RHONDA Breneger is excited to return to the country in her appointment as the new Registrar at Cooma Local Court.
After 19 years in the local court system on the Far North Coast, Ms Breneger has taken up the position in Cooma and started last Monday.
Ms Breneger comes from a farming family, growing up in the North West slopes and plains of NSW.
She said she was a country girl at heart and was looking forward to being back in a rural community.
Her first week in the new job was spent familiarising herself with the local office. One of the biggest adjustments she has had to make is to the climate, having spent the last six years in Byron Bay.
As well as being the Registrar, Ms Breneger is also an assistant coroner.
She said the thing she loved most about her job was helping people.
"I'm really excited about moving somewhere new and meeting new people and being able to assist the community," she said.
"I'll be providing the same registrar service at this court as other local courts in NSW. "What I can bring to this court is my level of experience. I've worked at 20 different courts in 33 years.
"I've been appointed registrar at this level previously, but this is the most exciting because it is such a big move."
She said the most rewarding part of her job was being able to say at the end of the day that she had helped someone. Another joy of her job is finding that she learns something new every day.
Away from work, Ms Breneger is a keen gardener and is looking forward to the challenge of cold country gardening.
She takes up the position vacated by long-serving Registrar Brian Donnelly.