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A NEW art exhibition featuring work from local photographer Roger Skinner, his brother Ian and sister Sally are now on display at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre.
RECOGNISING that coal is likely to have a finite lifespan as an energy source, the government is working to support coal-dependent communities to diversify for the future,
THE Dying with Dignity NSW group held an online forum to canvass the Upper Hunter candidates to discover how they would vote when the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2021 comes before NSW Parliament.
FOLLOWING the $8 million Resources for Region announcement by the coalition government this morning,
SOMEONE stole a uniquely designed light fitting from the front veranda of The Cottage restaurant in Scone on the weekend,
THE Deputy Premier and Leader of the NSW Nationals John Barilaro joined NSW Nationals candidate for the Upper Hunter David Layzelle and Singleton Mayor Cr Sue Moore at Singleton Rugby Club to make an announcement on the $75 million Resources for Regions Round Eight for council and community projects.
THE New South Wales Government will spend $83 million on a dual fuel capable hydrogen/gas power plant in Illawarra to help replace the Liddell Power Station before its closure in 2023.
PREMIER Gladys Berejiklian is encouraging New South Wales residents aged between 40 and 49 to register to receive the Pfizer vaccine “as soon as possible.”
A CHILLY week of weather in Scone this week, with tops of of 21 degrees during the day and over night temperatures falling between two and seven degrees.
ALTHOUGH the Upper Hunter sends billions in mining royalties to Sydney to bolster state coffers,
IT was the driest Scone Cup to date and we don’t mean the weather with patrons waiting one or two hours in line to get a drink.
LOCALS were sure to let the Upper Hunter by-election candidates know they remain unhappy with the Scone TAFE sale at the NSW Farmers community forum on Wednesday night.
THE Scone Neighbourhood Resource Centre (SNRC) has received $19,878 of grant funding to create a community laundry,
UPPER Hunter farmers are concerned about high rates caused by increases to the Emergency Services Levy and a looming property tax,
INDEPENDENT candidate Tracy Norman is demanding the State Health Minister to act on the shortage of doctors and allied professionals in the Upper Hunter.
NEW South Wales police have confirmed detectives from the child abuse and sex crime squad have formed strike force Condello to investigate allegations of sexual violence released offences against a state Member of Parliament.
LAST night Upper Hunter landholders asked nine by-election candidates what they think about current water policy and ways to protect agricultural land.
REPRESENTATIVES of the Merriwa- Cassilis Alliance met with Deputy Premier John Barilaro and Minister for Environment and Energy Matt Kean this week to discuss the proposed TransGrid power line project.
SHOOTERS, Fishers and Farmers (SFF) Party Chair and MLC, Mark Banasiak, has accused the Nationals of siding with the Animal Justice Party to amend and remove paragraphs in the final report on the dairy industry,
THE Merriwa-Willow Tree Road closure and the need for additional road funding was a hot topic of discussion at the NSW Farmers meet the candidates forum last night.
LAST night Upper Hunter election candidates stepped away from the mining discussion to field questions from the agricultural community.
FORMER Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his support behind independent candidate Kirsty O’Connell in the upcoming by-election,
Photo: TAFE Farrier courses show the importance of a hands-on approach to learning. Farrier at work trimming the horse’s hoof.
NEW South Wales Farmers and the Country Women’s Association held a parliamentary briefing on Tuesday,
SUE Abbott, Greens Candidate for Upper Hunter said groups that support the communities’ most vulnerable are being ignored during the by-election.
LAST night New South Wales Farmers held an agriculture-focused forum at the Scone RSL Club,
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LAURA Hall, Scone’s very own hat entrepreneur officially launched her Main Street store Phylli last night,
INDEPENDENT candidate Kirsty O’Connell says dividends are being paid to the Upper Hunter as a result of rising political competition prior to the May 22 by-election.
ROUCHEL’s neglected Tennis Courts are getting a new lease of life with the boost of a $150,000 grant to create modern tennis courts as well as a new Pavillion and community hub on the grounds.
LOCAL businesses have shown tremendous enthusiasm towards this year’s 40th anniversary Scone Horse Festival NEIGHbour-Art Initiative.
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LAST night, the Australian Institute of Research hosted a “reality check” forum at Muswellbrook, discussing concerns over a 38 percent production gap in Upper Hunter coal mines.
LABOR warns the government will sell off public assets such as Murray Bain Oval in Scone, Jefferson Oval in Aberdeen and Quirindi Jockey Club to housing developers along with other public lands throughout the Upper Hunter. Read more…
MICHAEL Johnsen, disgraced former Upper Hunter state member, is attempting to reinvent himself as a government strategist and reputation manager,
TO mark the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service End of Financial Year (EOFY) Donation Appeal today,
CHAMPAGNE, canapes and candlelight filled the Arrowfield Stud pavilion on Friday night, as equine lovers came together to celebrate the beginning of the 40th Scone Horse Festival.
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LAST week One Nation circulated an enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) which outlined conditions for casual workers and was signed by Jeff Drayton,
LABOR candidate Jeff Drayton and Shadow Minister for Education Prue Car called out the State Government today for not delivering on promised upgrades to Muswellbrook South Public School.
MURRURUNDI mum Dayna Hynes and her friend and Push 48 co-organiser, Jennifer Sanders decided to start a fitness challenge to purchase swimming lessons for the town’s public school.
SCONE Neighbourhood Resource Centre Manager Lee Watts will be joined by Jan, Jaala and Monica in opening the coffee van on Tuesday and Wednesday,
DEPUTY Premier John Barilaro announced this morning $45 million will go towards completing the Muswellbrook Hospital redevelopment.
THIS morning early voting booths opened for the Upper Hunter by-election.
If you are unable to go to a polling booth on the day of the election,
RURAL health care was a major discussion topic at the Merriwa and Muswellbrook RSL Clubs for the ‘meet the candidates’
PREMIER Gladys Berejiklian has announced more access to the COVID-19 vaccine across five mass vaccination sites,
NEW South Wales Farmers is hosting a ‘meet the candidates’ forum to discuss key agricultural issues at the Scone RSL this Wednesday,
SUNNY conditions and a top of 23 degrees in Scone today, with showers predicted from tomorrow through to Thursday,
Although Singleton and Muswellbrook injected $1.52 billion of coal royalties into the NSW state coffers in 2019-20,