Communities come together in support of local hospitals

Close to 60 people attended this week’s bi-annual gathering of the Riverina Regional Hospital Auxiliaries, welcoming new Regional Representative Liane Preinbergs and celebrating the positives of hospital fundraising in 2019/2020.

News

Auxiliaries only stronger after Covid difficulties

The United Hospital Auxiliaries (UHA) of NSW have become stronger and more united on the back of Covid-19 - that was the takeaway at this week’s Riverina Regional Conference, held in Tumut.

Environment Minister grilled over KNP power lines

Environment Minister Matt Kean has said he would ‘consider’ directing Snowy Hydro to include the option for underground transmission cables as well as above ground in Kosciuszko National Park, whilst appearing before a budget estimates hearing on Tuesday.

Sugar Pine timber orders rolling in

After a short break over the Christmas and New Year’s period, the Adelong Men’s Shed is back to work filling orders, using salvaged timber from the Sugar Pine Walk.

Franklin’s canteen crisis

The Franklin Public School canteen desperately needs to recruit volunteers to prevent it from being shut down.

Blakeney and Bupa support aged care report

On Monday, the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety was released, with one of the two commissioners saying at least one third of Australians accessing residential aged care and home care services had experienced ‘substandard care’.

Wagga Base preparing for vaccine rollout across region

The MLHD says it is ready for a local rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine across the region, and is just waiting on further advice from the Australian Government in regards to a timeframe and how many doses of the vaccine it will receive.

Magda launches regeneration festival

Iconic Australian comedian and actress Magda Szubanski visited Batlow this week to discuss her book ‘Reckoning’ and launch the Regeneration festival across the Snowy Valleys.

Maguire’s ICAC investigation extended

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigation into former Member for Wagga Wagga Daryl Maguire has been extended for the second time.

Sport

TSC named best in South West

Tumut Swimming Club’s Russell Guppy holds the Premiership Cup while Jack and Lucy Arentz hold the Doug Simpson trophy with SISA...

Junior Eagles offering ‘Come and Try’ day

The Tumut Eagles will host come and try days over the next two Mondays at The Bull Paddock.

Cotterill ready to star for Redmen

The Star Redmen’s Tallis Cotterill breaks free of Woolpack Jets defenders before scoring as try on Friday night.

Graham backing Coolac bowlers

Duane Shawcross has been in good form for Coolac. With the Elders Cup grand final being played...

Umpire Rusconi has his say on GF

Mick Rusconi and Tumut Plains opening batsman Luke Armstrong talk cricket during a chance of ends during Saturday’s Elders Cup semi-final....

Stubbs facing selection dilemma

Wyangle opener, Travis Curnow, could be ruled out of the Elders Cup grand final due to illness.

Wyangle and Coolac always destined for GF

Brad Gorman shapes as a secret weapon for Coolac on Saturday, with the clever medium-paceman suited to the turf wicket....

Pub 9s set for frantic final round

Braith Keenan will be hoping his Batlow Tigers can win and secure a place in the Tumut Pub 9s Bristow/Madigan Plate...