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January 27, 2018
Brian Hunt OAM – Getting Things Done

AT 83 years of age and having received an Order of Australia most people would have spent yesterday taking some time to celebrate and relax, but not Brian Hunt, there were things that needed to be done in the community. “I’m on the King of the Ranges committee and we’ve got the Cobb and Co […]

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January 27, 2018
2018 Australia Day Awards – Aberdeen

ABERDEEN residents celebrated their Australia Day ceremony at the Aberdeen RSL Club. The Citizen of the Year was awarded to Kevin Taylor, Kevin has a keen sense of local history and his work in preserving and recording the history of Aberdeen will hopefuly inspire others to their lives and history. The Young Citizen of the […]

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January 27, 2018
2018 Australia Day Awards – Murrurundi

By Des Dugan THE rain came early, Thursday night, leaving Murrurundians with a pleasant morning to deal with the Australia Day celebrations . . . a bit different to last year when the Heavens let loose and forced everyone into the pub. Murra County Markets was resplendent in a new steel collapsible cover, last year […]

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January 27, 2018
2018 Australia Day Awards – Merriwa

A community that rallies during adversity was evident in Merriwa during the Australia Day Awards ceremony yesterday at the Merriwa Sports Club. Following the devastation of the Sir Ivan bushfire the green shoots of renewal and the Aussie spirit was recognised as many award recipients we recognised for their role in leading and supporting the […]

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January 27, 2018
VIDEO: Lorraine Gardiner Awarded

YESTERDAY Lorraine Gardiner was awarded Scone’s Hunter McLoughlin Memorial Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day ceremony. Watch the video describing her achievements and accepting the award and read her achievements below: Lorraine Gardiner: Lorraine has lived in the Upper Hunter since 1965, at Rouchel and more recently Scone. Her volunteering activities began with […]

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January 26, 2018
Cassilis Citizens Celebrate

THIS year Cassilis citizens shone taking out the Upper Hunter Shire’s Citizen and Young Citizen of the year. Linda Gant received the Merriwa Citizen of the Year and Upper Hunter Shire Citizen of the Year, while Tarnisha Winsor was awarded the Merriwa Young Citizen of the Year and also the Upper Hunter Shire Citizen of […]

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January 26, 2018
2018 Australia Day Awards – Scone

AUSTRALIA Day ambassador Todd Greenberg, chief executive officer of the National Rugby League said being Australian is best not described by words, rather by actions.

Mr Greenberg recounted the story of his young son Cooper starting kindergarten and hearing of his best friend Jimmy who liked football and playing on the swings.

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January 25, 2018
2018 Australia Day Activities

AUSTRALIA Day will be celebrated across the Upper Hunter with award ceremonies in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone. There will be free pool entry in the afternoon at Scone, Merriwa and Murrurundi and the annual 7s a side gala cricket day at the Bill Rose Complex in Scone. Cricket: Everyone is welcome to play cricket […]

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January 25, 2018
Local Fires Still Burning

THE small lightening band which came through the region on Tuesday night started several fires, one in Woolooma Gully, Rouchel, one on the Woolooma Range between Stewarts Brook and Rouchel, one in Moonan Brook, one on the Barrington and another on the Coolah Range boardering the Shire. Myles O’Reilly, district coordinator for Liverpool Range Fire […]

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January 25, 2018
Train Troubles

NSW TrainLink are urging regional customers to reconsider their travel plans due to significant delays with rail services commencing today and expected to last until Monday. Marg Prengergast, coordinator general said there are significantly reduced train services which will cause considerable delays. “Regional services, intercity trains and Sydney Trains suburban trains will be running significantly […]

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