July 12, 2024 6:22 AM

Quilts of Valor Arrive in Singleton


BY DI SNEDDON Established in 2012, Quilts of Valour made its presence known in Singleton last week with the presentation of two quilts, the first time such a presentation has been made in the town. Recipients World War 2 veteran Graham Curtis and a soldier who wanted to be referred to as ‘Steve from the […]

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.

Discover the Probus Adventure at 40th Anniversary Lunch


Singleton Men’s Probus Club will mark its 40th Anniversary on June 4 with a luncheon at York Street Diggers and current, former and potential members are welcome to attend. The Singleton Club was formed on Monday, June 4, 1984 when a meeting was held at the Singleton CWA rooms with the view of forming a […]

Help Ethan Attend Oceanic Games

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Singleton athlete Ethan Williams has been selected to compete at the Oceanic Athletics Championships in Suva, Fiji in June but he needs some financial support to make the trip. A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Ethan to attend and any support would be much appreciated. The link is It has […]

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 […]

Wet weather extinguishes Singleton’s popular family-friendly event, Firelight

Due to continuing wet weather and forecasts for more to come, this weekend’s Firelight to be held in Singleton Town Centre on Saturday 4 May 2024 from 5.30 – 9.30pm has been cancelled. The decision to cancel was made after significant consideration and in keeping with Singleton Council’s number one priority to ensure the safety […]

International Squash to Come to Singleton

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BY DI SNEDDON Professional Squash Association (PSA) players from Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, Hong Kong and Malaysia will take on the best Australia has to offer in Singleton in May when the Singleton Heights Sports Centres hosts a major tournament. Interest has been keen and event organiser Zoe Collins puts it down to the announcement […]

Anzac Day 2024

Kurri Kurri Cemetery Field of Honour

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.

King Street Public School Performs World First Song

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BY DI SNEDDON Wonnarua elder Uncle Warren Taggart performs plenty of Welcome to Country statements but one particular event was catalyst for a world-first performance of a song by King Street Public School students last Friday. Uncle Warren was at a concert at Roche estate and was invited back to The Waifs green room for […]

Help, I Need a Home

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Whenever disaster strikes the community rallies and that is exactly what happened to Jane (not her real name for privacy reasons) when fire destroyed her home in Singleton in January. She has had offers of furniture and furnishings to replace a lifetime of possessions that were destroyed in a fire that left her nothing but […]

A Home Called Frome

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BY DI SNEDDON Singleton’s Phillip Boyd might not be keen to get in front of the camera but he is proud to showcase his historic home, a heritage property he says his late wife, Anne turned into a home. Anne and Phillip moved into their home, located in Singleton, on April 7, 1978, but it […]

Athletes Shine in State Championships


Seven athletes from Singleton Track and Field travelled to Sydney last weekend to compete at the Little Athletics NSW Championships. Coach and president of Singleton Track and Field Hiliary Kennedy was ecstatic with the results commenting that all achieved personal bests in their individual events which is more than anyone could ask for. Standout was […]

The Story Behind Bibi’s Move to Singleton

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BY DI SNEDDON Bibiana Matanisiga or Bibi is she is better known, is embracing her new working life in Australia but not without great sacrifice. Bibi and husband Carl have left their five children in the care of Carl’s parents back in Fiji after they were accepted for working opportunities in Australia through the Palm […]