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Guests hit the red carpet at ninth annual SconeFilms Short Film Festival

SCONE Films celebrated their ninth short film festival with a great turnout. More than a hundred festival-goers enjoyed delicious food and a range of award-winning short films on Saturday September 16. There was a real buzz for the evening session as eve

Friday, 18:16 in Regional
 

Scone Grammar School CUA Colour Fun Run ends school term

THE Bill Rose Sports Complex in Scone was a sea of colour on Friday. And, what better way to celebrate the end of school term than with an action packed fun run. Hundreds of secondary and primary students from Scone Grammar School converged on the sports

Friday, 17:38 in Regional
 

Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre redevelopment set to boost Upper Hunter economy

THE Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre will soon be revamped.And, when the redevelopment is completed, the outcome could have a flow-on effect on the local economy. Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England Barnaby Joyce made a visit to Scone

Thursday, 20:13 in Regional
 

Scone community throws support behind Scone Public School CAPERS dance group

PREPARING for a major performance takes a lot of time and effort.From rehearsals and costumes to travel and accommodation costs – there’s plenty to consider to ensure the day runs smoothly. A generous fundraiser earlier this month has already gone a long

Thursday, 15:21 in Regional
 

Shire Notes with Councillor James Burns

Bright and early Monday morning, Council had a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, at the Scone Regional Livestock Selling Centre (Saleyards) for an update on the big redevelopment project at the facility.The Saleyards are receiving a

Thursday, 13:03 in Regional
 

The Cottage Scone awarded best regional steak venue second year running

PEOPLE will travel far and wide in pursuit of the perfect steak.But, as it turns out, some of the best cuts in the state are right on our doorstep. The Cottage Scone has been named the Best Steak Restaurant in regional NSW at Monday night’s prestigious R

Wednesday, 20:15 in Regional
 

TransCare Barefoot Bowls Fundraiser seeking registrations

WITH the weather warming up people are looking for more ways to get outside and enjoy it.And, with the annual TransCare Barefoot Bowls Fundraiser just around the corner – it is the perfect opportunity. The first fundraiser was first held 11 years ago and

Wednesday, 17:35 in Regional
 

Winx’s half sister born at Segenhoe Stud in the Hunter Valley

THE most anticipated foal in the Hunter Valley this year has finally hit the ground. While Winx was busy scoring her 20th consecutive win in the George Main Stakes at Royal Randwick last Saturday, her dam, Vegas Showgirl, was busy giving birth to her fil

Tuesday, 16:39 in Regional
 

New Wild Dog Control Program launched in the Upper Hunter

IT’S the problem that costs the agriculture sector $89 million each year. Wreaking havoc on livestock producers, wild dogs will often attack 40 sheep in one night. For those on the land it is not only the financial cost that hits the hardest – it is also

Tuesday, 16:05 in Regional
 

St Heliers Clydesdale horses surprise residents at Strathearn Village

THERE were plenty of warmed hearts at Strathearn village on Tuesday morning.Residents were in for a surprise when two Clydesdale horses from St Heliers Correctional Centre popped in for a friendly visit. In a first for Strathearn and St Heliers – residen

Tuesday, 13:50 in Regional
 

Best of Merriwa on display at annual Springtime Show

SHOW season is up and running in the Upper Hunter.And, despite the windy weather, visitors were in good numbers on Saturday at the Merriwa Showgrounds for the 2017 Regional Australia Bank Merriwa Springtime Show. In a celebration of the town’s rich agric

Monday, 20:42 in Regional
 

Scone and District Netball Association 2017 grand finals end winter season

FOLLOWING an exciting and successful winter season, Scone and District Netball Association congratulated its grand final winners on Saturday.From the youngest to the most experienced, the players worked hard in an attempt to finish the season as champion

Monday, 14:25 in Sport
 

Scone locals to climb to Mt Everest Base Camp to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis

SCONE locals Nick and Kelly Birch brought two beautiful, happy daughters into the world four years ago. Twins, Liberty and Mackenzie, were born with Cystic Fibrosis – a genetic lung condition that affects one in every 2,500 babies. Now, their father Nick

15 September 2017 in Regional
 

NSW Rural Fire Service encouraging residents to get involved in Get Ready Weekend 2017

AN early start to bush fire season is upon us. And, the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is encouraging residents to prepare their homes and families early by dropping into their local fire station this weekend. As part of Get Ready Weekend 2017 more tha

15 September 2017 in Regional
 

Ride for Sick Kids pedals through Scone raising money for the Ronald McDonald House

THEY are the determined riders, braving the weather and taking to the roads all in the name of charity.And, today around 20 riders passed through Scone on their fourth leg of the 524 kilometre journey from Inverell to Newcastle in the hope to raise over

15 September 2017 in Regional
 
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