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September 9, 2020
Sheep Farmers Suffering COVID-19 Consequences

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August 19, 2020
Merriwa Cattle Missing – Police Seeking Assistance

TWENTY-five cattle that are due to start calving this month have been missing from a Merriwa property on Mount Erin Road since March this year. See photos below. The cows are aged between seven and eleven and comprise of at least twelve grey Charolais cross Angus, five Herefords, two black Angus and one Hereford cross […]

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August 12, 2020
Body Found In Merriwa House Fire

POLICE have confirmed a body has been located inside a Merriwa house, after it was fully engulfed in flames earlier today. Emergency services were called to the property located on Mountain Station Road at approximately 9:15am this morning and worked for several hours to extinguish the blaze. The body is yet to be formally identified […]

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August 12, 2020
Power Outages Throughout The Shire

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July 29, 2020
Westpac Tasked to Merriwa Last Night

LAST night the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Merriwa Hospital to treat a seven year old male who suffered a serious medical episode. The Helicopter Critical Care Medical team stabalised the boy and airlifted him to John Hunter Hospital in a stable condition.  He will receive further medical treatment at John Hunter Hospital.

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July 7, 2020
Merriwa Merino Mural: An Unbaa-lievable Sight

By Lavinia Hutchison   I’m not pulling the wool over your eyes nor am I fleecing you, but this is a photo I took of sheep in red socks, on a silo 🐑🌾 Red Sox might be synonymous with an American baseball team, but actual red woollen socks are what 200 sheep literally wear each […]

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June 13, 2020
Westpac Tasked To Merriwa

THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to the Merriwa Hospital at approximately 9:40 this morning to transfer an 84 year old man to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. The man is suffering a medical condition requiring specialist treatment and was flown to Newcastle in a stable condition.

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February 25, 2020
Gummun Place – Report Being Prepared

AT last night’s Council meeting Cr Sue Abbott questioned when the report on options for the ongoing management of Gummun Place would be made available to the public and Cr Ron Campbell conceded there was a risk the facility may not be accredited at the next inspection, but was hopeful it would be. Cr Abbott […]

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February 24, 2020
Merriwa Service Station Rejected

TONIGHT, Council voted against the proposed development of a new service station on Bettington Street, Merriwa. Councillor Ron Campbell said he believed all of the concerns raised about the proposal had been mitigated and he believed they needed another fuel outlet in Merriwa. Mayor Wayne Bedggood said he did not believe it was in the […]

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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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