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November 23, 2018
More Than A Ribbon

By Sue Abbott Sue Abbott is a Scone resident and Councillor, as one of few female leaders in our community scone.com.au asked her to write a piece on what White Ribbon Day means to her. Sue has consistently championed the need for more low-cost housing for women and children escaping domestic violence in our Shire, […]

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November 22, 2018
Wind, Dust and Fire

STRONG westerly winds from the passage of a cold front has brought dust from South Australia across western New South Wales which reached the Hunter this morning. THE Bureau of Meteorology has said the may be the potential for dust from the Central West to also come through the Upper Hunter later today and windy […]

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November 20, 2018
Take the Oath on Friday

THE Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre is encouraging people to have their photo taken and take the oath against violence towards women in the lead up to White Ribbon Day on Friday. LEE Watts, manager of the Centre said that every year she writes a media release to remind everyone that we need to stop violence […]

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November 20, 2018
Investigation at Bengalla

THE NSW Resources Regulator has issued initial investigation information into the death of Quinton Moore at Bengalla mine. At approximately 7:20pm on November 3 the 37 year old Scone man was fatally injured when a 2.2 tonne large earthmoving tyre fell from the tyre handler in the mine’s heavy vehicle wash bay. Mr Moore and […]

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November 19, 2018
Hunter Postcode Pollution Ranking

SCONE was ranked as low on a pollution by postcode breakdown in a recent report by the Australian Conservation Foundation, however Muswellbrook was rated as the third most polluted postcode in the country, with 161195612.7 total emissions in the air per kilogram. Aberdeen was ranked as medium, while Merriwa and Murrurundi had no pollution levels […]

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November 19, 2018
Upper Hunter Cricket: Round 7 Results

By Russell Sakey Murrurundi defeated Aberdeen Belmore Bulls defeated Bushrangers Rouchel defeated Muswellbrook Silver Merriwa defeated Muswellbrook Blue Belltrees defeated Bunnan Details Murrurundi 4 / 124 off 17 overs. M Cameron 27, J Taylor 27, J McLymont 22, H Hopden 16*ED A McNeill , J Tickle, R Tillemans 1 wicket each. defeated Aberdeen 7/ 115 […]

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November 19, 2018
Nationals Back Barnaby

BARNABY Joyce stood unopposed at the National Party pre-selection on the weekend and will be their candidate for the seat of New England in the federal election next year. Last year the member was found to be ineligible to sit in Parliament following a High Court ruling on his dual citizenship and a by-election for […]

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November 15, 2018
Strathearn Welcome the Community

ON Saturday, the staff and residents of Strathearn are opening their home, putting on a BBQ and entertainment, the whole community is invited and you can bring your pet. There will be face painting, music by the Scone Grammar School, a cake stall, raffles, trash and treasure, judging of the colouring in competition and the […]

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November 15, 2018
Authorities Collide Over No-Fly Zone

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council issued a media release recently stating that “Scone is a no-fly drone zone”, however the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has confirmed this is not strictly the case. The Scone airport is a “non-controlled” airport, which means drones can be flown in Scone, just not directly under the flight path; […]

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November 14, 2018
Veteran’s Golf: November 13

By Graham Turvey Something unusual for the 24 Vets who played at Aberdeen on Tuesday, Nov 13 – a stableford event, instead of the usual S&P. The greens and surrounds are very well watered – thanks to Doug Dowell and his helpers. George Campbell won the day with 41 points from Doug Dowell 2nd with […]

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