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Snakes alive – LAOKO to the rescue With the arrival of warmer weather, some local residents have already had close encounters with some of our local reptiles, one of the most common being brown snakes. As protected species, our native snakes should not be harmed, which can be a challenge if they are in the wrong place at the wrong time and likely to pose a threat to householders. State legislation says the National Parks and Wildlife Service has responsibility for our native fauna – including snakes. However, with no NPWS office or ranger handy, the average householder can be left with quite a problem in dealing with a snake when it’s where it shouldn’t be, for instance, inside a house. The issue with dangerous, but protected snakes, is finding someone to relocate it for you. Commonsense dictates that allowing a snake room and time to escape is probably the best option, but that is not always possible. The Monaro Post has been investigating the problem. Because snakes are protected, they are covered by the

National Parks and Wildlife Act . However, a spokesman for the National Parks and Wildlife Service has advised, “unfortunately collecting wayward venomous snakes are a problem right across the State. Most areas in NSW don’t have a NPWS office nearby and Cooma is a one and a half hour round trip from Jindabyne. “Snakes do not belong to the NPWS. They belong to the community in a sense and are protected under the law. “The NPWS will consider removing problem snakes in Cooma when it’s a significant threat, such as in a preschool, but other than such circumstances cannot justify the round trip to Cooma.

“In the vast majority of cases when we get a call the snake is outside and our experience has been that it’s gone by the time someone turns up to remove it”. Cooma’s volunteer snake man, Bill Watson has retired from catching snakes, for a number of reasons, one of which was the cost of travelling across the Monaro to deal with snake incidents. His retirement left a void, but luckily, local wildlife group Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans (LAOKO) has come to the rescue. LAOKO now has a snake ‘team’, of volunteers, comprising mainly builders who were accustomed to finding snakes on site when they were working. As a matter of necessity, the snakes had to be removed. They team has completed snake handling courses and is now competent and licensed to deal with snakes. While they are volunteers, they are also covered by LAOKO. LAOKO also has other snake-trained volunteers, but they are not yet on the roster. LAOKO can be contacted on 6456 1313. Pictured Copperhead snake. Photo by Dave Hunter, supplied by NPWS.























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‘One day turned our lives upside down...’ As NSW heads towards Carers Week on October 17, The Monaro Post spoke with a local couple who suddenly found their lives turned upside down when one of them suffered a stroke. On April 8, 2009, Brian McCabe was going 61ST ANNIVERSARY about his daily work when fate took over. Brian suffered a mini-stroke while his wife, Betty, Open Invitation to All was out. After being seen at Cooma hospital, he was sent home with medication. A few hours later Saturday 16th October he had another turn and the next day, a massive stroke saw him hospitalised. Three weeks later, he had another ‘brain bleed’ Ex-Services Club which left him in Canberra Hospital for three in Coombah Lounge months. Socialise - Bistro Meal - Socialise He could not return home until July 10. The shock of his sudden illness was enough of from 2pm - meet at 6pm - into evening a challenge for Brian and Betty to deal with, but Everyone Welcome the total upheaval of their lives following his illness Recall - Retell - Renew has been another issue. Life is very different when one spends 80 percent of their time in a wheelchair. Apart from the emotional impact the couple have endured, there is the ongoing challenge of their life as Brian slowly recovers from his illness. Luckily, both Brian and Betty have a positive outlook – Brian is still cracking jokes and looking forward to one day getting back on the golf course. The couple has had a strong support network of family and friends to help them and they have also used a range of services available to help people in their situation. Betty does not like to leave Brian alone for more • STEEL SPECIALS • PIPE FITTINGS than a couple of hours each day, but on occasions • CEMENT • BOLTS when she has had to be away overnight, or for a • INDUSTRIAL GASES • SHEDS day, Brian has been able to use the respite service • FENCING • POWER TOOLS offered by the Cooma Challenge Foundation. This means Betty doesn’t have to fret whether • WELDING SUPPLIES • PAINT Brian and Betty McCabe – surviving the challenges a serious illness has he is being cared for properly because she knows BLACK STRAINER POSTS $26.50 EACH he is. thrown at them. Brian is also able to use rehabilitation services in lawn, but again a support network has been able to help out. COOMA STEEL METALAND Cooma. He has a physiotherapy program planned for him and When family and friends can’t help, the Home and Snowy Mountains Hwy · Ph: 6452 1934 his daughter Tania helps him with Community Care Service has programs which can be physio a few days each week. accessed. He also uses the hydro-therapy As Brian’s rehabilitation continues and his health improves, pool, which Betty says also helps so does his sense of humour. with the social aspect of his recovery. He and Betty have the sort of devoted relationship which As well, while he is supported by makes the difference – neither is about to give up, both are the water in the pool, Brian is able to adapting to their new cirumstances, hopeful Brian will soon walk relatively freely in the pool, which spend a lot more of his time out of his wheelchair than in it. Mobile: 0418 620 626 is not only good for him physically, but also gives his confidence and Cooma: (02) 6452 1598 For advice on services available to those in need, there optimism a big boost too. Sydney : (02) 9531 7550 is the Cooma-Monaro Snowy River Carer Support Group, At home, changes have had to contactable on 6451 1057. Fax Cooma: (02) 6452 1583 be made to fit their new life. Ramps This group will celebrate Carers’ Week from October 11, Fax Sydney: (02) 9531 7551 have been built to accommodate a when a free morning tea will take place on at Snowy River Email: wheelchair and some rooms have Winery in Berridale. All local carers are invited to attend. been re-arranged so both Brian and Professional and Reliable service Bookings are essential on 6451 1057. Betty can live as comfortably as for 30 years Cooma-Monaro Snowy River Carer Support Group meets possible. Local * Country * Interstate monthly in the local area and all carers are welcome to attend. Weekly service Sydney to Snowy Mtns Betty now has to do some of the and all points in between things Brian did, such as mowing the





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Nationals candidate for Monaro, John Barilaro and Deputy Leader of the Nationals Adrian Piccoli in Cooma earlier this year.

The Nationals candidate for Monaro, John Barilaro, aid he expected the reforming of the old Southern Area Health Service boundaries to be a hot topic of discussion during The Liberal Nationals leadership forum. Mr Barilaro at the opening of his Monaro campaign office last Thursday he said he had secured a visit by Barry O’Farrell the entire NSW Liberals anbd Nationals Leadership team to come to Queanbeyan and the Monaro region to meet with local community leaders. “Queanbeyan and the Monaro region form an important part of the NSW Liberals and Nationals plans to Make NSW Number One Again,” Mr Barilaro said. “As we move towards the next State election it is important that Monaro and South East NSW put their case to the NSW Liberals and Nationals and I expect the back to the future approach of the re-establishment of the Southern Area Health Service by Steve Whan and his Sydneycentric government will be front and centre of the community’s concerns. All members of the community are welcome to come along and meet face to face with the future leadership of NSW. “On Wednesday October 13, forums will be held at: · Queanbeyan Conference Centre from 11.30am to 12.30pm. · Cooma Ex-Services Club between 2.30pm and 3.30pm. “Leader of the Opposition Barry O’Farrell,

Leader of The Nationals Andrew Stoner, Deputy Leader of the Liberals Jillian Skinner, Deputy Leader of The Nationals Adrian Piccoli and both Upper House Leaders Michael Gallacher and Duncan Gay will be in attendance. “This is a fantastic opportunity for locals to discuss local issues as well as share views about other issues such as transport, education and health.” “The NSW Liberals & Nationals are committed to making NSW Number One Again through our five point action plan: 1. Rebuilding the NSW economy through lower taxes and business growth, 2. Return quality services in areas such as health, transport, education and community safety, 3. Renovate the infrastructure that makes a difference to both our economy and people’s lives, 4. Restore Accountability to government and give people a real say on issues that affect their lives, and 5. Protect our local environment and return planning powers to the community.

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Devonshire teas, homemade cakes, tea and coffee. They will also be promoting and selling locally grown and produced produce from around the Monaro and Snowy Mountains, including wine, food and crafts. At this stage the café will be open from 9am to 6pm seven days a week, but this is still to be finalised with council. Glen has plenty of past experience in both the tourist and food industry and brings this with him to the Nimmity Carriage Café. It is anticipated that the café will be up and running by the end of the year as things are running to plan. If you did miss the train carriage, then the advertising ‘truck’ is sure to gain your attention. There is an old pantech truck body on the site that will become the signage for the café in lieu of a fixed sign. So keep your eyes open to the movements going on with the train and the truck in Nimmitabel.

Paid parental leave application From October 1, working parents expecting a baby in the New Year will be able to lodge their claims for Paid Parental Leave. The Member for Eden-Monaro, Mike Kelly said eligible working parents in Eden-Monaro can lodge their claims up to three months before their baby’s due date. “We know how busy it can be for new parents when a baby arrives. To make things easier parents can apply for paid parental leave three months before their baby is due.” “The Gillard Labor Government’s Paid Parental Leave scheme provides eligible working parents of babies born or adopted from January 1, 2011 with parental leave pay for up to 18 weeks at the minimum wage, which is currently $570 a week before tax. “From January 1 next year many local casual and part-time workers, contractors and the selfemployed, will have access to paid parental leave for the first time,” Dr Kelly said To help parents get all their paperwork done


before the birth of their child, claims for Family Tax Benefit and Maternity Immunisation Allowance can also be lodged early, using a combined claim form with Paid Parental Leave. Dr Kelly said eligible expectant parents can apply from today on or they can pick an application form up from their local Medicare Office or by calling 13 6150. “Parents in Eden-Monaro planning to claim paid parental leave should plan their caring and leave arrangements and discuss these with their employer before lodging their claim,” Dr Kelly said. Parents who are not eligible for Paid Parental Leave, or who choose not to participate in the scheme, will be able to continue to access the Baby Bonus and Family Tax Benefit if they are eligible. “We’ve also committed to introducing two weeks paid paternity leave from July 1, 2012, giving local dads time at home with their new born babies,” Dr Kelly said.

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Busy time for local CWA branches

Ready to enjoy the excellent Scottish food at Berridale’s CWA Branch international function on Wednesday September 29th were the Guest Speaker Jim Hynd, Barbara Daley, Carole Morris, Louise Young, Judith Dixon and Julie Foster.

Members of Jindabyne’s branch of the Country Women’s Association in partnership with the Snowy River Shire Council Youth Worker Meghan Quinn and Youth Development Worker, Claire McDonnell from the Department of Health and Ageing, ran a school holiday program on the art of recycling clothing which was open to all young people from 12 to 25 years, in the CWA Hall last

Tuesday. As a result of the activity, plans are place for further short two-hour sessions on creative craft and sewing skills when participants will create Christmas decorations and bags. Learning the art of recycling jeans are Emily Caldwell and Ella Rose Manning from Glenda Chatterton and Meghan Quinn.

TSM lures Oprah ‘You’ve got to be in it to win it!’ and Tourism Snowy Mountains (TSM) is hoping to gain the attention of both Tourism Australia and Tourism NSW to attract Oprah Winfrey to the Snowy Mountains and to gain a visit from some of her audience when the Queen of TV touches down in Australia this December. TSM gained information that Oprah was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi and is using that angle, plus the Man From Snowy River theme, to try and attract her to the peak of Australia.

Tourism Australia have confirmed they will pitch the angle to her production company HARPO. TSM has supplied an example itinerary to Tourism NSW who are co-ordinating Oprah’s audience visits for NSW. TSM also produced a 60-second video, with the help of Perisher, that will be submitted to the TODAY Show Competition ‘Why Should Oprah Visit Your Town’. Fingers crossed, we’ll keep you posted.




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Wind Prospect CWP is pleased to announce that the Boco Rock Wind Farm has been granted Federal Approval by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. This Approval follows the NSW Governments decision earlier in the year to approve the development of the wind farm which will be located 6km south west of Nimmitabel and approximately 40km south of Cooma on the Monaro plains. The project will comprise up to 122 wind turbines spread over 17 different properties with the potential to produce more than 840,000 megawatt hours of electricity per annum; enough energy to supply more than 120,000 average Australian homes. “We have worked closely with all stakeholders during the development of the Boco Rock Wind Farm and are delighted with the decision made by the Federal Government� said Ed Mounsey, Wind Prospect CWP’s Development Director. Progress is being made towards commencing construction next year and in order to maximise the benefits to local businesses a ‘contractors’ page has been added to the project website (www. for interested parties to register their details. “I encourage all those parties that have already made contact with us to re-register their interest through our website to ensure we maintain accurate records�, Mr Mounsey concluded.

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Emergency services report Fire Cooma and Bredbo Rural Fire Service along with the NSW fire brigade attended a grass fire at Chakola last Thursday. The grass fire was the result of a burn off that got out of control. It burnt approximately five acres. This is a timely reminder that we are now in the fire danger period and as of October 1 you need a permit for any fires you light, no matter where you are. Police A single vehicle accident occurred at Seven Gates Road near Adaminaby on Saturday at about 5pm on Saturday. The 42-year-old Canberra male told police he swerved to miss a kangaroo and rolled his 4WD. He later admitted he had been drinking and recorded a positive reading of 0.120 and was subsequently charged with mid range drink driving and will appear in Cooma local court at a later date.


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was found some time later by the side of the road with a stab wound to her neck. She was taken to Canberra hospital where she underwent emergency surgery and is listed as being in a serious but stable condition. Judonnas ice-creamery had eight glass panel windows smashed sometime between 5pm on Friday and 6am on Saturday morning. The damage is estimated to be valued at $15,000. Police enquiries are continuing. NSW police have been running “Operation slow down� over the October long weekend. It commenced on Thursday at midnight and ceased at midnight on Monday. The Monaro LAC have breath tested over 2500 people during this period and disappointed with the results. They have had 10 people with positive readings, one being in the high range. Of those, three have been tourists. There have been 87 people pulled over for exceeding the speed limit, with a 22 year old was clocked travelling at 153km/h and had his license suspended immediately. Police are asking people not to drink and drive and to slow down.

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Lisa Ashurst Someone mentioned Christmas to me the other day and I darned near fell flat on my face! Who mentions Christmas at the end of September! Most wait until October at least. Okay so it was almost the end of September but I really hadn’t thought that far ahead and the dreaded C-word had yet to enter my head. But you know, it won’t be long before the shops catch on and we’ll start to see Chrissy stuff sneaking onto the shelves and Santas on the telly as the retail giants start pushing their Christmas stock. It’s a bit freaky but all things Christmas seem to appear earlier and earlier with each passing year and I don’t like it. Once upon a time murmurs of Christmas preparations would start around November and those who decided to get a handle on it would be good and organised by mid December but no one ever talked about it in September, or even October come to think of it, and the shops remained decently decoration-free until December 1 at least. Not so now though. Retailers start shoving the festive season in our faces much earlier now and I suspect it’s not out of goodwill but rather

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can manage to rake in before the real season actually hits. This is grossly unfair on the shopping public who do not need to be jolted to attention by the sudden daily countdown to the Big Day. Getting the jump on our Christmas preparations is one thing but exactly how soon should we be sent scurrying to the gift lists, the cards and all those other Christmassy things that we’ll have foisted on us before we know it anyway? Not in September that’s for sure. Unfortunately it’s stuck in my mind now like one of those irritating songs that enters the head unbidden, goes round and round and round and won’t bloody leave! Hmmm. Anyway, getting back to the acquaintance who so flippantly started all this angst, I just had to ask (well splutter actually) what had made her think of Christmas of all things and she dumped it all on a little shop up her way that had suddenly put tinsel and glitter into their window display along with some cotton ball clumps of “snow” and that it was not her fault if she got a bit carried away. I can feel a Christmas Carol coming on now! (Sigh).

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Well, that’s the footy over and done with, finally….now we can turn our thoughts to cricket and summer sports – like swimming, when our pool reopens. Another thing to look forward to is our local race season, which

begins at Bombala on October 16. Our local clubs don’t get much of a chance to show what they can do these days, so the three local meetings really need our support.

As Bombala coincides with Caulfield Cup day in Melbourne, the racing is sure to be keen in both places.

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The Commonwealth Games – will you watch the events this year, or like The Postman, are

For something else to do this weekend, check out the CWA markets at Nimmitabel on

Saturday. The ladies have a big day planned, starting from 9am. Yesterday was a big day for one of the town’s most popular young ladies. Happy 50th, Vicki – hope the next 50 are full of laughter and love, too.


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Bumper year ahead for KNP

to already very full creeks and streams the park will flourish this coming spring and summer. “Unlike the previous years where many streams had all but dried up, we have creeks and rivers where I suspect fishing will be rich. “Similarly I predict that the spring and summer wildflower season will be one of the best we have seen for many years and

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is predicting a spectacular spring and summer in Kosciuszko National Park after the wettest year in a decade and is urging people to come to the park for a visit. NPWS Southern Ranges Regional Manager, said conditions in the park bode well for a very satisfying visit over the months ahead. “As the snow begins to melt adding water

December and January will probably be the weeks. “The Alpine Way will also be a spectacular best months to come and see this. “Bushwalking will be fantastic because drive with a considerable amount of snow the lushness of the growth over the next few across the landscape and chains will no months is likely to be strong, attracting all longer be necessary for vehicles after the long sorts of wildlife which will be prolific over the weekend. “The park entry fee has dropped to the coming year as the bush provides abundant feed and water. Bird life particularly should summer rate of $16 per car per day. For things to see and do during spring and flourish in the months ahead. “Importantly the Kosciuszko road summer contact Snowy Region Visitor Centre is now open to Spencers Creek on 64505600, go to www.environment.nsw. beyond Perisher and this is a great and follow the links to Kosciuszko place to see deep snow drifts National Park. gradually receding and making way Pictured, Wildflowers in KNP should be for spring conditions. spectacular this summer. Photo by Stuart “Now is probably the best time to Cohen come and enjoy walking in the snow in spring. “This will be a very good year for Kosciuszko National Park and people who enjoy the outdoors are well advised to take the opportunity to see the park at its best,” Mr Darlington said. “In the meantime right now is also a great time to come GEGEDZERICK as the ski season prepares to WILL CELEBRATE ITS close down. “Perisher skifield will be closed by Tuesday however Thredbo will remain open until October 10. There will SUNDAY 17TH OF OCTOBER 2010 still be plenty of snow to play in for at least a couple of

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Snowies on a mission to UK and Europe The Snowy Mountains will be promoted in the UK and Europe this week as part of a $162,000 investment by the NSW Government to support 18 NSW tourism operators to attend a 10-day trade mission to the region. Member for Monaro Steve Whan said Australian Eco Adventures – a Sydney based operator offering tours to the

Snowies - will meet with almost 500 travel industry chiefs in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Berlin, Paris and Munich. “We’re encouraging more people to visit to experience our great local events, our fantastic food and wine, arts and culture, and outdoor lifestyle,”Mr Whan said. “It’s really important that we promote our tourism attractions in markets like the

UK and Europe and that’s why the NSW Government is investing to support NSW tourism operators. “More than a million visitors came to the Snowy Mountains in 2009, injecting $658 million into the local economy and this is a great opportunity for us to engage with the global market,” Mr Whan said.


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Local couple Jim and Lisa Challis (pictured above) have recently opened two new businesses in Cooma. Jim is running Cooma buy and sell, which is located in the Hain Centre near Rivers. Lisa is running Cooma bridal and formal boutique, located at 65B Sharp Street, near the bridge. Jim, Lisa and six of their children left Sydney for a more affordable lifestyle and decided on Cooma as their new home. After arriving with not a lot, Jim saw a great need for a second hand shop in the area, somewhere people could get what they needed at a fraction of the price. Most of the stock in the shop is sourced locally but recently Jim made a trip to Sydney and purchased a truck and trailer load of goodies for his shop. Amy helps Jim in his shop and has a wealth of knowledge about the products in there. Jim said things are a little slow at the moment “but once IGA opens up more people will know we are here and there will be more foot traffic”. “We have a book where you can give Amy or me a description of the item you want as well

Snowy River Shire Council to hold community forums As part of the newly legislated Integrated Planning and Reporting Framework, Snowy River Shire Council must develop a Community Strategic Plan for the entire local government area. This new plan (“the CSP”) will be based on the important information gathered during the village and Jindabyne Plan processes, but also provides Council with an opportunity to undertake additional consultation. These community consultations, which aim

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as your contact details and I will try and find it for you. Nothing in the shop is over $100. Even lounge suites. We are open six days a week, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. “We plan to grow as big as we can, we are even thinking of going to Bombala and Bega eventually. We’re not going to give up I think this type of business is needed in this area. I started with a desk and a chair and now I have a pretty full shop”. There are two rooms full of everything you could imagine, ranging from clothes, tools, bikes, TV’s, books, computers, tables, wardrobes, glasses, plates, beds, vinyl records, air coolers, playstation, Xbox with games, lava lamp, VCRs, stereos just about everything you want is here. “I think you could furnish your whole house from here for about $500. Although I have sold out of lounge suites at the moment and I’m desperate for some more of them. Someone who really wants something and can’t afford it comes in here and finds it they’ll be happy, I’ll be happy and If we haven’t got it we’ll find it”.

Your chance to secure small artworks by local & renowned artists at fractions of normal cost, at the “Red Card” charity art sale and auction. Artists have been busy painting 20x24cm artworks as their way of helping raise funds for the Heart Foundation (NSW). Art at $50 each – oils, watercolours, potted pieces, acrylics – an amazing variety to suit all tastes. School student artworks at $25 each. Works by elite artists auctioned on the night! On sale from 7pm Friday 15 October at the Gallery. Polo Red Gallery 13 Wangie St, Cooma · 0425 201410

to engage all shire residents, will be conducted across October and November. This will include surveys posted to all residents and rate-payers, and a series of community forums scheduled for the last week in October. Community forums are scheduled for 6pm-9pm and will include a light dinner. They will be held at the following locations: Business and Government Forum 21/10/2010 Berridale Hall Community Forums 25/10/2010 Adaminaby Hall Supper Room 26/10/2010 Dalgety Hall 27/10/2010 Berridale Main Hall 28/10/2010 Jindabyne Hall 01/11/2010 Cooma Ex-Services, downstairs All shire residents are encouraged to attend one of the community forums. These dinners will be structured so that every resident has an opportunity to articulate their vision for the Shire through comfortable, small-group discussion. These will be facilitated by Council staff and a recorder will also be on-hand to ensure every idea is committed to paper. It is important to RSVP to the forum you wish to attend in order to ensure your place and for catering arrangements. To RSVP please call 02 6451 1195, or send an email to cspforum@ Please specify: • Which forum you would like to attend • Names of attendees • A contact number

Wednesday October 6, 2010


Williams family reunion The Williams family is again approaching another Reunion to be held at Berridale on the weekend of October 15-17. The Williams family have held three successful reunions on the Monaro. Ancestors, John and Sarah Williams (nee Nash) made their way towards this area, eventually settling on a property known as The Gullies near Jindabyne. Previous reunions were held at Dalgety in 2001 and Berridale in 2004 and 2007. With the marriage of John Williams and Sarah Nash, more than 4500 people can claim descent from this early pioneering couple who helped forge a dynasty in this country. The majority of people under normal circumstances would never have met other distantly related cousins or old school contacts unless they had attended a family reunion. Many friendships have been forged since the year 2000 among people attending. Being related becomes an additional bonus. More than 320 people attended the 2007 reunion. Tours were scheduled for family members and had a table adorned with memorabilia assigned to each of the 13 children. People brought their treasured family items to show and share with others including a christening gown which was made in the late 1800’s. A comprehensive family tree spanning three generations

stretched 25m around the room enabling people to see which line they descended from and also where they slotted into the wider family. A plaque was dedicated to John and Sarah Williams on the Sunday morning at a ceremony held in the grounds of Christchurch Cooma. The family organised for plaques to be placed in local Monaro cemeteries for two sons Edward Williams buried at Boloco and John Williams Junior buried at Nimmitabel old cemetery. A third plaque for John and Sarah’s youngest daughter Susannah Brown, (formerly Collman nee Williams), buried with her second husband William Brown, was placed in the RC section of Christchurch Cooma. The local CWA ladies catered for lunches on the Saturday which helped them to replenish their funds after the fires raged through the Snowy area around 2004. Photos will be taken on Saturday afternoon of all family lines represented on the day. If anyone would like further information on the forthcoming reunion and Family History Book, please contact: Lynne Stevens, 5 Sundowner Court, Wheelers Hill. Vic. 3150; Ph: (03) 9561 4976; or alternatively E-mail:

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Rate speculation and Federal Election impact building approvals – MBA-ACT Statement by Executive Director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller Canberra’s peak building and construction industry organisation, Master Builders ACT has expressed concern at the 4.7 per cent national seasonally-adjusted fall in the Australian Bureau of Statistics building approvals figures warning that the reflect increasing levels of consumer uncertainty. The executive director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller said the August data reflected not only the uncertainty around the Federal Election outcome but the degree to which continuing speculation around the likelihood of further interest rate rises had served to undermine confidence among home buyers. “The August data is disappointing because it totally eroded

the growth which had been reflected in the July data,” he said. Mr Miller said that it was in these circumstances that the Reserve Bank not only needed to move cautiously on interest rates but also be careful of its rhetoric on the likelihood of further rate rises. Looking at the data for the ACT, Mr Miller said he was disappointed but not surprised to note a decline in the data during August. “There is no question about the manner in which Federal election impact economic activity in Canberra,” he said. “There are always questions about what a change in Government will mean for the national capital both in policy and population terms.”

“Nonetheless the trend data is still strongly negative for Canberra and this is reflective of the generally lower levels of activity being experienced by our members,” Mr Miller said. “While we normally see a pick-up in activity levels after a Federal Election, it will be interesting to see whether this is the case in 2010 when we have a minority Government and an extremely delicately balanced Parliament,” he said. “A recent survey by our national office has revealed a decline in builder sentiment, and that suggests they are reflecting the negativity they are encountering from consumers.” Mr Miller said that in all the circumstances he believed the Reserve Bank needed to move much more cautiously on interest rates and, more importantly, wind back the speculative rhetoric around rate rises.

Builders urge caution on rates chatter Statement by Executive Director of the MBAACT, John Miller Canberra’s peak building and construction industry organisation, Master Builders ACT has urged the Reserve Bank to ease back on the rhetoric around future interest rate rises. The executive director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller said Monday’s comments by the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Glenn Stevens around the likelihood of further rate rises were unhelpful in circumstances where consumer sentiment remained fragile. “Recent experience has taught us that as much damage

can be created by the expectation of rate rises as by the rate rises themselves,” he said. Mr Miller said that the most recent Australian Bureau of Statistics building approvals and housing finance figures had revealed the fragility of the recovery in the home building industry following the successive rate rises imposed by the reserve bank from the middle of last year. “What that data has revealed is the degree to which consumers want to re-enter market but remain extremely cautious,” he said. “While we have witnessed a minor improvement in the recent data, it is still well below levels we would regard as satisfactory.” Mr Miller said the most disturbing element of the Reserve Bank’s discussion around the need for a further tightening

in monetary policy was that it was being driven by the resources boom – a phenomenon that was not common across all state and territory economies. “While it is true that the resources boom is driving the national economic growth data, that does not reflect the challenges still confronting other sectors, including residential home building,” he said. Mr Miller said that canvassing further rate rises was damaging in circumstances where consumer sentiment remained fragile and there was continuing uncertainty around the future of the global economy. “A further round of media speculation on interest rates will not be helpful,” he said.





‘HILLTOP PARK’ JINDABYNE 9 Highly sought after location being 17km to Jindabyne and Lakes – 30 mins to Ski Resorts – 2 hrs to South Coast – Under 5hrs to Sydney. 9 5yr old stylish 4 bedroom home, boasting open plan living, kitchen & dining area taking advantage of o the breath taking Mountain views. 9 Productive Alpine grazing country, with a mixture of native & improved pastures. Owners estimate 5 50 Cows & Calves. 9 Securely watered via 3 bores – 350,000lts tank storage – numerous dams – reliable 26 inch rainfall. 9 Subdivision potential for a further 2 allotments with building entitlements – Mountain views – Easy access

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New bridal shop

Cooma’s newest clothing store, Cooma bridal and formal boutique, has just opened its doors at 65B Sharp Street Cooma, near the bridge. Lisa Challis, along with her husband Jim, have recently opened two new businesses in Cooma, firstly Jim’s Cooma buy and sell in the Hain Centre and now Lisa’s shop. At the moment the Cooma bridal and formal boutique is open Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 5pm or by appointment. You can call Lisa on 0466 248 414 to make a time suitable for you. Lisa said hopefully she will be able to open her shop for more days soon. There are second hand dresses, which have usually only been worn once or dresses that were once shop displays, meaning huge discounts on that special dress. “As the formal and race season is fast approaching I also have a supply of beautiful dresses that would be perfect for these occasions. I will soon have some hats and fascinators for the races available or you can look on my computer and choose from there. I have dresses available from girls size two up to an 18 to 20.” If you can’t see anything you like then there is always the option of having your dream dress custom made, again all at an affordable price. Most of the dresses are one off’s so you won’t be seen wearing the same dress as somebody else at your formal or the races. If you want a dress or gown custom made you must allow six weeks so it will be perfect. There is also a range of men’s suits and shirts available as well as the custom made range for men too. The prices start at a bargain $25 to about $50 for formal wear and bridal gowns start at $100 and go up to approximately $1500 for a custom made dress. “The aim is to keep all the prices very reasonable, so it’s affordable for everyone.” There are some shoes in stock and they can be ordered in different sizes and colours. “There is a range of jewellery, tiaras, garters and veils, all of which can be ordered in if I don’t have exactly what you are after, whatever you need and I can get it in”, Lisa said.



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Children’s Programs. Penguin Island. (PG, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Enough Rope With Andrew Denton. (PG, R, CC) Lilies. (R, CC) Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Meerkat Manor. (G, CC) Can We Help? (G, CC) News. (CC) Stateline. (CC) Collectors. (G, CC) A series on collectables, collecting, and the collectors who passionately seek, find and enjoy. Waking The Dead. (M, CC) DSI Boyd receives a message from convicted killer Linda Cummings, who is now held in a secure mental health facility. She presents him with compelling evidence of foul play in the death of a patient at the asylum, Grace however remains suspicious of Cummings’ intentions. Lateline. (CC) Star Stories. (Final, M, R, CC) The Gruen Transfer. (M, R, CC) Rage. (M)

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Fairies. (P, CC) My Wife And Kids. (PG, R, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Fujitsu Series. Bathurst 1000. Qualifying. From Mount Panorama, New South Wales. Hosted by Matthew White. Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, CC) Movie: Enemy Of The State. (M, 98, R, CC) Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King. A rogue government agent seeks to eliminate an innocent man who unwittingly possesses information implicating him in the death of a US congressman. Scrubs. (PG, R) Movie: All Or Nothing. (MA15+, 02, R) Home Shopping. (G)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) The Saddle Club. (C, R, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) The Block. (PG, CC) RPA. (PG, CC) Amazing Medical Stories. (M, CC) Embarrassing Bodies: Brighton. (M) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) WIN News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) ’Til Death. (PG) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Getaway. (PG, CC) Cops L.A.C. (M, CC) Crime Investigation Australia: The Claremont Murders. (M, R, CC) CSI: NY. (M, R, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) WIN News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) ’Til Death. (PG) The Baron. (PG, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Customs. (PG, R, CC) RBT. (PG, R, CC) Follows police units that operate random breath test patrols around Australia. Movie: What Happens In Vegas. (M, 08, CC) Cameron Diaz, Ashton Kutcher, Queen Latifah. Movie: On Deadly Ground. (AV15+, 94, R, CC) WIN News. (CC) Movie: Out Of Order. (MA15+, 03, R) Movie: Rasputin: The Mad Monk. (M, 66, R) Good Morning America. (CC)


sbs one Good Morning Delhi. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 3. Afternoon session. News. (CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 3. Evening session. Hosted by Bill Woods. Featuring cycling, women’s team sprint, men’s kierin and men’s 40km; gymnastics, men’s individual all-round final and women’s hockey. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 3. Night session. Featuring swimming, 100m freestyle, with commentary from Anthony Hudson, Nicole Livingstone and Libby Trickett. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 3. Late night session. Featuring athletics, night 1, with commentary from Tim Lane, Melinda GainsfordTaylor and Dave Culbert; swimming, featuring men’s and women’s 4x200m freestyle and gymnastics, women’s individual all-round final. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 3. Overnight session. Religious Programs. (PG)

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Good Morning Delhi. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 4. Afternoon session. News. (CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 4. Evening session. Featuring cycling, sprint races; swimming, day 4 and netball, Australia v Jamaica. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 4. Night session. Featuring swimming finals, women’s 100m butterfly, 50m backstroke, 100m breaststroke and 50m freestyle, men’s 50m breaststroke, 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 400m individual medley, with commentary from Libby Trickett. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 4. Late night session. Featuring athletics, men’s and women’s 100m semi-finals and final; men’s hockey and gymnastics, men’s artistic floor. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 4. Overnight session. Featuring a recap of the day’s events. Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Dead Tired: Awake Is The New Sleep. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Food Safari. (G, R, CC) 8.00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. (G, R, CC) 8.30 The Supersizers Go… Eighties. (Return, PG, CC) Restaurant critic Giles Coren and writer and performer Sue Perkins spend a week going back to the food and culture of their adolescence in the ’80s. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Movie: Operation Valkyrie. (M, 04, R) A young officer becomes part of a conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler at the height of World War II, by planting a bomb in his headquarters during a meeting of military officers. 11.45 Movie: The Forced March. (MA15+, 03, R) 1.45 WorldWatch.

Good Morning Delhi. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 5. Afternoon session. Featuring highlights of the archery; shooting; wrestling; badminton and swimming events. News. (CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 5. Evening session. Featuring athletics, distance track events, men’s decathlon and women’s heptathlon, with commentary from Tim Lane, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor and Rob de Castella and cycling, men’s team sprint and women’s 3000m pursuit. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 5. Night session. Featuring netball, Australia v Malawi and swimming events. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 5. Late night session. Featuring highlights of the athletics and gymnastics events. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 5. Overnight session. Infomercials. (PG) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Insight. (R, CC) 2.30 Taxi School. (PG, R) 3.00 Living Black. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Rituals: Around The World In 80 Faiths: Europe. (Final, PG, CC) 8.30 As It Happened: Berlin – Dangerous Ideas. (PG, CC) Part 1 of 3. Looks at different aspects of the history of Berlin. Beginning with a look at the life and legacy of Frederick the Great, and at some of the most notable political, social and cultural movements to emerge within the city over the past two centuries. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Footy Chicks. (M, R, CC) 11.00 Movie: My Name Is Juani. (MA15+, 06) 12.35 Movie: Quo Vadis, Baby? (MA15+, 05, R) 2.25 WorldWatch.

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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Springtime In A Small Town. (PG, 02, R) 3.00 Classical Destinations: London & Halle (Handel). (G, R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: Visions Of Germany – Along The Rhine Pt 2. (G) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Anna Pihl. (M, CC) As the city prepares for a major soccer match at the national stadium, officers investigating a deadly arson attack begin to make progress. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Movie: Rescue Dawn. (06, CC) Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Marshall Bell. Based on a true story. 12.15 Movie: Countdown. (AV15+, 04, R) 2.10 WorldWatch.

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Rage. (PG) Poh’s Kitchen. (G, R, CC) Message Stick. (G, R, CC) Stateline. (R, CC) Australian Story. (R, CC) Basketball. WNBL. Round 1. Bulleen Boomers v Canberra Capitals. From the Veneto Club, Melbourne. Movie: McLintock! (PG, 63, R, CC) Bowls. Queensland Open. Women’s Triples Final. Annabel Langbein: The Free Range Cook. (G, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) New Tricks. (PG, CC) News Update. (CC) The Bill. (M, CC) In the wake of a suspected gang-related murder on the Parkway Estate, the team clash over the involvement of former police informant Jasmine Harris. News Update. (CC) Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. (M, CC) Comedian Michael McIntyre visits six of the UK’s most prestigious entertainment venues to unearth Britain’s brightest talents. Ashes To Ashes. (M, R, CC) Rage. (M)

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The Saturday Club. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Sally Bollywood: Super Detective. (C, CC) Go Go Stop. (C, R, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. V8 Utes. GT Championship. Fujitsu Series. From Mount Panorama, New South Wales. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Bathurst 1000. Top 10 Shootout. From Mount Panorama, New South Wales. The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie. (G, R, CC) Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Australia Smashes Guinness World Records. (PG, CC) Movie: The Hunchback Of Notre Dame. (G, 96, CC) Movie: The Bourne Identity. (M, 02, R, CC) Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen. A man sets out to discover his identity after being hauled from the ocean with amnesia. Movie: Mr Majestyk. (M, 74, R) Home Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Kids’ WB. (G) Ben 10: Alien Force. (G, R) Batman: The Brave And The Bold. Dogstar. (C, R, CC) Stormworld. (C, CC) Lockie Leonard. (C, CC) The Sleepover Club. (C, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) Horse Racing. Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. Caulfield Guineas Day. From Caulfield Racecourse. Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Home Cooked! With Julie Goodwin. Postcards Australia. (G) News. (CC) Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, CC) Movie: She’s The Man. (PG, 06, R, CC) Movie: Superbad. (MA15+, 07, R, CC) Eclipse Music TV. (PG) Movie: Splendor. (MA15+, 99) Movie: Fat Pizza. (MA15+, 03, R, CC) WIN Presents. Danoz Direct. (G) Creflo A Dollar. (G) Fishing Australia. (G, R, CC)




6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 Gardening. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, CC) 2.00 Travel Oz. (G, R, CC) 2.30 Black Wave. (PG, R, CC) 3.25 The Wagner Family. (G, R, CC) 4.15 Kyle Riabko: The Lead. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 First Tuesday Book Club. (PG, R, CC) 5.30 Art Nation. (G, CC) 6.00 At The Movies. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Mother And Son. (G, R, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Last Chance To See: Amazonian Manatee. (New series, G, CC) 8.30 News Update. (CC) 8.35 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (M, CC) 10.15 Compass. (G, CC) 11.10 The Sculpture Diaries. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Movie: The Drum. (PG, 38, R) 1.35 SET. (G, R, CC) 2.05 Movie: Dangerous Mission. (PG, 54, R, CC) 3.30 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 4.00 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC)

6.00 Religious Programs. (G) 7.00 Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercars. Bathurst 1000. Pre-Show. From Mount Panorama, New South Wales. 9.30 Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercars. Bathurst 1000. From Mount Panorama, New South Wales. 5.00 Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercars. Bathurst 1000. Post Race Presentation. From Mount Panorama, New South Wales. 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Sunday Night. (CC) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG, CC) 9.00 Bones. (M, R, CC) Booth and Brennan are preparing to return home when Pritchard asks them to investigate another shocking murder – this one closer to home. 10.00 Castle. (M, R, CC) Castle and Beckett investigate the murder of a baseball star found dead after a trip to Cuba. Alexis’s genealogy project leaves Castle considering what he knows about the identity of his father. 11.00 Air Crash Investigations: System Breakdown. (PG) 12.00 Room For Improvement. (G) 12.30 Home Shopping. (G) 5.30 Early News. (CC)

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Children’s Programs. For The Juniors. (G, R, CC) Naturally Australia. (G, R, CC) Neue Freunde. (G, R) Food For Thought. (G, R, CC) Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Sherlock Holmes. (PG, CC) Planet Food. (G, R, CC) Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) Children’s Programs. Travel Oz. (G, CC) Talking Heads. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Australian Story. (CC) Four Corners. (CC) Media Watch. (G, CC) Q&A. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Sisters. (M, R, CC) The Clinic. (M, CC) Movie: Race Street. (PG, 48, R, CC) Bowls. Queensland Open. Women’s Triples Final. Replay. The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC)


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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) To Be Advised. All Saints. (M, R, CC) Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) The Fairies. (P, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) The X Factor. (PG, CC) The Event. (M, CC) Sean Walker investigates the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee. Covert Affairs. (M, CC) An Iranian trade delegation member attending the WTO conference in Toronto escapes his handlers and contacts the CIA, hoping to parlay stolen intelligence into safe passage to the US. 10 Years Younger In 10 Days. (PG) Sexiest Beach Bodies. (M, R, CC) The Passion Of Spain. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)



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Children’s Programs. Behind The News. (G, CC) Our History. (G, R, CC) What I Wrote. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) Architects Of Change. (G, CC) The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC) Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) Children’s Programs. The Genius Of Design. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Foreign Correspondent. (CC) Seven Ages Of Britain: Age Of Empire. (G, CC) QI. (PG, CC) Artscape. (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Four Corners. (R, CC) Media Watch. (G, R, CC) Chaser’s War On Everything. (M, R, CC) Movie: Two Tickets To Broadway. (G, 51, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) Good Game. (M, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC)


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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) A Touch Of Frost. (M, R, CC) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) The Fairies. (P, CC) Spit It Out. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) RSPCA Animal Rescue. (CC) Packed To The Rafters. (PG, CC) Arguing with Dave, Julie seeks respite in the company of a male friend from her mothers’ group. Parenthood. (M, CC) As Crosby and Jasmine’s relationship heats up, they have to decide how to explain it to Jabbar. Keeping Up With The Kardashians. (M) Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife: Geisha Girl. (M) The Passion Of Spain. (G, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) Weekend Today. (CC) Wide World Of Sports. (G) Running. Sydney Marathon. The Wildlife Man Featuring David Ireland: Sea God. (G, R, CC) Out Of The Blue. (G) Sting Symphonicity Tour: Behind The Scenes. Wildfire. (New series, PG) To Be Advised. The Block. (PG, R, CC) Scenic Tours Canada. (G, R) News. (CC) Hot Pursuit. (PG, CC) Send In The Dogs. (PG, CC) 60 Minutes. (CC) Movie: Jumper. (M, 08, CC) Hayden Christensen, Rachel Bilson. Cops L.A.C. (M, R, CC) Primetime: Crime: Justice For Justine. (M, CC) Movie: Tinseltown. (M, 97, R) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R) 20/20. (CC) Danoz Direct. (G) GMA: Sunday Edition. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) Movie: The Shawshank Redemption. (M, 94, R, CC) Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman. Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) WIN News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) ’Til Death. (PG) Homicide. (b&w, M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Daily. (PG) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Hi-5. (P, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Top Gear. (PG, CC) Survivor: Nicaragua. (PG, CC) Adults Only 20 To 01. (M, R, CC) Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares. (MA15+, R, CC) WIN News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) WIN Presents. (R) Division 4. (b&w, M, R) Danoz Direct. (G) Good Morning America. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

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WorldWatch. Acis And Galatea. Anton And The Piano. (G) A Sensitive Eye. (PG, R) The Chopin Études. (G, R) Disfarmer: A Portrait Of America. PBS NewsHour. (CC) MythBusters: Baseball Myths. (G, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Monster Moves: Colossal Cathedrals. (G, R, CC) Iron Chef. (G, CC) RocKwiz. (PG, R, CC) Music quiz show featuring Australian singers Ella Thompson and Richard Clapton. Movie: Let The Right One In. (AV15+, 08) Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar. After a 12year-old outcast befriends a mysterious new girl, he slowly comes to realise her strange behaviour, aversion to sunlight and a series of gruesome murders are the hallmarks of her true identity. SOS. (AV15+) Speaking In Tongues. (PG, R, CC) Knot At Home: Stories Of Security. (M, R) WorldWatch.

Good Morning Delhi. (G, CC) The Benchwarmers Oz Made. (G) Hit List TV. (PG) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 7. Afternoon session. Featuring archery; lawn bowls; shooting; tennis; wrestling; diving; table tennis and cycling, women’s 100km road race. News. (CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 7. Afternoon session. Continues. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 7. Evening session. Featuring cycling, men’s 167km road race. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 7. Night session. Featuring cycling, men’s 167km road race and diving. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 7. Late night session. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 7. Overnight session. Motor Racing. Formula 1. Round 16. Japanese Grand Prix. From Suzuka Circuit. Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Round 15. Malaysian Grand Prix.

6.00 WorldWatch. 10.30 Football Asia. 11.00 Soccer. Euro 2012 Qualifier. Germany v Turkey. From Olympiastadion, Berlin. 12.00 UEFA Champions League Magazine. 12.30 Speedweek. 1.30 Motorcycle Racing. Superbike World Championship. Round 13. From Magny-Cours, France. 2.00 Alive And Kicking: Woodsdale. (PG, R, CC) 2.30 Lucio: Forger, Bricklayer, Anarchist. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 Top Dogs: Adventures In War, Sea And Ice: Afghanistan. (PG, R, CC) 4.30 Living Black. (CC) 5.00 Cycling Central. 6.00 Thalassa. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Lost Worlds. (PG, CC) 8.30 Dateline. (CC) 9.30 Mad Men. (PG, CC) Freddy Rumsen strikes out during a pitch meeting with his team. 10.30 Movie: Between Living And Dreaming. (MA15+, 04) 12.25 The Wehrmacht: The Blitzkrieg. (M, R, CC) 1.25 WorldWatch.

Good Morning Delhi. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Malcolm In The Middle. (PG, R, CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 8. Afternoon session. Featuring diving, men’s 3m springboard; hockey, women’s semifinals and highlights of netball, Australia v Trinidad and Tobago. News. (CC) XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 8. Evening session. Featuring rugby sevens, Australia v Uganda and Australia v Sri Lanka; boxing and diving. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 8. Night session. Featuring diving, men’s 3m springboard and athletics, men’s pole vault, women’s discus and 100m hurdles. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 8. Late night session. Hosted by Bill Woods. Featuring hockey; diving and athletics. XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games. (CC) Day 8. Overnight session. Featuring rugby sevens, Australia v England; lawn bowls and athletics. Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 2.30 Insight. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 The Crew. (G, R) 5.30 Living Black. (R, CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 MythBusters: James Bond. (G, R, CC) 8.30 Man Vs Wild: Mount Kilauea. (G, R, CC) Adventurer Edward “Bear” Grylls travels to Hawaii, home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Mount Kilauea. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Shameless. (MA15+, CC) Mimi finds a toy boy, the pub football team’s star striker, but her happiness is shortlived. Frank is temporarily blinded after drinking bootleg vodka. 10.55 La La Land. (M) 11.30 The World Game. (R) 12.30 Living Black. (R, CC) 1.00 Movie: The Eye. (MA15+, 02, R) 2.45 WeatherWatch Overnight. 5.00 WorldWatch.

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Wednesday October 6, 2010

Claire’s gardening notes for October with Claire Caldwell of Cooma Gas and Garden Supplies.

October has begu - it hardly seems that long since we hit September. The spring season is well and truly buzzing and gardens beginning to become very colourful with many plants putting on their spring display of flowers. Our area has still missed out on any of the rain that has fallen just about everywhere else and transformed most landscapes. We have to hope and pray that our turn will come in the near

future so our gardens and the surrounding countryside will have some moisture to be ready for the summer months. What to do during October in the garden? Well, there will be plenty to keep gardeners very busy indeed as October would be one of the busiest gardening months of the year. Vegetables: Fruits: Herbs. This is the most productive part of the garden for the next few months and plenty of planting can be going on. For the freshest and best tasting produce you can’t go past home grown vegetables etc.

Seedlings available for planting include: lettuce – silverbeet – spinach – onions – cabbage – leeks – peas – tomatoes – cucumbers – pumpkin – corn. Seeds of lettuce – beans – peas – parsnip – carrot – radish – beetroot etc can also be sown. Why not try something a little different eg pak choi, bok choi, eggplant or kale? Herbs can be planted out for salads, seasonings etc. Try parsley, coriander, rocket, oregano, mizuna, thyme, and perpetual spinach just to name a few. Plant herbs in containers or as a border around veggie beds. Organic Products. There is a large range of organic products available suitable for using on fruit and vegetables including fertilisers, pest controls and soil conditioners. Most have been certified by the organic growers organisations. We also have a range or organic vegetable seeds available so you can control your exposure to chemicals by growing your own produce and using environmental friendly products. Frost Tender Plants. Tomatoes, pumpkin, cucumber, zucchini, corn, capsicum, squash, chillies are all frost tender plants that will be severely affected by

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and replanted into the same pot with some new potting mix. Whenever plants are to be grown in containers, pots, troughs etc use a TOP QUALITY POTTING MIX. (Don’t add garden soil to the mix – this may introduce pests, diseases and weed problems). Use a plant specific potting mix for certain plants eg native mix for native plants. If you are not sure which one your particular plant needs then our staff can help you. Potting mixes are necessary for successful growth in containerised plants. Indoor plants that have outgrown their pots will benefit from repotting before the hot summer months. Pests & Diseases. As always something like a pest or disease may come along to try and spoil the party, so keep an eye out for some of the following gatecrashers. • Aphids – especially the green peach aphid on new soft growth on many plants including cherries, fruit trees, roses, pansies hellebores and iris – even on strawberries. Other insects to be on the lookout for include scale, woolly aphid on apples, pears and crabapples, caterpillars of many types on many plants. Diseases can also make some plants become very sick looking including powdery mildew, sooty mould (this grows on the honeydew that exudes from aphids and scale insects), black spot on roses. For correct identification of an insect or disease bring a sample of the insect and the damage caused, or a plant sample, into the store in a sealed bag or container. This allows the staff to be able to recommend the best control solution. Lawns. If your lawn is looking a bit sad and neglected after the winter season then think about rejuvenation by top dressing and over-sowing or completely re-sowing. Maybe just an application of a suitable fertiliser will do the trick. Get it done this month so it will be able to withstand the hotter months of summer. Water and Mulch. These are two of the most important things to keep the garden and vegetable garden achieving their potential. Water well before mulching and water deeply when needed. The mulch will help to reduce the frequency of water applications. Installing a watering system will also help minimise water use and maximise watering efficiency. Finally don’t forget to get out in this beautiful season and take time to smell the flowers.

a late frost. If you have these plants in the garden in October, you will need to keep an eye on the weather and cover any of the susceptible plants to protect them. Seed potatoes are also available now but will need protecting from frost if they have shot. Flower and Ornamental Garden. Most spring flowering trees and shrubs will be at their best during October. Camellia japonica will be in flower and can put on a beautiful display. Given the correct position and soil conditions camellias, once established, can withstand most of our climatic conditions. Azaleas and rhododendrons also require special positions and soil preparations to thrive in this area as well as a constant supply of moisture. Many natives are coming into flower over the next few weeks and there are many new cultivars becoming available as natives become more popular with many gardeners. Native birds love the flowers on these plants so will be easier to attract to your garden if you have a good variety of plants planted. When fertilising natives use a specific fertiliser for native plants for best results. Many spring blossom trees will be seen in all their flowering glory including the flowering plums, which are in flower around the area now. Ornamental cherries, both weeping and upright varieties, will flower this month providing a beautiful show in pinks and white. Flowering almonds, peaches and crabapples will also provide wonderful displays in reds, dark pinks, whites and pinks. There is even a twotoned pink and white flowering peach – stunning!!!!! Other plants in flower now and providing lovely perfume are viburnum burkwoodii – osmanthus delavayi – daphne odora – magnolias – lilacs – honeysuckle – wisteria. Spring flowering bulbs will continue to produce flower displays with bluebells, tulips, late flowering daffodils and jonquils coming into flower now. Ground covers in flower are arenaria, alpine phlox, armeria, polemonium, and thymes providing a carpet of colour in and around trees and shrubs. This month planning for a christmas floral display can also be started with suitable annuals and perennials planted. Potted Plants. If you have any potted plants, and the surface of the mix is full of roots, and roots can be seen at the base of the pot, the plant will be in need of repotting either into a bigger pot or having the roots pruned





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Bush Fire Danger Period begins The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) has today declared the start of the statutory Bush Fire Danger Period (BFDP) for areas across the Monaro. From October 1 any person wishing to light a fire will require a permit in the following local government areas: • Bombala Local Government Area • Cooma-Monaro Local Government Area • Snowy River Local Government Area “With conditions becoming more conducive to the spread of fire, people need to be extremely careful when using fire,” said Inspector Rein Peet. “Anybody wishing to light a fire on their property during the Bush Fire Danger Period will require a permit from their local fire station or Fire Control Centre. “However, even with a permit you need to check whether a Total Fire Ban is in force before lighting any fires.”

Inspector Peet encourages all residents to have a Bush Fire Survival Plan, so all members of their household know what to do on days of increased fire danger, and if their home is threatened by fire. Residents should also continue with their hazard reduction activities. “We have all seen the devastation that bush fires can bring to a community, so I strongly advise residents to contact their local brigades and use their expertise to assist in carrying out safe hazard reductions,” said Inspector Peet. “Residents also need to ask whether they need a Bush Fire Hazard Reduction Certificate. “Never leave a fire unattended and if a fire does escape, it is essential to call Triple Zero (000) immediately so that emergency services can respond accordingly and minimise the damage.” For more information contact the Monaro Team Office on ph. 6455 0455 or visit

A big fat conundrum The sheep industry has to be careful to not breed itself into a corner. The focus on meeting the wants of the consumer for ‘leanness’ by selecting against ‘fatness’ could come at the cost of Merino reproductive performance, a new study has found. Sheep CRC researcher, Dr Mark Ferguson, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia, has assessed the ‘whole farm value’ of fat, to conclude fatness should be maintained, or increased, in the Merino. The study will be one of many to be released at the upcoming Sheep CRC ‘Research Update’ Conference in Adelaide on October 21 and 22, which is being held to inform industry of progress at the half-way mark of its 7-year R&D portfolio.* Dr Ferguson says while fat has been trimmed off Terminal sires to produce lean lambs, moderate fat levels are essential for reproduction in maternal breeds, including the Merino. “The sheep industry has been slowly breeding fatness off sheep, but fat has a real purpose as an energy store, and a real value for reproductive performance. “Fatness on the Merino ewe is especially important, as she is the building block of our national flock; she is the main source of next year’s stock for both the wool and prime lamb industries. “We set out to understand the ‘whole farm value’ of fat; that is, how selection for or against fatness in the Merino affects sheep productivity on a per hectare basis and the value of lamb carcasses.” A Merino flock with 10 years of reproduction data was used to analyse the correlation between breeding values for fatness at yearling age (YFAT) and the number of lambs born per ewe mated. Modelling was used to assess the impact in different sheep production systems and for year to year production responses. The study showed that in some years considerable differences in whole farm profitability result from different selection strategies for fatness in Merino ewe based flocks. “We found that the whole farm benefit of a genetic increase in fat is a direct function of its effects on reproduction,” Dr Ferguson says. “The positive link between genetic fatness values and numbers of lambs born is an important finding for the Australian sheep industry that has ramifications for breeding decisions. “An important caution is that the positive effect of genetic fat on reproduction was only evident in some years, so, in good years we’re unlikely to see the benefit while in poor years we do. “Also, the negative effects of selection against

fatness on reproductive capacity may exceed the potential value of improved carcass value in breeds that are used as the maternal base for lamb production. “Hence, in the Merino, fatness should be maintained or increased to enhance reproductive potential, whereas selection for reduced fatness in terminal breeds is important to enhance carcass value.” The changes in whole farm profitability for a 1 mm increase in YFAT varied from $1000 (2%) for a wool enterprise with a low response up to $44,000 (25%) for a lamb enterprise where the number of lambs born was sensitive to YFAT. Importantly, these increases in profitability were calculated using a lamb price of $3.50/kg; the effects of YFAT on farm profit are considerably greater if prices of $5.00/kg carcass are used. Study facts and figures: The study used information collected by Merinotech (WA) Pty Ltd from its nucleus flock based at “Yarrak” near Kojonup in southwest Western Australia A total of 4845 records from 10 production years (2000 to 2009) were analysed Ewes were mated in February/March and lambed in July/August The number of lambs born per ewe was recorded The ewes had both full pedigree and Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) for yearling fat depth (YFAT) at the C-site A modelling approach was used to analyse the potential value of changes to YFAT across a whole farm The model identified the management factors and the profits for a 1000 ha farm for each of the YFAT scenarios (–0.5, 0 and 0.5 mm), animal production systems (Wool, Self-replacing and Lamb) and years (low, medium and high response) Dr Ferguson notes that the study did not take into account potential differences in ewe resilience or ability to maintain condition over summer/ autumn associated with changes in YFAT. He adds preliminary modelling shows that if YFAT affects ewe resilience and feed requirements over the summer period, then the differences in profitability between high and low YFAT animals will be much greater than those reported in the current study. Further work can define associations between YFAT, other ASBVs and ewe resilience to nutritional stress.



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Wednesday October 6, 2010

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

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Wednesday October 6, 2010

Tell them how good a job you can do! Realestate

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

Inner Health

BodyTalk Massage Therapy Wendy Rees

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Wednesday October 6, 2010

K2C Biodiversity and Farming Fair Landholders will benefit from an action packed K2C Biodiversity & Farming Fair this coming Sunday, October 10, starting 9 am at the Bredbo Centennial Park and Community Hall. The Fair is being assisted by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative . More than 30 stalls and 10 key speakers will showcase options and opportunities to benefit existing native vegetation patches across the region. K2C Chair, and President of Friends of Grasslands, Geoffrey Robertson, is one of the many volunteers helping to put on this major function and says, “Identifying and enhancing existing vegetation connections across the landscape is critical to protecting the resilience of the bush and animals that rely on it. However, when we say bush we don’t just mean the trees. We mean the grasslands, the rocky outcrops and small river systems that are scattered across most people’s properties in this area. “The 11 K2C Partners are setting an example to show how working together can provide the best outcome to landholders

and the environment. The groups sharing information or explaining their incentives on the day can give landholders vital information to assist them harmonise production and biodiversity outcomes on their properties and much more”, Geoff says. The Bredbo community will come out in force to support the day with some scrumptious food. The Rural Fire Service will fire up the barbecue for breakfast and lunch with the fresh produce kindly donated by Unique Boutique and some Cooma suppliers. Country Women’s Association will provide their specialty cakes and tea, the Progress Association will serve up soup and rolls and Parents & Citizens will be ready with the cold drinks. Snowy Mountains Gourmet Foods will be there with their famous homemade pies and coffee. And enjoy your lunch listening to a few country songs kindly performed by Bredbo Boy, Steve Carter. Buses will leave the Bredbo Park at 10am, 10.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm to visit Bush Heritage Australia’s Scottsdale Reserve 4km up the road. This will give people an opportunity to stroll across an intact native grassland and then chat to rehabilitation expert

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Graham Fifield from Greening Australia about how best to put the native vegetation back in and why. The centre stage will be the place to be between 12 – 2 with Rod Mason representing the Ngarigo people providing a special welcome to country followed by local Cooma-Monaro Shire Councillor Jenny Lawlis welcoming the Fair to Bredbo. Biodiversity farmer, Sam Archer, will give the Formal Opening of the event, Rob Dunn from Great Eastern Ranges Initiative will talk about the bigger picture in connecting landscapes across Eastern Australia and Owen Whitaker of Natural Capital will be Master of Ceremonies for the day. Children will be well catered for. Greening Australia is ready to assist in getting those little hands dirty by rolling clay seed balls, Molonglo Waterwatch Coordinator, Stephen Skinner is ready with some quiet time in the book-reading tent and Will Goggin’s Border Collie puppies will be eager for a pat. Kids will also be able to marvel at the 6 metre tall cowboy skydancer.


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Sales Person – Full-time Cooma Mitre10 is seeking to employ a motivated and energetic person to join their sales team on a full time basis. The ideal applicant would have sales experience in the hardware industry, ability to work as part of a team, have excellent customer service skills & be self-motivated. It would be an advantage if you hold a current NSW driver’s license & forklift license. Please send your application & resume to: “Position Vacant” PO Box 9, Cooma NSW 2630 Applications will close 22nd October 2010 BEAUTY THERAPIST POSITION– CASUAL Cooma’s leading Skin Centre has an opening for a qualified or soon to be qualified Beauty Therapist. Working 15 to 25 hours per week, including most Saturday’s, the position offers great incentives and is ready to be filled straight away! Send your resume to by 15 October or call 0418 459 801.

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An Old Time Dance will be held on Tuesday afternoon - 12th October at the Cooma Country and Bowling Club, Mawson Lane, Cooma. Commencing at 1pm. Cost $2 - which includes afternoon tea - Proceeds to the Cooma Hospital Auxiliary. Everyone is welcome - you don't need to bring a partner. Even if you don't dance, come along and enjoy the old time music played by local musicians. The old time dances are held on the second Tuesday of each month. CO



The Cooma Colts Touch Football Competition will commence on Thursday 28th November 2010 at Cooma showground.

Nomination forms are now available at Toyworld.

Nominations close on Saturday 23 October. Enquiries to Colin Shingles on 0400 244 493.


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PUBLIC NOTICES Dalgety Show Society Inc. Team Penning & Quick Shear Competition Start time 8:30 am - Free admission

Saturday 30th October 2010

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Quick Shear Competition

Learners & Open - $20 entry For further shearing competition information or entry contact Shelley Thompson tel 6456 5015 or

NOTICE OF INTENDED DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE Any person having any claim upon the estate of GEORGE CONSTANCE late of Cooma, who died on 10 July 2010 must send particulars of the claim to the executors, Ian Deegan and John Albert Last, care of Last and Maxwell, 154-156 Sharp Street, COOMA NSW 2630, DX 5527 COOMA, phone 02 6452 3877, within one calendar month from publication of this notice. After that time the executors may distribute the assets of the estate having regard only to the claims of which at the time of distribution the executors have notice. Probate was granted in New South Wales on 6 September 2010.

Mill Creek Shared Trail Project Building Crew Snowy River Shire Council invites suitably qualified people to submit a quote for the contract to provide a Shared Trail Building Crew associated with the Mill Creek Shared Trail project.

The Mill Creek Shared Trail is to be constructed as a sustainable trail, linking an area adjacent to the Jindabyne dam wall to Tyrolean Village. The Trail will consist of a number of trail types: · 1040 m of survey trail · 645 m of existing trail requiring upgrade · 1640 m of excavated/bench cut trail · 100 m of filled trail · 565 m of graded trail Please contact the Jindabyne Council Office on 64511550 for the Trail Building Crew Brief to assist you with your quote. Any interested individuals should contact Council on the number below so that your contact details and resume can be referred to prospective contractors. The quotation for contract to provide a Shared Trail Building Crew must be returned to Council at the address below no later than the 19th October 2010. Please submit your quotes to: Snowy River Shire Council ATTN: Project Manger Jindabyne Shared Trail Shop 3 Razorback Building 1 Gippsland St Jindabyne NSW 2627

Mill Creek Shared Trail Project Excavation Suitably qualified people are invited to quote for excavation works associated with the Mill Creek Shared Trail project.

The Mill Creek Shared Trail is to be constructed as a sustainable trail, linking an area adjacent to the Jindabyne dam wall to Tyrolean Village. The Trail will include1640 metres of excavated/ bench cut trail in challenging terrain requiring outstanding safety and work practices. Please contact the Jindabyne Council Office on 6451 1550 for the Trail Excavation Brief to assist you with your quote. The quotation for the Shared Trail Excavation must be returned to Council at the address below no later than the 19th October 2010. Please submit your quotes to: Snowy River Shire Council Attn: Project Manger Jindabyne Shared Trail Shop 3 Razorback Building 1 Gippsland St Jindabyne NSW 2627

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

and didn’t realise a country town has so much to offer and was so friendly. Safe trip home, John.

APOLOGIES Readers sorry I did not have a Carousel in last week’s Post as I was down in Merimbula for a few days. We are indeed fortuante to have such a scenic, restful spot not too far away! I enjoyed a trip to Boydstown and had lunch at a gracious Resort overlooking the ocean. All the front windows were lead-light and magnificent, as was the décor. I also enjoyed feeding the pelicans and long walks along the beach.

WELCOME BACK ELAINE Welcome back to Elaine PassfieldMoore who has returned from her art study tour in Paris. Elaine found Paris all she thought it would be and more. Her art teacher was very competent passing on many ideas and techniques. She was delighted to visit the Lascaux Caves that were discovered 70 years ago by four young boys whose dog just suddenly disappeared down a hole and thereby finding these magnificent caves! Notre Dame Cathedral left an unforgotten impression on her and she loved the side walk cafes and found the French citizens very helpful and charming. Welcome back Elaine and we look forward to seeing your new art style.

BRISBANE VISITOR It is school holiday time and my 13-year-old nephew John Pilot is visiting me – it was his first plane flight and the first time he has seen snow. He tells me he is the envy of his five younger (!) brothers back in Queensland. He visited Thredbo, Floriade, Cooma’s vintage railway. Cooma Correctional Gaol Museum, Cooma Visitors Centre and had a happy day at the Hub Club with some of Cooma’s youth. A highlight was attending a party at the High County Motel and also being a guest of Management for two delicious dinners. John is very impressed with Cooma

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DOROTHY Birthday wishes are being sent out to Dorothy Venables who celebrated her birthday a few days ago. Many of you will remember how Dorothy has helped us to choose Wedding gifts, birthday gifts etc over many years; she always wrapped and decorated our parcels beautifully. Dorothy loved Cooma’s fund raisers and never knocked back an invitation or a raffle ticket. On many occasions she assisted me with decorating ideas for our fund raisers. We also send Get Well Wishes to Dorothy who is undergoing an operation in the next few days – our thoughts and prayers go with you Dorothy.




1. Stop Keaton making a hugely successful movie (5,6) 9. Coach reverses position on narcotic, perhaps (9) 10. Girl in charge, in time (5) 11. Fledgeling stands on the brink (4) 12. Sense of grievance dispatched me into the breach (10) 14. Curtains for every one in the cart (7) 15. Bit of leg work to grub up party (7) 17. Dread distorting two seconds of a speech (7) 19. Excellence landed in the dock (7) 21. Leave back as beachfront by a Baltic resort (10) 23. Fellow ate processed cheese (4) 25. Ground rate calculated by the hour (5) 26. Unfair tactics when a cleaner is needed at the aquatic centre (5,4) 27. Something amiss since ship's company placed toilet by one quarter (1,5,5)

1. Gabby outlaid South African money on a piano (4,5) 2. Hot-tempered and restraining a curse (4) 3. Know better than deny the President ... (7) 4. ... of America hugged Monica without good purpose ... (7) 5. ... making the liar act in an overly dramatic manner (10) 6. Egyptian god is Egyptian capital set in an upright position (5) 7. Exotic dances take a step up (6) 8. Disreputable newspaper quotation (6) 13. If you can read my mind, let ice form on the road ... (10) 16. ... to make it very clear that you must return by car (5,4) 17. Comeback plans are on the state (6) 18. Pigs seize driver's licence and take him for a ride (7) 19. Dispute twice runs into equal parts (7) 20. Annual count made in yards (6) 22. Polish up on mother country (5) 24. Made a martyr of little novice (4)



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Wednesday October 6, 2010

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1. Abstainer from alcohol (11) 9. Eggplant (9) 10. Complaint (5) 11. Stink (4) 12. Imaginary, invented (10) 14. With a deliberately emotionless or impassive manner (7) 15. The Neapolitan mafia (7) 17. Small amount or portion (7) 19. Relating to light and sight (7) 21. Incorrect, misleading (10) 23. The highest point (4) 25. Flat, horizontal (5) 26. Temporary, short-lived (9) 27. Impartiality, lack of involvement (11)


1. Plateau (9) 2. Merit, deserve (4) 3. Point of view (7) 4. Free from germs (7) 5. Born in wedlock (10) 6. Large horned animal (5) 7. Capital of Spain (6) 8. Former name of Iran (6) 13. Glasses (10) 16. Beneficiary (9) 17. Limit the audibility of a noise (6) 18. Make wet (7) 19. Produce eggs (7) 20. Looseness (6) 22. Furious (5) 24. Small island (4)


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Michelle wins state award

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Micehelle Thomas is pictured with her awards at the Austswim ceremony last week.

Monaro cricket season starts The Monaro District Cricket Association 2010/11 season starts this Saturday. Newly elected presient Ben Hearne is keen to revitalise cricket on the Monaro and bring it back to its former glory. The association is doing things a little differently this year, only playing one-day cricket and introducing a couple of 20/20 matches midway through the season. Planning is underway for a battle of the codes 20/20 tournament involving Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL and Soccer, forecast to be an anuual event and a much prized trophy for the codes, staring on Decmber 5 under lights at Rotary oval. Mr Hearne said “If we are to get cricket back to somewhere near what it was in its hay day we need to re-build the game from the bottom and the foundations of the Monaro District Cricket Association is our juniors. The Monaro juniors have excelled in representing the Monaro in recent years. . “Monaro juniors need good local cricket role models and to be a good cricket role model is firstly to look like a cricketer. Whites or creams are what we wear on a cricket field. Footy jumpers and footy shorts or board shorts are not proper attire


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Teams: 1, Aussie 1; 2. Jindabyne CC; 3. Cooma Cats; 4. Royals; 5. Aussie 2; 6. Berridale CC; 7. Coffeys. Draw week 1: 2 V 1 (Station Resort); 7 V 4 (Nijong Oval); 6 V 5 (Berridale); 3 – bye. Week two: 2 V 3 (Station Resort); 5 V 1 (Snowy Oval); 6 V 7 (Berridale); 4 bye

Cooma Rifle Club Cooma Rifle Club shot for the monthly heat of the NRA medal competition last Saturday morning. After the previous week’s good turnout of shooters, most of them stayed at home this time. The wind was fluky and very variable, causing


for cricketers. From Christmas if you’re not wearing predominantly white then you won’t be bowling or batting and you will only be allowed to field behind square leg which is pretty much par for course in every cricket association in Australia. “Be on time for the start of play again it’s just a common courtesy and constant lateness is showing a lack of respect for the game and the opposition. “While a bit of banter is a part of cricket let’s keep the silly stuff out and under no circumstances is a junior cricketer to be sledged or worse a junior cricketer to take part in sledging’, Mr Hearne said.

the shooters a good deal of grief at 300yards on a very small target. Only Noel Barrett with 93.5 and Frank Toth with 90.3 completed the course. Next week shooting will be from 400yards for the start of the monthly spoon competition.

Gai¬ Bertossi¬¬¬¬¬Mercy Mathew¬¬¬¬¬¬Barbara Menchin Mercy will be joining Monaro Family Day Care ¬as Co-ordinator from ¬Monday 11th October, 2010. Mercy and her family now live in Cooma¬ after moving from Canberra a few months ago. ¬The Staff, Committee and Carers are all looking forward to working with ¬Mercy and ¬wish her all the best in her new appointment.

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Michelle Thomas from Michelle’s Swim School has won the 2009/10 Austswim teacher of the year award. This is the second time Michelle has won this recognition. In addition, her swim school was given a high commendation in this year’s awards. Michelle said she was thrilled to have won the awards, especially for the second year in a row.


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Wednesday October 6, 2010

Paddy Pallin junior Nordic races The annual Paddy Pallin Junior Nordic event was held on September 25 in Perisher Valley at the Sverre Kaaten Nordic Shelter. Even though it was quite late in the season, having been postponed from its usual early July spot on the ski calendar, there were 24 participants. This cross country ski event, sponsored by Paddy Pallin, is held at Perisher each year for children up to 16 years. Siobhan Jones has participated since she was seven years old and two year Emelia Greville skied it for the first time this year – she skied a good 50 metres, with the help of Pardy! The three Pinkas boys, Tom, Finley and Andy Jnr, participated for the first time too, following in their father’s ski strides: Andy Snr first skied the Junior Paddy over 30 years ago! A short track took the children through the trees on the hill above the Nordic Shelter, and with much encouragement from family and friends they sped around – the older skiers doing two or three loops and the younger ones, one loop.

After the run Andy Snr built a jump (a tradition when he was young) and the children enjoyed it so much that it was quite some time before they returned to the Nordic Shelter for the (still traditional) hot dogs and poppers. All the children were presented with certificates, followed by the distribution of spot prizes. The children then organised themselves into four teams for the final activity, the chocolate frog hunt, which they did on skis. It was agreed by all that it was a great day. Many thanks go to the sponsors, parents and friends who helped to make it such a successful event. Thanks particularly to Paddy Pallin for providing The briefing before the race. the spot prizes, the National Parks and Wildlife Service for grooming the tracks, Lesley and Peter for accommodating us at the Nordic We hope even more young skiers will join us for the fun Shelter and Canberra Alpine Club for providing support. next year and we’ll make sure we have a jump!

Business House Bowls on again COOMA FOOTBALL CLUB

6-a-side competition REGISTRATIONS OPEN Get your friends, family and colleagues together and make a team or register as an individual and we will place you in a team.

Rego Evening

Wednesday 6 October, Cooma Ex-Services Club Dining Room, 5 pm – 7 pm Forms can be downloaded at Closing date: 10 October 2010

The Cooma Bowling Club will once again be holding the very popular business house bowls this year. The competition has been running for some years and this year’s competition is planned to start on Friday October 29. After some disruption last year, due to the major renovation of one of the greens, this year’s competition will all be held on Friday nights. This year the Club will be looking at arranging the competition in such a way so that all teams will have something to play for right up to the last night of the competition. The competition has proven to be great way for work mates to have a fun social night out while involved in some friendly competition with other local work places. Teams for each game consist of three players playing three bowl triples – but there is no limit on the number of players in each team who can swap around from week to week. The club has plenty of bowls for those people who do not have their own and the only dress requirement is that players have flat soled shoes or play bare footed.

The competition will start on Friday October 29 and will run until the end of March 2011 with a three week break over Christmas/New Year. A fee of $12 covers green fees and a meal that will vary each week. The plan this year is to put teams into groups of similar strength after the initial rounds. Each group would them play a round robin to determine the winners of each division. The actual details of this organisation will depend on the final nominations so it is important that businesses get themselves organised and put in their nominations In another initiative this year there will be pool of regular bowlers available for teams to call upon when they are short of a player to avoid having to forfeit. Businesses interested in playing need to nominate their team by Friday October 22. Nominations can be made to Nelson Wallace at Cooma Gas and Garden. For further information contact Nelson on 0407 244 586 or nelson@

Williams selected in national U/20s squad

Local lad Sam Williams has been selected in the train on squad in the ARL Junior Kangaroos for their up coming two match series against the Junior Kiwis. The ARL Junior Kangaroos will play in a two game series in New Zealand in October. The Junior Kangaroos versus the New Zealand Junior Kiwis with the first game being on Saturday October 23, in Wellington and the second game on Saturday October 30, in Rotarua. The local rugby league community wishes him well.


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Taylor Peet wants to be the best Taylor isn’t your stereotypical motorcycle riding female; she is slim, pretty and a very girly girl, proving you don’t need to have a shaved head and big muscles to do well at motocross. As a role model for younger girls interested in riding motocross you couldn’t ask for a better role model, she is respectful, positive and encourages the younger girls she meets. Taylor has recently completed a training camp for women involved in racing motorcycles at the AIS Taylor Peet rounding a corner. in Canberra. She said it was an awesome experience a once in a All girls taking part in the Nationals lifetime opportunity and she has learned so much from it. The camp covered lectures in nutrition, public speaking, competition have their photos and details recovery, strength and conditioning training, resume on a website to promote them and allow writing, sponsorship proposals and dealing with the media. prospective sponsors to look at them and “The days were long, massive, from 7am till 10 pm each decide who to sponsor. As this will be Taylor’s first Nationals day, but worth it, I wish I could go back.” she said. The other participants were from all over Australia competition race she hopes she will do including Queensland, Western Australia, Victoria, South well but doesn’t mind if she doesn’t win Australia and New South Wales and ranged in age from 16 as it’s more about gaining experience and to get an idea of where she is in National to 30 years. Taylor discovered she needs to improve her flexibility standards and to set some goals for next and core strength and do a bit more gym work to also year. “We focused a lot on how to stay help strengthen her abs. Her biggest challenge while on the course was the recovery (9-degree) plunge pool, focused on yourself and not everyone where you had to submerge yourself for two minutes in around you. You take a deep breath, just the cold water then get into a warm spa for two minutes blank them and their numbers out and and continue this for a total of 10 minutes. She said it was go from there. If you control self doubt and expectations amazing how good it felt, “one day we didn’t do it and the in racing, it gets a positive outcome. We also learnt that your goal should be to beat your own time not the others, next day we were all so sore.” The trainers at the camp have encouraged Taylor to you have to be really competitive, have resilience and apply compete in this years MX Nationals competition, which is energy and effort to be a good rider. You need purpose being held in Albury in October, in fact on her 19th birthday. and meaning in everything you do.

Full concentration is necessary for success.

Her goals for the short term have changed a little and she now wants become one of best in NSW and from there one of the best in Australia. Taylor is sounding a lot more positive and confident within herself since completeing the course and of course has a lot of support from mum and dad.

“Talking Fish” in the Murray-Darling Basin How long have you been fishing in the Murrumbidgee? Do you have photos or stories about the ‘big ones’ that ‘used to be caught around here’? We are looking for people who have a current or past connection with the rivers and waterways of the MurrayDarling Basin. We want to hear people tell their stories and share their memories as part of our exciting new oral history project. “Many different groups of people including fishers, Aboriginal communities, tourists and landholders have developed unique relationships with rivers and their environments as they have lived by, grown up with, visited and played in them” Conservation Manager for I&I NSW, Scott Nichols, said. “The long history of recreational fishing within the Basin has led generations of people to spend large amounts of time on or near its rivers and waterways. This desire to catch fish and to experience the river has given people a refined understanding of how fish relate to their riverine environment, and consequently how changes to these environments have affected the status of native fisheries.” “In addition Aboriginal communities have relationships with the rivers that stretch back thousands of years – well before the arrival of European settlers.”

“Accessing and recording the wealth of information from River users will make a significant contribution to our knowledge of the Murray Darling Basin, and help shape the management decisions of the future to achieve improved river health outcomes.” Mr Nichols said the project will focus on 12 reaches within the Basin, including the Upper Murrumbidgee from Casuarina Sands in ACT to Bredbo in NSW. Mr Nichols and oral historian Jodi Frawley will be in the area until October 8, so if you have something to contribute but can’t make it to the launch events, make sure you give them a call. Local radio features and an interactive website with downloadable material will be produced to encourage involvement and increase community participation in the project.This project is being managed by Industry & Investment NSW’s Conservation Action Unit in conjunction with Rural Solutions SA, and funding from the Murray-Darling Basin Authority’s Native Fish Strategy.

A cod, a baby and a cat.

If you have a story or have photos you would like to share with the “Talking Fish” project, please contact Scott Nichols on 02 8437 4909 or scott.nichols@industry.nsw. and Jodi Frawley on 0418 197 454 or jodi.frawley@



Wednesday October 6, 2010

District womens bowls presentation Beryl Seears Tuesday September 28 was the Snowy Mountains District Womens Bowls Veterans and Presentation Day. There was a very good gathering of members and a happy day was enjoyed by all. The day began with social bowls, a Joe’s Special. This was great fun, as one did not know one’s team or opponents until one stepped onto the green. The winner was the team of Helen Reeves, Daphne Fraser and Gwyneth Connolly. The ‘follow-on’ team was Lorraine West, Beryl Seears and Sue Sellars. They each received a potted cyclamen. The winners of the district events were presented with their badges and also a scroll with a photo of the team taken on the winning day, a very nice gesture from president Molly Siddle.

Triples winners: Margarita Zasso, Leonie Snell, Teresa Botto. Runners-up: Del Turner, Melva Mugridge and Elizabeth Stahlhut. Pairs winners: Luba Waters and Carol McMahon. Runners-up: Lyn McMahon and Aylene Madden. Singles winner Molly Siddle, runner-up Leonie Snell. The winners of the singles, triples and fours also won the group play off respectively and so went on to play in the state finals, held this year at the Tuncurry Club. They all played well, but sadly there were no winners. The greens were just so different to what the players are used to here on the Monaro. However they all did their best and are to be congratulated on what they achieved. We are all proud of them. The day concluded with a delicious lunch.

Happy bowlers, from left, Dell Turner, Melva Mugridge, Daphne Bourne, Rita Rawson, and president Molly Siddle.

The winners of the various events were as follows: Now that the warmer weather is here, we Fours winners: Lyn McMahon, Aylene look forward to resuming our program. Madden, Carol McMahon and Glenda Dahl. Happy days ahead. Runners-up: Lorraine West, Leonie Snell, Maureen D’Amico and Dot Jackson.

Gwenyth Connolly, Helen Reeves, Margaret Power, Teresa Botto, Daphne Fraser, Nancy Gammon and Wendy Shanley.

The umpires: Molly Siddle, Lorraine West, Rita Rawson, Beryl Seears, Rae Blyton, Del Turner, Glenda Daal and Lyn McMahon.

The Official party, from right, Glenda Daal, Hazel Walker, Rae Blyton, Liz Gales.

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Wednesday October 6, 2010

Never too old to enjoy…Lawn bowls Madge Stokes Madge Stokes has been playing bowls now for 35 years. A relative latecomer to the world of competitive sport, Madge was the ripe old age of 60 when she first started playing bowls. Madge had never played any form of sport before this and thoroughly enjoys it. Now at 95 years young Madge still enjoys a regular game. She first started playing when the doctor advised her husband to take up a sport to help with his health. They both joined the bowls club at the same time, so they could play together. Madge’s husband didn’t end up playing at all as it was too much for Madge Stokes received flowers at the 2009 district bowls presentation day him but Madge took to it from president Molly Siddle. like a duck to water. She has competed in Brisbane and all over Madge also enjoys watching bowls and every NSW and down the coast playing bowls over the Saturday afternoon she can be found perched up in years. front of the television watching the games. She will She used to play pennants but now is just a social even tell ‘those’ players what they are doing wrong bowler. and what they should be doing!


Roberts receives SERAS award Thredbo cross country skier Hamish Roberts, aged 14, has been named the ‘Athlete of the Year’ for the South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) Snowsports Program for 2010. The selection of the ‘Athlete of the Year’ award is based on specific criteria including attitude, prompt reporting, taking advantage of support services, and performance in the sporting arena. The award is presented to the scholarship holder who is acknowledged as being a great role model for the sport of skiing. Hamish is a member of the NSW Cross Country Team and this is his first year on scholarship. He is currently ranked No. 2 in the NSW U/16 Cross Country and No. 2 in the U/16 National Cross Country

divisions. Hamish has had great success in the past year with some of his outstanding results including: second in the NSW/ACT 5km Distance Championships; second in the U16 Australian Pursuit race; first in the U16 Australian Classic sprint; first in the U16 Australian 5km Classic race; and second in the U16 Australian 5km Freestyle race. Hamish trained and competed in Canada over the 2009/2010 Northern Hemisphere season and he has made great progress especially in the Biathlon Discipline. He finished second at the Australian Biathlon Individual and Sprint Championships and was placed first in the Division 3 Interschools Cross Country State Freestyle race.

Bowlers prepare for championships Cooma bowlers took their last chance to have some practice for the upcoming championship season by taking part in social bowls over the weekend. Numbers where down a little with the long weekend and a bus load of players involved in a visit to Lakes Entrance. Nonetheless, those players around made the best of the weekend to prepare for the championship season that gets underway next weekend with play in the fours. On Saturday twenty six players were involved in three games of triples and two of pairs. The closest matches were fought out in the pairs. Richard Nichols and Peter Caldwell had a neck and neck struggle with Mario Frezza and Denis Steinfort. The two sides were never more than three shots apart and the lead changed on several occasions. In the end Nichols and Caldwell managed to take the game 20 – 19. Sandro Wialletton and Paul Cannell held off a strong finish from Rulie Steinfort and John Schoon to take out their game 20 – 16. Cannell held a good 19 – 10 lead before Schoon won five of the last six ends to narrow the margin. In a low scoring triples game Col Cottam, Jim Fletcher and Giulio D’Amico had the better of the middle ends of their game with Ron Wainwright, Sergio Roncelli and Don Jarvis to manufacture a 17 – 12 win. The other two triples games resulted in convincing wins. Sue Cottam, Jack Sajina and Mark Buckley won 16 of the ends in their game with Maureen D’Amico, Cobber Seears and Colin Roberson to rack up a 28 – 14 win. In the final game Xin Cottam, Daphne Buckley and Wayne Lodge had some very big ends as they trounced Steve Lapham, Geoff Venables and Neil

McGregor 34 – 12. There were three games of triples on Sunday with two very tight results. Lorraine West, Gary Douch and Paul Cannell just managed to hold on to outlast Geoff Venables, Jim Fletcher and Paul Schulz. This game was tight throughout with the lead changing several times. Cannell struck a major blow when he picked up six shots on the 11th end to take a 12 – 8 advantage. Schulz fought back to lead 14 – 13 only to see Cannell push out to a 18 – 14 lead with three ends to go. Schulz won these three ends but came up one shot short. Cannell won 18 – 17. Mario Frezza, Cobber Seears and Mel Storta overcame a slow start to record a 21 – 20 win over Sherry Seears, Jack Sajina and Wayne Lodge. Lodge looked goodwhen his side led 16 – 8 after 11 ends. Storta fought back to grab 18 – 17 lead after 16 ends and won the struggle over the final five ends to win the game. The final game resulted in a blowout. Lestelle Lodge, Ray Downey and Peter Caldwell won the game that featured some excellent play and a lot of bad luck. John Vincent, Daphne Buckley and Kim Weston had all the bad luck while Caldwell was at his very best. The first rounds of the four championships will be played this weekend with two games on Saturday and three on Sunday. On Saturday Colin Roberson’s team will take on Jim Fletcher’s side in the only round one match. Mel Storta’s defending champions play EDenis Steinfort’s quartet. On Sunday the three remaining quarter finals will be played. John Schoon will play the winner of the Roberson/Fletcher match. Wayne Lodge has drawn Paul Cannell and Neil McGregor will do battle with Giulio D’Amico.

Hamish Roberts and SERAS chairrman, Mick Mayhew.

Eucumbene camera switched on NSW Maritime has switched on the 16th web camera on NSW waterways, allowing boaters to view live boating conditions at Lake Eucumbene. Member for Monaro Steve Whan said the Lake Eucumbene camera was the first to be installed to assist inland boating. “Lake Eucumbene is a great destination for fishing and boating. This web camera will assist those people planning a trip to assess the conditions before even leaving home,” Mr Whan said. “With the upcoming October long weekend heralding the start of the new boating season, it is a good time to remind people about the availability of webcams on our waterways to assist in safe boating.” “Alongside the direct feed to the camera on the NSW Maritime website is key weather information including wind, temperature and a

link to water level data.” NSW Maritime is currently providing web cameras in coastal locations of Coffs Harbour; Narooma; Port Macquarie; Shoal Bay, Port Stephens; Tweed Heads; Manning River, Harrington; Swansea; Sussex Inlet; Moruya Heads; Merimbula Lake; Bermagui; Brunswick River; Richmond River, Ballina; Clarence River, Yamba; Nobby’s Beach, Newcastle. NSW Maritime is warning boaters to take extra care on the waters as run off from heavy rains and snow melt in the alpine regions is combining to impact on Snowy Mountains lakes, dislodging safe navigation aids such as buoys and markers. The live feed from the camera can be found at: w w w. m a r i t i m e . n s w. g o v. a u / webcams/webcam_eucumbene.html

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She said in recent years, Cooma Rodeo had raised She said Cooma Rodeo has been a long standing and well-loved event on the social calendar of the Monaro. significant funds which have been donated to other local Started more than 100 years ago, possibly as a bet organisations, such as the Monaro Early Intervention between two station workers, the rodeo has grown into Service, to assist those groups with equipment, etc. The next Cooma rodeo is scheduled for February 12. one of the most respected and entertaining rodeos under the banner of the Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA).


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Cooma Rodeo Association is applauding comments made by the Member for Monaro, and Primary Industries Minister, Steve Whan, in support of local rodeos. Mr Whan has rejected calls by animal liberation activists to ban country rodeos. “Rodeos have been a part of this State’s history since the Bushmen’s Carnivals in Northern NSW as far back as the 1920’s. “There’s no question about it: rodeos are here to stay.” Mr Whan said rodeos are mostly run by volunteer groups raising money for regional communities. “Profits from most rodeos go back to country communities – for things like regional hospitals, schools and Rural Fire Service Brigades. “The Stroud Rodeo and Campdraft Association, for example, gave $5000 to the Stroud Community Lodge and $5000 to the Hunter Medical Research Institute last year alone. “Local schools also take turns running food stalls at the Association’s events - giving them a unique opportunity to raise funds.” Mr Whan said the NSW Government has a Code of Practice for the Welfare of Animals Used in Rodeo Events. “What many people fail to appreciate is that there are clear guidelines for rodeos on how they must treat animals. “These guidelines clearly state that the welfare of animals used in rodeo events must be safeguarded. “The NSW Government is working towards an enforceable Animal Welfare Code of Practice for animals used in rodeos. “This will set out, by law, the way rodeo animals can be treated.” Mr Whan said the draft code had been prepared in consultation with rodeo organisers and animal welfare groups like the RSPCA NSW, the Animal Welfare League NSW and the NSW Animal Welfare Advisory Council. This document will be made available in November for public comment. Publicity officer for the Cooma Rodeo, Michelle O’Neill, agreed with Mr Whan’s comments and said rodeos adhere closely to regulations controlling their sport.

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