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June 20, 2019
Horse Events Should Gallop On

ORGANISERS and participants in horse events are encouraged by Local Land Services to continue with all events in Scone, following a case of Hendra in the area. Jane Bennett, district veterinarian for Hunter LLS, said there are no transport restrictions in place in the area, outside of the affected property. “There are no transport restrictions […]

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June 20, 2019
Snow Unlikely on the Weekend

SOME community pages are excited about the prospect of snow on the weekend, but according to meteorologists at the Bureau of Meteorology, hopes will likely be dashed. Showers along the coast are expected during the weekend and while there is a possibility some light rain may fall on the Barrington, the temperatures will not be […]

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June 19, 2019
Scone Golf Report: June 16

By Julie Leckie Scone Ladies enjoyed a good turn up for our Tuesday Social Nine Holes with 10 players heading down the fairways in fine weather (again!!). The Ladies Tuesday golf is not only focused on the usual suspects out for some practice and good chat, but we are also using the day to recruit […]

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June 19, 2019
Arthur Found Near His Property

YESTERDAY 47 year old Arthur Cox was found deceased in his vehicle at Owen’s Gap, not far from the area police had initially searched. Arthur was reported missing on Tuesday, May 21, after failing to return home. Police conducted a search of his property and surrounding area, including assistance from PolAir, however they failed to […]

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June 19, 2019
Hendra Case Sees Spike in Class Action Applicants

FOLLOWING the case of Hendra in Scone last week, the litigators for a class action with the Hendra vaccine have seen a spike in applicants. “Since the media reported on the single horse with Hendra, in the Upper Hunter alley, there has been a significant spike in the number of horse owners registering as claimants […]

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June 18, 2019
Veteran’s Golf Report: June 18

By Graham Turvey Under threatening skies, 27 Vets played a stroke and putting event at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, June 18. Unfortunately it did not rain. Jeff McKeon beat Tony Pearson narrowly on a count-back with the very good scores of nett 63, from Robert Colbert 3rd 65, Peter Daunton 4th 66 and Graham […]

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June 18, 2019
Hendra – Some Risk Perspective

Craig Elliott, a biosecurity specialist who was incident controller with the National Biosecurity Rapid Response Team, said words from Ben Cunneen, a vet who died from the disease still send a chill through him. “He gave us a lot of information before he passed at the PA hospital and he said, ‘if anything good comes […]

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June 18, 2019
Scone Compared to Jamaican Bobsled Team

EVEN the Queen was surprised a team from Scone who entered the tournament for the first time walked away with the Cup. “She said, ‘which Scone?’ And I told her the little town in Australia,” said David Paradice. “She said, ‘you know this Cup has been going for years and nobody has won it the […]

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June 17, 2019
Equine Sports in Full Swing

The case of Hendra in Scone did not impact the dressage competition on the weekend, with Linden Knight, president of the Upper Hunter Dressage Association crediting people in the sport as being well educated and having a rational response to the virus. See photos below.   “We got onto it straight away because we knew […]

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June 17, 2019
Scone Won the Queen’s Cup!!

SCONE Polo the late entry underdogs of the Cartier Queen’s Cup tournament have taken the top prize! Scone Polo beat Park Place 9 to 5 in a fast and hard game at Guard’s Polo Club in Surrey, England. While David Paradice, described himself as like being a little league player in the big league, the […]

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