Dec 11 2017

Zachary Gates

Time is running out for local businesses and organisations to nominate for the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards.

The Awards recognise businesses and organisations that employ veterans, as well as former Australian Defence Force personnel making significant contributions to their workplace.

About 5,000 Australians leave the Defence Force and transition to civilian life every year.

Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan says local businesses, organisations and veterans deserve to be recognised on a national stage.

Dec 08 2017

Zachary Gates

Experts are warning Snowy Monaro locals in the lead-up to the festive season, the idea low-level smoking doesn't impact on health is a myth.

The ABC reports professor David Currow of the Cancer Institute NSW, says social smokers often don't think of themselves as smokers, so they don't believe health warnings apply to them.

Mr Currow says the bottom line is every cigarette exposes the human body to harmful chemicals.

University of Sydney professor Simon Chapman, says smoking less than four cigarettes a day, or once a week, does elevate an individual's risk of health problems.

He says compared to someone who doesn't smoke, anyone smoking four cigarettes a day, or even less, is kidding themselves if they believe it's not dangerous behaviour.

Locals can find resources designed to help them give smoking away on the Australian Government's Quitnow website.


Dec 08 2017

Zachary Gates

Perisher Ski Resort has announced it is set to invest $4.2 million into snowmaking and a new chairlift.

The Leichhardt T-bar will be swapped with a new quad chairlift, which will be ready for the 2019 winter.

The replacement of the advanced-only T-bar with a chairlift will allow it to be used by children and beginners.

Meanwhile, the snowmaking project will see Happy Valley link with the new chairlift, and the work is planned for the 2018/19 summer.

Chief operating officer Peter Brulisauer said the lift would access beginner, intermediate, and advanced runs, as well as the famous Leichhardt Terrain Park.

He said it would ensure something for every level of skier and snowboarder, while the new snowmaking project would offer visitors with another lift and run to enjoy under snowmaking-only conditions.

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