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Veteran’s Golf: Jan 22

Filed in Just In, Sports Just In by January 23, 2019
Veteran’s Golf: Jan 22

By Graham Turvey HIGH humidity was felt by the 26 Vets who played a stroke and putting event at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, January 22. It was great to welcome back former captain Max Holz. Also welcome were the course’s new fairway distance markers. Andy Medway made it two wins in two weeks with […]

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Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 13 Results

Filed in Just In by January 23, 2019
Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 13 Results

By Russell Sakey Results: Merriwa 8 / 215  defeated Rouchel 76 Murrurundi 6 / 269 defeated Bunnan 94 featuring 100* to Ben Crowe Aberdeen 2 / 87 defeated Muswellbrook Silver 82 Bushrangers 5/183 defeated Belltrees 5 / 183 Belmore Hotel Bulls 3 / 117 defeated Muswellbrook Blues 110. Details: Merriwa 8 / 215 off 40 […]

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Is Your Farm on the Map?

Filed in Just In by January 22, 2019
Is Your Farm on the Map?

ANIMAL rights group Aussie Farms have published an interactive map of farms and animal industry facilities in Australia, including many in the Upper Hunter. Local dairy farms, horse studs, piggeries, egg farms and the abattoir are listed with many other farms identified and yet to have more detail on their operation added by their supporters. […]

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Letter: Marine Euthanasia

Filed in editorletters by January 22, 2019
Letter: Marine Euthanasia

An open letter to the Hon., Barnaby Joyce MP. Dear Barnaby, Congratulations on the news that you are expecting a son in June. Also, more congratulations for your little known European Carp Eradication Program (ECEP). The clueless boffins in CSIRO have gotten nowhere, but your direct approach to drain the rivers is an inspiration. Sure […]

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Locusts Blow Into the Upper Hunter

Filed in Just In by January 21, 2019
Locusts Blow Into the Upper Hunter

AUSTRALIAN plague locusts have been found on six properties in the Upper Hunter and the Local Land Services are encouraging farmers to take a closer look at grasshoppers and locusts on their properties. Luke Booth, biosecurity team leader for Hunter Local Land Services, said any sightings of the Australian plague locust should be reported immediately. […]

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Jess Laid to Rest

Filed in Just In by January 21, 2019
Jess Laid to Rest

MORE than 1,000 friends and family attended the funeral of Jesus “Jess” Bebita in the Philippines on Saturday, more than a month after he was murdered in Scone. His childhood friend, Elden Fuentes, said it was unusual to have so many people at a funeral and his friends and family were still in shock. “They […]

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Weather Forecast for the Week

Filed in Just In by January 21, 2019
Weather Forecast for the Week

THE cool change was a welcome relief last night bringing with it some light showers. The rainfalls recorded by the Bureau of Meteorology were as follows: Merriwa: 23ml and 9.4ml Moonan Flat: 11ml Murrurundi: 4.6ml Rouchel: 0.8ml Scone: 3 ml Timor: 13ml Today there is a chance of further light showers as the system moves […]

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Hendra Vaccine Case Update

Filed in Feature, Just In by January 18, 2019
Hendra Vaccine Case Update

LAST month the matter of the class action against Zoetis, the makers of the Hendra vaccine, appeared before Justice Michael Lee in the Federal Court. (See related story: Hendra Class Action)

On hearing the initial submissions Justice Lee said, “…I can tell you that the one thing that’s clear to me in this case, is that a claim can be pleaded.”

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Air-con Rebates for the City

Filed in Just In by January 16, 2019
Air-con Rebates for the City

By Des Dugan PITY about wallowing in the heat. The New South Wales government offers a rebate of up to $1,000 for a new air-conditioner to help you handle this searing heat. However, there’s a catch. It has to be installed by an approved installer. And there appears to be no approved installers outside the […]

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Gala Cricket Day

Filed in Just In, Sports Just In by January 16, 2019
Gala Cricket Day

PLAYING backyard cricket on Christmas and Boxing Day is an Australian tradition and in Scone on Australia Day the cricket gala day has become a community tradition. This year the gala day will be held again and everyone is welcome. Teams of seven all get the chance to bat and six on the team bowl. […]

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