It’s been the most active storm season the region has seen in years, but Mother Nature dialled it up a notch in Bombala last Saturday afternoon, January 15.
Rumour has it the price of a cup of coffee is going to go up, if it hasn’t already, and apparently it’s going to be blamed on sudden price increases in the costs of freight and shipping, so if café coffee is your thing, you may find your favourite coffee shop charging you around a dollar more per cup from here on.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is urging people to refrain from posting negative online reviews, as short-staffed small businesses struggle to stay open.
Rural doctors have welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that a number of Medicare items for telehealth that were available earlier in the COVID pandemic will be reinstated until 30 June to support GPs and Consultant Specialists in providing care during the Omicron wave.
Tennis – love it or hate it, it certainly can be entertaining if not thought provoking.
Take the last couple of weeks – while the Djokovic saga played out, some of our own athletes were achieving great things on court.
I must have spoken too soon, either that or I’m psychic, because it looks like another antsy group has surfaced after all and we’re only just barely into 2022.
Australian aged care facilities are experiencing an unprecedented crisis with chronic understaffing, excessive workloads and extended shifts, according to a survey of Health Services Union (HSU) members.
As our new Councillors get ready to take their seats I might ask them to reflect on a note from a past Bombala Shire Councillor.
As I sit here typing I am looking at a cup of tap water that is the colour of a weak cup of tea. I cannot see the bottom of the cup.
Clearly, serious community concerns over the amateur behaviour of webcasting has fallen aside with the 06/01/22 Council meeting.
At just 14 years of age, Cooma’s Hunter Caldwell has the golfing world at his feet. Boasting a drive well over 300 metres and a temperament beyond his years, the local talent is focussed on becoming a professional golfer.
Ten days is all you have left to get your team mates together and limber up for the Bombala Mini-Triathlon on January 29.
The Mini-Triathlon has become a staple of Bombala’s Australia Day Celebrations, and is the first activity to kick things off on the special Aussie Saturday.
Alex Gould of the Cooma Horse and Pony Club represented NSW at the recent Pony Club Nationals Hub held at Kootingal in November.
The 16-year-old from Numeralla rode his horse, Badjalla Sapphire, competing in the NSW Junior Tetrathlon team.
The Tumut Jockey Club hosted a race-meeting last Saturday which was covered by the TAB and consequently televised on SKY channel. The feature race in the six-event meeting was the Tumut Mile with total prize-money of $18,000.
A day away from school here or there doesn’t seem like much but absences add up.
When your child misses one day per fortnight, they miss upwards of four weeks per year which equates to one year missed over their school life.
With the unpredictable nature of our day to day lives, preparing and packing a healthy lunchbox can be a difficult task. Finding time to shop and prepare interesting and healthy meals for school lunches can be stressful. But the foods we send to school with our kids can contribute up to 1/3 of their daily intake of nutrients. So, it’s important to pack a balanced lunch to ensure they’re getting the nutrients they need.
Tips and ideas to help make your child's meal times at school a success.
Eating at school will be a different experience for your child compared with eating at home or at preschool. There are no places to keep food hot or cold. Children often sit on the grass or on benches and balance their food on their knees. They will also need to be able to open everything their food is wrapped in and they won’t want to spend so much time eating that they miss out on playing.
Give your child a headstart by practising the skills they will use in Kindergarten with them.
Set up a play date for your child to play with a friend.