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Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Southern Medicare Local get's the flick

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

From the 1st of June this year, Southern Medicare Local will be no more, with the agency being abolished and replaced by Coordinare.

Meetings are now occurring between Medicare Local and Coordinare to ensure a smooth transition and discuss the possibility of transferring staff to the new entity.

Although the actual number at this stage is unknown, there may be up to 90 staff made redundant.

CEO of Southern NSW Medicare Local Katherine Stonestreet says under the new organisation, the coverage area will be expanded to stretch out from the South East to the Illawarra.

Anzac day locations in the Snowy Mountains Monaro

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Official Anzac Day Commemorations in Cooma will commence 5.30am at Centennial Park, where everyone is encouraged to meet for the March to the Cenotaph for the 6am Dawn Service.

Breakfast will then be served at the Cooma Ex-services Club.

A march will follow later that day with Assembly at Mack's Corner from 10.30am for the March to the Cenotaph.

In Bredbo, Marchers are to meet at the corner of Walker and Bunyan Streets at 10.15am for a 10.30 start.

In Berridale, March participants meet at the town square from 10.45am for the 11am service at the cenotaph.

In Nimmitabel, assemble will be at the Town Hall from 10.20am.

In Jindabyne, the Dawn Service commences from 6am at Banjo Paterson Park with the Anzac march later that day to meet in front of the old town centre from 9am.

And Australia's highest Anzac dawn service will be Commemorated in Adaminaby with 30 horsemen and women at Bradley's hut in Kosciuzko National Park. Assembly is at 5.45am.

For the 10.30 March, assemble at the Big Trout.

Crackdown on illegal hunting continues on the Monaro

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Authorities are continuing to crack down on illegal hunting in the Snowy Mountains & Monaro.

As previously reported, police from Monaro Local Area Command conducted a targeted operation in the last month targeting illegal hunting.

A number of fire arms and drugs were sized with charges laid against several individuals.

The Department of Primary Industries says if you want to hunt game animals on private land, you must obtain a NSW game hunting licence.

Public land requires a restricted Game Hunting Licence.

Team Leader from the Compliance Branch at the DPI Tony Hogart says land holders who have problems with illegal hunting should get in touch.

You can report illegal hunting by calling 1800 SHUT IT (1800 7488 48)

Miranda McGufficke wins 2015/16 Waste and Recycling Booklet Front Cover Art Competition

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

After receiving 108 entries, Snowy River Shire Council has chosen a winner for the 2015/16 Waste and Recycling Booklet Front Cover Art Competition.

Snowy River Shire General Manager Joe Vescio says council received an abundance of entries and this year the majority of artworks came from primary school and pre school students.

23 final entries were selected by the Waste Services Department and presented at the April Delivery and Operations Committee Meeting with the hard task of choosing the final winner.

And the winner was Miranda McGufficke.

Mr Vescio says the illustration was chosen, as it clearly described the meaning of the 3 words, reduce, reuse, recycle.

Vintage car rally a sucess

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

The pre 1960's Car Rally held over the weekend has been judged an outstanding success by the participants and Cooma Car Club.

Vintage motoring enthusiasts commented on the good quality roads chosen for the event and that there are very few similar runs put on for older classic cars and vintage cars.

Publicity Officer Ian Hampton says the stand out impression from the weekend was seeing the beautifully restored 1920s and 1930s cars on the road with their drivers.

Anzac day in Cooma

From Andrew Page in the Local Newsroom:

Starting at 6:00pm this Friday 24 April, a special concert will be held at Cooma Ex-Services Club to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli.

At the same time a hundred years ago more than 20,000 Australians and New Zealanders were located in battleships off the shore of the Gallipoli Peninsular.

This concert will be presented by Cooma District Band, the Harmony Chorus, the Monaro High School Choir and many other local people. It will include music, song, narrative and poetry plus some good old-fashioned sing-along's.

Tickets are available from The Fabric Salon in Cooma, and will be available at the door at the Ex-Services Club before the concert.