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Dancing with the Cooma Stars excelled last week. See story page 3, more photos pages 16 and 17. Pictured, the cast and organisers on Saturday night.



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What a stellar result!

The final curtain – the stars on stage at the end of Saturday night’s performance. The second Dancing with the Cooma Stars extravaganza has exceeded the expectations of the organisers, the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research (MCCR), raising an estimated $170,000. The shows, which included four performances over three days, were a sellout. The 11 ‘stars’ between them, had raised more than $136,000 through online voting and individual fundraising efforts. President of the MCCR, Sue Litchfield, has praised the efforts made by the stars and their partners, Sandy Schofield and Carolyn Ewart for their co-ordination of the event, Jim Walker-Broose for his compering of each show, the Cooma Car Club, the caterers, the volunteers, the sound and lighting crews and Monaro Dance Co, the whole community for its complete support of the fundraising event. For each evening performance, awards were made for judges choice, people’s choice and most improved. There was also a charity award, for the stars who raised the most money. This was shared this year between Liza Dyball and her partner Craig Schofield and Liz Timmins and her partner Mark Nolan.

Each couple and their partners will receive a trip to “An Officer and a Gentleman” stage show in Sydney plus accommodation at the Astral Towers at the Star. There is no doubt that each ‘star’ was a winner in the competition, but the awards for each night went to: Thursday – people’s choice and judges award – Christo Xenochristou and partner Shannon Schofield; Friday night; People’s Choice Liza Dyball and partner Craig Schofield; Judges award David Learoyd and Jo Brown. Saturday night: People’s choice David Learoyd and Jo Brown; Judges award Chris Allen and Lauren Swain. Most Improved Ben Litchfield and Shara Jones, Liz Timmins and Mark Nolan, Annie O’Keefe and Luke O’Sullivan. The Bravery award went to David Learoyd who offered to shave off his 34-year-old beard if $10,000 was raised. The beard came off, with due ceremony on Saturday night. Anyone who pledged money for the beard-shaving and hasn’t yet honoured that pledge is asked to call into the Sharp Street Surgery to finalise their donation. Spare programs are available from Cooma Ex-Services Club, for anyone who may have missed one.

Emergency services report A 39-year-old Cooma male was observed by police on the one of the vehicles. corner of Mittagang Road and Orana Avenue with a group Police are asking people to make sure they lock all of young people at about 4.30pm on Friday. All people were unattended vehicles and keep valuables out of sight, a timely searched and the 39-year-old was found to be in possession of reminder as the ski season is fast approaching. a small amount of cannabis. He will attend court at a later date. There have been a number of incidents around the region On Thursday at 4.45pm a Canberra male failed to give way with vehicles sliding off the roads due to snow and ice. No to a police vehicle on Massie Street. After narrowly avoiding a injuries have been reported and people are reminded that you collision the male was given a random breath test and returned must carry snow chains in the National Park as of the long a positive reading. He will appear in Cooma local court at a weekend. later date. Several people have been sighted driving around the gates Sometime in the afternoon on Thursday 24, two vehicles at the Kosciusko National Park entrance of late. A number of were left parked, unlocked and unattended at the rear of a infringement notices have been issued and you must travel Sharp Street business. Person or persons unknown have then through the park gates whether you have a valid pass or not. taken advantage of the opportunity and stolen a wallet from




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Medicare office to go cashless When Cooma’s Medicare branch moves to its new location in August, where it will share office space with Centrelink in Massie Street, there are bound to be some operational changes but one of the most significant will be that Medicare will no longer reimburse customers’ claims with cash over the counter. Human Services Minister, Kim Carr, who visited Cooma last month with Member for Monaro, Mike Kelly, to promote the “one stop shop” where Medicare and Centrelink services will co-reside, announced last week that Medicare branches nationally will all be cashless following a staggered conversion phase beginning from July 1, 2012. Under the new cashless scheme, customers are required to register their bank account details with Medicare or alternatively, swipe their debit card at the branch. The refund is then lodged via EFTPOS and is transferred within a day or so. For those who do not wish to register their bank details, there will be the option of receiving a cheque. “This technology has been available in some offices for a number of years and there have been more trials in recent months.” Mr Carr said, adding “As well as giving people better options for claiming

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Snowy Hydro holds Big Morning Tea Appeal well supported

Snowy Hydro Limited CEO Terry Charlton, cancer survivor Sarah Allen and local Cancer Council nurse Bronnie Taylor The Biggest Morning Tea, which is one of Cancer eventually coming out on top of it. Mrs Allen’s best Council Australia’s most popular fundraisers, was recollections regarding her treatment were being able well supported by Snowy Hydro Limited on Thursday to continue with it in here in Cooma. “The convenience of having an oncology unit in May 24 with a large turnout of staff joining in the Cooma is wonderful for local cancer patients Mrs event held at the Cooma premises. “It’s the 13th year that Snowy Hydro Limited has Allen said “as they no longer have to cope with those participated” staff member Danielle Venables said long trips to Canberra and Sydney.” The auction followed and the money raised was “donating one dollar for every dollar raised by the employees and our combined donations since 1999 added to the staff donations. Cancer Council Australia is an independent, notis now at $44,345.” The theme for the day was “Yellow” and staff were for-profit organisation that relies heavily on donations encouraged to get creative with a yellow outfit and in order to continue its work and predicts it will the best one of the day would win an official Biggest spend at least $16 million during 2012 in cuttingedge cancer research which will cover prevention, Morning Tea mug and a bright yellow stress ball. Organiser Michelle Miller manned the donation diagnosis, treatment and survivorship and with table and the sale of the raffle tickets along with around 36,000 people diagnosed with cancer in staffer Jeni Rohwer and further funds were raised NSW every year, every dollar is needed. via an auction of items kindly donated by local businesses and the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre. Speakers during the morning were local McGrath Care nurse, Bronnie Taylor, cancer survivor, Sarah Allen and Snowy Hydro Limited CEO Terry Charlton. Ms Taylor spoke about the importance of supporting fundraising events for cancer research and Mrs Allen shared her memories of her ordeal with the disease, from the frightening diagnosis, Snowy Hydro staff Robbie Johnson and Michael Warren in the ‘yellow’ through the treatment theme at the big morning tea. process and on to

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The Salvation Army conducted their Red Shield Appeal recently and Captain Louise Nicholson of the Cooma branch is very happy with the support from the local community, whose generosity helped to raise close on $16,000, with donations still coming in. There were 71 doorknockers in Cooma over the weekend of the Appeal, with a further 26 out and about around the region and they did a marvellous job, Captain Nicholson said. The donation total is expected to come very close to the targeted amount. Salvation Army Collection Points were also located at Woolworths and McDonalds and Captain Nicholson would like to thank the McDonalds staff who ferried hot drinks out to the collectors at regular intervals. “It was such a cold day” Captain Nicholson said “but our collectors stayed nice and warm, thanks to

McDonalds!” Doorknockers also did collections in Berridale, Dalgety, Delegate, Bombala and Nimmitabel but there is a need for some team leaders to organise doorknocks around Jindabyne and Bredbo. “We have eight team leaders in Cooma” Captain Nicholson added “and they go out every year and I would like to thank them for the time and effort they put in on the Appeal’s behalf.” But everyone seemed to be doing their bit for the Salvos 2012 Red Shield Appeal. Rotary organised a collection for the Appeal at their Market Day and the Wespac Bank thoughtfully opened its doors on the Sunday so the money raised could be deposited straight away. “It was very successful” Captain Nicholson said “and I would like to say thank you to everyone who took part.”

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There’s no doubt about it, the people of the Monaro have huge hearts. The second Dancing With The Cooma Stars event last week has surpassed expectations and the results of the inaugural event in 2010. With $170,000 available to go towards cancer research and services as a result of the efforts of the stars and their partners, plus a small army of workers. Thanks should go to the community for its support of such a wonderful cause. Well done, all! And there’s cause for more celebration, too. The cold which has had a lot of shivering and muttering under our breath has brought the promise fo a great ski season for 2012. Because of the snow, the resorts can open a week early and they will be donating their windfall to the local community. A win-win situation if ever there was one. The Postman has joined the digital age and is now able to watch, bemuse, several new television channels previously not available. This is great for watching old black and white movies, reruns of MASH, Hogan’s Heroes, I Dream of Jeannie, etc, but it has also exposed The Postman to some truly dreadful ads. For example, there seems to be about a dozen ads for wonder bras, which closely resemble gym tops and are as about as feminine as a pair of old army socks. The models, it seems, have borrowed their 12 year-old daughters bras to wear to emphasise the point/s that some underwear is uncomfortable. Well, sure it’s uncomfortable if it’s five sizes too small. All the different brands look the same and all offer about a gerzillion extra bras for the price of one. Seriously, have these people never heard of going to a specialist fitter, getting the right size determined and purchasing from there? These shapeless creations seem to hold as much merit as someone offering wonder boots – one size fits all…just wrap the material around your foot and tie it on with a bootlace. Beautiful!

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Congratulations on great community effort Editor, My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the Dancing with the Cooma Stars event last Friday night. What a great night. The overwhelming sense of community is something I am very proud to support and be part of. I congratulate our local community for getting behind this initiative. Congratulations to the dancers and the “Cooma Stars” whose enthusiasm and “can do” attitude reflects all that is great with this event. The 2012 Dancing with the Cooma Stars is another positive for our local community as we can all see what can be achieved when we work together. I would like to personally congratulate MCCR President, Sue Litchfield for her obvious tireless efforts, Sandy Schofield and Carolyn Ewart for their energy and enthusiasm along with all the MCCR committee members.

To Frostbite Foods for the sensational meal, the Cooma Car Club for running the bar, local dancers and all those who volunteered as wait staff and helpers, congratulations to you all. For those that are using the services of the local oncology ward or are in receipt of other assistance from the MCCR, there could be no truer evidence that the thoughts and the support of the local community is with you at a time when its needed most. To Owen Finegan who combined the demands on him as CEO of the Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter Service with the arguably greater demands of learning the dance routines…. a job well done; you did good ! Terry Charlton CEO and Managing Director Snowy Hydro


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Lisa Ashurst There is a God. I know this because the sun has been shining pretty much consistently through the autumn so far and despite some icy nights and mornings, the days on the whole have been not too bad, temperature-wise. You see, this is what I have been praying for since the seasons ticked over because I’m not really into really low temperatures and so I kind of put it out there about the weather etc and there you go…”Something” heard me! This is very cosmic. I kid you not and yes, I know, it is a little selfish to pray for a milder winter (especially among those who only live to get out in the white stuff) but all’s fair in love, war and desperation so that means I can occasionally put in for a warmer winter season and the snow lovers can just get up to other shenanigans in the event of minimum snowfalls up the mountains. They get up to them anyway, so duh! But anyway, as I was saying, I think “Something” heard me and took pity on the pathetic female who had flung herself to the ground wailing “Nooooooooo! Not winter again all ready!” and bugger me if things didn’t start to improve almost immediately! Even cosmic-er!!! (This is a word now).

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Anyway, as I was saying, the odd mild winter season is only fair for those of us who are less than thrilled with the usual icy temperatures that seep into clothes and bore into bones, leaving us shivering so hard we can barely speak. So really, what’s wrong with a little warm weather prayer every now and again? Nothing really so hey, if anyone out there was thinking of lighting a candle or something in the hope of numbers in the minus range and mammoth snowdrifts, spare a thought for the those of us who just don’t like it. I mean, would it really matter all that much if you didn’t ski this year? Didn’t snowboard? Didn’t do other snow stuff? Just didn’t do winter? It wouldn’t, you know. If you tend to feel the way I do then we are destined to become very good buddies but if you’re currently having a meltdown at the thought of a less than freezing winter with no buckets of snow all over the place then… that’s unfortunate. I’ll have to counter whatever it is you may be offering to the “Something” that’s currently in my corner and just so you know…I have friends. So there it is. Now someone snuff out that bloody candle! Quick!

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COOMA-MONARO SHIRE COUNCIL WEEKLY NEWS AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION “NEW HOLLAND” MODEL T4-75 TRACTOR Council has recently taken delivery of a new tractor to be used primarily for slashing verges, villages and other open areas throughout the shire. This new tractor is part of Council’s programmed replacement program. The photo shows the operator, Mr Kearin Patton being given his induction on the tractor.

STORM DAMAGE Storm damage grading repairs being carried out on Murrells Road.


TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – WANGIE STREET Notice is hereby given that, weather permitting; Wangie Street from Walgarra Street to Wangie Street South will be closed to all traffic (resident’s access only) daily between 7.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday from the 14 May to 8 June 2012. This temporary road closure is to allow for the installation of water services. Council apologises for the inconvenience and it would be appreciated if motorists could make alternative arrangements during this period. Any enquiries can be directed to Council’s Engineering Division on 6455 1801.

Rose Valley Road – restore storm damage Jerangle Road – restore storm damage, gravel re-sheeting, road realignment Chakola Road – restore storm damage, gravel re-sheeting Smiths Road – gravel re-sheeting Kybeyan Road - pothole repair Old Bega Road – pothole repair Jerangle Road – road realignment

CHILDRENS AUTHOR VISIT AT THE LIBRARY Susie Sarah has just published her second picture book and to celebrate she will be conducting a storytime at Cooma Library for lower primary and preschool children on Thursday May 31st at 3.30 pm. For older kids in upper primary she will be hosting a verse writing workshop from 4-5 pm. Places are limited so please book on 6455 1730. If you come to the workshop please bring along a picture of your favourite pet!

YALLAMBEE SUPPORTS AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA Yallambee residents and friends raised over $200 for the Cancer Council at their Biggest Morning Tea. To date, the Cancer Council has received $533,545 towards their target of $11,500,000. Pictured: Bev Caldwell and Beryl Roberts

NATURAL DISASTER FUNDING FOR STORM DAMAGE Council has achieved funding from the NSW Government for $1.1 million for the restoration of roads damaged in the March 2012 floods. Following initial emergency repairs carried out on many roads to date, this funding will now allow further repairs to be completed during coming months.

COOMA FESTIVAL SWIMMING POOL Council has recently completed repairing and repainting the main pool at the Cooma Festival Swimming Pool. This work is required on a regular basis, and in this case, Council has achieved 8 years between painting. The work has been completed at a cost of $55,000 by Restoration Industries of Queanbeyan. The pool will now remain empty until refilling in mid August in preparation for the 2012/13 Summer Season.

WANGIE STREET WATERMAIN Council staff have recently completed the installation of new water service connections to Council’s water main for the subdivision on the north side of Wangie Street, Cooma. The subdivision developer will install the consumer service pipe across Wangie Street to each lot.


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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Community plan on display – comments, please Children and A new Integrated Planning and Reporting (IPR) framework for NSW Local Government has been introduced to assist CoomaMonaro Shire Council’s to meet the ever-changing influences in meeting its future needs. The proposed framework is essentially a set of tools from which Council can build an IPR framework to suit its own community’s needs. As part of this framework, Council has developed a Community Strategic Plan, with community support which addresses social, environmental, economic and civic leadership issues in an integrated manner based on social justice principles of engagement. Council hosted a series of workshops in 2011, to seek feedback from the community on what was important and where it wanted to be in 10 years. Based on this feedback, Council developed a suite of documents that include: • Ten Year Community Strategic Plan; • Resourcing Strategy ; • Asset Management Strategy • Long Term Financial Plan • Workforce Plan • Four Year (2013-2016) Delivery Program & Budget incorporating the One Year Operation Plan & Budget for 2013; and • Revenue Policy & Schedule of Fees & Charges for 2013 The process relies on strong community input, a shared vision

for the future, key themes and priority areas for action, planning and budgeting requirements, integration with State Government and other Regional supporting plans and a strong monitoring process and review reporting. Mayor, Dean Lynch, said “I’m happy to announce the public exhibition of the draft Community Strategic Plan. You’ve told us what you want. We’ve listened. This is your plan and together we can make it happen.� The draft plans are on public exhibition from Wednesday May 23, to Wednesday June 20, and can be viewed at Council’s Administration office, Cooma Library, Cooma Visitor Information Centre, Werri-Nina Centre, Yallambee Lodge and at suitable locations in Nimmitabel, Numeralla, Michelago and Bredbo. They can also be viewed online by visiting Council’s website: Council is also hosting four public consultation sessions at the following locations, to seek feedback on the draft plans prior to being adopted by Council. For those that can’t attend, written submissions are always welcome. June 13 Multi Function Centre, Cooma 12pm to 4pm June 13 Michelago Hall 6pm to 8pm June 14 Bredbo Hall 6pm to 8pm June 17 Centennial Park, Cooma, 9am to 12pm


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If you’re looking for something different to do this June long weekend then head up to Perisher and experience the only music festival in the snow at the Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music from June 8-11. A Festival favourite A French Butler called Smith will get the party going at the Festival Opening on Saturday 9th 10.30am in the Perisher Centre. This year there are even more opportunities to immerse yourself in the festival with a range of fabulous workshops from slide guitar to body percussion; the return of our ever popular poetry competitions and with children free at the festival, it could just be the best long weekend ever! Children are always welcome at the festival and this year’s no exception with an explosive program of lively music, puppets, dancing, storytelling and juggling to choose from. Be entertained with the Hunkydory Puppets, some very unique marionette puppets

which bring that special brand of old-fashioned entertainment mixed with a touch of clowning, magic, songs and unusual instruments. Stir up a brew and share the Russian folklore with Baba Yaga.- the least scary witches you’ll ever meet. Stand-by, sit-up and stir it up with ancient melodies from afar, primal folk dances and rhythms on the accordion to reboot a broken heart. Sing, smile, play and jam along with Mark the Sax on all manner of instruments including materials made out of rubbish. There’s Latin dancing for kids with the virtuosic melodies, gypsy jazz, and reggae sounds of Malumba. Or curl up on a cushion for some chillout time when Lilli Pilli Tales take your children on wonderful journeys to faraway places. With stories from around the globe, and specialising in South American stories make sure you clap, dance, sing, creep and giggle in these very special storytelling sessions.


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Cooma-Monaro Shire Council has voted to increase three rate classifications to cover a decrease in business rates in Cooma. The vote was taken at a special meeting on Monday May 21. Council resolved to increase 2012/13 Residential Cooma rates allocation by 0.50%, Residential Rural and Villages by 0.50%, Farmland by 0.50% and reduce Business Cooma by 1.50%. There will be no change to Business Rural and Villages. These changes are to be exhibited in the Draft Suite of Documents on Public Exhibition. The motion was passed five votes to two: Councillors Hughes, Kaltoum, Lynch, Lawlis and Taylor voting for and Councillors McDonald and Norton recording their vote against the motion. Councillors Phillips and Nott were not present at the meeting, their apologies being accepted.


Wednesday May 30, 2012


Mountain Village rocked with great Country Music The 16th Nimmitabel Bonfire, Shed Concert was a success with more than 200 people travelling from England, Victoria, Brisbane, Canberra, the Coast and Monaro to enjoy the big bonfire, the abundance of food and the beautiful music. Twenty eight artists played throughout the night, with Ben Litchfield as MC. The artists that generously donated their time and expertise were Ernie Constance Peak View, Louise and Ashleigh Bowerman Bredbo, Leonie and Kate Cottrell Bombala, Matt Kimber and Don Ryan from Bega, Paul Bennett Candelo, Luke Simpson Bombala, Michael Green Ando, Brad Cox Jindabyne, Brett Hodak Bombala, Ben Dowton Cooma, Peter Jackson Numeralla, Ross Martin, Maxine Hill Numeralla, Ann Tame Cooma, Peter Mitchell, Laurie Brett Cooma, Bob Peel, Joshua Schuessler Bermagui, Dugald Barker, Dylan Robinson,

setting the whole night up and the clean up on Sunday with many a camper giving a helping hand. Thank you to Dean Hooper of Lightening Strikes Tree Surgery for building the bonfire also Colin Stopp and Jim Alcock for extra wood for gate and kitchen. The Bonfire Shed Concert raised $2500 towards the Show Shear, Stud Merino, Commercial Merino, British breed sheep, Fat Lambs and goat shed extension at the Nimmitabel Showground. The Nimmitabel Show Society have put in for a grant for the extension to the shed and with the money raised over the last few years from the Bonfire we should get the extensions done this year ready for the 2013 show.

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Ray Graff, Ben Barry Jindabyne, Craig Linden, Jamie Byrnes and Gunter. The Country Music had everyone up dancing from five year olds to 75 years young, great to have the young families, country music diehards and the big crowd of young people there enjoying the huge bonfire and top music. We celebrated Grace Burns seventh birthday with Ernie Constance singing happy birthday. Ray Dominish kept the sound system humming along keeping the young ones happy into the wee hours of the morning. The Nimmitabel ladies did themselves proud with a spread of yummy cake selection as well as the Nimmitabel Show members and friends merrily cooking the barbecue and running the gate. With scrumptious meat donated by Howard Charles, John and Jenny Alcock, sausages donated by Melray Meats and Cooma Livestock Transport, Cooma Rural for the Lucky gate prize and the local and Bega papers for their photos and editorials. This years small band of workers, worked tirelessly to achieve a good success and

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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Rego stickers to be abolished Member for Monaro John Barilaro has welcomed a decision by Premier Barry O’Farrell and Roads Minister Duncan Gay to abolish car registration stickers in NSW. In a move sure to be welcomed by drivers and businesses alike, registration labels will be abolished from January 1, 2013. “The task of scrapping off the old label and affixing the new one will soon be a thing of the past,” Mr Barilaro said. “This simple yet practical move will make life just a bit easier for car and motorbike owners,” “The cut to red tape will also be of particular benefit to companies with large vehicle fleets, like car rental companies and delivery firms. With 5.5 million light vehicles registered in NSW, abolishing registration labels will benefit most NSW residents and businesses. Mr Barilaro said the decision was based on the recommendation of the Better Regulation Office and Roads and Maritime Services (RMS). It includes all vehicles with a total weight of up to 4.5 tonnes (which accounts for 97 per cent of vehicles registered) The review found labels were not needed to support compliance and enforcement of vehicle registration and other laws and the presence of a label was not a reliable indicator that a vehicle is registered. Registration labels cost RMS $575,000 a year to produce. Windscreen labels were introduced in 1932. Western Australia and South Australia have already abolished registration labels. “Recent technological developments in police and RMS technology means police still will be able to check if a car’s registration is out of date,” Mr Barilaro said. “The police have number plate recognition technology so if you choose to drive an unregistered and uninsured car – you will be caught. “Vehicle owners will continue to receive notifications from the Roads and Maritime Services and from CTP insurers reminding them to renew their registration and insurance,” Motorists can also easily check the status of their vehicle registration using the RMS online Free Registration Check service at http://www.rta.nsw. After January 1, 2013, it will no longer be an offence for light vehicles to not display a registration label or to display an expired or damaged label. NSW Business Chamber Chief Executive Stephen Cartwright said the Chamber had suggested the idea of abolishing rego stickers as a tangible way to both reduce red tape and save taxpayers’ dollars, and he praised the NSW Government’s decision as a victory for common sense. “This is a great example of the NSW Government listening to the business community and taking action to eliminate unnecessary red tape,” Mr Cartwright said. “The abolition of rego stickers will save businesses that have large fleets of vehicles time and money. “The NSW Business Chamber estimates a saving of $5 million for NSW businesses or the equivalent of 160,000 hours in unnecessary red tape. “When regulations are no longer fulfilling their intended purpose or are superseded by new technology, they should be abolished, and that’s what the NSW Government is doing with rego stickers.” Executive Director of the Motor Traders Association James McCall supported the move. “The MTA is pleased to support the NSW Government’s initiative in abolishing registration labels now that RMS has developed a web site which allows our repairers and service providers to easily check if a vehicle is registered”.

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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Helicopters tackle noxious weeds During May 2012, Council Noxious Weeds staff will conduct an aerial survey of 66,500 hectares in co-ordinated an aerial spray program to target the Jerangle, Peak- View, Good Good, Numeralla, infestations of Serrated tussock in the following Rose Valley and Bredbo areas. areas: This survey is to identify infestations of noxious weeds on all land tenure. This will aid in · Anembo the planning for future on-ground inspections · Bredbo and assist land managers develop weed · Peakview control stratergies to combat noxious weeds · Jerangle in conjunction with broad scale programs that · Michelago comprise of all surrounding landholders including · Good Good National Parks, Council, LHPA and State owned land. This was also combined with programs within the Bombala and Snowy-River Shires to treat Noxious weeds that will be targeted in this approximatly 780 hectares of Serrated tussock survey include: infestations with 40 landholders taking advantage · Serrated tussock of the service across the region. The chemical · African lovegrass used was Fluproponate, which has residual · St John’s Wort properties for long lasting control, killing seedlings · Scotch Broom for up to two years. · Blackberry Council endevours to co-ordinate a similar · Infestations of other noxious weeds may also program during August – September. It is be recorded. proposed that this will also target some isolated infestations of African lovegrass on the bassalt If you require information on your obligations plains South of Cooma. regarding noxious weed control on your property The program may also include a trial of or information on specific weeds, contact Noxious “Granular Fluproponate” aerialy applied to Weed Managment Services on 6455 1941 or visit identify the most feasible product and application Council’s web page technique to aid in the control of Serrated tussock environmental/weeds and African lovegrass on the Monaro. In coming weeks, Council’s noxious weed staff


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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Overseas study-tour a hit with MHS students! Aside from the weather (the coldest northern spring in 30 years!) 16 students from Monaro High School thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to take a hands-on study tour through Europe as part of their 2012 History studies. Travelling with the students were teachers, Jan Sandercoe, Krys Schouten and Trish Thompson as well as parents, Judy Gibson, Cathy Toohey and Marcelo Albertoni. The study group toured from April 3 to 19, covering the core components of the HSC courses in Ancient and Modern History and over the two and a half week tour, the 14 Year 11 and two Year 12 students visited Pompeii and Herculaneum as well as several other sites and museums in the Bay of Naples, plus a visit to the Western Front. Then it was on to Rome, Versailles and Paris, which was their last stop before flying home. While in Italy the group were fortunate enough to be accompanied by Estelle Lazer, an Australian forensic anthropologist who is possibly the leading world expert in her field on things like human remains. The group met Ms Lazer in Italy and she

travelled with them around the featured sites and was able to answer all their questions. On the Western Front and in Paris, the students had the advantage of meeting up with Brad Manera, curator of the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park, Sydney, who was also a mine of information. Some of the highlights of the trip were when Eric Conley, Agustin Albertoni, Tori Shingles and Brianna Kerr laid a wreath at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, chocolate and waffles in Ypres, the museums and galleries in France and Italy, Marcelo Albertoni’s sense of humour and, according the all the girls, “… shopping in Paris!” was the main highlight of the trip! The students gained a great deal of knowledge from the tour, which will be a big plus for their History studies throughout the year.

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Wednesday May 30, 2012

New exercise class In Adaminaby The Monaro Rural Health Service will be conducting a weekly exercise class for six weeks starting on Thursday May 31. The program is free and aims to assist people to get started on becoming more physically active. Classes will be tailored to suit individual needs and fitness levels and will focus on exercises which can be done at home even after the six week program has finished. The classes will be conducted by Kate Greenwood from the Monaro Rural Health Service. Kate is an accredited exercise physiologist and is passionate about the importance of exercise in improving health. “Many people think that they cannot exercise because of their health, or bad back, or bad knees etc, yet in reality, there are very few people who cannot do some sort of exercise”, she says. “In fact, exercise is great medicine for a whole variety of chronic health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, depression, osteoporosis and back pain. It also helps to prevent falls in older people.” The classes are particularly aimed at people who are doing little or no exercise at the moment, but everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of age, fitness or mobility. Kate recommends that people who are not sure whether this class is suitable for them should come along anyway. The first 45 minute class will be held at the CWA hall in Adaminaby at 9:30am on Thursday May 31. Anyone interested should contact Kate on 0429 645 714, or simply turn up to the first class from around 9:15am. Participants should bring a water bottle and towel and wear loose comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes such as joggers. For more information contact Kate Greenwood. Ph: 0429 645714, Email:



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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Areas of southern and central NSW, the ACT and the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area – 5 June 2012*, at 9am.

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Chair of the local Prostate Cancer Support Group, Chris Reeks, was very pleased to welcome the new Canberra-based prostate cancer specialist nurse Vivienne van Dissel, who travelled to Cooma to speak with the group at their last meeting. About 25 people attended and Ms van Dissel addressed the gathering, answered questions and delivered an overview of her role at Canberra Hospital and how it relates to prostate cancer patients in the local region. Ms van Dissel will be the first point of contact at Canberra Hospital for patients referred from the Cooma area and will also function in a supporting role, which is so important for men dealing with this type of cancer and their families. As Chair of the local support group, Mr Reeks tries to get a new speaker for each of the group’s meetings, which take place four times a year, and was delighted that Ms van Dissel was able to attend the last one. Mr Reeks would also like to advise the community that he has a number of resources available, including literature and DVDs should anyone need further information on prostate cancer. Vouchers allowing those who have been diagnosed with the disease to obtain a free kit, supplied by the Prostate Foundation of Australia and which is available from Chemists, are also available from Mr Reeks. If you would like further information regarding the local Prostate Cancer Support Group you can telephone Mr Reeks on 0407 299 008, or please feel welcome to attend their next meeting which will be held on Monday August 20.

Cooma CWA meeting The May meeting of the Cooma CWA branch was well attended and the members were interested in hearing the reports from the State Conference. Barbara Scanes and Margaret Kristiansen represented Cooma Branch as previously reported, Kaye Anderson took the office of State Treasurer. The replies to the resolutions passed at the Conference will be published in the June and August editions of the CWA journal. The members who took part in the “Women walk the World” day were commended on their efforts. Handicraft officer, Jean Stokes, reminded members of the need for at least 10 items of handicraft to be displayed at Bredbo on June 19. Awareness Day for Cooma members will be held on Friday September 14. The ”Year of the Farmer” will be featured, more information later. A reminder to members of the public of the annual Curry luncheon on Friday June 29, to be held at the Anglican Church Hall in Commissioner Street, Cooma. The next meeting of the Cooma CWA will be held on Monday June 4 at the Cooma County Club, Mawson Street. Members please note the change of date due to the public holiday on June 11. Friendship hour begins at 11am followed by a BYO lunch and the business meeting at 12.30pm. The cookery competition for this meeting will be for the Donna Latter’ chocolate cake.


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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Gilbert & Sullivan Extravaganza heats up It may be getting a little chilly in Cooma these days but preparations for the Gilbert and Sullivan Extravaganza are heating up. Rehearsals are in full swing. The orchestra, which was 26 strong and mainly consisting of members of the Snowy Mountains Ensemble, has now grown to 36 in number with many accomplished musicians from far and wide joining the ranks. Many of these new arrivals are from orchestras in Canberra. They seem to be very excited about getting to perform in these much loved works. The Cooma Harmony Chorus h a s been

very busy not only learning their songs but quite a few tricky dance steps as well. It’s hard work but great fun! Yvonne Bairnes has been madly sewing costumes late into the night. There are over 150 costumes! The soloists have been having fun trying out all the elaborate costumes and make up. John and Joan Holmes have been testing and retesting all the sound and lighting equipment. The Lion’s Club has been hard at work constructing the sets. Robert Shearer, Petra Lindsay, Rodney Clancy and Leslie Spencer have been directing all this frenetic activity. It’s Cooma’s largest musical production ever but it’s all coming together beautifully. Tickets are selling fast so if you want to attend buy your tickets soon as you can so you don’t miss out. Tickets are available for three shows only. There’s one performance on Friday evening June 1 at 7.30pm and two performances on Saturday June 2; a matinee at 1.30pm and an evening show at 7.30pm. Tickets may be purchased at the venue, Cooma Ex-Services Club or at Cooma School of Music. Pictured: David Learoyd as the Mikado.

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Platypus Country Events for JUNE Bombala Activities

June 2 and 3 2012 Saturday 9am – 1pm Markets at Imperial Hotel Saturday 10am – 4pm

Saturday all day

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 1.30-4pm

Borderline Gallery, Delegate open. New exhibition “Off the Sheep’s Back”.

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Delegate School of Arts History Museum open.

Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm 365 days a year

Woodworking Room at the School of Arts is open try your hand at some woodwork, or simply come and have a look at what is being created in your community. Early Settlers’ Hut is open– See how the pioneers lived.

Saturday 10am until 1pm Station Buildings open at Bombala

Upcoming Events in the region

June 13 Cathcart Well Being Day supported by Monaro Rural Health Services and the Department of Health and Ageing- information stands, massages, health checks, exercise, organic gardening workshop, organic meats, health foods and more! Submissions on the Integrated Community Strategic Plan now being received...have your involved.

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6.00 Rage. 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Insiders. 10.00 Business. 10.30 Offsiders. 11.00 Asia Pacific. 11.30 Songs. 12.00 Landline. 1.00 Gardening. 1.30 Message Stick. 2.00 New Tricks. Final. 3.00 Into The Shadows. (PG) 4.30 Stunt Love. (PG) 5.00 Patrick White. 5.30 Mabo. 6.00 Auction Room. 6.30 Compass. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 How To Grow A Planet. 8.30 Movie: The Eye Of The Storm. (2011) (M) 10.25 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 10.55 Movie: Shampoo. (1975) (MA15+)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Backyard Science. 10.25 Take On Technology. 10.40 Food For Thought. 11.00 Landline. 12.00 Midday Report. 12.30 How To Grow A Planet. 1.30 Inventors. 2.00 Behind Palace Doors. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 My Family. 6.00 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee River Pageant. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. 9.20 Media Watch. 9.35 Q&A. 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 Midsomer Murders. (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 BTN. 10.25 Australia’s Heritage. 10.30 Australia’s PMs. 10.35 My Place. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday Report. 12.30 Q&A. 1.30 Compass. (PG) 2.00 A Royal Romance. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 My Family. 6.00 Time Team. 6.50 Minuscule. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. 8.30 Origins Of Us: Guts. 9.25 QI. (PG) 9.55 First Tuesday Book Club With Jennifer Byrne. 10.25 Lateline. 11.00 Business. 11.30 Four Corners.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: The Dive From Clausen’s Pier. (2005) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Lab Rats. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home & Away. (PG) 7.30 Australia’s Got Talent. 9.00 The Amazing Race Australia. Return. (PG) 10.30 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 11.00 Happy Endings. (PG) 11.30 Parks & Recreation. Return. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: A Kiss Before Dying. (1991) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Lab Rats. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home & Away. (PG) 7.30 Border Security. (PG) 8.00 The Force. (PG) 8.30 Medical Emergency. (PG) 9.00 Grey’s Anatomy. (M) 10.00 Desperate Housewives. (M) 11.00 Private Practice. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Stakeout. (1987) (M) 2.30 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Lab Rats. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home & Away. (PG) 7.30 Better Homes & Gardens. 9.00 Movie: Bruce Almighty. (2003) (M) 11.00 Most Shocking: Top 20. (M)

6.00 Stitch! 6.30 Handy Manny. 7.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. 10.00 The Woodlies. (C) 10.30 Castaway. (C) 11.30 Erky Perky. (C) 12.00 V8 Xtra. 12.30 Possum’s Club. 1.00 Movie: Five Children & It. (2004) (PG) 3.00 Movie: High School Musical 3. (2008) (G) 5.30 Sydney Weekender. 6.00 News. 6.30 Movie: Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl. (2003) (PG) Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Geoffrey Rush. 9.35 Movie: Hulk. (2003) (M) Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly.

6.00 Phineas & Ferb. 6.30 Creflo Dollar. 7.00 Sunrise. 10.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.00 True Beauty: Face Of Vegas. (PG) 12.00 Breaking The Magician’s Code: Magic’s Secrets Revealed. (PG) 1.00 No Ordinary Family. (PG) 2.00 Outsourced. (PG) 2.30 Movie: Making Mr Right. (2008) (PG) 4.30 Better Homes & Gardens. 6.00 News. 6.30 Dancing With The Stars. 8.30 Downton Abbey. (M) 9.45 Castle. (M) 10.45 Castle. (M) 11.45 Serial Killers: The Yorkshire Ripper. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: If Wishes Were Horses. (2007) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Match It. New. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home & Away. (PG) 7.30 Border Security. (PG) 8.00 The Force. (PG) 8.30 Revenge. (M) 9.30 Body Of Proof. (M) 10.30 Body Of Proof. (M) 11.30 30 Rock. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: No Way Back. (1995) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 3.30 Toybox. (P) 4.00 Match It. (C) 4.30 News. 5.00 Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home & Away. (PG) 7.30 Once Upon A Time. (PG) 8.30 Packed To The Rafters. (PG) 9.30 Pictures Of You. (PG) 10.15 Air Crash Investigations. (PG) 11.15 Gangs Of Oz: In From The Cold. (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 & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Pyramid. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.30 The Mentalist. (M) 9.30 RPA. Return. (PG) 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Scarborough. (M) 11.30 Weeds. (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 & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Pyramid. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 9.30 NRL Footy Show. (M) 11.15 WIN News. 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 & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Pyramid. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 The Block. (PG) 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 13. Manly Sea Eagles v St George Illawarra Dragons. 9.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 13. Gold Coast Titans v North Queensland Cowboys. 11.30 WIN News.

6.00 Umizoomi. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. 11.00 Kids’ WB. 11.05 Ben 10. (PG) 11.30 Thundercats. (PG) 12.00 Wakkaville. (C) 12.30 Pixel Pinkie. (C) 1.00 Gurls Wurld. (C) 1.30 GASP! (C) 2.00 Saddle Club. (C) 2.30 Pyramid. (C) 3.00 Crusoe. (PG) 4.00 Scenic Tours Canada. 4.30 Discover Downunder. 5.00 News. 5.30 Getaway. (PG) 6.00 News. 6.30 Funniest Videos. (PG) 7.40 The Voice. (PG) 9.40 Movie: No Reservations. (2007) (PG) 11.50 Movie: The End Of The Affair. (1999) (MA15+)

6.00 Umizoomi. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 10.00 Wide World Of Sports. 11.00 NRL Sunday Footy Show. 1.00 Cybershack. (PG) 1.30 Joanna Lumley’s Nile. 2.30 Tricky Business. (PG) 3.30 Road To London. (PG) 4.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 13. Brisbane Broncos v Newcastle Knights. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 6.00 News. 6.30 The Block. (PG) 7.30 60 Minutes. 8.30 The Mentalist. (M) 9.30 Unforgettable. (M) 10.30 CSI: Miami. (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 & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Pyramid. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 The Block. (PG) 7.30 The Voice. (PG) 9.30 Tricky Business. (PG) 10.30 CSI: NY. (M) 11.30 Super Rugby Extra Time.

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 & Cooking. 3.30 Magical Tales. (P) 4.00 Pyramid. (C) 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 6.30 WIN News. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Block. (PG) 8.30 Big Bang. (PG) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.30 Two & A Half Men. (PG) 10.00 Survivor: One World. (PG)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Circle. (PG) 11.30 The Workers. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Totally Wild. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 Project. 7.00 MasterChef. (PG) 8.30 Offspring. (M) 9.30 The Good Wife. (M) 10.30 Numb3rs. (M) 11.30 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Circle. (PG) 11.30 The Workers. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Scope. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 Project. 7.00 MasterChef. (PG) 8.00 Glee. Final. (PG) 9.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 11.00 Numb3rs. (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Circle. (PG) 11.30 The Workers. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 H2O. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 Project. 7.00 MasterChef. 8.00 The Living Room. 9.00 Movie: Fame. (2009) (PG) Kelsey Grammer, Bebe Neuwirth, Megan Mullally. 11.15 Movie: Swept Away. (2002) (M) Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood.

6.00 Fraser Island. 7.00 Elephant Princess. 7.30 Pearlie. 8.00 Elephant Princess. 8.30 Totally Wild. 9.00 Scope. 9.30 Places We Go. 10.00 Hot 30. (PG) 12.00 Radar. (PG) 12.30 Hit Rater. com. (PG) 1.00 White House: Through The Lens. 2.00 The Hunt For Hendra. (PG) 3.00 Merlin. (PG) 4.00 What’s Up Down Under. 4.30 Places We Go. Final. 5.00 News. 6.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 6.30 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 Hotel Inspector. (PG) 8.30 Graham Norton. (PG) 9.30 Movie: X2: X-Men United. (2003) (M)

6.00 Mass. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Thrill Seekers. 8.00 Fuels Of The Future. 9.00 Hot 30 Countdown. 10.00 Hot 30 Countdown. (PG) 12.00 Netball. Round 10. Queensland Firebirds v NSW Swifts; 2.00 Melbourne Vixens v Adelaide Thunderbirds. 4.00 Meet The Press. 4.30 Bolt Report. 5.00 News. 6.00 Project. 6.30 Modern Family. (PG) 7.00 New Girl. (PG) 7.30 MasterChef. 8.30 Touch. (M) 9.30 MotoGP. Catalan GP; 11.30 Moto3 & Moto2. Catalan GP. Highlights.

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Circle. (PG) 11.30 The Workers. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Totally Wild. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 Project. 7.00 MasterChef. (PG) 8.00 Bondi Vet. Final. (PG) 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 To Be Advised. 10.30 Late News. New. 11.15 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.00 Circle. (PG) 11.30 The Workers. (P) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Everyday Gourmet. 4.00 Totally Wild. (C) 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 Project. 7.00 MasterChef. (PG) 8.00 Modern Family. (PG) 8.30 Bikie Wars: Brothers In Arms. (M) 9.30 NCIS. (M) 10.30 Late News. 11.15 The Late Show With David Letterman. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Insight. 2.00 Dateline. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 Predators In Your Backyard. (PG) 8.35 Extreme Frontiers: Canada. (M) 9.30 East To West: A Force From The Desert. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days. (2005) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide. 1.30 Shatner’s Weird Or What? (PG) 2.30 If Only. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 French Food Safari. 8.00 Island Feast. 8.30 Heston’s Feasts. (M) 9.30 Family UK. Final. (M) 10.30 News. 11.00 How To Get More Sex. (M) 11.30 Erotic Tales. (MA15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide. 1.30 Rituals: Around The World In 80 Faiths. (PG) 2.30 Living Black. 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 Town. 8.30 The Story Of Wales. New. (PG) 9.35 As It Happened: World’s Biggest Bomb. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Ah! The Libido. (2009) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.15 World Cup Qualifier. Argentina v Ecuador. From El Monumental Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 10.30 WorldWatch. 1.00 Sanremo Song Festival. (PG) 2.55 Rubinstein By The Rubinsteins. 3.55 James Rhodes: Piano Man. (PG) 4.30 NewsHour. 5.35 Rex In Rome. 6.30 News. 7.30 Bollywood Star. 8.30 Movie: Dhoom: 2. (2006) (M) 11.10 Movie: Dororo. (2007) (AV15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 PopAsia. 10.30 Football Asia. 11.00 Match highlights. 12.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 12.30 Speedweek. 2.00 Motorcycle Racing. World Superbike Championships. Round 6. Highlights. 2.30 Al Jazeera. 3.30 The Canadian Tenors: Live In Toronto. (PG) 4.30 Living Black. 5.00 Cycling Central. 6.00 Thalassa. 6.30 News. 7.30 Lost World: Dino Gangs. (PG) 8.30 Prophets Of Science Fiction. (PG) 9.25 Movie: Aftershock. (2010) (M) 11.55 Movie: The White Maasai. (2005) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Minimal Stories. (2002) (PG) 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 The Crew. 5.30 Living Black. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 MythBusters: Square Wheels. (PG) 8.30 Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy: Mexico. (PG) 9.30 Shameless. (MA15+) 10.30 News. 11.00 The World Game.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Unfair Competition. (2001) (PG) 3.00 Letters & Numbers. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Letters & Numbers. 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Rupert Penry-Jones. (PG) 8.30 Insight. 9.30 Dateline. 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Altiplano. (2009) (M)






WEDNESDAY 6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 For The Juniors. 10.15 Cyberchase. 10.40 Our Animals. 10.45 BTN Special. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 Can We Help? 2.00 Question Time. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 My Family. 6.00 Country House Rescue. 6.50 Mabo. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Wild Life At The Zoo. 8.30 Randling. (PG) 9.00 Laid. (M) 9.30 Agony Aunts. (M) 10.00 At The Movies. 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 Myles Barlow. Final. (MA15+)

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6.00 Timmy Time. 6.15 Mr Moon. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. 7.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 8.00 At The Movies. 8.30 Movie: When Harry Met Sally. (1989) Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan. 10.05 Movie: The Go-Between. (1970) (M)

6.00 Timmy Time. 6.15 Mr Moon. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Dragons’ Den: Where Are They Now? Pt 1. 8.30 Sunday Best: We Were Here. (M) 10.05 ABC2 Live: 2 One Another. 11.10 Tribal Wives. (PG)

6.00 Timmy Time. 6.15 Mr Moon. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.15 Doctor Who: Confidential. 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Tribal Wives. (PG) 9.30 Bored To Death. (M) 10.00 Louie. (M) 10.25 Gruen Transfer. (M) 10.55 Alan Carr. 11.40 Dragons’ Den: Where Are They Now? Pt 1.

6.00 Timmy Time. 6.15 Mr Moon. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.15 Doctor Who: Confidential. 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Good Game. 9.00 Archer. New. (M) 9.25 Sanctuary. Return. (M) 10.10 Gruen Transfer. (M) 10.40 Spaced. (M) 11.05 Arrested Development. 11.30 Torchwood. (M)

6.00 Summer In Transylvania. 6.25 Stoked. 6.45 Almost Naked Animals. 7.00 Stay Tuned. 7.30 Prank Patrol. 7.55 News. 8.00 Splatalot. 8.25 Bugged. 8.35 Good Game: SP. A look at the latest in the Australian video game scene. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Deadly 60. 6.30 Splatalot. 7.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 7.30 Good Game: SP. 7.55 News. 8.00 The Tribe. 8.55 Dukes Of Broxstonia. The Dukes return to Broxstonia but their gig turns into a wrestling match. 9.00 Close.

6.20 Grizzly Tales. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Splatalot. 7.30 Wolverine & The X-Men. 7.50 News. 8.00 Skyland. 8.45 Black Hole High. Final. Josie returns to stop Avenir from his ultimate victory, but makes a shocking discovery. 9.10 Close.

6.00 Summer In Transylvania. 6.25 Stoked. 6.45 Almost Naked Animals. 7.00 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News. 8.00 Horrible Histories. 8.30 The Assistants. A psychic tells Zak he’s going to die. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Summer In Transylvania. 6.25 Stoked. 6.45 Almost Naked Animals. 7.00 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News. 8.00 Horrible Histories. 8.30 The Killian Curse. (PG) 9.00 Close.


6.00 Dad’s Army. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Royal. (PG) 8.30 A Touch Of Frost. (M) Frost joins forces with an RSPCA inspector in a raid on a brutal dogfight, which has deadly consequences. 10.40 Open All Hours. (PG) 11.15 The Bill. (M)

6.00 Dad’s Army. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 SeaChange. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Denise Nurse helps a couple from Essex look for an idyllic home in Suffolk. 9.30 Escape To The Country. 11.40 Movie: Carry On Dick. (1974) (M)

6.30 Down To Earth. (PG) 7.45 Heartbeat. (PG) After Alan Morton is knocked off his scooter by QC Sir Richard Lonsdale, he trails him to the pub and scratches the paint work on his car. 9.45 Taggart. (M) Taggart investigates after the wife of a successful therapist is murdered in their home.

6.30 The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tattoo. (PG) 9.00 Escape To The Country. Alistair Appleton looks back at some of the best Georgian properties featured on the program. 10.00 60 Minute Makeover. 11.00 Homes Under The Hammer.

6.00 Dad’s Army. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) Lord Ashfordly’s niece Caroline comes to stay, following a bitter separation from her husband. 9.40 Hamish Macbeth. (PG) 10.40 Dangerfield. (M) 11.40 The Worst Week Of My Life. (M)

6.00 Dad’s Army. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Movie: Sixteen Candles. (1984) (PG) Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Justin Henry. 9.30 Movie: St Elmo’s Fire. (1985) (M) Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy 11.45 House Doctor.


6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters: Revisit: Splitting Arrow/Confederate Salami Rocket. (PG) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M)

6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 7.00 MythBusters. (PG) 8.00 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.30 America’s Hardest Prisons: Lockdown. (M) A look at Missouri’s St Louis County Jail. 9.30 Operation Repo. (M) 10.30 Operation Repo. (M) 11.00 Jail. (M)

6.30 Scrubs. (PG) Dr Cox becomes overwhelmed when Jordan’s friends take over his home. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 10. St Kilda v Richmond. From Etihad Stadium, Melbourne. 11.00 Rude Tube. (M) 11.30 Jersey Shore. (M)

6.30 AFL Pre-Game Show. 7.30 Football. AFL. Round 10. Essendon v Melbourne. From the MCG. 11.00 Superships: Mighty Servant 1 – High Seas Muscle. 12.00 Football. AFL. Round 10. Geelong v GWS. Replay. From Simonds Stadium, Victoria.

6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 6.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 7.30 Movie: Nutty Professor II: The Klumps. (2000) (PG) Eddie Murphy, Janet Jackson, Larry Miller. 9.30 Movie: Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. (1999) (M) Rob Schneider, William Forsythe. 11.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG)

6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Pimp My Ride. (PG) 8.30 How I Met Your Mother. (M) While on a blind date, Ted realises this is actually his second first date with the same girl. 9.30 Movie: The Heartbreak Kid. (2007) (MA15+)

6.00 Scrubs. (PG) 7.00 MythBusters. (PG) 8.00 Family Guy. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) Peter discovers he was the founder of Quahog in a previous life. 9.00 American Dad! (PG) 9.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.30 American Dad! (M) 11.30 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny. (M)


6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Two & A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 8.00 Two & A Half Men. (PG) 8.30 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.30 Movie: Reindeer Games. (2000) (AV15+) Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron. 11.30 South Park. (MA15+)

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Two & A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Community. (PG) 8.00 Big Bang. (PG) Sheldon decides to take revenge on practical joker Barry Kripke. 9.30 Two & A Half Men. (M) 10.30 RJ Berger. 11.30 Eclipse. (PG)

7.30 Movie: Paul Blart: Mall Cop. (2009) (PG) Kevin James, Keir O’Donnell, Jayma Mays. 9.30 Movie: Lethal Weapon 3. (1992) (M) Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Stuart Wilson 11.50 Seinfeld. (PG)

6.30 Movie: Superman II. (1980) (PG) 9.00 Movie: xXx: The Next Level. (2005) (M) Ice Cube, Willem Dafoe, Samuel L. Jackson. An ex-con is recruited by a spy organisation to save the US president from assassination. 11.10 Movie: Urban Legend. (1998) (AV15+)

6.30 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 Suburgatory. (PG) George finds himself attracted to a woman he meets at the farmers’ market. 9.00 Big Bang. (PG) 9.30 Movie: First Daughter. (2004) (PG) Katie Holmes, Michael Keaton. 11.30 Human Target.

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Two & A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 Spartacus: Vengeance. Spartacus and his rebels set out to free a group of slave soldiers. 10.30 Fringe. (M) 11.30 Chuck.

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 6.30 Two & A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 To Be Advised. 9.30 Movie: The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell Of Fear. (1991) (M) Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy 11.20 1000 Ways To Die. (MA15+)


6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Zoo. 7.30 Dog Rescue. (PG) 8.00 Remarkable Vets. (PG) 8.30 Britain’s Youngest Boarders. (PG) 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Belfast. (M) 10.30 How Clean Is Your House? (PG) 11.30 Conan. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo. 7.30 Child Genius. (PG) 8.30 Selling Houses Abroad. Andrew Winter goes across Europe to help British homeowners. 9.30 The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show. New series. (PG) 10.00 Super Nanny. (PG) 11.00 Sensing Murder. (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Zoo. 7.30 Surfing The Menu. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order. (M) A rebellious child dies during an exorcism ceremony. 9.30 The Closer. (M) 10.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (AV15+) 11.30 Conan. (M)

7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) Stella and Don investigate the discovery of a hotel owner, crushed beneath an ice sculpture, Mac and Danny look into the death of a woman struck by a bus. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.25 Conan. (M)

6.30 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Secret Dealers. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Sweet November. (2001) (PG) Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron. A workaholic tycoon meets a carefree woman who convinces him to spend a month with her. 10.55 ‘Allo ‘Allo. (PG) 11.55 Movie: Comanche Station. (1960) (M)

6.00 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Zoo. 7.30 Zoo Juniors. 8.00 Anna’s Wild Life. (PG) 8.30 The Truth About Lions. (PG) 9.35 Embarrassing Bodies: Glasgow. (M) 10.35 Trouble In Paradise. (M) 11.35 Law & Order. (M)

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6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Fear Factor. (PG) 8.30 Homeland. (M) An agent hands over new evidence to Carrie who is keeping an eye on the surveillance footage. 9.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (AV15+) 10.30 Burn Notice. (M) 11.30 M*A*S*H. (PG)

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6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Sketch Show. (PG) 8.00 Whose Line? (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Sum Of All Fears. (2002) (M) Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell. A CIA analyst pursues a group of terrorists. 11.05 Compete For The Meat. (M)

6.00 Get Smart. (PG) 6.30 Talkin’ ’Bout Your Generation. (PG) 7.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.30 Cops. (M) Join dedicated police officers as they patrol the streets of the US. 9.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Catalan Grand Prix. Qualifying. 11.00 Before The Game. (PG)

6.00 Crash Course. (PG) 6.30 Cops. (PG) 7.00 Motorcycle Racing. Moto3. Catalan Grand Prix. 8.00 Motorcycle Racing. Moto2. Catalan Grand Prix. 9.30 To Be Advised. 11.35 Netball. ANZ Championship. Round 10. Canterbury Tactix v Central Pulse.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Whose Line? (PG) 8.30 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Presents: The Comedy All-Stars Cabaret. 10.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 10.30 Motorcycle Racing. MotoGP. Catalan GP. Replay.

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6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 Futurama. 10.00 The Cleveland Show. (M) 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Simpsons. 8.30 Star Trek: Next Gen. (PG) While on a mission to help a planet recently struck by an asteroid, the Enterprise is paid a visit by a historian who claims to be from the future. 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Simpsons. 8.00 Simpsons. (PG) 8.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (PG) 9.45 NZ’s Next Top Model. (PG) 10.50 Sex And The City. (M) 11.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+)

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Becker. (PG) 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Becker. (PG) 8.30 Star Trek: Voyager. The Voyager is pulled through time to the 20th century after a violent encounter. 9.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 11.30 Hot 30 Countdown. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Becker. (PG) 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Movie: Never Been Kissed. (1999) (PG) Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon. 9.40 Movie: Confetti. (2006) (M) Martin Freeman, Jessica Stevenson, Stephen Mangan. 11.45 Becker. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 8.00 Raising Hope. (PG) 8.30 Fashion Star. New. (PG) Hosted by Elle Macpherson, with mentors Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie and John Varvatos. 9.30 Being Human. Final. (MA15+) 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG)

6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Raymond. 8.00 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 9.00 The Office. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Jennifer’s Body. (2009) (M) Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried. 11.35 Nurse Jackie.


6.00 Global Village. 6.35 Catherine’s Italian Kitchen. 7.05 Catherine’s Roman Holiday. 7.35 Inspector Rex. (PG) 8.30 The Killing. Final. (M) 9.40 Movie: Tears For Sale. (2008) (MA15+) 11.15 Movie: Together. (2002) (G)

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 Catherine’s Italian Kitchen. 7.00 Catherine’s Roman Holiday. 7.30 Asia’s Monarchies: Brunei. 8.30 My Barefoot Friend. (M) 9.30 Movie: Molière. (2007) (PG) 11.40 Movie: Anthony Zimmer. (2005) (M)

6.00 Global Village: Australia – The Majestic Coast. 6.35 Catherine’s Italian Kitchen. 7.00 Catherine’s Roman Holiday. 7.30 Insight. 8.30 Dateline. 9.30 Movie: Salaam Namaste. (2005) (M)

6.05 Catherine’s Italian Kitchen. 6.30 My Greek Kitchen. 7.00 Food Trip. 7.30 Voyages Of Discovery. 8.30 Hollywood: Between Paranoia And Science Fiction. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Pan’s Labyrinth. (2006) (AV15+) 11.35 Movie: Strayed. (2003) (M)

6.00 Catherine’s Roman Holiday. Final. 6.40 Iron Chef. 7.30 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 8.00 Unbeatable Banzuke. 8.30 The Fight. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 9.30 Dresden: The Inferno. (2006) (M) 11.05 Cycling. Critérium du Dauphiné. Prologue.

6.00 Living Black. 6.35 Come Dine With Me: Greece. 7.30 The Future Of Food. 8.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: The Crocodile. (PG) Part 3 of 4. 9.30 The World Game. 10.30 Ninja Warrior. 11.00 Cycling. Critérium du Dauphiné. Stage 1.

6.00 Global Village. 6.35 Come Dine With Me: Greece. 7.30 Lost Worlds: The Truth About Killer Dinosaurs. (PG) 8.30 As It Happened: Stalin – Three Faces Of Evil: The Tyrant. (M) Part 3 of 3. 9.30 Movie: Bad Family. (2010) (M) 11.10 Cycling. Critérium du Dauphiné. Stage 2. 12.45 WeatherWatch.




6.00 Charley Bear. Final. 6.05 Small Potatoes! Final. 6.15 Mr Moon. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. (PG) 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.15 Doctor Who: Confidential. 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Model Agency. (M) 9.30 The Truth About Child Brides. (PG) 10.25 Gruen Transfer. (M) 10.55 Sunday Best: Fighting For Life. (M)

6.00 Timmy Time. 6.15 Mr Moon. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.15 Doctor Who: Confidential. 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Marngrook Footy Show. (PG) 9.30 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 10.20 Arrested Development. 10.40 Gruen Transfer. (M) 11.10 Laid. (M) 11.40 Model Agency. (M)

6.00 Timmy Time. 6.15 Mr Moon. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks & Specks. 7.30 Doctor Who. (PG) 8.15 Doctor Who: Confidential. 8.25 The Roast. 8.30 Seven Ages Of Love. (PG) 9.30 The Real Hustle. (PG) 10.00 The Truth About Child Brides. (PG) 10.55 Gruen Transfer. (PG) 11.25 Being Human. Final. (MA15+)

6.00 Summer In Transylvania. 6.25 Stoked. 6.45 Almost Naked Animals. 7.00 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. 8.30 Vampire Knight. (PG) 9.00 Close.

6.00 Summer In Transylvania. 6.25 Stoked. 6.45 Almost Naked Animals. 7.00 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 7.45 Kaeloo. 7.55 News. 8.00 Legend Of Dick & Dom. Final. 8.30 Karaoke High. (PG) 9.00 Close.

6.00 Dad’s Army. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.30 Maigret. (PG) After a killer begins stalking young women, Maigret decides to lure the killer into the open. 9.40 Life Begins. Final. (M) 10.40 Open All Hours. (PG) 11.10 The Bill. (M)






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few lenders to choose from and no mortgage brokers be kept in a home loan offset account to ‘offset’ the to help them through the process, and borrowers had interest payable. If you need to access these funds, keep in mind some lenders have a minimum redraw limited repayment options.” amount and may charge you a fee each time. “Nowadays borrowers have a wide range of lenders Rolling your repayments into one loan – If you have and flexible loan options to choose from. Adapting your current loan to suit your changing lifestyle and financial several debts via credit cards and/or personal loans, needs can often just be a matter of contacting your etc. at high interest rates you may combine them into local mortgage broker for a regular home loan ‘health your home loan, and repay them at the lower, home loan interest rate. Keep in mind the debt will be stretched check’.” over the home loan term and may increase the interest Mortgage Choice has compiled tips for borrowers owed over the long term. To pay off your debt sooner, make more than the minimum repayments. embarking upon major lifestyle or financial changes: Keep your lender in the loop – When your financial circumstances change, advise your lender or talk to your mortgage broker. If you’ve received a windfall, you may be able to increase your repayments and/or make better use of your loan’s features to repay the debt sooner. On the other hand, if you need some leeway, your lender may suspend your repayments for a set period or restructure your loan/s to lower repayments. Keep in mind this can draw out your loan term, meaning extra interest will be owed in the long run.

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Builders urge united approach to addressing ACT economic challenges Statement by Acting Executive Director of MBA-ACT, environment in the ACT that is conducive to assisting the industry in the troubled times ahead but, on the available Jerry Howard Canberra’s peak building and construction industry organisation, Master Builders ACT has urged a multi-party approach towards addressing the economic challenges confronting the territory in the wake of the Federal Budget. The deputy executive director of the MBA-ACT, Jerry Howard said the limited expenditures directed towards Canberra in the Federal Government had placed immense pressure on the ACT economy with the result that a united approach was needed to overcome the challenges. He said the ACT’s building and construction industry faced particular challenges in circumstances where Canberra had received only “crumbs” in terms of capital expenditure from the Federal Budget yet face potential public service job losses and a dramatic increase in the costs of building materials, particularly concrete and bricks. In simple terms, increased building material and service costs will add at least $4,000 to the cost of the average new home. “The bottom line is that unless a definitive strategy is put in place, we will face considerable pressure on an industry which employs around 15,000 in the ACT and contributes heavily in terms of job creation and apprenticeships,” Mr Howard said. He said the ACT building and construction industry had found itself caught by the reality of a tightly-constrained Federal Budget which had delivered nothing to offset the material cost increases being imposed on the industry. This, coupled with ACT lease variation charges and an increase in the Construction Long Service Leave levy, will have a dramatic impact on housing affordability and, indeed, construction costs generally right across all sectors of our industry. “In these circumstances we need to create a regulatory

evidence, there has been little or no progress in this area,” Mr Howard said. Treasurer, Minister Andrew Barr, has recently made pledges to reducing red tape. This philosophy might sound great, however, we need some serious pledges that this will occur. “Given that we have an upcoming ACT budget and an election later in the year we believe it is time for all sides to put their political differences aside and work constructively to secure the future of our industry in the ACT,” he said. Mr Howard said a starting point would be addressing a range of planning and building anomalies, including removing hurdles surrounding draft variations and putting in place a gate-keeper to handle such issues. DV306 is a perfect example, including the interim effect provisions and the potential impact that this will have on the industry. “I find it quite bizarre that a draft variation has defacto force of law before any consultation has occurred or, for that matter, consideration by the Legislative Assembly.” This places the ACT in a very uncompetitive position when compared with surrounding NSW. “We need regulatory cost impact statements to promote trust between stakeholders and the decision-making process to be monitored,” he said. “I cannot recall a single piece of planning or building regulation since 2007, apart from some BER initiatives, that has been beneficial to the industry. As a matter of fact, we have seen a ratchetting back of planning and building regulation which has created greater regulatory burden for an industry that is already strangled by red tape and bureaucracy. We don’t need more regulation – we need better regulation and we need planning and building regulation to support employment opportunities in our local industry to avoid a potentially dramatic downturn to the detriment of all.”

Builders urge united industry approach on Work Health & Safety (WHS) at the Workplace Safety Roundtable Statement by Acting Executive Director of MBA-ACT, target dates and objectives for addressing these key issues.” Mr Howard said long-term, viable outcomes were only Jerry Howard Canberra’s peak building and construction industry organisation, Master Builders ACT has renewed its call for a united industry approach to improving occupational health and safety standards across the building and construction sector. The deputy executive director of the MBA-ACT, Jerry Howard, said the need for a unified approach had been underscored by recent research which had revealed high levels of both awareness and concern among Australian chief executive officers about occupational health and safety issues. He said the research, undertaken by independent consultancy, Peter Wagner & Associates, had revealed that CEOs believed strongly that WHS should not be a competitive issue and that they were willing to engage in conversations with their competitors, suppliers and clients. “And that is precisely the same approach that the MBA-ACT is advocating with respect to the upcoming industry roundtable exercise,” Mr Howard said. “I also believe that we must set some key goals moving forward based on evidence and research. With the establishment of subcommittees to examine the key issues identified at the roundtable, we must also set some

likely to be achieved if all the stakeholders attending the roundtable put aside their political or industrial agendas and committed towards both identifying and overcoming the WHS problems which had become evident in the industry. “If you look at the Peter Wagner & Associates research, it ought to be abundantly clear that concern about workplace safety extends right to the highest levels of major companies,” he said. “That survey has confirmed that CEOs agree that the biggest challenge is developing the right OHS culture and engaging the workforce in collaborative conversation on WHS issues,” Mr Howard said. He said the simple bottom line was that CEOs were putting much of their emphasis on developing resilient WHS cultures that encouraged greater active participation by employees. “That is why it is crucial to adopt an inclusive approach to addressing OHS issues and to ensure across the board stakeholder buy-in,” Mr Howard said.

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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Annual shearing school at Coolringdon Young people interested in the sheep and wool industry were able to participate at a week-long school at Coolringdon, Cooma. last week. Sponsored by the AWI and co-ordinated by local shearing contractors, the week allowed young people the oportunity to learn how to shear, skirt, class, etc, under the guidance of Dubbo Tafe staff Ian Elkins, Dayne West and Emma Povey. Pictured, the board was busy place at Coolringdon last Thursday.

Call to reject LHPA report NSW Farmers has rejected the key recommendations of the Ryan Report into the governance and structure of the state’s Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (LHPA). The association’s concerns were outlined in a submission it lodged with the Department of Primary Industries (DPI). The Ryan Report’s recommendations require landholders to continue contributing to LHPA funding but at the same time remove grass roots involvement of farmers. NSW Farmers President, Ms Fiona Simson, said that without grass roots involvement, the LHPA becomes a government entity instead of a landholder organisation. She said rates paid by landholders would not go to a local board, but could be perceived to be just another tax funding a government entity. The situation was exacerbated by the proposed merging of the DPI with Catchment Management Authorities, weed authorities, and DPI frontline functions to create a regional delivery agency for government. Ms Simson urged the NSW Government to dismiss the report and to embark on sensible reforms enabling LHPAs to provide greater value to ratepayers. “This could be done by developing specialist policy committees to develop strategies to improve delivery of the core LHPA functions of animal health and wild dog control,” she said. “These reforms are as simple as changing the act to amend the requirement for boards to meet monthly to a more reasonable timeframe, and for the government to remove the burden of payroll tax from the LHPAs.” The NSW Government announced a wide ranging review into LHPAs as part of its 2011 election commitments. In July 2011, Mr Terry Ryan was commissioned to undertake the review. Submissions on the report closed last Tuesday. LHPA’s currently deliver the frontline livestock health service in NSW. They work hand in hand with landholders to safeguard agricultural production through a range of services.

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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Snowy Mountains yard dog trails at JER

Above: Bill Luff and Whopper, right; Georgoe Walters and Jigga, Rob Campbell and Suds, organiser Neil Lynch. Despite the icy conditions prevailing over the weekend, the Snowy Mountains yard dog trial was held in the shelter of the Jindabyne Equestrian Resort arena. The venue provided excellent facilities, top handlers and spectators, with the trial course set on the arena directly below the upstairs balcony, providing excellent viewing of the trial action. Members of the Monaro Utility Dog Club constructed the course, placing various sheep handling devices round the arena. The handlers and their dogs were judged on their ability to

herd and work sheep around this course within a set time. Twenty-five handlers with 75 dogs competed in the local, novice and open classes, with the finals finishing under lights at 7pm. A continual stream of interested spectators witnessed and enjoyed the finals. Local event 1st Georgie Walters with dog 3 . Jigga, second Rob Campbell with A Quinn, Suds, third Will Bowerman with Jessie, 172pts; Pepper, fourth Ross Miners with 4. C Sellars, Lou, 164pts; Lyn. 5. P Stewart, Rolly, 150pts. Novice event: 1. M Sherwood, Mindy, 183pts; Open event: 2. M Sherwood, Glen, 173pts; 1. M Duffy, Ninja, 192pts; 2. B Luff, Wonder, 189pts;

3. C Sellars, Tiger, 186pts; 4. C Sellars, Hank, 185pts; 5. A Quinn, Banger, 182pts. Mainstreet highest scoring local open male dog, cellars Doc, 78pts; Mainstreet highest scoring local female dog, N Lynch, Gabby,

82pts. Many thanks to the generous sponsors, the owners of the sheep for delivering them to and from the arena, the manager and staff at the JER and members of MUDC for their time and support.

Vets discuss world agriculture challenge How to feed nine billion people and maintain animal welfare – an increasing challenge. In a world where approximately 14 per cent of people currently go hungry every day, less than half the land is stable, and where an increasingly volatile climate impacts agricultural production, any addition to the human population is bound to cause problems. Dr Virginia Williams, New Zealand Veterinary Association, spoke at the Australian Veterinary Association’s national conference in Canberra today on the conflict between the world’s increasing appetite for animal derived protein, the need for ongoing gradual improvements in animal welfare and where the veterinary profession will make a difference. “We are not feeding the current seven billion people because many of the world’s populations do not have sufficient land to cultivate, or income to purchase food,” Dr Williams said.

“Degradation of land has increased with growth in human populations and clearing of natural vegetation has led to soil erosion and nutrient depletion. Climate change is also having an effect on agricultural production. “Another issue is economic viability - farmers will not produce food unless it is economic for them to do so. And of course a big impact has been society’s increasing demand for more humane use of resources, including livestock. According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organisation, agricultural output will need to increase by 70 per cent by 2050 in order to feed the world’s population which will require another billion tonnes of food grain and 200 million tonnes of livestock meat. “The key to increasing food production from animals will be in improvement of productivity through selectively using genetic technologies to breed for animal welfare friendly

objectives such as enhanced disease resistance. Other techniques will include breeding animals appropriate to their environment. “Both Australia and New Zealand are already well down the track of genetic improvement that’s essential for increased efficiency in livestock production. “Australia’s role in food security in not just about producing food for the world’s food deficit countries, but providing technical assistance that helps them feed themselves and improve their ability to afford food. “There is a real opportunity for the veterinary profession to contribute to the feeding of the nine billion while safeguarding animal welfare,” Dr Williams said. For media interviews with Dr Williams please contact AVA Media Relations Manager, Rena Richmond on 0409 628 898.

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Greg and Carmel Abraham moved their business Southern Service Centre after twenty five years in the CBD to 40 Polo Flat Road Cooma in 2002, so they could have a more spacious premises and bigger display area for sales and service of new and used farm machinery. Their main agencies are Massey Ferguson, Iseki, Shearer, Grizzly, Silvan, Berends, Howard and Bare-co. They stock a vast range of Tractor parts for all popular models, as well as Baler Net Wrap and Twine, Combine Points and Discs, not to mention having the largest range of Bolts in Cooma from Metric, UNC and UNF available in all sizes. Their team of fully qualified mechanics Leon, Mick and apprentice Anthony look after all repairs in the workshop and on the farm. Their son Luke who has Southern Diesel & Hydraulics is combined with them offers a 24 hour Fast Fix Mobile and precision fabrication on site or in workshop Hose Repair Service. Luke has completed service training on all models of Massey Ferguson Tractors and can handle all their specialised field work. Dianne Wilkins has worked with them for twenty nine of their thirty four years in business so as well as office administration she can efficiently help with all other enquiries.

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Celebrating 80 years

Hans Neumeyer with friends Geoff Bowland and Margaret Echarri at his 80th birthday luncheon.

Hans Neumeyer recently celebrated his 80th birthday with a luncheon at the Alpine Hotel, Cooma. Master of ceremonies for the day was Geoff Bowland. Guests travelled from the Gold Coast, Sydney, Bowning, Canberra and outlying areas to celebrate with Hans. Music was provided by John and Joan Holmes and Jay Podger and guests enjoyed dancing the afternoon

away after a delicious luncheon. Guests were very happy to see Hans enjoying himself after a long illness, especially his sister Karen, from Sydney. The hostess was Hans’ wife Claire and moving speeches were made by Cecile Felderhof, who met Hans in the 1970s in Mt Isa, neighbour Trish Lette and friend Robin Mould.

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A windy day on Saturday saw the local Snowy Supercats play against the Eastlake Demons on Kingston Oval. With a good roll up of parents and supporters our team took to the oval without the need for any players on loan. In junior AFL teams can opt to even up the number of players to make for a fair game. The match kicked off and it wasn’t long before we scored a goal. The Demons retaliated with a couple of quick goals to take the lead. With the wind at his back Kyle Hubert took some quick action and kicked an excellent goal from outside the 50 metre mark. As the game progressed it was apparent that the Demons had their act together, and were making good use of the wings by getting the ball up to their forwards, who scored a succession of goals and behinds. Our Supercats did not lose hope and kept up the pressure on their opposition, but with a growing number of injuries

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and some new players on the field it was inevitable that the Demons would be successful at their home ground. No matter the outcome it was still a good game of football to watch and see the efforts put in by our players but there is still room for improvement in regards to chasing the ball and getting it out to our players. Great effort by Kyle Hubert (captain) for his personal best of 4 Goals and 2 Behinds and well done to Tyrone Mason for the coaches award this week. Finally the team gets a home ground advantage for the next few weeks so come down and enjoy an original Cooma hot bake pie at the footy this Saturday against Marist kicking off at 10 am at Snowy Oval Cooma. Don’t forget our fundraiser this Thursday night at the Men in Black 3 premiere commencing 6:15 for a light supper and main movie @ 7:15 at the Cooma Savoy. Final score; Demons 136 d Supercats 26

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Lone Cooma boy makes it to the Brumbies In recent years the Cooma Red Devils Rugby Union club has seen several of its players make it into the ACT Brumbies representative Rugby Union team. This year only one player has made it through the tough selection process to play in the state competition in Sydney over the June long weekend. Twelve year old Dylan van Gemert was selected from his South Coast/Monaro under 12s team along with players from two ACT teams and a Southern Inland team, all vying for a place in the Brumbies squad. The squad commenced training last week in Canberra in preparation for the tough competition to come. The team have played trial games in Campbelltown and Nowra and are now ready for the long weekend to play against the best NSW and Victoria has to offer. Dylan has been playing rugby since he was a young boy and loves everything about the game. Good luck Dylan for your future in rugby.

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Junior on basketball Right: Ollia Stockl enjoying warming up for junior basketball.


Below; The under 5s squad ready for action.

Cryptic Clues ACROSS

Bottom: the under 8s are enjoying a fun time on the basketball court this season.

1. A vicar handled with some delicacy (6) 4. Alpinist to turn in a panic (8) 9. Standing by outside lane to get one's goat (6) 10. Standard speech is outrageous (8) 12. Bribe queues to get to the points of some stories (3,3,5) 14. See 21-across 15. 7-down until they're 3, 25-down to transport one's flying fox (5,4,3) 18. Unseasonable warm spell for a scorer at Eden Gardens? (6,6) 21 and 14-across. Escape with a scoring shot by one side of the field (3,3) 22. Knock back and pack off on a fishing trip? (4,7) 23. Birds fluttered if a van held gold (8) 24. Extra negative dance (2-4) 26. Shredded tree, as it provided paper (8) 27. Hard and cold and long fish in a filthy house (6) DOWN

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1. Get on board (6) 4. Roomy (8) 9. Fail to follow suit (6) 10. Strict disciplinarian (8) 12. Throws light on (11) 14. Support for a golf ball (3) 15. Adequate, acceptable (12) 18. Transform (12) 21. Primate (3) 22. Antecedent (11) 23. Old Testament book containing the sayings of wise men (8) 24. With hands on hips (6) 26. Wizard (8) 27. River (6)



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Squash results “B” grade had another successful night although there were a couple of forfeits due to Dancing with the Stars. Ira Hendriks started her match against Aron Rogers well, winning 9-1,9-7 in the first two games. Aron fought back winning the next two 9-5,9-5, but Ira at her tenacious best took the 5th 9-6. A good match! Matthew Kent showed no family graces when he defeated his sister Leanne 9-1,9-1 and 9-6. Tony Potter defeated Irene Tozer 9-2,9-1 in the first two games. However Irene

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worked out Tony’s game plan and took the next three 9-3, 9-7 and 9-6. This helped her team Kleven Spain to a maximum 18 points against Monaro Discount Tyres 3. Other team results were: Hydraulinks Cooma 10 def Mark Kenmir & Co 6; Sam Hain Electrical 10 def Paul Dyball Builders 5 and Cooma Crane Hire whitewashed Cooma Trophy and Gifts 18-2. The competition is half-way through so keep up the good work!


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Stallions Under 18s win, Firsts lose 26-14

Jake Schofield makes a run for the try line. A good crowd turned up to watch the young stallions go around on Sunday. They were up against the Narooma Devils and after a hard fought 80 minutes they were unable to claim victory going down 26 – 14. The boys were right in the match leading 14 – 10 at half time but could not go on with it in the second half mainly due to some ill discipline and not being able to complete a few important one on one tackles. Narooma also had the better of possession in this half and were able to mount a lot of pressure when it mattered crossing for three unanswered tries. To their credit the Stallions did not stop trying but lost a couple of guys in key positions causing then to lose direction at times. The Stallions will be bolstering their ranks in the next couple of weeks and hope to get some winning momentum up leading into the second half of the season. Best for Cooma were Millard Issa, veteran Steven Russell and James Boller. The Stallions travel to Bega this week in all 4 Grades with the first game to start at 10:30 and

Millard Issa’s hard run before hitting the Narooma defence.

Under 18’s player Dean Byrne makes a break up the middle, making good yards.

Cooma Ladies Golf A large field took advantage of pleasant conditions to contest a 9 hole stableford last Wednesday. Dulcie Thistleton was the winner on a countback with 15 points. Lyn Last, also 15 points, was the runner-up. Both players scored fairly steadily across the nine holes. Balls were won by Gaye Wilson, 13 points, Pat Davis and Joan Bracher, both 12 points, on a countback. Gaye also had NTP second shot on the 4th. On Saturday another 9 hole stableford was played. Marilynne Weston was the winner with 16 points, a great effort after a long lay-off due to injury. A ball was won by Lyn Last with 14 points. Some of our players travelled to Bombala to Under 18’s player putting his body on the line.

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Cooma Stallions Under 18s had a gutsy 26-14 win over the Bega Roosters at Cooma Showground on Sunday, This was a fantastic game of football enjoyed by the large crowd. In a torrid affair, both sides tackled strongly and their attacking flair was evident on the way they played the game, with Cooma going to halftime leading 8-4. The coaches praised the boys effort at halftime and reminded them if they held onto the ball and showed patience our superior fitness would get them home in the end.

The boys followed the coaches’ instructions to tehe letter and came away victorious 26-14 in a fantastic win. All the boys should be proud of their efforts but to single out a few, Mitch Hynes, Dean Byrne, Blayne Thomas, Joel Smith and Brian Cronan. Players players went to Joel Smith. The boys travel to Bega to play Bega once again on their home patch this Sunday. The boys had a recovery session at Cooma’s hydro pool on Tuesday .

participate in the Bombala Women’s Open. This event was won by Liz McErlain, Pambula/ Merimbula, with 89 gross. From Cooma Gaye Wilson had a pleasing 74 net to win the Division 1 Handicap prize. We wish to thank Bombala for their hospitality, cuisine and well-run tournament. The local round of the Keno Mixed Fourball Championship was held on Sunday. Marion Burke and Terry Johnston were the winners, on a countback, with 41 points. Coming up: Wed, 23rd - 18 holes v Par; Sat, 26th – 18 hole stroke CS Vets; Sun, 27th – Super Stableford See you on the course!




Wednesday May 30, 2012

Some strong wins for Cooma Colts U7 The Under 7 Colts travelled to Wright Park to face Queanbeyan United Blue on Sunday and unfortunately came away with a loss, 34-4. The team started with great intensity and kept it up throughout the match despite being outrun by a fast paced team. Once again the duo, Cooper and Toby Inskip showed their hard runs and hit ups. Louis Mould and Mason Turner where consistent all game with Mason crashing over the line for the only try of the match. The conversion was unsuccessful as Jayden McCole tried his boot at goal kicking. Jack McPherson, Charlie Flemming and Brett Ashton where solid as a rock as always in defence. Showcasing the “Don’t Argue!” fend and great off loads were Tommy Russell, Lee Morgan and Cameron Filtness. Maccas Awards this week to Toby Inskip and Amber Threadgate and a well deserved Medal to Louis Mould. U8 There was a big improvement by all Under 8s players against the Queanbeyan Blues, although just going down by a try in the end. Ball control was excellent with very few dropped balls. Great to see Kayla continuing her great form scoring her first try. Her strong runs up the middle were great to watch. Brock again was in the thick of it with great runs and defence, also scoring three tries. Adam had his best game to date with confident running, with several weaving runs making good metres. Jake again was highly involved and his confidence grows each week. Lachlan was again a handful with the ball and his tackling technique is also very good. Barrett’s involvement was also great this week and his confidence is growing, making good charges up the middle. Marcus literally ran rings around them which was great fun to watch, and his involvement is also increasing. Kristian also had his best game so far with good strong runs up the middle and out wide, also scoring his first try. James has had few chances to run the ball in previous weeks but today was given a little more freedom and made some good weaving runs and also kicked a goal. Hopefully Talon will be back on deck next week. McDonalds Awards went to Kristian and Lachlan. Player of the Week was Adam. U9s This week the U9s came up against a very strong and aggressive Valley Dragons side. The improvement in tackling was very encouraging with Jesse Eljuga, Lachlan McGufficke and Hudson Laird making the big impact in defence in the first half, while Jake Galvin made a majority of the teams tackles in the second half. Danial Watts made some busting runs straight up the middle of the park. Shaye Jack was back after a couple of weeks on the sideline and together with Clint Filtness showed some great foot work. Braith Fitzgerald and Harrison Sowerby are the smallest boys on the side but this didn’t stop them both attempting some great tackles on a much larger opposition. James Dyball and Cambell Wenban again tried hard up front with great support from Darcy Clark and Ryan Harmer. The boys were unlucky not to get across the line but should be proud of the improvements they continue to make. Most of the boys were in line for the weekly points this week however the eventual winners were 3 points Jake, 2 points Hudson and 1 point Clint. Final score 0-44. U10 The U10 Cooma Colts travelled to Queanbeyan. The Kangaroo’s started strong with a quick try in first couple of minutes of play. The Colts regrouped and showed this good Roo’s side that we can score quick points with Noah Saddler scoring. The first half was a very good contest with both sides testing each other, then just before half time the Kangaroo’s scored twice. In the second half Eddie Clark, Nic Zusak, Jordan McLeod and Colin Kingston had some very good runs with little Nic Zusak showing he is a real speed demon and pulling off a fantastic tackle down the side line and over touch line (fantastic to watch). Tyler Rees, Will Cahill, Ethan Connelly, Josh Digges and Jason Kelly all had done a very good all round performance in both attack and defence. Also a mention to Alec Miners, Lachlan Baker and Dean Ashton who all played very well, though in the end our boys were just beaten on the day by a very good team. This week boys back into defence drills as the boys are very keen to meet the Kangaroos on our home turf. The final score was 32-10, 1 point to Will Cahill, 2 points to Eddie Clark, 3 points to Noah Saddler, and this week’s Coaches award went to Tyler Rees who was everywhere and played very well. Well done to all the boys on a good game. U11 U11 Colts played away against the Gungahlin Bulls brought an opening game of good play and passes on both sides, but with a few unsettled nerves the ball fell prey to the Bulls and the Colts tried to maintain the Bulls away from their try line. A pickup of a lost ball gave Sean Dixon and James Hayden a run into the Bulls pack with players continuously

getting ground from both sides. With the ball back in the Bulls control again, the Colts stopped them close to their line once more with well positioned players. A knock on and Colts are back in play and got another feel for the ball with all players participating. Bulls took possession giving them a try. However, the quick turn around gave Remy Oldrey a great try with James Hayden converting a goal soon after. With

The Under 7s in action last Sunday.

first half standing at 6-4 it was either sides match. Darnel Bartlett and Sean Dixon got into second half first, along with Sam Sergo getting in runs. A knock on near the Bulls try line gave the Colts an advantage to bring the ball back up to half way. Both sides still playing hard with excellent passing but with a couple of unfortunate slip ups in tackles for the Colts, the Bulls took play bringing them almost in for a corner try, until Tom Hill stopped this from occurring, taking full brunt of the tackle leaving him on the ground for a few minutes. Dylan Tahere trying to defend with help from James Hayden, Archie Allen and the Miners boys, Clayton and Jayden in good play, Damon Fanning also. The Bulls managed another try and goal. A double knock on by the Bulls, gave the Colts possession in the last minutes of the game which saw Remy Oldrey put another try to his list and a goal for Damon Fanning. James Hayden had a lot to do with play today, good game. Darnel Bartlett is still showing a strong interest in the game already in these first few games. With William Pendergast and Brendon Weston not playing today, hard hit boys, Sean Dixon, Remy Oldrey, James Hayden and Tom Hill kept up play knowing they couldn’t come off having no reserves. Good effort boys. The Colts lost by only two points. Awards: McDonald’s: Samuel Sergo. Player Medal: Clayton Miners. Score: Cooma Colts: 12. Gungahlin Bulls: 14 U12 The under 12s travelled to Melba on Sunday to play Belconnen Sharks winning the game 16-10. The boys did it hard with only 11 players against a full squad. Belconnen scored first but with great defence by Cooper Swan, Tim Bottom, Lachlan Jones and James Cahill, they helped set up Bill Zammit to score Cooma’s first try. Great runs by Luke Day, Jarrod Jeszczenko, Josh Dwyer-Gersak, Jack Reid, Andrew Pearce and Thomas Hain, helped set up Bill Zammit to score his second try leaving the score 8-6 at half time. With a hard opening in the first 10 minutes of the second half the game was see-sawing, with more great runs by Bill Zammit with scoring another two tries, then made a try saving tackle in the dying seconds to leave the score 16-10. Injured Lachlan Inskip was accompanied by Sam Williams on the bench, thanks Sam for coming to watch. Medal went to the amazing Bill Zammit, Maccas award went to our new player Cooper Swan for outstanding tackles and runs. U13 The Under 13s travelled to Crookwell with only 12 players. The first half saw great defence by Jordan Kodhr, James Walker and Matthew Chelin. At half time the score was 10-4 Colts way. The second half saw the halves Zac Saddler and Charlie Allen combine for four tries in total. Great blind side attacking raids by Patrick Connolly and Jordan Kodhr saw five tries scored. Try scorers were: Zac Saddler three, Patrick Connolly and Jordan Kodhr two, Charlie Allen and Will Shingles one. Zac Saddler kicked four goals from eight. Bad kicking by Zac Saddler saw Matthew Robinson step up, only to miss from in front. We will be advertising for the goal kicking position in the future. The final score was 42 to 8 in favour of the Colts. Jordan Kodhr won the medal and happy birthday to Alex Swan. A great team effort with only 12 players! U14 Last Sunday the Under 14s made the long road trip north to take on Goulburn Maroons on their home turf. Looking for

their first win of the season, the boys were making the most of the long bus trip encouraging other travellers to support them with some dancin’ moves and artistic pieces. After a number of slow starts in previous games we were looking to get out of the blocks and apply some pressure from the first whistle. From the kick off the boys found their mojo and within no time had raced away to a 10-0 lead after some great work from the forwards allowing ‘Ronald’ Walker to run 60 metres and score. Fanning missed the conversion from wide out but scored on the next set and the boys were looking good. Some old habits found their way back into the game and once again, poor passing and poor communication in defence allowed Goulburn back, and at half time we were ahead 16-12. After a soul searching talk by the coaching staff the boys looked to go on with the game in the second half. It was a very impressive effort from all of the boys who found that sticking to the game plan pays dividends and the confidence level increased across the park. The forwards muscled up in defence and attack which set the platform for the classy backs to show their skills dominating the opposition. Fanning was unstoppable scoring four tries with Walker grabbing a double and Keegan-Bull showing his strength for an excellent individual effort. The improvement shown by everyone was outstanding and shows what we can do as a team when our heads are in the right place. Final score was 38-18 to the Colts. Every player received 2 points for the effort put in and Isaac Singh got the 3 points for his superman impersonation. Was it a bird? Was it a plane? No it’s the footy! I better catch it….woops. Well done boys let’s keep it going. U15 The Under 15s took on Tuggeranong Buffaloes at Cooma Showground last Sunday looking for their first win of the season. The Colts first half was marred by poor ball handling which saw many attacking raids come undone. In the 13th minute Connor Rendoth held the ball and charged through the Buffaloes defence to score Cooma’s first try for a 4-0 lead. Tight defence by Cooma kept them in the game with no further points scored in the first half. A revving up from Jason at half time about ball security and running hard at the gaps paid dividends straight away with a great try to Josh Zammit, running off a great pass from Aaron Pidcock. The same combination was just as lethal when they combined down the left side of the field with Josh crossing for his second try. Cooma’s lead increased to 14-0 and with better ball security and a quarter of the game still to play could run away with the match. This was not to be as the Buffaloes were able to kick the ball dead from the kick-off for the second time and following a penalty were able to post their first try. Their second followed shortly after following another penalty and the gap in the scores had closed to 14-8. The Buffaloes were on a roll and looked certain to score but for the cover defence of Andrew Crimmins. Cooma were able to control their attack and defence until the final minutes when an unfortunate incident saw two of the Colts players sent off. Cooma’s 11 players on the field were able to defend to the final siren and get home with a 14-8 win. Jackson Reed and Luke Tredigo had great attacking games and Cooma’s outside backs had good defensive games. Sean Bodycott-Pielli was good under the high ball and Jeremy Mackay had a good all round game at fullback. The medal this week went to Patrick Bond for good work in the middle of the ruck in both attack and defence. U16 The Colts U16s had a home game last Friday night against the Queanbeyan Blues and in cold conditions, started the night slowly by letting the Blue’s score early in the match. Cooma bounced back with the first of two tries scored by Jack Williams but the cold conditions were taking its toll on the quality of Cooma’s play, with a lot of dropped ball and missed tackles to let Queanbeyan back into the lead at half time 10-4. Cooma still struggled with their completion rate after half time and the Blues threatened to take out the match by scoring another try to take their lead out to 14-4. Richard Bensley showed the way with some inspirational runs and hard hitting tackles, but the general kicks in play just weren’t going to plan for Luke Johnson who put in a great effort during the match to earn the team medal for this week. After Cooma managed to retain the ball for continual sets to get into good field position, Jack was able to break through for a good try which was successfully converted by Josh Hogan to make the score line within striking distance at 14-10. Queanbeyan were attacking Cooma’s line in the dying minutes of the match when a missed placed kick by their halfback was skilfully taken in the air from between their centre and winger by Dean Blyton who sprinted 80 metres to score and level the match at 14 all for yet another well earned draw.



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Under 16s lead the way for junior Red Devils Under 16s The Under 16s won a spiteful match against Grammar in Canberra on Saturday. After a huge win last week the Red Devils came down to earth when Grammar scored an early converted try. Things got worse for Cooma when hooker Dom Giagios was injured in the first scrum. With no interchange players to call on, positions were shuffled and after receiving treatment, Dom returned to the wing. Although Cooma was running into a strong wind, half back Matt Kelley continually turned Grammar around with clever kicks. Cooma’s sustained attack resulted in a try to flanker Luke Mould and the Red Devils trailed 5-7. As Cooma began to take control of the game they were reduced to 14 players when Cameron Johnson was sent off for 10 minutes for lifting in a tackle. Three minutes later Cameron was joined in the sin bin by Luke Mould who was penalised for a high tackle. Again the Red Devils dug deep and centre Ned McDonnell, who had moved to lock, scored a try after some strong runs. Although two men down Cooma led 10-7 half time. In the second half Cooma had the advantage of the strong wind and Matt Cusbert’s long kicks kept Grammar deep in their own territory. Matt Kelley used the wind to put pressure on Grammar’s fullback. Cooma’s good field position led to Matt Kelley’s try from close range. Matt Cusbert converted from out wide and Cooma led 17-7. As the second half wore on Grammar’s desperation led to some ugly tackles which were not penalised. A nasty high tackle on Matt Kelley led to an altercation and Luke Mould was sent off for punching the Grammar tackler. Cooma’s captain Matt Cusbert then took on the defence and scored a try under the posts. Matt Kelley converted and Cooma went on to win 24-7. The Red Devils played with courage and passion and all 15 players showed great character to win the game. As man of the match Matt Kelley was given 3 points. Tom Manning received 2 points and Ned McDonnell 1 point. Charles Miners, Ismail Hudson, Luke Bracher and Corey Stockton played strongly all game. Daniel Robinson and Chris Venables continue to impress and James Minards showed his versatility playing centre, flanker and fullback with great skill. The Red Devils return to Rotary Oval Cooma next Saturday against St Edmunds. Kick-off is at 1pm - come and support our boys! Under 14s With twinkle-toes Chris Allen on dancing with the stars duty substitute coach Linton Snowdon had the honour of leading the boys this week. The boys started very strongly against St Edmunds with a strong wind behind their backs. But an early set back of losing Hugh Allen with a head knock meant the team would have to play the rest of the game with only 14 players. The first half was close until a couple of late tries to St Edmunds meant the half time score was 26-0 to St Edmunds but this wasn’t a true reflection of the team efforts in the first half. Playing into the wind in the second half was always going to be tough but once again the boys started strong

but a couple more injuries during the half slowed the teams progress and put them on the back foot. The final score ended up 53-0. All the boys should be very proud of their dedication for the whole game as they never gave up. Both Dan Swain and Jarrod Sopniewski had very strong games and lead the team in everything. Will Moore and Charlie Allen also had a strong game. This was reflected in the points: Chris points: 3 Dan Swain 2 Jarrod Sopniewski 1 Charlie Allen Linton points: 3 Jarrod Sopniewski 2 Dan Swain 1 Will Moore The boys should be very proud of the dedication and efforts of their coach Chris Allen with him winning the judges choice on dancing with the stars on Saturday night.

Half time score 12 -7. The second half started with more tackling practise for the Devils, yet again some amazing desperation shown to snuff out many of the oppositions opportunities. St Edmunds did eventually score an unconverted try. Score 17-7. The Devils managed a meagre time in possession and ultimately scored a converted try. Game on at 17-14. Cooma continued to challenge but couldn’t add to the scoreboard with St Edmunds winning 17-14. The team can be very proud of their efforts, having scored 14 points off a very small amount of possession. With improvement and more urgency around the rucks and mauls the Devils are capable of scoring more points. 1 point each to Angus Schofield and Kieran McCarthyReece 2 points each to Spencer Walker- Broose and Russ Haylock 3 points each to Ibrahim Hudson and Daniel Stove.

Under 12S The U12s Red Devils travelled to the dark side of Canberra to play Gungahlin at the Nichols oval, where the last time we played there we lost a grand final, and proved to still be a hoodoo ground going down 34-10. The team played hard all game but where out drilled by the established first division team. Great effort by all the players special effort and the Pig Dog award went to Pierre

Unders 11s The Under 11 Red Devil’s played in cold and windy conditions last Saturday at home, against top of the table Uni Norths. After a good start for the opposition, the Uni Norths centres found some space and pushed past some very soft defence to score under the posts. This try was converted and Cooma was down 7 nil. The Cooma team shook themselves off and after some solid work, good ball was delivered from the scrum, and Cooma progressed up to their attacking zone, and Archie Allen was over for a try, after some determined leg work. The conversion was unsuccessful, and the score was 7-5. The ball went from one end to the other, in a desperate bid for the next try. Again sloppy defence allowed Uni Norths to get some momentum, and they scored again. This was unconverted, hitting the post. Cooma struck back with some disciplined play, with Nick Coote and Colby Evans taking the ball up to the opposition defensive line. A loose ball was picked up by Bailey Rogers who found a gap, and slid over to take Cooma into the break trailing 10-12. The half time talk was centered around improved tackling and cleaning out, and with a focus on using the wind in the second half to our advantage. After a short kick off from Uni Norths resulted in a scrum, the Cooma team got early possession, but a penalty led to a turnover, and Uni Norths continued to attack well, and finally spilled over for a third try. The Cooma boys at this point stepped up a notch, and fought their way back down the ground with some good strategic kicking. After a good scrum win by Cooma, Bailey Rogers spotted some space on the blindside and raced down the side line for a try. This was also unconverted, the wind playing havoc all day. The final score was 17-15 to Uni Norths. It was a courageous effort by the Red Devils, who really lifted in the second half, and nearly won against the undefeated competition leaders. Points this week were 3 to Archie Allen for his try and continued hard work in the forwards. 2 points went to Sam Larritt who tackled all day, and delivered good ball to the outside backs, and one point each to Bailey Rogers for another outstanding all round game, and one point to new recruit Darcy Barnes for following the play all day. All other players deserve a special mention for lifting their work rate in the second half.

Wall, as he was at every break down and always running straight. Best and fairest points went to- 3 Points Peter Tange, 2 Points Zac Ingram, 1 Point Josh Bruce. We play at home this weekend so come and watch some running rugby and support the local juniors. Under 10s The U10s played St Edmunds at Rotary Oval. Again Cooma opened the scoring with an early well-converted try. Play fluctuated, with Cooma living off very little possession and consequently making a lot of tackles. St Edmunds were dominating the ruck/mauls pieces and ultimately scored two tries, of which one was converted.

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Cooma Tigers U/18s 0 – Olympic 1 Tigers defeat Olympic The Tiger sU/18s took to the field full of determination to defeat Olympic who on their last outing defeated them 4 – 1. The Tigers started very positive and pretty much dominated the play containing it to Olympic’s half of the field but unfortunately for the Tigers they simply could not finish and they could not find the Olympic net, this resulted in a nil all result at the break. The second half started the same as the first with the Tigers doing everything they could to score a goal and get on the board but the goal

still remained elusive. Olympic, however, did challenge the Tiger’s defence on a number of occasions, the Tigers’ defence stood firm until the 84th minute when a minor lapse of concentration by the Tigers defence found Olympic’s Tovic 1 v 1 against the Tigers keeper and managed to slot the ball home giving Olympic a one nil lead, this stunned the Tigers and by the time they recovered the match was all over, result Olympic one Tigers nil. Next week they will meet Canberra City at Nijong.

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Once again this season Cooma Tigers defeated Olympic, this time at their own home. Domenici opened the scoresheet in record time for the Tigers. It took him just 30 seconds to score. A powerful strike from Robbie Cattanach tested Olympic Goalkeeper Justin Bradbury. It was only the second touch of the ball since the first whistle. The goalkeeper made contact with the ball but was not able to secure it, as in a flash of light Roldan pinched the ball and set it up for Domenici, who was coming in support. Without mercy Stephen put the ball in the back of the net. Olympic was able to even up the scores on the 16th minute. Selkirk capitalised on an evident mistake from Francois who dropped the ball in front of the Olympic player. He did not think twice and pushed the ball behind the tall keeper to score. On the 24th minute JP D’Ambrosio dribbled past two defenders and, receiving a onetwo from Cattanach, found a gap in the defensive line. He hooked the ball in front of the keeper and found Domenici on the far post. Stephen found the net for the second time and scored his eighth goal of the season. Domenici, who has being training with Sydney FC

this week, had to leave the game at the break due to a muscular pull. In the 26th minute Gustavo Roldan lengthened the gap in favour of the Tigers. He made it 3-1 after receiving a through ball from the midfield. He was able to win the back of the Olympic defenders, and face the keeper 1v1. He put the ball inside the far post and Justin Bradbury, even though he was at full stretch, was not able to stop the curving low range shot. In the second half Olympic dictated the pace of the game, pushing hard to level the scores. But lady luck ignored them as she was too busy guarding the Tiger’s goal.

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Wednesday May 30, 2012

Hankinson wins Autumn Cup Cooma Golf report by Garry 17th Norm Marshall put one nice and close. Atkinson Once again golf over the last week has seen fine scoring with golfers requiring over 38 points to be in the running for prizes. The Autumn Cup was played on Saturday with Roy Hankinson taking out the highly valued trophy for 2012 with a fine 71 nett. To re-cap the weekend. A grade winner on Saturday was Bruce Burton with 72 nett. Rob Brown (with a pleasing return to form) took out B grade with a 74 nett and in C grade Roy Hankinson had a 71 nett to win the Autumn Cup. Ball winners went to 79 nett. Nearest the pin prizes were taken out by the very accurate Mal Crockett on the 17th and single figure marker Steve Young on the ninth. Longest drives were a close affair with Norm Marshall taking out A grade, Michael Boyce B grade and Lindsay Blewitt winning C grade. On Sunday golfers played an individual stableford with John Gargett continuing his fine Sunday form by taking out first place with a fine 37 points from Ken Ganya 36 points (on a countback) from Norm Marshall. Ball winners went down to 26 points with Heikki Evans just getting home. Nearest the pin on the ninth went to Brian Searl and on the

On Wednesday the men’s single stableford saw some solid scores with Prawit Prakotasung winning the day with 39 points from Gordon Western on 37 points and Bruce Burton coming in third also with 37 points. Ball winners went to 30 points. Nearest the pin on then ninth was taken out by Bruce Burton and on the 17th Bart Joseph hit a beauty to easily win the ball prize. Next week sees a single stableford on Saturday, an individual stableford on Wednesday and a huge day on Sunday with the annual Ex-Services Day promising plenty of great trophies and fun on the course. This day is a four-person ambrose event so choose your tee time early for this popular event. All golfers interested in the future of golf in Cooma should keep Thursday June 7 free so that they can be involved in a forum to develop a long term set of ideas and plans for the golf club. This will be held at the golf club around 6:30pm (time to be confirmed) finishing around 8pm. This is one evening not to be missed especially if you have some ideas for our club.

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Handicap pairs eliminations continue The cold and windy weather kept lots of bowlers away from the green last Saturday although two more matches were played in handicap pairs. Sergio Roncelli and Cobber Seears played their semi final against Ernie Lapham and Paul Cannell with Sergio and Cobber having to give a one shot start. In winning the first six ends, Sergio and Cobber set up a 10/1 lead. Ernie and Paul then matched their opponents for a few ends but were unable to make up the leeway with Sergio and Paul going on to win 30/17 and gain a place in the final. Don Jarvis and Colin Roberson had to give two shots start to Adam Piesley and Peter Marsicano. Adam and Peter took early advantage of this in the early stages and were in front 9/7 after eight ends, when they dropped six shots for Don and Colin to take the lead. Don and Colin dominated play from that point on and ran out winners 27/14,for a place in the semi-final. Two matches are to be played before their opponents will be known. Theses are Colin Peuker and Graham Clarke v Colin Stewart and

Wayne Lodge which will be played on Saturday June 2 with the winners playing Col Cottam and Keith Goodwin on Sunday June 3, with the winner of that match going into the semi-final against Don Jarvis and Colin Roberson. Social bowls was almost non-existent at the weekend with just four players on Saturday and five on Sunday. Renate Winckel and Margherita Zasso were slow to get going against Col Cottom and Jim Lumsden and trailed by six shots at the halfway point. Six shots on the 14th end brought them right back into contention and then gained the lead on the 18th end but Col and Jim scored seven shots and won the game 22/17. On Sunday Don Jarvis played swinging lead for Xin Cottam and Jim Lumsden against Don Jarvis, Ken Bowden and Col Cottam. Don, Xin, and Jim got away to a flyer and were cruising at 16/9. Nine shots to one for Col’s team put them in front only to watch Jims side score five to run out winners 22/19. Here’s hoping the weather will improve during the week to entice more bowlers to the greens.

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Coolamatong golf Sunday was the District final for the Keno 4BBB, the winners were S Nolan and J Collins from Tully Park with 44 points. Runners up B Flynn and R Hair from Yowani on a count back from M and J Rainsford from Cooma both with 43 points. Best team for the home club was Hans Kunz ad Christa Wachrer with 38. Nearest the pin on the sixth for the men was S Benny from Queanbeyan, on the eight and 12th S Nolan and on the 17th D Cunningham from Queanbeyan. For the ladies on the sixth K Mason from Yass, the eighth Jan O’Halloran, Coolamatong, the 12th L Eikenhart from Yass and on the 17th W Thorne from Belconon. Saturday was a two player mixed Ambrose won by Ross and Betty Thompson with a 63 nett. Runners up were Jock and

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Wednesday May 30, 2012


Cats knocking on top four door The Australian Hotel Cooma Cats are knocking on the door of the AFL Canberra Division Three premiership table after an emphatic win over the Harman Hogs in Canberra on Saturday. The final score was the Cooma Cats 1622-118 defeated the Harman Hogs 10-1070. Cooma Cats club president Dave Paterson described the win as an important one on many levels. “This week’s win keeps us on the positive side of the ledger with a 4-3 win loss ratio after seven rounds, and now legitimately knocking on the door of the top four - which is no mean feat in a strong 12-team competition,” Dave said. “The signs are good for us to keep building on this strong start to the season as our younger players get more games under their belt and our game plan further develops,” he said. And Saturday’s win was certainly proof Will Robb takes a shot at goal for the Cooma Cats. of the power of an effective game plan. At half time, the Cats 8-7-55 lead the Hogs “We need to keep our heads firmly on our 5-8-38 and looked set to take the game away. shoulders, keep developing our younger players, The Cats were playing tough one-one one football be prepared for some tough times, but then more in accordance with the game plan laid down by importantly, be able to bounce back from those Coach Damien Asonovski and were winning the with the type of football that was played in the last individual contests all over the ground. quarter on Saturday. But having scored the final goal in the first half “We have the potential, we just have to believe just before the long break, the Hogs came out in it,” he said. full of confidence and kicked four un-answered Best for the Cats on the weekend included goals in the first half of the third quarter. The Corey Tucker up forward, Anthony Brennan who Cats completely lost their focus, forgot the game improves every week in the ruck, Zac Bowden plan by playing behind their opponents and paid and Robbie Schelberger across the backline, and the price. They did managed to kick one goal to Sam Hunter in the midfield. stop Harman’s charge, but the Hogs soon got A feature of the day was the presentation of that one back to go into the final quarter with the the Schilberger Cup to the Cats at the end of the scoreboard reading the Cats 9-14-68 to the Hogs game. 9-10-64. The Schelberger Cup represents the close This was crunch time for the Cats who in recent relationship between the Cats and the Hogs years had shown a propensity to wilt under through the Schelberger families which have a pressure and surrender not only a game winning long association with both clubs. lead, but also their season’s hopes along with it. A feature on Saturday saw former Cats Robbie But some fairly stern and colourful words of Schelberger (senior) playing for the Hogs against encouragement from Coach Asanovski re-focused son Robbie Schelberger (junior) playing for the the Cats’ attention to the game plan and in an Cats. awesome display of unforgiving and relentless footy the Cooma players came out hard to kick AFL extravaganza this weekend at seven unanswered goals (which should have been Snowy a lot more but for inaccuracy in front of goal) and The Cooma Cats will hold an AFL extravaganza bury the Hogs. at Snowy Oval this Saturday. Starting with the Club president Dave Paterson said this final Under 14 Snowy Supercats at 10am playing quarter onslaught was a major turning point for against Marist, then the Cats take on the the club. Gungahlin Jets at mid-day, to be followed by the “So many times in the past we have lost Woden Blues taking on the Eastlake Demons at winnable games after making a good start, but 2:15pm. the boys showed this weekend that the desire to The day will conclude with the Cats major succeed is now stronger than it has been for a fundraising night for 2012 to be held at the long time,” Dave said. Australian Hotel in Cooma on Saturday night from But Paterson cautioned against too much 6:30pm. confidence just yet. The event will take the form a “games night” “We’re in a great position as we approach the with an Olympic theme. Come along and support middle phase of the season, but there is still a the Cats in 2012. long way to go,” He said.

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Schelberger Cup


Monaro Post 30th May 2012