Archive for April, 2016

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April 30, 2016
Greens Get the Go Ahead

BAREFOOT bowls, with a band and a BBQ will be going ahead tonight at the Scone RSL, starting at 5pm. The evening is a great family night and will help the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre to move into their own building. All registered players will receive a free BBQ and there are some great raffle […]

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April 30, 2016
Kia-Ora Racing Legacy

By Harley Walden In the spring of 1935, halfway up a steep hill overlooking the homestead and stallion yards, and the deep-grassed acres of Kia-Ora Stud, stood a newly railed grave. It had no ornate fittings, was concreted plainly, and the inscription simply read: Magpie, Dark Ronald from Popinjay, Foaled 1914—Died 1934. It was enough, […]

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April 29, 2016
Poachers Caught Red-Handed

IN a joint three day operation between local Police, and the department of primary industries game licensing unit last week 31 incidents of illegal hunting were identified. The operation used drones for aerial surveillance on public and private land, which resulted in two vehicles, firearms, ammunition, hunting bows, binoculars, spotting scopes clothing and knives being […]

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April 29, 2016
Police Update: April 29

ACCIDENT NEAR WINGEN FOLLOW-UP: AT approximately 9:10am on Tuesday, April 26, a sedan was pulled over on the western side of the New England Highway facing north when it appears to have attempted a u-turn across double unbroken lines when it was hit in the driver’s side door by another north bound Ford Ranger. The […]

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April 29, 2016
Opinion: From Little Things…

FOLLOWING our story Second in Line for Rio published on April 18, where Lisa Martin highlighted the injustice of the government cutting off the disability pension for her fellow disabled athletes when they are overseas, we reached out to our colleagues in the metropolitan media to bring it to the attention of a wider audience. […]

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April 29, 2016
A Chapter Closes in Murrurundi

By Des Dugan THE demise yesterday of the local Murrurundi Post Office is bound to create a lot of discomfort in the small town as the elderly miss bill-paying and banking services. Today’s computer savvy populous are used to working the internet to do transactions; the elderly are not so fortunate. The post manager and […]

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April 28, 2016
Group 21 Football

By David Casson THERE was no local league last weekend, however players selected in the Group 21 team travelled to Tamworth for the Greater Northern Tiger Championships to take on Group 4 and Group 19. The Tamworth based, Group 4 team proved to be too strong in both First Grade and Ladies League Tag, taking […]

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April 28, 2016
Dear Deer

By Des Dugan It costs around $22m a year to manage pests and the annual economic impact of pest animals in NSW is conservatively estimated to be $170m. Add to these statistics the estimate that pest animals affect 40% of all listed threatened species and you have a major rural economic problem. The draft findings […]

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April 28, 2016
Welding Women Working Wonders

OBERON artist and sculptor Harrie Fasher led local women through a two day welding workshop to produce sculptures which will be on display during the horse festival at the Scone Arts and Crafts Centre. There was a waiting list of forty women for the course and the lucky ten participants brought along scrap metal like […]

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April 28, 2016
State Team Penning at Bunnan

THE state titles for team penning were held at Bunnan Sports Club on the weekend, with competitors travelling from throughout the state, from Lismore in the north to Forbes to the south.   There  were  affiliated clubs of Team Penning Australia Inc present included Bunnan, Central West Team Penning – Canowindra, Lyndhurst Team Penning, Clarence […]

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