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WEDNESDAY February 20, 2013

Ernie’s new album

More assistance for Yarrabin fire victims Page 6 Flowing Festival results page 32

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Sport from page 30

Top honour for MCCR


Members of the Monaro Committee for Cancer Research (MCCR) and some of their dancing ‘stars’ attended a glittering awards ceremony in Canberra last Saturday night, where they announced the winners of the ‘In the Spirit of the Community’ award, part of the Canberra Area Theatre awards. Some of the committee is pictured above with Member for Monaro John Barilaro. See page 3 for more.





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Wednesday February 20, 2013

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Speakers and participants at the customer service workshop in Cooma last week. Business Advisory Service, coordinated the event with the help of local Lee Clarke from Jindabyne who works for Work Smart Communications. Kris manages the BEC in the South East Region from Bredbo to Thredbo and from Eden to Bombala. She is available for one on one sessions and has much experience when it comes to teaching participants that customer service is ‘more than just a smile.’ Before the training session on Tuesday it had been ten years since Cooma had seen a customer service seminar of this nature, training Mobile: 0418 620 626 such as this is valuable Cooma: (02) 6452 1598 for businesses and Sydney : (02) 9531 7550 should be participated in enthusiastically. Kris Fax Cooma: (02) 6452 1583 was happy with the turn Fax Sydney: (02) 9531 7551 out of nine members Email: of the Cooma business world and was overjoyed Professional and Reliable service to be finally giving the for 30 years region the opportunity to Local * Country * Interstate gain insightful customer Weekly service Sydney to Snowy Mtns service knowledge. and all points in between

On Tuesday February 12 a group that consisted of nine women from businesses such as Birdsnest, the Marlborough Hotel, Cooma Furnishing Co and even participants from as far as Eden met at the Cooma Library for a crash course in customer service. Kris Laird, who works for the Business Enterprise Centre (BEC) as part of the South Eastern Mobile

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recently by Chairman of the CMPA Dugald Mitchell. “This document puts forward the term “Social and Economic Development” and it defines this term as “Actions by the community, either This was announced by direct design or through its elected representatives on Shire Council, designed by direct action to promote and sustain the standard of living, general wellbeing, and economic health of Cooma and its dependent populations” The first strategy in the paper is to “Change the demographic mix of the Region” How can this be done?

The paper “Cooma Tomorrow” adopted by the Cooma and Monaro Progress Association (CMPA), on exhibition at the Cooma Library since before Christmas, has attracted a number of positive comments.”

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· By increasing the population of CoomaMonaro at least 2000 people over an eight year period, especially concentrating on attracting 500 young to

middle aged families to the region · By attracting five medium sized businesses to the region by turning Polo Flat into a far more attractive and functional environment for businesses to operate. · By developing a locally based small business supporting and mentoring group “Copies of “Cooma Tomorrow’ has been given to all the Shire councillors together with a covering letter to the Shire General Manager. CMPA is looking forward to their considered response. “CMPA is currently very active in doing something about the third dot point listed above and we hope to have something more to report soon”, he said.

Wednesday February 20, 2013

A celebration of generosity




MCCR president Sandy Schofield is pictured accepting the award at Saturday night’s CAT presentations, accompanied by other committee members.

Lisa Deas The Monaro Committee for Cancer Research (MCCR) have won the prestigious In the Spirit of the Community Award for their production of ‘Dancing With the Cooma Stars’ at the 18th ActewAGL Canberra Area Theatre Awards (CAT) on Saturday. The event celebrates showmanship in theatre of many forms, so it was very fitting that the theme was not only Black Tie, but also glitter. Community members who attended the ceremony were outstandingly impressed by the quality of the entertainment and the all round enjoyment of the night. When such quality performers grace the stage and entertain the audience with such frivolity, it only accentuates the extreme honour that the community should feel when it comes to winning this award. President of the MCCR Sandy Schofield said, “We are very excited that finally our community is being recognised for the great community that it is,” she said “It’s recognition for our awesomeness!” The MCCR received a framed certificate that they will now hang in the oncology ward at the Cooma Hospital. Sandy stressed that the award should be considered a community award above all, “Our community is being recognised for how generous they are,” she said, “Without the Stars and the dancers we wouldn’t have been able to raise the amount of money we did.” She then went on to say: “the performers put three months of their life into preparing for this and the more competitive they are the more time consuming it is!” “We really have to thank the community for getting behind us and wanting to volunteer to help, donating and really just coming along and having a laugh!” Sandy said. Former MCCR president Sue Litchfield said the award was just fantastic. “it is a great recognition of the generosity of the whole MCCR committee and the whole of Monaro”. The award itself was presented by John Barilaro MP, who also expressed how proud he was of our

generous community, “I’m enormously proud of the contribution the MCCR makes to the region for the benefit of cancer patients and their families,” Mr Barilaro said. He highlighted how deserving he believes the committee are of the award, “The committee are truly deserving of this award; their efforts in fundraising surpassed expectations and hundreds of people were involved in making ‘Cooma Dancing with the Stars’ such a success,” he said. He then highlighted how proud he is of the community in general and how dedicated all 35 members of the MCCR are; “I am proud to be a member representing a community such as Cooma in my electorate,” he finished. The MCCR has done wonderful things with the money raised by such events and has used this revenue to build an oncology ward, purchase a navigator probe and an iPad for the clinic so Skype can be used for long distance consultations. The committee were instrumental in securing the unit’s ability to perform two breast surgeries in Cooma daily, a chemotherapy back payment and other essential financial assistance to patients and their families. In a brief history, the MCCR were formed at the instigation of Jackie Sellars (Rose) whose young mother, Helen, died in 1996 after a five-year battle with cancer. The courage and spirit of her mother inspired Jackie to ‘do something’, she was determined to continue the fight against cancer. The Committee is a non-profit organisation and is run entirely by volunteers from the Monaro region. Cooma Little Theatre was also a finalist in the awards last Saturday, gaining two nominations, Jim and Joy Brindle were nominated for Run For Your Wife and the theatre itself was nominated for 3 One Act Plays. Tim Cooke was nominated as Best Actor in features role in a play for his performance as Stanley Gacher in Run For Your Wife.

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Emergency services report On Thursday February 14, a 17-year-old driver travelling approximately 20km/hr over the causeway crest in Commissioner Street, Cooma collided with a 32-year-old female pedestrian. The 17-year-old driver reported that the pedestrian was running across the road and took evasive action to stop her car from hitting the pedestrian, however, collided with her. The pedestrian was taken to Cooma Hospital by ambulance with a fractured ankle. The 17-year-old driver suffered no injuries. Police would like anyone who may have witnessed a car doing burnouts on the Snowy Hydro lawn and in Snowy Mountains Christian school last Wednesday February 13 night to come forward with evidence. Police would also like to request people to secure their cars and remove any valuables due to several recent car break-ins. Cooma Ambulance reported an accident on Saturday February 16, where a man fell through the

roof of a local fast food restaurant. The man suffered a suspected broken neck from the incident at KFC Cooma and was transported to Canberra Hospital. Cooma Fire Fighters attended an illegally lit campfire at Murrumbidgee River on Saturday night at 8:30 and had to extinguish the fire as the camper refused to put it out. Police also attended. Cooma Fire Fighters and the RFS would like to warn the community that illegally lit campfires will not be tolerated and can be very dangerous especially at this time of year. Fire fighters also reported a fire on Mittagang road on Wednesday February 13 caused by overhead electrical wires but no damage was done to surrounding areas and the fire was extinguished quickly. The Monaro Team Rural Fire Service reported three fires lit by lightning strikes within the last week at Jimenbuen, Cherwood and Eucumbene. All the fires were contained to a small area and put out quickly.

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Wednesday February 20, 2013

Ernie to launch his new album in Cooma and Cathcart Ernie Constance, local country music legend, is set to release his seventh album, ‘Songs I Wrote for Slim’, on February 23. The album is compiled of the 16 songs that Ernie wrote for the great Slim Dusty and will also include a tribute song to Slim called ‘I Worship The Water He Walked On.’ Ernie is very proud of his album, which he believes is his best work to date; “All my feeback so far is that it’s my best yet, which I think it is too,” he said, “It’s been a labour of love for me to record all the songs which Slim recorded. Because at the end of the day it really has been the pinnacle of

I See Around’ on the 25th of June in 1975,” he said, “When we launch this album on the 23rd of February it will be four years to the day since I first recorded with Stuie French, my new producer.” He said. Ernie has won numerous song writing awards including the Northern Territory Contemporary Song and Song of the Year in 2009 with Jeff Brown for the ‘Long Haul’, along with Northern Territory Bush Ballad of the Year and Song of the Year in 2010 with ‘Milestones’, plus many Tamworth Songwriters Association and Stan Coster Memorial Featuring: Bungendore Awards. Imported Italian Seamless In more recent years * Ladies tops and underwear he won two male vocalist awards at the Gidgee Coal * Mens tops, briefs and boxers Awards in Queensland. Imported Italian Hosiery Ernie will be holding his * Tights, leggings and socks launch locally in recognition of the great support he Le Mystere Bras has received from the local * Professionally fitted (All sizes) community over the years.

my musical career to have Slim record them.” Ernie is an acclaimed songwriter, he won the prestigious TSA Songmaker Award in Tamworth in 2002, and his plaque sits on the rock alongside Slim Dusty’s at the Tamworth Visitors Centre. This award is endorsed by the fact that Ernie was also inducted into the Country Music Hands of Fame in Tamworth in 2006. There are several unique coincidences with this album that are noteworthy, “Incidentally we started recording the album on the 25th of June in 2012, Slim recorded my first song, ‘Things


Wrote for Slim’ in Cooma and Catchart, Ernie will be doing several ‘mini tours’ to promote his new masterpiece. Pictured, Ernie Constance will launch is new album this Saturday.

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More assistance for Yarrabin fire victims Green grass has finally begun to grow where there was once blackened earth and destruction in the Yarrabin area and it’s quite easy to think that the urgency and hard work has passed. Nothing could be further from the truth. With the bushfire quelled and emergency services gone there is now a different type of battle happening on the Yarrabin fire grounds. That battle is the very long road to recovery. Fortunately though, the battle so far has been embellished with generosity and community spirit. Cooma Monaro Shire

residents and even those from afar have recognised how big the struggle still is for the farmers who have lost livestock, land and fencing and have not ceased in their efforts to lend a hand. On Monday February 18 at Cooma Council Depot, Paul and Val Forgeard from BlazeAid received one of the biggest donations to farmers affected by fires in the area. Monaro Freight unloaded 24.5 tonnes of fence posts from Victoria by Monaro Freight who donated their time and services for Bushfire victims in the shire but also in Coonabarabran.

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12% by 2012….Council is still working towards its aspirational target of 50/50 by 2020 (50% reduction in power use and 50% use of renewable energy by 2020). To date it has achieved a 12% reduction in power use since the peak of 2007. Over the same period the cost of power to Council has risen by 45% but the 12% saving in power has potentially saved Council around $70,000 in electricity bills. The biggest savings have come from savings in water and sewer operations where staff have implemented many recommendations from our energy audits to save power and money. This has included moving our water pumps to off-peak operations where possible and upgrading treatment plant with variable speed drives. Reductions in water use by the community and water loss programs implemented by Council have also had positive benefits for Council's power consumption as pumping water and waste water is our biggest power use. Last year commercial properties used 25% less water than previously with a few of the top consumers achieving very dramatic savings. Council also had some good savings at other facilities like the Berridale Council Chambers and Office where changes to more energy efficient computer servers that allowed one of two air conditioners in the server room to be turned off. In addition changeover of Council’s printer units in the main office contributed to the savings. Introduction of waterless urinals and light tubes are also recent improvements at this site and the new refurbishments have replaced dozens of heaters and air conditioners with a more efficient reverse cycle heating/cooling. Applications for further funding toward energy efficient improvements are being worked on by our Grants Officer. The hard work of Council’s Waste team means Council has made some considerable improvements in recycling rates over the last year. Hopefully the move to electronic business papers for Council meetings will also see a reduction in Council’s paper use. Council now has solar panels on a number of facilities and the wind turbine at Jindabyne Landfill contributes to reducing Green House emissions.

But these are no ordinary fence posts. These posts valued at around $40,000 are a 100% recycled product that is longlife, environmentally friendly, fire resistant, arsenic-free, immune from fungal and termite attack, do not leach or rot and most importantly have been tested and certified by the CSIRO. The posts, are a donation by plasmar manufacturer Australian Composite Technology (ACT) to farmers affected by the January bushfires. The next step with these posts is distributing them amongst the six properties in Kybeyan Valley and Numeralla, which BlazeAid is currently working on. But their journey is not over yet. BlazeAid now needs a way to transport the plasmar posts, along with 1,360 railway sleepers donated by the NSW Department of Transport, from the Depot to those properties in need. The donation by ACT, which has given a total of around $250,000 of plasmar posts to farms affected by fires in NSW, Tasmania and Victoria, will provide farmers with high quality fencing and remove one worry from their minds.

BlazeAid co-ordinators Val and Paul Foreguard watch the unloading of the fence posts on Monday. “As every farmer knows, without fences, you don’t have a farm,” says ACT managing director Rose Smithers. “The sooner fences are fixed, the sooner farms can get up and running properly again and we all benefit from that. “Blaze Aid does an amazing job but they can’t do their work without fencing material, and we were in a position to help. “We hope farmers will get a morale boost from the plasmar posts which are fire and rot resistant and have been CSIRO tested for durability and proven to last for more

than 50 years. “We also welcome the opportunity to demonstrate the quality and durability of our product in different locations throughout Australia. “But most importantly, with this donation, we hope to remind people that the farmers affected by the bushfire still need our help.” Cooma and Nimmitabel Lions Clubs, Cooma Rotary Club, the Country Women’s Association, Nimmitabel Community Group and a group of dedicated ladies from Kybeyan Valley continue to provide Blaze Aid


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volunteers with meals. In addition, last week, Nimmitabel locals Isabel Harrington and Margaret Weston raised $500 to help with breakfasts and lunches for the hard working Blaze Aid volunteers. The Nimmitabel Show Society continues to provide Blaze Aid with a temporary home at the showgrounds. Shire businesses, such as Cooma Rural and Alpine Steel, residents, farmers and transport companies continue to provide products and services at cost price and source and deliver much-needed feed for livestock. As do NSW Farmers and the NSW Department of Primary Industries. If you can transport plasmar posts and railway sleepers to the farms Blaze Aid is working on or can spare a day to work on the fences in Kybeyan Valley and Numeralla, please contact Paul or Val on 0419 132 708 or blazeaid.nimmitabel@ If you can help provide meals to Blaze Aid volunteers, please contact Cooma and Nimmitabel Lions Club, Cooma Rotary Club, the CWA or the Nimmitabel Community Group If you can spare a few dollars to donate to the Yarrabin Fire Relief Fund, set up by Cooma-Monaro Shire Council, please contact Lee Evans on (02) 6455 1777. Just touching the surface BlazeAid have done so much for our

farming community affected by the recent Yarrabin bushfires but Val Forgeard believes that they: “have barely scraped the surface.” Over the last three weeks the BlazeAid headquarters at Nimmitabel Showground has been home to over 52 volunteers from all ages and walks of life all the way from Darwin to Ballarat. BlazeAid has currently cleared over 5.2 kilometres of fencing, repaired over 3.1 kilometres and built over 3.6 kilometres of new fencing. The youngest volunteer has been a 14-year-old boy and the oldest, a 76-yearold man from Tamworth who is an ‘old hand’ when it comes to BlazeAid work. “We’re very grateful to the service clubs who have been taking turns feeding us each week including the Lions Club, Rotary, the Country Women’s Association and the Nimmitabel Group. We’ve also had some wonderful donations of cakes and food and it’s very uplifting for the volunteers,” explained Mrs Forgeard. BlazeAid still have such a huge job ahead of them with kilometres of fencing still left damaged by the fires. BlazeAid’s contribution has been vital to the Yarrabin community’s recovery and will continue to be very much appreciated as they get closer to full recovery.

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Community says -hands off our parks Lisa Deas Valentine’s Day on Thursday February 14 brought the community together through their shared love of local parks and green spaces. A meeting that was held at the Cooma Library in regard to the reclassification of several parcels of land saw an impressive attendance of 180 local people who spilled out from the tightly packed room into the Library foyer. There was an overwhelmingly unanimous opposition to the reclassification of the three parks identified by council as Yareen Road Park, Lloyd Avenue Park and Adams Avenue Playground. Local solicitor Mark Herbert from Blaxland, Lawson and Rose facilitated the meeting; Mr Herbert doesn’t live in Cooma and therefore announced that he would be considered a neutral mediator for the entirety of the discussion. The public hearing gave anyone who wished to speak the opportunity to share their point of view in regards to the reclassification of 29 separate parcels of land that are currently classified as ‘community’ land but the council wish to change to ‘operational’ land. This reclassification would mean that the council has the option to sell some of these parcels of land in the future, but currently they have no solid plans to do so. The first community member to voice her opinion was Sarah Wall, who has made it clear through the local media that she wishes to save “all the parks”. Mrs Wall argued several points, she covered the current obesity epidemic and the need for space for children to be able to play outside in order to avoid the condition, the parks need to be close to homes because parents in this day and age are time poor and the risks of stranger danger, to name a few. Mrs Wall said that she was “concerned and disappointed” with the fact that the Council intend to reclassify the land and she expressed her concern that “once the land is

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gone it can never be regained”. She finished her position strongly by simply saying “let’s keep our parks as community land!” which was followed by an extraordinarily loud round of applause. Cooma-Monaro Shire Council’s manager, recreational services, Ross Lawley was the focus of the meeting in regards of the four councillors who were present. He often was called upon in response to the public’s point of view and initially explained the recreational strategy that the Council started in 2005. This strategy helped council outline priority areas when it came to recreational facilities in Cooma. The netball courts and the pool were chosen as the first priorities and the state of the local parks was third on the list. Per capita Cooma has a very high number of playgrounds, something many residents responded to with “So what!” and “We like it that way!” That aside it is understood that although Council currently has no plans set in stone to sell any of the parks if they are reclassified, their suggestions included the fact that if they could sell of parts of the large blocks of land they might be able to make enough revenue to upgrade the facilities. Mr Lawley stated “The best thing to do would be to decommission some (parks) and improve others.” He also said that the community needed to understand the equitable side of things, “the Council cannot afford to purchase land over everyone’s back fence,” he stated. Ron Hayman was the next community member to address the hearing and had some very heated discussion points to put forward. He believed that Council was being quite ambiguous with the wording of their documentation and

their explanations, he claimed that Council were making “truthful statements which are misleading,” and that their use of the words “classify” and “strategies” were very vague and left people confused. He finished his address by stating, “Leave the parks alone and let’s tell Council to keep their money grabbing hands off them!” From what Council said at the meeting, the selling of any ‘park’ land would only be

in order to obtain the funds required to make needed improvements, that is if a park is decommissioned or if part of the park land is sold off, then those funds would be used to upgrade the equipment. Janine Hopkin then addressed the hearing and brought up several more points in regard to why it is important to keep the current parks we have. She stressed that “we need these parks local to our homes, we need to decrease obesity,”

which she followed with a closing statement, “let’s keep them!” which was again followed by a round of applause. Many other members of the public then went on to address the hearing from their positions amongst the 180 strong crowd, the general feeling amongst the attendees was that they wished that Council would maintain the current parks we have, rather than attempting to sell them off. Continued on P29

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Death of the saleyards? It has been recently reported in the media that the RSPCA is pushing to have sheep and cattle sales that are held at country centres such as Cooma banned within three to five years. The RSPCA claims that cattle and sheep suffer undue stress when they are repeatedly mustered, yarded, loaded onto trucks and then kept for several days in cramped saleyards requiring different watering, integration and feed requirements prior to auction. Following a sale, the process is repeated which only serves to add more stress on stock and is not in line with best practice. The RSPCA wants internet or direct paddock-to-meatworks sales to replace the saleyard auction process. The organisation points out that Australia is moving at a rapid pace, utilising new IT processes and communications for business and social interactions; for this reason, online auctions utilising social media options, photographs and stock descriptions are the way of the future. The Cooma saleyard is currently run by council and has had major upgrading, in consultation with the RSPCA, to its facilities to make livestock more comfortable. According to the mayor, Cr Dean Lynch, the announcement came as a complete surprise to council. He said that council has always complied with RSPCA guidelines and has consulted on various operational requirements that would minimise obvious stresses to the livestock yarded for auction. "Council supports the integration wherever possible in utilising modern internet processes and communications in all our business transactions,” he said. “However, a balance needs to be established between the integration of what the ‘livestock market will bear’ and such interactions between buyers and sellers and significant multiplier economic and business effects of graziers coming to rural centres for the auctions. “This market understanding of how the livestock auction works is critical to centres such as Cooma and the region." To assist council in responding to the threat of closure of our saleyards, community comments would be appreciated and can be sent to my office by the end of February 2013.

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Well congratulations to all concerned with the 2012 Dancing With the Cooma Stars. You should all take a bow for a well-deserved community award. Very well done, all! All that hard work, perspiration and glitter really paid off! Now, as Australia cruises towards an election date in September, it seems our embattled Prime Minister is more on the nose than ever before. Apparently, the new spectacles aren’t persuading anyone to place their confidence with her. What’s that commercial say- “should have gone to…”? The Cooma community was pretty vocal about keeping local parks and playgrounds at a meeting last week. But it seems the cost involved in providing many community facilities are becoming prohibitive for local councils. Swimming pools for example, while a desirable facility, cost a motza to run and aren’t necessarily economically viable for a private operator. But, some things just have to be provided, like power and water. Parks for our kids to fool about in seem to fit into that category. So, did St Valentine have an affect on you last Thursday? The Postman heard of one household where roses and violets were replaced by a cactus…just to make a point (or several). The Postman’s house once again remained unviolated by flowers, chocolates, cards, dinner invitations, or, luckily, cacti. C’es la vie…

Wednesday February 20, 2013

Assistance sought for Berridale War memorial update Ediitor, You may be aware that there is an anomaly in regard to the Snowy River Shires’ war memorials in that there is no memorial in Berridale to local veterans of World War 2 and subsequent conflicts. The Snowy River Sub-Branch of the RSL has been working to redress this anomaly and, based on original research conducted by Mr Kevin Clarke of “Killara”, Berridale, some years ago, the Sub-Branch has identified and documented some 150 veterans. Some additional nominees names and service details, however, cannot be confirmed and the Sub-Branch would appreciate assistance from the community to verify their bona fides. The names in question are: Brown H M, Brown Herbert, Burns P, Chandler Miss N, Clarke J, Clarkeson N, Davies F, Filtness

Riposte Lisa Ashurst There’s a new diet doing the rounds apparently. I don’t know what it’s called (don’t care really) but the word is that “everyone” is talking about it because it’s miraculous etc, etc, etc. Maybe it is but the same has been said about a lot of diets that usually have a flaw there somewhere and then eventually “everyone” packs it in and moves on to the next one. Despite having been fairly slim all my life (even after the kids) I began to develop the odd issue with some extra kilos a few years ago. Not a lot of extra kilos but enough of them to make me wish they weren’t there and they were stubborn little so-and-sos let me tell you! Fortunately the extras didn’t increase themselves but when it was all said and done, they annoyed the proverbial out of me. Despite wanting them gone I resisted any stray desires to hook up with a fad diet thingy and figured if I kept the Peanut Butter M&M’s to a minimum and powerwalked on buying trips to and from the Bredbo servo (that thoughtfully kept a stock of them for me) I should be able to keep the kilos from multiplying and maybe even shift the ones I had. It was a nice thought but it didn’t happen. And then I moved house. The build

A, Hedger Miss E, Jamieson M S, Jardine Miss N M, Jeannert A E, King N H, Lewis C (Cyril?), Massey C J (Carl?), Mayo H G, McFarlane J (Jock?), Monohy G M, Mould R E, O’Brien A M, Pernell J, Reid C S, Reid K (Kevin?), Reid R J (Raymond?), Seears Miss M E A, Thomas W A (William?), Thompson E, Turner C H, Turner Miss E K, Tyler T. It would therefore be appreciated if anyone who can further identify any alleged veterans above contact me, Stephen Youll, via email at stephen@, by mobile ‘phone on 0414 953 292 or by post to 45A Cobbon Crescent, JINDABYNE NSW 2627. Stephen Youll OAM Member, Snowy River RSL Sub-Branch up to a house move and the post move activities can be very good for things like shifting stubborn kilos and I wish I could say that that’s how I managed to drop them but I don’t think the actual move had much to do with it. Thing is, in just a couple of months, I have shed eight kilos in weight but for the life of me I don’t know what I did to achieve this remarkable result! I didn’t even realise until it occurred to me one morning that I had in fact lost those extra kilos that had been hanging around me for the last seven years and a frantic sprint to the bathroom scales revealed just how many of them had disappeared. Naturally I was thrilled to bits and for the first time in ages had a really, really, good look in the mirror. Yep, definitely a slimmer me and now I should fit into that dress again! (I do.) Basically it’s all good but there is one little negative; I don’t know what I actually did to achieve this wondrous result and I so wish I did because if ever anything had “weight loss” written all over it, it would have to be whatever this is and as the person who discovered it I could rest in clover for the rest of my life because “everyone” would want to buy my “secret”. Between you and me though, I think it may just be that since moving to this house I have been a lot more active. Either that or it’s the stairs. But can I market that…?

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Wednesday February 20, 2013


New trainees join Snowy Hydro’s ranks to do at the completion of her traineeship she is still not sure but is hoping to go to university and enrol in a design course, she is particularly interested in the idea of interior design.

Pictured are new Snowy Hydro trainees, from left Daniel Morrassutti, Chelsea Towning, Brianna von der Burg, Caity Digges, Georgie Clarke and Alex Wiles. Not pictured are Shashank Bokil and Lauren Sullivan. Every year Snowy Hydro welcomes an abundance of applicants for the much contested traineeship positions that they offer to school leavers throughout the district. This year has been no exception with eight outstanding local high school graduates being chosen for the roles across departments like Learning and Development, Occupational Health and Safety, Public Relations, Engineering, Information Control Systems, Water and Environment and Human Resources. The trainees started on January 21 and have been busily adapting to the office environment since then, some have travelled to the regions, such as Cabramurra and others have partaken in fieldwork, such as Lauren who works in Water and Environment. Each of the trainees will gain valuable insight into working in a team, with people of all ages and backgrounds as well as gaining a certificate III and IV in Business Administration from TAFE.

went to school at Monaro High. Her position at Snowy Hydro will see her learning the functions of the Human Resources Department, essentially working with the people of the organisation and learning about recruitment, employee benefits, training and professional development and the all-round administration side of the department itself. Georgie says she is “…learning lots of new things and working with lots of new people.” After her year with Snowy Georgie is going to Charles Sturt University in Bathurst to study PDHPE teaching.

Brianna von der Burg – Public Relations Brianna went to St Scholastica’s College in Sydney and is also 18-years-old. As a part of the Public Relations team she will be involved in the management of the flow of information between Snowy Hydro and it’s stakeholders, including the general public. Brianna will learn Georgie Clarke – Human valuable information in regards to Resources marketing and event organisation, Georgie is 18-years-old and she will also be involved in the

administration side of the department and essentially being an assistant to the other members of the team. “I like working in a team environment and I want to study marketing at university.” She said. Brianna would like to see herself studying a Bachelor of Business and Hospitality, majoring in Marketing, at the University of Wollongong when she completes her traineeship at the beginning of next year. Chelsea Towning – Information and Control Systems Chelsea completed year 12 at Monaro High School last year and is 18-years-ofage. The Information Control Systems department at Snowy Hydro is quite similar to the I.T departments of other organisations, essentially Chelsea will be dealing with solving computer related issues within the organisation as well as organising much of the administration side of the department itself. So far Chelsea is enjoying “…helping people out around the business and getting to know everyone.” When it comes to what she wants

Caity Digges – Learning and Development and OHS Caity atteneded Monaro High School and completed year 12 there last year, she is also 18 years old. In her department Caity gets to work across two fields, learning and development concentrates on the professional development of the staff of the organisation and looks for ways to improve training on a professional and personal level. As well as dealing with assisting people in this department, Caity gets to also work with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) side of the organisation. This means that Caity is responsible for the administration of both of these departments and will have a very busy 12 months. “I like working in a team environment and I get to work across two departments,” she said. At the end of her year with Snowy Hydro Caity is going to study a Bachelor of Tourism Management at the University of Canberra.

gets to work at the Discovery Centre, which means he must gain a lot of insight into the operations and the statistical data of Snowy Hydro as well as deal closely with customers that include school groups and other members of the public. As well as this, Alex gets to work at the University Centre, which will open soon and be run by Snowy Hydro, providing people in the region with the opportunity to study courses via distance. Alex says that “It’s really cool that I get to work at both the Discovery Centre and the University Centre. I also love working with people and I’ve learnt heaps about Snowy Hydro.” Next year Alex would like to study Electrical Engineering. Contimued Page 20.

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Alex Wiles – Public Relations Alex completed year 12 at Snowy M o u n t a i n s Grammar School and has freshly come of age, turning 18 today. As part of his job in the Public Relations Department, Alex

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Wednesday February 20, 2013

MCCR’s CAT night of nights

The Cooma ‘Stars’ from May’s event.

Above: Sandy Schofield and Dale Coyte, right: Sue Litchfield and Judy Caldwell, Sandy Schofield and her mother on the bus to Canberra; Sandy Schofield and Carolyn Ewart; Jo Brown and Karen McGufficke; on the red carpet, a picnic before the presentations.


20th February, 2013

building a better community

COUNCIL communiqué Weather permitting, the following works will continue Burra Rd, maintenance grading Kybeyan Rd, maintenance grading

Stewartfield Rd, maintenance grading Bobeyan Rd, maintenance grading


Springfield Rd, drainage & heavy patching Sharp St, concrete grinding


Clean Day

‘Boys from Snowy River’ visit Cooma Landfill

The ‘Boys from Snowy River’ community group visited the Cooma Landfill during the week for a tour of the Resource Recovery Centre. The ‘Boys’ were taken to each independent section of the landfill and had plenty of thoughtful questions for Resource and Waste manager, Jeff Tate.


The tour eventually culminated in a tour of the highly popular Scrapmart buy-back shop where many of the visitors’ comments reflected on the wasteful society we had become.

WHERE: Norris Park - Massie Street, 9am - 12noon WHO: Everyone is welcome - including friends, family, kids BBQ will be provided for all the volunteers on the day,

Bombala Street trees pruned

the recycling truck will also be on display for all the kids.

We will also be discussing the following: WILDLIFE CONCERNS, keeping the environment clean for the ducks, frogs and platypus that use the Cooma Creek as their home.

FLOODING CONCERNS, how to prevent flooding keeping Cooma Creek free of rubbish, unblocking drains etc. Keep Cooma Creek Clean Day will cover Albert Street to Mulach Street, volunteers will be split into 2 groups. Cooma-Monaro Shire Council in conjuction with Water Watch Cooma Region

Contact Matt Booker

6455 1920

for more information 81 Commissioner St, Cooma

Antia Brademann 0429 778 633

Tree pruning work was recently carried out along Bombala Street.

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Smoke alarms, batteries and LED light globe recycling


Ratepayers are reminded that a number of items should never be placed in their general waste bin. Old smoke alarms, household batteries and LED light globes can be handed in, free of charge, at the Cooma Landfill gatehouse or at any transfer station.

competition at the library

Kybeyan Hall repainted

Prizes for the best designs! To promote our library we are running a competition to design a banner for display

500 Words:  free  writing  workshop     February  theme:  A  Scary  Moment

The secretary of the Kybeyan Hall Committee, Jenny Roach, and Cooma Correctional Centre supervisor, Damian Smith, inspected the progress of recent work to repaint the Kybeyan Hall. The Cooma Correctional Centre provided the labour and minor plant to paint the exterior of the hall, while council provided the scaffolding and paint.

Want to share your story? Here’s a chance to tell yours in your own words. Be part of ABC Open’s 500 Words project, the monthly writing challenge that invites you to write a short non-fiction story and get it published on the ABC.

outside the library.

The winning design will be used for a banner outside the library!

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Entries must be handed in

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the library.

Free workshop at Cooma Library Thursday 21st February 10:30am-1pm

Examples of banners can be viewed in the library.

Places are limited, so please RSVP to Vanessa Milton or 6491 6041.

Following the recent bushfire in the area, which came to within 50 metres of the hall, the repainting of the hall will help lift the spirits of the community.


Mayor Dean Lynch 0419 295 954

Deputy Mayor Bronnie Taylor 0427 546 299

Councillor Rogan Corbett 0412 722 505

Councillor Martin Hughes 0405 209 685

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 David Byrne Web: Director of Environmental Services Peter Smith Email: After Hours Emergency Contacts WATER 0417 278 056 WASTEWATER 0419 251 378 RECREATION 0427 011 144 ROADS 0447 415 150



Wednesday February 20, 2013

School based vaccination program starting soon The NSW school vaccination program is set to commence soon in all high schools, with boys in years 7 and 9 offered human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the first time. Tracey Oakman, the Director of Public Health Unit for Southern NSW Local Health District said HPV is the name given to a group of viruses that affect both females and males. Most people who are sexually active will have a genital HPV infection at some time in their lives. HPV infection usually causes no symptoms and goes away by itself. However, in some cases

infection can cause lifethreatening cancers. Almost all cases of cervical cancer and genital warts are due to HPV infection, and it is known to cause cancers in other parts of the body, including the vulva, vagina, penis and anus. HPV vaccination has been offered to female students in Year 7 since 2007. Last year in NSW, 86% of Year 7 girls received at least one dose of the three-dose course of HPV vaccine. “This is a great initiative because as well as protecting males from HPV infections, immunising young men will also help protect women from infection,”

Mrs Oakman said. “The NSW Adolescent School Based Vaccination Program is an exceptional primary health prevention initiative which is provided free to every school community. “Vaccination not only protects individuals, but also others in the community, by increasing the general level of immunity and minimising the spread of infection.” All students in Year 7 will be offered the following vaccines: • Hepatitis B • Gardasil (HPV) • Varilrix (chickenpox) • Boostrix (diphtheria, tetanus & pertussis) Parent information kits which include information on the diseases and vaccines, privacy information and consent forms for each vaccine will be sent home with students. “It is important that parents look out for these information kits and return the signed consents to the school to accept the offer of free vaccination,” Mrs Oakman said. If a child is not vaccinated when the program is at their school, the vaccines can only be received by a doctor. Parents should contact their local school to find out when the vaccination clinics are occurring. For more information, go to pages/default.aspx

More 2013 kindy kids

Delegate Public School. Above: The new Kindergarten class for 2013 is Zane Oldis, Giorgie Dunn, Lachlan Reed and Cooper Kidd.

Bombala Public School. Left to right back row: Lily Hampshire, Riarna Worley, Mistin Kidman, Tanner Hurley, Alex Stone, Natalie Vincent, Zara Brotherton, Cooper Gray, Sam Richardson, Cameron Lunn, Dylan Warren, Brandy Crotty, Linkoln Papalii Left to right front row: Damon Niven, Gracie Brownlie, Taya Douch, Jimmy Austin, Luke Jones, Oliver Stephen, Arella Moro, Meila Elton. Absent: Hayden Barker. Teacher Mrs Margot Ingram.


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Local independent bookseller Sam Hutchinson Part of a national community of indie booksellers A judge in the ‘Indie Book of the Year 2013’ Sharing books she loves with fellow book lovers

Indie Book of the Year Award will be announced on Monday 25th March 2013

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Amanda & Ingrid would love to welcome you into our now established shop. We are pleased to announce we will be continuing to trade through winter and into the future.


Wednesday February 20, 2013


Simon ‘Shoot for Cooma!’ celebrates his 90th birthday If you have anything to do with Cooma Soccer Club or live within four kilometres of the Nijong Oval you may recall hearing someone screaming, “SHOOT, SHOOT, SHOOT for Cooma!” On February 2 the person responsible for the very loud encouragement and Cooma’s biggest Football (soccer) fan, Simon Schoon turned 90. Originally from Holland, Mr Schoon migrated to Australia in 1952 and has been a local to the Monaro for more than 60 years. Mr Schoon is no doubt very fit and healthy for his age, only giving up tennis three years ago and also playing many other sports throughout his life including football, tennis, table tennis and bowls. Mr Schoon says his secret and motto to life, which he has passed onto his children, is to have: “everything in moderation. Just enough to drink, just enough to eat.” Except sport is clearly an exception to that motto. Mr Schoon is also a big family man with five children, 17 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; many of them

are also very involved in Cooma Tigers Football Club. “He used to pick us up from school every Friday and take us to Macca’s and buy us a 50 cent cone. We always used to play soccer with him in the back yard and he was awesome. He was also really, really awesome at table tennis,” explained Zac Schoon, Mr Schoon’s grandson. Mr Schoon was one of the Cooma Junior coaches who coached the first official junior teams in the Canberra junior competition. “He instilled his passion for the sport in everyone who played soccer around him,” said Ronnie Schoon, Mr Schoon’s son. He has also coached many players who have left Cooma and gone on to play in higher leagues in Australia and around the world. George Rumish, one of the boys in Mr Schoon’s junior team went on to play for the National Austrian 16-18 first division as an attack winger, after his family returned to Austria. “The junior teams he coached always made the finals. He played an attacking style with five forwards, three

midfields and two fullbacks,” said Ronnie. Mr Schoon has dedicated much of his life to the Cooma Football Club and fittingly has become a life member. Since coming to Australia in 1952 Mr Schoon has worked extremely hard in a variety of different professions to give his family a good life. Before coming to Australia he was told that: “the streets were lined with gold”. When he arrived at Bonegilla Migrant Centre with his wife, however, he struggled to even find a job and had to hitchhike to Cooma where he heard there were jobs with the Snowy Scheme. Before long Mr Schoon had found a job and settled in with the many other migrants working on the Snowy Scheme. “I’ve lived a life of fulfilment. You just have to just keep on going and keep moving”, he said. Since arriving in Australia, Simon has lived a rich, hard-workind and familyoriented life. he has achieved many things in his 90 years, including climbing Uluru, two long walks in Canberra as well as countless other things.

Simon Schoon celebrated his 90th birthday with a party with family and friends at Cooma Bowling Club. Inset: Simon Schoon.

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Wednesday February 20, 2013

Amos and Mae making their mark on our community Two young local siblings from Nimmitabel, Amos and Mae Walker are doing their community proud in two very different ways. At only 11-years-old Amos has already stepped into the professional musical theatre world with a role in Canberra’s Erindale Theatre’s production of Les Miserables. Amos, who has only been singing for six months and has had no experience in musicals before, won the role of Gavroche, despite auditioning against other boys his age who have had experience in many other professional musicals. Amos began taking singing lessons with Robert Shearer last year, and Mr Shearer was so impressed with Amos’ talent that he got him an audition in the Canberra Philharmonic Society’s production of Les Miserables. “I just gave it a go, I didn’t know any songs or anything about the musical until I got my audition,” Amos said. Amos is sharing the role of Gavroche with another boy and the two will be acting in nine shows each. Les Miserables will be running from February 21 to March 15 and Amos will be starring in it on Amos has no plans to slow down after musical theatre, he already has West End opening night and then alternate shows this show either, keen to continue with in his sights but first he’s aiming for a thereafter. starring role in the Sound of Music in Canberra in early 2014. To purchase tickets to the show visit http://www.philo.

13-years-old, is shaving her head for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave at the Royal Canberra Show. Mae doesn’t seem to have any issues with shaving her head, as most girls her age would, and seems to be very excited for the day she gets rid of all of her hair for charity, claiming that: “I’m looking forward to it for a new challenge.” In 2012 Mae made a bet with her sister that she wouldn’t cut her hair until she turned 14. But her hair is now so long she can almost sit on it and she can’t seem to wait the next few months to win the bet so she will be shaving her head at the Canberra Show on Friday February 22. “I don’t care that I’ll lose the bet because I’m helping with this great cause!” Just like her younger brother she likes performing so when given the option to shave her head in front of a crowd she took it up very quickly. Mae has already raised almost $200 in the space of only a month and hopes to raise much more money in the coming weeks before the shave. If you would like to sponsor Mae and donate money to help a great cause and help change the lives of people with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma then visit maewalkeriscool. Pictured, Amos and Mae Walker -two youngsters with big ambitions.

Mae, Amos’ sister, who is equally as inspirational at only



SATURDAY MARCH 9 Cooma show will be opened at approximately 12.30pm by the Snowy Hydro Southcare CEO, Owen Finegan.

ATTRACTIONS THIS YEAR: • Gold Panning • Woodchop • Yard Dog Trails • The Great Zamboni • Horses • Cattle • Goats • Sheep • Poultry • Animal Patting Paddock • Dog High Jump • Snake Man and much more... SPECIAL COMPETITIONS THIS YEAR: • $1000 Fine Arts School’s prize • Decorated Gumboot Competition • Most Loved Oilskin • Waste to Art Competition • Ressurrection Art • Farmers Challenge Relay


Entries for exhibits must be in by March 1. If you haven’t already sent your entry form in, you can deliver it to the showground on March 1 between 10am and 2pm. Deliver exhibits to the showground on March 6 between 8am and 6pm. Cooma Rural

Are proud to announce as of March 2013

Sue Burke - 0447 623 169 will join our team as our LOCAL representative.

Sue will operate out of Cooma, to assist families with funeral arrangements, in addition to helping with advice and guidance on pre-paid funeral plans. We will now be servicing the Cooma Monaro & Snowy River Shires adding your region to the Queanbeyan, Canberra & Braidwood communities, whom we have been assisting for over a century.

Until March please feel free to contact our

Queanbeyan office on 02-6297 1052. Your sincerly, Gary Dove M.H. O’Rourke Manager


Wednesday February 20, 2013


K’Ozzie Fest: Celebrating Freedom and Friendship Who did General Kosciuszko wish to benefit in his Last Will as he was leaving America in 1798? The full contents of it will be revealed during K’Ozzie Fest 2013 by Roy Eaton, a renowned Afro-American pianist. Roy is a winner of the Chopin Competition organised by the powerful US Kosciuszko Foundation. In spite of his age he is coming from New York to Jindabyne to honour Ngarigo people, the traditional custodians of Monaro Land including Mt Kosciuszko. Roy will play for them and us not only Chopin’s music but will also present some pieces composed by Kosciuszko himself. This historic concert will take place on February 23 in Horizon’s Hotel at 5pm and it will be followed by other K’Ozzie celebrations in Banjo Paterson Park. A Polish BBA from noon at the Strzelecki Monument. At 8pm there will be a laser show. Several artists from Poland will perform. “Claribel”, the clarinet quartet from Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra will entertain the crowd with lively and dynamic music. “Zayazd” an Ensemble from Gdansk will present many assertive songs, including the one about Kosciuszko (“Bo my z Ciebie Naczelniku”) which was awarded a first prize in a competition organised by K’Ozzie Fest team back in 2008. While overseas and local artists perform, a team from Sydney (Polonez Smallgoods) will serve juicy sausages with the famous Polish crispy potato pancakes. Kosciuszko Brewery (located at Banjo Paterson Inn) will offer some some Australian beer for tasting. Polish beer will be available for tasting too. On Sunday February 24, Kozzie Fest will kick off at

Bowling Club’s Bistro with a movie premiere (10am) featuring “Polish-Aboriginal Fraternity Flights over Mt Kosciuszko” which had taken place in April 2012 and have been sponsored by Jindabyne’s Aero Club. This will be followed by another screening: a retransmission of a Centenary Mass celebrated on the summit of Mt Kosciuszko by the Most Rev. Bishop Julian Porteous. I know for sure that there are some people in Jindabyne and Berridale whose parents or grandparents took part in this unique Mass on Mt Kosciuszko, and

I believe they and their relatives would be naturally interested in watching this documentary. In fact the Centenary Mass documentary will be for their convenience screened on request between 11am and 4pm. Centenary Mass Souvenir Booklets will be distributed as well. Roy Eaton’s CDs will be available as well as books on Kosciuszko and Strzelecki. There will be a chance to buy a CD with Mt Kosciuszko songs, too. At noon another event will take place at The Strzelecki Monument. A Memorial Plaque will be placed on the


monument on the occasion of unveiling this magnificent structure 25 years ago. Folkloric dancers from Sydney and Melbourne, in fabulous colourful costumes will please our eyes. And we will also have young performers: Olivia Kierdal from Sydney and Klaudia Sosin from Perth. Both composed songs about Strzelecki when they were 13. And again one will be able to buy a hearty meal, the Polish barbecue. We believe in a perfect weather but we also have a Plan B. In case of rain we gather nearby at Bowling & Sports Club where there is plenty of space for everyone. This Seventh Kosciuszko Festival is going to be a memorable event. It crowns the progress of building a friendly dialogue between the Aboriginal and Polish communities which happily share their Snowy Mountains heritage. As the popular song goes: My mountain Kosciuszko, is YOUR mountain too, It’s a mountain for all Aussies, and visitors too, Whatever you do and whatever you believe, It’s a mountain that reminds us that we’re lucky to be free! It’s a mountain which unites us And excites us from within It’s a place where no-one cares about the colour of your skin (Ursula Lang, John Hospodaryk, My Mountain Kosciuszko) Contact: or ring 0414 353 307. More about the festival on www.kosciuszkoheritage. com/dreamlights


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Wednesday February 20, 2013

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The 2013 Sydney Royal Easter Show • Little Diggers: a fun, hands-on (the Show), March 21 – April 3, is a activity that teaches children about how wonderful educational experience for the plants grow and they can even plant their whole family. own seed to take home.

can attend and book into the educational programs that are on offer – visit www. for more information.

Michael Collins, Chief Operating Officer • Australian Women’s Weekly Taste of the Show, says that around every turn of the Show Theatre Kitchen: be there there is something new to learn which as our top-notch chefs create fantastic can’t be found anywhere else in Sydney. dishes for the whole family and pass on “We encourage parents to bring their food tips and tricks.

“I’m particularly looking forward to our school days. Kids really bring the Show to life and there’s nothing better than seeing their eyes opened wide as they learn all about life on the farm and the many agricultural careers that are open to them – I may even join them at the cheese and chocolate judging sessions,” said Mr Collins.

the kids along to Australia’s biggest classroom – the Show is the best place to teach your children where their food comes from and meet a real Aussie farmer. But it’s not just the kids that will learn something new – the adults will too,” said Mr Collins.

• Sheep shearing: the young and young at heart can try their hand at shearing a sheep or they can watch as our Show shearers demonstrate their skills on stage.

• District Exhibits: a Show favourite, the towering District Exhibits in the The list of educational activities at the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome showcase Show includes: more than 10,000 pieces of premium • Working Dairy: once you’ve had a go produce. at milking a cow, head to the Working This year, the Show has introduced a Dairy and see state-of-the-art machinery Schools Program that is aimed at primary in operation and how milk is transformed and secondary school students. There into a healthy treat. are seven days at the Show (March 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, April 2) that schools

Purchase your ShowLink tickets online. There are heaps of savings, including 15 percent off Early Bird ShowLink Family tickets which include public transport, available until March 6. The Show runs from March 21 – April 3. For more information, including information on ticketing and transport options visit:

Get your entries ready for the Dalgety Show If you have grown it, baked it, brewed it, or preserved it the Dalgety Show, taking place on Sunday 3 March, is encouraging all local producers to enter their home made and home grown goods into the pavilion exhibition.

scones taking out a most coveted award. “We get some wonderful cakes, slices and biscuits entered,” said Mrs Doyle. “We truly have some wonderful bakers in the region. The judges often have a hard time and show goers always have With the show just weeks away, on an idea on which cake they would like to Sunday 3 March, Entries Secretary Carol eat.” Doyle is already busy accepting entries When asked just who gets to eat the and is looking forward seeing what might cakes, Mrs Doyle smiles. “The judges be in store. “With the show cancelled last take just a small sample the rest goes year due to floods, people are very keen back to the entrants. I am sure they to put in their entries, however the late always go to someone special.” frosts may mean the fruit and veggies, Also entered are jams and preserves condiments and flowers may throw up made from local fruit and vegetables, some unexpected winners,” she said. home brew and of course a range The baked goods are always hotly of fresh fruit, vegetables and eggs. contested with the winner of the best And it’s not just the edible that can be entered; there is an art and photography competition too which attracts some of the best artists showcasing our beautiful natural, historical and social landscape. “we are encouraging everyone to have a go and enter what they are good at, or what they like,” said Mrs Doyle. All entries are judged on the morning of the show, and as soon as the judges have finished their work, the pavilion opens to the public for all to

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see the wonderful produce and products made by local people. “It is a truly wonderful showcase of the talent and inspiration people of this region have,” said Mrs Doyle. The programme outlining all the sections will be available soon. Pavilion entries are due by 9am the morning of the show, however pre entering is recommended and Mrs Doyle is encouraging entrants to pre-enter via email and bring their exhibits to the showground on Saturday afternoon or by 9am Sunday morning. To pre enter email: The 69th Dalgety Show will take place on Sunda March 3, with Canberra Raider, Brett White, the official show opener. Back after a one-year hiatus due to the 2012 floods, the show will have all usual favourite displays and competitions including horse events, sheep dog trials, woodchop and the Snowy River Tyrepower Teams Challenge. With rides and amusements for the kids plus stalls and plenty of food and coffee the Dalgety Show is the quintessential family day out. For more information and competition entry forms visit the Show’s website





Name: Phone:

Winners drawn on

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The Dalgety Show Committee shows plenty of imagination in planning its annual show.



Clean Day

SUNDAY MARCH 3, 2013 WHERE: Norris Park - Massie Street, 9am - 12noon WHO: Everyone is welcome - including friends, family, kids BBQ will be provided for all the volunteers on the day, the recycling truck will also be on display for all the kids.

We will also be discussing the following: WILDLIFE CONCERNS, keeping the environment clean for the ducks, frogs and platypus that use the Cooma Creek as their home.

FLOODING CONCERNS, how to prevent flooding keeping Cooma Creek free of rubbish, unblocking drains etc. Keep Cooma Creek Clean Day will cover Albert Street to Mulach Street, volunteers will be split into 2 groups. Cooma-Monaro Shire Council in conjuction with Water Watch Cooma Region

Contact Matt Booker

6455 1920

for more information 81 Commissioner St, Cooma

Antia Brademann 0429 778 633

Designed by The Monaro Post




6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Jung In Europa. 10.10 La Mappa Misteriosa. 10.30 Telling Tales. 10.35 BTN. 11.00 Infamous Victory. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Movie: Fat City. (1972) (M) 2.05 Waterloo Rd. (PG) 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. 6.55 Clarke And Dawe. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Catalyst. 8.30 Making Couples Happy. (M) 9.30 The Midwives. (PG) 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 Seven Ages Of Britain. 12.30 The Clinic. (PG)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Double Trouble. 10.20 What I Wrote. 10.30 Arrows Of Desire. 10.55 Telling Tales. 11.00 Catalyst. 11.30 One Plus One. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Poirot. (PG) 1.25 Last Of The Summer Wine. 2.00 Waterloo Rd. (PG) 2.45 Mosaic: Eyes On The World. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30 ACT. 8.00 QI. (PG) 8.30 The Doctor Blake Mysteries. (M) 9.30 Silk. (M) 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 My Family. (PG) 11.35 Rage. (MA15+)

6.00 Rage. 10.30 Rage. (PG) 11.30 7.30 ACT. 12.00 Foreign Correspondent. 12.30 Australian Story. 1.00 Eggheads. 1.30 Movie: Invaders From Mars. (1953) (G) 2.45 Gardening Australia Summer. 3.05 Humpbacks: From Fire To Ice. 4.00 WNBL. First semi-final. 6.00 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey. 7.00 News. 7.30 The Paradise. 8.30 Grand Designs. 9.20 Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. (M) 10.15 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 10.45 Laid. (M) 11.15 Rage. (MA15+)

6.00 Rage. 6.30 Children’s. 9.00 Insiders. 10.00 Business. 10.30 Offsiders. 11.00 Asia Pacific. 11.30 Songs. 12.00 Landline. 1.00 Travel Oz. 1.30 World Café Asia. 2.00 How The Earth Was Made. 3.00 Pre-Raphaelites. 3.30 Artscape. 4.00 WNBL. Second semi-final. 6.00 Rick Stein’s Far Eastern Odyssey. Final. 7.00 News. 7.30 Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home. (PG) 8.20 Dream Build. 8.30 Midsomer Murders. (M) 10.00 Rev. (M) 10.30 Shakespeare Uncovered. 11.25 Art Of Russia. 12.20 Movie: Joe Kidd. (1972) (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 Backyard Science. 10.25 Science Clips. 10.35 Inside Science. 10.50 I Maths. 11.00 Landline. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home. (PG) 1.30 Meerkat Manor. 2.00 Question Time. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Australian Story. 8.30 Four Corners. 9.20 Media Watch. 9.35 Q&A. 10.35 Lateline. 11.10 Business. 11.35 Miniseries: Small Island. (2009) (M)

6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 BTN. 10.25 Real Chinese. 10.40 Nile. Final. 10.55 Australia’s Heritage. 11.00 Big Ideas. (PG) 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Q&A. 1.30 Theatreland. Final. 2.00 Question Time. 3.00 Children’s. 5.00 Eggheads. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Foreign Correspondent. 8.30 New Tricks. (PG) 9.30 At The Movies. (PG) 10.00 Artscape. 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.30 Four Corners. 12.20 Media Watch. 12.35 Question Time.


6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Cool Money. (2005) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 The Zoo. 3.30 Minute To Win It. 4.30 News. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) 8.40 Last Resort. New. (M) 9.40 Highway Patrol. Return. (PG) 10.10 World’s Wildest Police Videos. (M) 11.10 Air Crash Investigations. (PG) 12.10 Shopping.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Seduced And Betrayed. (1995) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 The Zoo. 3.30 Minute To Win It. 4.30 News. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) 8.45 Bones. (M) 9.45 Grimm. Final. (M) 10.45 Nazi Hunters: Joseph Mengele. (M) 11.45 Up All Night. (PG) 12.15 Last Chance Learners. (PG)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Lucy. (2003) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 The Zoo. 3.30 Minute To Win It. 4.30 News. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 Better Homes And Gardens. 9.00 Movie: It’s Complicated. (2009) (M) Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin. 11.30 5 Days In The Red Zone. (PG) 12.30 Movie: Alien Abduction. (1998) (M)

6.00 Shopping. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 Morning Show. (PG) 12.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 1.00 That ’70s Show. (PG) 1.30 Movie: Hannah Montana And Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds. (2008) (G) 3.00 Movie: Dr Dolittle 3. (2006) (G) 5.00 Destination New Zealand. 5.30 Sydney Weekender. 6.00 News. 6.30 Movie: Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark. (1981) (PG) 9.00 Movie: Tron: Legacy. (2010) (PG) 11.45 To Be Advised. 12.45 Movie: Bad Manners. (1997) (M)

6.00 Nopalea Wellness Challenge. 6.30 Shopping. 7.00 Weekend Sunrise. 10.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.00 Iron Chef Australia. (PG) 12.00 Movie: The Woodlies Movie. (2012) (C) 1.40 That ’70s Show. (PG) 2.10 Movie: Brief Encounter. (1974) (PG) 4.30 Live Healthy, Be Happy. 5.00 RSPCA Animal Rescue. 5.30 Sydney Weekender. 6.00 News. 6.30 Sunday Night. 7.30 Border Security. (PG) 8.00 The Force. (PG) 8.30 Downton Abbey. (M) 9.40 Castle. (M) 10.40 Castle. (M) 11.40 Law & Order: LA. (M) 12.35 Shopping.

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Blood On Her Hands. (1998) (M) 2.00 Dr Oz. (PG) 3.00 The Zoo. 3.30 Minute To Win It. 4.30 News. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) 8.40 Revenge. (M) 9.40 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 10.40 The Mindy Project. (PG) 11.10 Happy Endings. (PG) 12.10 Last Chance Learners. (PG)

6.00 Sunrise. 9.00 Morning Show. (PG) 11.30 News. 12.00 Movie: Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. (2009) (PG) 2.00 Dr Oz. (M) 3.00 The Zoo. 3.30 Minute To Win It. 4.30 News. 5.30 Deal Or No Deal. 6.00 News. 6.30 Today Tonight. 7.00 Home And Away. (PG) 7.30 My Kitchen Rules. (PG) 8.40 Packed To The Rafters. (PG) 9.40 Parenthood. (PG) 10.40 Parenthood. (PG) 11.40 Against The Wall. (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 News Now. 4.00 Alive And Cooking. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 WIN News Hour. 7.00 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Blind Side. (2009) (PG) Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron. 11.10 I Hate My Teenage Daughter. (PG) 11.35 Extra. 12.00 WIN News Hour.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 News Now. 4.00 Alive And Cooking. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 WIN News Hour. 7.00 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 8.00 Hot Property. Return. (PG) 8.30 The Mentalist. (M) 9.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 10.30 CSI: NY. (AV15+) 11.30 Extra. 12.00 WIN News Hour.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 News Now. 4.00 Alive And Cooking. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 WIN News Hour. 7.00 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Just Go With It. (2011) (M) Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker. 10.55 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 12.00 WIN News Hour.

6.00 Bubble Guppies. 6.30 Dora. 7.00 Today. 10.00 Mornings. (PG) 12.00 The Bottom Line Icon Series. (PG) 12.30 Fishing Australia. 1.00 Same Name. (PG) 2.00 Rugby League. World Club Challenge. Leeds Rhinos v Melbourne Storm. 4.00 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 5.00 News. 5.30 Getaway. (PG) 6.00 News. 6.30 Australia’s Funniest Home Videos. (PG) 7.30 Movie: The Karate Kid. (2010) (PG) 10.20 Movie: Murder At 1600. (1997) (M) 12.30 Movie: The Omega Man. (1971) (M)

6.00 Children’s. 7.00 Today. 10.00 Gilligan’s Island. 10.30 Bill Engvall. (PG) 11.00 Movie: My Dog Skip. (2000) 1.00 Movie: Escape To Victory. (1981) (PG) 3.30 Wildlife Man. 4.30 Manly Surf. (PG) 5.00 News. 5.30 Customs. (PG) 6.00 News. 6.30 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 7.30 60 Minutes. 8.30 The Mentalist. (M) 9.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 10.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 11.30 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 12.30 What Would You Do? (M)

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Extra. 12.30 The 85th Annual Academy Awards. (PG) 3.30 Bill Engvall. (PG) 4.00 Alive And Cooking. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 WIN News Hour. 7.00 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.30 The 85th Annual Academy Awards. (PG) 12.00 WIN News Hour.

6.00 Today. 9.00 Mornings. (PG) 11.00 News. 12.00 Ellen DeGeneres. (PG) 1.00 The View. (PG) 2.00 Days Of Our Lives. (PG) 3.00 News Now. 4.00 Alive And Cooking. 4.30 News. 5.30 Hot Seat. 6.00 WIN News Hour. 7.00 The Block: All Stars. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.00 2 Broke Girls. (M) 9.30 Two And A Half Men. (MA15+) 10.00 Anger Management. (M) 10.30 Weeds. (MA15+) 11.30 Extra. 12.00 WIN News Hour.

6.00 This Morning. 7.00 Wurrawhy. 7.30 Ent. Tonight. 8.00 Insider. 8.30 Bold. 9.00 Judge Judy. 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 11.00 MasterChef: The Professionals. 12.00 Dr Phil. (PG) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Good Chef. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 Glee. (PG) 8.30 Mr & Mrs Murder. New. (M) 9.30 The Good Wife. Return. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project. 12.15 Letterman. (PG)

6.00 This Morning. 7.00 Wurrawhy. 7.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 8.00 Insider. 8.30 Bold. 9.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 11.00 Bondi Vet. (PG) 11.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Good Chef. 4.00 Scope. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 American Idol. (PG) 9.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project. 12.15 Letterman. (PG)

6.00 This Morning. 7.00 Wurrawhy. 7.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 8.00 Insider. 8.30 Bold. 9.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Boys Weekend. 11.00 Bondi Vet. (PG) 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Good Chef. 4.00 Once Upon A Dream. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 American Idol. (PG) 9.30 The Living Room. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project. 12.15 Letterman. (PG)

6.00 Fraser Island. 7.00 Children’s. 8.00 H2O. 8.30 Totally Wild. 9.00 Scope. 9.30 Good Chef. 10.00 Summer Hits. (PG) 12.00 Radar. (PG) 12.30 Triathlon. Highlights. 1.30 It’s A Knockout. (PG) 2.30 Hotel Inspector. (PG) 3.30 What’s Up Down Under. 4.00 Everyday Gourmet. 4.30 Wildlife Warriors. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 David Attenborough’s Africa. 7.30 Bondi Vet. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Day After Tomorrow. (2004) 11.00 Can Of Worms. (M) 12.00 48 Hours. (M)

6.00 Religion. 7.00 Totally Wild. 7.30 Totally Wild. 8.00 Independent Future. 9.00 Apex Predators. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Meet The Press. 11.30 Everyday Gourmet. 12.00 Tony Robbins. (PG) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ironwoman. 3.00 Ironman. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. (PG) 6.30 Bondi Rescue. (PG) 7.00 Modern Family. (PG) 7.30 MasterChef: The Professionals. 8.30 Elementary. (M) 9.30 Graham Norton. (M) 10.30 Movie: All About Steve. (2009) (PG) 12.35 48 Hours. (M)

6.00 This Morning. 7.00 Wurrawhy. 7.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 8.00 Insider. 8.30 Bold. 9.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 11.00 MasterChef: The Professionals. 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Good Chef. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 MasterChef: The Professionals. 8.30 Can Of Worms. (M) 9.30 Hawaii Five-0. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project. 12.15 Letterman. (PG)

6.00 This Morning. 7.00 Wurrawhy. 7.30 Ent. Tonight. (PG) 8.00 Insider. 8.30 Bold. 9.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 9.30 Everyday Gourmet. 10.00 Good Chef. 10.30 Huey’s Kitchen. 11.00 MasterChef: The Professionals. 12.00 Dr Phil. (M) 1.00 Drs. (PG) 2.00 Ready Steady Cook. (PG) 3.00 Judge Judy. (PG) 3.30 Good Chef. 4.00 Totally Wild. 4.30 Bold. 5.00 News. 6.00 Simpsons. 6.30 Project. 7.30 MasterChef: The Professionals. 8.30 NCIS. (M) 9.30 NCIS: LA. (M) 10.30 News. 11.15 Project. 12.15 Letterman. (PG)

6.00 WorldWatch. 6.30 Champions League. Round of 16, First leg. Arsenal v Bayern Munich. 9.05 WorldWatch. 1.00 Insight. 2.00 Dateline. 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Grand Tours Of Scotland. New. 6.30 News. 7.30 Wildest Latin America. (PG) 8.30 Tropic Of Capricorn. (PG) 9.30 Masters Of Money. 10.35 News. 11.05 Movie: The Child. (2005) (M) 12.50 Tibet: Murder In The Snow. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 6.30 Champions League. Round of 16, First leg. AC Milan v Barcelona. 9.05 WorldWatch. 2.00 Italian News. 2.30 Filipino News. 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Grand Tours Of Scotland. 6.30 News. 7.30 Food Safari. 8.00 Island Feast. 8.30 Jerusalem On A Plate. 9.35 24 Hours In Emergency. (M) 10.30 News. 11.05 Champions League Hour. 12.05 Movie: The President’s Last Bang. (2005) (AV15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Korean News. 1.30 One Born Every Minute. (PG) 2.30 Everyone Loves A Wedding. 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Grand Tours Of Scotland: In Search Of The Real Scotland. 6.30 News. 7.30 Monty Halls’ Great Irish Escape. 8.30 The Christchurch Earthquake: When A City Falls. (M) 9.35 As It Happened: Dig World War II. 10.30 News. 11.05 Movie: Left Bank. (2008) (MA15+)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Paul Simon: Live At Webster Hall. 2.05 Piano Notes. 2.15 Gauguin: The Full Story. (PG) 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Who Do You Think You Are? (PG) 6.30 News. 7.40 Salvage Hunters. 8.35 Prisoners Of War. (M) 9.30 Movie: A Single Man. (2009) Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode. 11.25 Movie: Letters To Father Jacob. (2009) (M) Kaarina Hazard, Heikki Nousiainen, Jukka Keinonen. 12.50 South Park. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 8.30 PopAsia. 10.30 Football Asia. 11.00 Champions League Magazine. 11.30 Speedweek. 1.30 Al Jazeera. 2.30 Wheel2Wheel. Final. 3.30 Taste Of Greece. Final. 4.05 Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. (PG) 5.00 Cycling Central. 5.35 Rex In Rome. (PG) 6.30 News. 7.30 Lost Worlds: History Cold Case – The Skeletons Of Windypits. (PG) 8.30 Wonders Of The Solar System. 9.30 Guilty Pleasures. (M) 10.30 Cycling. UCI Track World Championships. Final day.

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: The Road Home. (1999) (G) 2.30 My Family Feast. 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial. 5.00 PopAsia. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Grand Tours Of Scotland. 6.30 News. 7.35 MythBusters: Fixing A Flat. (PG) 8.35 Man Vs Wild. (PG) 9.35 RocKwiz. (PG) 10.30 News. 11.00 The World Game. 12.00 SOS. (M)

6.00 WorldWatch. 1.00 Movie: Ca$h. (2008) (M) 2.50 McLaren’s Negatives. 3.00 France 24 News. 3.30 Al Jazeera. 4.00 Journal. 4.30 NewsHour. 5.30 Global Village. 6.00 Grand Tours Of Scotland. 6.30 News. 7.30 Who Do You Think You Are? Vince Colosimo. (PG) 8.30 Insight. 9.30 Dateline. 10.30 News. 11.00 Movie: Sandcastle. (2010) (M) 12.45 Anna Pihl. (M)

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wednesday 6.00 Breakfast. 9.30 Business. 10.00 For The Juniors. 10.15 Ace Day Jobs. 10.20 Great Big Adventure. 10.45 BTN Specials. 11.00 Big Ideas. 12.00 Midday. 12.30 Press Club. 1.30 At The Movies. 2.00 Waterloo Rd. 3.00 Children’s. 5.30 News. 6.00 Grand Designs. 7.00 News. 7.30 7.30. 8.00 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. Return. 8.30 QI. (M) 9.00 The Agony Of Life. (M) 9.30 Adam Hills. 10.10 Would I Lie To You? (PG) 10.30 Lateline. 11.05 Business. 11.35 Bored To Death. (M) 12.00 Life’s Too Short. Final. (M)


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6.00pm Children’s. 6.30 In The Night Garden. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 The True Story: Gladiator. (PG) 8.15 Good Game: Pocket Edition. 8.30 Cherry Healey: How To Get A Life: Love And Money. (M) 9.30 Movie: When Harry Met Sally. (1989) (M) 11.05 Red Dwarf. (PG)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. 7.30 The Hoarder Next Door. (PG) 8.30 Great Ormond Street: A Chance At Life. (PG) 9.30 Best Of Sunday Best: Number 3. (MA15+) 11.20 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: Porn. (MA15+) 12.10am Hell On Wheels. (M) 12.55 The Tudors. (M)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.35 Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: Head For The Hills. Final. (PG) 9.30 Hell On Wheels. (M) 10.15 Red Dwarf. (PG) 10.45 Great Ormond Street. (PG) 11.45 River Monsters. (PG) 12.35am Breaking Bad. (MA15+)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 Good Game. 9.00 Warehouse Comedy Festival. (M) 9.30 Misfits. Final. (MA15+) 10.30 Red Dwarf. 10.55 Cherry Healey: Like A Virgin. (MA15+) 11.55 River Monsters. (PG) 12.45am Monkey Thieves.

6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 6.30 Young Dracula. 6.55 Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids. 7.10 Life With Boys. 7.30 Prank Patrol. 7.55 News On 3. 8.05 Good Game: SP. 8.30 Bushwhacked! Kayne must track down one of the world’s most deadly spiders.

6.25pm Prank Patrol. 6.50 The Aquabats Super Show! 7.10 Kaeloo. 7.20 Good Game: SP. 7.45 News On 3. 7.50 You’re Skitting Me. 8.15 Fruits Basket. (PG) 8.40 Voltron: Defender Of The Universe. A series of letters from home sends Chip into a deep depression.

6.15pm Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids. 6.30 Horrible Histories. (PG) 7.00 Wolverine And The X-Men. Wolverine is tipped off by Future Xavier that a mutant spy will steal Magneto’s helmet, which may start a war. 7.25 Tower Prep. 8.10 News On 3. 8.15 Demons. Final. (PG)

6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 6.30 Young Dracula. 6.55 Adventures Of Figaro Pho. 7.10 Kratt Bros: Be The Creature. 7.55 News On 3. 8.05 Wolverine And The X-Men. 8.25 Chris Humfrey’s Wild Life. 9.00 Close.

6.00pm Bugged. 6.05 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 6.30 Young Dracula. 6.55 Adventures Of Figaro Pho. 7.10 Demons. (PG) 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Iron Man: Armored Adventures. 8.25 Great Big Adventure. 8.50 Adventures Of Figaro Pho.


6.00pm Gardeners’ World. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 The Royal. (PG) 8.30 Rebus. (M) Rebus is called to an Edinburgh slum after a Kosovan asylum seeker is murdered. 10.10 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 11.15 Dangerfield. (M) 12.15am The Bill. (M)

6.00pm Gardeners’ World. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Doc Martin. (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Alistair Appleton visits Shropshire to help a family look for an equestrian property with ‘wow’ factor. 9.40 Cowboy Builders. (PG) 10.40 60 Minute Makeover. 11.40 Movie: Breakout. (1975) (M) Charles Bronson, Robert Duvall, Jill Ireland.

6.30pm Ballykissangel. (PG) 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.40 Taggart. (M) After a man’s parachute fails to open on his pre-wedding sky-dive, the team is called to investigate. 10.50 60 Minute Makeover. 11.50 McCallum. (M)

6.30pm Movie: Serendipity. (2001) (PG) 8.30 Escape To The Country. Jules Hudson looks for a rural property with a country kitchen and a vegetable plot. 9.30 60 Minute Makeover. 10.30 Homes Under The Hammer. 11.45 The Shield. (AV15+) 12.45am The Food Truck. (PG)

6.00pm Gardeners’ World. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Mighty Ships. 8.30 Waking The Dead. (M) Boyd and Silver find themselves involved in a cold case when Frankie gives evidence at a convicted killer’s appeal. 9.40 Criminal Minds. (M) 10.40 Criminal Minds. (M) 11.40 The Shield. (AV15+) 12.40am Hart To Hart. (PG)

6.00pm Gardeners’ World. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Highway Patrol: Unlicenced And Unrestrained. (PG) 8.00 Motorway Patrol. (PG) 8.30 Air Crash Investigations: Target Is Destroyed. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Never Say Never Again. (1983) (M) 12.20am Hart To Hart. (PG)


6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 American Dad! (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan. (M) 8.30 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 9.00 Hardcore Pawn. (M) 9.30 American Pickers. (PG) 11.30 Rude Tube. (M) 12.00am Campus PD. (M) 12.30 30 Rock. (PG)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 American Dad! (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Turtleman. (PG) 8.00 Gator Boys. (PG) 9.00 Rat B*stards. (M) 9.30 Swamp People. (PG) 10.30 Operation Repo. (M) 11.00 Operation Repo. (M) 11.30 Jail. (M) 12.00am Jail. (M) 12.30 Campus PD. (M)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 Movie: Thunderbirds. (2004) (PG) Brady Corbet. 8.30 Movie: Scary Movie 4. (2006) (M) Anna Faris, Craig Bierko, Leslie Nielsen. 10.20 Movie: Scary Movie 2. (2001) (MA15+) Anna Faris, Marlon Wayans. 12.10am Blokesworld. (MA15+) 12.40 Unsolved Mysteries. (M)

6.30pm Cities Of The Underworld: Secret Pagan Underground – Cappadocia. (PG) 7.30 Mighty Structures: World Islands. 8.30 Ice Pilots. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Desperado. (1995) (AV15+) Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek. 11.30 Movie: Solstice. (2008) (MA15+) Elisabeth Harnois.

6.00pm My Name Is Earl. (PG) 6.30 The Amazing Race. (PG) 7.30 Movie: Reign Of Fire. (2002) (PG) Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco. 9.30 Movie: Bad Boys. (1995) (AV15+) Martin Lawrence, Will Smith. 12.00am Punk’d. (M) 12.30 Deadliest Warrior. (M)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 American Dad! (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 8.00 Hollywood Treasure. (PG) 8.30 Pawn Stars. (PG) 9.30 American Restoration. (PG) 10.30 Cash Cowboys. (PG) 11.30 Bid America! (PG) 12.00am Warehouse 13. (M)

6.00pm Pimp My Ride. (PG) 6.30 American Dad! (PG) 7.00 How I Met Your Mother. (PG) 7.30 Dynamo: Magician Impossible. (PG) 8.30 Family Guy. (M) 10.00 American Dad! (M) 10.30 Family Guy. (M) 11.30 American Dad! (M) 12.00am Blokesworld. (MA15+) 12.30 Campus PD. (M)


6.00pm Total Wipeout UK. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Two And A Half Men. (M) 9.00 Anger Management. (M) 9.30 Movie: Toy Soldiers. (1991) (M) 11.40 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Conan. (M)

6.30pm Two And A Half Men. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Survivor: Caramoan. (PG) 8.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Revenge Of The Nerds II: Nerds In Paradise. (1987) (M) 11.30 Two And A Half Men. (M)

6.00pm Movie: Spy Kids 2: Island Of Lost Dreams. (2002) (PG) Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Steve Buscemi. 8.00 Movie: Yours, Mine And Ours. (2005) (PG) Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo. 9.50 Movie: Hostage. (2005) (AV15+) Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Jonathan Tucker. 12.10am Conan. (M)

6.30pm The Cube. (PG) 7.30 Movie: Zoom: Academy For Superheroes. (2006) (PG) Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase. 9.30 Movie: The Terminator. (1984) (M) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton. 11.40 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.00am Conan. (M)

6.30pm The Middle. (PG) 7.00 The Middle. (PG) 7.30 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.30 Suburgatory. (PG) 9.00 Suburgatory. (PG) 9.30 Movie: The Whole Ten Yards. (2004) (M) 11.40 South Park. (MA15+) 12.00am The Block: All Stars. (PG)

6.00pm Total Wipeout UK. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 8.00 Top Gear. (PG) 9.30 Movie: Double Impact. (1991) (AV15+) Jean-Claude Van Damme, Geoffrey Lewis, Alonna Shaw. 11.40 Two And A Half Men. (M) 12.30 Don’t Tell The Bride UK. (M)

6.00pm Total Wipeout UK. (PG) 7.00 The Big Bang Theory. (PG) 7.30 Auction Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Sun, Sex And Suspicious Parents. 9.30 Movie: Lethal Weapon. (1987) (M) 11.40 Red Bull BC One: Rocking Rio. 12.30am Don’t Tell The Bride UK. (M)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Customs. (PG) 8.30 RPA. (PG) After undergoing chemotherapy and surgery for cancer, John is warned that his prognosis is uncertain. 9.30 Cold Case. (M) 10.30 Without A Trace. (M) 11.30 Southland. (M) 12.30am How Clean Is Your House? (PG)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition. (PG) 8.30 Extreme Parental Guidance. Final. (PG) 9.30 My Crazy Obsession. (PG) 10.30 Hoarding: Buried Alive. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am Footy Classified. (M)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 David Attenborough’s Madagascar: Lost Worlds. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Proof Of Life. (2000) (M) Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse, David Caruso. 11.30 Movie: Bullitt. (1968) (M) Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bissett, Robert Duvall

6.30pm Secret Dealers. (PG) 7.30 Antiques. 8.30 CSI: NY. (M) A police officer is killed and a member of the team’s life hangs in the balance. 9.30 CSI: Miami. (M) 10.30 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (M) 11.30 Movie: Bonnie And Clyde. (1967) (M) Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Gene Hackman.

6.30pm Antiques. 7.30 Planet Earth: Jungles. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Fracture. (2007) (M) Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn. After murdering his wife, a selfconfessed killer plays havoc with the prosecution when his case comes to trial. 10.50 Movie: Bee Season. (2005) (M) Richard Gere.

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Hoarding. (PG) 8.30 Super Nanny USA. (PG) 9.30 Embarrassing Bodies: Ibiza. (M) 10.30 My Strange Addiction. (M) 11.00 My Strange Addiction. (PG) 11.30 Friends. (PG) 12.00am Dangerman. (PG)

6.30pm Friends. (PG) 7.00 A Current Affair. 7.30 Zoo Juniors. 8.00 Zoo Juniors. 8.30 The Closer. (M) Brenda suspects that a good Samaritan high school coach murdered the new principal. 9.30 Rizzoli & Isles. (M) 10.30 The Mentalist. (M) 11.30 Southland. (M) 12.30am Friends. (PG)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 White Collar. (PG) 8.30 Burn Notice. (M) Michael joins forces with Fiona to hunt down the person he believes is responsible for sabotaging his last mission. 9.30 Blue Bloods. (M) 10.30 Monster Jam. 11.30 Expedition Impossible. (PG)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Extreme Fishing. (PG) 8.30 Idiot Abroad. (M) 9.30 Fast Forward: Funniest Send-Ups. (M) 10.30 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 11.00 Whose Line Is It Anyway? (PG) 11.30 24. (M) 12.30am 24. (M)

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 World’s Toughest Fixes: 20 Ton Eye. 8.30 Law & Order: SVU. (M) An employee at a one-hour photo store develops disturbing pictures. 9.30 NBL. Hawks v 36ers. 11.30 Black Gold. (PG) 12.30am Fear Factor. (PG)

6.00pm The Great Australian Doorstep. (PG) 6.30 Monster Jam. 7.30 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.00 M*A*S*H. (PG) 8.30 Movie: Battle For The Planet Of The Apes. (1973) (PG) Roddy McDowall, Claude Akins, Natalie Trundy. 10.25 48 Hours: Shattered Dreams. (M) 11.25 Animal Extractors. (PG)

6.00pm Gator 911. (PG) 6.30 Megastructures Breakdown: Locomotive. (PG) 7.30 World’s Toughest Trucker. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (2003) (M) Sean Connery. 10.45 Law & Order: SVU. (M) 11.45 Compete For The Meat. (M) 12.45am Omnisport.

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Python Hunters. (PG) 8.30 Movie: The Marine 2. (2009) (M) Ted DiBiase Jr, Temuera Morrison, Lara Cox. A US Marines sniper on holiday takes on local rebels who have seized control of the hotel where he and his wife are staying. 10.30 NASCAR Sprint Cup. Replay.

6.00pm M*A*S*H. (PG) 6.30 Get Smart. (PG) 7.00 Cops. (PG) 7.30 Undercover Boss Canada. (PG) 8.30 Cops. (M) 9.00 Cops. (M) 9.30 Mafia’s Greatest Hits: The Mystery Of Meyer Lansky. (M) 10.40 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. 11.40 Can Of Worms. (M) 12.40am Dollhouse. (M)


6.00pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Simpsons. (PG) 9.00 Futurama. (PG) 9.30 Cleveland. Return. (M) 10.00 Cleveland. (M) 10.30 Frasier. (PG) 11.00 Frasier. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Futurama. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (PG) 9.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (PG) 10.30 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Becker. (PG) 8.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 9.30 Star Trek: Voyager. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Becker. (PG) 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 MasterChef: The Professionals. (PG) 8.30 MasterChef: The Professionals. Hosted by Marco Pierre White and Matt Preston. 9.30 MasterChef: The Professionals. 10.30 Graham Norton. (M) 11.30 Summer Hits. (PG)

6.00pm Sabrina. (PG) 6.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Simpsons. (PG) 8.00 Futurama. (PG) 8.30 Movie: EuroTrip. (2004) (M) Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Travis Wester. 10.30 The Office. (PG) 11.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 12.00am Sabrina. (PG) 12.30 Dr Quinn, Medicine Woman. (PG)

6.00pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.00 Raising Hope. (PG) 8.30 Supernatural. 9.30 American Horror Story. (MA15+) 10.30 Merlin. (PG) 11.30 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)

6.00pm Frasier. (PG) 6.30 Neighbours. 7.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 7.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (PG) 8.00 The Office. (PG) 9.30 Snog, Marry, Avoid? (PG) 10.10 Californication. (MA15+) 10.45 Offspring. (M) 11.45 Late Late Show. (PG) 12.30am Ent. Tonight. (PG)


6.00pm Globe Trekker. (PG) 6.35 Sarah Wiener In Italy. 7.30 Insight. 8.30 The School. (M) 9.30 Champions League. Round of 16, First leg. Arsenal v Bayern Munich. Replay. 11.00 Movie: El Calentito. (2005) (MA15+) 12.40am 24 Hours In Emergency. (M)

6.00pm Globe Trekker. (PG) 6.35 Sarah Wiener In Italy. 7.30 Cycling. UCI Track World Championships. Day 1. Highlights. 8.30 Champions League Hour. 9.30 Movie: Wild Grass. (2009) (PG) André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma. 11.25 Movie: Wild Blood. (2008) (M)

6.00pm Globe Trekker. (PG) 6.35 Sarah Wiener In Italy. 7.30 Cycling. UCI Track World Championships. Day 2. Highlights. 8.30 Europa League Highlights. 9.30 Movie: The Warlords. (2007) (MA15+) Jet Li. 11.30 Movie: Project A Part II. (1987) (M) Jackie Chan.

6.00pm Delicious Iceland. 6.30 A Bite Of China. 7.30 Cycling. UCI Track World Championships. Day 3. Highlights. 8.30 Inspector Montalbano. (M) 10.30 Movie: The Secret In Their Eyes. (2009) Ricardo Darín. 12.45am Movie: All About My Mother. (1999) (M)

6.00pm Behind The Front Door. (PG) 6.30 Supersizers Go… (PG) 7.30 Cycling. UCI Track World Championships. Day 4. Highlights. 8.30 The Invisible War: Rape In The US Military. (M) 9.35 SOS. (M) 10.35 Movie: The Magic Blade. (1976) (M) 12.20am Apocalypse: The Second World War. (M)

6.00pm China 21: Car Crazy. 6.40 Sarah Wiener In Italy. 7.30 Cycling. UCI Track World Championships. Final day. Highlights. 8.30 Doc Martin France. 9.30 The World Game. 10.30 James May’s Toy Stories: Plasticine. (PG) 11.30 Movie: Waiter. (2006) (M)

6.00pm Globe Trekker. (PG) 6.35 Sarah Wiener In Italy. 7.30 Lost Worlds: East To West: A Force From The Desert. (PG) 8.35 As It Happened: Nazi Hunters. (M) 9.35 Movie: The Curse Of The Golden Flower. (2006) (M) 11.35 Movie: Secret Agents. (2004) (M)

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6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 Best Of River Monsters. (PG) 8.20 Iron Men. New. (PG) 8.40 The Hoarder Next Door. (PG) Part 1 of 4. 9.30 Cherry Healey: How To Get A Life: Love And Money. Final. (M) 10.30 Red Dwarf. (PG) 11.00 Teen Dad. (PG) 11.45 The Best Of River Monsters. (PG)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 The Best Of River Monsters. (PG) 8.30 Shaun Micallef’s MAD AS HELL. 9.05 Set List. (MA15+) 9.30 Peep Show. Final. (M) 9.55 This Is Jinsy. Final. (PG) 10.20 Red Dwarf. (PG) 10.50 Misfits. (MA15+) 11.50 The Best Of River Monsters. Final. (M)

6.00pm Children’s. 7.00 Spicks And Specks. (PG) 7.30 River Monsters: Flesh Ripper. (PG) 8.20 The Real Hustle. (PG) 8.45 Teen Dad. (PG) 9.30 Cherry Healey: Like A Virgin. (MA15+) 10.30 Red Dwarf. (PG) 11.00 Adam Hills: The Last Leg. 11.30 Peep Show. Final. (M) 11.55 Set List. (MA15+)

6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 6.30 Young Dracula. 6.55 Adventures Of Figaro Pho. 7.10 You’re Skitting Me. 7.35 7.50 Kaeloo. 7.55 News. 8.05 The Avengers. 8.35 On The Edge. (PG) A series about life growing up as an indigenous teenager.

6.05pm Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (PG) 6.30 Young Dracula. 6.55 Adventures Of Figaro Pho. 7.10 Tower Prep. 7.55 News On 3. 8.00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars. 8.25 Dancing Down Under. 9.00 Close.

6.00pm Gardeners’ World. 6.30 Bargain Hunt. 7.30 Heartbeat. (PG) 8.40 Vera. (M) Investigating the murder of a social worker, Vera and her team uncover systemic failures that led to the death of a child. 10.40 Pie In The Sky. (PG) 11.45 The Bill. (M)






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Wednesday February 20, 2013

Snowy Mountains Easter Readers Writers Festival

More than 20 talented and charismatic Some of Australia’s most entertaining and inspiring writers and illustrators will writers will participate in this year’s festival head to the spectacular Snowy Mountains and will deliver great enjoyment to visitors and this Easter for the second annual Snowy locals alike. “This year’s festival will be bigger and Mountains Readers Writers Festival.

brighter than last year and the action-packed program will deliver plenty of fun, insight and entertainment,” says Helen Besestri president of the Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Festival. The festival will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the region which will be reflected in a program featuring a gala dinner, SAVE literary lunches, a poetry breakfast, a gardening forum, writers’ workshops, panels and forums and, even special children’s events including writing and art workshops. “Special key events over the weekend will showcase the talents and storytelling of both local and national authors and there will be activities and

The festival will be held from Friday, March 29 through to Sunday, March 31 and will weave its magic along a literary trail winding through the regional towns of Berridale, Dalgety, Jindabyne and along the beautiful Alpine Way to Thredbo.


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workshops for everyone,” Mrs Besestri said. One such event will be the celebration of the centenary of the birth of one of the region’s most famous authors, Elyne Mitchell, who in 1958 wrote the “The Silver Brumby”. This book quickly became a much loved classic of Australian children’s literature and her daughter, Honor Auchinleck, will share stories about her extraordinary mother and talk about her recently published books “On the trail of the Silver Brumby” and “Elyne Mitchell: A Daughter Remembers”. Other authors on the program will include: Thomas Keneally, Charlotte Wood, Aleesah Darlison, Sulari Gentill, Jesse Blackadder, Barry Maitland, Trisha Dixon, Matthew Condon, Mick Joffe, Lisa Sweeney, Lizz Murphy and Lisa Walker. Many of the authors will join together over the weekend to discuss current literary topics and lead discussions on entertaining panel conversations.

Some will facilitate literary workshops and others will share their insights on how to get published. The 2013 festival will also include a Children’s Celebration entitled “Books, Brumbies and Unicorns”. “This celebration will involve children’s workshops with local and visiting authors and artists exploring the themes of imagination, creativity and storytelling,” Mrs Besestri said. Local author Paula Boer and illustrator Rowena Evans from Cooma will also contribute enormously to the Children’s Celebration with their wonderful “Brumbies” series. The recent release of “Brumbies in the Snow” will attract older children and the accompanying art workshop will be designed for them. Get online and view the program or book tickets from midFebruary. For more information visit:www.

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Daniel Morrassutti – Engineering and Projects Daniel attended Monaro High School and is also 18 years old. His work in the Engineering and Projects Department includes not Contact our Sponsorship Coordinator John Gill only dealing with a large array of different people on a daily basis, but he is also responsible for much of the administration work for Phone: 6452 3380 or 0418 708 334 the large department. The team he belongs to is called Information 90.5 Cooma Resources and is in charge of the archives and document storage. 93.3 Nimmitabel As well as working closely with the rest of the organisation to 93.9 Jindabyne provide accurate storage of important documents, Daniel must YOUR VOICE ON THE MONARO 103.7 Bombala also learn about classifications of certain documents and the MONARO COMMUNITY (FM) RADIO hierarchy of titling. Occasionally the trainee in the Engineering and Projects Department also must take on the role of executive assistant and works closely with the Executive Officer in regards to the administration of the department. Daniel says that “I am always busy, it’s never boring and I get to work with a lot of good people.” At the conclusion of his traineeship Daniel would like to study sound engineering and continue his already successful drumming career. Shashank Bokil – Information and Control Systems Shashank is 18 years old and completed year 12 at Monaro High School. Similar to the work Retailer of boots with over 100 styles in stock that Chelsea will have to do in the ICS department, Shashank will be heavily involved with solving much Monday - Friday: 9am to 5:30pm of the issues that arise with with the 2MNO Community Radio from the Coast to the Mountains and back home again




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effected the organisation’s e-mails, in what is only their fourth week as trainees, Shashank has already accepted that his role entails a lot of responsibility and flexibility. “It’s good to work in a business environment that is mainly centred around computers, especially because I am a man of computers!” he said. Shashank will go to ANU next year to study a double degree in a Bachelor of Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce, which will take him an impressive six years to complete. Lauren Sullivan – Water and Environment and Production Lauren finished her HSC at Frensham at Mittagong in the Southern Highlands, she is 18 years old and boarded at the school for years 11 and 12. As part of her job Lauren will be involved in the administration of her department as well as visiting many of the regions. Recently she was able to fly in a helicopter as they were dropping people off in remote regions to take readings. Lauren will be able to gain an understanding of the various responsibilities of her department, including a basic insight into how cloud seeding works. “I really like working as a part of the Water and Environment and Production team, I like going to the regions and seeing what Snowy Hydro is all about,” she said. Lauren will go the University of New South Wales and study a Bachelor of Advanced Science when she has finished her traineeship.

All of the trainees are heavily involved in the administration of their various departments, they each share time at the front desk as well answering the phone and greeting visitors. When they finish their work at Snowy Hydro not only do they leave with certificates in Business Administration, but they also have technology side of things throughout obtained valuable insight into the workings of a large scale the organisation. Shashank said he organisation and the importance of being part of a team and had been very busy recently with working with a wide range of different people. an issue that involved Outlook and






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Helping YOU Prosper Your Property Questions As per last week the next few weeks I will be taking questions and providing all the readers with the answers. You really should not invest in anything even property unless you are well educated. Why? Too many people get sold a poor investment or they invest for emotional reasons, it is a business transaction you are not living in it, it should be all about the numbers. Do they stack up? Will you gain maximum returns Maximum capital growth, rental income and tax benefits? Please don’t buy investment properties for emotional reasons, around the corner from where you live so you can drive past it. But where the returns are the highest so you can duplicate sooner and build real wealth. So thank you for your questions. Q1) What are the different models you talk about? Everyone is different and have different wants, needs and goals. If you are on a high income tax benefits may be most important to you. If you have a low wage positive cash flow and affordable property may be important to you. Most importantly whatever you need you must focus on capital growth. Please see the models below: • Positive Cash Flow • Negative Gearing for tax • Self Managed Super Fund • Positive gearing • National Rental Affordability Scheme ( NRAS) • Renovation, fix and flip • New -high returning house/land or apartments • Established • Development • Land Banking Q2) How much do I need to get started?? A)You need approx. $15k cash or available equity. If you have equity you transfer the equity into another property and use zero savings and use the banks money to build your wealth.

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Q3) Who should invest? A) Everyone should invest, with ABS finding 86.6% of people in Australia will retire on $16,000 per annum. Now this is a scary reality, everyone can invest and should invest for your future. If you have not got at least $850,000 to live on you are in trouble. As they say you average Aussie lives for 22 years after retirement, and it will cost $750 per week to survive which equates to approx. $850,000, so most people will outlive their money and there will be no pension within 10 years so yes everyone needs to do something for themselves.

“Warrawee” 15 McDonald Avenue Cooma

I hope that was of some help?

Asking for Expressions of Interest

I look forward to receive your questions keep them coming, I will not name you just answer your question with blatantly honest feedback. Email: or call 0430 096 823. Have a great day! Peter Ingram


HERE’S A LITTLE CLASSIC A tastefully presented fibro home with exciting potential located close to the CBD. Comprising: • Two spacious bedrooms, plus a third smaller room • Gas and wood heating • Separate dining • A rear sunroom • Functional kitchen • Land size 542m2 The home is in a very desirable location only minutes to the shops and schools. It would suit a first home buyer or investor so take advantage of this perfect opportunity.

Australia’s Blatantly Honest Property Investment Advisors


Friday 22nd February 2013, 1pm on Site

Prosperity Property Advisors

0430 096 823



Ph: 6452 4155

168 Sharp Street COOMA NSW

stock & station real estate agents

It would be hard to imagine a grander or more divine setting for your family. Whisper quiet and nestled in a botanic like garden setting is an absolute masterpiece exemplifying a life of pure luxury offering an unrivalled level of quality and craftsmanship. This gracious family home offers the very best way of life and convenience. “Warrawee” was built in 1883. Originally a Georgian house of red brick tessellated with concrete corners the original owners would not recognize the graceful building that “Warrawee” is today. The current owners have been in property for 36 years and are mainly responsible for the transformation. The vendor is asking for expressions of interest as the home has so many unique features some of these include. • Swimming pool • Outdoor patio area beside the pool • Back to Base Security • Gas and wood heating • Solar powered & Electric hot water systems • Tennis Court

• Sealed circular driveway • Many sheds and two vegie gardens • Formal and family areas • 5 Bathrooms • High Ceilings with ornate Cornice • Bay windows

Inspections are by appointment only so give Craig or Tracy a call to arrange a time to view this once in a lifetime property.




Monaro Freight - Ph: 6452 2412 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!



If you wish to advertise in the Polo Flat Feature, contact the friendly staff at

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C & C SELF STORAGE SELF STORAGE SHEDS AVAILABLE various shed sizes available very reasonable rates fully secured premises long or short term rental Packing boxes, plastic sheets and wraps now available for all your packing requirements


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For enquiries phone Cathy: Mob 0417 274 010 • A/H 6452 1511 • 1 Airstrip Rd, Polo Flat

Business Directory


1. C & C Self Storage 2. Cooma Sand & Concrete 3. High Country Kitchens 4. Elgas 5. Snowy Sheds 6. Monaro Wool Services 7. Monaro Freight 8 . Monaro Panel Beaters 9 High Country Truss & Frames 10. Summit Smash Repairs



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• Local authorised distributor of Fair Dinkum sheds • 25 years building experience • Multibuild software with 3D display, instant quoting and design • One stop for design, assistance with council approval, slab, kit & construction • All sheds are snow & wind rated for each site • HIA member & Australian Steel Institute member • Stress free service • Servicing the Monaro Region


American Barn

PH: 6452 7540

Homes, Cottages, Sheds and Extensions 17 Thiess Ave, Polo Flat Cooma 2630 Ph: 6452 1736 Fax: 6452 1737




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High Country Kitchens


Monaro Panel Beaters 68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat 6452 1568 CoomaPh: NSW 2630

41 Holland Rd, Polo Flat PO Box 46 Cooma 2630 P: 02 6452 3360 F: 02 6452 3422 M: 0428 360 637 E:

Cooma Sand & Concrete Pty Ltd

Glenn Grumley is the owner operator of Monaro Panel Beaters and has been running his business in Cooma for 4 years. Monaro Panel Beaters offer their customers a personal service. Glenn has always had an interest in cars and has been involved in pit crewing and various motor sports for many years, so he understands people’s passion for their cars. Monaro Panel Beaters are Approved Repairers and will fix all insurance work, replace windscreens, do restoration work, re-sprays, and they provide a loan car or they will pick up and deliver your car for you. If you have had an unfortunate car accident and need repairs Glenn would like the public to know that they have a choice of repairers. If you wish to use Monaro Panel Beaters for your repairs you have the right to insist upon this company to do the work. Glenn and his team offer their customers a personal service, and would like them to know that he is here for the long term, and will endeavour to support the local business economy wherever possible.


68 Polo Flat Road Polo Flat Cooma NSW 2630

MONARO PANEL BEATERS • Quality • Service • Commitment • Pride 24 Hour Tilt Tray Towing Service Insurance & Private work

• Concrete • Earthmoving • Gravels • Heavy Haulage • Plant Hire • Roadbase • Sand and Soils • Truck Hire • Water Tanker

Car-O-Liner Measuring System

(02) 6452 1660 Polo Flat Rd, Cooma

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

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

Phone: 6458 3720

Suppliers of bulk and cylinder LP gas for commercial or domestic applications servicing the Monaro and the Snowy Mountains For appliance sales Jindabyne Plumbing Supplies Lot 23 Baggs Rd Leesville, Jindabyne 6456 1842

Mobile: 0413 133 681 Phone: 6452 7833 Fax: 6452 7933

Quality Construction Material Suppliers

When it comes to clean, efficient energy... you can’t beat

Phone: 131 161

QUALITY KITCHENS, LAUNDRIES, VANITIES & WARDROBES For appliance sales Cooma Plumbing Supplies Cnr Commissioner & Bradley Sts, Cooma 6452 2559

1 Kaiser Street, Polo Flat

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

If you wish to advertise in the Polo Flat Feature, contact the friendly staff at

The Monaro Post on

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Wednesday February 20, 2013

Chinese New Year

MAGIC celebrating Chinese and Korean New Year at Cooma China Town restaurant

Members of the Chinese Community and family.

Jingling and her family.

Heeyoung with Clara and Eunhey with Jeongsu.

Clara in Korean costume.

Business of the week

Terrence’s Oversnow & ATV Sales & Service

• Round river rock - all sizes 5mm - oversize • Enriched topsoil • Mushroom compost • Fine hardwood mulch • Hardwood chips

A Division of Kraft Earthmoving PTY LTD

Your local suppliers of:

Summer Trading Hours Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5pm Terrence has been in business for over 30yrs, so with his 30yrs experience and Dan as his offsider there isn’t much that they can’t do. Terrence’s Oversnow & ATV Sales and Services specialises in small engine services, snowmobiles, quad bikes, mowers, small earthmoving, dirt bikes, and horse float servicing. Terrence and Dan are local boys and know how to look after their customers, not only can they service your small engines they have a large range of Polaris quads and side by sides, Yamaha snowmobiles, Argo ATV’s, Murray and Grasshopper mowers For Sale. So if you are in need of a service or sales and want to shop local, pop into Terrence’s Oversnow & ATV’s at Leesville Estate Jindabyne, Ros is the friendly face in the office and she will point you in the right direction. Office hours are 8am – 6pm weekdays and open most Saturday mornings.

Phone: 6456 2222

Cnr Lee Avenue & Baggs St, Leesville Estate, Jindabyne

Sat 9am - Noon (No delivery Sat) 4-6 Crawford Street Leesville Estate Ph: 6456 2387 Email:

Delivered to your door

T: (02) 6457 2400 F: (02) 6457 2900 YARD: Lot 22 Baggs St, Leesville Estate, Jindabyne 2627 POSTAL: PO Box 51, Berridale 2628

Businesses at Leesville Industrial Estate

Looking to



1. Terrence’s Oversnow

Corner Lee Avenue & Baggs Street

2. Snowy Mountains Crash Repairs Lot 6, Lee Avenue 3. Jindabyne Sand & Gravel 4-6 Crawford Street 4. Snowy Mountains Sand & Gravel Lot 22, Baggs Street

Snowy Mountains Crash Repairs • All Crash Repairs • General Body Repairs • General Spray Painting • Plant, Machinery, Domestic & Commercial • O’Brien Windscreen Replacement & Chip Repairs Motor Vehicle Licence Number MVRL47379

• Firewood • Bagged cement products • Sand • Rocks • Gravel • Soil • Mulch • Hire of earthmoving • Pebbles • Sawdust • Compost equipment

P: 6456 1671

Fax: 02 6457 1671 Email: Lot 6 Lee Avenue Leesville Estate, Jindabyne NSW 2627

Advertise in the

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& ATV Sales & Service

• Agents for Yamaha & Polaris Snow Mobiles, Argo & Polaris ATV’s • Repairs & servicing of all makes & models

• Ski racks • Spare parts • Second hand machines • Mowers & ride-ons • Murry & Grass Hopper • Pick up, delivery & storage

Tel: 6456 2222 Cnr Lee Avenue & Baggs St Jindabyne Fax: 6456 2200 PO Box 171 Jindabyne NSw 2627

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Tell them how good a job you can do! PAINTING SERVICES



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& PROPERTY SERVICES PTY LTD • Project Management • Residential/Commercial Construction • Extensions • Bathroom/Kitchens Renovations • Property Maintenance • Specialty Sheds (shearing sheds etc) • Rural Fencing

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Servicing all area’s across the Monaro

Visit your local GIO Agent at 51 Vale Street, Cooma NSW 2630 or call 6452 3474.

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• Carpet & Upholstery steam clean • Window cleaning


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Auto Dismantling New & Used Spare Parts Mechanical Repairs Rego Checks Tyres - New, Used & Recaps New Trailers


Lloyd Campbell Painting SERVICES ALSO PO Box 1440 Cooma AVAILABLE Phone: 6452 3494 Mobile: 0413357423 Email:


Rock guitar lessons now available. What ever music you’re into we’ll have you playing like a pro in no time. Metallica, ac/dc, red hot chili peppers, green day, Jack Johnson...


PO Box 661 Cooma NSW 2630

• Domestic and Commercial • Interior and Exterior • New work and repaints



• Rental exit cleans • Builders exit cleans • 24 Hour Flood Damage Emergencies



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Wednesday February 20, 2013

CLAIRE’S CAROUSEL I would love to hear of your special palliative care room. 138th COOMA SHOW events or community notices. Please ring Do go along and support the car boot Something to be very proud of – 138 me on 64523137 or 0434352992 for your sale and if you have enquiries please phone years!! news! THANK YOU. Tracey on 6452 3588. The Cooma Show will be on Saturday March 9. Entries close on March 1 and it SIR WILLIAM HUDSON NURSING EXCITING HOLIDAY COMING UP is requested that exhibits be delivered on HOME Betty Fletcher and Elaine Passfield- Wednesday March 6 between 8am and An invitation is extended to you to attend Moore are leaving this week for a few days 6pm. the “Car Boot Sale” on this Saturday in Honolulu meeting up with past residents There will be cattle, sheep, the February 23, 8am to 1pm at the Cooma Gloria Irwin and Janette Stone at Sydney pavilion will have lots to inspect, flowers, Multi Function Centre. condiments, cake decorating, art, International Airport. photography, needlework, farm produce Owing to building extensions the normal Booked into the Sheraton Hotel, the Fete cannot be held this year these building ladies have many outings planned, Pearl and much more. extensions consist of a large verandah, Harbour, Maceys for shopping, Las Vegas There will be many eating places to administration block, laundry, function Show and a visit to the Botanical Gardens choose from and of course Side Show room and several more bedrooms. There to view exotic plants. Alley. will also be a doctor’s consulting room, See you there?? Hope you have a happy, memorable a treatment room and a much needed time.



THANK YOU FROM 2MNO COMMUNITY RADIO STATION PRESENTERS Thank you to all those residents that supported the Jumble Sale last Sunday at the Rotary Markets at Centennial Park. The Radio Station is manned by volunteers, costs a lot to run and members were very grateful for your support. Approximately $300 was raised which helps considerably with on-going expenses. Also assisting have been Lions, CoomaMonaro Shire Council and Rotary Club members. The volunteers are very grateful for the delicious hot meal after a hard day’s work. We are certainly indebted to them.


LIGHTNINGSTRIKES TREE SURGERY Dean Hooper Owner Operator Insured

Thomas Leone



17m Cherry Picker 12m Tipper 5.5 Tonne Excavator with Grab Stump Grinder


O2 6452 1444

0438 954 817 OPTOMETRIST

Home: 6454 6044

NIMMITABEL NSW Covering all areas

Alan & Catherine Dodd Directors (JP) 43 Denison St Cooma NSW 2630 Providing a Sincere and caring service Including Burial & Cremation 3rd Generation family owned

Contact (02) 64522094 Mob 0412650144 Email 24 hours 7 Days FDA Assurance of Quality

Dean 0417 671 062 Michelle 0488 040 843






EYE TESTING Monday March 11th Visioncare and DVA suppliers 171 Sharp Street Cooma Ph/Fax 6452 1048 1800 678 880 Mob 0412 439 550


Mountain Drains

Blocked Drains cleared from $99 - conditions apply Now also offering Bobcat and excavator hire. Call or email today: Craig - 0420 947 505 license number: NSW 208797C ABN: 66112280172 DESIGN


Introducing Accunect.

The process that takes the body into a healing mode rather than stress mode. Ph: 0466 579 466 Wendy Rees Cooma - Canberra


Weddings, parties,

anything! Unique, personalised designs for every occasion.

Invitations, Thank you notes, Cards, Posters, Photo collages plus so much more...

Call today

0401 677 576




PICTURE FRAMING Canvas Stretching Football Jerseys Oils & Water Colours Tapestry & Cross Stitch Mirrors Photography Glass Replacement

Brendan Wall 0417

675 041

2 Park Street, Berridale

Wednesday February 20, 2013

Wild dog control responsibility of all Wild dogs have emerged as a major pest animal problem in many areas in NSW over the last few years, and as we approach the critical pre-winter wild dog control season landholders are reminded of the need to continue to be involved in managing the issue. The Livestock Health and Pest Authority (LHPA) has been working with groups and individuals throughout the State to assist with the management of wild dogs, but stresses that it is the responsibility of the whole community to ensure that these pests are kept under control. “Wild dogs can cause a lot of damage to our livestock industry, and due to recent good seasonal conditions they are thriving on plenty of native prey which means higher numbers of wild dogs,” said Tim Seears, LHPA Pests Project Manager. “However, despite increases in wild dog numbers, stock losses have remained relatively constant because of very effective local programs implemented by local landholders, crown land managers and the LHPA”. Mr Seears said that people need to continue to be vigilant in reporting wild dog sightings or attacks on livestock by phoning their local LHPA office so that local plans can be developed and implemented to deal with the problem. “A coordinated and integrated approach to the management of wild dogs is paramount and group programs are one of the most effective ways to ensure success,” he said.

“We can achieve so much more when the community works together in combating the problem and so encourage people to get involved in group baiting programs wherever possible”. Last year 2770 properties were involved in wild dog programs in over 300 group programs. “Traditionally wild dog activity increases in the autumn with dispersal of last year’s pups and the approaching breeding period,” said Mr Seears. “For many Authorities, planning processes are taking place for prewinter wild dog control now and we encourage people to attend planning meetings and get involved”. Broad scale baiting programs with 1080 baits are a very effective wild dog control method. To use 1080 baits people need to be accredited, and they can do this by attending a short LHPA training course which will give them the knowledge they need to use 1080 baits safely and effectively. People should contact their local LHPA office to register their interest in attending a 1080 course. “In some areas and depending on the extent of the problem, aerial baiting is also used effectively to target inaccessible areas,” said Mr Seears. “We will continue to work with landholders, local wild dog associations and other government agencies involved in wild dog management and are available to assist with information, coordination and advice”.

Cows firm on last Cooma sale Cooma Associated Agents yarded a mixed quality yarding of fat and store cattle. Cows were firm on last sale. Steers and trade steers were 10c/kg liveweight cheaper. Store cattle were firm to easier, mainly quality related and in keeping with other centres as a result of the severe dry conditions in NSW and Victoria. The next Cooma cattle sale is on March 14. Quotations Bulls KG & Co, P/L, Lmk, 1. Angs, 130c/kg, 710 kg, $923. Cows WH Cotterill, Lmk, 3 Hfd, 118c/kg, 586kg, $692; GJ Povey, MLP, 1, Hfd, 115c/kg, 680kg, $754; WJ & AL Wallace, MLP, 4, Hrd, 111c/kg, 578kg, $664; TD Lewis, Lmk, 5, Hfd 110c/kg, 518kg, $569; B Pendergast, E, 6, Hfd, 112c/kg, 470kg, $526; B Pendergast, E, 6 Hfd, 105c/kg, 424kg, $445. Steers K & P Lynch, Lmk, 4, Ang, 155c/kg, 483kg, $749; JW Constance, MLP, 3, Sh x strs, 140c/kg, 411 kg, $526; KJ & C Wellsmore, Lmk, 2, Ang, 130c/kg, 775kg, $1010.

It’s a 4000 year old mystery and has plagued Australian livestock production for most of the past two centuries.According to the Invasive Animals CRC, this mystery is holding back best practice management of dingoes and wild dog problems across Australia. How do we effectively manage dingoes and other free-ranging cross-breed dogs when we just don’t know the true ecological roles of these predators? Researchers with the Invasive Animals CRC, led by Ben Allen and Peter Fleming - Wild Dog Theme Leader for the Invasive Animals CRC, have just published a critical review of dingo research methodology in Biological Conservation, which identifies the need for long-term research on the ecological roles of dingoes and other free ranging dogs. But long-term research to 2017 is now underway! Based at Orange as Principal Research Scientist in the Vertebrate Pest Research Unit of Biosecurity NSW, Peter said that, depending on what they are eating at the time, free-ranging dogs are viewed differently by people. For some, they are destructive pests attacking sheep and cattle. For others, dingoes are seen as an “under-utilised weapon” against feral cats and foxes (collectively referred to as meso-predators). Peter said there is much uncertainty about potential mesopredator suppression by freeranging dogs, including dingoes.

“It’s critically important that we manage the negative impacts of free-ranging dogs using the most up-to-date scientific information,” Peter said. “Right now, pressure is being brought to bear on livestock producers in some areas to reduce lethal control of all freeranging dogs because of potential environmental benefit of dingoes. “We know wild dogs and sheep don’t mix and that strategic comanagement is the best way to go for both conservation and agricultural goals. Community wild dog control programs in livestock production areas can suffer because of conflicting information about the roles of dingoes and the other free-ranging wild dogs. However, our review shows we are unsure what the ecological roles are. The new research may yet demonstrate there are ecosystem services and net benefits of retaining free-ranging wild dogs to suppress foxes and feral cat impacts in some areas, but they will still need to be controlled for livestock protection”. To get to the bottom of the dingo mystery and to determine the ecological roles of freeranging wild dogs in the many different ecosystems that make up Australia, the Invasive Animals CRC and its partners have embarked on a five-year research program to enhance the nation’s ability to manage all their impacts. This information is critical to manage this unique and charismatic predator in Australia –

Ian Sharp, NSW Technical Manager

J & A Starr, JM, 9 Hfd hfrs, $600; Litchfield Wondalee, JM, 15, Hrf strs 10-12 mths, $520;

TG Russell, JM, 5, Hfd strs 1yr, $500; AG & PA Warner, MLP, Hfd str claves, $480; D & L Lynch, E, 8 Ang hfrs, 10 mths, $430; MG & SM Golbey, MLP, 11 Hfd sts calves 4/5 moths, $360;

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Clearview P’ship, Lmk, 3 Ang cows & caves, $780;

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the dingo, while mitigating livestock losses. Based at the University of New England and Biosecurity NSW, the research program will centre on north-east NSW and southeast Qld, a biodiversity hotspot but where livestock producers continue to suffer predation problems. The University of New England is currently receiving applications until 15 February for research PhDs to support the wild dog research team. Substantial Invasive Animals CRC resources are being devoted to the research, with up to eight PhD projects about native and introduced predators, their interactions with their prey, the plants the prey eats and the social and economic context of wild dog impacts. “In five years time we will have a sound understanding of the relationships between the predators, prey, plants and people in the highly-productive north-east NSW.” Peter said. “In the meantime, the coordinated, strategic approach to managing free-ranging dogs and preventing livestock predation must continue.” 1. Peter Fleming, Ph (02) 6391 3806, 2. Dingo PhD applications, closing 15th February 2013, A/Prof Nick Reid, email: 3. Biological Conservation article http://www.sciencedirect. com/science/article/pii/ S0006320712005022

I am pleased to announce to Southern NSW woolgrowers that you can deliver your clip to our Yass or Cooma stores, I will look after it.

RA Mugridge, E, 9 Hfrs & calves, $850;

G Kimber, Lmk, 6 B/B atrs 1 yr, $520;


Unravelling the dingo mystery with long-term research underway

Stores A Luton, MLP, 10 cows & Calves,$820;

Litchfield Wondalee, JM, 16, Hrf strs 10-12 mths, $480;


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0429 037 187 DON MACDONALD

B & M Beattie, BC, 4 B/B STRS $338;

0438 638 654

B & M Beattie, BC, 4 B/B STRS $315.



Wednesday February 20, 2013

Nimmitabel Show 2013 Owen to open Cooma show sheep section results The 138th annual Cooma Show will be held at Cooma Showground on March 9.

Class 25 Ram 2 tooth 1st Adina 2nd Adina

Superfine Wool Ram March Shorn Class 1: Ram 2 teeth 1st Conrayn 2nd Conrayn Class 2 Ram 4 teeth 1st Greenland 2nd Conrayn Class 4 Ram 4 tooth 1st Conrayn 2nd Conrayn 3rd Conrayn Champion Superfine Ram Greenland Reserve Champion Superfine Ram Conrayn

Medium/Strong Wool Ram August Shorn Class 27 Ram 2 tooth 1st Adina 2nd Adina Champion Medium/Strong Wool Ram Adina Reserve Champion Medium/Strong Wool Ram Adina

Superfine Wool Ewe March Shorn Class 5 Ewe 2 tooth 1st Conrayn 2nd Conrayn Class 6 Ewe 4 tooth 1st Greenland Class 8 Ewe 4 tooth 1st Conrayn 2nd Conrayn Champion Superfine Ewe Greenland Reserve Champion Superfine Ewe Conrayn

Medium/Strong Wool Ewe March Shorn Class 29 Ewe 2 tooth 1st Manawa 2nd Adina Medium/Strong Wool Ewe August Shorn Class 31 Ewe 2 tooth 1st Adina 2nd Adina Champion Medium/Strong Wool Ewe Manawa Reserve Medium/Strong Wool Ewe Adina

Fine Wool Ram March Shorn Class 9 Ram 2 tooth 1st Greenland Class 12 Ram 4 tooth 1st Adina Champion Fine Wool Ram Adina Reserve Champion Fine Wool Ram Greenland

Grand Champion Ram Adina Grand Champion Ewe Greenland Supreme Merino Exhibit Adina Special Group of one Ram and two Ewes 1st Adina 2nd Greenland 3rd Manawa Pair- Ram and Ewe 1st Greenland 2nd Adina 3rd Manawa

Fine Wool Ewe March Shorn Class 13 Ewe 2 tooth 1st Adina 2nd Greenland Class 14 Ewe 4 tooth 1st Greenland 2nd Greenland Fine Wool Ewe August Shorn Class 16 Ewe 4 tooth 1st Conrayn Champion Fine Wool Ewe Adina Reserve Champion Fine Wool Ewe Greenland

Prime Lamb Classes Pen of 3 lambs 39.9kgs and under 1st P J Shortt 2nd Graeme Thistleton Pen of 3 lambs 40-49kgs 1st PJ Short Export Lambs Pen of 3 lambs 49- 54kgs 1st Tillie Pateman

Fine/Medium Wool Ram March Shorn Class 17 Ram 2 tooth 1st Manawa Fine/Medium Wool Ram August Shorn Class 19 Ram 2 tooth 1st Adina Champion Fine/Medium Ram Adina Reserve Champion Fine/Medium Ram Manawa

Meat Breeds Best Meat Breed Ram any age 1st Sarah Brooks 2nd Mort Suthern Pen 3 First Cross Ewes any age 1st Graeme Thistleton 2nd P J Shortt Thank you to our valued sponsors without them this section would not functionAncare Australia, Cooma Rural, Elders, Sullivan Family, Greenland Stud, Myocum Stud, Boudjah Stud, Haylock Partners, MMA Stud Breeders, Landmark, Jemalong Wool, M & C Caldwell. The Nimmitabel show had a good number of entries in the sheep section and as usual lived up to its very high standard and will do very well during the rest of the show season as well as at the Royal Shows.

Fine/Medium Wool Ewe March Shorn Class 21 Ewe 2 tooth 1st Manawa 2nd Adina Class 22 Ewe 4 tooth 1st Adina 2nd Greenland Champion Fine/Medium Wool Ewe Adina Reserve Champion Fine/Medium Wool Ewe Manawa Medium/Strong Wool Ram March Shorn

This year, the show will be opened by the Chief Executive Officer of the Snowy Hydro Southcare helicopter service, Owen Finegan. Apart from his popular appearance one of the Cooma “Dancing Stars” in May 2012, he has had an illustrious career as a professional athlete, representing Australian Wallabies and the ACT Brumbies with distinction over a 10year period. He returned to the ACT Brumbies in 2008 after spending time overseas, and was immediately offered the dual role of Head Coach for the Brumbies Academy and Brumby Runners. Mr Finegan said “The Snowy Hydro SouthCare Rescue Helicopter is a revered institution within the ACT and surrounding region”.

not-for-profit organisations, assisting with a “After representing Canberra and Southern number of local organisations. NSW as a member of the Brumbies I am thrilled He has a wealth of business experience, and to represent the region through the fantastic comes with outstanding credentials in Business work that is done by the Snowy Hydro Rescue and Project Management. Helicopter.” The official opening will be at 12.30pm. Owen has a great interest in charitable and

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PRELIMINARY NOTICE Monaro Livestock & Property Annual Autumn Weaner Sale Wednesday 3rd April 2013

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Hands off our parks Continued from page 7 At this point in the meeting the question was asked if there would be time for people to raise their hands to show in which way their support fell. There was an opportunity for this later in the meeting and it was obvious that the unanimous decision was that people were against the sale of any of the parkland. This followed with a question that was directed at Council and simply put asked; “Why does Council want to sell the land?” This question was not answered directly by Mr Lawley, who instead said that the reason for land sale was covered in the strategy that is available to all the public on the Council website. Many people who attended the meeting claimed to have read this document but still asked questions that it had not answered in full. The community also stressed that they felt there was insufficient communication on behalf of the Council. It was stated that the strategy itself was also something that could have been reworked to at least contain a short summary on the front page, as the strategy itself was rather long people often do not have the time to read it in its entirety or they often skip important parts of it. Locals were interested in seeing the figures for the maintenance of parks, how much does it cost Council and how many hours do Council put in to maintaining the land. It was hinted that Council do not have enough staff that are assigned to the maintenance of the parks and that this could be something that would improve their standard. Mr Lawley then again spoke on behalf of Council outlining that there was not any intention in the immediate future to sell any of the seven parks discussed by the community, but there is the opportunity to decommission some of them.

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CROSSWORD Cryptic Clues ACROSS 1. Pew looks about appropriate for the laggard (8) 5. Arrowhead launching tooth and nail assault (6) 10. Bird to wield talon or ... (7) 11. ... take flight against a deer (7) 12. Financial officers certain to be held under false arrest (10) 13 and 21-across. Approve a method to depart this life (4,4) 15. One set of eighteen holes with the mug from one to twelve? (6,3,5) 17. Compose music to tie porn films (6,8) 21. See 13-across 22. Singer organising road tour around endless pubs (10) 24. Bathers sick after swimming in foul moat (7) 25. Incidental quartet kept within hearing (7) 26. Numbers lodging outside city centre (6) 27. Aren't cut blossoms meant to shorten their length? (8)


DOWN 1. Shows off locations on the right (6) 2. We undergo a tour designed to last longer than all others (7) 3. Refresh one's memory of the European language above (6,2,2) 4. Cordial and crimson liquors having something in common (7,7) 6 and 23-down. Motliest sort of space for broadcasting (4,4) 7. Fruit of a Central coast beach party? (7) 8. Reminder of how to store Japanese brew (8) 9. Needing no script to be finished with the census-taker (4,3,7) 14. Charge account settled auctions (10) 16. Blamed me for spoiling what was preserved (8) 18. Charging like billy-o? (7) 19. Unfinished creation turned into something blue (7) 20. Spice Girl the French find grating (6) 23. See 6-down

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Clash of the codes off again Clash of the codes was once again postponed after heavy rain on Thursday night left the turf wicket too wet to prepare. The match has been shifted to this Friday night. Round 13 was played under perfect cricket conditions with two matches played with the Cooma Cannons forfeiting their match against the Cats which now leaves the Cannons in a position where they may be excluded from their last three rounds of the competition. The Cannons fate will be decided at a meeting at the Alpine hotel on Tuesday night. The much anticipated match between Jindabyne and Berridale at the station resort took a pre match hit as several key players from both sides pulled out of the encounter. The loss of the key players did little to effect the match as the match went down to the last overs with Jindabyne all out 146 defeated Berridale all out 142 in the 42nd over. In the match between Coffeys and the Alpine it also went down to the wire as Coffeys 8/131 snuck home against a gutsy Alpine team all out 130 with a few balls to spare. Ladder Jindabyne 86 Cooma Cats 83 Coffeys 81 Berridale 75 Alpine 47 This week’s matches Friday Clash of the Codes League V AFL @ Rotary Saturday Round 14 Cooma Cats V Berridale @ Snowy Oval Alpine V Jindabyne Tigers @ Nijong Oval Coffeys V Cooma Cannons TBA Sunday Treloar Griffen Shield U/12’s- Nijong 2 U/14’s- Nijong 1 U/16’s- Rotary Jindabyne V Berridale With both teams missing key players Berridale won the toss and elected to bowl under warm conditions on a heavy outfield. A slow but solid start against some good line and length bowling from the young Berridale quicks saw Jindy progress to 48 when L Redmond (3/18) dismissed C Stevens (21) with a short ball catching Steven’s glove providing a simple

catch for L Taylor. Jindy’s middle order then collapsed against some quality spin bowling from A Hayes (2/17) and Redmonds medium pacers doing the bulk of the damage. K Oliver batting at six provided another innings saver for Jindy with some solid hitting before holing out at deep mid on for a quick fire 36. With the tail in sight Berridale let the foot off the pedal and the tail put on a handy 31 led by M Lowe who grafted out 16 before J Mugridge (3/22) was bought back into the attack and polished off the tail. Jindy all out for 146. Berridale got off to a shaky start with the Jindy opening bowlers hitting good lines and providing many a chance which the Jindy fielders put down. Berridale scrapped their way to 48 with Jindy putting down some nine chances before M Lowe (3/36) removed A Hayes (21). Berridale went in at the drinks break at 2/57 with the match evenly poised. Hearn (52) was starting to get some rhythm but was still being assisted by some sloppy Jindy fiellding as the missed chances got to nine from Hearn alone. At 4/96 with 15 overs to go, Berridale was looking fairly comfortable but to Jindy’s credit they stuck to the task and the wicket’s started to fall at regular intervals. At 7/136 with four overs to go with J Parkyn (18) looking very comfortable and being supported by A Bruce (9) the game started to swing back in Berridale’s favour until J Parkyn was trapped in front off the bowling of M Redmond (1/31). With Jindy now well into the tail M Lowe and Redmond had the task of finshing off the match. With Berridale requiring 11 off three overs a couple of lusty blows could win the match for Berridale. M Lowes first ball of the 42nd over was smashed to the mid wicket boundary by A Bruce just falling short of a six, the field was changed with Jindy trying to protect the boundaries Lowe sent down another short ball which A Bruce hit deep into mid wicket again but unfortunately for Berridale straight down the throat of the deep mid wicket fielder. Three balls later Lowe finished the match removing the number 11’s middle stump providing Jindy with a memorable five run come from behind victory. 3 points K Oliver 2 points M Lowe 1 point J Mugridge

Junior cricket rep side Under 12 rep squad to play Far South Coast in the Treloar Griffen Shield at Nijong Oval this Sunday, all players to assemble at 10am. Jimmy Hayden (C), Will Cahill, James Cahill, Declan Gregory, Andreas Geach, Archie Allen, Russ Haylock, Lachlan





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Getting wet has never been so much fun! There was nowhere better to be last weekend than at Lake Jindabyne’s Flowing Festival! The Year of the Snake brought us the Seventh Flowing Festival and Dragon Boat Challenge and again the community came out to have fun in the sun and get wet on the water. More than 800 paddlers jumped in and out of boats over the weekend to race over 200 metres on the beautiful waters of Lake Jindabyne. For many of the visiting crews, this is their only chance to experience the wonderful water we have here - fresh, clean and clear. They keep coming back every year and this time in record numbers from Canberra and the South Coast. For the community and junior crews, this is the must-do weekend! Jindabyne Central School achieved an historic first at the Festival, winning the coveted Snowy Hydro Junior Challenge. They can be very proud of this achievement - congratulations to the crew, the sweep and drummer and all who helped. St Pats came second in this hotly-contested event - two heats and SMGS third. Thanks to Snowy Hydro for sponsoring this race and Ken Lister for presenting the trophy. The Junior crews were joined this year by young Guides and this crew will be solid for next year after their experience! Lakewood Barnyard took out the sought-after Dress Up Award - cash prize $300 - and the overall winner of the community teams category was Gidgilly’s, with Lakewood second and Thredbo Thunder

third. The community and corporate teams are the heart and soul of the festival, and this year saw a new crew from Woolies. The Mountain Challenge Trophy, where the ski resorts battle for summer supremacy, saw Thredbo Thunder return to the winner’s podium with a clear victory over the Second Thredbo team with Perisher and Charlotte Pass picking up the minor places. The Sports Teams - now coming in record numbers, especially from Canberra showcased the sport of Dragon Boat Paddling with Ice Dragons taking out all the major awards, with Komodo and Locals Snow Dragons filling the places. New crews came from Uni Dragons and the South Coast clubs again brought their boats for the Festival. Thanks to Councillor Peter Beer for presenting the trophies and to the Council Staff who looked after the recycling and rubbish removal. The Market Stalls were in the Park all day Saturday and this is now the biggest Market in the area! Thanks to Tracey Smith for getting all this together, and special thanks to the Snowy River Shire Council who displayed a variety of stalls - the Community garden and Organic produce were stand-outs - and the King and Queen of Green shows were a wonderful time for young and old. The Lion Dance troupe from Sydney - complete with bamboo pole climbing - were spectacular. These hard-working guys drove to Jindabyne in the morning,

performed and then jumped into their cars to be back at the Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney. While the main event is on Sunday, crews were training on Saturday, there was a fantastic 2000 metre race for Sports Crews and the Picnic in the Park drew a large crowd to eat, drink, play on the Carnival rides and listen to local band The Jukes and Kayla play and sing the night away. Food stalls saw the Jindabyne Netballers BBQ and Rockits feed the Saturday crowd and they were joined by Cool Catering, Esaan Thai, Bush Pigs, Ice Cream and lollies and Snowy river Vineyard on Sunday. Thanks to all the people who helped, and Marion Roberts for coordinating. All the races were organised by Dragon Boat NSW, with volunteers from Sydney Clubs wrangling the boats, helping crews and joining in the fun of the weekend. The whole event is organised by the Lake Jindabyne Snow Dragons, and coordinated by the unstoppable Jo Davis, who can have her life back - until next year that is! Now is the time to start planning for your entries for next year. Follow developments on where you can see full results and photos of the weekend. New paddlers are always welcome to join the Snow Dragons, and be part of the fun next year! Snow Dragons are planning to race in the State Championships at Easter and at the National Events at the Olympic Centre in April. Training from the Sailing Club Beach!

Cooma Colts Touch Football Results Mens comp The Fillies 4 Def Unknown 1 Alpine Red Devils 8 Def The Filth 3 The Rebels 7 Def Misfits 3 The Weirdos & Brown Eyes 3 All Draw Golden Horses 8 Def The Dark Side 0 Landmark 9 Def Doobwarbz 1

Mixed comp Teamsters 4 Def Just For Fun 2 Main Street 11 Def Brown Eyes 0 Cooma Steering 9 Def Allstarz 3 Saphire Coast Physio 16 Def The Filth 1 Rhythm 11 Def Ga.Drew Way 1 There is one week left before the semi final starts.


More Tigers needed Cooma Tiger Football Club is gearing up for an exciting winter season. Currently, they are looking for players in the following age groups: Boys’ (12-14 and 15 years of age), Girls’ (13-15 years of age) and Women’s teams. Anyone who is interested in playing soccer is encouraged to come along to training and then decide if they would like to play. All competitions are facilitated by Capital Football and involve playing in Canberra as well as home games in Cooma. Details for specific teams are: Boys, 12 & 14 years, suitable for players aged between 10 and 14. Coached by Premier League player, Serdan Bircan, this group is currently training at Nijong Oval on Monday afternoons from 5 pm until 6.30 pm. Queries can be directed

to Serdan on 0432 510 066. Boys turning 15 years of age this year are welcome to contact coach, Brendan Toohey, on 0409 966 654 for further details about training sessions. Girls aged between 13 and 15 years are welcome to train with the group at Nijong Oval Monday evenings from 5.30 pm until 7 pm. The next session will be Monday, March 4. If you are interested in being part of the team, contact Heather Elliott on 6452 4605 (after hours). There are still a few spaces left in the women’s teams. Anyone interested can join the training session on Monday evenings at Nijong Oval from 6pm until 7.30pm. If you have any queries, call Christos on 0406 995 228.

Coolamatong Golf The last round of the Summer Cup was played on Sunday; with Hans Kunz securing the winning place. This was taken best four scores from seven rounds. Runner up was Herman Obermaier. Sunday’s Stableford round winner was also Herman Obermaier on 44 points ahead of Harry Hovasapian on 42 points, Tony Kiek on 41 and Ron Duncan on 39. Nearest the pin on the third was Roy Gabriele, 8th was Herman Obermaier and on the 17th was Tony Kiek. Wednesday’s winner was Ben Clancy who scored a 39 on a count back from Walter Amman. Ball winners were Walter, Roy, Gabriele, Mark Lockyear, Gavin Ross, Norm Archibald and Arno Vuoko. Nearest the pin on the 3rd was Bob Key, the eighth was Ross Thompson, the 15th was

Herman Obermaier and on the 17th was Mal Weston. Summer Cup for the Ladies’ was won by Viginia Logan, runner up was Mary Obermaier. Sunday’s Stabelford was won by Nadine Archibald and runners up were Jan O’Halloran, Mary Obermaier, Lorraine Key, Betty Thompson and Marianna Lapargo. Both nearest the pins went to Jan O’Halloran. Wednesday’s winner Carolyn Major on a count back from Mary Obermaier, Beth Clarke, Maureen Rupic, Jan O’Halloran and Carolyn Major. Wednesday is the start of the 2013 competition for Ladies. This is definitely a fun day, if you wish to play 18 holes then the starting time is 9:30am. If you would like to play only nine holes the stating time will be 11am. Ladies are asked to bring a plate (with food on it) for lunch.

Cooma ladies golf Wednesday February 13 on a much more congenial day to play golf, we had two competitions. The first, a nine-hole stableford was won by Joan Bracher with 16 points. Balls were won by Maureen Fletcher 15 points, Aileen Smith 13 pts and Clare Nowland 13 points. The winner of the 18-hole stableford was Janet Freimanis on a countback from Dorothy Bilbow

both scoring 34 points. Dorothy was awarded a ball. On Sunday February 17 a small field of ladies played an 18-hole stableford. The winner was Dulcie Thistleton with 35 pts. Balls were won Lorraine McGregor 34 pts, Roelie Steinfort 33 pts and Gaye Wilson 31 pts. Congratulations to the winners. Until next week TTFN

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Stallions to host Raiders Kennedy from the F.S.C. - Monaro and Daniel York from the Canberra area, will join the Stallions in the Coombah Lounge of Cooma ExServices Club on Thursday February 21 at 6:30pm to answer some hard hitting questions about their initiatives As part of the NRL’s One and the season ahead, before a light Community Program the Raiders supper. All Stallions, Canberra Raiders and will be delivering an “anti-bullying Rugby League supporters and any message” at the School Visits. “In recent years we have delivered interested members of the public are the Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well welcome to attend. The Cooma District will receive a huge rugby league boost to kick off the 2013 Season with members of the NRL’s Canberra Raiders visiting the Region on February 21 and 22 as part of the NRL’s One Communities Community Carnival.

Peter Marsicano proved too strong for Paul Cannell in the senior singles. Last Wednesday Geoff Venables and Gordon Cox faced up to Neil McGregor and Peter Schroeder in a semi-final of Cooma Club’s Major Pairs. The start was a very tight affair with just four shots scored on the first three ends with each team on two. At that point Neil and Peter tool charge and kept Geoff and Gordon on two for eight ends to lead 15/2. The remaining ends were even in scores with Neil and Peter winning 26/12 to advance to the final where they will play the winner of the Wayne Lodge/ Mel Storta encounter with Peter Masicano/ Ross Russell. District Singles were finalised at Cooma Club on Saturday with semi-finals in the morning and finals in the afternoon. In State Singles, Steve Harriden of Adaminaby def Nat Brown from Jindabyne 31/28 in a match where the lead changed several times. Mark Buckley got off to a flyer in his match with Mel Storta to lead 7/0 after just two ends. Mel then started to rally but it was short lived as mark continued to score and ran out winner 31/20. Reserve Singles Steve Seears was impressive in his win 31/7 over Mario Fior. Garry Taylor had an all the way battle with Peter Caldwell but finally moved into the Final 31/26. Senior Singles, Peter Marsicano was in front against Niel McGregor for most of their match and won 31/21. Peter Schroeder looked a winner when he held a 21/13 lead over Paul Cannell. In a remarkable turn around Paul stormed home and with four shots on the last end, won a spot in the final 32/30. The final of the State Singles between Mark Buckley and Steve Harriden saw Mark get an early lead and never let up to win 31/12. In Reserve Singles, Garry Taylor had a dream start against Steve Seears, not only scoring seven shots on the first two ends but also setting up a 13/5 lead after nine ends, and 23/15 after 19 ends. Twenty-three proved to be unlucky for Garry as he was on that score for five ends and again on 27 for another five ends. Trailing 27/29 on end 33, Steve played four great bowls to claim victory 31/29. This was the match of the day and

kept a good crowd enthralled. Senior Singles, Peter Marsicano was a little slow to get going against Paul Cannell but when he did he quickly set up a 16/5 lead. Paul finished strongly but had given too much start, going down 31/17. So, it is congratulations to Mark Buckley, District Champion in State Singles, Steve Seears in Reserve Singles and Peter Marsicano in Senior Singles. Just six Social Players on Saturday with Ron Wainwright, Denis Steinfort and Jim Lumsden having an all the way win over Mike Mannile, Richard Nichols and Chris Gales by a big margin. The long awaited Guilio’s Bowls Day took place on Sunday with 72 bowlers from all four District Clubs and some from Business House Bowls. Winners on the day were Mary Murphy, Fiona Richards and Mel Storta, followed by Maureen D’Amico, John Barnes and Geoff Venables, in second place with Mary Phillips, John Ruzic and John Schoon third. There were many other winners of lesser prizes. All in all it was a most successful and enjoyable day for all. Monaro Shield and Pennants players are reminded that cards are called 12:30 so be at your venue before that.

Steve “Cobber” Seears showed plenty of class to win the reserves singles bowls championships at Cooma Bowling Club last Saturday.

This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with the players, and continues the Stallions’ commitment to provide exciting opportunities for you to connect with the game you Following a day spent working love. with local juniors and in schools, the Raiders’ players along with NRL Game Development Officers Damian and then Dream, Believe, Achieve messages and now a very relevant topic in anti-bullying,” NRL Regional Development Manager, Matt Schubert said.

Saddler and Alford go to State Cooma swimmers Josh Alford and Noah Saddler will take part in the NSW Country Championships to be held at the Olympic Park Aquatic Centre this weekend. Josh will contest the four Multiclass events of 50m Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Fly where he should perform strongly having swum at Nationals in 2012. Noah will contest the 10yrs/u 50m Breaststroke 50m and 100m Freestyle and 11yrs/u 100m Breaststroke. Amber MartinSmith and Zac Saddler also qualified but will not be swimming. Well done to all to all our club swimmers on their performances in their school carnivals. Time Trials Welcome to Michala White, James Walker, Holly and Jack Newson who had their first trial swims. Week 12 saw swimmers doing long distance freestyle with most recording their first times for the event. Results - Freestyle C grade Most improved Jack Kleven (4secs). B Grade Most improved Ryan Harmer (2secs). Improved Ethan Hunt. A grade. Most improved Jarrod Sopniewski (2secs)

Butterfly C grade Progress to B grade Burnum Brademann and Michala White; Most improved Jack Kleven (11secs); Improved Ruby Barnes and Adele Lunt B grade Progress to A grade Jasmin Statham; Most improved Spencer Walker-Broose (16secs); Improved Amber Martin-Smith, Archie Allen, Ryan Harmer, Emma Hopkin, Ethan Hunt, Bailee Walsh, Amy Hobbs and Abigail Sopniewski A grade Most improved Jack Clayton (4secs); Improved Will Saddler Breaststroke C grade Progress to B grade Michala White and Olo Brademann; Most improved Braith Fitzgerald (6secs); Improved Olo Brademann, Taylah Maurier and Jack Kleven B grade Progress to A grade Burnum Brademann, James Walker and Jasmin Statham; Most improved Liam Davis (4secs); Improved Burnum Brademann, Hudson Laird, Darcy and Ruby Barnes, Jackson Walsh, Liam Davis, Amy and Laura Hobbs A grade Most improved Chloe Trevanion (6secs); Improved Maai Johnson, Amber Martin-Smith .

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Wednesday February 20, 2013

Cooma Betta Home Living short course a great success Cooma Golf report by Garry Atkinson During the week the Cooma Betta Home Living Short Course Championships were played and with plenty of prizes and nearest the pins all over the course the day was a huge success. 87 keen golfers played on the day and so the competition was tight. So what happened last week on the course… On Saturday Mark Rainsford continued his recent good form to take out the short course event with a fine 50 off the stick. Pete’s Golf A grade winner was Terry Johnston with 52 with Camping World runner up Andrew Jeffery with 53. B grade Pete’s Golf winner was Jeff Burgess with 51 nett from second prize Camping World’s Wayne Ryan with 53. For the Pete’s Golf C grade prize Bill Keefe won the day (52) from Camping World’s Alan Kelly with 53. In the ladies, Dorothy Bilbow (55 nett) won the Mitre 10 prize from Marion Burke with 57 nett. The Mainstreet Junior winner was Jake Crawford with 65 nett from Hunter Caldwell coming runner up to snag the Pro Shop prize. Non-handicap winner for the Perisher prize was Marcus Caldwell with 65 nett. With so many golfers on the course and such a great event the club sincerely appreciates the sponsorship of Cooma Betta Home Living for the main prizes, Petes’ Golf, Camping World, Mitre 10, Birdsnest, Sportspower, The Monaro Post/Frank’s Butchery, Caltex, Brian Geach Electrical, South East Tiles and Bathrooms, Dave Stewart Kitches, Bruce Geach Constructions, Up She Goes Sheds, Modem Office Furniture, Cooma Furnishing Company, Truck Stop Polo Flat, South East Printing, Monaro Joinery, Cooma Ex-Services Club, Southern Diesel and Hydraulics, Southern Service Centre, Mainstreet and Perisher. Sunday saw a single stableford played with Jeff Burgess finding form (again) and blitzing the field to take out first place (37 points) from Dave Ware with 36 points. Ball winners went down to Tony Monday with 32 points. Nearest the pin on the ninth was Mal Crockett and on the 17th Graeme Russell. On Wednesday 27 players competed in three grades for the top prizes with A grade being won by Bruce Burton with 40 points. B grade was taken out by Paul Beaver with round of the day 42 points and C grade was won by Alan McDonald with 36 points. Ball winners went down to 34 points. Nearest the pin on the ninth was a great shot by Simon Allen and Tony Monday hit it very close on the 17th. Next Saturday sees a single stableford medley. On Sunday there is a single stroke event and Wednesday there is the traditional single medley stableford for members and visitors. Junior golf is again on this Sunday at 2pm. Members are asked to lend a hand if they can, to encourage our juniors. See you on the greens.

Winning couple - Mark and Jenny Rainsford.

Mark Rainsford with his winner’s prize – a new bar fridge.

A grade winner Terry Johnston with captain Graeme Russell and president Ray Bilbow.

A grade runner-up Andrew Jeffrey with Graeme Russell and Ray Bilbow.

B grade winner Jeff Burgess with president Ray Bilbow.

B grade runner-up Wayne Ryan and Ray Bilbow.

C Grade winner Alan Kelly with Graeme Russell and Ray Bilbow.

Ladies winner, Dorothy Bilbow with Graeme Russell and Ray Bilbow.

Ladies runner-up Marion Burke.

Sub-junior winner Jake Crawford – nett 65.

Sub-junior runner-up fiveyear-old Hunter Caldwell – nett 74.

Ray Bilbow, Garry Atkinson, Wayne Ryan and Dorothy Bilbow.


Wednesday February 20, 2013

Adaminaby wins the Hilda Goodwin Shield

Pictured above, the winning Adaminaby team and below, Melva Mugridge bowls for Jindabyne. Mother Nature certainly turned it on this year for the Hilda Goodwin Shield last Tuesday, it was a beautiful morning for bowls just the right temperature to play. This shield is one of our oldest trophies the first match played on February 16, 1965 and played with two teams of triples from each club in the district competing. With the closing of Coolamatong a few years ago, we are left with Jindabyne, Nimmitabel, Adaminaby and Cooma aiming for an aggregate score. Cooma 1 M Zasso, K Sach, M D’Amico played

Jindabyne 1 M Mugridge, A Knaack, L Morgan. This was a very tight game, Cooma 1 had the best start leading 5 nil after two ends but froze up and by end five Jindabyne had caught up and taken the lead 9–5. By end seven, Cooma decided it was now or never and by end 10 it was 9 all. Jindabyne were not taking this without a fight and picked up three to lead 15-13. The last four ends were anyone’s game but Cooma was lucky enough to pick up the last two ends to finish 19-16. Nimmitabel 1 M Murphy,





B Corby, S Owers played Adaminaby 1 L McMahon, L Waters, A Butters who combined to to make a strong combination and try as they might Nimmitabel just couldn’t get the leading shots to bridge the gap, Adaminaby 1 winning 30-7. Cooma 2 L Snell, C Meillon, R Steinfort, played Jindabyne 2 R Rawson, C Hume, J Carpenter. This game started off closely until end six when Cooma girls put the pressure on and Jindabyne got stuck on three for six ends but from end 16 Jindabyne won all the ends but Cooma 2 had built up

a substantial lead and with end numbers running out couldn’t pick enough points Cooma 2 coming up winners 23-8. Nimmitabel 2, R Blyton, F Richards, R Baker were faced with the Adaminaby 2 team of A Madden, P Brayshaw, T Sanders. This was a very hotly contested and close game until end 10 when Adaminaby picked up nine shots over the next three ends to lead 15-9, on end 12 Nimmitabel dug their heels in and by end 16 were only down 15-16, but Adaminaby picked up two shots on the last two ends to win 18-15. Well played to everyone and congratulations to the winners. It’s always great to see the friendship and spirit that all District events are played in. The aggregate scores on the day were Adaminaby winners on 48 points, Cooma 42, Jindabyne 24, Nimmitabel 22. Congratulations to all that played winners and losers it was great to watch with many great

ends played. A game of social triples between D Fraser, D Russell, E Hamilton playing H Walker, M Phillips, L Keys. Daphne’s team dominated until end 13 with Hazel’s team pecking away at the score until it was 9-10 Daphne’s team finishing off to win 15-11. Olga Jebbink ,playing swinging lead for M Obermaier, H Peuker against H Reeves, G Caldwell, was a real seesawing game with scores locked at 12 all on end 11, the last three ends Helen’s team were able to


pick up 9 points to win 2414. Next week will be the start of the Club Major Pairs the draw is on board so all players please make sure you are there ready to play morning tea is 9am to 9.30am. The Club Singles is up on board this is open to all players and will close at end of February so if you are interested in playing please put your name down. There will be social bowls also for anyone not playing in the pairs, names in by 9 o’clock or prior on the board.















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Thousands of people were in Jindabyne last weekend for the annual Flowing Festival, with Dragonboat racing hotly contested on Sunday. Fancy dress was just part of the fun of the day. See story page 31.

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