News Archives
October 18, 2019
What’s On

If you’d like your event listed in What’s On, please send the information to: news@scone.com.au. Friday, October 18 Scone Films Presents: The Keeper What: Based on an incredible true story, The Keeper follows Bert Trautmann (David Kross, The Reader), a German prisoner of war sent to Northern England at the end of WWII, who went […]

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October 18, 2019
Inglis Reacts to 7:30 Report

INGLIS has issued a statement following the ABC’s 7:30 Report The Dark Side of the Racing Industry, calling for an immediate investigation into abattoirs. Mark Webster, managing director of Inglis said he condemns the alleged action of animal mistreatment and said the following: The alleged vision shown was appalling and the abattoirs involved need to […]

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October 17, 2019
Airport: Some Good News!

THE Civil Aviation Safety Authority has today confirmed there are no current or outstanding safety issues for the Scone airport, further adding there has been “no recent contact between CASA and the Aerodrome operator.” The clarification was sought following a statement from the general manager of Upper Hunter Shire Council, published yesterday: CASA will not […]

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October 17, 2019
Instrument Flight Rules Needed For Airport Viability

WHILE the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has confirmed Scone airport will not be forced to close if it does not meet new regulations being introduced in August next year, if the airport operates as an uncertified airport, instrument flight procedures would need to be cancelled. Initial advice from a local aviation operator was the cancellation […]

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October 16, 2019
CASA Confirms: Scone Airport Won’t Close

THE Upper Hunter Shire Council has claimed if they do not make urgent upgrades to the Scone Airport to comply with legislation being introduced in August next year, the airport will close, however the Civil Aviation Safety Authority has confirmed this is not the case. As recently as this week, the General Manager of Council […]

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October 16, 2019
Letter: Council Rebukes Dutton on Airport

Dear Editor, It is broken and we do need to fix it. Council is committed to saving the Upper Hunter’s only regional airport. It has been operating for over 60 years and Scone Regional Airport could still be operating in another 60 years. But if we fail to act now, it will not be licensed […]

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October 16, 2019
Conflict: Clearing the Air

AT the September Council meeting Cr Sue Abbott asked a question about any conflict of interest with the airport sub-committee and proposed redevelopment of Scone airport, which was met with indignation by Mayor Wayne Bedggood who exclaimed he was “personally affronted” by the simple question. Cr Abbott explained it was a question she had been […]

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October 15, 2019
Aussie Ark Bursting with Babies

THERE have been more than 130 joeys born at the Aussie Ark this breeding season, marking the most successful season since the Ark opened in 2011. Tim Faulkner, president of the Aussie Ark, said the team is over the moon with the bumper year of parma wallabies, Tasmanian devils, eastern quolls and bettongs, which will […]

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October 15, 2019
Veteran’s Golf: October 15

By Graham Turvey Twenty-five Vets gathered at Denman Golf Club on a delightful day for their stableford event. The course was relishing the good fall of rain last weekend. Ross Banks made it two wins in a row when he recorded an eagle and four birdies for 39 points, on a count-back from Gary Ashmead […]

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October 15, 2019
Letter: Airport – Can’t Walk Past This One

Dear Editor, I have read and listened to the “spin” being generated by the Upper hunter Shire Council in their endeavour to justify their decisions to spend $26million at the Scone Airport. I am very concerned with the decision-making process including the so-called justifications and business rationale on which decisions have been made. I provide […]

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