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Is Vendulka neXt? Up and coming performer, Vendulka Wichta of Cooma, appeared on Network Seven’s ‘X Factor’ on Monday night, seeking a path to life as a performer. A musician and songwriter, Vendulka, 14, did Cooma proud. Photos courtesy of Network Seven.



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Wednesday August 22, 2012


Celebrating the Snowy River

fight that was started by the townsfolk personal program that can be managed by the individual in their own home. of Dalgety, these Saturday August 25 is the annual event It is much like the old “Norm” which is hosted by the Dalgety District get healthy program but it and Community Association (DDCA) to may include issues like commemorate the first waters released arthritis which need to over the Mowamba Weir by the then take into account Premiers of NSW and Victoria Bob what is best for Carr and Steve Bracks (2002). that person and These two men strode into what is really the waters of the Snowy River achievable to to announce that it had been make them saved. Unfortunately that was happier with only a partial truth. St Andrews Hall, Soho Street, Cooma their day to It is now 10 years on and day health. Contact much has been achieved by The new Gilbert Wallace the three governments of NSW, barbecue table 6452 2688 Victoria and the Federal Government and chairs will but it has been achieved only through be unveiled on the Eileen Pevere the blood sweat and tears of the DDCA, day, with discussion 6452 5154 the Snowy River Alliance, many of the on what can be done to fix other groups and the general public the nonexistent “Dalgety Beach”. who have not c e l e b r a t i o n s Perhaps additions to the children’s given up in may have never occurred. playground and or walking track by the getting a true With the politicians putting it in the river with fitness stations will be topics and credible “too hard basket”, this was the small raised to get community opinion. outcome. There will be speakers from Waters community whose town almost made Instead of it to being the centre of government for for Rivers, relating to the future flows, what might Australia but Canberra won out. It made a PowerPoint presentation from the have been had its claim to fame when the townspeople Southern Rivers Catchment Authority Mobile: 0418 620 626 these groups stormed the council when the local showing what happened to the river Cooma: (02) 6452 1598 not continued caravan park was to be closed. Concerns as a result from the two flood events Sydney : (02) 9531 7550 campaigning, about the state of the Snowy River earlier this year and also the Snowy by doing consolidated them to form the DDCA in River Alliance covering issues that should Fax Cooma: (02) 6452 1583 i m m e n s e 1992. Fax Sydney: (02) 9531 7551 concern all that love the river. work behind Email: They will be launching a Utube about Last year saw the first real flows come the scenes out of Jindabyne Dam and it was so the Snowy so people can get a good Professional and Reliable service h a r a s s i n g spectacular but this event would not idea of areas which are not normally for 30 years politicians not have become a reality had it not been the accessible and what needs to be done to Local * Country * Interstate listening to their stubborn and dogged approach by the also restore flows to these areas of the Weekly service Sydney to Snowy Mtns excuses and people of Dalgety and the general public upper Snowy River. and all points in between continued the The DDCA is also inviting all the at large who also put their voices forward to save the Snowy from schools on the Monaro to put their creative foot forward and create a poster being the “Snowy Gutter”. It has been a fight of almost for the Snowy River. There will be three sections - preschool, 20 years, some had given up, seeing and knowing the political primary and high school it can come in shenanigans but there have whatever form- painting computer image. been many others who have They will be judged on the day and it is hoped that the winning entries from the fought on. three categories will be then turned into a So the DDCA is cordially Contact for cats: Female, dob 1/8/10 Orange Tabby & White Debbie - 6452 2765. inviting one and all and celebrate poster which will promote the Snowy for If you are looking for a pal, best friend or soul mate, then you needn’t the actions of the community of when the flows occur later on this year. follow the link to look any further than our beautiful gentle Bobbi. She is quiet, calm & Adopt a Pet The day will kick off at the Dalgety Dalgety and those who have loves to lay on the bed as the sun beams through the window at her and to the Cooma Site. Cost: $160 carer’s home. She just loves to cuddle up with you & purr with thrown their weight behind this Memorial Hall with a morning tea at 10 includes vaccination, contentment whilst she probably dreams of a forever family. She would desexing & am with proceeding starting at 10.30 magnificent effort. microchipping be happy with an older person or even a family with children. It is a long way from the then we will have our speakers and Come & meet her, she is really a special cat. 1082722. river we all want to see but presentations finalising in a barbecue it has happened. The DDCA lunch. So, be there or be square. Come also wants to showcase some and celebrate a massive achievement Male, dob 11/8/11 German Shepherd/Bull Terrier X Contact for dogs: of its other objectives for its created by the man in the street who Lil - 6452 2835 Calvin is a very handsome boy. He has a lovely nature and community such as a health got the three governments to restore a follow the link to is an obedient boy who loves to please his carer. Calvin program which has already been national icon and icon very precious to all Adopt a Pet and gets on well with other dogs and horses and comes when to the Cooma Site. run at Adaminaby which is a free of the Monaro. Cost: $220 includes called. He would make a great pet for a family with vaccination, desexing Pictured, on the banks of the Snowy service focusing on achieving older children or an individual. 1082737. & microchipping River 2011. better health by designing a

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Wednesday August 22, 2012



Last sitting for CMS Council




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Cooma-Monaro Shire Council’s last meeting was held on August 13. Pictured prior to the meeting are, from left, general manager John Vucic, Cr Tony Kaltoum, Cr Stephanie Macdonald, Cr Winston Phillips, Cr Roger Norton, Cr Martin Hughes; front, Cr Jack Nott, Cr Jenny Lawlis, Cr Dean Lynch, Cr Bronnie Taylor. Cooma-Monaro Shire Council 2008-2012 sat for the last time on Monday August 13. Four of the existing councillors are standing down and will not contest the September 8 election. Those councillors are Stephanie Macdonald, Jenny Lawlis, Jack Nott and Roger Norton. That meeting was a milestone for Cr Norton, as it was his 250th council meeting, spanning nearly 20 years on council including several terms as mayor. Councillors standing for re-election are Bronnie Taylor, Dean Lynch, Martin Hughes, Tony Kaltoum and Winston Phillips. Prior to the meeting, councillors viewed a short presentation on the achievements of the past four years. There was also a presentation to the 2012 Citizen of the Year, Rogan Corbett (now a candidate for the September election). Pictured right, Mayor Dean Lynch presented Mr Corbett with a framed photograph of Mr Corbett’s presentation in Centennial Park, Cooma, on Australia Day.



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Three people have died as a result of a head-on accident 10kms north of Cooma on Saturday. Shortly before 2pm, a Honda sedan and Subaru sedan collided on the Monaro Highway approximately 10km north of Cooma. The driver of the Honda, a 67-year-old man from Farrar in Canberra, was taken to Canberra Hospital in a critical condition, however died on Sunday. A woman, aged 67, also from Farrar in Canberra, who was




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World first shopping concept created in Cooma The birdsnest girls have unveiled a brand new showroom and a whole new concept in shopping at their new nest in Cooma. The showroom delivers a whole new way of shopping for store customers’, says owner Jane Cay. ‘The layout of the showroom is built around our focus on styling and solving wardrobe dilemmas. We’ve organised our range into styled wardrobes with the intention that our customers will connect with one or more of them and that this will then inspire their own wardrobe.’ With so many styles now stocked by birdsnest the best way to share it with store customers is to have one of each item on display in the showroom. It allows customers to see and touch the pieces without having to wade through mountains of stock. ‘We used to have about 100 different dresses every summer but this summer we will have more than 1000 different styles,’ says Jane. The technology is also new and as far as we know is a world-first concept. When customers arrive they select the pieces they want, scan them at the styling stations and the items in their size are then delivered direct from the adjoining warehouse to the change rooms. Customers can even explore and request additional styles or sizes using the ipads in each change room – avoiding sneaking out in their knickers to find a sales assistant!

The new nest is home to the showroom as well as the businesses warehouse and office. ‘We’re all so excited about this move. The team is loving all of the space – we were seriously bursting out of the old warehouse, office and store. Having everything in one location is not only wonderful for the team but also means we can deliver an exceptional customer experience to those who come and visit us here.’ The new concept has been a mammoth team effort, with many heads involved in the design phase, lots of local tradespeople and businesses contributing and it was all hands on deck for the move and store fit out. “I am extremely grateful to so many local people and the team who have put tireless hours of love, passion and sweat into this nest’, says Jane. The new showroom is open from 10am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and from 10am – 2pm on Saturday. Customers can also order online and request store pick up. Orders placed online before 1pm Monday to Saturday will be ready in-store the next business day.



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Wednesday August 22, 2012

ANU med students get a taste of Monaro

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Pictured, medical students at the civic reception on Monday afternoon. Last week, a group of second and third year medical students from the ANU visited Cooma as part of a regular program of familiarisation with country practise. The students were treated to a civic reception at Cooma Monaro Shire Council on Monday night, spent time at Cooma Hospital on Tuesday, enjoyed a lunch provided by Cooma CWA at

the ambulance station on Tuesday, visited the snow fields, were part of an emergency drill with emergency services at Polo Flat and spent Thursday afternoon checking blood pressure in centennial Plaza. The students returned to Canberra on Friday, hopefully enamoured with their rural experience.

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Emergency services report A game of Rugby Union at John Connors Oval in Jindabyne had to be halted so the Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter could land on Saturday afternoon. Ambulance crew brought a snowboarder down from Thredbo with suspected abdominal injuries. He was taken to Canberra hospital in the helicopter for treatment.

A 22-year-old female driver lost control of her vehicle with it coming to rest against a boundary fence on Numeralla Road, near the Numeralla Bridge on Friday at 6.55pm. She was uninjured in the accident and her vehicle towed from the scene. She received a negligent driving infringement notice.

A Holden Barina collided with a kangaroo about Police are investigating an incident at McDonalds on Saturday at 5.45pm. A male 10 kilometres south of Adaminaby on the Snowy customer began ranting and yelling at staff for Mountains Highway at 6am on Monday. The slow service and was unable to be calmed by vehicle was towed and no injuries were recorded. management. Police were called and the male left before they arrived.

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Repair, re-paint and re-roofing + existing wc to be upgraded to comply with AS 1428.2 (Diability)


5 Pony Club Road Michelago Lot 229 DP750549

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In accordance with Section 101 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 notice is given of Council’s determination of the above Applications/Certificates. The Public is advised that Section 101 provides that following this notice a period of three (3) months is allowed for the commencement of legal action as to the validity of the consent or certificate, after which the validity of the consent or certificate cannot be questioned in any legal proceedings. The Applications are available for public inspection, free of charge, at Council’s office during ordinary office hours.

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ATTENTION USERS OF COOMA MONARO SPORTING FACILITIES All intending users for the forthcoming summer season (2 October 2012 to 31 March 2013) are required to book the facilities in advance. Bookings will only be accepted on Council’s application form, available from Cooma Visitor’s Centre. All bookings must be lodged at the Cooma Visitors’ Centre by close of business Monday 26 September, and all required dates and items should be clearly indicated. Special purpose bookings (eg: for annual or occasional events) can be made at any time for these facilities, however a Notice of Intention to Organize an Event Application Form available from Council’s Planning Section may need to be submitted at least 90 days before the event. Contact (02) 6455 1742 for more information.


Mayor Dean Lynch 0419 295 954

Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor 0427 546 299

Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

Councillor Tony Kaltoum 6452 1730

Councillor Jenny Lawlis 6454 4127

Councillor Steph McDonald 0408 425 430

Councillor Roger Norton 0411 885 775

Councillor Jack Nott 6452 2354

Councillor Winston Phillips 0487 430 000


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Wednesday August 22, 2012

The Monaro Post turns six!




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The Monaro Post celebrated its sixth birthday last week. The company, Monaro Media Group Pty Ltd established on August 17, 2006, with the first ’Post” off the presses on September 13, 2006. The Post crew celebrated with an anniversary cake, made by Cheryl Hinton, in the shape of a front page. The Monaro Post is offering anniversary special advertising rates for its September 12 edition. Contact Tracy or Louise on 6452 0313 to book a space. Pictured are the staff of the locally owned paper, The Monaro Post.

Pictured right, founding directors Tracy Frazer and Gail Eastaway with the special cake.

TSM launches new tourism strategy TSM is looking at how local operators can tap into and optimise the tourist market, adding that the strategies involve utilising local communities as a whole, with the focus being on promoting the Snowy region as an all year round destination with year-round attractions. A destination management plan is currently being developed as well as an international marketing strategy, as TSM believes the Snowy Mountains has great potential to deliver, and strongly believes that communities working together can make it happen. “Look, it will require some work” Mr Sheppard said “but it’s not impossible.” TSM is also looking at ways to bring more major events to the Snowy Mountains, as they are great for attracting more visitors to a region. Another addition to the program is a new glossy magazine called “Snowy Mountains High” which will be on sale throughout major cities nationally and which will promote the Snowy region as a prime location on the tourist map. “We really want to encourage people to play a role in growing our visitor economy and a great way to do that is by becoming a member of Tourism Snowy Mountains.” Mr Sheppard added. SCHOOL “It’s the best way to help us to promote our region and to get the results we would like to see.”

Tourism Snowy Mountains (TSM) has some great plans in the works for the future of the Snowy and is hoping to encourage community members to come on board and help with driving the new strategies to create a year-round tourist hub throughout the Snowy Mountains region. TSM see their role as one of expanding the visitor economy right across the region and doing so for the benefit of everyone living and working in the area. Tourism Snowy Mountains CEO, Peter Sheppard, and Chairman of the TSM Board, David Sheldon, launched the new program at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre on Wednesday August 15 and they are excited by the possibilities for the future of tourism in the region. “There is so much here in the Snowy Mountains region to attract tourists” Mr Sheppard said “and local communities are invaluable in promoting them so we would really like to see them get behind our endeavours.”


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Announcing: the 13th Annual John Briscoe Memorial Award - entry forms are now available! Attention all artists: entry forms are now available for the coveted annual John Briscoe Memorial Award! This year the award is in its 13th year and will be opened on Saturday, October 13, at 3pm by Mr John Barilaro. The Briscoe is the most anticipated art prize in the Monaro region and attracts many entries from right across Australia. The first prize is $2,000 donated by the Briscoe family trust. The Monaro prize is $1,000 and has been sponsored by Barb and James Litchfield. Other prizes will also be awarded and announced closer to the date. Entry forms are available at the Raglan Gallery and on the Raglan Gallery website. Completed entry forms must be received by 4.30pm Friday, October 5. Terms and conditions apply. The Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre is run by dedicated volunteers and more volunteers are always welcome. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 9.30am – 4.30pm. 9-11 Lambie st Cooma NSW . 6456 3377.

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The NSW Local Government Elections will be held on Saturday 8 September 2012. A list of sixteen impressive candidates with an array of experiences that have nominated for the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council for the next four year term will contest nine vacancies. Councillors re-nominating are Mayor Dean Lynch, Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor, Martin Hughes, Tony Kaltoum and Winston Phillips. New nominations willing to take on the challenges of Local Government as Councillors include Angela Ingram, Steve Allen, Rogan Corbett, Will Lloyd, Ignazio Mondello, Dennis Starrs, Craig Mitchell, John Perkins and Andrew Thaler. Glen Kay and David Turner have nominated as a group on the ballot paper. Councillor induction and professional development and training modules are currently being addressed with the Local Government Association to meet the needs of prospective councillors. Further details will be made available once the election results are finalised. The general consensus is that being a councillor is a rewarding opportunity and we wish all candidates the best in the upcoming elections . Management and staff look forward to working with the new Council in meeting the challenging needs of our community .


Wednesday August 22, 2012

Cooma Red Cross branch to close Cooma Branch Red Cross members (L to R) Suzanne Skerman, Secretary; Rosemary Williams, President and Judy Caldwell, Assistant Secretary.

After 81 years of dedicated service in and around the town, the Cooma branch of the Red Cross has reluctantly agreed to cease operations due to dwindling numbers and aging members who are finding it more and more difficult to fully participate as the years go by. The Cooma closure follows those of the Bombala, Delegate and Dalgety branches, which also shut down due to the difficulty in attracting the new members needed to allow the branches to continue operating at full strength. “Things are different now.” Cooma branch secretary of 13 years, Suzanne Skerman, said. “People just seem to be so busy these days and no one is prepared to take on the executive positions now.” On paper, the branch looks healthy enough to survive but the reality is that there are only six members who can still regularly participate in fundraisers and regularly attend the monthly meetings, held initially in one of the rooms at the Cooma Ex-Services Club until the location changed to the Jack Howard Centre at Cooma Hospital where they have been held ever since. “It’s quite a wrench” Ms Skerman

added “and we’re all very sad.” The Red Cross will celebrate 100 years in Australia in 2014, having been established here on August 8, 1914 (just nine days after the breakout of WWI) by Lady Helen Munro Ferguson, the wife of the Governor General, who promptly turned the ballroom of Government House into a workshop for the Red Cross relief efforts during the war. The organisation’s emblem, a red cross on white, is actually the reverse of the Swiss flag. But this stands to reason, seeing as the initial idea to create national relief societies aimed at assisting and comforting soldiers wounded in war was born of a young Swiss man named Henry Dunant, when he came upon the bloody aftermath of a fierce battle in Solferino, Italy. Around 40,000 men lay dead and dying on the field and there was no medical help for the wounded. He immediately organised for the local people to help with wounded soldiers, after which he actively pursued the

idea of national relief societies, which paved the way for the future Geneva Conventions. In 1919, The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) was founded in Paris in the aftermath of WWI. The Australian Red Cross is a vital resource that helps millions of people worldwide every year as well as caring for local communities in Australia and the Asia Pacific, being among the first to arrive in the event of a disaster and the last to leave. The Cooma branch will officially close following the Red Cross Conference in September, which will see members from branches in Bredbo, Queanbeyan, Michelago, Adaminaby and Berridale attending the event, which is to be held in Cooma. “There is a possibility it could re-open” Ms Skerman said “but only if the interest is there.”

DALGETY MEMORIAL HALL HALL, 10AM SATURDAY 25TH AUGUST 2012 There is real cause for celebrations at this year’s Snowy River Day because we have finally seen the water. 10 years ago on the 28th August 2002 the Snowy River got its first drink in 40 years courtesy of Premiers Carr and Bracks. People power made a difference then and it still matters today. Congratulations to all that made that happen and for last 20 years of fighting for what is fair. The DDCA wants to recognise and celebrate the 20 years of community effort - many doubted that the water would ever happen. But the DDCA is not just about the River it is what more we can do for Dalgety and its community. Mobile service, walking tracks by the river, new bbq table and bench, health programmes you can do at home. YES ITS ALL ABOUT YOU.

10.00am Morning Tea and Welcome 10.30am Speakers DDCA - What the community and the public have achieved and what more can we expect Water for Rivers - Past successes and what it has meant for the Snowy. What about the future? Southern River Catchment Management Authority y - This year’s floods PowerPoint with photos of what the floods were like, what they did - an update on the lost beach of Dalgety - a snapshot of community priorities identified at last year's Snowy River Outcomes Forum. Snowy River Alliance (SRA) - What else is still on the agenda and needs to happen and the launch of their YouTube. 1.00pm Closing 1.30pm BBQ Lunch CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Vickii Wallace - 6456 6725 or Liz MacMahon - 6452 5507






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Wednesday August 22, 2012


St Schols girls visit the Nicholson Museum

One afternoon last term 20 Year 10 elective history students from St Scholastica’s College at Glebe visited the Nicholson Museum at Sydney University, which boasts the largest collection of antiquities in the Southern Hemisphere. The girls were doing Museum Studies and Archaeology of the Ancient World and they travelled back in time as they examined unique artefacts from Ancient Europe and the Middle East. First stop was Ancient Egypt, where their Egyptologist guide gave a lesson on mummification and death rituals in Egypt. The tour began with the sarcophagus of Paliashikeet, a high priest whose coffin was found in Giza. The sarcophagus was immensely detailed; many aspects of the priest’s life could be interpreted from the carved hieroglyphics and images and, as they examined it, the girls discussed the ethics involved in displaying such objects in museums and the view point of different cultures. These young historians also had a chance to see the Museum’s latest exhibition called 50 objects 50 stories, in which a curator had

collected 50 unique artefacts from different eras in history with unique back stories all displayed in one common space in the museum. It wasn’t a long visit but the girls felt privileged to have had the opportunity to see such artefacts in real life. When such treasures are available to students, literally “just down the road”, it becomes clear that St Scholastica’s location on the doorstep of the city and so many of its great institutions, offers its students outstanding educational opportunities. St Schols is known and loved by several families from the Monaro whose daughters are boarding there but, if you’re not familiar with this hidden treasure, do visit our website (www. and take a closer look at us, starting with the video on the welcome page. Open Day is held each March at the College but you can always ring and discuss the possibility of a boarding place for your daughter at St Schols by contacting the registrar on 9660 2622 or Some limited boarding places are available for 2013 due to the recent completion of a new boarding house.

We’re moving in together From Monday 13 August, the Department of Human Services will provide all Medicare and Centrelink services under one roof at 65 Massie Street, Cooma.

CWA Celebrating 90 Years state. The branch itself was formed in November 1946, with its rooms being opened on November 1966. Since 1946, the branch has served the Jindabyne community in a variety of ways and its hall has been used for a number of activities including the first pre school in Jindabyne in 1977. The hall which is available for hire, is also home to the Snowy Kids Playgroup, B a r b a r a R o g e r s o n ’s Ballet School and Jindy Mums & Bubs. Enquiries about membership should be directed to the Branch President Carole Morris on 6456 2888 or Secretary Dale Whitefield, 6456 2027 Some of the 42 Jindabyne CWA members including their youngest member Lucy Rankin and Sir Pawel Strzelecki point to a bright future for CWA.

Medicare services currently available at 57 Vale Street, Cooma move to the one-stop shop on this date. The opening hours are 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. Medicare rebates will be paid directly into your bank account at the new location. Speak to a staff member or visit for more information.


The Jindabyne Branch of the Country Women’s Association will mark this year’s CWA Awareness Day by extending an open invitation to the community at large to share morning tea with them and be judge of the “Bake-Off” on Wednesday, September 12 at 10.30 am in Jindabyne CWA Hall on Thredbo Terrace, beside the Jindabyne Fire Brigade Station. As prelude to the Awareness Day celebration, J i n d a b y n e branch members are planning a Big Day Out at Charlotte Pass on Tuesday September 11 when they plan to either ski, snowshoe or play, plus lunch. If you would like to join them for the day, please contact Christina Webb on 6456 2279 after hours or email aab5@ by Friday August 30. C W A Awareness Day is a time to reflect on the achievements of the CWA in Jindabyne Branch and all across the


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Time poor dads miss out on Father’s Day Financial pressure, time constraints, lack of sleep and not enough ‘me time’ or time with the kids is the reality for many modern day Aussie Dads, according to a survey. A total of 1,012 Australians took part in the survey conducted by Fantastic Furniture to get a glimpse into how the majority of Dads will spend Father’s Day. “As an Australian company, we aim to understand consumer habits and lifestyles, so we conducted this survey to see what Dads get up to on Father’s Day. What we found is that the majority of Aussie Dads are feeling stretched financially and are frustrated they don’t spend enough time with their kids or have enough time for themselves,” said Mr Brent Allan general manager, marketing, Fantastic Furniture. Well over a quarter of Dads (27.34 per cent) who responded to the survey said the burden of financial pressure was what they least liked about being a Dad, with 30.47 per cent wishing they had more money. This is quickly followed by not enough time to do everything they want (24.22 per cent), while 35.94 per cent of Dads said they wished they could spend more time with their children. It seems that Mums agree too, with 64.82 per cent of mums saying that spending quality time with the kids is what makes for a good Dad. Interestingly, just 3.26 per inspired by the High Country

cent of mums said that working hard and providing financial support was what made for a good Dad. “Maybe Dads are putting the financial pressure on themselves and need a little bit of down-time to chill-out, play with the kids and have some fun this Father’s Day,” said Mr Allan. Almost all of the respondents said they celebrate Father’s Day (94.57 per cent) and that it is just as important as Mother’s Day. Yet whilst only seven percent of Mums manage breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, this drops to a measly 3.36 per cent of Dads on Father’s Day. Yet 35.77 per cent will at least receive a card and gift from their kids. Most Dads would like more sleep, with the majority (65.62 per cent) getting between 6-8 hours per night and 29.69 per cent getting less than 6 hours. The majority of Dads are handy around the house with 53.12 per cent rolling up their sleeves for some DIY with 33.59 per cent saying they would do more DIY but simply don’t have time. Yet Dads still spend more time relaxing on the sofa than their partners, with the majority (39.6 per cent) averaging 4-6 hours per week, compared to most Mums who spend just 1-2 hours per week on the sofa. Most Dads (42.19 per cent) even have their favourite spot and 18.75 per cent have a trusty old recliner. In spite of this, when it comes to choosing the furniture, it’s Mum that wears the trousers with 31.48 per cent of Mums making the decision over which furniture to buy. “When it’s time for the recliner to go and the smart new sofa to take its place, it’s Mum that makes the choice,” said Mr

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Allan. Interestingly, although most Dads would prefer to spend more time with the kids, they are happy with the amount of time they spend with their wives, with just 10.94 per cent saying they would like to spend more time with their partners. “When it comes down to it, most men would prefer to escape to the shed, or at least fantasise about their own ‘man cave’,” said Mr Allan. This was borne out by the survey, with many respondents keen to describe their perfect ‘man-cave’. “My ultimate man-cave is in a corner of the garage with a couch, rug, TV, small gym, tools and some signed car pictures on the wall,” said one entrant. “A fully stocked fridge, wide screen TV, Xbox, microwave and lock on the door, is my dream man-cave,” said another. “However Aussie Dads spend Father’s Day this year, our survey shows that they need quality time with the kids and a little bit of ‘me time’ as well. Those Dads looking to treat themselves this Father’s Day, can pop into one of our stores and invest in a brand new recliner or armchair (with their partner’s permission of course!) joked Mr Allan. Fantastic Furniture is Australia’s leading value furniture manufacturer and retailer and specialises in providing a range of affordable packages and individual furniture items and accessories to suit a variety of lifestyles and tastes at everyday low prices. The company has 73 stores Australia wide. For further information and to see the latest range, visit:

Tai Chi improves health and quality of life A new University of Sydney study has found Tai Chi can be an effective form of exercise therapy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), improving exercise capacity and quality of life. The most comprehensive and conclusive study of its kind, published in the European Respiratory Journal, suggests that Sun-style Tai Chi is more effective than usual medical care and may be as beneficial, as the traditional exercise of standard pulmonary rehabilitation. “Tai Chi was of significantly more benefit in terms of improving patients’ exercise capacity, balance, muscle strength and quality of life compared with regular medical care without training,” says Regina Leung, PhD candidate in the University’s Faculty of Health Sciences and physiotherapist at Concord Repatriation Hospital, who led the study. Because it is so readily accessible, modifiable and easily implemented in the community, Tai Chi could bridge

an important gap for COPD sufferers who live in rural or remote areas or who have problems with access or mobility. According to the Australian Lung Foundation, only one percent of people with COPD have access to pulmonary rehabilitation. The research team worked with 42 people with COPD, the collective term for a number of incurable lung diseases including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Half the group attended Tai Chi lessons twice a week and practised at home, and the other half followed their usual medical management, which did not include exercise. The researchers tested the exercise capacity of all participants with a walking test and measured muscle strength and balance, as well as asking all participants to complete the Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire to give an indication of how quality of life is affected by the disease. Compared to the group completing the usual medical management, participants completing the Tai Chi exercise performed 75 percent better in the walking test and had a significantly higher score in the questionnaire. “Our results showed an improvement in exercise capacity and quality of life, but also in muscle strength and balance, which had never been shown in previous Tai Chi studies in people with COPD,” says Leung. “Improvement in balance and muscle strength of the lower limbs is very important in reducing the risk of falls for people with COPD, who are generally more at risk as their balance tends to be worse than others in the same age group.” The study also tested the exercise intensity of Tai Chi, and found that it met the moderate intensity recommended for COPD training programs. “Participants in the Tai Chi training program completed a survey after the training, and along with the health benefits, a very high percentage of the group really enjoyed Tai Chi. Even though Tai Chi movements can be difficult to learn and coordinate, patients said Tai Chi helped their memory, concentration and relaxation. These additional mental challenges seem unique in Tai Chi training compared to traditional exercise training programs in people with COPD” Leung says. “It goes without saying that people are more inclined to do exercise they enjoy, so Tai Chi could be a much more successful program for some patients than sitting on a boring exercise bike or walking on a treadmill.”

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Tuscan beef stew Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1-1½ hours or 2-2½ hours

1kg casserole beef (see beef cuts below) 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup red wine 1½ cups beef stock 2-3 medium sized sprigs of fresh rosemary 400g can diced tomatoes 2/3 cup green or black olives 2 small zucchini, cut into 1.5cm thick slices Creamy polenta and braised baby carrots, to serve Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut beef into 2.5cm-3cm cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add 2 tbsp oil and mix well. Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat. Brown the beef in 2 or 3 batches.

Remove each batch and place in a casserole dish. Reduce heat; add a little oil and onion to the frypan. Cook for 1–2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute more. Add the vinegar; stir to scrape up residue from the base of the pan. Add the flour and tomato paste, stir until the onion is coated. Gradually pour in the wine and stock, stirring until the mixture boils. Pour over the beef in a casserole dish, add the rosemary and stir to combine. Cover the casserole dish, place in oven and cook until the beef is just tender, then add the tomatoes, olives and zucchini and cook for 20 minutes more. Stir casserole every 40 minutes or so, add water if needed to keep the ingredients just covered. Tips: 1. Beef casserole cuts and approximate cooking times Chuck or boneless shin/gravy beef - 2 to 2½ hours Topside, round, blade - 1 to 1½ hours 2. Browning is crucial. Don’t rush the initial stage of browning the beef, it’s important to brown it in small batches to maximise colour and taste. Remember the better it browns, the better the flavour.

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500g beef rump, thinly sliced 2 tbsp oil 2 tsp grated ginger 2 tsp finely chopped lemongrass (white part only) 3 spring onions cut into 3cm lengths 1 large red capsicum, thinly sliced 200g green beans, diagonally sliced 1 small red chilli, finely chopped (optional) ¼ cup sherry or rice wine ¼ cup kecap manis or soy sauce 1 tbsp fish sauce Rice noodles or steamed rice, to serve Add half the oil to the beef and mix well. Heat the wok, ensure it is hot. Stir-fry the beef in three batches and set it aside. Reheat wok between each batch. Reheat the wok, add remaining oil and add the ginger, lemongrass and spring onions. Stirfry for 1 minute. Add the capsicum, beans and chilli and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Return the beef to the wok and add the sherry and

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Herb and mustard roast beef with cauliflower mash Serves 4 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 55 minutes, plus 15 minutes resting time 800g bolar blade roast 2 tsp olive oil 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp finely chopped rosemary 2 tsp finely chopped thyme 2 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley 250g desiree potatoes, peeled, chopped 500g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 1/2 cup fresh ricotta 2 tbsp chopped chives Roasted cherry tomatoes and steamed green beans, to serve 1 Preheat oven to 160°C or 140°C fan forced. Brush beef with the olive oil. Preheat a large non stick frying pan over a high heat. Cook beef, for 1-2 minutes each side or until evenly browned. Transfer beef to a rack over a roasting dish. 2 In a small bowl combine the mustard, rosemary, thyme and parsley. Brush the mustard mixture evenly over the top and sides of beef. Roast beef in preheated oven for 45-50 minutes for medium, or until 65°C on a meat thermometer. Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil, set aside to rest for 15 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, cook potato and cauliflower in a saucepan of boiling water for 12 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Return to saucepan, mash until smooth, stir through ricotta and chives. 4 Cut the beef, across the grain into slices of even

thickness. Divide mash between plates, top with some slices of beef. Serve with roasted cherry tomatoes and steamed green beans. Tip: if you have a little extra time, try cooking the roast slower and for longer, you will get an even more tender result. Roast beef at 130°C for approximately 11/2 hours, or until 65°C on a meat thermometer. Tip: to roast cherry tomatoes, place 250g tomatoes on a baking tray and spray with olive oil. Roast for 1012 minutes, or until just wilted.


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Well, before we knew it, the footy season has just about finished. But wait, there’s still some more; The Jindabyne Bushpigs have made history by winning the right to host their grand final at Jindabyne on September 1. Go, you good things... Some of our juniors have made it to semi finals, some of our seniors have cruised into a grand final and our lady Austaggers, the Fillies, are undefeated minor premiers. The girls are leading the way… But, good luck to them, to the Red Devils Reserves and Under 12, the Colts U12s, U13 and U15s and the Stallions U18s. Next year, the Cooma Cats will be at least two places closer to the pointy end… Cooma Tigers still have a few games left before their finals season. Our community was shocked by a tragic accident on Saturday, with three lives being lost. So The Postman was pretty peeved on Sunday, 26 hours later, when caught in the traffic jam between the Four Mile and Cooma, he was overtaken by a speeding 4WD, which crossed double white lines into oncoming traffic. The gain, two car spaces, wasn’t worth the risk. What is it with these drivers? Nobody enjoys being stuck in ski traffic, but endangering lives to gain 20 metres is just plain stupid. Bad luck to Mayor Dean Lynch who was trying to get the Country vs City match in Cooma next year. The game has gone to Coffs Harbour, but Cr Lynch has been assured Cooma will still get some NSW Country Championship games…Game on!

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Riposte Lisa Ashurst I would sell my soul for a packet of Peanut Butter M&Ms right now. Fortunately, Daughter stocked up on them last week and brought a bundle with her when she popped home for a weekend visit so at least I’ve had a recent fix. Unfortunately we scoffed them all over some killer games of Scrabble and now there’s none left. So far, a little mixed business in Canberra seems to be the only place we can get them. I have trawled through the supermarkets here in Cooma and while they are very good at stocking a wonderful selection of tasty nibblies, what they don’t seem to have discovered yet are Peanut Butter M&Ms. In their defence they do have Every Single Other Type of M&Ms but that just leaves me wondering why they don’t have the very best ones of the entire range; the Peanut Butter ones! Now why is that? Also, to whom do I speak regarding the lack and should I just put in a polite request or should I go all out and throw myself in a tearful heap at his/her feet? Sorry, but I’m going through withdrawal here and it isn’t pretty. To be honest, I had no idea there even was such a thing as Peanut Butter M&Ms until June last year. I knew all about the Peanut ones as they were my favourites, but then I was introduced to the Peanut Butter version and that was that. In

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fact, I switched loyalties on the spot and grabbed four or five little packets which lasted me all the way to Abu Dhabi, with enough left over to get me from there to London and I can tell you now, I was one happy little flyer! Back in Australia a month later, I did a bit of a stock up in Canberra before heading home and just figured that sooner or later (but I was really praying for sooner) these to-die-for little numbers would appear somewhere in Cooma. Well… they haven’t. I have looked for them everywhere and when the supermarkets began stocking more of the M&M range I figured they were due to pop up any old tick of the clock but no, they still haven’t! So listen guys, I am begging, pleading and everything-elsing here in the hope that one of you will take note and add Peanut Butter M&Ms to your stock lists. Then devote at least two or three entire hanging thingies in the confectionery aisle to them and I promise you, you will have my custom for life! Seriously, I Will Be Yours For Ever!!! It would be wonderful if it came to pass but wishful thinking is not going to do much about solving my craving right at this moment and I’m wondering what other sweet treat I can stuff into my mouth to counter it. Maybe my old favourite, the Peanut version, might work but deep down inside, I know that it won’t. Nice as they are, they just aren’t quite the same thing. I want the Peanut Butter ones. Such is life sometimes…

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Too often we get so caught up in making money to survive, create a better life and secure our future that we forget about our health. But the most important thing in our lives is our health! Why? Well itʼs not rocket science is it, without our health it does not matter how much money you have. Without our health we cannot work to make money. But health does not have to mean too sick to enjoy life and be productive it could just mean not feeling 100%. Sadly too many people get used to feeling tired and become accustomed to living a mediocre life. Without pure health we often lack peak energy and the mental clarity to build real wealth. So how do we create pure health, peak energy, and a clear and focused mindset and be physically fit. Well again it is not rocket science but we do have to take responsibility for our own life, donʼt we if we want the most out of it. Below are some tips that will help you have more energy, lose weight, build your immune system and have a clear and focused mind. One of the main reasons we can lack clarity, energy, and look and feel older then we are is acid, the acidic levels in our body are too high, due to the food we eat, the things we drink and the lack of movement. Your liver has two main functions eliminate toxins from your body and burn fat, if it is too busy fighting toxins it cannot burn fat. Below are 3 tips that will help you eliminate the acid in your body:1. Try to eat more one source foods, f like fruits, vegies, meat, grains, things that have not been manufactured. 2. Drink more water, but add alkaline drops to neutralise the acid. Avoid too much coffee and alcohol – moderation is the key. 3. Breath and move, just a light walk each day is better than nothing, but you need to breath all the way down to the bottom of your belly, use all your lungs. Give these a try and you can have the health required to build and enjoy wealth. I welcome you to give me a call on 0430 096 823 to see how you can secure your future and enjoy life with pure health with an education session. Complimentary and obligation free, I love to help people… Have a great day! Peter Ingram Prosperity Property Advisors Australiaʼs Blatantly Honest Property Investment Advisors

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6.00 Stitch! 6.30 Handy Manny. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. 10.00 Woodlies. 10.30 Legend Of Enyo. 11.00 Sea Princesses. 12.00 Possum’s Club. 12.30 Australia Smashes Guinness World Records. (PG) 1.30 To Be Advised. 3.00 V8 Supercars. Sydney Motorsport Park 360. Qualifying. 4.00 V8 Supercars. Sydney Motorsport Park 360. 5.30 Sydney Weekender. 6.00 News. 6.30 Movie: The Mummy Returns. (2001) (PG) 9.15 Movie: Enemy Of The State. (1998) (M)

6.00 Judd Jackson. 6.30 Creflo Dollar. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.00 Beauty And The Geek Australia. (PG) 12.00 Outsourced. (PG) 12.30 To Be Advised. 2.30 V8 Supercars. Sydney Motorsport Park 360. Qualifying. 3.30 V8 Supercars. Sydney Motorsport Park 360. 5.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 6.00 News. 6.30 Sunday Night. 7.30 Kath & Kim: The Souvenir Editions. (PG) 9.00 Criminal Minds. (M) 10.00 Criminal Minds. (M) 11.00 Law & Order: LA. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: College Can Be Murder. (2007) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. 4.00 Match It. 4.30 News At 4.30. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG) 8.30 GCB. (M) 9.30 Up All Night. (PG) 10.00 Up All Night. (PG) 10.30 Suits. Return. (M) 11.30 30 Rock. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Crimes Of Fashion: Hostile Makeover. (2009) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. 4.00 Match It. 4.30 News At 4.30. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG) 8.30 Winners & Losers. (PG) 9.30 Smash. New series. (PG) 10.30 Cougar Town. (PG) 11.00 Hung. (MA15+) 11.40 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Pyramid. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 9.30 Dallas. New series. (PG) 10.40 Big Brother Confidential. New series. (M) 11.40 CSI: Miami. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Pyramid. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 9.30 The NRL Footy Show. (M) 11.15 WIN News. 11.45 The AFL Footy Show. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Pyramid. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 Big Brother. (PG) 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 25. Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos. From Brookvale Oval, NSW. 9.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 25. Canberra Raiders v Canterbury Bulldogs. From Canberra Stadium. 11.30 WIN News.

6.00 Umizoomi. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. 11.00 Kids’ WB. 11.05 Ben 10. (PG) 11.30 Thundercats. (PG) 12.00 Dogstar. 12.30 Wakkaville. 1.00 GASP! 1.30 Gurls Wurld. 2.00 Saddle Club. 2.30 Pyramid. 3.00 Fresh Prince. 3.30 Discover Downunder. 4.00 Fishing. 4.30 Getaway. (PG) 5.00 News. 5.30 Rugby Union. Bledisloe Cup. Game 2. NZL v AUS. 7.30 News. 8.00 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 8.30 Miniseries: Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War. (2012) (M) 10.30 Underbelly: Badness. (M) 11.30 Movie: Frantic. (1988) (M)

6.00 Umizoomi. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. 11.00 The NRL Sunday Footy Show. 1.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 1.30 Gilligan’s Island. 2.00 Movie: The Master Of Disguise. (2002) (PG) 4.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 25. South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels. From ANZ Stadium, Sydney. 6.00 News. 6.30 Big Brother. (PG) 7.30 60 Minutes. 8.30 Miniseries: Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War. (2012) (M) 10.30 The Mentalist. (M) 11.30 Flashpoint. (M)

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

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Anger Management. (M) 9.00 To Be Advised. 9.30 Movie: Meet The Fockers. (2004) (M) 11.45 Weeds. (MA15+)

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

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

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. Final. 4.00 Lightning Point. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Living Room. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Surviving Georgia. (2011) (M) 10.30 Movie: Ten Empty. (2008) (MA15+)

6.00 Human Sprawl. 7.00 Elephant Princess. 7.30 Paradise Café. 8.00 K-9. 8.30 Totally Wild. 9.00 Scope. 9.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. 10.00 Hot 30. (PG) 12.00 Radar. (PG) 12.30 Hit (PG) 1.00 Living Room. (PG) 2.00 Longest Day. (PG) 3.00 Everyday Gourmet. 3.30 Merlin. (PG) 4.30 What’s Up Down Under. 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 To Be Advised. 8.30 Movie: X-Men. (2000) (M) 10.35 The Good Wife. (M) 11.30 Movie: Pathfinder. (2007) (AV15+)

6.00 Mass. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Scope. 7.30 Totally Wild. 8.00 Off The Menu. 9.00 Hot 30. (PG) 12.00 iFish. 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 To Be Advised. 4.00 Meet The Press. 4.30 Bolt Report. 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 The Project. 6.30 Last Man Standing. (PG) 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Dance Now. 9.00 Graham Norton Express. 9.30 MotoGP. Czech Republic Grand Prix. 11.30 Moto3 and Moto2. Czech Republic Grand Prix.

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. Return. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Everybody Dance Now. 8.30 Can Of Worms. 9.40 House Of Lies. (MA15+) 10.20 News. 11.05 Three Rivers. (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Don’t Tell The Bride. 8.00 Modern Family. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Three Rivers. (M)

6.00 Champions League. Play-offs. First leg. Borussia Mönchengladbach v Dynamo Kiev. Continued. 6.45 WorldWatch. 1.00 Insight. 2.00 Dateline. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 4. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Wildest Africa. (PG) 8.30 The Last Explorers: Thomas Blake Glover. (PG) 9.30 Sandhurst Military Academy. (M) 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Don’t Tell. (2005) (M)

6.00 Champions League. Play-offs. First leg. Braga v Udinese. Continued. 6.45 WorldWatch. 2.30 Feast Greece. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 5. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Gourmet Farmer. 8.00 Destination Flavour. 8.35 Food Additives: An Edible Adventure. 9.35 The School: Educating Essex. New series. (M) 10.30 News. 11.00 Champions League Hour.

6.00 WorldWatch. 6.15 Spanish Supercup. First leg. Barcelona v Real Madrid. 8.35 WorldWatch. 1.00 André Rieu. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 6. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Russia. (PG) 8.30 A History Of Scotland. 9.35 Death Or Freedom. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Angels In Fast Motion. (2005) (MA15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 In Search Of Haydn. 2.45 Rhythm Is It! (PG) 3.55 Le Rendez-Vous. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 7. Highlights. 6.00 Bigger Better Faster Stronger: Jug. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 How To Build: A Super Car. 8.30 RocKwiz. (PG) 9.20 Movie: French Kissers. (2009) (MA15+) 11.00 Rainman Goes To RocKwiz. 11.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 8.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 PopAsia. 10.30 Football Asia. 11.00 Champions League Magazine. 11.30 Speedweek. 1.30 Al Jazeera News. 2.30 Faces Of America. (PG) 3.30 Living With The Enemy. 4.30 Salam Café. (PG) 5.00 Cycling Central. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 8. Highlights. 6.00 Thalassa. 6.30 News. 7.30 Lost Worlds: Meet The Romans – All Roads Lead To Rome. (PG) 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Racehorse. (PG) 9.30 Sicko. (PG) 11.35 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 9.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: For A Moment, Freedom. (2008) (M) 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 PopAsia. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 9. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 MythBusters: Hidden Nasties. (PG) 8.30 Test Your Brain: Pay Attention. (PG) 9.30 Shameless. (MA15+) 10.15 Jerrycan. (M) 10.30 News. 11.00 The World Game.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Midnight My Love. (2005) (M) 2.50 Eclipse. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Rest day and review. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? J.K. Rowling. (PG) 8.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 9.40 Dateline. 10.40 News. 11.15 Movie: Sunstorm. (2007) (M)


WEDNESDAY 6.00 News Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Count Us In. 10.20 Being Me. 10.40 My Great Big Adventure. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 Can We Help? 2.00 Question Time. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.00 Country House. (PG) 6.50 Paralympians. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Gruen Planet. Return. 9.10 Randling. (PG) 9.45 Would I Lie To You? (PG) 10.15 At The Movies. 10.45 Lateline. 11.20 Business. 11.45 Librarians. (M)


August 22–28


Your Prime Time TV Guide

RATING ADVICE: (PG) Parental Guidance Recommended (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence PLEASE NOTE: Listings are correct at the time of print and are subject to change by the networks.



August 22–28

Your Prime Time TV Guide







6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.25 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 7.35 Dr Who. (PG) 8.30 The Roast. 8.35 The Undateables. (M) Part 2 of 3. 9.20 Paralympians. 9.30 Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder. (M) 10.15 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 10.25 Sunday Best: Bengali Detective. (M)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.25 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 7.35 Dr Who. (PG) 8.30 The Roast. 8.35 Marngrook Footy. (PG) 9.35 Gruen Planet. 10.10 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 10.20 Armstrong & Miller. (M) 10.50 Stacey Dooley. Final. (M) 11.50 Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder. (M)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.25 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 7.35 Dr Who. (PG) 8.35 The Roast. 8.40 Playing It Straight. Final. 9.30 Male Hookers Uncovered. 10.15 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 10.20 The Undateables. (M) 11.10 Archer. (M) 11.30 Sanctuary. (M)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Outnumbered. (PG) 8.00 At The Movies. 8.30 Movie: Mannequin. (1987) Andrew McCarthy. 9.55 Movie: Dating The Enemy. (1996) (M) 11.40 Paralympians. 11.45 Metal Evolution: Early Metal – UK Division. (M)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Fast Food Baby. 8.30 Sunday Best: Murderball. 9.55 Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife. (M) 10.40 Paralympians. 10.50 A Long Way To The Top: Billy Killed The Fish: 1968 - 1973. (M) 11.45 Randling. (PG)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.25 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 7.35 Dr Who. (PG) 8.30 The Roast. 8.35 Dawn Porter Gets Her Man. (M) 9.30 Bored To Death. Final. (M) 10.15 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 10.20 Kill It, Cook It, Eat It: Fast Food. (PG) 11.20 Paralympians. 11.25 Playing It Straight. (Final.)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.25 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 7.35 Dr Who. (PG) 8.30 The Roast. 8.35 Good Game. 9.05 Archer. (M) 9.30 Sanctuary. Final. (M) 10.10 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 10.20 Male Hookers Uncovered. 11.05 Paralympians. 11.10 Metal Evolution. (MA15+) 11.55 Kill It, Cook It, Eat It. (PG)


6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.30 Vampire Knight. (PG) Yuki sees the sun for the first time as a vampire. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.30 Kaitangata Twitch. Meredith secretly meets Lee Kaa. 9.00 Close.

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

6.25 Splatalot. 6.50 Legend Of Dick And Dom. 7.25 Good Game: SP. 7.50 News On 3. 7.55 Vampire Knight. (PG) 8.20 Astro Boy. 8.40 Voltron: Defender Of The Universe. The crew is given shore leave on a nearby planet. 9.05 Close.

6.20 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Splatalot. 7.25 The Avengers. 7.50 News On 3. 7.55 The 99. 8.15 Fruits Basket. (PG) 8.40 Ouran High School Host Club. (PG) A primary school brat seeks help to win the hearts of women. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.30 Sadie J. Sadie’s journey from tomboy to girly-girl is not going to be easy. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.30 Pixelface. Set within a computer game console, the group faces their own triumphs, tragedies and funny mishaps. 9.00 Close.


6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Rosemary & Thyme. (PG) Dying grass at the Bowden Grange Language School drags Rosemary and Laura into a mystery from the past. 9.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 10.40 Father Ted. (PG) 11.15 The Bill. (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Royal. (PG) 8.30 Lewis. (M) Lewis is called in after an engineer is found dead in the basement of the Bodleian library. Initially, suspicion points to the victim’s gambling habit. 10.40 Father Ted. Final. (PG) 11.15 The Bill. (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 Movie: I Love You To Death. (1990) (M) Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman.

6.30 Down To Earth. (PG) 7.45 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.45 Inspector Morse. (M) Inspector Morse uncovers a web of intrigue, blackmail and hidden passion, in a local insurance office when he investigates the death of a young secretary. 11.00 Black Sheep Squadron. (PG)

6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Dealers Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 60 Minute Makeover. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 The Lakes. 12.20 Movie: The Master Race. (1944) (PG)

6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Waking The Dead. (M) While Frank searches a property, Boyd has Marina’s uncle and mother brought in for questioning. 9.40 Criminal Minds. (M) 10.40 Criminal Minds. (M) 11.40 Miniseries: Catherine Cookson’s The Rag Nymph. (1997) (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Billy Connolly: Journey To The Edge Of The World. Final. (PG) 8.30 Fawlty Towers. (PG) 9.10 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG) 9.50 Movie: She-Devil. (1989) (M) Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Ed Begley Jr.


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

6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Swamp People. (PG) 8.30 Turtleman. (PG) 9.30 Operation Repo. (M) 10.00 Operation Repo. (M) 11.00 Jail. (M) 11.30 Bear Swamp Recovery. (M)

6.00 That ’70s Show. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 22. Richmond v Essendon. From the MCG. 11.00 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 11.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG)

7.30 Movie: Johnny English. (2003) (PG) Rowan Atkinson. 9.30 Movie: Scary Movie 4. (2006) (M) Anna Faris, Craig Bierko, Leslie Nielsen. 11.10 V8 Supercars. Sydney Motorsport Park 360. Highlights. 12.10 Football. AFL. Round 22. St Kilda v GWS. Replay.

6.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 6.30 Movie: Twister. (1996) (PG) Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes. 9.00 Movie: Total Recall. (1990) (M) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Rachel Ticotin. 11.30 V8 Supercars. Sydney Motorsport Park 360. Highlights.

6.00 That ’70s Show. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Happy Endings. (PG) 8.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) 9.00 American Dad! (M) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 11.00 American Dad! (M)

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


6.00 Top Gear. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.30 Anger Management. (M) 9.00 Anger Management. (M) 9.30 Movie: The Whole Nine Yards. (2000) (M) 11.40 Conan. (M)

6.00 Top Gear. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.30 Movie: A Nightmare On Elm Street. (1984) (AV15+) 11.20 Eclipse. 11.50 Conan. (M)

6.00 Movie: TMNT. (2007) (PG) 7.30 Movie: My Super Ex-Girlfriend. (2006) (PG) Luke Wilson, Uma Thurman, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard. 9.30 Movie: Underworld: Evolution. (2006) (AV15+) Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Bill Nighy. 11.40 Conan. (M)

6.00 Big Brother. (PG) 6.30 Top Gear USA. (PG) 7.30 Movie: Addams Family Values. (1993) (PG) Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack. 9.30 Movie: Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans. (2009) (AV15+) Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen. 11.30 Conan. (M)

6.00 Big Brother. (PG) 6.30 Prehistoric Park: Saving The Sabre Tooth. (PG) 7.30 The Block NZ. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Scream. (1996) (AV15+) 11.50 Conan. (M)

6.00 Top Gear. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Legion. (2009) (AV15+) Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton. 11.40 Fringe. (M) 12.30 TMZ.

6.00 Top Gear. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Block NZ. 8.30 Don’t Tell The Bride UK. (M) 9.30 Movie: Guess Who. (2005) (M) Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoë Saldaña. 11.40 Fringe. (AV15+)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Border Force. (PG) 8.30 Silent Witness. (M) After a body is discovered in an abandoned building it appears the man fell victim to some sort of occult ritual. 9.35 Silent Witness. (AV15+) 10.40 Law & Order. (M) 11.30 Harry’s Law. Final. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Animal Hoarding. (PG) 8.30 Embarrassing Fat Bodies. (M) 9.30 Super Nanny. (PG) 10.30 My Strange Addiction. (PG) 11.00 My Strange Addiction. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 8.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Murder By Numbers. (2002) (AV15+) Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling.

7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) The hunt for the “cabbie killer” strikes close to home after the body of a New Jersey cop is dumped outside a police station. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (AV15+) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.25 The Guardian. (M)

6.30 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Customs. (PG) 8.00 Customs. (PG) 8.30 Movie: You’ve Got Mail. (1998) (PG) Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear. Two business rivals, who detest each other but have never met in person, fall in love over the internet. 11.00 Sensing Murder. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Sea Patrol UK. (PG) 8.30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Haiti. (PG) 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Great Yarmouth. (MA15+) 10.30 Hoarders. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 To The Manor Born. 8.00 To The Manor Born. 8.30 The Closer. (M) A well-liked doctor is murdered and his supply of prescription drugs stolen. 9.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 10.30 The Closer. (M) 11.30 Law & Order. (M)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. 7.30 Megafactories. 8.30 Burn Notice. (M) Michael pursues a local thug in hope of convincing Detective Paxson of his good intentions. 9.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (AV15+) 10.30 Prison Break. (M) 11.30 M*A*S*H. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. 7.30 Extreme Fishing. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Mean Machine. (2001) (M) Vinnie Jones, David Hemmings, Jason Statham. An imprisoned star soccer player joins the inmates’ prison team. 10.35 Before The Game. (PG) 11.35 M*A*S*H. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. 7.30 The Sketch Show. (PG) 8.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Movie: Watchmen. (2009) (M) Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino. 11.45 The Axis Of Awesome. (M)

6.00 Places We Go. 6.30 Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG) 7.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (PG) 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Czech Republic Grand Prix. Qualifying. 11.00 48 Hours. (M)

6.00 Trick My Truck. (PG) 6.30 Trick My Truck. (PG) 7.30 Motorcycle Racing. Moto3. Czech Republic Grand Prix. 8.00 Motorcycle Racing. Moto2. Czech Republic Grand Prix. 9.30 Movie: Sahara. (2005) (M) Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. 7.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 An Idiot Abroad: The Bucket List. (M) 9.30 Kitty Flanagan: Charming & Alarming. (M) 11.00 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Czech Republic Grand Prix.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. 7.30 Undercover Boss USA. 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) Join dedicated police officers as they patrol the streets of big US cities. 9.30 Poker Showdown. (M) 10.30 Can Of Worms. 11.40 Better Off Ted. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 10.00 The Cleveland Show. (M) 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.00 Frasier. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 Star Trek: The Next Generation. (PG) 9.30 Star Trek: The Next Generation. (PG) 10.30 Star Trek: The Next Generation. 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 The Glee Project. (PG) 8.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (M) 9.45 America’s Next Top Model. (PG) 10.50 Fashion Star. (PG) 11.50 Sex And The City. (MA15+)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) With his class reunion approaching, Sabrina offers to help Salem find a date. 6.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 the Loop. (PG) Music and entertainment program counting down the top 20 songs of the week, while also reviewing the best movies, viral videos and Tweets.

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

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

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 New Girl. (PG) 9.00 Friends With Benefits. (PG) 9.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (M) 10.00 The GC. (M) 10.30 Melrose Place. (M) 11.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+)


6.00 Global Village. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 Insight. 8.30 Spiral. Final. (M) 9.35 Champions League. Play-offs. First leg. Borussia Mönchengladbach v Dynamo Kiev. Replay. 11.05 Movie: The Secret Of The Grain. (2007) (M)

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 Dateline. 8.30 Champions League Hour. 9.30 Movie: The Last Mitterrand. (2005) (PG) Michel Bouquet. 11.30 Movie: In July. (2000) (M) Moritz Bleibtreu.

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 What’s In That Pill? (PG) 8.30 SAS: The Search For Warriors. (M) Part 1 of 2. 9.30 Movie: Storm Warriors. (2009) (M) 11.35 Movie: The Eye 2. (2004) (AV15+)

6.00 Designer People: Stanley Wong. (PG) 6.30 Made In Spain With José Andrés. 7.00 Delicious Iceland. 7.30 A Royal Family: Love And Revolution. (PG) 8.30 The Protectors. Final. 10.25 Movie: Hidden. (2005) (AV15+)

6.10 Unbeatable Banzuke. 6.40 Iron Chef. 7.30 The Hotel. (PG) 8.30 Janine. (PG) An intimate look into the frenetic life of violin virtuoso, Janine Jansen. 9.40 SOS. (MA15+) 10.45 Movie: Rififi. (1955) (M) Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel.

6.00 Barbados At The Races. 6.40 The Hairy Bikers. 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG) 8.30 Lulu: The Bankrobber’s Wife. (M) 9.30 The World Game. 10.30 MXC. (M) 10.55 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 11.25 Movie: 8 Women. (2002) (M)

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 Lost Worlds: Europe In The Middle Ages. (PG) 8.30 As It Happened: Outbreak 1939. (PG) 9.30 Movie: The Singer. (2006) (PG) 11.30 Movie: Days And Clouds. (2007) (M)








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Cooma Sand and Concrete - Ph: 6452 1660 1972, and from its current site in Polo Flat since 1979. They have been working in the Monaro Region from Bredbo to Thredbo ever since. If you are looking to hire a low loader, earth moving equipment or water tanker for your stock or general construction site, look no further, call Cooma Sand and Concrete for all your sand, concrete and gravel requirements. Phone 6452 1660 or drop in at 80 Polo Flat Road between 7am and 4pm.


Cooma Sand and Concrete also specialise in sand, gravel, road building and land scaping, not just concrete. They supplied the concrete for the Cooma to Bega power line and the reconstruction of the upper Tumut switch yard at Cabramurra. The recent upgrades at Cooma Sand and Concrete have significantly improved the concrete batching process allowing for a faster service. Ready Mixed Concrete has been supplied to many and varying job sites including bridges, chairlifts, tunnels, dams, roads, water tanks and buildings to name a few. They have the ability to meet any specification required including any exacting engineering requirements. Concrete mixes vary from plain dull grey, exposed aggregates, pattern stamped mixes, coloured concrete, pool spray and high specification engineering concrete. They have the ability to produce large daily volumes for industrial or commercial works and small volumes for the residential market. The choice is yours, whether you are after sand, gravel, soil, heavy haulage, bulk tipper work or ready mix concrete, it’s all available at Cooma Sand and Concrete and can even be delivered. Cooma Sand and Concrete commenced operations in

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

Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains

Phone: 131 161 For appliance sales Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Lot 23 Baggs Rd Leesville, Jindabyne 6456 1842

LTD For appliance sales Cooma Plumbing Supplies Cnr Commissioner & Bradley Sts, Cooma 6452 2559

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat

High Country Kitchens QUALITY KITCHENS, LAUNDRIES, VANITIES & WARDROBES Mobile: 0413 133 681 Phone: 6452 7833 Fax: 6452 7933

68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630

MONARO PANEL BEATERS • Quality • Service • Commitment • Pride 24 Hour Tilt Tray Towing Service Insurance & Private work Car-O-Liner Measuring System All Types of Spray Painting From Touch-up to Full Resprays Specialising in Baked Enamel Finishes Windscreens Fitted

Ph 6452 1568 Fax 6452 2307 Carlaminda Rd, Cooma

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

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

Phone: 6458 3720

If you wish to advertise in the Polo Flat Feature, contact the friendly staff at The Monaro Post on 6452 0313.

»»BUSINESS OF THE WEEK«« 41 Holland Rd, Polo Flat PO Box 46 Cooma 2630 P: 02 6452 3360 F: 02 6452 3422 M: 0428 360 637 E:

C & C Self Storage Ph: 0417 274 010

Cooma Sand & Concrete Pty Ltd Quality Construction Material Suppliers • Concrete • Earthmoving • Gravels • Heavy Haulage • Plant Hire • Roadbase • Sand and Soils • Truck Hire • Water Tanker

(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

If you wish to advertise in the Polo Flat Feature, contact the friendly staff at The Monaro Post on 6452 0313.

If you are looking for somewhere to store a boat, car, furniture, in fact, anything that is taking up space at home or work, then why not give Cathy a call at C&C Self Storage? She will be able to assist you with all your storage requirements. There are various shed sizes available at reasonable rates to suit your budget. You can stay for as long or short as you need to. All sheds are waterproof and secure. You can have access to your shed seven days a

week. They also carry all your packing needs such as tea chests, book boxes, porta-robes as well as other durable packing goods. Whether you are a business or a private person looking for somewhere to put that extra ‘stuff’, C&C Self Storage can provide a shed for you! They are located at 1 Airstrip Road in Polo Flat, Cooma. Phone Cathy anytime on 0417 274 010 or email


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Wednesday August 22, 2012

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& PROPERTY SERVICES PTY LTD • Project Management • Residential/Commercial Construction • Extensions • Bathroom/Kitchens Renovations • Property Maintenance • Specialty Sheds (shearing sheds etc) • Rural Fencing

Unlike most insurers, GIO Home and Contents Insurance gives you automatic cover for flood damage, including flash floods, storms and rising rivers, as well as flooding from dishwashers and hot water systems, burst pipes, tsunamis and more.

Servicing all area’s across the Monaro

Visit your local GIO Agent at 51 Vale Street, Cooma NSW 2630 or call 6452 3474.

John & Debbie Schwarz Mb: 0400 390 058 or Ph: 6456 6727 e:

Catherina Evans is an Authorised Representative of GIO General Limited/Ltd ABN 22 002 861 583 AFS Licence No 229873, the issuer of these products. High tides and rising sea levels are not covered. Other conditions and exclusions also apply. Approved applicants only. Please read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement before making any decisions regarding any of our Home and Contents Insurance products. Contact GIO on 13 10 10 for a copy. 16583 23/03/11 A

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• Carpet & Upholstery steam clean • Window cleaning


• Domestic & Commercial Cleaning • Hard floor strip & seal Ph: (02) 6452 6067

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Lloyd Campbell Painting SERVICES ALSO PO Box 1440 Cooma AVAILABLE Phone: 6452 3494 Mobile: 0413357423 Email:

GRAPHIC DESIGN Flyers Business Cards Logos Invitations Brochures Posters And more

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

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Auto Dismantling New & Used Spare Parts Mechanical Repairs Rego Checks Tyres - New, Used & Recaps New Trailers



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• Rental exit cleans • Builders exit cleans • 24 Hour Flood Damage Emergencies


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Wednesday August 22, 2012

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September 11


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

43 Denison St Cooma NSW 2630 Phone (02) 6452 2094, Mobile 0412 650 144 Alan & Catherine Dodd Providing a professional and understanding service


Visioncare and DVA suppliers


With convenience of arrangements In your home or at our premises 24 hours 7 Days FDA Assurance of Quality







Looking for a change? We are a family friendly practise with an experienced team who would welcome the right person to join us in providing first class primary health care in Cooma and surrounding districts. Hours of Work: Negotiable, very flexible roster involving part-time, casual, relief work. Remuneration: Above award wages according to experience. Duties & Responsibilities: Immunisations and travel vaccinations, dressings, ECG, spiromtry, assisting with minor surgery, maintain recall registers and general nursing duties (qualification dependant). Essential Requirements: Current Registered, Enrolled or Assistant in Nursing registration. Friendly disposition, good organisational skills and able to work in a team or un-supervised and willingness to undertake additional training. Enquires & CV to: Practise Manager The Bombala Street Surgery PO Box 650, Cooma 2630

Ph: 02 6452 5888

Casual Required Must be enthusiastic, reliable, & have good customer service skills. Must be available for weekend work. Heavy lifting is involved. To apply send resume to Tracey at

Cooma Hotel Is currently seeking a Chef & 2 Waitress. Chef full-time position and waitress part-time at busy country pub. For more information about the positions available contact: Voula on 6452 2003

Ryleho Pty Ltd Is now hiring fully qualified joiners/assemblers also 2nd/3rd year apprentices @ Queanbeyan factory.

Immediate Start Please call Derek 62977811 business hours, or email resume to:


Last seen about 9am Saturday August 18 May have hidden in a shed away from the wind and been locked in. Will be frightened, cold and hungry. If you have seen my much-loved boy Ludwig, would you please contact Gail on

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LOST Thredo Village 9/8/12 under Crackenback chair lift a gents gold/diamond Rolex watch plus a ladies gold/diamond ring. Sentimental value. Reward Offered.

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DALEY, Audrey Joan Passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 16th 2012 at Cooma Hospital, formerly of Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre, Cooma. Aged 91 years. Dearly loved Sister, Sister in-law and Aunt. Much loved friend to all. The relatives and friends of the late AUDREY JOAN DALEY are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the St Andrews Uniting Church, Cooma, on Thursday August 23rd 2012 commencing at 2:00 pm. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Cooma Lawn Cemetery, Cooma. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094


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TRANSLOCATABLE HARDIPLANK GRANNY FLAT * Contains one bedroom (BIR), one wheelchair accessible bathroom. * Open plan kitchen, living, dining. * Has a verandah which can be dismantled and reassembled. * Price includes curtains, gas hot water system, 1000 litre water tank, gas cylinder, electric oven (never used) with gas stove top. * Has gas outlet inside for heater. * Built in 2005. Has not been used much since then. In good condition. Would make a great guest house or weekender – big windows – very light inside and very comfortable. Price does not include dismantling verandah or relocation of house. Situated 10 kms from Cooma.

Price $35,000. For information 6452 4291 (AH)

FOR SALE Shih tzu x foxie puppies

$100 each PH: 0427766885 AGM

Cooma Rodeo Association AGM 6.30pm Wednesday September 5 Royal Hotel, Cooma

THE MONARO POST News, Advertising, Sport, Classifieds We’re local, supporting locals. Keeping the local dollar here!

All types of Headstones and Monuments

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Servicing Cooma - Monaro & Snowy Mountain Region Ph: 02 6452 2063 Fax: 02 6452 2065 Mobile: 0400 831 718


EXPLORATION LICENSE APPLICATION Notice is given in accordance with Section 13A of the Mining Act 1992 and Clause 15 of the Mining Regulation 2010, that Exploration Licence Application No 4623 for Group one - Metallic minerals, has been lodged with the NSW Department of Trade & Investment, Regional Infrastructure & Services (DTIRIS) by Greenbury Pty Limited, ACN 123 076 442, over an area of about 10 units (approximately 30 square kilometres) which is located about 9.95 kilometres south east of the town of Delegate as shown on the diagram below. Information regarding this application can be obtained from Hetherington Exploration & Mining Title Services Pty Ltd on (02) 9967 4844. Information regarding exploration licences and landholder’s rights are available from the website Exploration is not permitted until the application is granted and unless subject to an access agreement agreed between the applicant and the landholder. Entry will only be required to selected parcels of land and if entry is sought, the landholder will be contacted.


Wednesday August 22, 2012

Keeping older ewes to improve flock performance may arise if ewes are retained to an older age, a two-year study has been conducted on two commercial sheep properties in rural NSW. On each property three Merino ewe age groups (3–5 years) were monitored over the annual reproductive cycle, with measurements continued into the second year when six-year-old ewes were retained in the breeding flock. Liveweights and condition scores were regularly measured, pregnancy rates determined using commercial scanners and lamb survival and dam/offspring pairings recorded using Pedigree Matchmaker. The research took into account environmental effects on reproduction, and the influence of fat scores. Although fat scores tended to be lower in older ewes, the number of lambs conceived by each ewe increased with age. While the oldest ewes in this study to date are six years old, other research on the reproductive performance, mortality rates and the productivity of Merino ewes studied sheep to eight years and found age had little influence on reproductive performance. In general, the overall ewe reproduction rate is better than for maidens until at least seven years of age. Environmental factors have a greater influence on net flock reproduction than age and nutrition is especially influential in young ewes in determining their future reproductive performance.

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43rd Annual On-Property Sale 7th September 2012

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By identifying and retaining their most reproductive ewes for one or two extra joinings, producers could dramatically improve the fertility of Australia’s sheep flock and ensure the future sustainability of the industry. New research has shown, among other findings, some older ewes can outperform their younger rivals well beyond the age at which they are traditionally culled. The work is out of the NSW Department of Primary Industries and supported by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation and Australian Wool Innovation. The key is identifying these highly fertile ewes so the poor performers can be culled earlier, regardless of age, and high-performing sheep retained longer. This lifts the reproductive rate across the whole flock, by proportionately reducing the number of maiden ewes and retaining the high reproductive performance of the older ewes. This practice would also address the relatively poor reproductive rate of Australia’s national flock. The average marking percentage of the Australian flock is just 77 per cent. Keeping productive older ewes in the flock for an additional 1-2 years is a vital strategy to increase reproductive efficiency. Improving the reproductive efficiency of Merino ewes in particular is crucial to the future of the Australian sheep industry because Merinos now make up 85 per cent of all ewes. To try and identify effect of ewe age on fertility and some of the management issues which



Wednesday August22, 2012

Small yarding at Cooma cattle sale Cooma Associated Agents yarded 100 head of cattle at the Cooma saleyards on August 16, in a mixed quality yarding. Sales included: Vealer steers to 184.5c/kg; Trade steers from 124c/kg to 160c/kg; Heifers to 190c/kg; Cows to 133c/kg; Hereford steers from $550 to $600 – 1 ½ - 2yrs; Smaller M/s calves from $325 to $430. The next Cooma sheep sale is on August 27. Quotations Cows M Rose, BC, 1 133c/kg, 590kg, $784.70. Steers

C & M Felkel, MLP, 1, 160c/kg, 470kg, $752. Heifers DP & HM Whitby, MLP, 1, 190c/kg, 287kg, $546.25. Vealers M Rose, BC, 3, 184.5c/kg, 342kg, $630.40; D & D Outhred, JM, 7, 195c/kg, 315kg, $615.64; D & D Outhred, JM, 6, 200c/kg, 281kg, $563.33. Stores AM & MG Goodwin, MLP, 1, AA Hfr, PTIC to M/G bull, $640; AM & MG Goodwin, MLP, 6, AA strs, $635; DJ & C Russell, BC, 25, Hrf x P/h strs, 1 1/2yrs, $600; DJ & C Russell, BC, 11, Hfd x P/h strs 2yrs, $550; C & M Felkel, MLP, 4, B/b strs, 9-10mths, $575.



Last week’s cattle sale.

Get your Land and Stock Return in before August 31 The Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (LHPAs) are encouraging recipients of 2012 Land and Stock Returns to lodge their completed return before Friday 31 August to avoid a late fee. In June over 147,000 Annual Land and Stock Returns were mailed to all LHPA ratepayers and individuals with a current brand, earmark or property identification code (PIC) in NSW. Chair of the LHPA State Management Council, Ian Donges, says the data collected in the returns forms a vital part of NSW’ biosecurity. “The information you provide in your Annual Land and Stock Return helps build a statewide biosecurity picture about agricultural usage and livestock numbers, which is invaluable in the event of an emergency disease outbreak,” he said. “This is why it’s extremely important that all recipients lodge a completed return so LHPAs have the most up to date information on NSW properties and livestock.” With less than two weeks until the due date, the LHPAs are encouraging those who are yet to complete and lodge their return to make use of the online lodgement facility. The online lodgement option is faster, more streamlined and environmentally friendly than the hard copy lodgement option. Anyone with a computer and access to the internet can lodge their return online in a few simple steps, using the

Holding Reference Number and unique Online Password provided in the paper-based Annual Land and Stock Return form. If people are experiencing difficulty lodging online they can click on the ‘Live Help’ button and receive immediate online assistance from an LHPA officer. The live chat feature is available during business hours (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm). Outside of business hours, users will be prompted for an email address and contacted the following business day. All recipients of a 2012 Annual Land and Stock Return are required to submit a completed return, even if they do not have stock. Failure to lodge a return, or late lodgement, will mean LHPA ratepayers are charged a late fee equivalent to the animal health rate and meat industry levy in 2013 rates. To lodge your 2012 return online, go to au/landandstock.

More information about lodging online, including frequently asked questions, can be found at this address. Returns can also be submitted in hard copy by mailhttp:// You can also contact your local LHPA office for more information or assistance – for office locations please visit our website


Agri rates steady Agricultural interest rates have held steady this month in line with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to hold official cash rates at 3.50 percent, the August Agribusiness Loan Monitor has found.

 The Monitor, released today by the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), shows no change across the board from the financial lenders.

 NFF Economics Committee Chair John McKillop said it was a marked difference from last month, when all financial lenders reduced their agribusiness rates following the RBAs cuts in May and June.

 “Unsurprisingly, what we are seeing is that the banks are choosing to follow the RBA interest rate decision when the central bank decides to hold rates steady, but not necessarily following the decision immediately should the RBA decides to drop rates,” Mr McKillop said. 

 “The fact that the banks are now choosing to move independently of the RBA adds a layer of complexity for farmers in their financial planning and risk management.

 “And given that the Bureau of Meteorology continues to predict a return to drier than average conditions for eastern Australia, planning for the coming seasons is a key priority for the farm sector,” Mr McKillop said. 

 Mr McKillop’s comments come following the NFF’s meeting with the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry on drought preparedness for Australian farmers this week, with financial preparation one of the key considerations.

 “We are currently seeing the impact of droughts on global agricultural markets: particularly the severe and prolonged drought currently gripping the United States,” Mr McKillop said.

Hazeldean Spring Bull Sale


Kaludah Two-Up Grand Champion Wodonga National 2012


0428 973 520


0428 489 258 or 6452 2913

Performance Bulls Tuesday 4th September Hazeldean, Cooma, NSW Enquiries: Hazeldean 02 6453 5555

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Wednesday August 22, 2012

Under 10s The under 10s went out with a bang this weekend, winning their second game of the season against Royals on home turf. It has been a hard season for the team with many new players learning the game and having a great time along the way. The final score was 31-14. Under 11s The under 11s in their first year in the black division played hard all season. They have been extremely unlucky not to make it through to the semis next week, missing out by one lonely point. Saturday’s game was away, playing Grammar, they took to the field with no reserves and as it was the last game of the season decided to try a few different things. In the first half the team was a bit standoffish, probably due to the changes, but in the second half the changes kicked in and they team powered on to win 34-19, even playing two men down in the final five minutes of the game. The whole team cleaned out well, supported each other, off loaded, used the back line and got the ball out to the wing. Darcy Barnes had a great game as did Archie Allen. Damon Fanning saved his best for last, having his best game of the season, he chased kicks, tackled and broke their line. Three points to all the team this week. Under 12s The U12s took on the top side Marist at their home ground on Saturday and were defeated 34-0. This was always going to be a tough game with the Devils missing a few players. Marist caught the Devils by surprise and ran the ball in for four quick tries before the Devils got a bit of ball and settled in to their game structure. From then on they worked really hard on their clean out at the breakdown and were able to make good ground but just couldn’t get over the line. The Devils had to do a lot of defending and showed Marist they weren’t going to give up conceding only two more tries. Azzam Hudson was a stand out with his strong tackling and received the 3 points, 2 points went to Peter Tangye, 1 point each to Zac Ingram and Callum Sewell and the Pig Dog award went to Dylan Van Gemert. Congratulations to the team for making the Semi-Finals, we will all be cheering for you! Under 16s An unbeaten St Edmunds came to Cooma on Saturday hoping to finish the season without a loss but the Under 16s had other ideas. Determined not to give away an early lead as they had done the previous week, the Red Devils opted to kick for goal following a penalty against St Edmunds. Matt Kelley’s kick was successful and Cooma led 3-0. Unaccustomed to being behind on the scoreboard, St Edmunds moved up a gear and managed to score a try shortly after the kick off to lead 5-3. The visitors showed why they were the competition leader with two more unconverted tries and a lead of 15-3 after 20 minutes of play. As the first half wore on the momentum of the game

shifted in Cooma’s favour on the back of outstanding defence across the field. The forwards, led by Chris Venables, pounded their opponents. Inspired by Chris’s hard running and bone-rattling defence, fellow tight forwards, Charles Miners, Dom Giagios, Tom Manning and Daniel Robinson threw themselves into every contest without regard to self-preservation. The loose forwards, Cameron Johnson, Richard Bensley, Samuel Eljuga and Ned McDonnell shut down the St Edmunds halfback and were never more than an arm’s length from the ball. In the backs, Ben Freebody, filling in at five-eighth for Luke Bracher had the better of his opponent and Keegan White’s tackling took its toll on his opposing centres. Samuel Eljuga burst through the defence to score a fine try. In the windy conditions, Matt Kelley’s kick narrowly missed and Cooma was back in the match trailing 15-8. As half time approached, St Edmunds tried to play the game in Cooma’s territory with a long kick down field. They didn’t count on fullback Matt Cusbert’s kick return. With a spectacular burst of acceleration Second half got under way with the Red Devils controlling possession and forcing a frustrated St Edmunds to give away penalties. Unable to break Cooma’s forwards, St Edmunds tried to attack through their outside backs but Kevin Fraser and Josh McDonald kept the St Edmunds wingers out of the game with great defence. Zack Bowerman showed his versatility by playing centre, fullback and flanker when his team mates were rested. Likewise, James Minards was thrown into any position that required reinforcement and James played his usual high standard game. With the Red Devils in control Ned McDonnell exploded out of a ruck near the St Edmunds try line and pushed his way over to score his fifth try of the season. Kicking into a strong wind Matt Kelley’s conversion attempt fell just short of the posts. The Red Devils were now leading 20-15 and an upset for St Edmunds was looming. A momentary lapse in concentration on the edge of the ruck saw a St Edmunds forward run through a gap. Matt Cusbert courageously ran him down but was unable to prevent him from grounding the ball under Cooma’s posts. The conversion was successful and St Edmunds led 22-20. With eight minutes of play remaining St Edmunds threw everything they had at the Red Devils to finish them off but Cooma withstood the attack and fierce goal line defence denied St Edmunds two tries. Man of the match Chris Venables turned defence into attack with a powerful burst downfield. The forwards then ran over the top of their opponents and secured great field position. Penalties against St Edmunds had Cooma pressing for a match winning try but the St Edmunds defence held long enough to deny a committed and courageous Cooma. The final score was St Edmunds 22 Cooma 20. For Cooma, a place in the semi-finals depends on the outcome of the Radford versus Royals game.


Wednesday August 15, 2012

Cats defeat Hogs to finish great season

Hole in one for Searl

The Australian Hotel Cooma Cats have finished their best season since 1994 with an emphatic 64 point win over the Harman Hogs at Snowy Oval on the weekend. The final score read Cooma Cats 20-16-136 defeating the Harman Hogs 10-12-72. The win gave the Cats 10 wins and one draw from their 18 games in 2012, and saw them finish in sixth place on the 12-team AFL Canberra Division Three ladder. The game was a fast running, even affair until have way through the third

The highlight of golf over the past week was the hole in one by regular golfer Brian Searl on the fourth hole. From all reports the shot never looked like missing the hole so well done Brian. The Business house competition began last Sunday and will be running on Sundays in conjunction with an individual event as well. To recap the weekend. A field of 33 players contested an individual stableford on Saturday. A grade winner was Brian Searl with 39 points. Christian Stockl took out B grade with 36 points and in C grade Prawit Prakotasung finished with 36 points and just won the grade on a countback. Ball winners went down to Mal Crockett with 33 points. Nearest the pin prizes were taken out by the very accurate Neil Venables on the 17th and Greg Abraham on the ninth. Neither shot however beat the hole in one nearest the pin on the fourth by Brian Searl. Longest drives were a close affair with Rob Brown taking out B grade and Prawit

quarter when the Cats broke

away to take the game away from their tiring opponents. Good players were all across the field for the Cats, with all players lifting for the final victory. Cooma Cats club president Dave Paterson was full of praise for the Cats. “This weekend’s win marks a great conclusion to what has been a wonderful season,” Dave said. “This season again we have increased the number of wins, and showed the rest of the competition that we are a side worthy of respect. “We hope we can now continue to build on this season and hopefully play finals football in the not too distant future,” he said. Over the past three seasons, the Cats have been working hard at redefining themselves in a positive way to meet the ever growing challenges of having a

Cooma Golf report Prakotasung winning went to 33 points. C grade. Doesn’t seem Nearest the pin on the by Garry Atkinson

consistent player base, effective sponsorship support, and the growing demands of off-field governance and administration. “The Cats have been fortunate to have a coach like Damien Asanovski who has worked hard at developing an effective player base and training regime which enables the senior side to meet the challenges of having a limited recruiting base and widely spread playing list,” Dave said. “And we’ve been lucky to have great sponsorship support and a small, but hard working committee to keep the club going off the field,” he said. While the last ball has been bounced for the seniors in 2012, the Cooma Cats will now be starting a busy off-season program to prepare for 2013. And the SnowySupercats Under 14s will play their last game this weekend at Snowy Oval on Saturday morning. Pictured, Corey Tucker.

Bowlers shelter from weather

AFL 2012 Tipping Competition

No social bowls last Saturday and who could blame bowlers for staying indoors on a day like that. Sunday was by contrast almost ideal bowling weather. One match in mixed pairs between Lestelle Lodge and Wayne Lodge against Cathy Gray and Tony Gray. Cathy and Tony started well to lead 7/3 on end eight. Four shots to Lestelle and Wayne brought the scores level but the Grays skipped away to lead 14/9 by the 15th The Lodges leveled the scores at 14all with three ends to go. On

end 20 disaster struck for Estelle and Wayne when the Grays scored five shots to take a commanding lead and eventually won 24/14 to move into the second round where they will meet the winner of O Jabbing and P Cannel v L West and N McGregor. Surprisingly only 12 bowlers for social bowls on Sunday who enjoyed the sunshine and good company. Max Povey, Mario Frezza and Mark Buckley were having a great battle with Allan Crowe, Don Jarvis and Gary Taylor. End 14

proved the undoing of Garry and his team as Mark and Co scored eight shots and although they were outscored in the run home Mark and Co were winners 28/21. Ken Bowden, Mary Phillips and Geoff Venables got going early against Keith Godwin, Renate Winckel and Nelson Wallace to lead 8/2 before Nelsons team offered much resistance. Although Geoff’s team had only a slender 9/8 lead at the half way point they dominated from that point on to run out

winners 19/14. All men bowlers are reminded that the annual general meeting of your club is to be held at the clubhouse on Sunday August 26, commencing at 11.30am. Lunch will be available after the meeting with social bowls to follow. A good attendance at both will be appreciated. It is pleasing to advice that Simon Schoon is recovering from his heart operation in Canberra hospital and expects to be out early this week.

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like any A graders hit the fairway. On Sunday golfers played an individual stableford with Bruce Burton taking out the event while round one of the Business House competition ran along side the individual event. On Wednesday 38 players contested the men’s single stableford. There were some very

ninth was taken out by Lindsay Blewitt and on the 17th Denis Minehan hit a beauty to easily win the ball prize. Next week sees the Men’s Foursomes Championships on Saturday and an individual Stableford on Wednesday and Sunday. All golfers should remember that the new nine-hole social

Malcolm Crockett and Mick Boyce. strong scores with John Gargett winning A grade with a fine 41 points from Brian Turner on 39 points. In B grade Tom Geach won with a great round of 44 points from Campbell Childs with 36 points. C grade saw Prawit Prakotasung score 38 points from Gordon Weston with 35 points. Ball winners

competition will begin on Friday afternoons from September 7. Don’t miss this great event. It’s an excellent way to finish up the week so put your name down on the sheet on the noticeboard. You don’t even need a handicap to play. See you on the greens.

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are available at the Cooma Newsagency, Tony’s Clip, Cooma Golf Club or you can ring George Bowden on 0401 508 192.

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Wednesday August 22, 2012


Stallions Under 18s lose to Tathra/Cobargo in wet

Miserable weather did not assist Cooma Stallions Under 18s in their match on Saturday. Cooma lost 48-0 in torrential rain. Right, Steve Russell played his last game for the Stallions Firsts on Sunday.

Unprofitable weekend for Tigers This was a rather unprofitable weekend for the Tigers. Most of the PL divisions either lost or drew against the strong visitors. The only exception was the Tigers PL 18. They managed to defeat the third place in the table in an epic battle. PREMIERS The atomic propulsion of the devastating machine that flattened Woden last week seemed only at half power this week. The Tigers were too relaxed, as if they were saving energy for the game to come against the point-snatchers, Belconnen. Neither Domenici, nor Oloriegbe could put the final touches to the passive football game. Neither team was able to score. PATHWAYS The clash between the top two teams left the Tigers wounded. They risked losing their position in second place after losing to the visiting Canberra FC 2-1 in a very close match. But, because Belconnen and Olympic drew, Cooma stays second. This is at least until next week when the tigers meet the second place challenger, Belconnen. They will do so without Jair Wilk and Joe Bergin who are both risking suspension after four yellow cards. Under 18s Cooma Tigers under 18 Premier League played Canberra FC at Nijong Oval, the weather was perfect, mild and sunny giving neither side any advantage.

Canberra FC started the match full of energy and confidence being placed third as opposed to the Tigers fifth, but if Canberra FC believed they were going to have an easy job on their hands they were very much mistaken, the Tigers had more than pride to play for, they wanted to give the club the three points for the overall competition. The Tigers took control fairly quickly and charged into attack, FC counter attacked this and went on for a solid fifteen minutes with neither side managing to score, the Tigers doing a shade better with the passing and keeping the ball on the ground managed a breakthrough from the left wing by Roberts who pushed the ball into the FC 18 this went unchallenged and the ball ended up with Christian Pratezina unmarked on the right and he made no mistake placing the ball passed the FC keeper and giving the Tigers the lead. This back and forth continued until the half time whistle. The second half started with FC pushing as hard as they could and with the Tigers defending brilliantly and keeping them out, some great shots by the FC attack was well saved by the Tigers keeper Tom Barton. This went on right up to the 72nd minutes when a lapse of concentration by the Tigers

rebounded to him and he drove it ground level passed the FC keeper and defence straight into the back of their net giving the Tigers a two one lead with less than five minutes to go, this galvanised the Tigers even further and they kept the pressure up denying FC any opportunity to equalise. The match ended Tigers two Canberra FC one.

allowed FC to get by them and their right wing man placed the ball into the Tigers 6 and Srbinoski finished the job by placing it into the back of the Tigers net. The Tigers did not give up they were determined not to go down to FC yet again after leading in the first half, the Tigers attack pushed hard and there were a number of missed Next Sunday the Tigers will travel to opportunities, with ten minutes to the final Mackellar Park to face Belconnen substitution was made and Jared Tonini went into a strikers position, the ball Cooma Vs Canberra at Nijong on Sunday.



Colts season finishes

Sunday was the final round for competition games for the season with three teams advancing into the semis. Under 12s (Minor Premiers), Under 13s and the Under 15s in second position. Well done to our other teams, some of whom have only just missed out on making the semis. It’s been a very enjoyable season all round – looking forward to seeing you all next season. Colin Shingles – President. Mini Lotto 2012. Cooma Colts would like to thank the community for supporting the Cooma Colts Mini Lotto throughout the year. As the mini lotto didn’t go off we have drawn five names out from people who had five numbers throughout the year. The winners were: Cooma Hotel, Charlotte Peddet, Broom, Brett Jones and Darren Hedger. U7. The U7 took on Woden Weston Blues. They turned out onto the paddock again this week like they’d had a feed of oats for breakfast. The whistle blew and the ball came at the Colts, the boys making some great ground but not enough this set to get over the line. The Blues now on the attack managed to make a line break and slip over for a try. Again, Colts attacked with Louis Mould, several times breaking through but getting swamped like ants on a cupcake. Blues busted through to score two more tries, the Colts just couldn’t bring the big Blues boys down. Mason Turner decided enough was enough and fumigated the Blues to get a clear run and score. Lee Morgan took the kick and put the ball nearly into the car park but got the extra two. Charlie Fleming had a hard and fast run to score his first try only to be denied from a forward pass. After some solid defence from Cameron Filtness and Toby Inskip, Cooma got the ball back and it was up to the flying Brett Ashton to trouble the scorers diving over in the corner. From there the Blues once again took it to the Colts scoring again twice and looked like running away with the game. Jack McPherson took it upon himself to put an end to the Blues domination, putting on the hit of the season and getting the ball back. An awesome run by the captain Tommy Russell had the Colts in good field position. From the next tackle there was no stopping Louis Mould this time diving over under the posts. Cooper Inskip didn’t stop running and tackling all day saving more than one try. The Blues muscled up again scoring three late tries. But the Cooma Colts weren’t done yet. From the tap restart Jayden McCole had a strong run dodging and weaving through a couple of the Blues before being wrapped up. Mason Turner made sure Cooma had the last say, scoring his second try of the day. Louis Mould then converted the try making the final score Blues 36, Colts 20. Awards - Lee Morgan, Jack McPherson, Tommy Russell, Cameron Filtness, Charlie Fleming, Cooper Inskip, Toby Inskip, Mason Turner and Brett Ashton. Medal - Jayden McCole. U8. Last game of the year and the team certainly produced the finest display of the season. Defence was great as always and the attack was definitely a standout with a polished performance by all players. Everyone knew their role, allowing the other players time to get into position ready to have their run, everything fell into place today, as we won the game 42-40. As usual, Brock and Kayla led the way up front, hard and straight through the middle, setting up the next play nicely for Lachlan and Talon to use their speed and swerve through the gaps created by the previous plays. Brock got over the line for three tries, and kicked two goals and Talon kicked an important goal as well. Barrett and Marcus’ confidence have grown tremendously from the start of the season, taking the ball up the middle with no fear, causing headaches for the opposition. Adam and Kristian played similar roles out of dummy half, with fearless running and front on tackles, it’s hard to tell them apart sometimes. Kristian also scored himself five tries. James’ unselfish play from half back certainly doesn’t go unnoticed each week, without his leadership and direction each week the team would struggle to stick to the game plan. It was great to see him cross the line for a try today. Big thanks to all parents and families for bringing the players to training and games each week, it certainly has been a pleasure to coach them this year and I hope everyone enjoyed the season and will return next year. Special thanks to Blayne, Shaun, Jane, Belinda and Andrew for their assistance each week, it was certainly much appreciated and I couldn’t

do it without your help. McDonalds Awards went to Brock, James and Marcus. Pizza award went to Kayla. Player’s Player was Talon. U9. This week the boys took on the Belconnen Sharks and after a slow start the boys really pulled together in the second half to give the opposition a run for their money. Jesse and Jake both showed great determination in defence and also put in some blistering runs. Daniel continued his great form and is consistently making big metres up the centre of the field. Ryan, Bevan, Darcy and Braith are impressing each week with really starting to inject themselves into the game and have really come along in leaps and bounds since the start of the season. Another boy showing outstanding improvement is Clint who really put in some great runs and never gave up in defence. Hudson is really starting to lead the way and trying hard to put what is taught at training onto the field. Big runs from Cambell and great stepping from Shaye saw the boys get within striking distance of the try line with Lachlan managing to cross the line twice. This was the last game of the season for the boys and they can walk away with their heads held high as it was the first year the majority of the boys have played league and their improvement and sportsmanship is something they should all be proud of. Hopefully the boys will stick together and have an even better season next year. U10. The U10 Colts took on Queanbeyan Kangaroos in Cooma that was a very exciting match for players and spectators. Cooma started out with some fantastic defence which resulted in Cooma scoring in the open minutes with Noah Saddler scoring. The Kangaroos bounced back and levelled up the score 6 all. Cooma scored again with Nic Zusak finding a hole in the defence and with his blistering speed there was no chance that anyone was going to catch him making the score 126. Cooma scored two more times with Nic Zusak scoring again and Jason Kelly scoring, Cooma went into half time leading 24-12. In the second half Cooma made a mistake and dropped the ball and the Kangaroos scored from there on. The Kangaroos got on top of Cooma due to getting injured in the game, final score Kangaroos 32 Cooma 24. All the boys should be proud of their efforts and showed the big Canberra clubs that there is some real talent down in the Country and we will be back next year even stronger. I would like to thank SportsPower Cooma for being our jumper Sponsor, also thank you to all the parents who helped in any way through the season. I also would like to thank my Managers, First Aid Officer and League safe Officer for all their help. U12. The under 12s played South Tuggeranong on Sunday winning the game 36-12. South Tuggeranong were straight into business when they scored within the first three minutes of the game, but the boys lifted their spirits straight away and went on to score try after try. Dylan Elton was first to find the try line followed by James Cahill and Lachlan Jones converting his kick. A busting run from Luke Day found him at the try line, as well as Bill Zammit with Thomas Hain converting. Luke Day again found the try line, as did James Cahill for the next two tries. Thomas Hain was last to score leaving the final score 36-12. The medal went to Thomas Hain. The boys will now play in the semi finals in two weeks. U13. The under 13s played Tuggeranong Knights in a game we needed to win to remain in second spot on the ladder. The boys came out with plenty of enthusiasm which saw the team run in six tries in the first six sets. This put us in a good position early in the game. Great forward runs by Blake Thomas and Carson Barrett put the opposition on their back foot which gave the backline plenty of room to move resulting in Jake Hedger scoring five tries and making one conversion. Also not to be out done, Zac Saddler scored three tries and kicked four goals. It was 30-4 in our favour at half time. The second half started off similar to the first half with some great individual tries, two tries to Carson Barrett and one to Blake Thomas. The final score was 54-8. The players medal went to Tim Gregory. The most pleasing thing about the game was that the boys stuck to their game plan and played as a team. With this convincing win the boys stay in second position and get a week off before playing in the semi finals in Canberra. U14. The final game of the season for the U14 Colts saw them take on the Valley

Wednesday August 22, 2012

Dragons at home. With a good crowd on hand and a great day the boys started well and were all over their bigger opponents from the first whistle. With pride on the line the Colts were impressive with Lachie Lockyer leading from the front and putting fear into the Dragons attack. Wenban and McDonald were both good in defence as well and the Dragons were on the back foot with some great options from Hayden and Freebody leading the team around the paddock. Playing to the game plan showed results with some promising attacking raids nearly resulting in points. A simple mistake and some poor defence allowed the Dragons to score. This inspired the Colts who attacked down field and Fanning did what he does best, finding the line and the Colts were back in the game. Keegan Bull was bruising in attack and defence and was leading the way through the Dragons defence. Russell was again good at the back and defused some huge bombs putting the Colts back on attack. Singh improves each week making good yards and after some good lead up work Freebody crossed for his first try of the season. The Dragons scored before the break and at oranges were down 12-10. The second half was an arm wrestle and the boys dug deep with some punishing defence causing indecision in the Dragons attack and forcing them into error. Williams made some incisive runs and with Power strong in cover defence sustained pressure saw Fanning again cross the stripe and the Colts hit the lead. From the kick off the Colts again made good yards after Rosten made a great break and from the next set the Colts forced a line drop out. The pressure was too much for the Dragons and after a good back line move Russell crossed out wide. The final result saw the Colts grind out a convincing win 18-12. It was great way to finish the season and shows that when we apply ourselves we are capable of playing good footy. A big thanks to Saddler, Shingles and Barrett who stepped up from the 13s on the bench and all played very well. From a coaching perspective I was very proud of the effort the boys put in this season and look forward to next year where we will be strong contenders in the premiership race if we continue to improve the way we did all year. U15. The Under 15s took on Gungahlin Bulls at Nicholls last Sunday. The day started badly for the boys with only having 11 players to take the field with. This could have been an excuse for the boys to turn up their toes, especially after some early dropped ball in each of their first two sets of six. The boys were switched on and when Tyler Jones snapped up an intercept and ran 30 metres to score, took an early lead. Josh Zammit was able to match Tyler’s run a few minutes later, outsprinting the Bulls defence to score his first try of the day. Errors, coupled with patches of great attacking play were what the Colts produced over the remainder of the half. Josh Zammit powered over for his second try and Austin Riley evaded the Bulls left side defence to crash over in the corner for a 20-0 lead at half time. Structure was the word from Coach Jason at half time – to play smart football. The message was loud and clear and executed well with Blyton and Steinke calling the shots and the forwards, led by Zammit, Rendoth and Reed running hard into holes. Daniel Hopkin kept the defensive line in check, barking instructions and covering the Bulls wide runners. Sean Bodycott-Pielli got his name on the scoresheet next with another strong run resulting in a try. An error from the kick off again put the boys under pressure, and then another in the next set allowed Bulls to score. Josh Zammit hit

back with a great run resulting in a try and this was followed up two minutes later with a well deserved try to Jeremy Mackay who had another solid game at the back. Jack Markham, who looked dangerous with the ball all game copped a heavy tackle which should have forced him from the field, but he battled on bravely to help out his team mates. The Bulls managed another try, getting around the Colts shortened defensive line. Cooma hit back however with Josh Zammit scoring try number four for the day. Josh Steinke added the extras, for a haul of six goals. At full time the Colts were resounding victors 44-14. The Player of the Week Medal was awarded to Jack Markham for stepping up and having a great attacking game. The Best and Fairest was awarded to Josh Zammit for another outstanding game in attack. Good luck in the finals boys! U16. The Colts U16s certainly went out with a bang last Friday night against the Belconnen Sharks. Considering neither team could make the finals it should have been a match for the boys to enjoy, but unfortunately the referee see fit to not let this happen, with eight penalties being awarded in the first few minutes of the match. Despite the odds, Cooma managed to post the first points of the match through dogged determination by the forwards and a strong move to the line by Thomas Cronan, who unfortunately did not see out the match after a tackle went wrong early in the second half. The Sharks put on four tries before half time for a score their way of 22-6. Cooma came back again, through a bustling run by Jack Williams and the second successful conversion by Josh Hogan which took the score to 26-12 at which stage the referee decided to call the match off. Cooma has always been a big supporter of protecting and respecting the referee but on this occasion the referee lost respect from both teams’ supporters and players. In a show of good sportsmanship, the ‘players’ from both teams decided to remain on the field and play a game of touch football which earned them the respect and applause from all that were there. Cooma won the touch football match 1 nil. On returning to the dressing sheds after the match the Coach from the Sharks came to the Colt’s room and invited them over to their shed to join in their victory song as all agreed the biggest winners on the night were the players for reminding everyone what junior league is about – players going out and enjoying the game of Rugby League. The final game for the 2012 U16s did not finish as expected but it certainly was memorable and most people there will remember it for a long time to come. The team would like to thank all their supporters that have followed them throughout the season.

Pictured, some of the games from Sunday.

Wednesday August 22, 2012

Unbeaten Fillies defeat Eden 6-0 In the last competition round of the women’s Leaguetag, the Cooma Fillies travelled to Eden to take on the Tigerettes, hoping to maintain their unbeaten record for the 2012 season. The ground was muddy underfoot and it made for slippery conditions and difficult ball handling for the duration of the game. The Fillies opened the match with a set of strong defence before a dominant attacking set that culminated in the first, and only, try of the game. Attacking close to the line, Maree Ingram put up a perfectly weighted cross-field kick that Jade Lee collected masterfully to score under the posts. Alicia Clarke converted and after only three minutes, the Fillies were on top, 6-0. Eden were strong in attack during the first half and following handling errors by the Fillies, gained excellent field position. A 40/20 kick from Eden’s halfback continued their dominant run, but tough defence from Patrice Ingram, Kate Schofield, Kirrily Carberry and Karlee Pateman quashed their chances. Meg Bracher was safe at fullback, as always, ensuring that the Eden kicking game close to the line bore no fruits, while Alicia Clarke kept spirits high with her continued enthusiasm and dominant attack. With the wind against them in this first half, gaining field possession from their kicks was difficult for the Fillies, but strong kick-chase by Abby Schofield and Monique Ingram kept the heads of the Cooma girls above water. Georgie Clarke’s diving tag as she fell to catch the Eden fullback helped to rally enthusiasm leading into half time. With the score reading 6-0, Cooma were hopeful of increasing their lead in the second half, but tough defense from Eden nullified this goal. While attack was strong through hard hits from Alana Nichols, Zoe Lynch and Penny Carroll, Eden matched everything that was thrown at them with strong defense. Back to back penalties against Cooma gave Eden four attacking sets within 10m of the try line, but the defence of Anna Steel, Sammy-Jo Suitor, Tracy Frazer and the newly returned Kristy Nichols, coupled with inspiring strength from Maree Ingram and Meg Bracher held them out. As tensions ran high and tempers flared, the speed of the game picked up but the ebb and flow of the competition between the two teams brought no more points. At full time, with both teams



weary and covered in mud, the score read 6-0 and Cooma were able to round out the regular season undefeated and as Minor Premiers. Points this week went to Maree Ingram, 3, Meg Bracher, 2, and Patrice Ingram, 1. Player’s Player was awarded to Meg Bracher for her tireless efforts at fullback. The Fillies have this weekend off, before taking on Bega in the Major Semi-Final for a chance to make it straight through to the grand final. All girls should be congratulated, as well as Coach Craig Schofield for guiding the team to this amazing feat. Cooma Fillies 6 (J. Lee; A. Clarke 1/1) def. Eden Tigerettes 0

Stallions finish on a high The Stallions travelled to Eden on Sunday to play their last game of the year. This is typically a very hard assignment and with the boys down on numbers due to injuries a tough day was on the cards The Stallions have had a tough year but have continually tried their hardest and Sunday’s game was no exception. Eden were first to score and although Cooma had their chances they just were not able to put the finishing touches to a couple of backline movements while Eden countered right on half time and went into the break 10 nil up. The second half started like the first with Cooma unable to capitalize on good field position and found the selves down 14 nil with 25 minutes to play. As they have all year the guys did not give up and were finally able to cross under the posts when a kick rebounded into James Bollers hands. The Stallions crossed again in the corner after a new move tried for the first time at training worked perfectly when a flick pass from Jake Schofiled found Millard Issa and he got over the stripe for his first try of the year. The celebrations that followed were as if they had just won the grand final. However the Stallions were not done with and with two minutes left to play Steven Russell on his birthday and in his final game dived over under the post to also cross for his first try of the year. With the score 18 – 16 the guys had one last chance to score but the kick rebounded into touch and the full time hooter sounded.

The boys were happy with their effort and to come away unlucky losers to Eden at home was certainly a good one. The best for Cooma were Tony Levett who has improved with each game. Andrew Boller consistently puts in a sound effort every week, “Phi Phi” Johnson was also in everything while Steven Russell got player’s player in his final game. This leaves the 18s and the ladies left in the semis and we wish them well. The 18s play Bega at Bega next week in a do or die game while the ladies who finished unbeaten on top of the ladder travel to Moryua the following week to take on Bega with the winner going straight into the Grand Final.

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Wednesday August 22, 2012

Red Devils reserves into grand final Firsts dip out Saturday afternoon saw the Cooma Red Devils competing in the first round of the semi finals with both first and second grade playing the Hall Bushrangers. First Grade were playing the minor semi final which meant that whichever side lost were out of the competition, while second grade were playing a major semi with the winner progressing through to the final while the loser has a second chance next week. The Red Devils were not able to have the perfect afternoon with first grade going down in a nail biter but second grade were able to come up with the goods and progress through to the grand final with another close game but this time Cooma was on the right side of the score card. Reserve grade took to the field on Saturday in cold and bleak conditions knowing that victory would get them through to the final but knowing it was going to be tough after losing to Hall at home just two weeks beforehand. Cooma won the toss and elect to run into the strong wind in the first half hoping that they could come home in the second half. Cooma came out ready to rumble but so was Hall and for the first 15 minute both sides bashed into each other but neither side could get through and Hall having the ball for the majority of the time were controlling the early parts of the game. Good defence from the Cooma forwards was stopping the Hall forwards who were holding the ball in close and just rumbling it down the field. Cooma’s good defence was lead by Matt Gibbs, Adam Schofield, Gary Moore and Chris Robinson. Cooma didn’t have many chances in the first half and when they did silly mistakes or handling errors let the pressure off. Hall was the first side to strike when the backs were able to find room and get through to score near the posts the try was converted and Hall had a 7-0 lead. This kicked Cooma into action and Cooma started to control the ball and get inside the Hall half, Cooma was held up over the line on a couple of occasions and after been camped on the Hall line for the last five minutes of the half had to go to oranges after not been able to crack the Hall defence and post any points. Cooma came out in the second half and with the wind at their backs and everything to play for took it to Hall from the kick off it was again the forwards who took control and keeping the ball in close gradually made their way up field. Cooma then were able to get across the line when Phil Johnson was able to stand up his opposition

number and crash through the defence to score. Nathan Boate converted and with the scores now locked at 7 all it was game on. Hall responded and hit back nearly straight away with another try. With the conversion missing Hall had regained the lead and were looking to extend the lead but great defence from Tom Laddams, Credence Bartlett and Neil Schouten stopped any attacking raids. Cooma lifted its intensity and with Aron Rogers leading from the front and with the introduction of Tom McGuire and Egan Smith from the bench it was not long before Cooma was going forward and with quick ruck ball the backs were able to use quick hands and Mitch Doyle was able to score in the corner. Matt Gibbs missed the conversion from the sideline but this locked the scores up at 12 all with 12 minutes to go. Cooma again worked the ball out of their own half by using the wind and kicking long to the corners.

Keeping Hall pinned inside their own half the Red Devils were awarded a penalty with seven minutes to go, electing to take the shot at penalty goal Nathan Boate stepped up and kicked it to give Cooma the lead for the first time in the game. Cooma then tackled their guts out for the next six minutes to hold on for a 15-12 victory and a spot in the grand final in two weeks. Points in second grade 1 point Tom Laddams, 2 points Credence Bartlett, 3 points Matt Gibbs and Players Player was Aron Rogers who played his 250th club game for the Red Devils on Saturday so from everyone congratulations Rocket on that achievement. First grade First grade ran on on Saturday afternoon knowing that victory was the only thing that would keep their season alive and a loss would see the end of what had been a good year of rugby so far. Cooma was running with the wind in the first half and for the opening 20 minutes had complete control of the game with the forwards controlling the ball in around

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the ruck while Will Nicholls and Tim Cassanova where looking dangerous every time they had ball in hand. With the Cooma forwards going forward on the back of good runs from Jimmy Nichols, Pat Egan, Damien Hopkins and Chris De Rooy it was not long before Cooma was awarded a penalty and Ryan Morgan stepped up and kicked the goal to give Cooma first points and the early lead. Hall was able to respond with a penalty goal of their own to level the scores. Hall were then able to extend the lead with a converted try to take a 10-3 lead. Cooma regrouped and again applied plenty of pressure and had a number of raids on the Hall try line but good defence from Hall kept Cooma at bay and after been held up on four different occasions it was the try scoring machine James Strange who was again able to cross on the stroke of half time so both sides went to oranges locked at 10 apiece. The Red Devils came out after the break and knowing it was now or never and applied plenty of pressure to the Hall side but it was Hall who struck first points with another penalty goal. Cooma looked dangerous and had chances but could not turn half chances into points. Good scrambling defence from Curtis Watkins, Alex Moon and Ben Kelly stopped any attacking raids from Hall while Leighton Bates, Steven Boate and Cody Henderson where been their ever annoying selves pestering and trying to pinch any ball they could get their hands on. Cooma regained the lead when Adam Schubert was able to dive over a ruck and score, Ryan Morgan was unable to convert but Cooma had the lead 15-13. With an intense last 10 minutes it was Hall who were able to score under the posts with five minutes left on the clock to take back the lead. Cooma was not able to hit back and ended up going down 20-15, that ended first grade’s year but with second grade through to the final it is still expected that everyone trains and that we travel to Goulburn in two weeks to take on the winner of next weekend’s Hall vs Goulburn game. Points in first grade 1 Will Nicholls, 2 points Tim Cassanova, 3 points and player’s player to the most improved player in the squad Pat Egan. Pictured, a hard-working Aron Rogers was into everything on the paddock on Saturday as he celebrated his 250th game with the club.

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Wednesday August 22, 2012

Bushpigs secure home grand final The Jindabyne Bushpigs have become the first team in 29 years of Jindabyne Rugby Union history to secure a home grand final. In front of packed John Connors Oval crowd, the Bushpigs grinded out a nail baiting 14-13 win over Taralga Tigers. Having to play each other for the fourth time this season, both teams who had each recorded a win and the other result ending in draw, knew that the end result of this game was the most important of all, a home grand final. The match began at a frantic pace, with the Bushpigs coming out with plenty of fire in the belly. In early exchanges the Bushpigs defence led by hooker Daniel Josifovski and captain coach Matt Tripet were giving the Tigers plenty to think about with some bone crunching tackles. The forward pack was at its best, putting ascendency on the Taralga pack with a number of turn over balls in the ruck and through the scrum. The Bushpigs advanced on some field possession early on with five eight Matthew Caldwell accurately kicking with the breeze to put the Tigers under constant pressure. The Bushpigs pack took great control around the break down with a series of phases to put the Bushpigs in the lead early on after a penalty kick from Andrew McDonald. The Bushpigs continued to apply the early pressure as Taku Tairoa and John Field churned up the metres with some great runs. However, the only way the Bushpigs managed to pick up points was only through another penalty as the Tigers defence tried to hold out. As the game began to settle in, as did the Tigers, working themselves back into the game. The Tigers took advantage of a number penalties to lock the score at 6-6 with only a few minutes remaining in the half. On the half time siren, Michael Needham went agonising close to extending the lead further for the Bushpigs which went on to result into a Bushpigs penalty. McDonald again stepped up to the plate to send the home side in front 9-6 after a tight first half. The Bushpigs came out of the sheds at the half knowing that they had to take full advantage of possession to ensure they took out the game. From the kick off, great work around the ruck from Steve Rompannen and Ian Vagg ensured the Bushpigs turned the


was history in the making. The Bushpigs the top team in the ball early on. The Bushpigs continued to pepper the Tigers line with Liam competition this season, deservingly took out the rights to host Pepper, Dave Akkersdyk and Michael Bottom running great the grand final on 1 September and will take on the winner of lines to put the Bushpigs in great position to score. The forwards either Taralga Tigers/Crookwell Dogs who will be playing out this controlled the break down with Matt Fish, Tripet and Needham weekend. The Jindabyne Rugby Union Club encourages every person taking on the line a number of times. After almost 10 phases with the ball, the Bushpigs were in the Snowy Mountain region to get behind them in the quest rewarded with try through Needham to extend the lead to 14-6. for premiership in 2012. The grand final will be played at John With the eight point buffer and Connors Oval, Jindabyne on September 1 with a 2.30pm kick off. plenty of time on the clock the Let’s go PIGS! JRUC Weekend Results game was certainly for the taking 10s lost 10-19 to St Edmunds for both teams. The Tigers 12s won 19-7 against Marist began to pick themselves up as 13s won 25-19 against Tableands they did in the first half and take 15s won 24- 19 against Wests advantage of the breeze to camp Sore Bores drew 9-9 against ACT Vets the Bushpigs in their own half. Miss Piggies Lost 10-37 to Royals The Tigers threw everything Bushpigs won 14-13 against Tarlaga at the Bushpigs, and were rewarded as their slippery five eight somehow managed to fine a hole through the solid Bushpigs defence. His try was converted and it was anyone’s The Jindabyne Rugby Union Club (JRUC) is calling out to the game from then on. Jindabyne community to help paint the town green leading into The final 10 minutes of the game was very much a nervous grand final week (next week). The JRUC is calling for your support by showing your true one if you were a Jindabyne fan. The Bushpigs were well camped inside their own half defending colours by helping display banners, posters, streamers, whatever for their lives to ensure no slip ups to give the Tigers the lead. you can find green or resembling the Bushpigs. Help the Bushpigs make history by becoming the first team in However, some ill discpline from the Tigers and some heroic its history by securing a home grand final premiership. If you would defence by the Bushpigs was enough to seal the elusive grand final in Jindabyne in two weeks time. As the final whistle blew, the like to get involve please call Daniel on 0423 623 794 or email loud Jindabyne faithful burst into a loud cheer as the Bushpigs for more information. players celebrated amongst one another with joy. Pictured, Dave Akkersdyk. It was a gallant effort by the Bushpigs as coach Tripet said ‘It’s an honour to be wearing this jersey, with these men in front of our community to showcase what we did today. I have never been a part of team to show courage and determination then I did with the Bushpigs today.’ Tripet reflected on the season and all the hard work that Bushpigs have put in to get to where they are. ‘The Jindabyne under 10 piglets Liam was player of the day. He stated ‘The boys can go and enjoy this victory went to Canberra to play St Next week we play in the semi tonight, but from next week it will be a clear focus Eddies. finals.’ on the grand final in two weeks time. We want to It was a good, hard game and By under 10 player Kieran Field. bring this home for the Jindabyne community.’ It was a great game of rugby to witness as it we all played as hard as we could.

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