Tuesday. Not all candidates were present – Bronnie Taylor and Andrew Thaler called in sick, while Glynn Kay and David Turner chose not to attend. Instead, they parked their advertising trailer outside the venue and spoke with people as they arrived. All candidates were given three minutes to state their case. Later, all were invited into a forum to address questions from the audience.

One of the most salient questions put was “How will you find and extra 20 hours per week to serve on council?”. The candidates said they appreciated the time their council duties would take and were prepared for it. Steve Allen said “if you want something done, you ask a busy person”. Another asked the candidates if they were prepared to stay the distance, in light of one candidate, who had previously been elected, resigning early and causing a by-election. All said they were committed to four years. Another question was ‘one candidate has already said

his time on council and said he would like to see Cooma become the home of more events to bring people to visit and stay in Cooma. Martin Hughes was able to enlarge on the need for a commuter service between Cooma and Canberra such as the one he helped initiate, but which ceased due to a lack of patronage. Craig Mitchell highlighted his farming background and the need for a strong rural economy. Rogan Corbett expressed wish to assist the community and supported Mr Lynch’s views on events.

he won’t be able to work with some of the existing councillors – apart from being childish, what is your opinion”. The candidates agreed they would work with each other to benefit the community. The candidates outlined their strengths. Angie Ingram highlighted her experience in the heath sector, saying she would like to see council lobby for more services from State and Federal Governments. Winston Phillips referred to his time on council, saying he liked to bring common sense to the meeting room. Dean Lynch also refereed to

MEIS expands into ‘next door’ Monaro Early Intervention Service (MEIS) has outgrown its building in Hill Street, Cooma. In the last three years demand for its services has seen enrolments more than double to over 60 children. In order to meet these needs MEIS is purchasing the property next door. The new space will provide much needed space for assessments, therapy rooms, visiting therapists and other professionals working with the children. This expansion is both exciting and daunting as it means significant fund raising. Community members who would like to make a donation to the MEIS Building Fund can do so by contacting MEIS on 6452 7424 or email: All donations to MEIS are tax deductible. The importance of early intervention for children with a disability or developmental delay cannot be over emphasised. MEIS has a first rate reputation as a high quality, dynamic service focusing on maximising outcomes for young children and their families. MEIS provides services to children (0-6) across the Cooma Monaro, Bombala and Snowy River shires. The MEIS Sip ‘n’ Swing evening will be a celebration and a fund raiser which will be held on Saturday 13 October 2012 at The Car Club.

This year there is a Parisian theme. A representation of the Eiffel Tower will be used as a barometer to show the progress of funds as they come in. Those who attended the fantastic Sip ‘n’ Swing in 2010 will not want to miss out. The ConeXion Big Band is back to make us swing and there are nice wines to sip! Tickets will be on sale at Mainstreet, 98 Sharp Street later this week.




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Volunteers firefighters call for more severe cuts to RFS HQ A Former Shadow Minister for Emergency Services and Member for Monaro with 40 years fire fighting experience has called on the Minister Mike Galagher to cut deeper into the Lidcombe HQ of the Rural Fire Service describing it as a “grossly bloated bureaucracy.” Peter Cochran who also served two years as Mayor of Cooma Monaro Shire claimed “Under the former Labor Government the RFS HQ became a bureaucratic nightmare for volunteers and Local Government. Local Government and Shires association identified these issues publicly a few weeks ago. Examples of a massive waste of money, over rated salaries, bullying and nepotism are rampant amongst the paid staff,” Mr Cochran claimed. “Volunteers are fearful of a complete takeover by paid staff who already have

invaded rural communities through the very questionable State Fire Mitigation Service (SFMS). Salaried staff travelling across the State are undertaking hazard reduction work costing 10 times that of volunteers. An example of the exorbitant waste can best be found in a report presented to the Ministers Office where a hazard reduction plan at Eucumbene Cove undertaken by the SFMS cost in the vicinity of $1million which could have been undertaken by volunteers for less than $5000.” “Salaries paid to RFS HQ staff are over-rated, rent paid on buildings around Sydney, a fleet of expensive cars, trucks and massive waste of technology facilities has created one of the States’ worst examples of centralised empire building ever witnessed. “The Minister needs to take a firm grip

Peter Cochran. of the hierarchy and ensure that any cuts that do occur hit the HQ target so that funds saved can be put back into the bush on the fire line where they are needed. “Shiny-bummed uniforms in a taj mahal in Sydney will not extinguish bushfires in rural NSW”, Mr Cochran concluded.

‘Nourish’ launched with a flourish St Patrick’s School’s cook book “Nourish” was launched on Friday night. Pictured at left are principal Phil Stubbs with Richard Moser, Berndette Moser, Kaye Pearce and Malcolm Pearce. Pictured below are guest speaker Malenie Avery and Mark VanOmen.



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National Meals On Wheels Day Liberal candidate for Eden Monaro, Peter Hendy, has paid tribute to the hard work and contribution of the Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers across the electorate of Eden Monaro. National Meals on Wheels Day is celebrated each year on the last Wednesday in August. This annual celebration recognises the work of the organisation’s more than 80,000 volunteers at over 740 branches around the country, delivering over 14.8 million meals to more than 50,000 meal recipients Australia wide. Peter Hendy said that Meals on Wheels volunteers did not only donate their time and skills but also their own vehicles to ensure that the community’s neediest receive meals at their home. “National Meals on Wheels day is a day to recognise the efforts of the organisations’ volunteers and staff. “The Meals on Wheels initiative has meant that people who are housebound in Eden Monaro and unable to prepare or buy their food can have it delivered to their door. Peter Hendy said many people have become dependent on the volunteers and not necessarily for the meals they deliver.

“Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver much more than just meals – they deliver much needed social interaction for many lonely people trapped in their homes. “Many housebound people do not have friends or relatives living close by that they can talk to. “To them Meals on Wheels volunteers are not just deliverymen but also their friends. Peter Hendy said Meals on Wheels started sixty years ago with a lady delivering meals to the elderly and frail on a tricycle. “It has come a long way since 1952 with over 740 branches operating over the country and is now one of the most respected organisations in Australia. “I would personally like to commend the Meals on Wheels volunteers for the difference they have made to the people in Eden Monaro” Peter Hendy said. Pictured at left, clients and partners attended a special Meals on Wheels luncheon at the Australian Hotel, Cooma, last Wednesday.


Wednesday September 5, 2012

New Chief Operating Officer announced The NSW Government-owned electricity distribution network, Essential Energy, has a new Chief Operating Officer, Gary Humphreys. Gary has been a member of Essential Energy’s executive management team since 2001 and has acted as the interim Chief Operating Officer since 1 July when a new governance and management structure was introduced for the three NSW electricity distribution networks. With more than 15 years in the electricity industry, Gary was appointed to the new role following a comprehensive executive recruitment process. “It’s a great privilege to lead this organisation and to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Essential

Energy, including our 4,600 regional employees and the essential services we provide to more than 1,500 communities across NSW,” Mr Humphreys said. Gary previously held the role of Essential Energy’s Executive General Manager Infrastructure Operations with responsibility for field services and network asset maintenance. “We are focused on delivering a safe, reliable and sustainable electricity supply, while driving efficiencies to lessen the impact of electricity prices on household and business budgets,” Gary said. From 1 July, the State’s three electricity distribution networks began operating under a new operating model to reduce duplication and increase efficiencies with the aim of saving $400 million over four



COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL years to fund rebates to help families and low-income households to pay electricity bills. As part of the transition to a single operating model, Essential Energy will continue to operate under its existing brand and as a separate legal entity.

Rising river alert for Snowy River The NSW Office of Water has issued a ‘rising river alert’ for the length of Snowy River below Jindabyne Dam to coincide with the release of environmental flows into the Snowy River, commencing September 13. From Thursday, September 13, flows from the Jindabyne Dam into the Snowy River will increase from the current 350 megalitres per day and will peak at up to 10,000 megalitres per day on Tuesday September 18 for three days and slowly decrease back to 350 megalitres per day by September 30. The Snowy River downstream of Jindabyne Dam is expected to rise by 1.3 to 3.6 metres; however, this may vary depending on local conditions. Landholders downstream of the dam are advised to take all necessary precautions with stock, fencing and property. The impact of this release is expected to be greatest immediately downstream of the dam and - in the Jindabyne Gorge, with the effects reducing as the flow or email moves further down the Snowy River towards Dalgety. The release of water from Lake Jindabyne last October. Recreational use of the Snowy River during this time should be avoided due to large flows and debris associated with the rising waters. The safest places to view the environmental flows are; 1. Dalgety - near the showgrounds; or 2. The designated temporary viewing point 26 - 30 SEPTEMBER 2012 located at the Jindabyne Dam. This temporary site can be accessed from the Snowy Shire Council landfill road. More details can be obtained at

Gastro alert NSW Health is warning of a gastroenteritis epidemic currently circulating around the state. More than 3500 people have attended NSW Emergency Departments in the past fortnight for vomiting and diarrhoea including a number of cases involving primary school aged children. The disease has also affected people in institutions such as nursing homes, hospitals and child care centres with 87 gastro outbreaks confirmed in the last month compared to 48 outbreaks in August 2011. Director of Critical Care for the Southern NSW Local Health District, Dr Trish Saccasan-Whelan, said that viral gastroenteritis is highly infectious and is often spread via direct contact with an infected person. “These outbreaks are mostly caused by infection with a virus - most often norovirus or rotavirus - and spread easily from person to person,” Dr Saccasan-Whelan said. For more information visit au/factsheets/infectious/gastroenteritis.html.

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From the desk of the General Manager, Mr John Vucic Cooma-Monaro Shire Council

Salutations to the outgoing Council As the Local Government Elections are about to take place on the 8 September 2012, the baton of a four year era of challenging governance and service delivery requirements affecting community wellbeing is about to be passed on to a new Council. On behalf of senior management and staff, I would like to formally acknowledge the high level of achievements and professionalism displayed by the outgoing council to the community it supported. I also would like to acknowledge the family support, dedication and most importantly, the understanding of partners and wives supporting our councillors in their achievements. Sincere congratulations to you all. An overview of these achievements over the past four years are highlighted in a CD and can be seen at the Council Visitor Centre and at the Council library. It has been a pleasure to work with such a dedicated group of councillors who have given their time and effort in resolving a myriad of community needs under its legislative Charter with limited financial resources. The visionary policies and merit based resolutions have determined the community building blocks for future council deliberations. I leave you with this thought: If the bottom line in strategic governance and service delivery involved community involvement and commitment, then “commitment” is a gift you should give to yourself. Well done.

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Congratulations to all our winners from the weekend. Jindabyne residents flocked to the John Connors Oval to watch the Bushpigs do a number on Crookwell. It was good to see the town get behind its football team…and as pleasing to see the Under 15s come home with a trophy too. Well done. The Red Devils didn’t fare so well, but went down fighting against arch-rivals, the Dirty Reds. Better luck next year, boys. You’d better keep Schoie signed on as coach. Looks like it’s the ladies leading the way in league, though. The Cooma Fillies remain undefeated this year and have cantered into the grand final in 10 days time. Good luck to them. The Postman is sure Big Girl and the crew can win the flag. That’s the good thing about living in the bush – the community gets behind its sportspeople and often the yelling and cheering is what gets the teams over the line. On the political field though, things aren’t so brilliant. Wayne Swan’s decision to sell Cubby Station to overseas interests just make no sense, when there are Australian farmers who would, and could, buy pieces of the property if they were available. Barnaby Joyce is right – there’s no sense is selling off the whole farm. This wholesale selling of OUR agricultural land makes The Postman want to spit chips! So, Saturday is the day. Get out and vote for your local council. Think carefully about the candidates, what they stand for, what their personality will allow them to achieve and whether they can truly deliver. Some might just be all talk, no ability. Vote carefully.

Wednesday September 5, 2012

Candidate’s facts queried Editor, A recently published letter from Glynn Kay claimed that Cooma had a population of 14,000 in the Snowy years. No year was indicated so we assume that it was an urban myth or a number that Glynn dreamt up. The facts are different. Based on Census data, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) indicates that the population of Cooma was as follows: 1954 6,506

1961 8,716; 1966 9,103; 1971 7,788; 1991 7,385; 2001 6,914 Glynn’s letter indicated that he believed that the long term financial plan of the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council should be rejected in its entirety, but he did not offer any suggestions or possible improvements. The letter was negative with no vision for the future provided. I was surprised that the letter mentioned Council

costs. Glynn was elected as a Councillor in 1999 but resigned after 19 months - apparently it was all too hard. The resultant byelection cost the ratepayers of CoomaMonaro Shire about $40,000 - money that could have been better spent on roads or weeds or other community projects throughout the Shire. Roger Norton, Cooma

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Council costs hurt landlords Editor, This year Cooma Monaro Shire Council has increased rates on certain units by 85 percent and up to 200 percent without warning or consultation. This is totally unjust and immoral. There is always talk about providing low cost housing for those less fortunate. Landlords will have no choice

but to increase rents. Rates represent 20 to 30% of income on some units and bedsits. Will council compensate landlords for the depreciation of rental assets - NO. This is an issue that is not going to go away and will be on going for those existing and new councillors. With 10 people in eight units we are

charged eight lots of service charges. There is one water metre and usually only two bins for weekly rubbish. A house can have 10 people and one lot of charges. Where is the equity? Perhaps a poll tax is the way to go after all. Sid Walters, Cooma

Is this a caring council? Editor, Your readers would by now be aware that our group are building two additional “Berry Cottages” in Berridale, thus providing a total of four cottages for affordable, self-care and independent housing for the aged in our district. As part of the Development Approval the Snowy River Shire Council, in accordance with its current Contributions Plan, imposed a total contribution of $22,132, with the bulk of this amount being for water and sewerage. This amount was paid in June of 2011. The Contribution Plan has a provision for a maximum discount of 50 percent to be applied to developments which can demonstrate a community benefit such as a child care facility, crisis housing and also affordable housing. With that provision in place our group confidently applied for the

maximum discount but when the matter came before Council on August 8 last it was refused. As virtually the only organisation in our Shire providing affordable housing for the aged we are at a loss to understand why Council decided to refuse our request, even a small discount would have been a help. We now await advice re the reasons for the refusal. It is ironic that council’s current vision statement goes as follows: “A caring community in a unique environment with a prosperous future”. As an organisation that is part of that caring community in which we endeavour to make a difference we are bound to ask the question whether the Council is a caring Council. Laurie Norton Keven Burke Berridale Aged Care Centre Ltd

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COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL ELECTIONS SATURDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012 Election of 9 Councillors You Need To Be Enrolled To Vote For The Council Where You Live

To check your enrolment details visit our website or call us. If you are not on the roll in NSW or your current enrolment details are not correct you may be eligible to enrol or up-date your details when you vote early or on election day. To newly enrol or up-date your details on the spot, just bring your NSW photo driver licence or NSW Photo Card showing your current address, and be ready to provide Australian citizenship details if you were born overseas.

Voting on election day

Voting will take place on Saturday, 8th September 2012 between the hours of 8am and 6pm. On election day, with the exception of Sydney Town Hall polling place, you must vote at a polling place shown below. There is no absent voting at local government elections. To check your enrolment details visit our website or call us. On election day you can vote at Sydney Town Hall polling place, Lower Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney, (entry via Town Hall Square).

Polling Places

Adaminaby Berridale Cooma Dalgety Jindabyne Perisher Valley Thredbo

Adaminaby Public School, Cosgrove Street Berridale Community Centre, Florence Street Cooma Public School, Soho Street Dalgety Public School, Cooma Street Jindabyne Memorial Hall, Kosciusko Road Perisher Valley National Parks and Wildlife Office, Kosciusko Road Thredbo Memorial Community Centre, Crackenback Drive

For information regarding accessibility visit our website or call us. Voting before election day

Postal Voting and Pre-Poll Voting You may be entitled to a postal or pre-poll vote. For details visit our website or call us. Voting early in person Pre-poll voting begins Monday 27th August and ends at 6pm Friday 7th September 2012. You can vote in person at the following location(s). Early voting is generally available during Council business office hours Mon-Fri. For specific operating dates and times of each pre-poll voting centre visit the website or call us. Cooma Region Returning Officer’s Office Shop 3, 57 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW 2630 You can also vote early, at Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney from Friday, 31st August. For more details visit the website or call us.

Voting by Post

You can apply online for a postal vote from or by calling 1300 135 736. Your application must be completed and received by the NSW Electoral Commission no later than 5pm Monday, 3rd September 2012.

Voting is compulsory

Voting is compulsory for all electors where elections are being held. The penalty for not voting is $55. Group Candidate name GROUP A KAY Glynn TURNER David UNGROUPED INGRAM Angela ALLEN Steve CORBETT Rogan LLOYD Will TAYLOR Bronnie MONDELLO Ignazio STARRS Denis LYNCH Dean HUGHES Martin MITCHELL Craig PHILLIPS Winston KALTOUM Tony PERKINS John THALER Andrew

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CONTRACT 1/2013 – BIOSOLIDS DEWATERING & REMOVAL FROM BERRIDALE AND , JINDABYNE SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANTS FOR SNOWY RIVER SHIRE COUNCIL Tenders are invited for separate contracts for the Dewatering and Removal of Biosolids from The Glen Wastewater Treatment Facility, Cooma for Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and Dewatering and removal of Biosolids from Berridale, and Jindabyne Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Snowy River Shire Council. Tenders will be received in separate sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Contract 5/2012 – Biosolids Dewatering And Removal From The Glen Wastewater Treatment Facility at Cooma and Contract 1/2013 Biosolids Dewatering and removal from Berridale and Jindabyne Sewerage Treatment Plants, in the tender box at Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Offices, 81 Commissioner Street Cooma, up until 4.00 pm Thursday 13 September 2012 from suitably experienced contractors. Tender documents for the above tenders may be obtained by emailing, or contacting Council’s Engineering Division by telephone (02) 64551801, or documents can be collected from Council Offices between 8.35am and 4.45pm. Information regarding the tenders may be obtained by contacting Mark Rixon, Acting Manager of Water & Wastewater for Cooma-Monaro Shire Council at Council Offices or by telephone (02) 6455 1821 for contract 5/2012 and Gnai Ahamat, Manager of Water & Wastewater for Snowy River Shire Council at Council Offices or by telephone (02) 6451 1171 for contract 1/2013, respectively. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. John Vucic GENERAL MANAGER Cooma Monaro Shire Council PO Box 714 COOMA NSW 2630

Joseph Vescio GENERAL MANAGER Snowy River Shire Council PO Box 143 BERRIDALE NSW 2628


The lowest or any tender, not necessarily accepted.

Each candidate’s information sheet is available for viewing at or at the Returning Officer’s office.

Information: or call 1300 135 736

For enquiries in languages other than English, call our interpreting service 13 14 50. For hearing and speech impaired enquiries, call us via the National Relay Service on 13 36 77

Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor 0427 546 299

Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

Councillor Tony Kaltoum 6452 1730

Councillor Jenny Lawlis 6454 4127

Councillor Steph McDonald 0408 425 430



Notice is hereby given that weather permitting, Council staff will be undertaking Repair/Construction work. LOCATION:- 128 to 130 Sharp Street, COOMA Proposed Date:- From 03/09/2012 up to and including 01/10/2012 Planned Duration:- 9 Days. Description:- Replacement of existing footpath in front of the Westpac Bank (Sharp Street) Reposition of existing Storm drain (In front of the Westpac Bank) Installation of a Concrete Tree guard (In front of the (Westpac Bank) This work is expected to have a direct impact on □ Flow of Traffic. √ Access to Premises. √ Available Public Parking. √ Pedestrian Movement. □ Footpath use by business. □ Supply of Water. □ Supply of Power. □ Sewer Services. Council apologises for the inconvenience. Enquiries can be directed to Council’s Works Manager on 6455 1830. ARTHUR WILKINSON, Works Manager

Weather permitting the following roadworks will continue Jerangle Road, maintenance grading, road realignment, table drain maintenance, heavy patching Badja Road, pothole repairs Bobeyan Road, maintenance grading Old Kybeyan Road, heavy patching

Greenlands Road, maintenance grading Tom Groggin Road, maintenance grading Morundah Street, tabledrain maintenance Ongoing pothole repairs on rural roads.


Mayor Dean Lynch 0419 295 954



Further information may be obtained by contacting Mark Rixon, Water & Wastewater Technical Officer on 6455 1821 or Ovi Boaru on 0402 152 216.


Council has a position available in the Corporate Services Division for a Cook – Care Service Employee based at Yallambee Lodge. Further information can be obtained by calling George Javurek on (02) 6450 1777. Information package available on Council’s website: File Ref: IS/POS/192 Salary: $19.6263 / hour Applications Close: 4pm, Monday 10 September 2012


A copy of the tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering Division during office hours in person, or by telephoning (02) 6455 1801, or emailing

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Due to the Local Government elections on 8 September 2012, the September Council Meeting will be held on Monday, 24 September 2012 commencing at 4.30pm with Open Forum and Items for Decision at 6.30pm.

Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00 pm, Thursday 20 September 2012, for the Fabrication, Supply, Delivery, Erection & Commissioning of an Aerator for Bredbo Water Supply.

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Councillor Roger Norton 0411 885 775

Councillor Jack Nott 6452 2354

Councillor Winston Phillips 0487 430 000


General Manager John Vucic Phone: 02 6455 1777 Director of Corporate Services Stephen Molloy Fax: 02 6455 1799 Director of Engineering Services David Byrne Web: Director of Environmental Services Peter Smith Email: After Hours Emergency Contacts WATER 0417 278 056 WASTEWATER 0419 251 378 RECREATION 0427 011 144 ROADS 0447 415 150




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At the end of trading on Friday August 31, the Salvation Army’s Family Store in Mittagang Road, Cooma closed for an indefinite period. Captain Dale Murray, Communications and Public Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army in the Southern NSW region said, “It is necessary for The Salvation Army to temporarily close the Family Store in Cooma due to a number of administrative matters that need to be addressed.” Captain Murray said all other activities of The Salvation Army in Cooma, such as community service delivery on Tuesday mornings, would continue as normal whilst the Family Store was closed.

Whilst acknowledging the past tremendous support of the Cooma – Monaro region in donating goods for re-sale in the Family Store, Captain Murray asked that from Wednesday August 29, no donations be left at the Family Store until such time

an announcement is made as to the date of its re-opening. For all inquiries in relation to the temporary closure of the Cooma Family Store, please contact the Divisional Commander (ACT & South NSW Division) on 6273 2211. For all other inquiries in

relation to The Salvation Army in Cooma, please contact the Corps Officer (Captain Louise Nicholson) on 6452 1148.

Local musician to perform flute recital Mark in Sunday September 9 on your calendar and pop along to St Paul’s Anglican Church Hall in Commissioner Street on the day for a relaxing afternoon of solo flute music performed by local musician, Matthew Ventura, who will be performing with associate artists, Anthony Smith and Caitlyn Ventura. Matthew’s younger sister, Caitlyn, is also his student but all of the Ventura siblings, bar the youngest who is aged four are keen musicians following encouragement from their parents to take up an instrument or two. 17-year-old Matthew began playing the piano in 2002 at age seven, moved on to the trumpet in 2006 and in 2007 began playing the flute, which he found he preferred to the trumpet. Matthew still plays piano however and also the bassoon.

Music initially was to be a pastime but Matthew soon developed a deeper interest and now it has become much more and he is looking at the possibility of studying music at university where he will need to focus on one instrument and the flute will probably be his choice. Matthew did a pre-tertiary music course at the ANU in 2010 where he did a few hours per week as well as a weekly music lesson. Matthew decided to hold the recital in Cooma as part of his preparation for his diploma examination where he must perform a 40 minute concert program of a professional standard, but he also felt it would be a great idea to be have the opportunity to share his music with his local community. The recital commences at 2.30pm and includes a free afternoon tea. Entry to the recital is Adults $15, Concession $10 and Students $5. For bookings please telephone (02) 6452 5262 or you can email

Kosciuszko Heritage Inc. Is organising the 2013 Kosciuszko festival, which takes place annually in the Snowy Mountains. The key element of next year’s festival will be a centenary Mass on Mt Kosciuszko. We are seeking archival materials (such as photographs, paper clippings, letters, family stories, and other documents) relating the first Mass on Mt Kosciuszko, which took place on February 23, 1913. The best will be published in a souvenir book. A photo exhibition that documents Catholic life in Australia’s migrant communities, “Australia: The Catholic Way”, featuring archival images, is also being planned. Anyone willing to share their materials is asked to contact Dr Ernestyna Skurjat-Kozek:

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As I see it... Saturday is our chance to elect our new councils. For the first time, ratepayers in Snowy River Shire Council will be able to elect their own mayor, rather than leaving it to the elected councillors to decide each year. Three experienced nominations have been received, so SRSC is certain to get a mayor who knows the ropes. In Bombala and Cooma-Monaro Shires, the mayor will be elected at the first meeting after the election. In Cooma-Monaro, the election results may prove to be very interesting. With a mix of experienced, very experienced and inexperienced candidates in the ballot, voters will need to think hard and long about who they consider will best represent them for the next four years. In making that decision, voters need to remember that councillors are responsible for policy and strategy, not the day-today operations of the council. There’s a management team in place to do that. In looking at the candidates profiles (available on line through the NSW Electoral Commission) it seems some are standing just because they have an issue with council. One candidate who stood some years ago resigned early, causing a by-election which cost $40,000. Will he repeat this? Another has told an existing councillor he won’t be able to work with him - so why stand? Be careful who you vote for - you might elect them.


Wednesday September 5, 2012


Boyce staff race to aid burns victims in City to Surf Local firm, Boyce Chartered life. But with the help Accountants, fielded a record 60-strong of the Burns Support team in this year’s City2Surf Challenge Foundation, she has which took place on Sunday August 12. been able to cope Boyce has entered a team in this with the many years annual event for the past five years as a of hospital visits and way of raising funds for charity. surgeries to come out This year with the generous support the other side with of clients, family and friends, the Boyce a positive attitude to City2Surf team raised more than $26,000 life and a rewarding for their chosen recipient - the Burns career. Support Foundation of Australia - which Julie credits her was a massive effort and put the team positive outlook to the into the top-10 fund-raiser list at ninth mentoring and support place. offered by the Burns The Burns Support Foundation is a Support Foundation non-profit organisation that provides assistance and support to burns victims and their families. All of the work they do is carried out by volunteers and without any government support. There was a special motivation behind the huge fundraising effort of the firm, as one of the Cooma directors, Julie Schofield, was a burns victim as a child. Julie knows well that once a burns victim, you are a burns victim for Julie Schofield (Director, Boyce Cooma) presents a cheque to Cheri Templeton (Burns Support Foundation)

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through their annual camps for burns victims and their families, and it is to help the foundation to carry on their great work that so inspired all the Boyce team in this year’s fund-raising effort. Boyce has published a cookbook “Boyce Bites 2012” as a way of raising even more funds this year – surely a first for an accounting firm. The cookbook includes favourite recipes from the Boyce team, families

and friends and a few celebrities as well, including Jackie French who kindly contributed a number of her special recipes. Contact your local office of Boyce to purchase a copy. Lots of training paid off for the Boyce City2Surf team as all participants managed to traverse the infamous Heartbreak Hill to finish the race strongly.

A new year 11 and 12 option for the Monaro region An exciting development has taken place at SMCS; we are now seeking registration from the NSW Board of Studies in order to commence Year 11 and 12 in 2014/2015. Since the beginning of SMCS in 1997, the desire has been to supply Cooma and the Monaro with a quality K-12 Christian education option; a single school meeting your child’s educational needs. This desire is becoming a reality.

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Monaro Regional Library on Wednesday 12th of September anytime between 2pm-8pm with formal presentations at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. There will be a presentation on the model to be implemented and an opportunity for you to ask questions.

School scholarships on offer SMCS has scholarships available in a variety of categories. To avail yourself of this opportunity to join our Christian Community in providing an excellent and wellrounded education for your child/ren, simply contact the office on 6452 4333 for an information

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September - means spring - beginning of a new season, goodbye to winter and hopefully the very cold days and nights. Spring - a season of renewal, new growth, changes and warmer days and nights. September can be very changeable - with the weather likely to go from one extreme to the other. The landscape will be in a state of change with deciduous trees putting on their cloaks of green, flowers will begin to bloom on blossom trees, new grass will begin to push through the dull dead grass of winter. Spring flowering bulbs will begin to produce their beautiful array of flowers and perfumes. Some shrubs will also begin to flower as buds grow and burst open. For the keen gardener September means that planting for the seasons ahead can begin in earnest. Planting. So what to plant? Well just about anything and everything. Probably the most important planting to begin with is the vegetable garden as your own fresh produce ready to eat as soon as possible should be the main focus. Good preparation is essential for good results. Vegetables to Plant. Seedlings - lettuce, beetroot, spinach, silverbeet, broccoli, cabbage, onions, leeks, peas and snow peas. Seeds - parsnips, carrots, radish, beetroot, lettuce, spinach, silverbeet, peas and snow peas. If you have a protected area, seeds of the frost tender plants can be sown so you can get an early start. These include tomatoes, pumpkins, zucchini, capsicum, cucumbers. Herbs go hand in hand with fresh vegetables and all your cooking so give some thought to incorporating a herb garden within the vegetable garden. Try parsley, Italian parsley, coriander, rocket, thyme, marjoram, chives, garlic chives, oregano, mint (many varieties are now available). Fresh herbs are a wonderful addition to everyday cooking. Give some consideration to growing some annual flowers with your vegetables to give the vegetable garden a bit of interest as far as adding some colour - some of these annuals will also attract beneficial insects that can help keep the pesky ones at bay. Try growing alyssum, calendula, violas, pansies, queen annes lace, marigolds among the vegetables. Fruit. Having your own fruit as well as vegetables is important as fresh is always best. There are plenty of bare root fruit trees still available. Berries can also be a consideration for the edible garden with strawberries being on top of the list for popularity. Have you thought about trying blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries and black and white currants. These are great for eating fresh off the plant or making a myriad of desserts and plain old jam. Get the children involved in growing some vegetables by giving them their own spot in the vegetable garden - they will love seeing their seeds sprout and may even enjoy eating what they grow. The Ornamental Garden can be attended to and new plantings made. Here’s hoping that with all the new bright colours swamping the fashion industry the garden fashion stakes will change from the dull and boring overplanting of cordylines and flax plants to a much brighter and colourful selection of plants. There are so many pretty flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals available that can really

set your garden apart. I recently spent some time staying in a new suburb in Canberra and most of the new gardens are planted out with strappy plants, have no colour, some have artificial grass, pebbles or blue metal instead of lawn. Hardly a tree to be seen except for the street trees. I found the whole scenario very depressing and I believe that in summer everyone will be stuck in their house with the air conditioner turned on. Whatever happened to having a shade tree and nice cool grass underfoot? So what can you plant in your ornamental garden? Well the choices are endless. Evergreen shrubs include camellias, rhododendrons, natives, azaleas, photinias, pittosporum, daphne and hebes. Deciduous shrubs are spiraea, forsythia, azaleas, lilac, buddleia, deutzia and philadelphus. Perennials include roses, dianthus, carnations, penstemon, iberis, lavender, rosemary, phlox and salvia. Some great groundcovers are alpine phlox, snow in summer, thyme, violets and seaside daisies. Some magnificent trees are claret ash, golden ash, maples, liquidambar, ornamental pears and weeping ornamental trees. These are just a few of what is available. There are new plants being bred all the time that are suited to a lot of our conditions but nothing beats trial and error as a lot of new plants may not be entirely frost hardy. Other tasks to be taken care of in spring include the following: Fertilising. All established plants will need some form of nutrition to help them burst away with new growth. Treat newly planted plants with a dose of seasol until established. When fertilising use a plant specific fertiliser such as a native plant fertiliser for natives or one that is suitable as a general purpose fertiliser. Blood and bone will need the addition of potash for any plant that has flowers and fruit. Roses that have just been planted will not need fertiliser until about December but established roses will need feeding now. Pruning. Roses should have had their annual major prune by now - if not do it as soon as possible. Prune any remaining dead foliage from perennials such as seaside daisy and penstemon. If flowering shrubs have finished their flowering and need to be pruned then it can be done now. Pest and Disease Watch. For anyone who has stone fruit eg. peaches or nectarines then have a copper spray ready to go as soon as the buds are at bursting stage and spray to help prevent the curly leaf fungus. Apricots and cherries will need a spray with a copper spray also to help bacterial canker. The timing of these sprays are critical for the best prevention. Aphids, woolly aphids, scale and thrip are some pests to watch out for. Watering. With the warmer days expected then attention to watering is essential, especially for potted plants. Windy days will also dry potted plants out faster than normal. Mulch. Begin to replace the layers of mulch on previously watered or moist soil. This helps with water retention and soil structure. DON’T LEAVE IT TOO LATE. PURCHASE AND PLANT YOUR FRUIT TREES NOW BEFORE THEY BEGIN TO BLOSSOM TO ENSURE GOOD GROWTH.



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WOMEN OF THE MONARO – Dorothy Povey of Bredbo Dorothy Amelia Povey adopted the Monaro as her home in 1956 at the age of 20 when she married Don Povey from Colinton. Since then she has played an important role in the life of Bredbo. Dorothy was born in Hurstville in October 1936, to Dorothy Elizabeth Jane and Bernard Price who was employed as a machinist at Hansman’s Shoes. Bernard Price’s father was born on the Victorian goldfields of Irish parents and his mother’s parents, the O’Briens, who emigrated from Ireland in 1850. Dorothy’s mother was a Stapleton and the granddaughter of Charles Harvey who owned the first butcher’s shop in Sutherland and began many more butchers resulting in a string of shops in the Shire and Hurstville. The family has been in the meat business for 115 years. Dorothy Stapleton had five brothers all of whom became butchers, and one sister. When she was old enough, she too worked in the family business. The young Dorothy Price grew up in Hurstville with her sister Marie who was four years younger. Dorothy remembers Sunday drives and large picnics with twelve uncles and aunts plus cousins in the Royal National Park, at the beach at Austinmer or Cronulla, or beside the Woronora River. Then there were the swimming lessons at Carrs Park. Holidays were spent at either Toowoon Bay or Adaminaby with cousins who lived on a property. It was on these Adaminaby trips at Christmas time, to the Locker property that Dorothy began her love of the Monaro and country life which was also influenced by visits to a dairy farm owned by her mother’s relatives at Menangle. Dorothy attended Hurstville Primary School. She recalled the war years with the blackout curtains and search lights over the city. At school, there were the war drills that followed every morning following the air raids by the Japanese on Darwin and their mini submarine raid on Sydney Harbour. The war drills involved each child carrying a bag with a mouth guard, ear plugs and bits of rubber-like dumb bells to hold on to, into the air raid shelter – an activity which often delayed classes. Whilst food rationing affected her cousins in Adaminaby, it did not affect the Price family because they always had a good supply from her mother’s family business. In the family home there was only an ice chest and the ice man used to supply the ice. The suburb was connected to the sewer but the toilet was located outside the house. Dorothy was awarded a scholarship at Hurstville High School for her sewing and she wanted to be a sewing and arts teacher, however because she had studied Business Principles which included shorthand and typing, she followed her parents’ wishes and went to work as a secretary to the son of the owner of Mastercraft Chocolates. This job ultimately led to Dorothy’s addiction to Mastercraft products because each Friday she was instructed to go to the factory floor and “get the time sheets and bring back a bag of scorched peanut bars and chocolates.” Sport was a big part of Dorothy’s social life. She played A grade tennis with the Hurstville









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club and was a member of Mastercraft basketball team. Dorothy had lots of friends and she still keeps in touch with them. They would go dancing three times a week. Bing Crosby, Perry Como, Glen Miller and jitterbugging were all the rage. She had a few beaus and tested the market. It is amazing that she found time to pursue her hobbies of sewing, painting, drawing, knitting, craft and reading. Then Don Povey arrived on the scene in 1955. He was on leave in Sydney with one of Dorothy’s Adaminaby cousins, whilst they were doing their National Service at Holsworthy Army Camp. An engagement ring soon appeared on Dorothy’s finger. Following the purchase of a farm with a house on it at Colinton, Don and Dorothy married on April 28th, 1956 when Dorothy was twenty years old. They lived on the farm for eighteen years and raised three children and sheep. Stephen was the first born in 1959, with John joining them in 1963. Following the birth of Rodney in 1967, Dr West asked Dorothy “Do you make any other kind?” John became an electrician living in Bredbo. Rodney was a plant mechanic and died in an industrial accident whilst working in Western Australia. Stephen is a plant operator in Canberra. The Povey family moved in 1973 into Bredbo where they purchased the General Store and Post Office and the house beside it. It became a favoured stop for truckies and back packers. Hot dogs, sandwiches, soft drinks and ice cream were all on sale apart from small goods. Dick Smith and his wife “thought it a true Aussie shop – a country store”. Truckies from Queensland would ask “Is this where you get the good sandwiches?” Other customers apart from Bredbo residents, included DMR, railway and bridge workers together with alternate life style seekers from Jim Cairns and June Morrosey’s Confest at Mt Oak. In November 1960, Dorothy together with Cath Crimmins became foundation members of the Bredbo Branch of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales. Her business principles training became useful when Dorothy was appointed the original branch treasurer and she has been recycled as Branch President many times. In 1983 Dorothy was awarded the Monaro Group Country Woman of the Year. Her service spanning 52 years, to the branch and the Monaro Group of which she was president for a time, was recognised with a Life Membership of the CWA of NSW. Don and Dorothy closed the doors of the yellow General Store in 2004 in favour of retirement and took up travelling in Australia, visiting Darwin by travelling on the Ghan, New Zealand, Western Australia and Tasmania whilst enjoying “civilized” accommodation. The General Store is now Dorothy’s sewing room where she can create patchwork quilts undisturbed in a space which would be the envy of any woman. Her door is always open to welcome her two grandchildren aged fourteen and twelve after school and until their parents come home. Dorothy contentedly summed up her past as a “Pretty good life!”






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Blatantly Honest Property Investment Hunter Valley is Booming with Energy This region of NSW  is a Hot Spot when  it comes to property  investment. Why? Researching  this region last week and spending a couple  of  days  on  the  ground  and  in  the  air  was  real  eye  opener.  There  is  so  much  energy-  trains,  trucks,  ships  construction,  power  station,  industrial,  retail,  commercial  and  the  people,  you  can  feel  a  real  vibe  of  activity and thriving growth. We  started  the  trip  with  a  heli  flight  from  Newcastle, and straight away you could see  the coal ships, backed up for as far as you  could  see  waiting  to  pick  up  their  load  of  black gold!



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When you are looking to invest in property  you  should  look  for  diversified  industries,  I  have  wrote  before  about  economic  pillars,  you  want  at  least  5  before  investing  in  a  location. Well  the  Hunter  Valley  has  that  well  covered:-  Multiple  coal  mines,  coal  port,  Aluminium  smelter  supplying  35%  of  the  countries  demand  for  Aluminium,  Power  stations  feeding  most  of  the  States  power,  especially ours down here in sunny Cooma.  Wineryʼs with more area then the Barossa Valley  a  local  told  me,  agriculture,  Major  Freeway  Construction,  tourism,  manufacturing, retail and construction are all pumping  with energy. Another  critical  element  to  successful  property  investment  is  demand,  well  many  locations  within  this  region  have  0%  rental  vacancy  rates  and  one  town  the  show  ground  is  full  of  workers  camping  out  waiting  for  a  house  to  rent.  So  rental  demand is certainly there. A third critical element to look for is  developed land shortfall, if there is a major  over supply of developed property then the  housing demand can be well controlled but  again  there  is  locations  that  have  no  available  land,  and  as  soon  as  it  comes  available it is snapped up. We  were  lucky  enough  to  spend  one  day  with one of the Hunters largest builders, who  has access to land as it becomes available.  After  inspecting  a  number  of  their  houses  both  Tony  my  business  partner  and  I  were  impressed  by  the  quality  of  their  building,  which is another critical element, quality. The Hunter Valley is a hot spot you need to  consider  if  you  are  looking  to  invest,  and  with  the  $5,000  new  home  Government  Incentive this makes the Hunter a very good  option. 

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September 5–11






6.00 Paralympics. Day 6. ctd. 8.30 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Count Us In. 10.20 Being Me. 10.40 My Great Big Adventure. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 Can We Help? 2.00 Three Men Go To New England. (PG) 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.00 Paralympics: Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Gruen Planet. 9.05 Randling. (M) 9.40 Would I Lie To You? 10.10 At The Movies. (PG) 10.40 Lateline. 11.15 Business. 11.40 The Librarians. (M).

6.00 Paralympics. Day 7. ctd. 8.30 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Telling Tales. 10.05 Me Voila! 10.15 La Mappa. 10.30 BTN. 11.00 Rome. (PG) 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Minder. (PG) 1.15 Big Ideas. 1.30 At The Movies. (PG) 2.00 Power Of The Powerless. (PG) 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.00 Paralympics: Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Catalyst. 8.30 Rake. Return. (M) 9.30 Lowdown. Return. (M) 10.00 Judith Lucy. Final. (M) 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 National Parks.

6.00 Paralympics. Day 8. ctd. 8.30 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Double Trouble. 10.25 What I Wrote. 10.30 Ace Day Jobs. 10.35 Designers. 11.00 Catalyst. 11.30 One Plus One. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Movie: That Kind Of Woman. (1959) 2.10 Hollywood Chinese. (M) 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.00 Paralympics: Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30 ACT. 8.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 8.30 Scott & Bailey. (M) 9.20 Taggart. (M) 10.05 Lateline. 10.40 My Family. (PG) 11.15 Trophy Room. 11.40 Rage. (MA15+)

6.00 Paralympics. Day 9. ctd. 8.30 Rage. (PG) 11.30 7.30 ACT. 12.00 Foreign Correspondent. 12.30 Australian Story. 1.00 Collectors. 1.30 Eggheads. 2.00 The Hunt For HMAS Sydney. (PG) 3.00 Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Preliminary final. 5.00 The Wonder Years. (PG) 5.25 Walk On The Wild Side. 6.00 Paralympics: Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 Doctor Who. Return. (PG) 8.20 Sinbad. New series. (PG) 9.05 Hustle. Return. (PG) 10.00 Jonathan Ross. 10.50 US Of Tara. (M) 11.15 Rage. (MA15+)

6.00 Paralympics. Day 10. ctd. 8.30 Children’s. 9.00 Insiders. 10.00 Business. 10.30 Offsiders. 11.00 Asia Pacific. 11.30 Songs. 12.00 Landline. 1.00 Gardening. 1.30 Walk On The Wild Side. 2.00 Sinbad. (PG) 2.45 Clarinet.Ballistix. 3.00 Shute Shield. Qualifying final. 5.00 Last Chance To See. (PG) 6.00 Paralympics: Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 Kevin’s Grand Design. (PG) 8.20 Dream Build. 8.30 Call The Midwife. (PG) 9.30 Miss Marple. (PG) 11.00 Miniseries: Tess Of The D’Urbervilles. (08) (PG) 11.55 Movie: Marnie. (64) (M)

6.00 Paralympics: Closing Ceremony Continued. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Science. 10.40 Inside Science. 10.55 Maths Shorts. 11.00 Landline. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Kevin’s Grand Design. (PG) 1.30 Inventors. 2.00 Question Time. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.00 Paralympics: Closing Ceremony Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. 9.20 Media Watch. 9.35 Q&A. 10.35 Lateline. 11.10 Business. 11.35 Hunter. (M)


6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 BTN. 10.25 PMs’ National Treasures. 10.30 Australia’s PMs. 10.35 My Place. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Q&A. 1.30 Compass. (PG) 2.00 Question Time. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.05 Time Team. 6.50 Minuscule. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Poh’s Kitchen Lends A Hand. New series. (PG) 8.30 Rick Stein Tastes The Blues. (M) 9.30 QI. (PG) 10.00 Artscape. (M) 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 Four Corners.


6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: John Sandford’s Mind Prey. (1999) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Medical Emergency. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. 4.00 Spit It Out. 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) 9.30 Covert Affairs. (M) 10.30 Covert Affairs. (M) 11.30 Parks And Recreation. (PG)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: First Do No Harm. (1997) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Medical Emergency. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. 4.00 Spit It Out. 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Mighty Ships: Le Boréal. 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) 9.30 Criminal Minds. (AV15+) 10.30 Air Crash Investigations. (PG) 11.30 Drug Bust. (PG)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Houseguest. (1995) (PG) 2.30 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. 4.00 Spit It Out. 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens. 9.00 Movie: Sister Act. (1992) (PG) Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith, Kathy Najimy. 11.00 Movie: Red Dragon. (2002) (AV15+) Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes.

6.00 Handy Manny. 6.30 Possum’s Club. 7.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. 10.00 Woodlies. 10.30 Sea Princesses. 11.00 Dive Olly Dive! 11.30 Sally Bollywood. 12.00 V8 Xtra. 12.30 Movie: Snow Buddies. (2008) 2.30 Football. AFL. Finals Series. Week 1. 6.00 News. 6.30 Movie: The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. (2005) (PG) 9.30 Movie: The Wolfman. (2010) (AV15+) 11.30 Movie: Cape Fear. (1991) (M)

6.00 Judd Jackson. 6.30 Creflo Dollar. 7.00 Sunrise. 10.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.00 Beauty & The Geek Australia. (PG) 12.00 Breaking The Magician’s Code. (PG) 1.00 No Ordinary Family. (PG) 2.00 Movie: Eloise At The Plaza. (03) 4.00 Better Homes & Gardens. 5.30 Sydney Weekender. 6.00 News. 6.30 Sunday Night. 7.30 Border Security. (PG) 8.00 Air Ways. Return. (PG) 8.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (M) 9.10 Kath & Kim: Souvenir Editions. Final. (PG) 10.30 Billy Connolly’s World Tour Of Australia. (M) 11.30 Law & Order: LA. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Stolen From The Heart. (2000) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Medical Emergency. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. 4.00 Spit It Out. 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG) 8.30 GCB. (M) 9.30 GCB. (M) 10.30 Up All Night. (PG) 11.00 Suits. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Thin Air. (2000) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Medical Emergency. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. 4.00 Spit It Out. 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG) 8.30 Winners & Losers. (PG) 9.30 Smash. (M) 10.30 Cougar Town. (PG) 11.00 Hung. (M) 11.40 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny. (MA15+)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 9.30 The Mentalist. (M) 10.30 Dallas. (M) 11.30 Dallas. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 Big Brother Confidential. 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 NRL Footy Show. (M) 11.15 WIN News. 11.45 AFL Footy Show. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 Big Brother. (PG) 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. First qualifying final. 10.00 Movie: The Shawshank Redemption. (1994) (M) Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins, James Whitmore, William Sadler.

6.00 Umizoomi. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. 11.00 Kids’ WB. 11.05 Ben 10. (PG) 11.30 Green Lantern: Animated. (PG) 12.00 Dogstar. 12.30 Wakkaville. 1.00 GASP! 1.30 Gurls Wurld. 2.00 Saddle Club. 2.30 Pyramid. 3.00 Getaway. (PG) 3.30 Funniest Videos. (PG) 4.30 Fishing Australia. 5.00 News. 5.30 Rugby League. NRL. Second qualifying final. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Third qualifying final. 9.45 Rugby Union. Castrol Edge Championship. Round 3. Australia v South Africa.

6.00 Rugby League. Schoolboy Cup. Semi-final. Highlights. 7.00 Today. 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. 11.00 NRL Sunday Footy Show. 1.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 1.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 2.30 House Husbands. (PG) 3.30 Rugby League. NRL. Fourth qualifying final. 6.00 News. 6.30 Big Brother. (PG) 7.30 60 Minutes. 8.30 House Husbands. (PG) 9.30 The Mentalist. (M) 10.30 Underbelly: Badness. (M) 11.30 Flashpoint. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 Underbelly: Badness. (M) 9.30 Gordon Behind Bars. Final. (M) 10.30 CSI: NY. (M) 11.30 Memphis Beat. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Return. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 Anger Management. (M) 9.00 Episodes. (MA15+) 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.35 Weeds. (MA15+)

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 I Will Survive. (PG) 8.30 Puberty Blues. (M) 9.30 Class Of. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.15 In Plain Sight. (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Scope. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Jamie’s 30 Min Meals. 8.30 Game Plan: NRL. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Lie To Me. (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Lightning Point. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 The Living Room. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Up In The Air. (2009) (M) 10.50 Movie: Domino. (2005) (AV15+)

6.00 Bilby Dreams. 7.00 Elephant Princess. 7.30 Paradise Café. 8.00 K-9. 8.30 Totally Wild. 9.00 Scope. 9.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. 10.00 Hot 30. (PG) 12.00 Radar. (PG) 12.30 Hit Rater. (PG) 1.00 The Living Room. (PG) 2.00 Everyday Gourmet. 2.30 Movie: William & Kate. (11) (PG) 4.30 What’s Up Down Under. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Movie: Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief. (10) (PG) 9.00 Movie: Hot Tub Time Machine. (2010) (MA15+) 11.05 The Good Wife. (M)

6.00 Mass. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Scope. 7.30 Totally Wild. 8.00 Untamed Territory. 9.00 The Great Divide. 9.30 Hot 30. 10.00 Hot 30. (PG) 12.00 iFish. 1.00 Meet The Press. 1.30 Movie: My Name Is Khan. (2010) 4.30 Bolt Report. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 6.30 Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 8.00 Graham Norton Express. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Italian Grand Prix.

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Don’t Tell The Bride. (PG) 8.30 Can Of Worms. (M) 9.40 The Shire. Final. (M) 10.15 News. 11.00 Three Rivers. (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 I Will Survive. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Three Rivers. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Insight. 2.00 Dateline. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Rest day and review. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Bears Of The Last Frontier. (PG) 8.30 Meet The Amish. (PG) 9.30 Sandhurst Military Academy. (M) 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: The Little Book Of Revenge. (2006) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide. 1.30 On Thin Ice. (M) 2.30 Feast Greece. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 17. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Gourmet Farmer. 8.00 Destination Flavour. 8.30 Our Food: Norfolk. (PG) 9.35 The School: Educating Essex. (M) 10.30 News. 11.00 The Pirelli Calendar Saga. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide. 1.30 The Hotel. (PG) 2.30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 18. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Coast. 8.30 9/11: Escape From The Impact Zone. 9.30 Warhorse – The Real Story. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.05 Erotic Tales. (PG) 11.35 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 19.

6.00 WorldWatch. 9.00 Soccer. FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier. Argentina v Paraguay. 11.15 WorldWatch. 1.00 Il Trovatore. 3.20 The Chopin Etudes. 3.25 The Emperor’s Secret Garden. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 19. Highlights. 6.00 Bigger Better Faster Stronger: Dryer. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 Engineering Giants. 8.35 RocKwiz. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Winter’s Bone. (2010) (AV15+) 11.25 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 20.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 PopAsia. 10.30 Football Asia. 11.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 11.30 Speedweek. 1.30 Al Jazeera. 2.30 Top Secret America. (PG) 3.30 Celtic Thunder. 4.30 Living Black. Return. 5.00 Cycling Central. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 20. Highlights. 6.00 Thalassa: Ghetto In The Delta. 6.30 News. 7.30 Lost Worlds: Meet The Romans. (PG) 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants. (PG) 9.30 Tabloid. (M) 11.05 Bigger Better Faster Stronger. (PG) 11.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Final stage.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Good Hands. (2001) (PG) 2.40 Franswa Sharl. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 PopAsia. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Final stage. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 MythBusters: Hollywood Gunslingers. (PG) 8.30 Test Your Brain: You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. 9.30 Shameless. (MA15+) 10.30 News. 11.00 The World Game.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Masquerades. (2008) (PG) 2.40 The Sound Of People. (PG) 2.50 At The Tattoist. (M) 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Larry Lamb. (PG) 8.30 Insight. 9.30 Dateline. 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Sacred Heart. (2005) (M)

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2012 Local Election  VICKII WALLACE

Vickii Wallace has been considering nominating for council for some time. A change in personal circumstances means she now has the time to commit to advocating for the issues she believes strongly about. Whether it is roads, rubbish, youth services, noxious weeds or state and Government finding the question she will be asking is whether council is spending money in the right paces. More importantly she believes a new model is needed for how council is run.

Ms Wallace has been part of the Dalgety District and Community Association (DDCA) since 1993. She held the office of vice president for more than 10 years and president for the past three, advocating for the community in various ways. As part of this role she has been involved in the ongoing fight for the restoration of the Snowy River. The result for the Snowy culminated last year in the first major flows for more than 40 years – a sight to behold and many thought it would never

Bill Smits

I have been a councillor on the Snowy River Shire since 1995 and it had been my earlier intention to stand down and to do all the things that retired people usually do. However during the nomination period I observed that nominations were not coming in from across the whole of the Shire, which caused me some concern in that we could conceivably end up with an unbalanced council. So I then decided to throw my hat into the ring once more for a final term as I am convinced that it is very important

John Cahill

I have now completed eight years as Councillor, the last four as Mayor elected each year by my fellow Councillors. During that time I have provided the Shire with strong and responsible leadership. I have represented the communities’ interests at both State and Federal forums to secure outcomes that are positive for our residents. On many of these occasions I have secured financial benefits for our ratepayers. Some examples are the RCLIP funds for many infrastructure projects in all Villages and Towns, as well as close to a million dollars worth of assistance for sewerage modernisation and irrigation of the Berridale Golf course. I provided the land for the Super Clinic through a Mayoral minute which resulted in a Federal Governments allocation of $5 Million dollars for

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happen. It was a community effort but it did require leadership. Ms Wallace also provided leadership on the council’s move to close Dalgety and Berridale tops. She took the initiative to work with other communities to get a better result and the area now has kerbside collections. Earlier this year Ms Wallace promoted community awareness for the new satellite internet federal program which was not being adequately marketed to those who needed it. Now people have it and it is

better and cheaper. Other community achievements she has been involved with include the provision of children’s play equipment at Dalgety showgrounds, the barbecue shelter by the river and now a new barbecue table and chair for the same area. Ms Wallace has put into her community since she arrived in 1993, whether via the DDCA, Dalgety Show Society, Dalgety Public School P & C, Dalgety CWA, Isolated Children’s and Parents Association, Numbla Vale

to have representation from across the whole of the shire. So, why would the voters of the Shire vote for me and what do I have to offer? FIRSTLY – I have the experience and background of 17 years as a Councillor which included two years as Mayor, which was proceeded by some 35 years in Local Government Administration and Management. I am well aware of the demands place on Councillors and I am once again prepared to give

my time and effort to faithfully represent all the people of the Shire. SECONDLY – My extensive involvement in local community organisations and affairs provides me with a very useful opportunity to feed community sentiments into council deliberations and decisions. THIRDLY – I have a strong desire to make the next four years a period of action, of getting things done rather than talking about them. The Council has recently completed its Community

Strategic Plan which has included very extensive public consultation and which will provide a very solid platform for action for the benefit of all residents of the Shire. Therefore on September 8 go right to the bottom to the ballot paper and vote 1 for Bill Smits, followed by the least two more preferences.

its construction in 2013. Many other smaller grants have been obtained some through the Landcare network for valuable assistance in the control of serious weeds. Following the recent serious flood damage to our road network I made personal representations to Duncan Gay Minister for Roads and Maritime Services securing Natural Disaster funding of $9.5 million for essential repairs. My personal efforts have resulted in the removal of the “sunset clause” from the rural LEP so that now current building entitlements are preserved into the future. Many other LEP amendments already secured by other Councils need to be embraced by Snowy River as a right in the planning process and I have initiated a process for this to be brought to Council for consideration.

Significant challenges remain to be achieved in Councils next term. Of high importance is implementing a “resheeting” program for the Shire’s gravel road network estimated to cost $2 million per year for the next 10 years just to bring them up to acceptable standard. Voters should check where prospective Mayoral and Councillor Candidates stand on this issue. In coming months Bates’s bridge near Dalgety will be replaced with a new dual lane concrete structure at a cost of $1 million. The financial viability of the Shire is also of concern, more so now with the tightening up or non availability of grant funding which once contributed significantly towards the cost of infrastructure projects such as bridges and water and sewer upgrades. This viability is also of concern as the storm

clouds of amalgamations gather. We need to approach this problem from a position financial strength and take the hard decisions available to do this and now is a good time to start. The equity of rates, fees and charges need readjustment urgently. The Shire’s grasslands need urgent protection from destruction by serious weed invasion actively assisted by the imposition of the Natural Vegetation Act. Unassisted our native grassland is unable to resist these weeds and will be destroyed as they already have been north of Cooma. I will campaign to have this portion of the act repealed if elected. Finally if elected I will undertake to continue my direct feedback to residents in my frank and “spin free” style through the excellent columns of this publication.

Bob Frost


Bob Frost has been a resident of Snowy River Shire for 12 years. He has served on Snowy River Shire Council for the last four years. Now retired, Bob and his family, came to Jindabyne to manage the Banjo Paterson Hotel following his resignation from the NSW Police where he served for 28 years. With a background as an elite rugby league

player, playing at State and international level, Bob is very supportive of the sporting community. Bob has addressed the issues facing Snowy River communities including traffic chaos and parking management, implementation of the responsibilities resulting from pending changes to the Liquor Licensing Act, alcohol abuse, litter, and health.

Candidate for Snowy River Shire Council, Peter Beer, has nearly 40 years experience in local government, through his employment with councils around NSW. He has lived in Berridale since about 1989, when he was employed by council there. He has a four-year strategy to complete shire projects such as the Super clinic, Berridale civic precinct and Adaminaby beautification. Also to obtain additional finding from State and

Federal governments for shire projects; Improve communication between residents, businesses and the council to build on the unique shire; Promote a strong regional focus for the improvement of tourism, agricultural business, education and community sectors; Improve health, transport, environment and community needs.

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NICK ELLIOTT Nick Elliott believes the best way he “can serve the community is by being as diligent a councillor as possible, concentrating on the main council focus of roads, rates and rubbish.” As a councillor, Nick aims to run a balanced budget to meet this focus. Nick and his wife Marcia who is a teacher at Snowy Mountains Grammar School, live in Jindabyne. They have two sons who have established themselves as adults. A fourth generation member of the community, Nick’s great grandmother Mary Ann Fahey was born near where Crackenback Cottage stands today.

Bush Fire Brigade and generally being an active and engaged citizen. These pursuits have given her much pleasure but also pain, especially when she has encountered bureaucracy which does not deliver for the those it was intended. Local government decisions impact on all our lives – it is her aim to see those decisions make a change for the better.

With a background of 40 years of work experience mostly in marketing the tourism industry which began working for both the Federal and State Governments. Nick has 10 years as Marketing Manager for the Perisher/Smiggins ski resorts, after which he then became the owner/operator of Coffey’s Hotel in Cooma and operator of Horizons Resort in Jindabyne. For a number of years Nick was a partner in a marketing company which undertook projects throughout regional NSW, for Ski USA, the Australian Hotels Association and local Councils. Currently Nick is a member of a

management company running the Jindabyne Holiday Park on behalf of the Snowy River Shire. Nick has a strong commitment to the community. He serves on the Tourism Snowy Mountains Board; is community representative on the Jindabyne Central School Council; served seven years as the regional hotel delegate for the Snowy Mountains to the Australian Hotels Association and is a member of the Jindabyne Chamber of Commerce. He is involved in junior sport, especially through the Jindabyne Rugby Club. Appreciative of the Jindabyne Action Plan portraying the

aspirations of the Jindabyne population and providing direction for the future, Nick would to see similar undertakings for the communities of Berridale, Dalgety and Adaminaby to have their hopes documented for their future direction. “Most importantly,” Nick Elliott said “my aim will be to see the platform provided by past Snowy River Shire councillors such as Leo Barry, one of the visionaries and proponents of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, continued so that we and future generations, continue to live in one of the best parts of Australia.

into the Jindabyne Memorial Hall; • mobile phone coverage in Dalgety; • greater use of Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene for heritage, ecotourism and sightseeing jobs; • the importance of the Snowy River Shire in safeguarding its heritage and • pedestrian safety in the Shire. An enthusiastic skier and frequent visitor to Jindabyne since

the 1980s when Colin invested in a lodge on the Alpine Way, he and his wife Rosemary, decided to spend their retirement in Jindabyne. The couple purchased property on the High Country Estate and became residents two years ago. Prior to moving to Jindabyne, they lived at Bayview in Sydney, where they returned in 2006 following Colin’s 15 years stint as a professor lecturing at Reading University in England. If elected to Council, Colin

Stewart-Beardsley is looking forward to the challenge. He is very conscious of the need to represent the Snowy River Shire as a whole and he is concerned that Adaminaby with 8% to 10% of the voters in the Shire, has not put forward a candidate for election to the Council.

Mr Shumack has also served as deputy mayor for the shire. He has previously stated the challenges local government faces are providing the best possible services with the funds available.

“We have a huge area with a small population and a relatively low rate base, so we need to be very careful how we spend ratepayers’ money” he said. Mr Shumack has been in the area since 1976, when he moved

to the region from Wollongong so he could ski. He has an engineering background, but has spent 20 years running his own business and working in the skiing and hospitality industries.

A 40–year relationship with the Snowy Mountains area turned into a permanent attraction 10 years ago when Tony And his late wife Anne moved to Berridale. Tony originally stood for council because he believed he had the time and the life and business experiences to make a valuable contribution to council. Unfortunately his profile did not make The Monaro Post deadline for this edition.

VOTE No. 1


COLIN STEWART-BEARDSLEY Colin Stewart-Beardsley has more than 40 years’ experience in Australian and overseas financial markets, Colin’s key focus if elected to the Council, will be on the long term financial viability of the Shire which he feels is not sustainable under the projected total borrowings period 2013 – 2022. Other points which he wishes to address include: • the integration of a community centre and library


John Shumack, has nominated for re-election to council on September 8. He said he had learnt a lot from his first two terms as a councillor and can now put that to good use if he is re-elected.

More than 40 year’s experience in Australian and overseas financial markets. Expert focus on the Long Term Financial Viability of The Snowy River Shire. LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS - SEPTEMBER 8th 2012 Written and authorised by Colin Stewart-Beardsley, 5 Sentinel Pl, Jindabyne, NSW 2627.

2012 Local Election  Cooma-Monaro Shire Candidates BRONNIE TAYLOR Ms Taylor has been with the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council for just over two years and is of the belief that it is important for the Council to represent a wide demographic and feels she would be a good advocate, as she listens to the people and wants to represent them in bringing their concerns to the table. Also involved in regular volunteer work, Ms Taylor believes there is still a lot more she can contribute to the community and is keen to keep doing so as she loves Cooma and would be very happy to continue with her role on

the Council. Living on the land with husband, Duncan, Ms Taylor is also well aware of the issues that concern rural landowners. Ms Taylor says that in voting for her in the up-coming elections, people will be casting a vote for a strong voice to represent them, as one who will speak up for the community in the Council.

TONY KALTOUM Mr Kaltoum has clocked up many years with the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council but says he still has plenty of energy to continue to serve the community for another term. Mr Kaltoum loves Cooma and enjoys being involved with the Shire and its people and has a solid record of achievement, especially when it comes to negotiating with the State and Federal Governments on the Shire’s behalf. During his long association with Council, Mr Kaltoum has served four one-year terms


Dean Lynch is a fifth generation grazier producing stud beef cattle. Previously he has owned retail stores and was also a contractor for eight years. He is married with two children. He has had one term as a councillor including 2 1/2 years as Mayor. He believes the Cooma Monaro region is a great place to live and do business but it still has untapped potential to grow and prosper. Exciting projects like the new Learning Centre and the CBD upgrades are projects started by the

A true local, having been born and bred in Cooma, Angie Ingram comes to the table with a number of years of working across the three shires behind her, having been with Bombala Council for the last eight years. Ms Ingram’s particular area is health and she is the current Chair of the HACC committee as well as running the Monaro Rural Health Service. Ms Ingram has also been involved with the health services in Cooma, Bombala and Delegate and is currently working as a registered Nurse at Sir William Hudson Nursing Home here in Cooma. Ms Ingram’s particular interest lies in developing primary health services and access issues and her past record in local

existing Council to help the region prosper and he hopes the newly elected Council are progressive and like minded enough to promote these projects as well as devise new initiatives to keep the momentum going . “I hope residents choose wisely on September 8 because a united Council in conjunction with a united community will have the power to achieve a lot” Mr Lynch said.

DAVID TURNER as Mayor and was a major player in the flood prevention work done on Cooma Creek. He has also been awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow Award with Lions Club International for his dedication to humanitarian service and is a life member of the Cooma Show Society. Mr Kaltoum has brought much to the community but can see more that needs to be done and wants to see Cooma progress even further, intending to work even harder in order to achieve more for the Shire.

ANDREW THALER I moved my family and business to the shire six years ago as we preferred the country environment to that of a city. Since moving here I have been frustrated by the council in my efforts to conduct my business for the whole six years. I have been defamed, slandered and vexatiously targeted by senior staff on the council unnecessarily. I am extremely disappointed of what I see as the lack of opportunities for people in the shire but I believe I have ideas that can improve the workability, amenity and environment of the shire. These ideas would


Mr Turner is a retired Gas and Oil Certified Engineer who has also been a managing director in business with various firms and organisations, a former music festival director, retired farmer and is a currently involved with his son with a firm in Western Australia. Mr Turner, together with fellow candidate Mr Glynn Kay, believes in a fresh approach regarding a number of community issues with a strong focus on effective financial management and business investment in the CoomaMonaro Shire. Mr Turner’s

government highlights her ability to demonstrate a planned approach to the development of community infrastructure that will support quality of life. Ms Ingram is also looking at encouraging a broader economic base and would like to create an environment behind it aimed at exposing new opportunities within the region, having the leadership and management skills in managing the resources to meet the organisation’s goals and objectives. Now living on the land, Ms Ingram has become more involved with the issues facing the rural industry and has a good understanding of what rural landholders are dealing with on a daily basis.

GLYNN KAY key issues are to freeze rates, cut Council red tape, remove Dump fees and fix the Shires roads and footpaths. He also believes an effective financial management plan will go a long way toward curbing unnecessary Council fees and charges. Mr Turner would like to implement all-round change within the Council’s culture.

A former Electrical Engineer and Wool Classer, Mr Kay is now self employed as a manufacturer of commercial outdoor furniture and sheds and as with his fellow candidate, Mr David Turner, Mr Kay is focused on bringing change to Council’s culture and to freezing Council rates and charges, many of which both Mr Kay and Mr Turner see as excessive. Mr Kay would also like to bring in a more realistic economic plan, viable governance practices and social fairness and

transparency in Council operations and feels this can be achieved through a team with strong values, vibrant vision and a dedicated belief that the community comes first!


make the shire a better place to live, work and raise a family. I am an electrical fitter tradesman who specialises in recycling and resource conservation. I have owned and operated businesses over the last 20 years, starting my contracting business when I was 19. I have a young family and intentions of staying with the area and allow my kids to grow up here. (From Mr Thaler’s candidate profile on NSW Electoral Commission website.)

I have been a resident of Michelago since 2004. I moved out from Canberra after 20 years of operating small businesses. I am an ex-RAF pilot who emigrated to Australia in 1973 to take over the management of a commercial ski lodge, The Silver Brumby in Thredbo. I was a founding member of the Michelago Region Community Association in 2005 and President of the Colinton Rural Fire Brigade for three years where I am still an active member. I maintain my interest in aviation through operating a flying school, Alpine Aviation Australia. I stood for Council in 2008 to represent the concerns of residents in the electorate who were seeking fair and equitable consideration for rural ratepayers. My platform also included issues around climate change, water flows and water quality in our rivers, the environment and

biodiversity, land zoning and planning policies and sustainable development. It has been an interesting, challenging and, at times, frustrating but, more often, rewarding experience. I believe that the past four years have seen Council take very positive steps in addressing many of the issues that were raised. Council has addressed climate change through adopting the aspirational target of 50/50 by 2020; it is the first council in NSW to draw up an integrated 30 year Water and Wastewater Strategic Planning Strategy for the shire allowing for growth both in Cooma and in the outlying villages whilst protecting water quality and security of supply; the draft Local Environment Plan should be out for public comment in the near future; the Cooma Central Business District Plan has been endorsed and improvements have already commenced (Centennial Park,

trees and footpath restoration); and Council has adopted its Community Strategic Plan after widespread consultation with the community on future directions and needs. Council has also been a strong supporter of submissions to the NSW and Federal Governments for increased funding for rural roads many of which are in poor condition. Council currently lacks the resources to maintain its roads to a desirable standard and extreme weather events have made the task all the more difficult. Unfortunately, not all worthy projects succeed. The CoomaConnector commuter bus that commenced service in February this year has been withdrawn due to inadequate patronage. I will continue to lobby government to provide a publicly-funded service between Cooma and Canberra. On the bright side, the formation of the Arts and Cultural Activities

Committee, bringing together the diverse arts organisations in the shire, and the CoomaMonaro Tourism Advisory Committee have created fresh opportunities for staging cultural events in Cooma and the district, plans already on the drawing board. These will attract many more visitors and bring associated benefits. I am standing for re-election as I believe that these initiatives need to continue in order to achieve greater benefits for Cooma-Monaro ratepayers and residents into the future.If reelected, I will continue to work hard to achieve outcomes that are in the best interests of the community.

2012 Local Election  Cooma-Monaro Shire Candidates STEPHEN ALLEN


The owner and operator of Cromwell House, Mr Allen was born and raised in Cooma and despite spending some years away from town during his career, Mr Allen still calls Cooma home. During his 10 years as an officer with the Federal Police, Mr Allen spent time in Sydney, Perth, on Christmas Island and in Cyprus. Following his retirement from the Force, Mr Allen entered the private sector where he worked in sales and marketing. He also spent six years overseas and on his return, owned and managed two successful

Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Charles Sturt University as well as Degrees in Agronomy, Mr Lloyd has opted to run for a seat on the Council as he feels his business and rural background would be a worthy asset to the Shire. One of Mr Lloyd’s key concerns is the growth in the local business district and he would like to be instrumental in encouraging the development of more business and industry in Cooma which would create more opportunities for the local workforce here in town, as opposed to locals having to travel further afield for employment. Married with one child, Mr Lloyd is employed as an Agronomist at CRT Cooma Rural and he would like to encourage more action

businesses in Sydney, which he sold just prior to moving back to Cooma a year ago. Back in town, Mr Allen purchased one of Cooma’s historic homes to open a Bed and Breakfast inn and has slowly been restoring it over the last eight months. Mr Allen is pleased to be running for election as he has always been a Cooma local at heart and believes he would be a valuable addition to the Council.



With a Certificate IV in Complex Public Sector Procurements, Certificate III in Training and Presentations, 20 years in the RAAF, five years with Telstra and 16 years in Federal Public Service, Mr Perkins is a solid candidate for election to the CoomaMonaro Shire Council. Mr Perkins is very community focused and believes he has the drive and ability to see things through to the end. He is experienced and trained in working with public funds, has a very high work ethic and great people skills at all levels of society.

On completing his schooling in Cooma in 1979, Mr Mitchell spent a year at university followed by another 12 months working at an ink factory in Sydney before moving to the Northern Territory for a few years. He then returned to Cooma where he worked on a property for Bruce Haslingden. Mr Mitchell married in 1988 and began shearing, which he did for the next 10 years and bought a property in Peak View, which he sold when he bought “Gaerloch in Countegany on which he runs around 7000 Merino sheep today. Mr Mitchell comes from a community-minded family which is what encouraged him to run for election to

Mr Perkins is also focused on improving lifestyles in all demographics, right across the Shire.

in managing the noxious weeds around the district, hence his support for the Yamaha remote controlled helicopter program which offers a whole new approach to property owners in relation to weeds on their lands. Mr Lloyd’s other main concern is seeing to the protection of the Cooma saleyards. If elected, Mr Lloyd intends to work with the other councillors, rather than against them, when it comes to discussing and finalising items before the Council as he feels that this is the best way to achieve a better outcome and, in the long run, will be more beneficial for the Shire.

Mr Corbett was born in Queensland but moved south during his childhood, arriving in Cooma 1958. Self employed for 30 years in the automotive field, Mr Corbett has also worked three days per week for the last five years at Cooma H Hardware and as a part time handyman at Cottle House. Also a member of the CoomaMonaro Historic Auto Club Mr Corbett was elected Citizen of the Year in 2012. Now in semi retirement, he feels he can contribute more to the community and would like to become more involved. Being new to such a role, Mr Corbett

the future of the current generation but for the next one as well. “I am concerned about the future of this Shire and the future of my grandchildren here in Cooma” Mr Mondello said. With a wide range of experience, Mr Mondello believes he has much to contribute to the Shire and to the town of Cooma and feels he has the support of the community in his aspirations to become a member of the CoomaMonaro Shire Council.

feels that should he be elected, it would be a bit of a learning curve but feels he is definitely up for the job. He is also hoping to bring more unity to the Council through working closer with the local community. Mr Corbett believes community feedback is important and is keen to explore ways to expand tourism in Cooma, especially in looking at ways to keep them in town for a little while rather than have them only passing through on their way to the national parks and snowfields.

DENIS STARRS the Council. He believes in nurturing the community you live in to become what you would like it to be and he likes living on the Monaro. He would also like to put something back into the community and is keen to see more done with rural roads and weed control. Mr Mitchell is focused on tourism and also arts, due to his mother having been involved with the Raglan Gallery. Mr Mitchell is keen to support tourism to the region as he feels the Monaro has great potential, being one of the foremost producers of wool in the world, and thinks this could possibly be highlighted as a district promotion for tourism.

Denis Starrs has been attending meetings of Cooma-Monaro Shire Council for the past eight years, not as a councillor, but an interested observer. A former compositor and newspaper correspondent, Denis is now a grazier, raising sheep and cattle on his property at Jerangle. He is a member of the Jerangle Progress association and also the former Jerangle Road Users Group. He was a member of the former Rural Lands Protection Authority board of directors. He has nominated to


IGNAZIO MONDELLO Mr Mondello has been resident in Cooma for 45 years. He has raised his family in the Shire and is now enjoying being a grandfather. Having previously stood for election to the Council, Mr Mondello has decided to stand again as he believes he can make a solid contribution and feels he can see where management practices within Council operations could benefit from improvements. He would like to see the Shire grow and become a happier place to live, work and play, not only for


I am standing for election to continue representing all the ratepayers and residents of Cooma-Monaro Shire. I have been a Councillor since 1991 and in that time have never lost sight of the fact that I have been elected to represent the people not the Council itself. I have always believed that the CMSC should be far more efficient and userfriendly. I believe that we need to focus on efficiency and keeping increases in our rates, fees and charges to the minimum. I have been very concerned with the poor quality of our rural roads since the seasons have improved and I believe that we need to put more

resources into rectifying this situation. People in Cooma are particularly concerned about the poor state of the footpaths in the CBD and the residential areas. All ratepayers are concerned about the amount of rates, fees and charges that they have to pay and they need to be confident that their money is being put to good use and not wasted by poor decisions of Council. I have always believed that if a common sense approach is used and the basics are done with a view to efficiency and delivery of good services, the majority of people would be happy with our Council.

represent the people at the northern end of the shire, which he believes in the growth are of the shire ‘if council will allow it”. Mr Starrs would like to see more development in and around Michelago and also more people able to build and live on their rural land. He is concerned that since the removal of wards in the shire, rural people don’t get a fair representation and would like to add his voice to their concerns at council.

2012 Local Election  DEREK GLOVER

If successful in the coming Council elections, Mr Glover plans to represent the views of the wider community, many of who are struggling to cope with the constant barrage of regular increases in rates, basic living expenses and household bills. Involved in the Bombala community with the Ratepayers Association, Bombala and District Development Association (BADDA), Snowy Monaro Business Enterprise Centre and the Men’s Shed, Mr Glover comes to the table with previous experience

in large and small business as well as health service management. Mr Glover feels the new Council should be concerned with issues such as the declining Shire population, the number of vacant commercial premises. Providing alternative employment opportunities to the Mill and securing Bombala’s water supply.

Diane Hampshire

Having owned and operated successful businesses in the past, Ms Hampshire of Bombala feels the experience has left her with a good understanding of how important good leadership and common sense are when applied to decision making. Years spent working in the nursing field have also impacted, revealing the value of openness, honesty and dependability as well as the rewards of being part of a team. Ms Hampshire believes these experiences have given her an excellent

grounding in what is required to represent the community at local government level and should she be successful in gaining a seat on the Council she will be asking for more transparency in Council’s dealing with the ratepayers.

Paul Gimbert

Candidate for the 2012 council elections, Paul Gimbert, has already served one term as a councillor. Paul was born in Newcastle and also spent time living in the Lake Illawarra area. He was drafted in the Australian Army under the National Service scheme in 1966, but did not serve overseas. Following this he worked as a professional fisherman, fishing between Newcastle and Eden.

Then in the 1980’s Paul thought it was time for a change and bought property at Nungatta. Since then he has spent time working at Cambalong and he and his wife Alison operated the cafe formerly next to the Imperial Hotel for five years. Although he has not been a ratepayer in the Bombala Local Government area all of this time, Paul said Bombala had been his base for more than 30 years.

Steve Goodyer

Long time Bombala resident and councillor for 16 years, Steve Goodyer, will be standing for council election again this month. Steve has lived in Bombala for 44 years and has been a local business owner (Linga Longa Coffee Lounge) for the past 10 years. He is currently employed with Monaro Logging Pty Ltd as Finance and Administration Manager and has been in that position

since 2001. Prior to that he was manager of Prime Pine Pty Ltd (now Willmott Timbers Pty Ltd). Steve said he enjoyed his involvement with council. “I enjoy the challenges of being a councillor and being part of a team that can help shape the future of this area,” he said.

Bombala Shire Candidates

William Bateman

A member of the Native Animal Network Association and with an Associate Diploma in Applied Mathematics, Mr Bateman is also familiar with local government, having served almost two full terms as a Shire Councillor with the Tallaganda Shire Council, which included one year as Deputy Mayor. Mr Bateman also has 25 .years experience with the NSW State Emergency Service, including critical incident management at the Thredbo Land Slip incident and in road rescue on the Kings Highway.

Mr Bateman’s community involvement includes several years as the Secretary to the Braidwood Show Society, regional Firearms licensing Examiner and Native Animal Welfare Worker. “I believe I have the necessary skills to help manage community affairs in a responsible manner.” Mr Bateman said recently. Mr Bateman also believes that a strong and financially prudent local Council is necessary to provide the degree of local services required to maintain a good and vibrant community.

Christopher Philbrick Also of Bombala, Mr Philbrick holds a Bachelor of Law and has lived in several different part of Australia, so he can appreciate the great environmental and economic benefits that the Bombala/ Delegate area has to offer. Mr Philbrick believes that any development must take into account the impact on the environment, Council infrastructure and agriculture, which is still the predominant industry for the area. “We live in an area of significant environmental and historical interest that needs to be preserved and developed in a sensitive manner.”

Mr Philbrick would also like to see more transparency in Council’s dealings and actions and that they must be accountable to the community. Mr Philbrick would also like to see a greater profile for Bombala/ Delegate, noting the area is within a 12 hour drive of 70% of the Australian population yet many have never heard of it. The area’s proximity to the south coast and the snowfields is a major advantage that needs to be highlighted and Mr Philbrick would like to encourage sensitive tourism development as well as maintenance of the agricultural base.

Brad Yelds

Local farmer, Brad Yelds, is standing for re-election to Bombala Shire Council. Brad, 38, and his wife Lauren have three daughters. He was born in Bombala and has lived here his whole life, except for three short periods, when he attended the Canberra Grammar School, moved to Perth mining and spent time overseas in England and Africa. As manager of the family

farm, Brad said he was well aware of the financial difficulties faced by many in the district. He recognises the importance of community consultation as a councillor. “I place great value in the community spirit of our district and this community needs to be aware of and their views considered in the development of policies impacting on their future,” he said.

Joe Ingram

Mr Ingram is standing for a fourth term on Bombala Shire Council. He has a small farming background and is employed by Essential Energy. He wants to see the shire continue with good financial management and work to improve the rural roads and then maintain them. He would also like to develop an ‘idea’ to attract more people to Bombala during winter.

He is pleased with the development of the new timber mill and is hopeful that may mean more local jobs. He also wants to see local businesses surviving and thriving, plus work towards improving some of the shire’s infrastructure, such as sewerage systems. He believes sound financial management is important to the longevity and success of the shire.

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kitchen, have outgrown our the budget required for this, Election Day espresso school grounds. The coffee and cake stall needs”, said Cathy Toohey, and we need the support of and cake stall.

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will be operating from 8.30am until 1pm (although polling closes at 6pm). “Lambie Street provides a wonderful early learning centre for Cooma families, but the facilities for children, including the bathrooms and

Preschool Director. “We’re really excited about building extension plans recently approved, that will enhance the children’s preschool environment. The parents and school community have already raised a significant amount of

our local community to raise the rest”, Cathy said. “So PLEASE, come and vote at Lambie Street on September 8th and make your vote count twice! Vote AND help the preschool nurture our youngest people!” Cathy said.

Suzanne Haslingden As a result of her varied work commitments, representations and her studies, Ms Haslingden, of Bombala, believes that she is in an ideal position to be able to recognise and represent the needs of the local community. Ms Haslingden has been involved in several committees and groups, plus community and educational groups and feels she has a wealth of experience to bring to the role of Councillor and is hoping to gain the opportunity to put her considerable talents and

experience to good use. Through her varied commitments, her representations and her studies, Ms Haslingden believes she is in a good position to recognise and represent the needs of our local community.

Alan Gillespie-Jones Mr Gillespie-Jones and his wife have lived in the Bombala district since 2006, having bought the historic “North Burnima” property where they run an Angus herd. A former solicitor of 37 years, Mr GillespieJones has had extensive experience in property law including commercial leases and property development. The Gillespie-Jones’ have four adult children and have had a lot of community involvement. Mr GillespieJones has coached and umpired junior sport for a number of years and, having chosen the region

as home, is passionate about Bombala and the surrounding district. Mr Gillespie-Jones would like to see a Council that can provide efficient basic services and also provide leadership and inspiration and believes his background and experience in business and his legal skills could be very useful to Council to achieve these goals.

Bob Stewart

Bob Stewart has been President for Bombala Shire Council for eight years and on council since 1995. If elected, it will be his fifth term on council. He believes during the last term, the biggest achievement was getting the upgrade to Tasco mill – a big project and going along well. This should be in operation late this year, or early next year. Another achievement was

obtaining funding for sealing the Snowy River Way – a great project for the council. Mr Stewart believes the key to success is keeping a good financial balance sheet – meeting the general challenges of council “That’s where we should be heading – keeping the finances right will give good results in the future. “Good management decisions will give us good results”, Mr Stewart said.

Polling places Polling booths will be open from 8am until 6pm on polling day.

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Cooma-Monaro Shire Cooma Public School Cooma North Public School Cooma Hospital Lambie Street Preschool Bredbo Public School Michelago Public School Nimmitabel Public School Numeralla Public School

Snowy River Shire Adaminaby Pubic School Berridale Community Centre Cooma Public School Dalgety Public School Jindabyne Mmeorial Hall Perisher Valley NPWS Office Thredbo Memorial Centre



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6.00 Humf. 6.10 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.25 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Paralympics. Day 8. 11.00 Marngrook Footy Show. (PG) 12.00 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 12.05 Gruen Planet. 12.45 The League Of Gentlemen. (M)

6.00 Humf. 6.10 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.25 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Paralympics. Day 9. 11.00 Pineapple Dance Studios: Launch. (PG) 11.25 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 11.30 Portlandia. (M) 11.55 Friday Night Lights. (PG)

6.00 Humf. 6.10 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.25 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Paralympics. Day 10. 11.00 Ladies And Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones. (PG) 11.55 Kane & Disabled. Final. (PG) 12.05 Metal Evolution: Glam Metal. (M)

6.00 Humf. 6.10 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.25 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Paralympics. Day 11. May include: athletics; football 7-a-side; wheelchair rugby. 11.00 Randling. (M) 11.30 Anatomy Of Prejudice. (M) 12.20 Deadwood. (MA15+)

6.00 Children’s. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dr Who. (PG) 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Dawn Porter Goes Lesbian. (M) 9.25 Tropfest. (M) 9.30 Rake. (M) 10.25 Pineapple Dance Studios. (PG) 10.50 The Roast. 10.55 Kill It, Cut It, Use It. (PG) 11.50 Breaking Bad. (PG) 12.35 London Live.

6.00 Children’s. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dr Who. (PG) 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Good Game. 9.00 Archer. (M) 9.20 Tropfest. (PG) 9.30 Dr Who. 10.20 Orchids: My Intersex Adventure. (M) 11.15 The Roast. 11.20 Metal Evolution: Thrash. (M) 12.05 Kill It, Cut It, Use It. (PG) 12.55 London Live.


6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.30 Vampire Knight. (PG) Surrounded by his servants, Rido drinks their blood. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.30 Kaitangata Twitch. Meredith realises the island is about to bite back. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stay Tuned. 7.30 Prank Patrol. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Splatalot. 8.30 Good Game: SP. Hex, Bajo and robot Darren look at the latest in the Australian video game scene. 8.55 Bugged. 9.00 Close.

6.25 Splatalot. 6.50 You’re Skitting Me. 7.15 Dukes Of Broxstonia. 7.25 Good Game: SP. 7.50 News On 3. 7.55 Adventures Of Figaro Pho. New series. 8.05 Vampire Knight. (PG) 8.30 Astro Boy. 8.50 Voltron. After a young Drule pilot crashes during training exercises. 9.10 Close.

6.20 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Splatalot. 7.25 The Avengers. 7.50 News On 3. 7.55 The 99. (PG) 8.15 Fruits Basket. (PG) 8.40 Ouran High School Host Club. (PG) The host club and some of the customers visit a beach. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.30 Sadie J. Sadie is the only girl in an all-boy house and her journey from tomboy to girly-girl is not going to be easy. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.30 Pixelface. 9.00 Close.


6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Rosemary & Thyme. (PG) An ancient yew tree is the focus of a new mystery when a man is found impaled to the trunk by an arrow. 9.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 10.40 Rising Damp. (PG) 11.10 The Bill. (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Royal. (PG) 8.30 Lewis. (M) When a teenage girl is found wandering naked on the Oxford plains, Lewis and Hathaway narrow down the suspects. 10.40 Rising Damp. (PG) 11.10 The Bill. (M) 12.20 Kojak. (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Nicki Chapman helps a couple of hoteliers find their perfect retirement home. 9.30 Escape To The Country. 10.45 Homes Under The Hammer.

6.30 Down To Earth. (PG) 7.45 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.45 Inspector Morse. (1988) (M) A body is found in Oxford canal and the only clue to its identity is a connection with one of the colleges. 11.00 Black Sheep Squadron. (PG) 12.00 Movie: White Line Fever. (1975) (PG)

6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Dealers Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 60 Minute Makeover. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 The Lakes. 12.20 Movie: Behind The Rising Sun. (1943) (PG)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Waking The Dead. (M) 9.40 Criminal Minds. (M) 10.40 Criminal Minds. (M) 11.40 Miniseries: Catherine Cookson’s The Rag Nymph. (1997) (M) 12.45 Kojak. (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG) 8.10 Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em. (PG) 8.50 Billy Connolly’s Route 66. (PG) 9.50 New Reclaimers. New. (PG) 10.50 Property Ladder. New. (PG) 11.50 Digging Deep. New.


6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Swamp Men. (PG) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 10.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M)

6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Swamp People. (PG) 8.30 Turtleman. (PG) 9.30 Operation Repo. (M) 10.00 Operation Repo. (M) 11.00 Jail. (M) 11.30 Bear Swamp Recovery. (M) 12.00 Gene Simmons Family Jewels. (PG)

6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Football. AFL. Finals Series. Week 1. 11.00 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 11.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 12.00 Blokesworld. (MA15+) 12.30 Unsolved Mysteries. (M)

6.00 My Name Is Earl. (PG) Darnell, Joy and the kids are given new identities as Hasidic Jews by the Witness Protection Program. Earl is determined to give Joy another shot at “Estrada or Nada”. 6.30 Football. AFL. Finals Series. Week 1. 11.00 Unsolved Mysteries. (M)

6.00 Movie: Meet The Robinsons. (2007) Voices of Daniel Hansen, Wesley Singerman. 8.00 Movie: The Wild. (2006) Voices of Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo. 9.40 Movie: The Chronicles Of Riddick. (2004) (M) Vin Diesel, Colm Feore.

6.00 ’70s Show. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) 9.00 American Dad! (M) 9.30 Family Guy. (PG) 10.00 Family Guy. (M) 11.00 American Dad! (PG) 11.30 American Dad! (PG) 12.00 Gene Simmons Family Jewels. (PG) 12.30 Miami Vice. (M)

6.00 ’70s Show. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 8.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.30 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 10.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M)


6.00 Top Gear USA. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.30 Anger Management. (M) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.30 Movie: Clerks. (1994) (M) 11.30 Fringe. (AV15+) 12.30 Conan. (M)

6.00 Top Gear USA. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 The Block NZ. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Be Cool. (2005) (M) 12.00 Eclipse. (PG) 12.30 Conan. (M)

7.30 Movie: The Goonies. (1985) (PG) Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman. A group of children searches for hidden pirate treasure with the help of an old map. 10.00 Movie: Orphan. (2009) (AV15+) Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman. 12.30 Conan. (M)

6.30 Movie: Space Chimps. (2008) (PG) Voices of Andy Samberg, Stanley Tucci, Jeff Daniels. 8.10 Movie: Lost In Space. (1998) (PG) Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers. 10.50 The Beer Factor. 11.20 Glory Daze. New series. (M) 12.10 Conan. (M)

6.00 Big Brother. (PG) 6.30 Prehistoric Park: Supercroc. (PG) 7.30 16 And Pregnant. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Hostage. (2005) (M) Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Jonathan Tucker. 12.00 Chuck. (M)

6.00 Top Gear USA. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Mad Max. (1979) (AV15+) Mel Gibson, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Steve Bisley, Joanne Samuel. 11.30 Nikita. (AV15+) 12.30 Alcatraz. (AV15+)

6.00 Top Gear USA. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Block NZ. 8.30 Don’t Tell The Bride UK. (M) 9.30 Movie: Clueless. (1995) (M) 11.30 South Park. (MA15+) 12.00 South Park. (MA15+) 12.30 Alcatraz. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Border Force. (PG) 8.30 Garrow’s Law. New series. (M) After losing his first case defending a highway robber, an idealistic barrister is instructed to defend a servant accused of killing her own child. 9.45 Silent Witness. (AV15+) 11.00 Law & Order. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Animal Hoarding. (PG) 8.30 Embarrassing Fat Bodies. (M) 9.30 Super Nanny. (M) 10.30 My Strange Addiction. (PG) 11.00 My Strange Addiction. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00 Flashpoint. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Last Samurai. (2003) (M) Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton, Billy Connolly. 11.45 Friends. (PG) 12.15 Psychic TV. (PG)

7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) The search for Mac continues. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) After a cleaner dies after falling into a jellyfish tank during a charity dinner, the team suspects a life-insurance policy may prove to be the key to the investigation. 10.30 Dallas. (M) 11.25 The Guardian. (M)

6.30 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Customs. (PG) 8.30 Movie: John Grisham’s The Gingerbread Man. (1998) (M) Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr. 10.50 Sensing Murder. (M) 11.50 Friends. (PG) 12.20 Movie: In The Cool Of The Day. (1963) (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Sea Patrol UK. (PG) 8.30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. (PG) 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (M) 10.30 Hoarders. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00 The Guardian. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 To The Manor Born. 8.00 To The Manor Born. 8.30 The Closer. (M) 9.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 10.30 House Husbands. (PG) 11.30 Law & Order. (M) 12.30 Friends. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Megafactories: Learjet. (PG) 8.30 Burn Notice. (M) 9.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (AV15+) 10.30 Prison Break. (M) 11.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 12.00 Omnisport. 12.30 NASCAR Sprint Cup. AdvoCare 500. Qualifying.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fishing. (PG) 8.30 Movie: United 93. (2006) (M) J.J. Johnson, Gary Commock, Polly Adams, Trish Gates. 10.45 Before The Game. (PG) 11.45 M*A*S*H. (PG) 12.15 Fear Factor. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Frontiers Of Construction: The Big Dig. 8.30 Movie: Me, Myself & Irene. (2000) (M) Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger, Robert Forster. 10.55 Gabriel Iglesias: I’m Not Fat…I’m Fluffy. (M) 12.55 Shark U. (PG)

6.00 Places We Go. 6.30 Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG) 7.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) Join dedicated police officers as they patrol the streets of the US. 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Italian Grand Prix. Qualifying. 11.30 48 Hours. (M)

6.00 Fishing Expedition Amazonia. (PG) 6.30 Trick My Truck. (PG) 7.00 Trick My Truck. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fishing. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Shaft. (2000) (M) Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale. 10.40 48 Hours. (M) 11.40 Ross Kemp: Return To Afghanistan. (M) 12.40 LA Hardhats. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Carl Barron Live. (M) 10.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 10.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Italian Grand Prix. 12.30 Australian Rally Championship. Targa West Tarmac Rally. Replay.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. 7.30 Undercover Boss USA. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Poker Showdown. (M) 10.30 Can Of Worms. (M) 11.40 Better Off Ted. (PG) 12.10 Fear Factor. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Simpsons. 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 10.00 Cleveland Show. (M) 10.30 King Of The Hill. (PG) 11.00 King Of The Hill. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 Star Trek: The Next Generation. 9.30 Star Trek: The Next Generation. 10.30 Star Trek: The Next Generation. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Glee. (PG) 8.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (PG) 9.10 Excused. New. (PG) 9.40 America’s Next Top Model. (PG) 10.40 Puberty Blues. (M) 11.40 Sex & The City. (MA15+)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.00 I Will Survive. (PG) 8.00 I Will Survive. (PG) 9.00 Don’t Tell The Bride. (PG) 10.00 Don’t Tell The Bride. (PG) 11.00 The Loop. (PG) 11.30 Hot 30. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. 8.30 Simpsons. 9.00 Futurama. 9.30 Cleveland Show. (M) 10.00 Bob’s Burgers. (M) 10.30 Wilfred. (MA15+) 11.00 The Office. (PG) 12.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.00 Raising Hope. (PG) 8.30 Dollhouse. (M) 9.30 Dollhouse. (M) 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.00 Frasier. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 New Girl. (PG) 9.00 Friends With Benefits. 9.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (PG) 10.00 The GC. (M) 10.30 Melrose Place. (M) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)


6.00 Global Village: In The Shadow Of Ganesh. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 Insight. 8.30 The Bridge. New series. (M) 9.35 Movie: The Time That Remains. (2009) (M) 11.35 Movie: Queens. (2005) (M)

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 Dateline. 8.30 The Secret War On Terror. (PG) Part 1 of 2. 9.30 Movie: My Father’s Guests. (2010) (M) 11.15 Movie: Chinaman. (2005) (M) 12.55 WeatherWatch.

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour. Final. 7.30 Allergy Planet. 8.30 Tropic Of Capricorn: Namibia To Botswana. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 9.30 Movie: Delhi-6. (2009) (M) 12.00 Movie: Citizen Dog. (2004) (M)

6.00 Designer People. (PG) 6.30 Made In Spain. 7.00 Soccer. FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Semi-final. Highlights. 8.00 Soccer. FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Final. 10.30 Movie: Anatomy. (2000) (AV15+) 12.15 Movie: Anatomy 2. (2003) (AV15+)

6.10 Unbeatable Banzuke. 6.40 Iron Chef. 7.30 The Hotel. (PG) 8.30 Disfarmer: A Portrait Of America. 9.30 SOS. (M) 10.30 Movie: Persona. (1966) (M) Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson. 12.00 WeatherWatch.

6.00 Living Black. 6.40 Come Dine With Me: Greece. 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG) 8.30 Lulu: The Bankrobber’s Wife. (M) 9.30 The World Game. 10.30 MXC. (M) 10.55 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 11.25 Movie: The Dinner Guest. (2007) (PG)

6.00 Globe Trekker. 6.35 Come Dine With Me. 7.30 Lost Worlds: Riddles Of The Sphinx. 8.30 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Champ’s. Highlights. 9.30 Movie: At World’s End. (2009) (M) 11.20 Movie: Deadline. (2001) (M)



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Urgent action on native veg environmental outcomes, minimising costs to the NSW economy and easing the pressure on farming communities.” Mr Rowntree said that feedback from NSW Farmers’ grassroots members around the state was clear: “The regulations under review fall short of delivering outcomes that give us confidence in the process.” Members also rejected fundamental aspects of the act including the way development proposals are assessed and determined. NSW Farmers is calling for three key changes to be made to the act: · changing the definition of broad scale clearing and removing references to groundcover · abolishing property vegetation plans and implementing regional plans which set boundaries for environmental management and · balancing protection of the environment against the social and economic benefits of productive agriculture.

Plan hazard reduction burns “Remember to notify your neighbours and local fire authority 24 hours before starting a hazard reduction burn. “The NSW RFS are happy to help people plan and conduct safe hazard reduction burns ensuring the safety of both landowners’ property and the broader community. “Members can also provide advice on fire permits, hazard reduction certificates, environmental approvals and weather forecasts. “Every landholder has a responsibility to prevent fire spreading to other properties and there can be serious consequences for the person who started the fire. “The first priority should always be safety, so never conduct a burn if conditions are not suitable. There are alternatives to burning including hand clearing, mowing, or slashing areas around key assets on the property,” Mr Nichols said.


Small yarding, comparable prices

Ewes Anthony Guthrie, Eld, 25, $66; P & J Lette, MLP, 15, $61; SG Tozer, Lmk, 29, $58; R Mc Paul, Lmk, 7, $58; Wallace & McQueen, MLP, 2, $56; Noel Watson, Eld, 15, $51. Store sheep NA & M & P Lette, Eld, 28, 1st X ewe lambs, Aug/Sept 2011 drop, March shn, $85; LN Clarke, Lmk, 66, M/ewes, 1yr, o/shears, Manawa Bld, $62.


Ph: 6452 2412 Fax: 6452 1537 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma NSW 2630

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945 1171 1096 1055 1051 1040 1015 966 913 828 550 524 440 545

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Lambs SG Tozer, Lmk, 13, $78; T & J Longeran, MLP, 22, $78;

Store crossbred lambs Murdoch, Bibbenluke, MLP, 16, $50; Olimor P/L, BC, 10, $45; Jm & RJ Whyman, BC, 19, $40


Wethers PJ Bodycott, BC, 25, $73; PJ Bodycott, BC, 8, $64; PJ Allen, MLP, 3, $60; Spring Ponds, MLP, 18, $54.



NQ & M & P Letter, Eld, 12, $75; Green Bros, BC, 10 $75; DC & S Scarlett, MLP, 11, $74; SL & BJ Manning, MLP, 35, $71; Curry Flat Past Co, MLP, 42, $70; Noel Watson, Eld, 29, $69; BS Osborne, Lmk, 16, $61; LA Miners, BC, 18, $64; D & K McPaul, BC, 26, $51; NA & M & P Letter, Eld, 7, $50; JM & RJ Whyman, BC, 33, $48; Vanglen Services, Eld, 26, $42.


Cooma Associated Agents yarded and sold a small, end-ofwinter yarding of 800XB lambs and 400 mixed sheep at Cooma on August 27. A good line up of butchers operated, considering the limited numbers on offer. The market was comparable to recent price trends for the old season lambs with mostly light and trade weights penned. Local restockers were active on first cross ewe lambs and young Merino ewes.

strategic programs that also includes ground baiting and trapping to target dogs across the whole landscapes and land tenures. There are programs, a mix of ground and aerial, managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service and Forests NSW that tie in with these landholder driven programs. “Without the cooperation of the local wild dog associations, consisting of landholders and public land managers, aerial baiting programs such as these ones wouldn’t be successful. It is their local knowledge that ensures effort is targeted at the correct ridge or drainage line wild dogs travel. “Following aerial baiting it is critical that producers continue to report wild dog activity to the LHPA as soon as possible, as this will assist in assessing the effectiveness and to enable follow up programs to be implemented to capitalise on reduced populations from the aerial baiting.” Local LHPAs have responsibility for coordinating wild dog management and providing advice and support to landholders to enable them to meet their obligations under the Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 and Pest Control Order. At a state level, the LHPA works closely with the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Invasive Species Unit on ensuring cooperation between agencies involved in wild dog management in NSW. For more information on wild dog control contact your local LHPA office.

The Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (LHPA) have recently completed coordination of another successful phase of the wild dog programs, in conjunction with landholders, land managers and other agencies. LHPA Project Manager for Pests, Tim Seears, said the programs are part of the LHPA’s efforts to assist landholders manage wild dogs and their impacts. “As a result of improved seasonal conditions, wild dogs are becoming an emerging issue for many NSW landholders in areas not having had wild dog impacts in recent years and the LHPA is committed to assisting them manage the problem,” he said. “Wild dog activity has been reported in 11 of the 14 LHPA districts over the past four months. “In response, over the same period since 1 May, local LHPAs have supplied over 243,000 baits to accredited landholders for wild dog control and over 505,000 baits issued for fox control.” Mr Seears said several local LHPAs recently coordinated aerial baiting programs, in conjunction with wild dog associations and other agencies, as a broad scale approach targeting wild dogs in remote and inaccessible locations. “The 2012 aerial baiting program involved over 85,000 baits being dropped along 2,643 kilometres of flight path across 509 properties. “The aerial baiting is one part of


Out of control hazard reduction burns have resulted in 8 Grassland fires in the past 3 weeks in the Monaro RFS area, leaving NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer firefighters to extinguish the fast moving fires. NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) Fire Mitigation Officer, Fred Nichols is advising landholders and managers to ensure they are well prepared before burning off on their property. “Following a lot of heavy rain in the area we are faced with high fuel loads that present a very real fire risk when hazard reduction burns are not conducted safely. “The Service encourages landholders to be proactive in reducing fuel loads on their property, but more importantly we want people to conduct hazard reduction burns safely and legally,” said Fred. “For hazard reduction burning to be safe and effective, residents need to take weather conditions and forecasts into consideration.


Co-ordination key in wild dog programs


NSW Farmers’ Association has called on the NSW Government to make a clear commitment to urgently amend the Native Vegetation Act in a submission on the regulation review. The association said without a clear commitment to urgently amend the act, its members could not support the proposed reforms to the regulations because they were one of the biggest impediments to sustainable food and fibre production in NSW. NSW Farmers’ native vegetation spokesperson, Mr Cameron Rowntree, said farmers took their role as custodians of the land seriously and took pride in producing food and fibre. “But we are all losing patience with the softly, softly approach of this government and we need them to sit up and take notice,” he said. “The current act is the product of an ideological debate about tree clearing not about the active management of our natural resources. “We need urgent legislative changes to refocus the native vegetation framework on achieving


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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES EQUITY DIVISION - PROBATE LIST After 14 days from publication of this notice an application for Probate of the Will dated 15 June 2012 of JOYCE PHYLLIS COOMBER, late of Adaminaby, will be made by Trevor Coomber. Creditors are required to send particulars of their claims upon her Estate to Last and Maxwell, Solicitors, Barristers, Conveyancers and Notaries, 12 Bombala Street, Cooma NSW 2630.


COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE PLANNING PROPOSAL AMENDMENT OF YARROWLUMLA LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN 2002 REZONING OF LOT 1 DP 790570 FROM 1(a) (GENERAL RURAL ZONE) TO 2(v) (VILLAGE ZONE) Council has prepared a Planning Proposal for Lot 1 DP 790570, Ryrie Street, Michelago to rezone the lot from 1(a) (General Rural Zone) to 2(v) (Village Zone) under the Yarrowlumla Local Environmental Plan 2002. The aim of the rezoning is to allow subdivision opportunity for the creation of approximately 19 residential lots, a lot for the service station and another lot for the existing motel and restaurant. The Planning Proposal and accompanying documents from the owner’s consultant can be inspected at: • Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Offices at 81 Commissioner Street, Cooma • Monaro Regional Library and Information at 61 Vale Street, Cooma • Cooma-Monaro Shire Council’s website • Michelago General Store Written submissions on the Planning Proposal will be received by Cooma-Monaro Shire Council no later than 4.30 pm Tuesday, 2 October 2012. Written submissions should be addressed to: General Manager Cooma-Monaro Shire Council PO Box 714 COOMA NSW 2630 If you wish to discuss this matter please contact Ron Dakin or Chris Lawley at Cooma-Monaro Shire Council on (02) 6455 1777. JOHN VUCIC GENERAL MANAGER

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Snowy River Shire Council Bobundara Road Bridge Deck Replacement For Snowy River Shire Council quotations are invited for the Design and Construction of a new concrete superstructure for Bobundara Road single lane submersible bridge over Wullwye Creek on the existing concrete abutments and pier at 11 km from Berridale towards Nimmitabel. The approximate dimensions of each of the two spans are to be: * 8.3 m length * 3.6 m width * 51 cm thickness, including bearings. The design and construction are to comply with AS5100, with T44 truck loading in accordance with Austroads 1992 Bridge Design Code. Quotation documents are available from Richard Hopkins Civil Engineer, Tel. 02 6452 5117 with whom quotations by PDF close on Tuesday 18 September 2012 at 3.00 pm, provided that the original quotation is received within three days thereafter at: 11 Minawa St Cooma NSW 2630. The Council is not bound to accept the lowest or any quotation.

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Wednesday September 5, 2012

Dalgety Team Penning and Show Shear Saturday, October 6 Snowy River Saddle Up Sunday, October 7 At Dalgety Showground Ph: 6456 5358

Congratulations to the Fathers Day Competition Winners * Alan McGufficke * Emily, Natalie & Tristan Revelant * L Balzano Election Day Cake Stall Cooma North Public School 9am-Midday Home made cakes & slices will be available!


RADIN Giuseppe (Pino) Passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26th 2012 at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma. Aged 77 years. Dearly loved father of Marshia, Lawrence and Elizabeth. The relatives and friends of the late GIUSEPPE RADIN ( Pino) are invited to attend his funeral service to be held in the Snowy Monaro Assemblys of God, Yulin Ave Cooma North, on Monday September 3rd of 2012 commencing at 11:00 am. A which a private cremation will take place. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094


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League academy meeting August 24 saw the inaugural meeting of interested personal in establishing a Rugby League Academy for players 12 – 18 years on the Highlands. Members for the towns of Jindabyne, Bombala and surrounding districts converged on the Banjo Paterson Inn to hear the proposal put forward by CRL Regional Coaching and development Manager Matt Schubert, ARL Senior National Development Officer Damian Kennedy and Far South Coast Monaro Development Officer Damian Lindeberg. In front of 20 or so attendees the Development team put forward the proposal of a summer camp for players in the area and how the benefits may entice players to play in the winter months of the following season. The overwhelming response has seen the formation of a steering committee of locals that will now go about and secure sponsorship, staff to help coach and generate interest to be involved by more community members. Local business man and strong advocate for the academy, Gavin

Patton could only see the benefits of such a program and was one of the first to put his name to the committee bidding his support. Another seven followed suit and now are well underway as to establishing the Academy on the Highlands. A competition will be run to name the new group that will incorporate all the area has to offer from Jindabyne to Berridale across to Bombala and out to Delegate. The vast scope of the area will see the players come together in a live-in camp situation helping them meet, bond and unite while experiencing such an environment. An amount of camps is yet to be finalised but at this stage there will be a minimum of two in the towns of Jindabyne and Bombala over the summer months. The steering committee is now busy putting in place the logistics of bringing this program together which will be the first step in many at restoring Rugby League on the Highlands. Anyone wishing to find out more can contact CRL Development Officer Damian Lindeberg on 0407445290.

Coolamatong golf Sunday for the men was stableford, the winner was Ross Thompson with 35 points on a count back from Tiny Kiek and Hans Kunz both on 35. The runners up were Tony, Hans Ron Wallace, Geoff Murphy, Denis White and Brian O’Halloran. Nearest the pin on both the 12th and 17th was Ron Wallace. Wednesday’s stroke for the monthly medal, the winner was Roy Gabriele with 71 nett. Runners up were Werner Siengenthaler, Ross Thompson and Herman Obermaier. August medal qualifier was Roy. For the ladies on Sunday was

stroke, with the winner being Marcelle Burton on 74 nett. The runners up were Jan O’Halloran, Carolyn O’Byrne, Betty Thompson and Jenny O’Byrne. Marcelle was the club medal qualifier also winning nearest the pin. The putting competition was won by Jan O’Halloran. Wednesday was stroke, the winner was Carolyn O’Byrne and the runners up were Jan O’Halloran, Betty Thompson, Mary Obermaier, Christa Waehrer and Jenny O’Byrne. Putting was won by Mary and nearest the pin by Jan. August monthly medal qualifier was Betty Thompson.

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Wednesday September 5, 2012

Cats and Supercats honour season’s best The Cooma Cats have honoured their best players and major contributors at their annual awards presentations night held at the Australian Hotel on Saturday night. The Cats’ Best and Fairest players for 2012 was Matt Briant. Runner up was Tony Fleming. Cooma Cats club president Dave Paterson praised Matt on a great season. “Matt made a significant impact in his midfield role throughout the season, bringing a great deal of drive and leadership,” Dave said. “It is a fitting reward for a much valued player and Matt should be rightly proud of his achievement this season,” he said. The Cooma Cats had their best on-field performance since 1984 with 10 wins and a draw to finish just outside the final four in sixth spot on the AFL Canberra Division Three ladder. “It has been great to finally have a season after all these long years where we have actually won more games than we lost, and more importantly, continued to build our on-field competitiveness,” Dave said. “This has been a result of the improving standard of our players in recent years, and the continued drive of all those involved with the club - both on and off the field - to make the Cooma Cats a respected and competitive team,” he said. Included among the award winners were assistant senior coach Neil Schmal who was honoured with the Club Spirit Award for

his dedication to the roles of assistance coach and team manager of the senior side; Dulcie Thistleton who was presented with the Clubperson of the Year for her dedication to running the match day canteen and general offsupport over many years; Anthony Brennan who won the award for Best First Year Player. Earlier in the day, the Cooma Cats Under 14 side, the Snowy Supercats, presented their end of season awards. The winner of the 2012 Best and Fairest for the Snowy Supercats was Zac Saddler, while the Most Improved went to Imogene Payne and the Most Determined award went to Will Saddler. The 2012 Auskicker of the year was awarded to Madeleine Wood-Isles. Full lists of Cooma Cats 2012 awards: Best and Fairest - Matt Briant; Runners up B&F - Tony Fleming; Leading Goal Kicker - Tony Fleming; the Rolf Schelberger Encouragement Award - Jake Clark; Best first year player Anthony Brennan; the Bruce Callaghan Most improved player - Corey Tucker; Club Spirit - Neil Schmal; the Kevin and Aggie Smith Supporters Award - Daniel Wicks; Kevin Jackson Coaches Award - Robbie Schelberger; the Eric Newell Most Determined Sam Hunter; the Don Thomas Best Utility - Zac Bowden; and Club person of the Year - Dulcie Thistleton.

Pictured top right, the Supercats award winners on Saturday. Below, the seniors award winners for 2012.







AT THE COOMA EX-SERVICES CLUB FUNCTION ROOM Time: 6.30pm for 7pm Dress: Ladies, cocktail dress or similar. Gentlemen, collared shirt and tie, NO JEANS. Ties will be available for hire on the night and you are required to be wearing one in order to enter.

Cost: Tickets $40/Adult $30/U18’s Available from Boller & Co or Maintstreet (NO TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR) NB: Please purchase your ticket by Monday 17 September for catering purposes

Spring Golf a winner Cooma Golf report by Garry Atkinson With the golf course in tip top condition and major events on the way, now is the time to hit the golf course. Some great scores are beginning to pepper the results sheets as golfers take off the jumpers and begin to warm up for the club championships, Cooma Open and Business House competitions coming up during spring. Saturday saw 31 golfers enjoy warmer conditions with very competitive scores in all grades. A grade winner was Christian Stockl with a fine 71 nett. B grade winner was David Douglass with 70 nett and C grade was taken out by Tony Monday with a round of the day 68 nett. Ball winners went to 73 nett. Longest drives on the 15th were John Gargett in A grade, Rob Brown in B grade and Lindsay Blewitt in C grade. Nearest the pin winner on the ninth was Steve Edgenton and on the 17th was Tony Monday capping off a great day of golf. Sunday saw a single medley stableford played in three grades. A grade winner was Bruce Burton with a fantastic 42 points. B grade winner was another outstanding round by Ricky Hanna also with 42 points and C grade winner was Prawit Prakotasung with 41 points. Ball winners went down to 35 points with Dave Ware just getting

over the line. Nearest the pin on the 11th was Adam Robinson. On Wednesday August 29, 29 golfers played in the men’s single stableford event. The day saw some great scores with Norm Marshall firing a fine 37 points to win A grade. In B grade Kazunori Tamura had a fine 39 points and in C grade Dieter Seubert won with 38 points. Ball winners went down to Richard Hanna with 33 points. Doug Snowden won the nearest the pin on the ninth and Richard Hanna won nearest the pin on the 17th. Next Saturday sees the 2012 Centenary Cup to be played. With both men’s and women’s prizes plus junior trophies this is one of the big events for the year. On Sunday we see round two of the Business House Trophy to be played. There will also be an individual stableford event on that day for those wishing to play the full 18 holes and on Wednesday the traditional individual stableford medley will be on offer. A reminder that Pheonix Social Golf begins on Friday. Names must be in by 1pm with play to start at 1.30pm. George Bowden will be at the course from 11am to accept registrations and entries for the day’s play. Results and presentation will be made known, shortly after play ends for the day. See you on the greens.


Wednesday September 5, 2012

Dalgety’s big horse weekend is on again The Dalgety Show Society Team Penning and Show Shear event is on again in October at the Dalgety Showground. This year the event will run for two days on Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7. Saturday will see the team penning, team sorting and the show shearing competitions and on Sunday a family fun horse events day will be held. On Saturday the team penning competition will be held in the morning with the team sorting to be held in the

afternoon. Start time to be 8.30am with a short demonstration of how to do team penning. Team penning entry fee is Open; $50 per person (which includes the $5 cattle levy). Junior; $20 per person (which includes the $5 cattle levy). The team sorting entry fee is Open and Junior: $25 per person. Entries for these events opened on Thursday, August 22 and closes at 5pm on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Competitors are urged to contact Clare

on 6456 5358 or email mansellclare@hotmail. com On Saturday as well, the Show Shear event will be held at the Dalgety Showground sheep pavilion. Classes in this event are Novice, Intermediate, Senior and Open. Phone Shelley on 6456 5115 or email shelleythompson@ for information and entry forms. Following the fun on Saturday, a brand new event will be held on Sunday at the Dalgety Showground. Called the Snowy

River Sunday Saddle Up this will be a family fun day for anyone who can ride a horse. On the day you will be able to compete in the Cloverleaf Barrel Race and take part in the Stockman’s Time Trial. As well there will be novelty riding events for the kids and the parents. Entries for the Snowy River Sunday Saddle Up will be taken on the day. Entry for spectators to the showground is free on both days and the bar and a barbecue will be operating over the weekend. For the younger kids who do not

St Moritz Ski Club presentation night Friday night was the presentation night for the St Mortiz Ski Racing Club, which was held at the Alpine Hotel. With about 100 people in attendance the night was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. Guest speaker for the night was Alice Jones, a former St Moritz member herself. She spoke about her trials and tribulations in making the Olympic ski

ride there will be a free jumping castle to keep them entertained.

If you love horses and riding then don’t miss this great weekend at


the Dalgety Showground on October 6 and 7.

team and representing her country. Awards were handed out for the first three places on race day as well as special coaches awards and all of the kids received a medal in recognition of the hard work they have in this season. St Moritz Ski Racing Club will continue with their fantastic ski school program again in 2013 and always welcome new members.


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Wednesday September 5, 2012

Fillies show a clean pair of heels

Cooma Pony Club rally

The Cooma Horse and Pony Club held its September Rally on Sunday, with fine spring weather to help make the Fathers day rally a success. There were 24 riders on the day, as well as many helpers. We have started practicing events in preparation for our Gymkhana in November and those in attendance enjoyed showjumping

The Cooma Fillis Oztag team has won through to the grand final of the series, having finished undefeated as minor premiers. The girls easily won their major semi final against Bega last Sunday and will face the winner of the Merimbula-Pambula versus Bega match this weekend.

and jumping equitation, rider class practice, mounted games and polo cross. They also had the opportunity to have a turn with the clubs new horse ball, which proved to be a lot of fun. The next rally will be held on Sunday October 7, gear check at 9.30am Naomi Sillet and Kelsey McDonald playing horseball.

Lucky Exacta winner

AFL 2012 Tipping Competition

Pictured above, speedster Jade Lee easily eludes the Bega defence and left, Karlee Pateman gets tagged, great attack by Anna Steel above.

Jeff has won $1600 in the Cooma Stallions Exacta draw. He is pictured with Matt Hassall from the Cooma Hotel and Stallions president Craig Schofield. The draw took place at The Cooma on August 25 The Cooma Stallions would like to thank The Cooma Hotel for all their support. We will see you all in the new year when the new Stallions Exacta starts.

What a great Season! See you all next year!

Congratulations to Vicki Schoo of Schoo’s Studio for winning the 2012 AFL Tipping competition.


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Wednesday September 5, 2012

Hear the Piggies roar...

John Connors Oval, Jindabyne was the place to be last Saturday as the Jindabyne Bushpigs hosted their first home grand final in 29 years. Pictured is some of the action from the day, including the presentation of the Player of the match award to Josh Shortland (bottom right). Jindabyne defeated Crookwell 44-17 to win the flag.





Hear the Piggies roar... Jindabyne’s Bushpigs romped home in their grand final match against Crookwell on Saturday, in front of a crowd of about 1000 people. Most of the township had assembled on the hill and grand stand at the John Connors Oval. The vocal support certainly gave the home team a lift, with two tries scored in the first couple of minutes, t a k i n g Crookwell by surprise. Craig Dixon was over the line twice, c h e e r e d on by an enthusiastic crowd. A third runaway try had the g r o u n d rocking. Veteran player Matt Fish thrilled the crowd with a strong run down the sideline, leaving the Crookwell Dogs in his

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wake. Crookwell tried to regroup with some strong attacks but the halftime score had Jindabyne at 17- 7 and champing at the bit. Crookwell m a d e amends in the second half, scoring again, but for the Bushpigs, the run home was becoming a canter, with subs coming on to have their share of the glory as the game wound down. Strong running games from Josh Shortland and Michael Bottom had the Bushpigs constantly on the attack. The final whistle had the Piggies home by a country mile – 44 -17 and an excited crowd delighted with the result. Tries were scored by Craig Dixon, Josh Shortland. Player of the match went to Josh Shortland.

Pictured, coach Matt Tripet with the cup; Top right: reserves rush onto the oval after the final whistle; Right: a big boar hug for the winners; Left: “Everest” contests a line-out.

Under 15 Piggies defeat Marist Saturday saw the Jindabyne Bushpigs under 15s team travel to Canberra for their grand final against Marist. The boys travelled up together in the bus building momentum for their big game. Once arriving at the grounds they were all fired up and ready to take on the Marist team. For the first time this season the team was pretty much at full strength and hungry for the win. The boys took to the field and as they had been told by coach John put in 110 percent. The nerves were left behind and they played their hearts out. They were unstoppable with the forwards dominating in the scrums and through the centre of the field. Their first points came from Tallow Baillie who crossed the line within the first 10 minutes, which was then converted by Jordan Lewis. They crossed another three times in the first half with Kurtis Atkinson crossing twice, and Michael Brandon once. Heading

they ran onto the field for their game. dedication, commitment and courage they to the half time break we were up 24 nil. The boys have had an amazing season have shown to the game this season. The second half started with Marist a much more determined team than in the and the entire Bushpigs community is first half, crossing twice to our once this very proud of the whole team and the half. There were some huge runs by Drew Turner, Kurtis Atkinson and Liam Allen, some amazing tackles from Daniel Hunter, Adam Pillidge and Daniel Cross. The final score was 29-12 with Jindabyne coming out on top and bringing the win home to the mountains. A very excited team then travelled home on the bus straight after the game so they could be there for the start of the seniors game. They were given a police escort back into town from the dam wall and did a lap of honour around John Connors Oval and finally formed a guard of honour for the seniors as


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Colts U12s minor premiers South East Embroidery U12 South East Embroidery Under 12s had a very early start on Sunday morning, travelling to Canberra to play the major semi finals against Queanbeyan Bluesand they won the game 18-16. The boys entered the field with their heads held high; even knowing that it was going to be a tough game. Bill Zammit was again first to find the try line this week after barging through the opposition. The heads went down when Queanbeyan came back and scored two quick tries, leaving the score 12-4 at half time. With the persistent tackling from Thomas Hain and brilliant strong runs from Andrew Pearce, the boys heads started to rise. A strong run from Jack Reid, Jarrod Jeszczenko and James Cahill helped Bill Zammit score the next two tries with Remy Oldrey converting one. Cooper Swan and Dylan Elton were outstanding in defence making some brilliant tackles and Tim Bottom also never missed the opposition. Josh Dwyer-Gersak and James Hayden also made a great difference to the game in defence and attack. The speedy Lachlan Inskip was next to find the try line after a brilliant off load from Lachlan Jones leading 18-12 with six minutes to go. Everyone

was on the edge of their seats as Queanbeyan scored again, waiting for the kick seemed to take forever and Queanbeyan were unfortunate to miss the conversion. The boys leaped with joy as the hooter went, knowing that they had won the game. The boys will play in the Grand Final in two weeks time at Bruce Stadium. The boys wish Luke Day a speedy recovery so he can join them in two weeks. The boys would like to thank Catherine Pearce and Rebecca Hain for healing all their wounds during the year. Pete Gersak, Dale Bond and Nic Dwyer-Gersak making sure they never went thirsty during the game and coach Richard Inskip for taking them through the year and into the grand final. Big congratulations to the boys and we wish them all the best in the grand final. Frank’s Butchery U13 The Frank’s Butchery Under 13s travelled to Canberra for a major semi final to play North Canberra Bears. The team only had 13 players available for the match. North Canberra Bears scored first and

converted within the first 10 minutes however great service by our halves Charlie Allen and Zac Saddler saw Zac go over the line and converted his own try, making the score 6 all. With a bit more possession and good forward runs by Alex Swan, James Walker and Kane Trent-Smith we attacked the Bears line. A great long ball by Zac Saddler to Mathew Chelin saw Mathew score out wide making the score 10-6 at half time. Will Shingles, Jake Hedger, James Walker and Blake Thomas provided great

More mixed pairs matches With three matches in mixed pairs completed last Saturday the field has now been reduced to seven pairs of the original 15. Maureen and Guilio D’Amico made a good start against the reconstituted team of Mario Frezza and Daphne Buckley lead 5/0. Seven ends in a row to Mario and Daphne put them in front 12/5 and went on to win 20/16. Four shots on the first end for Peter Marsicano and Mary Phillips in their match with Daphne Fraser and Peter Caldwell, only to drop three on the next end, This gave Peter and Daphne a real boost as they went on to lead 21/9 by end 14. Peter and Mary then won six of the remaining seven ends but the horse had bolted and Daphne and Peter advanced 22/16. Cathy and Tony Gray played consistent bowls against Olga Jebbink and Paul Cannell to lead 9/7 by the 10th end. In the run home Olga and Paul dominated and ran out winners 22/13. In social bowls Keith Goodwin and Leonie Snell were slow starters against Allan Crowe and Geoff Venables but levelled the scores 9/9 on end 13. From that point on things went to Keith and Leonie who ran out winners 24/13. Bob Lowe and Neil McGregor made a great start against Renate Winckel and Mark Buckley to lead 12/6 at the halfway point. Bob and Neil kept the foot down in the home run to win 23/13. Ken Bowden, Ron Wainwright and Dennis Steinfort were sitting pretty at 8/3 in front when the wheels fell off in their match with Max Povey, Rulie Steinfort and Richard Nichols, with the latter team going out to

a 19/13 lead with five ends to play. These were evenly contested with Richards’s team winning 22/17. The great weather on Sunday Brought out 22 players to enjoy the clubs facilities. Paul Cannell and Mario Frezza had a commanding lead, 15/2 against Renate Winckel and Mark Buckley before the latter put up any resistance. From that point on Renate and Mark outscored their opposition in the run home but had given too much start with Mario and Paul winning the game 23/14. Keith Goodwin, Mary Phillips and Neil McGregor had to battle all the way against Rod Hassell, Lorraine West and Don Jarvis to have scores at 10/10 on end 12. A few good bowls from both teams had the match anyone’s on end 20. With Neil’s team scoring three on the last end to scrape home 21/20. Nick Mayhew, Daphne Buckley and Colin Roberson showed no respect for their opposition, Max Povey, Jack Sajina and Una Roberson winning 31/10. John Vincent, Leonie Snell and Nelson Wallace were unstoppable in their match with Ken Bowden, Dennis Steinfort and Geoff Venables to take a 13/3 lead out to a final score 19/11. All the action at the bowling club is not always on the green, particularly next Friday night when the winter raffle will be drawn with the TV for first prize and a holiday at Tuross Heads second. The country clubs badge draw is now worth $1300. Entry sheets are also on the board for the fours and triples with entries closing for the fours on 23/9/12 and triples 30/9/12.

defence and kept the score in our favour. In the second half the boys didn’t play to the game plan and found themselves under the pump and let three tries in making the final score 20-16 in the Bears favour. Overall the boys put up a great effort especially considering they only had 12 players for the last few minutes of the game and they were very unlucky not to score right on the bell. All the boys should be proud of their efforts and will meet Yass next Sunday in the finals to see who advances the Grand Final. Good luck boys!

Junior football gala day

Nijong Oval was the venue for the first of two Cooma Tigers gala days played last Saturday.



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Wednesday September 5, 2012

Red Devils lose 3-10 to Dirty Reds

The Cooma Red Devils reserve grade side travelled to Goulburn on Saturday to contest the 2012 Monaro Division Two grand final but were not able to come home with that elusive title going down to Goulburn in a close game 10-3. Reserve grade started the game with great intensity and controlled the opening exchanges but from this pressure were not able to get any points on the board. Goulburn then were able to use the wind and kick clear from their own half and started to put pressure on the Cooma line but Cooma’s defence held strong. Penalties were costing Cooma and this allowed Goulburn the chance to put points on the board but their kicker was having an off day with the boot and missed two early penalty goals. Cooma with stood this continued attack and when they finally got their hands on the ball were able to make good metres through the backs off strong runs from Phil Johnson, Tom Laddams and Credence Bartlett. Cooma was able to post first points of the afternoon when Nathan Boate kicked a penalty goal to give Cooma a 3-0 lead. Goulburn returned fire and for the rest of the half were camped inside the Cooma 40 metre line only great defence from Dean Perry, Tom McGuire, Matt Gibbs and Brett Jones stopped Goulburn from scoring. The Devils held tight and when Matt Gibbs was sent to the sin bin it looked like the task at hand

was going to be even greater but Cooma held strong and kept turning the Goulburn attack away. Goulburn scored just before half time to lead at the break 5-3. Cooma felt they were a good chance in the second half and with the wind at their backs felt like it was their game to win. Cooma had a couple of good attacking raids on the Goulburn line but penalties kept allowing Goulburn to get out of their own half and turn Cooma around and apply the pressure back to Cooma. With an ever increasing penalty count against Cooma frustrations were building in the side and when Aron Rogers spent time in the bin it was starting to look like a big task at hand but Cooma held strong and again didn’t let in any points in with a man down. Goulburn were able to finally put the game to bed when they scored in the last minute to win a close game 10-3. Points this week 1 point all the supporters who travelled down to watch, 2 points all the players for a great effort and season and 3 points and players player Jimmy Nichols who drove the bus and put up with everyone. Just a reminder that presentation night is next Saturday night so get your tickets and let’s close out the season in style.

Top: Red Devils team photo; Above: Captain Aron Rogers leads the team out onto the field. Right: Phil Johnson goes in hard for a tackle against Goulburn. Bottom right: Aron Rogers kicks into attack. Left: Phil Johnson and Matt Gibbs in a huddle. Bottom left: Ben Kelly on the burst. The Monaro Post thanks Helen Boate for supplying these photos.


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Cooma Fillies dash into ladies Leaguetag grand final its toll on both sides, defensive lapses gave both teams good field positions at various stages. Tracy Frazer, Kirrily Carberry and Penny Carroll kept the engines pumping in the middle, while Sandy Schofield kept control from dummy half and fed Kristy Nichols, Alana Nichols and Zoe Lynch good ball on the flanks. Monique Ingram was dominant in both attack and defence, and her multiple line breaks, coupled with those from Alicia Clarke and Anna Steel had the Fillies on top. Bega defence stayed strong but it was through powerful kicks and supportive play from Maree Ingram and Alicia Clarke, coupled with committed defence from Patrice Ingram and Georgie Clarke that the Fillies stayed on top in the second half. Monique Ingram partnered masterfully with sister Patrice to score the final try of the game, supporting her line break and scoring comfortably under the posts to allow Kate Schofield a second conversion. The final score read 20-6 and the Fillies were able to continue their winning ways. Points this week went to Monique Ingram, 1, Jade Lee, 2, and Georgie Clarke, 3, with Monique Ingram getting players’ player. The girls were buoyed by strong training sessions during the week, particularly on Thursday when first grade, reserve grade and under 18’s league players came to have a mock game with the girls and aid their preparation. The Fillies wish to thank the boys for their encouragement, as well as their sponsors Mainstreet Clothing, Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy and Brian Geach Electrical for their

ongoing support. The Fillies have next weekend off before facing the winner of Merimbula-PambulaBombala and Bega in the grand final on the 16th of September, in Bega. Good luck girls! Cooma Fillies 20 (J. Lee, 2, A. Schofield, P. Ingram; K. Schofield 2/4) def. Bega Chicks 6 (G. Pearce; N. Rogers 1/1). Pictured, Abby Schofield puts the ball down over the tryline.


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The Cooma Fillies travelled to Moruya on Sunday to take on Bega in the Major Semi-Final of the 2012 Leaguetag competition. Having had a weekend off, the girls were eager to get on the field and work out the cobwebs that two weeks without a game had left, and with a full squad of 19 players travelling, they were allowing themselves every opportunity for success in the coastal heat. The game started shakily, with early missed tags allowing Bega good field position from the kick-off. The Fillies held out this early attack and gaining field position of their own, Jade Lee crossed for what was her first try of the match. Kate Schofield converted and the Fillies were off to a good start. Hard hitting defence from Maree Ingram had the Bega girls on their backs, and following an injury stoppage that required Ambulance attention, Bega surged and scored their first try of the game through Georgina Pearce, which was converted and the scores were level for an instant. Solid attack from Alicia Clarke and strong hit-ups from Meg Bracher and Karlee Pateman gave the girls good field position, before Jade Lee got her second for the game and 18th try for the season. The defensive efforts of Georgie Clarke and SammyJo Suitor gained the Fillies dominance towards the end of the first half, and with just a minute remaining on the clock, Abby Schofield shimmied through defence out wide to score her first try of the season. At half time, the score read 14-6. The second half began strongly for the Fillies. With the warm weather taking



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The Jindabyne Bushpigs are still celebrating a great couple of wins from last Saturday. The senior team defeated Crookwell at Jindabyne 44-17, while the Under 15s Piglets travelled to Canberra to defeat Marist 29-12 in their grand final. A huge crowd turned out at John Connors Oval to cheer the home side on. The Under 15s were given a police escort back into Jindabyne so they could form a guard of honour for the senior team. This was the first time in the 29-year history of the club that Jindabyne Bushpigs have hosted a grand final. For more photos and match reports, see pages 31 and 32. Pictured, the teams celebrate.






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Monaro Post 5th September 2012


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