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Listen In On Council Meetings

Filed in Just In by July 17, 2019
Listen In On Council Meetings

THIS month Council will begin audio recording their monthly general council meeting and publish the files to their website within the week. The standing committees of development and environmental services (D&E), finance and infrastructure services will also be recorded and available to the public.  Steve McDonald, general manager for Upper Hunter Shire Council, said it […]

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Light Up While In The Boat

Filed in Just In by July 17, 2019
Light Up While In The Boat

WITH shorter days and colder water during winter, NSW Maritime are reminding boaters to use their navigation lights. Mark Hutchings, executive director of NSW Maritime, said at this time of year it is important to use lights properly. “NSW Maritime’s Boating Safety Officers (BSOs) conduct early morning and night patrols to ensure vessels are displaying […]

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Days Numbered for Old Hospital

Filed in Feature, Just In by July 17, 2019
Days Numbered for Old Hospital

IF the walls of the Wilson memorial Hospital in Murrurundi could talk they could tell the stories of generations of Murrurundi residents from the birth of new family members to the passing of loved ones.

The current building has stood firm for 100 years, but now its days are numbered as plans take shape for a new hospital building. Read more…

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Scone Stock Report: July 16

Filed in Just In by July 16, 2019
Scone Stock Report: July 16

By Stuart Sheldrake THE market headed north this week, it was a lot dearer on last week by 20 to 30 cents on a penning of 909 cattle. Numbers throughout the country are down and processors are starting worry about where they are going to obtain cattle from. There was a very good run of […]

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Veteran’s Golf Report: July 16

Filed in Just In, Sports Just In by July 16, 2019
Veteran’s Golf Report: July 16

By Bob Minch Only 10 players braved the cool breeze at Denman this morning. The winner being Denman President Gary Ashmead with 34 points from Martin Byrne 32 on a count back from Brian Dever 32. And from best at Aberdeen last week to Bradmans this week Rod Upton. Balls went to G.Huggins, Red Palmer, […]

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Vote to Lift Moonan Flat

Filed in Just In by July 16, 2019
Vote to Lift Moonan Flat

THE community of Moonan Flat are in the running for a community grant worth $109,000 to implement a village water system and renovate the heart of their community the Soldier’s Memorial Hall, but they need your support to vote for their project – “Lifting the Moonan Flat”. Please note: This is not a Council matter. […]

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Splash Park for Scone?

Filed in Just In by July 16, 2019
Splash Park for Scone?

RESIDENTS can vote now to support Spray and Play in Amaroo Park, Lang Place, Scone. The Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre have applied for a community grant and residents can vote to have the project approved for government funding. Please note: This is not a Council matter. The funding applied for by community groups is from […]

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Residents Urged to Clean Up Their Fireplaces

Filed in Just In by July 16, 2019
Residents Urged to Clean Up Their Fireplaces

FOLLOWING air quality complaints, the Upper Hunter Shire will be issuing letters to 750 Scone households warning them of the health impacts of excessively smoking chimneys and advising residents on better wood fire efficiency. The Upper Hunter Shire Council has advised residents to: clean the flue each year; burn only dry, aged hardwood; open the […]

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Local Young Farmers Bucking the Trend

Filed in Just In by July 16, 2019
Local Young Farmers Bucking the Trend

TOM Hunt was elected president of the re-established NSW Farmers Scone branch last night, leading a new executive who are possibly the youngest in the state. The new committee include two vice-presidents, Brad Smith and Danny Worth and two secretary and treasurers, Rolanda Clout and Gillian Miles. The first order of business was reforming the […]

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Upper Hunter Gears Up For Breeding

Filed in Just In by July 15, 2019
Upper Hunter Gears Up For Breeding

THE cattle breeding season in the Upper Hunter begins in October and runs through December, but the three months prior to joining is critical to ensure heifers and cows are in the right condition to successfully calve. Approximately 60 percent of fertilised embryos make it to a live calf, regardless of if it is through […]

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