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INSPECTOR Troy Gersback from the Rural Fire Service provided an update to the Merriwa community on the Meads Creek fire in the Goulburn River National Park this afternoon. The fire is still burning to the south of Tunbridge Road, Possum Springs Road, Flight Springs Road; to the east of Ringwood Road or Wollar Road and […]
A petition has been launched calling for an independent review of the Upper Hunter Shire Council’s business case underpinning the proposed airport development, to be lodged with the New South Wales State Parliament.
Concerned residents said they were supportive of the airport redevelopment and warbird museum, but wanted an independent thorough assessment to ensure the largest capital expenditure ever undertaken by the Shire was realistic and would not leave ratepayers repaying a $10.8 million loan if projections are realised. Read more…
THE Meads Creek fire south of Merriwa is still active along the northern side adjacent to Turnbridge Road and Flight Springs Road and while there is currently no threat to property, residents are urged to remain vigilant and monitor conditions closely. Ringwood Road (Wollara Road) remains closed. There is a severe fire danger rating forecast […]
By Russell Sakey Merriwa 149 defeated Muswellbrook South 65. Bunnan 126 off 18 overs defeated Rouchel 86 off 20 overs Murrurundi 6/176 off defeated Muswellbrook Silver 167 off 39 overs Belmore Bulls – no results provided Muswelbrook Blue – no results provided. Aberdeen 4 / 183 Bushrangers 192 off 38 overs Belltrees – bye.
By Lyn Banks On Saturday, November 30 the Scone golfers played an 18 Hole Individual and 2 Ball Aggregate Par for the David Druce and Mick Reynolds trophies. A good field of 43 players turned up in very windy conditions which became worse during the afternoon. With par events being a rarity on the golfing […]
CAMPBELL Jones, who grew up in Scone, won the L’Etape Australia cycling race in Jindabyne on the weekend, the largest road bike race outside Europe and was awarded New South Wales Roadman of the Year Campbell said it was a great race to win and helps build to his ultimate goal of riding in the […]
THE Rural Fire Service has described last night’s fire activity with the Meads Creek fire as “very benign”. Crews were back-burning around the Ringwood Road area, but by midnight it had became too damp and cold to continue. Update 3pm: Spot fires have occurred this afternoon on the western side of the Meads Creek fire […]
Dear Editor, I first wrote to the General Manager, Steve McDonald 10 weeks ago, concerned that the Council was incorrectly recording Council resolutions from meetings and thereby keeping secret from you, information you would expect and have a right to know. I have NOT HAD A RESPONSE, despite two more letters and published Letters to […]
EACH year the Upper Hunter Shire Council asks for community submissions on the holiday arrangements for the Scone Cup, which will be held on Friday, May 15 next year. Submissions can be made in writing or in an online survey and close on December 24. Public holiday options for Scone Cup 2020 are: No holiday; […]
LIGHT rain yesterday helped reduce the fire and threat to properties. Yesterday, fire crews conducted back burning along Ringwood Road (Wollara Road) and a community meeting was held at the Merriwa RSL to update residents. Today, the back burning will continue, weather permitting, which make result in more smoke in the area. Later this week, […]