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August 16, 2019
Council Apologises for “Pruning” Trees

FOLLOWING community outcry about trees being cut down in Main Street and removed in Kingdon Street the Council has issued an apology for not consulting with the community, on their Facebook page: Upper Hunter Shire Council  Editor’s Note: The picture on Council’s Facebook page brought an ironic smile to our faces – see below. In […]

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August 16, 2019
Murrurundi Connections Inspiring the Archibald

DAVID Darcy, who was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the Archibald Prize this week, was “chuffed” with the award, but not once mentioned the recognition for himself as an artist, instead he was chuffed about the recognition the award will bring to his portrait subject, Daisy Tjuparntarri Ward, to the issue of domestic violence […]

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August 16, 2019
Aussie Ark Takes On Weeds

By Taylah Fellows WEEDS are taking over the Barrington Tops and not for profit organisation, Aussie Ark has had enough. The Scotch broom weed, which thrives in cool climates has ‘nearly taken over’ the Barrington Tops, increasing the risk of fire, killing native species in the area, altering nitrogen levels in the soil and providing […]

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August 16, 2019
What’s On

Saturday, August 17 Scone First Trial Run The first Park Run is being held in Scone at the Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone. To make registering easier you can log on to: Park Run and your details can then be used at any Park Run event. The event is dog friendly, dogs must be […]

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August 15, 2019
Proposed New Life for Drayton South Licence

YESTERDAY, Malabar Coal’s environmental impact statement to develop an underground coal mine, on the licence previously operated as Drayton South, went put on public display. The proposed underground coal mine, known as the Maxwell Project, is proposed to employ 350 people. Wayne Seabrook, chairman of Malabar Coal, an Australian-owned and New South Wales based company […]

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August 15, 2019
Illegal Hunters On Notice – New Powers for Conviction

NEW powers for Game Licensing Unit inspectors are yielding results with illegal hunters, following the conviction in Oberon Local Court last month, of a driver who failed to stop for an inspection. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for Game Licensing Unit (GLU) inspectors during a routine patrol near Oberon and was issued […]

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August 15, 2019
Student Scrapbooking Classes: Limited Spots Left!

By Taylah Fellows CREATIVE papercraft classes are being offered exclusively to primary school students at the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre, beginning next week. During the next four Thursdays, students in kindergarten to year six have the unique opportunity to use their Creative Kids Arts Voucher provided by the NSW government to learn how to make […]

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August 15, 2019
Nature Strips Stripped of Nature

LAST week three trees on Main Street, next to the Council offices in Scone, were chopped down in a shroud of community confusion and yesterday six more trees on Kingdon Street, near the Uniting Church were cleared. Read more…

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August 14, 2019
Public Speaking Brilliance at Belltrees

By Taylah Fellows CHIP packets were a hot topic of discussion last week at the Belltrees Public School annual public speaking event. Twelve-year-old veteran public speaker, Archie Mamone shrugged off his nerves and came out guns a-blazing in his stage three senior group, delivering a speech on the necessity of air in chip packets. See photos […]

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August 14, 2019
Rouchel Bushman’s Carnival Finally Returns

By Taylah Fellows CAMPDRAFT competitors are preparing for the return of the Rouchel Bushman’s Carnival next weekend at the Rouchel Recreation Grounds. The draft has been running for decades but has been cancelled for the past two years due to poor weather conditions. See photos below. April Docherty, secretary for the carnival, said the organisers […]

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