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LOCAL Barrington Tops resident Cath Payne is one of many local residents who are desperate to get the Barrington Forest Road reopened between Scone and Gloucester,
ITS all about cinema and circus in the Upper Hunter this weekend, with the matinee thriller ‘The Courier’
TWENTY million dollars has been allocated to the Scone Race Club as part of the 2021-22 State budget,
HUNTER Local Land Services (LLS) has launched a Cultural Burn training program that teaches Traditional fire management practices and techniques to Aboriginal land management students.
THE Office of Local Government (OLG) is investigating New South Wales Council general manager salaries,
IN 1870 gaols were not built with disability access in mind, but thanks to a government grant two new ramps have been installed at the old lock-up,
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POLICE are concerned about Covid-19 safety compliance in regional New South Wales, after thirteen warnings were issued for Covid related breaches in the Northern Region over the long weekend.
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THE Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service has reached 10,000 flying hours in the AgustaWestland (AW139) aeromedical aircraft,
THIS morning local police were patrolling Segenhoe Road, Segenhoe following complaints of people travelling at excessive speeds and increased traffic caused by people travelling to the snow on the Barrington, » Read more about: Police: Slow down on Segenhoe Road »
THE New South Wales Government Legacy Mines program will receive a $107.7 million funding boost to remediate abandoned mine sites throughout the state over a ten year period.
LANDCARE Upper Hunter and New South Wales Farmers Scone Rouchel Branch are hosting a free farmer and community dinner this Saturday,
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LOCAL conservationist and bio-dynamic organic Gundy farmer, Dr Patrice Newell AM, has been awarded the Member of the Order for significant service to the environment and sustainable farming practices.
NSW Ambulance have confirmed the three people involved in this afternoon’s accident on the Scone bypass only sustained minor injuries and were not taken to hospital.
AT approximately 3:55pm today an accident occurred at the southern approach of the Scone bypass between a truck and a car.
SUNNY weather conditions in Scone today and tomorrow, with light showers predicted for the remainder of the week.
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AT approximately 8:15 last night the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to care for an 18 month old girl who sustained burns to her hands when she accidentally fell into an open fire at Merriwa.
EXPLORE Merriwa’s deep history at the Country Women’s Association (CWA) building on Bettington Street this long weekend.
YESTERDAY local rivers rose and more snow fell on the Barrington, Murrurundi and around Tinagroo.
THIRTY St Joseph’s High School Year 12 students braved the cold last night for their Vinnies School Sleepout fundraiser,
THE Scone and District Country Women’s Association (CWA) is holding a Drought Recovery Ladies Day next Friday,
THE Aussie Ark team woke to their first blanket of snow this morning, with Tasmanian devil joeys seeking warmth in their mum’s pouches.
THE results for the 2021 Sone Horse Festival NEIGHbour Art Competition are in, with Chocolate and Moss named the overall business winner and St Mary’s Primary taking out the school category. » Read more about: NEIGHbour Art: Who designed the best horse? »
MURRURUNDI resident Howard Lane had a job to get up Mount Helen today and clear the snow from the satellite dish to keep Radio National on the airwaves,
APPROXIMATELY 8 to 10 centimetres of snow has fallen on the Barrington, down to 1,200 metres.
LOCAL teens and tweens can now register for a three-day interactive skin care workshop to learn how to love and care for their skin.
LAST night the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Scone Hospital on an urgent medical retrieval of a thirteen year old boy suffering from a serious medical condition. » Read more about: Urgent transport of teenage boy »
THE State Government has allocated $36.4 million for more regional and rural mental health counsellors in New South Wales,
DOUBLE demerit points will be enforced from midnight tonight, with police targeting speeding, mobile phone use,
Dr Richard Abbott has issued a timely reminder to locals get covid vaccine, following a covid positive case in Queensland which has resulted in public health alerts for many country towns in New South Wales.
RAINFALL swept the Upper Hunter overnight, with almost all areas receiving more than ten millimetres within a 24 hour period.
SIX Upper Hunter community groups have received a share of $41,156 under the latest round of the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Program.
FARMERS affected by the mouse plague will soon be eligible for a 50 percent rebate of up to $10,000 for zinc phosphide bait,
LAST night the Upper Hunter Shire Council held an extraordinary meeting where it approved a modification to the Warbirds Terminal,
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THE process for how a Councillor can raise issues with Council’s budget and operational plan became contentious at the May Council meeting,
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THE government have announced they will launch their second mass vaccination hub for covid-19 at Belmont in mid-July,
A FUNDRAISING initiative that started out as a legacy dream for four St Joseph’s High School Captains has now led to the Year 12 cohort raising more than $10,000 for the St Vincent de Paul Society.
A red sky in the morning has been long known as a shepherd’s warning to prepare for bad weather and with a cold front moving across the state,
WITH snow predicted on the Barrington Tops this week, residents are reminded Barrington Tops Forest Road has been closed since March and remains at high risk of collapse.
BRADLEY Bowtell a 37 year old ex-president of the Newcastle City Nomads, will appear in Muswellbrook court today on charges of hindering police and two counts of concealing a serious indictable offence in relation to the death of New Zealand firefighter Ian Pullen.
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WE met up with new Upper Hunter Member of Parliament David Layzell last week, to ask what his immediate plans are,
SNOW is expected to fall on the Barrington Tops this week, with most snow arriving on on Wednesday and Thursday.
A LARGE pressure system that travelled from Western Australia and swept the State on Thursday provided the Upper Hunter with some decent rainfall totals.
SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in New South Wales can receive up to $1.1 million in grant funding if they can develop and commercialise a new technology or service that helps solve key NSW Government agency issues.