Mar 17 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Figures show 1 in 4 Australian teens are bullied regularly with attacks online becoming just as common as the schoolyard.

In light of this today is the National Day of Action Against Bullying.

The new campaign is being launched to help teenage girls to tackle the problem.

Bombala public school says they will be focusing on kindness, shared learning, focus & persistence.

Headspace CEO, Jason Trethowan, says a resource kit and booklet will be made available to schools across the country.

Mar 17 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

The Eucumbene Trout Farm has been awarded a silver medal for its smoked trout, with judges in the aquaculture division of the 2017 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show praising the “wonderful flavour” of the fish.

The Show’s competitions aim to discover the country’s best fine food producers.

Eucumbene Trout Farm co-principal, Karen Howells, says she was thrilled by the success of the farm’s smoked trout entry.

Encouraged by this year’s silver medal, the farm has its sights set on the 2018 competition.

Mar 16 2017

By Georgia Holland

 

Snowy Mountains pilots are being called on to take part in a special aviation safety briefing next week in Cooma in an attempt to keep local skies safe.

The briefing conducted by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority will focus on key safety issues which can put the lives of local pilots at risk when flying.

Issues in the spotlight include fuel management and the handling of partial power loss in single engine aircrafts.

The two issues contribute to a number of serious accidents and incidents every year.

Local pilots will look at previous accidents and incidents involving fuel management and engine power loss.

The briefing will also provide an update on new regulations, a reminder about the correct procedures to use at non controlled aerodromes and information on using personal electronic decides while flying.

In addition the briefing is a chance for pilots to give feedback and suggestions to CASA.

The free briefing is being held on Thursday the 23rd of March at 6pm at the Cooma Ex Services Club.

Residents interested in attending are being asked to book online at the CASA website.

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