Archive for March, 2018

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March 29, 2018
Launch of Live Work Invest

LAST night at the Scone Race Club, Council launched the “Live Work Invest Scone” campaign to promote people moving to Scone. Watch the video below. Jane Callinan, who orchestrated the campaign explained it consisted of a video, website and prospectus for people to share online and attract employees to the region. “The premise of the […]

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March 28, 2018
Editorial: Not Even Trying

THE response of the Mayor to Councillor Watts’ questions about the rail overpass on Monday night (see story: Where is the Overpass?) highlights an ongoing issue with the current Upper Hunter Shire Council of not even trying to lobby for proper funding for major projects in the Shire or not fundamentally understanding what their role […]

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March 28, 2018
Where is the Overpass?

AT the Council meeting on Monday night Cr Lee Watts asked about progress with the in-town rail overpass in Scone. “After seeing the news and Gunnedah getting another overpass even though Scone asked the question first; I feel the need to ask where are we up to?” asked Cr Watts. “I and I am sure fellow […]

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March 27, 2018
Scone High School Lockdown

POLICE confirm they were called to Scone High School this afternoon which was in lock down. The principal of Scone High School was not available, but a receptionist confirmed nobody was injured. If you have any information on the lock down call the editor of scone.com.au: 0414 552 474 More details to follow.

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March 27, 2018
Signatures to Address Water Rates

IN response to local outrage about the high costs of water rates in the Upper Hunter Shire a petition has been developed to present in State Parliament, calling on the government to pay for water infrastructure, rather than local government who have transferred the costs to ratepayers. See details below. Concerned resident Mary Jane Blake […]

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March 27, 2018
Man Found After Accident

THIS morning local ambulance were called to a single car accident approximately two kilometres west of Wingen. Locals had found a 37 year old male in his twin cab ute which had rolled down an embankment. He has sustained leg and chest injuries and is in a serious but stable condition. The Westpac Rescue helicopter […]

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March 26, 2018
Warm Days Still Here

ACCORDING to the Bureau of Meteorology Scone has received 15.6mm of rain in the 24 hour period until 9am this morning and Merriwa 19.4mm. However, the weather will be short lived due to a cold front moving over the region and heading towards the north east. The next few days will see sunny conditions with […]

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March 26, 2018
Eyes to the Sky

By Michael Flaherty MORE than 6,000 people attended Warbirds Over Scone on Sunday with what proved to be trying windy conditions for some of the aircraft. On display were military, civil, aerobatic and fire fighting aircraft with four hours of flying displays in the sky above Scone. Paul Bennett of Paul Bennett Air Shows from […]

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March 23, 2018
New Horse of the Year

WHILE many humans are recognised for their contributions to the equine industry during the Scone Horse Festival the organising committee has decided it is about time a horse shared in the glory and has announced the Horse of the Year Award. Peter Haydon, of Haydon Horse Stud in Blandford championed the award and said all […]

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March 22, 2018
Community Colour

ON Tuesday evening more than 30 members of the local community, from diverse backgrounds gathered to celebrate Harmony Day. The popular Japanese Drums made a return and food was dished up from Italy, Germany, Australia, Singapore and Cambodia. See photos below. The event was organised by the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre and Scone Library and […]

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