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May 30, 2019
Letter: Hide of Scone Race Club

I read with utter amazement in the Council Meeting May 2019 story on scone.com.au that the Scone Race Club had the absolute audacity to ask ratepayers for a $500 donation for their waste from the Scone Cup!! It is beyond belief, that this Club would even contemplate such a request. This is the same Club […]

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May 21, 2019
Letter: Red Shirts Mean So Much

From Richard Jones OAM, CEO of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter: There are more than 1000 people and 37 Support Groups throughout Northern NSW who wear red volunteer shirts in support of the Community’s Own Westpac Rescue Helicopter… and they wear them with pride! Providing a vital emergency service for our community would not be possible […]

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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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