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Saturday August 25 was the annual event, hosted by the Dalgety District and Community Association (DDCA) to commemorate the first waters released over the Mowamba Weir by the then Premiers of NSW and Victoria Bob Carr and Steve Bracks (2002). It is now 10 years on and much has been achieved by the three governments of NSW, Victoria and the Federal Government but it has been achieved through the onging agitation by the DDCA, the Snowy River Alliance, many

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of the other groups and the general public who have not get a good idea of areas which are not normally accessible and what needs to be done to also restore flows to these given up in getting a true and credible outcome. The day included speakers from Waters for Rivers, areas of the upper Snowy River. relating to the future flows a PowerPoint presentation from Pictured on the banks of the Snowy River are, from left, the Southern Rivers Catchment Authority showing what Steve Whan MLC, Simon Waters, from The Department happened to the river as a result from the two flood events of Waters, DDCA Chairman Vickii Wallace, Teresa Rose, earlier this year and also the Snowy River Alliance covering scientist, Snowy River Alliance chairman John Gallard, issues that should concern all that love the river. Peter Phelps MLC and John Skinner, Project Director, There is now a Youtube about the Snowy so people can Water for Rivers.

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Fourteen-year-old star in the making, Vendulka Wichta from Cooma, auditioned on The X Factor Mobile: 0418 620 626 last week with great success. Performing a Beatles Cooma: (02) 6452 1598 classic, ‘Blackbird’, Vendulka received yeses Sydney : (02) 9531 7550 and high appraisals from all four judges, and even a hug from Ronan Keating. Fax Cooma: (02) 6452 1583 “It was so nerve-wracking hearing Fax Sydney: (02) 9531 7551 lots of very talented people rehearsing Email: bettinip@bigpond.com around me,” Vendulka said. “I’d see someone come off the Professional and Reliable service stage really upset and think ‘Oh god, for 30 years am I going to get through?’, but then Local * Country * Interstate I remembered that the judges are real Weekly service Sydney to Snowy Mtns people too and they’re not going to and all points in between bite my head off. “I had everything to gain and nothing to lose!” Vendulka was born in Cooma to a musical family and started singing around the age of four. Initially, she performed with her older Contact for cats: Female, dob 1/2/12 Staffordshire Terrier X (possibly Corgi) brother Vasek at various Debbie - 6452 2765. www.rspcansw.org.au Angel gets on well with other dogs and loves children, keeping concerts and festivals, follow the link to a very close eye on them. She has had lots of changes in and later started singing Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site. her short life and still needs a little training but she is a solo. Cost: $160 very smart little girl and is picking things up quickly. She includes vaccination, Vendulka said that has sweet temperament and would make a lovely pet for desexing & singing allows her to microchipping a family or individual. 1082740 express what she wants to say, only in a subtler way without actually Male, dob 1/1/12 Grey & White speaking it. Buddy likes to be around people and loves a Contact for dogs: “I love performing and cuddle and a pat. He loves to follow his carer Lil - 6452 2835 seeing the reactions www.rspcansw.org.au around whilst they are outside cleaning up the follow the link to from people when I yard. He just wants a family to take him home Adopt a Pet and sing,” Vendulka said. “It’s to the Cooma Site. and call him their boy. Cost: $220 includes just something I love.” 1087735 vaccination, desexing Buddy & microchipping Since her first public

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performance at the Cobargo Folk Festival at the age of seven, Vendulka has grown as a performer, where she has developed a unique maturity and emotional connection to her songs. She has self-taught herself guitar for the past 18 months, and at the beginning of this year, she wrote her first original piece, ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’. “When you’re singing your own song, it’s like showing someone your diary,” Vendulka said. “It’s a really personal experience, and a way of expressing your thoughts and feelings.” Vendulka said she used to watch people on talent and singing shows and wonder how they got on them, and when X-Factor dropped their audition age to 14 last year, she decided that she would audition this year once she was old enough. Since her performance was televised, Vendulka’s Facebook fan page, Youtube profile and Twitter account skyrocketed with likes, viewings and followers, where she has received thousands of positive comments. “It’s crazy to see the amount of support I’ve received and is all very overwhelming,” she said. Vendulka and the other successful contestants will now go to ‘bootcamp’ where they will be split into four groups: under 25 boys, under 25 girls, over 25s, and groups. Following bootcamp, the judges will have to eliminate to make four equally sized teams.

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who were more than happy to take on the construction of the path as a project. Assistance was provided by council, in doing the excavation work, designing the path and providing the steel. Cooma Lions Club members spent three days concreting the path, which gently slopes through the lawn to the shops. The pathway will have some landscaping done, plus a few seats, so the daily walk to the shops will become more of an outing for the

residents. Lions president, Ken Hanna, said the club was only too happy to take on the project and pleased to be able to assist the residents. To mark the official opening of the path, resident Maggie McKendrick cut a ribbon and the residents were treated to a Lions barbecue for lunch. Other projects to be completed to complement the path will be a concreted area at the front of Yallambee and seats, so those waiting for transport can rest while they wait.

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Elizabeth’s strong debating skills Congratulations to Elizabeth. Snowy Mountains Christian School celebrate with Elizabeth SMCS also wishes to congratulate the St Patrick’s team on Fletcher her equal second speaker award for the ACTDU Ford their runners up in the Grand Final of the same competition. Debating Competition. Elizabeth was one of more than 200 debaters in this competition, so equal second is an excellent accomplishment. This was Elizabeth’s first formal year of debating, in a competition where the speakers range from Year 6 to Year 9. Elizabeth is in Year 7 and is the team’s resident first speaker. “It is particularly difficult for first speakers to make a huge impression on adjudicators but Elizabeth is quite exceptional. She is able to deliver twice the amount of information as any other first speaker, without appearing to rush and so is invaluable to the team.” the coach, Ms Dee, stated.

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SNOWY RIVER SHIRE COUNCIL ELECTIONS

SATURDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012 Election of Mayor - Election of 6 Councillors

YOU NEED TO BE ENROLLED TO VOTE FOR THE COUNCIL WHERE YOU LIVE To check your enrolment details visit our website or call us. If you are not on the roll in NSW or your current enrolment details are not correct you may be eligible to enrol or up-date your details when you vote early or on election day. To newly enrol or up-date your details on the spot, just bring your NSW photo driver licence or NSW Photo Card showing your current address, and be ready to provide Australian citizenship details if you were born overseas.

VOTING ON ELECTION DAY Voting will take place on Saturday, 8th September 2012 between the hours of 8am and 6pm. On election day, with the exception of Sydney Town Hall polling place, you must vote at a polling place shown below. There is no absent voting at local government elections. To check your enrolment details visit our website or call us. On election day you can vote at Sydney Town Hall polling place, Lower Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney, (entry via Town Hall Square).

POLLING PLACES Adaminaby Public School, Cosgrove Street Berridale Community Centre, Florence Street Cooma Public School, Soho Street Dalgety Public School, Cooma Street Jindabyne Memorial Hall, Kosciusko Road Perisher Valley National Parks and Wildlife Office, Kosciusko Road THREDBO Thredbo Memorial Community Centre, Crackenback Drive For information regarding accessibility visit our website or call us. ADAMINABY BERRIDALE COOMA DALGETY JINDABYNE PERISHER VALLEY

VOTING BEFORE ELECTION DAY POSTAL VOTING AND PRE-POLL VOTING You may be entitled to a postal or pre-poll vote. For details visit our website or call us. VOTING EARLY IN PERSON Pre-poll voting begins Monday 27th August and ends at 6pm Friday 7th September 2012. You can vote in person at the following location(s). Early voting is generally available during Council business office hours Mon-Fri. For specific operating dates and times of each pre-poll voting centre visit the website or call us. Snowy River Council Chambers, Berridale 2 Myack Street, Berridale NSW 2628 Cooma Region Returning Officer’s Office Shop 3, 57 Sharp Street, Cooma NSW 2630 Jindabyne Pre Poll Shop 3, Razorback Building, 1 Gippsland Street, Jindabyne NSW 2627 You can also vote early, at Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney from Friday, 31st August. For more details visit the website or call us.

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Bravery award for disarming gunman Berridale resident Timothy James Reid has been named as a recipient of a bravery medal in this week’s annual bravery awards. On the evening of August 3, 2009, Mr Reid assisted in disarming an intoxicated man armed with a shotgun who had fired shots at a home in Berridale. Mr Reid heard a gunshot while sitting on the veranda of his home and went out onto the street to investigate. He saw an armed man and shouted at him to put the gun down; however the man fired a second shot that hit the legs of a resident of the house. Mr Reid immediately moved toward the offender, pulled away the shotgun

and threw it over a neighbouring fence. Mr Reid remained with the offender until police arrived and arrested him. By his actions Mr Reid displayed considerable bravery. Mr Reid said he was pretty chuffed to have received the award, although he said he thought it “wasn’t warranted”. Asked if he would do it again, Mr Reid said “sure, well and truly, I wouldn’t hesitate. But my wife might think differently”. Mr Reid believes he was nominated by one of the police officers attending the incident. His medal is one of 17 announced in the honours list.

Emergency service report At about 10am on Sunday August 26 near Chakola a 55-year-old ACT male was riding his motorcycle and as he was over taking cars he lost control and was thrown from his bike. He was taken by ambulance to Canberra hospital for treatment. Police investigations are continuing.

enquiries are continuing.

A 23-year-old Cooma male who was a passenger in a vehicle that had been pulled over for a traffic offence was issued with an infringement notice for offensive language after being aggressive and using offensive language to police.

A 28-year-old female was pulled over in Bibbenluke at 5.25pm on Friday August 24. She returned a positive mid range breath testreading of 0.114 and will appear in court at a later date.

A 22-year-old Jindabyne male was assaulted by persons unknown after leaving the Banjo Paterson Inn on Sunday August 26 at about 2.30am. Police

On Saturday August 25 a 33-year-old Bombala male was pulled over due to the manner in which he was driving. He returned a high range breath test reading of 0.178 and will appear in court at a later date.

A 40-year-old Jindabyne male was pulled over along the Barry Way on August 26 at 1am. He was breath tested and returned a positive mid range reading and will appear in court at a later date.

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Engines running for Cooma Hill Climb Remediation of Council Land at 84 Polo Flat Road In order to address certain concerns raised by some community members relating to the rehabilitation of certain contaminated properties in Cooma, this is to advise that Council has provided copies of remediation plans and reports on recently identified sites on its web site. The Council site at 84 Polo Flat Road is one of many that have been identified in NSW as either known or suspected to have contaminants present. It is a requirement of the NSW Government that all Councils in NSW keep a register of land that is either known or suspected to have contaminants present. To this end, it is also the responsibility of landowners and businesses to take appropriate actions in relation to contaminants. This is encouraged by Council to minimise any risk to their families, employees or members of the public. The register of known/reported sites is on Council’s website. Pictured near the finishing line for the hill climb track are, Cooma car Club’s event organiser Rogan Corbett, David “The Stig” van der Plaat, Mayor Dean Lynch and Counil’s manager, engineering service, David Byrne.

Cooma’s latest motorised attraction is closer to completion finish just after the last hair-pin bend below the lookouts. with roadworks completed on Mt Gladstone Road. The club’s events organiser, Rogan Corbett, said the The Cooma Monaro Historic Car Club (Cooma Car Club) first events will probably be held in conjunction with the has been working with Cooma-Monaro Shire council and Canberra Car Club, using that club’s electronic timing CAMS for more than a year to prepare the road for the devices and officials. popular sport of hill climbing. The Cooma Club will also hold club days to introduce The Mt Gladstone road is an ideal venue because it members to the sport. is a dead-end, has the right gradient and has a very While serious hill climb racers have specially modified enthusiastic club working to establish the event. vehicles, Mr Corbett said vehicles and drivers which Last Wednesday, executive members of the club met met the safety requirement can also compete. This with mayor Dean Lynch to hand over $33,000 co-payment includes carrying a fire extinguisher in the car, wearing to pay for half the cost of the upgrade works recently non-flammable clothing and wearing a helmet. completed by Council to bring the road up to CAMS standard for the event. This has included reinforcing guard rails on some of the bends, pavement improvements and widening some sections of the road. There will still need to be other removable barriers erected for race days to protect trees (and vehicles). Club members have been busy with working bees to construct barriers from old tyres. There will also be chicanes in place in some sections, to keep speed under control and test driver ability. The club wants to build this event into a regular occurrence at Mt Gladstone, It is expected to attract entries from all On Wednesday 15th August, a Toyota advertisement over SE NSW and beyond. A Hill Climb event entitled “Gold Fleet discounts for everyone!” would fit in with the biennial Show and Shine car show and Mountains to Coast Car Rally, was published in this newspaper with an error – which will be held in November and the it contained incorrect LandCruiser 200 Special planned up grade of the car club sports area into a car museum. Edition Altitude features. The advertisement Already the Katherine (NT) Car Club is incorrectly listed moonroof and rear seat DVD intending to visit Cooma. Hill climbs are an increasingly popular as features of the vehicle. event, but venues have been decreasing of late. The LandCruiser 200 Special Edition Altitude The Mt Gladstone location seems to have it all. does not include a moonroof or There will be dedicated spectator areas, a rear seat DVD as part of its specifications. pit stop at the top of the road, with catering available from Miss Heidi’s teahouse, as well as by community groups. Toyota apologises for this error. The 850m track will start from near the gateway on the Mt Gladstone Reserve and TOY09824/109/WED Valid: X3788

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With regards to the specific remediation of the site at 84 Polo Flat Road Cooma, Council has commenced and will complete works between 1 August and 30 September 2012 to remediate the site. This follows the discovery of asbestos-containing materials at the site, and is in accordance with directives from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA). Council has been working closely with both the EPA and Work Cover to ensure these works are carried out in accordance with approved standards to ensure the protection of Council staff, contractors, neighbouring landholders and the general public. A number of documents to this effect are located at Council’s Web site with appropriate links for further information on this matter. Any questions in relation to the proposed works should be referred to David Byrne, Director of Engineering Services, by calling on 64551801, or to the NSW EPA office in Queanbeyan, by calling on 02 62297002. Request for Return of National Grant Overpayment to Councils All NSW Councils recently received notification from the NSW Grants Commission indicating that a national overpayment of $53 million has been made by the Australian Government to the Financial Assistance Grants in 2011/12. The NSW share of this overpayment amounts to $16 million. Advice has been received that each Council’s overpayment in NSW is to be reduced from the second instalment of the 2012/13 payment. Based on issues raised by respective Councils, the Local Government Associations have objected strongly to the Australian Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Simon Crean MP about this money being taken from Council’s 2012/13 budgets as expenditure has already been planned in consultation with communities. The overpayment to Cooma-Monaro Shire Council was $116,039 made up of $88,844 for general service programs and $32,195 allocation for roads. Appropriate representations are being planned to Minister Crean by this Council to the withdrawal of these planned funds in the current budget and the serious impact it will have on Councils already limited resources in the provision of service delivery to the community.


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The Postman had hopes last week that winter was finally on the wane, that spring was returning and all was right with the world. But that was until more Arctic weather hit us late in the week. But there’s no fooling the spring blossoms. The prunus trees are starting to do their thing, the daffodils are starting to flower and the apricot tree, like the claret ash, is in bud. But if we get another minus seven morning again between now and the end of October, The Postman will be pretty peeved. This has to be the “on” year for apricots, surely? This weekend, our two rugby towns do battle for grand final honours – Jindabyne at home to Crookwell and Cooma away to the Goulburn Dirty Reds. There’ll be some serious celebrating in Jindabyne if the Bushpigs win the flag. Possibly some serious celebrating even if they don’t. Meanwhile, on that long, long bus trip to Goulburn and back, the Red Devils will no doubt be giving voice to a few old favourites, ‘Dinah’ and her friends included (or was that only in the last century?) The Stallions will be represented in the major semi finals by the ladies Austag team, the Fillies. They defend their unbeaten season on Saturday, at Bega. Let’s hope they win through to the grand final in another two weeks. Good luck, also, to the Cooma Colts, who are also into the finals. Cooma has had a pretty good year on the football field, really! The Bombala Bluetongues play Batemans Bay this Saturday in another rugby semi, while the Bushpigs under 15s play their grandfinal in Canberra. Phew!

Wednesday August 29, 2012

Repeal Native Veg Act Editor, I write with regard to serious problems with the current native vegetation laws and the Review now in process. The current Review has so far ignored major economic, social and environmental costs imposed by the Native Vegetation Regulation. For these reasons, I reject the proposed Native Vegetation Regulation. I call on the government to move towards the repeal of the Native Vegetation Act and Regulation by re-doing the Regulatory Impact Statement properly. I submit that the Regulatory Impact Statement must wherever possible quantify the costs of the Regulation that were ignored, including: the extent to which the native vegetation Regulation promotes weeds, and is actively worse for biodiversity, sustainability and native ecology the costs in terms of reduced productivity the cost of all federal, state and local government salaries, taxation, superannuation, all leave categories, offices, cars, phones, mobile phones, training, travel, and accommodation

devoted to promoting, making, administering and enforcing the native vegetation laws the time and money costs to all farmers of compliance, administration and resource allocation the number of jobs, businesses and industries destroyed the number of people dispossessed of their farms as a result of the native vegetation laws the extent to which the native vegetation laws have reduced local council services including roads due to the funds they would need to comply with the difference between the value of land impacted by Native Vegetation Regulation as opposed to land unimpacted. the high value of the principles of innocent until proven guilty, protection from search without warrant, the privilege against self-incrimination, Constitutional protection of property rights, etc. reduction in the quantity of food and clothing produced and the need for agriculture to produce far more that it currently does to meet world food requirements. Jim Litchfield Hazeldean

Message from Fiona Simson Editor, Twelve months ago, one of my first meetings as newly elected President of NSW Farmers’ Association (NSWFA) was with several members of our dairy committee who wanted to brief me on their new idea for dairy farmer representation - Dairy Connect. This group was to unite processors, vendors and farmers. To do this, they would need control of the Graham Park Trust, a sum of money held in trust for the committee by NSWFA. When asked why a new body was being established when dairy was a specialist commodity section with full policy autonomy, I was given a long list of failings by NSWFA which appeared to be more personality based than anything else. I’m sad to say that for the past 18 months at least, it appears to me that our committee has been more focussed on moving away from NSWFA than policy issues affecting our members. Dairy farmers are certainly not alone in the difficult position they now find themselves. Horticultural producers in particular are also experiencing a similar price squeeze. In my view, it seems an extraordinary time to join with the

processors to fight an issue that is arguably being driven by them and the supermarkets. For this obvious reason, the raw milk pricing issue has been specifically excluded from the “operating principles” of Dairy Connect. However, a new representative body is a decision for the dairy farmers of NSW as they decide where best to place the Graham Park Trust. Like all industry bodies, NSWFA is only as strong as the members and their elected representatives make it. Compared to the $1 million that the Graham Park Trust holds, NSWFA holds an asset base of $60 million, and represents more than 8,000 farm businesses. For this reason, we will continue to have a dairy committee. We will continue to speak with a united voice on the big issues that affect our farmers including pricing issues, native vegetation, mining and CSG issues, bio-security and industrial relations. We will continue to stand up for rural and regional communities. The only question is whether dairy farmers join us on our journey. Fiona Simson President, NSW Farmers’ Association

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COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL WEEKLY NEWS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION

ANNUAL RSPCA CUPCAKE DAY AT YALLAMBEE LODGE Yallambee Lodge held their annual RSPCA cupcake day on Monday 20 August. Staff member Marg Weeks provided the animal themed cupcakes that were enjoyed by residents and staff. Do you want to be kept informed of what is going on in the community? Would you like to have the opportunity to help solve crime? If you do, just

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COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL COOK – CARE SERVICE EMPLOYEE Council has a position available in the Corporate Services Division for a Cook – Care Service Employee based at Yallambee Lodge. Further information can be obtained by calling George Javurek on (02) 6450 1777. Information package available on Council’s website: www.cooma.nsw.gov.au

File Ref: IS/POS/192 Salary: $19.6263 / hour Applications Close: 4.00pm, Monday 10 September 2012

TENDER FOR FABRICATION, SUPPLY, DELIVERY, ERECTION & COMMISSIONING OF AN AERATOR FOR BREDBO WATER SUPPLY CONTRACT 2/2012 Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00 pm, Thursday 20 September 2012, for the Fabrication, Supply, Delivery, Erection & Commissioning of an Aerator for Bredbo Water Supply. A copy of the tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering Division during office hours in person, or by telephoning (02) 6455 1801, or emailing council@cooma.nsw.gov.au Further information may be obtained by contacting Mark Rixon, Water & Wastewater Technical Officer on 6455 1821 or Ovi Boaru on 0402 152 216. The lowest or any tender, not necessarily accepted.

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

WASTEWATER PUMPING STATION AT POLO FLAT

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CONTRACT 5/2012 – BIOSOLIDS DEWATERING AND REMOVAL FROM THE GLEN WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY AT COOMA FOR COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL CONTRACT 1/2013 – BIOSOLIDS DEWATERING & REMOVAL FROM BERRIDALE AND , JINDABYNE SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANTS FOR SNOWY RIVER SHIRE COUNCIL Tenders are invited for separate contracts for the Dewatering and Removal of Biosolids from The Glen Wastewater Treatment Facility, Cooma for Cooma-Monaro Shire Council and Dewatering and removal of Biosolids from Berridale, and Jindabyne Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Snowy River Shire Council. Tenders will be received in separate sealed envelopes and clearly marked “Contract 5/2012 – Biosolids Dewatering And Removal From The Glen Wastewater Treatment Facility at Cooma and Contract 1/2013 Biosolids Dewatering and removal from Berridale and Jindabyne Sewerage Treatment Plants, in the tender box at Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Offices, 81 Commissioner Street Cooma, up until 4.00 pm Thursday 13 September 2012 from suitably experienced contractors. Tender documents for the above tenders may be obtained by emailing council@cooma.nsw.gov.au, or contacting Council’s Engineering Division by telephone (02) 64551801, or documents can be collected from Council Offices between 8.35am and 4.45pm. Information regarding the tenders may be obtained by contacting Mark Rixon, Acting Manager of Water & Wastewater for Cooma-Monaro Shire Council at Council Offices or by telephone (02) 6455 1821 for contract 5/2012 and Gnai Ahamat, Manager of Water & Wastewater for Snowy River Shire Council at Council Offices or by telephone (02) 6451 1171 for contract 1/2013, respectively. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. John Vucic GENERAL MANAGER Cooma Monaro Shire Council PO Box 714 COOMA NSW 2630

Joseph Vescio GENERAL MANAGER Snowy River Shire Council PO Box 143 BERRIDALE NSW 2628

COOMA LIVESTOCK SELLING CENTRE – REPLACEMENT OF CATTLE RAILS

Following the heavy rainfall and flooding in March this year, work has been undertaken to raise the switch and control assembly (SCA) that forms part of the wastewater pump station control at Polo Flat. The SCA was flooded during the March rainfall event and caused some major electrical damage at the site. The raised platform is sufficiently high enough to avoid any future forecast flood damage.

Council has just completed the replacement of 3 rows of holding pens in the Cattleyards with all steel rails. The new pens were used for the Cattle Sale held on the 16th August 2012. The project was completed at a cost of $36,000 and carried out by Cooma Steel. This is part of Council’s ongoing improvement to the infrastructure at the Cooma Livestock Selling Centre.

Pictured is the modified SCA shelter being lifted into position over the newly raise SCA platform.

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Mayor Dean Lynch 0419 295 954

Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor 0427 546 299

Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

Councillor Tony Kaltoum 6452 1730

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Councillor Jenny Lawlis 6454 4127

Councillor Steph McDonald 0408 425 430

Councillor Roger Norton 0411 885 775

Councillor Jack Nott 6452 2354

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General Manager John Vucic Phone: 02 6455 1777 Director of Corporate Services Stephen Molloy Fax: 02 6455 1799 Director of Engineering Services David Byrne Web: www.cooma.nsw.gov.au Director of Environmental Services Peter Smith Email: council@cooma.nsw.gov.au After Hours Emergency Contacts WATER 0417 278 056 WASTEWATER 0419 251 378 RECREATION 0427 011 144 ROADS 0447 415 150


COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL ELECTION SATURDAY, 8TH SEPTEMBER 2012 Election of 9 Councillors You need to be enrolled to vote for the Council where you live

To check your enrolment details visit our website or call us. If you are not on the roll in NSW or your current enrolment details are not correct you may be eligible to enrol or up-date your details when you vote early or on election Day. To newly enrol or up-date your details on the spot, just bring your NSW photo driver licence or NSW Photo Card showing your current address, and be ready to provide Australian citizenship details if you were born overseas. Voting on election day Voting will take place on Saturday, 8th September 2012 between the hours of 8am and 6pm. On election day, with the exception of Sydney Town Hall polling place, you must vote at a polling place shown below. There is no absent voting at local government elections. To check your enrolment details visit our website or call us. On election day you can vote at Sydney Town Hall polling place, Lower Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney, ( entry via Town hall Square). Polling Places Bredbo Cooma Cooma Cooma Cooma North Michelago Nimmitabel Numeralla

Bredbo Public School, 24 Cooma Street Cooma Health Service & Hospital, Victoria Street Cooma Lambie Street Pre-School, 3-5 Lambie Street Cooma Public School, Soho Street Cooma North Public School, Mittagang Road Michelago Public School, 20 Ryrie Street Nimmitabel Public School, Wolfe Street Numeralla Public School, 9 Richardson Street

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Weather permitting the following roadworks will continue Jerangle Road – road realignment, table drain maintenance, heavy patching Dangelong Road, Numeralla, river crossing Bobeyan Road, maintenance grading Kybeyan Road, heavy patching Greenlands Road, maintenance grading Old Bombala Road, maintenance grading Morundah Street, tabledrain maintenance Ongoing pothole repairs on rural roads

WATERMAIN ADJUSTMENT AND WATER SERVICE RELOCATION WORK IN McDONALD AVENUE, COOMA Please be advised that work associated with watermain and water service asset adjustment within McDonald Avenue is to be undertaken between 6 August 2012 and 31 August 2012, weather permitting. Investigation and pre-construction works will commence on 6 August 2012. Watermain adjustment and water service work is expected to commence 20 August 2012 and will involve the relocation and reconnection of existing household water services, a watermain cut-in and end blanking work. All work associated with the reconstruction project is expected to be completed within four (4) weeks. The work is likely to cause minor disruption to property driveway access at times and notification concerning individual driveway access will be given to affected property owners as the work progresses. Temporary road closures at the Bligh Street, Bent Street and Culey Avenue intersections with McDonald Avenue will be required at individual times to facilitate the work. Appropriate traffic control measures will be in place for the duration of the work to assist in improving work site safety and the general safety of pedestrians and motorist. This necessary work is part of Cooma Monaro Shire Council’s continuing watermain infrastructure improvement program. Work will be carried out between 7:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. 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.


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The ‘Piece Makers’ create care bags for cancer patients A dedicated group of thoughtful ladies, known as The Piece Makers, have been busy of late, piecing together a selection of attractive fabric bags to be donated to cancer patients in our local region and they have done a wonderful job. But these aren’t just ordinary bags. The Care Bags have been specifically designed and come with a selection of very useful items for cancer patients which include four comfort pillows (for breast cancer patients), two wheat heat bags, a drainage bottle bag, plus another to hold all their x-rays films. Care Bags were introduced to Cooma by breast cancer survivor, Jane Redmond, who had seen them elsewhere and believed they would be welcomed by cancer patients

here. Many people are involved in making the bags including Sue Broder, Vicky Burt, Marnie Stewart and the Fabric Salon. The contents of the bags can be varied and patients can choose their favourite colour, pattern or design from the selections brought to the wards by McGrath Breast Cancer Nurse, Bronnie Taylor. It is a small gesture, but one that makes patients feel good at a vulnerable time in their lives and the bags contain items that will be very useful for them during their recovery. The Piece Makers visited the Cooma Community Health Centre last Thursday afternoon to deliver several of their Care Bags to Ms Taylor for distribution.

McGrath Foundation Nurse Bronnie Taylor accepts the care bags from members of “The Piece makers’.

Monaro girls thrive at St Scholastica’s It’s understandable that families sometimes wonder about the wisdom of selecting a boarding school for their children’s high school education,

belief, valuing school, mastery orientation, planning, persistence and academic buoyancy, while on the non-academic side, boarders also score higher on meaning and purpose in life, life satisfaction, participation a ls o in extra-curricular activities and relationships with their parents! The Monaro district is well represented at St Scholastica’s College at Glebe where the girls seem to thrive on the pleasures and challenges of boarding life. Gabby, a Year 12 student from Dalgety, speaks positively of the support system offered at Schols by teachers, coaches, supervisors and friends and says that the College has helped her significantly in making choices that matter. Lily, a Year 11 student from Bombala, speaks positively of the big adjustment required in moving from

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small town life to a city boarding environment, but agrees that the challenge has helped her to grow as a person; her cousin Ginnie in Year 9, who comes from Ando, greatly enjoys the convenience of a school that is so close to the city that she can also share with family when they visit. Brianna, a Year 12 student from Cooma, has loved every minute of boarding school, enjoying the many friendships she has made with the girls who are “like sisters” and also the opportunity to pursue her interest in dancing at nearby Urban Dance. Aimee, another Year 12 student who comes from Jerangle, has appreciated so many opportunities that she feels would not have been available to her elsewhere, and speaks warmly of teachers and boarding staff who are always willing to “go the extra mile” for the girls. Sarah, a Year 11 student from Braidwood who takes up the responsibility

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Meet the candidates “We do not have a resident candidate on this occasion and will be looking to support those who indicate a strong commitment to our area in terms of service provision, infrastructure development and cooperation with community functions,” Mr Cochran concluded. Peter Cochran 0427 370 490/ 64542336 Nimmitabel The Nimmitabel Advancement Group will host a Meet the Candidates Night on Thursday, 30 August 2012 in the Nimmitabel Community Centre at 7.30 p.m. All are welcome to meet and hear the candidates in the forthcoming elections for the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council

As the September 8 elections draw closer two community groups have orgained evenings to meet the candidates. Lake Eucumbene Chamber of Commerce will host a meeting of Snowy River Shire candidates in the Adaminaby Memorial Hall on August 30 at 5.30pm. Chamber President Peter Cochran has invited candidates to present a five-minute address and take questions from the floor. “Adaminaby and district is a growing community and we want an assurance from Councillors that ratepayers and residents will be well serviced by their representatives”, Mr Cochran said.

Berridale Rocky Plain Landcare meeting

Cooma CWA Branch News The Branch President, Barbara Scanes, welcomed everyone to the August meeting of the Cooma CWA and thanked them for helping out with the Council meeting. Special thoughts were extended to those members who had not been enjoying the best of health and apologies were accepted from those unable to attend the meeting. The next few months are going to be extra busy for the CWA members and events coming up were well discussed, particularly Awareness Day. Cooma Branch are celebrating this event on Friday September 14, 2012 with a sausage sizzle in Centennial Park. Members of the public are welcome to come along. Reports were given of the Group Council meeting and business dealt with. There is to be a bus trip to Tulip Top Gardens an October 9 and those interested are asked to contact Barbara Scanes by September 7. Members are asked to help out with refreshments at the launch of the Mick Joffe book of Monaro personalities. This is to be held at the Berridale Community Hall on

September 16. The students of Cooma North Public School are interested in cooking and craftwork and the Cooma members agreed to help them. Kaye Anderson was the winner in the cookery competition with her passionfruit cake. For the September meeting the cookery competition is for any of the following; Madeira cake, carrot and lemon jam, cucumber pickles and beetroot relish. The recipes for these can be found in the June Journal. The next meeting of the Cooma CWA Branch will be held on Monday September 10, 2012 at the Cooma Country Club, Mawson Street, Cooma. The friendship hour begins at 11am, followed by a BYO lunch and the business meeting will be at 12.30pm. Present and intending members are reminded that the annual subs are due at this meeting. All interested ladies will be made most welcome.

Landholders and interested parties in the Berridale and Rocky Plain area are being asked to participate in the planning of an agenda for the Landcare Group. An invitation has been extended for a Barbeque and Planning Meeting on Saturday September 1 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm at the Berridale Fire Control Centre. The Landcare group has had success in getting substantial funding over the last few years, but now needs to take stock and set an agenda for the next few years. The input of the local community is vital to establish

issues which are important for this area. The meeting will be asked to suggest Group Projects which they would like Berridale Rocky Plain Landcare Group to pursue and field days which could be held. The Group would then follow avenues to secure funding to assist with work on properties or for group work, research or educational activities. The introductory barbeque will serve as an opportunity for landcarers to mix socially and discuss their issues.

A new year 11 and 12 option for the Monaro region An exciting development has taken place at SMCS; we are now seeking registration from the NSW Board of Studies in order to commence Year 11 and 12 in 2014/2015. Since the beginning of SMCS in 1997, the desire has been to supply Cooma and the Monaro with a quality K-12 Christian education option; a single school meeting your child’s educational needs. This desire is becoming a reality.

Anyone interested should attend:

Monaro Regional Library on Wednesday 12th of September anytime between 2pm-8pm with formal presentations at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. There will be a presentation on the model to be implemented and an opportunity for you to ask questions.

School scholarships on offer SMCS has scholarships available in a variety of categories. To avail yourself of this opportunity to join our Christian Community in providing an excellent and wellrounded education for your child/ren, simply contact the office on 6452 4333 for an information

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Monaro High School students tackle 2012 City to Surf Monaro High School students were excited this year to take on the challenge of the 2012 14km City2Surf. The students trained hard all of term two, running every Wednesday afternoon for school sport and as it became closer to the event we all met up at 6.30am to do some early morning training. On the weekend of the fun run the students were enthused and keen to put their training to the test. All students finished the race and all felt high levels of satisfaction and achievement after all their hard work. They represented the school and their community

with pride and are all very excited for next yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s race The Individual Student results are as follows: Mathew Bruce 1.09.45 Steve Aldous 1.13.49 Robert Hayward 1.18.40 Ben Turner-Mann1.18.40 Hayden Smith 1.19.21 Alicia Clarke 1.21.39 Hugh Allen 1.26.28 Daniel Swain 1.33.55 Jesse McMahon 1.33.55 Brandon Williams 1.34.36 Peter Craze 1.34.36 Sarah Oost 1.37.02 Brianna Kerr 1.51.39 Hamish Toohey 1.56.48 Oscar Schoon 1.58.49 Claudia Van der Plaat 1.59.18

Shelby Darrant 2.04.44 Kimberley Solomon 2.04.45 Connor Rendoth 2.07.33 Travis Patton 2.07.35 Abby Schofield 2.10.36 Tenielle Vonderburg 2.10.36 Eloise Blanchard 2.10.36 Taylor Van der Plaat 2.10.36 Kate Schofield 2.10.37 Britanny Crawford 2.10.37 Tori Shingles 2.12.29 Ellen Sewell 2.12.30 Haylee Patton 2.12.30 Megan Trotter 2.24.51 Pictured, students and teachers in the big event.

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Sketch of school for school from local artist Monaro region artist, Andrew Dawes, made a gift of his stunning charcoal sketch of Cooma North Primary School when he presented the framed artwork to the school’s Principal, Les Percival. Treasurer of the P and C Alana Brown, and the co-ordinator of the School’s 60th Anniversary Marie Cox, were also at the presentation. Mr Dawes actually sketched his work back in 2005 because he liked the clean-cut look of the School and the picture had been in his possession ever since but he recently decided to donate the sketch to the School. Principal, Mr Percival, was delighted with Mr Dawes’ generosity. “This picture is very gratefully received.” Mr Percival said at the presentation.

Mr Dawes has exhibited his work at The Raglan Gallery, The Little Gallery at the Hain Centre and on two occasions he has won The Briscoe Award and has also won the Lions Club Art Competition. During the School’s 60th Anniversary, to be held at Easter next year, prints of two of Mr Dawes’ drawings of Cooma North School will be for sale; one in colour and this particular charcoal sketch. “Mr Dawes’ has definitely won the Cooma North Artist of the Year!” Ms Cox said at the end of the formalities. Pictured, from left, Alana Brown, Les Percival, Andrew Dawes and Marie Cox with Andrew Dawes’ beautiful charcoal sketch of Cooma North Primary School.

Cupcakes for RSPCA The Snowy Mountains Christian School Interact Club were the organisers of a Cupcake Day to raise money for the RSPCA. The students are very enthusiastic about animals and were, therefore, keen to bake and decorate cakes to raise money for this worthy cause. Sandra Brabon, from Cooma Pet Shop, was keen to support the students in their efforts. The students enthusiastically cooked cupcakes for sale and the school had a competition

for: Most colourful, Best animal, Most creative and Mrs Wadland’s favourite cupcakes. Prizes were won by Abigail Sopniewski, Amy Carlson, Shaniah Rackley, Jessica Fjording and Jianna Fjording. The money raised was $272 and this was given to Sandra, representing the RSPCA, by Lara Sav, President of Interact and Maddison Rackley, director.

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Platypus Country Events for SEPTEMBER Bombala Activities

365 days a year

September 1st and 2nd 2012

Saturday 9am – 1pm

Markets at Imperial Hotel

Saturday 10am – 4pm

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. 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 all day

Saturday 11am until 1pm Borderline Gallery, Delegate open. New exhibition.

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

Coming events

September 15th September 22nd September 25th – October 5 October 20th

Railway park Open Day including mini market, garden activities and more “Spring into Spring at Bill Jeffreys Park Delegate- kids activities, sculpture workshop, gardening workshop and more. Be Involved....Be Inspied holiday workshop program, photography, BMX, computer games creative activities and Youth Room fun. Bombala Race Day with a record breaking prize pool, 5 races, fashion on the field

More information call the Platypus Country Visitor Information Centre on 6458 4622 Council Reception Details Ph: 6458 3555 71 Caveat St Fax: 6458 3777

Mayor: Bob Stewart Deputy Mayor: BRAD YELDS

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VOTE 1 VICKII WALLACE

Loyalty pays off for GIO customers Craig and Sandy Cooma GIO agency owner Catherina Evans received a very pleasant surprise in July when she was contacted by the heads of GIO and informed that one of her business customers had been chosen to be one of only 30 people in NSW to be rewarded for their loyalty. Sandy Schofield was that lucky person, after firstly insuring her newly purchased hair dressing salon more than 25 years ago with GIO, because “My dad told me I had to. I guess I followed what he had done, as he had been with the GIO for his business

too”, Mrs Schofield said Sandy along with husband Craig and Catherina are now all off to Sydney tomorrow to see the Beach Boys, including a pre-show dinner with host Richard Wilkins, plane tickets and accommodation. Mrs Schofield said “I’d like to thank GIO for acknowledging my loyalty, I’m very excited and looking forward to going.” Pictured, Craig and Sandy Schofield accept their reward from Cooma GIO manager Catherina Evans.

INDEPENDENT And vote for at least 2 others candidates of your choice Local Government decisions impact on all our lives As a councillor I want to see those decisions make a change for the DO WE NEED TO LOOK AT A NEW MODEL ? TO GET BETTER RESULTS REAL SERVICE AND SERVICES FOR ALL IN THE SHIRE I AM FOR THE RATEPAYER, THE COMMUNITY AND THE SNOWY RIVER SHIRE AT LARGE Authorised by Vickii Jo-ann Wallace 870 Matong Rd Dalgety NSW 2628


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DANCE SCOTTISH COUNTRY Easy lessons Thursdays 8pm or just watch and listen free to fun and merry music St Andrews Hall, Soho Street, Cooma

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VIDEO ART SHOWING AT THE RAGLAN The “Sense of Place” Video art exhibition is continuing to show at the Raglan Gallery in Cooma with a new work screening approximately every two weeks. Video art has become the default medium of the 21st century. Over the last ten years, video art has found new popularity and validity in the context of biennials, private collections, private galleries and public museums. In galleries and museums around the world, projection spaces, plasma screens and sculptural video installations are now common... According to Australian artist and critic, John Conomos, “video art has shifted, over the last three decades, from being an avante-garde medium of representation located at the margin of our art world to now being at its centre.” (Peter Callas, ‘Australian Video & Australian Identity – A Personal View,’ 83) The widespread presence of video can be attributed to a number of aesthetic, cultural, historical and technological factors. According to Australian curator and writer Russell Storer “the growing sophistication and economic accessibility of video recording, editing and projection technology; the dominance of the moving image in everyday life and culture; and the art world’s constant desire for the new” (“Video Logic” in Video Logic (Catalogue), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2008 , pp.9-13) The launch of television in the 1950’s thrust the mass media into most people’s living rooms, providing an unprecedented way for political and commercial messages to be promoted via advertising, news and entertainment. Early video art was often a response to this rapid expansion of corporate culture in a private space. The introduction of portable video equipment into the domestic market in 1965, made it possible for individuals to produce their own videos in contrast to the controlled and centralised information of broadcast television. This exhibition is a first of its kind for the Raglan Gallery and you are welcome to view it in the gallery hours from Wednesday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm A dLux MediaArts exhibition toured by Museums and Galleries NSW

St Pats Choir is first On Wednesday August 22, the St Patrick’s Parish School Primary choir travelled to Merici College in Canberra to participate in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Primary Schools Choir Festival. It is the first time such an event has been organised for Catholic schools in this archdiocese and seven Catholic schools from Gundagai to Moruya, including several schools from Canberra, performed two songs each. They were judged for the four categories of enthusiasm, appearance, musical ability (harmony, clarity) and general performance. The St Patrick’s choir performed Seek Ye First by Karen Lafferty and Riversong by Roger Emerson. Christina Rooney conducted the choir and Jane Wilkinson accompanied

them on piano. After an entertaining afternoon of listening to all of the choirs and everyone joining in with some singalong songs, the judges delivered their verdict as to which choirs would receive first, second and third places as well as an encouragement award. To our excitement, the St Patrick’s choir was awarded first place! We are very proud of our 15 singers who, with their wonderful voices, have strived so hard over the last couple of months to achieve this great result: Zara Childs, Adelaide Chong, Sarah Connolly, Erin Dodd, Tyler Elias, Brooke Fraser, Bronte Hely, Emma Hopkin, Claudia Kerr, Sara Knott, Kadee Laird, Miranda McGufficke, Jasmin Pascoe, Josie Platts and Megan Schofield. Well done girls!

Jindy Idol is on! Performers: get your act together! Actors, comedians, dancers, jugglers, and musicians of all ages are invited to showcase their talent at the second annual Jindy Idol talent competition, scheduled for Saturday September 15 at the Jindabyne Memorial Hall. Presented by the Tim Draxl Performing Arts Scholarship Committee, Jindy Idol promises a night of fantastic entertainment. Performers of all ages and across all genres will compete for two $500 prizes as awarded by the judges and the audience. Don’t miss out! Entries close on Thursday September 6. Entry forms are available at Cooma School of Music, Design and Detail, Kosciuszko First National Real Estate,

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and Snowprint Bookshop. All proceeds from Jindy Idol support the Tim Draxl Performing Arts Scholarship. Established in 2011, this scholarship helps young performers in the Snowy River Shire access advanced training in their chosen field(s). In 2011 and 2012, more than $5000 went to talented young performers from across the Snowy River Shire. Your participation in, and attendance at, Jindy Idol directly supports local kids. For more information about Jindy Idol and the Tim Draxl Performing Arts Scholarship, find us on Facebook, or visit SouthEastArts.org.au. The annual scholarship is open to young people aged 10 – 18 years that live in the Snowy River Shire.

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Wednesday August 29, 2012

Offices not closing - Gay

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NSW Minister for Roads Duncan Gay said that, despite Labor’s best scaremongering efforts, no regional community would lose its frontline services. “It’s typical of Labor to criticise reforms that will improve customer service in the bush,” said Minister Gay. “NSW Labor neglected services in regional communities for 16 years. The idea of actually improving services for country areas is completely incomprehensible to Labor. Here are the facts; _ The NSW Government is improving customer service by moving to offer more services in a single location. _ We recently announced 210 Government services would be available at 18 new onestop shops across the State. _ One-Stop-Shops will be open from 7am until 7pm during the week and from 9am to 3pm on Saturday – making it easier for people to do their business with Government at a time that suits them. _ There will be no frontline staff reductions as part of this proposal, in fact in many

Don’t panic if you pop into Vale Street and discover Cathy’s Lolly Shack is no longer there. The Lolly Shack has simply moved to a new location and can now be found occupying the former Horizon Real Estate site in Sharp Street, across on the next corner from McDonalds. “We simply outgrew our old location”, Shop owner Cathy Potter said. “We needed more space and the new shop offers that, plus we will be more visible to the passing tourist trade.”

instances there will be an increase _ This is about making it easier for customer so they can access all services in one place. “As part of the ongoing consolidation of Roads with Maritime Services, there are opportunities to provide customers with one stop shops where they access services both for roads and waterways. “In coming weeks, three sites at Batemans Bay, Blacktown and Liverpool will be among the first to offer customers this improved service delivery. “It’s self-evident that in other communities that have both motor registries and NSW Maritime offices there is an opportunity to make life easier for customers by bringing these services under one roof. Although in some of those communities it will be important to retain both offices. “We are going about this in a sensible manner, with a focus on delivering the best possible outcome for the customer. The Labor party couldn’t tell the truth in government and it’s carried its bad habits into Opposition, they have learned nothing.”

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The extra space has been put to very good use with seating available as well as some cosy nooks where people can relax with friends over coffee and a snack and locals needing a “meeting place” need look no further than Cathy’s Lolly Shack as the shop is offering the space for groups to get together. But as well as the delicious array of lolly treats, you can also browse the new lunch menu for a choice of toasted sandwiches, muffins, salads and foccacia.

Cutting red tape in NSW Member for Monaro, John Barilaro, has outlined the measures the NSW Government is taking to slash red tape to save businesses time and money, consigning 152 regulations to the scrapheap last financial year. “Less regulation will mean more businesses will be attracted across the border to NSW and will make it easier to do business in NSW,” Mr Barilaro said. “For instance, the NSW Government’s changes mean vets who have qualified in other parts of

Australia no longer have to go through another registration process before they can practice in NSW.” Mr Barilaro said the NSW Government was on track to save businesses and taxpayers $750 million by 2015 by removing unnecessary regulations. “A strong economy needs businesses to be successful and creating jobs, not getting tied up in red tape from government departments,” Mr Barilaro said.

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

what makes for a good Dad. Interestingly, just 3.26 per cent of mums said that working hard and providing financial support was what made for a good Dad. “Maybe Dads are putting the financial pressure on themselves and need a little bit of down-time to chill-out, play with the kids and have some fun this Father’s Day,” said Mr Allan. Almost all of the respondents said they celebrate Father’s Day (94.57 per cent) and that it is just as important as Mother’s Day. Yet whilst only seven percent of Mums manage breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day, this drops to a measly 3.36 per cent of Dads on Father’s Day. Yet 35.77 per cent will at least receive a card and gift from their kids. Most Dads would like more sleep, with the majority (65.62 per cent) getting between 6-8 hours per night and 29.69 per cent getting less than 6 hours. The majority of Dads are handy around the house with 53.12 per cent rolling up their sleeves for some DIY with 33.59 per cent saying they would do more DIY but simply don’t have time. Yet Dads still spend more time relaxing on the sofa than their partners, with the majority (39.6 per cent) averaging 4-6 hours per week, compared to most Mums who spend just 1-2 hours per week on the sofa. Most Dads (42.19 per cent) even have their favourite spot and 18.75 per cent have a trusty old recliner. In spite of this, when it comes to choosing the furniture, it’s Mum that wears the trousers with 31.48 per cent of Mums making the decision over which furniture to buy. “When it’s time for the recliner to go and

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

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Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 1-1½ hours or 2-2½ hours 1kg casserole beef (see beef cuts below) 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 tbsp plain flour 1 tbsp tomato paste 1 cup red wine 1½ cups beef stock 2-3 medium sized sprigs of fresh rosemary

400g can diced tomatoes 2/3 cup green or black olives 2 small zucchini, cut into 1.5cm thick slices Creamy polenta and braised baby carrots, to serve Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut beef into 2.5cm-3cm cubes. Season with salt and pepper, add 2 tbsp oil and mix well. Heat a large frypan over a medium-high heat. Brown the beef in 2 or 3 batches. Remove each batch and place in a

casserole dish. Reduce heat; add a little oil and onion to the frypan. Cook for 1–2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic and stir for 1 minute more. Add the vinegar; stir to scrape up residue from the base of the pan. Add the flour and tomato paste, stir until the onion is coated. Gradually pour in the wine and stock, stirring until the mixture boils. Pour over the beef in a casserole dish, add the rosemary and stir to combine. Cover the casserole dish, place in oven and cook until the beef is just tender, then add the tomatoes, olives

and zucchini and cook for 20 minutes more. Stir casserole every 40 minutes or so, add water if needed to keep the ingredients just covered. Tips: 1. Beef casserole cuts and approximate cooking times. Chuck or boneless shin/gravy beef - 2 to 2½ hours. Topside, round, blade - 1 to 1½ hours 2. Browning is crucial. Don’t rush the initial stage of browning the beef, it’s important to brown it in small batches to maximise colour and taste. Remember the better it browns, the better the flavour.

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Beef and lemongrass stir-fry

Serves: 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes

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

minutes. Return the beef to the wok and add the sherry and sauces. Stir for 30 seconds to combine. Serve with rice noodles or steamed rice.

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

3 Meanwhile, cook potato and cauliflower in a saucepan of boiling water for 12 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Return to saucepan, mash until smooth, stir through ricotta and chives. 4 Cut the beef, across the grain into slices of even thickness. Divide mash between plates, top with some slices of beef. Serve with roasted cherry tomatoes and steamed green beans. Tip: if you have a little extra time, try cooking the roast slower and for longer, you will get an even more tender result. Roast beef at 130°C for approximately 11/2 hours, or until 65°C on a meat thermometer. Tip: to roast cherry tomatoes, place 250g tomatoes on a baking tray and spray with olive oil. Roast for 1012 minutes, or until just wilted.

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6.00 Paralympic Games: Opening Ceremony Ctd. 8.30 News Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Telling Tales. 10.05 A Table! 10.10 La Mappa. 10.20 Jung. 10.30 BTN. 11.00 Rome. (PG) 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Sherlock. (M) 1.30 At The Movies. 2.00 Country House. Final. 2.45 Big Ideas. 3.00 Children’s. 6.00 Paralympic Games: Opening Ceremony Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Catalyst. 8.30 Midsomer Murders. Final. (M) 10.05 Judith Lucy. (PG) 10.35 Lateline. 11.10 Business. 11.35 National Parks. 12.30 Artscape. (PG)

6.00 Paralympic Games. Day 1. Ctd. 8.30 News Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Double Trouble. 10.25 What I Wrote. 10.30 Ace Day Jobs. 10.35 Designers. 11.00 Catalyst. 11.30 One Plus One. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Movie: It Started In Naples. (1960) (G) 2.10 Marchlands. Final. (M) 3.00 Children’s. 6.00 Paralympic Games: Day 1 Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30 ACT. 8.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 8.30 Scott & Bailey. (M) 9.20 Taggart. (M) 10.10 Lateline. 10.45 My Family. (PG) 11.20 Trophy Room. (PG) 11.50 Rage. (MA15+)

6.00 Paralympic Games. Day 2. Ctd. 8.30 Rage. 10.00 Rage. (PG) 11.00 Chopper Rescue. Final. (PG) 11.30 7.30 ACT. 12.00 Foreign Correspondent. 12.30 Australian Story. 1.00 Collectors. 1.30 Eggheads. 2.00 The Real Bonnie And Clyde. (PG) 3.00 Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Qual. final. Eastwood v Southern Dist. 5.00 Wonder Years. (PG) 5.25 Walk On The Wild Side. 6.00 Paralympic Games. 7.00 News. 7.30 New Tricks. (PG) 8.30 Poirot. Final. (M) 10.00 Jonathan Ross. 10.45 US Of Tara. (M) 11.15 Rage. (MA15+)

6.00 Paralympic Games. Day 3. Ctd. 8.30 Children’s. 9.00 Insiders. 10.00 Business. 10.30 Offsiders. 11.00 Asia Pacific. 11.30 Songs. 12.00 Landline. 1.00 Gardening. 1.30 Walk On The Wild Side. 2.00 Hidden Treasures. 3.00 Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Semi-final. 5.00 Last Chance To See. (PG) 6.00 Paralympic Games: Day 3 Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 Grand Designs Revisited. Final. (PG) 8.15 Dream Build. 8.30 Call The Midwife. New series. (M) 9.30 Miss Marple. (M) 11.05 Miniseries: Tess Of The D’Urbervilles. (08) (M)

6.00 Paralympic Games. Day 4. Ctd. 8.30 News Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Science. 10.55 Maths Shorts. 11.00 Landline. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Grand Designs Revisited. Final. (PG) 1.30 New Inventors. 2.00 Eight Ladies. 2.30 Jennifer Byrne Presents. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.00 Paralympic Games: Day 4 Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. 9.20 Media Watch. 9.35 Q&A. 10.35 Lateline. 11.10 Business. 11.35 Hunter. (M)

6.00 Paralympic Games. Day 5. Ctd. 8.30 News Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 BTN. 10.25 PMs’ National Treasures. 10.35 My Place. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Q&A. 1.30 Compass. 2.00 The Pilgrimage Business. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.00 Paralympic Games: Highlights. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. 8.30 Three Men Go To New England. (PG) 9.30 QI. (M) 10.00 Book Club. 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 Four Corners.

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6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Payback. (1997) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Border Patrol. Final. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Match It. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG) 8.30 Criminal Minds. (M) 9.30 Covert Affairs. (M) 10.30 Covert Affairs. (M) 11.30 Parks And Recreation. (PG)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Forgotten Sins. (1996) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Medical Emergency. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Match It. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Mighty Ships: Epic. 8.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (M) 9.10 The Vicar Of Dibley. (PG) 10.10 Movie: Four Weddings And A Funeral. (1994) (M) Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: How To Make An American Quilt. (1995) (PG) 2.30 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Match It. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens. 9.00 Movie: Sister Act. (1992) (PG) Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith. 11.00 Movie: Butterfly On A Wheel. (2007) (AV15+) Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello, Gerard Butler.

6.00 Handy Manny. 6.30 Possum’s Club. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. 10.00 Woodlies. (C) 10.30 Legend Of Enyo. (C) 11.00 Sea Princesses. (C) 12.00 V8 Xtra. 12.30 Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) 1.00 Destroyed In Seconds. (PG) 1.30 To Be Advised. 5.30 Weekender. 6.00 News. 6.30 Movie: The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor. (2008) (PG) 8.50 Movie: Kindergarten Cop. (1990) (M) 11.05 That ’70s Show. (PG) 11.35 That ’70s Show. (PG)

6.00 Judd Jackson. 6.30 Creflo Dollar. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.00 Beauty And The Geek Australia. (PG) 12.30 Outsourced. (PG) 1.00 No Ordinary Family. (PG) 2.00 Movie: Jane Austen’s Emma. (1996) (PG) 4.30 Better Homes And Gardens. 6.00 News. 6.30 Sunday Night. 7.30 Kath & Kim: The Souvenir Editions. (PG) 8.45 Mrs Brown’s Boys. (M) 9.30 Billy Connolly’s World Tour Of Australia. (M) 10.30 Law & Order: LA. (M) 11.30 Drug Bust. (PG)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Our Guys. (1999) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Medical Emergency. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Spit It Out. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG) 8.30 GCB. (M) 9.30 GCB. (M) 10.30 Up All Night. (PG) 11.00 Suits. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Sweet Temptation. (1996) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Medical Emergency. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. 4.00 Spit It Out. 4.30 News. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 The X Factor. (PG) 8.30 Winners & Losers. (PG) 9.30 Smash. (M) 10.30 Cougar Town. (M) 11.00 Hung. (MA15+) 11.40 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny. (MA15+)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 9.30 Dallas. (M) 10.30 Dallas. (M) 11.30 CSI: Miami. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 Big Brother Confidential. 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 NRL Footy Show. (M) 11.15 WIN News Late Edition. 11.45 AFL Footy Show. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 Big Brother. (PG) 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 26. Newcastle Knights v South Sydney Rabbitohs. 9.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 26. Brisbane Broncos v Penrith Panthers. 11.30 WIN News Late Edition.

6.00 Children’s. 7.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. 11.00 Kids’ WB. 11.05 Ben 10. (PG) 11.30 Green Lantern: Animated. (PG) 12.00 Dogstar. 12.30 Wakkaville. 1.00 GASP! 1.30 Gurls Wurld. 2.00 Saddle Club. 2.30 Pyramid. 3.00 Crusoe. (PG) 4.00 Discover Downunder. Final. 4.30 Fishing. 5.00 News. 5.30 Getaway. (PG) 6.00 News. 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 7.40 Movie: The Karate Kid. (2010) (PG) 10.30 Miniseries: Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War. (2012) (M)

6.00 Umizoomi. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. 11.00 The NRL Sunday Footy Show. 1.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 1.30 Fresh Prince. 2.00 Movie: Avalanche Express. (1979) (PG) 4.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 26. Cronulla Sharks v North Queensland Cowboys. 6.00 News. 6.30 Big Brother. (PG) 7.30 60 Minutes. 8.30 House Husbands. New series. (PG) 9.30 The Mentalist. (M) 10.30 Underbelly: Badness. (M) 11.30 Flashpoint. (M)

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

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Kitchen Whiz. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Big Brother. (PG) 8.30 Anger Management. (M) 9.00 Episodes. (MA15+) 9.40 To Be Advised. 11.55 Weeds. (MA15+)

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

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. (P) 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Scope. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Jamie’s 30 Min Meals. 8.30 The Game Plan: NRL. 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Lie To Me. (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. (P) 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 The Doctors. (M) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Lightning Point. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 The Living Room. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Never Been Kissed. (1999) (PG) 10.35 Movie: Elizabethtown. (2005) (M)

6.00 Koala Land. 7.00 Elephant Princess. 7.30 Paradise Café. 8.00 K-9. 8.30 Totally Wild. 9.00 Scope. 9.30 Good Chef Bad Chef. 10.00 Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) 12.00 Radar. (PG) 12.30 Hit Rater.com. (PG) 1.00 The Maori Guides. 2.00 Everyday Gourmet. 2.30 Coffee Culture. 3.30 The Doctors. (PG) 4.30 What’s Up Down Under. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Movie: Shrek. (2001) (PG) 8.30 Movie: Neverland. (2011) (M)

6.00 Mass. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Scope. (C) 7.30 Totally Wild. 8.00 Original Art. 9.00 The Great Divide. New series. 9.30 Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) 12.00 iFish. 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Movie: Ali: An American Hero. (2000) (PG) 4.00 Meet The Press. 4.30 Bolt Report. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 6.30 Simpsons. (PG) 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 8.00 Graham Norton Express. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Belgian GP.

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Don’t Tell The Bride. (PG) 8.30 Can Of Worms. (M) 9.45 The Shire. (M) 10.25 News. 11.10 Three Rivers. (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 8.30 Wurrawhy. (P) 9.00 The Talk. (PG) 10.00 News. 11.00 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 11.30 The Insider. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 The Doctors. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Totally Wild. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Project. 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 I Will Survive. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Three Rivers. (M)

6.00 Champions League. Play-offs. Second leg. Ctd. 6.45 WorldWatch. 2.00 Dateline. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 10. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Wildest Africa. Final. (PG) 8.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 9.35 Sandhurst Military Academy. (M) 10.40 News. 11.15 Movie: The Edge Of Heaven. (2007) (M)

6.00 Champions League. Play-offs. Second leg. Ctd. 6.45 Spanish Supercopa. Second leg. Real Madrid v Barcelona. 9.00 WorldWatch. 2.30 Feast Greece. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 11. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Gourmet Farmer. 8.00 Destination Flavour. 8.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 9.35 Educating Essex. (M) 10.30 News. 11.05 Champions League Hour.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide. 1.30 The Hotel. (PG) 2.30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 12. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Coast. Return. 8.30 Insight. 9.35 As It Happened: Words Of Captain Scott. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Summer Clouds. (2004) (MA15+)

6.00 Super Cup. Chelsea v Atlético Madrid. Ctd. 7.05 WorldWatch. 1.00 Saved By Music. (PG) 2.00 Aurélie Dupont. 3.10 Retouches. 3.15 Beyond Time. (PG) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 13. Highlights. 6.00 Bigger Better Faster Stronger: Juicer. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 How To Build. 8.35 RocKwiz. (M) 9.30 Movie: No Country For Old Men. (2007) (AV15+) 11.35 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 14.

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 PopAsia. 10.30 World Cup Magazine. 11.00 Champions League Magazine. 11.30 Speedweek. 1.00 Superbikes. Highlights. 1.30 Al Jazeera. 2.30 Terror Island. (PG) 3.30 Milos. 4.00 Puccini. 4.25 Murdoch. (PG) 5.00 Cycling Central. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 14. Highlights. 6.00 Thalassa. 6.30 News. 7.30 Meet The Romans. (PG) 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: Hippo. (PG) 9.30 Tabloid. (M) 11.05 Bigger Better Faster Stronger: Garbage. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Kamchatka. (2002) (G) 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 PopAsia. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 15. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 MythBusters. 8.30 Test Your Brain. (PG) 9.30 Shameless. (MA15+) 10.15 This Is Her. (MA15+) 10.30 News. 11.00 Bigger Better Faster Stronger: BBQ. (PG) 11.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 16.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Cockles And Mussels. (2005) (M) 2.45 High Hopes. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Cycling. Tour of Spain. Stage 16. Highlights. 5.45 Countdown. 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Sebastian Coe. (PG) 8.30 Insight. 9.30 Dateline. 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Kekexili: Mountain Patrol. (2004) (M)

SBS ONE

WEDNESDAY 6.00 News Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Count Us In. 10.20 Being Me. 10.40 Big Adventure. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 Can We Help? 2.00 Three Men Go To New England. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 As Time Goes By. 6.00 Country House. Final. 6.50 Australia’s Paralympians. Final. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Gruen Planet. 9.10 Randling. (M) 9.40 Would I Lie To You? (M) 10.10 At The Movies. (PG) 10.40 Lateline. 11.15 Business. 11.40 Librarians. (M)

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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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Your Prime Time TV Guide

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TUESDAY

6.00 Humf. 6.10 Guess How Much I Love You. 6.25 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Paralympic Games. Day 1. May include: archery; cycling track; equestrian; goalball; judo; shooting; swimming; wheelchair basketball. 11.00 The Marngrook Footy Show. (PG)

6.00 Children’s. 7.00 Paralympic Games. Day 2. May include: archery; athletics; cycling track; equestrian; football 5-a-side; goalball, women’s, Australia v Japan; judo; power lifting; rowing; shooting; sitting volleyball; swimming; table tennis; wheelchair basketball. 11.30 The Undateables. (M)

6.00 Children’s. 7.00 Paralympic Games. Day 3. May include: archery; athletics; cycling track; equestrian; goalball; football 7-a-side; judo; power lifting; rowing; sailing; shooting. 11.00 Dawn Porter Gets Her Man. (M) 11.50 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 11.55 Metal Evolution. (MA15+)

6.00 Children’s. 7.00 Paralympic Games. Day 4. May include: archery; athletics; boccia; cycling track; equestrian; football five-a-side; goalball, women’s preliminary, Australia v Canada. 11.00 A Long Way To The Top: Berserk Warriors 1973 – 1981. (M) 11.55 Kane & Disabled. (PG)

6.00 Children’s. 7.00 Paralympic Games. Day 5. May include: powerlifting; sitting volleyball; swimming; table tennis; wheelchair basketball. 11.00 The Warehouse Comedy Festival. (M) 11.30 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 11.35 Kill It, Cook It, Eat It. Final. (PG)

6.00 Children’s. 7.00 Paralympic Games. Day 6. May include: archery; athletics; boccia; equestrian; football 5-a-side; goalball, women’s preliminary, Sweden v Australia; powerlifting; sailing; swimming; wheelchair fencing; wheelchair tennis. 11.00 Good Game. 11.30 Kane & Disabled. (PG) 11.35 Metal Evolution. (M)

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6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.30 Vampire Knight. (PG) Kaien is confronted by the association president. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.30 Kaitangata Twitch. Meredith is rushed to hospital. 9.00 Close.

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

6.25 Splatalot. 6.50 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. Final. 7.25 Good Game: SP. 7.50 News On 3. 7.55 Vampire Knight. (PG) 8.20 Astro Boy. 8.40 Voltron: Defender Of The Universe. Cliff and his Land Team discover an ancient city. 9.00 Close.

6.20 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids. 6.30 Horrible Histories. (PG) 7.00 Splatalot. 7.25 The Avengers. 7.50 News On 3. 7.55 The 99. 8.15 Fruits Basket. (PG) 8.40 Ouran High School Host Club. (PG) The host club go to a tropical water park. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 6.30 Deadly 60. 7.00 Stoked. 7.25 Total Drama Island. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.30 Sadie J. Sadie is the only girl in an all-boy house and her journey from tomboy to girly-girl is not going to be easy. 9.00 Close.

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

ABC3

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Rosemary & Thyme. (PG) Rosemary and Laura get caught up in a fight to stop the land being sold to developers. 9.30 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 10.40 Rising Damp. (PG) 11.10 The Bill. (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Royal. (PG) 8.30 Lewis. (M) While investigating the murder of an elderly lecturer, Lewis finds links to bare-knuckle fighting and Wagnerian opera. 10.40 Rising Damp. (PG) 11.10 The Bill. (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Aled Jones helps a family escape the city to find a slice of paradise in Cambridgeshire. 9.30 Escape To The Country. 10.45 Homes Under The Hammer.

6.30 Down To Earth. (PG) 7.45 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.45 Inspector Morse. (M) Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis try to solve a baffling case, involving the theft of erotic paintings from the stately home of Sir Julius Hanbury. 11.00 Black Sheep Squadron. (PG)

6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Dealers Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Jules Hudson helps a couple escape urban sprawl. 9.30 60 Minute Makeover. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 The Lakes.

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Waking The Dead. (M) The cold case unit is called in to investigate when a skull is discovered, by workmen, in a church crypt. 9.40 Criminal Minds. (M) 11.40 Miniseries: Catherine Cookson’s The Rag Nymph. (1997) (M)

6.00 That’s My Boy. (PG) 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Billy Connolly’s Route 66. (PG) 8.30 Fawlty Towers. (PG) Manuel’s hamster escapes. 9.10 Keeping Up Appearances. (PG) 9.50 Movie: Baby For Sale. (2004) (M) 11.30 Designing Women. (PG)

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6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Swamp Men. (PG) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 10.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (MA15+)

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

6.00 That ’70s Show. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 23. Hawthorn v West Coast. 11.00 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 11.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG)

7.30 Movie: The Nutty Professor. (1996) (PG) Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller. 9.30 Movie: Gone In 60 Seconds. (2000) (M) Nicolas Cage, Giovanni Ribisi, Angelina Jolie, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones.

6.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 Movie: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. (1982) (PG) Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore. 9.30 Movie: Scott Pilgrim Vs The World. (2010) (M) Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

6.00 That ’70s Show. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) 9.00 American Dad! (M) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 11.00 American Dad! (PG) 11.30 American Dad! (PG)

6.00 That ’70s Show. (PG) 6.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters. (PG) 8.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.30 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 10.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M)

7MATE

6.00 Top Gear. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.30 Anger Management. (M) 9.00 Anger Management. (M) 9.30 Movie: The Whole Ten Yards. (2004) (M) 11.40 Conan. (M)

6.00 Top Gear. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.30 Movie: The Long Kiss Goodnight. (1996) (AV15+) 11.50 Eclipse.

7.30 Movie: Arthur And The Invisibles. (2006) (PG) Voices of Freddie Highmore, Madonna, David Bowie, Mia Farrow, Snoop Dogg. 9.30 Movie: Young Guns. (1988) (M) Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen. 11.40 Conan. (M)

6.00 Movie: Speed Racer. (2008) (PG) 8.30 Movie: Fair Game. (1995) (M) Cindy Crawford, William Baldwin, Steven Berkoff. A dedicated lawyer and a detective try to outwit a hi-tech Russian gang. 10.30 The Beer Factor. New series. 11.00 Movie: Beerfest. (2006) (MA15+)

6.00 Big Brother. (PG) 6.30 Prehistoric Park: The Bug House. (PG) 7.30 16 And Pregnant. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (M) 9.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Eraser. (1996) (AV15+) Arnold Schwarzenegger. 11.50 Chuck.

6.00 Top Gear USA. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 Movie: 300. (2006) (AV15+) Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham. King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians, at Thermopylae, in 480 BC, against ferocious odds.

6.00 Top Gear USA. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 The Block NZ. 8.30 Don’t Tell The Bride UK. (M) 9.30 Movie: Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past. (2009) (M) Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Emma Stone. 11.40 Fringe. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Border Force. (PG) 8.30 Silent Witness. (M) Sam investigates the death of a gay man while in police custody. 9.35 Silent Witness. (AV15+) 10.40 Law & Order. (M) 11.40 The Closer. (M)

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

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 The Farmer Wants A Wife: Love Bites. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Da Vinci Code. (2006) (M) Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Alfred Molina. 11.30 Flashpoint. (M)

7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) After a bank robbery goes wrong and the manager is shot dead, the frantic gunman takes hostages and demands that the team prove he wasn’t responsible for the victim’s death. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.30 Dallas. (M) 11.25 Dallas. (M)

6.30 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Customs. (PG) 8.30 Movie: John Grisham’s The Client. (1994) (M) Susan Sarandon. A lawyer is hired to protect an 11-year-old boy who finds himself pursued by the Mafia and an ambitious federal prosecutor after he witnesses a suicide. 11.00 Sensing Murder. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 Sea Patrol UK. (PG) 8.30 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations: Vienna. (PG) 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Wales/Periods. (M) 10.30 Hoarders. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Hot In Cleveland. (PG) 7.30 To The Manor Born. 8.00 To The Manor Born. 8.30 The Closer. (M) 9.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 10.30 House Husbands. (PG) 11.30 Law & Order. (M)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Megafactories: Swedish Super Car. 8.30 Burn Notice. (M) A mathematician fears the firm he is working for is selling government secrets. 9.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (AV15+) 10.30 Prison Break. (M) 11.30 M*A*S*H. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fishing. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Redline. (2007) (M) Tim Matheson. An aspiring rock star finds herself caught up in the world of illegal drag-racing. 10.25 Before The Game. (PG) 11.25 M*A*S*H. (PG) 11.55 Fear Factor. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Frontiers Of Construction: Sable Offshore Energy Project. New series. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Deep Impact. (1998) (M) Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni. 11.05 Nina Conti: Talk To The Hand. (M)

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6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.00 I Will Survive. (PG) 8.00 I Will Survive. (PG) 9.00 I Will Survive. (PG) Actor Asher Keddie joins Stephan Elliott and Jason Donovan on the judging panel. 10.00 I Will Survive. (PG) 11.00 Hot 30 Countdown. (PG)

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

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

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

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6.00 Global Village. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 Death By Fire. (PG) 8.30 Dancing With The Devil. (2009) (M) 9.35 Champions League. Play-offs. Second leg. Replay. 11.10 Movie: Wild Blood. (2008) (M)

6.00 Global Village: African School – Football Fever. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 Dateline. 8.30 Champions League Hour. 9.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 10.35 Movie: The Valet. (2006) (M)

6.00 Global Village: The Philippines. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 The Vaccine War. (PG) 8.30 SAS: The Search For Warriors. (M) Part 2 of 2. 9.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 10.40 Movie: Water. (2005) (M)

6.00 Designer People. (PG) 6.30 Made In Spain With José Andrés. 7.00 Delicious Iceland. 7.30 A Royal Family. (PG) 8.30 A Royal Family. Final. 9.30 Go Back To Where You Came From. (M) 10.35 Insight. 11.35 Movie: Secrets Of State. (2008) (AV15+)

6.10 Unbeatable Banzuke. 6.40 Iron Chef. 7.30 The Hotel. (PG) 8.30 The Year Of Anish Kapoor. 9.30 SOS. (M) 10.35 Movie: Cosy Dens. (1999) (PG) Michael Beran, Miroslav Donutil, Simona Stasová.

6.00 Global Village. 6.40 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG) 8.30 Lulu: The Bankrobber’s Wife. (M) 9.30 The World Game. 10.30 MXC. (M) 10.55 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 11.25 Movie: Adam’s Apples. (2005) (M)

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 The Hairy Bikers’ Food Tour Of Britain. 7.30 Lost Worlds: The Race To Bury King Tut. 8.30 As It Happened: Bloody Omaha. (PG) 9.30 Movie: R. (2010) (AV15+) 11.20 Movie: The Tiger Brigades. (2006) (AV15+)

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If you have thought about truffles, this is for you… It is becoming more difficult to operate financially viable farms in this region. As a result, many of us are looking for different ways to generate an income from our farms. Some of us have thought about truffles as they provide the opportunity for a reasonable return from relatively small farms. Truffles have the potential to be grown in areas of the Cooma – Monaro region. They prefer free draining, poor quality, alkaline soil (usually through the addition of lime); and hot summer temperatures and cold winter

temperatures. o Soil testing - the importance of it, interpreting There are many articles talking about prices of $3,000 the soil test report and understanding the a kilo, but prices of $1,500 a kilo are closer to current recommendations returns. o Harvesting and local and international marketing of Many of the articles talk of yields of 60 kg to the truffles ha, but again, that seems an overestimation based on Australian experience. When: 9 – 1pm If you are like many of us, Saturday 22 interested in finding out more September 2012. of the facts, Where: but are Cobargo ####### not sure Cost: $ 5 0 Jemalong Wool - Market Reporting where (all money www.jemalongwool.com.au to start raised after MPG IND 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 30 32 MC – or if costs will be 23/8/12 955 1195 1121 1079 1077 1060 1040 967 900 804 553 520 435 530 you just donated to 1185 1480 1386 1312 1286 1241 1186 1097 954 830 631 577 516 682 1 yr Ave h a v e n ’ t Beyond Blue) compared to now -230 -285 -265 -233 -209 -181 -146 -130 -54 -26 -78 -57 -81 -152 1025 1403 1220 1063 1023 991 954 884 763 681 521 458 405 602 5 yr Ave g o t Registration: compared to now -70 -208 -99 16 54 69 86 83 137 123 32 62 30 -72 around to Fiona Kotvojs 937 1266 1120 995 954 925 895 842 745 675 526 461 413 539 10 yr Ave it, there is and Alan compared to now 18 -71 1 84 123 135 145 125 155 129 27 59 22 -9 a workshop Burdon ph 6493 USD/AUD C/KG Northern Region Indicator (Monthy Averages) in Cobargo 6080. 1600 on Saturday email: fiona. 1.00 1400 September 22. kotvojs@bigpond.com 1200 0.80 Further Information: 1000 0.60 The workshop will be Contact Fiona or Alan, or visit 800 conducted by Colin Carter, Nathan heavenlyheat@bigpond.com 600 0.40 400 Carter and Peter Brown. Prior registration is essential as spaces are limited. 200 0.20 Colin Carter was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute Fellowship sponsored by the Victorian What are truffles? Source: Australian Wool Exchange Government to travel to Spain, Italy Truffles are a fungus and grow under the ground and France to study ways to improve as a result of a symbiotic relationship with the roots methods of truffle culture, propagation of particular trees (for example oaks and hazelnuts) and the potential for developing a infected with the appropriate mycorrhiza (literally, quality system for inoculation nurseries. fungus root). Nathan Carter is an agronomist While they were originally confined to the wild, specialising in truffles. the past century has seen considerable research, He has undertaken extensive particularly in France, into developing the capability of research on quality assurance within cultivating them as a domestic crop. the truffle industry. The truffles form in late summer and slowly mature Peter Brown is a soil scientist who during autumn and are ready to harvest in winter. provides specialist soil analysis and They can be found breaking the surface of the recommendations for growing Truffles. ground or down to 200 millimetres deep and are best located by a trained dog, from the aroma they emit The workshop will cover: when ripening. The truffle then has to be assessed by a trained o An introduction to the basics of human nose to determine whether it is truly ‘ripe’ a or mycorrhizas and truffle history. should be left in the ground for another few days or a o Truffle varieties, their harvest and week before being harvested. growth properties. (Information courtesy of the Australian Truffle Lot 10 Gunyah Xport (HP) KHGF127 s. Smithston B-Plus (S) o Developing a truffiere (truffle Growers’ Association.) orchard), soil and climate requirements, preparation o Truffle mycorrhiza and the effects of antagonistic fungi. NRI - AUD Terms NRI - USD Terms

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Cooma involved in exercise to track exotic disease outbreak Cooma saleyards have featured in a statewide exercise to track a simulated exotic disease outbreak. Biosecurity measures performed well during this major livestock tracing exercise which simulated an outbreak of foot and mouth disease. ‘Exercise Tuckerbox’, a desktop simulation, also tested the effectiveness of livestock identification systems, comparing individual electronic identification for cattle against the mob-based ear tag system for sheep. “Foot and mouth disease poses a $13 billion risk to the Australian agricultural sector and could cripple the livelihoods of the State’s farmers,” Ms Hodgkinson said. “Exercise Tuckerbox demonstrated the speed and effectiveness of our current livestock traceability systems to respond to a disease emergency with all animals traced within 12 hours, which is half the time required by the National Livestock Traceability Performance Standards. “The success of the exercise suggests there is no need to move to a radio frequency identification system for sheep traded on the domestic market as long as producers ensure all sheep are tagged and accompanied by the appropriate National Vendor Declaration forms and documentation,” Ms Hodgkinson said. Exercise Tuckerbox is part of the NSW Government’s program to defend the economy, environment and community against the negative impacts of animal and plant pests, weeds and diseases. It is part of a suite of biosecurity measures which include the recent opening of Australia’s most modern biosecurity laboratory at Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute which gives NSW the capacity to diagnose multiple exotic and emerging plant and animal diseases. Exercise Tuckerbox traced over 421,000 sheep and cattle to nearly 2,300 properties, saleyards and abattoirs throughout NSW and in other states in less than 12 hours. The exercise tested and compared the mob-based

tracing system for sheep and goats with individual electronic identification for cattle using the NLIS database and found both systems were highly effective and met the national tracing performance standards. Exercise Tuckerbox was conducted by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and the Livestock Health and Pest Authorities. NOTE: This was a simulation exercise only. There was no actual exotic disease alert or outbreak.

Snapshot of Exercise Tuckerbox: Traced 181,000 cattle and 240,000 sheep to 2,050 properties, 47 saleyards and abattoirs. Animals were tracked to Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and the ACT. Using the NLIS database, tracing was completed with the equivalent of 7 people within 12 hours, well within the 24 hours required by national tracing standards. Five Facts about Foot and Mouth Disease: Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is NOT present in Australia. FMD is a highly contagious viral disease that affects cloven-hooved animals such as pigs, cattle, sheep, goats and deer. It does not affect humans, horses, or companion animals such as dogs and cats. Strict quarantine measures are in place in Australia to prevent entry of the disease through preventing animals and product imports which may host the virus. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) estimated losses from an FMD outbreak in Australia could range from $AUD 7.1 billion for a small, three month outbreak to $AUD 16 billion for a large, 12-month outbreak. Major FMD outbreaks in Japan and South Korea in 2010-2011 incurred costs of approximately US $2.74 billion and US $2.7 billion respectively.

Sheep Saleyards involved in Exercise Tuckerbox: Cootamundra Corowa Cooma Forbes Wagga Wagga Cattle Saleyards involved in Exercise Tuckerbox: Armidale ; Camden Carcoar; Coonamble Cowra; Denma; Dorrigo; Dubbo Dunedoo; Forbes Glen Innes Gloucester; Grafton Gunnedah; Inverell Kempsey; Lismore Macksville; Maitland Moree; Moss Vale Mudgee; Narrabri Nowra; Pambula Scone; Singleton Tamworth; Taree Wagga Wagga Wauchope Wollombi Young

Could beer solve global warming? Burping animals are currently under the spotlight as Australian scientists rush to find a way to reduce the methane emissions of sheep and cattle – and beer may play a valuable part. The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has funded two studies; one takes a closer look at the byproduct of the beer making process, while the other is focused on unravelling the genetic makeup of sheep in the hope they can one day breed animals that produce less methane.

 University of Western Australia associate professor Phil Vercoe explained methane is a byproduct of the fermentation in the sheep’s rumen and hind gut.

 “Methane production is largely dependent on diet quality and feed intake, but research in cattle shows that animals selected for higher feed efficiency produce less methane per kilogram of dry matter intake than cattle selected for lower efficiency,” he said.

 “This suggests that methane production is heritable to some degree and that reducing methane emissions through genetic selection is feasible.”

 The University of Western Australia has carried out tests on about 2,500 animals from the Sheep Cooperative Research Centre Information Nucleus Flock in New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia.

 “Our tests indicate that a preliminary estimate of heritability using a shortterm methane measurement is low but encouraging,” Prof Vercoe said.

 “But we need to screen more animals to improve the accuracy of this estimate and to enable correlations to other production traits to be estimated.”

Results collected by UWA, together with results gathered from work undertaken in New Zealand, indicate that heritability is about 0.1-0.2.

 Prof Vercoe said that reducing emissions from sheep production systems will not only assist Australia in achieving its longterm domestic emissions targets, but also improve the profitability of sheep producers.

 “It is likely that more feed-efficient animals will produce less methane per unit of wool or meat,” he said.



“Economic modelling shows that decreasing feed requirements in terms dry sheep equivalent per head by one percent would add more than $15 million to the value of the industry each year.”

 DAFF have also ramped up efforts to help cattle producers reduce methane produced by cows, setting their sights on one of Australia’s most popular beverages – beer.

 The byproduct of the beer-making process, brewer’s grain, is just one waste product which scientists have shown can reduce methane emissions in cattle by 1520 percent.

 University of Melbourne associate professor Richard Eckard said the project aimed to develop practical feeding strategies that dairy farmers can implement to curb methane emissions and maintain profitability.

 “Methane is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide,” he said.

“And each grazing dairy cow can burp up to 600 grams of the gas per day.”



The project has investigated several waste products that are high in oil including whole cottonseed meal, cold– pressed canola meal, brewers’ grains and hominy meal as feed additives for dairy herds.

“For every one per cent of oil added to a ruminant’s diet it translates to a threeand-a-half per cent reduction in methane emissions,” Prof Eckard said.

 The results show the most valuable time for the oil to be added is when pasture is limited in quantity and has a low nutritional value.

“In spring, our ryegrass gets up to around five per cent oil anyway, and you can’t go above seven per cent, so you don’t have as much margin,” Prof Eckard said.

 The study also found that drenching cows with tannin can also reduce methane emissions by up to 29 percent.

However, Prof Eckard said scientists had trouble getting cows to eat the tannin because of its bitter taste.

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Elgas Cooma Snowy Mountains is a team of dedicated staff with an area that stretches from Williamsdale in the north to Bonang Victoria (south of Delegate) in the south, and Yarrangobilly Caves in the west to Bombala in the east. All staff are locals who know the area like the back of their hands and are dedicated to providing quality service and technical skills. Elgas operates tankers out of both Cooma and Jindabyne depots. The tankers service the requirements of both bulk and domestic Easygas customers. Ron Goggin, Paul Rowson and Adrian Studley are highly experienced operators who are well known in their patches. The cylinder delivery driver Scott Woodhouse, is charged with the responsibility of delivering LPG as cylinders for new installations, exchange, and swap and go customers. If you are after technical expertise, Alan Kelly with over 35 years experience has a wealth of ready knowledge and in the Cooma office, Carol Robinson is tasked with fulfilling customer and appliance sales inquiries. Tim Corkill, the manager, has the enjoyable task of directing operations. To assist with providing the best quality local service, Elgas also has local cylinder exchange and appliance sales agents based in Cooma, Jindabyne, Berridale, Dalgety, Nimmitabel and Delegate. If you are after gas appliance sales you can contact 131 161 to get the latest catalogue and advice.


t ce en op la rocurr r pe ng p nity P u at td fo ssi rt ss r Mety L able roce ppo ogre you red l l a P o pr on ffe e su ef vai t p e Canbe ns a mea a. Th and sed y is o th th a i Mo sitio n its oom ions ny b ibilit le w m. t i o C p rk at fica pa rela eop tA ea casual cleaner is required at Fred Billmanswo sed uali com and d p of a ba in q the ce ivate part Bathroom Centre. Approximately 4 hours a in an t as PUBLIC NOTICE ga POSITIONS ti h rm mo VACANT w rfo nd ork week. Experienced cleaner preferred. w pe fit a to Cooma Hotel Please contact Chris Mould on to ility Is currently seeking a Chef & 2 Waitress. ab 6452 1500 or email setiles@snowy.net.au Chef full-time position and waitress part-time at busy country pub. CLEARING SALE SPECIALISTS For more information about the positions available contact:

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

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 25th 2012 at Cooma Hospital, formerly of Yallambee Lodge Cooma, and Bligh St Cooma. Aged 87 years.

Dearly loved husband of Gladys (dec), loving Uncle to Barry.

Dearly loved wife of Jack (DEC) Mother to Rodger, Robyn, Terry, Mark and Daryl. Adored Grandmother and Great Grandmother to all her many grandchildren.

The relatives and friends of the late HERBERT KNOWLES (BERT) are invited to attend his funeral service to be held in the Saint Paul's Anglican Church, Cooma, on Tuesday August 28th 2012 commencing at 1:30 pm. After which the interment will take place in the Cooma Lawn Cemetery. Ex service men & women are asked to please attend. No flowers by request, donations to the Cooma Hospital Auxilary Allens Funerals Cooma Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors Family Owned & Operated FDA - 02 6452 2094

ROBINSON Maureen Ellen Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24th 2012 at her residence , formerly of Sir William Hudson Memorial Centre. Aged 81 years. Dearly loved wife of Jeffrey (DEC), mother to Debra and Steven, mother in-law to Anne and Craig. Adored Nanna to Blair, Leah and Rebecca.

The relatives and friends of the late HELEN JOYCE MCGUFFICKE are invited to attend her funeral service to be held in the All Saints Anglican Church Berridale, on Wednesday August 29th of 2012 commencing at 11:00 am. After which a private cremation will take place.

The relatives and friends of the late MAUREEN ELLEN ROBINSON are invited to attend her funeral service to be held by the graveside in the Cooma Lawn Cemetery, Cooma at 3:00 pm on Friday August 31st 2012.

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Cryptic Clues

ACROSS 1. Taken by surprise in the morning and worn out (8) 5. Cancer, for example, goes right to the centre of the issue (6) 10. Thieves' terms in returning photographs (5) 11. Hot and cold with large amount of workmanship (9) 12. Bar thinly disguised as an amazingly complex system (9) 13. Topic of article before half-time (5) 14. Remedy might be the shop's scales? (14) 17. Historically significant opening of albums? (6-8) 23. March, for example, as the bogong flies over the pole (5) 24. Accommodating various relatives (9) 26. How easily one prates in a new language! (9) 27. Express disapproval at half-size drink (5) 28. Tracts of Midwest states (6) 29. Bring up remainder and run them in again (8)

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DOWN 1. For example, the Syrian and the French can be cultivated (6) 2. Germ and blood group given good hearted source of fear (7) 3. Indian music to settle on Central Park (5) 4. Improve hen production with cane trash (7) 6. React badly over torturous instrument of the speedway (9) 7. Wrap up late audition on smoothing out ... (7) 8. ... three act play in the tube (8) 9. Song for a Darwin-bound ... (6) 15. ... lorry then turned in that direction? (9) 16. State leader came close on the first night (8) 18. Is it possible for gorillas to have appetisers ... (7) 19. ... like a cow or a big head like sheep? (6) 20. Count on title for some lug (7) 21. Offensive racket about a sacred chant (7) 22. Come round to have it borrowed again (6) 25. Yellow beam twinkling on the right (5)

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A Piece of Pigs history The club commenced in 1983 over a beer at the Lake Jindabyne Hotel between local builder Harry Cummins who was challenged by a Cooma electrician Brian Kaufline to start a team to play against Cooma. Team jumpers were bought in an Irish emerald green colour which is still part of the club colours today. The Club started in the ACT sub-district competition in 1984. Grand final wins were in 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996,1999 and 2006. The latest grand final win was against Bungendore at Bungendore in 2008. This year 2012 will see history made as the club hosts a grand final for the first time. The club seems to be very lucky in Olympic years. There are 14 life members, Harry Cummins, Ross Field, Mick Swinney, Lochy Thompson, Garry Mugridge, Mick Mugridge, Barry Mugridge, Tommy Granabetter, Murray Johnson, Jimmy Crocker, Ian Graham, Matt Fish, Richard Boys and Steve Carter. In 2004 the Bushpigs took over the junior rugby previously being run by Snowy Mountains Grammar School. The juniors then

took on the appropriate name of the Jindabyne Piglets, today there are four Piglets teams. 2006 saw the commencement of the Miss Piggies where a few local ladies, some who have never played before indicated they would like to have a go at the game. In 2007 the Miss Piggies played five social games of which they won two. Since this beginning the girls have made the Semifinals of the ACT Comp many times including 2012. The Club also has a very strong Golden Oldies team “The Soreboars” who are committed to enjoying their rugby and travel to various carnivals throughout the year. The Club started with its home at The Banjo Paterson Inn but with the expansion of the club has now moved to major sponsors the Lake Jindabyne Hotel. Over the last 29 years nearly every business in Jindabyne has sponsored the club in some way and many of them continue today. Pictured, Harry and the next generation of Bushpigs.

The Coaches Word- Matt Tripet

Reflecting on this year’s Bush Pig season it has certainly been a remarkable and humbling experience for me as a coach, captain and more importantly as a teammate. We as a team have been able to add a few amazing chapters to the club’s history books, achieving a number of significant milestones. Out of all those achievements the most important is that we have been able to bring the grandfinal home to Jindabyne for the first time in the club’s history. The results that have been achieved to date are a reflection of the senior player’s dedication to each other and the fantastic club whose banner we proudly play under. As a member within the Jindabyne community, club and team we should be very proud of the achievements we have all had a part in throughout the year and be excited with the prospects that will be presented before us on grandfinal day. The one chapter left that remains unwritten for this year will unfold on September 1 and fingers crossed it will end with a happy ending. All the records we achieved this year and all the great results we earned were only a vehicle to put us in the position we are in today and nothing more. Being brilliant on September 1 is not the scoreboards or the wins in the past, it will come down

to looking at our brother and sister in the eye knowing we didn’t let them down with the 80 minutes of opportunity we had on that field and in the grand stands. Great moments are born with opportunity and that is what we have as a player group and as a club. So I ask everyone in this fantastic town and club to back a very special bunch of young men on the field on September 1 and be a part of the journey that could see us do something that has not been achieved before. We as a community, club and as a player group should embrace the challenge before us and only together we will achieve great things. Thank you for all your support this year and I look forward to taking this journey with you all! Dress in green and cheer loud!

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Who would have guessed at the season beginnings that these two teams would be playing one another in grand final? Who would have guessed that the Bushpigs would be playing in a home final? So it brings us to the last game of the season, the ultimate prize at the end the 2012 Premiers of the Monaro Two competition. The Bushpigs the most consistent team in the competition this season find themselves for the first time in its club history in hosting a grand final. The team has put an impressive season together with a healthy for and against that many teams and coaches would relish. Its season results against Crookwell have been impressive clocking up plenty of points in the victories including a 76- 13 and recently a 56-0 wins in Jindabyne and also a narrow 37 -34 win in Crookwell when Bushpigs five eight Jake Roarty converted a penalty after the siren. However, the season that has been is nothing to go for going into finals. The Dogs put on an impressive display to blow away the Taralga Tigers 30- 12 in the preliminary final over the weekend. The Tigers the only team to test the Bushpigs this season were favourites to be coming back to Jindabyne to play off for the grand final; however something must have been put

in the water in Crookwell after their dominating display. The Dogs are team that Bushpigs must be very aware of, take it back to the Preliminary final last season where the Bushpigs were all money to go on to make it to the grand final only to be up staged by a more determined Dogs team in Jindabyne. Even though this season results have been in favour of the home side this year, there will be no doubt that the Dogs lead by their captain Gearin Price and Coach James Mc Cormack will ensure that all their players are firing for the special occasion. The Dogs would be still hurting from its 20-6 grand final loss last season to the Bungendore Mudchooks and will be looking to rectify this. The last time the Dogs went on to win a GF was in 2004 when they defeated the Bushpigs in Crookwell. Bushpigs coach Matt Tripet will be looking for big performances from Matthew Caldwell, Michael Bottom and John Field to ensure that the Premiership trophy remains in Jindabyne for a season. Let’s hope history doesn’t repeat itself and history is created at John Connors Oval this weekend. Come along and support the Bushpigs in their quest for glory. GO THE PIGS!

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Would like to thank the following sponsors Allens Funerals Alpine Gables Alpine Glass & Screens Barrakee Lodge Brumby Bar & Bistro CPS Painting Fairidge Building & Constructions First Tracks Snowboards Get Fenced Gloria Jean's Coffees Goaland Constructions Greg Louder Electrical High Country Fitness High Country Frames and Trusses High Country Outfitters High Country Pest Control Hip Pocket Workwear Il Capriccio Jindabyne Auto Repairs Jindabyne Joinery Jindabyne Newsagency Jindabyne Pharmacy Jindabyne Physio Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Jindabyne Real Estate Jindabyne Sports Kraft Earthmoving Lake Crackenback Resort Lake Jindabyne Hotel Leesville Laundry Life Advantage Mastercut Meats Mitre 10 Jindabyne Mountain Munchies Raine & Horne Serge's Café Snow FM Snowy Mountains Plumbing Snowy River Tyrepower Spectrum Partners Sponars Chalet Sundance Bakery Thredbo Valley Horse Riding Fourex Gold Travel Consultants Berridale Westpac Bank Wild Brumby Distillery

Name: Jeremy Witherdin Age : 27 Position: Prop Nickname: Mooshy

Name: Daniel Josifovski Age : 23 Position: Hooker Nickname: DJ, Massive

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Name: Andrew Mcdonald Age : 24 Position: Halfback Nickname: Jynx

Name: Isaac Maw Age : 25 Position: Prop Nickname: Shebangers

Name: James Winter Age : 24 Position: Hooker Nickname: Barbs

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2012 Meet the Bushpigs – Player Profiles

Name: Liam Pepper Age : 20 Position: Wing/Fullback Nickname: Repsi

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Under 15s Bushpigs

August saw the Jindabyne “Bushpigs” Under 15s team play at home against Wests who travelled from Canberra in the final game of the regular season. The game started strong and our forwards dominated through out with some very tough rucks and mauls gaining some much valuable ground through the centre of the field. We went to the half time break down 7-5. The second half was much like the first with our forwards again dominating. With some sensational ground made by Kurtis Atkinson and Daniel Cross, and two excellent tries scored

by Drew Turner one by Luke Teine, one by Jess Cooper and some fantastic conversions by Jordan Lewis. Our back line got a little extra ball in the second half with some excellent runs by Liam Allen, Bailey Farmer and Daniel Hunter. The whole team played exceptionally well with some amazing tacking and ball control, and we came away with a 26-19 win. Well done to all the boys and good luck as we now head to the grand finals this week in Canberra.

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Jindabyne Piglets Under 12s with their coaching and management staff.

Jindabyne Under 13 Piglets with their coaching and management staff.

Jindabyne under 10 Piglets v Queanbeyan semi-final From the players...Mitch Thrum, Ben From The Coach... Taylor and Jake Taylor John Taylor Today we went to Queanbeyan to play our semi-final. We tried our hardest. Bryce Robinson scored one try and we all got player of the day. Thank you to our coach and all the supporters that came to watch us today. It doesn’t matter about winning or losing as long as you tried your best and had some fun. Thank you to all our sponsors – especially Gloria Jeans who gave the whole team a delicious drink every time we won a game!!! We look forward to seeing you next year for season 2013. Go the senior BushPigs and under 15’s next Saturday in your grand finals. We will be there to cheer you on!!

Congratulations to the mighty under 10 piglets! When we started the year we only had three team members that had ever played rugby before so to finish equal second on the ladder and make it to the semi-finals was a great achievement!! In the semi-final match against Queanbeyan it was 7-7 with only 10 minutes to go before two quick tries to Queanbeyan sealed the match for them. This showed how evenly matched the semifinal teams were – it was a great season with some very entertaining rugby. A big thank you to all the parents who helped throughout the season and for making the effort to get the players to training and the games. We look forward to another successful season in 2013.

Bushpigs mascot Sir Gruntsalot will be on hand on Saturday to cheer thew club to victory.


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Cooma Red Devils Reserve Grade with coach Mick Schofield. Photo by Schooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio.

Red Devils Reserves taking on the Goulburn Dirty Reds... The Cooma Red Devils reserve grade side this week take on the Goulburn Dirty Reds in the ACT/Monaro First Division Second Grade Grand Final on Saturday afternoon. Cooma has had a successful year finishing in second spot on the ladder after blowing the chance to finish minor premiers by losing to Hall and Goulburn in the last two games of the round. Finishing second though allowed Cooma to have two chances at making the final but they only needed the first week after defeating Hall in the Major Semi Final last week and giving them the week off. This week off will have allowed the Cooma players the chance to get over any niggling injuries that have been hampering them. The game on Saturday will be a real arm wrestle with both sides having won one game each and the other being a draw. Although Goulburn will have the advantage of playing at home with their first grade side playing Yass in the other Grand Final. This will only make Cooma more

determined to travel there and bring back the silverware. The Cooma side will be looking for the forwards to set a good platform from both set pieces with the experience of Mark Fraser, Adam Schofield, Chris Robinson and Gary Moore to take the side forward early. Look for the back rowers of Brett Jones, Matt Gibbs, Tom McGuire and Dean Perry to be all over the opposition in both defence and attack. Aron Rogers will be leading from the front as always and his big game experience will lift the others around him, been halfback he will be the link between the forwards and backs. In the backs it will be defence that goes a long way to winning the game so look for Tom Laddams, Credence Bartlett and Phil Johnson to lead this while Nathan Boate and Neil Schouten will need to have their kicking boots on so Cooma can dictate terms during the game. The Red Devils would like to see your support in Goulburn on Saturday afternoon so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get everyone to Goulburn and paint the town red and bring home the cup.

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Colts win through to major semis Frank Butchery U13 Frank’s Butchery Under 13s are through to the major semi finals this Sunday. The boys are playing well and have found form at the right end of the season.  The boys had a hit out on the weekend to their fitness up and mind on the job. The boys play this Sunday at 12 pm at Braddon Oval, ACT.  Best of Luck boys! The Australian Hotel U15 The Australian Hotel Under 15s Cooma Colts took on West Belconnen Blue at Northbourne Oval last Sunday evening in a do or die Minor Semi Final with the loser hanging up their boots until next season. Both teams were looking to assert themselves early on with tough defence. After receiving two penalties, Cooma were unlucky not to score when Josh Zammit charged over the line only to have the ball knocked from his hands. It took until the 18th minute of the game before the first points were scored with Andrew Crimmins diving over for a try wide out following good lead up work by the Cooma forwards with bustling ball running. In the very next set, Jeremy Mackay made an incisive run down field, the ball was spread to the right only to be put down in an attacking position.

The score remained at 4-0 in Cooma’s favour at half time. Cooma started well in the second half with their first set ending with a Josh Steinke grubber kick, coupled with a great chase forcing an error from West Belconnen. This resulted in Andrew Crimmins getting the ball and diving over to the left of the posts for an 8-0 lead. The Cooma attack was starting to cut holes in the West Belconnen defence, only for their handling to let them down. Andrew Crimmins hung onto a Josh Steinke pass to crash over for his (and Cooma’s) third try for the game and a 12-0 lead after 10 minutes. West Belconnen were their own worst enemies, giving away penalties, then having a player sent to the sin bin for ten minutes for a high tackle. Following sustained pressure from Cooma, Josh Zammit was able to add his name to the try scorers list with a good individual effort. Josh Steinke added the goal for an 18-0 lead with seven minutes left to play. West Belconnen managed two tries and had another disallowed over the next four minutes when Cooma’s defence went to sleep to close the gap in the scores to 18-10. The Cooma boys managed to hang onto this lead until full time

to come away with a hard fought, but well deserved victory. Coach, Jason Kelly praised all the players for their efforts, for toughing it out in a game they were probably expected to win, but had to fight hard to come out on top of their opposition. Enjoy the week off boys and now build for the next game – a shot at playing in the Grand Final. South East Embroidery Under 12s have made it to the top and are Minor Premiers for 2012.

The boys have all had a tremendous year this year. They have all put in 100 percent and proved to themselves, as well as to the coach, Richard Inskip, that they are all more than deserving of being the Minor Premiers. They have won all but two games all season, and that is their reward for playing as a great team and using their skill and determination to win, and play the game that they love. We have had a few new

members to the team, and they have slotted in like they have been with the boys for years. This group of under 12’s boys are recognised for their ability to play football but also their ability to become great mates. The boys will play their first semi finals in Canberra on the September 2, 2012, and I know that I, as well as the parents wish the boys all the best. Pictured, the Under 13s.

Under 12 Red Devils play the game of the season in semi The Sports Power U12 Red Devils played the game of their lives in the semifinal against Marist but were defeated 19 – 0. This score was certainly no indication of the game.   Their first season in the top division playing against Marist the reigning premiers would have been a bit daunting for the Devils but they all rose to the challenge and showed Marist and all who were lucky enough to  watch what a good side they are. From the kick off the Devil’s game was played with huge intensity from both teams with Devils matching them across the field until weight of possession lead to a Marist converted try.  This fired the Devils even more and they hit back straight away with Peter Tangye appearing to score

under the posts only to have it disallowed. The Devils didn’t drop their heads and were desperate to equalise.  With ball possession everything, the Devil’s forwards were outstanding, constantly over powering the Marist scrum and winning the ball against the feed, they attacked the Marist line and were unlucky not to score.

Marist’s slick backline extended their lead with a converted try in the corner to lead 14 – 0, this score remained until half time. The second half was just as intense with the Devils forwards still dominating the scrums and winning a lot of possession. Great ball control and cleaning out had the Devils pressuring Marist’s

line constantly but the Marist defence scrambled and kept them out again. Oscar Litchfield made a fantastic break down the sideline and with only the fullback to beat was caught in a try saving tackle.  The momentum stayed with the Devils for most of the second half, but they just weren’t able to score.  With time running out, Marist sealed their win 19-0 with a late try. Three points to all players this week. The Devils can be very proud of themselves making the finals and topping off a fantastic season. Big thanks to Coach Peter Ingram for a great year. Pictured, the Cooma Red Devils Under 12s and coach Peter Ingram.

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St Moritz season finale

Cooma foursomes decided Cooma Golf report by Garry Atkinson Last week at Cooma Golf Club has seen some of the best weather the Snowy Mountains has to offer and some of the worst, however the course continues to remain in top condition. A reminder to golfers and non-golfer alike that the Friday Nine-hole social games will commence on September 7 - don’t miss this great end to each week as this new event on the calendar comes along. Saturday saw the Foursomes Championships decided for 2012. All major trophies will be given out at the Annual Presentation Night however on the day Josh and Mark Rainsford won A grade, Jeff Burgess and Dave Ware won B grade and Kerry Blencowe and Neil Venables won C grade. In the net event Josh and Mark Rainsford won the day with a fine 67 nett from Dave Paterson and Steve Young with 68.5 nett. Longest drive was won by Brian Searl. Nearest the pin on the ninth was won by Frank McKnight and on the 17th Prawit Prakotasung hit it really close. On Sunday 25 players took advantage of the great weather and course conditions.

Mark Rainsford won A grade with 38 points. In B grade Joshua Miller had 37 points and in C grade Tony Monday won with 36 points. Ball winners went down to Prawit Prakotasung with 33 points. Nearest the pin on the ninth went to Vic Carroll and on the 17th Col Langdon had the closest shot. Wednesday August 22 saw a single medley stableford contested. Brian Searl had a strong round to take out first place with 39 points in A grade from Adam Robinson also with 39 points. B grade was taken out by John Alexander with 38 points and C grade saw Lindsey Blewitt win with 39 points. Ball winners went down to Bob Ashcroft with 36 points. Nearest the pin on the ninth went to Roy Kerr and on the 17th Michael Boyce hit one nice and close. On Saturday next week we have a monthly medal stroke event with round 10 of the super stableford on Sunday. Wednesday is an individual medley stableford. See you on the greens.

One of four Tigers teams victorious The last game of the season saw only one of four Tigers team come out victorious against Belconnen at Mackellar Park. Cooma PPL defeated the home team 3-2, while the PL managed only a draw, despite being 2-0 up inside the first 20 minutes of the second half. In other results PL 16 lost 6-0 and finally the PL18 were defeated 3-0 by the blue devils.

Belconnen to equalise the game. Cooma conceded in the 80th minute, with the referee pulling another rabbit out of the hat, and awarding Belconnen a goal from an offside position (very similar to the one he allowed in the last game between BUFC v CFC). Then in the 85th minute the second and last goal from BUFC was scored. Both goals were scored by D. Kemp. Following the match, Cooma finished second PREMIERS: in the league championship. The Tigers are It was a fair result according to Gabriel Wilk, now sharpening their claws and teeth to get a who recognised that in the first half the blue place in the Premier league grand final. devils played better football than Cooma. They showed good ball control and created PATHWAY; more opportunities than the Tigers. The Tigers dominated in the first 20 minutes. The second half was completely the reverse They were able to score three decisive goals as Cooma gained control of the game. against BUFC before the halftime whistle. In the 56th minute Cattanach scored his 13th Belconnen, however, came back strong, but goal of the season and Oloriegbe in the 58th despite their efforts, could only score two goals minute scored his 21st goal of the season. of three. The Tigers showed through these goals that This means that the Tigers are second on the they did not go to Mackellar Park for a picnic. ladder. Soon after the goals, a controversial penalty The goal scorers for Cooma were Iain Elliott was given in favour of the home team. with two goals and Glen Cable with one goal. But justice was served after the ball hit the Belconnen’s scorers were Ritchil and Stirton. crossbar and went out. Cooma at that point was high on confidence. The team created several close opportunities. The Tigers let the game slip however, allowing

Two Thredbo ski patrol members, 30 kids and 20 parents headed off into the wild blue and white wonder that was the top of Thredbo on August 19, for the annual Dead Horse Gap run for the St Moritz Ski Club. The morning starting out with the kids having their lesson and some of the parents having a lesson too, then regrouping at the top of Karels at about 1pm. Skiing in heavy powder, through beautiful snow and ice covered trees and spectacular scenery the large group made its way across the top, then down into the valley

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carefully negotiating trees and rocks along the way and finally into Dead Horse Gap. A thrilling difficult ski, even for the most experienced but the kids of St Moritz shone and every one of them made it safely to our rendezvous with the waiting bus. A BBQ, well earned drink then some frolicking in the snow finished off what was a fantastic day out in Thredbo. Last Sunday was the last day of St Moritiz for 2012 and the presentation night will be held on Friday August 31 at the Alpine Hotel Cooma.

Coolamatong golf Sunday’s stroke round for the men was won by Tony Kiek with 75 nett. Runners up were Hans Kunz, Colin McCullough, Andrew O’Keefe and Denis White. No player had a straight enough drive to take the nearest the pins. Wednesday again was won by Tony Kiek followed by Roy Gabriele, Ross Thompson, Roger White and Werner Siegenthaler. Nearest the pin on the sixth and eighth was Tony Kiek and on the 12thRoss Thompson.

Sunday for the ladies was won by Jan O’Halloran, runners up Carolyn O’Byrne and Jenny O’Byrne. No nearest the pin for the ladies. Must have been avoiding the green for both men and ladies. The putting competition was won by Carolyn O’Byrne. Wednesday’s winner was Michelle White. Runners up were Jan O’Halloran, Carolyn O’Byrne, Jenny O’Byrne, Christa Waehrer and Betty Thompson. Nearest the pin won by Michelle.

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Celebrating World Physiotherapy Day Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy will be celebrating World Physiotherapy Day on September 8. To help celebrate World Physiotherapy Day, the Australian Physiotherapy Association have launched the ‘I love my physio’ competition, with the main prize of an ipad and $1000. Details on how to enter are on the Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy website www. sapphirecoastphysio.com . Physiotherapy helps put you back in action by carefully treating your painful joints and muscles, educating you about managing your condition, advising you on ways to prevent a recurrence, and designing a personal exercise program. Physiotherapists treat a wide range of conditions including, poor posture, back and neck pain, headaches, painful joints, muscular pain, sports injuries, women’s health and post surgery. 2012 has been a busy year for Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy. This year, our Cooma clinic has expanded its services to include acupuncture, supervised hydrotherapy sessions and

supervised gym sessions at Anytime Fitness. The recent purchase of a realtime ultrasound machine for Cooma will allow for improved treatment for Women’s health issues like incontinence and urgency. It will also provide visual feedback for exercises of the core and lower back muscles to allow a faster, complete recovery from back pain. Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy have also teamed with Monaro Rural Health service to develop a series of educational handouts including simple stretches and easy to read information about specific areas of pain, including back pain, neck pain, headaches and knee pain. These handouts can be accessed for free on www.sapphirecoastphysio.com . If you are not sure if physiotherapy is appropriate for you, Renee and Kristy from Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy Cooma are more than happy to discuss your symptoms and how physiotherapy may assist you. Call 6452 4203 for more information. Kristy and Renee from the Sapphire Coast Physiotherapy Clinic at the Bombala Street Surgery, Cooma.

Cooma women state pennants runners-up

Cooma Women’s Bowling Club was represented at the recent state pennants play-off at Tuncurry/Forster Bowling Clubs. Two teams attended: Team one – Margherita Zasso, Kath Sach, Olga Jebbink, Maureen D’Amico; Team two – Leonie Snell, Lorraine West, Helen Peuker, Dawn Russell. Reserve Daphne Fraser and team manager Hazel Walker. A few of the bowlers arrived on Friday afternoon to wind, rain and very loud thunderstorms. The others arrived on Saturday to overcast skies and pouring rain. On Sunday they checked out the venues and found they were more like pools than bowling greens – they had a feeling they may have travelled all that way for nothing. Monday morning started to look better. Luckily this was a practise day and Forster greens were still quite soggy but the rain was holding off. The bowlers thought the heavier greens would be more of an advantage to them than

the dry fast ones they had been preparing themselves for. On Tuesday morning the bowlers first game was against the local Manning Point teams. The greens were quite soggy but the bowlers felt comfortable and were unfortunate not to come out with all five points, but were happy with four, Margherita’s team winning 21-11 and Leonie’s team losing 18-19. In the afternoon the game was against Bowral. By this time the greens were drying out but the bowlers were determined they had not travelled all that way for nothing and were pleased to collect four points again – this time Leonie’s team won 21-11, Margherita’s team down 13-18. Wednesday morning was basked in sunshine and the bowlers we up against Weethalle, another small town team which was struggling with the fierce competition. The bowlers knew we could not take anyone with ease and this time won both rinks and the total five points which gave them a total

of 13 points to be sectional winners over Manning Point on 10 and this encouraged them to do better. The teams then battled the section winners, firstly Maitland City, winning both rinks and won all five points, Margherita’s team winning 22-12 and Leonie’s team 2416. In the afternoon, Cooma played RSL Sussex Inlet who were also on five. Although all the bowlers did their best, they were only able to win one rink and lost the aggregate. Unfortunately, due to a hiccup on the score card, Cooma found out the next morning they had lost the point and would have to give their all in the last game against Walla Walla/Oaklands who had a tough battle with Maitland the previous afternoon. The game was played at Tuncurry with all the grade one, two and three winners, Even State Champion Kate Murphy was playing and Dawn was so excited after shaking hands with her the previous night,

when she wished us well. After a good start it looked that we might get through with full points but the determination of Walla Walla was not to be underestimated, Leonie’s team 18 all on the last end and the oppostion was able to get a two point win. Margherita’s team won 32-10. The final point scores were RSL Sussex Inlet to top 14 points, Cooma 9, Maitland 5, Walla Walla Oaklands 2. This was tremendous effort by all the girls – to win the runner-sup flag against so many other teams. Thanks go to Hazel and Daphne who supported the team each day, the supporters that turned up each day to encourage, even our past president Val, their sponsors and members of the community and district who helped them raise the money to enable the 10 bowlers to go together. To everyone who wished the bowlers good luck and sent messages, thank you.

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Monaro High in national interschools x-c skiing Kai Bakker, Pierre Wall and Tim Wall skied out of their skins in the Interschools years 9 and 10 cross-country ski relay at Perisher on Tuesday 21 August 2012, to claim third place in a big field of talented skiers. The boys skied hard for their Monaro High School team. Each outdid their results from the individual races held earlier. With the first five going through, the boys will represent Monaro High in the National Interschools Cross-Country Championship on 5 September 2012. That will be the second year running where Monaro High has been represented - last year the Division 1 girls (years 11 and 12) won the National Championship at Falls Creek with a team of Gabi Cigana, Louisa Wall and Linda (an exchange student from Finland). The achievement was all the better given the ages of the boys - Division 2 relay is for those in years 9 and 10, with skiers aged mostly between 14 and 16. Kai is in year 10 at Monaro, aged 15, Tim in year 9 aged 14, and Pierre Wall is in year 7, aged 12. It was an exciting race. On the first lap Hamish Roberts led the field by quite a margin. Kai Bakker fought for second position in a pack of three or four skiers, and held his position up the hill and

down into the interchange area. It was a great effort to send off Pierre Wall in second place. Kai gave it everything. Pierre kept his skating tempo high all the way. Skiing with many skiers up to four years older than him, Pierre was passed by one skier, but held onto a very close third place. A great effort from Pierre, on his third cross-country ski of the season. Soon Tim had moved into second place. Matthew Bull from Trinity Grammar tailed Tim, who was leading by about 15 metres. Along the flat Tim gave it everything and stretched his lead on Matthew. Out of sheer exhaustion Tim stumbled on the first small uphill, but was quickly to his feet. Matthew closed in and got past him on the uphill. But the race wasn’t over. At the top of the hill Tim was about 30 metres behind his rival for second place. He worked hard, skating and poling to catch him up on a fast downhill, and closed to about five metres as they hit the finishing straight. Tim went to go right around some skiers heading to the interchange area, then left to the finishing shute, and lost five metres. With Tim 10 metres behind, both skiers gave it everything. Tim crossed the line in third place by about five

metres, collapsing to the snow in ahead to the Nationals relay on exhaustion. Wednesday September 5. In the individual Division 2 race held before the relays, there was an exciting finish between Kai Pictured, MHS students Kai and Tim. With a fast finish, Kai got past Tim into fourth place, with Tim right behind in fifth. Pierre in Division 3, years 7 and 8, was still finding his ski legs and came 11th in a field of 44. Well done to the boys pulling out all stops to make third in a hotly contested relay. It was great to see the sportsmanship of all the boys shaking hands on the podium at the presentation. They are all looking

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The Cooma Stallions under 18s rugby league team were beaten in the last 60 seconds by Bega in the elimination semi final on Sunday at the Bega Showground after looking all over winners with five minutes to go. In a fantastic game of football the Cooma lads played their hearts outs leading most of the way and at 14 – 10 at halftime the game was typical semi final football, tough, uncompromising football with either team capable of winning. The second half started great for Cooma as centre Cronan ran on to a great backline move to run 70 metres to score. Cooma led 18 – 10. The game then got even tougher with both sides

trying to gain the ascendency in a do or die game. Cooma had several chances to put the game to bed but just fell short. The coaching staff from both sides as well as the crowd were nervous knowing this was going down to the wire, and with just seconds remaining a Cooma mistake gave Bega a chance to win the game, and on the final play of the game they did just that, scoring the winning try that broke Cooma’s hearts and aspirations with the score ending 22-18 in Bega’s favour. Cooma heartbroken, you could hear that famous song ring around the ground it’s never over till that fat sheila sings. The better team on the day had been pipped on

the post. The Cooma stallions under 18s have done themselves and the club proud with their never say die attitude throughout the season always turning up to play. All players can be proud to be a Cooma Stallion with their efforts being first class. The coaching staff would like to thank all players and parents for the year and hope to see everyone at the presentation night on September 21. Pictured, a strong-running Dean Byrne takes on the defence at Bega on Saturday. The under 18s can be very proud of the way they played this season.

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