Thu, November 25th


Southern NSW Local Health District is reporting one new COVID-19 case in Cooma in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The case is currently under investigation. There are four active cases in the Snowy Monaro region.

Tue, November 23rd

New memorial

The Cooma Lions Club have begun construction of a platform next to the Southern Cloud Memorial in Cooma. It will be the new home for a memorial to the four victims of the 1976 plane crash at the Polo Flat Aerodrome, which is in the process of being relocated from its previous Polo Flat location at the site of the Snowy 2.0 concrete segment factory.

Tue, November 23rd

Cooma Chamber hosts candidate forum

Reducing council’s deficit, establishing the Monaro Rail Trail and improving community consultation were atop of the agenda at a recent candidate forum.   

The Cooma Chamber of Commerce hosted a meet and greet with 16 candidates who are contesting the Snowy Monaro Regional Council elections on December 4.

Tue, November 23rd

Berry Cottages - stage three commences

Work has commenced on stage three of the Berry Cottages project in Berridale.

The cottages provide independent living for aged/disabled people in a carefree and secure environment.

Post & Rail

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

The following may seem like an odd thing to write about, but as we are on the fast track to Christmas now, I’m going to call it appropriate.



Why is Christmas so important? What separates Christmas from other national celebrations? 

Climate and Energy

It was hard not to share the despair of COP26’s president, Alok Sharma, when he shed tears in the final stages of the Glasgow conference. 



We need councillors who stand for strong climate action

After attending the Cooma council elections candidates meeting at the Alpine Hotel last Wednesday, I would like to thank the candidates present on the night. 

The Post Man Calls

Well, here we are 10 days our from our local council elections and the NSW Electoral Commission has provided local media with NO information.

In its infinite wisdom, the NSWEC has allocated all its advertising funding to one large media company, for a digital campaign.

Why i am not vaccinated


The early symptoms of the Covid19 Virus have been very similar to Influenza Virus which has come around with highs and lows of severity for many years and has an unenvied record of infections and deaths in Australia far far greater than  covid19 even to this date. 

Diversity is strength


We are told by the Democrat Party in the USA that diversity is their strength and I could not agree more with the notion. 

Dizzy from all the spin


After weeks of silence, Council returned to the “divestment” of aged care. What I find particularly puzzling are the grants provided in Council September 2021 meeting papers. This was for $1.213m for Snowy River Hostel (SRH) and $817,733 for Yallambee Lodge. What are these grants for?


Tue, November 23rd


There will be no dust flying at this year’s Cooma Races with thousands set to come through the gates for the December 4 meet. 

23 November 2021

Cooma rugby recognises volunteers

Two stalwarts of the Cooma Rugby Union Football Club have been recognised for their many years of hard work and commitment to local rugby with the duo becoming the club’s latest life members.

23 November 2021

Cooma Women’s Tigers celebrate premiership

The Cooma Women’s Tigers finally blew the whistle on their tumultuous but successful season in the Division 3 Capital Football Competition with a team presentation on Saturday November 20. 

23 November 2021

Dixon victorious in medal final

In a big field of golfers, John Dixon of Berridale won the annual final of the Monthly Medal competition at Coolamatong on Sunday.

While the event looked like being rained-out earlier in the week with heavy rain forecast, the day turned-out without a drop of rain for the annual event. 

23 November 2021

Bombala match play champion decided

On Wednesday, the ladies played a Stableford for Deb Ingram Trophy. Finally, golfers were able to complete the programme for the golfing season after many changes due to COVID-19 restrictions, lock downs and the weather.

Real Estate


Anneleigh top $4,200 in total clearance sale

Buyers from as far as Bairnsdale and Crookwell joined locals for the Anneleigh Poll Dorset and White Suffolk Stud Ram sale held on-property at ‘Avondale’ Cathcart on Friday, November 19.

Bombala and Delegate shows to sponsor Rural Womens Day

Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain and Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women, Bronnie Taylor will be part of a very exciting Resilient Rural Women’s Day in Bombala on December 17.

Australian Agritech Association appoints CEO to lead next phase of growth

Australia’s peak body for agritech, the Australian Agritech Association (AusAgritech), has recently announced Tracey Martin has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Perfect storm for pinkeye

Pinkeye occurs mainly in spring and summer and is most often caused by the Moraxella bovis1 bacteria. The bacteria can be spread by flies, causing severe inflammation in the eye and infection can lead to temporary or permanent blindness. 

Go Jindabyne

Backyard in East Jindabyne features unique new sculpture

Jindabyne locals welcome their new feature installation by famous artist in their backyard in East Jindabyne.

Garage Sale Trail is back, and it’s bigger and better than ever

For the first time, Garage Sale Trail 2021 will take place over three glorious weekends from November 6 to 21, allowing even more people to sell, shop and learn about the circular economy. 

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.

Class Corner

Bombala PS enjoys a fun halloween party

We all know that Halloween was warmly embraced in Bombala this year with a great street party, but they weren’t about to miss out at the Bombala Public School either!

Matilda and Hendrik head BHS

Last week saw Bombala High School students vying for the role of 2022 School President. Three applicants applied and successfully passed the application vetting process revolving around why and how they would uphold the school’s values of ‘Personal Best, Respect and Responsibility’.

St Joey’s celebrates a ‘Day for Daniel’

Bombala’s St Joseph’s Catholic School participated in ‘Day for Daniel’ organised through the Daniel Morcombe Foundation on Wednesday, October 27. 

Cooma North Public School EarlyAct Club

The inaugural meeting of the very first EarlyAct Club of New South Wales took place on Monday October 18 during lunchtime.