Unit complex rocked by gas explosion

A Tumut man is lucky to be alive after a gas explosion at his home on Simpson St blew a hole through his kitchen/bathroom wall on Wednesday evening, throwing him to the ground.

News

Another $25k granted for Weemala Project

After waiting several months, the Do It For Batlow (DIFB) committee can now announce they’ve been granted another $25,000 to support the renewal of the Weemala Hill Walking and Riding Trails at Batlow Lookout.

Interim works begin on Kiley Homestead

Forestry Corp says interim works have begun to start protecting the historic Kiley Homestead in Adjungbilly, thanks to ‘engagement from the community’.

Cider, wine and food trail mapped out

Next week, a locally-produced ‘High Country Cider, Wine and Food Trail’ map is set to be released, thanks to an ‘idea in the middle of the night’ and a grant from the Bendigo Bank branch in Tumbarumba.

Will pubs be forced to ban anti-vaxxers?

It’s still too early for most local publicans to say whether they’ll be restricting entry to their establishments when the Covid vaccines start rolling out, but early responses suggest a range of attitudes towards the jab after the Premier suggested restaurants might be able to turn away anti-vaxxers.

Willigobung farmers remembers blaze battle

Lloyd Mildren feels like he was left to fight last year’s Black Summer alone. When the Dunns Road fire came through Willigobung at 2am on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, it drew a sharp line for the Mildrens between “us” and “them” - between the locals and the higher-up fire and forest managers.

Crews did all they could in extreme conditions: RFS

On the one year anniversary of the Dunns Road fire, local fire managers are being taken back to the difficult conditions they faced as community members mark the passage of the last 12 months.

100,000 Covid tests completed across region

The Murrumbidgee Local Health District reached a milestone this week with over 100,000 Covid-19 tests having been conducted since the pandemic began.

NPA wants Snowy 2.0 transmission lines underground in KNP

The National Parks Association has penned a letter to the state government calling for proposed Snowy 2.0 transmission lines, set to be constructed in KNP, to be built underground.

Sport

Old Bull ready to return

Rob Harris runs out for the Tumut Bulls during the 2018 season. The former SIRU representative front rower hopes to make...

Former Olympian and Tumut Bull links with Gundagai Tigers

The Tumut Bulls loss will be the Gundagai Tigers gain in 2021, with speedster Vaughn Scott set...

Tennis club to trial Wednesday night comp

John Piper (second from left) hopes local tennis players jump at the chance to play some Wednesday night tennis.

Two more Blues added to Riverina team

Tolo Aroha-Tuinauvai was hard to stop at time last year, and was one of the best on field during Tumut’s preliminary...

Temora Dragons add strike power with North Queensland product

Jai Doherty, pictured here playing for the Trinity Bulls in Cairns, will make the move from North Queensland to Temora so...

Wheelchair sports coming to Tumut

Australian wheel chair tennis legend, David Hall, will be in Tumut on Thursday, introducing the next generation of kids to wheel...

Blues take ‘leap’ of faith with former NSW Country prop

Ron Leapai in action for FC Lézignan during the 2020 French Elite One Championships. Photo: FCL XIII - Lézignan Corbières Rugby...

Bravado Lass wins Tumut Mile

Tumut Turf Club president, Dave Rosetta, with Ray White Tumut Mile winning jockey, Blaike McDougall, who guided Bravado Lass home.