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Money for Local Hospitals

Filed in Just In by March 19, 2019
Money for Local Hospitals

LABOR has announced they will provide more money to the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scone and Murrurundi’s Wilson Memorial Hospital to address capital works and more nursing care as part of a state wide plan to improve health services in small rural communities. A $250 million fund for country hospitals and an additional $50 million […]

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Letter: The Health of Politics

Filed in editorletters, Just In by March 19, 2019
Letter: The Health of Politics

The right to clean air; it ought to be a thing. It’s time to press the panic button on the air we breathe in the Upper Hunter and there’s no time to waste. At Tuesday night’s Upper Hunter Health Forum presented by Dr Ben Ewald, Dr John Van Der Kallen and Dr Bob Vickers from […]

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Calling Equine Local Legends

Filed in Just In by March 18, 2019
Calling Equine Local Legends

SCONE is bursting with equine legends and the Scone Horse Festival Committee is encouraging people to nominate them to be recognised in this year’s festival awards, with nominations closing next Friday. There are categories for Young Achiever, VIP and and Horse of the Year, with winners being announced at a dinner on Thursday, May 2. […]

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Upper Hunter Cricket: Semi Final Results

Filed in Just In by March 18, 2019
Upper Hunter Cricket: Semi Final Results

By Russell Sakey Rouchel  3 /  160 off 36 overs N Atkinson 43, Andrew Clydsdale 43, W O’Donnell 42* defeated Murrurundi 8 / 159 off 40 overs P Crowe 34, H Hobden 28, J Chapple 28, J Taylor 26*. A Clydsdale 3 / 19, S Brooker 2 / 16, Both sides were missing key players […]

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Weather in the Week Ahead

Filed in Just In by March 18, 2019
Weather in the Week Ahead

THERE were isolated showers on Sunday throughout the Upper Hunter, with the Bureau of Meteorology recording the following rainfalls: Scone: 7ml (Figtree Gully) 0.2ml (airport) Aberdeen: 3.8ml Merriwa: 20ml Murrurundi: 5.2ml Predicted temperatures for this week in Scone: Monday: 26 Tuesday: 28 Wednesday: 29 Thursday: 29 Friday: 32 Saturday: 35 Sunday: 35 There is the […]

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Pipeline Contractor Announced

Filed in Just In by March 14, 2019
Pipeline Contractor Announced

LEED Engineering and Construction, an Adelaide based company, was announced as the successful tenderer for the detailed design and construction of the Murrurundi pipeline for the Upper Hunter Shire Council today. The 40 kilometre pipeline from Glenbawn Dam to Murrurundi will cost $14.2 million, with $13 million from the NSW government and $1.2 million from […]

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Scone Police Catch Slippery Suspect

Filed in Just In by March 13, 2019
Scone Police Catch Slippery Suspect

TODAY local police received a frantic phone call from Scone resident, Karen McDonald who had arrived home to find an intruder of the most dangerous and slippery kind, a three and a half foot brown snake. “I came home and as I went to put my handbag on the wall unit I saw a brown […]

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Weather: The Week Ahead

Filed in Just In by March 11, 2019
Weather: The Week Ahead

THE Bureau of Meteorology has said weather will be mainly fine this week with temperatures in the low 30’s. There is the possibility of light showers developing on Tuesday and a chance of thunderstorms reaching the Upper Hunter on Thursday, however the BOM has said they anticipate little if any rainfall. Thunderstorms on Saturday brought […]

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Drug Use Trends in the Upper Hunter

Filed in Feature, Just In by March 7, 2019
Drug Use Trends in the Upper Hunter

IN Scone Court last month Ben Hoffman a solicitor with Equilaw said he was seeing an increasing number of clients who expected to return a positive test to cannabis, but were shocked to find they also tested positively to methylamphetamine.

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Scone Golf Report: March 4

Filed in Just In by March 7, 2019
Scone Golf Report: March 4

By Lyn Banks Five rounds have been completed in the Hunter River District Men’s Senior Pennant golf series. On Sunday, March 3 Scone defeated Branxton 2-1 at Cessnock. Mick Alsleben & Red Palmer won 2 & 1, Ross Banks & George Davidson won 5 & 4 whilst Charlie Manning & David Druce lost 2 & […]

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