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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

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FROM ANDREW PAGE IN THE RADIO SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEWSROOM:

Individual comes forward, following social media backlash on Wombat accident.

TAFE advocates voice concerns about the future of TAFE at Cooma Ex Services Club

Bombala Bus meeting attracts 30 participants with NSW Train Link taking on board concerns.

And Cooma local Josh Alford to compete in Men's 100m freestyle in Glasgow this weekend.

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RAZOR BLADE HANGS OVER TAFE

FROM ANDREW PAGE IN THE RADIO SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEWSROOM:

A public meeting was held last night at the Cooma Ex-Services Club to discuss radical changes that are occurring to the TAFE system.

Hours of comprehensive information was presented by TAFE advocates and members of the NSW Teachers Federation.

Proposed reforms are seeing millions of dollars in funding get diverted to private providers.

Rita Brademann, Cooma TAFE Teachers Association President says the fundamental concern is the Smart and Skilled policy which they say is not smart at all.

Rita says forcing TAFE to compete for funding will force smaller communities like Cooma, Bombala, Jindabyne & Nimmitabel to loose courses, because there are no big profits to be made for private providers.

The TAFE advocates went out of their way to insist they are not scaremongering, but just want everyone to have access to affordable education.

We will bring you more information next week, as there are a lot of details to digest.

Full information on www.stoptafecuts.com.au

WATCH OUT FOR WOMBATS AND OFFER ASSISTANCE IF YOU HIT ONE

FROM ANDREW PAGE IN THE RADIO SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEWSROOM:

There was a positive end yesterday to a sad situation where a motorist ran over a wombat in Jindabyne.

Local resident Brett Pigott expressed his outrage on radio and social media when the incident occurred out the front of his place, prompting a massive social media outburst.

The alleged individual has come forward and apparently did return to the scene later on.

They were a former wildlife carer that wanted to bring back equipment to help the animal.

Brett says his faith in people power has been vindicated, while LAOKO president Pete Graham wishes to remind people to respect out native wildlife.

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TAFE meeting at Cooma Ex-Services Club to discuss cut backs.

New NBN Satellite connections available for black spots.

National Parks warns about the dangers of Avalanches in the Alpine area.

And Cooma Cats 30th Anniversary reunion.

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COOMA RESIDENTS TO DEFEND TAFE

FROM ANDREW PAGE IN THE RADIO SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEWSROOM:

A community forum is going to be held at the Cooma Ex Services club tonight to discuss cutbacks to TAFE.

Concerns have been voiced about impacts the NSW governments new Smart and Skilled Policy will have on courses and jobs when the changes kick in next year.

TAFE will also have to compete with private providers for funding under the changes.

Duty MLC for Monaro Steve Whan will be there.

Attendees are advised to turn up from 6.30 for a 7pm start at the Cooma Ex Services Club.

Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships to be held in the Snowy Mountains

FROM ANDREW PAGE IN THE RADIO SNOWY MOUNTAINS NEWSROOM:

The NSW Government has announced that they've secured the Oceania Cross Triathlon Championships and the Australian National Cross Triathlon Championships to be held in the Snowy Mountains in 2015 and 2016.

Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner Says "The Snowy Mountains’ growing reputation as a summer recreation and adventure sporting destination makes it the perfect fit for these events".

"3000 visitors over the next 2 years will be expected, generating over 1.2 million dollars in revenue".

The Oceania Championships will be coupled with a weekend multi-sport festival at the Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa.

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