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Monaro Dance Company is heading to Jupiter’s casino on the Gold Coast today to take part in the Showcase National Dance Championships. The troupe will perform five routines, amongst a total of 5000 from all performers over the whole week. The troupe will be accompanied by their parents, and dance instructor Kayla Ross. The troupe members are aged from seven to 12 and were looking forward to the competition when photographed on Monday morning.


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In 2007, members of the Nimmitabel community met at Bill Wallace’s property at Pigring Creek, south of Nimmitabel to ‘launch’ a project to dam the creek to provide a reliable town water supply. The then Member for Eden-Monaro Grant Nairn is pictured with NAG president David Wicks with NAG members, property owner Bill Wallace and councillors Roger Norton and Tony Kaltoum. A site inspection of the Lake Wallace project at Nimmitabel by Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner last week has raised hopes the longawaited water supply could become reality. Mr Stoner said he was hopeful he could get parliamentary approval for Lake Wallace to be constructed as part of a new infrastructure program for the state. But Mr Stoner cautioned ‘there are still boxes to be ticked”. The Lake Wallace project, situated on Pigring Creek south of Nimmitabel was first mooted in 2007 and Federal funding was made available in October that year. However, since then, costs have blown out, mainly due to State legislation and the original $1.5m dam is now estimated to cost at least $5.3m. Mr Stoner said last Tuesday he was only

too familiar with the impact drought has on communities, which is one reason why the Restart NSW capital fund had been established. He said he would be pushing for State Government funding to be made available. “I’m very pleased to have an opportunity to familiarise myself with the site and scope of the project and be briefed on the latest estimates,” he said. Member for Monaro John Barilaro said “When conditions are good it is very easy for all levels of government to ignore these types of drought-proofing projects, however, we all acknowledge that the current water supply system will be inadequate when dry periods come around again and we are refusing to ignore that problem.” Mr Stoner said “When we came to

government regional NSW faced a lot of challenges due to cuts to infrastructure spending and services by the former government. “Since then we have undertaken the task of tackling the regional infrastructure backlog which has seen projects like Lake Wallace Dam underfunded and put into the ‘too hard basket’. “The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is delivering more infrastructure for regional NSW – with 30 per cent of our Restart NSW capital fund earmarked for regional projects. “I am looking forward to working collaboratively with John Barilaro, the Council and the local community in relation to this project in 2014.”

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Seven years later, another group of hopefuls gathered at Pigring Creek to discuss the merits and funding opportunities for the project. Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner wa joined by mayor Dean Lynch, Crs Bronnie Taylor, Martin Hughes and Tony Kaltoum , Member for Monaro wJohn Barilaro and Nimmitabel Advancement Group president Richard Lawson

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More investment for Lambie Street pre-school A third environmental sustainability project will go ahead at Cooma’s Lambie Street Pre-school following financial support from the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced last Tuesday. A NSW Government investment of $7,590, made through the Regional Communities Fund, will enable the purchase and installation of a rain water tank for the preschool. This funding comes in addition to a $36,000 investment made at the preschool last month by the State Government, which provides for the installation of solar panels the construction of a sustainable garden. Lambie Street Preschool Director, Cathy Toohey says that the funding is very much appreciated. Lambie Street Preschool director Cathy Toohey, Deputy Premier “The tank will make a Andrew Stoner, member for Monaro John Barilaro with students big difference to how our Thomas, Ryan and Alistair. preschool operates. It will not only help us save money in the long term, which educational opportunity for the students to we will be able to put towards other things, but learn the value of water saving and rainwater it will also provide a great educational opportunity catchment,� Mr Barilaro said. “The tank will also help the Pre-School save for the children in learning how to conserve water. money in the long-term by bringing down “We hope to be able to get a tank with clear operating costs.� pipes and that shows the water level of the tank “The staff at Lambie Street should be so that the kids can get involved and see what’s congratulated for their pursuit environmental happening,� said Ms Toohey. education; I’m proud that the NSW Liberal and The Acting Premier, Andrew Stoner, was onNationals Government saw fit to make funding hand to present the cheque to staff at Lambie available for all three of these important projects.� Street Pre-School. “The rainwater tank will provide a unique

Parks and Police crack down on illegal hunting in Kosciuszko In a joint operation, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and NSW Police tackled illegal hunting and drink driving in Kosciuszko National Park last month. NPWS Manager for the Snowy River Area Pam O’Brien said these crimes, as well as vandalism, had become serious problems in the region. “A high powered rifle and ammunition was seized in the operation. This incident is undergoing further investigation,� Ms O’Brien said. “Officers stopped motor vehicles along the Barry Way and spoke with campers at all campsites along the corridor. “Illegal hunting in Kosciuszko National Park

will not be tolerated and similar operations will continue over the next 12 months. “This section of Kosciuszko National Park has had smashed gates and fences in recent months, diverting thousands of dollars from our budget.� It is an offence to hunt and carry or use a firearm within a NSW National Park. The penalties arising from these offences can include heavy fines and imprisonment. Report illegal hunting and other crimes committed in NPWS estate to local police, your nearest NPWS office, or to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police investigate car thefts Police in Cooma are investigating a series of thefts from motor vehicles and the theft of three motor vehicles overnight on Tuesday January 7. During the morning of Wednesday January 8, Cooma Police have received reports of 14 separate incidents of stealing from motor vehicles. They have been centred around Cooma North and Cooma East areas. Reports so far are of the theft of minor amounts of cash and some electronic devices, including mobile phones and ipads, as well as some sunglasses. During the morning reports were also received regarding the theft of two motor vehilces and a motor cycle. A white Mazda sedan was reported stolen from an address in Orana Avenue Cooma North, which was later recovered in Cooma East. A further report was received regarding the theft of a silver Nissan

Navara table top ute from Cooma East, which remains outstanding. Later another report was received relating to the theft of a green Kawasaki trail bike from Cooma North. This also remains outstanding. Police also want to remind people to make sure they lock their vehicles when they are left unattended, even for a short time, and when they are parked at home. Valuables should, where possible, be removed from the cars, or at least hidden from view. Police are requesting anyone with information relating to these matters to call Cooma Police on 64520099. Cooma Rural Fire Brigade has been patrolling a fire on Bels Road, Kybeyan, which started on Thursday. About 21ha was burnt and crews were patrolling and mopping up as of Monday.

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Dalgety bridge restoration begins this week A major restoration of the historic Dalgety Bridge will start this week. The much needed work will include a complete replacement of the bridge deck plus improvements to the ends of the bridge and its timber supports. The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the restoration will ensure the historic significance of the bridge is maintained and future maintenance costs are reduced. “The NSW Government has provided $4.5 million to upgrade this important bridge which crosses the Snowy River on the Jindabyne - Dalgety Road about 40 kilometres west of Cooma,” Mr Barilaro said. “Roads and Maritime Services has undertaken significant consultation with the Snowy River Shire Council and the Dalgety community to reach agreement on rehabilitation work and ensure this picturesque bridge serves the community well into the future. “Roads and Maritime will start work, including the relocation of Dalgety stockyards on Wednesday


New minister arrives at St Pauls The historic rectory in Commissioner Street will be open for inspection on Sunday January, 19 between 10am and noon. The opportunity to “take tea” in the old home anticipates the arrival of Reverend Lance and Rosemary Lawton. They leave their home in Werribee and their three adult children to come to Cooma, a district not unfamiliar to them as they grew up in the Canberra- Goulburn district



January 15, weather permitting. “Work on the bridge piers and supports is planned to start in February and will require occasional bridge closures in early March.” The project is expected to take around 14 months to complete. “We recognise the impact this work will have on locals and visitors and we thank them for their patience,” Mr Barilaro said. “Motorists are advised to plan their journey, allow extra travel time and follow all signs and the direction of traffic controllers.” Dalgety Bridge, which is known locally as Buckley’s Crossing Bridge is part of a series of 18 iron lattice truss road bridges built between 1881 and 1893, all of which were designed by the Public Works Department bridge designer John A McDonald. More information on the project is available at http://www.rta.nsw. easter n_region/dalgety_bridge/ index.html

and have family still living there. Lance has been serving in an Intentional Interim Ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and has accepted the Bishop’s invitation to take up Parish responsibilities as Rector of the Anglican Parish of Cooma. Pictured below; Reverend Lance and Rosemary Lawton will take up residence at St Paul’s Rectory this weekend.

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named the NSW recipient of the Pride of Australia Medal in the Inspiration category. Mr Dib said he felt incredibly humbled to receive the award, which was announced at a ceremony at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Council is aiming to maintain a network of safe, accessible, clean and environmentally responsible public toilets to meet the growing needs of our community. A report was discussed at the December Council meeting which outlined the issues faced with public toilets. Toilets located in either public or commercial settings need to be inclusive and safe environments. They need to be facilities that patrons feel confident to use, are easy to maintain, and are resource efficient. Over the years Council has built toilet blocks in many locations to improve the amenity of the Shire and to support access to activities within it. Council has an overall asset management strategy and the toilet strategy forms a sub-plan under that strategy. Snowy River Council’s asset management planning developed the toilet strategy under the direction of Council’s theme, mission, goals and objectives, and to give direction to the maintenance programs associated with the public toilets and to clarify Council’s intent over the next ten years. In considering the above such aspects such as design, location, maintenance, management and location need to be considered. Council has made a list of priority actions towards the upgrading of our toilets which are as follows: 1. Berridale Lions Park – upgrade 2. Jindabyne Town Centre – upgrade 3. Adaminaby Town Centre – refurbishment 4. Gegedzerick Cemetery (Crown Land) – replacement 5. Jindabyne Lions Park – upgrade 6. Dalgety Public toilets – access improvements 7. Claypits area – refurbishment 8. Banjo Paterson Park – review maintenance program 9. Anglers Reach – upgrade 10. Dalgety Showground (Crown Land) – upgrade 11. Jindabyne Sportsground (Crown Land) – refurbishment. 12. Old Adaminaby – replacement


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Achievers needed for Dalgety Show The Dalgety Show Society Inc. is calling for young people aged between 20 and 29 years to apply for the Society’s 5th Rural Achiever Award. Applicants will have grown up or currently live in the Snowy River Shire Local Government area and be 20 to 29 years of age as at the 2nd March 2014. Tertiary qualifications are not necessarily a prerequisite for entry into the Rural Achiever Award but applicants may have interests related to aspects of rural activities, for example, Young Farmers, agricultural shows, land-care activities or advisory panels relative to agriculture or have contributed to community activities such as Rural Fire Service, their local agricultural show or rural youth activities. Young people are encouraged to apply who have hobbies or interests that are related to the rural environment or have ambitions to excel in a rural-related field such as a rural business, rural training or pursue further qualifications relative to rural and regional Australia. He/she will have ideas on how their selection as Dalgety Show Society’s Rural Achiever could contribute to improving their local community and ideally they will be able to articulate why they should be judged as the 2014 Dalgety Show Society’s Rural Achiever. Whatever your background, if you are passionate about rural NSW, the Dalgety

Show Society would love to hear from you. Applications will close on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 5pm. For an entry form and more information email Dalgety Show Society, Rural Achiever Co-ordinator, Robin Daley on or phone on 64 565 313. The successful applicant will be

sashed and presented with their prize at the 2014 Dalgety Show, Sunday, March 2. The winner of the 2014 Dalgety Show Rural Achiever Award will be sponsored to attend the RAS Rural Achiever Award competition in late 2014 where eight finalists from rural NSW will be chosen to participate in the Award program in 2015.

City renters encouraged to consider the Monaro for regional relocation City slickers are being urged to consider a move to the Monaro region with the help of a NSW Government Regional Relocation Grant. The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said 24 grants of $7,000 had already been taken up by city-based homeowners moving to Monaro region to buy a home since the scheme began in July 2011. This year the Regional Relocation Grant scheme has been extended to metropolitan long-term renters in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. “This is great news for our region, with the program now open to more city-based families willing

to move to a regional community and buy a home,� said Mr Barilaro. “We are already seeing families and individuals taking up the grants to assist with relocation costs. “Eight grants were taken up in the Snowy River Shire Council area and the Cooma-Monaro Shire Council area; four in the Queanbeyan City Council area; three in the Palerang Council area and one grant within the Bombala Council area.� A separate new incentive of $10,000 also came into effect on January 1, to encourage more people to relocate from metropolitan areas to regional NSW for employment. “The new Skilled Regional

Relocation Incentive will attract metropolitan workers interested in the many industries our region has to offer,� said Mr Barilaro. “It is designed to appeal to young families, young professionals, small business owners and tradespeople looking to genuinely establish themselves in a regional area. “Both grants are subject to meeting specific eligibility criteria, including a minimum distance requirement of 100 km for the relocation. Applicants can only apply for one of the grants, not both.� For more information visit: http://

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Snowy River Shire Council would like to advise the community that it is extending the closing date for its Community Satisfaction Survey until January 31. “The Survey is aimed to help Council better serve the community. “This is the first time Council has conducted a satisfaction survey and it aims to identify how residents rate the importance of each service and facility, as well as our current performance. We want to encourage all residents to get involved�, General Manager, Joseph Vescio. Mr Vescio said, “Council is encouraged by the response to date and feels that an extension will enable community members who have been on leave to submit their completed surveys. To date we have received

350 completed surveys�. All Snowy River Shire Council residents are encouraged to take part in the survey by participating online, by going to Councils website: If you don’t have the internet, but still want to participate, give Council a call and a copy can be posted to you. Alternatively, pop on in to the Berridale or Jindabyne Office. The Surveys are also available from the Adaminaby SPAR Supermarket or Iona Gardens & Cafe Dalgety. For more information please contact the General Manager or Governance Officer on 6451 1195.

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New bus to link region to Canberra The region is set to benefit from a $90,000 NSW government grant that will support the establishment of the Monaro Transconnect Bus, which will provide transport for residents to travel to Canberra via daily return trips. The bus will begin in March 2014 and will run for a two-year trial relying heavily on community support. Manager of Community Services for Snowy River Shire Council, Robyn Culver said that the bus service will provide for all people living in Cooma-Monaro, Bombala and the Snowy River Shires. “There are a number of people living in remote areas Manager of Community Transport from Snowy River Shire Council, Robyn Culver, Bombala who currently don’t have Shire Council community services manager Lana Martin-McInnes and Snowy River Shire access to public transport, Council Community Transport coordinator Tabitha Williams making it hard for them to get to medical appointments or go will provide a service from outlying towns accessing health services or even just shopping” Ms Culver said. to meet up with the Transconnect bus in people who want to do a bit of shopping “The existing services can’t meet all Cooma.” or watch a movie in Canberra. needs so we needed to develop an Whilst past projects to retain a bus from “The bus will be stopping at major hubs alternative to keep people in the area and Cooma to Canberra have failed, members in Canberra including shopping precincts, make sure they have access to the things of Community Transport are confident hospitals, universities and the airport,” Ms that they need. that this project will be different due to it’s Culver said. “In saying that, this project is not flexibility and the fact that it will be picking “We need everyone to get behind the designed to replace any of the services people up from remote areas before service because it is so valuable to have currently offered by Community Transport, linking with the main bus from Cooma in our area and we need it to endure past it is simply designed to compliment these to Canberra. The estimated time for the the two year trial.” services and serve a wider community. buses’ departure from Cooma “The project is a collaboration between will be 8.15am with an expected Bombala Shire Council, Snowy River return time to Cooma being Shire Council, NSW Transport and NSW 3.30pm. The estimated cost of Health. We have been working on the the bus will be $25 for a return development of the proposal for eighteen ticket. months and were delighted that the NSW Although the bus won’t fit in government saw that the project was with working hours of people needed in our area. commuting to Canberra, anyone “The bus will operate Monday to Friday, is encouraged to use the bus for 48 weeks of the year providing daily from uni students to people return services. In addition, link vehicles


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Locking of public toilets It has been brought to Snowy River Shire Council’s attention that the public toilets located at the Jindabyne Clay Pits and Banjo Paterson Park were closed early throughout the Christmas and New Year period. Council would like to apologise to the community for this inconvenience. The Lake Jindabyne Foreshore amenities are maintained by a contractor. Council has contacted the contractor to ensure that the public amenities located in these areas remain open between the hours of 6am and 8pm daily (on bad weather days the toilets may close earlier). In the case of an event such as Carols by Candlelight or the Australian Speed and Marathon Ski Boat Titles, the toilets will be locked at the conclusion of the event. Unfortunately due to high levels of vandalism and the increased inappropriate use of the facilities over the years in the foreshore amenities Council has been forced to ensure they are locked of an evening.

Due to safety concerns Council has agreed that the toilets must be locked before dark. “Our contractors have been repeatedly verbally abused by individuals in the past and no longer feel safe carrying out their duties after dark. The toilets have also become a popular spot for illegal campers, leaving the facilities in a state of disgrace, often cooking and bathing in the amenities”, explained General Manager Joe Vescio. “However the current contract agreement is currently being reviewed by Council and under a new contract, Council will re-trial a period, where the Lake Jindabyne Foreshore public toilets are not locked. This will be monitored and may change if the toilets are used inappropriately or damaged in any way. “ The contract for the maintenance of the Jindabyne Lake Foreshore will be going out to tender later in the month. All interested parties who wish to apply for the contract can contact council for more information, 6451 1195.

Join the celebrations in Centennial Park, Cooma, from 10am on Sunday January 26. KIDS, BE IN THE PARK BY 11.30AM FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A BIKE OR A RAZOR SCOOTER – FREE! Celebrations will also be held at Nimmitabel, Numeralla, Michelago and Jerangle.

Activities in the park include: Snowy Hydro and Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation exhibitions, Snowy Museum display, Cooma Monaro Railway display, Clydesdale carriage ride, Historic car display, music from Jay Podger and Ben Warner, Monaro Youth Choir, Cooma town band, Boco Rock, Solarstor, a variety of stalls and activities, presentation of Citizen of the Year Awards.

Why not start Australia day with a hearty breakfast at the Cooma Car Club? All proceeds go to legacy.

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Council amalgamations on the agenda Council amalgamations are again being mooted as the final report of the Independent Review Committee has been made public. Cooma-Monaro shire and Bombala Shire are two councils which the panel identified as being ‘weak’ in financial terms last year. Their status has not improved in the final report, despite the best efforts of Cooma-Monaro Shire to explain the errors in the TCORP report. General manager, John Vucic said last week he had only received the report on January 8 – councils have until March to respond. He said the proposed new Local Government Act was probably more of a worry than the report on amalgamation. He said his council would be workshopping the report in order to finalise a submission back to the panel. He said while he agrees with some aspects which truly reflect the community views and wishes, there are other aspects of the report which are much less palatable. Mr Vucic said his council would be discussing the panel’s report with neighbouring councils. The Panel’s views on amalgamations is this :the Panel believes that they are an essential element of a wider package of reforms. Creating a sustainable system that can cope with the challenges of a changing world must involve some reduction in the number of local government areas. NSW simply cannot sustain 152 councils: many are highly dependent on grant support; fiscal imperatives demand efficiencies in government across the board; and there are shortages of highly-skilled personnel. The shortage of engineers, for example, is a significant factor limiting the capacity of councils to deal with infrastructure backlogs. Taxpayers should not be expected to increase grant funding indefinitely to support councils that are unnecessarily small, lack capacity and build excessive costs into the system. Mergers should be pursued where they can make a substantial contribution to addressing financial problems, reducing fragmentation of resources and duplication of effort, and building strategic capacity for the long term. Capacity should be further enhanced through regional collaboration via the new Joint Organisations. The principal arguments used against amalgamations are that there is no direct, general relationship between council size and the efficiency of service delivery; that mergers will fail to produce worthwhile cost savings; that local identity and representation will suffer; and that regional cooperation and shared services can deliver the desired outcome. However, those arguments miss several crucial points: • The evidence shows that for some local government functions, notably infrastructure and ‘backoffice’ services, increased scale can and does bring efficiencies and cost savings • A number of ‘before and after’ case studies of individual amalgamations have shown significant efficiency gains (but not necessarily cuts in rates, because savings have been ploughed back into other service and infrastructure improvements) • Local government does much more than just deliver services and needs greater ‘strategic capacity’ (as outlined previously in section 4.2)

to plan effectively for the future of localities, to advocate and negotiate on behalf of communities, and to play a stronger role in the wider system of government • Mechanisms such as Community Boards and new approaches to place management, community engagement and customer service make it possible to maintain local representation and identity within larger council areas (• To date, regional cooperation has been mostly voluntary, and its performance in delivering shared services has been patchy and variable over time (see section 11.1 for a fuller discussion of this point). Community attitudes The Panel undertook its own polling to assess, among other things, community attitudes to amalgamations. It also considered the findings of polling commissioned by Hornsby Shire Council that explored community responses to options for mergers and boundary changes advanced in the Panel’s Future Directions report of April 2013. Several broad findings can be identified. • For the overwhelming majority of people, issues of local government operations and reform are not ‘top of mind’ • When amalgamation proposals are first raised they lack majority community support and attract strong opposition from a substantial minority – around 25-30%. • However, when people are prompted to give a more considered view, there is a much more even split between those in favour and those opposed • Supporters of amalgamation point to potential efficiencies, savings, and improvements to ervices • Opponents are chiefly concerned about loss of local identity and representation, as well as the risk of a large, inefficient bureaucracy. The Panel’s conclusion is that achieving majority community support for amalgamations is by no means an impossible task, provided the public is given Community attitudes .

Timely rain on January 13 finally brought the situation under control, but the Yarrabin fire had burnt a swathe between Countegany and Kybeyan.

Twelve months later… January 6 marked the one-year anniversary of the Yarrabin bushfires, which destroyed two homes and devastated more than 10,500 hectares of land near Wadbilliga National Forest. On Tuesday January 8 2013 many residents were forced to evacuate their homes and by the next day their properties were reduced to nothing more than blackened earth and bare trees with the fire coming within metres of some houses. Despite the regrowth the landscape still shows signs of scarring from the fire and residents affected by the fires say that it has taken a long time to fully recover. Lorraine Galvin who provided shelter for many families fleeing their homes on Mount Forrest Road says that it’s hard to believe that the fires were 12 months ago. “We always knew that we were in danger of bushfires because of the terrain we live on and I think now that we’ve all been through the fires and come out the other end, we all feel like we would be more prepared if there ever is another fire. “The way that the emergency services dealt with the fire last year was very reassuring and so the

worry definitely isn’t as bad,” Ms Galvin said. Rebecca Croke from Mount Forrest lost a machinery shed as well as 100 head of sheep but she says that it could have been worse. “We were close to losing the house at one point. “It’s just a matter of plodding along and doing what you can. It’s definitely an ongoing process and we’re still trying to catch up with everything that needs to be done.” One family worst hit was Max and Coral Talbot who lost sheds, tractors and water tanks, but saved their house. Twelve months on, they have most perimeter fencing completed, new sheds, new water tanks and their cattle returned. But there is still a lot of internal fencing to be completed and the Talbots are pacing themselves for that. A lot of work in restoring fire damage was done by volunteers with Blazeaid, who camped at Nimmitabel Showground for a couple of months. It that time, they repaired hundreds of kilometres of fencing, made many friends and assisted a struggling community.

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Pensioner concessions Pensioner concessions are another thorny issue. There are three elements to this. First, the current annual cost to councils is some $62m per annum (45% of the total), and NSW is the only jurisdiction in which councils are required to make such a contribution. Second, the level of the concession has not changed since 1989, raising questions about its longer term worth unless both the State and councils can find the funds to increase its value in real terms. Third, pensioner rating concessions are clearly a welfare measure and a form of tax relief, and it is doubtful whether funding such a concession ought to be a local government (or even State government) function within Australia’s federal system. The Panel also notes that financial advice offered to many relatively affluent retirees often includes how to arrange their affairs so as to obtain pensioner concessions. The Panel thus believes that pensioner rate concessions should also be reviewed against the objectives of sustainability and equity.

On December 24, Kate and Gordon Adams and Jack Duggan were christened at the historic Round Plain Church, Rocky Plain. Kate and Gordon’s parents are Neil and Fiona Adams of Cooma. Jack’s parents are Saffrine Nydegger and Dan Duggan who are currently residing in Beijing, China. Neil and Saffrine are cousins. The service was conducted by Chaplain Owen Davies, with Ian McPhie the organist. The family has a long association with the Round Plain Church and were very pleased to be able to have Kate, Gordon and Jack christened in the Church.


15th January, 2014

building a better community


COUNCIL MEETING 10 FEBRUARY, COUNCIL CHAMBERS @ 4.30PM Council will hold its first meeting for 2014 at Council Chambers, commencing at 4.30pm. Business Papers are available to the public on Council’s website the Friday of the week

preceding the meeting. Open Forum where residents are welcome to address Council on any matter commences from 6:30pm. Please contact Council’s Public Officer to register on 6455 1705.

ASSESSMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF WATER STORAGE DAM ON LOT 180 DP756833, MONARO HIGHWAY NIMMITABEL – PUBLIC EXHIBITION Description: Proponent: Property: Land Owner: Ref: Determining Authority: Period of Exhibition:

Lake Wallace Water Storage Dam Cooma-Monaro Shire Council Lot 180 DP756833 – Monaro Highway Nimmitabel William J Wallace WS/NIM/13.5.3 Cooma-Monaro Shire Council 17 December 2013 to 24 January 2014

The proposal is to construct a 320 megalitre water storage dam and associated infrastructure on Pigring Creek, approximately 6 kilometres south of Nimmitabel. The water storage would be known as Lake Wallace. The objective of the proposed works is to secure the water supply for Nimmitabel and protect the community against the impacts of drought. The Species Impact Statement and Review of Environmental Factors for the proposal may be inspected at the following locations:


Meeting Date


January 2014

No meeting

February 2014

Monday, 10 February

Council Chambers

March 2014

Monday, 10 March

Council Chambers

April 2014

Monday, 14 April

Bredbo, 6.30pm start

May 2014

Monday, 12 May

Council Chambers

June 2014

Tuesday, 10 June *public holiday Council Chambers

July 2014

Monday, 14 July

Council Chambers

August 2014

Monday, 11 August

Council Chambers

September 2014

Monday, 8 September

Council Chambers

October 2014

Monday, 13 October

Council Chambers

November 2014

Monday, 10 November

Numeralla, 6.30pm start

December 2014

Monday, 8 December

Council Chambers


Documentation is also available for viewing on Council’s website: Any interested persons may make a written submission or objection before 4.00pm, 24 January 2014, to the General Manager, PO Box 714 COOMA NSW 2630. Submissions of objection must include grounds for such objection to be specified. JOHN VUCIC GENERAL MANAGER

DOES MY FARM WORKING DOG HAVE TO BE REGISTERED? There are some exemptions in relation to working dogs: A “working dog” is defined under the Companion Animals Act as a dog primarily used for droving, tending, working or protecting stock and includes a dog being trained as a working dog. Working dogs that are ordinarily kept on land described as “farmland” for rating purposes may be exempt from the registration requirements of domestic dogs. Working dogs that do not normally live on farmland may

also be exempt from fees associated with registration. To determine if your working dog is exempt or eligible for free registration, please contact Cooma-Monaro Shire Council - Environmental Services. All dog owners are encouraged to have their animal’s micro-chipped and registered even if any of the above exemptions apply. Hunting dogs and guard dogs are not regarded as working dogs.

In light of a series of recent thefts in and around Cooma North and Cooma East, police are reminding residents to make sure they lock their vehicles when they are left unattended, even for a short time, and when they are parked at home. Valuables should, where possible, be removed from the cars, or at least hidden from view. On 8 January 2014, police received reports of 14 separate incidents of stealing from motor vehicles.


Police are still investigating a series of thefts from Tuesday 7 January 2014. 2 reports are still outstanding, one regarding a theft of a silver Nissan Navara table top ute from Cooma East, and the other regarding the theft of a green Kawasaki trail bike from Cooma North. Police are requesting anyone with information relating to these matters to call Cooma Police on 64520099 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

WEATHER PERMITTING THE FOLLOWING WORKS WILL CONTINUE Bolaro Bridge Repairs Avon Lake Road Culverts Badja Road Potholes Tom Groggin Road Maintenance grading Jerangle Road Maintenance Grading Mittagang Road

Council Works & Water departments worked together to partially close Bombala Street to immediately manage the traffic, excavate and repair the broken underground

Footpath Construction Massie Street Footpath maintenance Bombala Street Footpath maintenance Soho Street Footpath maintenance Sign Maintenance Urban/Rural sign maintenance

Fee Description

Current Fees

New Fees from 1 January 2014

Desexed Animal



Non-desexed Animal



Breeder Concession



Pensioner Concession (Desexed animal only) $15.00


Lifetime registration fees will be annually indexed to CPI from 1 July 2014. The prescribed maximum fee for council inspections of restricted and dangerous dog enclosures will also increase to $150 (from $100) on 1 January 2014.

COOMA CONTACT CENTRE - WERRI NINA CENTRE The Cooma Contact Centre at the WerriNina Centre 227 Sharp St Cooma, will reopen after our Christmas – New Year break on Monday 13 January 2014. We are implementing a new program timetable which will be available very soon. Our coming activities are:

galvanised consumer service. The works were competed successfully with minimum impact on traffic and water supply to the residents in the immediate vicinity.

Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor 0427 546 299

Councillor Rogan Corbett 0412 722 505

Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

Gentle Exercises Monday 13 January 9-10 Men’s Group Tuesday 14 January 10- 2 Art & Craft Wednesday 15 January 9-12 Walking Group (NEW!) Wednesday 1-2:00 Cards Thursday 16 January 10-12 Music Thursday 16 1:30-3 A small cost applies to each program.

Contact Centre clients, carers and staff had a cruise on Lake Burley Griffin before Christmas.


Mayor Dean Lynch 0419 295 954

Should any unforeseen problems arise relating to this work during its progress, please do not hesitate to speak with any member of council’s on-site work crew who will be able to assist. Any enquiries can be directed to Councils Engineering Services on 6455 1801.


- Cats over the age of 3 months - $80 - Kittens under the age of 3 months - $120 Please contact Debbie (RSPCA) on 6452 2765 for further information.


locations will also be reconstructed and will require Cooma-Monaro Shire staff and contractors to have access onto private property at times to complete this work. Council apologises for any inconvenience this work may cause and asks residents and motorists to be mindful of construction crews and machinery that will be working on and around this project.

What is changing? Amendments to the Companion Animals Regulation 2008, commencing 1 January 2014, will see the first increase to cat and dog lifetime registration fees since 2006.

RSPCA – CAT & KITTEN SALE SALE ON JANUARY AND FEBRUARY Cooma RSPCA is having a sale of cats and kittens throughout the months of January and February. Costs cover the cost of microchipping, 2 vaccinations, worming and desexing

Please be advised that weather permitting, water main reconstruction work has been programmed to commence in Allara Street between Orana Avenue and Attunga Place. This essential work will commence from 13 January 2014, and is expected to be completed within six (6) weeks. Works will be carried out between 8:30am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday and will involve partial and full closure of the roadway at certain times. The road closures are required to ensure the safety of staff and the general public whilst this work is undertaken due to the nature of the work and local traffic conditions. Individual property water services from the new watermain to the water meter

Councillor Angela Ingram 0410 036 671

Councillor Tony Kaltoum 6452 1730

Councillor Craig Mitchell 0429 383 388

Councillor Ignazio Mondello 0407 714 460

Councillor Winston Phillips 0487 430 000


General Manager John Vucic Phone: 02 6455 1777 Director of Corporate Services Stephen Molloy Fax: 02 6455 1799 Director of Engineering Services Linda Nicholson Web: Director of Environmental Services Peter Smith Email: After Hours Emergency Contacts WATER 0417 278 056 WASTEWATER 0419 251 378 ROADS 0447 415 150 RECREATION During Week: 0419 251 926 - Weekend/Public Holidays: 0427 011 144

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Quiz questions 1. Which class of animals do frogs belong to? 2. Dry ice is the frozen form of which gas? 3. What is the anatomical term for the collarbone? 4. What is the chemical formula for table salt? 5. What is the name for the twisted ladder shape typical of a DNA molecule?


Well, that was a little humdinger of a storm in (parts of) Cooma last Friday night. The Postman hadn’t seen such heavy rain for quite a while – even if it did only fall on a minute part of town, for the briefest possible time. But there was one clap of thunder that lifted The Postman about 20cm out of his seat. Mother Nature has a great sense of humour! Now, if we can just get some real rain… There are all sorts of creepy crawlies that can annoy – or even frighten us. But how about this bloke in Darwin – he had to have a cockroach surgically removed from his ear. Apparently the critter was trying to burrow into his head and he (the bloke) had to be taken to hospital to have it removed. The pain was intense, apparently. I wonder how he’d go with a bull ant in the same location? Those of us who enjoy the warmer weather should be happy this week, although there are a few who have been arcing up the air conditioners. Sort of makes The Postman wonder how people survived without all our modern conveniences – and it wasn’t that long ago. Speaking of conveniences – what do you call a public toiletw which is locked when needed? – A serious inconvenience!


Wednesday January 15, 2014


Quiz answers 1. Frogs belong to the class Amphibia. 2. Dry ice is the frozen form of carbon dioxide (CO2). 3. The anatomical term for the collarbone is ‘clavicle’. 4. The chemical formula for table salt is NaCl. 5. The twisted ladder shape typical of a DNA molecule is a double helix.


I know I have bitched about Telstra a couple of times but I would have been quite happy to leave them alone now except that recently they excelled themselves and the bitch-worthiness is just too good to pass up. It concerns their Blue Tick mobile phones, the ones specifically aimed at rural dwellers with reception issues. Long story short, I have mobile phone reception issues here (landline even worse which is why I disconnected it) so Daughter and Future Son-in-law thoughtfully bought me a cute little Samsung pre-paid with Blue Tick technology for Chrissie believing it would solve those issues, thus making my communications a lot easier and in theory that’s what should have happened. Anyway, the little mobile is great and I love it but despite the Blue Tick label it isn’t quite as efficient, reception wise, as Telstra would have us believe and after three lengthy calls from Daughter (where she was shunted from pillar to post around more departments than we even knew existed) it came to light that in many cases (probably all, we think) the Blue Tick technology actually requires a Smart antenna system! This comprises of two little antennas where one is attached to a door or window on the outside of the house and the other is plugged into a power point inside the house and by all accounts should then allow calls to be made from inside so long as there is some signal in the area. Problem is Telstra doesn’t actually tell you this until AFTER you

Gail Eastaway - 02 6452 0312 E:


Sarah Kleven Lisa Deas Chrissie Webb (Jindabyne)


Tracy Frazer - 0429 321 869 Louise Platts (Bombala) - 0428 586 688 Lynne Kingston - 0407 131 104 E:


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Jessica Plumridge have bought the mobile and made several calls to them regarding the Blue Tick flaw. The Smart antenna system costs $750 from any Telstra store. Do you see what I mean about bitch-worthy? Admittedly, this little mobile does work in a few more places around here than my old one but we were really hoping the Blue Tick label would mean I could use the phone inside the house. Okay, so I can call from the window seat upstairs in my bedroom which is nice but it would be nicer still if I could receive/ make calls from the lounge room, the dining room and the kitchen and the deck and I don’t think I’m being unreasonable here! To date, Daughter has been told that 1) the new phone must be “broken” if it’s not getting much signal (it’s not broken.). 2) She should have bought a more expensive phone on a cap plan (???) 3) No mobile will work here because there’s no signal here at all (yes there is!) 4) The Smart antenna definitely WILL work here. 5) The Smart antenna definitely WON’T work here. 6) She should have bought the latest iPhone on a cap plan (?????). Daughter finally got on to someone in tech support who seemed coherent and who gave Daughter some handy references to present to the Telstra Shop staff because apparently I fall into the category where I am entitled to the antenna set-up free of charge! Well goodness! Customer Service never told us that! So what else have they neglected to mention?

Kylie Hinton


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Wednesday January 15, 2014


Thredbo Blues Festival

Snowy Alpine Heritage Association unveil new display boards

Wendy Matthews. Clear mountain air, stunning landscape and soul soothing tunes set Thredbo Blues Festival apart. Only a handful of music festivals in Australia can claim such a legacy, and this January’s 20th anniversary Thredbo Blues Festival is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet. Named as a favourite by the very people who form the backbone of the music industry, the artists, it’s bound to attract a diverse crowd of music lovers. Kicking off 2014 with an impressive line-up of talent, the festival is one of the best live music experiences in Australia famous for its casual, intimate atmosphere. With a number of last minute deals available, music lovers should book up quick to avoid missing out. Taking place on 17-19 January 2014, the weekend will include performances from 22 Australian artists with headline acts, including the iconic Wendy Matthews, the inventive Jeff Lang, explosive Kevin Borich, super-smooth Ray Beadle and renowned Rick Price. The Foreday Riders who have performed continuously from the mid 60’s and well-known for spawning many brilliant musicians along the way will also perform together with The Mighty Reapers and a swag of new comers including Jungal. “The 2014 Thredbo Blues is

undoubtedly one of the best line-ups in any Australian Blues festival for some years,” said Festival Director Stewart Wauchop. Legendary Blues man Jeff Lang, a Thredbo Blues crowd favourite, loves this festival. “I’ve been coming to Thredbo to play at the Blues Festival for 18 years now. I love how it really feels like the whole town has given itself over to music for the duration of the festival. The audiences are great too, like the whole town is populated by people who love to hear live music. It’s a different vibe to a typical festival and I always look forward to coming back to Thredbo to play” he said. The combination of concert, intimate and poolside venues showcasing artists at their best will create a vibe of pure enjoyment with your accommodation just a short walk home. Tickets for the 3 day festival are only $150 and Thredbo also has last minute accommodation options to suit everyone, with festival and accommodation packages starting from just $300 per person. For the full festival line-up of artists, program, accommodation and ticket prices visit thredboblues or call Thredbo Resort Centre on 1300 020 589. Follow us on Facebook: https://


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The Snowy Alpine Heritage Association was delighted to unveil their new ultra lightweight display boards at the 2013 Muster at The Station. The purchase of these terrific boards was made possible courtesy of a very generous donation from Gordon Jenkinson of Kosciusko 1st National Real Estate at Jindabyne. The SAHA committee would like to publicly thank Gordon for his big-heartedness. With the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1

rapidly approaching, the display contained small biographies of some of the local volunteers. These were primarily men who came from the areas around Jindabyne and Berridale. There was also a lovely display of photographs of people who (as yet) we have not been able to identify. Over the next few months the Association hopes to showcase these historical photos in an effort of find out who the people in them might be.



Wednesday January 15, 2014

Grassland Earless Dragon/Project Dragon The Grassland Earless Dragon (Tympanocyptis pinguicolla) is in danger of becoming extinct in our region. The endangered species is found across the Monaro and the ACT and has been spotted near Cooma recently. The Grassland Earless Dragon lives in native grasslands but due to the introduction of foreign grass species, poor farming techniques and recent years of drought our native grasslands are disappearing. The Kosciuszko to Coast partnership, ACT Herpetological Association, Friends of Grasslands, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the University of Canberra’s Institute for Applied Ecology have set up Project Dragon. Project Dragon’s aim is to inform farmers and landholders about the importance of native grasslands and to promote the protection of these grasslands so that future generations have the opportunity to see a Grassland Earless Dragon. do what you can to preserve the native • Maintaining the native grasslands Project Dragon asks that you try to grasslands on your property by: and encouraging their future growth.

• Managing weeds. • Installing more fencing to control the amount of stock entering the areas of native grasslands. • Not overstocking your property as it can reduce the quality of the native grasslands. • Limiting vehicles in the areas of native grasslands. If you’re unsure about whether or not your property has the right conditions for a Grassland Earless Dragon there are some types of grass that are usually indicative of a good habitat. These grasses include: Kangaroo Grass, Wallaby Grass, Snow Grass and Spear Grass. Another sign of a good habitat for these dragons is having surface rocks and arthropod (insect and spider) burrows as these provide shelter for the dragons. If you need advice about the Grassland Earless Dragon or have seen a Grassland Earless Dragon on your property please send an email to grasslandearlessdragon@

Female drivers setting an example in the Monaro Females in the Monaro are outshining men when it comes to safe driving behaviour, the Member for Monaro John Barilaro said today. More than 400,000 motorists state wide have been rewarded with half price drivers’ licences as part of the ‘Fair Go for Safe Drivers’ incentive scheme. In the Monaro 5,575 safe drivers have received discounted licences. “More women than men are being rewarded for their safe driving; figures

show 2954 women and 2621 men have received a discounted licence in the Monaro,� said Mr Barilaro. “Dangerous, selfish and stupid behaviour on our roads kills or injures hundreds of people each year. “The ‘Fair Go for Safe Drivers’ scheme rewards motorists with an unblemished driving record for five years with a 50 per cent reduction on the price of their drivers’ licence renewal. “Safe drivers receive a discount of up to

$81 on a licence renewal. “It’s our way of saying thank-you to motorists who do the right thing and encouraging better driving behaviour in others.� In July last year the NSW Government launched the ‘Fair Go for Safe Drivers’ scheme which rewards safe motorists and encourages others to obey the law on our roads. Since the launch of the scheme 408,000 people across the state have

been rewarded for driving safely. The figures indicate that motorists in regional NSW are more likely to receive the 50 per cent discount than their city counterparts. The 50 per cent discount applies whether the licence is renewed for one, three or five years. Pensioners are unaffected as they pay nothing for their licence.

Monaro Regional Library activities The Monaro Regional Library has holidays. during the holidays and they are a some fun and exciting activities for There are going to be two arts great way for your child to get a bit your child to get involved in these and crafts days held at the library creative. The arts and crafts days will be held on Thursday the 16th of January at 10:30am and Thursday the 23rd of January at 10:30am. Places are limited


so please call the library at 6455 1730 to ensure you don’t miss out. Throughout December and January the library has taken part in the Summer Reading Club. The Summer Reading Club challenges children of all ages to read 5 books



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2014 Going back to school is a very stressful time for both students and parents. But several local businesses in Cooma are here to help you to get organised in time for the start of school. If your child needs a new backpack or some new sports shoes you should head over to Sportspower Cooma. They sell the

largest range of sports shoes in Cooma and can help you find the right shoe for your child. They also sell brand name backpacks, drink bottles, sports shorts and socks. Pictured, Ben Langdon and Chloe Geach with some of Sportspower’s new backpacks.

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A great range of school shoes for Boys and Girl’s, Men’s and Ladies are also available all year round as well as a colourful range of backpacks are stocked, offering great quality and value for money. Need socks, tights, scungies, hats or hair accessories? They have you covered. While you’re in store why not sign up for their generous locals rewards program and join the happy band of customers who regularly receive discounts on their purchases? A no hassle easy, complete school uniform service awaits you!



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2014 Preparing the school lunch box is like walking a tightrope. Balancing the nutritional needs of growing children while offering foods they will actually eat can be challenging for even the most organised parents. With about a third of a child’s total food intake for the day being consumed at school, it is important that the bulk of food included in your child’s lunch box provides much needed nutrients, vitamins and minerals for energy and growth. Wholegrains for energy The first thing that needs to be considered when packing a lunch is a good source of carbohydrate for energy. For most children, this will be a sandwich but may also be a wrap made from flatbread such as Lavash or Lebanese bread, or from cracker biscuits or rice and corn cakes. It is known that wholegrain varieties of breads and cerealsA are digested more slowly than more processed white varieties and are likely to keep children fuller for longer.

Protein and vegies Aim for your child’s sandwich to contain a good source of lean protein such as 97 per

your child’s lunch box. Children will eat fruit if they are hungry and there are no other more appealing

lunch box runs the risk of them swapping their fruit for more appealing packaged options. A more realistic approach is to include

are better options, sometimes busy parents do need to rely on snack bars to fill lunch boxes. Small sized bars that contain less than 400kJ per serve are lower in calories and processed carbohydrates. Varieties that are also based on whole grains or contain some dietary fibre, ideally more than 4g fibre per 100g of product are also reasonably good choices.

Berridale Public School is pleased to offer your children outstanding educational opportunity in 2014. Students enjoy being part of small learning groups which allow greater opportunities for individual attention. Our school facilities are designed to maximise student learning outcomes. These facilities include well-resourced classrooms, integrated technology, a modern library and a large, well maintained playground. At Berridale Public School, nurturing and experienced staff implement innovative programs based on current educational research. Our small school setting allows all students to become a part of a caring and supportive school and community.

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cent fat-free turkey, chicken or ham, tinned tuna or salmon or low-fat cheese. The protein portion will keep your child full, help to maintain concentration levels through the afternoon lessons and help prevent the four o’clock rush to the fridge when they get home. Also try to add some sort of salad to the sandwich. Salad and vegetables add fibre and bulk, which also helps to keep him or her full. Some options that will not make sandwiches too soggy include lettuce, grated carrot, celery or capsicum and cucumber circles.

“junk type” options available. Different fruit options include small tins of fruit in natural juice, small plastic containers of grapes or strawberries, pieces of banana or melon, mandarins or stonefruit or small packets of sultanas or dried apricots. Water to drink Water should be the drink of choice. Fruit juices, cordials, flavoured waters and full strength soft drinks are very high in sugar and should not be consumed on a daily basis. Freeze water bottles the night before for hot summer days.

Small snack Fruit for fibre Always add one piece Failing to include a of fresh or dried fruit to snack in your child’s

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one, small nutritious snack. Unfortunately, it does seem that many parents are over filling their children’s lunch boxes with snack food. Aim for one small (~20g or <400kJ snack food) in your child’s lunch box each day. Other nutritious snack choices include reduced-fat flavoured milk, cheese sticks, yoghurt, cheese and crackers, mini-muffins and low-fat cookies.

How to choose snack bars There are hundreds to pick from but how do you know that the snack bar that your child professes to love is a healthy option? While less processed snack foods such as fruit and yoghurt

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Daisy's Childcare and Pre-school Service is a long day care service who are now under new ownership. Our Service offers you and your children highly qualified educators and increased staffing ratios, allowing us to cater to the individual needs of children and their families. Our preschool program operates all year round supporting children in their transition to school. We take pride in our service and aim to ensure the children have a natural and inviting environment to explore and engage in whilst attending Daisy’s. With our beautiful, natural outdoor environment children have the opportunity to explore our growing vegetable garden and outdoor kitchen.

We have an open door policy, inviting fa milies to visit our service and meet Liz and the other educators, so feel free to drop in. Alternatively you may wish to visit our website... Facebook: Phone: 6452 5363 43 Campbell Street, Cooma NSW 2630








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6.00 News. 10.00 Catalyst. 10.30 Kangaroo Dundee. 11.30 My Family. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Catching Cancer. 1.30 Jonathan Ross. 2.35 The Wonder Years. 3.00 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Kevin McCloudâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Man Made Home: Recycled. (PG) 9.20 Beenyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restoration Nightmare. (PG) 10.10 News: Late Edition. 10.20 The Straits. (M) 11.30 Hockey. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s World League. Quarter-final.

6.00 News. 10.00 Catalyst. 10.30 How Earth Made Us. 11.30 My Family. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Last Of The Summer Wine. 1.00 Dragonsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Den. 2.00 Annie Liebovitz In Conversation With Virginia Trioli. 2.35 The Wonder Years. 3.00 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.05 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Michael Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brazil: The Road To Rio. (M) 9.30 The Moaning Of Life. (M) 10.15 News. 10.25 The Trip. (M) 10.55 Genius. (M) 11.30 Life.

6.00 News. 10.00 Catalyst. 10.30 Michael Palinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Brazil. 11.30 My Family. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 One Plus One. 1.00 Land Girls. 3.00 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs. 4.30 GASP! 4.45 Kid Vs Kat. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.05 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Death In Paradise. (PG) 9.30 The No. 1 Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Detective Agency. Final. (PG) 10.25 News: Late Edition. 10.35 Hustle. Final. (PG) 11.35 Rage. (MA15+)

6.00 Rage. 10.30 Rage Goes Retro: Preview. (PG) 11.30 My Family. 12.00 Poirot. (PG) 1.45 Movie: Dangerous Mission. (1954) (PG) 3.00 Basketball. WNBL. Round 15. Bendigo Spirit v Townsville Fire. 5.05 Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Miracle Babies. 6.00 Father Brown. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 The Paradise. Final. (PG) 8.30 Midsomer Murders. (M) A woman is crushed by a round of cheese. 10.00 Silent Witness. (M) 11.00 Rage Goes Retro. (MA15+)

6.00 Rage. 6.30 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs. 9.00 Weekend Breakfast. 11.30 Praise. 12.00 Landline. 1.00 The Paradise. Final. (PG) 2.00 A Letter To Elia. (PG) 3.00 Soccer. W-League. Round 9. Sydney FC v Brisbane Roar. 5.00 Midsomer Murders. (PG) 6.30 Boomtown. Final. (PG) 7.00 News. 7.30 Australian Story: Know Thy Enemy. 8.30 Foyleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s War. Final. (M) An ex-Nazi defector is murdered. 10.00 Muse Of Fire. 11.25 Movie: Lilianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Story. (1996) (MA15+)

6.00 News. 10.00 Catalyst. 10.30 When Teenage Meets Old Age. Final. 11.30 My Family. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 As Time Goes By. 1.00 Miniseries: Going Postal. 2.35 The Wonder Years. 3.00 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs. 4.30 GASP! 4.45 Kid Vs Kat. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.05 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 Stephen Fry: Out There. (M) 9.30 Rake. (M) 10.30 News: Late Edition. 10.40 Dalziel And Pascoe. (PG)

6.00 News. 10.00 Catalyst. 10.30 The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supermarket. 11.30 My Family. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Compass. 1.00 Love, Lust & Lies. 2.35 The Wonder Years. 3.00 Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Programs. 3.45 Maya The Bee. 4.00 Pat And Stan. 4.05 Dennis & Gnasher. 4.30 GASP! 4.45 Kid Vs Kat. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.05 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 New Tricks. (PG) 9.30 By Any Means. (M) 10.30 News: Late Edition. 10.40 Our Queen. 11.35 Life.

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6.00 Sunrise. News, sport and weather. 9.00 Australian Open: Highlights. A review of all the action from last night and yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matches at the Australian Open. 10.30 Australian Open: Preview. A preview of the Australian Open. 11.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Day 3. From Melbourne Park. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 3. From Melbourne Park. 12.30 Home Shopping.

6.00 Sunrise. News, sport and weather. 9.00 Australian Open: Highlights. A review of all the action from last night and yesterdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s matches at the Australian Open. 10.30 Australian Open: Preview. A preview of the Australian Open. 11.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Day 4. From Melbourne Park. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 4. From Melbourne Park. 12.30 Home Shopping.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Australian Open: Highlights. 10.30 Australian Open: Preview. A preview of the Australian Open. 11.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Day 5. From Melbourne Park. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 5. From Melbourne Park. 12.30 Sea Snakes Of Marion Reef. Ben Cropp leads an expedition to study sea snakes at close quarters in the Coral Sea.

6.00 Home Shopping. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 Australian Open: Preview. 11.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Day 6. From Melbourne Park. 6.00 News. 6.30 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 6. From Melbourne Park. 12.30 Movie: We Own The Night. (2007) (AV15+) Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg. In the â&#x20AC;&#x2122;80s, a Brooklyn nightclub manager must decide what to do after gangsters target his brother and father.

6.00 Home Shopping. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. Join Andrew Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keefe and Monique Wright for news, sport and weather. 10.00 Australian Open: Preview. A comprehensive review and preview of all the fun, colour and on-court action of the Australian Open. 11.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Day 7. From Melbourne Park. 6.00 News. 6.30 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 7. From Melbourne Park. 12.30 Home Shopping.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Australian Open: Highlights. Highlights of the Australian Open. 10.30 Australian Open: Preview. A comprehensive review and preview of all the fun, colour and on-court action of the Australian Open. 11.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Day 8. From Melbourne Park. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 8. From Melbourne Park. 12.30 Home Shopping.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Australian Open: Highlights. Highlights of the Australian Open. 10.30 Australian Open: Preview. A comprehensive review and preview of all the fun, colour and on-court action of the Australian Open. 11.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Day 9. From Melbourne Park. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 9. From Melbourne Park. 12.30 Home Shopping.

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6.00 Today. 9.30 Mornings: Summer. 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 Who Do You Think You Are? (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 RBT. (PG) 8.30 Hostages. Final. (M) Sandrineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s betrayal comes to light. 9.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.30 Extra. 12.00 WIN News Late Edition. 12.30 A Current Affair.

6.00 Today. 9.30 Mornings: Summer. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 Who Do You Think You Are? (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 Getaway. (PG) 8.30 Person Of Interest. (M) The machine issues 38 numbers. 9.30 CSI: NY. (M) The team sets out to catch a gunman. 11.30 Partners. (PG) 12.00 WIN News Late Edition. 12.30 A Current Affair.

6.00 Today. 9.30 Mornings: Summer. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 Extra. 1.30 Cricket. One-Day International. Game 2. Australia v England. Afternoon session. 6.00 News. 6.15 WIN News. 6.30 Cricket. One-Day International. Game 2. Australia v England. Evening session. 10.00 Movie: Lethal Weapon 2. (1989) (M) Mel Gibson. Two cops try to bust drug smugglers. 12.30 WIN News Late Edition.

6.00 Guppies. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Weekend Today. 10.00 Mornings: Summer. 12.00 Discover Downunder Summer Series. 12.30 The Middle. (PG) 1.00 New Adv Old Christine. (PG) 1.30 Movie: The Color Purple. (1985) (PG) 4.30 Customs. (PG) 5.00 News. 5.30 Fishing Australia. 6.00 News. 7.00 Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 7.30 Movie: The Spy Next Door. (2010) (PG) 9.30 Movie: Mr Nice Guy. (1997) (M) 11.30 Movie: Wag The Dog. (1997) (M)

6.00 Guppies. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Weekend Today. 10.00 Cybershack. 10.30 The Wildlife Man Featuring David Ireland. 11.30 Ironman. Kelloggâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nutri-Grain Series. Round 1. 1.30 Cricket. OneDay International. Game 3. Australia v England. Afternoon session. 6.00 News. 6.30 Cricket. One-Day International. Game 3. Australia v England. Evening session. 10.00 Cycling. Tour Down Under. Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Classic. Highlights. 11.30 Weeds. (MA15+) 12.00 Survivors. Final. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.30 Mornings: Summer. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. (PG) 1.00 Who Do You Think You Are? (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 Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) Business booms for the girls. 9.30 Movie: The Ugly Truth. (2009) (MA15+) 11.35 Partners. (PG) 12.00 WIN News Late Edition. 12.30 A Current Affair.

6.00 Today. 9.30 Mornings: Summer. 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen. 1.00 Who Do You Think You Are? 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 Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Valentineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day. (2010) (M) Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Biel. Couples find and lose love in all its many forms. 11.00 Cycling. Tour Down Under. Stage 1. Nuriootpa to Angaston. Highlights. 12.00 WIN News Late Edition.

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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 Come Date With Me. 2.30 Everyday Gourmet. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Entertainment Tonight. 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Cricket. Twenty20 Big Bash League. Game 24. Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes. From the SCG. 11.00 Blue Bloods. (M) 12.00 The Project.

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 Come Date With Me. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Entertainment Tonight. 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Project. A look at the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s news. 7.30 Cricket. Twenty20 Big Bash League. Game 25. Perth Scorchers v Adelaide Strikers. From the WACA. 11.00 Blue Bloods. (M) 12.00 The Project.

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 Ready Steady Cook. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Ent. Tonight. 4.00 GCBC. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 This Is My Australia. Premiere. 8.30 NCIS. (M) The team protects a dignitaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughter. 9.30 2013 Comedy Festival Great Debate. (M) 11.00 Blue Bloods. (M) 12.00 The Project.

6.00 Social Climbing. 7.00 Fishing. 8.00 GCBC. 8.30 Studio 10: Saturday. 10.00 Studio 10: Saturday Extra. 11.00 Generation Snow. 12.00 Everyday Gourmet. 1.00 Wildlife Warriors. 1.30 Cricket. Twenty20 Big Bash League. Game 26. Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 Last Man Standing. 7.00 Cricket. Twenty20 Big Bash League. Game 27. Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Sixers. 10.30 Movie: Extraordinary Measures. (2010) (PG)

6.00 Creflo. 6.30 Hillsong. 7.00 Fishinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Trip. 7.30 GCBC. 8.30 St10: Sunday. 10.00 St10: Sunday Extra. 11.00 Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Up Downunder? 11.30 Places We Go. 12.00 The Doctors. 1.00 This Is My Australia. 2.00 Basketball. NBL. Round 14. Sydney Kings v Melbourne Tigers. 4.00 Everyday Gourmet. 4.30 Keepers Of The Flame. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. Return. 8.00 Modern Family. 8.30 To Be Advised.

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 Ready Steady Cook. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Ent. Tonight. 4.00 GCBC. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. 8.30 NCIS. (M) A marine is murdered. 9.30 Blue Bloods. (M) Two Wall Street brokers are killed. 10.30 Puberty Blues. (M) 11.30 The Project.

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 Ready Steady Cook. 3.00 Judge Judy. 3.30 Entertainment Tonight. 4.00 Good Chef Bad Chef. 4.30 The Bold And The Beautiful. 5.00 Eyewitness News. 6.00 The Simpsons. 6.30 The Project. 7.30 Cricket. Twenty20 Big Bash League. Game 28. Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes. From the MCG. 11.00 Puberty Blues. Final. (M) 12.00 The Project.


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6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 James Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toy Stories. 2.00 Raise The Bar. (PG) 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Motor Racing. Dakar Rally. Stage 9. Highlights. 6.00 Grand Tours Of The Scottish Islands. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 The Burrowers. 8.35 24 Hours In Emergency: Under The Influence. Final. (M) 9.30 Borgen. (M) 10.35 World News Australia. 11.05 Prisoners Of War. Final. (M) 12.15 Movie: Heading South. (2005) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Toughest Place To Be Aâ&#x20AC;Ś (PG) 2.00 One Born Every Minute USA. (PG) 2.50 Destination Flavour: Japan Bitesize. 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Motor Racing. Dakar Rally. Stage 10. Highlights. 6.00 Grand Tours. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 Italian Food Safari. 8.00 Gourmet Farmer. 8.30 Can Eating Insects Save The World? (PG) 9.30 FalcĂłn. (AV15+) 10.25 World News. 11.00 Thursday FC. 12.00 FIFA Ballon dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Or.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Behind The Front Door. 1.30 Inspector Rex. 2.30 NITV News Week In Review. 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Motor Racing. Dakar Rally. Stage 11. Highlights. 6.00 Grand Tours Of The Scottish Islands. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 Town With Nicholas Crane. 8.35 David Starkeyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music And Monarchy: Revolutions. (PG) 9.40 As It Happened. 10.35 World News. 11.05 Movie: Bruna: Surfer Girl. (2011) (MA15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Lang Lang: The Art Of Being A Virtuoso. 2.20 Daphnis And Chloe. 2.55 James Rhodes: Piano Man. Final. (PG) 3.30 Microtopia. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Motor Racing. Dakar Rally. Stage 12. Highlights. 6.00 Grand Tours Of Scotland. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 Wild Amazon: Savage Realm. (PG) 8.30 Meet The Amish. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Legend Of The Fist: The Return Of Chen Zhen. (2010) (AV15+) 11.25 Movie: District B13: Ultimatum. (2009) (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Cycling. Road National Championships. Highlights. 2.00 Speedweek. 4.00 Football Asia. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 Living Black Conversations. 5.30 Motor Racing. Dakar Rally. Final stage. Highlights. 6.00 Grand Tours. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Lost Worlds: Myth Hunters â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Lost Sword Of The Samurai. (PG) 8.30 Miniseries: Generation War. (M) 10.10 America In Primetime. (M) 11.15 Movie: A Brand New Life. (2009) (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Maritime Mysteries. (PG) 2.00 Paris: The Luminous Years. 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 One Man And His Campervan. 5.30 Motor Racing. Dakar Rally. Highlights. 6.00 Grand Tours. 6.30 World News. 7.30 Monster Moves. Final. 8.30 How Big Is The Universe? 9.30 Small Time Gangster. Final. (M) 10.05 Swift And Shift Couriers. (M) 10.35 World News. 11.05 The World Game. 11.35 Clown. 12.05 Shorts On Screen. (AV15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: The Marriage Certificate. (2001) (PG) 2.55 The People Who Never Stop. 3.00 France 24. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 PBS News. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Grand Tours Of The Scottish Islands. Final. 6.30 World News Australia. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG) 8.30 Persons Of Interest: Gary Foley. (M) 9.30 Extreme ER: Melbourne. (M) 10.25 World News Australia. 11.00 The Bridge. (M) 12.10 Prisoners Of War. Final. (M)

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

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6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.40 The Hoarder Next Door. (PG) 9.30 Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder. 10.15 Arrested Development. (PG) 10.40 Hard Time. (M) 11.30 Confessions Of A Wedding Planner.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 Peep Show. (M) 9.00 Bad Education. (M) 9.30 Hebburn. (PG) 10.00 The Hollowmen. (M) 10.25 Arrested Development. (PG) 10.50 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. (M) 11.35 My Daughter The Teenage Nudist. (M)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.20 Tropfest. 8.25 Confessions Of A Wedding Planner. (PG) 9.25 Unsafe Sex In The City. Final. (M) 10.25 Arrested Development. (PG) 10.50 Hebburn. (PG) 11.20 Bad Education. (M)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Filthy Cities. (M) 8.30 The Hoarder Next Door. (PG) 9.20 Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. (PG) 10.05 Peep Show. (M) 10.30 Arrested Development. (M) 10.50 Arrested Development. (PG)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 The True Story. (PG) 8.15 Would I Lie To You? Shortcuts. 8.30 Jono: Finding My Family Online. (PG) 9.30 Louis Theroux. (M) 10.30 Unsafe Sex In The City. (M) 11.30 Obsessive Compulsive Hoarder: The Big Clear Out.

6.00 Children’s Programs. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.20 Tropfest. (PG) 8.30 Louis Theroux. (M) 9.30 Hell On Wheels. (M) 10.10 Arrested Development. (PG) 10.35 Jono: Finding My Family Online. (PG) 11.35 River Monsters. (PG)

6.00 Children’s Programs. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.20 Commercial Kings. (PG) 8.40 Oscar Pistorius: What Really Happened? (PG) 9.30 Hard Time. (M) 10.20 Arrested Development. (PG) 10.45 Filthy Cities. (M) 11.45 Blood, Sweat And Luxuries. Final. (PG)

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6.00 Young Dracula. (PG) 6.35 Total Drama All Stars. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 7.55 The High Fructose Adventures Of Annoying Orange. 8.05 Nowhere Boys. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Presented by Hex, Bajo and robot Darren. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Young Dracula. (PG) 6.30 Nowhere Boys. (PG) 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 7.55 The High Fructose Adventures Of Annoying Orange. 8.05 Nowhere Boys. (PG) 8.35 Good Game: SP. Presented by Hex, Bajo and robot Darren. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Young Dracula. (PG) 6.35 Detentionaire. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 7.55 The High Fructose Adventures Of Annoying Orange. 8.05 Nowhere Boys. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Presented by Hex, Bajo and robot Darren. 9.00 Close.

6.25 M.I. High. 6.50 Conspiracy 365. (PG) 7.45 Deltora Quest. The heroes decide to enter the annual Rithmere Games. 8.10 Ouran High School Host Club. (PG) Kyoya recalls when he first met Tamaki. 8.30 Vampire Knight. (PG) Yuki learns Maria’s true identity. 9.00 Close.

6.20 Nowhere Boys. (PG) 6.50 Conspiracy 365. (PG) Cal battles to outrun Jake and Kelvin. 7.45 Jeopardy. David and Sarah are pulled into a vortex. 8.35 The Killian Curse. (PG) Tells the stories of students in Room 21 at Killian High School who must face an evil curse placed on them. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Young Dracula. (PG) 6.35 Total Drama All Stars. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 7.55 The High Fructose Adventures Of Annoying Orange. 8.05 Nowhere Boys. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Presented by Hex, Bajo and robot Darren. 9.00 Close.

6.00 Young Dracula. (PG) 6.35 Total Drama All Stars. 7.00 Horrible Histories. 7.30 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 7.55 The High Fructose Adventures Of Annoying Orange. 8.05 Nowhere Boys. 8.35 Good Game: SP. Presented by Hex, Bajo and robot Darren. 9.00 Close.

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6.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 3. 7.00 News. 7.30 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.00 Dog Squad. (PG) 8.30 Fantasy Homes In The City. 9.30 Best Houses Australia. (PG) 10.00 Britain’s Empty Homes. (PG) 10.30 Agent Anna. (MA15+) 11.30 The Bill. (M)

6.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 4. From Melbourne Park. 7.00 News. 7.30 Downton Abbey. (PG) 9.00 Downton Abbey. (M) Robert makes the decision to put the Abbey up for sale. 10.00 Taggart. (M) 11.00 The Bill. (M) 12.00 Movie: Valley Of The Sun. (1942) (PG)

6.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 5. 7.00 News. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. 9.30 Secret Location. Premiere. (PG) 10.30 The New Reclaimers. (PG) 11.30 Downsize Me. (PG) 12.30 America’s Court With Judge Ross. (PG)

6.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 6. 6.30 Coastwatch. (PG) 7.00 SCU: Serious Crash Unit. (PG) 7.30 Cities Of The Underworld. (PG) 8.30 The Border. (PG) 9.30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. (MA15+) 11.30 Secrets Of War. (M) 12.30 Movie: The Iron Major. (1943)

6.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 7. From Melbourne Park. 6.30 Seconds From Disaster: Concorde. (PG) 7.30 The Border. (PG) Agents work to guard the US/Mexico border. 8.30 Escape To The Country. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 Revenge. (M)

6.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 8. From Melbourne Park. 7.00 News. 7.30 Burj Khalifa: Dubai’s Vertical City. (PG) 8.30 Jonathan Creek. (M) 9.30 Wire In The Blood. (AV15+) 11.30 Between The Lines. (M) 12.30 Movie: The Falcon In San Francisco. (1945) (PG)

6.00 Tennis. Australian Open. Night 9. From Melbourne Park. 7.00 News. 7.30 When Weather Changed History. (PG) 8.30 Air Crash Investigations: Alarming Silence. (PG) 9.30 Mystery 360. (PG) 10.40 I Shouldn’t Be Alive. (PG) 11.40 Revenge. (M)

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6.30 Pimp My Ride. (PG) 7.30 Classic Car Rescue. (PG) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) A long-time customer is upset at the offer made on an often pawned ring. 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) The guys pick a Pennsylvania warehouse. 10.30 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 11.30 SportsFan Clubhouse. (PG)

6.30 Pimp My Ride. (PG) 7.30 Gator Boys. (PG) 8.30 Tattoo Nightmares. (M) Tommy fixes a cross. 9.30 Rat B*stards. (M) Follows a group of hunting experts. 10.00 American Stuffers: A Tornado Hits Romance. (PG) 11.00 Operation Repo. (M) 12.00 Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men. (M)

6.00 Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 MythBusters: Chicken Gun/Octopus Pregnancy/ Killer Washing Machine. (PG) 8.30 Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan: Behind The Scenes. (PG) Follows a US Navy EOD team. 9.30 Movie: Paranormal Activity. (2007) (M) 11.30 Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men. (MA15+)

6.00 Horsepower TV. (PG) 6.30 Ultimate Factories. 7.30 Supersize Grime. (PG) 8.30 World’s Worst Tenants. (M) 9.30 1000 Ways To Die. (MA15+) 10.30 Gridiron. Legends Football League Australia. Western Australia Angels v Queensland Brigade. 12.00 Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men. (MA15+)

6.30 High Tech Rednecks. (PG) 7.30 World’s Deadliest Roads. (PG) 8.30 America’s Hardest Prisons: Wyoming State Penitentiary – The New Recruits. (M) A look at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. 9.30 Movie: Primeval. (2007) (AV15+) 11.30 Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men. (MA15+)

6.30 Pimp My Ride. (PG) The crew works on a 1989 Maxima. 7.30 Inside West Coast Customs. (PG) West Coast Customs transform a Hummer. 8.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.30 American Restoration. (PG) 10.00 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 11.00 Hollywood Treasure. (PG)

6.30 Pimp My Ride. (PG) 7.30 American Dad! (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) Peter hits Brian with his car. 9.00 American Dad! (M) Roger becomes a bounty hunter, and races crosscountry to turn in Jeff. 9.30 Family Guy. (M) Peter pretends to be a millionaire. 10.30 American Dad! (M) 11.30 SportsFan Clubhouse. (PG)

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6.00 Community. (PG) 6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Criss Angel Mindfreak. (M) 9.30 Movie: The Shining. (1980) (AV15+) Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duval.

6.00 Community. Final. (PG) 6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 8.00 Big Bang. (PG) 8.30 Criss Angel Mindfreak. (M) 9.30 Movie: Heist. (2001) (M) 12.00 Criss Angel Mindfreak.

7.30 Movie: Uptown Girls. (2003) (PG) 9.30 Movie: Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. (2003) (PG) Reese Witherspoon. A postgrad juggles her career and upcoming wedding. 11.30 Beware The Batman. (M) 12.00 Movie: Superman/ Batman Public Enemies. (2009) (M)

6.00 Movie: Batman Returns. (1992) (PG) Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito. Batman battles The Penguin. 8.40 Movie: The Last Samurai. (2003) (M) During the 19th century, an American soldier is hired by the Japanese emperor to train his soldiers. 11.50 Criss Angel Mindfreak. (M)

6.30 Teen Mom 2. (PG) Jo confronts Kailyn about dating Jordan. 7.30 The Middle. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) Leonard lies to Penny. 9.30 Movie: The Whole Ten Yards. (2004) (M) Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry. A gangster helps find a kidnapped woman. 11.40 The Magaluf Weekender. (MA15+)

6.00 Suburgatory. (PG) 6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.00 Toy Hunters. Premiere. Follows a toy dealer. 8.30 Top Gear Festival Sydney. (PG) The boys attend the Top Gear Festival. 9.40 Movie: Mad Max. (1979) (AV15+) 11.40 Nikita. (AV15+)

6.00 Suburgatory. (PG) 6.30 Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 Auction Hunters. (PG) 7.30 The Bachelorette. (PG) Hosted by Chris Harrison. 9.30 Movie: What’s Your Number? (2011) (MA15+) A woman tries to discover if one of her 20 past lovers could have been her soul mate. 11.40 Fringe. Final. (AV15+)

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6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 The Bottom Line: Richard Goyder. (PG) Alex Malley interviews Richard Goyder. 8.30 RPA. (M) Sharleigh’s liver is showing signs of rejection. 9.30 Major Crimes. (M) Rusty and Raydor wonder if Dunn can be trusted. 11.30 Political Animals. (M)

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 Hot Property. (PG) 8.30 Domestic Blitz. (PG) Combines house and garden makeovers, in just 48 hours, for deserving Australian heroes. 9.30 A Dream Home Abroad. (PG) 10.30 Homes From Hell. (PG) 11.30 Southland. (M)

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 Movie: Made Of Honour. (2008) (M) Patrick Dempsey, Michelle Monaghan. A man in love with an engaged woman tries to win her over after she asks him to be her maid of honour at the wedding. 10.35 Movie: All The Right Moves. (1983) (M)

6.30 Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.30 Antiques Roadshow. 8.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) After a police dog is blamed for an officer’s death, the team discover there is more to the case than there seems at first glance. 9.30 CSI: NY. (AV15+) Mac is targeted by a criminal. 10.30 CSI: NY. (M) 11.30 Southland. (MA15+)

6.30 The Taste. (PG) 7.30 The Great British Bake Off. The bakers face a biscuit challenge. 8.40 Movie: Rain Man. (1988) (M) Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise. After his estranged father dies, the owner of a car business learns he has an autistic older brother. 11.25 Movie: Selena. (1997) (M)

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 Rapid Response. (PG) 8.30 Embarrassing Bodies. (M) 9.30 The Allan Border Medal. (PG) From Melbourne’s Crown Palladium. 10.30 Supernanny USA. (PG) 11.30 The Big C. (M) 12.00 Friends. (PG)

6.30 Friends. (PG) 7.30 A Current Affair. 8.00 RBT: P-Plater Special. (PG) Follows police units on patrol. 8.30 In Their Footsteps. (PG) A man sets out to discover what his grandfather and greatgrandfather endured at Gallipoli. 9.30 Silent Witness. (AV15+) 12.00 Prime Suspect. (M)

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6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) Join dedicated police officers as they patrol the streets of the US. 7.30 White Collar. (PG) 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) An Afghan diplomat’s daughter is viciously assaulted. 10.30 Vegas. (M) 11.30 Terriers. (M)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (M) 7.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 8.30 Fast Forward: Funniest Send-Ups. (PG) 9.30 An Idiot Abroad. (M) 10.30 The Sketch Show. (PG) 11.00 Would You Rather? (M) 12.00 Wild Racers. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Megafactories: Super Chopper. 8.30 Cops. (PG) 9.30 Basketball. NBL. Round 14. Perth Wildcats v New Zealand Breakers. From Perth Arena. 11.30 The League. (MA15+) 12.00 Undercover Boss Canada. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Trick My Truck. (PG) 7.30 Frontiers Of Construction: Heavy Traffic. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) An assistant district attorney is murdered. 9.30 Bellator MMA. (M) Mixed martial arts tournaments. 11.30 48 Hours.

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Wild Racers. (PG) 7.00 Shred! 7.30 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge. Hosted by Robson Green. 8.30 Movie: A Civil Action. (1998) (M) John Travolta, Robert Duvall. A lawyer becomes entangled in a legal battle. 10.55 Hell’s Kitchen. (M) 11.55 48 Hours. (M)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Undercover Boss Canada. (PG) 8.00 American Digger. (PG) 8.30 Movie: True Justice: Urban Warfare. (2011) (M) Steven Seagal, Meghan Ory, Warren Christie. 10.30 Dangerous Drives. Final. (PG) 11.30 Driven To Extremes. Final. (PG)

6.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Python Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Cops. (PG) 9.00 Cops: Adults Only. (M) 9.30 Ross Kemp: Back On The Frontline. (AV15+) Ross Kemp returns to Afghanistan. 10.30 Sleeper Cell. 11.30 Lights Out. (M)

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6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 Come Date With Me. (PG) 8.30 The Simpsons. Homer accidentally declares bankruptcy. 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 Cleveland. (M) 10.00 Bob’s Burgers. (PG) 10.30 Bob’s Burgers. (M) 11.00 Cheers. (PG) 11.30 Craig Ferguson. (PG)

6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. 7.30 American Idol. Return. (PG) 9.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (PG) Even though Odo’s feelings for Major Kira have not diminished, he has been unable to stir up enough confidence to set up a date with her. 11.30 Craig Ferguson. (PG)

6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. Ray accidentally insults the twins’ new friend. 7.30 American Idol. (PG) Hopefuls take to the stage to perform in front of celebrity judges. 9.30 Wonderland. (M) Colette’s marriage troubles are not over. 10.30 Mobbed. (PG) 11.30 Craig Ferguson. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Raymond. (PG) 7.00 Saturday Night Takeaway. Variety show presented by Ant and Dec. 8.30 Movie: Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan. (1982) William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Captain Kirk is forced back into action. 10.50 In Plain Sight. (M) 11.50 The Loop. (PG)

6.00 Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Raymond. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 The Simpsons. 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Me, Myself & Irene. (2000) (M) Jim Carrey, Renée Zellweger. A police officer harbours split personalities. 10.55 Wilfred. (M) 11.25 Raymond. 11.55 Raymond. (PG)

6.30 Neighbours. (PG) 7.00 Raymond. Robert discovers Pat smoking. 8.00 Raising Hope. (PG) Jimmy and Sabrina decide to buy a new car. 8.30 Sleepy Hollow. (M) 9.30 American Horror Story. (AV15+) 10.30 Californication. (MA15+) 11.05 Cheers. (PG) 11.35 Craig Ferguson. (PG)

6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Rules Of Engagement. (PG) 8.30 Don’t Trust The B---In Apartment 23. (M) June realises she may like Mark. 9.00 New Girl. (PG) Nick begins writing his novel. 9.30 Sex And The City. (M) 10.05 Fresh Meat. (MA15+) 11.05 Cheers. (PG) 11.35 Craig Ferguson. (PG)


6.10 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.05 30 Rock. (PG) 7.30 If You Are The One. Hosted by Meng Fei. 8.30 Movie: Kung Fu Hustle. (2004) (M) Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen. A young man and his sidekick attempt to extort money. 10.15 South Park. (M) 10.45 Miniseries: Public Enemy Number 1. (AV15+)

6.10 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.05 30 Rock. (PG) 7.30 To Be Advised. 7.40 American Ninja Warrior. (PG) 8.30 Thursday FC. 9.30 America’s Stoned Kids. (M) 10.30 South Park. (M) 10.55 The Tales Of Nights. 11.45 Aqua Teen Hunger Force. 12.00 MXC.

6.10 Ninja Warrior. (PG) Olympic athletes compete to become a “ninja”. 7.00 Soccer. A-League. Round 15. Melbourne Heart v Newcastle Jets. From AAMI Park, Melbourne. 10.05 Chubby Chasers. (MA15+) Jeff Sterne looks at changes in the ideal female physique. 11.00 Orphan Black. (M) 11.50 Orphan Black. (MA15+)

6.00 Urban Freestyler. 6.55 Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience. (PG) 7.30 Bare-Faced Cheek. (PG) 8.35 RuPaul’s Drag Race. (M) RuPaul reunites the entire cast. 9.30 Vikings. (M) 10.20 Shameless. (MA15+) 11.15 Benidorm Bastards. (PG) 11.40 SOS. (AV15+)

6.00 G * Wars. (PG) 6.55 Iron Chef. 7.50 The World Of Jenks. (PG) 8.35 South Park. (M) The boys prepare to battle shopping crowds. 9.05 Russell Howard’s Good News. (M) Hosted by Russell Howard. 9.35 South Park. (M) 10.05 Bunk. (M) 10.30 Movie: Lol. (2008) (M)

6.10 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.05 30 Rock. (PG) 7.30 The Feed: Summer Series. 7.45 MythBusters. (PG) 8.40 South Park. (M) 9.40 A-League Highlights Show. 10.40 South Park. (M) 11.10 Live At The Electric. Final. (M) 11.45 Don’t Tell My Mother... (M)

6.05 Ninja Warrior. (PG) 7.05 30 Rock. (PG) 7.30 If You Are The One. 8.30 Orphan Black. (M) Sarah realises that the orphans’ survival is going to take more than police work. 9.25 In The Flesh. (M) Part 2 of 3. 10.25 South Park. (M) 10.55 Movie: Once Upon A Time In China II. (1992) (M)

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Wednesday January 15, 2014

Claire’s Carousel 21. Line dancing is once again being planned but more on this later!!

30TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION New Year’s Eve saw the celebration of popular local resident David Rollason together with 60 of his friends enjoying his memorable 30th birthday. The venue was Woodvale Cottage on Church Road courtesy of Maria and Graham Linkenbagh. Guests enjoyed a delicious barbecue and drinks and watched the count down to New Year’s Eve on the giant screen. The children were kept entertained by a jumping castle, cricket, frisbees and bubble guns. One of David’s highlights was the request by Shane Lowndes and Emily Cox for him to be Godfather for their newly born daughter. David expresses his thanks to all his friends and we offer him congratulations.

RAGLAN GALLERY The committee wishes to advise that The Hain Room for members to showcase their work is now up and running. Your works will be hung for six weeks but must be delivered of a Wednesday between 10am and 3.30pm. For more enquiries please phone 64523377. Of course all works must be marked, title of the work and priced. TERM 1 2014 COMMENCEMENT DATES – ST PATS St Pat’s advise Wednesday January 29 is the first day back for Years 1 to 7 to return to school and Thursday January 30 is Kindergarten’s first day of school and also Year 8 to Year 1O.

UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE NEWS REMINDER YWCA Here’s an invitation to the community to attend An reminder there will be an Art and Craft Day an open day on Friday January 17 between at the Hub Club on Thursday January 16, 11am and 4pm at the new premises situated lunch included. Please secure a place by Sharp Street next door to Liquorland. Also, there will be a farewell luncheon on January ringing 0403 498 322. You will see the new courses on offer, have Times are 11am to 4pm. refreshments for only $1 and meet other members and 18 (Saturday) to farewell two original U3A members, Barbara and Doug, who depart for Marulan on January intending members.



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Laura on her way to becoming a vet Cooma’s Laura Nesbitt will commence studies at Charles Sturt University, Wagga, next month. Laura, who topped the state in Primary Industry studies in last year’s HSC, has had her heart set on being a vet for some time. She studied Primary Industrty at Hurlstone Agricultural High School in Years 11 and 12 to help with her ambitions. Topping the state was a bonus. After preliminary interviews at university late last year, Laura was hopeful she would receive an offer. Now she has been busy finding accommodation at Wagga. She will move over the mountains late next month for a week’s induction before starting her course. She will be in contact with another Cooma student, Bronte Doughton, who is in her final year.

AUSTRALIA DAY C E L E B R AT E Y O U R WAY Australia Day means something different to everyone, and it’s important you do what’s right for you. So on January 26, reflect on what you love about being Australian. #australiaday

Laura Nesbitt has been accepted into veterinary science at Charles Sturt University, Wagga. She is pictured with mentor Peter Brennan, with whom she is undertaking work experience.

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Family Comfort Spacious living and functional family • Large block approx living are the defining elements to 1100m2 this immaculately presented home. Completely renovated 9 years ago A rear deck overlooks the large it now provides a modern bright feel. back yard with rear lane access, Main features of the home include; single car garage and carport. Very low maintenance, • Open plan layout contemporary home, perfectly • North facing living areas located close to schools, hospital & • Natural gas ducted heating CBD. • Reverse cycle unit For the buyer who appreciates • Separate dining quality this is a property to • Three bedrooms and an consider. Make a time to arrange an office appointment before it is too late.

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Helping YOU Prosper Who can buy and rent your property? When you are considering property investment you need to ask yourself who can buy or rent your property? Why? When you take demographic into account and get it right it will save you a lot of pain and anguish along with provide you the highest returns. We have all heard that Location is one key point to consider where to invest. But it is not just about population growth, infrastructure spending, and existing infrastructure like schools, shops, transport, recreation, security and employment. One key point that many people don’t take into consideration is demographic. The following is two ways people get this wrong: 1) Buying cheap established property – besides the potential maintenance issues and costs, the lack of tax incentives and growth potential. Unfortunately the only people who want to rent this property can generally be people of a lower social economic status, now I am not a snob, but there is no doubt from the feedback I get from many clients who have bought wrong prior to gaining the education from our services they had experienced nothing but poor quality tenants who do not look after the property when they have brought cheap old properties. This becomes a major problem and a terrible investment experience that costs them money, time and pain. Unfortunately so many of these investors then dislike property and decide to sell the property ad never invest again. 2) Buying property and paying too much money for that location. A fine example of this is people buying in South West Sydney at the moment, they are paying over $500k for a house and land property, but who is buying and renting the property. Generally people who live in this location live here because they can not afford to live closer to the CBD or Beach, so you have to ask yourself how much growth can the property achieve before it becomes unaffordable for owner occupied or investors the future buyers of your investment property? Because this will equal how much growth you could expect. On the other hand if you look at locations that have a higher level of economic status and people are building more expensive homes around your property there is a much better chance for higher capital growth and rental income. Now don’t get me wrong you can invest in lower priced more affordable properties you just need to make sure you get the purchase price right and you have realistic expectations and there is no doubt buying new property is the answer. I highly recommend you Educate yourself before you invest. A great place to get some education is on our website or you can always contact me for a personal 1 on 1 complimentary strategy session thanks to the Monaro Post. May 2014 bring you Prosperity!

Have a great day! Peter Ingram - Prosperity Property Advisors Australia’s Surprisingly Honest Property Investment Advisors

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Happy New Year! As we welcome in the new year of 2014, I have taken the time to reflect on 2013, and the changes in my life over the past 12 months. It was an exciting time as I established myself in a new business, welcomed a new grandson to our family, and saw my eldest son get married! I would like to thank those people who have put their trust in me, and given me the opportunity to help them with their home loan needs. I appreciate your support. I have been able to help quite a few people, either getting into the home they desire, or finding them a better deal on their existing loan. I have learned a lot in the process, and continue to do so with each new opportunity. I look forward to helping many more people in 2014 achieve their goals. So, whether you are looking at buying your first home, an investment property, or are simply unsure of what options you do have. Let 2014 be the year your dreams come true! Give me a call on mobile 0431 351 873 to arrange a free appointment to discuss your situation.

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The NSW Government has today called for feedback on proposed changes to create consistent and rigorous controls for the Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sport and Recreation Centres. The Department of Planning and Infrastructure released draft new planning controls for 11 Sport and Recreation Centres across NSW. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sport and Recreation Centres are important State assets that have been hosting school camps and other outdoor recreation programs since the 1940s,â&#x20AC;? Acting Department D i re c t o r- G e n e r a l Richard Pearson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, there is currently an inconsistent approach to what is permitted across these centres in local plans. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These changes represent a responsible approach to managing these important centres and mean that each centre can offer the facilities that best meet the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s needs. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The changes will outline what uses are

Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your chance to help rid our local waterways of a serious pest, European Carp â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or Mud Marlin. Held over a full week to give you the chance to contribute to this great community event whilst being in the running for trophies, fishing rods, reels and other great prizes. The competiton starts on Sunday January 19 amd runs until until Monday January 27. Registration is by gold coin donation at Numeralla Fire shed between 6pm and 7pm Sunday January 19, followed by the first weigh in. Late registrations accepted and daily weigh-in every afternoon 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7pm at Numeralla Fire shed. The final weigh-in is on Monday January 27, fr om12 to 1pm, followed by presentations and a barbecue.

permitted in these centres. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In general, most new uses will require lodgement of a development application.â&#x20AC;? The council will typically exhibit the application and then subject it to a detailed assessment, including for any potential environmental or local amenity impacts. Under the proposed changes, any proposal for a new facility at a centre would need to be made by or on behalf of the Department of Education and Communities or State Sporting Venues Authority â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Government agencies responsible for the centres. This will ensure that any new proposal needs to first be supported by the NSW Government and be in the public interest. The proposed changes identify a range of facilities that would be permitted in all centres, including: Recreational facilities Function and information


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Fishing results from 2013 Participants 77 Total fish 682 Total weight (kg) 666

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Biggest fish (kg) 4.91 Further Information Should you require any further information, please contact: â&#x20AC;˘ Brett Jones 0427419177 â&#x20AC;˘ Roger Roach 0428544558 This competition could not have been held if not for the following sponsors Cooma Sports Store, Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, Alpine Angler, Murrumbidgee CMA, Repco Cooma, Trotts Transport, Max & Coral Talbot, Cooma Mitre 10, Cooma H Hardware, Brittonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Concrete, Percyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newsagents, Macks Auto, Summit Smash Repairs, Burchalls Transport, Accredited Electrical, PD Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Fattys Butcher Shop, Cooma Hotel, Mattner Contracting, TWG Woolstore, Numeralla Landcare, Terry Myers River&Riparian, Willow Environmental Management Services, Monbeef, Braidwood Ground Spraying. Further sponsors welcome ring numbers above for enquires Happy Fishing

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Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more to home insurance, so letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s be clear With GIO Home Insurance, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know exactly where you stand. Your local GIO agent will explain the range of comprehensive products and options available to you. Call us today and you could also save 15% when you combine your home and its contents insurance with us on one policy. Catherina Evans 51 Vale Street Cooma 02 6452 3474 Catherina Evans is an Authorised Representative of AAI Limited ABN 48 005 297 807 AFSL 230859 trading as GIO, the issuer of these products. Read the relevant Product Disclosure Statement before deciding on the product and consider whether it is right for you. Ask us for a copy. 22702 OPS 05/07/13 A




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Essential crews ready to respond â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24/7 With the prevalence of storms and bushfires increasing over the summer months, Essential Energy is reminding customers to be prepared in the event of wild weather or fire-related power supply interruptions. Essential Energy manages the poles and wires across 95 per cent of the State and has crews ready to respond to unplanned supply interruptions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Regional manager South Eastern, Phillip Green, said that while the overhead electricity network was usually strong and reliable, it was also at the mercy of the weather. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll dispatch crews to restore electricity as soon

as possible in the event of an unplanned supply interruption â&#x20AC;&#x201C; bringing in extra crews when severe winds, rain, hail and lightning, flash flooding or bushfires cause extensive damage across large areas,â&#x20AC;? Phillip said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just as weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at the ready 24/7, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re asking our customers to also be prepared and report any downed or low powerlines or damaged infrastructure and have our emergency number on hand â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 13 20 80. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay at least eight metres from fallen powerlines and any other object they may be touching, treat wires on the ground, or low hanging lines, as live and dangerous and always exercise extreme caution when cleaning

Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Festival Presents

The Book Thief...the movie

Wednesday January 29th Jindabyne Cinema. 7pm for 8pm. Rob Zusak, Marcus Zusakâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother will be speaking. Tickets: $20 per person, includes wine and nibbles Tickets available from: t The Cinema t National Parks t Snowprint Bookshop t Apres-She

up after a storm, as damaged lines may be hidden by debris.â&#x20AC;? Phillip said that when a large storm or other event damaged the electricity network, Essential Energy workers concentrated on repairing and re-energising major powerlines first to restore electricity to the majority of customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once this is completed, field crews then target customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; individual faults and problems, such as broken house service lines,â&#x20AC;? he said. For more information on electrical safety, visit www. or call Essential Energy on 13 23 91.

Vehicle confiscation laws The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said laws introduced by the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government to crack down on car hoons have been enormously successful, with more than 100 vehicles impounded and more than 500 sets of number plates seized. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lives are put at risk when car hoons drive recklessly on our local streets,â&#x20AC;? said Mr Barilaro. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These laws send a clear message to people who drive their cars like maniacs, when police catch them they will lose their vehicle or their ability to drive it for three months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is in addition to the other strong penalties they face for driving in a dangerous fashion. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having voted for these laws in Parliament, I am pleased a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle can be

permanently confiscated if they drive it after their number plates have been seized by police. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The law and message is clear â&#x20AC;&#x201C; if people want to treat local streets like a racetrack â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their car will be taken off them. They need to slow down and obey the law.â&#x20AC;? The sanctions apply to car hoons who are caught by police exceeding the speed limit by more than 45 km/h, those involved in a police pursuit and those caught committing hoon type offences such as an aggravated burn-out or participating in a street race. NSW Premier Barry Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Farrell announced that since the laws came into force in July last year, 123 vehicles have been impounded and 513 sets of number plates have been seized for a three month period.

Business of the week

Snowy Mountains Crash Repairs


Snowy Mountains Crash Repairs is under new management; as of the 1 January Steve Dalton and his experienced team of 6 local workers have taken over Snowy Mountains Crash Repairs. Steve offers you the latest Two Pack Painting technology, and works with up-to-date equipment that will give you that professional finish to any job. Steve Dalton will cover all insurance work, is a windscreen agent, and does replacements and repairs, he offers you while you wait windscreen chip repairs. Steve has recently started doing NRMA claims processing. Steve and his team are honest and friendly; giving you prompt advice and quotes. Steve has been a paint technician for 30yrs and runs a very well organized workshop that is expanding all the time. Workshop hours are between 8am-5pm Monday to Friday. For any inquiries phone the office and Sandra will point you in the right direction.

Phone: 6456 1671 Lot 6, Lee Avenue, Leesville Estate, Jindabyne


Businesses at Leesville Industrial Estate 1. Snowy Mountains Crash Repairs Lot 6, Lee Avenue

2. Jindabyne Sand & Gravel 4-6 Crawford Street

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No matter what the load might be, Monaro Freight will always provide customers with nothing but the most efficient and quality service. With a service between Cooma and Canberra and Cooma and Queanbeyan happening three times a day and a daily service to and from Sydney as well as a regular service to Melbourne, you can get whatever you need delivered to wherever you need it to go! Although they are not removalists, Monaro Freight are happy to deliver any large items that you may have purchased straight to your front door, not to mention that the Polo Flat depot has a large range of shipping containers available for rent or purchase in varying sizes. Monaro Freight have connections with major international carriers all over the world and national carriers throughout Australia, you can get your items delivered to anywhere you need them to go with the utter ease of using a local company. They are also agents for Boral Cement and Adbri Masonry Products. With recent expansions and continued growth, the owners of Monaro Freight will continue to supply Cooma and the Monaro with exceedingly friendly and efficient service. No matter what you want delivered, go local and do it through Monaro Freight, they’ll deliver anything except babies and livestock!

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C & C Self Storage Cooma Sand & Concrete Alpine Milk & Chilled Foods Elgas Snowy Sheds Monaro Wool Services Monaro Freight Monaro Panel Beaters High Country Truss & Frames

PH: 6452 7540



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Cooma Sand & Concrete Pty Ltd


Quality Construction Material Suppliers

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Car-O-Liner Measuring System

(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

All Types of Spray Painting From Touch-up to Full Resprays Specialising in Baked Enamel Finishes Windscreens Fitted

Ph 6452 1568 Fax 6452 2307 Carlaminda Rd, Cooma


WHOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S AT POLO FLAT? Wool Marketing - Not just wool selling

Wool Buyers & Wool Brokers Office & Wool Store 54-56 Polo Flat Road, Cooma NSW 2630 Phone: 6452 4494 Fax: 6452 4464 or Ben: 0428 445 064

Our frames and trusses are 100% Australian - we use Hyne T2 timber and Multinail products. We service the ACT, South Coast, Snowy Mountains and surrounding areas. We provide you with an obligation free quote. Feel free to send us your plans via email or post, or if you prefer, call to make an appointment to discuss your project.

Bombala Woolstore Cnr Forbes & Badgery Street, Bombala NSW 2630 Fridays 9am - 5pm

Phone: 6458 3720


When it comes to clean, efficient energy... you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t beat

Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains

Phone: 131 161 For appliance sales Jindabyne: Mitre 10 3 Snowy River Ave

Ph: 6451 4200

LTD For appliance sales Cooma: South East Tile & Bathroom 44-48 Bombala Street Ph: 6452 1500

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat


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Glenn Grumley is the owner operator of Monaor Panel Beaters which has been established in Polo Fat for over 35 years. Glenn has always had a keen interest in cars and has been involved in pit crewing and various motor sports for many years, so he understand peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s passion for their cars. Monaro Panel Beaters have a team of experienced tradesmen, who have over fifty years combined experience between them, in the panel beating and vehicle painting trades. Monaro Panel Beaters are Approved Repairers, for all Insurance companies and will fix any and all insurance work, be it large or small. They also do restoration work, windscreens, re-sprays, and they can provide a loan vehicle, or will pick up and deliver your car for you. If you do have the miss-fortune to be involved in any sort of vehicular accident and your car is in need of repair, Glenn would like you to know that you DO have the choice of repairers. The team at Monaro Panel Beaters offer their customers a personal service and endeavour to support the local business economy wherever possible.


Wednesday January 15, 2014

2014: the International Year of Family Farming The National Farmersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Federation (NFF) and its members have hailed the start of the new year, encouraging all Australians to join with them in celebrating the International Year of Family Farming during 2014. NFF President Brent Finlay, a family farmer from south east Queensland, said family farms remain the heart and soul of agriculture in Australia. â&#x20AC;&#x153;99 percent of Australian farms are family owned and operated â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and this year, the U n i t e d Nationsdeclared International Year of Family Farming, gives us the opportunity to celebrate the enormous contribution these farmers make,â&#x20AC;? Mr Finlay said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 157,000 farmers not only produce 93 percent of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daily domestic food supply â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the clean, healthy, fresh food that Australian families enjoy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; they also contribute $38 billion in export income to the economy and manage some 59 percent of Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s land. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year, the focus on our farmers via the International Year of Family Farming will help us tell their story and raise awareness of agricultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s contribution,â&#x20AC;? Mr Finlay said. 2014 also marks the 35th anniversary of the NFF, which was formed in 1979 as the united national voice for Australian farmers. To celebrate both occasions, the NFF will again host its biennial conference, the NFF National Congress, in Canberra in October 2014, with a focus on community values, attitudes and expectations regarding Australian agriculture. The NFF will also continue to work with the agricultural industry and the wider supply chain to enact the Blueprint for

Australian Agriculture â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the most innovative and ambitious programs ever undertaken to ensure a strong future for the agricultural sector â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and will work with the Government on the development of the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We look forward to working with our members, farmers and all within agriculture to celebrate the International Year of Family Farming this year, and to develop both our National

Sale day change a success Cooma Associated Agnets yarded 8,250 Crossbred Lambs and 5,600 Sheep for a total of 13,850 head for th4 first sale of 2014. It was a good quality yarding throughout and the market was generally fully firm on the last December sale with the top end of the shorn store crossbred lambs $5 to $8 dearer, with strong competition from three Victorian restockers. Moving from Monday to Tuesday Sheep Sales was very successful and will continue with the increase in buyers, both butchers and restockers. There were fewer very fresh sucker lambs penned owing to seasonal conditions and there was a premium paid for the shorn lambs both fats and stores. The main store lamb buyers came from Leongatha, Korumburra, Bairnsdale with limited numbers to the Riverina. Two new Victorian butchers added strength to the fat lamb and mutton markets. Quotations. Crossbred Lambs

Congress and the Blueprint for Australian Agriculture,â&#x20AC;? Mr Finlay said. The NFF member organisations are: AgForce Queensland, Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd, Australian Livestock and Property Agents Association Ltd, Australian Livestock Exporters Council, Australian Pork Ltd, Australian Veterinary Association, Beechworth Honey Pty Ltd, CANEGROWERS, Cattle Council of Australia, Corporate Agriculture Group, Cotton Australia Ltd, Dried Fruits Australia, Goat Industry Council of Australia, GrainCorp, GrainGrowers Ltd, Northern Territory Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association, NSW Farmers, NSW Irrigators Council, Pastoralists Association of West Darling, Ricegrowers Association of Australia, Ridley Corporation Ltd, Ruralco Holdings Ltd, Sheepmeat Council of Australia, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Association, Victorian Farmers Federation, WAFarmers and WoolProducers.


BC Partnership (MLP) 122 Lambs P & M Sands (MLP) 35 Lambs RR & AR Norton (ELD) 23 Lambs SL & RJ Manning (MLP) 99 Lambs RG & MA Bottom (ELD) 27 Lambs BJ & LK Tozer (MLP) 57 Lambs D & L Venables (BC) 43 Lambs Cassilles & Southgate (BC) 23 Lambs L & A Wallace (ELD) 47 Lambs Lake Plain P/C (MLP) 37 Lambs R & J Sands (MLP) 34 Lambs KG Clarke (JMC) 38 Lambs Caldwell & Kennedy (JMC) 34 Lambs RJ,MJ & JR Barron (LMK) 113 Lambs SA Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill (LMK) 38 Lambs WR Schofield (LMK) 40 Lambs M Power (BC) 21 old Lambs

$117 $115 $115 $114 $113 $113 $112 $111.50 $110 $110 $108 $101 $98 $98 $93 $83.50 $75.50

Store Crossbred Lambs including light trade lambs purchased by restockers and feeders. DL Wighting (ELD) 103 Lambs $88.50 SG Tozer (MLP) 57 Lambs $87.60 RC,JF, & PF Campbell (MLP) 45 lambs $87.50 FE & DC Constance (MLP) 231 Lambs $82.50 M & J Pendergast (LMK) 37 Lambs $74.20 LW & MC Brooks (BC) 20 Lambs $72.00

Lighter store lambs

$45 to $65

Wethers Murlingbung P/S (ELD) 170 Wethers $65 Fraser Bros (MLP) 157 Wethers $65 RA & KI Reed (MLP) 89 Wethers $ 63 Cotter & Gruber (BC) 112 Wethers $57 Shanley Caddigat (LMK) 97 Wethers $56 B Scanes (LMK) 15 Wethers $56 J E & J Alcock (BC) 06 Wethers $51 Ewes KG Clarke (JMC) 40 ewes Middleview P/S (MLP) 175 ewes Murlingbung P/Ship (ELD) 99 ewes SA Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill (LMK) 16 ewes TC Bruce (ELD) 145 ewes J,E & J Alcock (BC) 60 ewes LA Stewart (JMC) 68 ewes S & D Blyton (LMK) 31 ewes Riverview P/Ship (MLP) 45 ewes Cotter & Gruber (BC) 14 ewes

$ 64 $63.50 $56 $55 $50 $49.50 $47.50 $47 $47 $42.80

Store Sheep NL Clarke (LMK) 120 1stX ewes, 15 months, Oct. Shorn, $116 Arable P/L (MLP) 48 1stX Ewe Lambs, unshorn, $78 Casuarna P/L (LMK) 426 Mer. Wethers, 2 yrs, Sept Shorn, Greenland Blood, $55 GJ Povey (MLP) 69 Mer. Wethers, 2 yrs, Nov. Shorn, Greenland Blood. $50 L & A Roninson (JMC) 226 Mer Wethers, 1 yr, July Shorn, $44 The next Cooma Sheep & Lamb Sale will be held on Tuesday January 21, commencing at 10am. VENDORS & CARRIERS PLEASE NOTE. THE CURFEW OR CUT OFF TIME FOR RECEIVALS IS 8AM on SALE DAY in order for agents to receive stock, draft, pen, book up and do the NVD paperwork prior to sale commencing. Stock will be received till 9pm on the Monday.

Weekly Market Update - Week ending Friday, 10 January 2014

Pictured, James, Jim and Bea Litchfield.


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Wednesday January 15, 2014

Large fines await those who bring in wbiosecurity risk goods During this busy travel season the Department of Agriculture is reminding the community to be biosecurity aware when bringing items from overseas. Penalties do apply when people do the wrong thing. A recent example is the case of a man who was found guilty of bringing biosecurity risk goods into Melbourne from Vietnam. The man appeared in a Victorian

Magistrateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Court in December for illegally importing two live plants and two mooncakes. He was convicted and fined $7000 and $1606 in court costs. First Assistant Secretary for Border Compliance, Colin Hunter, said the sizable fine reflected the seriousness of the offence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Passengers found carrying prohibited items, like live plant material, who have

not declared them can face large fines and convictions,â&#x20AC;? Mr Hunter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;High risk goods, such as live plants, can introduce exotic pests and diseases and cause untold damage to our valuable agricultural industry.â&#x20AC;? Biosecurity officers at all major airports and mail centres continue to be vigilant about protecting Australiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique environment and agricultural industries.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;The message remains clear that anyone arriving in Australia from overseas must declare any plant or animal goods on their Incoming Passenger Card. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re unsure you can speak with a biosecurity officer on arrival,â&#x20AC;? Mr Hunter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save yourself a costly mistake and ensure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re biosecurity aware of what can and canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be brought in to Australia.â&#x20AC;?

Miners appointed general manager of LLS Hunter The Board of Hunter Local Land Services (LLS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Brett Miners as General Manager of Hunter LLS, commencing operations in January 2014. Brett has 22 years experience working and living in rural communities in NSW, including a recent term as acting General Manager at Southern Rivers Catchment Management Authority. The Chair of Hunter LLS, Susan Hooke, is delighted with the news, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brett comes to

the organisation with a strong background in working with CMAs and primary industry groups,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; she said. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Brett has a proven track record in developing strong partnerships with primary industry groups and led the team that developed the partnership with Bega Cheese and local dairy suppliers, resulting in the award winning Bega Environmental Management System.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;He has also worked closely with leading rural organisations, including Monaro

Farming Systems and south coast oyster growers. In the course of his activities he has developed strong relationships with government departments including NSW Department of Primary Industries, and has a wealth of experience in developing and leading teams to deliver biosecurity and agricultural extension services to landowners.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;We have had our government appointed directors on board for a few weeks and this new appointment sees

our new organisation well prepared to commence working with our community in the new year,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Susan Hooke said. From January 2014, LLS will deliver functions now provided by Catchment Management Authorities, Livestock Health and Pest Authorities and extensions services of the Department of Primary Industries including agricultural advice, plant and animal pest control and biosecurity, natural resource management and emergency management.

Schute Bell wool report 53,755 bales were presented for the first sale of the year and whilst there were some modest falls on the whole the market held up well. The mid micron types all closed the week at a very similar level to the corresponding period last year with the carding indicator still the standout performer. 48,030 bales were sold nationally for the week with a passed in rate of 10.7%. Major buyers included Chinatex, Techwool & Tianyu. AWTA data for the first six months of the season has the weight of wool tested nationally down 1.8% with the trend toward the national woolclip getting finer. 45.6% of the wool tested between July to December was finer than 19.5 micron, this is a 6.5% rise on the previous period. No doubt seasonal conditions in parts of the country has resulted in wool testing

finer however this glut of finer wool has resulted in the erosion of the historical price premium. Fremantle selling after the Eastern seaboard fell away sharply yesterday upon the release of next weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roster with an expected offering of just over 60,000 bales. Weekly offerings should drop back below 50,000 bales again in the following few weeks. This Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sales WEST 60,229 bales are expected to be on offer nationally with 16,137 in Sydney. Schute Bell, Wool Auctions, Goddard & Monaro Wool are selling on Wednesday the 15th.

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Other wool stores at: Queanbeyan - Pat McDonald Mobile: 0427 910 151 Bega - Rebecca Breust Mobile: 0417 020 780

Bombala - David Platts Phone: 6458 3720 Fridays 9am - 5pm Bega Agricultural Supplies Friday 9am - 5pm


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EUCUMBENE COVE FIRE MITIGATION WORKS-STAGE 2 INVITATION TO TENDER Snowy River Shire Council (on behalf of Rural Fire Service & Snowy Hydro Limited) is inviting Tenders for Eucumbene Cove Fire Mitigation Works-Stage 2 (PROJ14-7). The Scope of Works requires establishment of an Asset Protection Zone (APZ) standards for Eucumbene Cove Village within the Snowy River Shire. This scope of works is to be read in conjunction with the Review of Environmental Factors- Eucumbene Cove Fire Mitigation Works, June 2011 (the REF) and Part 5 Assessment (EP&A Act 1979) Bushfire Mitigation Works Eucumbene Cove, October 2011 (the determination).

Come and have a look at our new shed, register or renew your memberships and enjoy refreshments ($1 each if refreshing) from 11am until 4pm Friday 17th January on site between â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Liquorlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Your Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in Sharp Street, Cooma. Contact Jane Reid: 6452 3112

The scope of works includes the following parts: 1. Part A- Tree removal and Limbing. 2. Part B- Removal of residues generated from Part A works from the site. 3. Part C- Disposal of residues. 4. Part D- Rehabilitation of disposal site.


GARAGE SALE Household Items 18th January


9.00am -2.00pm 233 Sharp Street

Ken Bradford

The methods and equipment used to undertake these works, must comply with the requirements of the REF and the determination at all times. The successful tenderer will report to the designated SRSC/NSW Rural Fire Service (NSWRFS) Supervising Officer, who will co-ordinate the works activities in consultation with the successful tenderer and maintain a liaison role with landowners, Snowy River Shire Council and Snowy Hydro Ltd.

Contact Cooma Police Station 6452 0099. Tenders to be forwarded in writing to Local Area Manager, Queanbeyan Police Station, 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 Farrer Place, Queanbeyan, NSW, 2620.

RETIRED SNOWY FAMILIES & SMEC FRIENDS GET TOGETHER For light lunch and reminisce $20.00 Where: Cooma Car Club, Bolaro Street Cooma When: Wednesday 19th February 2014 from 11am RSVP by 12th February - Coral & Max Talbot Ph: 6453 3234


1976 De Havilland Trojan half cabin boat with twin 90HP Honda outboard motors. 6.5m in length, aluminium hull, trailer, full overnight covers, fish finder/ depth sounder, manual bilge + electric bilge. Inspections by appointment only.

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Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.


Love from wife Pat, Dawn, John, Anne and families.




A site meeting will be held on Monday 13 January 2013, 11am at Eucumbene Cove RFS depot. Tender documents, specifications, and REF can be obtained by contacting Councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Property Officer on (02) 6451 1195.

Records continue to fall at Little Athletics Jackson Walsh has started the New Year on a high by winning the boys multi-event and setting a new track record as well. U/8 Jackson scored the record in 300m of the Multi-Event, lowering his own record by ½ a second to power over the finish line in 1:02.07 sec. Jackson won the Multi-Event Program with an outstanding performances over five events. Each event is graded according to the age of the athlete and weight of field implements used. Jackson started off the night with a Personal Best in the 200m by stopping the clock at 36.53 sec, scoring him 590 pts. He followed this up with another PB in the Long Jump by leaping over 3m for the first time to exceed his old mark by 21 centimetres with an excellent jump of 3.11m = 772 points. The 50m was next event for his age group and his time of 9.05 sec pushed his point score for this event to 820 points. Then came discus where he was able to sling it out to 11.41m, giving him 535 pts. The last event of the night saw Jackson in his record breaking run over the 300m and his tally eclipsed the 1000 point to 1366 pts. Second place in the boys Multi-Event

also went to a U/8 Stephen Davis with 3286 points. Stephen scored a PB in the 200m by carving off over 1 ½ seconds to record 42.99 sec. Third place in the boys event went to U/13 Burnum Brademann with 3155 points. Burnum managed to claim two PBs for his effort, the first in 200m with 33.05 sec and in the Long Jump moved up into the four-metre plus club with fine leap of 4.03m. Emma Watkins (U12) with 2646 points and two PB performances placed well above the other girls to claim first place. Emma smashed her best 2013 time by just on two seconds with 37.79 sec (525 pts) and repeated this performance again over the 400m in 1:39.49 sec (97 pts) where she carved 3.49 seconds off her last year best. Emma picked up valuable points in the 50m (8.71 sec= 894pts), then again another 626 pts for a impressive Long Jump of 3.13m and finally 504 pts in the Discus with her second best throw of the season. Second place in the girls went to U/11 Rebecca Mylan with 2012 pts. A very good result for a girl who has missed most of the season up to now.

Most of Rebeccaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s points came via 50m (9.20 sec = 802 pts) and the Long Jump (2.61m = 522 pts). Third place was a battle between two U/9 Girls, Ashley Manners and Selene Sheen, less than 150 points separated the two girls at the end of competition. Selene forged ahead in the discus to put a buffer between herself (7.94m = 448 pts) and Ashley (4.40m = 360 pts). Over the night 16 athletes scored 29 Personal Best performances with U/6 Cooper Walsh picking up three PBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out of five events. Cooper had a massive improvement in both the 200m (51.89 sec) and 300m (1:27.84 sec) slashing nearly five seconds off both his 2013 times for these events. Cooper pushed his Long Jump performance out by 9cm to 1.79m. Tomorrow we resume our normal program of events. We only have five more weeks until entries close for the Regional Champs. And to Qualify for State Champs athletes must have reached top four placing in track events or top six placing in field events at the regional.

Two of Cooma Centreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s athletes Ready to fly from Sydney to Auckland NZ with the NSW Trans Tasman Team last Thursday, Nick Zusak (U/12) and Jordan Davis (U/11). Nick is in the 100m, 200m, long jump and discus. Jordan is in shot put and some track events.

A very big weekend of golf at Cooma course Cooma Golf report by Garry Atkinson With round two of the Summer Cup held last Saturday and the first round of the Super Stableford on Sunday, the weekend of golf was jam packed with fine scores and hopeful golfers all out to post good scores for both major events on the golfing calendar. On Saturday a single medley stableford was held in beautiful summer conditions. Dave Robinson took out the A grade prize with a solid 38 stableford points. Runner up was brother Adam with 37. In B grade Wayne Ryan had a marvellous 40 points to post the round of the day. Runner up was ex-president Bob Eley with 37 points on a countback.

In C grade Neil Venables had 40 points (equal round of the day) to take the winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prize from an in form Steve Edgenton on 36. Ball winners went down to 34 points. Nearest the pin on the ninth was Christian Stockl and on the 17th Mal Barnes. Longest drives were all on the 13th hole with A grade taken out by Adam Robinson, B grade by Bob Eley and C grade Sam Scarlett. Sunday was another wonderful golf day but a good field competed in round one of the Super Stableford. Ben Rolfe had a great round with 43 points from Gary Batten with 40 points and Dave Abraham on 38 points. Nearest the pin on the ninth was Col Langdon and on the 17th Frank McKnight. On Wednesday a single stableford was conducted with Chris Brown winning A grade on 40 points.

In B grade John Onur won with a great round of 42 points. In-form Dieter Seubert won C grade with 41 points. Ball winners went down to 34 points and nearest the pin on the ninth went to Bob Ashcroft and on the 17th to Steve Young. Next Saturday sees round three of the summer cup. On Sunday and Wednesday there are single medley stablefords on offer for members and visitors. Please note golfers that pennant draws are now out with members asked to nominate for either the A reserve pennant team or the B grade handicap team. There is also a volunteer cleaning roster and the bar/starting and opening roster is on the notice board. See you on the course.

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ACROSS 1. Free hour following cadet training (6) 4. Poor boxers made father appear a sleepyhead (8) 10. Reach an agreement to attend semesters (4,2,5) 11. See 26-across 12. Rotten hemp at fault but no longer relevant (3,3,3) 14. Scrapes together in Marrakesh (5) 15. Harness means little amongst the newlywed (6) 17. Desired end product after twelve months (7) 19. Bending ears over state defences (7) 21. Washes over first offender at his lowest point (6) 23. One in flight from street song (5) 24. Affirmative action rated year as ancient history (9) 26 and 11-across. A little tough at full speed (3,3) 27. Venus played grave tennis (7,4) 29. Quarter showing their age by relaxing (8) 30. Moved around like a top player on the morning (6) DOWN 1. Surgeon holds court during opening (6) 2 and 28-down. Two felines in a drum (3-3) 3. Trap 2-down before church (5) 5. First class prize to wither on the vine (7) 6. Mindful of inside jobs before domestic worker (9) 7. Precaution against bad luck as rugby infraction would be on report as ... (5,2,4) 8. ... reserve steadies play (3,5) 9. Misty conditions came close to hinder a golfer (6) 13. Wood turned ladle was nipped in the bud (11) 16. Most depressing listener is also among the most uninteresting (9) 18. God forbids such sweet stuff (4,4) 20. Plant finished by a nose (7) 21. Wrong bias on the land (6) 22. Extremely heavy bird becoming cross ... (6) 25. ... with each silly leg being well under par (5) 28. See 2-down

Ladies results: Winner: Maureen Roberts; Runner-up: Carolyne O’Byrne, Jenny O’Byrne.

NTP eighth Maureen 10th Carolyn Major.


Sunday results – men: Winner: John Onur 43pts, Tony Kiek 41pts., Roy Gabriele, Mick Bottom and Alan Parson 38pts. NTP third Chris Brown, 10th Carolyn Major. Ladies results: Winner: Marianna Lapargo; Runner-up: Carolyn O’Byrne, c/b Jan O Halloran. NTP eighth Mariana Lapargo, third Lorraine Key.

Cooma ladies golf results


ACROSS 1. Oaf, dolt (6) 4. Curved sword (8) 10. Locust (11) 11. Sprite, gremlin (3) 12. Helper (9) 14. Relating to the nose (5) 15. Group of merchant ships (6) 17. Wooden framework (7) 19. Motors (7) 21. Burrowing animal; pester (6) 23. Passageway between seats (5) 24. Practice session (9) 26. Pair (3) 27. Call for, entail (11) 29. Spiny animal (8) 30. Smear, blur (6)

DOWN 1. Blockage, deadlock (6) 2. Extinct giant bird of New Zealand (3) 3. Fertile patch in the desert (5) 5. Seat of government (7) 6. Soaked in liquid before cooking (9) 7. Need for water (11) 8. Beaten off (8) 9. Study of plants (6) 13. Buffet meal (11) 16. Retribution (9) 18. Porch (8) 20. Hot wind of the Mediterranean (7) 21. Bidding, command (6) 22. Arm covering (6) 25. General principle (5) 28. Help (3)






Welcome back, everyone. Hope you all had a great Christmas and a very happy New Year. Wednesday saw 15 men and nine ladies do battle with the heat and flies. Men’s results: Winner Rod Kerr, a visitor from Thredbo – 49pts; Runner-up: Bill Quin 37 pts, Mal Browne 36pots and Bob Key 36pts. NTP eighth Bill Quin; 15th Ross Thompson; 17th Bob Key.

On Wednesday January 8, in great conditions for golf neither too hot nor too cold, the ladies played the first round of the Sisters Trophy. Aileen Smith played extremely well coming in with 23 stableford points. Well done Aileen. Close behind her and coming in second place was Clare Nowland with 21 points. Balls were won by Madge Butler 20 points and Val Leitch, Marilynne Weston and Rulie Steinfort, all three having 18 points. On Saturday January 11, the

second round of the nine-hole Summner Cup was played. It was very hot and after the rain the scores were not quite as good as last Wednesday. The winner on a countback was Val Leitch with 16 points and Marion Burke received the first ball with 16 points. The second ball went to Rulie Steinfort with 15 points and Marion Burke received the NTP ball. Until Next week Happy golfing.

Calling all squash players Here we are in a new year and the squash comp is about to get underway. Committee members have been hard at work freshening up the courts – painting, cleaning and general tidying-up. Players will notice things have changed upstairs as alterations have been made to accommodate the new Cooma Judo Club – which will be meeting every Monday evening. Nominations are now being called for the summer comp which will commence on 4th February for “A” grade and 6th for “B” grade. Interested players should call the squash courts on 64521213 and leave their contact details. Grading

will commence after nominations close on 31st January. Comp. fees remain unchanged at $110 for adults and $60 for school age and must be paid within 2 weeks from the start of the comp. Social hits are available on Tuesday from 5pm to 6.45pm for “B” grade and Thursday for “A” grade along with Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Chicken runs will be held Thursday 16th, 23rd and 30th. Once again if interested in having a warmup before the comp starts this is an excellent way of doing it. We look forward to another good competition!



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Snowy Mountains Showjumping festival

The Snowy Mountains Showjumping Festival was Some of the results included: held for the first time at The Station, Jindabyne Savanna Hopkinson Junior NSW Country last week. Champion, Jamie Priestley Runner Up. The competition was previously held at Cooma Clint Beresford winner of the NSW Open Showground for the last six years. Country Championship and Winner of the Triple Once again the standard of competition was Crown Series. very high. Tom McDermott Winner of the Grand Prix.



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District fours played at Jindabyne The main action for the district was at Jindabyne for the playing of the district fours last Saturday and Sunday. G Griffin, D McDonald, V Weston and T Butler started well against G Cox, G Venables, W Lodge and M Storta until the latter hit their straps and by end 10 had set up a 15/5 lead which their opponents were unable to counter, with the Cooma team going on to win 23/12. In an all Cooma affair, S Roncelli, M Mannille, J Vincent and P Cannell were kept honest for the first four ends by B Douglas, M Mayhew, R Wainwright and C Peuker, but four shots to Paul’s team on end five set them on the road home and they ran out winners 25/12. In the afternoon, S Seears, B Seears, P Schulz and J Schoon had a close match with M Frezza, T Reed, G D’Amico and I Mondello, another all Cooma affair. With the lead changing six times in the first 13 ends, and the score 12/12 on end 14, it was anybody’s game. The eventual winners, John Schoon’s team on 22/19. S Roncelli, M Mannille, J Vincent and Paul Cannell backed up in the afternoon to play Jindabyne’s L Whitehead, B Skelly, O Plum and C Demczuk. They soon found themselves looking down the barrel and trailed 5/19 at end 13 and were unable to make inroads on the score with Jindabyne winning 27/10. G Cox, G Venables, W Lodge and M Storta were opposed to P Marsicano, M Buckley, P Caldwell and P Schroeder with either some excellent play by one team or very unusual play by the other, with the results that Storta and Co had a 16/6 lead on end nine.

Four shots on end 10 to Peter’s team were influenced by a number of players Jason Harm, Colin Peuker and Ron spurred them on and on end 20 they at Jindabyne and there were only 10 on Gammon had a close encounter with were in front 22/21 but dropped two Saturday and 16 on Sunday. Mick Faulkner, Mario Frezza and Helen shots on the final end to go down by the On Saturday, John Goldman, Renate Peuker to be 17/17 on end 18. barest of margins 23/22. Winckel and Richard Nichols were Renate Winckel, Steve Lapham and In the first semi-final on Sunday right on target against Keith Goodwin, Ron Wainwright did not let up against morning, L Whitehead, B Skelly, P Maureen D’Amico and Ron Gammon by J Warr, D Jarvis and D Steinfort to win Jefferson and C Demczuk had the better winning 14 of the 21 ends played and 29/19. of the first seven ends to lead 10/4 almost doubling the score at 25/13. In the final game, Kelvin Gotz and Bob against K Maynard, C Iselle, M Brown Don Jarvis and Helen Peuker made a Lahy had an all the way battle with Slim and D Turner. great start against Steve Lapham and Williams and Richard Nichols, with Kelvin 21/19 David’s team then won eight of the Olga Jebbink to lead 16/5 after 12 ends. and Bob just getting there, 21/19. next nine ends played to lead 16/12. Four shots on end 13 gave Steve and With the scores at 17/17 on end Olga a boost but the lead they were 20, Chris’ team managed to get the chasing was too much to overcome and necessary shot to win 18/17. they went down 18/24. G Cox, G Venables, W Lodge and Sunday’s social bowls was boosted by M Storta scored four shots on each of a group of visitors from the wind farm to ends six and seven to lead 11/5 against enoy very calm conditions. S Seears, B Seears, P Schulz and J Schoon in the other semi final. With the scores at 16/16 on end 17, it was anybody’s game, but Mel’s team won the remaining ends 23/16 to advance to the final. In the final, Gordon, Geoff, Wayne and Mel were 5/5 with the Jindabyne team of L Whitehead, B Skelly, P Jefferson and C Demczuk. From that point, the Cooma team gradually pulled away and went on to win 22/14. Congratulations to all the players who took part and thanks to Jindabyne Club for hosting the event for this year. The next event on the district program is the district triples which will be played at Cooma this weekend. In a major singles game played on Sunday, Nelson Wallace and Paul Harris went almost shot for shot for 11 ends, with the scores locked at 8/8. Nelson then put shots on the board and went out to lead 21/9. Although Peter played some great sots, Nelson was able to counter and t A GAME OF BOWLS t LUNCH t A DRINK eventually ran out the + GAMES & PRIZES winner 31/15. Social bowls on Coffeys were happy winners of the 2013 20/20 cricket competition which was finalised recently. Saturday and Sunday Coffeys proved too good for Berridale in the final. NAMES IN BY 5PM FRIDAY 24TH JANUARY 10AM ARRIVAL FOR A 10:30AM START





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Cricketers back on the crease after Christmas Cricket returned to the Monaro after the Christmas- New Year break on Saturday with a couple of teams showing the signs of over indulgence over the break. Top of the table Coffeys put in a disappointing performance all out for 115 with the Alpine well on the way to victory at 2/88, Berridale, 3/149 (L Redmond 61*), have grabbed 1st innings points and will be looking to secure outright points this week after dismissing Dalgety for 138 ( E Hogan 46, A Bartell 4/31). The Cats, all out 226, (M Hynes 62) will be on the hunt for quick wickets with Jindabyne sitting at 4/115 at the end of the 1st days play. On Sunday an under strength Monaro Jefferies Cup team travelled to Goulburn and came away with another hard fought loss, Monaro all out for 126, Mitch Hynes top scoring with a quick fire 60 with Goulburn chasing the small total down for the loss of five wickets. Andy Bartell found form with his leggies again picking up three wickets. Berridale V Dalgety match report Dalgety, missing a few players, won the toss and elected to bat - an interesting decision considering the promise of a full team for the second week. Berridale got off to a good start getting an early wicket. E Hogan 46 and S Freebody 38 formed a nice partnership with E Hogan playing some lovely shots whilst S Freebody looked to play an anchor role and copped an early barrage of some quality short pitched fast bowling from L Redmond (1/9). Freebody recovered from the early softening up and the pair looked comfortable until A Bartell

(4/31) was bought into the attack in the last over before drinks and the introduction of the leg spinner paying massive dividends picking up class batman E Hogan who looked set to make a big score. From that point the Dalgety batsman struggled with Freebody shelving anything remotely attacking as he looked to occupy the crease whilst the Dalgety batting lineup crumbled around him. Freebody finally looked to hit out and was last man out from the bowling of young quick D Gregory (2/14). Dalgety all out 134. Berridaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opening pair of L Redmond (61*) and B Hearn (35) started in positive fashion looking to score runs with a mix of aggression and good running between the wickets the pair put on 57 before G Thompson (1/45) had B Hearn caught playing a terrible shot against the spin. A terrible run out the next over had Berridale in a bit of trouble at 2/58 but another handy partnership between L Redmond and M Robinson restored the Berridale innings. E Hogan (1/15) removed Robinson and with the score on 3/92 with 15 overs remaining in the day A Walters (38*) and L Redmond could of quietly batted out the day, the pair showed Dalgety that the best method of defence was attack as the pair hit the accelerator leading up to stumps picking up 1st innings points with 3 overs left in the day. Berridale finished the day at 3/149 and will be looking for quick runs on Saturday to give themselves a chance of an outright victory.




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Cooma Rodeo Committee has been working hard to ready the Cooma Showground for the February 8 event. Last Saturday, a working bee installed the new shutes. They complement the new permanent arena which will be completed for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rodeo. With a new alignment to the grandstand and closer seating, the new shutes should make the Cooma rodeo an impressive spectacle. Pictured, the rodeo committee, including newest member Spencer, take a break from their work to pose with the new shutes last Saturday.


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The Monaro Post 15th January 2014  
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