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Get out and vote Saturday’s election is looking like one of the closest run races for some time. Daily polls are showing to two major parties are still neck and neck, with a leaning towards Julia Gillard as preferred Prime Minister (at the time of going to press). But the result of the election will come down to what local voters decide on the day – and Eden-Monaro, as a renowned bellwether seat will be a prime indicator of which way the voting will go. Incumbent member Mike Kelly holds the seat by only 2.3 percent after a voter backlash against Prime Minister John Howard in 2007 saw Gary Nairn lose his seat after nearly 12 years. In that election, John Howard also lost his seat of Bennelong to former journalist Maxine McKew. Pundits are now tipping the Liberals will regain Bennelong with former tennis great John Alexander contesting the seat. Voter backlash is also expected to impact on Labor after the unceremonious dumping of former PM Kevin Rudd only a few weeks before PM Julia Gillard called the election. Locally, there is concern over health, jobs, retaining youth in the electorate, the economy, renewable energy, just to name a few. Recent candidates’ forums have answered some questions, but not all. Saturday’s election is a chance all Australians have to make their choice. Voting is compulsory. See page 14 for details on local polling places.

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CMSC supports cloud seeding

For the love of Vin (Years 7, 8 and 9) and the Cooma Monaro Shire Council Shield: (Years 10, 11 and 12). These sections have been selected so that all schools in the area can compete. The three awards reflect the majority of the body of work of our late Mayor, Vin Good. There are separate topics for each section. Each section will be judged by a panel of three adjudicators. Speakers will be adjudicated on the following criteria: • Speaking to time: Speeches that are seriously under or over time will be penalised. • Substantive matter: Speeches should reflect sound reasoning and logical thought. They can be light hearted or serious but, as the underlying concept is advocacy, there needs to be an issue about which the audience is led to reflect. There should be clear evidence of research. Facts are good. • Manner: Speakers who engage their audience most effectively will gain most points in this subsection. • Palm Cards: Speakers are encouraged not to rely on reading their notes but are also discouraged from theatrics. Advocacy is the core motivation. • Each speaker should reflect themselves, with integrity. Speeches should reflect the high standards of our community. This competition Seriously will take place on great deals September 9 in the from $349 Cooma Monaro Shire Council chambersnwith a 6pm start. A light supper will be provided. Members of the public are invited to attend to hear some of the finest student speakers in our 44 Sharp Street COOMA 2630 Ph: 02 6452 4956 area.

A new public speaking competition has been organised for Cooma-Monaro Shire and the wider community that centres on the idea of advocacy: that is, speaking on behalf of those who may not be able to speak for themselves. The idea for the competition came from a desire to honour the work of our late Mayor, Vin Good. Vin was a tireless worker within and for the community as a family man, as a soldier, as a commissioner for Snowy Hydro and as our mayor. The inaugural competition will be opened by a special guest speaker Bronnie Taylor who is not only an advocate for best health practices but is also now a councillor on Cooma Monaro Shire Council. Mrs Taylor will speak on advocacy in the real world. The students of the Monaro have been invited to speak in three sections. These are the Snowy Mountains Christian School Family Shield (Years 4, 5 and 6), Ex Services Club Shield:

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At the recent Cooma-Monaro Shire Council meeting on August 9, Council unanimously resolved to support the Snowy Hydro Cloud Seeding Project being expanded and thereby become a permanent operation. Council’s support followed a comprehensive scientific briefing the previous week on the project by experts from the Snowy Hydro Cloud Seeding team. Results from the independent evaluation and environmental monitoring of the Snowy Hydro Cloud Seeding project were presented to council showing that seeded storms produced on average an additional 14 percent more snow. There was no evidence of any downwind effects, and six years of environmental monitoring found no evidence of environmental impacts of any concern. Mayor Dean Lynch said “Snowy Hydro scientists stepped us through all aspects of the trial, including the evaluation and assessment of potential downwind impacts. There is simply no scientific evidence of any adverse environmental impacts or downwind effects. Mayor Lynch added “We want to see Snowy Hydro remain a successful business employing people in the local area. More snow equals more water, and more water in Snowy Hydro storages will go someway toward assisting their business success. We fully support the immediate transition of the project from a scientific trial to an ongoing

operation, and across a larger area” The Cooma Monaro Shire and local business community benefit enormously from the winter ski season, and 14 percent more snow could have a significant positive impact on the local economy, especially given the concerns over climate change. Cr Bronnie Taylor said “With an independent evaluation confirming no negative impacts and 14 percent more snow, Snowy Hydro should be permitted by the NSW Government to move an ongoing operation over an expanded area as soon as possible, and we will be requesting the NSW government make this possible sooner rather than later.” Cooma Monaro Shire Council will now write to Minister Steve Whan, requesting the necessary changes be made to the Snowy Mountains Cloud Seeding Trial Act 2004 (NSW) as soon as possible. This will allow Snowy Hydro to move from an experimental trial, where more than 50 percent of winter fronts are currently not seeded, to a full operation where all suitable winter storms could be seeded. This would maximise benefits to all stakeholders. At the recent Federal Candidates debate in Jindabyne, both current Federal member Mike Kelly and candidate David Gazard also expressed their strong support for more cloud seeding.

On August 10 Snowy River Council’s waste department sent letters to all of the Shire’s businesses and business owners advising of the new commercial recycling charges, which will apply to all businesses using Council’s waste depots as recycling drop-off facilities. These charges were introduced due to increasing costs associated with recycling and high commercial usage. Previous to the establishment of these commercial rates, recycling services at Council’s waste facilities were primarily paid for through Rural and Domestic Waste Management Charges. This amounted to subsidised disposal for business entities in the Shire. As this subsidy is no longer economically viable, commercial recycling charges were adopted in the management plan for this financial year. The charges for commercial recycling, from 1 July

2010, are as follows: • Mixed recycling (glass, cans, plastic, etc) $10m3 • Paper and cardboard $10m3 These charges were advertised in Council’s Draft Management Plan, which was on public exhibition for 28 days prior to adoption in July. Council encourages all local businesses to continue recycling and to utilise the drop-off facilities. While the new charges will increase recycling costs for businesses, this service is still less expensive than disposing of recycling in your waste bin or the landfill. The changes will also help us improve environmental outcomes for the community. Inquiries about these charges can be directed to the Snowy River Shire Council on 6451 1195.

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Last Wednesday’s announcement by the Minister for climate change and water, Penny Wong, has raised more questions within the community than it has answered. Mnister Wong announced at Dalgety last Wednesday that her government was funding a new project in Nimmitabel. “I understand from what Mike (Member for EdenMonaro, Mike Kelly) has told me that there have been issues with water security and I am pleased to announce today that the Federal Government will fund some $464,000 in federal funding towards the construction of Lake Wallace dam”, Ms Wong said. “We want this construction to start later this year. This is a project which is about securing water supplies for that local community and a project that has been worked for very hard by both Mike and Steve (Member for Monaro, Steve Whan). The earthen wall dam will provide Nimmitabel with an estimated 200 million litres of water each year – about 80 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Construction will commence in late 2010. The dam will ensure that there are sufficient water supplies for Nimmitabel’s drinking water and critical services like rural firefighting. Water will be secured at the dam when high flows

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occur on the McLaughlin River. This stored water will then be released when required by Nimmitabel, such as during times of low flow and drought. “The $464,000 funding will allow the Council to progress its development application, and adds to the $86,000 already provided to the Nimmitabel Advancement Group to conduct a feasibility study for the project. Subject to development approval, the balance of funds will be provided on confirmation of the Council’s funding contribution”, Ms Wong said. The confusion lies in the fact that the previous Member for Eden-Monaro, Gary Nairn, announced funding of $550,000 for the same project in October 2007. The funds were allocated in the 2007 budget and had ony to be signed over to the Nimmitabel Advancement Group (NAG), but this never occurred. According to Mr Nairn (see letters to the editor, page 8), there was no reason why the funds could not have been transferred to NAG. And, according to a few locals, had the money been handed over in 2007, not only could the dam have been constructed by now, but it would be full of water.

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The life and times of Louie Suthern (May 13, 1913 – July 17, 2010)

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Louie Suthern was born in Bundaberg, Queensland on May 14th open fire for which wood had to be cut. 1913, the second child of Annie and Joe Brigginshaw. She had Transport was a horse and sulky and it always seemed to be an elder brother, Donald and two younger sisters, Ivy and Dulcie. bad weather on voting day. The cows had to be milked for milk They all pre deceased her. and butter. There was no refrigeration to keep things. Meat Louie’s father owned a sugar cane farm and Louie once got lost was salted. Louie bought sugar in a 20lb (10kg) bag and flour among the tall cane. Her father then brought a dairy farm. Louie in a 3 bushell (30kg) bag. She made bread and cakes, always had to milk three cows and walk three miles to school. Her father having something for a cuppa when anyone called. Louie’s main died when she was 10. The family moved to Gympie where Louie company was her baby girls whom she loved dearly. Jim was attended high school, topping the State in book keeping often away working. in her final year. She also learned to play the piano. Louie saw many changes in her life - the invention of The family moved to Brisbane in 1920 so there the radio, cars, aeroplanes, electricity, refrigeration, was more opportunity for her young family to space travel and modern technology - TV and find work. Firstly, Louie worked in a material computers, to name some. She appreciated shop and looked after an elderly lady. When electricity the most. She got lights, a washing Louie was 21, she started her nursing machine, an iron and an electric blanket. training at the Brisbane General Hospital, In 1953, they bought a truck and started a earning seven shillings and sixpence butchery business. Louie worked beside Jim (75c.) per week. It took three weeks in all aspects of the business, standing for pay to buy a new pair of shoes. long hours on a concrete floor. After four years, Louie had her first In 1967 Louie’s brother-in-law, Tom and Nursing Certificate. She then came his wife Kath, died. Louie and Jim took to Sydney’s Crown Street Hospital to on raising their two children – Debbie do her Obstetrics Certificate which and Ian. Jim gave up the butchery to run was recognised world-wide. With Tom’s farm at Adelong until it could be two certificates, Louie had options. sold. She could be Deputy Matron and About 1970, Jim’s health started to fail work under Sister Peddle, or come and he passed away on January 1, 1976. to Dalgety as a Bush Nurse. She That was the saddest day of Louie’s life. came to Dalgety as there was no But being the battler that she was, she way she was working under Sister carried on her farm life, with the help of Peddle. Mary and grandchildren, Sue and Jim; Louie Suthern came to Dalgety also her favourite shearer and neighbour, on July 9, 1938 – the July before Leon Clarke. the very bad bush fires of summer Her mother died in August of the same 1939. On the first morning, there was year. a huge white frost. Louie thought it had In November, 1985, Louie suffered another snowed, much to the amusement of the blow, when her grand-daughter Sue was killed locals. During Louie’s time at Dalgety, she in a car accident. delivered lots of babies. The high point was Louie became an amputee in 1990, with when she delivered the Lovelock twins. the loss of her lower leg. But it didn’t keep her Louie had three months away in Sydney, to down. She learnt to walk and drive, and came to do her third certificate which was Child Care. She soft furnishing and stretch sewing classes in Berridale. did not have to pay for this, if she worked a Louie was very clever with her hands, doing beautiful further 12 months. The bush nursing position tatting, fancy work, sewing, knitting and crochet. closed after nine months and Louie went back Louie Suthern (1913 - 2010) In 2003, Louie suffered another blow. Her loving to Brisbane for the last three months. Louie daughter Ann, passed away as a result of leukaemia. loved nursing. But still she battled on. During Louie’s time at Dalgety, she met Jim Southern. Again, Following a fall in 2003, Louie went into care. Still she didn’t she had options. The war was on and she could join the army give up. She found something to do. She folded bibs and was nurses or marry Jim Southern. She chose the latter. They were always there to lend a helping hand to anyone she could – always married in Sydney on October 22, 1941, in the same church as the caring person. Jim’s parents were married. Louie Suthern died on July 17. She was interred at St Mary the For a time they lived with Jim’s parents. A daughter Ann, was Virgin Anglican Church, Gegedzerick, on Thursday July 22. born in 1943. Then Jim took over his father’s soldiers settlement The family thanks all who cared for her – the nursing staff at block ‘Esora’. Another daughter Mary, was born in 1945. the Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre and doctors, those who Times were hard back then. There was no running water – only visited and those who wrote or rang her. Louie leaves behind to water pumped by hand from a well or a tank, no phone, no radio mourn her passing a large family including a daughter, two son in - lamps, candles and torches for light. The only heating was an laws, two nieces, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

At 10.30am. on Friday September 17, Archbishop Mark Coleridge and Father Paul Huthnance will be celebrating a Mass at the Arthur Miles Wing of Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma in celebration of Mary Mackillop who is to be canonised on October 17 this year It is anticipated that the Mass will be attended by relatives of Mary MacKillop from across the Monaro. Two relatives are Peg and Bruce McDonald who are residents of the above facility. Local school children from St. Patrick’s Parish School will play the music which will be songs written to celebrate Mary MacKillop’s life. There is great excitement and anticipation from staff and residents. At 1pm, the Archbishop and Father Paul will arrive at the site of St.Mary’s Catholic Church at Cosgrove Street, Adaminaby where the church was burnt down four years ago. The rebuilding has commenced, the Archbishop will lay some glass bricks in the frame of a large cross on the back wall of the new church and there will be a blessing ceremony. Many locals who were present on the night the church was burnt down and who have been involved in the planning of the rebuild will be there. A cup of tea to follow with the Archbishop leaving by 3pm.

Voting and dining Cooma’s Lambie Street Pre-School fundraising team invite you to vote on Saturday August 21 in the Federal election while enjoying fresh home-made baking and hot Snowy Mountains Coffee in the school grounds. There will be a cake stall serving home made cup-cakes, slices, biscuits and tea. Hot chocolate and coffee will be brewed on site with the use of a Snowy Mountains Coffee espresso

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Snowboard Champion in Perisher Olympic Halfpipe Gold Medallist and Perisher Ambassador Torah Bright was honoured at Perisher last weekend when the snow resort’s Superpipe was officially re-named “Brights’ Pipe”. The dedication honours not only Torah but also her brother Ben who is her coach and a long-time Perisher snowboarding athlete. The Perisher Superpipe is the only one of its type in Australia and is the official training facility for the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia. The 2010 Australian Junior Series Halfpipe event was held at Brights’ Pipe last Saturday. The official naming ceremony coincided with the event’s presentations. “I practically grew up at Perisher and try to get back here whenever I can,” Ms Bright said.

“It’s my favourite Aussie snow resort and I’m so proud to be an Ambassador. It gives me a chance to give back and support some of the next generation of winter sports stars.” Perisher’s General Manager of Marketing, Sales and Hospitality Gary Grant said: “As part of her new role, Torah will become the face of Perisher in advertising and promotional campaigns over the next two years, representing the resort where she first started snowboarding and where she developed as an athlete. We’ll be filming TV commercials with her this week and she’ll be posting on Facebook and blogging her experiences.” “And the timing of the current snow falls couldn’t be better. We have received over 30cm of fresh snow in the last 48 hours with

even more forecasted. Over the past weeks Perisher conducted a “Board with Torah for a Day” promotion. Intermediate snowboarders entered to win a day lift ticket for them and two friends which included four hours on-snow with Torah last Saturday. Also, on Sunday lucky Winter Sports Club children were given tuition, tips and advice during a coaching session attended by Torah.

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Cooma-Monaro Shire Council briefs

Country Week David Shelley addressed the CoomaMonaro Shire Council during the open forum of the August 9 Council Meeting to speak about the growth in partnership between the Chamber of Commerce and Council and discussed the success of the Country Week Expo held recently in Rosehill, Sydney. David expressed his thanks to local businesses as well as to Council for their support at the Expo and feels it was very successful in promoting the Cooma Shire. Shipping Containers at Lot C DP 334335 Further discussions relating to DA 66/10, in particular the continued delays over the removal of shipping containers on the site, plus concerns over the continued development of the property were raised by Michelago resident Caroline Burton who is a neighbour of the Applicant. Ms Burton is concerned and frustrated that the Applicant continues to progress with work on the site despite continued requests from Council to stop. Mr Mark Siracusa also addressed Council on these issues, adding that he believed that

Council has allowed the Applicant to continue with development on the property and has asked Council to “do the right thing” and have all the structures mentioned removed from the property. Mr Hugh Percy also addressed the Council and spoke on behalf of his client, the Applicant for DA 66/10, regarding the noise assessments scheduled for 14 August (weather permitting) so that noise levels from the aircraft using the site can be determined. Mr Percy added that his client has adhered to all other conditions associated with the development application and spoke in support of his client and the application. The Applicant has been granted extensions previously in regard to the removal of the shipping containers. Locals feel that the Council is not responding to their concerns as the containers still remain in place and the Applicant appears to be continuing with his development of the site without approval. Council is still waiting on requested information which would allow them to consider the Development Application. The Applicant has until close of business on Friday 27 August to

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provide the requested information and it was noted that DA 66/10 would be determined at the October meeting of the Council. Councillor McDonald questioned pressing the Applicant to remove the shipping containers as, in the event of the DA being approved, the Applicant would have to reinstate the containers so the cost of removing them may be unnecessary. International Conference at Mt Lushan, China Ms Jo Larkin from Tourism Snowy Mountains (TSM) has advised Council that her Board agreed that they support Council’s initiative to further progress relations with China by attending the International Conference at Mt Lushan in October 2010, however they did not approve Jo’s attendance at the Conference following advice from Tourism NSW/Tourism Australia, adding that funding was also an issue which had not been addressed in their budget and strategic plan priority for 2010. Continued P6...

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CMCS briefs From P5.... As the Snowy River Shire Council and National Parks, as well as TSM will not be sending repre sentatives to the Conference, based on advice from Tourism NSW, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council will not be attending the Conference in 2010. The Director of the Mt Lushan Administration will be advised that representative from the Council will not be in attendance this year. Cloud Seeding in the Snowy Mountains Council recently attended a meeting at the Snowy Hydro in relation to cloud seeding in the Snowy Mountains and supports Snowy Hydro in the expansion of cloud seeding in the mountains and it was recommended that Council continue to support the plan. A report on cloud seeding will be submitted to the State Government. Development Application Processing Times Council is planning a Workshop on Monday 23 August 2010 in an effort to establish better methods regarding the processing of Development Applications. Council wants to do a review of the Open Forum Policy with the aim to lowering the rate of deferment of Development Applications and to review current staff delegations and Council policies. The aim is to reduce the number of Develp,emt

Applications being referred to Council for determination. DA 74/10, a proposal to place a manufactured home and erect a garage at 53 Walker Street Bredbo was refused on the grounds that information regarding the potential inpact of flooding on this site has not been provided. Therefore Council is prevented from doing a complete assessment of the Application in accordance with requirements of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. The application to modify Development Consent 85/10 for 10 Miller Street Nimmitabel is to be approved subject to conditions listed in the draft Consent. The application for Change-of-Use is to allow the sale of retail goods, Devonshire Teas and light refreshments on the premises. Bredbo Multipurpose Court Bredbo Community Progress Association and Council staff have successfully secured a grant for $12,364 (ex GST) from the NSW Government under the Sport and Recreation Facility Grant Program for the construction of the second stage of a multipurpose court at Bredbo Centennial Park valued at $26,714. As part of the application submission it was indicated that Cooma-Monaro Shire Council would consider a contribution of $8470 towards the project if the application was successful.

Cooma Court report From Cooma Court August 4: Andrew Evan Thaler who was charged with assaulting ranger Peter Hickling was found guilty and given a 12 month suspended sentence and a good behaviour bond. He refused to sign the bond and has lodged a not guilty appeal. Doone O’Reilly was charged with two counts of common assault and being armed and committing an indictable offence. He was convicted and fined $600 on each count of assault as well as being ordered to pay court costs of $158. He received a S8 good behaviour bond for 18 months and was convicted and fined $600, pay court costs of $79 as well as a S9 good behaviour bond for 18 months and had his implement forfeited. Brodie Connell was charged with driving on the road while suspended. He was given a S10 good behaviour bond and ordered to pay court costs of $79. Patrick Fitzpatrick was charged with using an unregistered vehicle. He was convicted and fined $506 as well as paying court costs of $79. Daniel Goricki was charged with 1: low range PCA, 2: drive with expired licence, 3: exceed speed by > 45km/h 4: not keep to the left hand side of the dividing line. 1: He was convicted and fined $800 and disqualified from driving for 6 months and ordered to pay court costs of $79. 2: convicted

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Wong water promise falls short of expectations Last week’s announcement by Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water, Penny Wong that a Labor government would return another 56 billion litres (56 gigalitres) to the Snowy River was initially received with gratitude from the local community. However, scepticism seems to have replaced the initial reaction. The announcement was made on the banks of the Snowy River last week by Minister Wong, accompanied by the Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly and the Member for Monaro, Steve Whan. Minister Wong said a new agreement had been reached between the Labor Government, NSW and Victoria to deliver an extra 56 gigalitres of water to the Snowy River over the next two years. This will include 24 billion litres in 2010-11 and 32 billion to follow in 2011-12, with all of the water owing under what is known as the Mowamba borrowing account being repaid. Under this agreement, the NSW and Victorian Governments will be responsible for providing the extra environmental water, and the Federal Government will compensate Snowy Hydro for the

impact that securing these extra environmental flows will have on its power generation capacity. President of the Snowy River Alliance (SRA), Angel John Gallard said Minister Wong and Dr Kelly “didn’t even bother to contact us� about the announcement last Wednesday. Mr Gallard said “at first it sounded good, because they talk in billions of litres, not gigalitres, but it really only equates to two percent. “Spending $13.7m in compensation to Snowy Hydro is ludicrous. There should be no environmental debt. “We (the Snowy) have been supplying water for more than 40 years – how they end up with a debt is beyond us. If anything, they us a debt. “As for compensation to Snowy Hydro – if the review process had been done correctly, under Section 30 of the Snowy Corporation Act, there would be nothing payable to Snowy. “The question you have to ask is, why have the three governments allowed a situation to develop whereby they owe Snowy Hydro $13.7m when there was no need for that?� Continued on page 23...

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Six men set sail in two runabouts on Lake Jindabyne on August 14 for an overnight fishing expedition. The men moored the boats on the river embankment and when they woke they found the wind had blown the boats to the other side of the lake. As the DALGETY MEMORIAL HALL water was too cold to 10.00am SAT 29TH AUG swim in to retrieve the WE’VE KEPT THE FAITH AND PRAYED FOR RAIN boats they hiked up a SO WHERE THE BL#@DY HELL IS IT???? hill and phoned relatives who then phone police. NOT ON THE MONARO THAT’S FOR SURE? They were located and 10.00 am Morning Tea and Welcome the men and boats 10.30am Speakers were safely returned to Monash University Prof Jim Henderson/Peter Wheeler/ Aron Gingis Jindabyne. Gippsland Grazier Ex Chair-VFF Water Resources Committee John O’brien

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Poor representation costs electorate Editor, The people of the Monaro will be aware that the electorate of EdenMonaro decided at the 2007 Federal election to make a change to their representation in the Federal Parliament by electing Labor’s Mike Kelly rather than re-electing me. While obviously very disappointed I accepted that decision of the electorate. Consequently I established my own consulting business and am now working very much in my pre-politics profession of surveying, mapping and spatial information. I’m also working pro bono with former Governor General, Michael Jeffery, on a project called “Regenerate our Landscape”. Since my election loss I have continued to live in Queanbeyan in the electorate and maintained contact with the many friends and acquaintances I made across the electorate during my almost 12 years as their Federal representative. Through those contacts I’ve been anxious to know whether the electorate has received good, responsive representation from the new Member. Tragically the overwhelming feedback is that that has been far from the case. People from all parts of EdenMonaro including the Monaro have proactively contacted me to express their frustration in dealing with the Labor Member. Stories of “no-shows”,

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lack of interest, not returning calls and waiting months for an appointment abound across the electorate. They say that this is not the type of representation they have been used to from their Members going back many years. I have been very disappointed to hear these stories. Further evidence of such poor representation was vividly demonstrated by Kelly himself just nine days out from an election by his announcement of funding for a dam for Nimmitabel. He has the gall to boast that “the funding is already in the budget”. Yes, it was actually in the Howard Government’s 2007 budget as announced by me. Because of Kelly’s disgraceful actions, or lack of action, Nimmitabel is still without a dam that should have been finished ages ago. Labor should not be rewarded for such poor representation. The only way for the Monaro to have a chance to go back to having good, local and responsive representation in the Federal Parliament is to elect David Gazard and the Liberal Party on August 21. David has my total support and endorsement as someone who will give you the type of representation you enjoyed prior to the 2007 election. Gary Nairn Queanbeyan NSW 2619

Editor, I would like to publicly thank everyone who has helped Tahlia, Georgia, Emma-Kate and myself during Rodney’s long stay in hospital. I would like to especially thank Gary, Johnny and Daniel Turner, Ben Beattie, Mick Hamilton, Wayne McCraw, John Howell and Graham Weston for their generous loads of wood that have been keeping us warm and will continue to do so for quite some time. I would also like to thank Gloria Phillips for her wonderful “dinner deliveries”, my parents Annette and Guff for looking after the girls whilst I have been away so much, all the people who have had the girls for ‘sleepovers’ and Ian Arnold for sorting out my tyre and wheel alignment issues. I would also like to thank Georgia and EmmaKate’s teachers, Jenny Patterson, Julia Cane and Assistant Principal Sheena Perry for keeping a close eye on them and understanding about them not always having their homework completed – they have tried. It is at times like this that you appreciate the amazing town that you live in and the people of that community. Rodney has really appreciated all the phone calls, cards and visitors that he has had at St Vincent’s Private and I thank you all again, he still has a long way to go but hopefully he will be home by the end of next week. Regards, Raelene, Tahlia, Georgia and Emma-Kate Nicholson

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Only four days to go until the election bandwagon grinds to a halt – thank heavens, I hear you say. If nothing else, this election will go down in history as a porkbarrelling benchmark. Anything one party could do, the other could do better, it seems.

Another thing to emerge is a propensity for the reannouncement of funding. The Nimmitabel water supply funding is a prime example - and had the duly allocated money been signed over three years ago, Nimmitabel would have been so much further ahead than it is now.

There is political expediency and then there is messing about with people’s quality of life – neither should be condoned by voters. This electorate has been well served over the years by a couple of really good members – Alan Fraser, Jim Snow, Murray Sainsbury and Gary

Nairn spring immediately to mind. These members went out of their way for this community, always returned calls and letters, attended meetings and community events and were well thought of and long-serving as a result.

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Pollies need to come clean on Snowy Hydro Editor, From a reported visit of NSW Opposition members (Snowy Hydro airs concerns to Opposition, The Monaro Post, August 4), one can only conclude that Snowy Hydro are courting the opposition in an endeavour to get their way and see the Snowy Mountains Scheme privatised. Snowy Hydro continues to lament that they were prevented from entering a bid for part of the NSW electricity industry in the government’s sell-off of parts of the industry. Neither Snowy Hydro nor any of the other major players in the National Electricity Market - such as AGL Energy, Origin Energy or TRUenergy - should have been permitted to bid. Because, by definition, a purchase by any of the foregoing would reduce the number of players in the market and thus overall market competitiveness; to the detriment of all electricity consumers.’ Snowy Hydro’s comments ‘Cry Wolf’ and contain familiar propaganda. For example: - Snowy Hydro have not been prevented from competing in the National Electricity Market. They have been successfully doing so since 2002; with net profits to date of $916 million and an income for 2008-09 (the last year reported) of $711 million. - to maintain that they cannot trade in the National Electricity Market on even terms with their competitors is fallacious; in fact; Snowy Hydro’s large capacity hydro generators give it a number of advantages over its

competitors. - to maintain that Snowy Hydro has been replaced by gas turbines is laughable. Mr Hogan also issued Snowy Hydro’s familiar threat to the community; this being, essentially, that if we don’t get our way community support may have to be reduced. It is difficult to comprehend that what they spend in this area (mostly to Snowy Hydro Southcare) would have any bearing on their viability. Apparently Greg Pearce (Liberal MLC, NSW) and Melinda Pavey (Nationals, NSW) offered to ensure the future of Snowy Hydro. Does this mean that they will move to see it privatised in government? It is time that the NSW Nationals and Liberals issued a clear, unambiguous statement of their intentions for the future ownership of Snowy Hydro; so that the community knows where they stand. However, for any government (or opposition) to support the sale of Snowy Hydro - and with it control of the Scheme’s increasingly precious water resource - to the private sector is a betrayal of the trust of all Australians; particularly, as governments have proven many times that they cannot effectively regulate the private sector to protect the national interest. Max Talbot, Cooma

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2010 Federal Election comment Another question for candidates Questions for Gillard Editor, Firstly thank you to ABC South East, Tim Holt, Ian Campbell and thef four candidates for the forthcoming election for giving this community the recent Q&A forum to ask questions before the election. I had the good fortune to get a question in, it was “Does your party have any policy to curb the power and influence of powerful, self interest, sectional lobbyists. If not, why not”? Mike Kelly was quick off the mark to assume I was meaning Clive Palmer and his response to the then proposed Mining Super Profit Tax. In part Mike

was right but I believe this is only the visible top. If you read or have read the following books you will know where I am coming from, the books are “Lobbying in Australia by Julian Fitzgerald” and “High and Dry by Guy Pearse”. If the contents of these books are any way incorrect, I fail to understand why the Government of the day did not see the authors in court.

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Editor, There is an old saying in regards to people being taken in by con-artists and it goes something like this: “conned once – shame on them – conned twice shame on you.” This is what the people of Australia need to think of before voting on August 21. The back room heavyweights of the Australian Labor Party realised that they were going to lose the 2010 election because Australians had finally wised up to Kevin Rudd and his false promises that scared people into voting for him in the 2007 Election. So what did these ALP back room boys do? They put Julia Gillard in as Prime Minister in the hope they could fool people into voting for her rather than the discredited Rudd. People are saying in the street that this is the worst Federal Government they can remember and

there is no argument that the current NSW Labor Government is the worst in our history. The back room boys that put Kristina Keneally and Julia Gillard in power without thinking about the welfare of the people of NSW and Australia are all part of the same crew that runs the ALP today. I would like Julia Gillard to come clean to the people of Australia, what unholy alliance she has stitched up with The Greens Party to guarantee their preferences go to Labor. I would like Julia to also explain to me why politicians have a different set of rules in regards to their pension entitlements compared to us “Ordinary Aussies” who don’t have our snouts in the parliamentary trough. George Ilitch Bligh Street Cooma

Clarification of statements Editor, At the “meeting the candidates” gathering at the Bermagui Country Club on the evening of 9th August, there were statements made which I wish to dispute. The first was by a spokesman for South East Fibre Exports which operates the chipmill at Eden. He stated that only 10% of the forest was available for logging. From data supplied by NSW Forests and the CRA reports for the Eden RFA region, the actual figure is 18.7%, nearly twice that stated. Any argument that asserts that only half this is actually logged is spurious because the damage done in and around the coupes affects the whole area. If the data for the much larger Southern RFA region are considered, the figure is just under 10 percent. However the total area of forest on which this is calculated includes the 690,000 ha of Kosciuszko National Park on the western side of the Monaro

tableland. The percentage of coastal and hinterland forest area in the Southern region which is available for logging and which is the main cause for concern now rises to 13.5 percnt. The second was by both Labor and Liberal candidates who said they approved of burning of waste from native forest logging for the proposed wood-fired power station at Eden. The statement was made that WWF (the World Wildlife Fund) had approved the project. The fact is that WWF made a submission rejecting the proposal. It is true that the sitting member, Dr. Kelly, specifically excluded native forest woodchips (as opposed to waste) for fuel, but neither candidate acknowledged that when full accounting is included, burning wood produces far more carbon and other emissions than does the equivalent power production from coal. Dane Wimbush Former ecologist CSIRO Divn. of Plant Industry.

Voter is confused Editor, I am confused. It started three years ago when big brother socialist Kevin Rudd swept into power on the back of the Coalition’s policies (remember me too?), and then stuffed them up. Along came the GFC and the govt. moved into classic ALP mode throwing money and semi-illiterate bureaucrats wildly in all directions. Then came the schemozzle over the giant carbon tax and the meltdown began. As the election approached the right wing power brokers realised that Rudd was all friction and no faction so he was ousted and his left wing deputy enthroned; You put your left faction in and pull your right faction out, You seize Kevin Rudd and you shake him all about. Julia Gillard hastily papered over some crevasses and then called an election. The honeymoon lasted about a week and again the polls went in to free fall so Kevin Rudd was called back to save the day. He proclaimed that he wasn’t going to let Tony Abbott win by default. Whose default I wonder? To add to my confusion Mark Latham started campaigning for the Liberal party and Malcom Fraser for the ALP. In despair the ALP followed the precedent set by the Sydney Disfunctional Disaster (SDD, NSW govt.) and took a free kick at the Snowy scheme, promising to release umpty ump gigalitres of water down the Snowy River to add to the 53 percent which flows

into the river below Jindabyne dam plus the 4.5 percent already being released. This is to buy votes and preferences from slum dwelling watermelons, (green veneer over red core). These will be delighted as they know that water originates in taps and power is generated by switches on the wall. However, the water wasted down the Snowy River denies the electical system of many gigawatt hours of clean green energy via Murray 1 and 2 hydro power stations. This will have to be replaced by more stoking of our coal-fired power stations. Also the water will be denied to the Murray River, which needs it far more than the Snowy. Penny Wong announced this sick desperation vandalism and her parliamentary secretary is Member for Eden-Monaro, Mike Kelly. In addition to SDD’s former vandalism you have their current efforts. Some years ago they installed extra pumps at North Head to pump Sydney storm water out to sea. Now they pump salt water to a complex, expensive, extremely energy hungry and unnecessary desalination plant. What price carbon emissions indeed? I can but wonder when the fertiliser will hit the wind turbines to complete the desecration. We have eight candidates for Eden - Monaro and I am confused as I am I do know which candidates will be numbers 7 and 8 on my ballot paper. Noel Carter, Cooma.


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2010 Federal Election comment What the parties have promised One nation One Nation calls for a stop to this madness. We say bin the Henry review, which only adds to the complexity of the system and create a new tax system that takes the pressure off the average Australian and puts it back onto big companies and the banks. Make those who are taking the wealth of our country offshore pay their fair share and give relief to low income earners and pensioners. One Nations Debit tax was adopted over a decade ago after it was first presented to the world by its founder American Accountant and Economist Leonard Crisp. It was vigorously debated in New York back in September 1999 by corporate and academic professionals; it was supported by many large accountancy firms and acclaimed as a very viable tax initiative. Australia needs to get off the Liberal/Labor roundabout and look at an alternative to band aid solutions. Greens While it is no secret that, following negotiations between The Greens and the ALP, Greens will allocate preferences to the ALP ahead of the Coalition in a number of key marginal seats, Greens in Eden-Monaro could not finalise our decision until we knew the final list of candidates. This recommendation reflects the view of Greens members that while Labor has not delivered on a number of key issues, they remain closer to the Greens in some policy areas than does Tony Abbott’s Coalition. Liberals Funding of $350,000 from an elected Coalition government to Tourism Snowy Mountains to promote local tourism to the domestic market over the next four years. Funding of $1.5 million for the much needed upgrade

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The Monaro Post asked all candidates to respond to specific questions. Not all have done so, but the answers of Greens Catherine Moore, Liberals David Gazard and Independent Ray Buckley appear here.

Greens candidate for Eden-Monaro - Catherine Moore 1. What initiatives do you have to attract more business and through that, more people to the Monaro-Snowy Mountains region? Grazing and year-round recreational activities in the High Country are a key part of the local economy, but without immediate action on climate change, essential in the next term of Government, there may be no snow, jeopardising the ski industry, farm income and biodiversity. Eden-Monaro has huge potential to provide renewable energy development zones – outlined in The Greens’ renewable energy policy. See more at http://christine-milne.greensmps.org. au/content/media-release/greens-plan-100-renewable-energy 2. What can you do to assist small business owners to recruit and keep trainees and other staff? Increased funding to public education including TAFE is key to attracting people to regional areas, as is the maintaining and expansion of health facilities including emergency, midwifery and maternity services. The National Broadband network is another key factor. 3. Will you support local business advisory services in this area, that is, NOT the present mobile, part-time service from Queanbeyan which is not meeting local needs? Yes 4. What impact do you expect paid parental leave and increased superannuation will have on small business and their ability to pay for these initiatives? In order to minimise the impact on small business, Greens support a staged increase in employer superannuation contributions from 9% to 12%. We need immediate, further Liberal candidate – David Gazard 1. What initiatives do you have to attract more business and through that, more people to the Monaro-Snowy Mountains region? As a local who runs a small business in the region, I understand the challenges we face. Families and small businesses are suffering from rising operating and living costs. That’s why the Liberal Party will help small businesses by cutting the company tax rate to 28.5% to encourage job growth. We will also create a cabinet-level small business ombudsman to provide advocacy for areas like the Monaro-Snowy Mountains region. Tourism is an important local industry which has enormous potential to grow and create jobs. That’s why I’ve announced funding of $350,000 from an elected Coalition government to Tourism Snowy Mountains to promote local tourism to the domestic market. Tourism brings $629M each year to the Snowy Mountains and provides 47% of employment in the region. As such tourism is a critically important part of our local economy. 2. What can you do to assist small business owners to recruit and keep trainees and other staff? We need to give small businesses the tools to be successful, but Labor hasn’t done that. Under Labor, small businesses have faced almost 10,000 new or amended regulations. These kinds of restrictions hurt their ability to operate. But I will work to empower local businesses to ensure they thrive. By cutting the company tax rate and eliminating regulations, we will effectively help small businesses keep staff. But the goal shouldn’t be just maintaining current employees - we want them to hire new ones, so they can expand. 3. Will you support local business advisory services in this area, that is, NOT the present mobile, part-time service from Queanbeyan which is not meeting local needs? We need to get as much local knowledge as possible in the facilitation of job creation in the area. I know that small businesses are the “engine room” of our economy and I am deeply committed to empowering owners. Locals know what need to be done, and I will deliver the necessary support. 4. What impact do you expect paid parental leave and increased superannuation will have on small business and their ability to pay for these initiatives? The Liberal Party has introduced a 26 week paid parental leave scheme that will come at no cost whatsoever to small businesses. Parental leave will be paid directly by the government, so there will be no administrative burden on local companies, so our scheme is a big win for small business and families. Labor’s superannuation increases, however, will have a major impact on small businesses. Labor leaders themselves have called it a flawed policy. Against the economic advice of the Henry Review - which explicitly opposed raising the levy - Labor is going forward with the increase. Treasurer Wayne Swan and former Minister for Superannuation Senator Nick Sherry promised before and after the 2007 election that Labor would not lift the superannuation guarantee because of the additional costs it would place on small business. But clearly Labor is moving forward, despite the detrimental effects on small businesses.

Ray Buckley - Independent for Eden Monaro 1. I would like to promote new business opportunities to the region through the growing of Bamboo, New Zealand Flax and Hemp so we can meet demand for the supply of woodchip exports. This would save the need for the destruction of our native forests and offers new business opportunities in clothing manufacturing, building products and automotive building. Henry Ford built a car from hemp resin in 1940 that was lighter and stronger than steel. The automotive spare parts division probably did not like that one. It is a shame so many opportunities have been lost

regulation of the superannuation and financial industry to protect superannuation savings. The Greens have long been campaigning for a universal government-funded paid parental leave scheme to be introduced in Australia, as it remains one of two OECD countries without one. Our proposal includes 26 weeks’ paid leave at the birth or adoption of a child, and six weeks quarantined for the mother, with the remaining 20 weeks split between the two parents at their discretion. The payment is to be made by the Commonwealth to the employer, and then from the employer to the eligible employee. Paid parental leave is beneficial for small business as it allows the business to retain highly trained staff once they re-enter the workforce, while still creating job opportunities while the worker is on leave. 5. Will you support the Snowy River Alliance in its efforts to have the Mowamba Aqueduct permanently decommissioned to benefit flows into Snowy River? I was in Dalgety meeting with representatives of the Snowy River Alliance (SRA) on the day (August 11) that Penny Wong made her water announcements. My media release following our meeting supported all of the SRA’s aims, including to “permanently close the Mowamba Aqueduct to allow the Mowamba River to flow its natural course into the Snowy.” 6. Would you support efforts by local groups to have more off-campus study opportunities made available in Cooma or other local towns? Advocating this has been a key part of The Greens’ educationrelated campaign in Eden-Monaro. 7. Would you support the recommissioning of the rail link between Cooma and Queanbeyan (initially) to 1. serve people who

are commuting to Canberra from Cooma on a daily basis, and: 2. Increase tourism potential? Advocating this has been a key part of The Greens’ transportrelated campaign in Eden-Monaro. We also recognise the value of reopening the line to Bombala. 8. What measures would you adopt to please the CEFE group’s aim of achieving 50/50 by 2020? How would these measures be funded? The Greens also propose 100% renewable energy by 2050, with a plan for a carbon tax that compensates renewable energy businesses and the community, rather than subsidising the big polluters. See link referred to in Q. 1 for more information. 9. Do you support Snowy Hydro Ltd’s desire to compete on the National Electricity Market? Snowy Hydro already been operating on the National Electricity Market since 2002, with profits to date of $916 million. Underlying this question is the level of privatisation of Snowy Hydro. We cannot afford to give control of 68 years of the remaining 75 year water licence to a private corporation with complete control of collection and release. Water is an increasingly precious resource and should not be in private hands, especially as it would involve huge tax-payer funded compensation if there was any change to the licence. 10. Are you directing preferences to any other candidate? Based on the policies of the other candidates, The Greens’ How to Vote suggests 1 Greens, then Buckley, Fragiacomo (Independents), ALP, Liberal, DLP, Christian Democrats, Family First. But we uphold the right of everyone to make a formal vote that best reflects their political wishes. It is the voter who holds the pencil, and if they number all squares their vote will be valid.

5. Will you support the Snowy River Alliance in its efforts to have the Mowembah Aqueduct permanently decommissioned to benefit flows into SnowyRiver? This has been mismanaged by NSW and Federal labor and I’m committed to meet with all stakeholders to find a solution. We were promised $375 million to keep the river flowing, but like so many other Labor projects, no one knows where the money has gone. This is an issue of government accountability. We need to hold Labor responsible for all of its funding pledges and broken promises. I want to make sure the community is fully consulted and that we reach an outcome that everyone’s happy with. If elected, I will meet with all stakeholders and fight for our communities with a spirit of openness and accountability to ensure we get results.

benefit our communities on dual fronts. The Liberal Party will institute a Green Corridors Initiative that will see 20 million trees planted by 2020. We will provide direct incentives to industries and farmers to reduce CO2 emissions, as well as replenish our soils through an investment in soil carbon. To cut carbon emissions, we need to work with communities and industries - not against them. While Labor believes in taxing and penalising its way into protecting the environment, I believe we need to provide incentive and realistic solutions.

6. Would you support efforts by local groups to have more offcampus study opportunities made available in Cooma or other local towns? I support more off-campus study opportunities both in Cooma and other local towns to not only help local economies and businesses, but also give students the opportunity to study and extend their skills and learning.

9. Do you support Snowy Hydro Ltd’s desire to compete on the National Electricity Market Snowy Hydro makes an important contribution on renewable energy and I want to help them grow, so long as it doesn’t include privatisation of the system. 10. Are you directing preferences to any other candidate? Decisions about preferences are not made by candidates so I will leave comment in that regard to the Liberal Party head office. However I would stress that people should be aware that in voting Green their vote will go straight to Labor and will mean we a great big carbon tax on everything.

7. Would you support the recommissioning of the rail link between Cooma and Queanbeyan (initially) to 1. serve people who are commuting to Canberrafrom Cooma on a daily basis, and: 2. Increase tourism potential; I’ve spoken to locals about the issue and most put the cost of recommissioning close to $90 million. This is a project I would love to see done. However, because Labor has wasted billions in “pink batts” and school halls rip-offs, money that should be available to vital infrastructure isn’t. But locals need better transport services. I’m already fighting to get a year-round bus service to Jindabyne, which is chronically under serviced when the ski season ends. This is such a beautiful part of the electorate but our transport links do not serve the Snowy Upper Murrumbidgee & ACT Waterwatch and the Australian Platypus Mountains well. With Canberra Airport will Conservancy help conserve platypus populations living in and near the ACT become an international airport in 2012, region. For the future of our native species, it is important to map where we will need to meet a growing demand to access the region year-round. This will be platypus are still abundant in the region. The census will also help us to find vital to ensuring that local businesses thrive out how their distribution may have changed in recent decades. Please help throughout the year. by sharing details of platypus sightings that you have made either recently or in the past - any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. 8. What measures would you adopt Name to please the CEFE group’s aim of achieving 50/50 by 2020? How would these measures Phone number/email address be funded? If we’re going to save the Snowy What was the year (or span of years) when platypus were seen? Mountains, we need to take real action through realistic steps. I will work to cut emissions in a cost effective way. Labor wants How often were platypus seen? Once only to introduce a great big new tax on families Occasionally Often/regularly who are struggling, particularly as cost of living pressures are rising. Name of ACT region waterway But the Liberal Party will have a 15,000 person, on-the-ground green army to Describe the location clearly in relation to named roads or other landmarks complete local environmental projects. The OR by providing a complete GPS or map grid reference: Green Army will not only protect the beauty of our electorate, but will also create jobs. It will

to our society due to the poor outlook we have towards hemp. It is amazing how big business has framed our visions to suit theirs. 2. I feel we need to look at assisting with more apprenticeships and traineeships that are backed with government assistance. 3. Yes 4 Small business should be subsidised to help meet the.se new demands if they have a turn over and yearly profit of less than $X. 5. Yes 100 %

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the intention of “saving the Darling,” are typical Government overeaction and The digital economy is back in the news responses that are counterproductive With many experts of differing views. “Vision” is a terminolgy much misused and destructive to the enthusiasm of Some say we need the size and the speed in current public comment and political investors in Agriculture and Regional To compete in a world of broadening need. leadership statements where the general Development. Similarly an announcement by ACTEW public, frustrated by Government The technology nerds with their bytes and their Water that they planned to purchase innaction, cry for a positive future for their bits water entitlements from irrigators in offspring and the Nation. Can all too often give us the quits! the Murrumbidgee Irrigation area who The current Federal election and While the conservative others say the cost is too held water quotas theoretically stored in encumbent Government demonstrate high Tantangara Dam. most vividly, the lack of real “vision” With so many dollars what else we could buy. The only problem with the plan is when dealing with such issues as water that Tantangara records going back to conservation, communications and One side claims forty billions too much 1997 show that the dam has seldom transport. And to their dollars they frantically clutch. been above seven percent capacity. In Strict compliance with the While the others declare it is the only way addition, the gleeful irrigators who have “precautionary principle” and pandering forward sold their quotas know full well that the to public opinion polls ensures that And will certainly bring us a huge reward. actual water does not exist and that the the courage and initiative displayed ACT Government has bought “fresh air”. by previous community leaders and So the debate goes forward and the debate These examples are clear indications Governments, will be suppressed in the goes back that Government not only does not foreseeable future. Heading right up a cul-de-sac. understand the problem with water Erratic and illconsidered short The poor old voter is left in the dark management, but tragicaly has no real term response to such issues as the As he sits forlorn in the local park. “vision” for a long-term solution. management of the Murray Darling The problem is not a lack of water, the basin or the lack of domestic water The travelling roadshow came in to town problem is how to maximise the water we for Canberra are more often driven by Complete with the circus and the funny old have in this country to the benifit of the a political imperative in contrast to a clown. earth and those who inhabit the land. carefully thought out scientifically based We’ll all be transformed they loudly cry In 1948 , then Prime Minister Ben long term plan. Or is it simply another “pie-in-the-sky”. Chifley along with Engineers and Wholesale Federal Government scientists, devised the Snowy Mountains purchase of huge productive land Curley Hydro Electric Scheme. Now 70 years holdings along the Darling River with on, the scheme is still producing clean green electricity and vast areas of food production with minimum environmental impact and maximum economic benifit. This came about as a result of a real “vision”. Each year, rivers along the east coast of Australia from the Bellingen in NSW to the Jardine In 1967, when Jindabyne Dam was completed, 99% of the Snowy River headwaters was captured by the Snowy in Queensland, flood and provide Scheme and diverted west for electricity generation and irrigation. The mighty Snowy River became a swampy

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Snowy River when the Mowamba Aqueduct, which diverted the Mowamba River into Jindabyne Dam, was shut However in January 2006 the Aqueduct was re-opened. Mowamba Borrowings Account and it has to be repaid to Snowy Hydro Ltd. The repayment of this ‘debt’ is

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mayhem for locals, not to mention the cost of assistance to residents by the taxpayer and risks taken by rescue teams in emergency services . The water from these rivers flows out to sea, wasted, exhausted and taking with it millions of tonnes of eroded land. The Snowy Scheme concept applied to every river along the East Coast, has the potential to establish and sustain massive benifits, particularly for the inland Rivers of Queensland and NSW. Short term political activists and State and Local Government plannners, would be most likely to evoke the “precautionary principle” and raise every barrier possible to reject such a proposition on environmental grounds or social dislocation. Without the courage of leaders and community support, the ‘vision’ would be terminated by politics and legal challenge. The benifits of establishing such as huge scheme would include a reversal of current populations drifts to the coast, by establishing growth centres inland like Narrandera , Leeton and Grifith in NSW. New centres in inland Queensland producing vegetables , fruit and livestock on irrigated lands, water sports like Lake Jindabyne and Eucumbene and most importantly, a flow of fresh clean water into the inland rivers ensuring marine life a future. These are the ‘visions’ real Leaders should be considering. If we really want to ‘move forward’ we need readers with a real and courageous ‘vision’ to solve our issues.

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ever believed possible just to have an artificially intelligent house to show their friends who won’t be able to wait to have one too. But artificial intelligence and other high tech gear could create a sterile environment that I’m fairly sure I don’t want to live in. I don’t want a house that thinks it knows better than I do about what I may or may not want, or radio frequency ID tags (also in the works) on my clothes that will tell me how many times an item may have been worn or help me to choose items that won’t clash. So far I’ve managed to do pretty much everything for myself and I enjoy the challenge so... What worries me though is this. Do high tech gizmos have off days? If computers can have glitches then I suppose it’s possible and if one of those technological wonders gets stroppy, will the others go out in sympathy? What guarantee is there that your house won’t turn on you one day and if it does, what exactly can you do about it? Maybe not very much and that could be a real problem. I don’t think I really want to take the risk and besides, I would much rather do my own thinking than live in a house that gives me options about lighting and climate control or worse, just takes that decision out of my hands. I think I’m just too independent.


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Children’s Programs. Atoms Of Fire. (G, R, CC) Behind The News. (G, R, CC) Big Ideas. (CC) Midday Report. (CC) National Press Club Address. (CC) Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) Waterloo Road. (PG, CC) Children’s Programs. Cheese Slices. (G, CC) Poh’s Kitchen. (G, CC) News. (CC) Australia Votes 2010: Policy Launch – Australian Labor Party. (CC) The 7.30 Report. (CC) Spicks And Specks. (PG, CC) Gruen Nation. (Final, CC) Yes We Canberra! (CC) Lateline. (CC) Lateline Business. (R, CC) Jekyll. (M, R, CC) Chandon Pictures. (M, R, CC) Movie: The Falcon Out West. (b&w, PG, 44, R, CC) Big Ideas. (R, CC) National Press Club Address. (R, CC) Catalyst. (G, R, CC) Shortland Street. (PG) Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League 2010/2011. Playoffs. First leg. Continued. 6.45 Soccer. UEFA Champions League 2010/2011. Playoffs. First leg. 9.00 WorldWatch. 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Election 2010: Australian Labor Party Policy Speech. 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 Anna Pihl. (M, CC) 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Movie: A Very Long Engagement. (MA15+, 04, R, CC) Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Dominique Pinon. 12.15 Movie: My Father Is An Engineer. (M, 04, R, CC) 2.10 WeatherWatch Overnight. 4.30 Soccer. UEFA Champions League 2010/2011. Playoffs. First leg. CLASSIFICATIONS: (PG) Parental Guidance Recommended (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat (CC) Closed Captions

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. (M, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (M, R, 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) Bondi Vet. (PG, CC) Recruits. (PG, CC) Rush. (M, CC) Christian is given the job of guarding his childhood idol, during a visit to Australia. Burn Notice. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Swingtown. (M) What It Takes: Matt Damon. (G) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League 2010/2011. Playoffs. First leg. Continued. 6.45 Soccer. UEFA Champions League 2010/2011. Playoffs. First leg. 9.00 WorldWatch. 2.30 Dateline. (R, CC) 3.30 Letters And Numbers. (G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Global Village: The Makishi Masquerade. (G, CC) 6.00 Letters And Numbers. (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 A Taste Of Iran. (G, CC) 8.30 Heston’s Feasts. (Return, CC) Heston Blumenthal sets out on a second series of gastronomic adventures. Revisiting the 1960s, an age of food experimentation, he creates a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-inspired feast that includes psychedelic duck a l’orange and lickable wallpaper. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Soccer. (CC) UEFA Champions League Hour. 11.00 Movie: Jar City. (AV15+, 06, CC) 12.45 Movie: The Cruellest Day. (MA15+, 02, CC) 2.25 WorldWatch.

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution. (Final, PG, CC) NCIS. (M, R, CC) During Halloween, the team investigates a kidnapping after the daughter of a marine is snatched during a home invasion. Law & Order: SVU. (M, R, CC) Outrageous Fortune. (M) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

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WorldWatch. Hindi News. Arabic News. Russian News. Turkish News. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (G) Chopin Piano Music: 48 Études And Preludes. (G, R) Pieter Bruegel The Elder. (G, R) Art In The 21st Century. (Final, PG) PBS NewsHour. (CC) MythBusters: Voice FireExtinguisher. (PG, R, CC) World News Australia. (CC) Monster Moves. (G, CC) World News Australia: Election Special 2010. (CC) Hosted by Anton Enus and chief political correspondent Karen Middleton, along with a panel of political commentators. Correspondents will report live from headquarters of both Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott, as well as the Tally Room in Canberra. Great Australian Albums: Woodface By Crowded House. (M, R, CC) SOS. (M) Shameless. (MA15+, R, CC) Speaking In Tongues. (PG, R, CC) WorldWatch.

sbs one Mass For You At Home. (G) Hillsong. (G) Animalia. (C, R, CC) Totally Wild. (C, R, CC) Meet The Press. (CC) The Hit Rater.com. (G) The Benchwarmers Oz Made. (G) Hit List TV. (PG) Running. The Sun-Herald City2Surf. Highlights. From Sydney. Motor Racing. Australian Rally Championship. Round 5. International Rally of Queensland. Highlights. From the Sunshine Coast. Meerkat Manor. (G) 12th Annual Teen Choice Awards. Landed Music. (PG) Discover Downunder. (G) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) The Simpsons. (PG, R, CC) Modern Family. (PG, CC) Rules Of Engagement. (PG, CC) Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG, CC) Offspring. (M, CC) Married Single Other. (New series, M, CC) Movie: Meet Joe Black. (M, 98, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 10.30 Football Asia. 11.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Highlights. 12.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 12.30 Speedweek. 1.30 Encounters At The End Of The World. (G, R, CC) 3.20 The White Wolf. (G, R) 3.30 Baby Boom To Bust: Grey Tsunami. (G, R, CC) 4.30 Living Black. (CC) 5.00 Cycling Central. 6.00 Thalassa: Desalination – A Mixed Blessing? (G, CC) 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Lost Worlds: The Race to Bury King Tut. (CC) 8.30 Dateline. (CC) 9.30 Mad Men. (PG, CC) A conflict of interest fails to deter Sterling Cooper from aggressively pursuing an airline account. Paul introduces a special somebody to his colleagues when he throws a party. Peggy has dinner with her family. 10.25 Miniseries: Caravaggio. (M, 07) 12.20 Movie: Pavee Lackeen: The Traveller Girl. (M, 05, R) 1.55 WorldWatch.

Early News. (CC) Toasted TV. (G) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) Undercover Boss. (PG, CC) Good News Week. (M, CC) Guests including Fiona O’Loughlin, Akmal, Tom Gleeson and Ella Hooper engage in a satirical look at the week’s news. Cops. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG) Burn Notice. (M, R, CC) Video Hits Presents. (PG, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

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(Winn) Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 11th 2010 at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma. Aged 97 years.

(Len) Passed away peacefully on Tuesday August, 10th 2010 at Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma. Aged 86 years.

Dearly wife of Leonard (DEC), mother of Harold (DEC), David, Margaret and Christine. Adored mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Dearly husband of Rose (DEC), father of Barrie, Barbara and John. Adored grandfather to his many grandchildren.

The relatives and friends of the late CHARLOTTE MARGARET KEYS attended her funeral service held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Cooma, on Tuesday August 17th 2010 which commenced at 11:00am. After which a private cremation took place. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Council.

The relatives and friends of the late LEONARD THOMAS NEILSON attended his funeral service held by the graveside in the Cooma Lawn Cemetery, at 11:00 am, on Friday August 13th 2010. Ex service man and women were asked to also attend.

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Jacqueline Selden (9.7.31 11 July 2010) Jacqueline Selden was born at Orange, NSW, on July 9th, 1931 in the Calare Private Hospital where, co-incidentally, her father Philip Wolfe died in April 1980. Jacqueline was one of those rare and fortunate people who was never in doubt as to how she was going to spend her working life. She used to say that from the age of 5, she knew that she wanted to be a teacher and she never deviated from that ambition, attending the Newcastle Teachers’ College after completing the Leaving Certificate. At Taree High School, she was always proud to have been one of the select group of pioneer students privileged as the very first attendees of a major new teacher training institution. Whilst at College she became involved in musical comedy and took an active role in College production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury”. This was one of many College events which helped form her character and she subsequently described this term as one of the most fantastic periods in her life. At about this time, she commenced what was to become a lifetime interest, that of keeping scrap books. This was always undertaken with care and artistic flourish. She was a person who was never idle and even during periods of sickness. There was always a scrap book on which to work and a ready supply of newspapers and other material from which to extract information. During the last week of her life and despite great breathing difficulties, she was still working on the latest production. After qualifying as a teacher, she taught at a number of schools including Gilgrandra where she contracted polio resulting in her return to her parent’s home at Narrabri where she lived for several months during the rehabilitation process. At this time she met her future husband, Peter, who was also working in Narrabri. After rehabilitation, she resume her teaching career and was appointed to Narrabri West Public School. On June 26th, she and Peter were married and moved to Walcha where she commenced teaching English at Walcha High School. Their first child, Philip John was born on July 4, 1955 and Jacqueline temporarily left her teaching career in order to care for Philip and any subsequent children. The Walcha stay extended for less than two years. During the period, Peter gave her a small table lamp in the form of an owl. The act of turning it on must have triggered some complicated process in her brain because a new interest sprang to light and as most of us know, the collection of owls became an important part of her life and there was always a prominent display throughout the home. As in the case of scrap books,

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although she would have known in her meticulous way how many there were, she would never disclose this information. So it was with the owls. After Walcha, the next 3 ½ years were spent in Hay where Anthony William was born on November 20th, 1959. Shortly after, the growing family moved to Temora where 5 ½ years were spent before moving to Orange in 1965. During this period at Temora, the 3rd child, Amanda Jane, was born on February 19th, 1962. The stay at Temora was the longest period Jacqueline had spent anywhere in her life up to that time and where she made friends with whom contact was maintained for the rest of her life. The move to Orange was, therefore undertaken reluctantly by her; but she agreed that the larger town was a big plus for the family. When Amanda finished primary school, Jacqueline decided that it was time she resumed her teaching carrer and was appointed to the East Orange and Glenron Heights Public Schools. She then transferred to a new school named Calare where she remained until she retired. During the Orange child-raising, nonteaching years, she was very active in a number of areas. She started a floral art club and was an enthusiastic member of the Country Women’s Association. Some of these activities continued after she retired in 1986. Towards the end of 1988, and prompted by the impending arrival of the first grandchild, it was decided to move to Cooma to be near Philip and Anthony and the expected new arrival. She never regretted this move and quickly settled down to life in the smaller environment, soon joining the Cooma CWA branch, and the Cooma Day View Club. The local Garden Club became a major interest and for many years this activity was pursued with particular enthusiasm and success. In recognition of her service, she was awarded a Certificate of Life Membership which is now proudly on display in the family room of her home. Other awards, also prominently on display include: The “Tidy Town Award” presented by the Cooma Tidy Town Committee. The “Best Garden under 3 years” award, presented by the Cooma Garden Club. The “Woman of Verse” award, presented by the Cooma Day View Club and

The Cheerful Person Award” also presented by the Cooma Day View Club. It can be said that Jacqueline had a good life, making a big impression on a wide range of people. She was a strict mother, setting high standards for her family. Like most grandparents, she mellowed considerably when dealing with her five grandchildren, all of whom she adored. Notwithstanding the jolly demeanour she usually presented to the outside world, Jacqueline throughout her life, had to endure many ordeals. As already mentioned, she contracted polio at the age of 21. She was a lifelong asthmatic and frequently spent long periods in hospital. A parent’s ultimate tragedy was well known to her, namely the loss of Amanda Jane, who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in 2007, aged 45 years. Fortunately the night before Jacqueline died, she enjoyed a visit from her son Anthony, his partner Victoria and their three sons. Cards were played and the lively conversation and competition were just what she enjoyed. The occasion was to celebrate her 79th birthday. In summary, Jacqueline was a devoted wife and mother, a loving grandmother, a dedicated teacher, an exemplary citizen of all the towns in which she lived, and a good friend to many. She will be missed by us all.


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Nimity water – new money or old? From P3...

One of the initiators of the Pigring Dam concept as it was initially known, Howard Charles, has since built a similar sized dam on his own property and that dam is now full of water. Mr Charles told The Monaro Post “this is really, really, frustrating. This is is what is left over from funds secured by Gary Nairn three years ago but this has gone to council, not Nimmitabel Advancement Group. “It’s taken three times as long as it should and we are likely to end with only half a dam”. NAG president David Wicks is just hopeful the money will be put to good use soon. “The money is going to council – if it gets used to complete the dam that would be wonderful. I hope something can be done as soon as possible”, he said. Cooma-Monaro Shire mayor Dean Lynch

has been negotiating for extra funding from the State Government. He said he hoped an announcement about that funding would be made soon. Liberal candidate for Eden-Monao, has slammed Mike Kelly for “sitting on” money that would have benefitted the community. “It’s a disgrace that Mike Kelly is reannouncing the funding eight days out from the election when the funding was approved in the 2007 budget. “This is a symbolic reason why Mike Kelly should not be re-elected. “He sat on the funding as the member for the past three years, then re-announces this funding made available in 2007. “Meanwhile the people in Nimmitabel have been languishing on level six water restrictions and the ratepayers across the district have had to subsidise water cartage to Nimmitabel so the town could survive”, he said.

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Wong water promise falls short of expectations From P7... Mr Gallard said the SRA was proceeding with its court action against the NSW Government, announced two weeks ago. “This announcement makes no difference to that – but we can’t discuss that because the matter is now sub judicae. He said while the SRA was happy with a two percent increase in flows, which was “better than nothing”, the river should “be getting 15 percent now and 21 percent by 2012. “Two percent is a long, long way short of that and we are still facing all sorts of delays and indecisions. Mr Gallard said the river faced many problems because until recently there has been no independent scientific body “looking after the process”. Snowy Hydro’s reaction A media release from Snowy Hydro Ltd states:

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“Snowy Hydro notes the announcement by the Commonwealth, NSW and Victorian Governments regarding additional environmental flows into the Snowy River from Lake Jindabyne. “Snowy Hydro is pleased that the three Governments, as part of their agreement, have respected the rights of Snowy Hydro by acknowledging that their decision will impact on Snowy Hydro and affirming the need for the prior payment of compensation to Snowy Hydro. “Snowy Hydro also notes the call this week from the Snowy River Alliance for an inquiry into the expenditure of public money on environmental flows for the Snowy River. The three Labor Governments have now spent $450 million on water for these environmental flows and, indirectly, several hundred million more have been also spent on physical works to Jindabyne Dam and costs of foregone renewable energy generation”.

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The platypus is one of the world’s most amazing animals. This furry, warm-blooded animal lays soft-shelled eggs like a lizard and uses its bill to navigate underwater. Males are also equipped with venomous spurs (about 15 millimetres long) located on their hind ankles, which are mainly used to sort out territorial disputes during the spring breeding season. Surprisingly little is known about how well platypus are doing in most parts of their range in eastern Australia. Compelling anecdotal evidence indicates that numbers have dropped in many water bodies over the past 10 years due to drought. With the advent of climate change, it’s really important that we can develop a better idea of precisely where platypus are still found, to lay a solid foundation for future monitoring. People can also make a real difference to these animals’ survival by working to improve the quality of platypus habitat. Research has shown that the presence of native trees and shrubs along rivers and creeks is consistently one of the most important factors predicting where platypus occur. This partly reflects the fact that plant cover helps to prevent bank erosion, ensuring plenty of sites where the animals can build their burrows. Dead leaves, twigs and branches that are shed into the water also provide essential nutrients and cover for the aquatic insects, worms and yabbies which in turn are the platypus’s main food supply. Helping to revegetate stream and river banks with native plants, particularly where these are currently in short supply, is therefore a very good thing for platypus. Farmers can also make a huge contribution to platypus conservation by fencing off river and creek banks

to prevent uncontrolled access by stock. Cattle, sheep and horses pollute water with their droppings, foster erosion by trampling the banks and destroying vegetation, and sometimes even cause platypus burrows to collapse under the impact of their hooves. Restricting stock to off-stream watering points is an ideal way to improve river and stream health. In suburban areas, if your home is located next to a natural water course, resist the temptation to extend your lawn or garden right down to the water’s edge. A much better alternative, which will be appreciated by a wide range of wildlife including the platypus, is to encourage locally appropriate plants to grow along the banks. As far as water quality is concerned, nutrient enrichment is often the most serious water quality issue downstream of where people live, with large amounts of dissolved phosphorus known to be particularly bad news for platypus. People can help to reduce this form of pollution in water bodies around Canberra by using only low phosphate or phosphate-free detergents to wash dishes and clothes, and ensuring that lawn fertiliser is applied sparingly and only at the times of year when grass is growing very actively. This August, you can do your bit to contribute to platypus conservation by reporting platypus sightings – either recent or from the past - to the Capital Region Platypus Census. Provide the key details about when and where you’ve seen the species either by using the form found in this week’s Monaro Post, or by contacting ACT Waterwatch directly with your information at environment@act.gov.au.


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Directory Guide

Wednesday August 18, 2010

Tell them how good a job you can do! Dog Grooming and Training

Optometrist

HOME

Specs

COOMA

NEXT EYE TESTING

Jenni Power

Mid August

Phone and leave a message

6456 3521

Visioncare and DVA suppliers

11 Dalgety Rd - Berridale

MP00089

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

Bakery

COOMA’S $2.00

ORIGINAL HOTBAKE

Not just a cake shop It’s a delight shop

WEDNESDAYS

Hains Centre Cooma

Ph : 6452 2853

Email : cohotbake@msn.com Builders

PIES, CAKES, SANDWICHES SPECIAL OCCASIONS BIRTHDAY CAKES TO ORDER

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

Phone: 6452 3835 or 0414 670 181 www.paws4training.com.au Concreting

CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION AVOID THE COWBOYS

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

- Driveways - Footpaths - Slabs for houses/sheds - Stencil concreting “Why Would You Use Anyone Else?�

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

Car & Truck Rentals

NEED TO RENT A CAR OR TRUCK?

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Maypole Motors 48 Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630

PH: (02) 6452 3348

LIC NO: 37754

Motor

Carpet Cleaning, General Cleaning

Monaro

Magiclean WINTER SPECIAL Carpet and Upholstery STEAM Cleaning and Protection Window Cleaning, Domestic & Commercial Cleaning. Hard Surface Strip & Polish, (Tiles, Lino & Slate) Leather Cleaning & Conditioning

24 Hour Emergency Flood Relief

0402 205 987 Ph/Fax: 02 6452 7648

Email: magiclean@optusnet.com.au

WHOLE HOUSE CARPET STEAMED CLEANED.

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OFFER FINISHES AUGUST 31

404 Monaro Hwy PO Box 981 Cooma NSW 2630

Ph: 02 6452 5250 Fax: 02 6452 5549 Mob: 0414 484 180


Directory Guide

Wednesday August 18, 2010

Tell them how good a job you can do!

Joinery

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CLEANING SERVICES

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A & A JOINERY • REACH MOWER • BACKHOE • TIP TRUCK • BOBCAT • EXCAVATOR • GRADER • ROLLER · SITE LEVELLING & FOOTING · ROAD CONSTRUCTION & GRADING · DANGEROUS TREE FELLING · SHED BUILDING · CONCRETING

PH: 6454 1142 MOB: 0427 270 492

Anthony van der Plaat Lic No 65236C Director

Mobile: 0412 574 540 149 Rhine Falls Rd COOMA NSW 2630 anthill@iinet.net.au Insurance

Electrical

• SOLAR PANEL GROSS METER • ALL ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION • COMPETITIVE PRICES...

RJ & AM LAWRENCE ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS LIC NSW: EC15073 ACT LIC: C1214

LEVEL 2 SERVICE PROVIDER METERING POWER CONNECTION Authorisation No: AP31204

DOMESTIC - COMMERCIAL - INDUSTRIAL FLOOR HEATING PH: 6452 4142 MOB: 0412 075 848 Email: ral52@bigpond.com

Dance School

Tyres

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FOR ALL YOUR TYRE NEEDS CONTACT JUST TYRES ON 6452 1411 54 Bombala St, Cooma

Drillers

Secretarial

WATER BORES

FOR STOCK, DOMESTIC, ORCHARDS & VINEYARDS

All workmanship and materials guaranteed. Licensed Water Bore Drillers

Mailing Resumes Surveys Database Updates

WHY PAY PAY MORE MORE WHEN WHEN THE THE BEST BEST WILL WILL COST COST YOU YOU LESS LESS WHY

Ph 6362 3366 Fax 6362 3164 All hours 7 days a week

DRILLERS PTY LTD

ABN 76001 313 499

waterbores@watermindrillers.com.au. SERVICING THE LOCAL AREA FOR 49 YEARS! Member of Australian Drilling Industry Association

MORE THAN JUST A CALL CENTRE


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Directory Guide

Wednesday August 18, 2010

Tell them how good a job you can do! Realestate

Music Lessons

ARE YOU READY TO ROCK!

WELCOME TO THE NEW LOOK FISK & NAGLE

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

· Amanda Rook: Sales · Ryan Kimber: Sales · Chrissy Humphreys: Property Manager.

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

A new location and a new fresh approach to property management and sales.

Individual private lessons tailored to suit your goals.

COOMA SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Shop 3 Centennial Plaza, Cooma Ph: 6452 4043

Shop 2 Parkview Arcade 123 Sharp Street COOMA

www.coomamusic.com.au Ph: (02) 6452 6067

Hire

NOW HIRE IT , IT’S SO EASY WITH COOMA TOOL & PLANT HIRE

LIGHTNINGSTRIKES TREE SURGERY DDean Hooper H p

EQUIPMENT HIRE FOR THE TRADESMEN, BUILDER, HANDYMAN & WOMEN

NOW IN STOCK

Owner Operator Insured

FREE QUOTES

Stump Grinder

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

STIHL Chainsaws Block Splitter 20/25 Tonne

COOMA TOOL & PLANT HIRE 4 Vale St, Cooma

Funeral Services

43 Denison St Cooma NSW 2630 Phone (02) 6452 2094, Mobile 0412 650 144 allensfunerals@snowy.net.au Alan & Catherine Dodd

Inner Health

BodyTalk Massage Therapy Wendy Rees

Ph: 0466 579 466

Dean 0417 671 062 Michelle 0488 040 843

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Furniture Supplier

MODEM Direct from the factory. Manufactured to your specifications.

Now located at The Monaro Centre

108 Commissioner St Cooma

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24 hours 7 Days FDA Assurance of Quality

Covering all areas

Homecare Mobility

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With convenience of arrangements In your home or at our premises

NIMMITABEL NSW

Ph: 6452 1705

Phone Mark Rainsford for a measurement and quote.

9 Geebung St, Polo Flat Cooma • Ph: 6452 5885

Lloyd Campbell

Painting

• Domestic and Commercial • Interior and Exterior • New work and repaints

NO JOB IS TOO SMALL

HANDYMAN

Lloyd Campbell Painting SERVICES ALSO PO Box 1440 Cooma AVAILABLE Phone: 6452 3494 Mobile: 0413357423 Email: lloydandsara@bigpond.com


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BUSINESS OF THE WEEK C & C Self Storage - Ph: 0417 274 010 If you are looking for somewhere to store a car, boat, furniture or even in between moving,then consider C&C Self Storage at Polo Flat. There are various shed sizes available at reasonable rates, with secured premises. Long or Short term rental leases. All sheds are waterproof to protect your belongings. If you have any documents you need to archive we have extra secure rooms to accommodate your every need.The archive rooms are also insulated to keep you cool in summer

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and warm in those cold winter months. C&C Self Storage also carry all your packing requirements, such as Tea Chests, Book Boxes and other durable packing goods. You may access your storage unit anytime, no need to call ahead. Whether its business or private, then C&C Self Storage can provide for you. For more information please Cathy on 0417 274 010 A/H 02 64521511 1 Airstrip Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630

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(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

New trading hours July-October- closed Mondays

41 Holland Rd, Polo Flat PO Box 46 Cooma 2630 P: 02 6452 3360 F: 02 6452 3422 M: 0428 360 637 E: summit@snowy.net.au

C & C SELF STORAGE SELF STORAGE SHEDS AVAILABLE • • • • •

Quality Construction Material Suppliers

various shed sizes available very reasonable rates fully secured premises long or short term rental Packing boxes, plastic sheets and wraps now available for all your packing requirements

High Country Kitchens QUALITY KITCHENS, LAUNDRIES, VANITIES & WARDROBES

For enquiries phone Cathy:

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High Country Kitchens Elgas Snowy Sheds Southern Service Centre

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News

Wednesday August 18, 2010

Snowy Mountains Pilots Revise Skills This week has given local aircraft owners and pilots encouraged to make themselves known to the club. an opportunity to brush up on their knowledge skills Application forms are available on the web site: with a series of evening forums offered by officers www.jindabyneaeroclub.org.au from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). CASA Officers, Teraya Miller, Albert Fleming and The first of these forums was held for pilots based Paul Cox ensured that pilots residing in the Snowy in Cooma, organised by Mike Apps and the second Mountains regions had the highest standards and was organised by Mike Fischer from the Jindabyne latest information regarding the changes to airspace Aero Club who arranged for the Jindabyne forum procedures and rules concerning aircraft operations. to be held at the Jindabyne Bowling Club. CASA Ms Miller is no stranger to the Snowy Mountains regularly deliver these informal seminars in order to area, having visited to deliver a flying safety forum keep pilots informed of amendments and changes during 2009. to legislation and procedures relating to flying operations. Each of the forums was a two, one-hour session of information and discussion followed by question time with a meal break generously supplied to pilots on behalf of CASA. Among the issues covered included radio procedures and operations, rules governing arrival and departures from airfields, changes to airspace and changes to operations when arriving and departing airports such as Bankstown. These seminars are useful to pilots who may not always be familiar with the latest changes due to living in remoter areas. One of the advantages of being a member of local aviation organisations such as Jindabyne Aero Club or Snowy River Aviators is that information relating to changes or updates to flying procedures and legislation is easily accessed. Jindabyne Aero Club always welcomes CASA Officers, Paul Cox, Albert Fleming and Teraya Miller who visited new members and pilots are the region this week giving seminars on Aviation Safety.

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Carports, Garages, Homes, Farm and Industrial Sheds.

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of shaving Tanya’s hair and Michelle Stroud of Jaggez Hair Studio will be there ‘just in case’. Tanya would like the support of as many people as possible for this worthy cause and on the day she said “The more the merrier, I’d like to see a big crowd.” The Children’s Hospital at Westmead is the largest paediatric centre in NSW and is a stand-alone public hospital and registered charity with 3,000 staff working 150 departments. So dig deep and come and watch as Tanya has her hair shaved off by the highest contributing business house in the area on August 28 at 2pm.

Wool Marketing - Not just wool selling

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

9 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

Authorised Distributor

Ph: 6452 7540 Mob: 0407 362 307

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

Phone: 6458 3720 Robert Kerrison

www.snowysheds.com.au

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

Earlier in the year The Monaro Post ran a story on the bandage bear poster girl for 2010, Zali Venables and her battle to survive Langerhans Cell Hystiocytosis. Now that Zali is in compete remission her aunt Tanya Janota has decided to give something back to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the families who are now in their care, to thank them for the help, support and care given to her family when they needed it. Many of you will know Tanya, as she works at Lambie Street pre-school and has children of her own. She is hoping to raise $3000, where part of the money raised will go to the Children’s Hospital Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and the remainder to research and resources for sick children with rare diseases. The finale will be Tanya shaving her head, well almost; she’s opted for a number two! Donations can be made online at www.everydayhero.com.au/teamtanza or in cash. Saturday August 28 is the day Tanya will be having her hair shaved off and it will take place in the Cooma Hotel courtyard at 2pm. The business house who donates the most money will have the pleasure

Everybody Needs a Shed!!!

When it comes to clean, efficient energy... you can’t beat

Phone: 131 161

Tanya doing her bit for Zali and friends

www.elgas.com.au For appliance sales Cooma Plumbing Supplies Cnr Commissioner & Bradley Sts, Cooma 6452 2559

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat

SOUTHERN SERVICE CENTRE

MTA • LMD 12556

Specialising in Farm Machinery - Sales & Services

Gregory Abraham ANIAME

Proprietor 40 Polo Flat Road Cooma, NSW 2630 Ph: 02 6452 1605 Fax: 02 6452 3485 ssc@snowy.net.au

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Ph 6452 1568 Fax 6452 2307 Carlaminda Rd, Cooma

General Road Freight Service COVERING

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· General Machining · Drilling · Welding/ Fabrication

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Wednesday August 18, 2010

Small winter cattle yarding A small Monaro winter yarding of 85 scale and 35 store cattle was offered at the Cooma Associated Agents sale on August 6. Most grades of cattle presented and sold. Some extra southern buyers kept the butchers honest on any younger fat stock, while the small offering of store cattle was shared between Wagga, Victorian and local restockers. Quotations Bulls V & H Scotti, Eld, 3, 150c/kg, 402kg, $602; RD & SL Nicholls, BWA, 1, 132c/kg, 865kg, $1141. Cows CSC & RM Mackay, BNC, 2, 140c/kg, 445kg, $623; WC & DI McDonald, BC, 1, 145c/kg, 575kg, $833.75; V & H Scotti, Eld, 1, 135c/kg, 555kg, $750; RL Woodhouse, BWA, 4, 136c/l]kg, 508kg, $692; est LM McPhie, BWA, 2, 136c/kg, 498kg, $677. Steers Col Millington, BC, 7, 196c/kg, 418kg, $819; R Treble, BC, 2, 184c/kg, 360kg, $646.55; K Holdsworth, LMK, 1, 150c/kg,

415kg, $622.50; Jenny Kennedy, BWA, 3, 175c/kg, 455kg, $751; LJ Roberson, BWA, 1, 175c/kg, 350kg, $613. Heifers MJ & M Green, BC, 3, 164.6c/kg, 473kg, $779.11; CSC & RM Mackay, BC, 5, 170c/kg, 366kg, $622.20; V & H Scotti, Eld, 1, 149c/kg, 440kg, $656; V & H Scotti, Eld, 4, 157c/kg, 321kg, $504; Mrk Mills, Lmk, 2, 147c/kg, 362kg, $532.88; RC Rowlings, BWA, 1, 175c/kg, 320kg, $560. Vealers D McAuley, BC, 2, 180c/kg, 360kg, $646.55; WC & DI McDonald, BC, 1, 184c/kg, 375kg, $690; D & H Whitby (str) BWA, 1, 182c/kg, 355kg, $646; D & H Whitby, (hfr), BWA, 1 171c/kg, 250kg, $427. Stores D McAuley, BC, 4 Simm str weaners, $582; RI Gillies, LMK, 3, Hereford str weaners, $480; RD & SL Nicholls, BWA, 3, Ang strs 11mths, $580; Jinden Past Co, BWA, 3, Ang strs 7/8mths, $495.

Refresher course for dogs Farmers who want to give their working dogs a refresher will have the chance at a PROfarm course to be held in Tamworth later this month. “This two-day Industry & Investment NSW (I&I NSW) introductory course is for owners of working dogs or those looking to buy a dog who wish to train them for either general farm use or for competition,� I&I PROfarm assistant Julie Chapman said. It will be held at Tamworth Agricultural Institute, 4 Marsden Park Road, Calala, on August 28 and 29. The course will be delivered by David Bennett from Camden who has been working dogs all his life and has had great success in the trial arena. “I love working with my dogs and there is great satisfaction in breeding, training and then competing with a dog you have bred and trained yourself,� Mr Bennett said. The course covers:

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• Indentifying needs • Working breeds • Working with dogs in a paddock • Understanding herding instincts • Style, eye and balance • Directional commands • Casting Animal welfare issues. Course participants are required to bring their own dog where possible. Overnight dog accommodation facilities will be available. Dogs must be wormed. The cost is $340 GST free. The fee also includes provision of course notes. Payment must be received by the registration closing date of August 19. To register or for more information, phone Cassie Gardiner on 6763 1276 or Julie Chapman on 6763 1285.

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Lambs sell to $120 at Cooma Cooma Associated Agents yarded and sold a small offering of 480XB lambs and 1150 sheep on August 9. Lamb and sheep quality was fair to good with several good pens of mutton available. Lamb quality did run out at the finish of most agent’s runs due to the cold winter conditions. All usual buyers operated. Sales included: Best heavy lambs $120 - $136; best medium weight lambs $102 - $115; light and store lambs $70 - $96; best heavy wethers (1/2 wool) $104 - $120; best heavy ewes (1/2 wool) $100 - $118. Medium and light condition sheep $60 - $94; heavy rams $70 - $90. Restocker lines were few. Young Merino wethers reached up to $79.50. The next Cooma Selling Centre sheep and lamb sale will be on September 6.

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Grassroots

Wednesday August 18, 2010

Good attendance at lice day Jemalong Wool in partnership with NSW Industry and Investment presented the most up to date information on sheep lice, their impact and their eradication at a forum in Nimmitabel last Friday. Dr Gary Levot from Industry and Investment

was the key speaker on the day. Dr Levot is an Entomologist who has spent much of his career researching external parasites of sheep with a heavy focus on sheep lice and their eradication from sheep flocks. Attendees at the forum heard the latest on finding lice infestations, chemicals and treatment methods for successful eradication and management to minimise the risk of lice infestation Pictured at the lice information day hosted by Jemalong Wool last Friday are Rowan in clean flocks. Woods, Dr Garry Levot and district livestock officer Doug Alcock.

Farmers’ property rights under siege

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“Beseiged farmers are demanding answers,” National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) President David Crombie declared. “Amid converging government, environmental and mining encroachment on our ability to farm, farmers feel frustrated and disempowered._ “Be it federal and state governments conspiring to do farmers out of legitimate land use without proper compensation, miners usurping land and water rights at will or environmentalists telling us what we can and can’t do on our land, Australia’s farmers have had a gut-full. “What we want is certainty over future land use and compensation for travesties committed in the past. Full and adequate compensation must be provided where property rights are compulsorily acquired by governments or where farmers are required to undertake management practices above and beyond their normal duty of care. “Australian farmers are justifiably proud of their sound environmental management. In fact, 94 percent of farmers practise natural resource management as a matter-ofcourse, recognising that the preservation of their natural resources is vital for their future livelihoods. “At a time when food and fibre production is more important than ever, farmers are increasingly uncertain about our future and our rights as landholders. The property rights of farmers must be respected in relation to government decisions affecting land and water entitlements to give us confidence to invest in and run farm businesses. “The desire for governments to regulate environmental outcomes must be viewed

in this context. Too often we are seeing the emergence of governments assuming a property right, while leaving the title with the owner. Enough is enough. “Whether it is in relation to rights surrounding carbon credits, water, natural resource management or mining’s interaction with farming resources, this imbalance must be urgently corrected. “At our upcoming 2010 National Congress in Melbourne, the NFF is putting property rights front-and-centre… especially analysing constitutional law and the increasing clash with mining and environmental interests.” The NFF 2010 National Congress will hear from three high profile and outspoken proponents: Professor George Williams from the University of NSW, who has provided advice into the NFF’s High Court challenge in the Spencer v Commonwealth case, will discuss the legal issues. Mitch Hooke, Chief Executive of the Minerals Council of Australia, will address the mining-farming interface and its implications for the future of both sectors. Dr Don Henry, Executive Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation, will explore the relationship between farmers and the environment. Are they mutually exclusive or, as the NFF insists, are they codependent? The NFF’s 2010 National Congress runs over September 6-7 at The Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. Visit the Congress website for all details, including the full Congress Program.


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Three Colts teams into finals series

The Monaro Post 31 Sport NRL footy competition ROUND 24

ROUND 25

Cowboys v Bulldogs Eels v Tigers Knights v Broncos Panthers v Rabbits Raiders v Dragons Roosters v Titans Eagles v Warriors Storm v Sharks

Bulldogs v Panthers Knights v Dragons Rabbits v Eels Raiders v Cowboys Roosters v Eagles Sharks v Titans Warriors v Broncos Tigers v Storm

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Sam Sergo on the burst for under 9s and Jeremy Mackay on his way to the tryline for u13s. The last round of the season was held Sunday and the colts have four teams now heading to the ACT to play in the finals series. Congratulations to the Under 10’s, under 11’s under 12’s and under 13’s. Cooma Colts’ presentation day will be held Saturday September 18 from midday at Coffeys Hotel. The AGM will be held at 11am and all parents are encouraged to attend. Under 9s Cooma Colts under 9s played their last game of the season against Queanbeyan (white) at home. They had a great first half which saw us score all our points before half time. There were tries from Darnel Bartlett, Will Pendergast two, James Hayden and all conversions being successful, with scores by Will Pendergast, Darnel Bartlett, Sam Sergo, and Brendan Beileiter. At half time the score was 24-0. We came back in the second half unable to score, but with Queanbeyan trying to sneak up, we saw the final score left at 24-10. Thanks to Creedence Bartlett and Zach Smith for coaching and to all the parents as well as the committee for another successful year. Under 10s Cooma Colt’s played Woden Weston on Sunday losing the game 22 points to 0 points. The boys’ defence was outstanding and they tackled and tried their hardest, but Woden Weston was the better team on the day. James Cahill had a great game continuing to chase and tackled, as did Lachlan Inskip, Connor Inskip, Bill Zammit, Tyrone McDermott, Dylan Van Gemert, James Hill, Cameron Faulkner, Luke Day, Jack Reid, Chris, Sean and Matthew McDonald, Josh Dwyer/Gersak. The effort and enthusiasm was great considering a lot of the boys have the flu, great work boys. The medal went to a fiery Connor Inskip, awards went to Bill Zammit for his consistency throughout the games and Luke Day for his consistency.

Shortly afterwards, a crunching tackle by Josh Zammit saw Bungendore give up possession and Jeremy Mackay was able to score to give Cooma a 10-0 lead. Cooma’s defence was first class and they built up pressure which culminated in a try to Daniel Anderson after a good run by Andrew Crimmins running off a good ball by Aaron Pidcock. Half time 16-0 to Cooma. Bungendore came out in the second half and showed good ball control, unlike the Cooma boys. After two tries to Bungendore the score lead was cut back to eight with five minutes to go. The Cooma boys kept toiling, and with tough defence giving them good field position, Daniel Anderson made the defence look ordinary, racing 60 metres to score try number three for the day. Jeremy Mackay got a double after a try in the final minute to make the final score Cooma 28 Bungendore 8. Player of the Week went to Sean Bodycott-Pielli and Players Player to Jeremy Mackay. Congratulations also to Andrew Crimmins who received his 50 game medal. Well done boys on your win and reaching the finals for the third successive year. Hope we can get another win up next week in our Minor Preliminary Final.

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Under 15s Wow, what a way to cap of the last game of the season with some entertaining play from the Under 15’s. It was all about having some fun and playing the greatest game of all with gusto. We bid farewell to Michael Watsford in his last game, who has been a great enforcer and leader of the forward pack we wish him every success in his football career in Sydney. Try scorers were Blayne Thomas, Dean Byrne, Jacob Moon and Harry Roach who also converted two of the tries. The final score was Colts 22, Woden Weston 30. Man of the match went to Jacob Moon. A crisis meeting will be held early next year to enable us to try to form an under 16 team for next year, so heavy recruiting is needed off season. Under 11s BYE Any players turning 16 in 2011 are asked to ring Debbie 0432 089 817. Raiders Under 16 trials are September 22. See Under 13s the website for enrolment forms. A big thank you to Nick Moon, Cooma Colts Under 13s took on the Bungendore Tigers Mark Weston and Nathan Smith for their dedication throughout trying to cement their spot in the top four. Cooma got off to the season. a good start scoring after four minutes with a try to Daniel Under 16s Forfeit Anderson after good hit ups by Jeremy Mackay and Jackson Reed.

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Wednesday August 18, 2010

Red Devils Casino Night

Cooma Rugby Club honoured one of its long-serving members last Saturday night when Bede McCosker was granted life membership of the club. Bede was honoured due to his playing and administration career with the club over many years. He said he was honoured to given life membership and very surprised by the presentation. The presentation was made at the club’s annual fundraiser, a James Bond night at Cooma Ex-services Club. Also honoured was Rebecca Morgan, the chief organiser of the night, who received flowers for her efforts.

Pictured above, club president Fred Nichols presented Bede with his badge, assisted by first

Cats to finish with Snowy double-header

grade coach Steve Rolfe. Below, ‘Bond’ girl Jenny Watkins with Ben Abraham and Bede.

Local AFL for Season 2010 will wrap up this Saturday at Snowy Oval in Cooma when the Cooma Cats and the Under 14 Snowy SuperCats play their last games for year in what promises to be a great day of footy. The Under 14 SuperCats, who have just missed the finals in only their second year, will take on Marist at 10.45am, followed by the Cats who will take on Eastlake with the first bounce at 1pm. Cooma Cats Club President Dave Paterson said 2010 had been a great season for both teams and the club. “Off field, we go from strength to strength and now have a very strong brand in the local sporting market. We’ll continue to work hard over the summer to improve on that and be in an even better position for the start of Season 2011,” Dave said. “On the field, our juniors have shown fantastic improvement only just missing the finals, while our senior team has improved on last year and is looking

forward to more improvement next year,” he said. There will be a number of major milestones for the Cats this weekend. Cats’ captain Daniel Burke will be playing his last game as he prepares to move interstate with his employment. “Burkey has been an inspirational leader on the field this year and will be greatly missed,” Dave said. Club 300-plus gamer Rob ‘Buzz’ Wilkins will hang up his boots after a stellar career with the Cats over 20 years. “Buz has been with the Cats through the good, bad and ugly times and has always given his all – a true Cooma Cats’ great,” Dave said. And finally, Cats’ coach Damien Asanovski will play his 300th for the club in what has also been a fantastic and inspirational career for the club. It will be a great day – make sure you get down to Snowy Oval this Saturday.

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Junior Red Devils U14s -v- Grammar

Paddy Evans on the way to the tryline.

Under 10’s 70-5 win The Highcountry Hyundai Under 10’s Red Devils played Grammar last weekend at Grammar. The boys were all fired up after a bus ride up with the ‘big’ boys from the under 12’s and under 14’s. Once again the boys went out hard and scored within minutes of kickoff. This continued for the rest of the game with Grammar only able to cross the line on one occasion. Strong defence from the Cooma players kept the ball out of the Grammar players end. Matt Swain had a blinder of a game with great defence, big strong runs and great palming tactics. Joe Rossiter once again showed his pace and made some great breaks as well as fantastic defence. Broc Allen has really settled into lock and has shown his skill in tackeling even the biggest kids, with some great try saving tackles to his credit this week. Dylan Van Gemert is the under 10’s king of

The Red Devils Cooma Rural U14s returned to the winners’ circle on Saturday with a convincing 29 – 5 win over Canberra Grammar at Flinders field in the ACT. Needing both a win and a big score to keep their semi finals hopes alive, the Devils took to the field hungry. The Cooma forwards dominated as usual at the breakdown and the support play and backline moves had improved markedly. Noah Learoyd opened the scoring for Cooma with an early try. Some say he happened to be in the right place, others that he shrewdly saw the opportunity for a charge down; either way a Grammar kick bounced off Cooma’s smallest player and gave

him the opportunity to scamper over the line and ground it and the visitors were 5 points up. The return on Jack Williams from injury made a big difference to the Cooma team, not only because of his three fine individual tries but because his enthusiasm inspired the rest of the team. Matt Cusbert kept his position as fly half and completed the try scoring trio, while Jarrod Sopniewski and Matthew Kelly each added two points to the final tally with the boot. The win gives the Devils U14s a chance to make the semis, but only if they win their last competition game against Wests at Cooma this Saturday.

Under 16’s Bush Devils

The boys travelled to St Edmunds to play Goulburn and went down to ‘palm offs’ and as he runs he continually palms a very good side. Our boys played the other players off usually resulting in a try. Zac bravely with only 14 players for most Ingram made his side stepping evident again this of the game and then reduced to 13 week, scoring twice after great breaks down the field. Special mention to Justin Manning for great sportsmanship as he volunteered to play for Grammar because they were short. Points this week went to 3: Matt Swain, 2: Broc Allen, 1: Justin Manning, Peter Tangye, Zac Ingram and Dylan Van Gemert. The boys are placed second on the ladder and play their final game next week at home at 9.30am before the semi final rounds commence. A home crowd to watch the boys would be great, as this team has come from most of the boys never having played before and losing their first few games to now being placed second, a great effort indeed.

for the last 15 minutes through injury. The man of the match points went 3 points to Morgan, 2 Brian, 1 Liam with the final score being 41-5.

Police winter games

Under 12’s win 37-0 A good strong win for the boys this week saw the final game of the season for the Mainstreet under 12’s Red Devils, as next week they have a bye. Grammar had wanted to forfeit on Wednesday but the team was prepared to ‘lend’ them some players so they could at least have a game. Joe Elugia and Will Moore took on the challenge Luke Rixon in his final game for U12 Red Devils. and played for Grammar in the spirit of the game few new players and position changes the team both showing great sportsmanship and no took a little while to settle in. Once the boys were compassion for their own team. settled and put their minds to it they once again Luke Rixon played his last game for the showed the Canberra teams they are a force to under 12’s as next year he is off to Shore for be reckoned with. bigger and better things! Luke also saved some The commitment of the team this year has embarrassment for some of his teammates by been outstanding said coach Chris Allen, making handing them a few tries throughout the game. his job easier. Chris would like to remind the The boys worked to their game plan of score boys that the captaincy “might” be up for grabs a few tries then you can have some fun and try next year as Robin Allen hasn’t as yet committed and be like someone on TV! to staying or going to boarding school, Roddy Well played boys and congratulations on a there are still some good schools in the region! great season. Thanks again from the parents to Chris Allen After last years grand final win, they were for giving his time and knowledge as well as placed into the ‘Black’ division. The start of the helping the boys achieve such success in the season was a bit daunting for the boys in this next level of rugby this season. division and it showed in the scores. Also with a Junior presentation day is on Saturday

The Cooma team. The Australian Police Winter Games were held at Mount Hotham in Victoria between August 8 to 13. Approximately 90 competitors took part in this annual event, which has been running since 1983. This event is the longest continual Police Winter Sports Competition in the world today. It involves social events, skiing and snowboarding events and caters for all levels. The more experience race against themselves, the clock and others in the same age division on the ‘A’ grade course. The novices to this alpine sport race on the much more

forgiving ‘B’ grade course. Local DSC Steve Hopkin from Cooma was successful in winning a gold medal in the ‘A’ grade slalom, fourth in ‘A’ grade giant slalom and eighth in the Open Rider Cross (ski), helping the NSW Team to win this year’s event. The team would like to thank the organising committee and appreciate the support given by the NSW Police Council of Sport, The Police Association of NSW and Rhythm Snow Sports. A charity auction was also held over the week and almost $10,000 was raised for camp quality.


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Wednesday August 18, 2010

Tigers 3 defeat Woden nil

Div five Tigers 3-2 win

The visiting team played a ferocious game, trying to emulate the success of their U16 and Pathways teams, who won their respective games against the Tigers. But sooner rather than later, the Tigers delivered the first notice of their domination of WVFC and after just five minutes of the first half, a great corner kick delivered by #7 Marcial Munoz “el maestro” found the head of #9 Serdan Bircan. With his head he punched the ball out of the reach of the goalkeeper, and into the far post of the net. From then on, there was a flood of obvious fouls; the amount of complaints against the referee’s calls seemed endless. The players of Woden were more preoccupied with trying to beat-up the Cooma players than their ballgame. For a while these aggressive tactics did stop Cooma from scoring more goals, but pity for them, even with that approach, Woden still emerged from the contest thoroughly second best. The second goal was scored just before the halftime whistle. # 6 Daniel Gecic scored the second goal for the Tigers; an appropriate response to the aggressive behaviour from the visiting team. This goal and the celebration of it reached the Valley’s manager, and outraged him. He was sent fuming and red with frustration, cursing and complaining all the way to the change room. When he got there he slammed the door so aggressively that Cooma officials had to intervene by calling him to a point of order. On the other hand Pat McCann WVFC coach was also frustrated with the referee’s decisions, but was well composed controlled his side well. The second half started with less aggression and less complaining than at the beginning, but soon enough (in the 50th minute) Cooma, in a well convened play between #10 Jair Wilk and Danny Gecic. the #10 cut the ball inside a threatening position near the WVFC goal. But instead of firing the ball to score, he decided to cross the ball to his left and found Gecic who scored the third and last goal of the afternoon. This ended the hopes of Woden, who could now only hope for a consolation goal. After the goal, the aggressiveness of the game escalated. There was one incident in particular which was proof of this. At the near end of the game WV # 11 Nayna, who after various unsuccessful attempts tried to take the ball from Munoz during the game, attacked Munoz with another rough tackle. Munoz rigorously complained to the player, and Nayna, who could not measure the energy of his action, responded to Marcial’s complaint with a headbutt to his face. Marcial dropped to the floor from the impact.

Cooma Tigers division five were inspired by their squad mates in division four getting the win, and knew if they could get a win a top four finish was all but assured as well as finals football for the squad. With a lot of boys backing up from division four, it was always going to be a tough ask. Cooma went down 1-0 early on and it seemed they hadn’t turned up to the game at all. A tactical change after the goal gave a glimmer of hope with Andrew Bobinskas giving more attacking options to the team. Cooma went into the half time break still down by a goal. A few stern words from coach Daniel Walker and captain Paul Lawson at half time had Cooma coming out a more composed and attacking team. A stroke of luck went Cooma’s way and an own goal was put in off a corner which triggered Cooma’s second half come back.

Div 4 Tigers steal another win

At that moment the referee finalised the game, and gave Nayna a yellow card (for a head-butt?), and Cooma’s #7 Marcial a yellow card (for receiving a head-butt???). Soon after the final whistle a yellow card was awarded to Tigers # 15 Schofield, who pushed a player near him. Finally, after all of this the whole scandal settled and both teams enjoyed dinner and drinks at the Cooma Ex-Service club.

Tigers under 18s 5-1 win Three games remained with the Tigers sitting precariously in third spot and all three remaining games would be tough. They faced the top of the ladder Woden who have really looked the top rating team this year. The coach’s instructions were clear and it was in the boys hands if they wanted to show they could match Woden. The first 15 minutes saw both teams weighing each other up as the game flowed from end to end with some excellent passages of play and counter-attack seemed to be the order of the day. In the windy conditions, favouring Woden in the first half, they created some anxious moments from two good corners. The Tigers had the first real chance but the shot curved past the post and only some last stage defence by Daniel Thompson saved a certain goal as the elusive Woden striker beat a number of Tigers players. A quick reply from keeper Wade found Declan Poon in space in the midfield. He beat a player, passed to Dom Colluciello who moved it quickly wide to Ciaran Rayment whose speed and accurate shot had the Tigers 1-0 up. The game see-sawed for the remainder of the half with the Tigers just taking the honours as the referee blew half-time. There was a good atmosphere in the change rooms as running repairs were made to a few players and Sam outlined the second half tactics. Composure, positive play and attitude were the order of the second half for the Tigers and they had a winning look in their eyes or was that the late night blues. The boys came out roaring and following a great pass from Dom to Carl Hynes who attached down the left wing, crossed perfectly to find Chris Phillips with some work to do he had the boys

Before long the ever reliable Ben Lollback broke through the defence and slotted away another goal; adding to his impressive tally for the year. Cooma were 1-2 to the good, and were pressing for more knowing Woden hadn’t finished yet. Cameron Wall, who was causing problems all day for Woden, finally got his reward with a goal to give Cooma a 1-3 lead. Final score 2-3, which means Cooma will finish in either third or fourth depending on the results of the last game of the season. Coach Walker said “We aimed to finish in sixth this season and we have nothing to lose going into the finals; for a lot of the boys this will be their first time participating in finals, so with one game left of the season we need the confidence to set us up for the last piece of the puzzle.” Best on field Ben Lollback, James Douglas and Brendan Wall

jumping with their second goal. The Tigers defence was working hard and had the measure of the Woden strikers and with another counter-attack by Lawson Cole whose accurate pass beat two midfielders found Ciaran who was playing with plenty of flair and his shot beat the keeper for an impressive 3-0 lead and the crowd was excited. The bench kept the positive messages flowing, the boys were confident and we looked in total control only to see Woden grab one back following a free kick which beat both the wall and Josh, 3- 1 to the Tigers. There was no panic as the team kept their positive attitude and plenty of praise for each other. Josh was using the wind well in this half and the Tiger’s strikers were causing the usually tough Woden defence plenty of headaches. One of Josh’s long balls found Dom, who beat two defenders and shot past the keeper to wrap the match up with the Tiger’s fourth and a 4-1 lead. The Tiger’s roar was not yet silent and another long kick in from Josh again found Dom whose superb skills saw him control, weave, chip the keeper and followed through to really make Woden’s trip one to forget, 5-1 and the whistle went with joyous applause and congratulations for a great effort from all the team. The win was a result of positive and supportive team work, excellent defence particularly the one on ones with the dangerous Woden strikers and following the coach’s instructions. Well done boys you have shown you are capable of beating any team in the competition. Goal scorers: Dom Colucciello 2 Ciaran Rayment 2, Chris Phillips 1

A reduced and injured division four Tigers put on yet another dazzling performance against Woden on Saturday at Deakin. Cooma kicked off with determination and intensity. They found themselves playing in the oppositions half most of the game, despite the gusty head on winds. A tactical decision to play three midfielders and wingers paid off and ensured that the guts of the park was under Cooma’s control. Midfielders Mark Burke, Riley Mitchell and Michael Corcoran gave the Tigers the backbone it needed to domination the opposition and continuously feed through clinical passes to the strikers and wingers. Despite some inspiring passages of plays that created chances early on, the tigers could not seem to penetrate Woden’s defence. With the pressure on, it was only a matter of time before the tiger’s first strike. Sure enough in the 20th minute, a shot taken from outside the box rebounded twice off the keeper before Nick Stubbs buried the ball in the back of the net. At 1-0 the Tigers had the upper hand and more exemplary football to show. Woden regrouped soon afterwards,

and pressure from their strikers forced the Tigers defence into silly mistakes which consequently levelled the scores. Half time and words of encouragement form coach Damian Knight gave the team the inspiration to lift their game. With the winds on their back and playing to the Tigers advantage, play was concentrated heavily in the oppositions half yet again. Numerous opportunities and shots were taken but unable to find the net. A foul from Woden gave the Tigers a penalty which was neatly put away by the clinical Nigel Smith. Angry and determined Woden refused to leave the score at 2-1. A swift counter attack in the dying minutes of the game resulted in a mexican standoff-like moment, between keeper Michael Warren and the opposition striker. The inevitable shot came, only to be ruthlessly denied by the animalistic instinct reflexes of Tigers keeper Michael Warren. Soon after the final whistle blew and a deep sigh of relief as the division four tigers claimed the day. Awards: 3rd Riley Mitchell, 2nd Michael Corcoran, Man of the Match Michael Warren.

Beavers 2-0 win

The Cooma Beavers had a good 2- 0 win against weston Creek on Sunday. Pictured, goalie Judy Jamieson kicks the ball out, Michelle Russell throws the ball in and Donna on the ball.


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It was all about the footy . . . They spent 13 hours on the road, two hours in stinking slush akin to the bogs of Scotland, scored one solitary point and had about 20-odd goals kicked against them. But at the end of the day, it was all about footy for the Cats who limped back into Cooma late on Saturday night well and truly defeated on the field, but winners in every other way. For the purists (and record books), the final score was the Cootamundra Blues “a lot” defeated the Cooma Cats 0.1.1. But from the Cats’ perspective, the old cliché ‘footy was the winner’ never rang truer. Despite being at the tail end of a long season, ravage by a heavy injury toll and player unavailability, and confronting the eight-hour return road trip to Cootamundra with little real prospect of on-field success ahead, the Cats headed west across the mountains to honour their commitments to Cooma, Cootamundra and the AFL Canberra Division Four competition. As Cats club president Dave Paterson said: “At the end of the day, it’s about respecting yourselves, your opposition and our Great Game, so no matter what, we had a game to play and I am immensely proud of everyone who took to the field and gave it their all for the (Cats’) jumper.” And it was a real call to the colours for the club to get a team on the field with at one stage, the Cats’ forward line having an average age of 49 as Dave, Rob and Chook pulled on the blue and white jumper to help out. In terms of the game itself, it was evident from the start that Cootamundra were out to make amends for their narrow loss the previous week which ended their finals hopes. They had a point to prove in front of their home crowd and were keen to have a big win. They piled on six goals and a bucket of points to zip in the first quarter on a field of putrid mud. To their credit, the Cats pretty much slowed the onslaught in the second quarter, and again in the third. But the Cootamundra boys still managed to

pile on the goals, with repeated assaults on the Cats’ defence. Throughout the onslaught, the Cats battled hard, determined not to end the game without troubling the scoreboard. The final quarter saw a great struggle as the Cats threw everyone and everything they had forward to get on the scoreboard while Cootamundra did everything they could to prevent it. It wasn’t pretty, but it was certainly entertaining. Finally, deep in the final quarter, the Cats’ dominator Tony Fleming managed to take a mark in the forward pocket and kicked true – for a point! The Cats trudged through the bog from all parts of the field to congratulate him in scenes reminiscent of Plugger’s Point as club honour had been – in some small way – salvaged and the ignominy of not scoring avoided. The game, despite the scoreboard, was a great example of bush footy with two isolated country teams playing for the love of the game. The spirit on the field was exceptional, and full credit must go the Cootamundra for their sportsmanship and friendship which was clearly demonstrated by their forming a guard of honour at the end of the game for the Cats as they headed for the showers. Cats’ coach Damien Asanovski was full of praise for his players, saying their approach to playing positive footy regardless of the conditions and scoreboard was something they and the club should be proud of. Best for the Cats: assistant coach Luke Barrett who drove the bus all the way to and from Coota and entertained the Blues’ supporters with his explicit words of wisdom and encouragement from the bench throughout the game, and all Cooma players and Kev who made the trip to Coota. This Saturday ( August 21) will see the Cooma Cats and Snowy SuperCats play their last games for season 2010. Make sure you get down to Snowy Oval for a great, season-ending day of AFL footy action from 10.30.

Cooma Ladies Golf Last Wednesday the ladies once again tackled the course and the elements to contest the various stroke competitions. In the 18-hole CS Vets event Gaye Wilson found form to win with 70 net. Ann Clayton, 75 net, was the ball winner. In the ninehole event Marilynne Weston played well to win with 36 net. Balls were won by Clare Nowland, 39 net, and Elsie Egan, 43 net. On Saturday a nine-hole stableford was played. Lorraine McGregor struck the ball consistently well

and won with 18 points. Balls were won by Marilynne Weston, 17 points, and Gaye Wilson, 15 points. Sunday’s 18-hole stroke CS Vets event attracted a small field. Gaye Wilson was the winner with 69 net and Val Leitch was the ball winner with 71 net. Coming up: Wed, 18th – 18 hole Stableford; Sat, 21st – 9 hole stroke; Sun, 18 hole stroke. See you on the course!

With about 150 years of experience and a total of five games for the Cats between them, Rob, Dave and Chook donned the Cooma jumper to help out against Cootamundra on the weekend.

Coolamatong golf Wednesday’s stableford for the men was won by Sid Wall with 45 points. The runners up were Werner Siegenthaleur on 40, Duane Burke 36 and Ross Thompson 32. No player was on line for nearest to the pin. Sunday was stroke with Maurice Fletcher the winner on a count back from Charlie Filtness and Ross Thompson all on 73 net. Charlie had his eye in for nearest the pin on the sixth. Wednesday for the ladies went to Carolyn O’Byrne on 73 nett. Runners up were Jan O’Halloran and Betty Thompson. Nearest to the pin went to Mary Obermaier. Sunday Carolyn continued on her winning way to win the stableford round with 34 points. Runners up were Mary Obermaier, Jan O’Halloran and Jenny O’Byrne. Nearest the pin went to Jan. Wednesday August 18 the ladies will play stableford and on Sunday it will be stroke and putting.

Cooma Rifle Club Eight shooters attended the weekly shoot at Cooma rifle range last Saturday morning. The day was clear but initially dull with a strong cold northerly wind that had everyone shivering. The event was the first heat for the monthly spoon competition. The off-rifle scores were: Damien Doyle 96.6, Don Robb 96.6 but Damien had a better finish, Noel Barrett 92.5, Roger

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Local AFL legend Azzo joins 300 club Cooma is not a town widely known for homegrown Australian Rules Football legends. In fact, Aussie Rules footballers are a relatively rare commodity in this rugby and soccer stronghold at the foot of the Snowy Mountains in southern NSW. But Damien Asanovski, known to one and all simply as Azzo, is both a Cooma AFL footballer and now officially a local Aussie Rules legend. This Saturday, when he runs out with the Number 29 on his back onto the notorious playing surface at Snowy Oval behind the local cemetery, Azzo will achieve what few before him have – playing 300 games for his beloved Cooma Cats. And it’s an achievement that takes on extra proportions when you consider the Cooma Cats have been a side which has – to say the least – struggled on and off the field since their formation in the mid 1970s. They’re a team more accustomed to healthy defeats rather than glorious success. For Azzo, it’s been 20 years of blood, sweat and toil with little in the way of September action upon which to reflect. But playing local footy for the Cats has never been about on field success – it always been about doing something with your mates and representing your community. And if that’s a measure of success, then Azzo is a winner many times over. Azzo’s path to Aussie Rules was typical of country life in southern NSW. While he had tried a number of the other codes, it was a desire for something different which led him to Aussie Rules. “A couple of mates of mine and I were looking for something to do on the weekends and one of them was a Bombers (Essendon) supporter, so we went up to the (Cooma) Cats to have a look at what they did and they were very welcoming,” Azzo recalls. “Twenty years’ later I’m still there and still playing footy. I love it. “I just found the challenge of the 360 degree game more suited to me, along with enjoying the company of mates on the field,” he said. Achieving the 300 senior game mile-stone is a rare thing in any sport, particular in local football when playing is all about training on cold winter nights and throwing the body into the fray every Saturday afternoon. It’s even harder when the scoreboard never seems that friendly. For Azzo, playing 300 games will mean just a little bit of acknowledgement for all the years of hard work. “It’s a bit of an honour, there’s only a few blokes who have achieved it before me, so it will mean a fair bit to me,” he said. Playing for the Cooma Cats is very much about a love of the game first and foremost, as on field success has never featured significantly in the club’s history. But for Azzo, now also the senior coach, playing footy is all about representing your team and your community. As coach, he is working hard with the Cats’ committee to install a culture of “love of the game first and foremost” among the team, club and supporters. He said the Cats have a real desire to help bring AFL footy to the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains. To do this, Azzo is keen to ensure the Cats are known as a well-run, family and community focused club which the players, fans and community can be truly proud of. And in ensuring this, Azzo works hard to ensure the club is known as a warm and welcoming one for

anyone interested in Aussie Rules, regardless of skill or background. “I think we are very much achieving that goal,” he said. In a 20 year playing career, there have been many highs and lows. For Azzo, the obvious high was getting a taste of finals football very early in his playing career when the Cats played in a final series in the early 1990s. “We were minor premiers in 1994 and only missed out on getting into a grand-final by a couple of points,” he said. As for the lows, he recalls a long period a little later when the Cats struggled to win a game and went for almost two full seasons without a victory. “Obviously that was very hard, to back up and come back every week – they were pretty tough times,” he said. But playing footy in the bush has always been more about providing people with an avenue to enjoy the game rather than winning flags. Helping young people become better people is a real motivator for Azzo, and is one of the prime reasons he has taken on the coaching role with the Cats. Azzo says he worries less about on field success and more about seeing the development of the new players coming through. “The more they get out there and play and the more instruction you give them, the more they become men and that in itself is a big reward for me,” he said. Playing and coaching an Aussie Rules football team in country NSW is never going to be an easy task – it’s challenging to say the least. “The majority of players on the club’s list are young blokes who have never played Aussie Rules as juniors, normally coming with a background from the other codes but looking for something different,” Azzo said. “These blokes have got to learn the basic skills and develop and understanding of a 360 degree game rather than the straight up and down approach of the other codes. “It’s not easy, but that’s where there is a lot of satisfaction in seeing these blokes develop new skills,” he said. The Cats have been working hard in recent years to develop its juniors and this year is fielding a successful Under 14 side (the Snowy SuperCats) in the Canberra competition for the second year in a row in an effort to start developing Cats players for the future. Cooma Cats’ club president Dave Paterson paid tribute to Azzo not only for his 300 games milestone, but for his commitment to the Cats, AFL and the community for 20 years. “Azzo is a wonderful example of a real AFL ambassador,” Dave said. “Playing AFL here in Cooma, while a privilege, also requires incredible commitment. It’s hard work. So to do it for as long as Azzo has, and as well as he has, is a real credit to the man, his club and the game. “But more than that, Azzo is a genuine example of someone who has not only enjoyed playing his football, and has taken the next step and is giving as much as he can back to his club and community through the gamer. “Through his commitment as our senior coach and the hours of ‘behind the scenes’ committee work he does to keep the Cats on the field each week, he ensures the next generation of Monaro and Snowy Mountains youngsters get the chance to play Australia’s number one football code,’ Dave said.

SERAS Information Evening The South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) invites people from the Cooma-Monaro and Snowy River communities to an information evening regarding athlete scholarships available in the following sports programs in 2011: • Coach & Umpire Program (No age limits) • Basketball Program (boys & girls aged 13-15yrs) • Golf Program (boys & girls aged 13-18yrs) • Lawn Bowls Program (boys & girls aged 14-17yrs) • Netball Program (girls aged 16-18yrs) • Snowsports Program (boys & girls aged 13-18yrs) • Tennis Program (boys & girls aged 12-17yrs)

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Mal Crockett tees off in Saturday’s stableford at Cooma Golf Club

Crockett too strong in A grade Cooma golf with Max Turner

Federal was played in cold and showery weather for most of the day. Bob Ashcroft took out last Wednesday’s competition with a fine round of 41 pts from John Martin on 40 pts, closely followed by Bill Rushton on 39 pts and Bruce Burton on 38 pts, on a count back from Rohan Smiles and Tim Bedingfield. Wednesday’s ball competition winners were Rohan Smiles, Tim Bedingfield, Heikki Evans, Daid Bell, Graeme Dobbie, Richard Hanna, Alan McDnald, and Andrew O’Keeffe. Nearest the Pin winners were Wayne Ryan and Brian Turner. Members are reminded of the Night Golf coming up next month, more on this night golf next week.

Malcolm Crockett played another fine round of golf to win Saturday’s A Grade division of the Single Stableford Competition with 39 pts. Runner-up to Malcolm was Phil Ingram with 35 pts on a count back from Brian Searl. Wally Matthews impressed with a solid round of golf to win Saturday’s B Grade with 39 pts from David Goggin on 36 pts on a count back. Alan Kelly, with the best round of the day on Saturday, a fine 40 pts, took out the division three Trophy from Rob Hain on 39 pts. Saturday’s ball competition winners were John Harris 38, Doug Snowden, Tim Dorahy, and Jim Winckel 37, Mike Newton, Heikki Evans, and Richard Hanna 36, along Upcoming events with Brian Searl on 35 pts. Saturday August 21 Foursomes Saturday’s Nearest the Pin winners Championship were Norm Marshall and Mark Sunday August 22 Stableford Rainsford. Long Drive winners were Saturday September 4, 4th Steve Young A Grade, Tom Geach B Anniversary Centenary Cup Grade, and Sam Levy C Grade. No results were available from Sunday’s Stableford competition when this article went to press due to the scribe being out of town. Cooma Golf Club travelled to Federal on Sunday to defend the Cottontails Cup against the home Club. Unfortunately for Cooma we went down to Federal by 10 matches to 2. Best for Cooma were Malcolm Barnes and Clint Taunton and Mark Rainford and Pete Tozer. Mal and Clint were the trophy winners for Cooma with 40 pts, both these teams were also match winners. Sunday’s golf at


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Red Devils outweighed by Queanbeyan The Red Re Devils played their final ho home game for the year on Saturday when they took o on the Queanbeyan Whites at Rotary Oval. Followi Following last week’s disappoin disappointment with the capitulati capitulation by Royals, Cooma was loo looking for a good performan performance in front of the home crow crowd. As has b been the case so often this year, tthe lightweight Cooma pack we were heavily outweighed by the their opponents with scrum scrumtime a real battle for the locals to retain pos possession. Q u e a n b e y a n ’s do dominance of possession saw them score the firs first two tries and were look looking very dangerous. Coo Cooma, while deep in their own half, managed to get some s possession and with quick hands, sent ffullback Sam Zumba Bacigalupo on his way to the tryline. T h e second half was going to be tough f o r the Red Devils as Qu Queanbeyan had the aid of a strong breeze and an were soon back on the scoreboard. The Whites were playing a simple game plan with their big forwards continually bashing the defence and strong running backs also proving a handful. Zeb Learoyd kept Cooma in touch with a great effort from inside his own half by beating several defenders to score under the posts.

A further try to Zumba had Cooma in touch to be trailing 26-19 and with luck, had a chance to get back in the game. Luck however generally can’t be relied on, and with the Cooma boys tiring, Queanbeyan went into another gear to run away with the game with a final score of 50 points to 19. Points on the day were 3 to Matt Gibbs who tackled all day, 2 points went to Zumba with a great display and 1 point each to Zeb Learoyd and Leyton Bates. Zumba received the players player award. Cooma’s final game for Molonglo won, 38-3. the season is next Saturday when they take on the Hall After the game, Molonglo had a whip round in support of Bushrangers at Hall. our Yellow jumpers cancer day. So thank you very much, great footy and great support. Reggies play Hall at Hall this 100th game for Mark weekend for their final game of the year. The flags fairly fluttering high up on the rotary oval goal Best on the field, 3 points to Chris DeRooy, 2 points to posts as the Red Devils (this day in Yellow to support Nester, 1 point each to Ted Green and Will Van Gemert Cancer research) were led out onto the field by Markie (who was playing his first of many games for Cooma). Frazer. Players Player, Chris deRooy He was playing his 100th game in the front row for the Red Devils. Great achievement, congratulations Mark. Captions: Top Left - Will Nicholls’ classy back pass Markie had big job ahead of him. Royals Molonglo had a resulted in a try to Zumba. very dominant scrum. Bottom Left - Markie Frazer played his 100th game on Unfortunately, Markie injured his calf muscle and had Saturday. (Photo from earlier match). to be replaced mid way through the first half. So Chris Top Right - the engine room in First grade scrums. DeRooy, apprentice welder and son of one of Cooma’s Bottom Right - Zumba on his way to score. great Rugby stalwarts, stood up and took on a very competent Molonglo front row. His father kept saying, on. It may be that Cooma that’s his position, that’s his position. ing. has a great front rower in the making. Cooma were well in the game at half time and nning with the wind. The looking forward to running only problem was that Molonglo didn’t allow us to have much ball. o Cooma’s way. On one Things just didn’t go of the few occasionss that we had the ball, Benny Abro, our fly half, seeing the d wings way Molonglo fullback and g back waiting for a big kick with the wind, tried a chip kick over his opposing number’s head. In a ed fabulous piece of speed m and skill, this guy from Molonglo, in the blinkk h of an eye, leaped high into the air and caughtt the ball way above his ugh head, dodged through ed a somewhat stunned defence and scored a great try! Final score

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Bowls finalists decided The make-up of the semi finalists in the Cooma Bowling Club’s mixed pairs and handicap pairs was finalised on the weekend. The defending champions in the mixed pairs, Peter Marsicano and Margherita Zasso, have a chance of retaining their title when they won their semi final on Sunday. Marsicano and Zasso were forced to pull out all stops to get the better of Mario Frezza and Teresa Botto. In a very tight battle the difference between the two teams proved to be the ability of the champions to defend when their opponents had the chance to take the game. Marsicano and Zasso held the advantage early in the game on the back of some high scoring ends. Five shots on the ninth end gave them a 13 – 5 lead. Frezza and Botto struck back with two good ends to reduce the margin to just one shot. However, by the 17th end Marsicano and Zasso had pulled ahead by 21 to 15. Frezza and Botto won the last four ends but they could only manage to score single shots. In fact, on the last end they held enough shots to take the game only to see Zasso play a great defensive bowl to limit them to one shot. The champions moved into the final with a hard fought 21 – 19 victory. Their opponents in the final will be determined next Saturday when Lola Wallis and Geoff Venables play Olga Jebbink and Stumpy Wallis after Wallis and Venables recorded a win over Leonie Snell and Jim Fletcher on Saturday. Wallis and Venables had a dream start when they picked up six shots on the first end. They were able to maintain their advantage for the first half the game and by the 11th end led 15 – 8. Snell and Fletcher staged a comeback and by the 16th end they had levelled the score at 15 all and seemed to have the momentum. However, the 18th end proved crucial when Wallis and Venables picked up their second haul of six shots and changed the trend of the game. From here they

were able to move into the final with a 25 – 15 win. Fletcher’s weekend didn’t improve when he and Ron Wainwright lost their game in the handicap pairs on the very last bowl of the game. Jason Thompon and Neil McGregor trailed for the whole match until McGregor grabbed the winning shot with his last bowl. Wainwright and Fletcher had the benefit of a four shot start but dominated the first part of the game to set up a 18 -5 lead after 11 ends. Thompson and McGregor lifted their game and by the 18th end had reduced the lead to three shots at 20 -17. Wainwright and Fletcher pulled away again to 24 -17 after 20 ends. Thompson and McGregor then won the next four ends to tie the score up at 24 all with one end to play. Wainwright held the shot until McGregor was able to replace it with his last bowl to give his team a 25 – 24 win! There was some excellent social bowls played on both days. On Saturday the largest winning margin was just five shots. The winners were Lorraine West and Graham Vale, Janet Baumhammer, Richard Nichols and Paul Cannell, Peter Harris, Ron Wainwright and Margherita Zasso and Col Cottam, Sergio Roncelli and Ron Gammon. In Sunday’s games the winners were Sergio Roncelli and Stumpy Wallis and Ron Gammon and Paul Cannell. The semi finals in the handicap pairs and the remaining semi final in the mixed pairs will be played this coming Saturday. In the handicap pairs Bill McDonald and Paul Cannell will play Bob Lowe and Bob Lahy and Jason Thompson and Neil McGregor will play Albie Marshall (sub for the injured Mick Meillon) and Ignazio Mondello. The winners will play the final on Sunday. In the mixed pairs Lola Wallis and Geoff Venables will play Olga Jebbink and Stumpy Wallis. The date for the final has not been determined.

In honour of Torah

The Bright Superpipe was officially opened at Perisher on Saturday, in honour of local Olympic gold medallist, Torah Bright. Torah is pictured above cutting the ribbon to open the new superpipe and below, the famous Torah smile indicates her approval. Photos by Perisher media.

New ski school for classical training K7 Adventures, based in the Snowy Mountains, has announced its new Kosciusko Cross Country Ski School programs for the second half of the 2010 winter season. The Kosciusko Cross Country Ski School, which has been operating for two years, offers a wide selection of cross country tuition to suit skier levels from young beginners to seasoned masters. “Interest and participation in cross country skiing has been growing steadily over the past few years and more and more people are swapping from resort skiing to cross country skiing,” says Peter Cocker, co-owner of K7 Adventures. “With cross country skiing, skiers can enjoy a tremendous amount of skiing freedom on all sorts of snow terrain and, there are no queues, passes, crowds or waiting – just 100% action. “We developed the business out of this growth and this year has been a bumper one in terms of ski lesson bookings.” The new ski school offers a range of courses including track or back country, beginner, refresher, advanced and race technique. Skiers can learn to race or cruise the main range or just enjoy skating or classic skiing on the groomed ski trails in Perisher Valley. The school employs some of Australia’s most experienced Nordic instructors including Zac Zaharias,Warren Feakes, Mike Edmondson and Richard Hocking. Those employed are trained under the peak body, the Australian Professional Snowsport Instructors (APSI) or have the equivalent qualifications from overseas. Many are multi-disciplined and come from a

variety of backgrounds including racers, outdoor adventurers and back country skiers. All are at the pinnacle of their chosen fields. Current courses available with Kosciusko Cross Country Ski School include: The Family Cross Country Ski Sessions, held in Perisher on Saturdays from1pm - 4pm. All levels are welcome and classes meet at the Perisher Nordic Shelter at 12.30pm. Cost is $40pp. Also on Saturdays, is the Junior Development X Country Ski Sessions from 1-4pm with classes meeting at the Nordic Shelter. This develops cross country classical, skate and race skills in junior skiers. Cost is $40pp. Skiers can also book private (up to three people) or group instruction (five to ten people). For example, a one hour private for one person costs $98 per person and a one and a half hour group lesson costs $50 per person. Club rates are also available plus school rates for those wanting to engage in training prior to interschool championships. Waxing and a race preparation service for skis are also available. Skiers need to bring the following along to lessons: backpack, boots and skis, water, packed lunch, waterproof jacket, sunscreen, sunnies/ goggles and plenty of energy. To book into any of these classes please contact Kosciusko Cross Country Ski School on 6457 7404 or 0402 298 821, or via email on contact@k7adventures.com Full details including waivers, instructors, prices/ payments and requirements can be found on the website www.k7adventures.com


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Stallions reserves were unlucky 22-20 losers against Bega, despite a spirited fightback in the second half.

Stallions secure home semi final From P40.... Best for the side were Rolfe in the centres, Boller and coach Palmer, while Dorwood, Issa, Bond and Deitrich were strong as was Elton at times. Cooma also play Bega on the major semi final at Cooma on August 29. Under 18s blitz Bega Cooma junior side started the day off well for the club with a great win against the indefeated Bega side, running out convincing winners 44 pts to 30. Ty Fallins had an outstanding game for the Stallions on Sunday. In what was and forecast to be, a tough, no nonsense encounter, Cooma’s passion and detemination shone out with several special tries scored. in a do-or-die match against Cobargo and on their recent form should advance one Lightweight, fiery forward, Jones stood out and was well supported by Jake Schofield, step closer to the finals. Clarke, Stores and Jackson while Lynch was safe as the Bank of England at the back. Moving player Zeb Learoyd continues to excell in every game. Dynamite halfback Tredigo was in the thick of the action all day. Cooma U18s now play at Eden next Sunday

Australian Alpine Championships The Australian Alpine Championships were held in Thredbo last week hosted by Kosciusko Thredbo and the Thredbo Ski Racing Club. Australia’s top alpine athletes competed, along with many alpine competitors from overseas who were here to compete for FIS points. Among the internationals were athletes from Sweden, USA and Slovenia. It was a challenging week for all involved as the snow conditions on the course proved very challenging on a couple of days, although all scheduled

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Stallions secure home semi final In what was a very important final round clash against equal first-placed Bega Roosters, the Cooma Stallions, behind 22 points to 4 at halftime, completely turned their game around to record a magnificent 32pts to 28 win at the showground on Sunday. Cooma should have had a couple of early tries but Lady Bad Luck intervened. Bega took advantage from there until halftime, running in four smart tries, all the result of Cooma not shutting down the ball carrier. Things were very quiet around the big hill and the homecrowd was probably all thinking this could get a lot worse in the second half. Cooma came out sparkling and in no time had tries to peg Bega back to 22-14. Evergreen Cooma legend Ty Fallins was startng to hit top gear after a lengthy layoff and the Cooma fowards responded to his directions as did the outside backs. The big Bega forwards were starting to tire and Cooma young guns, Clarke, Salvestro and Schofield started to find room and extra confidence. Fallins loaded up centre Dan stokes on several occasions with big breaks. The Cooma forwards worked extra hard in defence now and Bega was starting to make uncharacteristic mistakes. Stallions Reserves captain/coach Rod Palmer scored a good runaway try. Cooma hit a good lead with top tries to Fallins (2), Schofield and Clarke and even though Bega Reserves unlucky two point loss made a good comeback, the Stallions always looked to have the second half in hand. Cooma was also playing to wrap up the minor premiers title in Reserve Grade against Things became quite close late in the half, but the locals held on to win 32-28. second placed Bega. Best for Cooma were Clarke, Salvestro and Stokes while Russell, Clear and Dunn After a slow start, Cooma had to work extra hard to claw their way back to just go looked good. down 22-20. Captain/coach Donald continues to inspire his troops and put in an A1 performance. Bega had a power load of ball and a good kicking game and looked to have the game Cooma now advances to the major semi final to be played at Cooma Showground on all won, but the Cooma boys, in a never-say-die effort in the second half, clawed their August 29 at 3pm. way back to put Bega under heaps of pressure to go down on the bell 22-20.

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