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March 26, 2019
Letter: Council Not Aged Care Specialists

Dear Editor, I write regarding the story: Merriwa Aged Care Under Council Cloud. I have spent more than 10 years working in aged care both in Sydney and in the country and I was truly appalled to read of the situation at Gumman Place. Worse so, that ‘our’ Upper Hunter Shire Council has not kept […]

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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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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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January 15, 2019
Letter: Tourism Pitch

An open letter to The Hon Barnaby Joyce. Dear Mr Joyce, You may recall I recently wrote to you about an innovative plan to deliver coal directly to Australian homes. (See: Letter: Solar for Turkey and Ham) This was to help us keep warm during future winter blackouts. Well mate, we had another blackout today, […]

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January 8, 2019
Letter: Solar for Turkey and Ham

Open Letter to the Hon., Barnaby Joyce: As a local constituent, I know only too well how hard you Canberra fellas work. I mean 70 days a year doesn’t sound a lot, but with all your plane flying, horse riding and multitasking in bedrooms, it doesn’t leave a lot of time to think of other […]

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December 27, 2018
Letter: Hospitality on a Hot Day

Dear Scone, My wife and I visited Scone on Thursday 20th of December. We walked much of the CBD admiring the street scape, we enjoyed a cold drink in the Royal Hotel. After exploring a bit further we headed towards the bowling club. As you will recall Thursday was a very hot day. We stopped […]

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July 3, 2018
Letter: Dismay Over Overpass

Dear Editor, I write in dismay and objection to the surprise decision by Upper Hunter Shire Councillors at their meeting last week to rescind the long held and community supported determination for the construction of a rail overpass to replace the existing level crossing on Kelly Street, Scone with a flawed proposal to build an […]

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May 28, 2018
Letter: “Yanked” Drought Assistance

Over a Barbecue after Church in Wyoming last July I got to hear about the US Farm Assistance legislation going through the House. Thank you Congressman Nathan Winters of Hot Springs County! By the way Nathan, the burger was delicious! So as I listened to the many sombre assurances from John Barilaro and Gladys Berijiklian […]

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May 10, 2018
Letter: Parade on a Sunday

SCONE Horse Parade on a Sunday for the first time…. Did it make any difference? I am told that most people said that the attendance was down from last year. I am wondering if there were any people who come from other areas that have come to Scone on Friday night expressly to see the […]

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November 8, 2017
Letter: Great Cycle Thank You

THANK YOU to the people of Scone and surrounds. For the month of October I have pedaled my cycle around the area. I did this to raise money in the  Great Cycle Challenge, collecting donations and sponsors to get funds for research into kids cancer. Throughout the month I rode more than 750km, and raised […]

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