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Stock Report July 14

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Gallery: Joeys First Snowfall At Aussie Ark

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Veteran’s Golf Report July 14

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COVID-19 Update: NSW Pub Restrictions

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Snow Much Fun!

THE Barrington Tops had a decent dusting of snow this morning, receiving up to 5cm after rain fell over most of Mount Barrington last night. See Gallery Below. The low pressure system dragged enough moisture across for snow however, today is the last day for any expected shower activity in the Upper Hunter. We love […]



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Rainfall Over The Past 24 Hours

THE Upper Hunter experienced decent rainfall last night, as the low pressure system dragged enough moisture across the Shire. Unfortunately, this will be the last rainfall predicted for the remainder of the week as sunny conditions are expected over the weekend. Rainfall totals for the past 24 hours: Aberdeen: 1.6mm  Blandford: 1.4mm Bunnan: 1.0mm Cassilis: […]



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Aberdeen Assault: Conditional Bail Granted

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Highway Blocked – Parkville

AT approximately 10:30am police were called to a traffic incident on the New England Highway in Parkville. A prime mover is blocking the north bound lane of the highway and police are on scene. There was no collision and there are no reports of injuries.  



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Scone Golf Report: July 9-12

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Weather: The Week Ahead

THERE is a possibility for snow at the Barrington Tops later tonight and tomorrow as a low pressure system develops off the New South Wales coast, moving cold air across the state. Cold air will bring a small chance of thunderstorms and rain in the Upper Hunter this afternoon, carrying into the evening, with a […]



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Rainfall Over The Weekend

OVER the weekend the Hunter experienced storms which brought rain to most Upper Hunter areas. See rainfall tally below. Although rainfall was patchy in some areas, Glenbawn Damn levels reached 38.8 per cent. There is a slight chance of more showers tonight and tomorrow due to a low pressure system developing off the coast. Let […]



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Car Crashes Into Power Pole In Scone

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Crime Scene Established In Aberdeen

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Stevens Group Speak On Aberdeen Street

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Marge The Rains Are Here!

THERE is a high chance of widespread rainfall for the Upper Hunter this weekend, with a 76 per cent chance of rain in Scone on Friday night. South westerly winds will create a 70-80 per cent chance of rain for the whole Upper Hunter which is set to receive at least 5-10ml on Friday and […]



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Letter: Aberdeen Street Proposal “I Am Disgusted”

Attention:  The General Manager, Scone Shire Council. Re:  Planning Proposal 1/2018 My husband and I would like to register an objection to this proposal. Our house is in Aberdeen Street, directly opposite the proposed development. Firstly, why is this proposal even being considered, that land is a FLOOD ZONE and Council has always imposed strict […]



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Residents Oppose Aberdeen Street Rezoning

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Council Meeting: July 2020

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Aquis To Move From Murrurundi To Mudgee

AQUIS thoroughbred farm at Murrurundi announced on Monday it will be relocating their operations to Gooree Park in Mudgee. There are approximately 30 staff employed at the local stud, who were told they will be made redundant ahead of the breeding season. In a media statement on breednet.com.au Aquis’ chef operating officer Tony Williams said […]



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Letter: Aberdeen Development Concerns

Dear Editor, In regards to the proposed major commercial development in Aberdeen St Scone, there doesn’t appear to be much discussion happening and I’m not sure if that’s because the residents of Scone aren’t aware of the development proposal that has been lodged with Council, or whether it isn’t a concern to them. Submissions to […]



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Stock Report: July 7

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Local Sheep Farmers Attacking Wild Dogs And Winning

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Veterans Golf Report: July 7

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Hard Borders To Protect Regional Victoria

THE Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews has announced metropolitan Melbourne and the shire of Mitchell will go into stage three restrictions from midnight tomorrow, for at least six weeks, as he described the situation of Victoria as “we know we’re on the cusp of something very, very bad,” unless drastic steps are taken. “Every Victorian […]



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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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Business Coaching For Young Farmers And Fishers

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Scone White Park Back In The Saddle

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Coronavirus Update: NSW Closes Victorian Borders

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Scone Golf Report: July 2-4

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Share The Snow Love!

THE Barrington Tops received 2cm of snow last weekend, reaching 100 metres below Dingo Gate. There is a chance of another dumping this weekend, depending on the frontal system coming through on Friday. Send through any snow pictures to share the love! If you do take a trip to the snow this week, please  proceed […]



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Weather: Snow+ Rain And The Week Ahead

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Car Fire Target Car Park

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Paywall: Here to Help

THANK YOU to all of the readers who have already subscribed to scone.com.au so far. Hundreds of people registered in the first 24 hours, with a steady stream of people still subscribing. We have had a few people experience some hick-ups with signing in, but we are here to help – even over the weekend […]



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Scone Sale Store Success With LiveStock Platform

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Council: Sorry But Confident

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Koalas Heading Toward Extinction: “The Wake Up Call”

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A Current Affair In Scone

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Scone Cricket Renovations Underway

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Save Scone Target Store Campaign

THE Kelly Street Target Country store will be closing its doors next year after Wesfarmers announced the closure of 167 Australian Target stores within the next 12 months, to “improve the commercial viability of the business”. Scone Chamber are now calling on locals to join their campaign, “Take the target off our TARGET”, which aims […]



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Accident: Highway Near Catholic Cemetery

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Anne Becomes Our First Subscriber

ANNE Miles is an avid newsreader and at the age of 78 she is the first subscriber to scone.com.au. The subscription will be available online this afternoon, but Anne got in early and visited the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre on Monday, to get organised. Anne said she is dubious about using a credit card online, […]



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14 Year Old Girl Approached In Scone

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Pronouncing Names of the Upper Hunter: Say it Right!

HOW many times have you been asked if Scone is pronounced “like the thing you eat with jam and cream?” Is it Scone or Sc-own? It’s time we sorted out how to pronounce names of the Upper Hunter once and for all, so we created a video putting our new journalist Taylah to the test. […]



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Stock Report: June 30

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Veterans Golf Report: June 30

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Neighbourhood Awakes To Generosity

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All Ability Park To Go To Bill Rose Sports Complex

LEE Watts, manager of the Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre said she is pleased to have worked out a solution for the all-ability access play park with the Upper Hunter Shire Council, with the proposed relocation from Amaroo Park to the Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone. Read more…



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Wilson Memorial Oval Upgrade Under Design

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How The Paywall Will Work

ON Wednesday, July 1 we will introduce a paywall for our news content, to ensure our independent town-based news service continues, without relying on advertising from local businesses, many of which are doing it tough during a drought, followed by the pandemic. While we have loved providing our news for free, we realise it is […]



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Scone Golf Report: June 25-28

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