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Better – But Can’t Say Wetter Weather Than Average

Filed in Just In by February 12, 2020
Better – But Can’t Say Wetter Weather Than Average

A temperature change of just a couple of degrees in the Indian Ocean can indicate if we will get more rain in the Upper Hunter. Since the 1960’s climatologists have monitored the temperature of the Indian Ocean to trace El Nino and La Nina weather patters and with the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) and the […]

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Scone Golf Report: February 10

Filed in Just In, Sports Just In by February 12, 2020
Scone Golf Report: February 10

By Lyn Banks THE welcome rain throughout the region made for some difficult conditions for play on Saturday, February 8 at the Scone Golf Course. The rough has grown significantly and combined with the mud made it hard to find the ball at times. The rest of the course and especially the greens were presented […]

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Predatory Petrol Stations

Filed in Just In by February 12, 2020
Predatory Petrol Stations

YESTERDAY, Council’s development and environment committee moved a motion to recommend approval of another petrol station in Merriwa at this month’s Council meeting, a proposal Councillor Sue Abbott described as predatory for other small businesses, which are struggling. The petrol station proposed by Rana Petroleum at 132-140 Bettington Street, described by the Roads and Maritime […]

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Veteran’s Golf Report: February 11

Filed in Just In by February 11, 2020
Veteran’s Golf Report: February 11

By Graham Turvey Eleven Vets played a stableford event at Murrurundi Golf Club on Tuesday, February 11 and as usual were organised expertly into their groups by their captain Phil Ledgerwood for the game. The pies for lunch were delicious too. Phil also did best on the greening-up golf course to win with 31 points. […]

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Hopes Hatchlings Will Help Save Turtles

Filed in Just In by February 11, 2020
Hopes Hatchlings Will Help Save Turtles

THE first Manning River turtles and 12 eggs have been rescued from the Barrington to begin a breeding program with the Aussie Ark and the Australian Reptile Park. The eggs are being incubated at the Australian Reptile Park with homes that some of the hatchlings will be the first turtles released back into the wild. […]

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Cameras Needed in Kelly Street

Filed in Just In by February 10, 2020
Cameras Needed in Kelly Street

POLICE are investigating a spat of graffiti in Kelly Street, Scone following a number of shop fronts were affected, sometime between midnight and 6am last Friday. Police are appealing to anyone who has CCTV or dashcam footage, or other information to contact Scone Police Station on 6544 0199 or to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 […]

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Rainfall Over The Weekend

Filed in Just In by February 10, 2020
Rainfall Over The Weekend

THE Upper Hunter enjoyed steady rain over the weekend and some isolated storms. What did your rain gauge measure? The Bureau of Meteorology measured the following local falls: Saturday: Aberdeen: 23mm Blandford: 27mm Bunnan: 36mm Cassilis: 57mm Ellerston: 28mm Hunter Springs: 48mm Merriwa: 78mm / 45mm Moonan Dam: 14mm Murrurundi: 29mm Parkville: 22mm Scone: 32mm […]

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New Middlebrook Bridge Christened

Filed in Just In by February 9, 2020
New Middlebrook Bridge Christened

IN April 2018, the new Middlebrook Bridge was opened and this afternoon water flowed for the first time beneath the bridge, much to the excitement of locals gathered. Watch video and see photos below: Related story: New Middlebrook Bridge Opened – April 26, 2018.

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POLICE: Child Approached In Scone

Filed in Just In by February 7, 2020
POLICE: Child Approached In Scone

YESTERDAY at approximately 8:40am, a 10 year old boy was riding his bike east on Liverpool Street, when a man sitting on the side of the footpath and approached the child. The boy reported the incident to his school and police were alerted. Police are appealing for assistance to identify a man approximately 70 years […]

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Vale: Brian Brown

Filed in Just In by February 7, 2020
Vale: Brian Brown

WELL known and well loved Scone man, Brian Brown, passed away aged 89 on Tuesday, at the Scott Memorial Hospital in Scone. Brian was an advocate for going to the gym and was in good health, until he suffered a stroke on Sunday. He was incredibly proud of his family, was enjoying their company before […]

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