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Mooney clan honoured Members of the Mooney clan were present Ignatius Mooney was honoured at the Last Division in 1915. at the Australian War Memorial last Friday Post ceremony following the Centenary Cpl Mooney was killed in action in France when family member Corporal John Parade to honour the formation of the 2nd in 1918. His story appears on Page 10.

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CWA to present cheque The next meeting of the Cooma Branch of Country Women’s Association will he held at 1pm on Monday August 10 in the Salvation Army Hall, Mittagang Road, Cooma. All interested ladies are most welcome to attend. At this meeting, President Hazel Walker will make a

presentation to the Cooma Hospital Auxiliary of the proceeds of the recent curry luncheon. The members are pleased with the amount to be presented as they all worked hard to raise the amount for such a worthy cause.

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creative in thinking up a way to show off your So Much to Love sticker� said President of the Cooma Chamber of Commerce Kathy Kelly. Ideas where to put your So Much To Love sticker include on your kids school bag, on your onesie or on your ski jacket. Kathy advised “There are 6 x $50 vouchers to be won for the best entry. One $50 voucher will be announced each Friday morning from 31 July to 4 September 2015. Winners will be advised via phone and

social media.â€? Send your photos and contact details into the Cooma Visitors Centre office in Sharp Street, load it onto their Facebook page or email them at donna@ “Come on Cooma, join in the fun and show us how much you Love where you liveâ€? said Kathy. Additional Terms & Conditions include: • Each entry will remain in the draw for the duration of the competition • Entries to include

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Search on for descendants The search is on for local descendants of Frederick and Elizabeth Garling to gather together on 8 August to mark 200 years since the family arrived in Australia. After a 12-month journey during which the ship was plundered by American privateers, Frederick became Crown Solicitor for the Colony and helped established legal, banking, sporting and welfare institutions which continue today. Ten generations and over 2000

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Athletes achievements honoured Cooma-Monaro Shire Council has erected a commemorative blade in the Apex Achievement Park in Sharp Street Cooma, to honour the local elite athletes of 2014. The athletes included Sochi Olympians Alex Almoukov, Aimee Watson, Callum Watson, Nicole Parks, Sami Kennedy Sim, Scott Kneller, Jenny Owens, Russ Henshaw, Torah Bright and Commonwealth Games swimmer, Josh Alford. Josh, Alex, Torah, Nicole, Sami and Scott were present to unveil the blade in front of family, friends and members of CoomaMonaro Shire Council. The park is expected to continue growing as more achievers are honoured in future years. Following the unveiling, Cooma Lions Club provided a sausage sizzle.

Application for Appointment of Trust Board Members Adaminaby Golf Course Reserve Trust Ever wondered who is responsible for keeping Crown reserves operating? Countless facilities like showgrounds, local halls and parks are run by Trust Boards, made up of people just like you. People who understand the need and have a desire to manage public land and assets for the benefit of the entire community. Your role as a Trustee is voluntary, but the rewards of giving something back to the community are priceless. We are looking for a good mix of people with a variety of skills, however, sound business and financial management skills and objective decision-making expertise would be a distinct advantage. Don’t let this opportunity to do something for yourself and your community pass you by – contact us today. The Adaminaby Golf Course Reserve Trust manages the Reserve No. 1002938 at Adaminaby notified on 19 May 2000 for Environmental Protection and Public Recreation. The term of appointment will be for a period not exceeding 5 years. Application forms may be obtained from or telephoning 1300 886 235. All applications are required to be lodged before Wednesday, 26 August 2015 by email at or posted to Department of Primary Industries –Lands PO Box 2215, DANGAR NSW 2309. File Reference: GB00R12 For further information contact Mandy Franklin on (02) 4824 3704.


Above: The athletes unveil the blade erected in their honour.

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Child dies in house fire Police from Monaro Local Area Command are still investigating the death of a child in a house fire at Anglers Reach last Thursday night. About 6.30pm, a 40-year-old man, his 35-year-old wife, and four children arrived at a home on Illawong Road to commence a holiday. Police have been told that while the family, from Victoria, were in the process of settling into the premises, attempts were made to light a fire in the slow combustion heater. The fire was eventually lit but spread throughout the building. Emergency services were called however the home was completely

destroyed. It appears an accelerant was used to help start the fire. The woman suffered burns to her face and upper body and was treated at the scene by Ambulance Paramedics, before being taken to Cooma Hospital. She was airlifted to Canberra Hospital and later transferred to Royal Alfred Hospital on Melbourne. She remains in a serious condition. The man and three of the children were uninjured. Fire investigators and police were not able to enter the premises until the structural integrity of the building could be determined on Friday


morning. The fourth child, a four-year-old boy, was located deceased by officers attached to Monaro Local Area Command and NSW Fire & Rescue. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner. This is the second fatal fire in the Adaminaby area in the last six weeks. Local RSF and NSWFB personnel are urging people to take care with fire this winter. This includes not using inappropriate aids to light fires, not


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CNPS students assist hospital unit

Pictured, hospital manager Antje Badger accepts the 13 blankets from students Jake Galvin and Lauren Chenery, assisted by Jenny Brown. Students at Cooma North Public School last week donated 13 blankets to Cooma Hospital for use in the mental health and drug and alcohol units. Each class at the school bought a blanket, with money raised via gold coin donation for a recent

Mufti day, where students came to school dressed as pirates. The event raised $337. The blankets were presented to hospital manager Antje Badger at the hospital last Thursday.

Council Audit Committee applications Snowy River Shire Council’s Audit Committee Expression of Interest application timeframe has been extended to August 2. Council is asking for residents with knowledge or experience in Risk Management, IT, Accounting, Financial Reporting or Internal Auditing to review the Expression of Interest Information located on Council’s website at: News_Media/Public_Notices/Audit_Co mmittee_ Expression_of_Interest_Information The Audit Committee will include three voting members; one Councillor, two external independent members and two non-voting members, Council’s General Manager and Internal Auditor.

Snowy River Shire Council’s Mayor John Cahill said that the Audit Committee will assist in providing an independent review of Council’s commitment to meet all regulatory and statutory obligations. “With local government reform and long term financial sustainability on the agenda, now is the right time for us to be looking for experienced and interested residents to put their hands up to become part of the Audit Committee,” he explained. The Audit Committee will hold its first meeting in September 2015 in Jindabyne. An application form is also now available on the website and will need to be completed and provided to Council with the other requested additional information.

NSW government seeks young advisors Nominations are open for the 2015 NSW Youth Advisory Council (YAC), the Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced. Mr Barilaro said the Youth Advisory Council is one of the most effective ways for young people to be involved in Government decision making. “Council members come from all over the State and are broadly representative of the diversity of young people living in NSW in terms of gender, Aboriginality, and cultural and linguistic background,” said Mr Barilaro. “Their unique insights, views and advice assists in the development of policies and programs affecting young people. “The Youth Advisory Council makes an important and valuable contribution to the NSW Government’s work and the way we deliver services for young

people in NSW. “The Monaro is home to many outstanding and well qualified young people and I encourage them all to apply for the Council.” The 12 member Council provides a direct avenue of communication between young people and the NSW Government. Mr Barilaro said young people with experience in youth and community organisations or who have particular life experience that would further enrich policy conversations are encouraged to apply. Information and application forms for membership of the Youth Advisory Council are available on the Advocate’s website at from the Advocate or (02) 9286 7231. Applications close at 5:00pm Monday August 31.

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The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) warns bottle shops to check age identification of all young customers after school holiday compliance operations caught three venues selling alcohol to under 18s. The OLGR compliance blitz over the last two weekends targeted bottle shops in Sydney’s west and north as well as the Hunter and Central Coast regions, with 42 bottle shops checked for compliance with the liquor laws, resulting in a number of serious breaches detected. OLGR Director of Compliance and Enforcement Anthony Keon said the operation should serve as a stark warning for all bottle shops.

“The law couldn’t be any clearer. Selling alcohol to minors is illegal - no exceptions. Any venue that can’t comply with this basic requirement will face strict sanctions, including possible criminal prosecution, suspension of licence and cancellation and disqualification for repeat offences,” Mr Keon said. “It’s extremely concerning that a number of venues have failed to heed these warnings and have placed young people at risk by breaking the law. “OLGR is cracking down on the sale of alcohol to minors and will continue to conduct increased compliance operations across the state.”


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Tony Abbott welcomed to Cooma The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott was welcomed to Cooma by Cooma-Monaro Shire mayor, Dean Lynch, last Friday. Mr Abbott was in town to talk to small business owners in support of Member for Eden-Monaro, Peter Hendy. About 100 people were invited to attend the afternoon tea at the Cooma ExServices Club. Mr Abbott spoke encouragingly about the value of small business to the Australian economy.

He mentioned the number of taxes which impact on small business operation and said he would like to cut these back to a more reasonable level. Mr Abbott also spoke to the recently released Agricultural White Paper. After a photo line-up, where most attendees took the opportunity to be photographed with the PM, Mr Abbott took time to mingle and talk to those in attendance. From Cooma, Mr Abbott headed for the snowfields.

Left: Pleased to meet the Prime Minister Tony Abbott last Friday were, clockwise from top left, Member for Monaro John Barilaro and TSM chairman Peter Cochran, Bombala Shire mayor, Bob Stewart, Cooma Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc, president Kathy Kelly and Mayor Dean Lynch.Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy made the introductions to the invitees. Right: Mayor Dean Lynch welcomes Prime Minister Abbott to Cooma. Member for Eden-Monaro Peter Hendy introduced Mr Abbott to community leaders.


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Following a presentation to Council at its meeting on 16 December 2014, a report was considered by the Delivery & Operations Committee on 10 February 2015 regarding the reintroduction of Alcohol Free Zones in Jindabyne. Council considered the request and deferred its decision as it sought commitment from the NSW Police in a number of areas. At the Delivery & Operations Committee held on 17 July, the Monaro Local Area Command made a further presentation to Council to discuss the proposed alcohol free zones in the Jindabyne area.

Lions Park upgrade put to the community The master plan for the upgrade of Cooma’s Lions Park was discussed in a community consultation meeting at the library last Tuesday night. A presentation of the extensive upgrade of the Mittagang Road park was given by Canberra’s DSB Landscape Architect’s David Pearce and Michael Reeves. The master plan includes two new playgrounds, a walking and cycling track, a dog park, an upgrade of the existing barbeque and BMX track facilities, an arboretum and a widening of the driveway entrance and car park to allow for caravan access. This 10-year project is set to make the Lions Park a valuable asset to the town. One of the proposed playgrounds will be aimed at older children. This adventure playground will be located within the pine plantation area of the park and will include a double flying fox as well as lots of rope-based equipment for climbing. “It will have a parcour-style design, which is basically a sort of obstacle

course that the children will work their way through,� said Mr Pearce. The second playground is for a younger demographic and is an allabilities playground. Equipment will include diggers, spinners, swings, slides, a rope bridge and a six-metre climbing rope tower or ‘spacenet’. There is a section of the playground with a soft-fall rubber surface and several options for children with mobility issues. Some suggestions at the meeting last Tuesday were to include solar panels in the park and to give the whole project a renewable energy theme. “Between the Snowy Hydro Electric Scheme and the Boco Rock wind farm, the area is becoming a sort of renewable energy precinct, and this park could become an attraction in it’s own right,� said Mark Wiggins of CWP Renewables. The design of the entrance to the park has been left open at this stage, with the intention to create some kind of a feature statement for the park. One of the suggestions is to create a sort of information bay, pointing visitors to other

attractions in the town including the visitor’s centre, the gaol, the railway and the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre. Mr Wiggins was present at the consultation and has on offer a blade from one of the Boco Rock wind farm turbines. The blade is an impressive 50 metres in length. Some of the concerns with using this as the park entrance feature included the cost of maintenance. Being made of fibreglass, the structure could be easily damaged by vandals. The Lions Club has also approached Snowy Hydro who has suggested the possibility of placing some of their now redundant machinery at the entrance as part of that feature. The Lions Club and the Council are calling for community feedback as to the entrance design and whether the turbine blade would be an appropriate attraction to add to the plan of the park. For more information and to view the plan, visit projects.

An overview was given on the success of Alcohol Free Zones in the Griffith area in reducing alcohol related crimes. The area now sits below the state average in statistics, whereas it was above the state average before the zones were in place. It was noted that Jindabyne is similar to Griffith in that they also have an influx in numbers of tourists and staff in certain seasons making it hard to police and control with only a limited number of extra police staff recruited to cover the seasonal influx. It was formally resolved to form a Sub Committee for Council to work with the police to examine the measures that will be effective in consumption of alcohol in public places. Council is very pleased with this outcome and we thank the Monaro Local Area Command immensely for their presentation and commitment to the matter. Council is looking forward to further discussions and working together to continue to address this issue.

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Donation to Cooma Hospital Auxiliary The Cooma Hospital Auxiliary recently held their Annual General Meeting preceded by their general meeting in the Education Centre at the Cooma Hospital. After a light lunch with guests, Antje Badger the Facility Manager for the Cooma Hospital and Christine Smith the United Members of the Peak View-Jerangle Country Women’s Association, who regularly Hospital Auxiliaries donate to the Cooma Hospital Auxiliary. The members are pictured with the donation State Treasurer they recently sent to the auxiliary which went towards the purchase of a standing and South Eastern and raising aid purchased by the Cooma Hospital Auxiliary. Reprehensive, Pictured are: Merran Walmsley, Gennene Hall, Margaret Barron, the motto “Let us Mary Phillips, Janet Baumhammer and Joan Mowat hold high the lamp of service for the Auxiliary in raising funds when they are fund Hospital? Do you want welfare of our hospital” to provide equipment raising to purchase to have fun working was read and the for the hospital that equipment for the with other supporters? meeting was opened. enhances the care of hospital. We enjoy a good time The following patients and is helpful Donations over while raising money to members were elected to the nursing staff. $2 to the Cooma purchase equipment to positions: President, She said it was Hospital Auxiliary are for the benefit of our Bob Weston. Secretary, appreciated that such tax deductible and can hospital. We would Jan Carpenter. a small group could be forwarded to P.O. welcome new members Treasurer, Marilynne provide in excess of Box 1389, Cooma and Ladies or Gents. Weston Publicity, $31,000 of equipment would help with the Meetings are held on Jan Carpenter. Kiosk to the Cooma hospital purchase of the next the second Thursday Person, Helena Reeves. in the last financial piece of equipment of the month at 2pm in Both Mrs Smith and year. The auxiliary are needed by the hospital. the Education Centre at Ms Badger praised very appreciative of the Do you have spare the Cooma hospital. the work done by support they receive time? Do you want to the Cooma Hospital from the community support the Cooma










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Maslin addresses Bombala Chamber

Above, retiring local hairdresser Dick Robinson was farewelled by local business owner Elsie Wertenbach and Tania Ingram, who did her apprenticeship with Dick and current owner of Hair on Main Street. Pictured, bottom right, Charlie Maslin speaks of his ideas for Bombala. Below: The diners at the Bombala Chamber dinner.

Guest speaker at the recent Bombala Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas in July, was local farmer, Charlie Maslin. Mr Maslin briefly explained his background and philosophy of farming and also had some good ideas for the chamber to embrace to make people stop in Bombala. He suggested a greater use of Facebook and social media to get the word out for travellers to take a break in Bombala. He also suggested more use of the Bombala River, for example, by creating riverside arts and crafts festival, fun runs, mountains bike competitions – holding some event each month to attract people to the town. Mr Maslin also suggested better signage on the approaches to the town and the relocation of the visitors centre to the centre of town, not its present location.

BOMBALA COUNCIL GENERAL MANAGER: Ms Ngaire McCrindle Each year Council organises activities to celebrate Local Government Week. This year the theme is 'Active All Areas' which reflects the need for councils to engage with all sections of the community and ensure that all community members have physical accessibility and support. Council has a range of mechanisms in place to ensure that it engages with the broad community. Our Community Care services have set up a number of groups catering to specific needs – the Scooter Club is a shining example. This group undertakes assessments for Council on the suitable of surfaces in the main street, along the river walking track and around town generally. They report any concerns to the Community Services Manager who then relays them to the appropriate Council Manager to rectify. This year will be celebrating Local Government Week 2015 with a special event to help strengthen our engagement with the youth of the area. Councillors will be cooking a tasty BBQ lunch for students at the High School on Friday 7 August. The event will give the Councillors the opportunity to chat with students about any issues they are currently facing or ideas the students to make our Council area even better.

The Platypus News

Out and About in Platypus Country Why not renew your fishing licence at the Visitor Information Centre? We have some wonderful spots to wet a line and you are always welcome to sample what we have on offer in Platypus Country.

Saturday August 1 Saturday 10am - 4pm

Railway Park, Visitor Information Centre and Lavender House open – Pick up maps to explore the area and be calmed by the scents of beautiful platypus country! 10% off goods purchased for today only. Marvel over the restored engines and railway memorabilia that tell the history of the area.

Saturday all day

Mention “Out & About” & enjoy the specials on Maybe Street at: Bombala Bakery – Selected specials. Cosmo Café –Coffee/tea and lavender cake special. Linga Longa – Specials on delicious cakes and tea/coffee

Saturday 11am - 3pm

Catch the new exhibition at the Bundian Way Art Gallery “Walbunja Custodians and Moodjis” featuring works from Eurobodalla and the Borderline Gallery has also been reworked. Both galleries are at the Rural Transaction Centre, Bombala Street Delegate and admission is free.

Saturday 10am - 4pm

Delegate School of Arts History Museum open. Delegate Wood Working room open.

365 days a year

Early Settlers’ Hut is open– See how the pioneers lived.

COME ON DOWN! IT’S FREE. Search for some platypus. Visit a South East Forest, the Platypus Reserve, our galleries and museums. Stroll the beautiful river walks, relax by Black Lake. Explore the railway land.

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Wednesday July 29, 2015

Mooneys honoured at Centenary Parade Local family, the Mooneys, were special guests at the Centenary Parade at the Australian War Memorial last Friday. The parade honoured the Centenary of the creation of the 2nd Division, in Egypt on July 26, 1915. As part of the commemoration of the centenary of World War One, the AWM has, each evening, honoured an Australian soldier who is listed on the Roll of Honour at the daily Last Post ceremony. Last Friday, that soldier was John Ignatius Mooney, born at Rock Flat on January 24 1892. Corporal Mooney served at Gallipoli and also in France. He was killed in action on August 30, 1918, not lone before the war to end all wars ended. He and his story were selected to be part of the centenary parade commemorations. Cpl Mooney was the grandson of another Jonn Mooney, an Irish convict from County Galway who was transported for life to Australia in 18131. At the outbreak of war, in August 1914, John Mooney was employed as a railway shunter with the NSW railways Service. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on May 15, 1915 at Liverpool and was allocated to the 3rd Reinforcements of the 19th Battalion, one of four units in the 5th Infantry Brigade. He departed Sydney on August 9, 1915 on the transport HMAT Runic. He spent about three weeks in Egypt before deploying to Gallipoli, but was diverted to hospital for two weeks on the island of Lemnos with mumps before finally joining his unit on October 16 1915. 19 Battalion was tasked with the defence of Pope’s Hill, a small knoll with the 2nd Division’s area of responsibility. Private Mooney was employed in the front line as a marksman in recognition of his rural upbringing and his proven expertise as a good shot with the senior cadets. The Battalion remained there until the evacuation of Gallipoli in December. After the evacuation, he spent three months in hospital

in Egypt with jaundice and influenza. He rejoined his unit on March 18 1916 just as they were leaving to re-deploy to the Western Front as part of the British Expeditionary Force, firstly in the Bois Grenier sector, near Armentieres. He attended a Trench mortar School in November 1916. Private Mooney was badly wounded in the right arm at the battle of Flers on November 13 1916, where his Battalion captured a German trench system known as The Maze and held it without support for more than 24 hours until relieved.

the crossing operation was cancelled. During the withdrawal, Cpl Mooney was killed by German artillery as his company was heading back to their trenches. A shell landed immediately in front of him, killing him instantly. After daylight on August 30, a party of five men led by his platoon sergeant went down to the river to retrieve his body. As they approached the Battalion’s outpost, the Germans shelled them again. Two of the party were killed

The attack was conducted in extremely cold weather, driving rain and deep mud, in what is sometimes described as the worst European winter in living memory. Mooney was evacuated to England where he remained for 10 months recovering from this wound. After attending a promotion course in July 1917 he was promoted to Lance Corporal and returned to 19 Battalion in France in October 1917. He then attended courses in Belgium at the Corps Bomb School and the Corp Gas School. He was promoted Temporary Corporal on August 24, 1918. At the end of August 1918 General Monash attempted to capture the major German stronghold of Peronne. 19 Battalion was ordered to cross the Somme from the west during the night of August 29-30 near Halle at the junction of the river and Somme Canal. There were several footbridges in this area, but the withdrawing Germans had either destroyed them or had them covered by artillery and heavy machine gun fire, so

and another man was slightly wounded. The next day, his Battalion as part of the 5th Brigade, participated in the famous attack on Mont St Quentin the small village above Peronne, by deploying to the north and catching the Germans completely by surprise. At the time of his death, Cpl Mooney was aged 26 years and seven months. His fiancÊe in Australia, Margaret Hannah Driscoll, the daughter of a pioneering family from the Monaro district, was devastated. She never married. Cpl Mooney now rests in the Assevillers New British cemetery, along with the two men killed while attempting to retrieve his body. Pictured, Cpl Mooney’s portrait at the AWM on Friday. Above, a portrait of Cpl Mooney taken in 1917 when he was convalescing in England.


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Wednesday July 29, 2015

More inspections Behind the scenes of Ghosts in the Scheme The Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) will conduct more inspections of licensed venues across the Snowy Mountains region during the winter ski season after a first phase of compliance checks detected a range of serious breaches. Licensed venues across the Snowy region have been warned to lift their game after 12 breaches relating to intoxication and non-compliance with licence conditions were uncovered during inspections in Jindabyne, Perisher and Thredbo between 14 and 19 July. OLGR Director of Compliance and Enforcement Anthony Keon said the operation showed a lax attitude by many venues in assessing and removing intoxicated patrons and that too many staff and security were unaware of their venue’s licence conditions. “Intoxicated patrons must be cut off and removed from the venue when detected – this is the law and every Snowy venue needs to follow it or face serious penalties,” Mr Keon said.

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change and multicultural diversity brought about by the construction of the Snowy Scheme, the story tells of a complex friendship between three Cooma residents. In the lead up to this spectacular production, there will be a free behind-thescenes presentation

Get some interesting behind-the-scenes insight from writer and director of Ghosts in the Scheme, Scott Rankin.

of the production at the Parliament House Theatre on August 2nd at 2pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch some of the theatrical material that has been developed so far for the production, as well as some key songs by the band Mikelangelo

and the Black Sea Gentlemen. All have been a working progress with heavy involvement from the Cooma community, particularly those who were involved in the construction days of the Scheme. Join writer/director Scott Rankin, actor Lex Marinos and the

talented musicians of Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen for this opportunity to gain an insight into the telling of our local history and a time of great change and cosmopolitanism in Australia. To book, visit www. or call (02) 6275 2700.

Bombala girls raise funds for MCCR Bombala girls Briony Brotherton and Josie Cotterill took the initiative to hold a street stall to raise money for the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research on July 4. They sold books, cakes and lollies as well as running a wood raffle. The girls did a lot of the baking and collected the wood. David Cotterill split the load of wood

and helped on the stall. Zara Brotherton assisted loading the wood and on the stall. The girls raised $300 for MCCR. The girls would like to thank the Bombala community for their support Pictured; Louise Platts from MCCR with the Bombala students.




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COUNCIL communiquĂŠ COUNCIL MEETING 10 AUGUST 2015, COUNCIL CHAMBERS @ 5.30PM Council will be holding its ordinary council meeting Monday 10 August 2015, commencing at 5.30pm with Public Forum at 6.00pm where residents are welcome to address Council on any matter. Please ensure you arrive

at 5.45pm if you wish to address council. Business Papers are available to the public on Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website the Thursday of the week preceding the meeting.

POSITIONS VACANT REGISTERED NURSE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; CASUAL Council has a position available in the Corporate Services Division for Registered Nurse â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Casual at Yallambee Lodge. File Ref: Salary: Applications Close:

PV10 $28.7013 - $42.4079 / hour (incl. casual loading) On-going recruitment â&#x20AC;&#x201C; please call HR for details

WEED MANAGEMENT OFFICER (CASUAL) Council has a casual position available in the Environmental Services Division for Weed Management Officer at the Cooma Office. This position will be for a period of approximately 3 months. File Ref: Salary: Applications Close:

PV23 $40.85 / hour (inc 25% casual loading) 4.00pm, Monday 3 August 2015

Further information can be obtained by calling Human Resources on (02) 6455 1707. For an information package go to Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website: or collect from Council Front Reception.

CASUAL CARE SUPPORT WORKER Council is seeking expressions of interest from those who are interested in Casual work available in the Environmental Services Division as a Casual Care Support Worker based at the Werri-Nina Centre, 227 Sharp Street, Cooma. File Ref: Salary: Applications:

PV22 $26.46 hour (includes 25% casual loading) Please send in your resume and a cover letter detailing previous experience in aged care and disability sectors by 4 pm Friday 14th of August 2015

Further information can be obtained by calling Lesley Lloyd on (02) 6455 4010 or on Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website: www. To apply you must have a current Drivers Licence, current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

NANNY GOAT HILL Photo shows Council staff repairing a picnic table at Nanny Goat Hill Lookout. This lookout provides a good view of Cooma Township and is located on the edge of a bushland reserve.

LIBRARY CARD DESIGN COMPETITION! Calling all creative community members to help design the next Generation of library cards! Great prizes to be won, categories for children, teens and adults. All entries to be submitted by

5pm on Monday 17 august. pick up your entry form at the front desk of your library or at the snowy mountains Neighbourhood centre!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: REPORTING AND COMPLIANCE BURDENS ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is calling for public submissions for its review into reporting and compliance burdens that the NSW Government imposes on local government. Businesses and community groups are asked to make a submission as it is important that communitiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; views are heard loud and clear. IPART are seeking submissions about: â&#x20AC;˘ the planning, reporting or compliance obligations imposed specifically

on councils by NSW Government agencies that are creating unnecessary or excessive burdens â&#x20AC;˘ the impact on councils of these planning, reporting or compliance obligations, and â&#x20AC;˘ how these planning, reporting or compliance burdens could be removed or reduced. Public submissions close on 14 August 2015. The current Issues Paper, along with further information on IPARTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s review, is available at IPARTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website http://

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Writing Competition

Meals on Wheels originated in Britain during World War II to help frail older people remain at home. Meals on Wheels first commenced in Australia in 1952 with a lady riding a tricycle delivering meals. Cooma Meals on Wheels Service is operated through Council and commenced on 17 November 1969 with 14 meals and the Ambulance Administration Vehicle was used to deliver the meals. WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT WORK AND FULL ROAD CLOSURE OF ORANA AVENUE AND BUDDANG STREET, COOMA. Please be advised that weather permitting, water main construction work has been programmed to commence in Orana Avenue between Babin Place and Doondoo Place. The watermain in Buddang Street will also be replaced as part of this project. This essential work will commence from Monday 20 July 2015 and is expected to be completed within eight (8) weeks on 13 September 2015. Works will be carried out between 7:00am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday and will involve full closure of the roadway at certain times. Road detour signage will be in place when road closures are required. Please note: Public transport will be available along Koonee and Baroona Avenues in lieu of the Orana Avenue

RESIDUAL WASTE BIN AUDIT Cooma Monaro Shire Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resource and Waste Services would like to advise residents that Council will be conducting bin audits, in the Cooma township kerbside collection area during the month of August. These audits are a requirement of the Environment Protection Authority and form part of the Waste Less Recycle More Initiative funded by the Local Government Organics Collection Grant that Council has secured for the Food and Garden Waste Collection Service. The audits will involve collecting two hundred and twenty samples (220 x 120litre bins) over a two week period. These samples are collected at random and the data is used for statistical purposes only. Council is required to do a representative survey of the waste going to landfill prior & post, to the introduction of the Food and Garden waste bin service rollout. Householders should continue to manage their waste as they normally would and to not change their behaviour during the audit.

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Original works can be either non-fiction or fiction, use the theme â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Up Hill & Downâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and submitted by school students in 3 age groups: t:FBSTt:FBSTt:FBST

The major prize winner will receive 3 return airfares from Canberra to Brisbane, generously donated by QANTAS. $MPTJOHEBUF'SJEBZUI4FQUFNCFS For further details and conditions please contact: 4OPXQSJOU#PPLTIPQ +JOEBCZOF   'PY5BMF#PPLT $PPNB  

This event is organised by the Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Festival Inc.

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Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

Councillor Angela Ingram 0410 036 671

Councillor Tony Kaltoum 6452 1730

Councillor Craig Mitchell 0429 383 388

Council will use a â&#x20AC;&#x153;random number Generatorâ&#x20AC;? in the field, so that the first house number is selected randomly and without record, with each second or fifth household sampled from this starting point. At no time will the waste sample collected be connected to an address. The audit is based on NSW Department of Environment and Heritage guidelines for conducting a household kerbside residual waste audit. Council will follow strict protocols on privacy and confidentiality to ensure individual household information is safeguarded during the audit. Cooma Monaro Shire Council is bound by the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. To this context the audit will be conducted. If households would prefer to be excluded from the audit or would like further information, please contact Jeff Tate on 64551922.

SHARE YOUR VIEWS ABOUT WATERWAYS IN OUR REGION AND GO INTO THE $5000 PRIZE DRAW What goes down the drains at your house? Do you walk, swim, bike ride, or spend time with family around our regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lakes, rivers and wetlands? What do you think of the quality of water in the lakes, rivers and wetlands you spend time around? University of Canberra researchers are asking residents of the Australian Capital Territory, Queanbeyan, Yass, CoomaMonaro and Palerang to take part in an online survey that asks your views about water quality and local waterways, and the things you do that can affect water quality. Do the survey at The survey will inform design of strategies to improve water quality and to

Councillor Ignazio Mondello 0407 714 460

maintain and enhance the social benefits of waterways. The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete. If you complete the survey by August 14th, you can enter the prize draw: first prize is a $1,000 gift card, with 8 runner-up $500 gift cards. The study is being undertaken by researchers at the Institute for Applied Ecology of the University of Canberra. It is funded by two initiatives: the ACT Basin Priority Project, which seeks to improve the quality of water flowing from urban and rural areas into catchments within and outside the ACT, and the ACT and Region Catchment Management Coordination Group.


Burra Road Maintenance Grading Bobeyan Road Maintenance Grading Tuross Road Snow Damage Numeralla Road


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route for the duration of this project. Residents are advised that any road pavement, driveways and paths affected by the reconstruction work will be repaired/replaced as part of the project works. Should any unforeseen problems arise relating to this work during its progress, please do not hesitate to speak with any member of Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on-site work crew who will be able to assist. Council apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause and asks residents and motorists to be mindful of construction crews and machinery that will be working on and around this project. Any enquiries can be directed to Councils Engineering Services on 6455 1801.

Councillor Winston Phillips 0487 430 000

Edge Repairs Smiths Road Gravel Maintenance Rose Valley Road Road Gravel Maintenance Badja Road Road Realignment

Warrens Corner Road Table Drain Maintenance and Culvert Repair Rock Flat Creek BridgeNumeralla Road Repairs


General Manager John Vucic Phone: 02 6455 1777 Director of Corporate Services Stephen Molloy Fax: 02 6455 1799 A/Director of Engineering Services Keith Walker Web: Director of Environmental Services Peter Smith Email: After Hours Emergency Contacts WATER 0417 278 056 WASTEWATER 0419 251 378 RECREATION 0427 011 144 ROADS 0447 415 150



Wednesday July 29, 2015

Have you heard the buzz? A fun new kids clothing store is coming soon to Vale Street in Cooma. Kids Hive will be owned and run by local mum, Jodi Brooks. With two gorgeous little girls, 5-year-old Sammy and 3-year-old Gemma, Jodi, like many other parents, was tired of the lack of options for kids wear in town. “I think all us local parents were getting frustrated with the lack of choice,” she says, “With not much available in town, and not having the time to make the trip to Canberra,

I felt that Cooma really needed something,” she says, and so Kids Hive was born. Whether you’ve got a newborn baby or a teenager, Kids Hive will have what you need. “And if someone is looking for something in particular that we don’t have in store, I’m more than happy to try and source it and get it in for them,” says Jodi. From warm winter outfits including jackets and coats, trendy jeans and cosy jumpers, to socks and undies, hats and jewellery - Kids Hive has got it all. Nagging your kids to get

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into their pyjamas will become a thing of the past when you bring them home a fun onesie jumpsuit from Kids Hive to wear to bed. It’s not just clothes, Jodi also has a great range of toys with favourites like Peppa Pig, Lego, My Little Pony, Hot Wheels, Ben and Holly, Ninja Turtles and Barbie just to name a few. Kids Hive will also have a little play corner, where kids can enjoy watching a movie, do some drawing or play with some toys, leaving mum to browse the store in some peace.

Jodi is also planning on putting together little hampers for brand new mums with everything they need for when that little bub arrives, the perfect hassle-free gift. Located next to Leading Edge Electronics on Vale Street, keep your eyes peeled for the opening of this great new shop over the next few weeks. Pictured: Kids Hive mascot, Rigby, has been a very busy bee helping Jodi set up the brand new and exciting kids clothing shop.

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ADAMINABY LANDFILL NEW OPERATING HOURS 10AM TO 3PM ON SATURDAYS ONLY Current operating hours (10am to 1pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday’s) will cease as of Monday 27 July 2015. Following this date the Adaminaby Landfill will be open on Saturdays ONLY. Kerbside collection services remain unchanged and will continue to operate in Adaminaby each Monday for Waste collection and alternate Monday’s for Recycling collection. This change is one of Council’s measures to remain sustainable, efficient and financially sound well into the future. For more information please see

DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL INTEGRATED The following integrated development application has been submitted to the Snowy River Shire Council: • • • • • •

Property Address: Legal Description: Property Number: Application No: Development Proposal: Approval Bodies:

‘The Gullies’ 1718 Gullies Road INGEBIRAH NSW 2627 Lot 12 DP 812111 Ph Blakefield 100775 DA0135/2015 Eco Tourist cabin Rural Fire Service

Tender documents/ specifications for the Lease and Management of Council’s Jindabyne Indoor Swimming Pool may be obtained from Council website www.snowyriver. Information regarding the tender can also be obtained by contacting Councils Asset Manager by telephone (02) 6451 1176 or by email to using the subject title: Tender Documents/Specifications Jindabyne Indoor Swimming Pool.

The development application and associated documents are currently available for inspection for a period of 30 days at Council offices.

Tenders close at 10.00 am on Wednesday 26 August 2015.

Berridale Office Hours: 8.30am – 4.30pm 2 Myack Street Berridale

Tenders should be lodged as stated in the documents and submitted to Council by email to titled “Tender – Lease and Management Jindabyne Indoor Swimming Pool”, or by post to: Snowy River Shire Council, PO Box 143, BERRIDALE, NSW 2628.

Jindabyne Office Hours 8.30am – 4.30pm Shop 3 Razorback Plaza, 1 Gippsland Street Jindabyne

Any interested person may make a submission to Council in relation to any aspect of the development application. Submissions close 30 July 2015 .If the submission is an objection to the development it must be made in writing and addressed to the General Manager, Snowy River Shire. It must reference the development application number and the grounds for objection are to be clearly stated. Please note that all submissions will become public documents and in the case of applications referred to a Council meeting for determination, the name and address of the person making the submission will be part of the information included in Councils Business Paper. Any person making a submission is required to disclose any reportable political donations or gifts at the time of making the submission (for more information please contact Councils Environmental Services Department or view Councils website Joseph Vescio GENERAL MANAGER PO Box 143 BERRIDALE NSW 2628 Telephone 6451 1195

LANDFILL E-WASTE CHARGES EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2015 Changes to targets from the Federal Government in relation to E-Waste, have resulted in our collection arrangement being terminated and charges will now apply as of 1 July 2015 for ALL E-Waste disposal.

The lowest or any tender may not necessarily be accepted.

REQUEST FOR QUOTATION – JINDABYNE REVOLVE SHED STAGE 2 Quotations are invited and will be received by Council until 4:00pm on Friday, 14 August 2015 for the following: • The Supply and Construction of stage 2 of the Revolve shed at Jindabyne Landfill – Contract 001/2016 General and technical information/specifications regarding this quotation may be obtained from Council’s Waste Administration Officer by emailing au or downloaded from Council’s website at Quotations must be submitted to Council by email to titled “Quotation Jindabyne Revolve Shed Stage 2 – Contract 001/2016”, or by post to: Snowy River Shire Council, PO Box 143, BERRIDALE, NSW 2628. Late quotations will not be accepted. The lowest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.

TV/Computer Monitors will be charged at $10 per item. Other E-Waste that can not be recycled in Scrap Steel (eg. Computer Towers) will incur charges with a $5 minimum charge and all other loads charged at $52 per cubic metre or $155 per tonne.



Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited from suitably qualified individuals interested in being appointed to Snowy River Shire Council’s (SRSC) newly formed Audit Committee. SRSC is seeking to fill two external positions on the Audit Committee in time for the inaugural Audit Committee meeting to be held in September 2015. One of the external positions will act as Chair for the Audit Committee. Further information regarding the EOI and Audit Committee is available on Council’s website at: Committee_Expression_of_Interest_Information Written submissions must be received by 11.59pm, Sunday 2 August 2015 addressed to the General Manager, Snowy River Shire Council, PO Box 143, Berridale NSW 2628 or via email to: Subject Line: External Audit Committee Representative.


If you are interested in looking at our current employment opportunities visit our website au/Council/About_Us/Employment or by choosing the Employment section on the “Quicklinks” section on the homepage. Application forms, position descriptions, salary details and an information sheet answering some of the more frequently asked questions are available to help you make the most of your application.

Effective from 1 July 2015 and in accordance with the Companion Animals Act 1998, Council advises that the fees for registering Companion Animals in NSW are: -

Council currently has the following positions available: -

• • • • •


Applications Close Date

Trainee Stores Officer Water & Waste Water Administration Assistant Aged Care Workers

9 August 2015 2 August 2015 On-going Recruitment

For further enquiries please contact Human Resources on (02) 6451 1124.

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Wednesday July 29, 2015


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There are moves afoot to have the headquarters of the rural Fire Service moved from Sydney to the Central West of NSW. The Postman has asked the question – if this department has to move, why can’t it move to the Monaro? With all the hoohaa about councils working together and possible amalgamations, this could be a really good way for the State Government to give our three local councils a real boost. Say, for example, the State purchased the Snowy Mountains airport and established the RFS HQ there. Flying time from there to the mountains, the Victorian border, the ACT, the Riverina and even Sydney, is basically minimal. With an opportunity to construct hangars, use the existing flight services tower and relocate a heap of bureaucrats from the city to the bush, the move would lift the economic base for the region and be a win all around. All it takes is some strong lobbying by our local councils, the support of our local member and support from the community. If Orange can score the Department of Ag, why can’t we score the RFS?

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Politicians blatant hypocrisy Editor, The continual exhortation of the virtue of renewable energy by politicians leaves me not just a little cynical. Consider this – just the increase in China’s Greenhouse Gas emissions each year is equal to Australia’s total emissions each year. In other words, if Australia completely stopped GHG production for a year, that amount of GHG would be put into the air anyway through increases in China. Australia only produces 1 – 2 % of the worlds GHG’s, so our efforts to reduce GHG emissions at home will have virtually no impact on our future climate. Ultimately the actions of countries such as China and India will make the difference, not what we do here. Our politicians’ claims that we must act in Australia to save our planet are simplistic and misleading.

We could forgive their calls to action as the utterance of sensible and mature people who believe we should not let the actions of others deter us from doing the right thing. However what makes a mockery of their preaching is their encouragement of the developing world’s GHG production through approval of giant coal mining projects such as Shinhua’s in the Liverpool plains - not only potentially devastating to future agricultural production but also fanning the flames of GHG production big time. Both major political parties have supported these huge increases in coal mining while simultaneously supporting renewable energy. They need to be brought to account for this blatant hypocrisy. Jim Litchfield Cooma

Riposte Lisa Ashurst Sometimes people do really stupid things. Like opting to have an affair and then looking for someone to have it with via an online site whose sole purpose is to promote infidelity. Even stupider is actually signing up to join the site’s online community because all their personal information is then on the site’s files; name, address, contact numbers, email address etc. On the other hand, those who opt to cheat on their partners deserve everything they get should their clandestine liaisons come to light which is why, I guess, those who thought it was a real fun idea to sign up with a site that is all about introducing cheating partners to other cheating partners are now in a quandary on discovering that someone who objected to the site and all it stood for was able to hack into it and retrieve all the members’ details. Apparently there are a lot of very worried people out there. Look, despite all the security, a hacker who knows their stuff can get into almost anywhere which is why, over and over again, people are advised to seriously consider what sort of info they put out on the Internet. If you don’t want your family or your friends, your partner, your employer, workmates or the world wide community in general to see or know something about you then Do Not Put It Online!!! Same goes for joining up with questionable

websites. There is no guarantee that one day it won’t end up in unauthorised hands and, should that happen, the fallout will be catastrophic, depending on where you’ve been and what you got up to while you were there. Why are people still not getting this? In regards to joining the website that is all about meeting others to have an illicit affair; seriously, what were they thinking? Affairs are generally kept under wraps, right? No one wants to get caught and some can manage to have their cake and eat it too for years and no one is ever the wiser. It’s grossly unfair on their spouses/partners and I can’t think of a single excuse that could justify it but there it is. It happens. But most cheats meet other cheats in the real world and generally no one but the two of them knows what they’re doing. Now that would have to be a safer option than joining up with an affair-promoting website wouldn’t it? Where a hacker could get a hold of your name and all your personal and contact details, yeah? Common sense should dictate that that is the case so I have absolutely no sympathy whatsoever for the dipsticks who are now wetting themselves over the possibility of being found out and probably in a very public way. Really, really stupid! Imagine what that hacker can do with all that info? No wonder the members are panicked! Oh well, serves them right.


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Wednesday July 29, 2015


JCS students confront contentious issues

Year 12 Drama students performing their HSC group work. Homophobia, mental illness and sexual harassment were some of the issues Jindabyne Central School’s (JCS) Year 12 students confronted head-on when they performed their HSC major works before the Jindabyne community last week. Almost 100 people came to see JCS’s Year 12 Drama, Music, Visual Art and Technology students display or perform their works for the first time in a public venue. The Senior Showcase, held at Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre’s Recreation Hall, was an opportunity for students to

Year 12 JCS student Sheri Colin performing her individual monologue.

gain confidence on stage in a professional environment before they perform before Higher School Certificate (HSC) examiners next month. Drama students Ruby Philpott, Emily Fullick, Michaela Molloy, Nick Vagne and Sheri Colin showcased their Year 12 group performance titled Gallery of Freaks. The students wrote and acted in their own play which tackled some of the biggest issues facing Australian society. The piece explored the pressures many young people face and encouraged the audience to embrace their inner freak. JCS Music students performed two of their four their HSC pieces at the Senior Showcase with Dan Truscott on drums, Emily Fullick and Ruby Philpott on vocals and Tim Gare playing a guitar solo. Drama students also gave individual monologue performances. The final year students were supported by Year 11 Music students Jade Percy, Tanaha Hughes, Haylee Laidely and Harley Green. It was also a chance for school captain Michaela to display her Visual Art major work, Emily to showcase her costume design major work for Drama and Year 12 Wood

Technology students to show off their HSC pieces. JCS principal Debbie-Lee Hughes said she was impressed with the quality of her students’ . “Congratulations to the students and staff for the wonderful Senior Showcase held last week,” she said. “It was a professional production and one everyone is proud of.” JCS’s Year 11 Drama Class produced the evening, acting as stage crew, lighting and sound operators, as well as presenting their own group performance on sexism. Head Teacher of Creative and Performing Arts, Hannah Moloney, congratulated all students involved in the evening and thanked Jindabyne Sport and Recreation for the wonderful venue

and their assistance in planning the evening. rformances. “Congratulations to the students and staff for the wonderful Senior Showcase held last week,” she said. “It was a professional production and one everyone is proud of.” JCS’s Year 11 Drama Class produced the evening, acting as stage crew, lighting and sound operators, as well as presenting their own group performance on sexism. Head Teacher of Creative and Performing Arts, Hannah Moloney, congratulated all students involved in the evening and thanked Jindabyne Sport and Recreation for the wonderful venue and their assistance in planning the evening.


Year 12 student Tim Gare on guitar at the Senior Showcase.


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Take advantage of a FREE home loan review! With the end of financial year fast approaching, now is the time to review your existing home or investment loan. While you are getting all your financial information handy for your tax return, it is the perfect opportunity! I can review your existing loan & probably save you some money. With interest rates still low, and Banks hungry for business, there are some good deals on offer. If you are looking at getting your first home loan, and don’t know where to start – I am your first step! I can help you through the whole process, and find you a home loan that will suit your particular needs. I am always happy to take the time to explain anything you don’t understand, and do all the hard work for you when dealing with the Banks. Can’t get a home loan because of a bad credit rating? It doesn’t mean you are not eligible! There are some Lenders that cater for such circumstances, and although you may pay a higher interest rate, there are options! Whatever your financial query, if I can’t help you directly, I am happy to offer suggestions, and where possible, refer you to the right person. I now have access to business equipment finance specialists, for any equipment purchases or leases. I can also refer my clients to Damian Toms, senior adviser, for all financial planning needs. So, whatever your finance situation, call me today on 0431 51 873, for an obligation free appointment.

Heather Anoleck

is a credit representative (Credit Representative Number 438947) of BLSSA Pty Ltd (Australian Credit Licence No. 391237)

Mobile: 0431 351 873

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This beautifully presented home has views to the Snowy River and Main Range that will take your breath away. The home was constructed in 2008 out of Timbercrete blocks. Timbercrete’s thermal insulation properties outperform many masonry products by up to 6 times. It’s made from timber waste products and actually traps the carbon that would otherwise end up as greenhouse gas. You save energy for heating and cooling, it has excellent sound absorption and acoustic qualities, it offers the highest possible fire resistance in Australia and is impervious to termites and rot. The windows have comfort glass installed so this combined with full insulation through the coldest days in winter or the most stifling summer days keep the home at a comfortable level. Let’s talk about the layout. Bedrooms two & three are large approx. 12m2 in size, the kitchen has a walk-in pantry, timber bench tops and a gas commercial oven. Further features include a formal dining room and large loungeroom with fireplace. A lovely feature is the huge main bedroom. Over 19m2 in size with a large ensuite and a walk-in wardrobe that would be the envy of every lady.

turbine. The current owners also supplement an income by growing all types of herbs and salad greens from the hydroponic greenhouse. A covered veranda allows you to sit comfortably and overlook the iconic Snowy River as it borders the south boundary complete with pumping rights, or in winter the snow capped main range is also visible. This is spectacular country. The scenery will blow your mind A lifestyle property in an ideal location only five minutes to Dalgety township, around 40 minutes to the NSW snow fields or approx. one and a half hours to Canberra.

These types of properties do The exterior additions include not meet the market very often a double garage and extra so feel free to call today for a workshop space. The garage private viewing. houses the solar power and an extra feature is the wind powered

Contact Craig Schofield: 02 6452 4979 M: 0414 865 922 E: W:

139 Hickeys Road Dalgety - 4.04 Hectares 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2 Car $520,000



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Solid home, investment or project

Well maintained, northerly facing brick home offered for sale for the first time since purchase off the Snowy. In excellent condition structurally this home sits awaiting only its third ever owner to either occupy, invest in or renovate to add value. A bright sunny location with rear lane access and great views. FEATURES INCLUDE: â&#x20AC;¢ 3 spacious bedrooms 2 with built ins â&#x20AC;¢ Very clean and well maintained throughout,

original fit out â&#x20AC;¢ Light filled living room with natural gas heating â&#x20AC;¢ Tidy kitchen space â&#x20AC;¢ 1 bathroom and separate laundry â&#x20AC;¢ Private block of land with established trees, single garage and storage sheds â&#x20AC;¢ Under cover area of the back of the house A perfect started home ready to occupy or renovate to add to the appeal of the solid brick construction and aspect.


Asking $189,000


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72 Wangie St, Cooma ASKING $185,000

5 Harris St, Cooma

NEW PRICE $299,000


10 Lloyd Ave, Cooma

Asking $345,000


Shannon Fergusson | M: 0429 788 143 | Office: 6452 7004 E: | | 50 Vale St, Cooma



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Would your Real Estate business or private property sale benefit from advertising in the Monaro Property Muster?

The Monaro Property Muster is the regionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading property guide Full colour pages with editorials and feature properties all together in one section to draw in potential buyers. If you are interested in advertising, please contact our sales staff on 6452 0313


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FHBs flocking to investment properties A growing number of first home buyers are choosing to purchase an investment property before they purchase an owner occupied dwelling, new data has revealed. According to Mortgage Choiceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest Investor Survey, 36.6% of investors were first time buyers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; significantly higher than the 21.1% recorded this time last year. Mortgage Choice chief executive officer John Flavell said the results werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t surprising given that property prices continue to rise substantially across Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital cities where â&#x20AC;&#x153;most people want to liveâ&#x20AC;?. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Australians increasingly want to live close to work and where the action is, which is why most people like to live as close to the capital city centres as possible. Of course, with prices rising across most capital cities, purchasing property near or close to the city is becoming increasingly difficult for buyers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially first home buyers,â&#x20AC;? he said.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;As such, we are seeing an increasing number of first time buyers purchasing investment properties before an owner occupied property as this allows them to buy where they can afford and still live where they want to.â&#x20AC;? Mr Flavellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments were echoed by the data, with one in every four first time buyers admitting that they had purchased an investment property before an owner occupied property because it was more affordable. When asked why they had purchased an investment property first, 26.6% of respondents said they could more â&#x20AC;&#x153;easily afford itâ&#x20AC;?, while 26.5% said it allowed them to â&#x20AC;&#x153;get their foot onto the property ladderâ&#x20AC;?, and 18.9% said it allowed them to â&#x20AC;&#x153;buy where they could afford and still live where they wantâ&#x20AC;?. But while there are plenty of good reasons why first time buyers choose to purchase an investment property before an owner occupied dwelling, Mr Flavell said he wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be surprised to see a

slight reduction in the number of first time buyers purchasing investment properties next year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As a result of APRAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to cap investment lending growth at 10% for lenders, many of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s banks have started to make some sweeping changes to their investment lending policies,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moving forward, I think we can expect these changes to reduce the current level of investment lending. Unfortunately, it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be the middle-aged, middle-class or foreign investors who are locked out of the market, it will be first home buyers - those struggling to get a start. And I can see the gap between the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;property havesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;property havenotsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; widening as a result â&#x20AC;&#x201C; especially if property values in markets like Sydney and Melbourne continue to grow.â&#x20AC;? If you would like learn more about your home loan or financial advice options, call 13 6678.




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One Agency celebrates four months of success

My first 4 months in business have been very rewarding with a number of listings, completed sales and a couple more under offer in this time. A big thank you to the vendors that have trusted me in the sale and marketing of their homes and also thank you to those that have supported One Agency Craig Schofield.






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I am keen to keep building so if you have been considering selling then now may be the perfect time to act and we would love to have the opportunity to introduce buyers to your home. These include buyers looking for executive brick homes in the $350,000 to $400,000 range, investors and first home buyers under $200,000 and small acreages close






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to town. The easiest way of starting this process is for me to complete a market appraisal for you. This comes with no obligations and is a completely free service. Please call me if you are interested in understanding the current market value of your home, or if you have any other real estate needs. One Agency - 6452 4979.






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Ph: 6452 4155

168 Sharp Street COOMA NSW

23 Bent Street

stock & station real estate agents

3 bedrooms, 2 bath, 2 car

$289,000 Gorgeous Family home premium location

This new listing will be popular with those wanting to secure a beautiful family home that has been completely renovated, and is located in one of Cooma’s best streets. Positioned on a massive block, measuring approximately 2377m2. This home features three good size bedrooms, a contemporary bathroom, stunning kitchen and large open plan lounge and dining room. Offers a very open view, with tons of light filling the home.

What a Perfect Start 63 Bent Street, Cooma

$215,000 3 Bed, 1 Bath, 1 Car

Housing affordability a growing concern for Australians New research has revealed that the average home loan has grown almost four times faster than the average Australian full-time wage. According to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average home loan grew by 18.5% in the two years to April 2015 – from $301,800 to $357,500. During the same time, the average Australian full time wage grew just 3.6% from $77,225 to $80,054. Speaking about the data, Mortgage Choice chief executive officer John Flavell said the statistics were “worrying”. “Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the current average loan size in Australia is approximately 4.5 times larger than the average wage. By comparison, in 2013 the average loan size was just 3.9 times the average full-time Australian wage,” Mr Flavell said. “These statistics would suggest that property prices are rising at a much faster rate than Australian wages and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. “Research conducted by RP Data found property values climbed by 2.8% and 2.9% in Sydney and Melbourne respectively over the month of June alone. Worse still, in the last 12 months, Sydney values have soared by 16.2%, while Melbourne values have risen by 10.2%. “Housing affordability is already a significant problem in many parts of Australia and data would suggest that the problem will only get worse unless something is done.” Mr Flavell said while government is actively talking about housing affordability in a lot of public forums, including last month’s Inquiry into Home Ownership, they are not doing a lot else. “At the Inquiry into Home Ownership last month, Treasury’s acting deputy secretary Macroeconomic Group, Jenny Wilkinson, said demand for housing continues to outstrip supply in many markets across Australia and more needs to be done to address the issue,” he said. “Sadly, how the problem can be addressed was not discussed. Witnesses in the public hearing were exclusively employees of Government departments, consumer voices were not heard and their opinions were not sought. This suggests these inquiries are designed to allow a lot of political grandstanding and not a lot of action. This feels very much like the Government commissioned inquiry into home ownership, conducted in 2004 and led by the Productivity Commission, which produced 255 pages of findings with no practical outcomes

or actions. The only thing that has changed since 2004, is that the rate of home ownership has continued to decline and the proportion of households with a mortgage has increased. Further, people are increasingly being driven into unaffordable rental properties, while the proportion of people living in public housing has declined.” Mr Flavell said the time for political grandstanding has come to an end and it is now time to act. “In order to act, we need to get a true picture of the current state of the property market and how housing affordability affects different buyer groups as well as renters. This is why we have launched an investigation into housing affordability,” he said. “We want all Australians to tell us how housing affordability is affecting them by visiting www. and filling out our survey. “Housing affordability is a function of property prices, income levels, the cost of and access to credit as well as supply of rental accommodation. To have a positive impact on affordability, drive up the instances of home ownership and reduce rental burden, all of these levers should be considered and used” “I strongly encourage everyone with an opinion to take part by having their say. The more we know and the more data we have, the better placed we will be to help the decision makers in Australia tackle the important issues first.” Mr Flavell said it was no longer good enough for government to investigate the issue of housing affordability, they need to be given a reason to act. “At Mortgage Choice, we are committed to helping all Australians live the life they want. We understand that a growing number of Australians have a need to live close to where they work, where their family and friends are and where they can gain access to the amenities that our major centres provide.” “But, with property prices rising substantially over the last few years, we understand that regardless of whether Australians want to own or rent, living in or close to our major centres is becomingly increasingly expensive and more difficult to achieve. “Knowing this, we understand that if we want to help Australians live the life they want, we have to go beyond the data and give people the opportunity to let the Government know how housing affordability affects their lives. We need to let Australians have their say”.





Ph: 6452 4155

168 Sharp Street COOMA NSW

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Modern and convenient Perfectly located close to Coomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CBD, schools and preschools, across from a great little park along with views over Cooma Creek Reserve, this modern family home has it all to prove ideal as a comfortable home to live in or as an investment property. With a rendered exterior and sunny aspect on a spacious block of land with rear lane access as well as front drive access. Other features include â&#x20AC;˘ Modern features and design throughout, double glazed windows on southern side â&#x20AC;˘ 3 spacious bedrooms, large office and second living space,

all bedrooms with built ins, main with walk in robe and ensuite â&#x20AC;˘ Large lounge area adjacent to the kitchen and dining â&#x20AC;˘ A light filled and spacious modern kitchen combined with dining â&#x20AC;˘ Fully ducted natural gas heating is a luxury â&#x20AC;˘ Large main bathroom with combined laundry is a great use of space â&#x20AC;˘ Northern facing outdoor entertaining area and fully secure back yard with electric gate A really well presented home or investment option in a quiet street, but so conveniently located to all of Coomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great amenities.

37 Campbell St, Cooma ASKING $349,000

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6.00 Ent. Tonight. 6.30 Huey. 7.00 Benâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu. 7.30 Bold. 8.00 Family Feud. 8.30 Studio 10. 11.00 To Be Advised. 12.00 Dr Phil. 1.00 Everyday Gourmet. 1.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 2.00 The Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 GCBC. 4.00 Everyday Gourmet. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Bachelor Australia. (PG) 8.40 Zoo. (M) A safari guide investigates animal attacks. 9.40 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.40 Blue Bloods. (M) 11.40 The Project.

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6.00 RPM. 7.00 Fishing. 7.30 GCBC. 8.00 Family Feud. 8.30 St10. 10.00 St10: Extra. 11.00 The Living Room. 12.00 The Talk. 2.00 The Doctors. 3.00 Movie Juice. 3.30 Just Go. 4.00 Andy & Ben Eat The World. 4.30 Places We Go. 5.00 News. 6.00 Far Flung With Gary Mehigan. 7.00 Movie: Epic. (2013) (PG) 9.00 Movie: Mission: Impossible â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Ghost Protocol. (2011) (M) Tom Cruise. 11.40 Motor Racing. V8 Supercars. Round 7. Ipswich Super Sprint. Highlights.

6.00 Creflo. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Mass. 7.30 Joel Osteen. 8.00 Everyday Gourmet. 8.30 St10. 10.00 Bolt Report. 11.00 Bondi Rescue. 11.30 Gold Coast Cops. 12.00 The Talk. 1.00 GCBC. 1.30 The Offroad Adventure Show. 2.00 iFish. 3.00 Bolt Report. 4.00 Motor Racing. V8 Supercars. Round 7. Ipswich Super Sprint. Race 20. 5.00 News. 6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 Bondi Rescue. Return. 7.00 Gold Coast Cops. Return. 7.30 Modern Family. 8.30 CSI: Cyber. 9.30 NCIS. 10.30 Movie: The Descendants. (2011)

6.00 Ent. Tonight. 6.30 Huey. 7.00 Benâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu. 7.30 Bold. 8.00 Family Feud. 8.30 Studio 10. 11.00 To Be Advised. 12.00 Dr Phil. 1.00 Everyday Gourmet. 1.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 2.00 The Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 GCBC. 4.00 Everyday Gourmet. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Great Australian Spelling Bee. Premiere. 9.00 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 10.00 NCIS: New Orleans. (M) 11.00 Under The Dome. (M)

6.00 Ent. Tonight. 6.30 Huey. 7.00 Benâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu. 7.30 Bold. 8.00 Family Feud. 8.30 Studio 10. 11.00 To Be Advised. 12.00 Dr Phil. 1.00 Everyday Gourmet. 1.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 2.00 The Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 GCBC. 4.00 Everyday Gourmet. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Great Australian Spelling Bee. 8.30 NCIS. (M) DiNozzo and Bishop become stranded at the airport. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 11.30 The Project.

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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Dateline. 1.30 France 24. 1.45 WorldWatch. 3.30 An Original DUCKumentary. 4.30 360â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Geo Reports. 5.30 Letters And Numbers. 6.00 Nigella Bites. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Dan Snowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s History Of Railways: Global Rail Empire. (PG) 8.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) Part 2 of 3. 9.35 Bosch. Premiere. (M) 10.30 World News. 11.00 Shaun Micallefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Stairway To Heaven. 12.00 Masters Of Sex. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Greece! The Islands. 1.30 WorldWatch. 3.00 Al Jazeera. 3.30 Weekend Warriors. (PG) 4.30 Jackie Without Jack. (M) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. 6.00 Nigella Bites. 6.30 World News. 7.30 French Food Safari. 8.00 Rachel Khooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen Notebook: Melbourne. 8.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 9.35 Bosch. (M) 10.30 World News. 11.00 Comings And Goings Of Live Peepshows. (MA15+) 12.00 Masters Of Sex. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 9.30 Greek News. 10.30 WorldWatch. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 WorldWatch. 3.30 Strip The City. 4.25 Two Laps. (PG) 4.30 Backroads USA. 5.00 Room 101. (PG) 5.30 Letters And Numbers. 6.00 Raymond Blanc: How To Cook Well. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Secrets Of Britain. (PG) 8.30 Secrets Of The Castle: Beyond The Castle Walls. 9.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 10.30 World News. 11.05 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 2.00 The Incredible Spice Men. 2.30 Ottolenghiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mediterranean Island Feast. 3.25 Shane Deliaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spice Journey Turkey Bitesize. 3.30 D-Day: The Soldiersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Story. (PG) 4.30 Roman Homicide. (PG) 5.30 The Stuarts. (PG) 6.30 World News. 7.30 Wild West With Ray Mears. 8.30 Room 101. (PG) 9.00 Movie: The Finishers. (2013) (PG) Jacques Gamblin, Fabien Heraud. 10.35 Movie: Declaration Of War. (2011) (M) 12.25 Movie: Galantuomini. (2008) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Cycling. Evocities MTB Series. Highlights. 2.00 Speedweek. (NC) 4.00 Motorcycle Racing. Superbike World Championship. Round 9. Highlights. 4.30 Cycling. Port To Port MTB. Highlights. 5.30 Destination Flavour Bitesize. 5.35 Churchill And The Fascist Plot. (PG) 6.30 World News. 7.35 Byzantium: A Tale Of Three Cities: Capital Of A New Empire. (PG) 8.35 The Murder Trial. (M) 10.25 Obama At War. (M) 11.30 Movie: Lantana. (2001) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 AndrĂŠ Rieu: Welcome To My World. 2.45 Love At First Sight. 3.00 WorldWatch. 3.30 Two Greedy Italiansâ&#x20AC;Ś Still Hungry. 4.30 The Dales. 5.00 David Roccoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Amalfi Getaway. Premiere. 5.30 Letters And Numbers. 6.00 Nigella Bites. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Fat Vs Sugar. (PG) 8.30 The Island With Bear Grylls: Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island. Premiere. (M) 9.30 The Island With Bear Grylls: Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Island. Return. (MA15+) 10.25 World News. 11.00 Bosch. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 The World From Above. 1.30 France 24. 1.45 Journal. 2.00 PBS News. 3.00 Al Jazeera. 3.30 What Makes Us Human? 4.30 Secrets Of Our Living Planet. 5.30 Letters And Numbers. 6.00 Nigella Bites. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Geoffrey Rush. Return. 8.30 Insight. Australian current affairs forum program. 9.30 Dateline. 10.00 World News. 10.30 The Murder Trial. (M) 12.20 Rectify. (M)

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

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7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.30 Four Corners. 9.20 How Drugs Work: Cannabis. (MA15+) 10.20 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. (PG) 11.00 The Checkout: Best Before. (PG) 11.35 Australians On Drugs.

7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.20 That ’70s Show. (PG) 8.40 Cherry Healey: How To Get A Life. (M) 9.40 How Drugs Work. (MA15+) 10.40 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. (PG) 11.20 The Weekly. (M) 11.50 Good Game. 12.20 Doctor Who. (PG)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.15 That ’70s Show. (PG) 8.40 Cocaine Cowboys. (M) A look at the impact of the cocaine trade. 10.35 How Drugs Work. (MA15+) 11.35 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. (PG) 12.20 Doctor Who. (PG)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Total Wipeout. 8.30 Four Corners. 9.20 Louis Theroux: The City Addicted To Crystal Meth. (M) 10.20 Dirty Laundry Live. (M) 11.05 Cocaine Cowboys. (M) 11.40 Mock The Week. (M)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Wild Things With Dom Monaghan. (PG) 8.15 The Checkout: Snack Size. (PG) 8.30 Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender. (M) Explores the life of Freddie Mercury. 9.55 Secrets Of Mexico’s Drug War. (M) 10.50 Mock The Week. (M)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.15 Gruen Planet: Cutdowns. (PG) 8.30 Humans. Premiere. (M) 9.15 Louis Theroux. (M) 10.20 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. (PG) 11.00 Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender. (M)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.10 That ’70s Show. (PG) 8.30 Good Game. 9.05 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show. Premiere. (M) 9.30 Humans. (M) 10.20 Archer. 10.45 Jimmy Fallon. 11.25 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 12.15 Doctor Who.

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6.10 House Of Anubis. 6.20 Wacky World Beaters. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 The Adventures Of Merlin. (PG) 7.45 Girl Vs Boy. 8.10 Great Big Adv. Final. 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation. 8.50 Total Drama All Stars. 9.15 Good Game: SP. 9.40 Rage. (PG) 10.40 Close.

6.10 House Of Anubis. 6.20 Wacky World Beaters. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 The Adventures Of Merlin. (PG) 7.45 Girl Vs Boy. (PG) 8.10 MY:24. (PG) 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation. 8.50 Total Drama All Stars. 9.15 Good Game: SP. 9.40 Rage. (PG) 10.40 Close.

6.10 House Of Anubis. 6.20 Wacky World Beaters. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 Adventures Of Merlin. 7.45 Girl Vs Boy. Final. 8.10 MY:24. 8.30 Degrassi. 8.50 Kobushi. 9.00 K-On! 9.25 Sword Art Online. 9.50 Puella Magi Madoka Magica. 10.15 Close.

6.10 The Penguins Of Madagascar. 6.35 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Outnumbered. (PG) 7.30 Officially Amazing. 8.00 Deadly Pole To Pole. 8.30 Good Game: SP. 9.00 Degrassi: The Next Generation. (PG) 9.45 Degrassi: The Next Generation. 10.25 Degrassi. (PG) 10.50 Close.

6.10 The Penguins Of Madagascar. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Outnumbered. 7.45 My Great Big Adventure. 8.00 The Haunting Hour. (PG) 8.50 Karaoke High. Follows performing arts students. 9.15 Good Game: Pocket Edition. (PG) 9.20 Rage. (PG)

6.10 House Of Anubis. 6.20 Wacky World Beaters. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 The Adventures Of Merlin. (PG) 7.45 Operation Ouch! 8.10 MY:24. 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation. (PG) 8.50 Total Drama All Stars. 9.15 Good Game: SP. 9.40 Rage. (PG) 10.40 Close.

6.10 House Of Anubis. 6.20 Wacky World Beaters. 6.50 News On 3. 7.00 The Adventures Of Merlin. (PG) 7.45 Operation Ouch! 8.10 MY:24. 8.30 Degrassi: The Next Generation. (PG) 8.50 Total Drama All Stars. 9.15 Good Game: SP. 9.35 Rage. (PG) 10.35 Close.

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6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Rosemary & Thyme. (PG) Laura and Rosemary are asked to restore an ornate water-garden cascade at The Dell. 8.30 Inspector Morse. (M) When Morse visits his stepmother and half-sister, he is distraught to learn that his step-niece has committed suicide. 11.00 Suspects. (M)

6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) With Elaine away with her boyfriend, Martin gets a new receptionist, Pauline, who is Elaine’s cousin. 8.30 Lewis. (M) A body is found dumped on a farm track and is identified as the recently deceased local GP. 10.30 Mr Selfridge. (M) 11.30 Wire In The Blood. (M)

6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Dog Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Animal Airport. (PG) A lemur is captured in central London. 8.30 Escape To The Country. Presented by Jonnie Irwin. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.30 Best Houses Australia. 12.00 Bargain Hunt.

6.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 6.30 Castle. (PG) 7.30 Castle. (M) 8.30 Movie: The Saint. (1997) (M) Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue. A thief, sent to obtain a formula for cheap energy, falls in love with the female research scientist who developed it. 11.00 Body Of Proof. (M) 12.00 Homes Under The Hammer.

7.30 Escape To The Country. Jules Hudson heads to Buckinghamshire. 9.30 Fantasy Homes By The Sea. Jenni Falconer helps a family who are in search of a home on the south west English coast. 10.30 Best Houses Australia. 11.00 Megastructures. (PG) 12.00 Make My Home Bigger. (PG)

6.45 Olympians: Off The Record. 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld: Stalin’s Secret Lair – Moscow. (PG) Hosted by Don Wildman. 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (PG) Frost investigates a car theft. 10.45 Air Crash Investigations. (PG) 12.00 Borderline. (PG)

6.30 Bargain Hunt. The teams head to Anglesey. 7.30 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) Geraldine prepares to celebrate Live Aid. 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) Foyle investigates the murder of a truck driver who was found in the remains of a bombed-out house. 10.30 Wire In The Blood. (AV15+)

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6.30 MythBusters. (PG) 7.30 Air Crash Investigations. (PG) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) Chaos reigns at American Jewelry. 9.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 10.30 Baggage Battles. (PG) 11.00 Rude Tube. (MA15+) 11.30 1000 Ways To Die. (AV15+)

6.30 MythBusters: Myths Revisited. (PG) 7.30 Doomsday Castle. (PG) 8.30 Tricked. (PG) Hidden camera show. 9.30 Ink Master. (M) Twins are worked on by the artists. 10.30 America’s Hardest Prisons. (M) 11.45 Jail: Las Vegas Jailhouse. (M)

6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) Marshall and Lily make a bet with Barney. 7.00 AFL Pre-Game Show. Join a team of expert commentators for a discussion of the upcoming game. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 18. Hawthorn v Richmond. From the MCG. 11.00 Movie: Jackass 2.5. (2007) (MA15+)

7.15 Football. AFL. Round 18. Carlton v North Melbourne. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 10.30 Movie: Transporter 3. (2008) (M) Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova. A former mercenary transports the kidnapped daughter of the head of the Ukraine’s Environmental Protection Agency.

7.30 Movie: The Next Karate Kid. (1994) (PG) Hilary Swank, Pat Morita. A teenage girl learns karate. 9.45 Movie: Rambo. (2008) (AV15+) Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz. A veteran rescues aid workers. 11.30 1000 Ways To Die. (AV15+) 11.50 Football. AFL. Round 18. Essendon v Western Bulldogs.

6.30 MythBusters: Voice Flame Extinguisher/ Hypnosis. (PG) 7.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) Corey wastes some money. 8.30 American Restoration. (PG) A hunting scooter lands at the shop. 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) Mike and Frank meet an eclectic collector. 11.30 World’s Worst Tenants. (M)

6.30 MythBusters. (PG) 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Outback Truckers. (M) Sharon moves some copper. 9.30 Prospectors. (PG) The prospectors deal with claim jumpers. 10.30 Goldfathers. Final. (PG) 11.30 American Stuffers. (PG)

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6.00 Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adventure Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Lethal Weapon o 4. (1998) (AV15+) Mel Gibson, Danny Glover. Two jaded Los Angeles detectives are assigned to capture a Chinese gangster working for the Triads. 11.10 The Last Ship.

6.00 Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adventure Time. (PG) The guys play detective. 7.00 The Middle. Frankie is overwhelmed with guilt. 7.30 Britain’s Got Talent. (PG) Hosted by Ant and Dec. 9.30 Soccer. International Champions Cup. Real Madrid v AC Milan. From Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai, China.

6.00 Movie: Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island. (1998) Scott Innes. 7.30 Movie: Shark Tale. (2004) Will Smith, Jack Black. 9.30 Movie: Hall Pass. (2011) (MA15+) Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis. Two men are given one week of freedom. 11.40 Anger Management. (M)

7.30 Movie: What A Girl Wants. (2003) Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth. A girl travels to London in search of her father. 9.40 Movie: Stick It. (2006) (PG) Missy Peregrym, Jeff Bridges. A former gymnast enrols in a sporting academy. 11.50 Movie: National Lampoon’s Senior Trip. (1995) (M)

6.00 Thunderbirds Are Go. (PG) 6.30 Movie: Wrath Of The Titans. (2012) (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Leonard and Amy go on a road trip. 9.30 Gotham. (AV15+) Gordon and Bullock investigate the Ogre. 10.30 Arrow. (AV15+) 11.30 Almost Human. (AV15+)

6.00 Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adventure Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) Ton and Allen take on another buyer. 8.00 Top Gear. Celebrity guest is Daniel Ricciardo. 9.30 Movie: Priest. (2011) (M) Paul Bettany, Karl Urban. A priest searches for his missing niece. 11.30 The Originals. (AV15+)

6.00 Regular Show. (PG) 6.30 Adventure Time. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. 7.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Sherlock Holmes. (2009) (M) Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law. Holmes and Watson battle a cult leader. 11.05 Movie: Showdown In Little Tokyo. (1991) (AV15+)

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6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 1. Morning session. From Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, England. 10.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 1. Afternoon session. From Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, England.

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 2. Morning session. From Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, England. 10.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 2. Afternoon session. From Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, England.

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 3. Morning session. From Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, England. 10.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 3. Afternoon session. From Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, England.

6.30 Kalgoorlie Cops. (PG) 7.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 4. Morning session. From Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham, England. (Please note: alternative schedule may be shown). 10.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 4. Afternoon session.

6.30 David Attenborough’s Life. 7.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 5. Morning session. (Please note: alternative schedule may be shown due to changes to cricket coverage). 10.30 Cricket. The Ashes. Third Test. England v Australia. Day 5. Afternoon session.

6.30 Friends. (PG) Phoebe has dinner with Mike’s parents. 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 Monarch Of The Glen. (PG) 9.10 Movie: The Young Victoria. (2009) (PG) Emily Blunt, Miranda Richardson. A young queen is caught in a power struggle. 11.20 Person Of Interest. (M)

6.30 Friends. (PG) Rachel gives a patron her number. 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 9.00 Midsomer Murders. (M) Barnaby and Jones investigate the case of a man, found dead from exhaust fumes in a disused aircraft hangar. 11.10 Person Of Interest. (M)

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6.00 Family Feud. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Cops. (PG) Officers patrol the streets of the US. 8.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) The team investigates the murder of a wedding crasher. 9.30 Legends. Premiere. (M) An undercover agent must thwart an attack. 11.30 Blue Bloods. (M)

6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Last Man Standing. (PG) 8.30 The Millers. (M) Nathan introduces his boss to Tom. 9.00 Movie: The Naked Gun. (1988) (M) Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley. 10.45 Darren & Brose. 11.15 Blokesworld. (MA15+) 11.45 Unsupervised. (MA15+)

6.00 Family Feud. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Black Gold. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) Officers patrol the streets of the US. 9.30 Movie: True Justice: One Shot, One Life. (2012) (M) Steven Segal, Sarah Lind. A police team searches for justice. 11.30 Bellator MMA. (M)

6.30 Monster Jam. 7.30 Cops. (PG) 8.30 Motor Racing. V8 Supercars Championship. Round 7. Ipswich Super Sprint. Highlights. From Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland. 9.30 Ross Kemp: Back On The Frontline. (MA15+) 10.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? (M) 11.30 Movie Juice.

6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Cops. (PG) 8.30 Motor Racing. International V8 Supercars Championship. Round 7. Ipswich Super Sprint. Race 20. Replay. From Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland. 9.30 Movie: Collateral. (2004) (M) Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx.

6.00 Family Feud. Hosted by Grant Denyer. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) Meet Calgary Transit boss Doug Morgan. 9.30 Movie: Minority Report. (2002) (M) Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell. In a futuristic society, rendered crime-free by psychics, a police officer has 36 hours to prove his innocence.

6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 7.30 David Attenborough’s Madagascar. 8.30 David Attenborough’s Madagascar: Land Of Heat And Dust. (PG) Part 3 of 3. 9.30 Movie: Vanilla Sky. (2001) (M) Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz. A publisher recounts his disastrous affair.

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6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 The Simpsons. 10.00 Bob’s Burgers. (M) 11.00 Duckman. (M) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (PG)

6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 9.00 Movie: Mean Girls. (2004) (M) Lindsay Lohan, Lacey Chabert. 11.00 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (PG)

6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 So You Think You Can Dance. (PG) 9.30 New Girl. (PG) 10.00 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (PG) 10.40 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 11.20 Movie Juice. 11.50 James Corden. (PG)

6.00 Becker. (PG) 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 8.30 The Graham Norton Show. (M) 9.30 Sex And The City. (PG) Carrie is torn about coming clean to Aidan. 10.10 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 10.50 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (PG) 11.50 The Loop. (PG)

6.00 Family Feud: Sunday. 6.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 Futurama. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Bachelorette. (2012) (M) Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher. Three bridesmaids hold a bachelorette party. 10.20 House Of Lies. (MA15+) 11.00 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (PG)

6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 The Simpsons. (M) Milhouse takes on a badboy persona. 9.00 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.30 Extant. (M) 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (PG)

6.00 Family Feud. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 7.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 Bondi Ink Tattoo. Mike brings in a new apprentice. 9.30 Movie: Mallrats. (1995) (MA15+) Shannen Doherty, Jason Lee. 11.30 The Late Late Show With James Corden. (PG)


6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 The Office. (PG) A replacement for Deangelo is sought. 8.30 Movie: Flash Gordon. (1980) (PG) Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson. A gridiron star travels to an alien planet. 10.35 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 11.40 The Feed.

6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 Dara Ó Briain: School Of Hard Sums. (PG) 8.35 MythBusters: Outtakes Special. 9.35 The Feed: Go Back To Where You Came From. Hosted by Marc Fennell. 10.35 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 11.35 Glue. (M)

6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 Friday Feed. 8.00 The Tim Ferriss Experiment. (PG) Presented by Tim Ferriss. 8.30 Derren Brown: The Events. (PG) Derren looks at remote viewing. 9.30 12 Monkeys. (MA15+) Cole and Railly locate the Night Room. 10.20 Black Mirror. (M) 11.15 Attack On Titan. (M)

6.00 Fado Of A Grown Man. (PG) Short film. 6.10 Celebrity Chef. Premiere. 7.30 If You Are The One. 8.35 Doin’ It Baja. (M) Chronicles a 3540km motorcycle trip from San Diego to the tip of Baja California, Mexico. 10.20 Real Humans. (M) Florentine refuses to give up the baby.

6.05 Secret Life Of… (PG) 6.40 Kung Fu Motion. (PG) 7.30 If You Are The One. 8.30 South Park. (M) Timmy starts a new transportation service. 9.00 Drunk History UK. (M) 9.30 Housos. (MA15+) 10.00 Swift And Shift Couriers. (M) 10.30 Sex: An Unnatural History. (MA15+) 11.30 Tent And Sex. (M)

6.30 If You Are The One. 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 The Office. (PG) Jo visits the Scranton branch. 8.30 Movie: Boyz N The Hood. (1991) (M) Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne. A group of friends grow up in Los Angeles. 10.35 Movie: Sin Nombre. (2009) (AV15+)

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New Nimmity mechanic Need for brumby management Nimmitabel has a new mechanic working from the old garage near the corner of Bombala and Stanton Streets. Tim Burgess is registered as Alpine Mobile Mechanics, but is setting up shop in Nimmitabel as well. He completed his apprenticeship with Kel Goodman of Kel’s Autos in Cooma and later joined Ray Galvin at Cooma Mobile Mechanics before working at Cooma Toyota. His mobile work was done after hours and at weekends, but now he is fulltime from the old garage in Nimmitabel. While Tim is the only mechanic at present, he is looking to expand. His mother Veronica is running the office for him. With the most up-todate equipment, Tim offers diagnostic work, a full range of mechanical services, including breakdown and farm visits. He offers log book servicing, oil changes, an afters hours service, small welding jobs and puncture repairs.



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A 2006 Memorandum of Understanding between the then incoming Liberal government and brumby preservation groups is out-dated and irrelevant, according to State MP Daryl Maguire. At a meeting last Monday between Mr Maguire, Snowy Mountain Brumby Sustainability Group (SMBSG) and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) regional manager of the Southern Ranges Region Mick Pettitt, Mr Maguire confirmed said Memorandum of Understanding’s relevance had diminished. “The documents been overtaken by time, the understanding was made but without anyone driving it it’s fallen to the wayside,” Mr Maguire said. The MOU was struck between the incoming coalition government and local interest groups to ensure Kosciuszko was open to recreational horse riding activity, and to ensure the safety and preservation of brumbies. “The NSW Liberal/ National Coalition will ensure through appropriate government departments and ministries that ‘brumbies’

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are recognised as part of the cultural heritage of NSW,” the MOU states. “Through statutory instruments and plans of management and in consultation with the Australian Horse Alliance and local horse riding interest groups this heritage is recognised, protected and appropriate viable populations are protected in reserve areas. Shooting will not be permitted as a management tool.” The MOU promised within six months of government the Liberals would adopt a new plan of management for wilderness and natural reserves. Mr Maguire said rather than the MOU, the priority now is the anticipated release of a new Horse Management plan for Kosciuszko National Park due in December, which will illuminate the government’s standpoint. “We’re working toward it through the reference group,” Mr Maguire said. “If no one drives things like memorandum, they lose touch.” Alan Lanyon of the Snowy Mountain Brumby Sustainability Group raised the issue when asking about the document’s worth. He said he had no faith in the brumby reference group. The discussion came after Mr Lanyon asked Mr Maguire to support a call for Brumby population control to be suspended until the release of new horse management policy, which Mr Maguire opted against.

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“National Parks must be free to make decisions, even just to remove horses where it poses a direct safety risk, there’s a lot of work to do between now and December,” Mr Maguire said. “We’re working to get balance and to amend the current Labor policy of zero horses.” However the meeting did contain some agreements, with NPWS and SMBSG agreeing the brumbies near the Snowy Mountains Highway around Kiandra must be removed to ensure the safety of animals and road users. “They’re in very close proximity to the highway, they seem to have bubbled out even further since 2013, I think it’s best we co-operate to take them away from the proximity of the road,” Mr Lanyon said. “We’re in favour of the move depending on the outcome for the horses; we want them to be rehomed or put back in the park.” Mr Lanyon said the SMBSG believe the horses pose an unacceptable risk to road users, and if left untouched their presence will eventuate in a horror incident. “I don’t want to see them next to the highway, because there will be an accident, it will be fatal and most likely people will point the finger at us saying you wanted to keep the brumbies. It isn’t safe,” Mr Lanyon said. While agreed action will take place to remove the brumbies, Mr Maguire and Mr Pettitt believed the chance of re-releasing the animals into Kosciuszko National Park were limited as it could compound the problem. “If we were to remove the animals and release them they would keep coming back. We must remove them and tryy

to rehome them but we cannot move them back further into the park as we can’t risk them continuing to come back, then we would have the same safety issues,” Mr Pettitt said. Currently there are two groups of horses known as the Kiandra horses living near the highway, with one made up of around 11 horses and the other estimated at 20. “If we take them away they will come back, it’s only logical to remove them completely for the safety of motorists,” Mr Maguire said. One of the continuing issues for both sides of the debate is the lack of accreditation for rehoming facilities, leaving both NPSW and SMBSG questioning the ethics of certain companies. “We are not keen on individual rehomes, we don’t know what will happen to the animal,” Mr Pettitt said. Currently captured animals are dealt with by contractors of the NPWS, or by a trust based relationship by SMBSG, with no regulations in place. Mr Lanyon said rehome facilities are currently losing vast amounts of money. “Certain homes lost two to three thousand dollars last year, we want to prop them up to stop the leaking of money,” he said Mr Maguire believes the best option user groups like SMBSG have to stop the selling of horse to contractors or abattoirs, is to become a viable financial competitor. “What’s to stop user groups tendering for contracts or horses? Then everyone would be happy,” Mr Maguire said. Mr Pettitt said this is where the department sees the situation moving.


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MHS PDHE students enjoy visit to Wollongong University

Gowned up ready for the anatomy lab. Monaro High School Year 11 PDHPE students recently travelled to Wollongong University with teachers and Wollongong University Alumnae Kari Ingram & Michelle Pollard. Departing Cooma after school on Thursday July 23 the group travelled on the Monaro High School mini bus to Wollongong where they visited Hangdog Indoor climbing centre. After learning climbing and belaying techniques the students took on many challenges at the centre. They scaled overhangs and swinging ladders and raced each other to the top of difficult climbs. After a late dinner the group checked into their cabin accommodation at Wollongong

Surf Leisure Resort at Fairy Meadow. The following day the students were treated to a 1.5hr session at the Wollongong University Anatomy Wet lab. The class was split into small groups and were tutored by lab staff examining cadaver specimens and models. The students handled this experience maturely and respectfully and gained a great insight into the human body systems and how they function. Their next appointment was at URAC (University Recreation and Aquatic Centre). The class were booked into a High Intensity Interval Training and Abs session with fitness instructor Thomas. Whilst working hard at the fitness centre

The group outside Wollongong University. they learned about various training principles and techniques. Lunchtime was also a real eye opener on the duck pond lawn as it was also Graduation day and it was nice to see all the Graduands celebrating their achievements with family and friends. The students had the opportunity to tour the University grounds and were impressed with the location and facilities. The last session of the day was a group session at the Biomechanics Laboratory. The students participated in activities using a frictionless table & bicycle wheel, water balloons, hoops, weights and benches. In this excellent practical setting they were able to study stability, momentum, impulse, force and torque

JCS students to perform at Opera House feel a little scared. Nerves are mixed with excitement and Opera House experience.” “I’m scared and nervous but I’m happy to Eight of the 14 JCS students will make anticipation as 14 Jindabyne Central School (JCS) students prepare to perform their debut at the Sydney Opera House do it because it’s a big opportunity because before an audience of thousands at the this year - Bridie Linton, Mia Warner, Poppy not many Year Two students get to go to Golby, Kiera Disch, Aziah Chotar-Kent, the Opera House,” she said. Sydney Opera House. Students will spend the day of the The students will play in a violin ensemble Sophie Paske, Alexi Cross and Charlotte concert rehearsing backstage at the Opera in the main concert hall of the Opera House Kowalewski. “I feel a bit nervous but I’m happy that House with other ensembles under the as part of the Festival of Instrumental I’m going to play at the Opera House,” said direction of a conductor before their night Music. The 13 girls and one boy – one of the seven-year-old Kiera. Eight-year-old Poppy time performance. largest contingents JCS has sent to the Golby confessed her nerves are making her Opera House – will play four pieces of music at the Jacaranda Concert on Wednesday August 5. Along with the violinists, JCS will send nine recorder players to the Sydney Opera House to play at the Mimosa Concert on August 6. The concerts feature a combined recorder ensemble and combined string ensemble together with instrumental and vocal items from public school ensembles across NSW. The JCS students, who range in age from seven to 12 years, have worked tirelessly all year to perfect their four violin pieces. Two pieces of music, Swans of Lir - which is played by strings and recorders - and Voyager One, were commissioned specially for the Festival. The two remaining pieces of music are titled Shanghai Hornpipe and Gypsy Airs. Snowy Strings director Mary-Anne Simpson said she was proud of her students’ achievements. “These children are to be commended not only for their passion and perseverance in acquiring the techniques needed to play them but also committing Front left, back, Ayumi, Aja, Kahli, Aziah. Second row: Sophie, Olivia, Jessica, Ruby. them to memory,” she said. (Second row from front): Mia, Kiera, Charlotte. Front: Bridie, Poppy. “I’m extremely proud of them JCS students preparing to play violin at the Sydney Opera House on August 5. and I know they will enjoy the

with expert tuition from Dr Sheridan Gho. This session completed a whirlwind 24hrs for staff and students with plentiful discussion about their experiences on the return journey to Cooma. Congratulations to the whole class who all contributed to making it a very worthwhile and successful excursion.

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Cool welcome for Coomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new physio The recent Antarctic Vortex provided an icy welcome to Coomaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s newest physiotherapist, Ed Moore. Not that it worried Ed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a country boy, originally from Corowa,â&#x20AC;? Ed told the Monaro Post. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m used to some fairly cold mornings, and after a stint being trained and working in Sydney Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m delighted to be back in a country town.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The country lifestyle is one that suits me.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;People are much more friendly and I really enjoy sport. In Corowa I played hockey, cricket, tennis and, of course, AFL football. So Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be pursuing that area of interest now Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved to Cooma.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am also a skier, so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be heading to the snowfields as often as I can... and wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind if a few more Antarctic Vortexes blow this way in the coming months!â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In fact I spent 4 1â &#x201E;2 months in the snowfields in Whistler, Canada, where I practiced physiotherapy in a number of big practices and got lots of experience treating major ski injuries such as fractures and problems with knees.â&#x20AC;? Ed has joined the team at Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy in Cooma and Jindabyne. When asked if there was one area of physiotherapy that particularly interested him, Ed laughed and said â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I get the most satisfaction by seeing what a difference physiotherapy treatment can make in many different circumstances. My interest in sport has provided me with an immediate interest in treating

sports injuries, but rehabilitative physiotherapy is very rewarding because you can help people to recover their normal lives after injury and surgery. As a uni student, I worked several summer vacations at the local abattoir, which has given me first hand knowledge- and a great respect- of the physical demands of working in that industry and other rural industries. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also very interested in how we help those in aged care situations.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a country town physiotherapists must deal with a whole range of different challenges. And that makes life interesting,â&#x20AC;? Ed added. Appointments at Snowy Mountains Physiotherapy in Cooma can be made by phoning 6452 4203. Our clinic operates out of the Bombala Street Surgery, 62 Bombala Street, Cooma. In Jindabyne, the clinic operates out of the Snowy River Health Centre and the contact number is 6457 2627.

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NEWS Youth project funding up for grabs Grants of up to $50,000 are available for Monaro based youth-led and youth-driven community projects, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today. Applications for funding under the NSW Governmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Youth Opportunities Program open next week and close at the end of August. Mr Barilaro said the program provides grants to organisations to deliver projects that have a positive development focus on young people. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under the program up to $1 million is being made available to nongovernment organisations and local councils from across the state for projects that engage young people to lead and increase community participation,â&#x20AC;? said Mr Barilaro. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Funded projects from previous rounds have focused on providing young people with the opportunity to develop a range of life skills, including healthy

behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I encourage any Monaro based organisations and community groups to submit projects aimed at empowering and increasing the confidence of young people across the state to reach their full potential.â&#x20AC;? Since the Youth Opportunities program launched in 2012 almost $6 million has been granted to more than 85 youth development projects. Information relating to the program guidelines, the application process and dates for the workshops are available at: The on-line application process opened on Monday July 27 and closes at 5pm on Monday August 31st.

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Farewell to Helen On July, 1 Imlay District Nursing Home Ltd, formed an association with Bega District Nursing Home Ltd to be one strong locally owned and operated aged care organisation on the Far South Coast of NSW. Imlay House General Manager since 2009, Helen Ellwood handed over to CEO Jim Butterworth and Director of Care Kathy Miller who now have overall responsibility for Hillgrove House, Imlay House, Casuarina and Sapphire Coast Home Services. Ms Ellwood said she is confident that Imlay House has a bright future under the new management team who will sustain and build on all the improvements at Imlay House over the past six years. Helen paid tribute to all the Imlay House staff who have supported her efforts as General Manager especially Care Manager Rhonda Innes and all the leadership team. Helen has retired at the conclusion of a long career in health and aged care with great satisfaction about her achievements at Imlay House. Helen thanked the Imlay House

Board for their support, and the Imlay House Auxiliary and Op Shop committees for their fundraising. She also thanked the Bridgett McPherson Foundation for generous support for capital works to Imlay House. Jim Butterworth acknowledged Helen’s contribution to Imlay House and wished her well for retirement. Jim went on to say that he was “very impressed with Imlay House; it is a lovely place to reside. There is a wonderful caring staff and you just know by the feel as you walk through the front door, as it has a loving and engaging atmosphere.” The new Manager who will take the place of the General Manager will be appointed in the coming weeks. Residents and staff are looking forward to meeting their new Manager ; in the meanwhile there is a team in place who are competently looking after all at Imlay House, namely, Kim Tull, Rhonda Innes, Kathy Miller and Jim Butterworth and lots of very caring staff.

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Clearing sale report ‘The Retreat’ Wool Selling Systems Review A very large crowd of over 500 people gathered at “The Retreat” Dalgety for the clearing sale for Rodney Mugridge on Saturday July 25. There were 226 eager buyers registering to compete on the vast array of farming plant, household goods and furniture. “The Retreat” has been owned by the Mugridge Family for 135 years, being first settled in 1880. The major item of the day was a 2007 New Holland Tractor that sold for $55,000 after negotiation. There were a total of 510 lots sold keeping the Elders auctioneers Tim Schofield and Oliver Mason very busy as they took bids and entertained the crowd. The team from Elders Cooma conducted a very professional sale with all going smoothly on the day.

Buyers came from as far away as Inverell, Riverina, South Coast and a large local gathering. Top prices on the day were: • New holland tractor $55,000 • International tractor $12,000 • Mitsubishi sedan $6,500 • Kuerneland taarup hay rake $8,000 • Lely 6 disc mower $6,700 • Grizzly plough $5,200 • Dean tipping trailer $3,600 • Scarifyer $4,400 • International baler $3,200 • Portable sheep yards $2,600 • Connor Shea disc seeder $4,200 • Honda quad bike $3,650 All prices quoted are GST Exclusive

Initiative launches to give rural NSW girl a ‘Power Trip’ A local New South Wales girl will receive an opportunity to meet inspirational female leaders like Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, through an essay competition launched this week by youthled non-profit, Country to Canberra. Executive Director Hannah Wandel said the award-winning initiative aims to empower rural girls to reach their leadership potential. “We are so excited to announce that in 2015, winners will come from each state and territory, meaning a New South Wales teen is guaranteed to score the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Ms Wandel. “The prize is an all-expenses paid ‘Power Trip’ to Canberra, connecting winners from rural and remote Australia with female politicians and executives. The girls also receive a behind-thescenes tour of Parliament House and will have their essays published on a national stage. “In 2014, we had two amazing New South Wales winners, who connected with over 25 highprofile leaders, including Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Minister Fiona Nash and then-ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher.” Ms Wandel said. Country to Canberra is an award-winning organisation that equips rural girls with skills to become leaders in their local communities. Ms Wandel said that distance, time and funding barriers can isolate rural girls from education and career opportunities at a time when Australia’s gender pay gap has risen to 18.8% and just 30% of federal politicians are female.

“Through our essay competition and Power Trip prize, we help girls overcome these gender and geographical barriers to success,” said Ms Wandel. “This year’s competition asks girls: If you were Prime Minister for a day, what would you do to help achieve gender equality. Think locally and nationally! “It’s great, because it gets girls thinking about being Australia’s top politician, and also how they would fix one of society’s biggest problems.” Sixteen-year-old student Ellie Simpson is eagerly awaiting the chance to enter. “It’s a really exciting opportunity to talk about gender equality, and the competition’s a great stepping stone for young female writers,” said Ellie Simpson. Over 300 high schools and colleges, from the Far West to the South Coast, have been sent information about the competition. “Winners will also score six online mentorship sessions with university students, to help take their leadership skills to the next level,” said Ms Wandel. The essay competition closes on 10 September 2015, and the Power Trip will be held on 1 December 2015 in Canberra. More information about the competition, its terms and conditions, and the Power Trip can be found on Country to Canberra’s website (www., and on social media. DO YOU LOVE INSTAGRAM?


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discussion paper released The Wool Selling Systems Review (WSSR) Panel has released its discussion paper to industry. The 44-page Discussion Paper was compiled after 68 written submissions were received in response to the Issues Paper of December 2014. The Panel has also held discussions with commercial and industry interests throughout all stages of the wool value chain from sheep production through to offshore wool processors. The WSSR focusses on all the processes and costs that sit within the exchange of ownership process from the shearing shed through to the ship’s rail. The Executive Summary of the discussion paper outlines how a number of opportunities may deliver operational efficiencies and reduce costs in the process of selling wool. These opportunities include but are not limited to: deeper investigation of the centralisation of selling centres, the development of on-farm wool testing options, greater transparency of broker charges and a further investigation of commission buying and its effect on sale room competition. The Panel’s view is that there are no institutional obstacles preventing these opportunities from being progressed. However dealing with these issues on a piecemeal basis is unlikely to provide meaningful and ongoing benefits to Australian woolgrowers. The Panel therefore proposes a more all-encompassing solution that not only addresses the existing identified issues within the wool supply chain, but also creates a platform to provide for ongoing industry developments as well as advancements in technology. What is proposed is the establishment of an online Wool Exchange Portal (WEP) to effectively address a multitude of issues and future opportunities. In principle, such a portal would provide woolgrowers with an online tool to assist them in making informed and suitable decisions with

regard to their wool. The Panel believes the Australian wool selling systems are in need of modernization and electronic selling systems should at least be investigated. They can open up markets to new participants, lower participation costs and provide for easier and faster dissemination of market information creating the potential for greater transparency. Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) commissioned the independent review of the wool selling system on behalf of its shareholders, Australian woolgrowers. The key objectives of the WSSR are to improve the returns that woolgrowers receive for their wool through: • evaluating whether greater efficiencies and cost savings within the exchange of ownership between the seller and the first buyer are attainable • understanding the potential for increased competitive tension throughout the wool selling process and how it can be achieved, and • determining whether there is sufficient transparency within the exchange of ownership to allow woolgrowers to make the most informed commercial decisions about their wool growing enterprise. The WSSR Panel includes Fox & Lillie Managing Director James Lillie; Graeme Samuel AC, Monash Business School, Monash University; Bernard Wonder PSM, consultant and director; and William Wilson, director of Australian Investor Relation Services. Colin Bell, executive chairman of Bell Financial Group provides woolgrower expert resources and John Roberts, director of Eubindal Pty Ltd is the executive officer and secretariat for the review panel. A stakeholder workshop will now take place on the 21st of July 2015 in Melbourne where key stakeholders will examine and debate the discussion paper that can now be found at www.



Wednesday July 29, 2015

Wagga livestock sale highlights Bids fly in a significantly dearer market at Wagga prime cattle sale on Monday. The yarding of 3,365 was 1,235 less than the previous week, with rain reducing numbers. Orders from feedlots and restockers ensured prices pushed considerably higher for all secondary lines, while export and domestic processor demand ramped up notably, on the back of tight supplies. Export prices in general jumped 23-33c/kg. Trade prices were boosted by strong competition from a major supermarket that clashed against feedlot buyers for a market share of the supplementary fed and crop finished yearlings. Prices across trade weight categories lifted 5-14c/kg. The best price recorded was 347c for a pen of grain fed steers weighing 440kg. The bulk of the trade steers made from 310-345c/kg. Trade heiferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prices were not as erratic this week, with the better finished medium weights selling from 295-328c/kg. A

Rodwells sheep and lamb LAMBS JD & LI Crawford, Temora, 46, $178.00 MJ Granger, Collector, 44, $166.00 Burgess Rural, Henty, 30, $156.00 SUCKERS AJ & CF Drum, Old Junee, 232, $146.00 EW & MJ Lieschke, Henty, 90, $140.00 PD & CG Conway, Illabo, 31, $134.00 McCaig Pastoral Co, Coolamon, 134, $133.00 HOGGETS BJ & SJ Daley, Gundagai, RODWELLS, 12, $122.00 EWES NJ Cotterill, Nangus, 32, $130.00 ML & BJ Galvin, Yerong Creek, 14, $120.00 MJ Granger, Collector, 15, $118.00 PD & CG Conway, Illabo, 96, $115.00

large portion of the grain fed heifers sold from 318-334c/kg. Plainer bred heifers to slaughter ranged from 240-283c/kg. It was more of the same in the export market with producer confidence building as prices spiked 10-23c for grown steers and bullocks. The better finished steers made from 315-345c/kg. Heavy heifers were the highlight of the sale surging 33c/kg, with heifers continually equalling bullock value. Agents said they never anticipated such a hefty rise after last weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dearer market. Well shaped heifers supplementary fed or crop finished 500600kg made from 310-336c/kg. The heavier portion 600kg plus sold from 277-332c/kg. Feeder steers posted noteworthy gains of 9-10c with plainer bred steers rising 18c/ kg. The market was described by agents as read hot with feeder steers topping at 339c to average 329ckg. Yearling heifers suitable to feed on sold

GJ Hulm & Co COWS EA & JG Lawson, Cookardinia, 268.6, 648,$1,741.42 HJ & FM Pendergast, Tumut, 268.6, 577,$1,551.17 Kydra P/ship, Nimmitabel, 262.2, 666, $1,747.21 HEAVY STEERS AND BULLOCKS OVER 500KG DA & IJ Webb, Tumut, 300.0, 602, $1,807.50 DA & IJ Webb, Tumut, 300.0, 518, $1,555.00 STEERS 350KG TO 500KG Leary Brothers, Coolamon, 343.2, 417, $1,432.86 MA & HM Murdoch, Richmond, 334.2, 350, $1,171.79 H & I Hopkins, Gumly Gumly, 330,401, $1,324.93

10c dearer and more in places. Lighter weight heifers made from 280-315c/kg. Strong support from northern restockers produced stronger competition for plainer lighter weight steers and heifers. Prices hit 308c for plainer lines of nondescript steers 200-280kg a lift of 36c/kg. Wellbred weaner steers were in short supply averaging 309c and reaching a top price of 338c/kg. While the light weight heifer portion was very mixed, competition between local and northern restockers was strong too. Pens of heifers 200-280kg sold 30c higher to average 304.2c/kg. Another big price mover was the cow market, with the first pen of the day knocked down for 270.2c/kg. Heavy cows gained 15c topping at 275c to average 267c/kg. Leaner grades were also a hot ticket item selling 9-14c dearer. The better lean lines ranged from 230-266c/kg.

GROWN HEIFERS OVER 450KG Mia Mia Cattle Trading, Nimmitabel, 316.0, 477,$1,508.90 V & H Scotti, Dalgety, 315.0, 485, $1,527.75 EA & JG Lawson, Cookardinia, 312.0, 535, $1,669.20 HEIFERS 350KG TO 450KG Leary Brothers, Coolamon, 333.2, 402, $1,341.13 TN & JI Coddington, Tubbal, 322.2, 365, $1,176.03 BJ & KM Lewin, Tumut, 317.2, 346, $1,099.63

EWES JT & Partners Seymore, Marrar, 90, $133.00 JF& KR Warren, 99, $130.60

WEANERS BJ & KM Lewin, Tumut, 337.2, 334, $1,127.21 V & H Scotti, Dalgety, 325.2, 348, $1,134.15

HEAVY STEERS AND BULLOCKS OVER 500KG Mirradong Partnership, Adelong, 334.0, 521.7,$1,742.37 Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 332.0, 542.5, $1,801.10 Mirradong Partnership, Adelong ,326.0, 557.5, $1,817.45 Mirradong Partnership, Adelong , 322.2, 556.3, $1,792.24 Mirradong Partnership, Adelong, 320.0, 569, $1,820.80

LAMBS Kooroogong Past. Co. Harefield, 202, $195.00 RR & JM Walker, Tumbarumba, 4, $195.00

RLA cattle COWS Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 270.0, 625, $1,687.50 Webb RJ & RJ, Tumut, 266.6, 640, $1,706.24 Webb RJ & RJ, Tumut, 265.0, 651.7, $1,726.92 Webb RJ & RJ, Tumut, 262.0, 875, $2,292.00 Webb RJ & RJ, Tumut, 261.2, 750, $1,959.00

STEERS 350KG TO 500KG Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 338.2, 436, $1,474.39 Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 337.2, 430.7, $1,452.21 Boulding DR & ER, Burrandana, 336.2, 355, $1,193.57 Stewart LT,Adaminaby, 333.2, 361.7, $1,205.07 Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 328.6, 384, $1,261.82 Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 337.2, 445, $1,500.54

GROWN HEIFERS OVER 450KG Mirradong Partnership, Adelong, 330.0, 538.8,$1,777.88 Mirradong Partnership, Adelong, 330.0, 521.3, $1,720.13 Mirradong Partnership, Adelong, 327.2, 530, $1,734.16 Mirradong Partnership, Adelong, 325.2, 547.8, $1,781.37 Webb RJ & RJ, Tumut, 325.0, 515, $1,673.75 Mirradong Partnership, Adelong, 325.0, 535, $1,738.75 Mirradong Partnership, Adelong, 332.2, 595,$1,976.59 HEIFERS 350KG TO 450KG Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 330.2, 407.2, $1,345.00 Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 318.2, 377.5, $1,201.21 Cranberry Park Pty Ltd, The Rock, 310.0, 382.5, $1,185.75 Elimatta Pastoral Co, Wagga Wagga, 307.2, 407.5, $1,251.84 Elamville Pty Ltd, Yerong Creek, 304.2, 395, $1,201.59 WEANERS Boulding DR & ER,Burrandana, 322.2, 303.3, $977.34 Roberts WJ & PM, Yarragundry, 299.2, 272, $813.82 Webb RJ & RJ, Tumu, 298.2, 315,$939.33 Lockleven Pastoral Co, Howlong, 290.0, 332.5, $964.25 Elimatta Pastoral Co, Wagga Wagga, 285.0, 346.7, $988.00

COOMA SHEEP & LAMB SALE Tuesday 18th August, 2015 Commencing at 10am




Yards upgrade Cooma-Monaro Shire Council will make a submission to the National Stronger Regions Fund Round 2 for a grant of up to $315,150 for the upgrade of existing obsolete dirt sheep yards into modern calf/sheep yards at the Cooma Livestock Selling Centre. Council will contribute $315,150 to the project as required under the 50/50 grant cost sharing conditions. The July meeting of council was told records for the Cooma Livestock Selling Centre have demonstrated increasing sheep and calf sales over the last three years. These recent increases in sheep and calf numbers has seen the centres income rise over the last five years from $170,000 in 2010/11 to $230,000 in 2014/15. The Cooma Associated Agents have achieved these increases largely through changes to sale days and the Monaroâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reputation for the quality of sheep and calves. The agents predict that they can continue to grow these sales even further with the correct infrastructure in place. In the last two-year period and to cope with the increased calf numbers, additional portable yards have been used by the agents conducting the sales. During the autumn calf sales, calves have also been sold in the sheep yards. The selling of calves in the sheep yards has resulted in damage to the yards and associated repair and maintenance costs. The proposed improvements will see the replacement of the existing old dirt sheep yards with modern dirt calf yards. This will cater for and improve these seasonally driven stock increases and negate repair and maintenance costs associated with selling calves in the sheep yards. The resulting yards will ensure that the livestock selling centre is sustainable into the future for the sale of both sheep and calves. As part of the construction of the proposed calf yards it is essential to ensure Environmental Protection Authority Licencing requirements are met into the future and it is proposed that the that the cattle yards are drained to the existing waste settling lagoon and not directly into the aeriation pond.

Web-based ram selection app Sheep breeders, commercial producers and farm advisers have been wowed by a sneak preview of a new genetic selection tool that will be released to industry next week. The web-based app,, will be officially launched on Monday, July 27, by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), which has developed the tool in conjunction with Telstra, Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading telecommunications provider, and Pivotal Labs in San Francisco, one of the leading software development companies in the world. The NSW Department of Primary Industries has also had extensive involvement through the development of the app, providing expertise from the initial concept to the final product. In final test runs before launch, about 20 sheep breeders, commercial producers and advisers previewed the system which they say will dramatically simplify the ranking and purchase of rams, based on Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs). Leading farm adviser Craig Wilson, of Craig Wilson & Associates, NSW, said au would take the hard work out of using ASBVs when searching for the right genetics to improve flock productivity. â&#x20AC;&#x153; will be a game changer,â&#x20AC;? Mr Wilson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have known for a long time that ASBVs allow us to compare animals on genetic merit, without the effect of feeding or environment. The RamSelect app makes it quick and easy to rank animals against individual breeding objectives. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For a lot of commercial producers sifting through long lists of objective data was time consuming and difficult work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they can now find the genetics they need in a matter of seconds and know that the recommendations are supported by objective data from Sheep Genetics.â&#x20AC;?


Wednesday July 29, 2015


JCS students brave testing conditions at NSW State Cross Country titles

Zana after competing.

Pouring rain, heavy mud and icy winds were some of the conditions Jindabyne Central School (JCS) students endured when they competed at the NSW Cross Country titles in Sydney on Friday. 11-year-old Zana Evansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shoes and legs were hardly recognisable when she crossed the finish line at the state titles. Towards the end of the gruelling three kilometre course, young Zana slipped and fell into the mud. But she immediately picked herself up and kept on running. The fall may have cost her a few places but Zana finished the state championships in 27th place from a field of 75 of the best runners in her age group from across all schools in NSW. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had hoped to be better than 25th this

year because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I came last year,â&#x20AC;? Zana said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But everyone has gotten a bit older and a bit more competitive.â&#x20AC;? The Year Five JCS student said this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s course at Sydneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famous Eastern Creek Raceway was tougher than last year because it was a gradual uphill run for most of the race. She said there was a group of three students who got out early and stuck to the front for the entire race, followed by a small pack of runners and then a larger pack. Zana kept her place between the small pack and the larger pack to cross in 27th place. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t too nervous because I had done it before,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was really, really muddy and I fell over in the mud.â&#x20AC;? Zana, whose parents

Zana Evans ahead of the pack. were both Winter Olympians, said although she knew she needed to train hard next year to improve on her placing she doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to go too hard. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to get sick of it and get burned out too early,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wish to improve my timing a bit and get under 25th place but everyone else is getting better too.â&#x20AC;?

18-year-old Nakiya Nuridin was the other JCS student to compete at the state titles on Friday. Nakiya finished 45th from a field of 89 runners in the 17+ years age division. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The conditions were really bad,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was in one of the first races and it was pouring with rain and I was running through mud.â&#x20AC;?

Unfortunately the Year 12 student pulled her hamstring during the race and is hobbling around school this week. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was happy with my performance,â&#x20AC;? Nakiya said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Especially given the conditions.â&#x20AC;? The two JCS students represented the South Coast Region at the NSW titles.

Cooma Field and Game holds â&#x20AC;&#x153;Winter game 100â&#x20AC;? Cooma Field and Game club made a decision at the General Annual Meeting last year that a shoot should be held every month of the year. In the past few years the July shoot has not been on the calendar as the weather can be unpleasant at best around this time of the year. However the locals know that there is just as much chance of it Ladies winners left-right, Robin Perkins 1st, Barbie Magrin 2nd, Bill Warriner snowing in January as in (sponsor), Rhonda White 3rd, Andrew Fairfield-Smith. July. Thirty-one shooters Above right: High gun winner left-right, Andrew Fairfield-Smith, from Cooma, Jindabyne, Mark Corbett (High Gun), Bill Warriner (Shoot Sponsor). Bermagui and Mallacoota braved what turned out to be a glorious winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day. Ladies, 1st Robin Perkins 68/100, 2nd Barbie The shoot was very kindly sponsored by Bill and Magrin 54/100, 3rd Rhonda White 45/100 Marg Warriner long time members, Bill set out an Juniors 1st Jack Fairfield-Smith 50/100 2nd excellent 100 targets and Marg supplied an equally Steven Clarke 41/50 exceptional pheasant and corn soup for lunch. The targets were varied with a good mix of Next month is the inaugural â&#x20AC;&#x153;Interclub Challengeâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? through â&#x20AC;&#x153;Câ&#x20AC;? targets with opportunities for all held over two days. shooters to get reasonable scores. The targets each The competition will be between the Cooma Gun represented a form of northern hemisphere winter Club and the Cooma Field and Game. game from rabbit to pheasant as Bill is originally On August 8 members from both clubs will attend from Yorkshire. the Cooma Gun club range at Berridale with the Results from the day High Gun- Mark Corbett.82/100 A Grade, 1st Bill Warriner 77/100, 2nd Reg McGuffick 75/100, 3rd Doug Alcock 75/100 B Grade, 1st Neville Brady 80/100, 2nd Ron Manly 78/100, 3rd Jarrod Pinnock 74/100 C Grade, 1st Adam Mower 69/100, 2nd Steve Blyth 62/100, 3rd Sean Newlin 57/100

second day being held at the field and game range at Middlingbank on the 16th. Cooma Field and Game annual general meeting will be held at the Cooma Ex-Services Club next Tuesday July 28 at 6pm for 6.30. All welcome. Call Andrew on 0413 013 689 or Adam on 0410 507 279 or Email for further information.


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28 Vale Street Cooma Tel 6452 1755 Name: Camilla McDonald Nickname: Millie Age: 24 Position: Right wing How long have you been playing: 1 ½ years Best sporting moment: When I scored my first goal at a home game in Cooma, also when I scored our teams only goal last Semi Finals. Most embarrasing sporting moment: When I tripped over my own feet and winded myself pretty badly and had to be assisted off the field. Words of wisdom to your fellow team mates: Team work and passing is key, also most importantly keeping a positive attitude and having fun.

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MCGUIRE Zita Louise CASUAL CENTRE COORDINATOR The Cooma Universities Centre is calling for expressions of interest for a flexible casual position in the role of an “Assistant Centre Coordinator”. The position is initially up to one day per week with the possibility of additional days and hours in the near future. Desired Criteria: t3FDFOUBOESFMFWBOU6OJWFSTJUZEFHSFF - to be able to relate to students and assist with queries in an online learning environment t$PNQVUFSTLJMMT t&YDFQUJPOBMOFUXPSLJOHBOESFMBUJPOTIJQ  building skills t7FSZXFMMQSFTFOUFE t1BTTJPOBUFBOEFOUIVTJBTUJDBUUJUVEF t$VTUPNFSTFSWJDFFYQFSJFODF 1MFBTFTVCNJUBSFMFWBOUSFTVNFUPUIF$6$ Manager, Zoe Dawson, by 5pm August 14th. For further information contact:

Passed away peacefully on Monday, July 20th 2015 at Bega Hospital, formerly of Waggun St, Cooma. Aged 85 years. Dearly loved mother of Rick and Margaret. Adored grandmother and friend to all. The relatives and friends of the late ZITA LOUISE MCGUIRE are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in St Patrick's Catholic Church, Cooma, on Thursday July 30th 2015 commencing at 1:00 pm. At the conclusion of the service, the cortege will proceed to Cooma Lawn Cemetery. Allens Funerals Cooma Alan Dodd Director Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094



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Senior Customer Service Officer Clerk Grade 3/4 Department of Family & Community Services Community Services 00003PC4



• Location: Cooma Community Service Centre • Salary range: $64,008 – $70,087 pa plus employer’s contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading. About the Opportunity This role supports the FACS Community Services Centre (CSC) in the day-to-day running of the Cooma office. This office is co-located with FACS agencies, Community Services and Ageing Disability and Home Care services. You will be required to plan, manage, monitor and report on a variety of administrative and site management functions of the office and directly undertake financial reporting/processing functions. The role also assists FACS clients and their families when they attend the office for contact visits or other purposes as well as providing assistance and direction for clients over the phone.

3 hours a week x12 weeks Phone CSC 6452 0799 IN MEMORY

In Memory Ted Casey 15-03-32 3-08-2008

As a Senior Customer Service Officer, you will also be responsible for supporting the Service Support Manager and Manager Casework by assisting with gathering information from a range of stakeholders, analysing and reporting on data and meeting various reporting requirements of the organisation.

When tomorrow starts without you, I don’t think we’re far apart, For everytime i think of you, you’re right here in my heart. Love and miss you so much Dad

As well as providing counter, switchboard and other essential and urgent CSC support demands, you will provide financial and administrative support to the team. The nature of financial and administrative support will include preparing ad hoc and other invoices/payments/reports using SAP financials, preparing routine correspondence, preparing reports using spread sheets, file management/maintenance, fleet management, undertaking data entry and also assisting with preparing and printing sensitive database reports. Job Notes • This is an on-going full-time time role in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013. • A talent pool may be created to fill both on-going and temporary opportunities if and as they arise. • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this role.

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For enquiries: Richard Linfoot on (02) 6229 7286 How to apply: For more information on available job vacancies and to apply online, please visit the careers page at and refer to job reference number 00003PC4. Thank you for your interest in this position.


Closing date: Wednesday 5th August 2015 at 11:59 pm.

warmly invites you to the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING To be held on Thursday 20th August 2015 at 7.30 pm. At the Nimmitabel Community Centre Clarke Street, Nimmitabel. It’s time to renew your membership or to become a new member of NAG. Come and join us and enjoy some light refreshments after the meeting. All Welcome!


district will support me by making a donation to my fundraising page. “Donations may also be made to me or left at the Salvation Army store at 221 Sharp Street, Cooma, before August 9. Go to https:// city2surf2015. george-8 to donate. Pictured: George Bowden is a Salvos Strider.


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Provision Of Security Services Snowy Hydro is seeking a Service Provider to provide security services at sites within Cooma and the Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene foreshores. Tenders close at 5:00pm on 24 August 2015. Service Providers must register their interest in tendering by emailing their company name and contact details to no later than 5.00pm Tuesday, 4 August 2015


Local volunteer George Bowden is putting his fitness on the line next month when he attempts his 15th City2Surf race. This year George will be competing for the Salvation Army, as a Salvos Strider, fundraiser for the organisation. George said he wants to raise funds to give hope to people less fortunate than himself. “I am hoping the people of Cooma and



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Wednesday July 29, 2015

Versatile JCS athletes faced with tough choices Sometimes athletes have difficult choices to make. That’s the case for Jindabyne Central School’s (JCS) best track and field athletes. Do they try and win a coveted berth at the NSW State Athletics Championships or aim for a podium finish at the Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships? 14-year-old JCS student Zara Gardiner was crowned the age champion at the recent Eurobodalla Zone Athletics carnival held in Moruya. It’s recognition that Zara is the best track and field athlete for her age from Braidwood to Batemans Bay to the Snowy Mountains and the Victorian border. Zara was way ahead of her closest competitor in the race for

age champion, scoring a massive 36 points, with her closest rival Janet King from Bega High School on just 20 points. Zara won the 14 years girls’ 800m (almost a full second ahead of second-placed Janet) as well as the long jump at Moruya and was second in the 400m, third in the high jump and javelin and fifth in the shot put. She has earned herself a place at the Regional Athletics Championships to be held at the AIS in Canberra to represent the Eurobodalla Zone in the 800m, 400m, long jump, javelin and high jump. But the Regional Athletics Championships will be held on Friday July 31, the same day as the ACT/Southern NSW Interschools

Snowsports Championships. “That means I’ll have to miss regional athletics because I want to ski at Interschools,” said Zara, who collected a silver medal at the Interschools Australian Championships last year with her Division Three (for students in Years Seven and Eight) team. “I guess I’m a better skier than I am a runner.” If Zara were to finish in the top three at the Regional Championships she would progress to the State Championships to be held at the Olympic Stadium in Sydney. It’s a similar story for Year Nine JCS twins Kirra and Rhianna Burke. Kirra came third in the 15-yearold girls’ overall individual ranking after coming second in the 100m,

200m and shot put and fifth in discus. Her sister Rhianna was third in the 100m and 400m. “We have more chance of getting through to national championships in skiing than running,” said Kirra, who along with Zara collected a silver medal at national Interschools last year. “And we’re in a team for skiing and we don’t want to let down a team by not competing.” The only JCS student who will represent the Eurobodalla Zone at the Regional Secondary Athletics Championships is Year 12 student Nakiya Nuridin. Nakiya won the girls’ 17+ years 400m at the Eurobodalla Zone meeting and was third in the 1500m.

She represented the South Coast on Friday at the State Cross Country Championships where she finished in 45th place. What makes Zara’s success in Moruya even more impressive is it was the first time she had ever thrown a javelin – and she collected a bronze medal for her efforts. “I asked Mr L (JCS’s PE teacher) what do you do and he said to throw it up and make sure it landed in the ground and I copied what he said to do,” she said. Zara recorded 17.76m for her first ever throw, significantly behind first-placed Georgia Pearce from Bega High School with 19.74m but well ahead of the fourth-placed competitor.

Above: Kirra Burke. Left: The JCS 15 years girls’ 4x100m relay team of Tanika Goodman, Kirra Burke, Rhianna Burke and Zara Gardiner at the Eurobodalla Zone Athletics carnival.






















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Wednesday July 29, 2015


Red Devils cement third place and spot in finals The Cooma Red Devils played ADFA on Saturday afternoon in their last home game of the season and finally came away with two wins as second grade were able to post a victory and a comprehensive one at that. First grade had a good but scrappy victory that will secure them a position in the finals in two weeks. Second grade took to the field on Saturday with another thrown together side but with a fresh attitude Cooma came out and for the first time Cooma’s defence was on song and with this strong defence from Adam Schubert, David Bodycott and Callem Jones. This meant that Cooma was able to apply pressure and good hands through the back line saw John Citizen score in the corner, Matt Crowley was unable to convert from out wide but Cooma was in the game. ADFA had a strong wind at their backs which allowed them to clear easily from their own half. ADFA then went ahead on the score board with two tries but Cooma hit back when Aaron Stewart spotted space down a short side but he ducked out of a ruck and ran 50m to score under the sticks. Crowley converted and Cooma had locked the scores back up at 12 all, ADFA scored just before half time and took a 19-12 lead into the break. Cooma came out after half time knowing that the strong wind at their back would aid them and the strong defence that they had displayed in the first half would get them home. Cooma were able to level the scores five minutes into the second half when John Citizen was again able to barge through the defence and score. Crowley converted to level the scores, Cooma were in strong field position after strong runs from Andrew Stewart, Dom Giagios and Seth Robinson. A turnover saw ADFA make a break but clever thinking from Aaron Stewart saw him run up and pinch the ball off the ADFA player he then sprinted away to score. Boo Ewart was unable to convert but Cooma was in front. Cooma lifted from here and with this new found belief were able to run away with the game as tries were scored by Steve Schubert, Fergus McCosker, and Matt Crowley. This saw Cooma run away with the game 45-19 it also saw them pick up their first win of the season. Points in second grade 1 Vincent Newton, 2 points Aaron Stewart, 3 points John Citizen and Players player Andrew Stewart. First grade First grade took to the field on Saturday ready to make up from last week’s disappointing loss to Goulburn. A victory would also see Cooma cement its position in third spot on the ladder. From the opening whistle both sides got stuck in and it was the strong defence from Tom Ladhams,

Chris De Rooy and James Nichols who were creating mistakes with ADFA having trouble hanging onto the ball. This meant there were a number of scrums but the Cooma forward pack had the dominance and pushed ADFA off a number of their own scrums. It was also giving Cooma a great solid platform to attack from. Cooma was finding good room through the middle of the park with strong runs from Matthew Moxon and Ryan Morgan. Cooma was the first to post points when Brad Evans was able to grab a ball that shot out of a scrum from five metres out and dive over the try line. Cooma went on the attack again and after the forwards were pulled up metres short of the try line Brad Evans was again able to jump out and dive over from close to the ruck and plant the ball over the line. Morgan was unable to convert but Cooma had a handy 12 nil lead. ADFA with a new look side threw a lot of attack at Cooma but great defence from Cooma’s back three in Mitch Doyle, Aidan Herbert and Eddie Thomas were able to stop many of these attacking raids. Great cover defence from Adam Schubert and Jake Mcilvenny saw a number of breaks shut down as they bundled the attackers into touch. ADFA scored a try late in the first half to narrow Cooma’s lead. The second half saw Cooma running with the wind and sun behind them and that allowed Cooma to clear out of their own half with relative ease. It also made it hard for ADFA to get out of their own half, Cooma lost Brad Evans to the bin for 10 minutes after he questioned the referee’s decision four minutes into the second half. This saw Cooma rally together and the forwards were able to drive a rolling maul over the line and Phil Johnson was there to place the ball over the line. ADFA hit back with a try after Cooma lost its intensity at the break downs which allowed ADFA to turn over the ball and sprint away and score. Cooma hit back with a try after they spread the one way with a couple of forward crashes and then they spread the ball back and Tom Ladhams was able to brush past the defence and score. Cooma again dropped its intensity and this allowed ADFA to score another try but Cooma finished the game off in strong fashion and Phil Johnson scored his second try of the afternoon. Ryan Morgan kicked the conversion to finish off his good afternoon with the boot kicking 4 from 5. The Red Devils ran out winners 33-15. Points in first grade 1 point Mitch Doyle, 2 points Chris De Rooy, 3 Adam Schubert and players player James Strange.

Red Devils U14s 29-7 win The Cooma CRT under 14s Red Devils played at home on Saturday taking on the Canberra Vikings. The game started well with both sides having had their fair share of possession as both teams were a bit rusty having not played any rugby for a few weeks due to school holidays and being given a bye in the first round of the new draw. Keegan Caldwell used his pace well to cross for Cooma’s first try. Vikings hit back soon after finding a hole out wide, taking the scores to 7 all. With half time approaching, Cooma were awarded a penalty and Bailey Rogers slotted it through to give Cooma a 10 to 7 lead going into the half time break. Cooma were reminded at half time to remain patient and to shift the ball a bit wider when the opportunity arises. Cooma lifted the tempo of the match in the second half, which saw Keenan in space out wide after burning past a couple defenders to cross for his second. Cooma were playing the better rugby and were dominating possession, this allowed Nick Cootes on a powerful run to barge over a couple of Vikings

players on his way to the try line. Darnel Bartlett was having great impact on the game making great inroads into Vikings territory, his second row partner Sam Sergo was also very dominant around the park with several damaging runs. The inside backs of Jimmy Hayden and Daniel stove, had enough vision to see the opportunity out wide to put Colby Evans in open space. Colby showed good speed to keep to keep the Viking defenders from catching him as he was able to run around under the posts. Cooma defended better in the second half not allowing Vikings to score another point, also on the back of some great cover tackles by Keegan Caldwell, Cooma running out winners 29 to 7. Points went to Darnel Bartlett well deserved 3 pts Sam Sergo got 2 points, and is getting better every game he plays . 1 pt Keenan Caldwell, whose over tackles saved a couple of certain tries. Bailey and Archie also shared a point for good all round games. Cooma will travel to Canberra this week to take on Royals.

Jimmy Nichols runs onto a pass in First Grade.

A strong run from Cooma in Reserve Grade.



Wednesday July 29, 2015

Cooma Colts battle the cold as well as reduced numbers Full On Constructions and Rhythm Snow Sports Under 6’s The under 6 team played the Gungahlin Bulls last Sunday. It was a very slippery game with plenty mud for the kids to cover their usually very white Jerseys. Despite the boggy conditions the kids seemed to enjoy to game with Nate Stockes, Ikhani Smith, Tyler Lee, Oliver Paul, William Bryan and Jana Rosenbaum-Robinson all making it over the line to score as the teams went one for one. Jessie Hurford and Harper Woolf were awesome defence leaders always on top of the opposition with some brilliant moves that even some of the older kids have trouble pulling off. Finally after level pegging it for the most of the game time was called just as Cooma scored their last try taking them to victory. A big pat on the back to the kids for another great game! South East Embroidery Under 7’s The Colts travelled to Gungahlin to take on the Bulls in some very cold, wet and muddy conditions. Each week the Colts are improving in their defensive lines and at times, were impenetrable through some great defence from Jackson Cook, Othon Morgan, Kyte Lee, Ari Geach, Riley McKenzie and Lachlan Bryan. The Colts also put on a great display in attack with some fancy foot work and offloads from Mitchell Fletcher, Rhylee Rosenbaum-Robinson, Cooper Lee, Bailey Benn, Lachlan Burchall and Jackson Lee. This great display of team work built to some spectacular tries to Jackson Cook, Othon Morgan, Ari Geach and Riley McKenzie all for one try each and a double to Kyte Lee. The Colts were unlucky in the end to go down to the Bulls 28 to 24. The medal winner this week was Lachlan Burchall and the McDonalds award went to big Jackson Cook. Monaro Constructions Under 8’s – White Round 11 found the under 8s white in Canberra to play west Belconnen in what was quite possibly the game of the season! The odds were against us when only six Colt players took the field and the Westies got off to an early lead. Tyrell Bartlett had a blinder of a game and saved countless tries with his defensive skill. Jet Kelly had another great game this week and with his foot skills kept the Westies guessing. Archie Blyton was a man on a mission making his fair share of tackles and slowing the progress of the Westies that were keeping just out of reach of the Colts on the score board. Man of the match Ashton Dibley played like a champion dictating play from dummie half and making some spectacular tackles to keep Belconnen within two point with only minutes to go. Bailey Taylor had a cracker of a game and made a lot of good metres and generally with 3 or 4 kids hanging off him. But a highlight of the game was a quick pass from him to Maccas award winner Hunter Caldwell who ducked and weaved and sprinted half the field to score under the posts for the fourth time and give the Colts the win 22 - 20 on the full time whistle!! Monaro Panel Beaters Under 9’s The U9’s took on the Woden Valley Rams this week and with the team playing one short again it was going to be another big ask of the boys. The Colts started the game off on the back foot with a penalty at the kick off and the Rams scoring soon after. After the first try the boys really knuckled down and went to work in defence. Brendan Rees played another strong game using his step in attack and tackling well all game, Clayton Clark also had another good game tackling well and threatening the Rams line. Cameron Filtness didn’t let the team down and once again produced some great runs and solid defence as did Jacob Smith who caused the Rams some headaches in both attack and defence. Zane Usher-Rodahl defended well and put his big palm off to use, fending off tacklers and making good yards. The second half saw the boys put the pressure on the Rams straight away with Tommy Rudd being brutal in defence and scoring another great try putting the Colts back into the game. He was backed up by Charlie Fleming who once again ran hard and tackling hard all game. Lucas Umback tried hard again this week tackling well and having a few strong runs. Lee Morgan showed some toughness and played on throughout the game with a sore leg. Earning himself the player of the match with another strong game was Josh Williams having some powerhouse runs from dummy half and tackling well. The final score for the match went the Rams way 26-10 but once again we are proud of all the boys who turned up and unfortunately the

score doesn’t reflect the massive effort the fellas put in again playing one down and no reserves hopefully we can get a full side together next week. Tries- Tommy Rudd, Josh “Noisy” Williams. Conversions Cameron Filtness. Man of the match Joshy Williams, Maccas award Lucas Umback, Hitman Award Brendan Rees. Sportspower U10’s The Under 10’s travelled to Crookwell on a very bleak day, and had to take on a much organised outfit, minus three of our regular key players. The Colts held their own for a while, until the Crookwell side snuck over for a try. The Colts hit back with a clever cross field kick, and Mason Turner was on the spot to score. At half time, the score was 18-6 to Crookwell. After the half time break, the Colts pressured the Crookwell side with relentless attacks. Crookwell held them out, with good defence and ended up scoring twice. The Colts rallied late, and Jordan Williams scored a good solo try, with the final score being 30 to 12 to Crookwell. Choc awards to Mitchell Burke and Cooper Inskip, and the Medal award to Jack ‘Frosty’ Kleven. 3 points to Louie, 2 points to Jordy, and 1 point to Frosty.

Riley Mackenzie

Kyte Lee Highland Ground Spreading Under 11’s The U11 Colts travelled to Melba to take on the Belconnen Sharks. We got off to a great start forcing them into a mistake in their 1st set which we scooped up and sent out wide for Talon Kelly to score, Talon having one of his best attacking games this year, scoring 3 tries and kicking 1 goal. Jack O’Donnell moved into dummy half giving excellent service as well as making some great runs towards the line. Kristian Zusak and Lachlan Hemphill organised their sides well, Lach defending nice and low as always and Kristian scoring 2 tries and kicking a goal. Kayla Fleming and James Bannon put their bodies on the line all game, producing big front on hits to put them on the deck, both scoring themselves a welldeserved try each. Jake Maddrell and Tirone Morgan played it tight either side of the ruck, moving up nicely and pushing for every metre with the ball. Jack Newson defends strongly each week on the edges, not much gets past him down his side, and also kicked our first goal. Barrett Bannon and Shawn Ingham talk well out wide, keeping the defence numbered up correctly. Sam Williams was very solid in the second half, playing dummy half and making strong charges through the middle when needed. Overall a great team effort particularly in

defence, coming away with a valuable 2 points 34-16. 3 pts Talon 1pt Kayla 1pt James 1pt Kristian. Player of the Week Talon. Medal went to Tirone. Franks Butchery Under 13’s The Under 13 Colts travelled to Canberra and played Valley Dragons. Cooma came into the game with only 11 players taking the field, all the boys were not fazed by the handicap with the opposition having a full squad. The Colts started hard and fast causing the opposition to drop the ball then went straight on the attack finding holes all over the park with Noah Saddler, Josh Sharkey, Jason Kelly, Jake Quodling and James McGufficke all making good metres. Cooma’s first try came through Noah Saddler breaking the line and scoring out wide. The conversion was unsuccessful. Valley Dragons hit back through some hard running off quick play the balls finding Cooma out of position but with only 11 on the field they were doing a fantastic job holding them out. Cooma kept frustrating the opposition in the first half with Tyler Rees placing some good balls onto his runners with them throwing the ball around making more easy metres. In the second half Cooma came out and they all looked fatigued after a hard and fast first with some missed tackles that let Valley Dragons run in a couple of quick tries. Cooma dug deep with some fast play the balls and quick passing Nic Zusak, Kiah Joyce and Jake Galvin all very unlucky not to have scored. Valley dragons got frustrated in this game which they thought they should have run away with and a fair bit of emotion coming into the game with some big hitting from Tyler Rees and Noah Saddler leading the charge with Daniel Watts, James McGufficke pulling off some good tackles. Cooma’s next try came through Noah Saddler pushing off defenders and scoring out wide. Cooma scored again through Tyler Rees running from dummy half and scoring with Quodling converting the try. Final score was Valley Dragons 42 Cooma 14. The score does not reflect how well the boys played with every player doing their job in both attack and defence. They should all be proud of their efforts as I am. Players player this week was Nic Zusak who played a good solid game and found holes in their defence whenever he ran the ball. 3 points Noah Saddler 2 points Tyler Rees 1 point Will Cahill Service One Alliance Bank Under 15’s The Under 15s travelled to Queanbeyan on Sunday to play the Roos. With the weather as windy and cold as it was, the boys knew they would have to make sure of every kick and pass, but managed to show their ability and skill throughout the game. The ball went from team to team today as did the score today throughout the entire game. Matty Chelin was first to put points on the board after scoring the first try, Lachlan Inskip converting. Liam Rankin was next to race over after picking the ball up from the 5th tackle kick, Lachlan Inskip converting. Liam Rankin again found the try line before the Roos also bounced over. Coming out strong in the second half Liam Rankin got his hat-trick finding the try line for a 3rd time. The Roos scored twice but weren’t able to catch the score of the boys, with Cooma winning 20 points to 16 points. 3 points went to Matty Chelin, 2 points Lachlan Inskip and 1 point Jack Reid. Dodd’s Hotel Under 16’s Cooma travelled to Canberra Friday night to play against Valley Dragons. The weather looked grim, rain and cold conditions didn’t look inviting at all. Colts geared up and warmed up ready for a tough game ahead. First half was pretty even with both sides defending their side well. Colts showed strong team work, with the forwards pushing hard through the opposition centres and our fast backs making some great runs, our centres controlling the ball and running to the line. Colts were the first to put points on the board with a successful conversion bringing the half time score to 6 – 0 Colts way. Second half proved to be a challenge, not only did the rain subside but Valley Dragons decided to come back on the field with aggression and determination, and with the Dragons scoring the next 2 tries, Colts didn’t let it get to them as they played hard and fought right to the very end, unfortunately to Dragons came out on top with the final score being 14 – 6 Dragons way. A tough night was had by both teams. Alex Swan scored the try for the night with Will Shingles converting the try. Well done boys it was a fight to the end.


Wednesday July 29, 2015


Stallions U18s dominate Tigers in 62-nil win With one win each in the regular season the opening match in the Elimination Semi Finals at Cooma Showground between the Under 18 Cooma Stallions and Batemans Bay Tigers should have been a cracker of a match. Unfortunately the Tigers could only field 11 players, and subsequently were completely outplayed by the Stallions, who won the match 62-0. In only the second minute the Stallions posted their first try from Tyler Jones and converted by Bailey Jones - the first of his seven goals for the day. Tyler Jones was in the action again shortly after giving the final pass for Gary Giles’ try. The Stallions wasted a number of opportunities through dropped ball over the next 10 minutes, but kept the scoreboard ticking over with a try from Austin Riley, who was able to dive over from dummy half and take the score to 18-0. The next try, only two minutes later, was superbly executed. The ball was spread left and when Dom McDonald broke through the line, he impressed all with his speed running 30 metres, and drew the fullback and found Josh Steinke in support, who outpaced the Tigers defence to score under the posts. The Tigers became frustrated and took this out on the Stallions players resulting in a Tigers player being sent off. Gary Giles bagged his second try of the match from a Tyler Jones kick. Tyler was in the thick of it again only two minutes later when he was able to break the Tigers defence and run 60 metres to score to the right of the posts. On the stroke of half time, after a break from Gary Giles, the Stallions found

themselves on the attack. Sean Bodycott-Pielli looked certain to score but was stripped of the ball. Lachlan Sellers was on the spot to dive on the ball for a try and half time lead to the Stallions of 38-0.

In the second half the Stallions started with good intensity and scored again in the second minute, after a break by Bailey Burke the Stallions were in good field position. The Steinke Jones combination saw Tyler

chase down Josh’s grubber kick in the in goal and score his third try of the day. It only took another five minutes before the Stallions were attacking, on the back of two penalties. Bailey Jones ran onto a nice cut out pass to score the Stallions ninth try and take the score to 50-0. The Stallions were their own worst enemies over the next 10 minutes, only completing one of five sets with the ball mainly from not being able to hang onto passes. Austin Riley fixed this, tucking the ball under his arm on the Stallions 20 metre line and beat a number of would be defenders in his 80 metre run for his second try. Jackson Neal calmly slotted the conversion. The final try by the Stallions came three minutes from full time and showed what the boys could do when they played smart footy. The ball was put through the hands to the wing of Jamie Rogers, who showed a clean pair of heels to run 60 metres to score under the posts. Tyler Jones converted and took the score to 62-0. The whole team played well and stuck together when the opposition tried to get under their skin. The Players Player was awarded to Dom McDonald and the Best and Fairest points were as follows: 3. Gary Giles 2. Bailey Jones 1. Austin Riley. Good luck next week boys when you take on the Moruya Sharks in Eden. Pictured Josh Steinke and Tyler Jones

Piglets U10s tough game Red Devils U13s V Grammar against Royals The U10’s had a tough game against the Royals in Canberra. As the two teams lined up you would be mistaken for thinking that our under 10’ s were taking on the under 12’s, they were twice the size and had early speed to burn, crossing the line on several occasions in the first half. This half was a fairly one-sided affair, with our little Piglets reluctant to get their oink on in the muddy and wet conditions. With coach Damien’s animated encouragement from the side line the Piglets found their groove and got some momentum happening as the first half came to an end. The second half was a more evenly matched game and a great game to watch. Both of the wingers played strongly, coming in and taking some of the pressure off in the ruck. Shannon was rewarded with player of the match and Harper received the Coaches award. Both well deserved. Try scoring came in the second half through Riley who snapped his conversion over the black dot and Owen with a strong gutsy run. Although defeated the under 10’s

played well and have improved greatly throughout the season under the guidance of coach Damien Thrum. Player of the day and Coaches Choice went to the little wingers Shannon Isele and Harper Harvey.

After a long holiday layoff the Red Devils were keen to get on the field and play some strong rugby. Unfortunately the game did not start well for Cooma with the big Grammar forwards pushing them off the scrum and receiving ball in good field position allowing early points. This seemed to spook the Cooma boys and Grammar with strong running scored at will. The only player willing to tackle was Will Cahill. Halftime score Grammar 63-0. Strong words at halftime by Coach Anthony had Cooma refocused. The start of the second half did not go as planned and Grammar started dominating early, then something interesting happened for a five-minute period. Cooma found some self belief and for that period played strong Rugby, Cody

Gould made a good run, followed up by Zac van der Platt and Russ Haylock.This proved what everybody watching knew, that this side when they back themselves can play good rugby.

Final score Grammar 96 Cooma 0. Points Will Cahill 3 Zac van Der Platt 2 Russ Haylock 1.

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Wednesday July 29, 2015

High Heelers lose to Bega Chicks, now meet Fillies On Sunday July 26 the Bombala High Heeler ladies league tag team travelled down the hill for the qualifying final against the Bega Chicks. From the kick off, the High Heelers started strongly, gaining great field position early. An early penalty 10m out to the Heelers saw them opt for the 2 points. Maree Coates slotted the two-pointer and the Heelers were in front. Further strong sets in defence by Lucy Sellers and Chloe Hodak meant that the Bega girls found it hard to break the Heelers line. It was a penalty again that led to further points this time in the Chicks favour. A successful kick from in front meant the scores were locked back up again at 2 all. A quick thinking blind side move between Lucy sellers and Monique Ingram caught the Bega girls unaware but were shut down just inches from their line. Tash Stewart had a great running game often making great metres for the Bombala team. The direction and kicking game of Maree Coates kept turning the chicks around. Keiarna Rodwell was instrumental in her tagging efforts and strong line running. Scramble defence after a chicks break before half time was a credit to the Heelers who held their composure. Kaylee Keavey remained solid under the high ball, she proved a very safe ball retriever for the Heelers. The Heelers went into the sheds at half time with the score all locked up at 2 all.

After half time the Bega Chicks found themselves in good field possession and it was another penalty in front that saw them take the lead slotting another two-pointer in front. The Heelers determined not to drop their heads, began running the ball back with great intensity through Sam Ingram and Jane Peadon. Janine Jamieson impressed with her solid take under the high ball and her urgency to dive on loose balls. However it was yet another penalty from in front that saw the Bega girls slot another 2 points to take the score to 6-2. With both teams passionate about the game, tempers began to flare and it was a Bega Chick who cracked under the pressure landing herself with 10minutes in the bin. The Heelers were determined to capitalise on the over-lap. It was a well-constructed set by the Heelers, pushing the ball out wide early and then bringing back across to the opposite side and the final ball from Monique Ingram to Tash Stewart saw Stewart fire across the line to score for the Heelers. With the score all locked up at again at 6 all the pressure continued to build in the tightly contested match. Simple unforced errors then saw the Heelers suddenly put extra pressure on themselves and the Chicks made them pay for it. Capitalising on unmarked inside balls, the Heelers were caught short on numerous occasions allowing the chicks to gain good field possession and it was through quick hands they got it wide to a steaming Bega player who went over to score for the Chicks. The score now 10-6 with around 10 minutes left meant it was not all over yet for the Heelers.

The girls worked hard in defence but again a lapse in behind the ruck saw Bega turn the ball inside and they capitalised with a try under the black dot to conceal the win. A gutsy effort by the newly formed Bombala High Heeler ladies but it wasn’t to be and the final score came to 16-6 in the Chicks favour. Three points awarded from the crowd went to Keiarna Rodwell (sponsored by Rodwell Haulage and Plant Hire) for her tenacity in defence and ability to straighten up and run hard in attack. Two points went to Maree Coates (Sponsored by Dommos Shearing) whose defence and kicking game were an invaluable asset to the Heelers and one point was shared between Monique Ingram (sponsored by Fortitude Physiotherapy) and Tash Stewart (sponsored by C&G Hood) whose combination in attack proves lethal. The Bombala High Heelers thank all those supporters who made the trip down to cheer them on. The club would like to again encourage everyone to take the time out this weekend on Saturday August 1, to travel to Eden to cheers the girls on in the do-or-die semi against the Cooma Fillies in what is likely to be an earlier time slot. Again the Bombala and District Football Club thanks the sponsors who have allowed the local girls to get this far into the season including Bombala RSL Club, Caldwell Building & Contracting Pty Ltd, Ron Milliner Earthmoving, RAW Strength Bombala, Dongwah, Bob Stewart, Our Local IGA, Pat Lomas and Imperial Hotel Bombala.

Keiarna Rodwell.

Tash Stewart.

Sue Morgan.

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Cooma bowlers in Zone playoff Testing conditions on Cooma One Pennant Team will represent Zone 7 in the Playoffs for the Grade Five State Pennant in Dubbo next weekend and we wish them well in their quest for glory. The players, as grouped, are Peter Marsicano, Peter Caldwell, Ross Russell and Wayne Lodge. Neil McGregor, Garry Taylor, Mark Buckley and John Schoon. John Vincent, Geoff Venables , Tom Reed and Mel Storta. Reserves are John Barnes and Brian Seears. There will be four Sections, with Cooma in Section 4 with Wagga Rules, (Zone 8), South Grafton Ex-Services, (Zone 1) and Dapto Citizens, (Zone 16) with Cooma playing each in that order. Semi-finals will be, winner Section One v Section Two and Three v Four with winners contesting the final for the Grade Five State Pennant, at 9am on Monday August 3. Also coming up in August are some local players involved in Zone Playoffs. Peter Marsicano is drawn to play David Badger of Currarong in Presidents Reserve Singles at Tura Beach on 15/8/15. Presidents Reserve Pairs. Mario Frezza and Ignazio Mondello ( with Giulio D’Amico as possible sub) against Ross Hendy and Steve Hall of Tomakin on 16/8/15 also at Tura Beach. State Triples, Peter Marsicano, Neil McGregor and Paul Cannell against Nathan Wood, Dale Woods and Daniel Hiscox of Bomadery on 29/8/15 at Bomadery. The Final of the Club Minor Pairs between Wayne Flynn / Jack Sajina and Max Butler/Mike Mannile was played on Saturday in cold windy conditions. Max and Mike made a great start and were leading 9/1 after six ends before Wayne and Jack offered any opposition. From that point on Wayne and Jack gradually reduced the deficit and were in front 11/10 on end 13. Four shots to Wayne and Jack on 14 proved to be the turning point as they outscored Max and Mike over the concluding ends to win the Minor Pairs for this year 23/14. In a Minor Singles match, John Vincent was right on

target against Bob Douglass in winning 10 of the first 11 ends to lead 14/1. Bob matched it with John over the remaining ends and made John produce some fine shots to hold his lead. The final score in John’s favour 31/17. Two rinks of Social Bowls, with Renate Winckel and Geoff Venables learning just what the figure five looked like as they were on that score for five ends against Daphne Buckley and Ron Wainwright whilst the latter advanced to 11 and remained in front to win 25/22. Mary Murphy and visitor Graham Vale set up an early lead against Don Jarvis and Sergio Roncelli and just withstood a late challenge to win 20/18. Four hardy souls braved the cold windy weather on Sunday with three feeling a need for some extra practice before going to Dubbo. Neil McGregor and Mark Buckley challenged Peter Marsicano and Paul Cannell and were having a close encounter for the first 11 ends. Peter and Paul then took charge and allowed their opponents only three scoring ends to win 20/12. Next Saturday the following matches in Minor Singles are set down for play, with Markers name in brackets. Don Jarvis v Allan Crowe (Ron Wainwright), Keith Goodwin v Peter Harris (Max Butler). The winners of these two matches to play each other for a spot in the Semi-final. Colin Roberson v Mike Mannile ( Wayne Flynn) with the winner playing Mick Mayhew for a spot in the Semifinal. John Vincent and Ron Wainwright are already in to the Semi-final and will play each other for a spot in the Final. Sunday August 9 is Annual General Meeting day for the Men’s Club. Volunteers are the mainstay of the Club and some of the present ones would like to take a breather so a good roll up is required and a little new blood for the Committee is needed. A Sausage Sizzle after the meeting is planned to round off the day.

the golf course Cooma Golf report by Garry Atkinson With difficult conditions, golfers over the last week have preferred to watch golf rather than play it with numbers in all three competition days well down on normal winter fields. Let’s hope the Cottontails cup on Sunday 9th at Federal GC will be more favourable. Names should be placed on the noticeboard at the golf club for this game folks and we require plenty of entries this week. So let’s recap the weekend of golf… On Saturday July 25, a single medley stroke saw scores above handicap with 26 players contesting the event. A grade winner was Col Langdon with 73 nett. B grade winner was Tom Geach with 75 nett and in C grade Heikki Evans won with the round of the day 71 nett. Ball comp winners went down to 76 nett with Martin Gelling just making the cut. Nearest the pin on the ninth was won by Alan Kelly and on the 17th Steve

Young. The A grade longest drive (with an absolute sizzler) was Brian Searl. B grade was won by that monster hitter Richard Hanna and C grade was taken out by Tony Perry. On Sunday only six players competed in a single stableford playing in incredibly strong, windy conditions. Gary Batten won the event with 25 points (on a countback) from visitor Peter Watson (Wyong Golf club). Ball winners went down to Rob Smith with 24 points. Wednesday July 22 saw 18 players in the single medley stableford. Our winner was Frank McKnight with 36 points from Vic Carroll with 35 points on a countback. Ball winners went down to Geoff Bohringer with 33 points. Brian Searl won nearest the pin on the ninth and Tamura Kazunori hit a wonderful shot on the 17th. Next week sees the August monthly medal on Saturday. Sunday and Wednesday are both single medley stablefords. Good golfing everyone and see you on the course.


Wednesday July 29, 2015


Stallions steam-roller Bulldogs in semi final match The Stallions hosted Merimbula Pambula Bulldogs on Saturday in the first elimination semi final. These two have faced off twice this season and both games went down to the wire with the Stallions coming away victorious on both encounters. The first 20 minutes were an arm wrestle with both teams unable to convert opportunities. It took until the 20th minute for the Stallions to break the shackles with a try to Matt Salvestro. This was converted by Mitch Hynes and the Stallions were starting to take control. It didn’t take long for the Stallions to strike again and this time it was through the captain coach Todd Williams and with the conversion they were cruising at 12 nil with 10 minutes to play in the first half. However a mistake from the kick off let Merimbula off the hook and a try to them gave them some confidence and a repeat set to the bulldogs placed them in an attacking position and they were to score right on half time after a kick in general play. With the half time score being 12 all, the coach talked about not giving the opposition any free opportunities as they felt they were well on top and would go on with it in the

second half. It only took four minutes for the Stallions to cross - this time it was through Chris Khoury and with another successful conversion the Stallions were again in the lead 18 – 12. The games was taken out of the Bulldogs reach in the 55th minute when our English import crossed and another successful conversion and a penalty taken from Mitch Hynes took the game away from Merimbula 26 – 12. The Stallions were not done with and Blayne Thomas capped off a great game crossing next to the post, Mitch Hynes was on target again and with five minutes to go the score was 32 – 12 completely locking the Merimbula side out of the game in the second half. Tempers got a little frayed with a couple of minutes remaining but the game was already won by then and when the full time siren sounded a comprehensive victory to the Stallions means they continue their run towards the premiership and will take on Eden in Eden next Saturday with the game to commence at 3pm. That was our last home game for the year and the Stallions would like to thank all their supporters for showing up all year.

It has been particularly helpful the last month and I’m sure it has been a factor in their continued improvement at the back end of the season. Best for Cooma was Joel Smith. He was ably backed up by Corey Thomas and a great supporting role from the Veteran Steve Russell. The best and fairest points went to Corey, Joel Smith and Liam Saunders, with Joel getting Players Player. The night Semi at Cooma was a great success and it provided a semi like atmosphere. The weather treated us well and a great crowd were on hand. The Stallions would also like to thank their Major sponsor the Cooma Ex-Services Club and all jumper sponsors for their continued support throughout the season. It would be great to get a noisy team of supporters along to Eden next week to follow the 1 8 ’s ,

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Fillies strong win against Sharkettes The Cooma Fillies are through to the next round of the Group 16 LeagueTag finals series after defeating the Moruya Sharkettes 28-4 in the first Elimination Final at the Cooma Showground on Saturday afternoon. Both teams were slow to start in the first half, but with strong winds at the back of the Cooma team, the Fillies took control. Abby Schofield was dominant in attack and the Fillies did well to force handling errors from the Moruya side to put them in good field position. The Sharkettes were firing in defence but the Fillies showed their finals experience, with Schofield and Georgie Clarke combining in a set play with Meg Bracher who opened the scoring. The Sharkettes responded with a clear lift in their defensive efforts and put pressure on the Fillies in attack. Unforced errors put them under pressure on their line, but great defence from Raen Brademanne, Erin Donnelly and Ashleigh

Steinke kept the Moruya girls away from the try line. With just a few minutes remaining on the clock and with the wind at her back, Meg Bracher kicked a 30-10, the 40-20’s elusive cousin, propelling the Fillies from their own end of the field to the perfect position to pressure Moruya’s line. Hit ups from Yasmin Williams, Anna Steel and Louise Barron moved the ball across the field and Tammy Povey extended the lead, firing through the line almost untouched. The Fillies went into the second half ahead 10-0 and looking to secure the lead early. They didn’t disappoint, with Kate Schofield taking the ball from the kick-off and finding a barnstorming Georgie Clarke on the flanks, who ran the length to score her first of the afternoon. The Sharkettes hit back quickly, taking advantage of the wind and trapping the Fillies in a corner of the field then finding the overlap at the other side to score their

first and only try of the game. The Fillies were reenergised with the injection of Lara Hansford, Elise Dyball and Alana Nichols into the game, and before long, Kate Schofield and Georgie Clarke combined again, with Moruya’s defence unable to control Clarke’s powerful stride. From here, the Fillies were comfortably in control of the game. Alicia Bolton cut through their defence and her solo effort saw her evade defenders to increase the lead, while Bracher and the Schofields were unfazed by the wind at their faces, kicking impressively into the breeze. With barely any time left on the clock, Georgie Clarke notched up a well-deserved hat-trick and secured the win for the Fillies. In best and fairest points this week, one point was shared between the resilient Raen Brademanne, who took her fair share of hits on Saturday, and the skilful Alicia Bolton whose experience guided the Fillies attack; two points went to Kate Schofield

whose goal kicking and try assists kept the Cooma side on top; and three points were shared between the classy Meg Bracher and powerful Georgie Clarke who both produced outstanding performances to keep the Fillies in this finals series. Clarke was also the deserved recipient of Players’ Player this week. The victory propels the Fillies into the next round of finals, where they will face the Bombala High Heelers who were defeated by the Bega Chicks on Sunday. The game will take place on Saturday in Eden, along with Cooma’s Under 18s and First Grade sides who all made it through the Elimination final. Cooma Fillies 28 (G. Clarke, 3, M. Bracher, T. Povey, A. Bolton tries; K. Schofield 1/4, A. Bolton 1/2 goals) def. Moruya Sharkettes 4 (J. Piggott try) Pictured: Erin Donnelly, Anna Steel and Tammy Povey

Red Devils U16s 43-7 victory Sportspower U16 Red Devils were glad to be back on the paddock after the holidays when they travelled to Canberra to take on Bergmann. The boys didn’t let the freezing windy conditions or lack of match fitness affect them as they piled on seven tries to one in a dominant 43-7 win. Jackson Stewart set the tone early when he burst through Bergmann’s defence to run the length of the field and score under the posts in the first minute of the game. Devils were committing at

the breakdown and relentless in defence not allowing Bergmann into the game. Jack Adams, Azzam Hudson, Will Moore and Lachlan Inskip all score a try in the first half and James Cahill kicked 3 conversions giving Devils a 31-7 lead at half time. The second half the Devils were tiring a bit but they stayed committed in defence and kept Bergmann scoreless. Azzam Hudson scored again also Rowan Milliken scored while James Cahill capped off a good day with the boot converting

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Good cooks raise $10,000 for Brody’s trip to Spain the event, held at Dalgety Memorial Hall, and had the opportunity to bid at auction for signed memorabilia, accommodation for four nights in Ulladulla, a load of firewood and other items including wool packs and hay bales. In total, just under $10,000 was raised on the day. “It will take a lot of the financial pressure off,” said Mrs Walters, who must accompany Brody to Spain for the World Championships because he is too young to hold a gun licence of his own. Brody earned his berth at the World Championships after he finished with a nine-point lead over his closest competitor following the National Championships in Melbourne in May. Despite being the youngest member of the Australian under 21 team, Brody is the No.1 junior Universal Trench shooter in Australia and is already giving notice to the senior Australian team members after placing second in the Open Age A Grade at the national titles. Once he has competed at the World

2015 MHS Tennis Championships On June 24 students competed in the annual MHS Tennis Championships. The Senior Tournament started first with both boys and girls singles. The senior girl’s final between Jaime and Shaye Thornton was a nail biter with rallies lasting as long as 20 shots. Jaime was the eventual winner claiming the match 6-4. The senior boy’s final was between Ethan Hunt and Dane Freimanis which was a close one as every game went to deuce. Ethan became champion after winning most of the vital points in each game resulting in a 6-1 result. The senior girl’s doubles final was between the Thornton sisters (Jaime and Shaye) and the Fraser sisters (Amy and Zoe). The Thorntons found that consistency does in fact win the race and in this case the doubles championship. Amy and Zoe were very competitive but unfortunately went down 6-1. The senior boy’s doubles final saw the team of Ethan Hunt and Pierre Wall triumph over the very enthusiastic pairing of Bailey Burke and Jake Hedger 6-3. The final was a close one with the crowd on the edge of their seats during each game. The Junior Tournament started with both the girls and boys singles

matches. In the girls final Abby Freimanis demonstrated a high quality brand of tennis that was needed to beat her very skilful opponent Chloe Trevanion 6-2. The junior boy’s final was between Lachlan Jones and Jimmy Harding which was another close one. With most games going to deuce Lachlan demonstrated his tenacity and eventually won 6-3. Next was the junior girls doubles final which saw Abby Freimanis and Jessica Povey compete against Rachel Hunt and Chloe Trevanion. With booming serves and solid groundstrokes this final was a scorcher which resulted with Abby and Jessica hitting that last shot over the net and winning 6-1. The last event for the day was the junior boys doubles final having Jimmy Harding and Lachlan Jones compete against Keegan Caldwell and Jesse Williams. Jimmy and Lachlan having played in a range of competitions together demonstrated that consistency and teamwork ensure a high brand of tennis which resulted in a 6-1 win for the pair. Well done to all participants and congratulations to the new Monaro High Tennis Champions. All students participated with enthusiasm and good sportsmanship which made for a very enjoyable day.


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Championships, Brody will shoot in a grand prix event in Italy and will travel to Lonato, in northern Italy, to practise at the biggest trap shooting complex in the world. The international events are stepping stones towards Brody’s next goal of earning a berth at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan in the Olympic Trap shooting team. Universal Trench is a modified version of Olympic Trap, using five traps instead of 15. Targets travel at varying speeds from 80 to 99km/h. Along with his green and gold jacket, Brody earned himself $2,600 towards his travel expenses to Europe, still a long way short of the actual cost of sending himself and his mother overseas. Donations to help fund Brody’s overseas competition can be made at the JCS office. Pictured: Brody Walters shooting at the Australian Universal Trench Championships.

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Olympian Russ Henshaw riding Alex’s design at Perisher’s Slopestyle terrain park. (Photos from

A Jindabyne Central School (JCS) student has upstaged designers from across the country to win a competition to build Perisher’s Slopestyle Terrain Park on Front Valley. 16-year-old Alex Grant’s design impressed Perisher’s terrain park managers Charles Beckinsale and Doug Graham so much they chose it ahead of 75 other applications. Perisher has now built Alex’s park and Olympian Russ Henshaw has labelled the design “sick”, saying it has one of the craziest rail gardens he has seen. “There are rails littered everywhere with so many lines to choose from,” Henshaw said on his blog. “It is ridiculous. I’ve had three days in the park now and I can’t believe how fun it actually is. “There are so many features in the park that you never know which line you are going to take. “I’ve been getting to the bottom after every run with a huge smile on your face from pure excitement.” Alex, a Year 11 student at JCS, spent from 4.30pm to midnight last Thursday with the groomers at Perisher building his park. Beckinsale and Graham wanted Alex on board to help with the intricacies of the design and Henshaw was also onsite to add input.

“It was a great experience,” said Alex.“I got lots of different perspectives on how the park is actually built.” Alex’s design included a 65 foot jump and two rail lines but he believes the key to his successful design was the easy flow of the course. “I saw Russ Henshaw riding it yesterday and the way he was riding the park, it had a lot of flow to it,” said Alex, who was runner-up in the same competition last year. Surprisingly, Alex doesn’t himself ski parks but he is hoping to have a future career building and designing terrain parks. He spent many late hours last year with groomers on the mountain to learn how the work is done and hopes to have the chance to do so again this season. At 16, Alex is too young to get a groomer’s licence but he is hoping to apply for one when he turns 18. “I’ve got the bug now so I hope I can turn it into a career,” he said. Along with having his terrain park design turned into reality, Alex also collected a PS4 game console, two nights accommodation at The Station and two lift passes.“I feel pretty proud of the design, especially when I see athletes riding it and having fun,” he said.












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The Monaro Post issue 29/07/2015  

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The Monaro Post issue 29/07/2015  

The Monaro Post the only locally owned weekly newspaper for the Cooma - Monaro, Snowy River Shire and Bombala region. One Paper - One Cost -...