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Crime Scene Established In Aberdeen

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Stevens Group Speak On Aberdeen Street

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Marge The Rains Are Here!

THERE is a high chance of widespread rainfall for the Upper Hunter this weekend, with a 76 per cent chance of rain in Scone on Friday night. South westerly winds will create a 70-80 per cent chance of rain for the whole Upper Hunter which is set to receive at least 5-10ml on Friday and […]



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Letter: Aberdeen Street Proposal “I Am Disgusted”

Attention:  The General Manager, Scone Shire Council. Re:  Planning Proposal 1/2018 My husband and I would like to register an objection to this proposal. Our house is in Aberdeen Street, directly opposite the proposed development. Firstly, why is this proposal even being considered, that land is a FLOOD ZONE and Council has always imposed strict […]



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Residents Oppose Aberdeen Street Rezoning

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Council Meeting: July 2020

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Aquis To Move From Murrurundi To Mudgee

AQUIS thoroughbred farm at Murrurundi announced on Monday it will be relocating their operations to Gooree Park in Mudgee. There are approximately 30 staff employed at the local stud, who were told they will be made redundant ahead of the breeding season. In a media statement on breednet.com.au Aquis’ chef operating officer Tony Williams said […]



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Letter: Aberdeen Development Concerns

Dear Editor, In regards to the proposed major commercial development in Aberdeen St Scone, there doesn’t appear to be much discussion happening and I’m not sure if that’s because the residents of Scone aren’t aware of the development proposal that has been lodged with Council, or whether it isn’t a concern to them. Submissions to […]



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Stock Report: July 7

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Local Sheep Farmers Attacking Wild Dogs And Winning

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Veterans Golf Report: July 7

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Hard Borders To Protect Regional Victoria

THE Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews has announced metropolitan Melbourne and the shire of Mitchell will go into stage three restrictions from midnight tomorrow, for at least six weeks, as he described the situation of Victoria as “we know we’re on the cusp of something very, very bad,” unless drastic steps are taken. “Every Victorian […]



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Merriwa Merino Mural: An Unbaa-lievable Sight

By Lavinia Hutchison   I’m not pulling the wool over your eyes nor am I fleecing you, but this is a photo I took of sheep in red socks, on a silo 🐑🌾 Red Sox might be synonymous with an American baseball team, but actual red woollen socks are what 200 sheep literally wear each […]



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Business Coaching For Young Farmers And Fishers

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Scone White Park Back In The Saddle

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Coronavirus Update: NSW Closes Victorian Borders

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Scone Golf Report: July 2-4

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Share The Snow Love!

THE Barrington Tops received 2cm of snow last weekend, reaching 100 metres below Dingo Gate. There is a chance of another dumping this weekend, depending on the frontal system coming through on Friday. Send through any snow pictures to share the love! If you do take a trip to the snow this week, please  proceed […]



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Weather: Snow+ Rain And The Week Ahead

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Car Fire Target Car Park

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Paywall: Here to Help

THANK YOU to all of the readers who have already subscribed to scone.com.au so far. Hundreds of people registered in the first 24 hours, with a steady stream of people still subscribing. We have had a few people experience some hick-ups with signing in, but we are here to help – even over the weekend […]



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Scone Sale Store Success With LiveStock Platform

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Council: Sorry But Confident

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Koalas Heading Toward Extinction: “The Wake Up Call”

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A Current Affair In Scone

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Scone Cricket Renovations Underway

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Save Scone Target Store Campaign

THE Kelly Street Target Country store will be closing its doors next year after Wesfarmers announced the closure of 167 Australian Target stores within the next 12 months, to “improve the commercial viability of the business”. Scone Chamber are now calling on locals to join their campaign, “Take the target off our TARGET”, which aims […]



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Accident: Highway Near Catholic Cemetery

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Anne Becomes Our First Subscriber

ANNE Miles is an avid newsreader and at the age of 78 she is the first subscriber to scone.com.au. The subscription will be available online this afternoon, but Anne got in early and visited the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre on Monday, to get organised. Anne said she is dubious about using a credit card online, […]



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14 Year Old Girl Approached In Scone

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Pronouncing Names of the Upper Hunter: Say it Right!

HOW many times have you been asked if Scone is pronounced “like the thing you eat with jam and cream?” Is it Scone or Sc-own? It’s time we sorted out how to pronounce names of the Upper Hunter once and for all, so we created a video putting our new journalist Taylah to the test. […]



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Stock Report: June 30

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Veterans Golf Report: June 30

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Neighbourhood Awakes To Generosity

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All Ability Park To Go To Bill Rose Sports Complex

LEE Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre said she is pleased to have worked out a solution for the all-ability access play park with the Upper Hunter Shire Council, with the proposed relocation from Amaroo Park to the Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone. Read more…



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Wilson Memorial Oval Upgrade Under Design

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How The Paywall Will Work

ON Wednesday, July 1 we will introduce a paywall for our news content, to ensure our independent town-based news service continues, without relying on advertising from local businesses, many of which are doing it tough during a drought, followed by the pandemic. While we have loved providing our news for free, we realise it is […]



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Scone Golf Report: June 25-28

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Weather: The Week Ahead

THE maximum temperature today is 17 with chilly conditions expected for the week ahead. Morning fog is expected to continue as moisture lingers in the air however, day times will continue to be fairly sunny. Warmer temperatures with cloud cover on Thursday before a cold front comes through on Friday. The cold front will produce […]



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Westpac Rescue At Glenrock

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Will Locals Pay the Price for Willow Tree Road?

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Free Breakfast for Scone Students

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Merriwa – Willow Tree Road: A “Disaster”

TONIGHT Upper Hunter Shire Council held an extraordinary meeting to pass a motion to give the General Manager and Mayor authority to spend up to $5 million repairing the Merriwa to Willow Tree Road, after Council failed to build the road to specification. Cr James Burns amended the motion to include: that Council have insurance […]



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Too Many Questions Causing Council Concern

AT the May Council meeting former Mayor, Wayne Bedggood took Councillor Sue Abbott to task for asking too many questions at the general Council meeting, claiming other Councillors were “not comfortable” with her questions and told her to ask questions directly of others or use other forums. The former Mayor also publicly warned Cr Abbott […]



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2021 Agriculture University Fees Slashed

STUDENTS wanting to study agriculture in 2021 will save more than $10,000 per year after the Minister of Education announced a 62 percent fee reduction for all agriculture tertiary degrees. The announcement was made last week in accordance with the Australian higher education funding plan, which aims to produce graduates for high-priority jobs for the […]



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Airport Submissions Due July 2

PUBLIC submissions for an independent review of the Scone Airport Development have welcomed public submissions, due on Thursday, July 2. Ratepayers are earmarked to contribute $10.8 million to the $23million development to upgrade airside infrastructure and build a warbird museum to attract a projected 1,000 visitors a week. Following community concerns about the scope of […]



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Scone.com.au Paywall: Neighbourhood Ready To Help Readers

SCONE.COM.AU will be implementing a paywall on Wednesday, July 1 to ensure independent regional news remains viable through challenging times and the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre will be able to help readers who would prefer to use cash or cheque to subscribe. Local businesses are doing it tough after a long drought and coronavirus and […]



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Stock Report: June 23

By Stuart Sheldrake THERE were 276 cattle penned today with a few cattle did not turning up due to wet conditions. Overall, the market was stronger than last weeks. Not many bulls, but a good angus bull made up to $2.85. Lighters condition cows were slightly dearer and they made up to $2.80. The good […]



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Veteran’s Golf Report: June 23

By Graham Turvey NINETEEN brave and healthy Vets played a stroke and putting event at Aberdeen Golf Club on Tuesday, June 23. It was a typical winter’s day with a chilly wind. Welcome to visitor Frank Arena. Lindsay Hodge had a very good day indeed, to win with nett 68. Second was Elie Raad 73 […]



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Botched Roadwork Will Cost Ratepayers Millions

TODAY the Upper Hunter Shire Council confirmed they did not build the Merriwa to Willow Tree to specification and the remediation works will cost millions to ratepayers and may take up to three years to complete. A project manager from Transport New South Wales has been appointed to manage the preparation of a new design, […]



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