24 May 2022

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. 

24 May 2022

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.

24 May 2022

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.

24 May 2022

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.

24 May 2022

SMGS Year 9 da Vinci Decathlon Team heading to NSW State Championships

On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 May, our Year 5-10 da Vinci Decathlon teams joined over 50 other teams from schools from around the region to compete in an academic decathlon. This competition is usually held in Canberra but was held virtually this year. The da Vinci Decathlon required the teams to draw on each other’s strengths, using teamwork to complete multiple challenges in a given time period. The disciplines covered were English, Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Art & Poetry, Creative Producers, Cartography, Ideation, Code-Breaking and Legacy. Our teams were excellent ambassadors of our school.

24 May 2022

Offence proved, no conviction

Nimmitabel resident and independent political candidate Andrew Thaler avoided a conviction of intimidation at the Queanbeyan District Court on Monday May 23.

24 May 2022

Superannuation proposal supported for Snowy Monaro Councillors

A heated exchange broke out in last Thursday afternoon’s Ordinary Council Meeting held in Bombala, with Councillors debating whether or not they should be given the option of being paid superannuation.

While the officer’s recommendation was that “Council not provide the option to pay superannuation contributions to Councillors”, Cr Castellari spoke against the motion.

He highlighted that Councillors would have the choice to opt in to be paid super, and that he believed not every Councillor would choose to receive payments. 

Cr Castellari also pointed out that paying super may have a positive effect on making the role of a councillor more attractive to a wider range of community members. 

He further highlighted the long-term benefit to younger Councillors now and in the future. 

The original motion to not provide the option for super failed, with only Crs Last and Stewart voting for it, and Cr Castellari foreshadowed a motion for the opposite course.