NPWS 50TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AT YARRANGOBILLY CAVES The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is throwing open the doors to Kosciuszko National Park with a major event at Yarrangobilly Caves to mark the Services’ golden anniversary. Everyone is invited to come along to NPWS’ 50th birthday, a free, fun-filled family day on Sunday 8 October at the caves precinct. NPWS Southern Ranges Director Mick Pettitt said the event is a celebration of the Service and an opportunity to thank the community for their support over the past five decades. “We have the privilege of caring for some spectacular reserves, including one of the country’s most iconic national parks - Kosciuszko - and proudly do so alongside the community and traditional custodians,” Mr Pettitt said. “This celebration acknowledges past and present NPWS staff and volunteers and all that we have
achieved, as well as our vision for the future enjoyment and conservation of the region’s protected areas. “It’s a free event featuring live entertainment by local group Beautiful Imperfection, displays of our firefighting equipment, the Park Air helicopter, ranger tours, refreshments provided by the Rotary Club of Tumut and plenty of fun workshops for the kids. “One of the highlights will be a traditional welcome to country by Auntie Marg Berg and smoking ceremony by NPWS’ Aboriginal discovery rangers Shane Herrington and Talea Bulger. “On behalf of NPWS Southern Ranges Branch I invite locals and visitors to come along and join the celebrations,” Mr Pettitt said. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service was established in 1967. Kosciuszko National Park is
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the largest national park in New South Wales and includes the Yarrangobilly Caves precinct, a karst system of exceptional natural significance. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service 50th Anniversary Event Where: Yarrangobilly Caves When: Sunday, 8th October 10:00am - 3:00pm Cost: FREE Courtesy coach transport is available from Cooma/ Adaminaby and Tumut/Talbingo. Limited seats are available so book early to avoid disappointment on 02 69477025. For more information please contact the Tumut Region Visitor Centre on 02 69477025 or the Snowy Region Visitor Centre on 02 64505600.
The Balmain Cup has been running since 1936, and is the oldest interclub Snowsports competition in Australia. It is a friendly but hard fought meeting of skiers and snowboarders and is worth keeping. The cup was donated in 1936 by the Balmain brothers, who in those days, ran a bus service in the Snowy Mountains. The Balmain bothers involvement in the event ended long ago, but their Cup legacy runs on. Back in the pre-lift days of downhill skiing, the race was held at such places as Mt Franklin, Cabramurra and Kiandra. When racers had completed a run, they would climb to the top again with skins on their skis. The race consists of a slalom, giant slalom, snowboard giant slalom and cross country
run. Each club can enter six racers in each discipline, and the best four times are taken. When the four disciplines have been completed, the club with the best overall performance is declared the winner. This year’s Balmain Cup was held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th and hosted by Guthega Ski Club. The detailed results can be found here: http://www.snowsportsact.com.au/wpcontent/uploads/2017/09/2017_Balmain_ Cup_Results_FINAL.pdf Overall Place Results 1st Cooma Ski Club 2nd Guthega Ski Club 3rd Canberra Alpine Club 4th Brindabella Ski Club 5th Tate Ski Club
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