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July 15, 2024 4:13 PM

St John the Baptist Marks 150 Years

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Rain did not deter those from worship at St John the Baptist Anglican Church on Sunday and the main reason was the service celebrated 150 years of continual worship at Reedy Creek. In a book launched back in 2008, author Betty Longue described the serenity of the location, nestled amongst the Chinese Elms, Pine and […]

Blake and Lochlan Join the Force

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Two new police officers have joined the ranks in Muswellbrook, and it is hoped there will be more to come as the NSW Police Force puts a focus on recruiting locals to their home-town stations.

Kings Birthday Honours

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Charles Cooke Recognised for His Dedication to the Scottish Community In 2000, Charles Cooke helped found the Aberdeen Highland Games. Now, as the Games enter its 25th year, he has been recognised for his dedication to the Scottish community, honoured with a Medal of the Order of Australia over the King’s Birthday long weekend. Charles […]

Copper Theft sees Upper Hunter Power Outage

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An overnight power outage is planned this weekend across Merriwa and Baerami, as Ausgrid crews undertake essential repairs to infrastructure damaged by copper theft. The Upper Hunter outage will take place between 10pm on Saturday 15th June to 3am on Sunday 16th June, with the critical work scheduled overnight to reduce the impact on households. […]

Aberdeen Highland Games is an Event Not to be Missed

The Upper Hunter will this year celebrate the 25th Aberdeen Highland Games, an event that for a quarter of a century has been bringing the best of Scotland to the region for locals to enjoy. Jefferson Park will come alive with the sounds of pipes and drums on Saturday July 6, enticing everyone to join […]

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.

Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue Releases 2023 Air Quality Update

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Air quality in the Upper Hunter has changed over the past five years, but these changes are generally consistent with changes observed across the rest of New South Wales. This is according to the recently released Air Quality Report conducted by independent consultants led by Damon Roddis at Zephyr Consulting at the request of The […]

Scone Rider Heads to England

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Scone rider Andrew Driffield is continuing his journey with Virtus, heading over to Winchester Hampshire, England to represent Australia at the 2024 Virtus European Equestrian Championships from July 15 to 19. Last year at the Virtus Global Games in Vichy, France, Andrew won gold in team dressage alongside teammates Sui Watts and Sarah Sherwood, also […]

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 […]