Council set to push for HumeLink on public land

The Snowy Valleys Council will this week debate a motion to advocate for TransGrid’s HumeLink project to be built on public land, rather than through local farmland. At the same time, the infrastructure-builder is starting to offer a round of ‘community partnership’ grants to Riverina not-for-profits. SVC Mayor James Hayes said he’s skeptical of the program.

News

Regional travel delayed for two weeks

Sydneysiders will be barred from entering regional NSW for at least another 12 days after the state government pushed the travel opening date back to November 1 because of relatively low vaccination rates outside of the cities.

Larter unfazed by other case dismissals

Tumut paramedic John Larter says he’s not fazed by the dismissal last Friday of two lawsuits which hold similar themes to his challenge to NSW Public Health Orders requiring that healthcare workers accept a Covid-19 vaccine.

IDEAS’ long-standing CEO set to retire

Diana Palmer has been recognised in State Parliament for her 25 years of service in the disability sector, working for Information on Disability, Education and Awareness Services (IDEAS).

Pub 9s fears quelled

Adelong, Batlow and Tumba confident they’ve avoided the chopping block The future of the Batlow Tigers, Tumbarumba Greens...

Elders Cup faces indefinite delay

The first round of the Elders Cup will not go ahead on Saturday, with the competition facing an indefinite delay.

Talbingo kidnapper jailed

Talbingo kidnapper Roger Phillip McGrath will remain in jail until at least February 2023 after being handed a three-year and six-month sentence...

Gocup property could fetch $12 million

A 362.68-hectare property described as a “productive powerhouse” could fetch as much as $12 million when it goes up for auction in November.

Flood forces RFS relocation

Riverina Highlands Rural Fire Service are always ready for hell and high water, and that is just as well because they got plenty of the latter when their headquarters at the Riverina Highlands building was flooded on Sunday.

Sport

Swimmers splash into new season

Tumut Swim Club coach Max Hargreaves and his band of swimmers were happy to be back in the pool this week.

Local hope ‘an each-way chance’ in Coota Cup

The Norm Gardner trained Cyborg will contest Friday's Cootamundra Cup.  The locally-owned Cyborg will contest today’s Cootamundra...

Wayne gains $8K for Cancer Council

Tumut’s Wayne Hibbens quadrupled his fund-raising target with an epic run from Tumut to Brungle to raise money for the Cancer Council last Friday.

Rogue trailbuilders called to help fix the mess

During the recent school holidays, the Tumut Mountain Bike Club was disappointed to find a series of dangerous and unsustainable trails built adjacent to their existing trail network. The club will now have to repair the damage, and is asking for those responsible to come forward and help.

Bunnies diehards dare to dream

There's no doubt about who Tumut resident Larry Stitt will be cheering for in Sunday’s NRL grand final.

Wayne ready to run for Cancer Council

Tumut's Wayne Hibbens may be 59, but that isn’t going to stop him running the Tumbarumba to Rosewood Rail Trail Half-Marathon on October 9 to raise money for the Cancer Council.

Ashley’s strong finish at Tokyo

Tumut swimmer Ashley van Rijswijk has wrapped up her events at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics with a third place finish in her heat for the 200 metre women’s individual medley - SM14 - and a scoop of birthday ice cream.

Ashley shifts focus to medley

Ashley van Rijswijk turns 21 today (Tuesday), but the birthday cake will have to wait until after this morning’s heat for the 200m individual medley.