Archive for October, 2017

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October 31, 2017
Council Meeting – October 2017

AT last night’s Council meeting the options for the special rate variation were endorsed by Council and concerns regarding Council underwriting the War Birds air show were raised. Also of note were two of the five matters discussed in closed Council including a former resident appealing a water bill (Read: Fuel to the Fire), and […]

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October 31, 2017
Fuel to the Fire

ALEX Gillan a former resident of Merriwa has been battling Council over a water bill which continued to be charged after his house had been burnt down, which investigators say was deliberately lit. See details of the house fire below. Mr Gillan said he was charged $403.03 for water rates for the whole billing period, […]

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October 31, 2017
Fundraising Bearing Fruit

IT was a big weekend for the Where There’s A Will Foundation, while an event was taking place at the Scone Race Club the fruits of recent fundraising efforts where to also to be seen with 100 people being trained mental health first aid and 36 local teachers continuing with the graduate certificate in positive […]

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October 31, 2017
Council Plot Thickens

THERE is a confidential issue being dealt with in Council that is defined as a “security” matter. Last month the matter was not even listed on the agenda, which breaches standard meeting protocols and four Councillors had to leave the discussion; Cr Sue Abbott went out the front door while Councillors Kiwa Fisher, Ron Campbell […]

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October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween!!

LIKE many children growing up in the 80’s the movies featuring Halloween trick or treating always made me wish we had the same custom in Australia….anything for fancy dress and lollies. I’ve heard the arguments that it is an American tradition that doesn’t belong here and the simple and the simple answer to that is […]

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October 30, 2017
Light Horse Centenary Commemoration

By Des Dugan It could have been 100 years ago. The troopers were all in their finery, the WW1 wagon was paraded for the first time with two draught horses and the water carrier also got its initial turnout along with the gun and limber. Murrurundi turned on a spectacular event with the 12th Light […]

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October 30, 2017
Hands of Time a Highlight

SCONE High School held another successful Antique Fair on the weekend and this year also featured a quilt show. A highlight of the opening night were the three antique clocks dating back to the 1850’s which were donated by local resident Peter Bishop. See photo gallery below. One clock was part of a raffle and […]

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October 30, 2017
VIDEO NEWS: Beef Bonanza

More than 830 students and 440 cattle from throughout the state converged on Scone on the weekend for the biggest beef bonanza yet. See full video below. Now in its 13th year the annual even continues to grow, giving school children the opportunity to get hands on with cattle and hopefully encourage more young people […]

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October 27, 2017
Labor Ready for Race

JOEL Fitzgibbon, Federal Member of Parliament for the seat of Hunter said he was not surprised by the news that Barnaby Joyce is ineligible for Parliament and Labor is ready for the race for the seat of New England. “It’s not surprising news, but it is good news,” said Mr Fitzgibbon MP. “He should never […]

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October 27, 2017
By-Election Now Reality

LOCAL residents will be heading to a federal by-election in December as a result of the local Member for Parliament being ruled as ineligible to hold office due to being a citizen of New Zealand. Initial reports are the by-election for the seat of New England, which the Upper Hunter Shire area is now part […]

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