Thu, September 23rd

Police seeking pair to assist with Cooma hit and run inquiries

NSW Police have released images of a man and woman they believe might be able to assist with inquiries into the hit and run of a Monaro Police District Senior Constable near Cooma last month.

Investigators have released additional images as inquiries continue into a crash that left the policeman with serious head injuries.

Tue, September 21st


In the early hours of Monday morning a B-Double Fuel Tanker carrying a combination of diesel and petroleum caught fire on the Monaro Highway, south of Williamsdale.

Tue, September 21st

Cr Ewart urges young people to get vaccinated

Snowy Monaro Regional Councillor James Ewart is encouraging young people in the Snowy Monaro to roll up their sleeves and receive a COVID-19 vaccination to protect the community and help life return to normal as quickly as possible. 

Tue, September 21st

Mayor Peter Beer and Deputy Mayor Lynley Miners re-elected uncontested

At Snowy Monaro Regional Council’s September Ordinary Council Meeting, Councillors Peter Beer and Lynley Miners were re-elected as Mayor and Deputy Mayor, with no other candidates contesting the vote.

Post & Rail

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

Last week we talked about the suddenly cool status of Lockdown Hair and how we’re really happy with it now, but like with every positive, there’s inevitably a negative. Like Lockdown Body. Anyone who has acquired one of those is probably not happy at all.

Who decided to go nuclear?


Who secretly decided that Australia is to become  a nuclear nation.? Were we, or our elected representatives consulted about this decision to collaborate with the UK and the USA to make Australia more insecure? Was this debated in Parliament?

Democracy in doubt?


No this is not a democracy any more like the one I knew and voted for. I am afraid you are wrong Max Perry.  A democracy is for all the people regardless of who we have voted for.  You would do well to update your knowledge regarding this.

Grave risk to country towns


I would like to share with your readers my recent correspondence with the A.N.Z. Bank C.E.O. Shayne Elliott.

Details sought on fraser’s garage connection

I have been researching various early cars built or introduced to Australia in parts. 

One of the makes was the ‘Australis’ which was made by GW and G Wood, who were engineers and had a company called the Austral Gas Engine Works in Leichardt. This was back in 1910.

What’s stopping us from being a world leader in climate action?


While enjoying early spring days on the Monaro, with fruit trees bursting into flowers weeks before their time, I couldn’t help thinking what might lie ahead this summer. 

The Post Man Calls

Some people need to adjust their attitude and their behaviour towards others.

The Postman observed some pretty poor behaviour in Coles last Sunday afternoon.

The Post Man Calls

Well that was a weekend and a half. Like many other local residents, The Postman’s work colleague was contacted by NSW Health and advised he was a close contact of a Covid case which meant immediate 14-day isolation and a Covid test.


Tue, September 21st

Game on! Social sport returns

Sporting clubs across the Snowy Monaro have welcomed the lifing of stay-at-home orders with locals once again able to enjoy the sporting pursuits and social activites they love. Outdoor gatherings of up to 20 can now take place and many sporting organisations unable to operate throughout lockdown have recommenced. 

21 September 2021

Kennedy-Sim has third Winter Olympics in her sights

With only 150 days to go to the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and the calendar winter officially over, Australian snow sport athletes are already preparing for the start of the Northern season, but few are looking forward to returning to World Cup racing more than two-time Winter Olympian Sami Kennedy-Sim.

21 September 2021

Bombala races cancelled - again

After a series of meetings, discussions of options and postponing the decision as long as possible in hopes of a different outcome, the Bombala and District Jockey Club has made the tough call to cancel the 2021 Bombala Races.

21 September 2021

Davis wins Freebody Shield

Dedicated volunteers at Coolamatong have been working hard with the annual coring and top dressing of all the greens over recent days. While this is happening, temporary greens have been set up for a few weeks making life a somewhat different for putting.

21 September 2021

Full time on 2021 Group 16 season

The Group 16 season has been cancelled with the NSW Rugby League (NSWRL) board calling off all regional competitions due to ongoing COVID-19 uncertainty. 

Real Estate


October is Frogwatch time

The ACT Regional Frogwatch are looking to carry out their annual FrogCensus monitoring program in Cooma this October despite the challenges of Covid.

New ute guide to identify pasture dieback

A new guide will assist landholders identify pasture dieback and some common pasture disorders and diseases and help raise awareness of the condition that kills sown and native summer growing pastures.

Great prices at Cooma cattle sale

Agents yarded approximately  100 cattle at the Cooma Saleyards last Friday  September 17.

In a quality yarding, the results were very good with the prices being competitive with all other saleyards and markets.

End of a five-star career that strengthened Australia’s grains and pulse industry

Internationally renowned NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Senior Plant Pathologist, Dr. Kevin Moore, is calling it a day on his stellar career with 55 years of significant contribution to the nation’s valuable grains and pulse industry.

Go Jindabyne

Jindabyne Central School students return to the classrooms

The current restrictions in the Snowy Monaro LGA will be eased from 1 pm 16 September, meaning Jindabyne Central School (JCS) will move to operating under Level 3 conditions as part of their COVID-safe return to school roadmap.

How community groups felt the effect of lockdown

As the NSW state-wide lockdown continued into its fourth week local community groups are feeling the separation and isolation immensely.

Jindabyne Pool reopen support

As previously reported in this paper the Jindabyne pool closed on Friday August 6 and as at publication will have been closed for 40 days.

Local Jindabyne resident, Em Hardwicke, crowned Ms Australia 2021

In a glamourous gala event, local Jindabyne resident, Em Hardwicke was recently crowned Ms Australia World Universal 2021 and will go on to compete at the International Finals next July where she will vie for the title of Ms World Universal 2022.

Class Corner

Wellbeing Wednesday at Cooma North PS

Wellbeing Wednesday is a proactive initiative undertaken by Cooma North Public School to ensure that students are looking after their wellbeing. 

School PJ day

The Bombala Public School was among the many throughout the region that opened classrooms for normal operation when lockdown was lifted for the final day of Term 3 last Friday.

BPS crazy socks day

The Bombala Public School is determined to make lockdown as bright as possible, and following on from its recent Footy Colours Day, it enjoyed Crazy Sock Day last week.

Nimmity school unveils mural masterpieces

Nimmitabel Public School students have been treated to some larger-than-life surprises when two captivating new murals were unveiled to much excitement.