Archive for March, 2016

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March 31, 2016
Chopper Called to Rider

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been called to the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scone to transport at 21 year old female who fell off a horse at a property in Parkville and has suffered a head injury as a result. The woman was unconscious for sometime and had been wearing a helmet. Updates: Ambulances Stopped […]

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March 31, 2016
Fire Controlled – Warning Issued

A grass fire at the back of Attunga Stud has been put out. The fire began as a back-burning operation, but got out of control burning approximately 25 acres. Three fire trucks and crews attended including two from Kingdon Ponds and one from Moobi. Andrew Luke, superintendent zone manager for Liverpool Range Rural Fire Service […]

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March 31, 2016
Police Update: Mar 31

PROWLER AT MERRIWA A resident of William Street, Merriwa called police at approximately 4:30pm on Tuesday to report a prowler in their backyard. The resident had heard a noise in the backyard, dogs were barking and they went to investigate. They described a tall, skinny male wearing a bright green shirt and denim jeans jumping […]

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March 31, 2016
Fire Heading to Moobi Road

FIRE brigades have been called to a grass fire which is moving towards Moobi Road. The grass fire which is between Nandowra Road and Moobi Road, behind Attunga and Yarraman studs and is gaining momentum. Update: Fire Controlled – Warning Issued

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March 31, 2016
Merriwa’s New Council Office

ON Friday, April 15 the Upper Hunter Shire Council will be opening the new Merriwa customer service office. The entrance to the new office will be on Vannacher Street just around the corner from the old entrance on Bettington Street. The new office will operate as normal for Upper Hunter Shire Council services with an […]

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March 31, 2016
Ready to Fly the Flags

NEW banners are ready to adorn the main street to promote the Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival, which is only a month away. Lee Watts, president of the Horse Festival committee said the banners replace the old ones and have been designed to be more prominent. “They are longer so that they will stand […]

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March 31, 2016
Help is At Hand

SUPPORT services for trauma, grief and mental illness in the Upper Hunter area have been described as very busy prompting local experts to organise an information session. Caroline Hayes, rural support worker for the department of primary industries said people in the community are requesting practical advice on how to access support services they need. […]

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March 30, 2016
Veteran’s Golf: March 29

By Graham Turvey A NEW record attendance at Murrurundi of 21 Vets was achieved when we played a 2-person Ambrose event yesterday. The course was beautifully prepared as usual and it’s good to see that there will soon be a roof on the splendid deck adjacent to the club house. Scoring was very good with […]

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March 30, 2016
Stock Report: Mar 29

By Stuart Sheldrake YESTERDAY there was a yarding of 1181 cattle at the Scone sale yards. There were very few export cattle penned and only one bull offered, which made $2.15 a kilo. Cows sold 4 to 5 cents cheaper, with not many cows penned. The majority of the yarding were weaners and they also […]

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March 30, 2016
He’d See the Humour

BERNIE Rischke would have found humour in having a seat in a fairy garden named after him; he found humour in many things. His wife Stacey said he would have loved the fairy seat. “I think it’s lovely, it reminds me of a bee, painted black and yellow and very happy,” said Stacey. “He didn’t […]

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