Archive for September, 2016

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September 30, 2016
Chopper Called Off from Barrington

THE Westpac Rescue helicopter has returned to base due to low cloud cover and rough conditions. The vehicle has yet to be located. Update: Police Update: Barrington Search. Related story: Chopper Called to Barrington.

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September 30, 2016
Chopper Called to Barrington

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been called to Tomalla in the Barrington Tops to search for a vehicle that has become bogged with three people. Their exact location is unknown and the police have requested the chopper to assist in locating the vehicle. Update: Police Update: Barrington Search – October 1, 2016. Chopper Called Off […]

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September 30, 2016
What’s On This Weekend: Sept 30 – Oct 3

FRIDAY SCADS: The Boor Hug Where: Scone Old Court House, Kingdon Street, Scone. When: 8pm, Friday, September 30. Tickets: $25 at Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre or online: www.trybooking.com.au/buy-tickets. Supper will be served after the performance. Related Story: The Boor Comes to Scone and Laughs in all the Right Places. Murrurundi Photographic Prize – Award Presenation […]

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September 30, 2016
Campdrafts Postponed

THE Merriwa campdraft scheduled for this weekend has been postponed until November 5 and 6 due to wet weather. Roger Moore, president of the Merriwa Campdraft committee said they could not secure enough cattle. “Because of the weather we couldn’t get half of our cattle off the properties,it’s just too wet to get the trucks […]

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September 30, 2016
SubZero Sale Complete

TODAY the sale of SubZero to the MRS Services Group will be complete, securing the jobs of 300 local employees. The company went into voluntary receivership on February 11 following a downturn in the mining economy. The receivers had worked with the company to stabilise the business and attract a buyer. The acquisition of SubZero […]

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September 30, 2016
Incentive for Quad Safety

THIS week the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to another quad bike accident in Stockton and they say it is at least the third quad bike accident they have attended in less than two months. Barry Wilton, from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter said the severity of a quad bike injury is often not known until […]

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September 29, 2016
Police Respond to Calls to Satur Road

FOLLOWING several reports from concerned residents, police have attended Satur Road this afternoon, where a male was walking naked. Police picked the man up and are making further investigations to ensure his welfare.

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September 29, 2016
4,000 Likes and Growing

THIS week we surpassed 4,000 likes on our Facebook page, which is quite a milestone for our fledgling local news  service and we would like to thank you for your support. The statistics on the website continue to grow with the average number of page views now 1,200 each day, which is surprising considering the […]

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September 29, 2016
Shorter Trips for Light Trailers

AS of October 1 light trailers with breakaway brakes will be able to be registered locally saving owners a trip to a heavy vehicle inspection station. Darren Gibson, owner of Scone Auto Port said there were many local people with horse floats who would be pleased to hear the rules have changed. “Anything over two […]

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September 29, 2016
Neighbourhood Family Fun Day

Families are invited to a family fun day next Thursday at Scone Park. Lee Watts manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre said there will be lots of activities to occupy the children and a free sausage sizzle cooked by the Aberdeen Men’s Shed. “There will be lots to do to keep the children busy […]

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