Archive for June, 2017

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June 30, 2017
What’s On This Weekend: July 1 and 2

Saturday Aberdeen Highland Games What: The 18th Aberdeen Highland Games. More than 7,000 people are expected to travel from throughout Australia for the 17th Aberdeen Highland Games. There is music, dancing, strong men, egg races, caber tosses, tug-of-war and other activities. Of course there will be stalls selling specialised celtic and Scottish goods, including the […]

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June 29, 2017
Scooter Users Ready to Roll

A motorised scooter user group is being formed in the Upper Hunter to identify local problem areas. Chris Hick a local motorised scooter user said, “I would like to see a group come together that can identify where there are issues on the roads and footpaths and how to report those to the proper authorities.” […]

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June 29, 2017
Pre-Paid Not For Scone

TODAY Transport for New South Wales announced taxi customers in regional areas may be asked to pre-pay their taxi fares in line with Sydney and the Central Coast. Under the new scheme the customer could be required to pay the estimated fare and either pay the balance or receive a refund when they reach their […]

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June 29, 2017
Games Pulling Together

THE skies are predicted to clear in time for Aberdeen Highland Games this weekend and organisers are expected another big year. Charles Cooke, president of the Aberdeen Highland Games said last year they had more than 7,500 visitors, this year they are expecting a similar number and they are offering free tickets to four lucky […]

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June 28, 2017
Funeral of Lee Fong

THE graveside service of Lee Fong will be held on Tuesday, July 4 at 2pm at the Aberdeen Lawn Cemetery and the wake will be held afterwards at the Aberdeen Bowling Club. The family have requested that instead of flowers, people make a donation to the Aberdeen Men’s Shed or the Golden Oldies. Related story: […]

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June 28, 2017
Population Cracks 8,000

SINCE the 2011 census the population of the Upper Hunter Shire area has grown by 414 people to reach a population of 8,284, women now outnumber men if only by just two percent and our median age has increased by two years to 42. The position of our household income has improved. The number of […]

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June 28, 2017
Truck Rolled South of Aberdeen

APPROXIMATELY one kilometre south of Aberdeen near the Dartbrook mine, a truck carrying a load of tyres has rolled. There is no one trapped or injured and the New England Highway remains open.  

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June 28, 2017
Report on Injured Meat Worker

A report released yesterday by the Australian Meat Industry Employees Union states they believe JBS acted negligently by failing to properly assess worker concerns about safety on the hide puller carriage which collapsed and caused injuries to a worker earlier this month in Scone, but said overall JBS were a breath of fresh air in […]

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June 27, 2017
Scone Stock Report: June 27

By Stuart Sheldrake THERE were a similar number to last week 792, pretty light on in a market that was firm for good quality cattle and cheaper for secondary lines. Export cattle were probably firm on quality, it might have been a fraction softer overall, but not a lot yarded, probably 100 export all up. […]

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June 27, 2017
Scone Jiu Jitsu Excels

SCONE based Jiu Jitsu Dynamix took a team of ten to Sydney on the weekend to compete in the Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Submission Only Championships bringing home nine medals. See gallery below. Owner and head coach of Jiu Jitsu Dynamix was proud of his teams efforts with many of the team having their first time […]

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