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Another boost for cancer research

A generous donation from a local community group has further boosted funds for cancer research, with a $22,000 donation to the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research (MCCR). Last Thursday, members of the Chris Conway Leukaemia Appeal Committee made the donation to MCCR. The committee was formed on January 25, 1990, with the objective of raising funds to meet the costs of Cooma resident, Chris Conway’s, medical expenses and his donor’s airfares from England, accommodation and living expenses. Unfortunately, Chris died from complications following the

bone marrow transplant. At the time, $33,142 had been raised through raffles, donations, orgainsed events and the community’s generosity. After expenses, funds were retained and a memorial account established to be available for other genuine community needs in urgent medical conditions where funds were required immediatley and could be replenished by fundraising at a later date. The memorial account funds have, fortunately, only been required a few times and the last was seven years ago. With funds sitting idle and the MCCR doing an excellent

job in the cancer area, the memorial committee, comprising Keith Goodwin, Red Roberson, Mick Mayhew and Trevor Reed, decided to donate $22,761 to the MCCR and benefit the local population as a whole. The presentation was made at Cooma Hospital.

Pictured, MCCR members Judy Caldwell, Sue Eccleston, president Sue Litchfield, Dale Coyte and Bronnie Taylor, accept a cheque from memorial committee members Trevor Reed, ‘Red’- Roberson and Mick Mayhew.


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Wednesday June 23, 2010

Candidate in Cooma

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Liberal candidate for Eden-Monaro, David Gazard, has been busy meeting the community in recent weeks. Last week he was in Nimmitabel to inspect the Lake Wallace project and address the advancement group meeting. He also visited Thredbo and Jindabyne. Mr Gazard is pictured above in Cooma with Liz Litchfield and Richard Bennetts

Planning end of life health care Improved medical technology has created new challenges for the end stages of life with Advance Care Planning now becoming an essential part of health care. Advance Care Planning provides written guidelines for an individual’s wishes for family and doctors before end of life medical care is needed. Greater Southern Area Health Service is expanding training to staff to support families in planning for what can be a distressing time. Advance Care Planning Project Officer Christine Ashley is visiting hospitals, community health centres and residential aged care facilities across the region in June and July to share information on how and when to implement an Advance Care Directive. She will be visiting Wagga, Tumut, Cootamundra and West Wyalong in mid June, Narrandera, Leeton, Griffith and Deniliquin in early July, then Braidwood, Batemans Bay, Moruya, Bega, Bombala and Cooma in mid July. Ms Ashley said: “Having a clear plan is reassuring for everyone involved to direct treatment when required.” “An individual is not able to express

their wishes if they are very ill, confused or unconscious.” “The family may end up making decisions not consistent with the patient’s wishes when there is not an Advance Care Directive,” Ms Ashley said. The directive is only used when the patient is unable to indicate their wishes due to illness or injury. A ‘Person Responsible’ can otherwise be nominated in advance to state their wishes for healthcare provided when required. “As a Registered Nurse I have seen upsetting situations where family members may disagree on what health treatment should be administered,” Ms Ashley said. “I strongly encourage everyone, especially people experiencing ongoing health problems or a chronic illness to speak with their General Practitioner or treating health professional about how to create an Advance Care Directive,” she added. For more information visit: www. and click the link to ‘Advance Care Planning’ on the left hand menu.

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There will be a partial eclipse of the Moon on Saturday evening, June 26, between sunset and midnight. Keen amateur astronomer Peter “Wolfie” Wolfe, gave the times to expect the event in the Monaro north-eastern skies. The Full Moon will rise in the ESE at 4.39pm AEST. (The Sun at this time is approaching sunset in the west). Wolfie said that the partial eclipse event takes place between 7pm and midnight with the Moon becoming more obviously eclipsed in the 8.20pm to 11pm period. At the height of the eclipse at around 9.38pm the deep umbral shadow of the Earth will cover about half the face of the Moon from below before the shadow withdraws out to the left. Giving the times for Cooma observers, Wolfie said the penumbral shadow of the Earth starts to cover the face of the Full Moon from the bottom edge at 7pm a the Earth gradually moves between the Sun and Moon. The dimming Moon

is completely within the penumbral shadow of the Earth at 8.16pm. The darker umbral shadow starts at 8.20pm to cover the bottom edge of the face of the moon. By 9.20pm, it has gradually covered the bottom half of the Moon’s face, with mid-Eclipse at 9.38pm. It then slowly withdraws and leaves the left edge of the face of the Moon at 10.59pm. The Penumbral shadow starts to withdraw from 11.03pm and the Moon brightens steadily and is completely out of the penumbral shadow at 12.20am with the Full Moon restored high (76 degrees) in the northern midnight sky. The eclipse event will be visible from places with a good view to the northeast. Clear skies are ideal but even in the cloudy skies, provided it is not compeletly overcast on the night, the various stages of the eclipse might be glimpsed through gaps in the cloud. Naked eye viewing can be enhanced with binoculars, zoom lens, small telescopes and warm clothing.

Tyrolean Village to grow An extension to Tyrolean Village near Jindabyne, allowing for new housing and the protection of land as open space, has been approved by the NSW Government. Minister for Planning, Tony Kelly, said the site in question covers 66 hectares. “This includes 58 hectares which will now be managed for future environmental benefits and open space recreational uses such as bike riding and walking,” Mr Kelly said. “Setting aside this large parcel of land as open space will also protect the visual amenity of the area. “A further three hectares of land will be specifically zoned for environmental protection.” Mr Kelly said the residential component would cover less than five hectares adjoining the existing residential area and would consist of 22 lots of around 700-800 square metres each. “The development of new residential housing on this site is consistent with Snowy River Shire Council’s existing local environmental plan, which seeks to locate new development adjacent to existing urban areas,”

Mr Kelly said. “A number of other strategic plans for the area also identify the future expansion of the Tyrolean Village. “As part of the rezoning application, a comprehensive environmental study was undertaken to ensure the proposal was acceptable on the site.” Member for Monaro, Steve Whan, said importantly, the type of housing allowed under the approval will be consistent with the existing nature and amenity of the village. “It will also allow for better use of the infrastructure that already exists within Tyrolean Village,” Mr Whan said. Development applications to build on the rezoned land will still require council approval, which would need to: Be satisfied an approved management plan is in place for the land to be used for open space; Assess the impact on the land’s interface with surrounding vegetation; and Ensure a development control plan has been prepared for the site.

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Bronnie Taylor tops the polls Nimmitabel resident Bronnie Taylor, has convincingly won the Cooma-Monaro Shire by-election which was conducted last Saturday. She has thanked voters for the support she has received and said she is looking forward to contributing to her time on council. Mrs Taylor polled nearly 58 percent of the votes, in front of another Nimmitabel candidate David Wicks, who polled about 27 percent and Cooma resident Greg Coombes-Pearce, who recorded 16 percent. Mrs Taylor won all but two polling booths, with Mr Wicks winning the vote in Nimmitabel and Jerangle. Prior to the conclusion of postal vote counting on Monday, Mrs Taylor had recorded 2255 votes, Mr Wicks 1036 and Mr Coombes-Pearce 631, giving a total on 5362 formal votes on an electoral roll of 6870. This election was unusual in that there were more than 1200 pre-poll votes recorded, well up on previous elections. In the week prior to the election, electoral officers were busy with pre-polling, including taking ballot slips to the Sir William Hudson Nursing Home, Yallambee Hostel and Cooma Hospital. Mr Wicks has thanked his supporters: “I would like to thank every person across the shire who entrusted me with their vote in the by-election on Saturday. “I must also thank the wonderful team of my Nimmitabel supporters, who stood at all polling booths across the shire, trying to get our message out to voters on the day. “I offer Bronnie Taylor congratulations for her decisive win and best wishes for the many challenges ahead. “As Nimmitabel’s first elected councillor for many years, I hope Bronnie can take the



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Polling figures Bredbo: GCP 24, DW 86, BT 110, 220; Lambie Street: GCP 71, DW 163, BT 363, 597; Cooma North: GCP 183, DW 201, BT 591, 975; Cooma: GCP 291, DW 304, BT 838, 1433; Jerangle: GCP 9, DW 39 BT 27, 75; Michelago: GCP 18, DW 86, BT 179, 283; Nimmitabel: GCP 12, DW 136, BT 75, 223; Numeralla: GCP 23, DW 21, BT 72, 116.

Pictured, Bronnie Taylor has easily won the Cooma-Monaro Shire by-election held last Saturday.

Emergency services hospital with chest injuries. The person in the other vehicle who is from Nimmitabel was taken An Industrial accident occurred in Bombala to Cooma hospital and later released. Police Thursday June 17 at approximately 9.30pm. A enquiries are continuing. 21-year-old male caught his hand in a conveyor belt while at work in a timber mill. Workcover is A 20-year-old woman from Cooma was investigating. struck with a bottle in a Cooma hotel at about midnight on June 19. She received lacerations A two-vehicle accident occurred on Friday at to her head. A 24-year-old woman has been 11am, about 10km from Nimmitabel towards identified and police action is forthcoming. Bombala. It appears the vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when the accident A 28-year-old woman was caught shoplifting occurred on a straight section of road. in Coles supermarket at 6pm on Saturday The 69-year-old female driver from Tura beach evening. Police were called and she was was taken to Cooma hospital then airlifted to charged and will face court at a later date. Canberra hospital in a serious condition. Her 71-year-old passenger was taken to Cooma

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Wednesday June 23, 2010

Recognition for Wally Local engineer Wally Mills was honoured with a presentation at the June 15 meeting of Cooma-Monaro Shire Council. Mr Mills’ award came in recognition of his work in preserving an historic engineering site in Lambie Gorge, Cooma. The site was where pioneering rock bolting work was first carried out by Snow Mountains Hydroelectric engineers more than 50 years ago. The site was honoured by Engineers Australia in October last year, as part of the Snowy 60th anniversary celebrations. Mr Mills received his award from mayor, Dean Lynch.

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Wednesday June 23, 2010

Kosciuszko yields big surprise A recent field survey in a remote part of Kosciuszko National Park has discovered nine plant species never before recorded within the park as well as some extraordinary trees. The discovery was made within a newly discovered patch of cool temperate rainforest located within 20km of the alpine zone and Mt Kosciuszko. Ranger Danny Corcoran was accompanied by botanists Geoff Robertson from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Mike Doherty from CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems on a recent trip into a section of the Pilot Wilderness in the southern end of the park. While undertaking vegetation mapping of KNP more than 10 years ago Mike had spotted patches of moist forest, some of which looked like they may contain rainforest. Danny had seen the same patches from a helicopter during fire fighting operations and had attempted to investigate a few years ago, but was turned back by the dense re-growth vegetation that flourished after the 2003 wildfires. NPWS botanist Geoff Roberston said that it was likely that these patches have not been burnt for a very long time. “We are talking about no fire for at least 100 years, maybe more. Although the 2003 fires largely burnt around the these rainforest areas, fire did not enter the larger patches.” “On the edge of the rainforest we were impressed to find many large silver wattles, one that was more than half a metre thick at the base, and about 20 metres tall. This species is generally only found as a shrub that grows to about three metres tall in Kosciuszko. It is a truly stunning form.” Mr Doherty described the area as being of great botanical significance.


“While we knew there were moist gullies in Kosciuszko containing southern sassafras trees, we had no idea that this patch would contain so many new species, including large trees of black oliveberry. The nearest similar type of vegetation is found on the Errinundra Plateau in East Gippsland.” “So far, we have found nine records of plants that have never been found within the park before - two mosses, four ferns, a tree, a climber and sedge - an amazing result for a park which is generally thought to be well studied.” “People associate Kosciuszko with snow gums covered with icicles rather than rainforest trees festooned with mosses and ferns, but it’s a big park and there are a lot of fascinating types of vegetation to be found within it.” “Patches of cool temperate rainforest such as this are important relics linking back many millions of years to the break-up of Gondwana. If you didn’t know you were in Kosciuszko, you could think you were in Tasmania, New Zealand or Chile, because the look and feel of these rainforests is similar.” “It’s an important reminder of the value and significance of large conservation areas and their ability to tell fascinating stories about evolution, climatic change and earth’s history. You never know what secrets they will yield one day.” Mr Doherty said. Photo by NPWS.


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Beauty and the Beast - a magical production by Gary Bruce It has been a little while since I have been to the theatre, the last being a trip to Sydney to see the magnificent production of ‘Wicked’. It bought back lovely memories of some memorable musicals I have scene over many years ...... almost a different lifetime! However I must say, I have not enjoyed any as much as seeing the young people of Monaro High School perform the musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’. What talent! It is unbelievable to see the remarkable ability of these teenagers. It is a credit to the school, the teachers responsible and the young actors and actresses. From the lead roles, to Gaston’s doting female admirers,

to the lovely and talented dancers and right down to the support roles, every person performed their role briliantly. I spent the night pinpointing people I knew in the production and being amazed at their talent. It is hard to single out individuals from the performance as it is the small things in a show that make it a hit, as much as the major roles. The detail of the support actors and their little antics and timing are as crucial as the major songs. You tend to notice more when you are looking around for people you know and you see how well the smallest things were performed. One of the leading charactors, Lefou, was played by Happi Human who was bright and witty and perfomed



the role admirably. The Castle’s spell ridden asseccories of Cogsworth (Jessie Greig), Bobee (Declan Tozer), Mrs Potts (Lauren Swain), Chip (Lockie Salvestro), Wardrobe (Miranda Evans) and D’Arque (Jayden Payne) were fantastic. It is often possible to get a few good singers in a school but all these young people, espcially those who had solo parts sang and performed as good as I have seen. Special mention, however has to go to a few stand outs. ‘Lumiere’, the lovely french candle stick holder played by Zoe Lynch, held her french accent so well. with her expressions and witty personality thriving on the stage ..... and that is before we mention her lovely voice. The role of ‘Gaston’ played by Zeb Learoyd was obviously cast to perfection. I don’t know about the brilliant roles of the Gaston’s admiring young girls (played by Dara Smith, Caitlyn MacDonald, Jessica Innes and Louisa Wall) but there were a few in the audience as well. We had a few sitting behind us and it was obvious Zeb was more than just a stage figure. Zeb was brilliant and pulled off the role as a seasoned professional – great humour, brilliant timing and has a voice to match. “Maurice’ the bumbling, mad professor like father of Belle (The ‘Beauty’), was played by Mark Salvestro ...... not that you would recognise him ..... even if you did know him. Mark had an academy winning performance and endeared the character to everyone in the audience. Then there were the two starring roles. The Beast, played by Chris Gardner was a magnificent performance and deservedly received thunderous ovations. Chris is undoubtedly a talented young man with a huge future ....... but as good as Chris was, the outstanding performance of the night (in my opinion) belonged to Emma Cohen as the Beauty! I was totally gob smacked at Emma’s brilliance. Her voice, her acting and her beauty was nothing short of astounding and obviously broadway material. To think this talent lives in our area is remarkable. I have always been heavily involved in sports, but it seems a little unfair to think that if a sportsperson had this much talent, they would have full page articles and headlines in our local papers. I had meet Emma few times as a younger girl and I have seen her around as she is in my son’s year at MHS (especially on award days ... It is not a coincidence that this talent also comes through academically) but who knew that this talent lay inside such a lovely and unaffected young lady. She is a credit to herself and her parents. Bravo Emma!! It may be my own total lack of musical or artistic ability that I appreciate such a performance but I think it is also my experiences of putitng on minor productions in schools myself (again ... a time long ago) that I understand the amount of work and dedications it takes to put on these productions – not only for the students who spend endless hours practising the same scene over and over again until it is right, but from the staff and assistants who make it happen. The workload, on top of their normal teaching duties, is immense! The Beauty and The Beast is a credit to the staff at Monaro HS who were involved. I don’t pretend to know all who were responsible but to the musical staff, Ian Greig and all those involved – once again – Well Done!! What better promotes Public Education! It is just a shame that perhaps it doesn’t get the coverage it derserves. To think I may have missed it myself if my wife didn’t tell me to get up and go!!!

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Digger sympathises with mates Editor, I was devastated to hear on the news that two engineers were killed by a bomb in Afghanistan and more so with the death of their dog “Herbie”. Then to read about Peter Lawlis and his faithful dog “Merlin”. In Vietnam I carried soldier and dog on many occasions in my armoured vehicle and the dangerous job they do is beyond comprehension. Having working dogs for 30-odd years and reading the article brought tears to my eyes. I know just how Peter felt. What a lot of people don’t realise is that not only is there a

more than strong bond between Peter and Merlin, but Merlin was trained, he was given a regimental number and he was a soldier, just the same as his owner. And Merlin was doing a job, serving his country. I am happy at the outcome for Peter and well done to his family and others who brought him back. Now we will see if “Herbie” is brought back like every other soldier. Dave Davies, Ex-3rd Cav Regt Cooma

Support Red Nose day Editor, It is now nine months since I was woken with a call I hoped never to receive. I was told my grandson had died and my family needed my help. I arrived to find my son-in-law, daughter and the rest of the family extremely upset. There laying where he had died looking very peaceful was tiny five week old Tyler. There near him were the police awaiting the forensics crew to arrive as a SIDS death is treated as a suspicious death and a crime scene. No one should have to endure such pain and emotional upset. Thankfully the police were extremely empathetic and sympathetic. Each time I visit my grandson’s final resting place I notice the number of little babies scattered throughout Cooma Cemetery. I can empathise with those families, who like mine were once excited during the pregnancy and birth, looking forward to their child growing up. Then for no reason what-so–ever their happiness was taken away in an instant. To be truthful I never thought much about SIDS until Tyler died, but now I realise how much pain SIDS causes. SIDS is the acronym for sudden infant death syndrome and how true is the name of this phenomena. One day the baby is happy, healthy and gurgling away in its parents loving arms. Then in an instant, that beautiful baby’s soul has left its body and all that is left is pain and unanswered

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questions as to why. From all I have read, there is no real answer for why babies suddenly die. The SIDS website describes lots of preventative a strategies to help those with living babies but no real answers for those who suddenly lost their baby to this insidious syndrome. For without an answer, families always live with the pain of not knowing or understanding why their baby died without reason or warning. The best we can do is to support SIDS Red Nose day on Friday June 25. Hopefully, the funds raised will result in an answer being found one day soon which will ensure SIDS never impacts another family. SIDS Red Nose day items found at Hooks Pharmacy or you can purchase support items or make donations to http://www. SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families. In memory of little Tyler please support research into SIDS and stop this affliction before another family has to endure the pain of loosing a baby for no reason.

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Another election run and won and congratulations to the candidates who were prepared to have a go. There is no doubt the election of Bronnie Taylor to Cooma-Monaro Council will make future meetings lively.

We now wait and wonder when the Federal election wil be called - sooner or later?

Saturday, didn’t they? Surely it’s time the three tier government situation was revised?

Think how much money we could save on NOT holding state and federal elections.

The idiots with the glass fetishes seem to have been out and about again on the weekend.

It depends on how the PM is polling, probably - and that’s not so well at present.

One commonwealth government supported by large regional organisations would seem to make more sense than Federal, state and local levels, all with different rules and regs.

And that way, local councils might be able to complete their LEPS in a more timely fashion without state interference holding up the process.

Last week The Postman suggested these fools be given a dustpan and broom and made to clean up their mess - let’s revise that and make it a toothbrush and a pair of tweezers.

The voters in Penrith certainly made their opinion felt last


Wednesday June 23, 2010

Perisher Historical Society’s dinner Former Olympian Ross Martin was guest speaker the foul weather. He said that in those days it was very hard to at the Perisher Historical Society annual dinner on Saturday June 13 in the Snowgums Restaurant of get events going and he lamented the loss of ski jumping from the Nordic scene. The Perisher Valley Hotel. When it came to selection for the one place In his speech to 89 golden oldies and some younger golden people including Zali Steggal, at allocated for an Australian cross country skier to the function, Ross gave an abridged account of attend the 1968 Winter Olympics, Kurt Lance his experiences of cross country skiing in NSW jumped in, boots and all, to successfully get Ross a since Bruce Haslingden represented Australia in the position in the team. Ross was also thanked Kore cross country ski events in 1952 at the Oslo Winter Grunnsund for backing him the whole way. Ross applauded the achievements of a number of Olympics where Kore Grunnsund saw him race. In those days one went by ship to the Winter individuals, including Ian Bradley for getting events going; the construction of the Nordic Shelter; and Olympics. Ross related how he met Dick Walpole from a number of cross country skiers such as Anthony Myrtleford who had skied at Olympics in Squaw Evans, Nick Almoukov, Ben Sims, Katie Caldwell, Valley and was called the “sheep herder bloke from Camerle Melville, Louis Bonhoffer, Linda Phillips, and Finn Marsden. He said there are so many good Australia”. Dick improved his techniques by filming the skiers cross country skiers today, it is difficult to name them at Squaw Valley. Later, in 1960, Ross was a gate all. “Fair play and common sense, is the only thing keeper at a race in Guthega and became extremely wet. On arrival back at Perisher, Bruce Haslingden that counts in cross country ski racing” stressed who became Ross’ mentor, advised him to go into Ross Martin. the drying room to dry out. It was there that Dick walked in and put his Olympic coat over Ross’ shoulders and this impressed Ross enormously. In 1961, Ross became a member of the University of NSW Ski Team and was presented with a pair of cross country skis and the advice to “Go and see Kore at Cooma Hut!” The advice Kore gave included the statement that “You always remember the parties long after the race”. The first major cross country ski race, Ross recalled, was held from Round Mountain to Perisher Valley with Otto Pincas, Kore Grunnsund, Robbie Kilpinnen and himself crossing the Iain MacDonald, Ross Martin and Ian Bradley share memories before the Perisher Historical Society’s third annual dinner at Perisher Valley finishing line together due to Hotel.





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Monaro Regional Libraries website has a community information database where anyone can Ànd out what’s happening in and around the Monaro, who to contact to play sport, learn bridge, be arty and crafty, or just locate a group to share your common interest. You can search the community information database by keyword, organisation or subject at The library is always looking for new groups to add and importantly looking for updated information when the contact details of groups change. Contacts for sporting groups across the region can be especially challenging to locate. So if you’re in Bombala, the Mountains, Michelago, Cooma or anywhere in between now is a great time to contact the library with your groups name, email or phone number. You can do this simply by: • Àlling out the online form • email or • phone 64551 730

COOMA COMMUNITY CONTACT CENTRE PROGRAMS will be CLOSED for the move to the new building from Thursday 24th June up to and including Thursday 1st July 2010 Programs re-open in Werri-Nina the new building on the corner of Sharp and Hill Streets up from the Royal Hotel on




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

JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAYS @ THE HUB YMCA YOUTH SERVICES FOR 12 - 18 YEAR OLDS WEDNESDAY 7 JULY BABYSITTING COURSE Complete 1 day course that will give you some skils in Babysitting.

THURSDAY 8 JULY COOKING WORSKSHOP Learn how to cook food from a different country. Share the meal at the end of the workshop.

FRIDAY 9 JULY PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP The upgrade of another section of the regional road between Cooma and Braidwood is now nearing completion.

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THURSDAY 15 JULY GIRLS PAMPER DAY Come along for a special day of secret girl’s stuff

FRIDAY 16 JULY GAMES DAY Grab a mate and team up! For all information regarding the Holiday program at the hub and to book, please call PJ Ward on 64525534 or 0403 498 322

Pictured above and below is trunk watermain repair work recently undertaken on Chapman Street. This section of 300mm AC main was required to be replaced following leak investigation work. This pipeline is the arterial feed for the water supply to Zalka Heights area. Mitigating water loss from the Shire’s water system is a high priority and any observed or suspected leaks or main failures should be reported to Council immediately.

COUNCIL ROAD WORKS Weather permitting the following works will be carried out in June • Badja Road Construction & Shoulder Re-sheeting • Tinderry Road, Fire Restoration • Horse Flat Creek Bridgework, Kybeyan Road • Town Sign Maintenance


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Pictured above are Council’s Works Crew laying the new sealed shoulders alongside Monaro High School in Yanni Street.



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Wednesday June 23, 2010

Bungarby fire practice A number of small fires were extinguished in Bungarby last Wednesday, when NSW Rural Fire Service Learning and Development Officer, Mick Holton led fire extinguisher training at the Bungarby RFS ladies morning tea. After sharing morning tea with the group, Mr Holton explained the difference between a variety of extinguishers, providing tips for identifying between them and describing what each extinguisher was best used for. He demonstrated a gas bottle

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fire and how to extinguish it, giving everyone the opportunity to put out the fire. Participants put out fires lit with fuel and straw as well, using the appropriate extinguisher for each fire. The Bungarby RFS ladies morning tea is held once a month on the third Wednesday at 10am. The next morning tea will be held on July 21, when the Rural Mental Health worker for the area will be attending.

“October Blizzard’ by Greg Williams, on of the paintings in the winter exhibition.

The Little Gallery in the Hain Centre in Cooma is looking for people to enter into their winter exhibition. Entries are open to interested artists with the categories being; • Oils and Acrylics • Water Colour and Mixed Media • Drawing and Pastels $800 in total prize money is up for grabs for the winners. $300 for best picture in show, donated by Gordon Litchfield Wool. $200 for best landscape/local scene, donated by Snowy Hydro. $100 each for the category winners, as listed above. There is a limit of three

Riposte Lisa Ashurst For those of you who weren’t aware of it, the Winter Solstice took place on Monday and for those of you who aren’t up on what that means, just celebrate okay because it means the Sun is on the up again in our skies and all is joy and bliss in my world again. Admittedly we won’t notice anything overnight but in a few weeks time we’ll start to notice that the mornings are getting lighter and days are getting longer and I can almost feel a spring in my step already. Sure we still have July and August to shiver through but the knowledge that things are literally looking up again should make it more bearable. On the other hand, I know that the snow season is still in its early stages and officially won’t end until the long weekend in October, which seems like a long way off, but the fact remains that we’ve passed the midpoint and I, for one, acknowledged the Solstice and danced with wild abandon around the heater in my trackies and

uggies in celebration of the Sun’s return to our hemisphere. It’s just one of those things, you know? Not being a Winter person, I tend to go into a decline around the Autumn Equinox and it takes many good books and some mighty fine chocolates to keep me from spiralling into despair as the mercury plummets so the Winter Solstice is something I can look forward to every year and it keeps me sane. Just one of those things... Meanwhile, those strange people who actually go willingly into those freezing cold snowfields are just getting into the swing of their season and loving it. They don’t really understand people like me who cry at the drop of a degree but that’s okay because I can’t for the life of me see any sense in spending hours outside in temperatures that hover way down in the low single digits and then drop into minus mode overnight. Like, why would anyone in their right mind want to do that??! Anyway, we’ve had the Winter Solstice and can look forward to the next big thing which is the Spring Equinox in September. The snow season may drag on till early October but Spring will have sprung on September 21, so there! Pffft! But in the meantime I have books and Boost bars.


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pictures per person and entry is $10 per entry. The official opening will be conducted at 3pm on July 2 and the exhibition will run until the end of August. The judge for this year’s exhibition will be Carol Slater, who currently volunteers at the National Gallery. For more information you can contact the publicity officer Greg Williams on 6453 3212 or 0417 170 103. There are also weekly workshops held at the Little Gallery every Tuesday from 10am until about 3pm. Everyone is welcome, new members, beginners or advanced artists.

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Pictured, National president of Parkinons Australia, Roger Norton, addressed a recent meeting to discuss forming a support group in the region. Snowy-Monaro Parkinsons Support Group has officially been formed following a meeting held on June 16. The lease of the group is Louise Young from Jindabyne, with secretary Kaye Anderson and publicity officer Beaty Russell. Meetings of the group will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 2pm. The meeting place is to be the HACC Centre, in Sharp Street Cooma.

All those interested are welcome to come along to the meetings. Interesting guest speakers will be invited to attend these meetings to provide important information concerning this disease and the care of those affected. The office bearers can be contacted on the following numbers: Louise Young 6556 2237; Kaye Anderson 6452 1782; Beaty Russell 6452 1470.

Mystery surrounds deaths of native birds in Delegate The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) says the recent discovery of about a dozen dead native birds within the township of Delegate remains a mystery but is requesting local residents to exercise caution when using any form of chemical, be it household or agricultural. The bodies of about a dozen dead Cockatoos, Galahs and Magpies were discovered within the township in late May but a recent toxilogical analysis proved inconclusive and the cause of death remains a mystery. However, despite the test results NPWS ranger, Rachel Butterworth, said today that it’s still possible toxins of some sort were involved. “It’s possible that they came into contact with toxic substances occurring naturally in the

environment but it could equally have been some household or farm chemical. “Either way, we are taking the opportunity to remind people to exercise extreme caution when dealing with chemicals because of the potential for them to harm native wildlife. “It might have been accidental misuse of chemicals and people need to be aware that there are serious fines for mishandling chemicals, accidental or not. “There are also some serious fines for people caught deliberately harming protected native wildlife. “If people are having problems with cockatoos then they should contact the NPWS rather than take matters into their own hands,� Ms Butterworth said.

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Wednesday June 23, 2010

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Three local cooks have featured in a new cookbook produced by the Agricultural Societies Council of NSW. Ten-year-old Nikki Harmer, Cooma Show life member Margaret Barron and competitor, Margaret Weeks, all feature in “The Country Show cookbook”. This full-colour hardback book contains 250 pages of awardwinning recipes plus photgraphs of local Pictured, Cooma P & A Association president Gail Eastaway (left), congratulates shows. It would be cooks Margaret Barron, Nikki Harmer and Margaret Weeks for being published in an ideal Christmas or “The Country Show Cookbook”, which the P & A is offering for sale locally. birthday present. Mrs Barron has three competitors, like Nikki, recognised for their entries in the book, Nikki and Mrs Weeks one enthusiasm and skill. apiece. “Margaret Barron is a renowned cook and a All are prize-winning competitors at Cooma long-serving member of the Cooma P & A, whose Show. expertise is invaluable to the success of the show. The book was produced to assist local “Margaret Weeks has been entering Cooma agricultural shows. Proceeds from the sale of the Show for about 10 years with great success. book go to local show bodies. “I would encourage all our local cooks, of all President of the Cooma Pastoral and Agricultural ages, to support their local show/s and show us Association, Gail Eastaway, congratulated the all what they can do,” she said. three local cooks for their efforts. The cookbook is available for sale from Cooma “It is important for local shows to promote Pastoral and Agricultural Association for only $25 themselves within their local community – our to P & A members. shows are part of our heritage and to celebrate Non members can buy a copy for $29.95. The the good cooks we have locally is just wonderful. books are available from South East Printing. “It is especially pleasing to see our junior

The Snowy River Shire’s Youth Council will hold its second official meeting on Monday June 28 from 3:50 - 5:00pm in the Jindabyne Central School library.

Start thinking about your 2009-10 tax return Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo today reminded people to start thinking about preparing and lodging their 2010 tax return. “From July 1, people can prepare and lodge their return online using e-tax, which is secure and easy to use,” Mr D’Ascenzo said. “Nearly 2.4 million people used e-tax last year – the quickest and easiest way to lodge. People who use e-tax will receive their notice of assessment and any refund due more quickly than paper returns.” E-tax also allows you to download information from a range of government departments and third party organisations directly into your tax return, including: pensions and allowances payment summaries bank interest

private health insurance details. You can also download net medical expenses from Medicare and Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) fees information. “The ATO website has plenty of information for those lodging their own tax return and e-tax has built-in calculators, guides and a check list to help people lodge correctly,” Mr D’Ascenzo said. E-tax will be available to download free of charge from July 1 from Government and third party information to prefill your return will be available to download progressively from July 1. You can subscribe to an alert service within e-tax which will let you know when your personal information becomes available.

Interested young people aged 12 - 18 are encouraged to attend.

The youth council was established to empower local young people. Participants will engage in planning youth week and school holiday events, fundraising for youth activities and space, and lobbying at the local, state, and federal level about issues of importance. Presently the group is writing a letter of support for the proposed stage at the Clay Pits on the Lake Jindabyne foreshore; outlining their priorities for submission to the Snowy River Shire Council; and planning a cooking workshop


for the winter months. They’ve also begun discussing Youth Week 2011. Any young person in Snowy River Shire between 12 - 18 years is eligible to be part of the Youth Council. Participants living in Adaminaby, Berridale, Dalgety, Jindabyne and the surrounding areas, including young people boarding at the Snowy Mountains Grammar School, are encouraged to attend. Those with questions or seeking additional information should contact Meghan Quinn on 6451 1506 or meghan.quinn@

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News from Cooma-Monaro Ladies Probus Club President Elaine Mooney opened the meeting by warmly welcoming all members and guests, Judy Adams, Anne Miners and Coral Reid. Thank you cards have been received from Marcia Pirie and Lurline Thorp. In the absence of the Welfare Officer, Rosemary Williams said that a card and some flowers would be taken today to Ginge Butcher. Arrangements for the 14th birthday luncheon on July 14 (Bastille Day) are well in hand with the new caterers at the Club. The theme will have a distinct French flavour. The cost of the trip to the Royal Mint will probably be reduced from $26 to $22 this is due to the fact that we have had a good response to the excursion. Jill announced several interesting guest speakers over the next few months. Member speaker - Member speaker this month was Coral Ordish whose topic was the ‘Demise Of The English Language. Coral was a bit outraged to find that words such as ‘brilliant’, ‘terrific’ and ‘gay’ no longer mean what they used to.

She appreciated that our language has to change and more so now with the rapid evolution of technology. Coral is of the opinion that great orators like Winston Churchill and playwrights such as Shakespeare and George Bernard Shaw must be turning in their graves to hear what has happened and is happening still more to our wonderful English language. Coral concluded by wondering what will happen in a few years with all the shortcuts taken when texting messages. Recently she saw her grandson had typed the letters ‘CYA’ for ‘see you’ and ‘YFOL’ for ‘you’ll fall over laughing’ his answer, when asked what it all meant said that it would take too long to type everything in full.

Guest speaker - Frank McGeorge was extremely interesting. He told how he came to his sea-going life as a Marine Engineer. A marine engineer must make sure that everything on the ship is in good working order and that includes overseeing all ship maintenance, including mechanical and safety operations, but above all ensure that the vessel is seaworthy. Frank then went on to tell us of the many interesting journeys he had made around the Pacific to exotic ports such as Hong Kong, Tokyo and Jogjakarta in Indonesia. Our guest speaker for July, Anne Marie Doyle, should be particularly interesting since she was a Parliamentary Hansard reporter and has worked in several Australian Embassies overseas. To contact your local Centre call It is possible that the Member Speaker will be Pam Mertens who has Freecall™ 1800 052 222* spent some time in France. The Cooma-Monaro Ladies Club meets on the second Wednesday of To find your nearest every month at 10.30am. in the Cooma Ex-Services Club. If you would shopfront visit like any further information please contact our Secretary, Coral Ordish on 6456.4707 or email:

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Cooma CWA meeting Cooma was the ideal location for the ABC Radio to launch their annual ‘Knit In” campaign recently. This was a great success as a large number of ladies came along to the Cooma Country Club to take part in knitting squares to make rugs for the needy. The morning began with cups of tea and goodies to share prior to monthly meeting. It was pleasing to have number of visitors stay on for the meeting. The branch president Kaye Anderson extended a warm welcome to everyone and thanked them for attending to make the occasion such a success. Reports were given by Hazel Walker and Beaty Russell, the delegates who represented the branch at the CWA State Conference at Port Macquarie. Results of resolutions from the

meeting have already been published in the CWA journal. Arrangements were finalised for the curry luncheon on Friday June 25, the proceeds of which will go towards special chairs for the dialysis unit at the hospital. Members will visit local schools in town as part of the international Study of Scotland. The schools to be visited are Cooma North Public on June 21, Cooma Public on July 26 and Snowy Mountains Christian School on August 9. The cookery competition for the July meeting is for the “Donna Latter” chcolate cake. Members, please remember something Scottish for lunch for this meeting which will be held on Monday July 12 at the Cooma Country Club. The friendship hour begins at 11am. Followed by lunch and the business meeting at 12.30pm.

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Flying artist launches new book One of Australia’s foremost artists and art educators says Australia is falling behind in the teaching of fundamental art skills. Merv Moriarty, who started Australia’s only flying art school in 1971, and who has dedicated his life to teaching art, says just as the modern curriculum took basic grammar out of the teaching of English, modern art curriculums have lapsed on fundamental drawing skills. “This has been to the detriment of artists and art students across the country”, Mr Moriarty said, whose new book The Eye’s Mind - the artist and the draftsman will be launched at the National Library of Australia next week, by his Excellency Mr Michael Bryce AM, KE, KStJ. He says his book addresses this gap and combines his teaching philosophy with practical methods. “Free expressionism has been taken out of context, freedom can only come with knowledge. At the moment we have artists believing they are creating great works of art, but they haven’t got the technical ability and understanding of artistic structure that makes a work withstand the passing of time. “This is a shameful situation.”

Moriarty says Australia has the raw talent but the inability of art colleges to nurture and build on this is a major concern. “The art is ultimately devalued because it’s missing a critical component of its structure, and that’s drawing technique and discipline.” Moriarty will talk about his book and the direction of Australian art education at the launch of his book at the National Library of Australia on June 22nd. The current edition of The Eye’s Mind - the artist and the draftsman is a work of art in itself having been printed and hand-bound by Moriarty and his assistant Rose Constable at Moriarty’s home on the Far South Coast of NSW. Moriarty’s work is also in prominent collections around Australia, including the Gallery of NSW. Moriarty’s latest works will also be on exhibition at the Solander Gallery’s Directors Choice exhibition in Canberra from June 19 until Sunday, July 25. The Eye’s Mind - the artist and the draftsman will be launched at 4pm Tuesday, 22nd June at The Conference Room, National Library of Australia, Canberra. All welcome.

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While good rain across much of the country is expected to boost farm incomes in the mediumto long-term, many farmers are now revising short-term debt and equity levels as they re-stock and finance their sowing. General Manager NAB Agribusiness, Khan Horne, said the good rain in the first half of the year has had a positive impact for many farmers who, faced with an expected boost in farm income, are considering the opportunities it presents. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, much of eastern Australia has received above average rainfall over the past six months, while on the other hand the west has experienced levels well below average, particularly over the south west.

“Many farmers are feeling more confident thanks to the rain and because of this, our bankers are seeing an increase in demand for credit,” Mr Horne said. “Graziers for example are looking to re-stock and cropping outfits invest in this year’s harvest. “We’re helping an increased number of customers assess debt and equity ratios, and our key advise is to ensure they develop a financial plan that helps them strategically take advantage of certain opportunities,” he said. Mr Horne says the rain has been fantastic for livestock producers as it will create pasture growth for months to come and many on-farm dams are full. “However, even a full soil moisture profile won’t

guarantee a crop given all the other factors at play. This means cashflow remains all important,” he said. “Farmers should review their forecasts with best, probable and worst case scenarios based on an educated estimate of expenditure and conservative income levels. “The peak cash requirement – often financed through an overdraft – is the main number affecting equity levels. “Producers with regular income, such as dairy farmers in high rainfall regions, might be able to push a little harder than cattle breeders, for instance, who have a delay between re-stocking and producing an income. “Your bank should be able to set up facilities

that align repayments with income, tailored to your operation. Leasing facilities, interest only loans and hedging products can help to minimise tax implications and risk.” Mr Horne says doing some research and planning before you go to a bank for finance, as well as having a good relationship with your banker, will give you the best chance of making sure your banking arrangements are suitably tailored to your particular circumstance.

A new series of Making More From Sheep forums, launched today, will give Australia’s sheep producers the opportunity to bolster the performance of their enterprises. Forums will be held over the coming months, with specialist speakers focusing on practical ‘take home and do tomorrow’ information covering a range of topics. The forums kick off the second phase of the highly successful program which aims to lead producers towards a range of tools and other learning opportunities to increase profitability from sheep production. MLA Managing Director, David Palmer, said while the industry was currently in good shape with prices on the verge of record levels, the Making More From Sheep forums provided producers with an opportunity to look at ways they might improve their productivity and ensure long-term sustainability in the industry. “Weaning 10 percent more lambs per hectare, achieving 10 percent more carcase weight and making sheep easier to manage are key challenges, and profitability drivers, that have been set for producers to target,” Mr Palmer said. “The Making More From Sheep forums aim to

equip producers with the skills to improve their businesses and capture every available market opportunity, now and into the future.” Kate Joseph, Sheepmeat Council of Australia President said the forums would outline the latest in R&D findings which would assist producers to focus on the core aspects of their production. “Productivity gains, an increase in profitability and building a sustainable enterprise should be the focus for producers,” Ms Joseph said. “The Making More From Sheep forums are a great way for producers to keep on track with these objectives by utilising the latest developments in the industry and ultimately enhancing Australia’s competitive advantage in the marketplace.” The theme of the Making More From Sheep forums is ‘It’s ewe time’ – with the bulk of evidence and market intelligence showing it’s vital to make every ewe count. Among the suite of practical information for sheep and lamb producers, topics featured at the forums include:

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Tuesday 13 July: Dubbo, NSW at the RSL Club Thursday 15 July: Goondiwindi, QLD at the RSL Memorial Club Tuesday 27 July: Wagga Wagga, NSW at the Country Comfort Motel Thursday 29 July: Carrick, TAS at the Ag Fest Function Centre Wednesday 18 August: Clare, SA at the Golf Club Tuesday 24 August: Hamilton, VIC at the Showground Function Centre Thursday 26 August: Naracoorte, SA at the Town Hall To book a seat at your closest forum call MLA on 1800 675 717.

Southern farmers are running out of time to register for NSW Farmers’ Association’s biennial Region 11 Convention at the National Press Club in Canberra next week. This event on Friday June 25 will explore the theme “Young Emerging Leaders with a Strong Connection to our Rural Communities.” NSW Farmers’ Association Region 11 Chair Russell Deane says the theme will be explored with a huge range of inspirational speakers. “We are really very lucky to have such a broad range of speakers from so many different parts of society all focusing on our rural communities,” Mr Deane says. Speakers include Mr John Ridley, NSW Farmers’ Association Senior Vice President; Dr Michael Bonning, a depression awareness campaigner and a Director of Beyond Blue; Dr Geoff

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Cary, a leading international bush fire scientist Australian National University; Ms Adriana Downey, a Green Energy pioneer and Biochar researcher; Mr Ben Fargher, CEO National Farmers’ Federation; Ms Sarina Locke, Rural and Environment journalist with the ABC and Mr Tim Wilson, Director Intellectual property and free trade unit Institute of Public Affairs. “This is a chance to bring Members, friends and anybody interested together for an informative and enjoyable day out to hear great speakers on rural issues that affect us all,” Mr Deane said. “I strongly encourage everyone to attend.” People are asked to register their interest by calling the Member Service Centre on 1300 794 000 or call Russell Deane, Chair of Region 11 on Ph: 6226 4466.


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Lifetime’s work recognised with national award Described as a genuine all-rounder, agricultural scientist and educator, Emeritus Professor Ted Wolfe of Wagga Wagga has received a national award for his ‘life-time commitment to Australian agriculture and pasture science’. Prof Wolfe is originally a Cooma boy, brother of local veterinary surgeon Peter and also Liz Litchfield. One of two Australian Medals of Agricultural Science for 2010 was awarded to Professor Wolfe by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST). The other recipient was Mr Jim McColl of South Australia, a long-time advocate of farm business management and consultancy services. The Institute commended Professor Wolfe for hiss ‘great and al health, remarkably diverse contributions in agronomy, animal ment, pasture ecology, plant breeding, pasture improvement, and pasture and crop interactions’. Starting his career in the 1960s as a teaching fellow with the University of Sydney, Professor Wolfe went on to be a research agronomist and later a Director of Research at the then NSW Department of Agriculture in Wagga Wagga. In 1983 he took up the position of Regional Director of Research for the New England, Hunter and Metropolitan Region, based at Tamworth in northern NSW. In 1990 Professor Wolfe returned to Wagga Wagga as ol Professor of Agriculture and Head of the then School turt of Agriculture at the newly established Charles Sturt culture University (CSU). He continued as Professor of Agriculture at CSU until his retirement in 2001, after which he was given the honorary position of Emeritus Professor. rofessor Wolfe’s ‘open In awarding the Medal, the AIAST acknowledged Professor ‘open, generous, friendly approach to students and colleagues, which made him an outstanding teacher, mentor and academic leader’. Even in retirement, Professor Wolfe is a member of the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation – a collaborative alliance between CSU and Industry & Investment NSW. His activities include roles as a professional and community advocate, writer and editor of agricultural science publications, guest University lecturer, organiser and host of agricultural student exchanges and international visitors to CSU, and as a consultant and trainer for rural programs in North Korea and Eritrea.

“I certainly feel honoured by the award of this medal. I have enjoyed everything along the way, particularly my professional friendships,” Professor Wolfe said. “While I am satisfied with my career contributions, I do regret not having had more time to put into advocacy for Australian farmers, who have done a great job in recent decades producing food, enhancing productivity, implementing sustainable farm systems and in looking after their livestock.” Director of the EH Graham Centre, Professor Deidre Lemerle said, “Ted plays a critical role in the Centre, providing support and mentoring staff and students. He encourages broad debate about the big issues challenging agriculture such as food security and ad adaptation to climate change, and he stimulates discussion a around solutions for future sustainable farming systems. systems.” Duri During his lengthy involvement in agricultural rese research, including on panels of several rural R & D co corporations, Professor Wolfe focussed on pasture im improvement in relation to livestock production a and health (cattle bloat, clover disease in sheep), tthe integration of crops and livestock in farming ssystems, and improving the teamwork of scientists a and farmers in agricultural R&D. For the past two ye years, Professor Wolfe has chaired the Regional Adv Advisory Committee for the Cancer Council of NSW in the southwest region. Living in Wagga Wagga, Professor Wolfe is married to Sally. They have four children living in Wagga Wagga, Bathu Bathurst, London and New York and are the proud grandparents of six boys. Professor Wolfe’s recent publications, include the article, ‘Pasture Profile of Australia’ for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO). This summary, provides an overview of temperate and tropical pastures in Australia and their importance for livestock production. In addition, Professor Wolfe has completed the chapter, ‘Crop-livestock integration in world farming systems’ for a soon to be released book Dryland agricultural systems and is currently drafting a chapter on ‘Research from the past to the future’ for a forthcoming book, Crop adaptation to changing climates.


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6.00 Children’s Programs. 10.00 For The Juniors. (G, R, CC) 10.15 Telling Tales. (G, R, CC) 10.20 Being Me. (G, R, CC) 10.35 Like It Is. (G, R, CC) 11.00 How The Earth Was Made. (G, CC) 12.00 Midday Report. (CC) 12.30 Jeeves And Wooster. (G, CC) 1.30 Cheese Slices. (G, R, CC) 2.00 Parliament. (CC) 3.00 Children’s Programs. 6.05 Grand Designs Revisited. (G, CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 The 7.30 Report. (CC) 8.00 Catalyst. (G, CC) 8.30 Churchill’s Darkest Decision. (PG, CC) Examines Winston Churchill’s controversial decision to sink the French fleet following their government’s surrender to the Germans. 9.25 Mr Sin: The Abe Saffron Story. (M, CC) 10.25 Lateline. (CC) 11.00 Lateline Business. (CC) 11.25 Live From Abbey Road. (PG, R, CC) 12.20 Parliament Question Time. (CC) 1.20 Movie: The Challenge. (b&w, G, 38, R, CC) 2.35 Movie: The Curse Of The Cat People. (b&w, PG, 44, R, CC) 3.55 Can We Help? (G, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (PG, R, CC)

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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Round 16. St George Illawarra Dragons v Wests Tigers. From WIN Jubilee Oval, Sydney. Rugby League. (CC) NRL. Round 16. Penrith Panthers v Manly Sea Eagles. From CUA Stadium, New South Wales. Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 5. From The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon, London. Hosted by Ken Sutcliffe and Tim Sheridan, with commentary from John Newcombe, Fred Stolle and Mark Woodforde. Entertainment Tonight. (R, CC) Good Morning America. (CC)

6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Greece v Argentina. Continued. 6.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Nigeria v South Korea. 8.30 World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 9.10 WorldWatch. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 James May’s Big Ideas. (G, R, CC) 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 10.30 The 2010 FIFA World Cup Show. (CC) 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Slovenia v England. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. USA v Algeria. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Lead-In. 4.20 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Australia v Serbia. CLASSIFICATIONS: (PG) Parental Guidance Recommended (M) Mature Audiences (MA15+) Mature Audiences Only (AV15+) Extreme Adult Violence (R) Repeat (CC) Closed Captions

sbs one Early News. (CC) Totally Wild Rewind. (G, CC) Scope. (C, CC) Scope. (C, R, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) MasterChef Australia. (PG, CC) Glee. (PG, CC) Mr Schuester goes to extremes to take revenge on Sue. Law & Order: SVU. (M, CC) A journalist is found murdered in her apartment. Medium. (M, CC) News/Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Buffy The Vampire Slayer. (M, R) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Australia v Serbia. Continued. 6.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Ghana v Germany. 8.30 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 9.10 WorldWatch. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 My Family Feast. (Return, G, CC) 8.00 Oz And James Drink To Britain. (New series, PG, CC) 8.30 The Supersizers Go… Wartime. (New series, CC) Restaurant critic Giles Coren and writer and comedian Sue Perkins experience the food cultures of yesteryear. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 10.30 The 2010 FIFA World Cup Show. (CC) 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Slovakia v Italy. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Paraguay v New Zealand. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Cameroon v Netherlands.

Early News. (CC) Scope. (G, R, CC) Totally Wild. (C, CC) Puzzle Play. (P, R, CC) News. (CC) The Circle. (PG, CC) Dr Phil. (PG, CC) The Oprah Winfrey Show. (PG, R, CC) Ready Steady Cook. (PG, CC) Judge Judy. (PG, CC) Infomercials. (PG, R, CC) Huey’s Kitchen. (G, CC) The Bold And The Beautiful. (G, CC) News. (CC) The Simpsons. (G, R, CC) Neighbours. (G, CC) The 7PM Project. (PG, CC) MasterChef Australia. (PG, CC) NCIS. (M, R, CC) Gibbs sets out to uncover the truth after a CIA agent, who he owes a favour to, calls him to a meeting at an abandoned warehouse where he discovers two dead bodies. Numb3rs. (M, CC) News. (CC) Sports Tonight. (CC) David Letterman. (PG) Friday Night Lights. (Final, M) Infomercials. (PG, R) Religious Programs. (PG)

6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Cameroon v Netherlands. Continued. 6.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Denmark v Japan. 8.30 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 9.10 WorldWatch. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Coast: Dover To Isle Of Wight. (New series, G, CC) 8.30 As It Happened: Have You Heard from Johannesburg – Fair Play. (CC) Reveals the dramatic true story behind Clint Eastwood’s film Invictus, following efforts of athletes and activists to keep apartheid South Africa’s teams out of international sports. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 10.30 The 2010 FIFA World Cup Show. (CC) 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Portugal v Brazil. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. North Korea v Ivory Coast. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Chile v Spain.

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The seventh edition of GreenSmart magazine, a leading reference for anyone with an interest in environmentally responsible homes, goes on sale at newsstands around Australia today. Produced by the Housing Industry Association, GreenSmart has become an authoritative voice for Australians embracing environmentally friendly homes. “It’s not only an important weapon in the battle against global warming, but also provides useful information about how consumers can save money on water and energy bills,” said HIA GreenSmart General Manager Janine Strachan. The annual publication is the flagship magazine for HIA’s GreenSmart program, established in 1999 to promote building techniques and practices that reduce our environmental footprint. “With more homeowners clamouring for ideas

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Housing Affordability Drops in March Quarter The decline in Housing affordability continued early in 2010 with higher house prices, increased interest rates, and the removal of the first home buyers’ boost according to the latest HIA-CBA First Home Buyer Affordability Report. Housing affordability fell in the March 2010 quarter dropping by 4 per cent to be 28.7 per cent lower than 12 months ago. Through the quarter, affordability fell by 4.2 per cent in the capitals and 5.3 per cent in regional areas to be lower by 30.5 per cent and 24.8 per cent respectively compared to March 2009. HIA Senior Economist, Mr Ben Phillips, said that further interest rate rises in April and May of 2010 will likely mean that the June quarter result will see affordability crash to the record lows experienced when interest rates were above 9 per cent in 2007. “With the Reserve Bank insistent on further rate rises, housing affordability will once again be a key

issue in the mortgage belt regions of Australia,” said Ben Phillips. “We are yet to see the required level of cooperation between all levels of government to deliver critical housing infrastructure without hitting new home buyers,” said Ben Phillips. “Higher interest rates, exorbitant infrastructure charges, an overly restrictive and time consuming planning system continue to fuel Australia’s affordability crisis. Overcoming these issues will go a long way towards restoring housing affordability in Australia,” said Ben Phillips. Affordability deteriorated in most capital cities and regional areas in the March quarter. The largest falls were recorded across Victoria (-10 per cent and -15.9 per cent for Melbourne and Regional Victoria respectively), Western Australia (-6.6 per cent and -14.2 per cent in Perth and regional WA respectively) and regional New South Wales (-12 per cent).

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New Home Lending Hits 12 Month Low In a worrying sign for a sustainable housing recovery, the number of new home loans hit a 12 month low in March said the Housing Industry Association, the voice of Australia’s residential building industry. HIA Chief Economist, Dr Harley Dale, said there is a disturbing downward trend in new home lending that does nothing to instil confidence in the prospects for a recovery in new residential construction that extends beyond this year. “The March ABS Housing Finance result marks the fifth consecutive fall in loans for construction and the sixth consecutive decline in total lending,” said Harley Dale. “We have a debilitating confluence of higher interest rates, tight credit availability, and obstacles related to land supply, planning, and infrastructure charges and taxation. “These forces are standing in the way of a sustainable lift in new construction in 2011 and beyond that would allow inroads to be made into Australia’s large and growing housing shortage. “A circuit breaker is urgently required to expedite progress in reducing supply side

barriers and easing credit conditions. Otherwise the financial strain on renters and entry level buyers will only worsen and upward pressure on interest rates will intensify. The number of loans for construction fell by 7.3 per cent in March 2010 to be down by 15 per cent over the quarter. Loans for the purchase of new dwellings fell by 3.2 per cent in the month of March to be 14 per cent lower over the quarter. “Clearly the first stage new home building recovery was driven by first time buyerrelated activity. In the March 2010 quarter the first home buyer loan market was nearly 50 per cent down on the same period last year, but the non-first home buyer market was weakening rather than filling the void left by the removal of the First Home Owner Boost,” said Harley Dale. In seasonally adjusted terms the total number of owner occupier loans in March 2010 fell by 3.5 per cent in New South Wales, 1.8 per cent in Victoria, 5.6 per cent in Queensland, 6.8 per cent in South Australia, 2.2 per cent in Tasmania, 1.2 per cent in the Northern Territory, and 4 per cent in the Australian Capital Territory.

Federal Budget delivers only modest benefits to Canberra – Master Builders Statement by Executive Director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller

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Canberra’s peak building and construction industry organization, Master Builders ACT has welcomed the boost to training and skills development contained in the Federal Budget. However the executive director of the MBA-ACT, John Miller said he was disappointed by the relatively low level new capital works directed at infrastructure in the Australian Capital Territory but was pleased to note the level of work directed towards Canberra within the Defence portfolio. He said that the only major expenditure earmarked for the current financial year was the Lanyon Drive Extension Stage 2, while the ACT Government would be forced to continue discussions with the Commonwealth around funding for the Majura Parkway. However this had been at least somewhat offset by the announcements under the Defence portfolio relating to works at HMAS Harman and Creswell, the Majura Field

That expenditure included accommodation refurbishment relating to Duntroon and redevelopment work at HMAS Creswell. Mr Miller said that, taken as a whole, the Federal Budget had exhibited fiscal responsibility and had provided few negatives for the ACT economy with no significant cut-backs having been imposed. “Importantly, it would appear this Budget will ensure there is no undue upward pressure on interest rates,” he said. “In circumstances where the Commonwealth’s expenditure commitments to the ACT have been relatively modest, delivery of the capital works and land release initiatives announced in the ACT Budget become all the more important,” Mr Miller said. 0SǑOǣ"WȺ $ΕΝNǣ "4,*/(  5ӅMΝOH"WȪͩVȺ $ΕΝNǣ"4,*/( 

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• Well presented home situated in Cooma North. • Newly cladded home on a large corner block, fully fenced. • Extensive work to walls & ceilings already done, plus recently renovated kitchen & bathroom. • 2-3 bedrooms, 2 large living areas & separate dining. • 2nd living area opens out onto backyard & verandah. • Slow combustion wood fire, natural gas heating and reverse cycle A/C. • Well established trees & gardens.

• Beautifully presented 1960s weatherboard home. • Great investment opportunity with minimal work or renovations needed. • 4 generous sized bedrooms. • New carpet throughout. • Ducted gas heating. • 2 bathrooms, one bedroom with ensuite. • 2 large living areas. • Formal lounge, adjoining dining and kitchen areas. • Manicured lawns and gardens. • Situated in a quiet part of town.

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Rage. (PG) Poh’s Kitchen. (G, R, CC) Message Stick. (G, R, CC) Stateline. (R, CC) Australian Story. (R, CC) Foreign Correspondent. (R, CC) Can We Help? (G, R, CC) Pilot Guides. (G, R, CC) Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Round 11. Eastwood v Southern Districts. From TG Millner Field, Marsfield. Bowls. International Test. Men’s Singles. Australia v England. Highlights. Planet Food. (G, CC) Gardening Australia. (G, CC) News. (CC) Doc Martin. (PG, CC) News. (CC) The Bill. (M, CC) After officers are called to a hotel to deal with a disturbance, they discover the body of a badly beaten man in the room of a missing school teacher, whose husband was causing trouble in the lobby. News. (CC) Midsomer Murders. (M, CC) Silent Witness. (M, R, CC) Rage. (M)

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The Saturday Club. (G) Weekend Sunrise. (CC) Saturday Disney. (G, CC) Legend Of Enyo. (C, CC) Trapped. (C, R, CC) V8 Xtra. (G, CC) Motor Racing. (CC) Touring Car Masters. Beauty And The Geek Australia. (PG, R, CC) According To Jim. (PG, R) Movie: The Lizzie McGuire Movie. (G, 03, R, CC) What’s Up Down Under. (G, CC) Guide To The Good Life. (G) Sydney Weekender. (G) News. (CC) Islands Of Britain: The South. (Final, G, CC) Rugby Union. (CC) Lansdowne Cup. Australia v Ireland. Movie: The Spy Who Loved Me. (M, 77, R, CC) Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro. James Bond and a glamourous Russian spy unite forces to track down a megalomaniacal shipping magnate with an undersea missile base. Movie: Time Served. (AV15+, 99, R) Home Shopping. (G)

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Go, Diego! Go! (G, R, CC) Dora The Explorer. (G, R, CC) Weekend Today: Saturday. (CC) Saturday Kerri-Anne. (G, CC) Kids’ WB. (G) Ben 10: Alien Force. (G) Batman. (G, R) Dennis & Gnasher. (C, CC) Stormworld. (C, CC) Mortified. (C, R, CC) Lockie Leonard. (C, R, CC) Danoz Direct. (PG) Movie: Born Free. (G, 66, R, CC) Ford Falcon 50th Anniversary. (G) Talk To The Animals. (G) Fishing Australia. (G, CC) Postcards Australia. (G) News. (CC) Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (G, CC) Movie: Shrek The Third. (PG, 07, R, CC) Movie: National Lampoon’s European Vacation. (M, 85, R, CC) Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively. Tennis. Wimbledon. Day 6. F Troop. (G, R) Antiques Roadshow. (G, R, CC) Creflo A Dollar. (G) Fishing Australia. (G, R, CC)

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6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Chile v Spain. Continued. 6.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Switzerland v Honduras. 8.30 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 9.10 WorldWatch. 1.00 Sanremo Song Festival. 2.45 The Chopin Études. (G, R) 2.50 The Chopin Préludes. (G, R) 3.00 The Actress And The Dancer. (PG, R) 3.30 Tim Marlow Meets… (G, R) 4.00 Living With The Future. (G, R) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Monster Moves: Supersize Submarine. (G, CC) 8.30 Bikini Revolution. (PG, CC) 9.30 High Altitude: Fear. (PG, R, CC) 10.00 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 10.30 The 2010 FIFA World Cup Show. (CC) 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Round of 16. 2.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Replay. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Round of 16.





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6.00 Rage. (G) 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. (CC) 10.00 Inside Business. (CC) 10.30 Offsiders. (CC) 11.00 Asia Pacific Focus. (CC) 11.30 Songs Of Praise. (G, CC) 12.00 Landline. (CC) 1.00 Gardening Australia. (G, R, CC) 1.30 Message Stick. (G, CC) 2.00 Travel Oz. (G, R, CC) 2.30 Dogfight Over Guadalcanal. (PG, R, CC) 3.30 The Artful Codgers. (G, R, CC) 4.20 Stolen. (G, R, CC) 5.15 Composer Tunes. (G, R, CC) 5.30 Art Nation. (CC) 6.00 At The Movies. (PG, R, CC) 6.30 Treks In A Wild World. (CC) 7.00 News. (CC) 7.30 Doctor Who. (CC) 8.15 Doctor Who Confidential: Cut Down. (G, CC) 8.30 News. (CC) 8.35 Little Dorrit. (New series, PG, CC) 10.20 Compass: Michael Kirby. (CC) 11.20 Wagner’s Mastersinger, Hitler’s Siegfried. (G, R, CC) 12.15 Order In The House. (CC) 1.30 Movie: The Human Factor. (M, 79, R, CC) 3.30 Talking Heads. (G, R, CC) 4.00 First Tuesday Book Club. (PG, R, CC) 4.30 Shortland Street. (PG) 5.00 Something In The Air. (G, R, CC) 5.30 The New Inventors. (G, R, CC)

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6.00 Soccer. 2010 FIFA World Cup. Round of 16. Continued. 6.30 The Contenders. 7.00 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 7.30 WorldWatch. 11.00 Tales From A Suitcase. (G, R) 11.30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood. (G, R, CC) 12.00 Try Revolution. (PG, R, CC) 1.00 Cycling. UCI ProTour. Critérium du Dauphiné. Highlights. From France. 2.00 Speedweek. 4.00 Football Asia. 4.30 Futbol Mundial. 5.00 Road To The 2010 FIFA World Cup. (R, CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Sigrid Thornton. (PG, R, CC) 8.30 The Last Voyage Of The Gustloff. (PG, R, CC) 9.30 High Altitude: Survival. (PG, R, CC) 10.00 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 10.30 The 2010 FIFA World Cup Show. (CC) 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Round of 16. 2.00 Soccer. 2010 FIFA World Cup. Replay. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Round of 16.

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6.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Round of 16. Continued. 6.30 The Contenders. (CC) 7.00 2010 FIFA World Cup: Morning News. (CC) 7.30 WorldWatch. 3.30 Nerds FC. (Final, G, R, CC) 4.00 The Journal. (CC) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. (CC) 5.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Match Of The Day. Highlights. 6.30 World News Australia. (CC) 7.30 Why Do We Talk? (G, CC) 8.30 On Thin Ice. (M, CC) Part 2 of 5. As training for their race to the South Pole continues, Olympic goldmedallist James Cracknell, TV presenter Ben Fogle and actor Jonny Lee Miller hit the streets for the annual London Marathon. 9.30 World News Australia. (CC) 10.00 Santo, Sam And Ed’s Cup Fever. (PG, CC) 10.30 The 2010 FIFA World Cup Show. (CC) 11.30 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Round of 16. 2.00 Soccer. 2010 FIFA World Cup. Replay. 4.00 Soccer. (CC) 2010 FIFA World Cup. Round of 16. From Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa.


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Today. (CC) Kerri-Anne. (PG, CC) News. (CC) Ellen DeGeneres. (PG, R, CC) The View. (PG, CC) Days Of Our Lives. (PG, CC) Alive And Cooking. (G, R) Hi-5. (P, R, CC) Pyramid. (C, CC) News. (CC) Antiques Roadshow. (G, CC) Hot Seat. (G, CC) News. (CC) WIN News. (CC) A Current Affair. (CC) Top Gear. (PG, CC) Two And A Half Men. (M, R, CC) Australian Families Of Crime. (M, CC) A look at John Travers and Mick Murdoch, childhood friends who would, along with the three Murphy brothers, earn the nation’s ire for the 1986 rape and murder of Sydney nurse Anita Cobby. Tennis. Wimbledon. Women’s quarter-finals. F Troop. (G, R) Entertainment Tonight. (CC) Early Morning News. (CC) Today. (CC)


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Ph : 6452 2853 Email :



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

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

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


Car & Truck Rentals








Maypole Motors 48 Sharp St, Cooma NSW 2630

PH: (02) 6452 3348

LIC NO: 37754


Carpet Cleaning, General Cleaning


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

24 Hour Emergency Flood Relief

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404 Monaro Hwy PO Box 981 Cooma NSW 2630

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

Directory Guide

Wednesday June 23, 2010

Tell them how good a job you can do!


McMahon’s Earthmoving

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Ph : 0406 995 228

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PH: 6454 1142 MOB: 0427 270 492

Anthony van der Plaat Lic No 65236C Director

Mobile: 0412 574 540 149 Rhine Falls Rd COOMA NSW 2630







Dance School










All workmanship and materials guaranteed. Licensed Water Bore Drillers

Mailing Resumes Surveys Database Updates



ABN 76001 313 499 SERVICING THE LOCAL AREA FOR 49 YEARS! Member of Australian Drilling Industry Association



Directory Guide

Wednesday June 23, 2010

Tell them how good a job you can do! Realestate

Music Lessons



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

¡ Jo Giles: Sales Support /Property ¡ Amanda Rook: Sales ¡ Don Peterson: Proprietor ¡ Ryan Kimber: Sales ¡ Chrissy Humphreys: Property Manager.

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

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

Individual private lessons tailored to suit your goals.


Shop 3 Centennial Plaza, Cooma Ph: 6452 4043

Shop 2 Parkview Arcade 123 Sharp Street COOMA Ph: (02) 6452 6067






Proprietors: Kim Simpson



Phone/Fax: 6452 1705

4 Vale Street, PO Box 916 COOMA NSW 2630

Whats new: Hedge Trimmer




Owner Operator Insured



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


Coming soon: Stump Grinder

NIMMITABEL NSW Covering all areas

Dean 0417 671 062 Michelle 0488 040 843

CWA members enjoy Scottish dancing at group day Scottish country dances and Australian folk dances performed by the Monaro Folk Music Bush Dancing Group members were amongst the star acts at the Country Women’s Association Monaro Group Cultural Day attended by over 60 women, on Tuesday, June 15 at Bredbo. Following quick instruction by Canberra Evening branch member, Jean Bennett who is a member of the Dancing Group, a number of the CWA dancers tripped their way through a Scottish reel and a bush dance. Another lively act was by the Belconnen branch members who sang their way through a musical quiz which was a CWA version of “Spicks and Specks� with the audience being the judging panel.

It may be a while before CWA is invited to be the panel on the ABC show. Maggie Shingles judged an excellent display of handicrafts. A number of these items were selected for further judging at the Inter Group Cultural Day to be held in Cooma on August 30 at the Cooma Ex Services Club. Members were delighted to see their Group President Mrs Margaret Barron, back in circulation following her recent surgery and now on the road to recovery. Mrs Barron reminded members that Members were reminded to bring any goods to be sent to Sydney, including those for the South East Pacific Zone of the Associated Country Women of the World, to the August group council meeting on August 3 at Cooma Bowling Club.

CWA members dancing a Scottish reel with Monaro Folk Music Bush Dancing Group dancers.

W BUSINESS OF THE WEEK H ELGAS Cooma and Snowy Mountains O’ - Ph: 131 161 S


Elgas Cooma Snowy Mountains is a team of dedicated staff with an area that stretches from Williamsdale in the north to Bonang Victoria (south of Delegate) in the south and Yarrangobilly Caves in the west to Bombala in the east.The staff of Elgas Cooma Snowy Mountains have a combined experience of 70+years in the LPGas industry. All staff are locals who know the area like the back of their hands and are dedicated to providing quality service and technical skills. Elgas operates tankers out of both Cooma and Jindabyne depots, the tankers service the requirements of both bulk and domestic Easygas customers. Ron Goggin, Adrian Studley and Paul Rawson are highly experienced operators who are well known in their patches. The Cooma delivery driver Stumpy Wallis, a


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Cooma Sand & Concrete Pty Ltd

Country Wide Wool Pty Ltd



man with a ready smile, is charged with the responsibility of delivering LPGas cylinders for new installations, exchange and swap and go customers. If you are after technical expertise, Alan Kelly with over 30 years experience has a wealth ready knowledge. And in the Cooma office Carol Robinson is tasked with fulfilling customer and appliance sales inquiries. Tim Corkill, the manager, has the enjoyable task of directing operations. To assist with providing the best quality local service, Elgas also has local cylinder exchange and appliance sales agents based in Cooma, Jindabyne, Dalgety, Nimmitabel and Delegate. And if you are after LP or Natural gas appliance sales you can contact 131161 to get the latest catalogue and advice.

Wool Buyers Ring David for Monday appointments


Phone: David Abraham P. 02 6452 2262 M. 0417 431 966 F. 02 6452 4448 18 Holland Road, Polo Flat Cooma

(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

New trading hours July-October- closed Mondays

41 Holland Rd, Polo Flat PO Box 46 Cooma 2630 P: 02 6452 3360 F: 02 6452 3422 M: 0428 360 637 E:


Quality Construction Material Suppliers

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


For enquiries phone Cathy:

Mobile: 0413 133 681 Phone: 6452 7833 Fax: 6452 7933

Mob 0417 274 010 • A/H 6452 1511 • 1 Airstrip Rd, Polo Flat EFTPOS & CREDIT CARD FACILITIES AVAILABLE

68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630


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Summit Smash Repairs Country Wide Wool C & C Wassink - Self Storage Cooma Sand & Concrete

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High Country Kitchens Elgas Snowy Sheds Southern Service Centre

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Monaro Wool Services Monaro Freight Monaro Panel Beaters MGM Industries


Class Corner

Wednesday June 23, 2010

Cooma North Public awards assembly

Cooma North Public School’s recent assembly was visited by Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly, who congratulated students on receiving a principal’s pennant. Dr Kelly also addressed the assembly, briefly. The assembly was entertained by a performamce from the kindergarten classes, with a guest appearance by builder Johnny Nassar.

?Who’s @ ? Polo?Flat industrial ? ? Estate? ?

Everybody Needs a Shed!!! Carports, Garages, Homes, Farm and Industrial Sheds.

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

9 Polo Flat Rd, Polo Flat


Phone: 6458 3720 Robert Kerrison

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

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

Ph: 6452 7540 Mob: 0407 362 307

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

Phone: 131 161

Wool Marketing - Not just wool selling


MTA • LMD 12556

Specialising in Farm Machinery - Sales & Services

Gregory Abraham ANIAME For appliance sales Cooma Plumbing Supplies Cnr Commissioner & Bradley Sts, Cooma 6452 2559

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat

Proprietor 40 Polo Flat Road Cooma, NSW 2630 Ph: 02 6452 1605 Fax: 02 6452 3485

MONARO PANEL BEATERS t2VBMJUZt4FSWJDFt$PNNJUNFOUt1SJEF 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

General Road Freight Service COVERING


Polo Flat Rd, Cooma NSW 2630 Ph: (02) 6452 2412 Fax: (02) 6452 1537

· Motorbike Repairs & Services · Spare Parts & Accessories · Tyres & Oils

· General Machining · Drilling · Welding/ Fabrication

Specialising in 4 wheeler, dirt bike and road bike repairs.

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Discovery Holiday Park - Jindabyne · Service Station Attendant: casual position, ongoing all year. · Receptionist: casual position, ongoing all year. · House Keepers Required: just for the 2010 ski season.

Phone Peter & Janette - 6457 1301

Be part of the team in Jindabyne. Through employing local people, we understand our communities and pride ourselves as a leader of employment, youth and indigenous programs. Workways is a regionally based organisation that has grown across Eastern Victoria and Southern NSW over the past 21years. Our non-profit, community based mandate enables us to assist many community projects with both financial and business assistance.

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

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

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



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

COOMA LITTLE THEATRE Inc Expressions of Interest are invited from people keen to be involved in the production of a Pantomime to be staged in November this year - “The Wizard of Oz”. Actors and technical crew are required

Lining up for the V8 on Front Valley.

Under 10’s guard of honour

(no experience necessary).

Some singing and dancing involved. Males and Females aged from approximately 16 years. Please phone Jayne 6453 3447 or Sue 6452 2797 by June 22. Cooma P&A Show Society – 136th AGM Notice The Cooma Pastoral & Agricultural Show Society AGM will be held on Thursday 8th July 2010 at 7.00 pm Coombah Lounge Cooma Ex-Services Club Vale St Cooma. Nominations for new Committee members should be sent to The Secretary PO Box 809 Cooma by 6th July 2010. Visit for Nomination forms. Enquiries welcome 6452 6465.

COSTUME HIRE Cooma Little Theatre advises the winter opening hours for costume hire will be in place during the months of July, August and September. Therefore opening hours will be 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 7.30pm till 8.30pm. From October weekly times will resume.

The Monaro Post Big distribution Better value for money!

Call 6452 0313 to advertise

Guard of honour for the under 12 Red Devils.



Wednesday June 23, 2010

Second scholarship for Crimmins

All under one roof

At the celebrations last week at Alpine Sports located in Jindabyne’s Nuggets Crossing, Ros and Bruce Easton congratulate Alpine Sports Manager, Rodney Saul (centre) on the improved and dramatic changes that have taken place. Now under the one roof, Alpine Sports Natural High and accommodation provider, Absolute Alpine will focus on giving customers the service they want.


Bredbo athlete Thomas Crimmins, 14, accepted his second individual scholarship in mountain biking with the South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) Country Energy Program in 2010. There are 19 athletes from across the south east region of NSW in 2010 who received scholarships in the Country Energy Program. The program provides all scholarship athletes with education, personal development and sports science as well as direct funding to support them in achieving excellence in their chosen sport. Thomas has been extremely busy competing in a number of state and national competitions throughout the season. During December last year and January and February this year he competed throughout Australia at the U17 National Downhill Mountain Biking Series where he finished third at Hobart, second at Shepparton and won at Thredbo. At the National MTB Championships held at Adelaide in January Thomas finished

second in the U17 Division. Since the end of February Thomas has been competing in the U19 NSW State Series. Even though has been competing above his age division he won the first round at Thredbo in February, finished fourth in the second round at Awaba near Newcastle in April and won the third round at Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra in March. In March Thomas competed at the Australian Interschools MTB Championships in Thredbo in the year 9 and 10 division. He won the downhill event and came third in the 4X event. Country Energy’s regional general manager south eastern, Phillip Green, said: “Country Energy is delighted to continue its support of the SERAS program. We are proud to be supporting such promising young athletes from the South East region. I believe the partnership of Country Energy and SERAS offers excellent opportunities to our communities and are a great way of supporting regional development.”


Cryptic Clues Across 8. 5-down pile on rebuilt imperial capital (14) 10. Author that turned on the earth-first movement? (7) 11. Obscure pieces of films among eggheads (7) 12. See 9-down 13. People's front forms nicer military movement (6) 16. Cheating on the process of 6-down 12-across, perhaps (5,8) 20. University pair and rower create a ruckus (6) 21. See 24-across 24 and 21-across. Kit worn around 8-across today, perhaps, or kit worn around Biblical city, 16-across employers (7,8) 26. Units amongst irregular Tamil forces? (7) 27. Pirate has what's worn under 21-across with liver condition (4,4,6)

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Down 1. Hole in one coat tail consumed plastic (7) 2. Badly organised ... huge, rotten and badly organised (10) 3. Present chicken with a goddess (6) 4. Wrong units somehow hold jack with rocks (9) 5. Agreed to be have dined around nine (5) 6. Cornice developing fungi? (8) 7. Fieldsman with swollen head and cheek (4) 9 and 12-across. Is the dominant partner in all conditions, weathers and blows (5,3,5) 14. Conjunction to plot together and hold separately, etc (10) 15. Trace man's transformation to the eucharist (9) 17. Lectures about measurements (8) 18. 24-across official or casual 21-across? (5) 19. Dancer set a step on earth (7) 22. Not set for United Nations about-face? (6) 23. Drive away with shirt to open fire (5) 25. Boomer takes mark in space (4)

Quick Clues Across


8. Pick of society, the elite (5,2,2,5) 10. Short witty remark (7) 11. Solo musical performance (7) 12. Logical and consistent in speech (8) 13. Angora goat's wool (6) 16. Superiority in number or importance (13) 20. Meagre (6) 21. Strainer (8) 24. Monk's hairstyle (7) 26. Arms depot (7) 27. Foolish pursuit of something unattainable (4-5,5)

1. Squawk (7) 2. Incidental; on the edge (10) 3. Fright, horror (6) 4. Lasting (9) 5. Egyptian capital (5) 6. Eye disease (8) 7. Give out (4) 9. Distress signal (5) 14. Happening by chance (10) 15. Change of life (9) 17. Induce, convince (8) 18. Malice (5) 19. Handcart (7) 22. French region on the German border (6) 23. Duck hunter's lure (5) 25. Tack (5)

Friday 25th June – Super Tuesday 29th June 2010

CLOSED Thursday, Monday & Wednesday




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Rated G 1 hr 34 mins Screening: Thursday, Friday & Super Tuesday @ 2.45pm, 4.30pm & 6.15pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 10.15am, 12noon, 4.30pm & 6.15pm

CLOSED Monday & Wednesday


Rated MA 2 hrs 26 mins Screening: Thursday, Friday & Tuesday @ 6.15pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 1.45pm & 8.15pm

Movie Info Line 64571 777


Wednesday June 23, 2010


Marsicano on fire in bowls singles

Cats’ Number One Fan ..from page 40. To symbolise this relationship, Mr Paterson presented Mr Vucic a framed, original Cooma Cats’ Jumper and the Number One Membership Ticket for display in the Council Offices. “We hope the display of the jumper and ticket will serve as a simple reminder to everyone across region that the Cooma Cats are proud to represent them in the Canberra AFL competition, and in turn, that they can be proud of the club for the way it goes about its business,” Mr Paterson said. The Cooma Cats’ Social Membership initiative was developed in response to a desire by many people in the area who, while unable to play footy, wanted to have a formal relationship with the club. “Our team at the Cats is not just the playing group, but also includes all our families, officials and supporters, and we wanted to be able to recognise that in a formal way,” Dave said. All Cooma Cats members receive specially numbered Cats’ membership card which is supported by a number of sponsors who are providing discounts on their services and products specifically for Cats’ members. “We have had some great support from local business getting behind this initiative, including the Shell Region Service Station in Cooma, Nimmitabel Butchers, Capital Pizza, Cooma’s Original Hot Bake and of course our major sponsor Dodds Hotel,” Mr Paterson said. “But while being able to access the great discount benefits linked to the membership card, the most important benefit for the Cats’ supporters will be the ability to formally belong to the ‘team’. “We are very much a community and familyfocused club that relies on the hard work of our members, supporters and a small number of great local sponsors to get onto the field each week. “But we have a bigger mission is to make AFL football available to everyone across the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains – and that includes not only players, but also supporters, young and old, male and female. “AFL football is not just about the players, it is about the entire community and that’s what we at the Cats are all about,” he said. In addition to their senior team, the Cats have now established a junior football side, the Snowy SuperCats in the Under 14 Division, and are keen to develop Under 12 and 16 sides, as well as a female side in the future. Anyone wanting to know more about becoming a member of the Cats Membership can ring Dave Paterson on 0438089758

Players were out in good numbers at the Cooma Bowling Club over the weekend to make the most of the very pleasant winter sunshine. The highlight of the weekend was the continued outstanding form of Peter Marsicano who has had another impressive win in the minor singles championship. Marsicano has been the form player in the club in recent months with his achievements including making to the final of the major singles. He is now well on his way to the final of the minor singles! On Saturday he had a comprehensivåe victory over Peter Harris. His win was all the more impressive as the wily Harris has also been in excellent form and came to the clash very confident after a strong win in his last match. However, on Saturday Marsicano was in masterly touch. He totally dominated the game with fantastic draw bowls to march on with a 31 – 7 win. He will now play Don Jarvis in the semi final. In matches completed before the weekend Stumpy Wallis, Bob Lahy and Colin Roberson had wins. Wallis played a marathon ‘classic’ against his old foe, Neil McGregor. Both players were in fine touch as they went shot for shot for 39 ends. They were locked together on no fewer than seven occasions! Wallis had a slender 21 – 20 lead after 30 ends before he won six of the next nine ends to take the match 31- 25. Roberson looked to be cruising in his game with Jason Thompson when he led 21 – 8 before Thompson clawed his way back into the game. Twice Thompson narrowed the margin to just 4 shots and at 20 – 24 he looked to be well in the match. Roberson then picked up seven shots in three ends to take the game 31 – 20.

Lahy used his experience and rode his luck to account for Xin Cottam 31 – 17. The game was closer than the scores indicated with Lahy playing several critical bowls to get himself out of trouble. Don Jarvis had his second amazing come from behind win in this competition when he came from nowhere to topple Stumpy Wallis on Sunday. Wallis led this match for all but three ends – the first two and the last. He looked home and hosed when he established a 30 – 21 advantage - just one shot short of victory. On the next end he held two good shots only to see Jarvis play a ‘boomer’ with his last bowl to pick up two shots. Jarvis then won the next four ends – including a four on the last – to take the game 33 – 30! Col Roberson started a busy weekend when he took on Col Cottam on Saturday. The match was very competitive for the first 15 ends with Roberson managing to keep his nose in front. He then won five ends on the trot to move to a 24 – 10 advantage. Cottam fought back well and he won five consecutive ends to cut the lead back to 24 – 19. Roberson kicked again to take the match 31 – 21. Roberson followed this with another win on Sunday against Bob Lahy in game that followed a similar pattern. The earlier ends were tight with Roberson just ahead at 10 – 9 after 11 ends. Roberson then started to pull away so that by the 22nd end he was in front by 22 – 14. Lahy picked up his game to reduce the margin to 25 – 20. Roberson won the next three ends to advance to the semi finals with a 31 – 20 win. With several players travelling to Lake Conjola to play in the zone finals of the President Reserve and seniors singles and pairs this coming weekend there will not be any championship matches played. There will be social bowls on both days. The decision has been made to change the starting time for weekend matches to 12.30pm from next weekend. Names need to be in by 11.45am. The Cooma Women’s Bowling Club will be holding their AGM on Sunday from 10am. All followed by Graeme Crundwell, Wayne members are encouraged to attend. The previously Rolfe and Lachlan Thompson. The advertised meeting of the travelling bowlers has monthly spoon was won by Graeme been postponed to a date later in July. Crundwell. Next week the monthly shoot for the club championship and Gregory Sheild will be held from 400yards. At the AGM, Noel Barrett was elected captain, Dave Jordan vice The results of the weekly shoot on June 15 are: captain and Dianne Blyton secretary/ Timothy Deamer 539/600; Bruno Schnitzer 331/400; Warrick Scarlett 307; Terry Huggett 297; Mick treasurer. For the 09/10 year, Damien Doyle Sullivan 293; Dean Messerer 289; Ron Evans 278; was the club champion, Frank Toth Karin Schnitzer 271; Bruce Stewart 254; Jayden won the Gregory Shield and Brian Heidtmann 240; Mitch Messerer 175; Sam Scarlett training. Bradley won the NRA medal. Pistol – Bruce Stewart 342.

Cooma Rifle Club Last Saturday morning Cooma Rifle Club held on the second shoot for the monthly spoon from 300 yards in cold, windy and partly cloudy weather. Jack Bensley, shooting standard rifle from a bench rest, far outscored the other shooters, who were troubled by frequent wind changes and gusts. The off-rilfe scores were: Jack Bensley 48.7 and 49.5, total 917.12; Wayne Rolfe 42.0 and 42.1, total 84.; Graeme Crundwell 42.2 and 41.0, total 83.2; Lachlan Thumpson 38.1 and 31.1, total 69.2. Guest shooter Roger Avis shot 82.1. With handicaps, Jack was ahead,

Monaro Air Rifle Club

The Monaro Post AFL 2010 Tipping Competition ROUND 13 - SPLIT ROUND Hawthorn vs. Essendon Carlton vs. Fremantle Brisbane Lions vs. Richmond North Melbourne vs. Port Adelaide West Coast vs. Western Bulldogs St Kilda vs. Geelong Sydney vs. Collingwood Adelaide vs. Melbourne ROUND 14 Carlton vs. Brisbane Lions Hawthorn vs. Western Bulldogs Fremantle vs. Port Adelaide Collingwood vs. West Coast Adelaide vs. Essendon Geelong vs. North Melbourne Richmond vs. Sydney St Kilda vs. Melbourne

Ian Cat’s Supporter Points: 132 Round 13 Hawthorn Carlton Lions Nth Melb Bulldogs Geelong Collingwood Adelaide

Vicki Schoo’s Studio Points: 126 Round 13 Essendon Fremantle Lions Pt Adelaide Bulldogs Geelong Collingwood Melbourne

Damien Points: 136

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Jacko Cat’s Supporter Points: 138 Round 13 Hawthorn Carlton Lions Nth Melb Bulldogs Geelong Collingwood Adelaide

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Wednesday June 23, 2010

Lady Tigers 2-1 win Division 2 Lady Tigers travelled to Kaleen on Sunday to take on ANU Rockhoppers, and came away with a 2-1 win. The girls strung together some good passes up the right hand wing, which led to one of Beth McMahon’s well known crosses. The ball found Letitia Newman, who was able to slip it straight past the ANU keeper making it 1-0 early in the first half. ANU were quick to respond, slotting a goal straight past Cooma’s keeper Claire D’Amico. A heavy tackle to stop another ANU goal lead to Claire going down with a neck injury, which unfortunately ended her game. A young and very vocal, Kailey Tonini took the place of keeper, and played her position exceptionally well. The Tigers spirits were again lifted when a penalty kick was awarded to them due to a Harry Kewell-like

handball right in the goal mouth from ANU; only, unlike the World Cup, no red card was issued. Tina Cafarelli took it in her stride when asked to retake the spot kick, after the first attempt was disallowed, and coolly slotted the ball home with consummate ease. The Tigers had their heads held high going into half time with the lead. ANU came out with all guns blazing in the second half, which tested Cooma’s skills. The Tigers were able to hold the score at 2-1 right to the full time whistle. Players of the day went to Kailey Tonini for an outstanding performance in, yet again, another new position, and Deanne Baines who played solidly in the backs. Her determination to win the ball every time was a credit to the team. Well done girls.

Letitia Newman for Lady Tigers.

Division five Tigers 4-1 loss Cooma Tigers division five took on second place Tuggeranong United at Nijong Oval on Saturday afternoon. In a test from the first whistle, Cooma were under the pump and were kept in the game by ever reliable Mark Chenery in goals who, every week, has a massive part in leading the Cooma defence. The Tigers found themselves up 1-0 after a classy finish from Cameron Wall, but the lead did not last long. In what can only be described as two minutes of madness, Cooma were down 2-1. With a few people out of their regular positions, and a few key players missing, it made for a tough afternoon. Andrew Whiting was a standout in centre midfield, alongside James

Douglas, and he will be getting on the score sheet in the next few weeks if he keeps up Saturday’s display. Cooma never really settled, and found themselves 4-1 down at the final whistle; a very tough result. Best on field Andrew Whiting, James Douglas, and Mark Chenery. Thank you to Dave D’Amico and Nigel Smith who, normally fourth division players, were great assets to the team. Coach Daniel Walker said “We had a lot of chances in the game, and it came down to finishing. If you don’t finish, you don’t score; it’s that simple! I was very impressed with a few players we were playing in different positions

Rebecca Pascall on the attack.

Division four Tigers lose The Tigers division four side took to a wet and heavy pitch on Saturday to fight a hard and trying match against the Belwest Foxes. The Tigers were off to a ripping start, with a determined and fierce Brendan Bogatek chasing up a deflection from the opposing keeper to give the Tigers an early lead. The lead was not to last, as the Foxes capitalised on some small lapses of concentration and a series of mistakes from the goalkeeper to end the half at 3-1. Entering the second half down, but certainly not out, saw the Tigers come out firing with that well known Cooma hunger and passion. Some beautiful ball movement through the wings and midfield between man of the match Ben Woodhouse and Gerard Rampal created many opportunities for the determined Tigers. A perfectly delivered corner from Ovi Boaru caused panic in the Belwest

defence, and the ever reliable Andrew Jeffrey ghosted in from his right-back position to sink the ball with deadly precision, on the half volley, for a come back goal. The remainder of the half showed the Tigers solid back line pairing of the unmovable Michael Corcoran, playing with a cracked rib, and the raging Englishman Damian Knight thwart wave after wave of Belwest attacks. Even with the majority of possession, the Tigers were unable to fill in the goal difference in time. Coach Damian Knight, pleased with the heart displayed by the battered Tigers, said “This was another case of missed opportunities and individual errors costing us dear. As a team we have shown tremendous improvement this season, as there are a number of inexperienced players in the side. As long as we keep believing in each other, the second half of the season can be much more successful for us.”

Under 18s Tigers 4-3 win It was cold weather in Cooma, with a cross wind, as both teams took to the field. The game started, and St Edmunds put the Cooma Tigers on the back foot immediately. They demonstrated better ball control and movement around the field, and this proved to their advantage when they were rewarded with a goal in the 14th minute. This type of play continued, with the Tiger’s being on the back foot and St Edmunds doing a lot more work, pushing forward, and constantly applying pressure on the Tiger’s defence. St Edmunds were again rewarded due to a minor mishap at the edge of the Tigers’ 18 yard box; the ball rolling into the Tigers’ goal for a two nil lead. This galvanized the Tigers into a greater effort, and Cam Mackintosh managed to break through. Unfortunately he was brought down by J Brown, the St Edmunds goalkeeper, and this resulted in the Tigers winning a penalty. Kevin Smith, the Tigers Captain, made no mistake with a low left side strike giving the St Edmunds goalkeeper no chance, and the result was two one at the end of the first half. The second half started with St Edmunds again taking the initiative and doing most of the attacking; a free kick in the left side of the field near the Tigers’ 18 yard box gave St Edmunds the opportunity they were looking for and they placed the ball

past the Tigers keeper for a three one lead. The Tigers, to their credit, did not give up and kept the attack going, demonstrating good heart. Cam Mackintosh again broke through the defence, and again he was brought down by the St Edmunds Goalkeeper, only this time just outside of the box This foul resulted in the St Edmunds keeper receiving a red card for denying the Tigers an obvious goal. With St Edmunds one player down the Cooma Tigers took full advantage of the numeric superiority and pushed forward. Esa Janara broke through the middle and made no mistake, reducing the deficit to one. Cooma kept the pressure on, and soon Cam Mackintosh found himself unmarked on the right side and headed the ball into the net to level the score. St Edmunds kept pushing forward and trying their best, but being a person down made it difficult. The Tigers were relentless and kept going forward, this time from the left side, and Jake Schoon managed to slam one past the keeper giving the Tigers the lead. Although there were a couple more attempts at St Edmunds goal the Tigers could not find the net, and the game ended with a 4-3 victory to the ever improving youngsters.


Wednesday June 23, 2010


Cooma Colts results Under 9s

Had a tremendous win at 58 points to 0.

Under 10s

Cooma Colts under 10’s played Woden Weston on Sunday. With Woden scoring in the first set of six the boys couldn’t keep up with the game allowing Woden to continue scoring tries. Although the boys tried the opposition was the better team on the day. Lachlan Inskip and Dylan Van Gemert both scored tries for the team with Sean McDonald and Matthew McDonald missing the conversions. With the final score being 36 points to 8 points it was the first loss of the season for the boys. Thanks to Bernie McDonald and Peter Gersak (league safe) and Marlene Bottom and Amber Zammit (FAO). The boys would like to again thank their sponsors, 3D Paint, Sue and Eddie from Cooma Landscape supplies and MONBEEF.

Under 11s

The Colts under 11s played Crookwell in a top of the table clash with both teams all locked up even with points in the for and against. The Colts started off to a great start in the first eight minutes leading 12 nil. This was not long lived as Crookwell fought back having position for the remainder of the half with the half time score being 12 all. In the second half sloppy tackles and several turnovers on the first and second tackles saw Cooma behind 18 points to 12 and then with more possession the boys bounced back to make the score even. From this point the boys with more enthusiasm were able to skip away with the final score being 42 to 24. Strong performances were had by Jake Hedger and Will Shingles and once again a giant effort in attack and defence by Zac Saddler to get the team out of trouble once again. Tries were scored by Zac Saddler – 3 and 1 conversion, Jake Hedger 3 and Will Shingles 1 converted try. Conversions were also by Declan Gregory, Carson Barrett, Dane Freimanis, Alex Swan and Matthew Chelin. A great effort by all players and a big thank you to Lochie Inskip and Dylan Van Gemert who filled in on the day. Awards went to Zac Saddler, Carson Barrett, Dane Freimanis and Harry Sturgeon, Video Ezy Award went to Will Shingles and the medal went to Jake Hedger.

Under 12s

The Cooma Colts under 12s played Tuggeranong white on Sunday at the showground. Things started off badly for the boys with the opposition scoring a try in the first set of six which they converted. For the rest of the first half it was all the colts racing in for five tries with three conversions to take a 26 to 6 lead. Right on half time the whites scored their second try which was converted to make the half time score 26 to 12. The second half saw more great attack from the boys and in a blink of an eyelid were soon leading 46 points to 12. The Colts then relaxed a little to let the whites score two more tries to take the final score 46 points to 22. Tries were scored by Mitch Rolfe (2), Matt Evans, Tyler Fanning, Dom McDonald, Ben Hayden, Hugh Allen (2) and Dan Swain. Conversions to Harry Nichols, Tyler Fanning, Ben Hayden, Hugh Allen and Damo Hayden. The Percy’s award went to Tyler Fanning, the medal to Matt Evans and the McDonalds swards to jimmy Russell and Jesson Bowerman. With only one loss in the first round the boys are well and truly looking forward to round two.

Under 13s Bye

Under 14s

Cooma Colts Under 14 team were quietly confident as they ran on against their more fancied Goulburn opponents. From the kick off Goulburn went on the attack but strong defence from Richard Bensley, Ned McDonnell, Nick Rosten, Kurt Rindermann and Josh McDonald kept them out for a good way into the match. Play went up and down the field with the end result being Goulburn going in under the posts and unfortunately they scored again soon after which took their lead out to 12. Following a knock-on from the kick off Cooma went on the attack. Ned McDonnell showed great determination to cross the line for Cooma with Josh Hogan going seemingly close with the conversion, score 12 to 4. Jamie Clifford really stood his ground in defence and Cooma continually went in with at least two in the tackles all match. Josh

Under 14s Colts. Hogan kicked across field on the fifth tackle to find a number of Cooma players out wide waiting to pounce on the ball with Jack Williams being the successful recipient to score Cooma’s second try. Austin WillisReynolds successfully converted for a half-time score of 24 to 10 in Goulburn’s favour. The second half continued to be a strong defensive tussle between both teams resulting in only a try to each side with Cooma going down 30 to 14. The team medal went to a hard working Jamie Clifford as did the McDonalds award going to Richard Bensley.

Under 15s

The under 15’s took on Crookwell at the showground in what was promising to be a pretty even game. The first half certainly lived up to expectations with Crookwell boys taking first honours in an unconverted try, however Joel Smith retaliated with a sneaky try. Plenty of possession by the colts saw an opportunity to use some drills and Jacob Moon scored the colts second try and a successful conversion from Blayne Thomas saw the boys with a 10 6 lead. Great defence from Glen Payne, Blake Jones, Zane Weston and Joel Smith kept the scoreline at 4 for Crookwell. Harry Roach once again showed his speed and scored a well thought out try to take the half time score 14 points to 10. The second half took on a different dimension and the injuries

took their toll with Zane Weston leaving the field with a broken nose and Blayne Thomas doing an ankle. Kalhem Jones, Aaron Hedger, and Jack Downie all defended really well. Aggression and determination from the Crookwell team saw them score three more tries in the second half and even with bustling runs from Dean Byrne, Glen Payne, Blake Byrne and Eric Conley the colts couldn’t come back the final scoreline read Crookwell 28 Cooma 14. A special mention to the under 14’s who backed up the General Luke Johnson, Richard Bensley, Ned McDonnell and Kurt Rindermann. Man of the match went to Glen Payne.

Under 16s

The boys took on the might of the Valley Dragons at Cooma Showground last Friday night. The Dragons are the competition front runners and it didn’t take them long to open their account with a converted try in the opening minutes of the game. The Dragons raced in two more tries before we replied with a try to Mitchell Hynes who leaped high to retrieve a ball from a Tim Williams kick and dived over the line out wide. Mitchell also added the extras and we went to the break behind 24 to 6. Coach Mark Williams was full of praise for his charges. He told the boys to hold their heads high and be very proud of their performance. He instructed them to kick early in the tackle count, not to run one out, and to lift their cover defence. The Dragons

scored early in the second half and took a strangle hold of the game. Despite this they were pushed every inch of the way with powerhouse performances in defence from Chris Evans, Andrew Jones, Jesse Jackson, Campbell Hillman, Jake Byrne and Dan Clark. In attack, Tim Williams, Tom Harmey, Mitchell Hynes, Jack Johnson, Jordan High, Josh Whittle continually took the ball up to the opposition and provided some very entertaining passages of play. Lochie Fraser was outstanding at full back. He was safe under the high ball, probing in attack and took out the “man of the match” honours. The final score was Dragons 48 and Cooma 6. The Cooma Colts would like to thank the parents who helped out in the kiosk on the day. It would be nice to see more parents helping out so everybody gets to watch their children play.

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Wednesday June 23, 2010

Junior Red Devils white-wash Eddy’s Under 12s The black division under 12s took on the might of St Edmunds at home last Saturday. Looking for the home ground advantage the Devils took off and scored within a few minutes of the game commencing. Unfortunately Robin Allen was injured in this dash for the line and the game was stopped for about 40 minutes until Robin could be moved into an ambulance and taken to hospital. Robin is now fine and suffered no serious injuries, but all care and caution must be taken when this type of injury occurs. The game recommenced and the Devils were now playing for their injured team-mate. The boys were a different team this week. It seems the previous games draw really spurred them on. The boys knew the breakthrough was close and they finally did it. The forwards really put it to the Eddys pack who had no answers for ours boys. game with all three trys be It was a forwards being scored by the might the Devils forwards driving over the line. off continuity proved too g The backs good for Eddys with the all constantly going out to the wing. Charlie Allen played a ball antastic game taking a catch off a kick ki and making a huge fantastic un down the sideline. run Hugh Allen was playing the ACT hooker and had an utstanding outstanding game, winning two tight heads and coring scoring a try. Liam Allen showed s great cross field defence, saving sa two tries and scoring tw two tries by pushing through the Eddys defence and getting the b ball over the line. Luke Ri Rixon has moved to fullback an and is gaining a good understandin understanding of the position and covering defen defending. Aaron playe played a great game and is starting to run forward. Joseph Eiluga did a fantastic job under pressure from the more experienced Eddys boy boys. Edward Larritt

continually got the ball and drove well all day. New club member Toby Afflick has come to the Cooma club all the way from Broulee. This is testament to the club of how well the Red Devils are perceived that a player is willing to travel that distance to play for our club. Toby played a great game and is now another valuable member of the under 12’s team. Final score 15-0 to the Devils. Points this week went to, 3- Hugh Allen, 2 Hamish Martin-Smith and Henry Schofield, 1- Toby Afflick and Luke Rixon. This weekend there is no competition but the Tuggeranong Vikings are hosting a round robin with Cooma and Jindabyne. There will be two buses departing on Saturday morning at 8.30 from Centennial Park. If you can’t come let Chris know ASAP. Under 10s The under 10’ were looking to avenge their loss to Eddys last time they played them. Taking the home ground advantage they went out hard and showed the Eddys boys how much they have improved. With their new power house Dylan Van Gemert, who has decided to play in his own age group the team raced ahead scoring quickly after kick off. The boys showed great improvement in defence this week, especially on the try line, even holding one try up! This was one of their best defensive efforts so far this year. Peter Tangye toiled hard around the ruck all day and great attacking play was made by Dylan and Joe Rossiter. Broc Allen made a break and ran the ball forward until he was caught and tackled to the ground. Zac Van der Plaat also made progress with the ball this week bringing it forward. Colby Evans has improved and was all over the field trying his hardest all game. The boys had the scrum down pat this week and again it was the best scrum of the season. The team must remember that the second half of the game isn’t time to switch off and you must keep up the intensity all game. In general the entire teams is improving in leaps and bounds every week and our winning streak is proof of that. Final score 22-10 to the Devils. Points this week: 3- Dylan Van Gemert, 2- Peter Tangye, 1- Colby Evans. Next week if you are unable to go to Tuggeranong please contact Narelle ASAP. If you can help on the bus that too would be appreciated. Pictured left, Charlie Allen running the ball. Below: great defence from the under 10s.

Charlie Allen running up the sideline

Under 10’s great defence


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2010 Brumbies under 12’s

CORC hosts coaching clinic

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Cooma Off Road Club will be conducting a five-hour Junior training program for all Juniors on Sunday June 7 at the Cooma Off Road Club MX Track – Carlaminda Road Cooma. You will need to bring your own bike, MA licence, fuel, riding gear, spare parts, food and drinks as there will be no canteen facilities available. For those members who need to fulfil their 5 hours of Junior training must attend as there will not be another training session until the end of the year.

hours of coaching each year until they reach the age of 16. The five hours of coaching will have to be documented in the Junior Coaching Program logbook. Andrew Digges will be conducting the 5 hour Junior training program for all juniors on Sunday June 27 at the Cooma Off Road Club MX Track – Carlaminda Road Cooma. You will need to bring: your own bike, MA licence, fuel, Riding Gear, Spare Parts, Food and Drinks as there will be no canteen available. What is the junior coaching Entry forms and relevant program? information can be found on the From July 1 2007, all Juniors Cooma Off Road website: www. 4-U16 years must complete 5

The under 12 Brumbies started their weekend at the NSW Championships behind the eight ball by losing one of their flankers to concussion from the trial win against Eastwood on May 30. This left the squad of 21 to take on the might of the NSW representative teams. Our first game was against Central Coast, an unknown quantity from the Gosford region. We managed to win this game 55 – 0 giving us confidence to take on Gordon in round two. The Gordon team looked strong and had a very big and fast unit in their centres. Unfortunately he dominated for the first 10 minutes and they scored 17 unanswered points. The boys showed great spirit to come back in the second half and score 12 points against them. Unfortunately time ran out and we lost 12 – 17. Our third game had us take on West Harbour, running out victors 54 – 0, resulting in us finishing second in our pool. We then lined up against Manly, who also came second in their pool and we beat them convincingly 33 – 0. The tournament, whilst disappointing not to make the grand final, was a great success for a team that has had limited training and team runs. Brumbies scored 154 points for and 17 against from 4 games, averaging over 38 points per game! Gordon, who went on to win the tournament 17 – 0 over Randwick, were the only team to score a point against us over the weekend and we were the only team to score against Gordon. Of note Gordon only managed 157 points from 5 games. It was mighty effort by a team branded the entertainers by many coaches at the ground. Whilst many teams relied upon the skills of one or two “big guys” to score their points and make their breaks, the Brumbies had skill right across all positions and provided some very exciting team tries. This team is destined to become a truly great Brumbies side.


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Josh excells again ...From Page 40. Coach Dave Murphy from the ACT Tuggeranong Vikings was also at the Championships and was impressed by Josh’s performance and said that he looks to be the goods and a natural swimmer with potential. Dave has invited Josh to compete at development meets in the ACT during the winter months against able-bodied swimmers, as he believes he can hold his own against those swimmers as well. Josh’s coach Michelle Thomas also attended the Championships for Day 1, 2 & 3 and watched Josh win the gold in the 50M Butterfly. She along with Josh’s parents were thrilled with his performance and of course very proud of him. Michelle said that all the hard work and training this last season has paid off and it is good to see one of her swimmers gain such excellent results. Josh is now aiming to further his swimming career and compete at the Special Olympics. Josh trains two days a week at the Lakeside Leisure Centre in Tuggeranong ACT to keep his

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Wednesday June 23, 2010

Under 18’s Stallions let Bulldogs out of bag If ever there was two halves of football, this was it. Cooma juniors played some really good football to lead the Bulldogs 22 points to 6 at halftime, with the backs finishing off slick moves while the forwards punched the ball around the ruck. Cooma’s defence was also good at times and they scrambled well to defuse several raids. The second half of the game was very disappointing and you would have thought a number of the boys imagined the lead they had might have been enough. Coupled with some very poor

passing, defence and at times also poor official decisions, the Bulldogs rallied and ran in 28 unanswered points to Cooma’s nil in the half. A number of wing options around the ruck would have coach Steve Dunn exasperated. Cooma can constantly win and handle all sides in this competition but they need to listen to their coach, listen to the calls and above all, make training. Best for Cooma were Lynch, Clarke, Pepper and Furner while Smith all times was good along with Bodycott and Pielli

Clash of grand old foes Bega this Cooma seconds will also be looking to weekend continue their strong form and know they will be fully entertained by the consistent coastal club. Stallions away this weekend Cooma U/18’s will have to regroup after letting a game they had in complete Cooma will travel away this weekend and play the formidable Bega Roosters in control over last week get away from them. the three grades. They certainly have the boys capable The first grade will be raring to go after of pushing all teams and the club sees no game last Sunday and will field a 100 no reason why they won’t come storming percent strong team. The clash should be a beauty with back in winning form. See you all at Bega Bega also travelling well, sitting second this weekend. on the ladder.

Group 16 competition ladder First Grade 1 Cooma 2 Bega 3 Tathra 4 Eden 5 Narooma 6 Moruya

P 5 5 52 5 5 5

Reserve Grade P 1 Moruya 5 2 Mer/Pam 5 3 Bega 5

W 4 3 1 1 0 1

L 0 1 1 3 3 3

D 1 0 1 0 0 0

B 0 1 1 1 2 1

F 0 0 0 0 0 0

W 3 2 2

L 0 1 1

D 1 0 1

B 1 2 1

F 0 0 0

For Ag 206 120 126 74 134 92 70 88 96 154 56 160

For 102 66 114

Ag 56 66 54

% 171.67 170.27 145.65 79.55 62.34 35

% 182.14 100 211.11

4 Cobargo 5 Cooma 6 Eden 7 Tathra

5 5 5 5

2 3 1 0

1 2 4 4

1 0 0 1

1 0 0 0

0 0 0 1

114 120 80 56

74 116 152 134

154.05 103.45 52.63 41.79

P 5 5 5 5 5 5

W 3 2 2 2 1 1

L 1 1 1 1 3 4

D 0 0 0 0 0 0

B 1 2 2 2 1 0

F 0 0 0 0 0 0

For 100 88 54 56 34 66

Ag 54 62 40 64 102 78

% 185.10 141.94 135.00 90.32 33.33 84.62

Under 18s 1 Cooma 2 Mer/Pam 3 Bega 4 Tathra 5 Cobargo 6 Eden

Bombala junior football

The Bombala Blue Heelers, were home to Moruya on the weekend. Under 11 Blue Heelers played a very strong game, Moruya got ahead 16-6. Bombala Under 13’s Blue Heeler team took to the field, the boys played hard as a team all game ,against the tough Moruya Team.

Bombala netball The results of last Saturday’s Bombala netball matches is as follows: Opens Stilleto 23 def Jacuzzi 18 Diva 14 def Vanity 10

Under 16’s Emeralds 27 def Topaz 9 Diamonds 29 def Rubies 20 Under 13’s Finches 22 def Wren’s 20

Kingfishers 19 def Rosellas 15 Under 11’s Bilbies 12 def Possums 2 Wallabies forfeit to Wombats


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Local competitors take on the best in State netball The Netball NSW Holden State Championships were hosted by Campbelltown Netball Association over the June Long weekend for three days of competition and a healthy dose of socialising. As 154 teams from 76 Associations proudly marched by the official guests, the 42nd Championships began in earnest on Saturday June 3, at which Cooma and Jindabyne Netball Associations were represented. In true netball tradition, stretching back 42 years, each Association participated in an official march past ceremony and one was crowned the winner - Macleay. Other honourable mentions went to the “bubbles” from Maitland, the invitational team from Papua New Guinea and Norfolk Island and special mention was made of the Jindabyne representation during the March past. The Cooma Team played 20 games over the three days and won five of these, which given the high standard of their opposition this is an absolutely fantastic effort. The Jindabyne 17s also played 20 games and were so very close in five of those only losing by a point or so. Jindabyne 17 Representative Team: Allie Blackburn-Smith Georgia Bellingham Louise Watsford Courtney Thompson Peta Cox Allison Woodall Naomi Atkinson Beth Dixon Isabel Simpson Cooma Open Reps: (with great assistance from Sutherland players) Kirralee England Amy Long Grace Ware Katy Whiting Jacqui Harris Nat Harris Bree Bitmead Georgia Woodford Teneille England Ashleigh Ridley Jasmin Watsford JINDY 17s Courtney 1. I learned that there is always something to improve on and each player (from opposing team) is different and it is good to learn how to play them and learn their weaknessesthey make you play to the best of your ability. 2. Highlight was playing so many different teams, every one was different and it was good playing different ranges of ability even though they were all really good! Louise The thing I learnt: how much I’m going to miss playing rep until it starts up again. The highlight: seeing how well everyone works together as a team, on and off court. Also, getting invited to Norfolk Island and seeing Papua New Guinea.

Naomi The experience in general was amazing it was the highlight of the year for me! It was great and I had an amazing time! I cannot thank Hannah, Diz or Lee enough for all their hard work and dedication towards the team in the last eight months. THANKYOU!! And the one thing I learnt over the weekend is that how far we have come is a huge achievement to all of us we started with a new team and we were on fire. I am gonna miss the training sessions with Hannah and swimming.



Peta Something I learnt on the weekend was that talking and encouraging each other on the court has the biggest and best impact on the way we play! When we talked and did “heads up, hands up” it really helped us all to keep focused and play our game without dropping our heads all the time! Highlight of the weekend was probably when we went over that speed bump in the bus! or when Courtney ran away from Louise when she went to do the toss in the glasses or just Allie in the glasses, there are way to many good memories that we had to name them all! The whole weekend was very enjoyable from start to finish! Allie Highlight: Almost winning against Southern Highlands because they ended up coming second in the championship. Also, Glen Innes coached us from the sidelines as she also thought we could do it! Learning: How our team are all really close friends. Isabel Highlight: Bus trip and the singing that went with it Learnings: Working as a team can be hard when you are sore and tired but you can always bounce back


4. 1.Cooma vs Gilgandra 2.State competition 3.State competition 4.Cooma Opens team 5.State competition

Cooma Opens: Grace I learnt: That I still love playing netball My Highlight was: Playing Papua New Guinea and getting an intercept off the tallest player Katy I learnt: That State Champs is just as much fun as I remember it being! My Highlight was: Playing with a new group of girls and making new friends who all love playing netball. Kirralee Learnings: it’s all about having fun. it’s great to win but it’s not the end if you don’t. Having the team we had was great even though we’d never played together as a team before, we got along really well and had a great time. Highlight: I loved played Papua New Guinea, they were amazing, and really friendly as well.

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Wednesdayy June 23, 2010

Makeshift Cats’ courage on the road In the darkest days of World War Two, Winston Churchill said: “Do not let us speak of darker days: let us rather speak of sterner days”. And though the Civilized World was still to endure its darkest hours, prevail it did by staying the course. And so will the Cooma Cats. The Cats were given an anticipated football lesson from competition leaders, the Goulburn Swans in Goulburn on Saturday, going down 2519-169 to 3-1-19. And next week, through a quirk in the fixtures, must face up to the rampaging Swans again. So these may well be the Cats’ darkest days of Season 2010, but conversely, they may also be the club’s greatest. “Today’s result hurts, and it hurts even more coming off the shattering loss to Cootamundra in our last game. But we as a club have been through tough times before, and we’ll bounce back again,” Club President Dave Paterson said after the game. It was a much depleted side which made the trek to Goulburn to face the undefeated Swans on the weekend. “We were missing many players through work commitments and injury, and obviously a make-shift team is not going to perform well against any opposition – particularly one as fit and well drilled as the Swans,” Dave said. “But the boys who did take to the field, despite the scoreboard, did the team, club and region proud. They never dropped their shoulders, and competed at every contest. “I was really proud of the boys’ commitment, and their positive attitude throughout the game,” he said. It was evident the Swans were going to run away with a big win early in the game. Despite Cats’ makeshift full-forward Luke Barrett quickly answering the Swans’ first goal, the Swans soon assumed on field supremacy and kicked to a 6 goal lead by quarter time. They never looked back. The Cats’ centre combination of Tony Fleming, Brad Schmabl and Daniel Burke battled hard to win the midfield contests, but the Swans quickly moved the ball to their flanks to go into attack. From there, their superior strength in the air with solid contested marks opened the goals for the taking. But there was no lack of heart, determination or courage by the Cats, who despite the Swans’ growing score, actively encouraged and supported each other throughout the onslaught. It was simply the superior skills and fitness of the Swans against which the Cats could not compete. Under pressure all day from the opening bounce, the Cats’ backline fought doggedly and demonstrated the true spirit of the club. “I think our backline, strengthened by the welcome return of Adam Asanovski from injury, battled terrifically hard all day,” Dave said. Rob Stapleton, playing in one of his last games for the Cats before moving to Tasmania, epitomised the never say die spirit of the backline. “Rob took a number of big hits in the third and last quarter, but never once waivered from his task. He was inspirational with strong marks and clearing kicks all day,” Dave said.

“And he was well supported by Jimmy Russell, Travis Duroux and Stuart Wood,” he said. But the Cats, down by 12 goals at half time and with only one of their own on the board, dug deep early in the third Cats half-back flanker quarter Dave Maxwell kicks a n d the ball into attack

snapped two quick goals through Barrett and Michael Gratwick who proved a backman can occasional kick straight on an angle from 20 metres out. In fact, Gratwick’s goal, and the response of the players and Cats supporters alike, said a lot about the club. “Grats is not known for his goal kicking prowess, so when he managed to get one in a game such as this, it was a real boost to the players and supporters alike. “Everyone enjoyed it for what it symbolized – that being no matter what, we play footy at the Cats because we love the game,” Dave said. While the Cats battled on for the remainder of the game, the Swans continued to pile on the goals. “Full credit to the Swans, they are a wonderful team to watch and are deservedly leading the competition undefeated,” Dave said. “But we now have the challenge of using this game as a benchmark upon which to improve when we meet them again next week, and I’m sure we will,” he said. So to continue Churchill’s quote: “These are not dark days, these are great days . . . we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable . . .” “As a club, we just need to stand strong, hold together and fight through and remain focused on doing what we do best – enjoy our footy,” Dave said. The Cats play Goulburn in Canberra next Saturday. The Cooma Cats train on Tuesday and Friday evenings (the juniors on Tuesday and Thursday evenings) and everyone is welcome to come down and get involved in the club.

SuperCats set to take good form to Jindabyne The Snowy SuperCats Under 14 AFL side has continued its winning form with a strong win over Marist College in Canberra on Saturday. And with their first home game at the Station Resort Oval at Jindabyne this coming Saturday, the SuperCats hope to be able to show their good form to their Snowy Mountains supporters. Despite being down on number of players after some last minute withdrawals, the SuperCats nevertheless stood up to the challenge from a strong Marist side to run out winners 8-8-56 to 5-1-31. The win keeps the SuperCats well placed in the top half of the competition ladder as they head into the second half of the 2010 season. The SuperCats got off to an all important good start in the first half with John Hukin, Jake McGaw and Toby Walton dominating the centre to get the SuperCats first use of the ball through the centre. The second quarter proved the hardest for the SuperCats. They managed to hold out an aggressive Marist who had the advantage of a strong breeze but failed to take full advantage of it due to the solid defence of the SuperCats. Lewis Foster, Brian Hukin and Vince Newton held the SuperCats’ backline together, restricting Marist’s attacking forays. The SuperCats were well led by

Toby Walton in the ruck, Brian Ovens at centre-half-back, and Brandon Williams and Kyle Tucker in the forward line. SuperCats’ coach Marty Currie said he was well pleased with how the team performed against Marist, and how they were travelling generally this season. “I’m happy with their (the SuperCats’) team effort. It all about teamwork, about looking after each other and the boys are doing that well,” Marty said. SuperCats award winners for the day were: Ben Trotter (first gamer), Brian Hukin and Vince Newton. The SuperCats play their next game at the Station Resort Oval at Jindabyne next Saturday in a first for junior AFL footy in the Snowy Mountains. The game starts at 10.45am and promises to be a great exhibition of junior AFL footy. Just under half the SuperCats’ squad is from Jindabyne so this will be a great chance for their friends to get along and support them. The SuperCats encourage anyone in Jindabyne and the region who are interested in AFL and junior sport generally to get along to the Station Resort Oval and see the team in action. The Snowy SuperCats train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Snowy Oval and everyone is welcome to come down and get involved in the club.

Coolamatong Golf The winner on Wednesday for the men’s competition was Brian O’Halloran with a net 66, runner-up Herman Obermaier on 68. Nearest the pin on the 12th was Jason Abbott. The ladies winner was Alison Cliffford 73 nett and Jan O’Halloran the runnerup on 75 nett. Nearest the pin on 14th Jan O’Halloran, 18th, Marcelle Burton.

On the weekend the mixed foursomes were held and what great weather we had. Winners scratch – Macelle Burton and Bob Key; nett winners – Alison and Tony Clifford c/b, Carolyn Major and Steve Young. A ball competition was held on Sunday and the winner was Peter McDonald 73 nett and Mark Lockyer 74 nett.

Cooma Ladies Golf In the nine-hole stroke event played on Saturday, June 12, Val Leitch had a great game to win with 35 net. Balls were won by Denise Ashcroft, 38 points, and Gaye Wilson, 40 points. Last Wednesday Misook Barnes found form to win with 40 points in the 18 hole stableford. Her putting was excellent with many huge putts finding their way to the hole. Balls were won by Janet Freimanis, 35 points, and Dorothy Bilbow, 34 points.

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Wednesday June 23, 2010

Fourth scholarship for Tomasi

Red Devils do well in rep team

Red Devils Leighton Bates, Ryan Morgan and Phil Johnson.

Over the long weekend three players from the Cooma Red Devils Rugby Union Team were selected to play in the Monaro Representative Team at Goulburn in the Brumbies Provincial Championships. Selected for the 23-man squad from Cooma were Phil Johnson, Leighton Bates and Ryan Morgan. Saturday June 12, saw Monaro play South Coast Marlins, with Monaro winning 56 points to 6. Sunday, South Coast Marlins played Southern Inland, with Southern Inland winning 79 points to 19. On Monday June 14, the Monaro Rep played the Southern Inland Rep side, with Monaro winning 17 points to 10 points. This game was fast and evenly matched. The last five minutes of the game saw the ball at the Southern Inland’s try line constantly. All Monaro players agreed this was the longest five minutes in

the match. It was a credit to the Monaro defence to hold, all players giving one 100 percent. The Monaro Rep Team was made up of players from Cooma, Goulburn, Bungendore, RMC, Jindabyne, Hall, ADFA and Taralga. The South Coast Marlins Team was made up of players from Bombala, Braidwood, Batemans Bay, Milton, Narooma and Bermagui. The Southern Inland Team was made up of players from Wagga Waratahs, Wagga Ag College, Temora, Griffith, RARC, Tumut and Leeton. The presentation was held after the game on Monday, with the Monaro Rep Team winning the trophy for the third consecutive year. After the presentation, the Brumbies Provincial Team was announced. This team was selected from all three rep teams to play the Australian Police Representative Team in Sydney next weekend. Once again, Cooma is represented with Leighton Bates selected for the Brumbies side.

Massari takes Bradley trophy Cooma golf with Max Turner The 36 Holes Brad Bradley Trophy was completed on Saturday when the final 18 holes were played. Nick Massari came from back in the field after round one to win the competition by three strokes from Norm Marshall. Nick finished with a score of 74 pts to win by three strokes after shooting a steady round of 36 pts for his final 18 holes. Full results from Saturday Individual Grade were: A Grade winner was Norm Marshall with 38 pts, runner-up was David Stewart with 37 pts. Wally Matthews shot the equal best score of the day a fine 39 pts to win the B Grade Division from Tom Geach on 38 pts. Kerry Blencowe was at his best with an excellent round of 39 pts to win the C Grade Division by three strokes from


Jindabyne show rider Lauren Tomasi, 17, has accepted her fourth individual scholarship with the South East Regional Academy of Sport (SERAS) Country Energy Program in 2010. Lauren has been supported by the academy since 2006 when she was in the Rising Star Program. There are Lauren Tomasi now has four scholarships awarded to 19 athletes her. from across the south east Open Age Dressage. region of NSW in 2010 who received At the Sydney Royal Easter Show scholarships in the Country Energy early April Lauren won the Novice Program. The program provides all Lady Rider 17 to under 21 years scholarship athletes with education, and finished in second place in the personal development and sports Open Lady Rider. Later in April she science as well as direct funding to competed at the EFA NSW State support them in achieving excellence Titles and was runner up Champion in their chosen sport. Rider 14 to 18 years and by doing In December last year Lauren so she qualified for the NSW State was an Open Age Finalist at the Team to compete at the Nationals in Equestrian Australia National Show December. In recognition of Lauren’s Horse Championships at Werribee outstanding achievements she was Park in Victoria. At the Pambula announced as a ‘Local Sporting Agricultural Show she was awarded Champion’ in May by the Member the U18 Champion Rider and won for Eden-Monaro, Dr Mike Kelly. the Open Show Horse over 16hh Country Energy’s regional general and Australian National Saddle manager south eastern, Phillip Horse. In February Lauren competed Green, said: “Country Energy is at the Cobargo Agriculture Show delighted to continue its support of where she received the U17 and the SERAS program. We are proud Over Champion Rider, Champion to be supporting such promising Show Horse, Champion Ridden young athletes from the South East Thoroughbred, Champion Australian region. I believe the partnership National Saddle Horse and Supreme of Country Energy and SERAS Ridden Horse. Later in February at offers excellent opportunities to our the Canberra Royal Show she was communities and are a great way of awarded fifth place in the Over 17 supporting regional development.” year old rider and seventh in the

George Bowden on 36 pts. Saturday’s ball competition winners were Trevor Bailey and Bill McGregor 37, Brad Burke,Nick Massari, David Crawford, David Robinson, and Kenny Venables 36, along with Phil Ingram, Colin Langdon, and Brian Turner all on 34 pts on a count back. Saturday’s Nearest the Pin winners were Norm Marshall and Bruce Burton. Long Drive winners were Phil Ingram A Grade, Mark Dalton B Grade, and Tony Monday C Grade. A small field competed in Sunday’s Mixed Foursomes Championship which was played on a nice day for golf. The championship winners were Marion Burke and Rob Brown with a steady round of 84 off the stick, Beaty Russell combined with Graeme Russell to win the Handicap Major Trophy with an excellent 64 and ½ nett score. Andrew Barnes back in form after a run of outs shot a fine

round of 40 Stableford pts to win the Individual Stableford . Sunday’s ball competition winners were David Robinson 37, David Goggin, and Sandy Litchfield 36, Colin Langdon, Brian Searl and Tony Monday with 35 pts on a count back were ball competition winners. Nearest the Pin winners were David Goggin and David Robinson. Don Killin mastered the conditions best last Wednesday to win the competition with a fine round of 43 Stableford pts, second place went to Alan McDonald with 40 pts from Damien Kenneally on a count back, Brian Turner with another steady round claimed fourth place with 39 pts. Nearest the Pin winners were Mark Roberts and Damien Kenneally. Upcoming events Saturday June 26 Stableford Sunday June 27 Stableford Saturday July 3 Monthly Medal Strok



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Cats’ Number One fan and Snowy Mountains – regardless of which ever football code they follow – can be proud,” Mr Paterson said. “Consequently, when we launched the Cooma Cats’ Social Membership scheme earlier this year, it seemed logical that we offer our ‘Number One Ticket’ to Council who represent everyone in the area. “And having Mr Vucic – on behalf of the Council - accept this offer is greatly appreciated by everyone involved with the Cooma Cats. It’s is something we really value, and we are very aware of the responsibilities inherent in the new relationship,” Mr Paterson said. Mr Vucic was honoured to accept the Cats’ Number One ticket.

Cooma Cats’ Club President Dave Paterson presents a framed Cooma Cats’ jumper and “the Number One Ticket” to the General Manager of the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Mr John Vucic.

“Our Council is very conscious of our local sporting teams and was honoured to accept the Number One Ticket offered by the Cooma Cats AFL Club,” Mr Vucic said. “It’s important that we support our community at all times and I’m a great fan of AFL and will be looking forward to attending as many home games as I can to show our support,” he said. The Club has launched the Cats’ Social Membership Scheme so everyone interested in the team can officially join the Cats on their journey to bring AFL football to the region. Mr Paterson praised the support the Council had given the club in recent years, particularly in relation to the on-going development and maintenance of the Cats’ home ground at Snowy Oval and the upgrading of the lighting. “We have a strong relationship with Council who have always been responsive to our needs, so it was a very simple choice for us when considering who we should offer the “Number One Ticket” to,” Mr Paterson said. “And like the Council, we as a club are committed to providing the people of the region with an outlet for healthy living and community engagement – so the synergies between our two organisations are easy to see and harness for everyone’s benefit. Continued Page 31...

Our Josh excells again Local swim star Josh Alford returned home from the Australian School Swimming Championships, which were held from June 6 to 11, at the Chandler Swimming Complex in Brisbane Queensland with a swag of medals in tow after his latest victories in the pool. Josh was competing in the multi disability division and the events he competed in were: Day 1 – BRONZE 200 Individual Medley Day 1 – SILVER 4 x 50m Medley Relay – NSW Team – where Josh swam the Butterfly leg, that’s his speciality! Day 2 – GOLD – 50m Butterfly Day 3 – SILVER 50m Freestyle. Day 4 – SILVER 100m Freestyle. He was only a fingernail from winning the gold in both Freestyle events. Day 5 - Forget that, they took all the kids to Dreamworld. I think Joshie rated that as the highlight of the trip. Day 6 –BRONZE 4 x 50m Freestyle

Relay NSW Team – Josh also competed in the Mixed Boys and Girls 9 x 50m Medley Relay Team for the ACT. They asked if he could fill in for them as the team was short on numbers and Josh swam the Freestyle leg for the ACT Team. The team was very pleased with Josh’s effort as they won the gold. In all Josh competed in four Individual events and three relay events and he has come home with seven medals from the seven events. Ron McKeon who is one of Australia’s current swim coaches for the Australian Swim Team and a Silver medallist for Australia at the Moscow Olympics was also in Brisbane with the NSW Schools Team. Ron said that he was impressed with the NSW team’s results. NSW finished on top of the medal tally against the other states that competed at the Championships. Continued Page 35...

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The Cooma Cats have a new Number One fan – the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council. Cooma-Monaro Shire Council’s General Manager John Vucic accepted the Cats’ “Number One Membership Ticket” from Cooma Cats’ Club President Dave Paterson at Council’s offices on Monday. The awarding of the Cats’ Number One Ticket to the Council is part of the club’s reinvigorated campaign to develop and enhance its links with the local community. “We’ve been working hard over the past 18 months to reinforce the club’s profile as a family-focused, communitybased and professionallybased football club which everyone across the Monaro

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