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Teachers Doing Easter Egg Drive-Bys

Filed in Just In by April 8, 2020
Teachers Doing Easter Egg Drive-Bys

ST Mary’s school teachers have spent the last two afternoons in a car convoy driving by all of the students homes to view their Easter Hats and throw out some Easter cheer in the form of chocolate. They have travelled to all ends of the Shire driving past each home and this afternoon after driving […]

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Parliament Set to Make Trillion Dollar Commitment

Filed in Just In by April 8, 2020
Parliament Set to Make Trillion Dollar Commitment

THE Prime Minister addressed Parliament this morning reporting on the government’s progress with managing the coronavirus as the national death toll reaches 50, currently 5,956 Australians are infected and 2,547 have recovered. “Together we have established the key baseline supports and measures that have brought us much needed time during this crisis to get us […]

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Premier’s Update – Wednesday

Filed in Just In by April 8, 2020
Premier’s Update – Wednesday

PREMIER Gladys Berejiklian has said the isolation measures are working as new cases of coronavirus have declined, but warned relaxing restrictions was a risk to lives. The Premier said the current restrictions would be reviewed on a monthly basis and weighed carefully. “Every time you relax a restriction more people will get sick and more […]

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Changes at Woolworths – Starting Tomorrow

Filed in Just In by April 7, 2020
Changes at Woolworths – Starting Tomorrow

FROM tomorrow only 100 customers will be allowed into the supermarket at any one time, to ensure the staff and customers can observe social distancing and reduce the risk of infection for everyone.  See below for opening times during Easter. While the local supermarket is often where we bump into people we have been meaning […]

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Local Police Urge: Talk To Your Children

Filed in Just In by April 7, 2020
Local Police Urge: Talk To Your Children

INSPECTOR Jo Schultz, from Hunter Valley Local Area Command said police are encouraging people to really think about how they can reduce the risk of the spread of the virus and stressed the importance of parents talking to their children about staying at home. “We really want to encourage parents to have a conversation with […]

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Change of Plans this Easter for Scone

Filed in Just In by April 7, 2020
Change of Plans this Easter for Scone

THE government has stressed the importance of not travelling for Easter saying it’s especially important people not visit regional areas. Dr Richard Abbott explained why it is important Sconeites stay at home and forgo visitors this Easter. “Fortunately, we only have one confirmed case of the virus in the Scone area at the moment and […]

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Premier’s Update – Tuesday

Filed in Just In by April 7, 2020
Premier’s Update – Tuesday

THIS morning the Premier said people will not be permitted to travel for Easter and expressed concern about community transmissions from unknown sources. “We are still increasingly concerned about the community to community transmissions,” said Premier Gladys Berejiklian. “That for us is a huge danger point for us in New South Wales and it’s causing […]

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Take the Quiz: Are You Covid-19 Savvy?

Filed in Just In by April 6, 2020
Take the Quiz: Are You Covid-19 Savvy?

ASPEN Medical have developed an online training programme for Federal Health on the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19 and everyone in the community can take the test. The training was designed for workers across a range of health care settings and for a range of workers such as people involved in food […]

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Virtual Devonshire Tea for Scone

Filed in Just In by April 6, 2020
Virtual Devonshire Tea for Scone

THE Country Women’s Association raise more than $150,000 at their iconic East Show tearoom, but with the cancellation of the Show, they have moved their tea room online. On Friday, the CWA began serving up virtual scones for $5, a Devonshire Tea for $10, a dozen virtual scones for $20 and a whole batch of […]

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Weather: The Week Ahead

Filed in Just In by April 6, 2020
Weather: The Week Ahead

ON Saturday the Pages River near Murrurundi was flowing and is slowly making its way towards Blandford. Murrurundi Gap received 28mm by 9am on Saturday, Scone had 13mm and Merriwa 26mm. The rain was welcomed across the district, but unfortunately the Bureau of Meteorology does not predict follow up rain this week, although there is […]

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