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December 5, 2019
Merriwa Fire Meeting – Thursday

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 […]

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December 5, 2019
PETITION: Airport Development Review

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…

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December 5, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Thursday

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 […]

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December 5, 2019
Upper Hunter Cricket Results: Round 9

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.  

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December 5, 2019
Scone Golf Report: Nov 30 – Dec 1

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 […]

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December 4, 2019
Campbell Wins Largest Race Outside Europe

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 […]

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December 4, 2019
Update: Meads Creek Fire – Wednesday

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 […]

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December 3, 2019
Letter: Council Culture Of Secrecy Confirmed

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 […]

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December 3, 2019
Scone Cup Holiday – Your Say

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; […]

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December 3, 2019
Rainfall in Last 24 Hours

THE Bureau of Meteorology recorded the following rainfalls in the 24 hours until 9am this morning: Aberdeen: 1.6ml Bunnan: 2ml Cassilis: 1ml Ellerston: 2.2ml Glenbawn Dam: 1.4ml Merriwa: 4ml Murrurundi: 0.4ml Parkville: 0.4ml Scone: 1.5ml Upper Rouchel: 2.2ml Wingen: 1ml    

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