July 13, 2024 7:24 PM

Speedbowl Sells Out


There were sellout crowds at the Lake Liddell Speedbowl over the long weekend for the POWRi Racing Australia Microsprint National Titles. Across Saturday and Sunday nights competitors from as far as Perth juked it out for the title, with Murrurundi’s Cooper Norman and Singleton’s Bailey Carter flying the local flag in the juniors. Cooper shared that […]

Wow, it’s our 100th Edition!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you.

On June 19, 2020, we published the first edition of The Hunter River Times and today, we deliver to you our 100th edition.

New Haven Home for Blackroo

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For three years the Blackroo Community Indigenous Corporation has been operating out of volunteers’ sheds, spare rooms and anywhere else they could find space. But this week they officially opened the Blackroo Community Haven in Market Street in the old Fire Station. It was an emotional morning for Blackroo community engagement officer De-anne Douglas who […]

Fundraiser for Wade

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BY JESSICA ROUSE The Muswellbrook Rams will host a fundraiser for their player Wade Mckenzie to help with his recovery costs after an incident that left him in hospital in a critical condition. Wade remains in the John Hunter Hospital undergoing treatment after being knocked out during the Rams Group 21 Rugby League game last […]

Muswellbrook Rams player making “positive progress”

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BY JESSICA ROUSE Muswellbrook Rams player Wade Mckenzie (right) is making “positive progress” after a horrific incident in the last ten minutes of the Rams game against Denman on Sunday afternoon. NSW Ambulance Paramedics were called to Olympic Park just after 3:30pm on Sunday after Wade went to make a tackle and was knocked out. […]

Man charged after $1m cannabis seized in hydro house raid – Muswellbrook

Via NSW Police Media A man is due to appear in Singleton Local Court today charged after more a hydroponic cannabis house was found in Muswellbrook yesterday. Officers attached to Hunter Valley Police District commenced an investigation into the alleged cultivation of illegal drugs after information was provided to police in March this year. Following […]

GALLERY: Record Numbers Across the Region Commemorates Anzac Day


Anzac Day is a day of solemn reflection, a time to be proud of our region, our country and our people. Record crowds across the region gathered for dawn services with numbers again growing for main marches and services. School student involvement was down but only slightly and given it was school holidays, the numbers […]

Anzac Day 2024

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As crowds gathered to show their respects at Anzac Day services across the region, The Hunter River Times was on hand to capture the services. We had members of our team at Denman, Muswellbrook, Singleton, Cessnock, Aberdare, Kurri Kurri and Branxton, below are some moments we captured.

It’s Gold, Gold, Gold for Huggins Herculean Effort

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Only a month after achieving four golds at a State level, Muswellbrook’s Tim Huggins has thrown it out of the park at the Australian Masters Athletics National Track and Field Championships in Tasmania. He entered four events and came away with three gold and a silver after a sensational performance over the Easter weekend. It […]

Girls Day Out – Women in Sport Muswellbrook

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Girls Day Out – Women in Sport program is hitting the road and heading to Muswellbrook for their 7th event! Olympic Park will host Muswellbrook’s event on Saturday 2nd of March, giving local girls the chance to try out new sports while being inspired by top female athletes. Girls aged 5-16 are invited to Olympic […]

Approval for Bowmans Creek Wind Farm

Despite acknowledging community concerns, the NSW Independent Planning Commission has approved the $569million Bowmans Creek windfarm. The project, owned by Korea Zinc and managed by their Australian subsidiary Ark Energy Project Ltd, aims to construct a 347-megawatt wind farm of 56 wind turbines up to 220 metres in height stretching across the Singleton, Muswellbrook and […]