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Volume 7 Edition 1 ISSN 1834-0318


“It’s a stupid idea!”

From the mountains to the sea. A planned restructure of the former Livestock Health and Pest Authority into Local Land Services has angered three mayors across the Monaro. Bombala Mayor Bob Stewart has called the latest plan, which links Cooma-Monaro, Bombala and Snowy River Shires with the far South Coast and up to Wollongong, as stupid. All three cannot see a connection and have called on the Minister for Primary Industry, Katrina Hodgkinson, to listen to what they have been telling her. See full story on Page 3.

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Local emergency services report a quiet Christmas holiday period. A car was towed away from a collision at the intersection of Creek and Sharp Streets, Cooma, on Boxing Day.

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“It’s a stupid idea”- LLS restructure The mayors of three local government areas across the Monaro and Snowy Mountains are frustrated with new changes to the former Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA), now revamped in to the Local Land Services (LLS) which has aligned the Monaro with the Far South Coast and Eurobodalla. Bombala mayor, Bob Stewart, said “It’s a stupid idea. The rural landholders across the Monaro will end up with a very poor result.” Cooma-Monaro Mayor Dean Lynch said he was more than frustrated with the consultation process, the lack of detail and the apparent lack of ‘listening’ by NSW State Government and in particular, the Minister for Primary Industry, Katrina Hodgkinson. “I don’t know what we have to do” Cr Lynch said. “To be honest, I’m pissed off with the whole process. I have taken this to my council, and council supports the idea that local government can run these”. Both Cr Stewart and Cr Lynch spoke with Ms Hodgkinson at the recent Local Government Shires Association meeting and both told her the restructured body would be better administrated by local government, with assistance from the state government in specific areas, such as bio security. Cr Stewart said Ms Hodgkinson and her adviser had agreed with his comments about better efficiency and a better result or the rural landholders requiring the services, but said all she had agreed with had been ignored in the latest restructure proposal. “She should change her adviser” Cr Stewart said. Early last week, the mayor of Snowy-River Shire Council, John Cahill, claimed the latest proposal had “the (Catchment Management Authority’s) CMA’s hands all over it”, inferring that the CMA’s lobbying to the Local Land Services Stakeholder Reference Panel had been successful, at the expanse of local government and landholder submissions. The three mayors are concerned the restructure will require local government to be levied to cover the costs, but the services will be centralised, so, as Cr Stewart said


“we’ll be paying taxes to pay for a poor service that will be based somewhere other than here”. “It would be far better for local government to pick up some of the services, impose a levy for those services and keep all the money local. “Sending us down the coast is just stupid. The lifestylers down the coast don’t want to pay for anything. The LHPAs that were there have lost their land mass through development and the lifestylers don’t want to have to pay. “Here on the Monaro, we still have rural landholders and people who require the traditional services offered by an LHPA. Cr Lynch told the recent LGSA meeting organisers “Basically I am not happy and I have already told the Minister that she is on a loser, joining the CMA with the LHPA (two organisations that few landholders have time for) together to make another level of bureaucracy is not a vote winner . “The issues: - I was happy to see the LHPA abolished but I believe local government could deliver the former LHPA services (except bio security) at a more cost effective level as we already have the processes in place to deal with landholders. -DPI should have the bio security. -Council could levy to cover the extra cost through our rating system. -The boundaries are better than the first proposal but still unworkable. “I can see the main issue being that Council will be collecting the rates to pay for the LLS but will end up subsidising somewhere else. “The Minister indicated that local panels would be set up to look after the ‘local’ issues. If this happens it is similar to the current board structure that is in place for the LHPA, so what is the point? Also there would have to be a lot of thought as to how these people would be elected or appointed. “Also the current Local government review should be looking at these issues, because if some councils are to be bigger

THE STAGE IS SET FOR THE 2013 THREDBO BLUES FESTIVAL with some of Australia’s finest blues artists and up and coming performers set to showcase their musical talent. With over 20 bands confirmed to play this year’s festival is set to be a big one. Artists will be performing in both public venues and in intimate dining environments at various restaurants in the village, around the village square, at the top of the mountain in Eagles Nest Restaurant and even poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel.

they may fit the mould of an LLS”, Cr Lynch said. Cooma meeting A meeting will be held in Cooma on February 5, at Cooma ExServices Club, to discuss the changes. It will run for three hours, from 8am to 11am, followed by a meeting in Bega later that afternoon. Residents are invited to attend to comment on the restructure. “We are pleased to announce the next phase of our public consultation on Local Land Services with interactive workshops in 19 locations from February to April next year,” Natural Resources Commissioner and Chair of the Panel, Dr John Keniry AM said. “These public consultation workshops will follow three months of collecting and analysing online feedback through the Panel’s Have Your Say site. “The purpose of these workshops is to allow community and stakeholders to have their say on the four main pillars of Local Land Services, being: boundaries, governance, services and the rating framework. “The background papers on each of these pillars will be placed on the Have Your Say site during January 2013 for participants to read prior to attending the workshops.” Dr Keniry said the workshops will be interactive and focussed on getting the most out of everyone’s time. “I will be joined by Mick Keogh, Executive Director of the Australian Farm Institute, who will facilitate these workshops, and other members of the Reference Panel,” he said. “We will allow time for questions and discussion, but we will be focused on making sure attendees get actively involved in developing ideas, identifying risks and flagging needs and requirements specific to their region. “The Stakeholder Reference Panel also continues to welcome feedback on the Have Your Say site, via fax, or in writing.”

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A tale of two tradies Lisa Ashurst

David Libauer and Allan Burt were born 15 years apart and on opposite sides of the world; Mr Libauer in (enter locale), South Africa in 1929 and Mr Burt in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia in 1944. Nothing coincidental there, but both men did enter the panel beating trade at young ages (Allan Burt at age 14 and David Libauer at the tender age of nine) and their choice of career eventually lead to their paths crossing in 1976 when Mr Burt arrived in Cooma and began his first job in town under the employ of Mr Libauer at Cooma Steel. Initially Mr Burt was raised on Borambola Station near Wagga, where his father was head stockman, so when Mr Burt left school midway through 1958 at 14 years of age, he automatically made his way into the shearing sheds. But Mr Burt Senior had other ideas and insisted his son take on an apprenticeship so in January 1959 Allan Burt commenced work with Lance Glasson of Glasson’s Body Works in Wagga, earning three pounds, three shillings and sixpence per week, He immediately demonstrated an exceptional ability as a panel beater, being termed a “natural” and is still

recognised as one of the best in his field today. In later years, Mr Burt also worked for Cesar Cesarin at Cesar’s Wrecking Yard as well as for Tony Young at Kookaburra. But cars have been in Allan’s blood almost forever and he remembers buying an old FJ Holden, cutting it down to a two-door and giving it a major make-over, only to have the fellow who bought it afterwards claim he did the work himself when the vehicle showed up in a motoring magazine some years later! “I did a lot of modification work on cars back then.” Mr Burt added “But I’ve mucked around with motorcars since I was a kid” Mr Burt said “and Lance was a family friend so when he offered me the position it seemed like a natural progression.”

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men, so he was promoted to adult and a wage of 13 Pounds per week! Allan now joins an elite group, in that he has been “on the floor” for over 50 years. He is also appreciated for having always been “on the ready” to offer assistance to the young, the elderly and everyone in between and is well respected for the pride he has taken in his workmanship over the years, not to mention his exceptional skills “on the

hammer”. Now 83 years of age, David Libauer has been “on the hammer” so to speak for 74 years! Mr Libauer began his training as a panel beater with his father in South Africa when he was a nine-year-old youngster, which set him for a long career in the field. Pictured, Alan Burt and Dave Libauer, mates in trade.


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The Snowy Arch The “Arch” was constructed outside the southern end of the base mechanical workshop in Polo Flat under the direction of Welding Supervisor, Bill Ellis, in 1953.

was lowered onto the bolts already set into the concrete foundations. When the structure was firmly bolted into position, Scotty the crane operator returned the crane to Plant Pool When completed with the and Joe went back to his papercircular Snowy Mountains work. Authority (SMA) logo, the white A short while later, John capped waves (signifying the Urbans walked past his desk, lakes and dams) and a streak stopped, came back to Joe and of red lightning (electricity); it said, “I thought I told you to put was delivered to site beside up the archway.” Joe, with a wry Mittagang Road, opposite Adina smile, replied, “Its up!” John was Place (at the time named 1st somewhat taken aback and said Avenue), to await erection. “I’ve just come past there and In fact, the location of the didn’t see it!” arch, marked the finish of Smith Street and the start Mittagang Road.

rehabilitated and the arch was given to Pat Koppman, who cleaned up the area. When the concept of the Snowy Scheme Museum was developed in 2002, Frank Rodwell, a former employee of the SMA was asked to list some suitable items for display. The arch was considered as an important acquisition, so Frank was given the task of finding it.

The arch was located on Mr Koppman’s property at Peak View and purchased for the Museum. With the assistance of Glynn Kay and his long tray The arch stayed in the truck it was brought to Glynn’s position until Sir William place outside Cooma. Hudson retired in 1967, when Prior to its erection in its “final the incoming Commissioner, resting place” at the Snowy Howard Dann, had it taken Scheme Museum, the arch down as it was considered to was primed with red gal-met be a visible division between followed by two coats of white SMA and non SMA residents of gal-met. This was done by the Cooma. late Murray Rodwell, his wife Joy

The story of the initial erection of the arch involves the Irish SMA Foreman Carpenter, Joe Gordon, who whilst attending to paper-work at his desk in the carpenter’s workshop received a visit from SMA Engineer, John It was taken to the disposals and Frank Rodwell. Urbans, directing him to stand area in Polo Flat where it was Pictured at top, the arch in up the arch. later purchased by the newly Mittgang Road, Cooma, 60 Joe telephoned Ken Clear at formed Alpine Speedway. The years ago. the Plant Pool and requested SMA logo was painted over with an operator and torneau-crane the new name and the waves Right: the arch in its new to lift the arch into place. He and lightning removed. When position outside the Snowy went to the site and supervised the speedway was disbanded, Museum at Adaminaby. the operation as the arch around 1976, the area was

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The Little Festival with the Big Heart The annual Numeralla Folk Festival is held on the Australia Day long weekend every January. It is the last traditional “free” folk festival left in Australia, there are no tickets - entertainment and camping are completely free. Come and join us for a long weekend of music, poetry, dance, markets, dips in the river, yarns around the campfire and convivial conversation. Highlights of the festival include bush dances, a fun kid’s program, dance and music workshops (all ages and no prior skill required), and the blackboard concert seasoned professionals and budding artists can chalk their name up to play a couple of songs, recite a poem, spin a yarn or entertain the crowd in any creative way. Sunday morning’s Country Markets showcase local sustainable produce. Amble about to sample the fresh food delights, pick up a bargain, listen to some Numeralla

bluegrass music, or have a cuppa. If all this sounds too hectic, you can simply relax by the river and enjoy the music and the beautiful scenery, or there is always a yarn or a music session happening at the hall or the campsites. In 2013 we are excited to introduce a Youth Showcase on the Friday night. Young musicians from the region will be displaying their musical mastery while you relax with some nibbles, a meal from the kitchen, or a glass of your favourite cheer from the bar. There will also be a Memories Table and volunteers on hand to collect the history of the festival as we prepare to celebrate the 40th in 2014. Another new addition to the folk festival in 2013, will be the Mud Marlin Fishing Competition, hosted by the Numeralla Fishing Club. This annual event is normally held in March, but will be held in conjunction with the folk festival for the first time this year, with the goal of removing as

many carp as possible from the Numeralla and Badja river systems. Anyone can enter, and there will be loads of prizes up for grabs with the competition running from Sunday 20th to Monday 28th January. Numeralla is located 20km east of Cooma in NSW. There are no shops in the village but you can eat heartily, from breakfast to supper at the hall. There are two large campgrounds located at the junction of the Numeralla and Badja rivers. A dedicated band of community volunteers ensure that the campgrounds and hall are ready, the kitchen is ready to provide home-cooked meals and goodies, the bar is stocked, and the BBQ is sizzling. For almost four decades the Numeralla Folk Festival has provided a very social and entertaining weekend for folkies, visitors, and locals. The kitchen, BBQ, bar, raffle and t-shirt sales cover the costs of running the festival and allow for a small donation


Some the action from the 2012 Numeralla Folk Festival. to be given to the community groups in the village including the RFS, P&C, and Tennis Club. Supporting these sales ensures that the wonderful tradition of the Numeralla Folk Festival can continue, hopefully for many more years to come. We welcome oneand-all to come along and contribute to the weekend, and soak up the traditional atmosphere of the last free traditional folk festival in Australia.

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Talk about seeing Pink Elephants – police and rescue workers were surprised to see three monkeys loose on the highway near Kiama recently. See No, Hear No and Speak No Evil they weren’t, but they were circus monkeys who escaped from their cage after a car accident. Luckily there were no serious injuries and the hairy threesome was quickly rounded up by circus workers and able to continue their journey to the next location. Not something one sees everyday, though. Ah yes, Christmas on the Monaro. The Postman’s Christmas went something like this: fan, fan, fan, fire, small fire, fan. Living here certainly keeps us on our toes, weatherwise. As we start another new year, The Postman wonders if anyone will seriously consider making (and keeping) resolutions in 2013. From past experience, resolutions set unreachable targets which put us under unnecessary stress and ultimately lead to under-achievement and a sense of failure. At least, that’s The Postman’s excuse and he’s sticking to it! For the rest of you, though, 2013 offers a clean start to set new goals, whether they be weight loss, improved fitness, better financial management, less work, less stress, more time for oneself. Alternatively, one could just keep plodding along. But January is certainly looking action-packed for us in this region; it started with the Snowy River Muster, continues this week with the showjumping festival, then there’s the Irish Festival at Jindabyne and Australia Day around the country. February is looking pretty full, too. Happy New Year, everyone.

Editor, Michelago Valley has the potential to deliver much wealth and employment to the people of the district and the Cooma Monaro Shire. Canberra builds housing for around 8000 people per year and an attractive semi rural development in this beautiful spot could compliment that and be a success. The Michelago Valley has sufficient open space and water supply potential to develop a modern ecologically sound town ship of around 8,000 people. The cash flow from such a development would be about $500 million for the infrastructure and a similar amount for the buildings.

To set in motion then about $1 billion dollars of local economic activity the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council would need to show some leadership. Council would need to carefully examine and understand the effect its proposed new planning scheme would have on such a development. The mainstay of such a town would be as a dormitory suburb for ACT workers. It is possible to nestle such a development unobtrusively in the beautiful Michelago Valley. The time to act is now. Geoff Bowland Cooma

Carbon dogma continues Editor, On November 28, the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, University of Sydney, held aforum about soil carbon, carbon and water cycle. According to the newspaper report, the good carbon professor and team also presented their version of biodiversity and animal behaviour and plant physiology. All of this was studied more than 50 years ago by CSIRO scientists at the experimental Station in Canberra, today’s suburb of Downer. The difference between today and more that 50years ago is that in those days research was NOT driven by vested interest ie.,Carbon tax $$; Carbon trading $$$; Carbon Traders” leaches” $$$$; and Carbon Sequestration $$$$. There was no Soil carbon; all of it was called Soil Profile. According to the Dictionary of Geology by DGA Whitten with JRV Brooks, a vertical section through the soil subsoil-bedrock sequence is termed a Soil Profile. In the nomenclature of soil scientists (pedologists), the “D” horizon corresponds to bedrock and the “C” to the subsoil . The soil proper is divided into an upper “A” horizon and a lower “ B” horizon, which are further subdivided as required. The upper part of the “A” horizon contains much organic matter and is strongly leached; the lower portion of the “A” horizon much less organic matter and has suffered maximum leaching. Leaching (Eluviation) mainly removes, Ca, Fe, etc. The “B” horizon is largely a zone of deposition (illuviation) of leached material and fine clay and silt particles. Soil is essentially a mixture, in varying proportions of organic matter (largely vegetable), called Humus, and inorganic (mineral) particles derived by weathering from Rocks. The inorganic part of soil may be derived in situ or as a result of the transport of debris from elsewhere. Because weathering and vegetation cover are so closely controlled by climatic factors, the distribution of

soil types is markedly parallel to the distribution of climatic types. However even under uniform climatic conditions, soils will vary considerably as a result of differences in the the underlying rocks. Nothing has or will change irrelevant what phraseology politicians and bureaucratic airconditioned academics try to invent for their vested interest, as is abundedly clear from the following press reports in the “ THE WEEKLY 21-NOV -2012 “ and the “ THE LAND 22-NOV. -2012 “ It is amazing to what extend our government goes to pursue their Carbon Dogma should anyone present or oppose government dogma; eg., Dr. Conyers a NSW Soil scientist from Wagga Wagga Agricultural. Institute and five Co-workers who studied this so called “Carbon Sequestration“ for a period of 15- 30 years in various localities, were gagged and threatened with legal action; vigorously denied by the Department of Primary Industries; also find a letter of the week in The Land, by a Dr., I. C. Holford under “Flawed Carbon Plans”; you may also check Hansard prior to voting on the Carbon Tax, were the only MP with a Phd in Physics Dr Dennis Jensen requested leave to present a paper on carbon in the house; Leave denied by the Hon the Prime Minister, Dr. Dennis Jensen MP, was a former CSIRO scientist - he was virtually locked out of his office as his research results did not suit the political agenda and vested interests This whole carbon scenario including the word sustainable in one form or another was invented in the “UN AGENDA #21 “ signed by no other than our previous Environment Minister Ros “Whiteboard” Kelly in Rio de Janeiro in June 1992; UN Agenda #21 has 800 pages and 40 chapters. Artur Baumgartner Peak View

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Rebuilding the school band Students Jacob Meyers and Sarah Fraser with band teacher Phil Hornemann and Matthew Ventura who gave a demonstration of his expertise on woodwind instruments. The Cooma Public School band program will start up this year and will involve children from kindergarten through to year six.

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Brindabella announces ski flights for 2013 Brindabella Airlines announces Sydney to Snowy Mountains schedules for the 2013 ski season. The third schedule to be announced by the airline in as many months; the service will commence on Friday June 28 and operate a seasonal schedule until Sunday September 8, 2013. Brindabella Airlines will once again make traveling to the Snowy Mountain resorts only a 70 minute journey by air, therefore making it easier for those wishing to hit the slopes directly from the city for a winter weekend sport experience or longer. Weekend peak travel will be complimented by a double day service for those seeking to make the most of their time on the ski slopes. “We have specifically designed the schedule to cater for days of the week which have proven popular” Brindabella Airlines Chief Commercial Officer Fabrice Binet said.

Mr Binet said, “if it appears we are able to enjoy a prolonged season of snow, of course we will look to support the market with an extended season of flights”. Brindabella Airlines Snowy Mountain service will be operated by a mixture of Jetstream 32 and Jetstream 41 aircraft, the later accommodating 30 passengers per flight; providing a complimentary inflight service hosted by our friendly cabin crew offering a selection of snacks, with hot and cold light refreshments. Fares from Sydney to Snowy Mountains start at $129 one-way inclusive of taxes, and have been attractively set at levels enjoyed during the past four years of operating this service. Fares are on sale now prior to the Christmas holidays. Brindabella Airlines is a Qantas Frequent Flyer Program affiliate, selected fares allow customers to earn and redeem Frequent Flyer points.


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Wednesday January 2, 2013

Strzelecki silver jubilee in Jindabyne in2013 A celebration of Polish-Australian culture will be held in Jindabyne on February 9 to mark the silver jubilee of the Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki monument. Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki, also known as Count Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, is one of the greatest explorers to have etched their name into Australian history. The Strzelecki monument was erected in Banjo Paterson Park next to Jindabyne Lake, after a successful campaign by PolishAustralians, for a permanent tribute to honour the great Polish-born explorer. This sculpture was presented by the Polish Government in 1988 coinciding with the Australian bicentenary celebration. This is Strzelecki’s biggest and artistically admired bronze statue, a testimonial to Count Paul Edmund de Strzelecki’s great achievements and service to Australia. This will be a commemoration not only for the Australian Polish Community but for all Aussies who take pride in the achievements of their national heroes. Paul Gospodarczyk, President of Strzelecki Heritage Inc, said the monument in Banjo Paterson Park – which depicts the explorer with his hand outstretched towards Mt Kosciuszko

– was a tribute to an important figure in both Australian and Polish history. “Strzelecki is a great example of the ingenuity and courage of Australia’s early explorers,” Mr Gospodarczyk said. “A self-taught scientist, he had no formal training but became a renowned expert in geology, mineralogy, meteorology and zoology.” “For Polish-Australians seeing one of their heroes ‘on the map’ is a source of great pride.” “Strzelecki reminds us all of the diverse backgrounds of the first Europeans that came to Australia and shows us the depth of our multicultural roots.” “We invite the community to join us in marking the 25th anniversary of the Strzelecki monument and help us celebrate both the history and diversity of our nation.” Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki came to Australia in 1839 after 9 years living in England. He spent four years exploring and surveying vast areas of NSW, Victoria and Tasmania, discovering silver and gold fields in NSW and a coal fields in Tasmania. In 1839 Strzelecki set out on an expedition to the Australian Alps and explored the Snowy Mountains with James Macarthur, James Riley

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and two Aboriginal guides: Charlie Tarra and Jackey. The following year Strzelecki became the first European to climb Australia’s highest mountain peak, which he named after the famous freedom fighter, General Thaddeus Kosciuszko. He was one of the national heroes of Poland and a hero of the American Revolutionary War. Kosciuszko Festivities 2013 coincide with the 173rd anniversary of naming the highest peak in Australia Mount Kosciuszko. “Strzelecki died in London on October 6, 1873, and was buried in the Kensal Green Cemetery. He should be remembered not merely as an early discoverer of gold and silver, nor as the explorer who named Mount Kosciusko and produced the first map of Gippsland, but as the man who had a great vision for the future of Australia. He was a man concerned with the Australian environment, ecology and conservation of forests, the man who advocated the plans of vast scale irrigation in New South Wales and Tasmania, who foretold a very bright future of the Australian wool industry, the man who first proposed a vast and detailed geological survey in this country, as early as 1845. Strzelecki also was named `a pioneer

BIRTHDAYS GALORE December is certainly the time for birthdays with our local residents – Dawn Braithwaite, Elaine Passfield-Moore, Betty Fletcher and Lyn Last. The ladies all celebrated and said they did not mind sharing with Christmas activities. Seen lunching at the Feed Barn were Betty Fletcher, Elaine Passfield-Moore and Lyn Last. It was actually Betty’s birthday and a happy time was enjoyed by all. CHISTMAS PARTIES RAGED A very special Christmas Party was the Cooma Garden Club party where Bill Keefe and his wife Margaret were presented with an Award for having the best Summer Garden – a very deserving award. The garden is magnificent and much hard work and love has

been put into it. The roses are magnificent and it’s a joy to drive past their garden daily. Darrel Gaukroger and David Ford entertained guests and all enjoyed singing Christmas Carols after partaking of a delicious traditional Chrismas luncheon. Among thos enjoying themselves were Lyn Last, Judy Costello, Robin Daly, Betty Fletcher and Gloria Irwin. COOMA ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY Approximatley 70 guests enjoyed a sit down dinner for the Rotary Christmas Party at The Alpine Hotel last week. Highlight of the evening was a video presentation by Peter Davis of some of Rotary members installing water pipes in New Guinea to assist schools , local hospital and gaol to obtain fresh water. Darrel Gaukroger once again accompanied by Alyson Hulley Jeffries led the singing of beautiful carols. Visiting Rotarians from Canberra were welcomed as were Guests, Sonya Vusic, Irene Shirvington, Marie Dunn, Garry Prosser, Dean Lulham and Jackson Neal along with Georgie Constance being our youngests guests. Nicolai,

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of Australian meteorology’.” That is how Lech Paszkowski, author of Strzelecki’s biography, described him. Strzelecki Heritage Inc is a community organisation established in 2009 with a vision to uplift Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki as a great explorer and reflect on his incredible contribution to the exploration, development and protection of the Australian mainland and Tasmania. The organization is focusing on his heritage and remembering his achievements through organising physically active events and providing opportunity for a personal challenge for those who dare. Historical or academic perspective is inevitably entrenched in our activities. Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki’s great achievements were only possible due to his great personal passion and commitment, the qualities we embrace and encourage through our events. Striving to achieve the impossible is Strzelecki Heritage Inc’s goal and it drives to encourage the youth as well as the young at heart to reach the very top of their potential and live life to the fullest.

aged 20 accompanied his father Gary to the party and was very proud of the work carried out. Nicolai is at present on holidays with his father Gary but is doing a jewellery and art diploma course at Tafe College, Enmore. WELCOME BACK A big Welcome Back to Cooma residents who have just returned from a cruise on “Sea Princess” which sailed to New Zealand. From all reports, the food was excellent, entertainment professional and fun, fun, fun. Among the lucky sailors were Valmai Mylan, Judy Costello, Frank Rodwell and Janice Goodwin all planning more trips!! SANTAS HELPERS The Community thanks David Ford, Kathy Digges, Salvation Army, St Vincents De Paul and Church Committees for thinking of others this Christmas and making Christmas so special for Yalambee Hostel , Sir William Hudson Nursing Home and Karen organising Christmas Lunch at United Church Hall for residents without families or on their own. “MAY I WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY AND SAFE NEW YEAR”

Indianna Date of birth: 1st December Weight & Length: 7Lb10 49cm Parents: Shane Johnson & Nadia Hackling Siblings: Dakota Grandparents: John & Marilyn Hackling

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6.00 News. 10.00 Planet Science. 11.00 People’s Supermarket. (PG) 12.00 News. 12.30 The World’s Worst Disasters. (PG) 1.30 Whatever! The Science Of Teens. (PG) 2.00 Waterloo Road. (PG) 2.50 Minuscule. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 Poh’s Kitchen. 6.00 Wild Life At The Zoo. 6.25 Good Morning Kalimantan. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Nigellissima. New. 9.00 The Hour. Return. (M) 10.00 Angry Boys. (M) 10.30 News. 10.40 Baker Boys. (M) 11.35 Rogue Nation. (PG) 12.30 The Clinic.

6.00 News. 10.00 Baroque. 11.00 Photo Finish. (PG) 11.30 Best Of One Plus One. 12.00 News. 12.30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 1.20 Last Of The Summer Wine. 1.55 Waterloo Road. (PG) 2.45 Big Ideas Sampler. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 Poh’s Kitchen. 6.00 Doctor Who. (PG) 6.50 Dream Build. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Friday Night Dinner. (PG) 8.30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. (PG) 10.10 News. 10.20 Agony Uncles. (M) 10.50 The Old Guys. (PG) 11.20 My Family. (PG) 11.50 Rage. (MA15+)

6.00 Rage. 10.30 Rage. (PG) 11.30 Eggheads. 12.00 Movie: Spartacus. (1960) (PG) 3.00 The Four Alps. 4.00 Basketball. WNBL. Round 13. Highlights. 5.00 Soccer. W-League. Round 11. Canberra United v Western Sydney Wanderers FC. Highlights. From McKellar Park, Canberra. 6.00 River Cottage: Everyday. 6.45 Gardening Australia. 7.00 News. 7.30 Doc Martin. 8.20 Hebburn. (PG) 8.50 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. (M) 9.45 Midsomer Murders. (M) 11.20 Silent Witness. (M) 12.15 Waking The Dead. (M)

6.00 Rage. 6.30 Children’s Programs. 9.00 Weekend Breakfast. 11.30 Songs Of Praise. 12.00 Best Of Landline. 1.00 Travel Oz. 1.30 Portrait Of A Distant Land. (PG) 2.00 The Real Graham Kennedy. 3.00 Rock Hudson. (PG) 4.00 Waiting For Charlotte. (PG) 4.55 Last Bottle. 5.00 Dolphins Of Shark Bay. 5.50 Minuscule. 6.00 Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey. 6.45 Gardening Australia. 7.00 News. 7.30 Restoration Home. Return. 8.30 Upstairs Downstairs. Return. (PG) 9.30 Rev. New. (M) 10.05 Side By Side. (M) 11.45 Shadow Play. (M)

6.00 News Breakfast. 10.00 Planet Science. 11.00 Best Of Landline. 12.00 News. 12.30 Restoration Home. 1.30 Meerkat Manor. 2.00 Waterloo Road. (PG) 2.50 Minuscule. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 Poh’s Kitchen. 6.00 Restoration Man. Final. (PG) 6.50 Minuscule. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Adam Hills: The Last Leg Of The Year. 9.20 Dream Build. 9.30 Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure. 10.20 News. 10.35 Bomb Squad. (M) 11.30 Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Final. (PG)

6.00 News. 10.00 Planet Science. 11.00 Big Ideas. (PG) 12.00 News. 12.30 Da Vinci: The Lost Treasure. 1.30 China’s Avant-Garde. (PG) 2.00 Waterloo Road. (PG) 2.50 Minuscule. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 Poh’s Kitchen. 6.00 Time Team. 6.50 Minuscule. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 New Tricks. (M) 9.30 Next Stop Hollywood. New. (M) 10.00 Myf Warhurst’s Nice. (PG) 10.30 News. 10.40 When Teenage Meets Old Age. (PG) 11.40 Movie: For A Few Dollars More. (1965) (M)


6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show: Summer. (PG) 10.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 11.00 Perfect Couples. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Love Letters. (1999) (PG) 2.00 Today Tonight. 2.30 Bush Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Minute To Win It. (PG) 4.00 The Zoo. 4.30 News At 4.30. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Wild Vets. 7.30 Dynamo. (PG) 8.30 Grimm. (M) 9.30 Grimm. (M) 10.30 World’s Wildest Police Videos. (M) 11.30 Olivia Lee: Dirty, Sexy, Funny. (M) 12.00 Sons And Daughters. 12.30 Home Shopping.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show: Summer. (PG) 10.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 11.00 Perfect Couples. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Enid. (2009) (PG) 2.00 Today Tonight. 2.30 Bush Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Minute To Win It. (PG) 4.00 The Zoo. 4.30 News At 4.30. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Wild Vets. 7.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 SCU: Serious Crash Unit. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Moonraker. (1979) (PG) 11.10 Up All Night. (PG) 11.40 Cougar Town. Final. (M) 12.05 Auction Squad.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show: Summer. (PG) 10.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 11.00 Perfect Couples. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Houseguest. (1995) (PG) 2.30 Today Tonight. 3.00 Minute To Win It. (PG) 4.00 The Zoo. 4.30 News At 4.30. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Wild Vets. 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens Summer. 8.30 Movie: For Your Eyes Only. (1981) (PG) 11.15 Family Guy. (M) 11.45 Celebrity Juice. (MA15+) 12.30 Grey’s Anatomy. (M)

6.00 Saturday Disney. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 11.00 Minute To Win It. (PG) 12.00 Ultimate Spider-Man. New series. 12.30 Movie: You Wish! (2003) (G) 2.30 That ’70s Show. (PG) 3.00 Movie: Songs In Ordinary Time. (2000) (PG) 5.00 Hart Of The Barbecue. (PG) 5.30 Sydney Weekender. 6.00 News. 6.30 Movie: Octopussy. (1983) (PG) 9.20 Movie: Never Say Never Again. (1983) (M) 12.05 Movie: 48 Shades. (2006) (M)

6.00 Nopalea Wellness Challenge. 6.30 Home Shopping. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 Parenthood. (PG) 12.00 Outsourced. (PG) 12.30 Movie: Right On Track. (2003) (G) 2.30 Movie: Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. (2007) (PG) 4.30 Better Homes And Gardens. 6.00 News. 6.30 World’s Most Extreme Airports. (PG) 8.00 Border Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Bones. (M) 10.30 Nazi Hunters: Klaus Barbie. (M) 11.30 Parking Wars. (PG) 12.00 Movie: Strange Holiday. (1970) (G)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show: Summer. (PG) 10.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 11.00 Perfect Couples. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Knights Of The South Bronx. (2005) (PG) 2.00 Today Tonight. 2.30 Bush Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Minute To Win It. (PG) 4.00 The Zoo. 4.30 News At 4.30. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Border Security. (PG) 7.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 SCU: Serious Crash Unit. (PG) 8.30 Revenge. (M) 9.30 Movie: Jaws. (1975) (M) 12.00 Rhythm Of Life: 24 Hours On A Coral Reef.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show: Summer. (PG) 10.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 11.00 Perfect Couples. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Housesitter. (1992) (PG) 2.00 Today Tonight. 2.30 Bush Doctors. (PG) 3.00 Minute To Win It. (PG) 4.00 The Zoo. 4.30 News At 4.30. 5.00 The Price Is Right. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Border Security. (PG) 7.30 Wild And Woolly. 8.30 Movie: Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason. (2004) (M) 10.50 Body Of Proof. (M) 11.50 I Just Want My Pants Back. Final. (M) 12.20 Home Shopping.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings: Summer Series. (PG) 10.30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 The Bill Engvall Show. (PG) 4.00 The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 The WIN News Hour. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Meet The Fockers. (2004) (M) 10.45 Anger Management. (M) 11.40 I Hate My Teenage Daughter. (PG) 12.05 WIN News. 12.35 Nikita. (AV15+)

6.00 Today. 9.00 The Bill Engvall Show. (PG) 9.30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine. (PG) 10.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 1. Morning session. From the SCG. 12.30 The Cricket Show. 1.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 1. Afternoon session. 6.00 The WIN News Hour. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Getaway Summer. (PG) 8.30 Person Of Interest. (M) 9.30 Movie: The Fugitive. (1993) (M) 12.10 WIN News. 12.40 20/20.

6.00 Today. 9.00 The Bill Engvall Show. (PG) 9.30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine. (PG) 10.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 2. Morning session. From the SCG. 12.30 The Cricket Show. 1.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 2. Afternoon session. 6.00 The WIN News Hour. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Ocean’s Thirteen. (2007) (PG) 11.00 Movie: Showdown In Little Tokyo. (1991) (AV15+) 12.30 WIN News.

6.00 Bubble Guppies. 6.30 Dora The Explorer. 7.00 Weekend Today: Saturday. 10.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 3. Morning session. From the SCG. 12.30 The Cricket Show. 1.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 3. Afternoon session. 6.00 News. 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos: Summer Series. (PG) 7.30 Movie: Inkheart. (2007) (PG) 9.40 Movie: The Losers. (2010) (M) 11.40 Movie: Diner. (1982) (M)

6.00 Bubble Guppies. 6.30 Dora The Explorer. 7.00 Weekend Today. 10.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 4. Morning session. From the SCG. (Please note: If cricket coverage finishes early, alternative schedule will be shown) 12.30 The Cricket Show. 1.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 4. Afternoon session. 6.00 News. 6.30 Frozen Planet: Autumn. (PG) 7.30 60 Minutes. 8.30 The Mentalist. (M) 9.30 CSI. (M) 10.30 Unforgettable. (M) 11.30 Nikita. (AV15+) 12.20 What Would You Do? (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 The Bill Engvall Show. (PG) 9.30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine. (PG) 10.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 5. Morning session. From the SCG. (Please note: If cricket coverage finishes early, alternative schedule will be shown) 12.30 The Cricket Show. 1.00 Cricket. Third Test. Australia v Sri Lanka. Day 5. Afternoon session. 6.00 The WIN News Hour. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 RBT. (PG) 8.30 The Mentalist. (M) 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 11.30 Extra. 12.00 News. 12.30 Nikita. (AV15+)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings: Summer Series. (PG) 10.30 The New Adventures Of Old Christine. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 The Ellen DeGeneres Show. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 Alive And Cooking. 3.30 To Be Advised. 4.00 To Be Advised. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 The WIN News Hour. 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Hamish & Andy’s Euro Gap Year. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 2 Broke Girls. (PG) 10.00 Two And A Half Men. (M) 10.30 Survivor: Philippines. (PG) 11.30 Weeds. (MA15+) 12.00 WIN News Late Edition.

6.00 CBS This Morning. (PG) 7.00 Wurrawhy. (P) 7.30 Entertainment Tonight. (PG) 8.00 omg! Insider. 8.30 The Doctors. (PG) 9.30 Everyday Gourmet With Justine Schofield. 10.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 10.30 Yes Chef. 11.00 The Living Room. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Day 5. Italy v Germany. From Perth Arena. 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Wedding Band. (PG) 8.30 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Day 5. Serbia v Australia. From Perth Arena.

6.00 CBS This Morning. (PG) 7.00 Wurrawhy. (P) 7.30 ET. (PG) 8.00 omg! Insider. 8.30 The Doctors. (PG) 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 10.30 Yes Chef. 11.00 The Living Room. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Day 6. USA v Spain. From Perth Arena. 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Jamie’s Fifteen Minute Meals. 8.00 Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals. 8.30 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Day 6. Australia v Italy. From Perth Arena.

6.00 CBS This Morning. (PG) 7.00 Wurrawhy. (P) 7.30 ET. (PG) 8.00 omg! Insider. 8.30 The Doctors. (PG) 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 10.30 Lorraine Pascale. 11.00 The Living Room. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Day 7. South Africa v France. From Perth Arena. 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room Summer Series. (PG) 8.30 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Day 7. Serbia v Germany. From Perth Arena.

6.00 Human Sprawl. 7.00 Me & My Monsters. (C) 7.30 Children’s Programs. 9.30 Totally Wild. (C) 10.00 Hot30. (PG) 12.00 The Living Room Summer Series. (PG) 1.00 It’s A Knockout. (PG) 2.00 Ozzie Holiday. Final. 2.30 Huey’s Kitchen On Tour. 3.00 Yes Chef. 3.30 A Taste Of Travel. 4.00 The Hotel Inspector. (PG) 5.00 News At Five. 6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 The Life Of Mammals: The Social Climbers. 7.30 Bondi Vet. (PG) 8.00 Bondi Vet. (PG) 8.30 Tennis. Hopman Cup. Day 8. Final. From Perth Arena.

6.00 Religious Programs. 7.00 Totally Wild. (C) 8.00 Treading Water. 9.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 10.00 Losing It. (PG) 11.00 Doctors. (PG) 12.00 The Compassionate Traveller. (PG) 1.00 Escape With ET. 2.00 NBL. Round 13. Melbourne v Sydney. From Melbourne. 4.00 Everyday Gourmet. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Merlin. Final. (PG) 7.30 Modern Family. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Die Hard. (1988) (M) 11.10 The Good Wife. (M) 12.10 48 Hours. (M)

6.00 CBS. 7.00 Wurrawhy. 7.30 ET. 8.00 omg! Insider. 8.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 9.00 Judge Judy. 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Love To Share Food. 11.00 Living Room. 12.00 Dr Phil. 1.00 Doctors. 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 Modern Family. 8.00 Ben And Kate. (PG) 8.30 Modern Family. (PG) 9.00 New Normal. (PG) 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 10.30 Golden. New. (PG) 11.00 Project.

6.00 CBS. 7.00 Wurrawhy. 7.30 ET. 8.00 omg! Insider. 8.30 Bold & The Beautiful. 9.00 Judge Judy. 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Love To Share Food. 11.00 Living Room. 12.00 Dr Phil. 1.00 Doctors. 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 Jamie’s Fifteen Minute Meals. 8.00 Jamie’s Thirty Minute Meals. 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) 10.30 Golden. (PG) 11.00 Project. 12.00 Saving Grace. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 The Buddha. 2.00 A Taste Of Iran. 2.50 Luke Nguyen’s Greater Mekong Bitesize. 3.00 France 24 International News. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 The Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Food Safari. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 My Life As A Turkey. (PG) 8.30 Venice 24/7. 9.35 Welcome To India. 10.40 World News Australia. 11.15 Movie: Storm. (2009)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. 1.30 Don’t Grow Old. (PG) 2.30 Parent Rescue. 3.00 France 24 International News. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Food Safari. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 How To Cook Like Heston. 8.00 Island Feast. 8.35 Tetsuya’s Pursuit Of Excellence. 9.35 One Born Every Minute. (M) 10.30 World News Australia. 11.05 The Sunny Side Of Sex. 12.00 Movie: Omagh. (2004) (AV15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide To Australia. 1.30 The Nest. (PG) 2.30 Angels In New York. 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Food Safari. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 Monty Halls’ Island Escape. 8.30 When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions. (PG) 9.30 As It Happened: Apocalypse – The Rise Of Hitler: The Menace. (M) 10.35 World News Australia. 11.10 Movie: The Housemaid. (2010) (MA15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Bloody Daughter. (PG) 2.45 The Chopin Etudes. 2.50 In Their Own Words: British Novelists. (PG) 3.55 Black Cab Sessions USA. New series. (PG) 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Ben L’Oncle Soul. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 Arctic With Bruce Parry: Siberia. (PG) 8.30 Hunted. (M) 9.35 Real Humans. (M) 10.45 Movie: The Stone Council. (2006) (MA15+) 12.30 Inside Nature’s Giants: The Elephant. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 PopAsia. 10.30 FIFA World Cup 2014 Magazine. 11.00 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 11.30 Speedweek. 1.30 Al Jazeera News. 2.30 René Redzepi’s Noma. (PG) 3.30 Lyndey And Blair’s Taste Of Greece. 4.00 Anthony Bourdain. (PG) 5.00 Cycling Central. 5.30 Dakar Rally. Stage 1. Lima to Pisco. Highlights. From Peru. 6.00 Thalassa. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 Lost Worlds. 8.30 Dirty Business. (PG) 9.35 Freakonomics. (M) 11.20 Movie: In Another League. (2005) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Bombs Under Berlin. (1999) (PG) 2.45 Aashpordha (Audacity). (PG) 3.00 France 24 International News. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 The Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 PopAsia. 5.30 Dakar Rally. Stage 2. Pisco to Pisco. Highlights. From Peru. 6.00 Food Safari. Final. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.35 MythBusters. (PG) 8.35 Derren Brown: Apocalypse. 9.35 RocKwiz. (M) 10.30 World News Australia. 11.00 The World Game. 12.00 SOS. (MA15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Miniseries: Les Misérables. (2000) (PG) 2.45 Self Defence. (PG) 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera News. 4.00 The Journal. 4.30 PBS NewsHour. 5.30 Dakar Rally. Stage 3. Pisco to Nazca. Highlights. From Peru. 6.00 Italian Food Safari. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Jack Thompson. (PG) 8.35 Extreme ER: Melbourne. (M) 9.30 Coppers. (MA15+) 10.30 World News Australia. 11.05 Movie: Monkeys In Winter. (2006) (M)

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wednesday 6.00 ABC News Breakfast. 10.00 Planet Science. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday Report. 12.30 National Press Club Address. 1.30 Can We Help? 2.00 Waterloo Road. (PG) 2.50 Minuscule. 3.00 Children’s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 Poh’s Kitchen. 6.00 The People’s Supermarket. (PG) 6.50 Dream Build. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender. (M) 10.00 Life’s Too Short. (MA15+) 10.30 News. 10.40 Spooks. (M) 11.40 Blue Murder. (M) 12.25 Durham County. (M)


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January 11 - Grant ensures Yallambee Lodge extensions Yallambee Lodge Manager, Donna Saddler, has confirmed that Yallambee Lodge was one of only six facilities in NSW to successfully secure a Capital Grant in this round. “The total project cost is $525,000 and we applied for a Capital Grant of $450,000 with Yallambee Lodge $75,000 Board members Bronnie Taylor and Wendy Crofts, manager contributing toward the project” Mrs Donna Saddler and CMSC manager corporate services, Saddler said.

Alan Cairney, inspect the extension plans. The wall behind the group will be removed to enlarge the dining area.

January 25 - “Cooma Connector” in town Last Saturday Deans Transit Group brought to Cooma a bus similar to the one which will be used on a three-month trial commuter service to Canberra. The ‘Cooma Connector’ trial will begin on February 27. It will be a daily return service departing Cooma at 6.50am and from Civic at 5.35pm. It will meet on-demand stops en route, arriving in Canberra in time to make connections within Canberra and Queanbeyan. The projected price is $25.

February 1 - Australia day honours Rogan Corbett has been named Cooma-Monaro’s Citizen of the Year. Mr Corbett is joined this year by Junior Citizen of the Year, Mark Salvestro, Sportsperson of the Year Sam Williams, Junior Sportsperson Zac Saddler, Community Event of the Year Cooma Show and Cooma P & A Association The celebrations also included Citizenship ceremonies welcoming Audrey Miller and Susanna Maria Anna Toth as Australian citizens, followed by an Affirmation ceremony.

Left: Citizen of the Year Rogan Corbett. Right: Junior Citizen of the Year Mark Salvestro both pictured with Cr Bronnie Taylor.

February 8 - Show bigger and better than ever! Nimmitabel’s 109th annual show, held last Saturday was bigger and better in all areas, according to president John Harrington. After a damp week, Saturday dawned bright and sunny, encouraging an estimated extra 200 patrons to attend the show. Entries were up in the cattle, sheep and goat sections, while the ring entries were double last year. This year’s show was opened by ABC radio personality Ian Campbell, who spoke about the worth of the local show to the community – a celebration in good years, a show of strength in lean years.

Having a breather in the sheep pavilion at the show on Saturday are Mark Pendergast and sons, Charlie and Will with friend Tim Bottom.

The 57-seat bus which is representative of the type of bus which will be used in the Cooma Connector trial.

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March 7 - Floods impact on Monaro region Life is returning to normal for residents in the Monaro region after heavy, persistent rainfall caused major flooding across three shires. Cooma experienced a one-in-10-year flood and much of the town was placed under an Evacuation Order from Thursday morning until Sunday afternoon. Steady rain from Sunday February 26 saw already saturated catchments unable to

absorb more, with more and more surface water entering waterways, feeding Cooma Creek and Cooma Back Creek, Slacks Creek, the Numeralla River and Rock Flat Creek. Cooma recorded more than 200mm of rainfall up to 9am on Sunday (eight inches in the old scale).

March 21 - Valentine’s Ball beneficiaries

Cathy Toohey and Catherine Boole form Lambie Street Preschool with Emma Hill representing the ball organisers and MCCR committee member Tania Ward. On Tuesday March 13, the funds raised by the Valentine’s Ball was presented to the nominated beneficiaries, Lambie St Preschool and MCCR. More than $2000 was raised by the ball that was held on February 11. Guests were entertained by Clancy Music Productions, then danced the night away with music provided by the fabulous band Hit Parade. Cooma Lambie Street Preschool offers

April 4 - Taking it to the people Opposition leader Tony Abbott pedalled into the area last weekend as part of Pollie Pedal, raising funds for Carers Australia. After spending Friday night in Bombala, Mr Abbott and his fellow cyclists headed for Cooma via Bibbenluke, where Mr Abbott stopped off at a schoolboys football carnival, before heading to Cooma. After the formalities, he drove 40km back to recover his bike and cycle into Cooma. The group then cycled to Canberra on Sunday. While in Cooma, Mr Abbott was interviewed after the Opposition support of a national disability insurance scheme and a proposed ‘nanny’ subsidy for working parents. Mr Abbott addressed the audience in the park, paying tribute to the many carers of all ages, who assist others across Australia.

The national president of Carers Australia, Tim Moore and a young carer from Canberra, Tess, also spoke at the lunch. Pictured, Opposition leader Tony Abbott was welcomed to Cooma by mayor Dean Lynch.

May 23 - ‘The Cooma’ turns 150 This year sees one of those milestone birthdays for the Cooma Hotel, which celebrates its 150th birthday this month. The event has prompted recollections from some of the locals, all of whom have very fond memories of the hotel, especially from its heyday. Built in 1862, to the specifications of Mr Charles Solomon (and coinciding with the construction of Solomon’s Store) the hotel was ideally situated on a site opposite the Post Office in the historic Vale Street business district and soon became a popular focal point for the local population.

‘The Cooma’ in 1902.

quality early childhood education to many families in Cooma. There are more than 100 children from local and outlying districts who attend preschool each year. The preschool is not for profit community based service which relies on the generosity of the local community to support it financially, so that it is accessible to ALL families. The preschool was purpose built over 50 years ago by the Lions club, with community support.

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May 30 - What a stellar result! 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.

June 6 - Spying on Venus and the Sun Cooma will be one of the best spots in the world to catch the once in a lifetime Transit of Venus phenomenon on June 6. The planet of Venus rarely crosses between the sun and the earth and the following transit will not occur until the year 2118. So if you missed the 2004 transit this will be a “once in a lifetime” experience. Eastern and central Australia will be one of the few places in the world to see the whole six-hour journey across the sun between Students Lachlan Salvestro and Dumidu Karunaratne got to 8:12am and 2:28pm have a sneak peak at the SolarScope and what it can do after EST. the presentation at the school assembly on Monday. The Transit of Venus replica at Eden on the NSW south coast last was first recorded in 1639. In 1769 Lieutenant James Cook was month will have a good idea of just how difficult sent to Tahiti on HMB Endeavour to observe a voyage this was. and record the Transit of Venus. Many local people who visited the HMB Endeavour

July 18 - National finalist Local innovative retailer, Birdsnest, has been named finalist of not one, but three Online Retail Industry Awards (ORIAs) this year. Three weeks ago, owner Jane Cay was notified that they had been selected as finalists for all three ORIA categories that they entered: Best Customer Experience, Most Innovative Online Retailer, and Best

Online Retail Marketing Initiative. Other finalists Birdsnest is up against include Woolworths, Sportsgirl, Joe Button, Sneaking Duck, Tiny Me, The Iconic, StyleTread, Spreets, OzSale, Scoopon, Appliances Online and SurfStitch.

July 18 - Have your say on branding Cooma

Cooma-Monaro Shire Council is looking for feedback on a proposed ‘brand’ for Cooma. Following a decision by council earlier this year to allocate $10,000 to develop a brand, Mayor Dean Lynch consulted the chief executive officer of Tourism Snowy Mountains, Peter Sheppard, who engaged a designer to produce a logo. This was presented to council at its

July 9 meeting. Cr Bronnie Taylor described it as a ‘starting point’ for discussion and councillors are keen to receive feedback from the community. The ‘brand’ was set for discussion at last night’s Cooma Chamber of Commerce and Industry executive meeting.

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August 1 - Locals helping locals At the end of June the Cooma Branch of the CWA held one of their very successful Curry Lunches at the Anglican Church Hall and it went so well they were able to make a sizeable donation to the Cooma Men’s Shed on

Thursday July 26, 2012. The Curry Lunch is a major yearly fundraiser and some of the profits from the event are always donated to a Cooma charity with the balance being used to fund other CWA projects.

September 12 - History destroyed Brian Woodhouse sits on the verandah of the destroyed Myack homestead.

Extreme weather conditions last Wednesday saw numerous fires spring up across the Monaro region. In the Snowy River Shire, Rural Fire Service Brigades were called out to fires in East Jindabyne, Ingebrya and Adaminaby as well as in Berridale.

October 31 - Our Bronnie meets the Prime Minister Cooma’s own McGrath Foundation nurse, Bronnie Taylor, joined her fellow nurses at a morning tea for the McGrath Foundation, at Kirribilli House, Kirribilli last Sunday. The four nurses chosen to attend were Sue Munro from Wagga, Kerry Patford from Benalla, Hayley Hampson from Roma

and Mrs Taylor. Breast care nurses are specially trained registered nurses who act as patient advocates, coordinating care for women experiencing breast cancer, their families and their carers. They provide accurate information, support and referral to services.

November 21 - Students study eclipse

Lachlan Porter, Renee Connor, Alex Ball and Nick Tugwell found that eclipse shades are safe, but also make you look cool. Shades were on at Snowy Mountains Grammar last Wednesday as students observed the eclipse of the sun. Lachlan Porter, Renee Connor, Alex Ball and Nick Tugwell found that eclipse shades are safe, but also make you look cool. Jack Dalby captured this amazing image through Dr. Nelson’s video camera with a solar filter fitted to the lens. Last Wednesday

morning, Year 12 Physics students at SMGS, along with some other Snowy Mountains Grammar School (SMGS) Aperture members and wellwishers, gathered on the school grounds at 6.30 am to witness a rare solar eclipse. The eclipse was total in Cairns, but partial here.

The Berridale fire destroyed one historic home, but volunteers firefighters were able to save several other houses in the fire’s path. In total, 48ha of land was burnt, with “Myack’ homestead, the home of 86-year-old Irene Woodhouse, being burnt.

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6.00pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Mega Builders. 8.15 Whisker Wars. (PG) 8.40 Seven Dwarves. (PG) 9.30 Love On The Transplant List. (M) 10.30 Red Dwarf. 11.00 Video Killed The Radio Star: Rock And Metal Alchemy. (M) 11.50 Alone In The Wild. (PG) 12.40am Mega Builders.

6.00pm Children’s Programs. 8.30 Pramface. New. (M) 9.00 The Warehouse Comedy Festival. (MA15+) 9.30 Portlandia. (M) 9.55 This Is Jinsy. New. (PG) 10.20 Red Dwarf. 10.55 Young Ones. (PG) 11.30 Gavin & Stacey. (PG) 12.00am Party Down. (M) 12.30 Lewis Black’s “Root Of All Evil”. Final. (M) 12.50 Mega Builders.

6.00pm Children’s Programs. 7.30 Mega Builders. 8.30 How Sex Works: The First Time. (M) Part 1 of 3. 9.30 Ladyboys: Celebrities. New series. (PG) 10.15 Red Dwarf. 10.45 This Is Jinsy. (PG) 11.10 Pramface. (M) 11.40 Friday Night Lights. (PG) 12.25am Three Hungry Boys. (M)

6.00pm Humf. 6.15 The Adventures Of Abney & Teal. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 The True Story: Saving Private Ryan. Return. (M) 8.30 Love On The Transplant List. (M) 9.30 Movie: Wake In Fright. (1971) (M) 11.15 Red Dwarf.

6.00pm Humf. 6.15 The Adventures Of Abney & Teal. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Seven Dwarves. (PG) 8.30 Roger. (M) 9.30 The Best Of Sunday Best: Number 10. (PG) 10.55 Alan Carr. Final. (M) 11.40 Latin Music USA. Final. (PG) 12.35am Misfits. Final. (M)

6.00pm Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 Mega Builders. 8.30 Louis Theroux: Extreme Love – Autism. 9.30 Hell On Wheels. New series. (MA15+) 10.15 Red Dwarf. 10.50 Roger. (M) 11.40 The True Story: Saving Private Ryan. (M) 12.30am Mega Builders.

6.00pm Children’s Programs. 8.15 Commercial Kings. (PG) 8.40 Alone In The Wild. (PG) 9.30 Misfits. Return. (MA15+) 10.15 Misfits. 10.25 Red Dwarf. 11.00 Ladyboys: Celebrities. (PG) 11.45 The Real Filth Fighters. (M) 12.10am Traffic Blues.


6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 7.10 Big Babies. 7.30 Total Drama World Tour. 7.50 Almost Naked Animals. 8.05 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.30 Good Game: SP. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Deadly 60. 7.30 Total Drama World Tour. 7.50 Almost Naked Animals. 8.05 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Hex, Bajo and robot Darren look at the latest in the Australian video game scene. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Dani’s House. 7.30 Prank Patrol. 7.55 Almost Naked Animals. 8.05 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Hex, Bajo and robot Darren look at the latest in the Australian video game scene. 9.00 Close.

6.25pm Prank Patrol Road Trip. 6.50 The Aquabats Super Show! 7.15 Kaeloo. 7.25 Good Game: SP. 7.55 Astro Boy. 8.15 Voltron: Defender Of The Universe. 8.40 Black Panther. (PG) 9.00 Close.

6.10pm Children’s Programs. 6.30 Horrible Histories. Final. 7.00 Wolverine And The X-Men. 7.25 ABC3 Birthday Special. 7.40 The ABC3 Tennis Smackdown! 8.15 Puella Magi Madoka Magica. (PG) 8.40 Ouran High School Host Club. (PG) 9.05 Close.

6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.00 Bushwhacked! 7.30 Total Drama World Tour. 7.50 Almost Naked Animals. 8.05 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Hex, Bajo and robot Darren look at the latest in the Australian video game scene. 9.00 Close.

6.05pm The Avengers. 6.30 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Total Drama World Tour. 7.55 Almost Naked Animals. 8.05 The Legend Of Dick And Dom. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Hex, Bajo and robot Darren look at the latest in the Australian video game scene. 9.00 Close.


6.00pm Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. (PG) 6.30 Downsize My Pet. (PG) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.30 Royal Upstairs Downstairs. 8.00 Tennis. Brisbane International. Night 4. From Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane. 11.30 The Bill. (M) 12.30am South. (PG)

6.00pm Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. (PG) 6.30 Downsize My Pet. (PG) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.30 Royal Upstairs Downstairs. 8.00 Tennis. Brisbane International. Night 5. From Qld Tennis Centre, Brisbane. 11.30 The Bill. (M) 12.30am Hale And Pace. (M)

6.00pm Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. (PG) 6.30 Downsize My Pet. (PG) 7.00 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.30 Royal Upstairs Downstairs. 8.00 Tennis. Brisbane International. Night 6. From Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane. 11.30 Movie: Mr Jones. (1993) (M)

6.30pm Man Made Marvels: Okinawa Aquarium. 7.30 Coastwatch. (PG) 8.00 Tennis. Brisbane International. Night 7. From Queensland Tennis Centre, Brisbane. Hosted by Basil Zempilas and Todd Woodbridge. 11.30 Movie: Dustbin Baby. (2008) (M)

6.00pm Are You Being Served? (PG) 6.30 The Food Truck. (PG) 7.00 Country Calendar. (PG) 7.30 Ballykissangel. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.45 60 Minute Makeover. 10.45 Homes Under The Hammer. 12.00am Movie: The Dead Will Tell. (2004) (M)

6.00pm Steve Irwin: The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. (PG) 6.30 Downsize My Pet. 7.00 Royal Upstairs Downstairs. 7.30 Man Made Marvels: Singapore Marina Barrage. 8.30 Movie: Dreamgirls. (2006) (M) 11.15 Dangerfield. (M) 12.30am Hale And Pace. (M)

6.00pm Children’s Programs. 7.00 Royal Upstairs Downstairs. 7.30 Man Made Marvels: Ultimate Casino. (PG) 8.30 60 Minute Makeover. 9.30 The Cult. (M) 10.30 House Doctor. 11.30 Hale And Pace. (M) 12.00am Hale And Pace. (PG) 12.30 Designing Women. (PG)


6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld: Catacombs Of Death: Paris. (PG) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 10.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.00 Trouble In Paradise. (M)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 My Name Is Earl. (PG) 7.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 Turtleman. (PG) 8.00 Gator Boys. (PG) 9.00 Swamp People. (PG) 10.00 Operation Repo. (M) 10.30 Lizard Lick Towing. (M) 11.30 Crank Yankers. (MA15+) 12.00am 30 Rock. (PG) 12.30 30 Rock. (PG)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Megastructures: World’s Tallest Tower. 7.30 Mega Icebreaker. (PG) 8.30 Warehouse 13. (M) 9.30 Alphas. (M) 10.30 Alphas. (M) 11.30 Jail. (M) 12.00am Blokesworld. (MA15+) 12.30 30 Rock. (PG)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Building Extreme Alaska. (PG) 7.30 Bridging The Golden Gate. (PG) 8.30 Full Throttle Saloon. (M) 9.30 Full Throttle Saloon. (M) 10.30 Movie: Altered. (2006) (AV15+) 12.30am Unsolved Mysteries. (M)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 MythBusters: Alcatraz Escape/Duck Quack/ Stud Finder. (PG) 7.30 World’s Deadliest Roads. (PG) 8.30 Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan: The Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Street Fighter. (1994) (M) 11.30 Movie: Black Sheep. (2006) (AV15+)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 Bid America! (PG) 8.00 Hollywood Treasure. (PG) 8.30 Pawn Stars. (M) 9.00 Pawn Stars. (M) 9.30 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 11.30 Banged Up Abroad. (M) 12.30am Our Lives: Deadliest Season In The World. (PG)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 MythBusters: Chicken Gun/Octopus Pregnancy/ Killer Washing Machine. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) 9.30 American Dad! (M) 10.00 Family Guy. (M) 10.30 American Dad! (M) 11.30 Sports Disasters. (M) 12.30am Blokesworld. (MA15+)


6.00pm Total Wipeout UK. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Prehistoric Park: Dino-Birds. (PG) 8.30 Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 The Inbetweeners. (MA15+) 9.30 Movie: Spies Like Us. (1985) (PG) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Conan. (M)

6.00pm Total Wipeout UK. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Sun, Sex And Suspicious Parents. (M) 9.30 Movie: All The Right Moves. (1983) (M) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Conan. (M)

5.30pm Movie: My Favourite Martian. (1999) (PG) 7.30pm Movie: The Goonies. (1985) (PG) Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman. 10.00 Movie: The Shining. (1980) (AV15+) Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers.

6.00pm Two And A Half Men. (PG) 6.30 The Cube. 7.30 Movie: Short Circuit. (1986) (PG) 9.30 Movie: Planes, Trains & Automobiles. (1987) (M) Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean. 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Conan. (M)

7.30pm The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Mike & Molly. (M) 9.00 Mike & Molly. (M) 9.30 Movie: Raising Arizona. (1987) (M) Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson. 11.30 Camelot. (MA15+) 12.30am Alcatraz. (M)

6.00pm Total Wipeout UK. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Top Gear. (PG) 9.00 Worst Case Scenario. (M) 9.30 Movie: Tango & Cash. (1989) (M) 11.40 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Park Street. (M) 12.30 Fringe. (M)

6.00pm Total Wipeout UK. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.30 Engaged And Underage. 9.30 Movie: Risky Business. (1983) (M) 11.30 Nikita. (AV15+) 12.30am Fringe. (M)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo UK. (PG) 7.30 Customs. (PG) 8.00 Customs. (PG) 8.30 RPA. (PG) Follow the story of 73-year-old Harvey, who was first diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006. 9.30 Cold Case. (M) 10.30 Without A Trace. (M) 11.30 Flashpoint. (M) 12.30am Friends. (PG)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo UK. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. (PG) 8.30 Super Nanny. (PG) 9.30 Neighbours At War. (PG) 10.30 Picker Sisters. (PG) 11.00 Picker Sisters. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am First Love, Second Chance. (PG)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 The Zoo UK. (PG) 7.30 Life In The Undergrowth: The Silk Spinners. 8.30 Movie: Presumed Innocent. (1990) (M) Harrison Ford, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy. 10.55 Sensing Murder. (PG) 11.55 Friends. (PG) 12.20am Psychic TV. (PG)

6.00pm To The Manor Born. 6.30 Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.25 Memphis Beat. Final. (M) 12.20am Psychic TV. (PG)

6.00pm To The Manor Born. 6.30 Antiques Roadshow. 7.30 Customs. (PG) 8.00 Customs. (PG) 8.30 Movie: True Crime. (1999) (M) Clint Eastwood, Lisa Gay Hamilton, James Woods. 11.00 Sensing Murder. (M) 12.00am Movie: Accident. (1967) (M)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 Send In The Dogs Australia. (PG) 7.30 Big Families. (PG) 8.30 Super Nanny UK. (PG) 9.30 My Strange Addiction. (PG) 10.00 My Strange Addiction. (PG) 10.30 Hoarders. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am Super Nanny UK. (PG)

6.00pm Friends. (PG) 6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.00 Send In The Dogs Australia. (PG) 7.30 Zoo Juniors. 8.30 The Closer. (M) The squad searches for a missing boy who has a connection to Lieutenant Tao. 9.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 10.30 The Mentalist. (M) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am Hoarders. (PG)

6.00pm Ozzie Holiday. 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Black Gold. (PG) 8.30 Burn Notice. (M) Mike and the team agree to help protect a key witness, but the job is not as straightforward as they had anticipated. 9.30 Burn Notice. (M) 10.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (AV15+) 11.30 Prison Break. 12.30am Dangerous Drives.

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6.00pm China 21. 6.30 Sarah Wiener’s Culinary Adventures. (PG) 7.05 The Wild Chef. (PG) 7.35 Rex In Rome. 8.35 Doc Martin France. New. 9.30 The World Game. 10.30 Warriors: Napoleon. (AV15+) 11.30 Movie: …And They Lived Happily Ever After. (2004) (MA15+)

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Soil carbon sampling underway on the Monaro perennial pastures, native pastures fertilised and unfertilised, limed vs un-limed pastures, a pine plantation and an improved pasture on an east-west aspect site. The properties being sampled are scattered between Cooma, Bungarby, Mila, Craigie, Bombala and Delegate giving a variety of soil types and pasture systems. The results of the project will give a local, validated, baseline of soil carbon under these different regimes and ideally measure / quantify the impacts on soil carbon, if any, due to aspect, cropping practices, grazing strategies, pasture age, fertiliser applications and land-use etc. Susan describes this project as being able to “provide valuable information on how land management influences soil carbon (soil C) stocks in the Monaro region and will enable a database of carbon accumulation values for different soil types and management practices that will be transferable to other properties in the region”. Susan believes “For land managers to decide whether or not to participate in a soil C

trading scheme, it is important to have a good understanding of how soil C varies in their region, and what capacity land management has to increase soil C stocks. Therefore by collecting comprehensive land management and production data, we hope to demonstrate how carbon stocks are influenced by farmers actions.” MFS is delighted to be working collaboratively with NSW DPI on this 3 year project and will be regularly providing the rural community and wider regional area with updates. MFS also acknowledges the support of Sydney University and the Southern Rivers CMA and looks forward to working together on the Project. This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as part of its Carbon Farming Futures - Action on the Ground program.

Some of the soil sampling being undertaken.

Fewer farmers do more of farmers has fallen in Australia over the last 30 years, at the same time, our industry has become more technologicallysavvy, more innovative, more efficient and ultimately more productive at what we do: growing food and fibre,” NFF President Jock Laurie said. 

 “I’ve spoken many times about the positive outlook for Australian agriculture and the enormous opportunities for our industry in the future, provided we can overcome the challenges ahead. One of these challenges is to maintain this productivity growth, which needs to be addressed via a continued, strong commitment from Government to

The number of Australian farmers has fallen by over 100,000 in the three decades since 1981, yet the value of Australian agricultural exports in this time has grown from $8.2 to $32.5 billion, new statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have revealed.

 Australia’s peak agricultural representative body, the National Farmers’ Federation (NFF), says the sector has changed dramatically and while the number of farmers has fallen, agricultural productivity has grown at an average rate of three percent a year over the past 25 years. 
“Australian farmers are extremely adaptable, so while the number

agricultural research and development.

 “Another of these is the skilled labour shortage that the agricultural industry is currently facing. As the ABS statistics show, the average farmer is aged 53 and working an average of 49 hours a week. 
“The ABS data reinforces what we already know, that the agricultural labour force is ageing, that there are fewer young people entering agriculture, and that drought and other competing industries have had a significant impact on the amount of labour available. Yet the career opportunities available in agriculture are enormous, and there is a surplus of jobs available”.

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NSW Farmers has issued a warning to the NSW Government that there is much more work to be done before the revised draft boundaries for the new Local Land Services (LLS) agency can be supported by farmers. “Had it not been for our lobbying this week, we would be dealing with boundaries set in stone, with no scope for further revisions” NSW Farmers President Fiona Simson said. “We want this new agency to be an improvement on the status quo, and we simply were not prepared to sign off on boundaries that do not suit the needs of our members”. The LLS stakeholder reference panel met in Sydney, with much of the meeting spent discussing feedback on the proposed LLS boundaries, including changes suggested by NSW Farmers’ members. “Whilst we were successful in having a number of important member suggestions picked up, we were unfortunately outvoted

on other proposed changes” Ms Simson said. “Members across a number of regions have already contacted us today expressing concern about the revised boundaries”. “We are particularly concerned about the proposed Murray region, which extends from snowy country around Tumbarumba in the east, to low rainfall country around Wentworth in the west” Ms Simson said. “ There also appears to be strong member opposition to moving Orange from the Central Tablelands to the Central West LLS region”. “We are continuing to push for the LLS to be released as a package, rather than addressing boundaries, funding, structure and governance separately” Ms Simson said. “We cannot deal with these issues in isolation if we are to gain a better understanding of how LLS will function”. The LLS stakeholder reference panel will meet again in January 2013, but in the

interim, NSW Farmers is urging its members to continue to have their say. “We need landholders and rural communities to get active at the local level if they have concerns about the proposed LLS boundaries in their region” Ms Simson said. “They need to be talking to their local member, local councils and feeding their comments through the Government’s Have Your Say website”. “This new agency has the potential to deliver better outcomes for landholders and rural communities, but not unless we drive it from the bottom up” Ms Simson concluded. LLS will replace the 14 Livestock Health and Pest Authorities (LHPAs), 13 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) and the advisory services provided by the Department of Primary Industries (DPI). The agency will be run by local boards of elected and skills-based directors and is expected to be operational from January 2014.

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Monaro Farming Systems was recently successful in securing $276,989 worth of funding through the Dept. Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry (DAFF) “Action on the Ground” Program for a three year Project to measure soil carbon under different farm management systems. After consultation with NSW DPI, Sydney University, Southern Rivers CMA and MFS members a rigorous program will be implemented over the next three years to compare several grazing and cropping systems in terms of their soil carbon levels, nutrient profiles, management practices and gross margins. Oliver Cay, the Chairman of MFS is “very excited to be involved with soil carbon research which will be done by one of Australia’s leaders in this field, Susan Orgill from NSW DPI. Susan has done prior work on the Monaro to attempt to set a base line and this project aims to better understand how our management practices influence carbon levels.” The different systems being compared include intensive cropping, old and new improved




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Chrissi Webb “My age is no reason for slowing down” said Beryl Seears who celebrated in July, 86 years on the planet. Beryl’s great grandfather Hedger arrived in Australia as a convict and spent time in Tasmania, where he kept escaping and then being locked up again. Following his release from penal service, he came to the mainland and started a family. His son George Hedger married Rocky Plain lass, Bride Biilmann, of Scottish descent. They lived at “Middle View” at Numbla where Morton Biilmann Hedger was born on 11th December 1884. Beryl’s maternal grandparents were Tom and Jane (nee McPhie of Nimmo) Reid who lived at Paupong, where they had a post office and a telephone exchange. Edith, their daughter, was born on 29th January 1906. Born on 27 July 1926, Beryl Patricia was the second child of Morton Hedger and his wife Edith (nee Reid) who lived on their sheep and cattle property at Numbla. Beryl’s birth took place at the Cooma “hospital” which was a home used by Nurse Allen as a maternity unit. Her older sister was Enid and her younger sister was named Hazel. Eventually the three girls were joined by their young brother, Ron. Although Beryl grew up in the Depression, it didn’t impact on the family so much because they lived off the land. They killed their own stock

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said it was a terrifying ordeal and so smoky. Her father was away at the time fighting the fire elsewhere and didn’t come home until the next day. Together with her mother, brother,

an old man and a woman who lived nearby, they filled the gutters with water from the well. The flames were heading for the homestead, then the wind changed and blew them the other way. Five homes were lost in the fires, including her grandparent’s home at Paupong. The neighbour’s house was burnt and the family with two little children came to stay with them. Beryl claims the 1939 fire was

the most terrifying thing in her life. There being no high school in Cooma, in 1940 Beryl won a scholarship to Canberra Girls Grammar School. The application form for the scholarship arrived in the church mail bag from Goulburn as there were no churches in that part of the Monaro. Beryl attended as a boarder at Girls Grammar for three years. Her passion for reading grew at boarding school and she remembers reading “Gone with the Wind” which did the rounds of the school. The book was brought back from America by a student – being war time, copies of the latest books were not available. As part of the war effort, the students worked on camouflage nets which were hanging on pegs in a corridor. “Each time you passed the net, you were expected to do a row or two and note how many rows you did. Everybody just did it.” At the end of 1942, following the Intermediate Certificate she returned home to work on the farm. With the outbreak of war, dances were held to raise money for the war effort. Beryl went to lots of them and she enjoyed an active social life, playing tennis and visiting people. It was at a Dalgety social dance that she met John (Jack) Seears whose two older brothers were fighting overseas. Jack stayed at home to run the property “Booroola” on the Snowy River at Bungarby.

Booroola means plenty in Aboriginal or in Beryl’s words “plenty of work.” In 1945 Jack and Beryl were married, when she was eighteen. Her first child John arrived in October 1946, then Brian in April 1949 and Anthony in 1950. In January 1953 Anne, the only daughter arrived. Next came Tim in 1957 and in February 1960 along came Richard. Jack died in 1960 at the age of 44 of a massive heart attack. It was a genetic condition. Beryl, with a young baby and five other children, and only 34 years of age, just got to and ran the property with the help of a manager – Bill Thompson. She didn’t have time to remarry. The boys went to St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill and Anne to the Brigidine Convent School at Randwick. The three eldest boys continued on to Yanco for a year to study farm management and Anne went to Teachers College. Anne is now head of primary in a K-12 school on the Far South Coast. When the boys went to boarding school, Beryl, having learnt Business Principles and typing at Girls Grammar, bought herself a typewriter so she could type letters to the children. As she explained “So many of the boys cried when they couldn’t read their parents’ letters, mine were not going to be like that.” Today Beryl uses a computer and keeps in touch by email and Skype with her grand children and great grand children. At the age of 45 years Beryl commenced training as a nurse at Cooma Hospital, when Richard went off to boarding school. She had always wanted to be a nurse but married instead. Continued on Page 23





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Beryl Seears - a hidden treasure Continued from Page 20.

With her general training completed in 1974, she studied midwifery in Canberra in 1976 before returning to Cooma Hospital where she worked until her retirement in 1988 as Nurse Unit Manager of Maternity. Ask a busy person to do something and you know it will be done. This applied to Beryl Seears and she found time to be involved in community service. Initially during the war years, she joined the Red Cross at Dalgety, then transferring to Bungarby branch until it folded in 1957. When the Dalgety-Numbla Vale branch of the Country Women’s Association formed in 1955, it was not long before she joined. No doubt there was urging from Auntie Carrie who was one of

the first CWA members of the Crookwell branch, which was the first branch in NSW. Beryl was president of the Dalgety Numbla Vale branch for nine years and remains an active member, always there to assist with the catering, for which the branch is renown. Travel has been high on Beryl’s agenda. She first went to Thailand in 1983 to visit a friend who was working with SMEC. It was at this time she visited China. She toured Europe several times, one of the trips was for three months, when she also attended the World Conference of Midwives in Holland. In 1990 Beryl travelled to Europe with her daughter Anne. This trip included the biblical play performance at Oberammergau in Bavaria,

Germany. In 1995 she travelled on a pilgrimage to Lourdes in France, Rome, Medjugorje in Bosnia and the Holy Land. In 1997 another pilgrimage took her back to the Holy Land and also to Fatima in Portugal and the Cameroon in West Africa. Beryl claims she is truly ecumenical – she is of Jewish descent, with ancestors from the Napthali tribe which is one of the twelve tribes of Israel, baptised Presbyterian, Anglican educated and now Roman Catholic. In 1999, Beryl moved in to Cooma and Brian continued to run the property. When she turned 60 in 1996, the family gave her a set of bowls and threatened to take them away from her if she didn’t start using them. So began her bowling career at

Coolamatong – an interest which took over from her golfing. Whilst not playing competition bowls now, Beryl attends many matches and forwards the results to the newspapers. She also continues as a national umpire. The vegetable garden in Cooma benefits from Beryl’s inherited expertise – her great grandfather William Reid had the first commercial nursery on the Monaro. Due to injury, Beryl can no longer tend the vegetable garden but is keen to make pickles, chutney and jams from produce grown by friends and family. When at home, which is not very often, Beryl loves to read and at the moment is reading Peter Cosgrove’s biography. Apart from the CWA, Beryl’s retirement time is stretched


between volunteering at Vinnie’s for eight hours every Friday and on alternate Saturdays; undertaking welfare interviews three days a week for Vinnies; staffing the Cooma Hospital kiosk every fifth Sunday; and serving on the board of the Cooma Bowling Club. Beryl is a founding member of the Cooma-Monaro Ladies Probus Club Then there are the growing number of descendants. To date Beryl has fourteen grandchildren spread from Queensland to Victoria, and nine great grandchildren with a 10th due in November. It is no wonder that Beryl Seears is recognised as a “Hidden Treasure” for her voluntary service to the community. u u u Business of the week

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Christmas Carols – Bredbo Style Last Sunday evening everything was ready for Carols Across the Village on the lawns of St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church with people arriving and setting up blankets and chairs ….. but then the skies over the Brindabellas darkened and darkened and down it came in a very heavy downpour. In true Bredbo community spirit everyone grabbed “something”, jumped in cars and headed for the Hall. In no time the new venue was transformed for commencement of the program ~15 minutes later. Actors, dressed ready as Angels, Joseph and Mary, as well as the MC, Rev Paul Cohen, and many of the 50 folk present were drenched, but the spirit was high with laughter and good cheer all around. Young Jacob Umback on guitar was the Guest Artist and provided accompaniment for three of the Carols. He was assisted by Emma Cohen who led the singing. Jack Reid led a very interesting short dramatization based on names and their meanings, climaxing with the names (and their meanings) given to Jesus. Actors were Darcy Clarke, Brittany Clarke, Jessica Povey, Tammy Povey, Faith Williamson, Hamish Williamson, Dorothy Povey and Peter Jauncey. Another feature of the program was a dialogue between two Angels (Louise Barron and Heather Jauncey) preparing for the announcement of the Birth of Jesus. It was a great night of enthusiastic Singing of Carols (Traditional and Aussie), Christmas messages and greetings. Pictured at top, Bredbo Village residents turned out for Carolas across the village, but resorted to Bredbo Hall when rain threatened. Middle: Emma Cohen and Jacob Umback played for the carol singing. Rev Paul Cohen was master of ceremonies for the evening. Bottom: Actors in the Christmas pageant, Darcy Clarke, Brittany Clarke, Jessica Povey, Tammy Povey, Faith Williamson, Hamish Williamson, rs e Dorothy Povey and Peter Jauncey. k r

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National RSL President visits

The National President of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Retd) visited Cooma last Tuesday to attend the funeral of Athol Gregory (Jock) Goodwin.


Mr Goodwin was the oldest member of the Cooma RSL Subbranch and served as a Pilot Officer with the Royal Australia Air Force during World War Two. Mr Goodwin, who was born in

Cooma in 1914, lived at “Lynton”, Carlaminda Road, Cooma. He died on June 9, aged 97 and his funeral service was held at St Patricks Church, Cooma on Tuesday.

Rear Admiral Doolan spoke of Mr Goodwin’s war service at the funeral. This is the first time a National RSL president has visited Cooma and he joined members of the sub-

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Summer is a great time to enjoy the High Country and Parks staff and Kosciuszko Brumby and Horse Camp Conservationists (KBHCC) volunteers have worked hard to improve the Bullocks Hill campground and horse yards. The site is located north of Kiandra in Kosciuszko National Park, and NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Ranger for the Murrumbidgee Area Megan Bowden thanked the volunteers for their efforts. “Staff and KBHCC volunteers have installed five hitching rails and we encourage people to use these when tethering horses,” Ms Bowden said.

“Tying horses to trees eventually kills even well established shade trees due to soil compaction and ringbarking, so using hitching rails, vehicles and floats are much better options.” Ms Bowden said KBHCC volunteers and staff have done a great job. She said future plans included more hitching rails, a loading ramp, further drainage works, hardening the nearby water crossing, and additional rabbit control programs at Bullocks Hill. “When we returned recently we checked on the shade trees planted last year and were impressed to find 99 per cent had survived. “The toilet installed last year was

also operating well and drainage works in the horse yard were effective.” Ms Bowden recommends a stay at Bullocks Hill campground, which offers a good base for rides to Gooandra, Witses Hut, Hains Hut on the Murrumbidgee River, and Kiandra with stunning views from the peaks. “The campground is on top of a hill so it can get windy but its proximity to the Snowy Mountains highway makes it popular for day riders when the weather is good. “Bullocks campground is one of seven campgrounds where vehicle based visitors can camp with horses and explore northern Kosciuszko.

“The campground is also used by walkers, tourers and fisherman trying their luck in the Murrumbidgee and Eucumbene Rivers and their tributaries and everyone is welcome to come and enjoy it.” Working bees with volunteers are one of the ways the Office of Environment and Heritage supports the community to protect, strengthen and enjoy their environment. Pictured: Kosciuszko Brumby and Horse Camp Conservationists Volunteers Denise Baker, Karen Carter, Andrew and Deb Cotter hard at work.
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Fantastic finish to Christmas 800m handicap Twenty-four athletes fronted for the Christmas 800m handicap where all contestants run the full 800m and started with a time penalty, so everyone is on the track at once. It’s worked out that each athlete should if they are running to true form all cross the finish line together. With only 150m to go, some of the out markers were still in contention with the balk of the field bearing down on them. As the leader entered the straight there were 9 or 10 athletes still with a chance of taking out the event. The scratch Runner Bailey Rogers who was conceding 2m28 sec to the out marker and pacing himself well with a 100m to run. Shelley Roberts (U/9g) off 1m24 sec hit the front, she couldn’t sustain the pace towards end of the Race and Hugo Steiner (U/10B off

2m13 sec) swamped her in final 10m. Less than four seconds covered the first seven placing. Hugo Steiner (U/10), 1st in 5 m27.51s(off 2m13s),2nd Shelly Roberts (U/9),5 m27.77s (off 1m24s), 3rd Karter Hampshire (U/9), 5m 28.55s (off 1m41s), 4th, Bailey Rogers (U/12), 5m 28.53s, (off 2m 28s), 5th, Philip Webb (U/10), 5m 30.24s, (off 2m 08s), 6th, Lucy Thornton (U/9), 5m 31.01s, (off 2m 02s). The remainder of the field finished within a minute of the winner. The Christmas 100m timed handicap went to U/6 Samuel Pevere and twin brother Michael in second place U/11 Emma Watkins 3rd in 13.46 sec, 4th U/9 Colby McDonald in 13.57s, 5th U/7 Charlie Alcock 13.80 sec, 6th U/8 Justin McDonald 13.83s. All of these Athletes were

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below their handicap mark, so they will all be re-handicapped for next 100m Handicap Event. We have reached the season’s half way point, with great expectations for the second half of the season with Regional and State Championship in March. So far we have 12 records tumble over many age groups (U/12 =6, U/11=3, U/10=2, U/7=1). Other events on the Horizon for the New Year are; Woden Little Athletics Carnival on the January 12 followed by Narooma Carnival January 19, Queanbeyan Carnival January 26 and finally Lanyon Carnival February 10. See ACT Little A’s web site for closing dates and contacts. Athletics Recommences on January 10 4.30 pm Snowy Oval.

Cooma ladies golf results On Saturday December 15 a small field took to the fairways to play a nine-hole stableford competition. The winner was Gaye Wilson with 21 points and Marilynne Weston with 20 points was the

runner up and received a ball. On Wednesday December 19 a slightly larger field played in the nine-hole stableford and this was won by Dorothy Bilbow with 23 points on a countback from Joan Brasher also with 23

points who was runner up . Balls were won by Maureen Fletcher, 22 points, Gaye Wilson 21 points, Val Leitch 20 points and Clare Nowland won NTP ball. Until next week TTFN

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Cooma Field and Game club held its Christmas shoot on December 16, the last event for the year and one at which the club champion is decided. Top: Cooma club champion for 2012 was Richard Seears. Middle Phil Craig of Bermagui won the ‘Springing Teale” trophy. . Bottom Toby Edwards won the side by side event, the main shoot of the day.

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Lake Jindabyne Flowing Festival on again Dragon Boat racing community teams get involved and get ready to get wet again! Entries are now open for the Community Teams to paddle in the 8th Annual Dragon Boat Challenge at the Lake Jindabyne Flowing Festival, to be held on February 16-17. Entry forms are available on line at www. The Flowing Festival is now one of the biggest events on the summer high country calendar, attracting teams from community, corporate, school and sports groups. The Festival was awarded the Snowy River Shire Council Event of the Year in 2010, and continues to be a major drawcard for the local area. Dragon Boat teams come together to paddle over a sprint 200 metre course on Lake Jindabyne, and the Flowing Festival takes over Banjo Paterson Park for the weekend, with market stalls, carnival rides, food and drink stalls and the sustainable energy expo. Community teams have their own training times on Saturday, when they can learn from expert paddlers, coaches and sweeps. On Sunday the crew of 20 climb into the dragon boats, with sweeps and drummers provided by the organisers.

There is a Dress-Up competition for all the community crews, and past winners have paddlers dressed as animals, jungle tribes, Stigs and BraBoyz. There are cash prizes for the Dress-Up, and handsome trophies and medals for winners on the water. Perisher and Mitre 10 Jindabyne are again major sponsors, and they also compete as corporate crews, with Snowy Hydro also returning as

sponsors for the schools junior division. The sponsorship is a major part of the event, and the Lake Jindabyne Dragon Boat Club put a high value on the help from local organisations, who have been with the Festival for the past seven years. Many of the community teams come from places such as Gidgillys and the Guides, Alpine Way, East Jindabyne and Lakeside. This year the Festival really

encourages teams to get together from Berridale, Cooma, Dalgety and Jindabyne. Sporting clubs are especially welcome and we look forward to seeing the Bush Pigs and the Touch Footie sides on the water. School teams competition is a regular event - the Snowy Hydro Junior Challenge Trophy is a hotlycontested series of races on Sunday, and teachers and parents can get their entries in on the Festival web site. Snowy Hydro pays for school entry, so it’s a hasslefree process for the students, who also get Saturday coaching, sweeps and drummers provided! The Mountain Challenge, a series of three races on Sunday, brings together the snow resorts of Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass. The Sports Teams categories attract crews from Canberra, the South Coast and Nowra, and the local Snow Dragons are training hard to be up there on the podium. Entries are now open - so get together and get ready to get wet on Lake Jindabyne February 16-17. Use the web site au to enter, and have some fun with the fastest-growing sport in the country!







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winning the prestigious award, McDermott took three months to train in Germany, under Gilbert Bockmann. At just 12 years old, McDermott entered the riding scene, taking out the Australian Show Jumping Championships, which he went on the take the title another three times. 2010 saw the young rider take out a

silver medal at Singapore’s Young Olympics, with his first World Cup qualifier the following year. This year, whilst at the Australian Show Jumping Championships, McDermott was awarded the Young Rider title for the second year, as well as taking out the senior title. He is the first rider in Australia to become both National Junior Champion and Young Rider

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