News

Tue, May 24th

Do it for Dolly Day

Students and staff from Bombala Public School dressed in blue as part of ‘Do It For Dolly Day’ recently. 

The day was held to support the awareness of bullying and the need to work together to ‘Be a Buddy Not A Bully!’ on Friday, May 13. 

Tue, May 24th

Flynn’s Restos on TV

Regular readers might remember seeing an article in the April 27 edition of The Monaro Post in which automotive enthusiast and television personality Mark Fletcher (Fletch) was visiting Cooma to film an episode of his popular automotive series Classic Restos on Flynn’s Wrecking Yard for the series’ 700th episode.

Tue, May 24th

Country music songs, folk songs, sad songs, glad songs, more songs at 2MNO’s live concert

Over the past years COVID has taken away the opportunities for our local musicians to step onto a stage and entertain an audience.

 Twenty, twenty-two rolled around and Monaro Community Radio committee made the decision to go ahead and organise a country music concert for those who cherish that genre of music.

Tue, May 24th

Macqaurie Perch released into the Murrumbidgee

Dozens of interested people, including students from Cooma Public School, came out to the Cooma Weir last Friday morning for the release of 20 Macquarie Perch into the Murrumbidgee River as part of the Reaching for Recovery project.


Post & Rail

Nimmity CWA raffle

Nimmitabel CWA’s recent Mothers’ Day Raffle was won by Dianne Sutton of Adaminaby, second prize went to Pam Fergurson of Cooma and third prize to Marco Revelant of Cooma.              

The postman calls

Did you get yourself a democracy sausage on the weekend? 

Was that the best thing to come out of this election? 

Some may think so, others not. 

But that is democracy for you. 

LET’S ALL HELP THE SALVOS

Dear friends and partners of Cooma Salvation Army,

It’s that time of year when we reach out for donations to build social services in this region for The Salvation Army though the annual Red Shield Appeal.

Riposte with Lisa Ashurst

Well that’s another election done and dusted and here we are, headed into a new term with a new leader. Some will be happy with the result, some won’t and a handful of others are possibly still sniggering over what they did with their ballot papers. 

Climate and energy

Just prior to the federal election, one of the federal election candidates went to Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre after a morning meeting voters at the Cooma markets. She had intended to recharge her electric vehicle (EV) so she could return to Bega.

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. 


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

On-farm biosecurity boost welcomed by farmers

A new report from the NSW Government is welcome news for farmers with a 20 percent lift in biosecurity management plans. 

Official livestock slaughter and production figures released for Q1

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its official livestock slaughter and production figures for the first quarter of 2022.

In the three months to March, average cattle carcase weights reached 324.4kg/head. This was 10.8kg heavier than at the same time last year.

According to Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA), this increase can be attributed to three key factors:

High cattle prices, which are providing an economic incentive to producers and feedlots to grow cattle out to heavier weights.

Improved seasonal conditions in southern Queensland and New South Wales, which have provided producers with abundant feed.

Increased proportion of slaughter being sourced from the feedlot sector. In Q1 55 percent of slaughtered cattle came from feedlots.

Notably, Queensland cattle averaged 336kg/head in the first quarter of 2022, the highest of any state and 12kg higher than the national average. Conversely, Western Australian cattle were the lightest at 293.4kg/head, however, this is still considered a high weight for the state.

According to Stephen Bignell, Manager of Market Information at MLA, these high carcase weights are offsetting a drop in slaughter.

“The ABS results show that Australian cattle slaughter in Q1 was 1,335,400 head, a 5.8 percent drop on the same quarter last year. Despite this nearly 6 percent drop in slaughter number, Australian beef production dropped only 2.5 percent due to the heavier cattle weights,” Mr Bignell said.

Analysis enhancements and revised database for Sheep Genetics

Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) Sheep Genetics program continually strives to provide world leading genetic evaluations for Australia’s sheep and goat producers. Every year, Sheep Genetics make updates to the genetic evaluation to ensure that the service remains world leading and results in the greatest possible genetic progress for producers.

Community invited to review updated forest management plans

Community members are invited to review and provide feedback on updated forest management plans for the softwood plantations and coastal hardwood forests managed by Forestry Corporation of NSW. 

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.