Tue, October 26th

At last, the bell rung in

Nimmitabel Lions Club officiated  the launch of the Nimity Bell last Saturday October 23.

Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, Bronnie Taylor MLC,  and Mayor Peter Beer, Snowy Monaro Regional Council performed the opening. 

Tue, October 26th

Pair face court over alleged hit and run of local officer

Two people have faced Cooma Local Court over their alleged involvement in the hit and run of Monaro Police District Senior Constable Jason Farrell.

Tue, October 26th

CWA Jindabyne Evening Branch meets face to face

The Evening Branch members of the CWA in Jindabyne were able to meet face to face for their successful 5th Annual General Meeting in the Jindabyne  Bowling Club Conference Room for the first-time last Wednesday evening following the easing of COVID restrictions.

Tue, October 26th

Burnt Kosciuszko Huts to rise again from ashes

NPWS will rebuild almost all the huts damaged by the catastrophic 2019-20 summer bushfires, following an extensive assessment process which considered the significance of each structure. 

Post & Rail

The Post Man Calls

Okay, so where did spring disappear to?

We are supposed to be having warmer temperatures and enjoying the beginning of our spring growth period  - and that, for Mother Nature’s information – does not include persistent frosts!

Concerned citizen


Referring to the letter September 29/09/2021 Definition of Democracy.  Yes, our democracy leaders were elected by the majority of the people of Australia, but I also and others can voice their opinions even if we also voted for them at the time. 

Pig control program concern


I am a landholder and concerned resident of property at the top of Brown Mountain, and am writing on behalf of dozens of neighbours to express our huge dismay at a supposed feral pig control program initiated by the Bega Local Land Services office that will be running over the next 4-6 weeks in this area. 

No introduced species


I agree with Mr Lanyon that the brumbies are wonderful creatures. 

They just should not be in a national park. 

International white cane day


It has been revealed that over 70 percent of Australian white cane users are put in danger by ‘everyday’ objects.*

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

Getting that digital vaccination certificate downloaded was not all that difficult really, nor was getting it from my desktop onto my phone. 

The Post Man Calls

The border restrictions with the ACT have now eased and the border-travel zone between the ACT and NSW has been expanded to include much of the Snowy Monaro, meaning people in our region can now travel to Canberra for any number of reasons, including to visit family and friends.

Smith’s road community


On Thursday night, Councillor Rooney will propose a motion to the Snowy Monaro Council meeting that a small section of Smiths Road be rezoned from E3 (Environmental Management) to E4 (Environmental Living). 


Tue, October 26th

Monaro cricket season launches

The sound of leather on willow will soon resonate across the region with the Monaro District Cricket Association’s (MDCA) senior and junior seasons starting in less than a fortnight.

26 October 2021

Crawford takes out Club Championship

An excellent golfing display has seen Dave Crawford claim the 2021 Cooma Club Championship with the fantastic score of 281 gross, seven under par for the four rounds.

26 October 2021

Car Club barbecue for mental health

Tuesday is the favourite day of the week for many of the Cooma Car Club’s members. It’s the day they gather at the club’s headquarters to enjoy one another’s company. 

26 October 2021

Gorrell swaps boots for runners in charity walk

Cooma Stallions first grade captain/coach Aaron Gorrell will swap the footy boots for runners when he takes part in ‘The Big Three: 150km Trek’ fundraiser to support the McGrath Foundation.

26 October 2021

Register now for Jindabyne netball

The Jindabyne Netball Committee is excited to welcome players back to the courts for this year’s competitions.

Registrations are now open via the new Play HQ website where each player can create a profile that can be saved and used for future registrations.

Real Estate


Bindaree Merino Stud ram sale

Bindaree Merino Stud principals, Laurence and Melissa Clifford with Tim Woodham, Nutrien, and the top priced ram Lot 13. Lot 13 was bought by Raymond Crowe, Rosemont for $5,200. Lot 13 is a 118 kg, 18.6 micron ram. Thirty two rams were offered on the day with 23 sold at auction, to an average price of $2,39.13.


Snowy Plains Merino Stud /Snow Vale Poll Merino Stud

Before the auction, 60 rams get a last look over at Snowy Plains Merino Stud / Snow Vale Poll Merino Stud at the on property sale at Trappers Run, Berridale, on Tuesday  October 19.  ifty-three lots sold at the auction with the sale average $2,443.40. The two top priced rams fetching $5,000. Ron Wallace of Just South, Dalgety bought both two top priced rams Lot 19 and 20 at $5,000.

Manawa Merino Stud holds last ram sale

Lot 18 topped the Manawa Merino ram sale, at $2,700. A 90.5 kg, 17.8 micron ram, with repeat buyer, Kerry Wellsmore, Dalgety, Manawa principal, Leon Clarke and Damien Roach, Nutrien. 

The sale averaged $1,216.

Cottage Park rams sell to $20,000

 Lot 3, a 118 kg, 19.1 micron ram, blitzed the Monaro ram sales with a $20,000 price tag, pictured with buyer, Simon King, principal, Avonside Merino stud, Tom King, Will, Charlie, Jodie and Mark Pendergast, Cottage Park Merino stud, Kristina, Ryan and Alistair King, Avonside Merino Stud and Elders Livestock agent Tim Schofield.

Go Jindabyne

Welcome Jindabyne’s newest Supermarket

Small supermarket franchise, Friendly Grocer has set up shop in the Jindabyne Town Centre and are officially opening their doors and welcoming the community on Wednesday November 3.

Jindabyne Community Garden receive their brand new greenhouse

Earlier this year, damaging winds up to 100 km/h swept through Jindabyne and the Jindabyne Community Garden’s greenhouse was caught in the cross fire, leaving only fragments behind.

Christmas Fair under the stars

Berridale Lions Club are excited to announce that members are busy organising a night time Christmas Fair for Saturday December 11, the first Christmas Fair the club has been able to hold since the beginning of the pandemic.

How to cope with your COVID-19 diagnosis

COVID-19 is a global pandemic. So why do we still feel ashamed by catching the virus?

If you’re one of the many Australians who’ve received a dreaded positive COVID-19 result, you might be dealing with a complex range of emotions.

Class Corner

BPS students return to class

The Bombala Public School has been among the schools in the region excited to welcome back the majority of its students following ongoing lockdowns and the September school holidays.

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.