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Australian First for ARCHA at White Park

Filed in Just In by November 21, 2019
Australian First for ARCHA at White Park

TOMORROW the Australian Reined Cow Horse Association (ARCHA) will return to White Park, Scone to hold the Shiney Outlaw ARCHA National Finals. The show is the first national show for Cow Horse events in Australia with a total of eleven classes being contested and over twenty thousand dollars value in prizes. Another first for Cow […]

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Upper Hunter Pasture Field Day Tomorrow

Filed in Just In by October 29, 2019
Upper Hunter Pasture Field Day Tomorrow

TOMORROW, Hunter Local Land Services are holding a workshop on Maximising Your Home Grown Feed at a property in Aberdeen. The workshop is free for all landholders with morning tea and lunch provided. Topics discussed include: Dryland Temperate Pasture Demonstration Pasture Systems Demonstration Pasture clean up choices before sowing tropical pastures Herbicide Demonstration Site Herbicide […]

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Beef Bonanza a Hit

Filed in Just In by October 29, 2019
Beef Bonanza a Hit

By Michael Flaherty BEEF Bonanza was held at the new White Park  over the weekend through very windy conditions where 760 students participated from all over NSW.  Vice president of the Beef Bonanza committee, Bryce Whale, was pleased with the new venue and  how the event was attended with record cattle numbers on show despite […]

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Meat Workers Help Local Cancer Patients

Filed in Recent News by May 31, 2019
Meat Workers Help Local Cancer Patients

WORKERS from JBS in Scone handed over a cheque for $840 to the Scone Cancer Support Group and the Cancer Council yesterday, following their Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea last week, with delectable delights from around the world. Craig Miller, plant manager at JBS, said the staff approached him to run the morning tea, which they […]

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ANZAC Day Merriwa

Filed in Recent News by April 25, 2019
ANZAC Day Merriwa

MERRIWA showed their ANZAC spirit as the community turned out to pay tribute to those fallen, the survivors and and those currently serving in the military of Australia and New Zealand. Master of Ceremonies, Brian Booth, said he was pleased with the attendance at the dawn service and the involvement of the community. “We had […]

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Merriwa Australia Day 2019

Filed in Recent News by January 26, 2019
Merriwa Australia Day 2019

MERRIWA and district Australia Day Awards were held at the Cassillis Bowling Club with a large gathering leaving standing room only. Ambassadors Lana and Roger Borg travelled from Penrith with their two children to attend the event, their foundation, the Mama Lana Foundation was born out of Mrs Borg providing hot meals for firefighters in […]

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Weather for the Week

Filed in Recent News by December 11, 2018
Weather for the Week

SOME light rain has fallen overnight across the Upper Hunter with 0.4mm in Murrurundi, 5.0mm in Merriwa and Scone receiving 1.6mm to nine o’clock this morning. The Bureau of Meteorology has indicated that light showers are expected to continue today and into tomorrow with the possibility of thunder storms tomorrow producing isolated heavier falls. Thursday […]

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Have You Seen This Man

Filed in Recent News by November 27, 2018
Have You Seen This Man

NEW South Wales Police are asking Hunter residents to keep an eye out for Norman James Daniel in relation to cattle stealing offences in Mudgee where it is alleged that he stole cattle from the Mid Western Regional Council Saleyards. Mr Daniel is known to frequent the Aberdeen and Muswellbrook areas and people are urged […]

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Dementia Friendly Homes and Communities

Filed in Recent News by October 25, 2018
Dementia Friendly Homes and Communities

HAMMONDCARE today launched the book My Home, My Life at the Scone Bowling Club. There are many books on dementia, but co-author Natalie Duggan said most are aimed at health care practitioners, with lots of terminology and information overload, something that can be overwhelming after a diagnosis; so they decided to write a different type […]

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Car Crash Last Night in Susan Street

Filed in Recent News by October 16, 2018
Car Crash Last Night in Susan Street

LAST night the Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 47 year old male to the John Hunter Hospital after a car rolled over in Scone. The patient was taken to a park in Singleton by road ambulance due to weather conditions making it unsafe to land in Scone. Police media unit can confirm that a┬áthere was […]

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