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Nursing home fete page 3 Aldi page 5

Art win for Lily page 8

Awards for HCAG page 4 CMSC page 9

Your Town Adaminaby page 16


Foggy Sunrise The Channel Seven Sunrise crew was in Adaminaby last Sunday and Monday morning, as sports presenter Mark Beretta and the Tour de Cure hit town. On Sunday night, the tour donated equipment to Cooma Hospital and next morning, Mr Beretta did his sports cross live from the Big Trout. See more on page 2.

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Tour de Cure takes over Adaminaby Monday morning saw riders participating in the Tour de Cure take over Adaminaby. The event was broadcast live via Sunrise. Co-founder Geoff Coombs, pictured in the top left hand photo on the right, said that this year’s event had many steep elevations to tackle. “All we have to do is ride, those who are suffering from cancer have a much harder battle,” he said.

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Contact for cats: Debbie - 6452 2765 follow the link to Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site. Follow the link to Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site. Cost: Cats over 3 months are now $80. Kittens under 3 months are $120. Includes vaccination, desexing & microchipping.

Contact for dogs: Lil - 6452 2835 follow the link to Adopt a Pet and to the Cooma Site. Cost: $260 includes vaccination, desexing & microchipping.

The event has raised as much as $12 million since it started in 2007. From Adaminaby the riders will venture to Cabramurra, eventually finishing the signature event in Hobart. Pictured top right, Tour de Cure donated a $5000 portable oxygen concentrator to Cooma Hospital. There to accept

the donation were Health Service Manager Antje Badger, beneficiary co-ordinator Debbie Russell, community nurse Fiona Cooper and school liaison officer Ann Smith. Above: local children were out in force on Monday morning. A $500,000 donation to the event was also announced live.

High fire danger at an end Police On Sunday March 30 in the late evening to night, several items were stolen from the Salvation Army Family Store on Sharp Street. One hundred and twenty sheep have been reported as stolen from a farm at Bungarby, south of Cooma. The report was made to police on March 26 but the sheep have been missing since early March. The farmer had made attempts to locate them himself prior to reporting. A rural crime investigator is following this incident up. On Tuesday March 25 sometime in the evening perpetrators unlawfully entered a building site in Cooma and stole power tools and hand tools. A 55-year-old male is under investigation for intimidation after he retrieved his son from Monaro High School on March 27 and proceeded to abuse school staff. On Friday March 28 a 19-year-old female driver crashed into the back of another car in Sharp Street at the intersection of Creek street. The other car was attempting to make a right hand

turn into Creek Street when it was rear-ended. There were no injuries. RFS This week marks the end of the Fire Danger Period for our region; with the good rain we have been receiving lately there have been no significant fires to report this week. NSW Fire and Rescue There were a few minor incidents over the last week attended by the NSWF&R. There were two minor car incidents, one on Friday March 28 at the corner of Sharp and Creek Street and another on Sunday on the corner of Vale and Murray Streets. Police also attended both. An auto alarm was set off at the multifunction centre at 10am on Friday; the scene didn’t appear to show any damage. There was a diesel spill on Thursday 27 at 11am at the intersection of the Monaro Highway and Polo Flat Road. NSWF&R attended the scene and cleaned up the spill.

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Nursing home fete The Sir William Hudson Nursing Home fete was held in the grounds last Sunday after a 12-month absence. The 2013 fete was morphed into a car boot sale because of the building works on site. But Sunday saw a good crowd of people supporting the fete. Several raffles were held, with the lucky winners: 1st Barbara Aitkenhead $500 Coles/Woolworths Shopping Vouchers; 2nd Michelle White $200 Coles/Woolworths Shopping Vouchers; 3rd Pearl Gardiner $200 load of wood.

Will Morris won guess how many Jelly Beans in the jar, his guess was 400 - the total was 416. The final result of the fete wasn’t known at time of going to press. Pictured right: Chris Reeks and Lions mates John Neilson and John Britton proudly display Chris’ raffle winnings; Bottom left: president Winston Phillips OAM, Alyson Hulley-Jeffries and Lorayne Roberson with the auction goods; Bottom right: some of the stalls at the fete.

‘Fixing country roads’ in the Monaro Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay and Member for Monaro John Barilaro have announced a $450,000 grant for Bombala Council as part of the NSW Government’s ‘Fixing Country Roads’ funding program. Three council-owned roads, which currently consume more than 90 per cent of the Council’s annual roads maintenance budget, will be upgraded with the help of the NSW Government over the next three financial years. Minister Gay said the grant would see Mila and Craigie roads, Burton Street/ Bucky Springs Road and the intersection of Burton and Maybe streets upgraded, which have deteriorated due to the heavy use of logging trucks. “The NSW Government is delighted to play its part in supporting both Council and the timber industry of the Monaro – a sustainable industry employing hundreds of people in the region,” he said. “While the NSW Labor/Green alliance wants to kill-off the forestry industry in the Monaro, the Liberals and Nationals Government is determined to support its future through strategic road upgrades.” ‘Fixing Country Roads’ involves the NSW Government partnering with local councils, like Bombala, and industry to

identify important infrastructure upgrades needed on council-owned and managed roads to improve safety and freight productivity. The program helps country communities deliver better connections to state-owned roads and highways (in this case the Monaro Highway) allowing goods to be transported faster and more efficiently from ‘paddock to port’. Member for Monaro John Barilaro said better regional roads led to stronger local economies, stronger employment opportunities – particularly for youth – and ultimately stronger country communities. “Over several years, Bombala Council has been working its guts out to maintain and upgrade these vital local ‘timber roads’, so I’m delighted the NSW Coalition could help fast-track an expansion of existing works with an injection of funding,” he said. “I congratulate Bombala Mayor Bob Stewart and his Council for working closely with the NSW Government to deliver this important road safety and freight productivity initiative.” The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has delivered more than $15 billion for roads in its first three state budgets, including nearly $120 million

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to maintain and build roads, bridges and culverts in the Monaro. Across rural and regional NSW approximately $3.8 billion was spent in 2012-13, while $3.9 billion was allocated in 2013-14. Mr Barilaro said this was a historic level of roads and bridges funding in a tough post-GFC environment, placing the Liberals and Nationals ‘a country mile’ ahead of NSW Labor’s dismal track record. “Despite basking in rivers of p r o p e r t y and land tax revenue from the mid-90s Mobile: 0418 620 626 o n w a rd s , Cooma: 6452 1598 average annual Sydney: 9531 7550 funding for Fax Cooma: 6452 1583 country roads Fax Sydney: 9531 7551 under so-called Email: ‘Country Labor’ between 02 and 2010Professional and Reliable service for 30 years 11 was only $2.4 billion,” he Local * Country * Interstate said.

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High Country Automotive Group recognised again For the past three years, the High Country Automotive Group (HCAG) has won the Toyota Bronze Knight Award. This year the team has done one better and secured the Toyota Silver Knight, along with two other significant awards. Jason Kilpatrick, who started out as a mechanic at HCAG, began his career in sales only 18 months ago, but has already been recognised for his excellent customer relations, being named Hyundai’s regional sales manager of the year recently in Sydney. After seven years at HCAG, Jason has proven his worth, managing to meet a strict criteria based around key performance indicators, sales figures, a 100% monthly sales target and an astonishing 93%+ customer satisfaction rating. As well as these factors, Jason also had to attend courses and complete online training in order to be eligible for the award. Jason is very humble about his award, but is also proud, “I definitely wasn’t expecting it,” he said. Competing with approximately 30 other sales managers across the region, Jason’s award is definitely quite prestigious. But the accolades for HCAG didn’t stop there; they were also named the Subaru 2013 Category C leaders. Steve Ganitis, part owner of HCAG, said the recognition of the group from the manufacturer is very rewarding. “We are really proud. We compete against a group

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of 35 other dealers to win these awards,” he said. HCAG’s recent successes are an excellent indication of the quality of their service, as well as the service they are doing to our region.

Berridale Public School and the Variety Club riders standing under the welcome arch. On Tuesday 25, the Variety Club rode through Berridale as part of the inaugural ‘The Variety Cycle’. With approximately 25 riders and a school full of excited the children, the event was a huge success, despite the drizzly conditions. Chris Mapp, founder of the ride, said “This is the essence of the

Variety Club, seeing the children enjoying themselves.” “It is truly what makes this event unique and wonderful,” he said. The peloton boasted riders from all over the world, including Turia Pitt, who survived a fire that swept through a marathon in outback Australia in 2011. Turia is one of only 10 riders who are completing the journey from start to finish, a gruelling 26 days straight of riding. The group will end the cycle at Uluru on April 16, after starting it in Sydney on March 22. Chris Mapp said he had been a volunteer for Variety since the age four, being born into the role. This event stems from his passion to help children.


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Community rallies to help others General Manager, JOE VESCIO

Removal of the first twelve poplar trees lining the Kosciuszko Road through Berridale has commenced. Kosciuszko Road between Myack Street and Poplar Street will be closed from 9am and 3.30pm, Monday to Friday for the duration of this week and next. While work to remove the trees is in progress, residents, especially those with properties along Kosciuszko Road should expect some disruption to their normal activities as pedestrian and vehicle access will be restricted. At last weeks Council meeting, a few items of interest were tabled. Earlier this year, the Minister for Local Government released the final reports from the Independent Local Government Review Panel and the Local Government Acts Review Taskforce. These reports were in response to significant changes required to make local government more effective. Councils have now been given the opportunity to comment on the reports and a combined submission from Snowy River, Bombala and Cooma Monaro has been prepared, outlining our thoughts. Amongst other business, Council also discussed a report on the upgrade of its Corporate Systems software, which is a slow moving but necessary and ongoing project. Council was given a deadline of 31 March 2014 for completion of all Disaster Relief works following the floods of March 2012 and almost all work is now complete. Seven Special Projects were identified during this process and those were contracted to NSW Public Works and are subject to a separately agreed completion date. In addition, Council applied for and was granted, an extension to the Abington Park repairs due to increased rain fall and the quantity of water flowing under the bridge. However, work is expected to be complete by 25 April 2014 and this will conclude all disaster work across the Shire.

Last Saturday, more than 40 garage sales were registered in Cooma, with some of the proceeds going to the Community Chest. The Community Chest is an initative developed to assist those in need within our community.

The sales on Saturday were listed on a map available from Cooma Visitors’ Centre,

Pictured right, volunteers at the coffee stall in Centennial Park. Above, milkshakes and munchies were also available to those collecting their maps.

Working with Ability for 23 Years This year WorkAbility celebrates 23 years assisting job seekers with disability to find and keep jobs across the south east. One of the first rural agencies to focus on the needs of our most disadvantaged job seekers. WorkAbility has built a strong connection with local communities across the Bega, Eurobodalla, Cooma, Snowy and Bombala region. With its inception as a Youth Service for job seekers with a disability WorkAbility now helps job seekers of any age and range of needs including physical, intellectual, learning and sensory disability with a strong emphasis on support for school leavers to make the transition from school to work. Many of the job seekers who find a new career or their first job through WorkAbility are not those we think of as having a disability. ‘The real point,’ says Executive Manager Virginia Fitzclarence, ‘is that WorkAbility is there to give that extra bit of support for those who need it most. We match the individual to their best environment and support them to make the most of their abilities.’ As we are all aware, one in five members of the community experiences mental illness and WorkAbility has tailored its services to help job seekers living with depression and anxiety, as well as a range of other barriers to employment, to overcome or manage those barriers to find and keep the job of their choice. With extensive experience in the local area for 23 years WorkAbility provides comprehensive support to employers across the south east. Employers benefit from the fact that WorkAbility staff know their job seekers well, provide honest and practical information and support

that enables employers to make the most of their employee’s abilities. In collaboration with the employer, on the job and offsite training is available for those who need it. Access to equipment, training incentives, communication support, traineeships and apprenticeships and specific disability and mental health management is available to help employers make their workplaces centres of excellence. WorkAbility also provides Community Inclusion for people with disability. Each week at Eurobodalla a group of eight women come together to try new activities and ways of expressing themselves. These include candle making, crafts, making masks, mindfulness programs and working together to navigate a maze. As well as having fun with these activities the women work together and tackle more serious issues when they arise, such as bullying on Facebook and maintaining friendships. WorkAbility has also helped a young man move into independent accommodation in Moruya which is a huge step into independence for him. In the Cooma Monaro, we work in partnership with families and individuals to assist in achieving goals, getting to know what is important to our client and how best to support them. We emphasise on the individual goals, strengths and needs and are dedicated to ensuring that the youth of the Monaro have positive experiences in the Community and Workplace. In the Bega Valley we have recently hired some enthusiastic young staff members to provide a wonderful service for young people with disabilities and also to help people with disability have a smooth and successful transition from school to work. Celebrate Ability and improve the diversity and skill base of your workplace by contacting WorkAbility to find skilled staff you will want to keep or to get professional help for existing staff who need some support. If you are an employer looking for jobseekers or a jobseeker looking for employment please contact WorkAbility Bega Valley on 6492 3222, Eurobodalla on 4472 3707 and Cooma- Monaro on 6452 6522.


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Roadshow brings plenty of information to small business A small number of local business people attended a roadshow at the Cooma Ex-Services Club last Thursday, presented by the Regional Development Australia (Southern Inland). The roadshow was facilitated by project officer Richard Everson, who highlighted the work of the RDA and its objectives in relation to assisting small business. Mr Everson was joined by Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre business adviser

Kris Laird, who also made a presentation on the organisation of the BEC and the new organisation SmallBiz Connect. The roadshow was very informative and included details on upcoming training and courses, and introduced the federal Government’s digital business website. This site contains much useful information which can be accessed free of charge.

Pictured at the RDA Roadshow at Cooma Ex-Services Club last Thursday are Jack and Sarah Atkinson with Paula Smith, from Cooma’s Kettle and Seed and facilitator Richard Everson. Sarah is the innovator behind a new networking program, Snowy Mountains Professional Network, this Friday will be the program’s ‘First Friday Drinks’, 5:30pm at the Cooma Hotel.

Erin wins scholarship Jindabyne’s Erin Caldwell has been awarded a NSW Government’s Early Childhood Teaching Scholarship, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced today. The scholarship enables local Diplomaqualified early childhood educators to become qualified early childhood teachers. Seventy scholarships have been awarded across the State with 50 of these allocated to educators in rural and regional NSW. “Children in their early years need access to

quality early childhood education, delivered by qualified early childhood teachers,” said Mr Barilaro. “Erin has demonstrated a dedication and aptitude for Early Childhood Education and has chosen to obtain higher qualifications. “The scholarship will provide her with up to $10,000 to support her study costs. “The 70 educators who have been awarded these scholarships have demonstrated their professionalism, passion for working

with young children and desire to further their career in early childhood education.” Mr Barilaro said the successful applicants are working in a range of different early childhood services and are located right across NSW. The scholarships are part of the Rural and Remote Education: A blue print for action strategy. The scholarships focus on educators working in rural and remote communities in particular areas with identified shortages of early childhood teachers.

Due to family commitments COOMA POWER EQUIPMENT will be closed Saturday morning April 5. RE-OPENING AS PER NORMAL MONDAY MORNING FOR BUSINESS.


Kunama Gallery re-opens

Kunama Gallery, home to High Country Arts, was relaunched last Saturday with an exhibition celebrating stockmen of the high country. Pictured are visiting artists Peter Mortimer, Belinda Williams and Robert Keen with Kunama Gallery curator Noeline Dahlen Maclean.

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Lily’s love of landscape is a winner environment in which I grew up”, Lily said. Lily’s oil painting on canvas is a sweep of her hometown’s rolling pastoral landscape. “I live on a farm, where there is nobody for kilometres,” she said. “My memories of home and the open space mean so much more to me after having boarded at school for the last two years.” Lily, who graduated from St Scholastica’s College Glebe, used a mix of paints and a pallet knife to recreate a textured painting of photographs of Bombala, which reflect her deep feelings for the landscape, and her love of its natural beauty. “Painting this work deepened my connection with, and thankfulness for, the From the desk of the natural environment I’m General Manager, surrounded by. It’s really Mr John Vucic amazing,” she said. Cooma-Monaro Shire Council “It expresses my gratitude, which ties in with the theme of this year’s “ROAD SHOW” ON REVITALISING competition.” Presented with a cheque for $2000

2014 Clancy Prize winner Lily Platts, of Bombala, was overwhelmed to discover her Year 12 signature HSC piece ‘The Road Home’ was also the winning artwork in this year’s Religious Art competition, the Clancy Prize. The 18-year-old, who took out the top award on Friday March 21 in Sydney’s Catholic schools’ most prestigious annual Religious Art competition, paid tribute to the place where she found her inspiration. She will use the $2000 prizemoney to assist her with travel overseas this year, before she begins study in Visual Arts next year. “The work pays homage to the natural



The NSW Independent Local Government Review Panel and the Local Government Acts Taskforce have now completed their work with a variety of interesting and most challenging recommendations for Local Government reform. Check them out on These recommendations have been floated for comment and debate as part of the journey towards revitalization and sustainability of Councils in meeting future community needs. It is understood that there was considerable concern in the initial community responses over the proposed amalgamations and boundary changes in the Review Panel’s Report. The Local Government NSW (LGNSW) have taken up the challenge to address the recommendations and are currently running fifteen (15) “road show” forums to provide a unified response on the recommendations to the State Government. These forums are attended by Mayors, Councillors and senior staff, which provide a myriad of local experiences on service delivery issues to the debate. Some hot topics that were raised and discussed at a recent “Road Show” forum in Queanbeyan addressed incentive schemes for voluntary Council amalgamations, resource sharing concepts, new rating systems and revenue support. Some hotly debated, novel governance structures involved concepts such as Joint Organisations of Councils, Regional Centers anchoring Regional Joint Organisations, concept of Rural Councils and Community Boards, Boundary Commissions for analysing mergers and limited financial assistance programs for roads and infrastructure programs. Other topics that raised eyebrows involved new arrangements for collaborative, whole of government strategic planning at a regional level, the conduct and process of Local Government elections, the role and responsibilities of General Managers and Mayors, preparation of Councillor development plans, and mandatory professional development requirements for Councillors and Mayors. At the local level, the three (3) Councils of Bombala, Snowy River and Cooma–Monaro Shire, have recognised that a one model fits all solution is not tenable and have formed a High Plains Forum to address and formulate a unique approach for government consideration to these challenges outlined by the Review Panel. It is envisaged that the three (3) Shire Councils will be making a joint submission responding to the diverse and complex demands by their respective communities of different sizes, interests and scale to generate cost effective and efficient services in the future. Watch this space. We are advised that feedback provided by the community and the local government sector will assist to inform the appropriate government response envisaged within three months of submission closure on 4 April 2014.

Lily Platts with her Clancy Award-winning painting. by Dr Michael Bezzina, Director of Teaching and Learning at the CEO Sydney, Lily admitted she was surprised to win the hotly contested prize in front of 300 people at the exhibition opening at the McGlade Gallery.



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Common Sense Comes Before a Fall “A serious fall can lead to long-term hospitalisation, loss of independence and, in some cases, premature death,” said Lorraine Lovitt, Leader of the NSW Falls Prevention Program. One in three people older than 65 have a fall each year, but some falls aren’t caused by tripping over a dog or cat. Medicine could be the culprit. Ms Lovitt said some medications, such as sleeping tablets, pain killers, high blood pressure medication, fluid tablets and some mood disorder medications (e.g, for depression) may increase a person’s fall risk. “These can cause unwanted sideeffects such as drowsiness, dizziness, poor balance, frequent/urgent urination and changes to eyesight, such as blurry vision.” That’s why this year’s theme for April Falls Day® is ‘Medicate right to stay upright’. It’s a new campaign by the Clinical Excellence Commission to promote the safe use of medicines. “If you start taking a new medicine, change brands, take multiple medicines, or change your normal dose, you have an increased chance of experiencing the above sideeffects,” said Ms Lovitt. “These can lead to a fall. If you are experiencing

any side-effects, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.” For more information on falls prevention visit and click on the April Falls Day® 2014 link. For more information about Falls Prevention initiatives happening in Southern NSW Local Health District please contact Falls Prevention Coordinator Niccola Follett on 02 4475 1639. Here are some useful tips: • Have an up-to-date list of your medications. Carry it with you. It can speak for you. • Don’t take anyone else’s prescribed medication • Read medication labels in good light and follow the instructions carefully. • Don’t use out-of-date medications. Return them to your pharmacist. • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist regularly to review your medications, including any herbs or supplements because they may react with your prescription medications. • Ask your pharmacist about packaging your medications to help you manage them.

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COUNCIL MEETING 14 APRIL, BREDBO COMMUNITY HALL @ 6.30PM Council will be holding its ordinary council meeting Monday 14 April at Bredbo Community Hall, commencing at 6.30pm. Business Papers are available to the public on Council’s

website the Friday of the week preceding the meeting. Public Forum where residents are welcome to address Council on any matter commences from 6:30pm.

HAS YOUR HEATER BEEN SERVICED RECENTLY? REGISTER TO WIN ONE OF 50 FREE FLUE CLEANS AND SERVICES! Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, in conjunction with NSW EPA is conducting an education program to assist residents with improving our air quality during the winter period. As part of this initiative, Council is offering the first 50 lucky participants a free flue clean & services to residents of the Cooma-Monaro Shire Local Government

area. All participants will receive an information & brochure pack, including tips and information on how to better use their heater. To take advantage of this program, call Noelene or Gina on (02) 64551 901 to register. Registration closes 10 April 2014.

Tenders are invited and will be received up until 4.00pm on Thursday 3 April 2014, from suitably qualified arborists and tree trimming professionals for the provision of labour, plant, tools and materials for the trimming and removal of limbs from x5 Elm trees in Bombala Street, Cooma. A copy of the tender documents may be obtained from Council’s Engineering

Division during office hours in person, by telephoning (02) 6455 1802, or emailing For any enquiries relating to the above contract please contact Council’s Recreation & Property Technical Officer, Ms Jane Kanowski on 64551841. The lowest or any tender, is not necessarily accepted.

POSITIONS VACANT RECORDS AND INFORMATION TRAINEE Council has a position available in the Corporate Services Division for a Records and Information Trainee in the Cooma office. Information can be obtained by calling Scott Goudie on (02) 6455 1777. For an information package visit Council’s website: or a copy is available at front reception.

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PUBLIC NOTICE NIMMITABEL LEVEL 4 WATER RESTRICTIONS Nimmitabel water supply restrictions have been downgraded from level 6 to level 4. There is still no water flow into the pumping pondage on the McLaughlin River, and as such, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, in accordance with the Local Government (Water Services) Regulation 1999, Cl 5, has downgraded the high restrictions to a Level 4 restriction to water use, from 1.00am on 12 March 2014. • Lawns and gardens may only be watered by hand-held hoses for 1 hour between 6.00 & 7.00pm. Watering cans or buckets may be used at any time. • No fixed sprinklers are permitted on residential, commercial or public properties. • No in-ground watering systems, soaker hoses or microsprays are permitted in residential, commercial or public properties. • Filling and topping up of private swimming pools with town water is prohibited. • Washing of motor vehicles must be from a hand held

bucket over grassed surfaces. • No hosing or washing of paved or concrete areas. • Automatic flush toilets are banned. • Water cartage from Town Supply is prohibited. Rural properties requiring domestic water supplies may obtain water from Cooma. These restrictions will apply to all properties connected to the Nimmitabel Water Supply Scheme. The restrictions will apply until further notice. Under Section 637 of the Local Government Act 1993, a person who wilfully or negligently wastes or misuses water from the public water supply, or causes any such water to be wasted, is guilty of an offence for which the maximum penalty is a fine of $2,200. Please note that if consumption is not reduced and/or the supply continues to fall then higher level restrictions will be reinstated. If you require further information, please contact Engineering Services on (02) 6455 1801.


The following temporary closures are proposed for Friday 25 April to allow the Anzac Day March event to be held. BOMBALA STREET NIMMITABEL SHARP STREET COOMA A temporary closure of Bombala Street A temporary closure of Sharp Street (Monaro Highway) between Clarke Street between Bombala Street and Vale Street and Miller Street is proposed on Friday is proposed on Friday 25 April from 25 April from 10.45am to 10.55am. NO 10.00am to 10.45am A detour will be detour will be provided provided via Commissioner Street and Massie Street. Any comments or objections should be made to Pat Booker, Council’s Infrastructure & Planning Manager at Council on 6455 1777 during office hours.

WEATHER PERMITTING THE FOLLOWING WORKS WILL CONTINUE Springfield Road Heavy Patch Steeple Flat Road Maintenance Grading Cooma Town Entrances Entry Signs – Canberra Side Jerangle Road Maintenance Grading


drive past the embassies. If you would like to know more about events and services happening at the Werri-Nina Centre please phone the office on 6455 4000.



Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor 0427 546 299

Councillor Rogan Corbett 0412 722 505

Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

Essential Energy is advising customers in Adaminaby and surrounding areas that essential maintenance will be carried out on the electricity network late on Sunday 13 April 2014, and into the early hours of Monday 14 April. Essential Energy crews will install additional lightning protection and conduct general maintenance work at the Adaminaby zone substation on Bugtown Road. Contact Essential Energy on 13 20 80 if you have any questions or concerns.



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Council workers and contractors are preparing the road for final trimming and bitumen sealing as part of completion of works to upgrade the water and wastewater reticulation networks at Allara Street.

New bike racks have been installed as part of the CBD upgrade.

Aged Care Staff from the Werri-Nina Centre organised a Lake Burleigh Griffin cruise for seniors to celebrate Seniors Week 2014. The seniors also enjoyed a light lunch on the wharf, followed by a tour around Mount Ainslie, Black Mountain, and a

Tinderry Road Repair Drainage Structure Vale & Sharp Street Improvements Sign Maintenance Urban/Rural sign maintenance

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Wednesday April 2, 2014

Teaching teachers how to play On Saturday March 29, Cooma North Preschool hosted a workshop presented by United Kingdom based internationally renowned independent Play Consultant Marc Armitage. Marc specialises in the role of children’s play in learning and is currently touring around Australia. 30 Early Childhood Teachers and Educators from Cooma, Berridale, Jindabyne, Delegate, Canberra and Queanbeyan took part in discussions focusing on the message that “for learning to occur there must first be play - without play there can be no learning”. Participants advised that they have come away from this

workshop inspired and excited to further explore how children play and how this knowledge can impact on their practice. Some of the quotes from participants at the end of workshop were:“This has been a most enjoyable, truly amazing day.” “I want to go back and develop a backyard full of mystery. thanks.” “So inspired and happy that we have such a large open space like a blank canvas. Can’t wait to put in some nooks, crannies, windy paths and 3D sticky-uppy things”.

Marc Armitage with the staff at Cooma North Preschool.

Young driver training program for MHS students BOMBALA COUNCIL GENERAL MANAGER: Ms Ngaire McCrindle

At the March meeting Council discussed the Local Government Review Panel’s Report into Local Government. The Mayor identified that at a recent meeting of the Executive High Plains Forum involving Bombala, Snowy River and Cooma Shire Councils, he highlighted that Bombala Council are quite comfortable under the existing model of working together, and felt that High Plains Forum should respond to the Government as a united front for the Monaro looking at the best governance model for the Monaro region. He would like to see a continuance of the status quo until a detailed audit for the Monaro can be provided to the Councils showing a more efficient and economic benefit outcome. He advocated the continuance and further development of the concept of resource sharing between councils within the Monaro region. Council resolved to present a joint submission with Cooma Monaro and Snowy River Shire Councils to the Minister in response to the Report. A copy of this submission is available on Council’s website in the Business paper for March 2014. Council thanks those who took the time to fill in the recent community survey. We appreciate your responses. The surveys will now be analysed and a report should be available for presentation to Council and to the public by the May Council meeting.

During the week of April 7-11, Year 12 students from Monaro High School will participate in the 2014 Snowy Hydro Young Driver Training Program. Over two hundred year 12 students from high schools in Cooma, Corryong, Tumut, Jindabyne and Batlow participate in the annually run Snowy Hydro Young Driver Training Program. The program focuses on the unique road conditions of the Snowy Mountains and includes both theory and practical sessions designed to improve the attitude and driving behaviours of young people in our local community. The practical sessions are held with a specially designed ‘skid car’ frame which allows students to experience what causes a car to lose control in a simulated skid situation. This improves the

level of awareness of young drivers and demonstrates how easy it is to lose control in certain conditions. In 2013, a new partnership between Snowy Mountains Driving School and Snowy Hydro was established to deliver the Young Driver Training Program. Snowy Mountains Driving School is based in Cooma and is owned and operated by Craig Williams. Craig has over 20 years experience in driver training working within the NSW Police Force, Roads & Traffic Authority and through the Snowy Mountains Driving School. Craig delivers both the theory and practical elements of the program using the skid car provided by Snowy Hydro. “I am very passionate about educating

young drivers and this partnership with Snowy Hydro in delivering the Young Driver Training Program allows me to educate more students on the risks of driving in the conditions of the Snowy Mountains,” said Craig Williams. “The skid-car used simulates losing control in icy conditions on the road and is a one-off opportunity that no other high school students in Australia get to experience.” The success of the program is a direct result of Snowy Hydro’s partnership with local schools and local business - Snowy Mountains Driving School, and provides a tremendous outcome not only for local students and their families but for the entire community sharing the roads of the Snowy Mountains.

Experts warn - get your flu jab For almost 3,000 Australians each year, the flu can be much worse than feeling crook for a few days. “Approximately 2,800 Australians die every year, either directly from the seasonal flu, or complications due to the flu, or pneumonia,” said Tracey Oakman, Director Public Health southern

NSW Local Health District. According to Ms Oakman, flu vaccinations are the single most effective way of helping fight the disease. This year’s Influenza vaccine is now available and everyone in the Southern NSW Local Health District, should think about getting their

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likely to experience complications from flu. These include anyone who is 6 months of age and over who has: • Heart disease. • Severe asthma. • Chronic lung condition. • Chronic illness requiring medical followup or hospitalisation in the past year. • Diseases of the nervous system. • I m p a i r e d immunity. • Diabetes. Children aged 6 months to 10 years on long-term aspirin therapy are also at risk. See an influenza fact sheet at the NSW Health website: h t t p : / / w w w. h e a l t h . factsheets/Pages/ influenza_factsheet.aspx Media note: For further information, please contact Tracey Oakman, Director Public Health Unit, Southern NSW Local Health District on 6080 8916 or mobile 0429 378 845.


Wednesday April 2, 2014


Cooma TAFE campus awards presentation night

At last week’s TAFE awards night, Andrea Wallace and Ruth Biilmann were recognised for contributing a combined 50 years of teaching to the TAFE, 30 years and 20 years respectively.

Cooma’s TAFE held its awards night at the Cooma Ex-Services Club last Wednesday. Pictured above are Helen Galloway, William Hardman, Daniel Tordoff-Drew and head teacher for personal, community and health services, Mary Hays. Photos by The Monaro Post.

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Early Settlers’ Hut is open – Start off the morning with a delicious BBQ breakfast from the Friends of the Railway. Explore the Railway Land including the Visitor Information Centre and Lavender House – Pick up maps to explore See how the pioneers lived. the area and be calmed by the scents of beautiful platypus country! 10% off goods purchased for today only. Mention “Out & About” & enjoy the specials on Maybe Street at: The Delegate Duck Races Bombala Bakery – Selected specials. -Good Friday from noon, Cosmo Café -Coffee/tea and lavender cake special. with the BIG RACE starting at Linga Longa - Specials on delicious cakes and tea/coffee Catch the new exhibitions at both the Bundian Way Art Gallery and the Borderline Gallery at the 3pm. Join in the family fun at Rural Transaction Centre, Bombala Street Delegate. Check out the two works on loan from the Bill Jeffreys Park. Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority by well respected Aboriginal artists Gloria Tamerre Petyarre and Charlie Tjapangati. Festival of Writing and Film 2014 April 18th-20th at Delegate School of Arts. Discussions, Delegate School of Arts History Museum open.


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Class Corner

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Brickfest hits town There is lots of excitement in the bookstore this week as the new releases for April started heading our way. The third book in the Spirit Animals series, Blood Ties arrived, as has the next installment of the Origami Yoda series, Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue. Big Nate is a BIG HIT as are the Beastly Best Bits of Horrible Histories. Geronimo Stilton picks up speed in the Fast and the Frozen. See that anything is possible in the beautiful book, How to Catch a Star, which is celebrating 10 years. Read how a shy and lonely wombat realises how special he is with the help of his friends in, A Feast for Wombat. Come and meet Donut who just doesn’t want his story to end in Jim Benton’s book, The End (Almost) and then there’s Jonathan who is just trying to scare his family. And now for the big laugh out loud book….Does your Nanna wear black? Does she tip toe around the house? Does she eat with a little sword? Well you might be surprised to know that your Nanna is a Ninja. Damon Young’s book, My Nanna is a Ninja, celebrates Nanna’s everywhere and will have you in stitches about all the different Nanna’s and their antics. There are Nanna’s who ski, flying Nanna’s and Nanna’s who like to ride, but maybe your Nanna is a Ninja.

The weekend of March 22 and 23 saw the inaugural Snowy Mountains Brickfest in Cooma, organised and hosted by Snowy Mountains Christian School, and Cooma Baptist Church, Baroona Avenue. It is estimated at least 1000 people came to Brickfest, including people travelling from Tathra, Jindabyne, Canberra, Melbourne, Newcastle and Sydney. The main attraction was the brilliant LEGO displays,created by displayers coming from all over the country to share their amazing creations! This includes a LEGO guitar, that actually was playable, a massive LEGO -railway that was operational, and the huge array of LEGO creations!

On Saturday there were also many other attractions including pony cart rides, a jumping castle, SES jaws –of- life display, face painting, book stalls, plant sales,’ funky junk’ and more. It was a great day out for all the Monaro community. The Principal of Snowy Mountains Christian School commented, “Brickfest was a wonderful community day. Not only were creative LEGO exhibits displayed that amazed the public, the Brick Building Competition, open to anyone on the Monaro, provided the opportunity for young and old to showcase their creativity and ingenuity.” We will be back next year - even bigger and better!

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Wednesday April 2, 2014


Jindabyne Central School gets into books

Lia, Jessie and Holly enjoying reading for the Premier’s Reading Challenge. JCS students enjoying books.

Ella, Holly, Sophie, Bede, Jasmine, Zac, Aidan and Ryan enjoying books in the JCS library.

Jindabyne Central School (JCS) students are being encouraged to spend more time with their nose stuck in a book. All 405 primary school students nts have embarked on the Premier’s Reading ading Challenge (PRC), with the goal of reading at least 20 books on the e PRC booklist by August. If they succeed, children will receive a special certificate and appear on the Premier’s Reading Challenge honour roll published in n The Sun Herald newspaper. JCS has also been involved in World Book Day, along with hundreds of other schools around the world. World Book Day, like the PRC, promotes the development of literacy skills and a love of reading by exploring quality literature. Students will be read books from the World Book

On the subject of the Universe… On Tuesday March 25, Dr Brad Tucker from Mt Stromlo Observatory and the University of California – Berkeley, visited Snowy Mountains Grammar School as part of CSIRO’s “Scientists In Schools” Program. Dr Tucker is part of ANU’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, which is led by Professor Brian Schmidt, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011 for gathering evidence that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating. Dr Tucker’s main research area examines Type Ia supernovae, which occur when white dwarfs accrue material from another star in a binary system. As all of these white dwarf stars have the same mass, the brightness of the supernova can be used to determine the distance to the galaxy in which the event has occurred. Dr Tucker spoke to Year 11 Physics and then Year 12 Physics. For the latter group, the discussion was especially timely, because they will

be assessed on the Astrophysics component of the Year 12 syllabus in the upcoming Half Yearly Examination. Much to the excitement of the students, Dr Tucker showed us some data from the Hubble Space Telescope, “hot off the press”, in which Cepheid Variables could be identified. At lunch, Dr Tucker delivered a lecture about general astronomy, which was very well received. As expected, he was constantly interrupted by questions ranging from black holes to the fate of the Universe. All students thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and it really felt like it could have continued for several hours! Dr Tucker will be visiting again later in the year, when he will also visit some junior classes to spark curiosity about the cosmos. Judging by the enthusiasm of the groups of students who spoke to Dr Tucker today, that should be a very easy task!

Day list during library lessons or class all this month. “Following our very successful Decoding School Language sessions for Kindergarten and Year parents, we are confident that they One p now have the skills and knowledge to support our children in gaining reading su independence,” JCS’s reading in recovery teacher Sharon McFadden re ssaid. “Good reading starts early and children who share books with others ch are more likely to develop language and advanced reading levels.” skills a

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Anyone hear that unusual noise on the weekend? That was the sound of grass growing after the recent rain. Just look at the soil around you – there are little dots of emerging plants everywhere. Unfortunately, in most areas of Cooma township, they are most likely emerging African Lovegrass seedlings… Speaking of noise – 3am on Sunday is not the best time to be woken up by some galah on a noisy motorbike, hooning around town. The Postman wonders if it was the same person giving his mate a joyride on Cooma Show night. That was a sight – two blokes, one motor bike without a muffler and only one helmet, going like the clappers all around town. No wonder accidents happen. And in other parts of Cooma - noisy parties that kept going into the wee small hours, despite calls to the police. A little bit of consideration for neighbours goes a long way. Afterall, Sunday was Neighbours’ day, apparently. Are the Snowy Mountains becoming the home of cycling? Every week there seems to be another group of lycra-clad enthusiasts pedalling furiously up past Mt Gladstone. The Postman admires their dedication and fitness – but will strenuously resist efforts to get him into lycra, or any where near a steep hill. Here’s one for the morning people – Daylight Savings finishes this Sunday. So from next week, early risers will be able to see where they are going. Enjoy the next few weeks before Mother Nature darkens our mornings again… (Naturally!)


Wednesday April 2, 2014


Editor, RE: Snowy Hydro Limited Government Asset In spite of Commonwealth Treasurer, Hon. Joe Hockey, advocating sale of public assets to give the States a bonus for new infrastructure, the Snowy Mountains Scheme should not fall into this basket, as some politicians, former politicians, economists, and journalists superficially think. The Snowy Mountains Scheme’s purpose is in enhancing water value by its management for the good of the people of whole Nation. The Scheme means that water is delivered to the relatively dry inland of the continent, inland population thereby is stabilised for family enterprise, and food production is expanded to the benefit of the whole economy and feeding of the Nation. The investment for water captured by the Scheme should not be wasted by replicating floods or snow-melt or by turning-out catchment aqueducts because the human need must remain paramount and we know that lesser life forms are able to be responsibly managed to serve our purpose without making them controls. The Christian culture for an engineering project, as I understand it, is to manage the environmental issues

Riposte Lisa Ashurst

I read a snippet recently where a US study found that the hangover that inevitably follows a heavy night out on the tiles is not a deterrent when it comes to drinking oneself into oblivion. I couldn’t help but wonder why they wasted time on doing such a study at all. The number of people who go back and do it all again and again should have put paid to the study before it even got off the ground because let’s face it, we all know people who toss reasonable moderation to the four winds on a regular basis, get totally legless, swear blind when they finally surface from the inevitable passing-out that they will never ever do it again and then go off and do exactly that, anything from a couple of days to a week or so later, and the whole cycle starts again. It’s all sort of tied up in that weird supposition that if you don’t feel like curling up and dying the next morning and can actually remember what you did the night before then you weren’t having a good enough time because you hadn’t had nearly enough to drink. Like, what were you thinking??! Not being much of a drinker, I’ve never experienced any horrible morning-afters but I sure have seen others in the grip of the hangover from hell and maybe that’s what I subconsciously think about when I do have the occasional drink. The ghastly pallor, bloodshot, lightsensitive eyes, the moaning and groaning in the bathroom while heaving the contents of stomachs

with responsible and accountable engineering expertise to give the ultimate benefit to all mankind. It should speak volumes to all concerned to acknowledge that the Scheme is proof of responsible engineering where construction disturbances are helped to recover, and it has been in bountiful operation for between 40 and 60 years so as to enhance Kosciuszko National Park as a whole. The fact that Snowy Hydro’s clever management of the hydropower marketing is a most lucrative byproduct via the electricity market for the three government shareholders, as well as paying fully for the asset and its modernisation, is reason enough to let each of them be magnanimous and add their bonuses to the total dividend with commitment to accumulate to invest in more hydropower in their jurisdiction! More water infrastructure could be thus funded in the form of new flood management water storages; an area of work that has been sorely neglected across all parts of the Nation for the last 30 years. Wally Mills Cooma

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into toilet bowls and cradling heads in an attempt to stem the throbbing. The reek of stale alcohol that seeps from every pore and once capable of stringing a few words together, the inevitable swearing on all that’s meaningful never to drink oneself into such a state ever again. I admit to having looked askance at hangover sufferers and definitely thinking “I never want to look that bad or feel that crook!” But maybe hangovers are a bit like giving birth. Women in the excruciating throws of labour and childbirth almost always swear that their first child will definitely be their last!!! But most of them go on to have more because once it’s all over they forget how gross it was until they go into labour with the next one! Could it be that once the pain of the drinkinduced morning after has subsided, heavy drinkers forget how much it hurt? Yeah, could be. Must be I guess, otherwise why would they willingly put themselves through it on a regular basis? And it is a regular thing with a lot of people. So why do a study? People who like to drink till they’re off their face (or on it on the bar, the floor or the street) know they’re going to feel like the proverbial the next day but I am assuming they feel so good once in that state of pure drunken abandonment that they feel the pain is worth it somehow. Either that or they’re just plain stupid. Or incredibly forgetful. Masochistic maybe? Yeah, could be that too.

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Fo’s Good Mood Food Alvis and Shing are working to bring the North and South of China together as they create traditional family dishes that accentuate their heritages. With her northern heritage, Shing presents Cooma with a range of fresh and healthy dumplings and egg noodle dishes, all created from a homestyle kitchen. Alvis brings to the table a range of rice-based dishes that are sure to tantalise your tasetbuds. The pair have over 30 years experience between them and love servicing a regional town like Cooma. Fo’s offers a range of specials that extend from Monday through to Thursday, including

Vegetarian Monday, Sushi Tuesday, Steam Dish Wednesday and Dumpling and Soup Thursday. All specials come with a very affordable price tag and promise to be healthy, light dishes made with fresh, natural ingredients. The pair do not own a deep frier and believe that they can provide Cooma with an extremely healthy range of delicious Chinese foods. If you are looking for something a bit exotic, that is cheap and healthy then come down to Fo’s, the store is open from 12noon to 2pm and 6pm-7pm every day. You can find Alvis and Shing at 84A Sharp Street, Cooma.

Successful fund raising at Bungarby Memorial Hall Committee members report that the recent fund raising event has been very successful in raising well needed funds to cover the costs of the next stage of restoration of the Bungarby Memorial Hall; the repair and upgrade of the front verandah. We would like to thank the businesses in Cooma, Bombala and Dalgety for their donations and support. Also many thanks go to the Show Societies in Nimmitabel, Delegate and Dalgety for enabling the committee to have a stall to sell and promote the progress of the restoration work. Thanks also to all of those who purchased


tickets, made donations or purchased items at the stalls. Congratulations to the raffle winners. 1st Prize - Alex Smith, Bega, 2nd Prize - L & R Robinson, Cooma, 3rd Prize Gwen Haebich, Bombala, 4th Prize – Iren Foster, Cooma. We invite everyone to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Bungarby Memorial Hall Preservation Committee at the Bungarby Rural Fire Shed Saturday April 12, 11am to be followed by sausage sizzle. There will be an opportunity on the day to view the works already carried out.

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Countdown to Adaminaby Easter fair The Adaminaby Easter Fair has something to entertain the whole family. Held in and around the village green on Easter Saturday, the fair has the following on offer:

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6.00 Rage. (PG) 10.30 Rage. (PG) 11.30 The Checkout. (PG) 12.00 Aust Story. 12.30 QI. (PG) 1.00 Movie: The Taming Of The Shrew. (1967) (G) 3.00 Rugby Union. Shute Shield. Round 2. Gordon v Eastwood. 5.10 River Cottage Veg Every Day. 6.00 Saturday Landline. 6.30 Gardening Australia. 7.00 News. 7.30 Death In Paradise. (PG) 8.30 Midsomer Murders. Final. (PG) 10.00 Good Cop. (M) 11.05 Rage. (MA15+) Please Note: Daylight Saving ends. Please turn clocks back 1 hour.

6.00 Rage. 8.00 Weekend Breakfast. 9.00 Insiders. 10.00 Offsiders. 10.30 The World This Week. 11.00 7.30 ACT. 11.30 Praise. 12.00 Landline. 1.00 Gardening Aust. 1.30 Compass. (PG) 2.00 Death In Paradise. (PG) 3.00 Soccer. Women’s International Friendly. Australia v Brazil. 5.00 Midsomer Murders. (PG) 6.30 Compass. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 Ice Age Giants: Last Of The Giants. 8.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 10.05 Wallander. (M) 11.35 Movie: The Jerk. (1979) (M)

6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News. 10.00 The Wonder Years. 10.25 The Wonder Years. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 News. 1.00 Landline. 2.00 Poh’s Kitchen. 2.30 As Time Goes By. 3.00 Dirt Game. (PG) 4.00 Kingdom. (PG) 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. 9.20 Media Watch. (PG) 9.35 Q&A. Interactive public affairs program. 10.35 Lateline. 11.10 The Business. 11.35 Monroe. (PG)

6.00 News. 9.00 ABC News. 10.00 The Wonder Years. 10.25 The Wonder Years. 11.00 Four Corners. 11.45 Media Watch. 12.00 News. 1.00 Q&A. 2.00 Poh’s Kitchen. 2.30 As Time Goes By. 3.00 Dirt Game. Final. 4.00 Kingdom. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. 8.30 New Tricks. (M) 9.30 At The Movies. (PG) 10.00 The Writers’ Room. 10.25 Lateline. 11.00 The Business. 11.30 Four Corners.

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6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. 11.30 Morning News. 12.00 Movie: Sex And The Single Mom. (2003) (M) 2.00 The Daily Edition. 3.00 The Chase. 4.00 News At 4. 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Million Dollar Minute. 6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) 9.00 The Blacklist. (M) The FBI pursue the Undertaker. 10.00 Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Return. (M) 11.00 Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe. (M) 11.55 Defiance. (M)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. 11.30 Morning News. 12.00 Movie: United. (2011) 2.00 The Daily Edition. 3.00 The Chase. 4.00 News At 4. 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Million Dollar Minute. 6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 8.00 Border Security: Australia’s Front Line. (PG) 8.30 Strip The City: Underground City – London. (PG) 9.30 Bones. (M) 10.30 Botched Up Bodies. (MA15+) 11.30 Young, Lazy And Driving Us Crazy. Final. (PG)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. 11.30 Morning News. 12.00 Movie: The Making Of A Hollywood Madam. (1996) 2.00 The Daily Edition. 3.00 The Chase. 4.00 News At 4. 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Million Dollar Minute. 6.00 News. 7.00 Better Homes And Gardens. 8.30 Movie: Something Borrowed. (2011) (M) Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson. A woman falls for her best friend’s fiancé. 10.45 To Be Advised. 11.45 That ’70s Show. (PG) 12.15 Movie: Hollywoodland. (2006) (MA15+)

6.00 Home Shopping. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. (PG) 12.00 To Be Advised. 1.00 Horse Racing. Autumn Racing Carnival. Golden Slipper Day. 5.30 Sydney Weekender. 6.00 News. 7.00 Movie: Spider-Man 3. (2007) (PG) Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst. An alien symbiote bonds with Peter Parker. 10.00 Movie: Tron: Legacy. (2010) (PG) Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde. A man is transported to a digital world.

6.00 Home Shopping. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 The Morning Show: Weekend. 11.00 Dr Oz. 12.00 Malibu Country. 12.30 Guys With Kids. 1.00 To Be Advised. 1.30 Motor Racing. V8 Supercars. Winton 400. 3.00 Motor Racing. V8 Supercars. Winton 400. Premier Support and Pre-Race. 3.30 Motor Racing. V8 Supercars. Winton 400. Race 9. 5.30 Border Security USA. 6.00 News. 6.30 Sunday Night. 7.30 My France With Manu. 8.30 Downton Abbey. 9.30 Castle. 10.30 Castle. 11.30 Royal Pains. Return.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 Morning News. 12.00 Movie: Scenes Of The Crime. (2001) (M) 2.00 The Daily Edition. 3.00 The Chase. 4.00 News At 4. 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Million Dollar Minute. 6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) Alf’s patience is tested. 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) 9.00 Revenge. (M) Emily is released from hospital. 10.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 11.30 Parks And Recreation. (PG) 12.00 Dr Oz. (PG)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 The Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 Morning News. 12.00 Movie: Shattered Trust. (1993) (M) 2.00 The Daily Edition. 3.00 The Chase. 4.00 News At 4. 5.00 Deal Or No Deal. 5.30 Million Dollar Minute. 6.00 News. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) Teams go head-tohead against each other in the kitchen. 8.45 Resurrection. (M) Henry struggles with Jacob’s return. 9.45 Parenthood. (PG) 11.45 Smash. (M)

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6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 People’s Court. (PG) 2.00 Extra. 2.30 Alive And Cooking. 3.00 News. 4.15 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 7.00 WIN News. 7.30 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 8.45 Inside Story: Killer In The Family. An insight into the lives of psychopaths. 9.45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 10.45 CSI: NY. Final. (M) 11.40 Partners. Final. (PG) 12.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 People’s Court. (PG) 2.00 Extra. 2.30 Alive And Cooking. 3.00 News Now. 4.15 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 7.00 WIN News. 7.30 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 8.40 The NRL Footy Show. (M) Paul Vautin, Michael Slater, Erin Molan, Beau Ryan and Darryl Brohman discuss the latest rugby league news. 10.40 The AFL Footy Show. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 People’s Court. (PG) 2.00 Extra. 2.30 Alive And Cooking. 3.00 News. 4.15 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 7.00 WIN News. 7.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 5. Sydney Roosters v Canterbury Bulldogs. From Allianz Stadium, Sydney. 9.30 Rugby League. NRL. Round 5. Brisbane Broncos v Parramatta Eels. From Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. 11.30 Extra. 12.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

6.00 Guppies. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Weekend Today. 10.00 Mornings. 12.00 The Middle. 12.30 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 1.40 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 2.55 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 4.00 The Bottom Line. (PG) 4.30 Wild Life Of Tim Faulkner. 5.00 News. 5.30 Getaway. (PG) 6.00 News. 7.00 The Block: Fans V Faves Unlocked. (PG) 8.00 Movie: The Nanny Diaries. (2007) (PG) 10.10 Movie: No Reservations. (2007) (PG) 12.20 Movie: One Missed Call. (2008) (M)

6.00 Guppies. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Weekend Today. 10.00 Financial Review. 10.30 Wide World Of Sports. 11.30 NRL Sunday Footy Show. 1.30 To Be Advised. 3.00 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 4.00 Rugby League. NRL. Round 5. Wests Tigers v Manly Sea Eagles. 6.00 News. 6.30 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 7.40 60 Minutes. 8.40 Fat Tony & Co. (M) Tony fights extradition in Athens. 10.40 Person Of Interest. (M) 11.40 Who Gets The Last Laugh? (M) 12.10 Financial Review Sunday.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 People’s Court. (PG) 2.00 Extra. 2.30 Alive And Cooking. 3.00 News Now. 4.15 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 7.00 WIN News. 7.30 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 8.50 Love Child. (M) Annie conspires to kidnap her baby back. 9.50 Embarrassing Fat Bodies. (M) 10.50 Inside Story. 11.50 WIN Presents. 12.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 People’s Court. (PG) 2.00 Extra. 2.30 Alive And Cooking. 3.00 News. 4.15 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 News. 7.00 WIN News. 7.30 The Block: Fans V Faves. (PG) 8.40 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Leonard buys a dining room table. 9.40 2 Broke Girls. (M) 10.40 Two And A Half Men. (M) 11.10 Two And A Half Men. (M) 11.40 Weeds. Final. (MA15+) 12.00 WIN’s All Australian News.

6.00 News. 6.30 Wake Up. 8.30 Studio 10. 10.30 Studio 10 You. 11.00 News. 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 The Doctors. 2.00 The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Ent. Tonight. 4.00 GCBC. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Modern Family. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. 8.30 Puberty Blues. (M) Debbie brings her school friend back home. 9.30 The Good Wife. (M) 10.30 Eyewitness News Late. 11.00 Elementary. (M)

6.00 News. 6.30 Wake Up. 8.30 Studio 10. 10.30 Studio 10 You. 11.00 News. 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 The Doctors. 2.00 The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Ent. Tonight. 4.00 GCBC. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Modern Family. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 So You Think You Can Dance Australia. 9.00 Law & Order: SVU. (M) A controversial comedian is accused of rape. 11.00 News. 11.30 Saving Grace. (AV15+)

6.00 News. 6.30 Wake Up. 8.30 Studio 10. 10.30 Studio 10 You. 11.00 News. 12.00 Dr Phil. 1.00 The Doctors. 2.00 So You Think You Can Dance Australia. 3.30 Ent. Tonight. 4.00 GCBC. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Modern Family. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Living Room. 8.30 The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. Hosted by Hayley Lewis. 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. The team tracks down an assassin. 10.30 News. 11.00 Blue Bloods. (M)

6.00 Liquid Gold. 7.00 Gems. 8.00 Huey’s Kitchen On Tour. 8.30 St10. 10.00 St10: Extra. 11.00 The Doctors. 12.00 The Living Room. 1.00 It’s A Lifestyle TV. 1.30 A Taste Of Travel. 2.00 Escape With ET. 3.00 Bondi Vet. 4.00 What’s Up Downunder? 4.30 Places We Go. Return. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 David Attenborough’s Madagascar. 7.30 Bondi Vet. 8.30 Movie: Minority Report. (2002) (M) A police officer has 36 hours to prove his innocence. 11.25 Secrets & Lies. (M)

6.00 Creflo. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Joseph Prince. 7.30 GCBC. 8.30 St10. 10.00 Bolt Report. 11.00 The Talk. 12.00 Aust Rally C’ship. R1 National Capital Rally. Review. Part 2. 1.00 NBL. Finals Series. 3.00 iFish. 3.30 Car Torque. 4.00 Bolt Report. 5.00 News. 6.00 Have You Been Paying Attention? 6.40 Movie: Gulliver’s Travels. (2010) (PG) 8.30 Elementary. (M) 9.30 The Graham Norton Show. 10.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? 11.00 Last Man Standing. 11.30 48 Hours. (M)

6.00 News. 6.30 Wake Up. 8.30 Studio 10. 10.30 Studio 10 You. 11.00 News. 12.00 Dr Phil. 1.00 The Doctors. 2.00 The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Ent. Tonight. 4.00 GCBC. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 News. 6.00 Modern Family. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Modern Family. 8.00 Bondi Rescue. 8.30 Secrets & Lies. Final. (M) 9.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 10.30 News. 11.00 Touch. (M)

6.00 News. 6.30 Wake Up. 8.30 Studio 10. 10.30 Studio 10 You. 11.00 News. 12.00 Dr Phil. 1.00 The Doctors. 2.00 The Living Room. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Ent. Tonight. 4.00 GCBC. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Modern Family. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. 8.30 NCIS. (M) The NCIS team tracks down Parsa. 9.30 NCIS: Los Angeles. (M) Sam and Callen head to Mexico. 10.30 News. 11.00 Hawaii Five-0. (M)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Quarterfinal. First leg. Manchester United v Bayern Munich. Continued. 8.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Insight. 2.00 Dateline. 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Global Village. (PG) 6.00 My Family Feast. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Tea And Coffee Trails With Simon Reeve. (PG) 8.35 One Born Every Minute. (M) 9.30 The Bridge. Return. (MA15+) 10.35 World News Late. 11.10 Movie: About Her Brother. (2010) (PG)

6.00 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund. Continued. 8.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Turn Back Time: The Family. (PG) 2.00 The Hotel. (PG) 2.55 Luke Nguyen’s. 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Global Village. (PG) 6.00 Island Feast. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Mexican Fiesta. 8.00 Gourmet Farmer. (PG) 8.30 Exploring China. (PG) 9.35 Miniseries: The Escape Artist. 10.40 World News Late. 11.10 UEFA Champions League Highlights. 11.40 Prophets Of Science Fiction. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Food Lovers’ Guide. 1.35 Inspector Rex. (PG) 2.30 NITV News Week In Review. 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Global Village. (PG) 6.00 Madhur Jaffrey’s Curry Nation. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Caroline Quentin’s National Parks. 8.30 Time Traveller’s Guide To Elizabethan England: Brave New World. (PG) 9.30 As It Happened. (PG) 10.25 World News Late. 11.00 The Feed: Best Stories Of The Week. 11.30 Movie: Alter Ego. (2007) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 9.45 Soccer. FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Final. 12.15 WorldWatch. 1.00 Cendrillon. 3.45 Piano Notes. 3.55 Contact. (PG) 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Mexican Fiesta With Peter Kuruvita Bitesize. 5.35 Treasures Decoded. Final. (PG) 6.30 World News. 7.30 Survivors: Nature’s Indestructible Creatures. 8.30 The Story Of The Jews: Return. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Black Book. (2006) (AV15+) Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch. 12.10 Movie: Eye In The Sky. (2007) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Al Jazeera. 1.30 Wainwright Walks. 2.00 Speedweek. 4.00 Football Asia. 4.30 UEFA Champions League Magazine. 5.00 World Of Cycling. 5.30 Who Do You Think You Are? 6.30 World News. 7.30 Lost Worlds. 8.30 Tales Of The Unexpected: Secret Life Of Breasts. (PG) Part 1 of 3. 9.30 Dirty Business: How Mining Made Australia. (PG) 10.35 Blackout. (M) 11.55 Cycling. Tour of Flanders.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 World’s Oldest Child. 2.00 Battle Castle. (PG) 2.50 The Globe Collector. (PG) 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 Living Black. Return. 5.30 Global Village. (PG) 6.00 Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam. 6.30 World News. 7.35 MythBusters: Duct Tape Canyon. (PG) 8.35 Vikings. (MA15+) 9.30 RocKwiz. (M) 10.30 World News Late. 11.00 The World Game. 11.30 Clown. (M) 12.00 Shorts On Screen.

6.00 WorldWatch. 12.00 Arabic News. 12.30 Turkish News. 1.00 Movie: Bad Day To Go Fishing. (2009) (PG) 2.55 Wonderful Indonesia: The Spice Islands Of The World. 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Global Village. (PG) 6.00 Food Safari. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Royalty Close Up. 8.30 Insight. Presented by Jenny Brockie. 9.30 Dateline. 10.30 World News Late. 11.00 The Killing. (M) 12.05 Love Etc. (M)

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WEDNESDAY 6.00 Morning Programs. 10.45 BTN. 11.00 One Plus One. 11.30 Foreign Corre. 12.00 News. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 Devil Island. 2.00 Poh’s Kitchen. 2.30 As Time Goes By. 3.00 Dirt Game. 4.10 Kingdom. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 8.30 Spicks And Specks. 9.00 The Agony Of Modern Manners. Premiere. 9.30 The Kumars. Premiere. 10.00 The Wrong Mans. 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 The Business. 11.30 Hustle.

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Is the Great Australian dream slipping away for first home buyers? Governments need to provide better support for first home buyers, who are increasingly being priced out of the market by investors, according to Slater & Gordon’s Conveyancing Works. Slater & Gordon’s Conveyancing Works General Manager Lee Bailie said it was time governments reviewed the support and incentives they provided to first homebuyers because they clearly weren’t working. “Investors are fast pricing first home buyers out of the market, with loan approvals for first home buyers remaining worryingly low. “The latest ABS statistics show only 13.2 per cent of loan approvals in January were to first home buyers, with investors still accounting for 38.5 per cent of new mortgages,” Mr Bailie said. Research conducted by Slater &

Gordon’s Conveyancing Works showed just under two thirds of Australians surveyed believe that it is reasonable to spend between 25 and 30 per cent of their monthly household income on their mortgage. Approximately 70 per cent of the 2000 Australians the firm surveyed believed 25-30 per cent was a reasonable amount of their monthly income to spend on a mortgage; with 15 per cent saying 10 per cent or less and roughly the same amount indicating they would spend more than half. “But the latest census data paints a very different picture,” Mr Bailie said. “In 2011 the median monthly mortgage repayments, compared with the median monthly household income indicates the average Australian was paying approximately 36.5 per cent of their

wage on their home loan. home buyers to access their Super. “And we know that combined capital “But it also needs to be supported with city home values have increased by 9.5 discussion and initiatives around urban per cent over the past 12 months alone. planning and infrastructure to encourage (RP data) and support first home owners into the “What all of this is telling us is that market. governments need to look at what is in “Otherwise we are going to see a place to encourage first home buyers situation where potential first home into the market and what more they can buyers will never, in fact, own their own be doing,” Mr Bailie said. home,” Mr Bailie said. “Incentives like the first home owner’s grant are often subject to the fiscal will of the government of the day. “We need to see a genuine review of and discussion around what does and doesn’t work. It All Your Property may be around incentives such Investment Questions as the first home owner’s grant, Answered! abolishing stamp duty for first All your questions answered each time buyers or assistance around and every week. Why? Too many investors jump in and deposits such as enabling first

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Total value of investment loans suffer slight drop in January The total value of dwelling commitments dropped slightly in January, according to new research. The ABS Housing Finance Data, released earlier today, found the total value of dwelling commitments fell 0.4% in January. Investors were largely responsible for the drop in dwelling commitments, with the value of investment housing falling 3.3%. On the flipside, total value of dwelling commitments for owner occupied housing surged 1.5% But while the total value of dwelling commitments fell slightly in January, the number of home loans approved over the course of January remained high, suggesting the property market is continuing to perform very strongly. At present, home loan approval numbers continue to hover around four year highs, driven largely by the low rate environment. Mortgage Choice spokesperson Jessica Darnbrough said with the Reserve Bank of Australia indicating that a period of rate stability is the most prudent course of action moving forward, it is fair to assume home loan approval numbers will continue to be high for the short to medium term as

buyers look to take advantage of low rates and aggressive lender competition “With rates sitting at historically low levels at the moment, those with the ability to jump onto the property ladder realise that now is a good time to do so,” she said. “Better yet, some of Australia’s lenders are currently offering cash and other incentives to potential borrowers, which is encouraging more buyers to get onto the property ladder.” “Regardless if you are an investor, first home buyer, upgrader or downgrader, if you can afford to purchase a property, now may be the time to do it,” she said. With this in mind, Ms Darnbrough said it wasn’t surprising to see a small lift in the percentage of first home buyers. “According to the ABS, the number of first home buyer commitments as a percentage of total owner occupied housing finance commitments climbed to 13.2% in January from 12.7% the month before,” she said. - See more at: news/media-releases/housing-finance-data-march-2014. aspx#sthash.HQZzIzJa.dpuf

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7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Penn & Teller: Fool Us. (PG) 8.15 Good Game: Pocket Edition. 8.30 My Dad Is A Woman. (M) 9.15 To Be Advised. 9.30 Comedy Up Late. Premiere. 10.00 Set List. (M)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.15 The Roast. (PG) 8.30 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends. (M) 9.30 Comedy Up Late. 10.00 Ross Kemp: Extreme World. (PG) 10.45 Portlandia. 11.10 The Gruen Transfer. (M)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.15 The Roast. (PG) 8.30 Good Game. 9.00 The Checkout. (PG) 9.30 Comedy Up Late. 10.00 Set List. (M) 10.25 The Gruen Transfer. (M) 11.05 Ross Kemp: Extreme World. (PG)

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6.20 Wolfblood. 6.50 Stoked. 7.20 Detentionaire. 7.35 News On 3. 7.45 Deltora Quest. Lief, Jasmine and Barda embark on a quest. 8.30 Astro Boy. A mysterious robot terrifies humans. 8.50 The Adventures Of Figaro Pho. Figaro wants an omelette for breakfast. 9.00 Close.

6.20 Spectacular Spider-Man. 6.45 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 7.05 The Avengers. 7.35 The Avengers. 8.00 Wolverine And The X-Men. Logan is haunted by his memories. 8.50 SheZow. SheZow is reunited with his former sidekick. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Dragons: Riders Of Berk. 6.30 Grojband. 6.50 Canimals. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Deadly 60. 8.05 Prank Patrol. Dana decides to trick her friend Jasmine while doing work experience at a shoe shop. 8.35 My Place. Bertie steals his friend’s pet rabbit. 9.05 Close.

6.05 Dragons: Riders Of Berk. 6.30 Grojband. 6.50 Canimals. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Deadly 60. 8.05 Prank Patrol. Pranksters invite their friend to a TV show filming. 8.35 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life. Chris talks about Australian animals on TV. 9.00 Close.

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6.00 Bargain Hunt. 7.00 News. 7.30 Highway Cops. (PG) 8.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Alistair Appleton helps a young family. 9.30 Secret Location. (PG) Sunita is in London to help a couple. 10.30 Cowboy Builders. (PG) 11.30 Downsize Me. (PG)

6.00 Neighbours At War. (PG) 6.30 Once Upon A Time. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Failure To Launch. (2006) (M) Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker. 10.30 The Border. (PG) 11.30 Helicopter Missions. (M)

6.30 Seconds From Disaster. (PG) 7.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) An out-of-control car blasts off the motorway. 8.00 Wild Vets. 8.30 Escape To The Country. House hunters search for country living. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 World’s Toughest Fixes. (PG)

6.00 Bargain Hunt. 7.00 News. 7.30 Mighty Planes: NOAA - P3 Orion. A look at two P-3 Orion aircraft. 8.30 Foyle’s War. (M) Foyle investigates the murder of a truck driver, found in the remains of a bombed-out house. 10.40 Jonathan Creek. (M) 11.45 World’s Toughest Fixes. (PG)

6.00 Bargain Hunt. 7.00 News. 7.30 When Weather Changed History. (PG) 8.30 Air Crash Investigations: Fanning The Flames. (PG) 9.30 Air Crash Investigations. (PG) 10.40 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (M) 11.40 Salvage Code Red. (PG)

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6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 Swamp People. (PG) Swampers are running out of time to reach their tag limits. 8.30 Tattoo Nightmares. (M) Gus helps a man escape his perverted past. 9.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) Follows Australian truckers. 11.30 SportsFan Clubhouse. (PG)

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) Jerry and George travel to India to attend a wedding. Kramer is the object of an evil birthday wish. 7.00 Football. AFL. Round 3. Hawthorn v Fremantle. From the MCG. 11.00 Movie: 12 Monkeys. (1995) (M) Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe. A man enters a hospital claiming to be a time traveller.

6.00 Horsepower TV. (PG) Factory Five and Ford team up with Mike and Joe to build the coolest 1933 roadster on the planet. 6.30 Football. AFL. Round 3. Collingwood v Geelong. From the MCG. 11.00 1000 Ways To Die: The End Is Weird. (AV15+) 11.30 1000 Ways To Die: Young, Dumb And Full Of Death. (AV15+)

6.30 Football. AFL. Round 3. Essendon v Carlton. From the MCG. 10.00 To Be Advised.

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 Outback Truckers. (PG) 8.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) A WWII pilot’s jacket comes in for appraisal. 9.30 American Restoration. (PG) A customer brings in a 1972 Honda ATC. 10.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 SportsFan Clubhouse. (PG)

6.00 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 World’s Craziest Fools. (PG) Clips of people making fools of themselves. 8.30 Family Guy. (M) Brian moves out with his girlfriend. 9.00 American Dad! (M) Roger suffers a horrific car crash. 9.30 Family Guy. (M) Peter loses his mojo. 11.00 American Dad! (M)

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6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Big Bang. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. (2008) (MA15+) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG)

6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 Suburgatory. 8.30 Survivor: Cagayan. (PG) Hosted by Jeff Probst. 9.30 Movie: Deep Blue Sea. (1999) (M) Jacqueline McKenzie, Samuel L. Jackson. 11.40 Suburgatory.

7.15 Movie: Happy Feet Two. (2011) (PG) Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, P!nk. The penguin nations unite to fight evil forces. 9.20 Movie: Superhero Movie. (2008) (M) Drake Bell, Sara Paxton. 11.00 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 11.30 Beware The Batman. (M)

6.40 Movie: The Ant Bully. (2006) Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep. A youngster is shrunk to ant size. 8.30 Movie: Year One. (2009) (M) After being banished from their village, two incompetent hunters embark on a Neolithic road trip. 10.30 Movie: Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny. (2005) (M)

7.00 Toy Hunter. Jordan travels to Houston. 7.30 The Middle. (PG) Sue learns to drive. 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Penny worries after her night with Raj. 9.30 Movie: Sharknado. (2013) (AV15+) Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard. Thousands of sharks terrorise LA. 11.30 The Middle. (PG)

6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) The guys head to a silent auction in New Jersey. 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) The boys race from London to Milan. 9.30 Movie: Cop Out. (2010) (MA15+) 11.40 Auction Hunters. (PG)

6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Criss Angel Mindfreak. (M) Master illusionist Criss Angel performs a trick involving coffins and a speeding car. 9.30 Movie: Legion. (2009) (AV15+) 11.30 Auction Hunters. (PG)

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6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 Rapid Response: Joseph. (PG) 8.30 RPA. (PG) A 23-year-old woman starts radiotherapy. 9.30 Amazing Medical Stories: The Girl With Two Faces. (PG) 10.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (M) 11.30 My Strange Addiction. (PG)

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 RBT. (PG) 8.30 Air Crash Confidential: Pilot Fatigue. (M) Explores fatal incidents of pilot fatigue. 9.30 Domestic Blitz. (PG) The team renovates a house and yard. 10.30 Selling Houses Abroad. 11.30 Hot Property. (PG)

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona returns to Birmingham University. 8.30 Movie: Sliding Doors. (1998) (M) Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah. Two possible lives unfold for a public relations executive. 10.30 Movie: Nine To Five. (1980) (PG) Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin.

6.30 Secret Dealers. (PG) Hosted by Kate Bliss. 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) After Sara becomes the chief suspect in a murder investigation, the trail leads her back to her archenemy. 9.30 CSI: NY. (M) One of their own is gunned down. 10.30 To Be Advised. 11.30 The Closer. (M)

6.30 Movie: Forever Young. (1992) (PG) 8.35 Movie: The Time Traveller’s Wife. (2009) (PG) Eric Bana, Rachel McAdams. A man involuntarily travels through time. 10.45 Cricket. ICC Twenty20 World Cup. Final. From Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Bangladesh.

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 Rapid Response: Afa’s Heart. (PG) 8.30 What’s Your Emergency? (M) Gardens are being used as a toilet and bed. 9.30 Movie: Disclosure. (1994) (MA15+) Michael Douglas, Demi Moore. An executive is accused of harassment.

6.30 Friends. (PG) Monica and Rachel reminisce. 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 RBT. (PG) Follows police units that operate random breath-test patrols around Australia. 8.30 Movie: Fallen. (1998) (M) Denzel Washington, John Goodman. A detective discovers the serial killer he is tracking is a demon. 11.00 The Closer. (M)

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6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Swimming. Australian Swimming Championships. Day 2. From Brisbane Aquatic Centre. 9.05 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Sons Of Anarchy. (MA15+) Jax brings a new proposal to the club. 10.30 Vegas. (M) 11.30 The Glades. (M)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Swimming. Australian Swimming Championships. Day 3. 9.00 Whose Line. (PG) 9.30 Ross Noble’s Australian Trip. (M) 10.30 The Sketch Show. (PG) 11.00 Blokesworld. 11.30 The Project.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Swimming. Australian Swimming Championships. Day 4. From Brisbane Aquatic Centre. 9.05 Megacities: New York City. (PG) A guide to New York City. 9.35 Movie: X. (2011) (AV15+) 11.35 The League. (MA15+)

6.00 Monster Jam. Return. 7.00 Trick My Truck. (PG) The crew rewards a man for his bravery. 7.30 Swimming. Australian Swimming Championships. Day 5. From Brisbane Aquatic Centre. 9.05 Cops. (M) Follows officers on a patrol. 9.30 Bellator MMA. (M) 11.30 Lights Out. Final.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Reel Rock. (PG) 7.00 Million Dollar Catch. (PG) 7.30 Swimming. Australian Swimming Championships. Day 6. From Brisbane Aquatic Centre. 8.40 Hardliners. (PG) 9.10 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.40 Movie: Cast Away. (2000) (M) Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 World’s Toughest Trucker. (PG) 8.00 Flip Men. (PG) 8.30 Undercover Boss. (PG) 9.30 Hell’s Kitchen. Return. (M) Chef Ramsay introduces himself to 16 new contestants. 11.30 Motor Racing. Formula 1. Bahrain Grand Prix. Replay.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Python Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Cops: Adults Only. (M) Officers patrol the streets of the US. 9.30 Ross Kemp On Gangs: El Salvador. (MA15+) 10.30 Super Rugby Extra Time. (PG) 11.30 The Project.

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6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 The Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 The Simpsons. 10.00 Cleveland. (M) 10.30 Bob’s Burgers. Final. (PG) 11.00 Cheers. (PG) 11.30 Craig Ferguson. (PG)

6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 8.00 The Simpsons. 8.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) Jeff attempts to surprise Audrey. 9.00 Don’t Trust The B----. (M) June has to juggle two jobs. 9.30 Movie: Pretty In Pink. (1986) (M) Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer. 11.30 Craig Ferguson. (PG)

6.30 Neighbours. Brennan plans a surprise for Kate. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Glee. Sam becomes discouraged by his lack of success. 8.30 American Idol. (PG) One contestant is eliminated. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest. 10.30 Sex And The City. (MA15+) 11.40 Craig Ferguson. (PG)

6.00 Have You Been Paying Attention? (PG) 6.30 Next Top Model. (PG) 7.30 So You Think You Can Dance Australia. (PG) The top 12 dancers perform. 9.00 Graham Norton. Hosted by Graham Norton. 10.00 Sex And The City. (MA15+) Carrie reunites with Big. 10.30 Star Trek: DS9. (PG) 11.30 The Loop. (PG)

6.30 Raymond. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 King Of The Nerds. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Simpsons Movie. (2007) (PG) Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner. Homer accidentally pollutes the town’s water supply. 10.20 1600 Penn. Premiere. (PG) 10.50 Raymond. 11.50 Raymond. (PG)

6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.00 Raising Hope. (PG) Burt decides to run for mayor. 8.30 Sleepy Hollow. (M) Ichabod enlists Henry Parrish to aid him. 9.30 Torchwood. (M) A burglary turns into slaughter. 10.30 The 4400. (M) 11.30 Craig Ferguson. (PG)

6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 New Girl. (PG) 9.00 How To Live With Your Parents. (M) 9.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (PG) 10.00 Sex And The City. 10.30 Have You Been Paying Attention? 11.00 To Be Advised.


6.05 Ninja Warrior. 6.30 MythBusters. (PG) 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 30 Rock. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Hero. (2002) (M) Jet Li, Tony Leung Chiu Wai. A warrior explains how he defeated three assassins. 10.20 Soccer. UEFA Champions League. Quarter-final. First leg. 11.50 The Feed.

6.05 Ninja Warrior. 6.30 MythBusters: Fright Night. (PG) 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 30 Rock. (PG) 8.30 Vikings. (M) A new raid on England is organised. 9.20 What Happens In Kavos. (MA15+) Part 1 of 3. 10.15 The Feed. 10.45 South Park. (M) 11.10 The Returned. (M)

6.05 Soccer. UEFA Europa League. Highlights. 7.00 Soccer. A-League. Round 26. Adelaide United v Melbourne Heart. From Coopers Stadium, Adelaide. 10.05 The Sunny Side Of Sex: India. (MA15+) Part 2 of 3. 10.55 Stand Up @ Bella Union. (M) 11.25 The Walking Dead. (AV15+)

6.10 The Feed: Best Stories Of The Week. 6.40 Planet Sport. 7.40 American Ninja Warrior. (PG) 8.30 RocKwiz. (M) Music quiz show. 9.30 Bullet In The Face. (AV15+) 9.55 Bullet In The Face. (M) 10.25 Real Humans. (M) 11.35 Benidorm Bastards. (PG)

6.00 Vs Arashi. 7.00 Parks And Recreation. (PG) 7.30 If You Are The One. 8.30 South Park. (M) Stan campaigns against bullying. 8.55 Stand Up @ Bella Union. (M) Hosted by Chas Licciardello. 9.25 South Park. (M) 9.55 Him & Her. (M) 10.25 Movie: The Night Clerk. (2011) (M)

6.05 Ninja Warrior. 6.35 MythBusters. 7.35 The Feed. 8.05 30 Rock. (PG) 8.30 Life Support. (M) A mock lifestyle TV show satirising Australian society. 9.30 A-League Highlights Show. 10.30 The Feed. 11.00 South Park. (M) 11.25 Bare-Faced Cheek. (PG)

6.05 Ninja Warrior. 6.30 MythBusters. (PG) 7.30 The Feed. 8.00 30 Rock. (PG) 8.30 Drugs Live: The Ecstacy Trial. (M) 9.30 The Walking Dead. (AV15+) Shane makes a deadly sacrifice. 10.25 The Feed. 10.55 South Park. (MA15+) 11.20 Movie: 6ixtynin9. (1999) (AV15+)

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7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.15 The Roast. (PG) 8.35 Holy Rollers. (PG) 9.30 Jackpots And Jinxes: Lottery Stories. (PG) 10.20 The Gruen Transfer. (PG) 10.50 The Roast. (PG) 11.05 Me Facing Life: Cyntoia’s Story. (M)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.15 The Roast. (PG) 8.30 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 9.00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. (PG) 9.30 The Spoils Of Babylon. (M) 9.55 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. (M)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 8.15 The Roast. (PG) 8.30 I’m Having Their Baby. (M) 9.15 To Be Advised. 9.30 Diary Of A Teenage Virgin. 10.20 The Gruen Transfer. (M)

7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Highway Thru Hell. Final. (PG) 8.15 Would I Lie To You? Shortcuts. 8.40 Jackpots And Jinxes: Lottery Stories. (PG) 9.30 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 10.15 The Spoils Of Babylon. (M)

6.05 Dragons: Riders Of Berk. 6.30 Grojband. 6.50 Canimals. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Deadly 60. 8.05 Prank Patrol. Shayden wants to prank his mate Lachlan at a local nursery. 8.35 My Great Big Adventure. Hosted by Kayne Tremills. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Dragons: Riders Of Berk. 6.30 Grojband. 6.50 Canimals. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Deadly 60. 8.05 Prank Patrol. Georgia has decided to prank her babysitter. 8.35 WAC: World Animal Championships. The gang encounter funny animals. 9.00 Close.

6.05 Dragons: Riders Of Berk. 6.30 Grojband. 6.50 Canimals. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Bushwhacked! 8.05 Prank Patrol. Undercover police wait for Jason and Jordan. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Presented by Hex, Bajo and robot Darren. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Bargain Hunt. 7.00 News. 7.30 Highway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Crash Investigation Unit. (PG) 8.30 Fantasy Homes By The Sea. 9.30 Australia’s Best Houses. (PG) 10.00 Britain’s Empty Homes. (PG) 10.40 Homes Under The Hammer.

6.00 Bargain Hunt. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Amazing Race: All Stars. (PG) Hosted by Phil Keoghan. 8.30 Movie: Tower Heist. (2011) (M) Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck. A group of amateurs plans a major heist. 10.45 World’s Deadliest Roads. (PG) 11.50 The Bill. (M)

6.00 Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Seinfeld. (PG) 7.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.00 American Restoration. (PG) Rick’s brother and son encounter a milk-vending machine. 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) Seth and Ashley make a series of bets. 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M)

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Quotations Cows and calves $495 to $840; Cows, mixed ages, depastured, $490 to $530; Yearling steers, 15 to 18 months, $600 to $750; Steer calves $400 to $610; Heifer calves $300 to $430; Small sheep van calves $200 to $300. Vows and calvesD McAuly, Simmental, $840; Fraser McDonald and Sons, Angus cows, CFA, depastured, with calves at foot, $670. Yearling steersB Heath, Angus and Angus cross, $750; T Coleman, Angus and Angus

cross, $740; S A Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, poll Hereford, $710; R & E Whiteway, Angus and Angus cross, $710; AR Mills, Angus and Angus cross, $695; D Bright and A Dalgleish, $600; DJ & MM Wellsmore, Hereford, $505. Steer calvesRM & S Litchfield, Hereford, 11/12 mths, off heifers, $610; Genuine July to September drop steer calvesDavey Cattle Co, Angus, $590; R & C Roach, Angus cross, $582; ET & EJ Hopkins, Angus, $570; GC Weston, Angus, $570; J Irvin, Angus/Santa cross, $570; Erindale Partners, Angus, $565; J & S Moore, Angus, $545; RJ & LM Brown, Angus, $535; MJ Green, Hereford, $535; P Williams, Hereford, $515; G Kimber, Angus and Angus cross, $515; G & N Clarke, Angus and Angus cross, $515. Yearling heifersDJ & MM Wellsmore, Hereford, $470;

R & E Whiteway, Angus and Angus cross, $470; JK Goodwin, Angus and Angus cross, $465; B Heath, Angus and Angus cross, $450. Heifer calvesJ Irvin, Angus/Santa cross, $430; Erindale Past, Angus, $425; Davey Cattle Co, Angus, $425; GC Weston, Angus, $420; ER & EJ Hopkins, Angus $420; G Kimber, Angus and Angus cross, $410; J & S Moore, Angus, $365; G & L McKeachnie, Angus, $350; P Williams, Hereford, $330; LW & MC Brooks, Hereford, $275. Successful buyers came from Melbourne, Albury, Wodonga, Corryong, Narranderra, Wagga, Ladysmith, Tintaldra, Gundagai, Young, Goulburn, Bega, Queanbeyan, Bombala and locally. The sale was conducted by Landmark, Cooma, Boller and Co and John Mooney and Co as agents in association.

Autumn at last, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget about phalaris Author: Dr Bob Templeton, District Veterinarian, South East Local Land Services, Braidwood The recent rain has brought a quick turnaround in most pastures on the Southern Tablelands. An autumn flush is on its way that will hopefully make up for its nonoccurrence last year and the disappointing spring that came later. Pasture growth is promising and clover germination is widespread. This is the time to remember what phalaris can do to your livestock. Phalaris pastures can cause one of two conditions in animals. The first condition is â&#x20AC;&#x153;phalaris staggersâ&#x20AC;?. Fresh young phalaris leaves contain toxins called tryptamines that affect the brain and cause incoordination, acute falling with tremors or limb weakness. There is no treatment for this condition. However, sheep may recover sufficiently to stay in the flock if taken off the pasture immediately. It can be prevented. Supplementation with cobalt, usually by administration of a pellet, in sheep will stimulate the growth of bacteria in the paunch that breakdown the toxin before the sheep can absorb it. It takes a few days for the

Phalaris is a very valuable pasture plant population to increase. The sheep are at risk them to the phalaris. If there are no other pastures then you will need to supplement that can lead to rapid weight gains in your during this time. The second condition is a sudden death the sheep with a high protein ration such as livestock. The toxic effects from this grass can be prevented. of sheep and cattle. This can occur when lupins. animals are surviving on a low protein diet, such as in the currently dry paddocks near Cooma. Livestock cannot cope with a sudden increase in protein in their diet when moved to a saved fresh phalaris pasture. The protein metabolic cycle is disrupted and free th ammonia gas is liberated into the blood stream. This affects Refreshments available the brain and the animals die Quality Monaro bred calves suddenly. )FSFGPSE4UFFSTt)FSFGPSE)FJGFST Again it cannot be treated but can be prevented. "OHVT4UFFSTt"OHVT)FJGFST Supplementation with a high ##4UFFSTt##)FJGFST protein feed for a few days, #VZFSTBUUFOEBODFIJHIMZSFDPNNFOEFEtSFCBUFPGGFSFEUPSFDJQSPDBMBHFOUT before stock have access to 'PMMPXFECZ$PPNB"OOVBM4QFDJBM$BMG4BMF $POEVDUFECZ-BOENBSL +PIO.PPOFZ$P #PMMFS$P fresh phalaris pasture, will revitalize the protein metabolism and no deaths will occur. If other pastures are available then put the sheep on them for Shaun Walcott 0427 560 410 a few days before introducing



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Schute Bell wool report Very little joy in the market place again this week with most of the Merino fleece types dropping around 40 cents. Falls were pretty consistent over both selling days. The Eastern market indicator closed the week at levels not seen since August 2013 and close to falling below 1000 cents which is a level it’s spent very little time below over the past three years. Conspiring against the market already struggling from soft demand was a 2.5% jump in the Aussie dollar against the US with the EMI only down 4 cents for the week in US dollars. 31,456 bales were sold nationally for the week with the passed in rate running at 16.3%. Major buyers included Techwool, Lempriere & Chinatex. Volumes on offer continue to have their seasonal slide with the next three sales predicted to all be around the 40,000 bale mark before a one week Easter recess. Like last week falls in the Merino skirtings, cardings and Crossbred types were much smaller than their Merino fleece counterparts. The current downtrend has taken many by surprise as historically the first part of the New Year is normally

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good for the wool market. Demand will need to improve to halt the current slide. This week’s sales 40,098 bales are expected to be on offer nationally with 8,895 in Sydney. Schute Bell, Wool Auctions, Goddard & Monaro Wool sell on April 4.

NSW Farmers have rejected the NSW Government’s claim that the new native vegetation self assessable codes released today would deliver anything substantial and meaningful for the state’s farmers. The codes were the next step in the NSW Government’s reform of native vegetation management. NSW Farmers President Fiona Simson said although there may be some instances where the codes will help, most farmers will find them frustrating, unworkable and difficult to understand. “These codes just simply cannot work given the Native Vegetation Act is a completely broken piece of legislation,” she said. “It is clear to us that the Coalition Government came to power without a plan on native vegetation reform despite all its promises to sort the issue out. “Despite being involved in the consultation on the codes, we are bitterly disappointed that our feedback has been ignored.” NSW Farmers’ native vegetation spokesperson and farmer from Walgett, Cameron Rowntree, is equally unimpressed.

“Thinning out native vegetation to reduce dominant species and remove invasive species should simply be allowed and not regulated in a code. Once again - the government has overcomplicated it,” he said. “Farmers are being treated like mugs in their management of native vegetation. This needs to stop. Our productivity is being absolutely crushed as a result of these impractical rules.” Both Mr Rowntree and Ms Simson agree that urgent action needs to be taken to address the failings of the Native Vegetation Act. Ms Simson said: “The review of the Act could take years and our members are sick of waiting. It hasn’t even started yet. We wrote to the Deputy Premier in early February to urge him to consider targeted amendments to the Act while the review is undertaken and we are still awaiting his response.” “We are offering a solution and a way forward and we urge government to get on board, make it happen and stop strangling farmers with these nonsense rules. Every day that passes is costing the state dearly in terms of lost productivity.”

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Jindabyne swim champs Second Hillclimb this Sunday Sunday March 29 saw 43 club members line up on the blocks to compete in the 2013/14 Jindabyne Swimming Club Championships. Competition was fierce in all age groups with several children putting on a mammoth display by bettering their personal best times by up to 10 seconds. The day started off with the 400m f r e e s t y l e program which demonstrated just how far some of the children have come, some of them could only swim 25m at the start of the year. Parents rallied and took on the time keeping duties as well as yelling out plenty of encouragement throughout the day. All swimming strokes were swum for varying distances in each

age group with some very close contested finishes. The results from the championship day will be announced at the Jindabyne Swimming Club presentation night. The presentation night will be held at the Lake Jindabyne Hotel on Saturday April 5, starting with the children’s dinner at 6pm followed by presentation of trophies and awards at 6.30pm. The night is fancy dress and if past events are anything to go by it will be another great night of fun and laughter. The Club would like to thank the Lake Jindabyne Hotel for their continued support of the Jindabyne Swimming Club presentation night they put on a terrific night for the children.

The second Mount Gladstone Hill Climb, will be held this Sunday and the organisers are looking forward to another great day on Cooma’s “hill”. As for the inaugural event held last November, the Hillclimb will use the Mt Gladstone Rd in Cooma, which is off the Snowy Mountains Highway about 1km south of Cooma and leads to the Mt Gladstone Lookout and Miss Heidi’s Teahouse. The Hillclimb section is approximately 1km in length. Key officials for the day will be the Event

Steward – Margaret Brown and Clerk of Course – Chris Hillman from the Southern District Motorsports Association (SDMA). Other key positions are being filled by Cooma Car Club members including Event Secretary – Julian Besestri and Scrutineer - Kel Goodman. A feature of this second Hillclimb is that it will be used a means of qualifying CMHAC members as CAMS officials. Entries will be accepted up to 8pm on Thursday April 3. Entry conditions apply.

Stallions under 18s lose to Bulldogs Cooma Stallions Under 18s took on Merimbula Pambula Bulldogs at Cooma Showground last Sunday in the second round of the pre-season competition. The weather was not favorable to playing an open style of football with the rain falling from the warm up until after full time. The Stallions found it hard to hold onto the football early on which they paid the penalty for on the scoreboard, with Merimbula putting on three tries before they could trouble the scorers through a try to Kurtis Atkinson following good lead up from Josh McDonald. At half time the Stallions trailed by 24-4.

The boys got off to a good start in the second half with a close range try by Austin WillisReynolds after three minutes to take the score to 24-8. Unfortunately that was the last of the scoring for the Stallions and Merimbula were able to score twice to take the final score to 36-8. Best players for Cooma included Glenn Payne, Ned McDonnell plus Aaron Stewart and Aaron Pidcock. The Stallions take on Bega in the final of the pre-season competition in Bega next Saturday. Good luck boys.

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ACROSS 1. Canes making up hair of ancient woman (10) 6 and 26-across. Pay attention and help oneself to crotchet (4,4) 10. Mine pounce desperately before time (4,3) 11. Used coarse language in the beginning of God's words (7) 12. Leader of the party gets usual support from the floor (8-6) 14. Overgrown form of fresh ... (8) 15. ... insight into primate and cur behaviour (6) 17. Cargo vessels fixed leaks on the river (6) 19. Weight of confinement (8) 22. Go straight and make a good profit on caste structure (5,2,4,3) 24. Detains crook as an alternative (7) 25. Die off before fellow rocks building (7) 26. See 6-across 27. Proper fractions of and on a star (5,5)

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ACT Little A’s Championships Jimmy Harding (U/14), who is new to athletics this season, showed his potential at the ACT Little’s State Track and Field Championships in Canberra recently. Jimmy was Cooma’s outstanding athlete at the champs, picking three medals out of four events including three Personal Best performances. Jimmy opened up his account on Saturday in 100m with PB of 12.67 sec (e) to cross the in line third place, cutting 0.80 of a second off his old PB. His other event on the Saturday was the triple jump, where he was placed fourth with an excellent leap of 10.66m, only 40cms behind the winner. Sunday saw Jimmy front the starter in the 200m final. He flew off the mark and produced a massive PB in the final, severing 2 ½ sec off his qualifying time at the regional champs. Jimmy couldn’t overhaul the two boys in front as they came down the straight and finished third. His last event of the carnival was the javelin throw, where he exceeded his old PB by 4m to claim second spot with a great heave of 33.79m. Jordan Davis (U11) received two medals for his effort over the weekend. Jordan picked up medals in the throw events with second place (Silver) at the discus and third over at the shot put. Jordan was a little bit down on form due to injury a he suffered week or so ago. At the discus Jordan threw well, sending one which sailed out to 22.20m . Jordan’s other medal came via the shot put when heaved the shot out to 7 .87m. Jordan’s effort awarded him the bronze medal. Jordan’s other events included a PB over the 60m hurdles and a fourth place in 11.80 sec taking 0.12 sec off his old PB. Jordan also gained eighth placing in the triple jump with 8.00m. Jordan was unable to take his place in the long jump. Ollo Brademann won a bronze medal in the 800m. Ollo is becoming a brilliant runner at both of the middle distance events (800 and 1500m). Ollo blew away both his events’ old times by a massive amount. In the 800m he hacked 17 sec off his PB to forge a new PB of 2:43.36 sec. Ollo finished fifth in the 1500m in a time of 5:49.00 sec. This also gave him a 79m improvement on his old PB. Other members of our team produced 19 PBs in their effort over the weekend. U/9 Kristian Zusak only competed in two event over the weekend and finished sixth in both events, with a PB in the 70m in 11.16 sec, lowering his PB by 0.26

sec. Kristian clocked 11.16 sec. over the 60m hurdles. Justin McDonald (U/9) equalled his PB in the high jump with a leap of 1m metre which placed him in 10th position. Justin’s highest placing of sixth in the discus, with a toss of 15.63m. He gained ninth place overall at the long jump leaping 3.37m. The shot put was another event Justin was in and he heaved the shot out to 4.82m which place him in 10th position. Selene Sheen (U/9) finished 11th in the shot put with a heave of 3.71m. Reuben Hooper (U/10) only had one event at the champs which was the discus. We were well

represented in this event with three of our U/10 boys contesting the event. Reuben was placed ninth with a distance of 15.35m. Colby McDonald (U/10) was our second representative in the discus and came away with a PB of 15.02m. Colby was also in the high jump which was an extremely large field due the cancellation of this event at both regional carnivals. Colby finished 18th with 1metre, well down on his PB of 1.20m. Our third representative in U/10’s at the discus was Bailee Walsh who threw a PB on the day of 15.46m and was placed eighth. Bailee’s other event was the shot put where he pushed it out to 5.27m earning him a 11th placing. U/11 Imogen Bateman, running in both the 800m and 1500m, had massive improvements in her times for both events. Imogen came home in sixth place in the 800m with an excellent time of 3:03.67 sec. This would put her 57 ½m in front of her old PB. Again Imogen in the 1500m produced mighty run in 6:25.24 sec also placing in sixth position. Her effort for this event pushed her 120m ahead of her old PB. Shot put was the best result for Taylah Maurier (U/11) at the champs with 7.71m placing her in fifth overall.

Taylah also contested the discus where she was only able to post a throw of 12.84m. Her other event was in the javelin (this was another event that was cancelled at regional’) and as this event is not Taylah’s forte and she could only manage 8.52m and 16th place. Phillip Webb (U/11) put all his effort into the shot and discus over the weekend. Phillip exceeded his expectation in the shot put with eighth placing, a PB of 5.84m. Phillip was able to create his third best throw for the season in the discus final with 13.83m, outing him in 11th position. Emma McDonald (U/12) has been working hard on her high jump since we received our centre new high jump mats. Emma has pushed her PB for the high jump from 1.14m out to 1.25m when she cleared this height at the championships to gain 11th position on a count back. Emma added 8cms to her long jump PB, leaping into eighth position with a leap of 4.08m. Emma Watkins (U/12) pushed her PB over the 20m in competition in the discus when she let fly with a 20.47m hurl to claim eighth overall . Hayley Jones (U/13) was within 30 cms of the winning throw in the shot put. Hayley’s throw of 8.09m earned her fourth place. Hayley gained a season best throw in the discus with a heave of 23.44m giving her sixth placing overall. Alyssa Zusak (U/13) had a full program on the weekend with heats and finals to the 200m hurdles. In Alyssa’s heat, she posted a fifth place and PB of 33.81 sec, a 2.5 sec improvement over her best run in Cooma. In the final Alyssa also finished fifth with time just a fraction slower than the heat time of 33.97 sec. Alyssa also was running in the final of the 100m where she came eighth with a time of 14.99 sec. Alyssa also competed in the long jump, leaping 3.13m , into 11th place . Her final event was the discus and she roduced a PB of 15.03m in a very talented field. I wish to thank all of our athletes who ran, jumped and threw their way to get to the Championships and hope to see you all next season, and may you all continue to improve your performances at your school athletics carnivals. - Tom Stead

Move to start fencing club Local resident Graham West is looking for people to establish a fencing club in the region. The club would offer the three different disciplines – foil, epee and sabre – and the aim would be to compete locally and also in Canberra. He has received support from the NSW Fencing Association and also the ACT Fencing Association. Both associations will assist with providing safety gear and also equipment for use by beginners who have none of their own.

Fencing is an indoor sport, which can utilise areas such as community halls – it needs a specific length for manoeuvring and a hall could offer a number of areas. The sport covers all ages, from juniors up to players aged 70 and over. If you are interested, phone Graham West on 0419 33 00 29. He intends to hold a meeting, probably in Berridale on April 16, and would like to hear from prospective members to finalise a venue.



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Coolamatong Golf news Sunday was the first round of the mixed 4BBB There was no golf played on Wednesday championship. due to the wet conditions on the course. Leaders for the first round played in rather Thanks go to the Bombala Club hosting the damp conditions are Roger and Michelle White FSC & TGA tournament. ahead of Lorraine Key and Ron Duncan and The course was declared unplayable for Carolyn Major and Steve Young. two days and only a one-day competition was The second round will be played next played. Sunday. Congratulations to all the winners t LOCAL PAPER PLE tL EO OC LP For the players without partners and all the workers who put their all A A C L LO Werner Siegenthaler won the in to get the course playable. THE day with 37 points ahead of Congratulations to the MONARO POST Ben Beattie on 35 and Gavin Bombala Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pennant team YOUR LOCAL PAPER Ross with 34. winning the Tablelands Pennant Nearest the pins for the for 2014. ladies all went to Michelle White and for the men all went to Gavin Ross. SPORT t TOTALLY LO CAL CA LO Lt



backhand shots proved too good for him and he went down 9-3,69,9-5 and 9-7. Darcy Clayton (Mark Kenmir & Co) was far too good for Karyn Sutton with an easy 3-0 win, counteracted by Trinity Maat (Paul Dyball & Co) defeating Gayle Harding 3-0. Monaro Discount Tyres had a very close win (8 games, 101 pts) against Cooma Cranes (7 games 99 pts). Larry Maat had a not unusual first two games loss to Narelle Rosewarne but did his usual trick of climbing back to win the next three games. Eloise Blanchard and Aaron Pottage had good wins against Kristie Kilpatrick and Dane Friemanis but both matches had some excellent play from all four players. Peter Luk continued his unrelenting form to take an easy 3-0 win against Kleven Spainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tim Wassink with Tim only managing 8 points total. Although he played quite well he could not match Peterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncanny agility to retrieve what would normally be â&#x20AC;&#x153;ungettableâ&#x20AC;? shots. Looks like goodbye Peter from B grade next comp! Ian Corby (Hydraulinks) had a long 5-setter against Kym Kleven before winning the final game and taking the set. Sam Sergo (under his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watchful eye) played well against Brad Constance and had a long match. The scores were 9-10, 9-7, 8-10, 9-6 and 9-3. This has ended up with the first five teams (from which the final four should be decided) as follows: Hydraulinks 90; Cooma Trophy and Gifts 81; Cooma Cranes 80; Monaro Discount Tyres 79 and Hillross 76. Good luck next week â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and hopefully no forfeits â&#x20AC;&#x201C; of which we had two this week.


Tuesday night saw Kailey Tonini, representing Hillross come up against the much older but perhaps less wiser Darren Davis from Hydraulinks. In game 1 Kailey, resplendent in hot pink top and matching shoes, outperformed Darren in both fashion and form running to a 9-1 lead. Darren appeared to be still warming up. Game 2 saw Darren wake up and with a combination of aggressive strokes and speed across the court he totally outclassed his nemesis to win 9-3. In game 3 Tonini executed some perfectly lengthed lobs and wicked short reverse boasts to run up a 9-2 victory, leaving Davis gasping in her wake. Game 4 was much closer with Tonini and Davis going point for point in a gripping encounter as they both struggled for supremacy. Davis hammered the rear corners while Tonini worked hard to hold the T. This strategy paid off and Tonini ran out winner 9-5 taking the rubber 3-1. Full credit to both players for an absorbing match played with sportsmanship and good humour. B Grade With one night remaining in the current comp the final four will be decided next week. Jason Harris (Hillross) saw his first defeat in 6 matches when he was up against Corey Stockton (playing as a sub for Snowy Hydro). He won the first game 9-6 but Corey played some excellent shots to win the next three. Both players put on a good show and it is hoped that Corey will play in the next comp. Susan Walters had a good game with Jed Mackay but her excellent

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Cooma Stallions win two of three The Cooma Fillies kicked off the 2014 season in style with a 64-4 victory over the Merimbula Bulldogs in the second trial round of the year. Having faced their first forfeit last week at the hands of the Tathra Sea Eagles, the Fillies were eager to make the most of their opening hit-out, in a side that has seen the recruitment of star players in the off-season from the far corners of the Monaro, from Canberra to Bombala. The Fillies kicked off to begin the first half and after a strong defensive set, opened the scoring through Maree Ingram, who stormed through the line and crossed under the posts. Shortly after, Ingram, Abby Schofield and Anna Steel combined in a set play that saw Steel continue the scoring, before Schofield collected a try of her own. Kirrily Carberry and Patrice Ingram kept Merimbula at bay, effortlessly plucking the tags out of the air and stunting any possible attack on the Fillies’ line which allowed the Fillies great field position to attack from. Jade Lee’s return to leaguetag saw her back to her dangerous self, breaking the line and outpacing Merimbula’s fullback, with Jane Peadon

powering in support. Merimbula were continuously held out through the defence of Susan Morgan, Emma Sullivan and Trina Brownlie while Schofield and Ingram directed the team around the park to perfect the performance. At the back end of the first half, Marni Moreing was unlucky not to cross in the corner with Merimbula’s defence quashing her attempts, but with minutes remaining on the clock, newcomer May Peck extended the lead further following a solid passage of attacking play, and on the siren, Georgie Clarke got a 4 point reward for her tireless defensive efforts. The second half started as an exact replica of the first, with Maree Ingram supporting sister Monique and breaking through the line from the kick-off, racing the length of the field to score. She was followed closely by Schofield, who bagged her second, before Jade Lee charged through again. Merimbula gained ground from their kicks, but fullback Kayla Jamieson was never far from the ball, making good meters on her returns, while Monique Ingram took one kick on the chest from short range, showing great perceptive skills not to knock it on. The Fillies were propelled by the hard running of Brooke

Ingram, who rounded out the Ingram quadrella and proved dangerous in attack, befuddling Merimbula’s defensive line on multiple occasions. Schofield and Lee both befriended the try line over the course of the second half, with the lead blowing out to over 40 points, before Merimbula capitalised on some good field position and managed to cross through Smith. Not to be outdone, the Fillies finished on top when Chloe Murphy, sporting a black eye and butterfly stitches from a collision at training, made a line break and expertly popped the ball to Tash Stewart who wrapped up the passage of play with her first try in Fillies colours and rounded out the score at 64-4. Players’ player this week went to Georgie Clarke who marvelled in defence while 3 points went to try-scoring machine Abby Schofield, 2 points to the tireless all-rounder Maree Ingram, and 1 point to Tash Stewart who continuously supported all game and who was rewarded for these efforts with a try. The game was played in good spirits and qualifies the Fillies for the pre-season grand final in Bega next weekend, before the season proper begins on April 27.

Left: reserve grade captain-coach Brett Dorward crosses the line to put first points on the board for the Stallions. Right: Joel Smith makes good ground in reserve grade.

Above: Cooma Filly Brooke Morey makes a break against Merimbula Bulldogs. Right: Under 18’s edging their way towards to try line.

Cooma defeats Candelo-Bemboka A rainy day fined up just in time for the reserve grade football last Sunday. Cooma played Candelo-Bemboka at home, with the first try to Candelo-Bemboka three minutes in (6-0). The stallions quickly replied two minutes later with captain/ coach Brett Dorward equalling the score board, which he converted. With a minute to go in first quarter an offload from Shaun Walcott saw Nathan Wren score the second try making it 10-6.

Candelo-Bemboka scored last minute try in the third quarter, but Jacob Moon scored a try making it 14-16 with a successful conversion making it 16-16at the start of the last quarter. Making use of a forward pass, the Stallions found the gap for Blayne Thomas, who made a 30m run, finding number Arron Stewart to score the try. A successful conversion took the score to 22-16 to Cooma. Six minutes to g,o Nathan Wren scored his second to take the Stallions into the lead 26-16. Candelo-Bemboka scored in the last two minutes to make

The Stallions went into half time leading 16-10.

the final score 26-22

The grand final teams are as follows for the games at Bega next Saturday: 1st Grade - Moruya v Cooma 6.30pm Reserve Grade - Moruya v Eden 5.15pm Under 18’s - Cooma v Bega 4pm Ladies Tag - Cooma v Bega 3pm



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Wednesday April 2, 2014

Rain interrupted bowls

Only the keenest golfers on the greens Cooma Golf report by Garry Atkinson A week of rain and overcast conditions saw the Cooma Golf Club green up and fairways begin to grow. Due to the wet conditions there was no golf on Wednesday however 45 golfers played on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. Our final pennant match for the year was also played on Sunday. Saturday’s single medley stableford was in three grades. The A grade trophy was taken out by inform, John Gargett with 39 points from Nick Massari with 38 points. B grade was won by Daniel Wilkins with 38 points from Prawit Parkotasung also with 38 points and in C grade Mark Kelly had 31 points to come in first from Bill Dyball with 30 points. Ball winners went to Mark Rainsford with 34 points. Nearest the pin prizes were taken out by Nick Massari on the ninth and Mark Rainsford


on the 17th. Steven Wheatley won the second shot on the 18th nearest the pin. On Sunday Gary Batten really turned in a great round to finish with 37 points and take out first place in wet, slow conditions. Second place went to Greg Abraham with ball winners going down to 30 points. Brian Searl hit a lovely close shot on the ninth and Garry Atkinson won nearest the pin on the 17th. Next week sees single stablefords the order of the day for Wednesday and Sunday. Saturday’s competition will be announced soon. A reminder that the last junior golf competition will be on Sunday (2pm) with a visiting professional giving each junior golfer lessons before the round and a barbecue for juniors, mums and dads after the round. See you on the greens.

Rain during the week made the greens at Cooma very much on the damp side but the planned men’s day went ahead on Saturday with 24 players. As well as a pleasant game of bowls, players also enjoyed a barbecue and a beer, all for just $20. More of these days will be held again shortly so for all you people who may have wondered what was involved in lawn bowls here is your opportunity to find out. Smooth soled shoes or bare foot with the club making bowls available at no charge. Due to the wet greens at Cooma there was no play in the pennants match, Cooma 2 v Adaminaby or the Monaro Shield local derby between Cooma 2 and Cooma 1. Cooma 1 were good winners over Jindabyne 3/57 to 0/45. In Monaro shield, Adaminaby had a runaway win over Nimmitabel 3/88 to 0/27.

Unfortunately no result in the Bombala v Jindabyne match was available at deadline time. It may have been washed out. It would greatly assist your correspondent if results of matches, number of rinks won by each team and the aggregate for each, be given to Keith Goodwin via a phone call on 6452 2105 after 6pm on Sunday nights. Matches not commenced or not completed will be played on spare days or Saturdays or Sundays as necessary, or at the discretion of the district/zone match committee. The point score for pennants is Cooma One 16.5, Jindabyne 12, Adaminaby with a match to play and 1 and Cooma Two also with a match to play and 0.5. Monaro Shield Adaminaby 18, Nimmitabel 2 and all the others with results still to be recorded due to wash outs or no result for last Sunday. LTPM/13/00425


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come after what can only be described as poor start to the pre-season competition, Tonini, however still has hope in the team’s ability. “On paper we are an excellent team and it’s a long season, I think if we start playing to our ability we should definitely make the semi-finals,” he said. It’s quite surprising that Zac Schoon hasn’t already safely secured a place in the Tiger’s premier league line-up, especially considering two years ago he

another Cooma Tigers legend, along with his mother and tireless club volunteer Jenny, will definitely be making the crowd seem twice its number as they prepare to cheer on their son in what should be an excellent year for him. This versatile player is comfortable on both the wing and up front, highlighting the impact he could have in the first grade team. Jeremias Ibarra brings to Cooma a bit of South American flair; after spending some time over in Chile

Two years after claiming the Capital Football Premier League Championship, the Cooma Tigers will boast a bit more of a local flavour this year, with four Cooma lads making appearances in the starting line up throughout the season. Iain Elliott may almost be considered a permanent fixture on the Tigers starting lineup, after working hard to secure a place in the team over the last four years. Joining him this year, however, will be Jared Tonini, Zac Schoon and Jeremias Ilbarra; three boys who have the talent and have called Nijong home since they were as young as five. Jared is the son of local football icon Nicki Tonini, he comes from a family of talent along with his sister Kailey who is one of the stronger players for the Lady Tigers. His premier Left: From left to right, Jared Tonini, Zac Schoon and Iain Elliott showing true team spirit. league debut Right: Jeremias Ibarra training for the weekend. was last year, coming off the was named the reserve grade player of and having been born into an Argentinian bench to play on the wing and adding the year. lineage of quality football players, the valuable freshness to the team. After making several cameo- Cooma lad has the fancy footwork down. It’s no shock that Tonini favours playing appearances for the team, always taking He has made several appearances for at his home ground, Nijong 1, and the field from the bench, Zac hopes to the Tigers in the past, often contributing prefers the local atmosphere of friends earn himself a start this year, something some solid passes and good speed in and family, as well as the famous food that most Cooma supporters believe he his preferred number 10 ‘trequartista’ from the Tiger’s canteen. is well overdue. position, like Maradonna. His predictions for the team this year Zac’s already vocal father, Johnny, As he begins to mature as a player and

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show some strong dedication in training, Jere could have a cracking year for the Tigers, hopefully drawing a strong local support in home and away games. Like all of the local boys, Jere has very supportive parents, his father Nesta and mother Mercedes are always on the sidelines, supporting their talented son. Going into his fifth year of premier league appearances, Iain Elliott is set to make this year his most profitable yet. Appearing often in the Capital Football media releases as one of the most underrated players in the premier league, Iain is predicted to have a huge impact on the Tiger’s chances of success this year. Coming from a family who are heavily involved in the football club, Iain has been one of the only local faces, along with Serdan Bircan, to consistently grace the field in first grade. With some cracker goals under his belt over the last four seasons, locals hope to see Iain aiming high this year. If he follows in the footsteps of his father David, another Cooma Tigers stalwart, we can expect a bit of left footed magic from the winger. The season officially starts this weekend, with an opening match set in against Canberra FC at Deakin. After securing a 6-0 win on the weekend, the boys go into the game confident and will hopefully come away with the three points.

Cooma Rifle Club Five hundred yards is a popular range because the bench res it available for those who prefer it. Last Saturday morning was overcast with a southerly wind but stead light and wind conditions led to some good scores. Five shooters participated and we had some visitors as well. The scores were:

1) Damien Doyle 49-4 and 48-2, total 97-6 2) Brent Cain 48-3 and 46-2, total 94-5 3) Richard Lapham 47-3 and 46-0, total 93-3 4) Noel Barrett 46-0 and 45-2, total 91-2 5) Brian Bradley 28-0 and 44-2, total 72-2 With handicaps Richard won from

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Monaro District Cricket Association presentations Left: The award winners of the Cooma Monaro District Cricket Association Junior Teams. Right: The Cooma Thunder, junior premiers, with their coach Damien Asanovski and Mark Atkinson, who was the keeper for the Tasmanian Cricket Team. Mark gave an extremely motivating talk at The Alpine on Friday night. Local cricket presentations were held last Friday, with the winners as follows: The junior winners were: Cooma Thunder 2013/14 Premiers Best batsman- Nick Cootes Best Bowler- Andreas geach Coaches Award- Harry Litchfield Cooma Sixers 2013/14 runners up

Best Batsman- Remy Oldrey Best Bowler- Russell Haylock Coaches Award- Darnell Bartlett Berridale Whitetales. Best Batsman- Will Cahill Best Bowler- Jordan McCleod Coaches Award- Preston Hilless Cooma All Stars Best Batsman- Hugh Haywood Mercer

Best Bowler- Colby McDonald Coaches Award- Oscar Brett Senior Awards: Batting Aggregate- Chris Khoury 616 runs Batting Average- Levi Tomasone 79.60 Bowling Aggregate- (tie) Andrew Bartell and Matthew Crowley 22 wickets Bowling Average- Mike Introna

Nichols Spirit of Cricket AwardMike Introna Presidents Award for service to the gameBen Hearn U/19 player of the year awardMatthew Moxon Senior Player of the year- Chris Khoury A Grade Premiers 2013/14 Alpine CC.

Left: Alpine captain Nathan Boate receives the Devereux Shield after securing the 2014 premiership. Centre: Matthew Moxon awarded the U19â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s player of the year, presented by Alicia Edmed from major sponsor McDonalds. Right: Jimmy Nichols presents Mike Introna with the Nichols spirit of cricket award. The Monaro Post was proud to attend this local sporting event.

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