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September 9, 2020
Rural Doctors Association Weigh-In On Council Sell-Off

Dr Charles Evill, president of the Rural Doctors Association of New South Wales described Upper Hunter Shire Council’s sale of doctor’s accommodation as disastrous and strongly recommended they change their approach. See related stories: Council Plans to Kick Doctors Out and Murrurundi Doctor Disillusioned After Council Sells Doctor’s House. “It is in my opinion, very […]

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July 23, 2020
Children in Under 9’s Game Need Testing

HUNTER New England Health have advised children who participated in the home team game of Nelson Bay Blue Marlins under 9’s match against the Newcastle City Sky Blues will need to be tested for COVID-19, after it was found a child who had played at the Don Waring Oval at Nelson’s Bay, on July 19 […]

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July 23, 2020
Victoria: Another 403 Cases of COVID-19

VICTORIA has had another 403 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed overnight bringing their active cases to 3,630 people. Of the 403 new cases, 69 are from a known source, while 334 cases are being investigated. There are 201 people currently hospitalised, 40 are in intensive care and five people have died since yesterday. The Premier […]

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July 22, 2020
Singleton Tip Closed Due to Covid Concern

THE Singleton Council have temporarily closed their waste facility to the general public following a staff member, who may have been in contact with a person who has been confirmed as having COVID-19. The staff member had only returned to work briefly this morning, since being in contact with the confirmed case and immediately informed […]

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July 21, 2020
COVID-19 Closer To Home

HUNTER New England Health have issued an alert for people who have visited Salamander Bay Shopping Centre, Port Stephens and the Windsor Castle Hotel in East Maitland. A person from Sydney who tested positive to the virus visited the Salamander Bat Shopping Centre on July 15 and the Windsor Castle Hotel in East Maitland between […]

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July 21, 2020
PM: JobKeeper Doing Its Job

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison has said JobKeeper has been doing its job to keep businesses operating, but has announced changes effective from the end of September. After September: Businesses will be able to apply for JobKeeper each quarter. To be eligible businesses must show a 30 percent reduction in income, each quarter. JobKeeper will be […]

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June 5, 2020
‘Back to Business’ for Scone this Long Weekend

LOCAL businesses are gearing up ahead of the long weekend now that COVID19 restrictions have eased.

Business owners are already seeing an increase in local activity and are hoping the Scone community continues to come out of confinement. Read more…

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June 5, 2020
Stay COVID-19 Safe This Long Weekend

WITH the long weekend set to see local tourism gaining momentum, Hunter New England Health caution residents to ensure COVID-19 does not gain a local foothold. Dr David Durrheim, public health physician with Hunter New England Health said while it’s exciting to travel this weekend, the virus is still lurking and the relaxation of restrictions […]

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June 3, 2020
Ark Reopens to Human Species

AUSSIE Ark are excited to announce they are reopening to the public, resuming their Devils in the Wild tours and their Devils Retreat on June 6, following the easing of covid-19 restrictions. Tim Faulkner, president of the Aussie Ark said they feel it is now safe enough to resume their tours, with the outdoor nature […]

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June 2, 2020
Gyms Can Reopen June 13

HEALTH Minister Brad Hazzard has today announced gyms will be able to reopen on June 13 with classes capped to 10 people and a maximum of 100 people per venue, however the one person per four square metres rule still applies. Included in the relaxation of restrictions are dance studio, yoga studios, indoor pools, tattoo […]

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