Mulga Bill’s Bicycle points the way for Snowy Mountain’s Brumby management
Environment
When it comes to the poetry of Banjo Paterson I am more 'Mulga Bill's Bicycle' than 'Man From Snowy River'. Twas Mulga Bill, from Eaglehawk, that caught the cycling craze; He turned away the good old horse that served him many days; He dressed himself in cycling clothes, resplendent to be seen; He hurried off to town and bought a...
Design for new purpose-built and future-proofed Queanbeyan Police station unveiled
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The design for the new safe, purpose-built and future-proofed Queanbeyan Police Station was unveiled by Member for Monaro John Barilaro on Monday morning (21 May). Queanbeyan Police officers will receive a new station at their current location next to the courthouse, with construction to start in the coming months. The new and improved police station will cost $17 million and...
Cooma becomes a training ground for RMC Duntroon
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Something extraordinary has been thrown into the mix of daily life in downtown Cooma - 100 senior cadets from the Royal Military College Duntroon on a training exercise. Using blank ammunition, uniformed foot patrols have become a regular sight in Cooma. The cadets arrived in the middle of last week and will stay until June 1; residents have already been...
ScoMo backs Sudmalis in battle for Gilmore
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The Federal Treasurer toured the Nowra end of the Gilmore electorate today as his local comrade in parliament appeared to be under attack from within. Scott Morrison said if it had not been for Ann Sudmalis, Bill Shorten would be Prime Minister now. Ms Sudmalis beat Labor's Fiona Phillips in 2016 with a razor-thin 1.46% margin, helping Malcolm Turnbull build...
Tathra bush fire concert a sellout, 4,000 people to attend
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The Band Together concert is on track to raise $250,000 for Tathra and surrounds following the bushfires of March 18. Ticket sales have been stopped with organisers calling "sold out" last night (May 16) on social media. Around 4,000 people will pack into the Sapphire Coast Turf Club on Saturday, May 26 for what promises to be the biggest event...
Country people a focus for NSW Guns Amnesty – July 1 to Sept 30
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NSW Police have launched a state-wide Firearms Amnesty following the success of last year’s national campaign.  During the three-month amnesty in 2017, NSW netted 24,831 firearms and 1898 firearm parts for destruction, sale or registration, more than any other state or territory. Anyone with an unregistered firearm or firearm-related item will be able to legally dispose, or register it, without...
New Batemans Bay Bridge taking shape following community submissions
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Batemans Bay is a step closer to getting its new bridge with construction slated to start by this time next year. Eighty-one (81) community submissions have just been reviewed and assessed with NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) adjusting some of the initial plans following the feedback. Member for Bega Andrew Constance says the release of the submissions report marks an...
Wet, wild, cold weekend in South East NSW captured in photos
Community
What a weekend in South East NSW, the strangely warm days of April were blown away by a polar cold front we'd been warned about for since Wednesday. Rain, snow, big seas, and strong winds had their influence on what we did and didn't do. Some welcomed nature's surge and got out in it, energised by the power on display...
Feed goes up in flames, Cooma couple arrested
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NSW Police have arrested two alleged firebugs at Cooma after valuable stock feed and a shed was destroyed in a blaze last month. Just after 1 am on Sunday, April 22, emergency services were called to a property on Billilingra Road, Billilingra, north of Cooma, following reports, a hay shed was on fire, and fire had spread to the neighbouring property. Upon...
Fingers crossed for welcome rain and snow in South East NSW
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There are high hopes that a weather system moving across Australia will deliver welcome rain and a dump of snow to South East NSW - the region's first significant break from at least five months of dry, warm days. A strong cold front from the Southern Ocean is moving across from Western Australia now, it's chill is likely to be...
Flow of $$$ from Tathra fire fund to start soon as $1 million is raised
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Bega Valley Mayor, Kristy McBain says the fund set up to assist Tathra locals rebuild and recover from the devastating March 18 bushfires will soon start distributing cash grants. A delighted Cr McBain made the announcement as the Tathra and District Bushfire Mayoral Appeal hit $1 million. “The generosity that has come from right across the country has been nothing...
Budget: Millions to accelerate work on Monaro and Barton Highways
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Two of the ACT region's main arterial roads will be upgraded further with the allocation of $200 million in funding in the Federal Budget. Liberal Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said $100 million each would go towards works on the Monaro and Barton Highways. He said the Monaro Highway Upgrade Package was important infrastructure funding to ensure Canberrans, and many residents...
Second Return and Earn machine for Goulburn as deposits hit 1.5 million
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Goulburn now has a second reverse vending machine giving locals a chance to recycle and pocket a few extra dollars. The Return and Earn Container Deposit Scheme has been operating out of the Goulburn Woolworths carpark for a number of months, but a second collection point has just been opened at the Goulburn Gateway Service Station on the corner of the...
“School nurses could become part of the solution” – Bronnie Taylor MLC
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Every public school in New South Wales would have a school nurse if Bronnie Taylor MLC had her way. For the time being, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Deputy Premier and Southern NSW is content to let a two-year trial at three high schools speak for itself and build momentum for more positions in the future. Young in Western NSW was...
Everything you need to know about the Narooma Oyster Festival
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Oyster lovers, fine foodies and many families from Sydney, Canberra, and south-east NSW will head to the annual Narooma Oyster Festival this weekend. The Festival launches on Friday (4 May) afternoon at 4:30 pm with a free family concert featuring the Steve Edmonds Band, a freestyle motocross display, climaxing with fantastic fireworks at 8 pm. Saturday’s Festival starts at 10 am. The Narooma Oyster...
New police on the beat across Southern New South Wales
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Over 200 probationary constables are settling into their first week on the job with NSW Police, following their "graduation" from the Police Academy at Goulburn. ‘Class 333’ includes 164 policemen and 70 policewomen who will now complete 12 months on-the-job training and study of the Associate Degree in Policing Practice by distance education with Charles Sturt University before being confirmed...
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