May 15 2017

By Georgia Holland


Monaro Police are warning local residents of a circulating email scam claiming to contain an Origin Energy bill.

The email is from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

police warn DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS! as they may contain malware.

Another Scam circulating is an SMS from scammers pretending to be the commonwealth bank.

The message contains a link that will ask you to provide your NetBank client number, password, NetCode or credit card details.

Do not click on the link.

According to the ACCC The number of people reporting scam activity in Australia was at record levels in 2016.

Last year Scamwatch and ACORN received a combined 200,000 reports about scams with Losses recording $299.8 million.

May 15 2017

By Georgia Holland


The NSW Greens are calling on Premier Gladys Berejiklian to ensure proceeds from the buyback of NSW's stake in the Snowy Hydro scheme are directed into climate action.

A notice of motion was given in State Parliament stating: should the buy back occur, multi-billion dollar proceeds must be allocated to top up the state's Climate Change Fund.

This would include infrastructure and programs to transition the NSW economy towards renewable energy.

NSW Greens Treasury and Climate Change spokesperson Justin Field says reports place the value of NSW’s stake in the Snowy Hyrdo scheme as high as $3.5 billion.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports a memorandum of understanding has already been signed by the Berejiklian government to buy back NSW's share.

Talks with the Andrews Victorian government have not advanced as far.

May 12 2017

By Georgia Holland


The Monaro team have commenced a hazard reduction at Mt Gladstone. The may create a smoke layer over the township of Cooma and the four mile.

Smoke is expected to clear by late this afternoon.

For any inquiries, please contact the Fire control Centre on 64550455 or look at the RFS website for details


A planned hazard reduction on the Endeavour reserve will commence tomorrow 13/5/2017 around 11am.

Smoke will be visible from the Bombala township.

For any inquiries please contact the FCC on 6495100 0r check the website for up to date details


Delegate Area- Rays border hazard reduction will continue tomorrow South of Delegate.

For up to date details, check the website


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