Feb 07 2012

The Red Cross are conducting a blood drive, and a mobile service will be taking donations in Cooma from today until Thursday February 9th. 

One blood donation can save up to three lives, yet only three percent of the population actually donate. 

The Red Cross mobile service will be in Cooma from 9:40AM until 3:30PM and for appointments call 13 14 95 or visit donateblood.com.au

Feb 07 2012

Member for Eden-Monaro Mike Kelly has lashed out at the Coalition, suggesting that under Tony Abbott's leadership, manufacturing and more than 3,500 jobs in Eden-Monaro would be at risk.

According to the latest census, 7% of all jobs in the region are in the manufacturing industry.

In a media release outlining Labor's policies designed to support the region, Mr. Kelly took a swipe at the Opposition leader, saying that Mr. Abbott would slash investment in the sector.

Feb 07 2012

Funds raised through New South Wales recreational fishing licence fees are now available for projects to help improve recreational fishing in the Snowy Mountains.

Around 14 million dollars is available to individuals, groups and organisations for a wide variety of programs including fish stocking, artificial reefs, improving facilities and clinics and research to improve recreational fishing.

Applications close the 2nd of March, and more information can be found at fisheries.nsw.gov.au

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