HARD-working fire crews are well on their way to winning the battle against the Dunns Road fire.
The forestry industry has begun salvage operations in burnt softwood plantations, with most of the merchantable burnt timber expected to be recoverable over the coming year, according to Forestry Minister and Deputy Premier John Barilaro.
As a host of high profile politicians poured into the Snowy Valleys earlier this week, it was someone else who stole the limelight and often the hearts of those he spoke to.
NSW Premier Glady Berejiklian says the Government will support the Snowy Valleys “every step of the way” as the region attempts to rebuild following the recent bushfires.
The hugely popular Batlow Ciderfest will be held May 16.
The Prime Minister and NSW Premier were asked to fast-track funding to support key industries in the Snowy Valleys ravaged by fire and to back projects designed to stimulate the economy when they toured the Batlow and Tumbarumba regions on Wednesday.
BlazeAid president and founder Kevin Butler with volunteers Laurie Dawson, Kevin French, Katrina Lang, Dianne Lewis and Bob Bunbury.
Devastating pictures of historic huts burned to ashes in the Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) have been circulating, but building impact assessment teams are still making their rounds and final numbers and details have not yet been released.
At a time when the Snowy Valleys region needs a lift, news that Snowy 2.0 remains on track will be music to the ears of its advocates.
Tumut River Brewing Co bartender Angus MacRae shows of the Ginja Ninja in the new can variety.