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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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April 10, 2019
Ready for Kinder?

TO help you decide if your child is ready to start kindergarten you can ask the experts tomorrow in Scone. Kim Moroney, Education Officer Early Learning from the Catholic Schools Office, Nadia De Villiers from Happy Dots Occupational Therapy, and Nichola Gay from All Areas Speech Pathology will discuss how to ensure your child is […]

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April 10, 2019
Unnecessary Farce in Moonan

IN 1969 big things were happening, the Beatles performed their last live concert, Australia withdrew from Vietnam and on the home front the Moonan Mummer’s trod the boards for the first time. The show has gone on every year for the last 50 years, through droughts, depression, prosperity, floods, market crashes, bumper seasons and bush […]

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April 10, 2019
Cuppa and Connect in Moonan

LOCAL Land Service are holding a Cuppa and Connect at the Victoria Hotel in Moonan tomorrow. Farmers can drop by for a cuppa and some cake and get up to date with subsidies and support during the drought. People are reminded to submit their drought transport subsidies. Applications close on June 30 and all tax […]

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April 10, 2019
Hendra Case: Progress in Court

LAST week there were developments in the class action case against Zoetis the makers of the Hendra vaccine, with Justice Lee refusing to grant the pharmaceutical company an application seeking orders for their costs to be covered by the participants in the class action. Justice Lee later granted an application by the class-action to subpoena […]

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April 9, 2019
Veteran’s Golf Report: April 9

By Graham Turvey Windy weather at Aberdeen Golf Club for the Vets’ stableford Medal round on Tuesday, 9th April did not stop some top scores from being recorded by the 23 players. Wayne Murphy did best with 42 points from Gary Gray 2nd 41 C/B, Captain Phil Ledgerwood 3rd 41 and Jeff McKeon 4th 39 […]

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