Archive for August, 2018

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August 31, 2018
Vandals Frustrate Business Owners

LAST night one of the established trees in the median strip of Kelly Street was destroyed to the frustration of local business owners who have been lobbying to revitalise the main street. UPDATE: Kristie McTavish has said her husband witnessed the tree broken by a wide load at approximately 6:30am on Friday morning, however the […]

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August 30, 2018
Set to Swim in Malaysia

COLIN Stanford is turning 80 this year and off to swim the World Championship Masters Games in Malaysia this month. Two years ago he had a heart attack ad decided to get back in the pool, since then he has been to the Australian Championships in Perth scooping five gold medalsĀ  and said he is […]

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August 29, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: August 28

By Graham Turvey Thirteen Vets played a stableford / medal round at Murrurundi Golf Club on Tuesday, August 28. The course is in its usual good order and crying out for a wet spring. Peter Leehy won the day with 38 points from Red Palmer 2nd 37 and Captain Phil Ledgerwood 3rd 36. Balls went […]

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August 29, 2018
Dog Owners to be Brought to Heel

AT a meeting last night in Murrurundi Council circulated the dog control categories outlined in the Companion Animals Act to encourage the community to report all problem dogs in the Shire and outline the penalties for dog owners if they do not comply. The general manager of Council, Steve McDonald, said Council were ramping up […]

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August 29, 2018
By-Law for Hunting Dogs Considered

GREYHOUNDS have long been required to be muzzled in public and adhere to more stringent controls under the companion animals act and Upper Hunter Shire Council said at a meeting last night in Murrurundi that they would consider a by-law for hunting dogs. The Companion Animals Act already classifies a dog which is “kept or […]

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August 29, 2018
Residents Growl at Ongoing Dog Issues

LAST night residents of Murrurundi met to discuss their concerns with domestic dogs menacing the town Council was present, however the police were unavailable. Community members detailed their experiences of being attacked, bailed up and feeling unable to walk the streets without carrying a stick to protect themselves. Key issues raised at the meeting included […]

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August 28, 2018
Council Meeting: August 2018

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council met last night and key decisions included Council passing a motion to donate money from the water fund to truck water to farmers to a maximum of $3,000 per month to farmers until more than 50 percent of the Shire is not in drought. When the amount of money being […]

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August 28, 2018
Grand Final Wrap

By Di Sneddon FOUR from four, you can’t get better than that in rugby league grand final victory and Scone Thoroughbreds’ secretary David Casson attributes much of that success to the attitude of first grade coach Aaron Watts. “He is just a fantastic club person, he is a past premier winning captain coach, he is […]

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August 28, 2018
Rainfall Overnight

LAST night there was some more light rain in the Upper Hunter, with Ellerston recording 9.4ml. Other areas in the Upper Hunter were not as fortunate with Scone recording 2ml, Aberdeen 1.6ml, Merriwa 0.4ml and Murrurundi 0.2ml. There is a possibility of shower activity on Friday, but the Bureau of Meteorology advises it will be […]

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August 28, 2018
Menace Dog Meeting Tonight

THERE will be a community meeting in Murrurundi tonight to discuss ongoing dog attacks in the area, with representatives from Council, local police and the RSPCA present. Murrurundi resident, Russell Griffiths, who has been lobbying for authorities to address the issue said someone needs to take responsibility. “Really there seems to be a breakdown as […]

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