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April 18, 2019
Easter Services 2019

Anglican St Luke’s, Scone Thursday, 6pm Friday, 9am, 11am – procession of witnesses meeting in Coles carpark. Saturday, 7:30pm Sunday, 9am, 11am, 5pm St Matthews, Gundy Friday, 2pm Catholic St Mary’s, Scone: Thursday, 7:30pm Friday, 3pm Saturday, 7:30pm Sunday, 9am St Joseph’s, Murrurundi: Thursday, 5pm Friday, 3pm Saturday, 5pm Sunday – no service  

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April 18, 2019
Prowse is in the House

SCONE court will be sitting today and Magistrate Prowse is presiding as the visiting Magistrate, while Magistrate Soars is on leave. Today court mentions will be made, with hearings typically scheduled for Friday, moved to next month.

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April 17, 2019
Guy Heading Back to Scone

HORSEMAN Guy McLean will be returning to Scone for this year’s Horse Festival, following popular performances last year. Guy will launch the Festival on Thursday, May 2 at White Park in Scone, with a performance showcasing his extraordinary bond with horses and the versatility of thoroughbreds. Fresh from a tour in the United States including […]

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April 17, 2019
Holiday Traffic Hot Spots

TODAY is one of the busiest days for traffic on the New England Highway as people get away for the Easter break. Police will begin operation Tortoise at midnight tonight targeting speeding, mobile phone, seat-belt and motorcycle helmet offences with double demerits running through until midnight on Monday and beginning again Tuesday at midnight for […]

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April 17, 2019
Veteran’s Golf: April 16

By Graham Turvey Ideal weather, golf course and playing partners were enjoyed by the 22 Vets who played a stableford event at Denman on Tuesday, 16th April. Local horse-and-golf fan Kevin Warby won with 41 points from Terry Mitchell 40 second, Gary Ashmead 38 third and Graham Turvey 35 fourth. Balls went to Captain Phil […]

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April 16, 2019
Easter Surprise: Potoroo in the Pouch

TWO long-nosed Potoroos have been found in pouches at Aussie Ark this week, weighing approximately 0.3 grams, less than one Easter egg. The joeys will stay in the pouch between 120 and 130 days and stay close to the mother to feed for 40 days after leaving the pouch. Aussie Ark have been building an […]

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April 16, 2019
Getting Ready to Tee Off

THE first golf tournament at the new Scone Golf Course is being organised as part of the Horse Festival on May 9. Members of the Club will have first chance to try the new course, with the date still to be determined. Heath Courtney, chief executive officer of Scone Race Club said it was a […]

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April 12, 2019
They’re Hatching….

AUSTRALIAN Plague Locusts are now hatching in the Upper Hunter, dashing hopes the conditions would be too dry for them to breed. Hunter Local Land Services said they had a great landholder and community response to the first sightings of the locusts during summer, which allowed them to map their movements, but now it is […]

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April 11, 2019
Murrurundi Pipeline Progress

APPROXIMATELY 30 people gathered in Murrurundi last night for an update on the Murrurundi pipeline, which is due for competition at the end of June 2020. Leed Engineering and Construction, which was awarded the tender for the design and construction of the pipeline from eight companies, met with Council last week to begin work on […]

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April 10, 2019
Murrurundi Pipeline Meeting – in Murrurundi

THIS afternoon the Upper Hunter Shire Council will update residents on the progress of the Murrurundi pipeline. Please note the meeting will be held in Murrurundi, not Scone. WHEN: 5:30pm-6:30pm, Wednesday, April 10. WHERE: Murrurundi Community Connect Services, Visitor Information Centre, 113 Mayne Street, Murrurundi.  

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