Insurance incentives flagged for farmers to carry out hazard reduction

The NSW Independent Inquiry on Bushfires yielded 76 recommendations when it was published in August, including a call for lower insurance premiums for landowners who reduce fire risks on their properties.

News

Night-time aerial firefighting trialed

Trials are currently underway to test the capabilities of night-time aerial fire fighting, with the NSW Bushfire Inquiry recommending the technology be fully implemented if trials are successful.

Commission’s ban passes state parliament

NSW Labor introduced the bill following revelations stemming from the ICAC inquiry into former Wagga MP Daryl Maguire.

Home Affairs to help investigate visa scheme

The Maguire-linked cash-for-visa scheme will be investigated with the help of the Department of Home Affairs.The federal...

AFP to investigate MP’s involvement in Sydney land deal

A government land acquisitions in Badgerys Creek as part of the second Sydney airport development is being investigated by the AFP.

Bushfire recovery agency questioned in Senate Estimates

Evidence heard in Senate Estimates has revealed the Government’s own bushfire recovery agency wasn’t even consulted on which regions should qualify for millions of dollars of bushfire...

Consultation report on Batlow Road intersection released

The consultation report into road safety on Batlow Road, including its intersection with the Snowy Mountains Highway, has been released.Transport for NSW have released its consultation report...

MLHD preparing for first Covid Christmas

The Murrumbidgee Local Health District is hoping for a Covid-free Christmas, but is confident that their “flex up and flex down” system will be able to handle both the influx of out-of-area visitors and the possibility the virus could be brought to the local area.

Creating a shared vision for Batlow’s future

As Batlow continues to recover and rebuild from the bushfires, a community-led approach is emerging to build a shared vision and create positive actions for the future of the town beyond recovery.

Batlow mulls its role in demerger process

Public hearings on the proposed demerger of the Snowy Valleys LGA have been scheduled for November 3-5 and community members are preparing their arguments for and against the return to separate Tumut and Tumbarumba Shire Councils.

Sport

Easing restrictions relieve pressure on gyms

Jess Sturt will be able to put a tough seven months behind her when opening up The Gym to 24 hour...

Junior Eagles Grand Final bound

The Tumut Eagles under 14s that will play the Wagga United Swifts.Following on from Tumut’s Pascoe...

‘Old boy’ does it again

Old stager Byblos Boy proved age is no barrier, winning as an 11-year-old at the Sapphire Coast on Saturday. Photo: Daryl...

Bouddi primed for Canberra

Bouddi, pictured here after his third placing at Cootamundra last start, looks a big chance in today's 2000m Maiden Class One...

Junior cricket ready to hit off

Aiden Turnbull sends one down during the 2019/20 Tumut Junior Cricket Association competition.The Tumut Junior Cricket...

Donkeys back on deck for Wyangle clash

The Adelong Donkeys will hope Jake Hardwick fires this weekend when taking on the top of the table Wyangle at The...

Swimmers set for first club night

Tumut Swimming Club members Will Smith, Eddie Dodds, Harry Bottero and Elisha Olsen take time to enjoy the Tumut Swimming Pool...

‘It’s been a long time between drinks’

Billy Owen rides Roycroft to victory in the 1300m Maiden Plate at Wagga on Saturday. Photo: Daryl Duckworth Photography.There wouldn’t have been a more popular winner...

Webb and Vine find form ahead of state champs

Ellen Vine on Henley Farm Janazah and Eliza Webb on Castlebar What’s The Goss cruised in for easy victories in the recent Matar Stables Bullio Cup at Bondo State Forest. Photo:...

‘I had big shoes to fill’

Eagles coach Dylan Piper-Bye holds the 2020 Pascoe Plate and trophy, while former coach Matthew Lopez shows off the 2017 Pascoe Plate trophy.The 2020 Football Wagga...

Will puts in a Goode effort

Will Goode was named the 2020 Pascoe Plate player of the match after scoring a hat trick for the Tumut Eagles in their 8-nil victory over the Tolland Wolves.

Eagles pummel Wolves in Pascoe Plate triumph

Marvin Sing (middle) embraces James Goode (left), while Ethan Watt (right) joins the post-goal celebrations after Goode’s second-half goal is ackowledged by the on-field official. Photo: Eliza Anderson.