Speed limit drop in Batlow welcomed by local business

Batlow IGA manager Sam Sheng has welcomed the reduced speed limit in the town's business district.Calls from...


Back on the bike after bowel cancer

Lisa Watson is back on her bike, raising money for children’s cancer as she emerges from her own battle with the beast. The local Post Office worker said she’s recovering well after an early detection kit - ironically received through the mail - returned a double positive for bowel cancer late last year.

Enthusiasm builds for MTB trails in Batlow

Twenty community members joined young locals Edmund Blenkins and Morgan Meade at the meeting as they started the process of forming an official committee to apply for insurances and grant funding.

Harvey Norman here to stay

Store managers Maiya Kay and Josh Marshall.After first opening as a pop-up store in April, Harvey Norman...

New fire mitigation crew on the ground

As the state braces for its first heatwave of the season, a team of full-time NSW RFS workers this week continued their efforts to help reduce the fire risk around the region.

Farmstay to rebuild as event and accomodation hub

The Brindabella Farmstay, seven kilometres from Batlow, was levelled like so many on January 4. Only the ‘glamping’ tents, the rotunda and a shed remained after the fires took the beautiful cedar home and carefully manicured gardens.

Batlow’s Hollywood treatment

Academy Award winning actor Matthew McConaughey has put a spotlight on the town of Batlow, encouraging tourism to the region in a one-on-one chat with Linda and Matthew Rudd of the Batlow Hotel.

Bus trial a surprising success

A Transport for NSW trial bus run between Tumut and Wagga is proving more popular than expected, with some expectations that the trial will be extended.

Tumut Vinnies ready for Christmas like no other

Tumut St Vincent de Paul want to ensure the needs of the community’s most vulnerable are attended to this Christmas.

Transport minister bites back at Fang

New South Wales Transport and Roads Minister Andrew Constance has replied to a scathing attack from Wagga-based Nationals MLC Wes Fang.Last week Mr Fang...


Locals help SIRU to Capital 7s win

Clare Harpley makes an important tackle during Southern Inland Rugby Union’s match against Wests at Connoly Park, Wagga Wagga on Saturday....

Pub 9s considering competition changes

The Tumut Pub 9s could very well revert back to just one game per team per night.The...

Coolac and Plains battle for top spot

Coolac captain Tim Graham believes his side’s top of the table clash with Tumut Plains is just another Elders Cup match....

State champs sure to be an enduring affair

Con Bouzianis riding Conderosa Zaheera at the 85km Bullio Cup qualifier at Bondo State Forrest, which was essentially a preliminary event...

Blues and Tigers pushing for shortened Group 9 schedule

The Blues and Tigers only want to play a 12-round Group 9 competition in 2021.The Group...

Weir leads Lippers to victory

Ben Weir guides the Kookaburra into a gap during his 62 not out against Lotts at Riverglade on Saturday.

Eagles calling on ‘new blood’

Without more committee support, the Tumut Junior Eagles might not be able to get off the ground in 2021.

Duck earns NSW Country honours

Piper Duck has been selected to play for the NSW Country Corellas later this month. Photo: NSW Waratahs.Piper Duck has been rewarded for her breakout season with...

‘Gutsy’ win for Cattledog Cod

The Kerry Weir trained Cattledog cod looked a picture before going on to win the MTC Mad Scramble at Wagga on Friday. Photo: Weir Racing Stables.The...

Streckfuss lands Open hat trick

Nathan Streckfuss did it the hard way but came home strongly to win a third consecutive Tumut Open at Tumut Golf Club over the weekend.

Simister commits to the Bulls

English recruit Lewis Simister impressed during his first year of Australian rugby with the Tumut Bulls.The Tumut Bulls plans for 2021 have been given a big...

Mixed results for Tumut in SIRU Sevens

Harrison Friswell was pleased with how the Tumut Bulls performed at the SIRU Sevens at Hay.The Tumut Bulls were far from disgraced at the inaugural SIRU...