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Local Farmers Take to YouTube

Filed in Just In by September 17, 2019
Local Farmers Take to YouTube

THE drought is dragging out and while there are no clouds gathering on the horizon, some local farmers have found silver linings talking to other farmers and welcomed the chance to do a YouTube video for the Local Land Services. Rob and Jenny Lee from Merriwa, said there are many tough decisions they have made […]

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Dartbrook Decision May Be Challenged

Filed in Just In by September 17, 2019
Dartbrook Decision May Be Challenged

AUSTRALIAN Pacific Coal, the owners of the Dartbrook mine near Aberdeen, are considering an appeal against a decision by the Independent Planning Commission not to grant a five year licence extension for the mine. In a statement to the Australian Stock Exchange last week, the Company said the five year extension was necessary to justify […]

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Golden Guitar Winner Inspiring Songs in Scone

Filed in Just In by September 16, 2019
Golden Guitar Winner Inspiring Songs in Scone

NINE time Golden Guitar winner Luke O’Shea, will be holding a two day music workshop at St Mary’s Primary School Scone this week, culminating in a concert on Friday night. While Luke is a renowned singer and songwriter, he has also had a career as a teacher and loves the opportunity to inspire a new […]

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Enforcement of Water Restrictions Begins

Filed in Just In by September 16, 2019
Enforcement of Water Restrictions Begins

A TEN percent reduction in the high security water allocation at Glenbawn Dam triggered Level 1 water restrictions on July 1 for most of the Upper Hunter Shire area, with enforcement of the restrictions beginning today. Residents who breach the restrictions will be given a warning and on the third breach receive a $200 penalty. […]

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Scone Golf Report: September 16

Filed in Just In, Sports Just In by September 16, 2019
Scone Golf Report: September 16

By Julie Leckie THURSDAY golf was played in sunny but breezy conditions for the Hunter Belle Cheese 18 Hole Stableford with a good number of ladies turning up for the chance to claim prize winning vouchers  to the fabulous Hunter Belle Cheese CafĂ©. A huge thank you to Hunter Belle Cheese for sponsoring this event. […]

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Update on Grass Fire

Filed in Just In by September 16, 2019
Update on Grass Fire

THE grass fire on the New England Highway at Halcombe Hill, near Aberdeen yesterday began when a camper trailer travelling south, lost a wheel and the metal rim sparked a fire.  Aberdeen and Scone Rural Fire Services attended and were able to extinguish the fire quickly. There was community speculation a cigarette may have been […]

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Weather the Week Ahead

Filed in Just In by September 16, 2019
Weather the Week Ahead

TODAY will begin warm dry, but this afternoon a cold front will begin to reach the Upper Hunter, bringing fresh and gusty winds and the possibly of a light shower in the evening. On Tuesday there is the possibility of some thunderstorm activity as the front moves further east, but any rain is expected to […]

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Westpac Retrieval from the Barrington

Filed in Just In by September 15, 2019
Westpac Retrieval from the Barrington

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter is transporting a 53 year old male from the Barrington to the John Hunter Hospital. The man was in a motorbike accident on Thunderbolts Way and sustained head and chest injuries. He is in a stable condition.

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Fire Near Halcombe Hill

Filed in Just In by September 15, 2019
Fire Near Halcombe Hill

EMERGENCY services have been called to the New England Highway near Halcombe Hill, Aberdeen. The fire is in the 80 kilometre zone near the south bound lane. (See photo below) To avoid the scene, light vehicles can detour: Travelling north: Segenhoe Road and Gundy Road to Scone, or Dartbrook Road, Nandowra Road and Moobi Road […]

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What’s On

Filed in Just In by September 13, 2019
What’s On

If you’d like your event listed in What’s On, please send the information to: news@scone.com.au. Friday, September 13 Scone Art Prize What: 2019 Scone Art Prize Exhibition. When: 10am – 4pm, Friday, September 13, 2019. Where: Scone Arts and Crafts Hall, 63 Kingdon Street, Scone. Cost: $2 at the door. Related story: Sculpture a Standout […]

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