Archive for May, 2018

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May 30, 2018
Student Leadership Grows

YESTERDAY more than 170 students from throughout the Upper Hunter, Ravenswood School for Girls in Sydney, Cessnock and Singleton came together for a leadership summit at Muswellbrook High School. The summit was organised by 20 local students who returned from the National Student Leadership Summit in Adelaide and wanted to share what they learned with […]

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May 30, 2018
Feeding in the Drought

WITH farmers in the Upper Hunter facing a harsh winter and hard decisions the Local Land Services are hosting drop in sessions next week to help. Kirstin Bisley, regional livestock officer and Bill Hoffman state livestock manager from the LLS have been visiting farmers during the last 12 months to help farmers make drought management […]

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May 29, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: May 29

By Graham Turvey THERE is always something new at Murrurundi and on Tuesday, May 29 the 18 Vets who played a stableford event, noticed the new and colourful tee signage donated by generous local business sponsors on all tees; looks great! John Norman did best to win with 38 points from George Campbell 2nd 35 […]

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May 29, 2018
Scone Court Report: May 2018

The following matters were heard in the Scone local court: ALLEN, John, a 33 year old from Scone plead guilty to a charge of drive with high range prescribed concentration of alcohol. Mr Allen is alleged to have returned a reading of 0.180 during a random breath test on March 17 on Satur Road, Scone […]

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May 28, 2018
Towarri Fire Finishing

THE hazard reduction burn which began yesterday in the Towarri National Park is due to conclude this afternoon at 5pm, with smoke expected to linger in the area for a few days. Mark Denton, operations officer for Liverpool Range Fire Service said the fire was well controlled by the National Parks fire crew. “There was […]

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May 28, 2018
First Joeys Arrive

THE Devil Ark on the Barrington Tops has welcomed to the world this season’s Tasmanian devil joeys and the birth rate is expected to smash last year’s record of 51 . This year there have been 20 joeys born, with more than 50 expected to be confirmed when pouch inspections have finished. The joeys are […]

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May 28, 2018
Letter: “Yanked” Drought Assistance

Over a Barbecue after Church in Wyoming last July I got to hear about the US Farm Assistance legislation going through the House. Thank you Congressman Nathan Winters of Hot Springs County! By the way Nathan, the burger was delicious! So as I listened to the many sombre assurances from John Barilaro and Gladys Berijiklian […]

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May 28, 2018
Editorial: Fire Sale to Combat Drought

FARMERS beware the main advice I see emerging from the new “eyes and ears” of the state government on the drought is likely to be to sell up. While agriculture underpins the national economy it is increasingly distanced from the hearts and minds of politicians of all persuasions in favour of a city-centric model of […]

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May 27, 2018
Westpac: Polo Player

THE Westpac Rescue helicopter has flown to Muswellbrook to attend to a 18 year old female who fell from a horse during a polo game. The patient has sustained neck and back injuries and will be flown to the John Hunter hospital in Newcastle. UPDATE: Initial information from the Westpac Rescue helicopter was the injured […]

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May 25, 2018
Getting Down and Dirty: Essential Winter Tasks

By Scott Cooper As our weather turns cooler it is often our inclination to turn to more indoor activities yet gardening in winter shouldn’t be neglected and for most gardeners the time is far from quiet. Australian winter gardens rarely need to be drab with a vast array of natives, flowers and vegetables to plant. […]

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