Archive for 2018

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December 14, 2018
Upper Hunter Left Waiting for Infrastructure

By Des Dugan THE government wants migrants to be relegated to the country to ease the pressure on the cities but is not prepared to look at the infrastructure of the country residents to facilitate this move. Local Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party candidate Lee Watts brought the lack of public transport facilities home with […]

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December 13, 2018
Teddy – A Bit Drought Affected

THE makers of the iconic Christmas hay decorations south of Aberdeen said Christmas had to be cut short to Xmas this year due to the short supply of hay. Peter Day, from All Day Concrete, said he had to break the news to Mick Day the artist. “I had to scrape some up (hay) from […]

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December 13, 2018
Rainfalls and Outlook

THE Bureau of Meteorology has recorded the following rainfalls in the Upper Hunter in the past 24 hours until 9am this morning: Scone: 3.8ml Murrurundi: 3ml Merriwa: 20ml Aberdeen: 4ml Cassilis: 22ml The larger readings in Merriwa and Cassilis were due to storm activity in the area. Today the Bureau is predicting shower activity which […]

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December 12, 2018
Chance to Visit the Devils

IN January the Devil Ark will open it’s gates to visitors, giving the community the first opportunity since the conservation facility was established in 2011 to visit the Tasmanian devils and other threatened species. From Tuesday, January 1 until Sunday, January 27 their doors will be open every day between 10am and 2pm with tours […]

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December 12, 2018
Christmas Carols Lift Community Spirit

ON Sunday night the community gathered for the annual Christmas Carols at Strathearn. More than 150 people pulled out a deck chair, sat on a picnic rug or hang out in a tree and sang along to carols led by the Scone Singers. Janelle Birch, volunteer coordinator for Strathearn Aged Care said it was another […]

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December 12, 2018
Help for Hampers this Christmas

THE Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre is putting together Christmas hampers and needs some of Santa’s helpers with the finishing touches. “Every child on our list will receive a presents wrapped in love from one of the most generous communities that I am proud to be a resident of,” said Mrs Watts. “But our pantry is […]

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December 12, 2018
Recorded Rainfalls – More on the Way

The rainfalls recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology during the past 24 hours in the Upper Hunter are as follows: Aberdeen: 9.6ml Cassilis: 8ml Merriwa: 16ml Murrurundi: 19ml Scone: 11ml Light showers are expected throughout today with the possibility of thunderstorms in the afternoon in some places. Tomorrow severe thunderstorms are expected to reach into […]

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December 11, 2018
Chris Wilson: 2018 World Junior Bull Rider Champion

CHRIS Wilson today became the 2018 World Junior Bull Rider in the 14-16 year old division in Las Vegas.

In his first ride he scored 73 1/2, the second 76 and in the final ride today 83.

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December 11, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: Dec 11

By Graham Turvey The fourteen Vets who came to Denman for their Stableford event on Tuesday, 11th Dec played in delightful light rain for the whole round – a great drop. Bob Lawman started with two wipes but finished well to win with 40 points C/B from Captain Phil Ledgerwood 2nd for gift cards, with […]

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December 11, 2018
Weather for the Week

SOME light rain has fallen overnight across the Upper Hunter with 0.4mm in Murrurundi, 5.0mm in Merriwa and Scone receiving 1.6mm to nine o’clock this morning. The Bureau of Meteorology has indicated that light showers are expected to continue today and into tomorrow with the possibility of thunder storms tomorrow producing isolated heavier falls. Thursday […]

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