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The 2010 ski season took off last weekend, with a good dump of snow to assist the manmade version across the resorts. Blizzard conditions across the mountains on Thursday saw a good dump of snow to add to the excitement of the season beginning. The weekend was also marked by the

resumption of air services from Cooma to Sydney with Aeropelican bringing in its first flight on Friday morning. Across the resorts, the traditional first weekend activities were honoured, with the Blessing of the Snow at Threbo and Perisher. Inset: The Alpine Chaplains Jared Gilkison, Rev. Carol Wagner, Rev. Lloyd

Bennett, Fr. Peter Miller and Pastor Marc Hunter conducted the Blessing of the Snow at before a full All Denominational Church in Perisher Valley on Saturday morning. These young snowboarders were enjoying their first lesson with Jessica Millan at Perisher Valley on Saturday morning.



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Opening of Hotondo Homes Building and Display Centre John and Kylie Crisp opened the first Hotondo Homes Building and Display Centre last Saturday. The centre will be servicing the Monaro and Snowy Mountains. Many people walked through the doors last Saturday to see how the display centre works. The display centre is located at 56 Sharp Street, Cooma, adjacent to the Cooma Creek Bridge.

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Torah is new face of Perisher As part of her new ambassador role, Torah will become the face of Perisher in advertising and promotional campaigns, representing the resort where she first started snowboarding and where she developed as an athlete. Torah has expressed that given Perisher is her favourite Australian alpine resort, it was easy for her to commit to officially becoming a representative of the place she loves, both here and internationally. “Although Torah spends much of her time overseas these days, she still calls the Snowy Mountains and Perisher home,” confirmed Circe Wallace, Torah’s manager. It’s not just about advertising though, Torah obviously has a very strong affinity with Perisher and as such she wants to ‘give back’ to the place she grew up. During the season, Torah will be spending time with lucky Perisher Winter Sports Club children, imparting her knowledge and experience in personalised coaching clinics. Plus, Torah will ‘hang-out’ with the winner of a ‘Board for a Day with Torah’ competition that Perisher will be conducting. To celebrate Torah’s Halfpipe Gold Medal victory in Vancouver, Perisher will be renaming its Superpipe in her honour at an official ceremony during the 2010 winter season. “We are excited to have Torah join us”, Public Relations and Business Development Manager, Perisher, Neil Thew, said. “Torah’s incredible accomplishments on the competitive snowboarding arena are to behold and admire, however her warm and engaging personality match these qualities, making her the perfect ambassador for Perisher,” Mr Thew said.

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Deciding future for the region About 40 people attended a Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) Regional Plan Review Workshop at Cooma on Wednesday. The meeting followed a community forum held in Cooma in May to gather information to be considered in developing a final working plan for the RDASI. Those in attendance represented a wide crosssection of the community, including councillors, council staff, tourism operators, small business owners and community groups. The meeting, which was conducted by RDASI executive officer Colin McLean and Dr Kim Horton of Strategic Economic Solutions, explained what had emerged as key issues for the region. These included: Economic development, leadership, the role of the ACT, population growth, climate and natural resource mangement; health; education; telecommunications; tourism; transport (people and freight); planning and infrastructure. Points raised under these issues were discussed and commented on. Regarding economic development, the previous forums had considered there was a need for better resources amd networking, as well as better communication technology, especially to allow a wider range of home-based businesses. There was also a need for more opportunities for work for spouses. In relation to leadership, the forums found a need for more leadership training and more training or leadership opportunties for young people, some of which already exist and some which have recently ceased. Bruce Hovey, representing Cooma Unlimited addressed the meeting, suggesting there needed to be more industrial development at Polo Flat, which could then offer employment opportunties for young people and so retain them in the area.

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In discussion concerning regional planning, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council planning devel opment manager Peter Smith, said Local Environment Plans were dictated by the State Government and including all rural land, not just high value rural land as listed in the summary. Other issues to be raised during the meeting included the variety of different tourism reviews and plans which have been initiated in recent years, The previous forums believed there was a need for an intregrated, strategic plan for the whole region. Inlcuded in tis aspect was cultural tourism. South East Arts representative Heidi Kunz said there was potential to extend cultural tourism, such as exhibitions, etc, but this was severely hindered by a lack of funds. RDASI chairman, Ken Prendergast said he believed there was a lot of potential for eco tourism development. There was also discussion on transport needs and deficiencies, conducting an audit on infrastructure to see which towns or shires were best situated to accept increased population; diversifying agricultural practices and opportunties. The meeting also discussed the need for a business advice service in the region. It was noted the Snowy-Monaro Business Enterprise Centre had provided this service until funding from State and Federal Governments was stopped. The meeting was told by Bombala representatives that the service now in place, supplied via the Capital BEC in Queanbeyan “just doesn’t work”. Feedback from Wednesday’s meeting will be considered on developing a final plan of action for the organsiation. Priorities will be set by the committee.

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Proposed closures rankle ratepayers by Robin Daley

More than 70 people gathered at the Coolamatong Country Club in Berridale last Wednesday, June 9, to attend a community meeting convened by the Snowy Waste Task Force. Chairperson of the Snowy Waste Task Force, (SWTF), Vickii Wallace welcomed the assembled crowd and said the SWTF had decided on a community meeting to give the people of Snowy River Shire a voice on the proposed closure of Berridale and Dalgety garbage facilities. She explained that the SWTF was working with council to achieve better outcomes for the community and better solutions

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than the proposed closures of some of the shire’s tips. Mrs Wallace said that the SRSC’s Draft Plan of Management indicated that the Berridale and Dalgety tips would be closed on June 30, 2010. She said the recent waste survey was loaded. “Why would Jindabyne people not vote for option one which was the cheapest option? “The survey did not take into account the other people in the shire. “Berridale town residents also need access to their tip to deposit green waste and missed kerbside collection,” she said. Berridale town residents were not asked their opinions in the survey. “The survey was not well thought out,” Mrs Wallace said. Taking her garbage to the Jindabyne or Cooma tips was not acceptable to her. “Are they to you?” she asked those present, “I rarely go to Jindabyne and taking my rubbish to Cooma it’s just not on.” SWTF committee member, Phil Daley spoke about the recent unpopular waste survey and warned those present of the addendum to option one in the Draft Plan of Management which said: ‘Council proposes to expand collection of areas affected by Berridale and Dalgety closures in a manner and costs yet to be determined’. He then explained the negative points of the waste survey. He said there was no proposal to change tip opening hours, no proposal to change the method of rehabilitating tips. Council has not considered only opening Berridale for two days per week and allowing the other day for Eucumbene WTS, nor has council considered taking any of the five days from Adaminaby tip, nor any of the seven days from Jindabyne tip, to maintain services to other areas. Mr Daley said, council still maintained that household waste generated from a house on a rural property was somehow different to household waste generated from a residential property. “Your Snowy Waste Task Force committee is making representation to try and address these matters,” he said. Past mayor of SRSC, Richard Wallace, addressed those present and started by saying he wished he had never left council. This was met with loud applause. He pointed out that only one out of nine councillors was a rural ratepayer. “First it is the tips to be taken away, next it will be the water supplies,” he said. “We used to have reasonable waste facilities in Snowy River Shire, but not now. “The new proposed Economic Development Officer for Snowy River Shire will be able to say: ‘Come to Snowy River Shire, no tips but a great place!’. “It is ridiculous taking our tips away, tips are a basic service.” He concluded his stirring talk by satirising JFK’s famous lines; ‘Don’t ask what your council can do for you but what you can do for your council’, a timely reminder of the power of the people. Mayor John Cahill was present at the meeting along with Councillors Jan Lekstrom and Bill Smits. Mr Cahill reasoned that most of the people present were rural waste ratepayers, an assumption disputed by the assembled crowd. He confessed that Cooma-Monaro Shire Council rates were half those of the rural rate in SRSC. “I would like to see the rating system changed,” he said, “I pay more rates than commercial enterprises in Jindabyne.” He said that general rates had nothing to do with paying for waste. “Adjoining council waste rates are cheaper,” he said, “but SRSC has more waste facilities.”



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This statement was also disputed. As the meeting was keen to question Mayor Cahill, he consented to taking questions. The first question was, “Why can’t all SRSC residents pay the same waste charges”. Answer: “Regulations”. Question: “I know an elderly couple living on a farm, how are they going to cope with no tip near them? Will they get a roadside service?”. Answer: “No decision has been taken yet. Maybe there will be a private collection. All options are on the table”. Question: Why is the Jindabyne tip open seven days a week?”. Answer: “There are a lot of commercial operators in Jindabyne”. Question: “I would give up days at the Berridale WTS so Dalgety and Eucumbene people could have a service”. Answer: “There would be additional rural waste charges if the tips opened longer”. Question: “I have read the regulations and there is no differential between rural domestic waste and town domestic waste”. Question: “Is it not more environmentally responsible for one truck to take rubbish to Jindabyne each week than 40 or more cars driving to Jindabyne tip each week?”. Answer: “There is an ideal site for a tip at the cross-roads of the Adaminaby Road and the Prahran Road near Berridale. That site would cost about seven million dollars to develop. Council will make a reasonable decision re waste”. Elio Grohovaz said he was a resident of Braemar Bay and he paid rates but had no services. “I don’t accept the costings are correct,” he said, referring to the figures for waste in SRSC’s Draft Plan of Management. “Council should address the waste issue in a more realistic manner,” Mr Grohovaz said. Mr Grohovaz, a committee member of the SWTF, has been studying the Local Government Act in detail. He said the Local Government Act provided for rates but allows flexibility. “It also says councils must ask for annual rates and says there must be a service for those rates. “There are many options that can be discussed and Council is not as constrained as the Mayor indicated,” he said. Cr Bill Smits said he was wearing two hats at the meeting; one as a resident of Berridale and one as a councillor. He said he was totally opposed to the closure of the Berridale WTS and he was strongly opposed to the waste survey. “The council should be environmentally, economically and socially responsible but we have had poor management over many years. “We need to improve management,” he said. Cr Smits said it made no sense to close Berridale and Eucumbene WTS when they had cost so much money to set up as waste transfer stations. “Council has made some bad decisions including the $1 million rock wall at the Jindabyne tip. “The Eucumbene WTS was closed long before the Draft Plan of Management was on exhibition.” In answer to a question from the floor, Cr Smits said the current waste manager had been upgraded to the senior waste manager as council was proposing to employ a waste education officer to educate ratepayers about illegally dumping their rubbish after the closure of the tips which will leave only two tips in Snowy River Shire open. SWTF committee member Fiona Corby asked those present for suggestions to take to the next SWTF meeting with council. Some excellent suggestions came from this request, including rationalising tip opening hours, fortnightly collection of domestic waste and an independent opinion and interpretation of the Local Government Act. Mrs Corby revealed that Snowy River Council does not have a Plan of Management for Waste Services and as such cannot be making long-term decisions with no plan in place. The meeting concluded with an appeal by the SWTF for all present to make a submission to the council on the Draft Plan of Management. Submissions must reach council by 4pm, June 23. A feeling of disappointment with their council and its decisions, and anxiety over the proposed closures of Berridale and Dalgety waste facilities permeated the meeting. In the council’s Draft Plan of Management, Mayor Cahill in his “Forward by the Mayor”, says: ‘I encourage you to have input into the Management Plan and provide direction for our Shire. Your feedback about this Management Plan is invaluable in terms of ensuing that the projects and tasks council proposes reflect your aspirations’. Maybe with that assurance SRSC ratepayers can be confident in hoping the ongoing waste management proposal will be resolved.


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Mayor draws Zali’s raffle Cooma-Monaro Shire Mayor Dean Lynch drew the lucky winners for the Bandage Bear raffle in Mitre 10 on Friday. All funds raised go directly to Westmead Children’s Hospital Oncology Unit. First prize went to: Carol Rixon Second Prize went to: M.McPhie The Venables family would like to thank Mitre 10 Cooma and Perisher Blue Ski resort for the first two prizes and Percy’s Newsagency, Office Play and everyone else who supported the raffle in anyway. A total of about $1650 was raised.

Cooma Court results From Cooma Court from June 9: Junior William JONES- High range PCA Term- 12 months, NPP eight months, Probation and Parole Supervision, Disqualified five years. Rodney SMART- being in charge of an animal, fail to provide vet treatment Convicted and fined $1000, court costs $76, professional costs $3500. Anne Lynette WAKEM- being in charge of an animal, fail to provide vet treatment Convicted and fined $1000, court costs $76, professional costs $3500. Troy SADDLER- common assault, section 10, Good behaviour bond, nine months, court costs $76. Maxwell McCAMISH- 2 x obtain money etc by deception. Section 9 Good behaviour bond 18 months, probation and parole supervision, compensation $84.50 Kane LINCOLN- 1: Possess house-breaking implements, fixed 4 months, implements forfeited 2: possession equipment for administration prohibited drugs- section 10, implements

forfeited. 3: Custody of offensive implement in a public place- fixed 1 month, weapon forfeited. 4: Goods in custody suspected of being stolenfixed 1 month. 5: Rider not wearing an approved bicycle helmet- section 10, no penalties. Beth RALLEY- Drive with low range PCA, section 10 – 12 month court costs $76. Maxwell McCAMISH- 50 x obtain money by deception, court costs $76, compensation $4639.66. Jody John MANTHIE- drive whist disqualified from holding a licence, S 196 convicted, warrant to issue. Aiden Gerald KELLY- Drive with high range PCA S 196, warrant to issue. Shane LEESLarceny <=$2000, 1: Compensation $36.99, S 9- Good behaviour bond six months, probation and parole supervision, 2: contravene prohibition/restriction AVO- domestic, S-9 Good behaviour bond six months, probation and parole supervision.

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Winners of Perisher environment awards announced Sundeck Hotel’s proprietor, Cliff Wallis, received the Perisher Environment Award as having implemented the best environment management in the resort. Edelweiss Ski Club made the second greatest contribution to reducing environmental impacts and Waratah Ski Lodge, third. The awards were presented by Andrew Harrigan of the NSW Environment, Climate Change & Water (NPWS) on Saturday, June 12 at the Sundeck. These accommodation providers with the Perisher Range Resorts were recognised for their outstanding environmental management under the Perisher Range Environment Management System (PRREMS) which began in 2002. The three winners were selected from a potential pool of more 120 accommodation providers. “The Sundeck Hotel” said Andrew Harrigan “has shown itself to be one of the most environmentally conscious businesses in the Snowy Mountains. It has installed an $80,000 solar power system that provides 50% of its power needs. It has also installed dual flush toilets,

waterless urinals, got rid of skidoos and undertaken extensive recycling and avoids purchases with heavy packaging, in addition to planting over 2,000 trees on his south coast property.” In his acceptance speech, Cliff Wallis said that twenty years ago he thought he was entering a pristine environment, however he found no recycling, no Environment Management System and nothing minimising the impact of man. By going “green”, Sundeck is gaining an 18 percent return on the investment in solar panels with 20 percent of his electricity coming from solar panels. The total water refit, energy saving lights, the avoidance of heavy packaging and selective waste has reduced his operating costs. The second lodge to receive an Award was Edelweiss for its consistency in reducing its water consumption. With a target of 200 litres per person per night across the resort, Edelweiss had reduced its water usage to 100 litres per person per night

through member education and regular audits. Secretary of the Perisher Historical Society, Mrs Pam Woodman accepted the award on behalf of the manager Gregor Murray, who was absolutely chuffed on being recognised for the efforts. Waratah Ski Lodge focussed on pollution prevention and resource efficiencies. Mrs Mueller who accepted the Award on behalf of the members, spoke of the their efforts when it came to the modifications and moving of the oil tanks when the heating system was changed from heating oil to one governed by regulated thermostasts, sensors systems. Other initiatives included off peak gas hot water, recladding external walls and regular energy audits. The last award was presented to Graeme Anderson who was president of Slopes for 15 years. Slopes represents the ski clubs on the Perisher Range. Graeme supported PPREMS since its inception, in a very real way in his encouragement to bring the lodges on board with PPREMS. The PPREMS committee comprises representatives from Perisher Blue, Slopes, NSWP, the Chamber of Commerce and the Conservation Council.



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Why Cooma will continue to survive Editor,

RE: population growth in Cooma beyond 2010I believe that Cooma’s population has proved to be resilient because of the following setbacks: We have known that SMA was phasing down but it was replaced with Snowy Hydro and SMEC ; The railway has been closed; The gaol was closed; The County Council was amalgamated and we lost most of our field and maintenance staff – plus $7million we had in reserves for maintenance (local money). I believe this was taken to help build the Olympics. Our hospital was built as a 56-bed hospital and I believe it is currently half that number. The maternity section was closed and put in the new hospital. The kitchen at the hospital was closed and then we had imported frozen foods which were not palatable. The Court House lost the District Court to Queanbeyan – also the sheriffs. Police numbers reduced (no night shifts). Ring Queanbeyan for service??! Local police servicing Jindabyne in winter months. Our Snowy Mountains Airport lost our regualr air services. Sorting of mail in Cooma shifted to Canberra. The wholesalers amalgamated and then transferred to Canberra. Telstra servicemen transferred out of Cooma. Two motels closed. One hotel gone. One caravan park and one supermarket gone. Now the good news:

We have gained two Call centres; Two new supermarkets; Another local newspaper; The gaol reopened; Two new eating or takeaway places; Extension to our nursing home by 20 beds Yallambee Hostel is now 40 beds; Several small service businesses in Polo Flat; Snowy Mounatains Airport reopened. We have had our losses and our gains. I believe our future lies in allowing rural subdivisions to proceed. People having hobby farms spend a lot in our nearest town. They create work for the building and associated services, also stock and station and real estate agents and rural supplies. Council gains more rates and other service industries. People wish to move out of cities and could create jobs and population growth. We have the infrastructure, let’s use it. It appears that Local Government in Macquarie Street is holding up our LEP (Local Environment Plan) so any development is very slow to proceed (if at all). Some people have been waiting eight years for the LEP to change. I believe our local council should push our local members to get the results we would like - not what is wanted in Sydney and other big country towns or cities. John Pattrick Cooma

In support of David Wicks Editor, David Wicks - an asset for the shire. When I signed, with others, David Wick’s nomination form for the vacancy on the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council caused by Vin Good’s death, I did so because David: Has lived in Nimmitabel for 30 years; Has conducted a small business enterprise for all of that time; Has, as a skilled electrical contractor, worked across the shire and neighbouring shires; Has, as president of the Nimmitabel Advancement Group, an intimate knowledge of the problems that have faced and that are facing the village of Nimmitabel, its surrounding district and the wider shire. Has, as chairman of the Lake Wallace project, led the

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negotiations that have brought about shire council support and government funding for the development of the dam to be constructed across Pigring Creek to relieve Nimmitabel’s severe water restrictions. David is respected throughout the shire for his ability to listen to people, to understand the needs of all within the shire and to work co-operatively to achieve worthwile results. I hope that David will be well supported by voters across the shire. He is a man of integrity and will make a worthy successor to Vin Good. Richard Lawson Erindale Nimmitabel

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Well, there’s no denying it – winter is here. The white stuff on top of the hills is just confirming something the winter aches and pains have been hinting at for some time. There are idiots and then there are idiots. And then there are those who think lining empty

drink bottles up on white lines in the middle of the road is amusing. These are the people who need to be issued with a dustpan and broom and made to clean up the hazards they create. Numpties! Bad luck to our Socceroos – but like they say, it wasn’t meant to

be easy. Germany was just too good for us on the day. Ghana might be a better result for us, but we’d better be playing our best. This Saturday, residents in Cooma-Monaro Shire get to vote for a new councillor to serve at least for the next two years.

Like other Australians, we are lucky we have the opportunity to have a say, so don’t waste it. Go to a polling booth and vote for the person you think will do the best job for us. This most recent public holiday has some asking if it is warranted. The Postman believes

we have far too many public holidays. Whether a day off for HRH Queen Elizabeth is warranted or not, it’s small businesses which suffer through penalty rates, etc, etc, so the state or nation can celebrate. Enough is enough.

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Council would like to remind service providers and contractors that they are required to submit a section 138 application (Roads Act 1993) to Council when working in the roads and on footpaths. The s138 application helps Council to minimise the public’s exposure to hazards and inconvenience from poor safety management and incomplete projects such as the one pictured left.

New water meter covers being installed in Sharp Street as part of footpath repairs. Pictured are Council’s Works Crew implementing appropriate safety measures.

WERRI-NINA COMMITTEE Werri-Nina Aged Care Management Committee Nominations are being called for expressions of interest from Community members for the formation of a management committee for the Werri-Nina Aged Care Centre Closing Date: 17 June 2010

WATER RESTRICTIONS Nimmitabel is currently on

Level 3 Water Restrictions until further notice

NSW TOURISM AWARDS There is a call for entries to all those interested in entering the Tourism Awards. A booklet containing lots of information about the NSW Tourism Awards is available for downlaod from Please direct any enquiries to NSW Tourism Awards.


19 JUNE 2010 A by-election to elect one Councillor will be held on this Saturday, 19 June 2010. Pre-Poll voting is available in the Council Committee Room, 81 Commissioner Street (Enter via carpark), Cooma from 8.35am to 4.30pm on Wed, Thurs and on Friday from 8.35am to 6.00pm.



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PROPOSED ROAD NAMING - PRIVATE ROAD Council proposes to name a private road which is through Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 DP843295 off Tinderry Road, Michelago, approximately 500m west of Egans Road. The proposed name is Pollards Lane. Submissions on this proposal are invited and will be accepted by Council until 16 June 2010.

FREE SENIOR FIRST AID Two accredited Senior First Aid courses will be held over the next month for volunteers within the community. You are eligible if you help out in any way such as at a sport, local school or community group. The Àrst one is at Jindabyne, with the local en’s shed and family members being the Àrst to enrol: Saturday 26 June, 9-5pm. Venue tba. The course is supported by on-line learning for those who have not done Àrst aid before. The second Senior First Aid course will be held at Bredbo, with details of time and venue to be conÀrmed with the local Àre unit. Please contact Janine Robertson, Healthy Communities Manager, on 64553311 orcmschealth@exemail. These courses are for further details. supported by Volunteering ACT and Monaro Rural Health Service, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council.

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Wednesday June 16, 2010

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Editor, I write with regard to Bronnie Taylor’s nomination for Cooma Monaro Council. Bronnie would make a very worthy councilor being one of the Monaro’s most energetic and community minded people. She was instrumental in campaigning for the covering of the Cooma Pool, is a driving force behind the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research, being the instigator for the implementation of the Oncology Unit at the Cooma Hospital, and a dedicated Community nurse. Bronnie has declared her membership of the National Party, as did former National Party Member for Monaro Peter Cochran who was an excellent councilor and mayor for many years. Political party membership should not be a reason to exclude nominees from council elections. Bronnie works two days a week so is able to dedicate sufficient time to this important position. Bronnie is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in but is fair and even handed and is willing to listen to opposing views. She will make a vibrant and worthy contribution to council if elected this week. Elizabeth Litchfield Cooma

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Editor, There are two items of public interest in the news. 1: the ongoing dispute concerning unflued gas heaters in schools and 2: the need for people who are rock fishing to wear life jackets. The danger of unflued gas heaters in schools was first mentioned in the Sun Herald on January 4, 2009, again in the Sun Herald on August 16, 2009 and on May 2, 2010 then in the local papers April 22, 2010 where the federal member Dr Mike Kelly has expressed his concern “that there does appear to be some research to support the positive that there may be risks associated with long term exposure to unflued heaters.” Dr Kelly said, and he should know, as he is a doctor. Despite a vigorous campaign to ban unflued heaters in our schools the Hon Verity Firth still maintains that they are safe if used correctly and maintained. I can just see the teaching staff every morning trimming the wicks and cleaning the gas jets! There has been a lot of knowledgeable comments that these heaters should be banned! It has taken 16 months including a cold winter in 2009 for the director of education to reluctantly agree that there may be some cause for concern, anyone with a modicum of common sense and this includes politicians and the public servants officials with them should be aware of the dangers of unflued gas heaters; it’s like driving a car with a faulty exhaust but it’s quite permissible to put other people’s kids at risk, including the teachers Gustav Krupp would have approved. As for the compulsory wearing of life jackets for all these who indulge in the hobby of rock fishing

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yes, I believe that this should be encouraged, made law, perhaps lives may be saved, perhaps people in the emergency services would not have to risk their lives and wellbeing in helping those in trouble and the police divers would not spend their time searching around for bodies in deep sea trenches on our coast. Rock fishing people often don’t understand the tremendous power of a crushing unpredictable and treacherous rogue wave. For those who may know the rock platform at Bondi there is a sandstone block, 250 tonnes of it, it was pushed up from the sea floor during a storm in 1912 by a huge wave. Think what this kind of pawn can do to people unprotected politics in 3D, disagree, deny, delay. The politicians won’t admit that there is a danger in unflued gas heaters in our schools or anywhere else for that matter and they won’t agree that people who rock fish are in need to have their lives protected, again disagree, deny, delay. Anyone who will not see the dangers of unflued gas heaters or the danger in rock fishing and the need to save lives and protect their wellbeing and minimise the risks to other people cannot and must not be taken seriously! Be careful of rogue waves when they come disguised in politics. Emile Mercier the cartoonist once said politicians are not real people, they think they are but no one believes them. Ron. H. Hayman Cooma


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Editor, Locals often comment on the lack of police presence in our shire even though there has been quite a spate of vandalism and petty crime in the area recently. It has been pointed out to me, a concerned citizen, by both the Police and the Council that if the public do not report incidences, no matter how small, it does not get on to the statistics that are needed to decide if Cooma does indeed need more police numbers. Cooma “appears” to be almost incident free because locals do not report the multitude of seemingly small incidents like broken glass, graffiti, verbal abuse by strangers, petty theft and vandalism etc. I would encourage all citizens of the shire to report to the police any incidents they observe no matter how small they seem. Only with good statistical data can our local police have the evidence they need to put forward a strong case for increased numbers in our shire.

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‘Jack’ Pendergast – a Man from Snowy River – was laid to rest at Moonbah Cemetery on Saturday, June 5 in the presence of 150 mourners, following a service where “How Great Thou Art” and the songs of Daniel Thomas and Reg Lindsay filled the little stone church. Father Peter officiated at the service, and the captain of Jack’s battalion in Papua New Guinea, Bede Tongs, led the RSL service at the graveside. Narelle Pendergast read the eulogy on which this obituary is based. One of Thomas and Mary Pendergast’s eight, John Thomas Vincent Pendergast was born in Jindabyne. His early years were very tough. The family survived only because of rabbits which they trapped, ate, sold and used the skins to make clothes. Jack did not attend school for very long. He worked on the land around Jindabyne, Hobbs Range, Moonbah, Mill Creek, Wollondibby and Kiora. Jack enlisted in the army during the war and saw action in Papua New Guinea alongside three of his brothers. On his return from the war, Jack worked for the Barry family, spending many years shepherding sheep in the mountains around Currango until a broken leg brought him down. When his leg healed, he worked at the National Fitness Camp. Never holding a driving licence, he would walk from wherever he was living to the main road and wait there until someone happened to stop and pick him up and give him a lift to where he wanted to go. Jack would usually have a sugar bag over his shoulder and trusty oilskin rolled up “just in case there was a blizzard!” Filling his sugar bag with supplies obtained in Jindabyne, he would then head for the pub from where he would be sure of getting lift back home. Living together with his brother Mick at Kiora, they later bought a house at Tumut to winter in, in order to escape the cold. There they lived very nicely due to the abundance of ladies who were either widowed or as Jack put it “old maids”. The brothers moved back to Jindabyne when Mick’s health began to deteriorate. And when his own health began to fail, he moved into the Snowy River Hostel at Berridale where he enjoyed the company of the residents and staff – Jack loved to yarn. Jack’s siblings Kit, Maggie, Mary, Dave, Noel and Mick predeceased him. He will be fondly remembered by his young brother Vaughan, his sister-in-law Neen, and his many nieces and nephews.

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President Elaine Mooney opened the May meeting by welcoming all members and guests, Judy Adams, Margaret Kellond and Coral Reid. Jill Mortensen introduced her special guest, Anne Miners. Yvonne Smith was inducted as the newest member of the Club. Jill Mortensen, speaker oganiser, announced that guest speaker at the June meeting would be Frank McGeorge, a Marine Engineer and the member speaker would be Coral Ordish whose topic is ‘The Demise of the English Language’. The guest speaker in July will be Anne Marie Doyle who was a Hansard Reporter and who has worked in various Australian Embassies around the world. The member speaker will be Marie Fletcher. As yet we do not have guest speakers for either August or September but member speakers will be Marcia Pirie and Gwenda Stockton respectively. Gwenda’s topic will be her visit to the Australian WWI Battlefield of Fromelles and the War Cemetery that has been built for the 250 soldiers, Australian and British whose bodies have been located, and who are now being re-interred. 1,500 British and 5,533 Australians lost their lives in the battle which took place on July 19 and 20 1916. A coach trip to The Royal Mint and the Australian Museum has been arranged for Wednesday August 18, leaving from behind the Library at 9.30am. Lunch can be purchased at the Museum. We hope to return by 4.30pm. The cost will be $26. A very interesting talk was given by our guest speaker Peter Cochran - his topic was the wild horses or ‘brumbies’ in the Kosciuszko National Park. The ‘brumby’ is a free-roaming feral horse in Australia and although they are found in many areas around the country, the best-known brumbies are found in the Australian Alps.

Brumbies are descended from escaped or lost horses, dating back in some cases, to those belonging to the nation’s early European settlers. These horses included the “Capers” that arrived from South Africa, Today they live in many places, including some National Parks. Occasionally they are mustered and domesticated. These horses are the subject of some controversy, sometimes regarded as a pest and threat to native ecosystems, but valued by others as part of Australia’s heritage, with supporters who work to prevent inhumane treatment or extermination. On October 22 to 24 2000, hundreds of brumbies were secretly slaughtered in the Guy Fawkes River National Park by the government department known as the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. The method used i.e. aerial culling resulted in the slow, painful deaths of hundreds of these wild horses. Since then legistlation has been brought down preventing such cruelty ever happening again. Several voluntary organisations also work to rehome captured Brumbies. Peter told us of a program to help dysfunctional and disturbed children. Through close contact with horses, kids who know nothing about normal relationships, responsibility and respect, realise the value of these virtues. The hope, then, is that this new learning will be integrated into their own lives. Several voluntary organisations also work to rehome captured Brumbies. The Cooma-Monaro Ladies Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 10.30am at the Cooma Ex-Services Club and If you would like and further information please contact our Secretary, Coral Ordish on 6456.4707 or email: coralmordish@

Jindabyne Beautification levy increases Snowy River Shire Council, through its draft Management Plan, is proposing to increase the minimum rates above that permitted by the NSW State Government. It is proposed that the rates paid by Business and Farmland categories would rise from $467.24 to $600 and the minimum rate for Residential would rise from $467.24 to $500. This proposal seeks to spread the burden of rates more equitably through each of the categories, thus correcting some current anomalies. For example, 54 percent of rate payers pay only 25 percent of the rates in the Business category. The proposal is subject to Ministerial approval and does not increase rates above the 2.6 percent rate pegging limit. The draft Management Plan also proposes to increase the radius of the Jindabyne Beautification Levy from the current 5km to 10km. There will be no overall increase in the amount collected; rather the burden will be spread over a larger number of rate payers. It is felt that all within that category benefit from the beautification of Jindabyne and the flow-on benefits that it provides. All interested parties are invited to view copies of the documents and provide feedback to

Council. The draft plan is on exhibition at the following locations: • Council Chambers, 2 Myack Street, Berridale • Council Office (Razorback), Gippsland Street, Jindabyne • On Council’s website: www.snowyriver.nsw. by clicking on “Management Plan” under the “Council News and Highlights” section In addition, the General Manager and Senior Council Officers will be available to meet with the public each week during the exhibition period. Management Plan workshops will be held at the Council Chambers in Berridale on: • Tuesdays from 7am to 9am, Council Chambers, Berridale • Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm, Meeting Room, Razorback Office, Jindabyne Council will accept submissions until 4.30 pm Wednesday 23 June 2010. All comments should be submitted in writing and addressed to the General Manager. Submissions can be faxed, posted or hand delivered to the Berridale or Jindabyne offices, or sent via email to management.plan@snowyriver.

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Cooma-Monaro Shire Council by election - Candidates profiles David Wicks Bronnie Taylor Since Nimmitabel Advancement Group’s inception more than 20 years ago I have served in many executive positions including, current and past President, three years as chairman/ spokesman of the Lake Wallace Project water committee, current NAG delegate to the Cooma Monaro Shire Council’s Water and Waste Water committee, Lake Wallace Feasibility Steering Committee member and many years as Heritage Trail committee member and treasurer.

Leading the charge to deliver Nimmitabel’s town water security has been one of my most satisfying achievements in the public world. As co-manager of the Lake Wallace Feasibility Study, I was able to deliver a feasible, budget project to Council, with Dr Kelly’s federal funding attached, saving ratepayers $550,000. As long-term spokesperson for NAG, I have already built good rapport with successive mayors, councillors and council staff at all levels. This position also brought me into the realm of proudly representing the community to State and Federal government and allowed me to build a good working relationship with our State and Federal members. Through both my community work, assisting our local service groups and societies, and in my professional realm, I have already developed a good understanding of council departmental processes. The future Councillor’s responsibilities should include good local governance – listening to ratepayers, presenting their concerns to Council and striving to deliver the best possible value for money and services across the whole

Greg Coombes-Pearce I am standing for Council because I believe the Shire is in decline and there are inefficiencies in the way Council conducts its business and operations. I believe I have the requisite skill set and experience to assist and improve Council’s outcomes for ratepayers and Councillors in particular. I joined the Royal Australian Navy at the age of 17, working my way up through the ranks and finally retiring following 30 years service. I moved to Cooma Monaro in 1993 and lived on my rural property at Michelago moving to Cooma in 2003. I have 10 years experience in Local Government as Business Development and asset Support Officer. • I am concerned at the high cost of rates within the shire in comparison to other similar Shires. • I am of the view that Council needs to be more transparent and accountable for their expenditure, I

of the shire. In my stance as a truly independent elected councillor, with no party political masters, I would guide CMSC towards a more proactive role in facilitating growth, progress and development within the shire. After 30 years of working in Cooma, the villages and the surrounding rural districts, I’ve had the opportunity to listen to the many social and economic issues facing us all. I do have a strong commitment to assist Council’s leadership create the best possible environment for business and private investment, with the obvious beneficial flow on effects for all - ensuring employment security and prosperity. As a contractor, always working within client’s tight budgets, I have always understood the interdependence on development to the wellbeing or otherwise of our region. I want to bring to Council my ability to listen to my clients needs and then deliver the quality service and value for money they demand. This skill has stood me in good stead throughout my working career, and I do believe that there is a niche for a small business owner in the building industry to boost Councils’ current team.

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Nimmitabel resident Bronnie Taylor a way of giving back to a community has nominated for Cooma-Monaro which has “been terrific” to her. Shire Council to contest the June 19 by-election. Ms Taylor has lived in the region for 15 years, since she married her husband Duncan. Living on a sheep and cattle property, Mrs Taylor has a good understanding of the issues which face our rural residents. As a local cancer nurse, she is also well aware of the health issues which confront the whole community. She believes in local solutions for local problems and believes local councils should be able to lobby State and Federal Governments to achieve the best possible outcomes for ratepayers. She has nominated for Cooma-Monaro Shire Council council because she sees it as candidate, Bronnie Taylor

want to eliminate wastage of ratepayer’s money. • Firm view on the need to ensure the structure of the Council and its operations better meet the needs of our ever-changing society. • Passionate supporter for the rural community infrastructure such as roads, water supply. community halls and fire sheds. • Our central business district looks tired and untidy at times; I will be supporting in a positive manner the need to improve the town’s appearance. • Sound understanding of how business works both in Cooma and the district. • Solid supporter of tourism in the region as tourism is business and these businesses do business with business in Cooma. • Believer in the urgent need to create effective employment within the community to sustain positive growth

Polling places - Saturday June 19 24 Cooma Street, Bredbo 3-5 Lambie Street, Cooma Mittagang Road, Cooma North (Fully Wheelchair Accessible) Commissioner Street, Cooma (Fully Wheelchair Accessible) 2892 Jerangle Road, Jerangle Ryrie Street, Michelago Wolfe Street, Nimmitabel 9 Richardson Street, Numeralla


for future generations. • Solid understanding of what Federal and State Government decisions will impact on Cooma and the region in the future. • Believer in the need to understand and recognise the effects climate change has on Cooma, the region and rural communities. I am s Director of Sir William Hudson Memorial Aged care Facility Member Cooma RSL Sub-Branch Member of the Society of logistics Engineers

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Wednesday June 16, 2010

On the slopes at Thredbo Left: Charlie Deacon of Jindabyne was looking forward to going on the Friday Flat chairlift in Thredbo on Sunday afternoon.

Water usage fine Snowy River Shire Council has fined an asphalt contractor for unlawfully taking water from a Council hydrant in Jindabyne. c Acting on information from a concerned resident, the Council was able to identify the driver and owner of the truck, which had been seen taking water from a fire hydrant at the corner of Bent and Kurrajong Streets. After being questioned about the incident, the contractor, who was involved in road works on the Kosciuszko Road past Perisher Valley, agreed to pay for

approximately 1000 litres of water taken and applied for approval to draw water from the Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s water supply in the future. The contractor was also fined $220. Speaking on behalf of council, Ms Wendy Nixon said the incident serves as a warning to others that unlawful removal of water from the public supply is a serious matter. She added that Council recently raised its concerns with the Minister for Local Government about the inadequacy of the penalties for these types of offences.


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Whan applauds State Budget Member for Monaro Steve Whan has announced major investments worth more than $162 million in local infrastructure and frontline services as part of the NSW Budget. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m working hard with Premier Kristina Keneally to deliver a better future for the families in the Cooma-Monaro, Snowy River and Bombala regions,â&#x20AC;? Steve Whan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re securing a better future for families and businesses in communities across the electorate, building a better road network and investments in important infrastructure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;$48 million has been allocated to Monaro roads including $2 million for parts of the Monaro Highway, $820,000 for slope repairs on Alpine Way and $650,000 for road widening on Snowy Mountains Highway Cooma to Adaminaby. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emergency Services are receiving a boost with $90,000 for the Snowy River State Emergency Service unit headquarters at Jindabyne to provide improved training and operation facilities. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is funding to assist Nimmitabel SES purchase an emergency response vehicle and four specialised alpine search vehicles between the Thredbo and Perisher Fire Brigades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Local health will also receive a boost with $583,000 to hire five nurse practitioners for

the Greater Southern Area Health Service and $68,000 to extend 10 hour night shifts for nurses to enhance coverage and communication at Bombala Hospital.â&#x20AC;? Major Budget investments include: â&#x20AC;˘ $1 million for a new balance tank to improve the capacity of the Perisher Sewage Treatment Plant â&#x20AC;˘ $1.3 million for completion of a Waste Transfer Station in Perisher Valley to improve recycling and waste management facilities for Perisher, Smiggin Holes and Guthega â&#x20AC;˘ $32 million for Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme rehabilitation program â&#x20AC;˘ $29 million for the establishment of Williamsdale 330/132kV Substation Network upgrade to meet security of supply requirements for the ACT. â&#x20AC;˘ $39.1 million to construct a second 132,000 volt powerline from Bega to Cooma, and associated works, to improve supply reliability to the Bega, Eden and Cobargo areas. â&#x20AC;˘ $22,000 for a roofing upgrade at Ando Public School â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is great to see a $300,000 boost to continue the heritage conservation works on the Kiandra Courthouse/Chalet.


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Higher interest rates and the on-going sharp deterioration residential building industry. in the first home buyer market contributed to new housing HIA Senior Economist, Ben Phillips, said that without loans falling for a sixth consecutive month in April, said the government support and low interest rates observed the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s in 2009 the new housing market was looking decidedly unhealthy. “A sustainable recovery in residential construction is looking increasingly unlikely amidst a debilitating confluence of higher interest rates, tight credit availability, and obstacles related to land supply, planning, and infrastructure charges and taxation. The number of loans for construction fell by 4.8 per cent in April while loans for the purchase of new dwellings grew by 6.3 per cent. Overall, loans for new housing dropped by 1.8 per cent to be WHEN BUYING OR SELLING... 25 per cent lower than six months ago. Over the 3 months to April 2010 total housing loans dropped by 20.8 per cent compared to the same period in 2009. First home buyer loans were down by 51.4 per cent, while trade up buyer loans

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Chrissi finds father’s aircraft Stranded daughter of aviation pioneer gains clearance to fly in his Wicko high wing monoplane over Southampton airport.

Stranded in the United Kingdom due to volcanic ash clouds, Jindabyne resident Chrissi Webb took advantage of the situation by travelling to Hampshire to see and fly in the high wing

monoplane Wicko G-AFJB designed and manufactured by her father, Australian Aviation pioneer, Geoffrey Neville Wikner before World War II in England. Aviation enthusiasts will recall that Geoff Wikner owned and flew, together with his family including Chrissi, and 18 other passengers in the Halifax Bomber ‘Waltzing Matilda’ to Australia in 1946. ‘Waltzing Matilda was the only Halifax to fly south of the Equator.

On arrival at the private grass airstrip on a farm, Chrissi was greeted with the sight of men polishing with love, this diminutive cream and red 2-seater aircraft. G-AFJB has had an interesting life. Following use during the war as a ferry plane for pilots around Britain. It was flown by a variety of people including Lettice Curtis who raced it; and Phillipa Benett who wanted to use it for an airline service.


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Wicko G-AFJB ready for take-off on 19 April 2010. The original log book shows that in 1960, a previous owner overshot the runway and this Wicko fell off a cliff, after which he gathered up the parts in ‘plastic bags’. In 1973, the aircraft was rebuilt and reregistered. It was then in 1984, dismantled and for 25 years, it remained a derelict beside a fire dump. In 1998, the Wicko was purchased by Captain Joe Dible’s brother. Joe, an ex RAF pilot flying in Hawker Hunters, then an Aer Lingus pilot and the owner of two other light planes, is now the current owner. He transported it to Southampton, UK, where he gave the challenge of restoration to Ron Souch and spent a small fortune in restoring the plane. In 2005 the plane was re-registered for flight. Today, Mike Watts is privileged to care for the Wicko with its dual controls, which he described as ‘A big pussycat to be treated with respect’. He went on to elaborate that it flies ‘in a different way - it flies like an Auster and leads with the rudder.’ Mike added that the Wicko ‘whistles along at 85 - 95 miles an hour.’ [ I.e 137 kph to 153 kph] Restoration work included attaching a bigger propeller and he is currently seeking a Hornet tail wheel as per the prototype. It is one of the only two Wickos surviving and the only with a Certificate of Airworthiness which was renewed two weeks ago. The other Wicko is minus an engine and is in Caloundra Aviation Museum. Mike Watts is a Class A A&E with an ATR rating. He is a vintage aircraft restorer, who learnt his trade under Cliff Lovell working on Percival Gulls.

Mike had his first big break into the restoration business when he worked on the Stampe SV4 aircraft used in the film ‘Out of Africa.’ He holds an ATR pilot’s licence in addition to being a designated Civil Aviation Authority inspector for home built aircraft. Chrissi confidently scrambled into the cockpit alongside Mike Watts for a flight over Southampton Airport space following clearance given by the control tower (commercial aircraft being grounded due to volcanic ash). Regarded as a ‘special lady’ by Joe Dible and the aviation enthusiasts present, Chrissi was beaming with pride as she sat in the Wicko. Suddenly the propeller was being spun by hand, chocks away and the plane taxied down the bright green grass airstrip in the middle of a flowering canola field below a clear blue sky. At the end of the strip, the aircraft was stopped for the final engine check before take off. At the pre takeoff run-up check one of the two magnetos was found to be malfunctioning so the take-off had to be abandoned. Everybody was very disappointed as the Wicko taxied back to the hangers where several mechanics descended on the engine. No luck, the one magneto was dead and it was too late to install a replacement. It was then carefully wheeled to be hangared. However, nothing could detract from Chrissi’s joy at being able to see and sit in an aircraft designed and manufactured by her father, Geoff Wikner, who died at the Sir William Hudson Memorial Nursing Home in 1989.


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6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 Count Us In. (G, R) 10.15 Naturally Australia. (G, R, CC) 10.30 Behind The News. (G, R, CC) 10.55 Australians. (G, R, CC) 11.00 Big Ideas. (CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 National Press Club Address. (CC) 1.30 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.00 Cheese Slices. (G, CC) 6.30 Poh’s Kitchen. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 The New Inventors. (G, CC) 8.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG, CC) 9.00 The Gruen Transfer. (Return, CC) 9.30 Psychoville. (Final, M, CC) The day of judgement arrives, as all players are drawn back to the scene of the crime. 10.05 At The Movies. (PG, CC) 10.35 Lateline. (CC) 11.10 Lateline Business. (CC) 11.35 Spooks. (M, R, CC) 12.30 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 1.30 Movie: Variety Time. (b&w, G, 48, R) 2.25 Big Ideas. (R, CC) 3.25 National Press Club Address. (R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Nowhere Land. (M, 98, R) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) Raggs. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Medical Emergency. (PG, CC) Join the crew of the Air Ambulance as they race against time to transport the critically sick and injured to hospital. Includes a woman who was crushed by her horse, a shocking head-on crash and a barbecue explosion. 8.30 Movie: Schindler’s List. (M, 93, R, CC) Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes. Based on a true story. A German businessman, shocked out of his complacency by the brutal actions of the Nazi regime, shelters Jews in his factories. 12.30 Home Shopping. (G) 5.30 Early News. (CC)

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Children’s Programs. Take On Technology. (G, R, CC) Telling Tales. (G, R, CC) Being Me. (G, R, CC) Like It Is. (G, R, CC) How The Earth Was Made. (G, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Jeeves And Wooster. (PG, CC) Cheese Slices . (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. Grand Designs Revisited. (G, CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Catalyst. (G, CC) Voyage To The Planets. (Final, G, CC) The American Future: A History By Simon Schama. (PG, CC) Part 4 of 4. Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (CC) Live From Abbey Road. (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Movie: They Passed This Way. (b&w, G, 48, R) Movie: The Lost Patrol. (b&w, G, 34, R, CC) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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sbs one Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Scope. (C, R, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) MasterChef Australia. (PG, CC) Hamish & Andy’s Caravan Of Courage. (CC) Comedy duo Hamish and Andy embark on a road trip that takes them from the city of Cork to London, England in 12 days. Law & Order: SVU. (M, CC) Medium. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Buffy The Vampire Slayer. (M, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. South Africa v Uruguay. Continued. From Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria. 6.30 The Contenders. (CC) 7.00 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 7.30 WorldWatch. 3.30 Nerds FC. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. From South Africa. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Tetsuya’s Pursuit Of Excellence. (CC) 8.30 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 9.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Argentina v South Korea. From Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg. 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Greece v Nigeria. From Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Spain v Switzerland. Replay. From Durban Stadium, Durban. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. France v Mexico. From Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane.





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6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. France v Mexico. Continued. From Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane. 6.30 The Contenders. (CC) 7.00 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 7.30 WorldWatch. 3.30 Nerds FC. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. From South Africa. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 David Ogilvy: The First Mad Man. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 9.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Germany v Serbia. From Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth. 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Slovenia v USA. From Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. France v Mexico. Replay. From Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. England v Algeria. From Green Point Stadium, Cape Town.

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Children’s Programs. Take On Technology. (G, R, CC) Behind The News Specials. (G, R, CC) Atoms Alive. (G, R, CC) Me Voila! (G, R) A Table! (G, R) Catalyst. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Enough Rope With Andrew Denton. (PG, R, CC) Cranford. (G, R, CC) Spicks And Specks. (PG, R, CC) Children’s Programs. Meerkat Manor: The Iron Lady. (CC) Can We Help? (G, CC) News. (CC) Stateline. (CC) Terry Jones’ Great Map Mystery. (CC) Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple. (M, R, CC) While attending the party of an old school friend, Miss Marple investigates the death of another guest who was murdered after telling a crime story. Beached Az. (G, R, CC) 30 Seconds. (M, CC) Lateline. (CC) The Graham Norton Show. (R, CC) Rage. (M)

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Brannigan. (M, 75, R) The Golden Girls. (PG, R) Delish. (G) Raggs. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Better Homes And Gardens. (G, CC) Three of the best makeovers to transform your home: a feature wall, styling secrets for problem rooms and turning a dull courtyard into a lush rainforest. 8.30 Ghost Whisperer. (PG, R, CC) Strange antics cause Melinda and Jim to question the sanity of their new neighbour. It isn’t until Melinda sees a ghost attached to the man that she realises he is not only being haunted, but the ghost is trying to kill him. 9.30 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 13. Hawthorn v Essendon. From the MCG. 1.00 Home Shopping. (G)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Round 15. Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Round 15. Canterbury Bulldogs v Gold Coast Titans. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. WIN News. (CC) Movie: Bronco Billy. (M, 80, R) Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Geoffrey Lewis. Movie: Fire Over Africa. (G, 54, R) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Good Morning America. (CC)

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6.00 Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) 6.30 Dora. (G, R, CC) 7.00 Weekend Today. (CC) 9.00 Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) 10.00 Kids’ WB. (G) 10.05 Ben 10: Alien Force. (G) 10.35 Batman: The Brave And The Bold. (G, R) 11.00 Dennis & Gnasher. (C, CC) 11.30 Stormworld. (C, CC) 12.00 Mortified. (C, R, CC) 12.30 Lockie Leonard. (C, R, CC) 1.30 Danoz Direct. (PG) 2.00 Movie: Cowboy. (PG, 58, R, CC) 4.00 Talk To The Animals. (G) 4.30 Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) 5.00 Fishing Australia. (G, CC) 5.30 Postcards Australia. (G) 6.00 News. (CC) 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, CC) 7.30 Movie: Shrek 2. (PG, 04, R, CC) 9.25 Movie: Connie And Carla. (PG, 04, CC) Nia Vardalos, Toni Collette, David Duchovny. Two women, who accidentally witness a mob hit in Chicago, flee to Los Angeles where they pose as drag queens. 11.25 Eclipse Music TV. (PG) 11.55 Movie: Matchstick Men. (M, 03, R, CC) 2.05 Movie: Agatha Christie’s Evil Under The Sun. (PG, 82, R) 4.30 Danoz Direct. (PG) 5.00 Creflo A. Dollar. (G) 5.30 Fishing Australia. (G, R, CC)

6.00 Toasted TV. (G) 8.00 Golf. US Open. Second round. From Pebble Beach Golf Links, California. 12.00 Landed Music. (CC) 12.30 Out Of The Blue. (PG) 1.00 The Barefoot Investor. (G) 1.30 Hook, Line And Sinker. (PG, CC) 2.00 Bears On The Brink. (PG) 3.00 Movie: That Thing You Do! (96, R, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 5.30 Sports Tonight. (CC) 6.00 Malcolm In The Middle. (G, R, CC) 6.30 Monk. (PG, CC) 8.30 Movie: Courage Under Fire. (M, 96, R, CC) Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty, Matt Damon. An army colonel investigates whether a helicopter pilot is worthy to receive a medal posthumously. 10.45 Football. (CC) AFL. Round 13. Carlton v Fremantle. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 1.15 Infomercials. (PG, R) 2.15 Video Hits Up-Late. (G, R) 2.25 Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) 2.30 Infomercials. (PG) 4.00 Bayless Conley. (G) 4.30 Leading The Way. (G) 5.00 Hour Of Power. (G)

6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. England v Algeria. Continued. 6.30 The Contenders. (CC) 7.00 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 7.30 WorldWatch. 1.00 Sanremo Song Festival. 2.50 The Chopin Préludes. (G, R) 3.00 Francis Picabia By Hopi Lebel. (G, R) 3.30 Tim Marlow Meets… (G, R) 4.00 Living With The Future. (G, R) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Monster Moves. (G, CC) 8.30 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 9.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Netherlands v Japan. 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Australia v Ghana. Match Lead-In. 11.50 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Australia v Ghana. From Royal Bafokeng Stadium, Rustenburg. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Germany v Serbia. Replay 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Cameroon v Denmark. From Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Pretoria.

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1.00 1.30 2.00 3.00 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.25 8.30

9.15 9.20 11.00 11.55

Rage. (PG) Poh’s Kitchen. (G, R, CC) Message Stick. (G, R, CC) Stateline. (R, CC) Australian Story: The Harp Specialist. (R, CC) Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) Pilot Guides. (G, R, CC) Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Round 10. Eastern Suburbs Vs Sydney University. From Woollahra Oval. Bowls. International Test. Women’s Pairs. Australia v England. Highlights. Planet Food. (G, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) Doc Martin. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Bill. (M, CC) DC Webb and DS Carter investigate a drug dealer’s claims that the death of his brother, who was knocked off his bike, was no accident. News. (CC) Midsomer Murders. (M, CC) A feisty, former socialite is found bludgeoned to death near a river. Silent Witness. (M, R, CC) Rage. (M)


5.30 6.00 6.30 7.30 10.00

12.30 2.30

The Saturday Club. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Legend Of Enyo. (C, CC) Trapped. (C, R, CC) Rookie Vets. (Final, PG) What’s Up Down Under. (G, CC) According To Jim. (PG, R) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Skycity Triple Crown. Raceday Xtra. From Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, Northern Territory. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar Championship Series. Skycity Triple Crown. Qualifying, Top 10 Shootout and Race 13. From Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, Northern Territory. Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Islands Of Britain: The West. (G, CC) Rugby Union. (CC) Test Match. Australia v England. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Movie: The Man With The Golden Gun. (PG, 74, R, CC) Roger Moore, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Maud Adams, Hervé Villechaize. Movie: Below. (M, 02, R) Home Shopping. (G)





6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, CC) 2.00 Travel Oz. (G, R, CC) 2.30 The House Of Windsor. (G, R, CC) 3.30 1000 Journals. (PG, R, CC) 5.00 IOU: Judith Wright. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Art Nation. (CC) 6.00 At The Movies. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Treks In A Wild World. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Doctor Who. (CC) 8.15 Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down. (G, CC) 8.30 News. (CC) 8.35 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (Final, M, CC) 10.10 Compass: The Mission Pt 4. (CC) 10.40 Soweto Strings: Two Years In The Life Of A Classical Music Project. (R, CC) 12.10 Order In The House. (CC) 1.10 Movie: The Man With The Golden Arm. (b&w, M, 55, R, CC) 3.05 Many Tongues: One Voice. (G, R, CC) 3.30 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 4.00 First Tuesday Book Club. (PG, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

6.00 7.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 12.30

6.00 6.30 7.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 1.30 2.00 3.00 4.00

6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.00 1.00 1.30


5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.30 8.00 8.30

11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 5.30

Religious Programs. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) AFL Game Day. (PG) New Zealand’s South Island. (R, CC) According To Jim. (PG, R) Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar C’ship Series. Skycity Triple Crown. Raceday Xtra. V8 Utes and Touring Car Masters. Motor Racing. (CC) V8 Supercar C’ship Series. Skycity Triple Crown. Race 14. From Hidden Valley Raceway, Darwin, Northern Territory. Destination New Zealand. (G, R) Mercurio’s Menu. (G, CC) News. (CC) Sunday Night. (CC) Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG, R, CC) The Force: Behind The Line. (PG, CC) Movie: National Treasure: Book Of Secrets. (PG, 07, CC) A treasure hunter goes in search of 18 pages missing from the diary of presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth. Scrubs. (PG, R) Russell Brand’s Ponderland. (M) Room For Improvement. (G) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 2.30 3.30 4.00 5.00 5.30

Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) Weekend Today. (CC) Wide World Of Sports. (G) The Sunday Footy Show. (G) Sunday Roast. (PG) Spirit Of A Champion. (G) F Troop. (G, R) Men In Trees. (PG) 30 Years Of Origin. (PG, R) Rugby League. NRL. Round 15. Wests Tigers v Canberra Raiders. From Suncorp Stadium, Sydney. News. (CC) Customs. (PG, CC) Send In The Dogs. (PG, CC) 60 Minutes. (CC) Underbelly: The Golden Mile. (M, CC) CSI. (M, CC) Crime Investigation Australia: The Gonzales Family Murders. (M, R, CC) Afterlife. (M) Rugby League. Super League. Round 18. Bulls v Wolves. From Grattan Stadium, Bradford, England. 20/20. (CC) Danoz Direct. (G) GMA: Sunday Edition. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)

2.30 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.30 9.00

10.00 11.00 1.45 2.15 2.30 4.00 5.00

Mass For You At Home. (G) Hillsong. (G) Animalia. (C, R, CC) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Meet The Press. (CC) The Hit (G) Golf. US Open. Third round. Orangutan Diary. (G, R) Motor Racing. Australian Rally Championship. Mid-Season Review. Netball. ANZ Championship. Round 14. Fever v Firebirds. Discover Downunder. (G, CC) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) Merlin. (PG, CC) MasterChef Australia. (PG, CC) The Good Wife. (M, CC) Will and Alicia defend a university student accused of killing her sorority sister while in a drug-addled stupor. House. (M, CC) Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Round 5. British Grand Prix. Road To Delhi. (G, R) Video Hits Up-Late. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG) Golf. US Open. Final round.

6.00 Soccer. 2010 FIFA World Cup. Cameroon v Denmark. Continued. 6.30 The Contenders. (CC) 7.00 World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 7.30 WorldWatch. 11.00 Tales From A Suitcase. (G, R) 12.00 Destination Australia. (PG, R, CC) 1.00 Tales From A Suitcase: George Gittoes. (PG, R, CC) 1.30 Cycling. UCI Mountain Bike World Cup. From Fort William, Scotland. 2.00 Speedweek. 4.00 Football Asia. 4.30 Futbol Mundial. 5.00 Road To The World Cup. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Ben Mendelsohn. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 9.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Slovakia v Paraguay. 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Italy v New Zealand. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Ghana v Australia. Replay 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Brazil v Ivory Coast.





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6.00 9.00 11.30 12.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30

6.00 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.30

6.00 Golf. US Open. Final round. Continued. 11.00 The Circle. (PG, CC) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M, CC) 1.00 The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) 3.00 Judge Judy. (CC) 3.30 Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) 5.00 News. (CC) 6.00 The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) 6.30 Neighbours. (G, CC) 7.00 The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) 7.30 MasterChef Australia. (PG, CC) 8.40 Good News Week. (M, CC) Guests including Jerry Lewis, Peter Berner, Rai Thistlethwayte and Frank Woodley engage in a satirical look at the week’s news. 10.10 Outrageous Fortune. (Return, MA15+, CC) Van’s bid for freedom causes serious problems for the Wests and their associates. 11.10 News/Sports Tonight. (CC) 11.55 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) 12.40 Burn Notice. (M, R, CC) 1.30 Infomercials. (PG, R) 4.00 Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Brazil v Ivory Coast. Continued. 6.30 The Contenders. (CC) 7.00 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 7.30 WorldWatch. 3.30 Destination Australia: A Family Divided. (G, R, CC) 4.30 The Journal. (CC) 5.00 Rough Science: Clean. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. From South Africa. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 MythBusters. (G, R, CC) 8.30 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 9.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Portugal v North Korea. From Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa. 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Chile v Switzerland. From Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Brazil v Ivory Coast. Replay. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Spain v Honduras. From Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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2.55 3.25 4.30 5.00 5.30

Children’s Programs. For The Juniors. (G, R) Music Moves. (G, R, CC) Designers. (G, R, CC) Landline. (R, CC) Midday Report. (CC) Sherlock Holmes. (PG, CC) The Cook And The Chef. (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (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. (CC) Sin City Law. (M, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Movie: Wedding Rehearsal. (b&w, G, 32, R, CC) Talking Stick. (G, R, CC) Bowls. International Test. Women’s Pairs. Australia v England. Highlights. Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)



11.10 12.05 1.00 5.30

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Movie: Toxic Skies. (M, 08, R) All Saints. (M, R, CC) Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) Raggs. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed. (PG, CC) Desperate Housewives. (M, CC) Determined to derail Preston’s marriage to Irina, Lynette searches for the truth about her future daughterin-law. Hung. (MA15+, CC) New series. A divorced high-school teacher and failed basketball coach hatches an inspired plan for a more productive, debt-free life. Trauma. (M) The Mole: The Amazing Game. (PG, R) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

10.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30

Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Two And A Half Men. (PG, R, CC) The Big Bang Theory. (PG, CC) The Mentalist. (Final, M, CC) CSI: Miami. (M, CC) When a popular music diva bursts into flames during a concert, the team exposes the dark side of stardom. Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 1. From The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. F Troop. (G, R) Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)





6.00 10.00 10.25 10.35 11.00 12.00 12.30 1.30 2.00 3.00 6.05 7.00 7.30 8.00 8.30 9.30 10.00 10.30 11.05 11.35 12.20 12.35

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6.00 9.00 11.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 5.30 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 9.00 9.30

6.00 7.00 7.30 8.30 9.00 10.00 12.00 1.00 2.00 3.00 3.30 4.00 4.30 5.00 6.00 6.30 7.00 7.30 8.00

1.05 2.05 3.00 3.55 4.30 5.00 5.30

Children’s Programs. Behind The News. (G, CC) Our History. (G, R, CC) The Australian Experience. (R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) The World’s Worst Disasters. (CC) The Einstein Factor. (G, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Children’s Programs. Time Team: Potted History. (CC) News. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Foreign Correspondent. (CC) Greatest Cities Of The World. (G, CC) QI. (PG, CC) Artscape. (M, CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (CC) Four Corners. (R, CC) Media Watch. (G, R, CC) The Chaser’s War On Everything. (PG, R, CC) Parliament Question Time. (CC) Island Life. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) Good Game. (M, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

8.30 10.30

11.30 12.00 12.30 5.30

Sunrise. (CC) The Morning Show. (PG, CC) News. (CC) To Be Advised. All Saints. (M, R, CC) Medical Emergency. (PG, R, CC) Raggs. (P, R, CC) It’s Academic. (C, CC) News At 4.30. (CC) M*A*S*H. (G, R) Deal Or No Deal. (G, CC) News. (CC) Today Tonight. (CC) Home And Away. (PG, CC) Minute To Win It. (PG, CC) New Series. Grey’s Anatomy. (Final, M, CC) A crisis unlike any other strikes the hospital and its staff. True Hollywood Story: The Kardashians. (M) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian spills some juicy secrets when she gives a tour of her home and introduces her larger-than-life family. Scrubs. (PG, R) Get Him To The Greek Take 40 Launch. (M) Home Shopping. (G) Early News. (CC)

Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Top Gear. (PG, CC) Two And A Half Men. (M, R, CC) Australian Families Of Crime: The Killer Couple – David And Catherine Birnie. . (M, CC) A look at David and Catherine Birnie, a pair of violent predators who abducted, raped, and brutally murdered four women. 10.30 Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 2. From The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. 1.00 Cricket. One-Day International. Game 1. England v Australia. 5.30 Today. (CC)

8.30 9.30 10.30 11.15 12.00 1.00 1.30 4.00

Early News. (CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (M, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) MasterChef Australia. (PG, CC) Modern Family. (PG, CC) Jay and Gloria disagree over Manny’s choice of outfit for his first day of school. NCIS. (M, R, CC) NCIS: Los Angeles. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Law & Order. (M, R, CC) Sex And The City. (MA15+, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Spain v Honduras. Continued. 6.30 The Contenders. (CC) 7.00 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 7.30 WorldWatch. 3.30 Nerds FC. (PG, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Fix Me. (PG, CC) 8.30 On Thin Ice. (M, CC) Part 1 of 5. Charts the trials and tribulations of Olympic gold-medallist James Cracknell, TV presenter Ben Fogle and actor Jonny Lee Miller, as they compete in a race to the South Pole. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 10.30 The 2010 FIFA World Cup Show. (CC) 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Mexico v Uruguay. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. France v South Africa. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Greece v Argentina. From Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa.





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Emergency advice The Snow season is once again upon us and the Ambulance Service of NSW wants to take the opportunity to remind snow revellers how they can have a safe, enjoyable holiday. Last year Paramedics responded to hundreds of Triple Zero calls in Jindabyne and the surrounding ski fields. Of these, 84 patients were taken to hospital with multiple fractures and 21 patients with serious head injuries. Ambulance has deployed extra paramedics to the region during the snow season and all purpose snow vehicles to access patients in the snow fields Many of the major accidents that ambulance attended in the area last year involved motorists in road collisions when heading to the snow on a Friday night or leaving on a Sunday afternoon. Paramedics are urging the community to “PLEASE” take care on the roads this season. “Remember it’s the family & friends you leave behind that will suffer for years to come” Ambulance offers the following advice and tips: Travel to the snow • Drive to the conditions of the road • Stop Revive Survive every two hours • Chains must be carried by law as soon as you entre Kosciuszko Nation Park (except if you are a 4WD) Whilst on the slopes: • All resorts are requesting that people skiing/boarding wear helmets at all times, including children. • Eat regularly to give yourself enough energy for movement and maintaining body temperature. Don’t skip breakfast or lunch. • Keep up fluid intake during the day; you still dehydrate even if it is cold! • Exercise before heading to the snow and ensure any niggling aches are checked by your doctor • Warm up and stretch before starting your days skiing If you get injured: If you’re in a ski resort, in the first instance contact the Ski Patrol at the nearest lift hut,, and if outside the resorts Call Triple Zero (000) and ask for Ambulance

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Thyroid – the forgotten disease? Australian women need to be more proactive in detecting thyroid disease. And the good news is that treatment is simple and usually very effective! Women are five times more likely than men to experience a thyroid condition at some point in their life, says Dr Jennifer Wong, a consultant endocrinologist at Southern Health and research fellow at the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health. During Thyroid Awareness Week (1 – 7 June 2010) Dr Wong says women in Australia need to be more aware of thyroid disease symptoms so they can access effective treatment more quickly. “Women should think about having a simple thyroid test every year,” says Dr Wong. “There are no clear guidelines for thyroid screening but if you have a strong family history of thyroid disease, or previous treatment of a thyroid condition, you should have a regular check. And once women reach their 40s, they should consider having their thyroid function checked each year because the risks of some forms of thyroid disease increase with age.” The thyroid gland is part of the endocrine system and produces hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. The two most common thyroid conditions affecting women are hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). “Hyperthyroidism is when there is excess thyroid hormone and it most often affects younger women in their 20s to 40s,” says Dr Wong. “We don’t know exactly what the triggers are but symptoms can include palpitations, anxiety, feeling very hot, diarrhoea, weight loss and menstrual irregularities.” A course of medication, radio-active iodine therapy or surgery to remove the thyroid gland in more severe cases can usually resolve the condition. Hypothyroidism is when there is too little thyroid

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Wednesday June 16, 2010

Poveys tell of African Lovegrass saga Weeds Officer, Roger Roach recently interviewed cousins, Jack, Colin and Max Povey to find out the real history of African Lovegrass on the Monaro. The Poveys were all early, local graziers from the Colinton area, situated 60 km south of Canberra and 20 km north of Bredbo. It is here that African Lovegrass first got a foothold on the Monaro. At Colinton Max, Colin and Jack’s grandfathers and after them, their fathers owned and worked the land since the 1850’s. Their land, including the properties “Collingwood, Glenroy, Rockview, Rosedale and Ravenswood” totalled over 8,000 hectares or 20,000 acres. Today some of these properties are owned by 7th generation families of Poveys. During recent interviews, these men outlined their fathers’ discovery of African lovegrass and their attempts to control and eradicate this new, invasive weed. Their properties comprised of open flats, rising to granite and slate hills with sparse, stunted trees. The families grazed merino sheep and shorthorn cattle in what was traditionally a 475mm, or 19 inch rainfall area and in a time that these men described as “tough years”. African Lovegrass is a native of South Africa. It is a hardy, drought tolerant perennial grass which thrives on low fertility soils. Despite efforts to control African lovegrass, it can be found throughout New South Wales and is a major agricultural and environmental threat. African lovegrass readily colonises overgrazed and disturbed sites and without management will invade adjoining lands. Its ability to produce a large volume of seed means it can quickly form dense monocultures. Max recalls that African lovegrass was first detected on his father’s property “Ravenswood” in the late 1920s where it was growing near their shearing shed. This beautiful, green grass that nobody could identify grew rapidly following summer rains and the sheep ate it so they figured it mustn’t have been too bad. At this stage the Poveys had no understanding of the invasiveness and low protein values of this new grass species. In those early days sheep travelled in on the railway from the Riverina and drovers passed through with large mobs heading to lease blocks in the mountains. It was in these sheep that the ‘Lovegrass’ was thought to have originated. The Poveys employed workers at that time specifically to chip out Bathurst


Burr and Star thistles but not African lovegrass. 1939 to 1944 were drought years with the occasional good season and it was only then that African lovegrass was identified as an extremely invasive, low protein grass. During these years the focus for farm workers was to chip out African lovegrass as well. There were no chemicals available to spray this weed in those years. Colin first identified African lovegrass in front of the Colinton Post Office where they tied the horses up along the nearby fence. Colin believed that the horses were eating and passing the viable weed seeds through their gut as it was

growing through the manure. The Post office was located in the paddock beside the Bumbalong Road and the Monaro Highway where today there is only a couple of old dead pine trees left. Colin’s family property “Glenroy” was right beside the post office. One of Colin’s first jobs when he left school in 1952 was to go around chipping the scattered African lovegrass plants and if there were too many they would plough them in with an old Ferguson tractor and a 2 furrow Mollboard plough. In the late 1940s serrated tussock was starting to establish at “Calabash” on the “Tinderries which added to the huge work load. In


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the mid 1950s, chisel ploughs and harrows were being used extensively to plough in the African Lovegrass and then sowing crops or pasture, but if there was a poor strike of crops or pasture, African Lovegrass would take over the disturbed soil. Max said that they tried deep ploughing the shearing shed paddock to bury all the seeds, “18 times over the years but to no avail” as African lovegrass still dominated the paddock. There was no chemical available for African lovegrass until Dalpon was manufactured in the 1950s. Dalpon was a white powder that was packaged in sacks as opposed to tins as it had a high salt content and would rust the tin containers. When mixed with water, Dalpon would kill everything but was very hard on the gear being used, rusting the spray parts very quickly. Both Colin and Max commented that over the years they saw African Lovegrass slowly creep up the highway and said that if they had had the poison that is available today back in the early days then they may have been able to contain African Lovegrass as everybody was having a go. Colin noted that after a series of drought years, African lovegrass would spring up in places where it had not been before following the first decent rains. Both Jack and Colin remarked that at the end of the 1980s, drought saw African Lovegrass take off again. Jack said that serrated tussock is easy to control compared to African lovegrass. All these men stated that it was the worst weed that they had had to deal with in their farming life. Max observed his father putting days and days into trying to control African Lovegrass before chemicals were made available, to the point that it worried him no end. Jack said they wore out a lot of mattocks over the years trying to beat African Lovegrass. Jack’s advice to everyone is “if you see a small patch control it today, don’t leave it until tomorrow”. Colin offered the same advice to everyone with small infestation of African lovegrass - “Get on top of it early because if you don’t it will take over and leave you with very few other grass species”. Max’s last comment “tell the people with only a small amount to get rid of it before it is too late as there is no going back once African Lovegrass takes over”


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Land management forum Farmers and other interested parties are being urged to attend a forum to discuss how best to balance agricultural production and sustainable management on the high-value land of the mixed farming zone of the South West Slopes of NSW. The Eastern Riverina Landcare Network (ERLN) is hosting the free forum on Thursda June 24 at the Henty Community Club, from 9 am 3.30 pm. The forum - Sustaining production and the environment: Can we achieve both? - will present achievements on three very different mixed farms after 21 years of Landcare. It is part of a two-year project

funded under the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Caring for our Country Program. The ERLN and the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, based at Wagga Wagga, have collaborated under this project to identify the most economic enterprise combinations for farmers of the mixed farming zone, in the context of responsible land management. Guest speaker Dr Sue McIntyre, from CSIRO’s Sustainable Ecosystems, will give an ecologists’ view of how effectively natural resource management (NRM) and production have been integrated in the local landscape.

Lambs sell to $151.50 at Cooma Cooma Associated Agents yarded and sold 3200 lambs and 3300 sheep at Cooma on June 7. It was a very mixed good quality yarding, with a full field of trade and export buyers in attendance along with a few restockers. Heavy lambs topped at $151.50, with most sales from $130 to $140. Medium lambs sold from $120 to $134, lighter grades from $100 to $124, lambs to restockers $80 to $95.50. Best heavy mutton sold to $139, with most sales from $110 to $120. Medium weights sold from $90 to $105 with lighter grades from $60 to $88. Quotations Fat crossbred lambs Turton & Douch, BWA, 25, $151.50; Turton & Douch, BWA, 22, $140.00; D & L Venables, BC, 26, $134; M Rose, BC, 15, $128; P & M Sands, Lmk, 27, $124; M Kennedy & P Thorp, JM, 12, $123.60; D Ralphs, JM, 25, $120; Shady Bower, Lmk, 49, $116; J & A Golby, Eld, 85, $134.60; BJ Povey, Eld, 14, $127.


Store crossbred lambs J Carpenter, BC, 8, $98; AM Suthern. BWA, 11, $96; B Woolacott, Lmk, 27, $95.50; RW & AM Horton, Eld, 81, $100; R & D Belcher, Eld, 8, $91. Mutton sheep, wethers and ewes P & G Carpenter, BC, 32 M/wthrs, $130; D & L Venables, BC, 7, x/b ewes, $120; Glenburnie, Lmk, 34, M/wthrs, $118; N Robinson, Lmk, 45, x/b wthrs, $17; Kennedy & Thorp, JM, 21, mwthrs, $16; Sherwood Past Co, BWA, 16 ewes, $110; P Daley, BWA, 31, wthrs, $105; T Burke & Son, JM, 50, wthrs, $96; FA & SJ Martin, Eld, 19 , wthrs, $112; FA & SJ Martin, Eld,42, ews, $108.50. Store sheep Boloco P’ship, BWA, 140, M/e, 1 1/2yrs, SIL, $139; South Bukalong, BWA, 120, M/e lambs unshn, $88; D & K McPaul, BC, 35, M/w lambs, $84.50; R Southwell, Lmk, 56, M/w 1 1/2yrs, $104.

New 1080 and Pindone course makes baiting easier The Livestock Health and Pest Authorities State Management Council has developed a new shorter training course which will allow landholders to use 1080 and Pindone baits on their properties. Funded and approved by the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW), LHPAs across the state are now offering a threehour course to give landholders a clear understanding of 1080 and Pindone use and their legal obligations. LHPA pest and TSR policy officer, Tim Seears believes that the new course will see an increased use of 1080 and Pindone baiting to control pest animals, especially by small landholders as part of larger group programs. “The 1080 Pest Control Order (PCO) gazetted in 2008 restricted the supply of 1080 to persons holding a minimum AQF3 chemical accreditation – many landholders failed to meet this requirement. “As a result, participation in 1080 baiting programs reduced by as much as 85 percent in some districts, so the LHPA State Council and DECCW have developed this alternate training course to increase participation in control programs.” Mr Seears says landholders should be aware that this new training course doesn’t replace the AQF chemical application courses,

which remain a requirement for use of any other pesticide. “The Pesticides Regulation 2009 has been amended so that successful completion of this course will allow the use of 1080 and Pindone baiting in NSW, but for access to any other pesticide (such as Roundup or Grazon) a minimum AQF2 certification is required.” The new training course will be delivered by LHPA rangers and will cover topics such as baiting techniques, toxicity, storage, transport, legislation and OH&S. Those completing the course will be issued a certification card and will remain accredited to use 1080 and Pindone for five years. As an introductory offer in the South East LHPA, ratepayers will receive a 50 percent discount on the standard $44 fee. For nonratepayers the course will cost $44 – a significant saving on the full AQF3 course. Courses will be held on July 6, in Bega, July 8 in Bombala, July 13 in Cooma and July 15 in Braidwood. Other courses will be run as required. Any landholder interested in attending the training courses should contact the Bombala office on (02) 6458 3055 for further details.


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30 Grassroots State Budget ignores food security The NSW Farmers’ Association says the NSW Government has failed to invest in rural NSW in last week’s budget, with the exception of some minimal expenditure in rural health and the Hume Highway. NSW Farmers’ Association President Charles Armstrong says the Association is extremely concerned about cuts to research, development and extension services (R, D and E), especially when food security is such a major issue. “The NSW Government today had a chance to help NSW farmers lead the way in securing our role in meeting the global food crisis, and the failure to do this will have wide ramifications,” Mr Armstrong said. “The Government is very aware that currently every Australian farm business feeds 600 people every year; 150 domestically and 450 overseas and that this needs to increase by 70 percent by 2050 to meet the global food crisis,” he said. “Yet today’s Budget sees a cut of 31 percent in capital expenditure, and 10 percent in total expenditure in R, D and E, which absolutely decimates our capacity to meet this challenge,” he said. The Association had called for significant investment in food

security and climate change, rural transport and infrastructure and rural services. “Essentially, this Budget has ignored these key areas for rural and regional NSW,” Mr Armstrong said. “There is no money for helping farmers to adapt and manage climate change, or for meaningful water initiatives. “While the Government claims a large percentage of the roads budget is for regional and rural NSW, we’d argue that it’s mostly spending for up and down the coast, with the exception of $330 million for the Hume Highway. “There is nothing to reflect the need for more money for rural infrastructure, and no sign of money to secure the Government’s response to the NSW Grain Freight Review.” The NSW Farmers’ Association acknowledges spending in rural health, specifically for the first stages of new hospitals for Wagga and Tamworth. “However we are concerned that these announcements clearly show a massive gap between spending in urban areas and that in rural NSW,” Mr Armstrong concluded.

Wednesday June 16, 2010

Beware of strangles in south east Horse owners are urged to keep an eye out for the respiratory disease strangles and report all suspect cases, following a number of recent infections on properties around the Illawarra district. Industry & Investment NSW (I&I NSW) deputy chief veterinary officer, Ian Roth, said strangles infections have been confirmed over the past few days in horses at Kembla Grange, Albion Park and further north at Denham Court. “At this stage only a small number of affected properties have been reported in the Illawarra area, however there may be other cases in the district,” he said. “Strangles is a notifiable disease, so suspect cases must be reported to I&I NSW – even though no quarantine is imposed on i n f e c t e d properties. “ T h e notification is to protect export markets as some countries require certification that exported horses are not from a recently infected property. “I urge all horse owners with suspicions of strangles in any horses to let us know immediately. “You can do this by contacting your local LHPA, calling I&I NSW, or by downloading a Notifiable Animal Disease form from the I&I website and sending the completed form by email to or fax to 6361 9976. “Organisers of events where horses may congregate should also be alert for signs of

strangles, such as swollen lymph nodes, coughing, nasal discharge and fever. “Sick horses will need to be sent home immediately and contaminated stables and equipment will need to be disinfected.” Mr Roth said strangles was a respiratory disease spread mainly by contact with nasal discharges or pus from sick horses. “It does not spread long distances in the air like equine influenza, so your horse is unlikely to become infected by airborne spread unless it is within coughing distance of an infected horse,” he said. “Strangles bacteria may remain viable for many months once in the soil or on contaminated clothing or equipment, so good hygiene is very important. “Horses can also continue to spread the disease for some time after recovery. “Vaccination is available to protect against strangles, but it may be too late for effective vaccination in the face of an outbreak, as three doses of vaccine are required initially for adequate immunity. “Horse owners should consult their veterinarian for advice on vaccination and treatment.” For further information horse owners should refer to the two Prime facts “Strangles” and “Stop the spread of horse diseases” that can be found at horses/health

Bulls sell to $1658 at Cooma Cooma Associated Agents yarded and sold 200 scale and 250 store at Cooma on June10. With most regular buyers in attendance, prices were firm on the sale of a fortnight ago. Bulls topped at153.6c/kg, reaching $1658. Cows also sold well, making 140c/kg with one cow making $1075. Trade steers were in short supply but still making to 175c/kg. Heifers topped at 162c/kg with the best returning $813. The store cattle were keenly sought after with steer weaners reaching $635 and heifers $498. The next cattle sale will be on July 8. Quotations Bulls D & T Dixon, BWA, 1, 153.6c/kg, 1080kg, $1658.88; G & E Miners, Lmk, 1, 145c/kg, 930kg, $1348.50; DJ & MM Wellsmore, BC, 1, 140c/kg, 940kg, $1316; RJ Hain, Eld, 1 140c/kg, 940kg, $1222.



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Cows G & E Miners, Lmk, 1, 140c/kg, 685kg, $959; RJ Hain, Eld, 2, 138c/kg, 657kg, $907; Ravensworth, Lmk, 1, 134c/kg, 610kg, $817; J & S Locker, BWA, 1, 132c/k, 700kg, $924; RJ Hain, Eld, 2, 130c/kg, 527kg, $685.

Steers DJ & MM Wellsmore, BC, 2, 170c/kg, 385kg, $654; AG & PI Warner, Lmk, 7, 170c/kg, 428kg, $727; Little Tinderry P/Co, BWA, 4, 175c/ kg, 425kg, $743; D Menchin, Eld, 3, 166c/kg, 390kg, $647; D & T Dixon, BWA, 1, 165c/kg, 535kg, $882; KJ & C Wellsmore, Lmk, 1, 166c/ kg, 490kg, $813; Ravensworth, Lmk, 1, 160c/kg, 695kg, $1112; DJ & MM Wellsmore, BC, 152c/ kg, 555kg, $843. Heifers M & E Apps, BC, 1, 155c/kg, 425kg, $658; Little Tinderry P/Cp, BWA, 3, 162c/kg, 338kg, $548; Woodstock P’ship, Eld, 5, 146c/kg, 492kg, $718; Ravenwsorth, Lmk, 1, 52c/kg, 535kg, $813; Cottage Creek, Lmk, 4, 148c/kg, 495kg, $732; G Ferguson, Eld, 3, 140c/kg, 486kg, $681; DJ & MM Wellsmore, BC, 6, 150c/kg, 400kg, $601. Vealers Dressy Stn, BC, 2, 175c/kg, 260kg, $455. Stores D & T Dixon, BWA, 20 Angus str wnrs 8/9 mthsm $635; BS Osborne, Lmk 9, BB str wnr, $590; SP Lang, Lmk, 11, Angus str wnr, $585; D Menchin, Eld, 2, Hrf str wnr, $520; C McLaren, Eld, 3, Hfd str wnr, $500; D & T Dixon, BWA 15, Angus hfr wnr 8/9mths, $478; DJ & MM Wellsmore, BC, 6 Hf hfr 1 1/2yrs depast, $475.

Spencer’s day in the High Court Shannon’s Flat farmer, Peter Spencer, will have his day in the High Court this week. Mr Spencer, who has been fighting what he claims are unfair laws relating to land ownership, recently spent 52 days in a hunger strike, on a tower on his property. Since coming down from the tower, Mr Spencer has been on a speaking tour. The Full Bench of the High Court will be hearing Peter’s application for leave to appeal on Wednesday June 16 and Thursday June 17, in Canberra. Peter would sincerely appreciate as many supporters as possible attending the court hearing

on one of these two days so as to send a clear message, leave to appeal must be granted. Everyone that would like to attend should meet at Magna Carta Place, by 9am. Court starts at 9.30am. The plan is to hopefully have the numbers to fill the Court room gallery to standing room only. Everyone with protest t-shirts and other protest clothing must take a shirt to cover up as security will not let them into the court with protest gear on. For more information about the day at the High Court, please contact Alastair McRobert any time on 0438-930-239

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To celebrate the first anniversary of our dear friend and mate, the sadly missed TIMMY MCDONALD 18.01.63 - 25.06.09 (47 yrs) Everyone who knew ‘Maca’ is invited to attend. He’d expect you there. Light snacks and nibbles available Phone: 0402 470 422 (Chippy)

COOMA LITTLE THEATRE Inc Expressions of Interest are invited from people keen to be involved in the production of a Pantomime to be staged in November this year - “The Wizard of Oz”. Actors and technical crew are required (no experience necessary).

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YEAR 10: 1986 - YEAR 12: 1988 Where: Aussie Hotel, Sharp St Cooma Date: November 13, 2010 Time: 7:00pm Please contact Wendy Van Lint (Raffaele), Please if you know anyone from school pass this on and if you need any info contact: Wendy (02) 6297 9587, 0411 053 126, 0430 674 233

We are still missing heaps of people. Do you know where any of these people are? Chris Kugler, Tony Lane, Ben Slater, George Skarentzo, Vera de bortoli, Steven Hodzic, Renee Jones, Jason Gauld, Phillip Stewart, Jason Stockheim, Adrian Hall, Phillip Majerski, Jason Rangi, Jenny Davis, John McDonald, Gay Legan, Matthew McQuire, Deborah Lambert, Dianne Coyne, Phillip Hunt, Paul Garment, Natalie Jones, Charles Willis, Christine Strong, Kylie Steel, Michael Starr, David Staples, Adrian Chilcott, Curt Schmeissing, Sam Smith, Mark Dobson, Priscilla Martin, Mark Auterson, Douglas Skillicorn, Matthew Lewis, Darren Rigby, Karla Phillips, Jason Carmody, Mandy McInerney, Andrew Parker, Jason Reid, Douglas Ryan, Rowena Curlewis, Simon Hassall, Julia Brooking, Rudi Waters, Simon Guan, Warwick Hills, Geoffrey Pontefract, Ben Pullin, Richard Brassil.

If you know where any of these people are, let me know or Kathy Anderson know and tell them about the reunion on Saturday 13th November 2010 at the Aussie Hotel Cooma at 7pm...Cheers! Wendy 0411 053 126 or 0430 674 23

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Jindabyne’s ice skating rink. The opening of Jindabyne’s artificial once week. It is skated into the skating rink was one of the most surface. Skating improves the surface; exciting happenings for young people the base of which is made of eighty and the young at heart, on Saturday of interconnecting panels with a life span the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend. of five years. Students from Snowy Set up as a low cost operation Mountains Grammar School were of business by Richard Pembroke who great assistance in bringing the rink to made Jindabyne his home several the correct skate ability. years ago, the rink is located on a Both plastic moulded figure and tennis court beside the Jindabyne hockey skates are included in the Bowling & Sports Club. He said that entry fee of $8 for children and $10 up to forty skaters can be on the ice at for adults. For those people who the one time, of course depending on have a pair of skates hidden away the size and ability of the skaters. and would like to use them, they can Already there is a booking for a be sharpened or stretched at Larry birthday party at the rink and Richard Adler’s. Larry gained these skills when also hopes to set up a coffee club for Narrabeen ice rink was in operation. women at 9.30 am before general sessions later at 11 am. There are plans to have an ice hockey club under the supervision of Jindabyne resident Geoff Marsh, who has a passion for the sport. He set up the Penrith Panthers Ice Hockey Club. When he heard of Richard’s operation, he jumped in skates and all, to help set up the rink. His student son Dillon, who began skating at the age of four, was showing some great ice hockey moves on the ice. For all intents and purposes, the ice looks and behaves just like real ice except that it lacks the water content and young skaters don’t get wet when they tumble. Sun and Connor Fricke of Jindabyne thought ice wind do not impact on the surface. The base surface skating was lots of fun and laughs. is sprayed with Superglide

Top bridge man in town On June 5, the CoomaMonaro Bridge Club was privilegded to have a visit from Ron Klinger, renowned international bridge player and teacher. There was an attandance of 34 C-MBC members and the lesson covered the topic on ‘Doubles’. Many thanks to Margret Downey for the use of the facilities of the Cooma Public School.

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Numeralla winners at Rivers Athletics Carnival Numeralla PS are the winners of the recent Rivers Athletic Carnival at Snowy Oval. This is a very exciting win as no one can remember them achieving this before. To mark the event Jo-Anne Jones was invited to the school to present

the trophy which was named in her honour for her contribution to the small schools athletics prior to her retirement. Jo commended the students on their efforts and wished them well for the District Athletics Carnival.




Wednesday June 16, 2010

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Miss Piggies get first win for the season Last the Saturday the Jindabyne “Wild Brumby” Miss Piggies travelled to Gunghalin for the first time looking for a win to kick start their season. The girls had only played Gunghalin once in a trial game for a narrow loss and were now looking to SEX AND THE CITY: THE A-TEAM: BEANEATH HILL 60: reverse that in a competition game. Rated MA 2 hrs 26 mins Rated M 2 hrs 5 mins Rated M 2 hrs The girls were travelling with strong numbers Friday & Super Tuesday @ 8.15pm, Screening: Friday, Saturday Screening: and with Kim Wellings moving to halfback this Saturday @ 12.15pm, & Super Tuesday @ 5.45pm Friday & Super Tuesday @ 6pm & 8.30pm, was expected to provide the pace around the ball 3pm & 8.15pm, Saturday @ 1pm, 3.30pm, 6pm & 8.30pm, Sunday @ 1pm, 3.45pm & 6.45pm contest that had been missing. The game strated Sunday @ 1.30pm, 4pm & 6.30pm off pretty evenly with both teams testing each Coming Attractions: 24th - 30th June 2010: Shrek Forever After, Grown Ups, The A-Team other’s defence. Snowy Region Visitors Centre The forwards were working very hard and continually recycling the ball which allowed the CLOSED Monday & Wednesday Thursday 17th June – Super Tuesday 22nd June 2010 team to get some momentum, from a ruck close to the sideline the ball came back to halfback Kim who caught the defence napping on the blindside and scooted down the touchline to score, she SHREK FOREVER AFTER: converted her own try. PRINCE OF PERSIA: The forwards were having a tight tussle up Rated PG 1 hr 33 mins Rated M 1 hr 47 mins front but kept putting the pressure on their bigger Screening: Thursday, Friday Screening: Thursday, opponents which resulted in some mistakes. & Super Tuesday @ 2.30pm, Friday & Super Tuesday Gunghalin had two very big mobile forwards who 6.30pm & 8.30pm, continually put pressure on the defence and when @ 4.30pm, Saturday & Sunday @ the did make a break Holly Duebler at fullback took Saturday & Sunday @ out their legs in some fantastic defence. The girls 11am, 2.45pm, 6.30pm & 8.30pm 12.45pm & 4.30pm kept the pressure on Gunghalin and in a move which saw the ball move wide with Candy Pepper picking up a pass off her ankles and beat the Coming Attractions: 24th – 30th June 2010: Toy Story 3, Sex and the City 2 defence to score out wide, Kim Wellings converted Movie Info Line 64571 777 from outwide. A lapse in defence saw the Gunghalin girls score next to leave the halftime score at 14 to 7 to Jindabyne. The second half started off with both Cryptic Quick sides making breaks but not being able to convert it to points, the Gunghalin girls where penalised for a few indiscretions and this allowed the jindy girls to keep the pressure on. Some quick thinking by Kim Wellings with a quick tap saw her stroll through the defence to score under the posts which she converted. This seemed to spark Cryptic Clues the Gunghalin girls into Across


action with them scoring the next two tries to put themselves in with a light chance in the game. The Jindy girls once again put pressure on the egales line and once again spread the ball wide with 5/8 Kim Ashby backing up to take the last pass to run around under the posts, her conversion attempt left a little bit to be desired. The girls came from new recruit Heather “Rabbit” Stevens who showed great speed sown the touchline to score. This made the final core 31 to 17 to Jindabyne. Players player for the game was Candy Pepper who had a great game on the wing, 3 points went to Kim Wellings, 2 points to Kristy Blyton who hit it up all day and 1 point went to Lou “Henrietta” Clapham who was everywhere. The girls have next weekend off before taking on ADFA at home. Next weekend there are three games of rugby in Jindabyne kicking off with the U11’s at 11.30am, then u14’s at 12.30 and U18’s at 1.30pm.

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Wednesday June 16, 2010

Young leads Bradley Trophy Cooma golf with Max Turner Seven-marker Steve Young after shooting a 41 Stableford pts round has a narrow one stroke lead after round one of the Brad Bradley Trophy which was played on Saturday. Steve leads on 41 pts from Dominic Rossi on 40 pts closely followed by Neil Venables on 39, Nick Massari on 38, Bart Joseph, Malcolm Barnes and Bill Dyball all on 37 pts. Full results of Saturday’s trophy winners are: Steve Young A Grade with 41 pts, A Grade runner-up Bart Joseph 37 pts. Nick Massari ran out the B Grade winner with 38 pts on a countback from a visiting player David Sims from the Mollymook Club who claimed second place Dominic Rossi continued his recent good form with a round of 40 pts to win the C Grade Division from Neil Venables on 39 pts. Saturday Ball Competition winners were Malcolm Barnes and Bill Dyball 37, Brian Pearson, David Freimanis, Bob Ashcroft,

Tony Monday, and David Ware 36, Leigh Edwards (Taree) David Robinson, and Clint Taunton 35 pts. Saturday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Steve Young and Matthew Hanna. The Long Drive winners were Phil Patricks A Grade, Paul Crocker B Grade, and Tim Dorahy C Grade. The highlight of Sunday’s Super Stableford and the District Stableford Championship which was played in conjunction with the Super Stableford was the round shot by David Sims. David, an ex-member of the Cooma Club now playing at Mollymook, shot a great round of 47 Stableford points finishing his round with 15 pars in a row for his 47 points which gave him victory in the B Grade Division. Runner-up to David was Charlie Beaumont on 40 pts. Brian Turner came home strongly with 24 pts on the back nine holes to win the A Grade Division with 39 pts from Trevor Bailey on 33 pts. Greg Abraham played a steady round to win the C Grade Division with 34 pts from

Cooma- Marist one-all draw It was good weather in Canberra as both teams arrived at Marist College playing fields, both undefeated to date and with the Cooma and Marist Premier League alliance it was almost a case of rivals under the same flag. The game started with Cooma doing a shade better with possession and control and were certainly challenging the Marist goal a number of times although no result until the 19th minute when Ben Scott managed to fight his way through two Marist defenders and the goalkeeper to place the ball in the back of the net giving Cooma a one nil lead. This lead did not last long however and four minutes later Marist pushed forward and managed an equaliser thanks to a lapse of concentration on Cooma’s part. Marist striker O’Leary took full advantage and made no mistake and shot the ball past Cooma’s keeper Cody Nash and the score was one all. The game lost momentum after that and both teams must have decided to relax and take things easy with Marist doing a little better, and although Cooma’s lack of concentration continued Marist strikers did not take advantage of this and could not get through. On occasions when

they did managed to get through the defence and take shots at the goal Cooma’s goalkeeper Cody Nash was more than up to the task to keep the ball out of the net demonstrating a couple of brilliant saves. The game continued at this pace well into the second half and although a number of substitutions were made on both sides nothing much changed. With 10 minutes to go Cooma players must have decided they do want to win, increasing the pressure in an effort to get a winning goal, an opportunity presented itself to Cooma’s Jason Brooks playing in a new unfamiliar position of right side striker but unfortunately he placed the ball a millimetre or two above the crossbar. With the empty goal begging, Cooma continued to apply pressure this time through Jake Schoon on left field lobbing the ball to Kieren Hovasapian who managed a header pass to the six yard area. Unfortunately Cooma could not get the ball down and it went harmlessly over the crossbar. The final attempt came from Jake Schoon again from the left side but lady luck was still smiling at Marist and this time the ball went wide and the match ended one all draw. All things considered it probably was the fairest result.

Dieter Seubert on 33 pts. Sunday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Terry Johnston on the ninth green and Phil Patricks on the 17th. Long Drive recipients were Terry Johnston A Grade, Nick Massari B Grade, and Phil Amey C Grade John Harris played another fine round of golf in the chilly conditions last Wednesday to win the Stableford Competition with 40 pts. Second place went to Bart Joseph with 39 pts, closely followed by Malcolm Crockett on 38 pts which gave him the third placed prize. Wednesday’s ball competition winners were Jacob Levy, Brian Turner, Gordon Weston 37, Heikki Evans 36, Charles Quodling 35, Geoff Glanville 34, along with Bruce Burton on 33 pts. Nearest the Pin winners were John Harris and Roy Kerr. Upcoming Events Saturday June 19 Brad Bradley Trophy Round 2 Sunday June 20 Mixed Foursomes Championship + Single Stableford

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Coaches Walker and Knight emphasised the positives during the break, and the Tigers came out firing. Daniel Walker, on loan from fifths for the week, delivered one of his trademark crosses straight on to the boot of the marauding Riley Mitchell, who side-footed neatly into the back of the net. This capped an outstanding game for the youngster, asked to play in a new role on the wing. More chances were created, mainly through the ‘never-give-up’ attitude the players adopted. Ovi Boaru, Gerard Rampal, and Ben Lollback all came tantalisingly close to grabbing Cooma’s second. Unfortunately, it was Belnorth that were next to score; a headed goal sealing the victory. To Cooma’s credit, they didn’t give up, and Brendan Bogatek’s persistence caused mayhem in the box for the home team and led to a comical own-goal. Man-of-the-match was the consistent Andrew Jeffrey; asked to play several positions he excelled in all of them. Nigel Smith, Daniel Walker, and Riley Mitchell were the other stand-out players on the day, although, in all honesty the awards could have gone to any of the thirteen players that took the field.

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Fourths go down to table topping Belnorth In what was certainly their best performance of the season so far, the Cooma Tigers state league four side lost to table topping Belnorth 4-2 on Saturday afternoon. The game started positively for the Tigers; their hunger and desire was evident as they got first to the ball and controlled the play for long spells. The midfield of Rampal, Burke, Lollback, and Mitchell were causing Belnorth all sorts of problems, and some good openings were carved out for the Tigers. The new look strike partnership of Brendan Bogatek and Ovi Boaru had pace and muscle. As has been the case all season, though, momentary lapses in concentration and unlucky bounces proved the downfall of Cooma. Belnorth took the lead after cleaning up the rebound from a fiercely struck free kick. The second goal arrived shortly after, when a blocked clearance fell kindly to the Belnorth striker, who stroked it home confidently. By half-time the Tigers were 3-0 down, but morale was high because the performance was so good. Belnorth, despite the scoreline, were rattled and were beginning to lose composure as the half ended.




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Cooma Ex-Service’s Club hosted about 70 enthusiastic Socceroos fans for last Monday’s 4.30am encounter with Germany. The loss didn’t dampen the cheers.

Injured fifths hold on for draw Cooma Tigers state league fove were home to a tough Narrabundah team on Saturday. Both Teams were evenly placed on the table, so the boys knew it was going to be a big game. A win would have put them top four in their division, so they were up for the challenge. From the start both teams were evenly matched. Paul Lawson dominated the midfield, as did Ben Baker in defence. It didn’t take Cooma long to go ahead; 10 minutes in Cameron Wall broke the

defence and placed the ball around the opposition goalkeeper. Narrabundah came firing back and not long after evened the score. Just before half time Cooma’s defence was hit hard when Steven Murphy went down with a game-ending injury. In the second half both teams fought it out, both unable to capitalise on their chances, ending the game in a 1 all draw. A fair result for a Cooma team missing some key players.

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Wednesday June 16, 2010

Cooma Rifle Club Cats’ future shining bright at Snowy Oval Shooters who turned up on the Cooma rifle range last Saturday were wishing that they had stayed home by the fire. They sat shivering in the cold wind that blew, waiting a turn on the mound to send two stages of 10 shots down the range into the bulleye, if the shooter’s wind reading was spot on. The occupation was stage one of the spoon competition for June that was fired from 500yds, for a total score on the day of a possible 100 points. The club captain wishes to remind members that the AGM wil be held next

Saturday June 19, after the morning shoot. Club vice captain Dave Jordan is progressing towards recovery. The morning’s scores were: 1. Noel Barrett 49.2, 49.3, 98.5; 2. Graeme Crundwell 46, 44, 90; 3. Brian Bradley 39, 39.2, 78.2; 4. Lachlan Thompson 33, 33.1, 66.1; Visitor, Roger Avis 38, 41, 79. With handicaps added, placings were as off-rifle. Next Saturday morning it will be back to 300yds for heat two of the June spoon competition.

The future of the Cooma Cats is brighter than ever before following the official “switching on” of the club’s new lights at Snowy Oval. After almost 30 years of making do with limited lighting, the Monaro and Snowy Mountains own AFL club has just completed an 18-month labour of love to get new, additional lights installed at Snowy Oval for the benefit of all community users. Cats’ lighting project director Ian Tucker said the turning on of the new lights for the first time earlier this month was a very satisfying moment for everyone associated with the club. “Just to see the faces of the guys when they arrived at training and then to hear their comments on the difference the lights made was a great reward for everyone involved in the project,” Mr Tucker said. The club has been determined to upgrade the Community power – the new lights are installed at Snowy Oval thanks to the lights at Snowy Oval for several years as part efforts of the Cooma Cats’ AFL Club and local tradesmen, businesses and of a campaign to improve players’ safety and council support. training conditions. “So about 18 months ago we just decided “Everyone at the Cooma Cats is extremely grateful for the to do it, and after much hard work, we can now see it their support of all these organisations and individuals for their installation as a major milestone for the club and a benefit for support without which the project would not have been everyone in the community who uses the oval,” Mr Tucker possible,” he said. said. Mr Tucker describes the switching on of the new lights as a “And it has been a great club and community effort to get the lights major milestone in the clubs renewed efforts to grow the Club upgraded. We’ve managed to get and AFL in the region. “The lights really are a boost to everyone in the club, not some great grants from various just the seniors but also the juniors as well, and it really organisations which has helped us demonstrates the club’s commitment to taking AFL forward with the financial aspects, but we through providing the best facilities it possible can for have also had tremendous support everyone to enjoy,” he said. from many people who have given the The switching on of the new lights does not mean the time and labour voluntarily to get the work is over for the Cats. Ideally the club wants to install lights up. “Everyone from Country Energy, extra lights around the oval to bring it up to AFL standards in Telstra, the Cooma-Monaro Shire terms of lighting, and work on a number of other infrastructure Council and local tradesman have help projects. out - it has been a great community “But we need to be aware of our capability and not over effort and in many ways reinforces our own club philosophy of being a family- commit beyond our resources. We are extremely proud of focused, community-based club,’ he what we’ve done with these new lights and are keen to press ahead - but we’re also mindful that success is achieved said. Mr Tucker paid particular tribute through slow and steady progress rather than simply just to the efforts of TLE Electrical who rushing in,” Mr Tucker said. “The new lights are just the beginning of the future, and we helped source the rights type of lights at the Cooma Cats thank everyone who has supported us in and local electrician Sam Hain who did a lot of voluntary work in relation this project for their efforts which make such a difference both to the cabling, and Cooma Crane Hire on and off the field for the club,” he said. The Cooma Cats train on Tuesday and Friday evenings (the who made their crane available to get juniors on Tuesday and Thursday evenings) and everyone is the lights up and then complete the welcome to come down and get involved in the club. necessary adjustments.



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Sport on the Monaro Rugby league

Cooma Stallions trounced Narooma at Cooma on June 6.


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Wednesday June 16, 2010

Sport on the Monaro Red Devils

Junior football

Cooma’s junior and senior rugby union teams had a week off last weekend, but junior rep players competed away from town.

Cooma’s Nijong Oval is home to junior football every Saturday morning, with hundreds of boys and girls playing for their schools and their towns.

Colts rugby league On June 6, Cooma Colts played some fast and furoius football against the Queanbeyan Blues at Cooma Showground.



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Wednesday June 16, 2010

Triathlon fun success at the bowlo The Bowling Club hosted a triathlon event at the club on Sunday. About 30 players took part and accepted the challenge of competing in the disciplines of darts, pool and bowls over the course of the day. The eventual winners after a playoff were Richard Nichols and Terry Croker. The participants certainly enjoyed themselves and a fun day was had by all. The club openly supports days like this and more of these are planned for the future, to be involved talk to Col Roberson, Terry Croker or Col Stewart. The Minor singles competition continues with two games completed on Saturday afternoon. Peter Harris used all his guile and experience to outlast comparative newcomer Mario Frezza to the tune of 31 to 19. Mario, while new to the game, has been getting a bit of a reputation for the way he has come on and he certainly gives his all in every game. That Mario was only ahead on five of the 30 ends played indicates a pretty comprehensive victory to Peter. Peter will now move on to play another of the Italian connection in Peter Marsicano. In the other game Geoff Venables got off to a flyer in his match against Jack Sajina. After five ends Venables had opened up a 10 shot lead and maintained this advantage until the fourteenth end. Then Sajina commenced his charge winning fifteen of the next nineteen ends to completely reverse the situation. During this period Sajina scored a massive 24 shots to Venables five and he ran out the winner by 31 shots to 22. This was clearly a game of two halves with Venables dominating then Sajina coming home with a wet sail. Well done Jack. Three games of triples were played socially and some good games were had. Gayle Fitzgerald, Daphne Buckley and Guilio D’Amico were able to come from behind and then hold on for a close win over Mary

Phillips, Maureen D’Amico and Mark Buckley by 19 – 15. Lestelle Lodge, Lorraine West and Keith Goodwin trailed all the way and were defeated by Ron Wainwright, Leonie Snell and Don Jarvis by 21 15. I guess Don had them all in stitches with his jokes and they had trouble concentrating. The other game was a close encounter with Max Povey, Jim Fletcher and Paul Cannell playing Simon Schoon, Richard Nichols and Wayne Lodge. According to the card Cannell’s team defeated Lodge’s team by 18 – 16. However as the old saying goes a team is sometimes better off with a good scorer rather than a good player as was the case in this game. A check of the card reveals that Lodge’s team actually won the game by 21 -18. No doubt this slip of the pen will be accompanied by a fine yet to be decided. On Sunday two games of triples were played and the format changed somewhat with each player taking a turn at lead, second and skip. Mario Frezza, Jock Davidson and Keith Goodwin were too good for Ron Wainwright, Jim Fletcher and ark Buckley by 21 -12. In the other game Simon Schoon enjoyed himself with so much attention as he combined with Renate Winckel and Lorraine West to take on Lestelle Lodge, Daphne Buckley and Olga Jebbink. Unfortunately for Simon his team was not good enough on the day and Lestele, Daphne and Olga were much too consistent and ran out winners 30 – 17. Next Saturday play will continue in the Minor Singles competition and games will be played as follows: Col Cottam Vs Col Roberson, marker Bob Lowe Peter Marsicano Vs Peter Harris marker Mario Frezza Don Jarvis Vs winner Neil McGregor V Stumpy Wallis (played Monday) loser of this game to mark.


Under 12 netballers play well

Pictured from left, back: Charli, Stephanie, Florence, Jaimie and Jasmin; front: Laura, Sally, Kate, Bronte, Annika, Maddy. On Sunday June 6 Cooma’s Under 12 netball squad competed at the Bega Netball Carnival. Eight games were played and the girls played well displaying great sportsmanship and skills. They continue to develop their netball skills under the guidance of their coach Julie Ware

Their skills and knowledge have improved immensely. These carnivals are a great experience and an essential part of their preparation for the State ,Age Championships they will be attending in the first week of July in Newcastle.

Junior touch footy reps

Pictured below, Mario Frezza in action last Saturday.

Jacob Moon, Harry Roach, Tim Williams have been selected for touch football duties. Last week in Wagga, touch football trials were held for the Combined Catholic Schools. Chosen in the Canberra/Goulburn Archdioceses team were Tim Williams, Jacob Moon and Harry Roach, Both Tim and Jacob were in the open team and Harry in the Under 15’s. The boys

played five games each and there were 48 teams competing and 15 games being played at a time. The three boys played their hearts out and enjoyed the stiff competitive competition and displayed great sportsmanship throughout the day.



Wednesday June 16, 2010

Nettas enjoy their netball

Netta teams - The Honey Bees, Black Devils, Magpies and the Pink Jelly Beans

Junior X-country ski school The Kosciuszko Cross Country Ski School (KCCSS) will open a Junior Cross Country Ski School this winter to cater for the growing demand of young skiers to develop their nordic ski skills. Director of the Kosciuszko Cross Country Ski School Zac Zaharias said that young skiers are keen to learn all disciplines and it is really encouraging to see how many juniors are developing as competent nordic skiers. “The local juniors program is an excellent opportunity for people from Cooma and the Snowy Mountains and the Coast to tap into professional instruction on offer through the Kosciuszko Cross Country Ski School.” “The Juniors Cross Country Ski School will be open from Saturday 3 July and will run for ten consecutive weeks and will include training and preparation for Interschools competitions.” “We hope also that local young people who would like to try cross country or build on their existing nordic classic & skate skiing will enrol in the ten week course,” he said. Acacia Rose also from the

KCCSS and K7 Adventures said “skiing is fun and our aim is to make cross country skiing affordable fun as well as developing real skills and competencies in local juniors.” “There is a load of talent in our community as evidenced by local skiers competing in state, national & international competitions and we aim to progress juniors from Interschools to the Olympics.” “K7 Adventures and the Kosciuszko Cross Country Ski School hopes to make it possible for more local young people to achieve their aim whether that is at a recreational, competitive or professional level.” “Cross Country skiing is also a brilliant overall fitness activity and as well as a sports discipline in itself, great cross training for young athletes.” Ms Rose said “the ten week Junior Cross Country Ski School Development Program will run every Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm with an hour’s lunch break at the Nordic Shelter. All welcome enquiries and registrations: (02) 6457 7404 /

Supercats make ACT AFL representative side The Snowy Supercats AFL team have had six boys selected from Cooma and Jindabyne to join the train on squad for the under 13’s and under 14’s ACT Cats AFL representative squads. The boys are Harrison Phillips, Kyle Hubert, Brandon Williams and Kyle Tucker all from Cooma and Lewis Foster and Brian Hukins from Jindabyne. The boys will be training with the squad from June 22 in Canberra at their training sessions through until August, when the final squad will be selected for the regional trials to form the ACT/South Coast Cats squad that will compete in the NSW State carnivals in Albury and Sydney respectively. The boys were nominated by their coach Martin Currie, AFL Development Officer Stuart Wood and the Cooma Cats Coaching Co-ordinator Damien Asanovski. Last year was the boys first

year of AFL football with the Snowy Supercats and they have showed through their games, training and attitude how much they have developed as players. Possibly even one day to take them to the top and play for the new AFL team Greater Western Sydney and Canberra or maybe the Sydney Swans. The Cooma Cats and Snowy Supercats would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the boys and wish them well with their representative duties and football careers.

Picture: Kyle Tucker, Brandon Williams, Harrison Phillips, Brian Hukins. Absent is Kyle Hubert






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Wednesday June 16, 2010


Gronow grabs first SERAS Research make ski-slopes safer for kids scholarship

A happy Emma Gronow has won her first individual SERAS scholarship. Cooma football goalkeeper Emma Gronow, 16, accepted her first individual scholarship with the South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) Country Energy Program in 2010. There are 19 athletes from across the south east region of NSW in 2010 who received scholarships in the Country Energy Program. The program provides all scholarship athletes with education, personal development and sports science as well as direct funding to support them in achieving excellence in their chosen sport. Last year, Emma had a highly successful year representing the ACT at the Westfield Junior U15 Nationals Championships. She was selected for the Capital Football High Performance Squad and competed for Belwest in the First Division Capital Football

Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s State League and the U18 Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier League. In March this year, Emma was the first goalkeeper named for the Far South Coast schoolgirls team and achieved her short term goal to play in the Capital Football Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Premier League, being goalkeeper for Brindabella. Country Energyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regional general manager south eastern, Phillip Green, said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Country Energy is delighted to continue its support of the SERAS program. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are proud to be supporting such promising young athletes from the South East region. I believe the partnership of Country Energy and SERAS offers excellent opportunities to our communities and are a great way of supporting regional development.â&#x20AC;?

Congratulations to the Adaminaby team of Glenda Daal, Carol McMahon, Aylene Madden and Lyn McMahon on their great win at Tura Beach on Tuesday. They now go on to Tuncurry in September to represent the group Monday had to be cancelled because of the rain (much appreciated but not just that day) so the players in all teams agreed to play both games on the Tuesday. Adaminaby defeated Batemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay in the morning and then went on to defeat Merimbula in the afternoon. A

really successful day. Best wishes to you in the play-off in September. This means that Snowy Mountains now have two teams in the State play-off. Well done Cooma and Adaminaby !!! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget that the annual meeting of the district will be held at the Cooma Country Club at 11 am on Monday July 5. This will be followed by a shared luncheon. Also the umpireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discussion group will hold their next meeting at 9.30 am prior to the district AGM.

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New research should make the slopes safer for kids.

As snow falls on the ski fields University of Canberra researchers are working to make the slopes safer for kids and snowboarders with two new projects starting this week in Canberra and the Snowy Mountains. Bringing together the University of Canberraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s expertise in tourism, physiotherapy and industrial design, Dr Tracey Dickson, Dr Gordon Waddington and Mr Stephen Trathen, along with University of Sydneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roger Adams and Rick Greenwald from U.S. company Simbex, will use high-tech helmets specially fitted with accelerometers to measure the characteristics of head impacts in children while they practise more challenging snowsports this season. GPS devices carried by the children will allow the researchers to measure how fast they were going, how far and also measure their heart rates as well as any body impacts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If kids hit their heads, we want to understand what led up to the impact, such as: what were they doing, how fast were they going, and the duration, location and severity of the impact,â&#x20AC;? Dr Dickson, leader of the project called Investigating risk factors in paediatric snowsport injuries: Characterisation of head Impact, said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This information will allow us to understand better what can be done to prevent the impact and any potential injuries in the first placeâ&#x20AC;?. The research, which is in its second year, is partially funded by the NSW Sporting Injuries Committee and partially through the Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s National Institute of Sports Studies. The good news is that in the 50 or so â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;skier daysâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of data collected last year there were

no head impacts. There were falls, but none that resulted in a head impact. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We know that head impacts are rare, and that helmets can help prevent head injuries, but the more important message is that people need to ski and board within their skill and experience levels, and this will help reduce the potential for falls in the first placeâ&#x20AC;? said Dr Dickson. The second project, entitled: An investigation into the effectiveness of wrist guard use in upper limb injury prevention in snow sports will look at how wrist guards protect, relocate or contribute to snowboarding injuries. In this case, the multi-disciplinary team will establish themselves at the medical centre for four weeks and will look at the wrist guards being used by people coming in with wrist injuries. The researchers will assess the design of the wrist guards, X-rays and the diagnosis of the injury to help determine whether wrist guards are protecting the individual or not, which of these are doing so, and also if they are moving the injuries to the upper part of the limbs, as some might suggest. It is planned to collect comparative data in a Victorian resort over the same period. These projects are part of a larger research agenda that aims to gather empirical data that will help people make informed decisions about their preparation before going skiing or snowboarding, behaviours on the slopes, and when and how participants use protective equipment in snowsports.

Monaro Air Rifle Club Results of the weekly shoot on June 8 are; Tim Deamer 552/600; Bruno Schnitzer 314/400; Dean Messerer 311; Richard Warner 309; Terry Huggett 303; Warrick Scarlett 287; Ron Evans 270; Bruce Dtewart 251; Wayne Hampton 3811 (bench

rest); Sam Scarlett, training; Jessica Coombes, training; Mitch Messerer, training; John Coombes, training; Pistol: Tony Miller 461; Bruce Stewart 361; Gordon Dunning 396.

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Junior Stallions to visit Fiji Two Cooma Stallions under 18 players are off to Fiji as part of the Country Rugby League South Coast Academy squad. On September 19, Ryan Stores and Zach Smith will leave on a seven-day tour which includes visiting local schools and distributing school items and footy gear. They will also be welcomed into a village as a team and introduced to the chief with a kava ceremony. After settling in the boys will play games against local village teams before heading to the capital, Suva and playing in a round robin carnival against teams from all over Fiji. This should be a great experience for all concerned. The football is tough and the mateship is priceless. The Cooma Stallions wish both boys all the best for the rest of the season and have a great time in Fiji.


State of Origin 2 Supporters Pack to be Won!! Come and watch it at the club and you could win a supporters pack which includes Jersey, cap and bag.

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Ryan Stores and Zach Smith will travel to Fiji in September to promote rugby league and play matches. Their trip has been sponsored by the Cooma Ex-Services Club, represented by secretary manager Kade Morrell.

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