News

Tue, May 17th

Get out and vote!

While this Saturday is official polling day for the Federal elections, votes across the Snowy Monaro have been making best use of pre-polling availability. Thousands of voters have already cast their vote ahead of polling day. 

Tue, May 17th

Beware of smart scammers

A Jindabyne woman was conned earlier last week, providing personal details to a claimed technical expert whom she contacted to help fix an alert on her computer.

Tue, May 17th

Snowy workers’ accommodation opens next week

The Snowy 2.0 Joule Ridge workers accommodation facilities is opening next week, with some of the first workers moving in on Wednesday May 25.

Tue, May 17th

You can help to make Jindabyne safe

Jindabyne local woman Taylor Holland has been surprised to see the petition she has created reach over 1,600 signatures in just seven days.


Post & Rail

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

Modern technology is wonderful, isn’t it? Like, I never truly appreciated just how useful my mobile phone could be because I only ever use it really for things like making and taking calls and sending and receiving texts. I don’t use it as a mobile computer because I’m not that addicted to being online, but for when I want to be, I have a desktop. This works for me.

Sir William Hudson not closing

Editor,

The issue of aged care is high on the current agenda and there is much discussion and speculation in our community about the future of aged care services in the region.

Former Queanbeyan Mayor endorses Kristy McBain

Editor,

During the extensive period that I was elected to local government, (in excess of 30 years, including 17 years as the Mayor of the Queanbeyan City Council), I have dealt with many politicians both at State and Federal level. 

Vinnies announce annual Winter Appeal

The 2022 Vinnies Winter Appeal is looking to raise $300,000 to help individuals and families to sleep safe this Winter.

Winter is usually the perfect time for many rounds of hot chocolates, having warm homemade food, and stay cosy inside your home with your family. 

AT WHAT COST TO RATEPAYERS?

Editor

On Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s (SMRC) Rates & Charges notices are the words that “Legal and Practical Access to the purchased land is the responsibility of the purchaser.” 

The Postman Calls

The clock’s ticking…only three days to polling day now.

It seems more and more people are taking advantage of pre-polling availability this election. It sort of makes sense, having more flexibility to enable us to vote, especially as voting is compulsory.

Riposte with Lisa Ashurst

As endurance tests go, I think a wander along the beach with a five-year-old and a three-year-old is a good one because it means a lot of walking, some sprinting (running after the bolting three-year-old) plus a really good resistance workout because every rock and shell they see is one to be treasured, which means it has to go into the bag to be taken home.

Commemorative monument or eyesore?

Editor,

I am writing to remark upon the large and unattractive slab of angled concrete topped by a wooden cross structure with a central column that has recently appeared near the Southern Cloud Memorial at the intersection of Boundary and Sharp Streets in Cooma.


Sport

Tue, May 17th

Kicking goals for women’s Aussie Rules

An exciting two days of Aussie Rules Football will take place in Cooma this week with a women’s come and try afternoon and a triple-header set to welcome new fans and players to the sport. 

17 May 2022

Heelers dominant in home victories

The Bombala Blue Heelers have maintained their unbeaten start to the season in first grade with a convincing victory over Eden.

17 May 2022

Bombala hosts popular bowls carnival

Bombala Bowling Club hosted its May 14 and 15 Carnival with 24 teams competing from Harden, Merimbula, Eden, Mallacoota, Tura Beach, Cooma, Bega, Narooma, Booroowa and Bombala. 

17 May 2022

Bushpigs win local derby

The Jindabyne Bushpigs have claimed bragging rights in the battle of Monaro rugby with a 66-14 win over the Cooma Red Devils. 

17 May 2022

Bears League Tag side improving

The Snowy River Bears Ladies League Tag side travelled to Narooma on Sunday for their first away game, keen to make a good improvement on the previous game. 


Real Estate


Grassroots

Berridale Merino Ewe competition results

The 92nd Berridale Ag Bureau’s Merino Ewe Competition was held on May 6 and 7.

Sowing the seeds to help keep business profitable when chill of winter bites

As temperatures start to cool around the country, seeding for this year’s winter crops is in high gear, farmers once again hoping the weather gods – which have been harsh to many in the past few months – grant a favourable planting window.

Diesel uncertainty fuels concern for farmers

The ball is in Labor’s court to confirm its support for the Fuel Tax Credits Scheme, following the Coalition’s recent commitment.

Kids To Farms proves popular

Bookings for the popular Kids to Farms program are coming in fast as NSW Farmers connects schools with a hands-on farm experience.

Class Corner

SMGS’ drama production, Letters Home, set to tour the Snowy Monaro

Presented by Snowy Mountains Grammar School Drama students, the physical theatre production of Letters Home is touring the Snowy Monaro Region and south-east NSW. 

In addition to school performances, the public performance will be held on Thursday May 19 at 7pm  at Snowy Mountains Grammar School.

Nimmity students enjoy sports day

It was a day of action at Nimmitabel Public School on Friday April 29 with the students competing in a school sports day. 

Caritas Walk raises $1200

On Wednesday, May 4 the St Joseph’s Primary School community held its Caritas Ks fundraising event. 

Jindabyne Central School commemorates ANZAC Day with formal assembly and Gallery Walk

As we witness the horrors of war around the world, ANZAC Day commemorations are an opportunity to come together to pause and reflect on the service and sacrifice of generations of Australians, and all those who suffer the consequences of war.