Merriwa Community Portal

Logo Competition

 

Merriwa Community Portal is running a competition in conjunction with the Merriwa Springtime Show to develop an appropriate logo which could be used by the Portal on its communication material which would reflect Merriwa and the Portal.

Merriwa Community Portal is all about promoting Merriwa, it’s an up to date online resource. Full of information about “what’s happening and what’s on offer in our great town” for locals and visitors alike!

The competition is open to all ages and will be judged by the Portal committee. The winner will receive a Merriwa gift card valued at $250 and the logo ownership will be transferred to the Merriwa Community Portal.

Entries must be submitted by 10th September to Merriwa Post Office where there will be a box to receive entries.

Entrants must provide Name, phone number and email address with entries.

Logo entries will be displayed at the Springtime Show on Saturday 21st September and the winner announced.

 

Contact:               Kim Fenley

                                PO Box 20, Merriwa NSW 2329

                                PH: 0418-570-743

                                Email: [email protected]

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Merriwa cameras making CBD safer

Closed circuit (CCTV) cameras have been installed around the Merriwa CBD to enhance community safety and minimise crime against businesses and properties.

Upper Hunter Shire Council was funded to undertake the $16,200 pilot project under the Australian Government’s Safer Communities Fund.

There are several cameras, some fixed and some that pan, tilt and zoom to automatically follow activity.

The images will be made available to the police as required. Signage advises the cameras are in place.

Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood said the CCTV pilot project could make a big difference to Merriwa and other regional towns.

“This is something the Merriwa Progress Association and the community of Merriwa had been requesting and is strongly supported by the Local Area Command and the Youth Services,” Cr Bedggood said.

Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said the Coalition Government’s Safer Communities Fund is helping to provide peace of mind for local residents.

“It is important people feel safe in their community and people in Merriwa and across the Upper Hunter New England deserve that right just as much as anyone else,” Mr Joyce said.

Caption: CCTV cameras are recording activity around the Merriwa CBD 24/7 to support police operations.

 

Daele Healy
Communications Officer
Phone: 02 6540 1100

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Celebrate Merriwa Library’s history

Everyone is invited to celebrate the importance of reading and history at a community event at Merriwa Library on Saturday, 31 August 2019, from 10am.

There will be displays of photos and old books, readings, and a sausage sizzle.

One hundred and fifty years ago the Merriwa Mutual Improvement Society commenced public readings at the courthouse.

The second meeting of the Merriwa Mutual Improvement Society was held on the evening of Monday last, when we had a good attendance of members and visitors. The chair was occupied by the vice-president, Mr. Asser, who also gave a reading from the Merchant of Venice. The subject for debate was “Ought capital punishment to be abolished ?” which was decided in the affirmative.

The question for the next meeting is “Is the destruction of trees beneficial to the colony?” This time the Ministry takes the negative and Mr. Read is to give a recitation from Richelieu, I trust that the young men who have not yet joined the society will immediately have themselves enrolled as members, for I think they will find it very much to their advantage.

(Maitland Mercury June 1869)

In 1870 the Society changed its name to the Merriwa School of Arts,  established a Reading Room in the basement of the Cottage and discussions continued about the importance of having a library.  The reading room was lit three nights a week and had 100 books and newspapers like the Maitland Mercury, Town and Country Journal, Sydney Punch, Sydney News, London News and the Dublin Review. The catalogue grew quickly, a librarian was employed by 1871 and the reading room moved to the School of Arts building in 1876.

By 1950 there was still no public library in the region.

“The need for such a free library as this in our own district is obvious from the fact that much literature comes regularly – from private and public sources in Sydney.

There are no technical books at all available locally to assist students in their arts and trades, while at schools there is an unsatisfied demand. Letters in support of the movement have been received from the following public bodies: Scone Chamber of ‘Commerce, Primary Producers’ Union, Scone Rotary Club, Scone P. & C, Association, Scone Soldiers’ Memorial School of Arts.

Objects: Not merely to buy books and buildings, but to provide a service to the public— to keep books circulating — to keep them fresh and up-to-date by purchase, or by exchange with the Public Library in Sydney.

Purpose: Provide free to readers all classes of literature— fiction, technical, periodical and juvenile, The latter has always been a most popular section, and works in conjunction with the school library depots may be established in country centres, and books sent by post or rail, while those not available locally may be secured specially from Sydney.

Thus the wonderful service provided by the Public Library of N.S. Wales, the Mecca of hundreds of people each day, becomes freely available to the most remote reader in our district.”

(Joint Committee of Upper Hunter Shire Council and Scone Municipal Council, November 1950)

In 1959 Merriwa Library opened as a branch of Muswellbrook Regional Library.

in 2010 with the amalgamation of three shires, Merriwa Library became one of the five Upper Hunter Shire libraries (which are members of the Upper Hunter Regional Library Network, with Muswellbrook and Denman libraries). In 2018 a new, modern and colourful library opened in the former Merriwa Council Chambers.

In 2019 we celebrate 150 years of a library service in Merriwa. Come and help us celebrate all that is great about our modern library.

Merriwa Library

Phone:  02 6521 7007
Fax:  02 6521 7080
[email protected]

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Hello, 

How are you? It was a chilly old weekend and we did take a drive to make a snowman. Although he had a bit of a lean, it was great to have time out doing something completely different to the everyday. I feel quite refreshed. I hope you are making time to do something just for you that is away from the farm. 

Ladies Day Out

Wednesday 4 September 2019 at Scone CWA Rooms

Please join us for a LADIES DAY OUT as we celebrate rural women, have a bit of fun, a few laughs and clear our heads over lunch. Click here to book or here – www.trybooking.com/eventlist/rrp

RURAL ASSISTANCE AUTHORITY

The NSW RAA has published new Guidelines for the Emergency Drought Transport Subsidy. Please see these attached.

One major change is the inclusion of invoices dated from 1st January 2018 into the eligibility for the current financial year $40k cap for those farmers who have not made a previous claim prior to 30th June 2019. Prior to these new Guidelines these farmers would have missed out on claiming for that period. 

Note: Those farmers who have previously applied prior to 30th June 2019 still need to get all their invoices for claims lodged by 30th September to have them included against the separate $40k cap available for the period ending 30th June 2019. https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/grants/transport-subsidy-emergency-drought-relief  

NSW REGIONAL YOUTH TASKFORCE

Would you like to have a real say in the things that matter to young people in regional NSW? The NSW Government is recruiting for the Regional Youth Taskforce.The 3-day Summit is a chance for young people (aged 14-24 years) to come together to discuss the challenges and action needed for young people to better cope with the realities of drought and be better prepared for future droughts.

Applications are now open for any young person (aged 14-24) who is impacted by drought and the deadline is 30 August 2019. You can apply: www.unicef.org.au/droughtsummit or by calling 02 8917 3261.

FREE COUNSELLOR in Muswellbrook 

Through the Upper Hunter Community Services a free counselling service is available. Graham Jackson is available and able to work with children as well as adults. Graham is in UHCS office on Monday-Wednesday and you can make an appointment on 6542 3555.  

VIRTUAL PSYCHOLOGIST

TEXT 0488 807 266
www.virtualpsychologist.com.au/rural-remote/  

If it’s too hard to talk, just Text. 

Do you find it too hard to talk face to face or over the phone? Is it too embarrassing, intimidating, confronting or simply just too inconvenient?
The Virtual Psychologist offers a Text service that you can use from anywhere. No down loading of an App required. It is as simple as texting from the comfort and convenience of your own home or office (or bus, or plane, or train!). Sessions occur in real time and last up to an hour. You will be connected with a qualified mental health professional who will guide you through your troubles. You can make an appointment to Text with the same counsellor again at a day/time convenient to you. We offer a range of services via Text that include counselling, coaching and Critical Incident support.

Rouchel Get Together, Past and Present ‘Rouchelites’ & families are invited

Saturday, 31 August⋅5:00 – 7:00pm
Aberdeen Bowling Club

There will be lucky door prizes and raffles – your pick of the table [donations gratefully accepted]
Smorgasboard   Adults and Children over 10 –  $20  Children under 10years – $1 per year of age
Tea coffee and slices provided
RSVP Saturday 24th August 2019 [ for catering purposes ] to Lyn Nash – 65436213 or Wendy Lawrence – 65436228
Any funds raised will go towards the Rouchel Progress Association

Cuppa & Connect Morning Tea at Merriwa & Scone

Local drought support services and CWA are working together to provide light refreshments to coincide with the DHS truck visits in;

  • MERRIWA tomorrow Tuesday 13 August from 10am to 1pm 
  • SCONE this Thursday on the 15 August from 10am to 1pm  

Call in to the CWA Rooms and say hello, ask all the hard questions, get help with your forms and paperwork, understand what’s available in drought support and have some lunch or a cuppa! The Rural Financial Counselling Service, DPI Rural Resilience, LLS & chaplain support services will attend.

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES MOBILE SERVICE (DHS BUS/TRUCK)

The DHS bus is around our region this week and can help with services including Farm Household Assistance, Medicare, setting up myGOV accounts and much more. Dates are;

Vacy, near Farmers Hotel, Gresford Rd on Mon 12 August, 9:30am-2:30pm
Merriwa, near Fitzroy Hotel, Bettington Street on Tues 13 August, 9am-4pm
Denman, near Royal Hotel, Palace Street on Wed 14 August, 9:30am-4:00pm
Scone, near Shopping Village, Kingdon St on Thurs 15 August, 9am-3pm
Murrurundi, near Wilson Park, Mayne St on Tues 20 August, 9:30-4pm

FREE Scone Film Tickets –  Sunday 22 September

Scone Films is offering drought affected families a lovely morning’s break to see the 11th Short Film Festival Encore Screening on Sunday 22 September at 10.30am. Each ticket includes a morning tea & 10 short Australian Films. There are just 30 Free tickets on offer on a first booked process. Click here to book and then USE the PROMOTION CODE Drought-1 which will reduce the price from $15 to $0.00. Please let Scone Film Festival organisers know if you book tickets and then cannot attend. www.sconefilms.org.au

SOFT or Shaping Our Futures Together

SOFT is a fabulous 2 day rural women’s workshop on developing self esteem, networking, goal setting, strategies to cope in difficult times, communication and leadership. Let me know if you are keen for a SOFT in your area.

Dungog – Gresford Land & Beef Group Survey

The aim of the survey is to get information from beef producers around the Lower Hunter district so The Dungog-Gresford Land & Beef Group can get a better idea of the direction to take with future activities. Please pass onto any producers who may be interested. Takes 3 minutes to complete –   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QS32YMP

LLS Drought Management Video Series

Click here for tips on tackling the drought shared by local Hunter producers in a series of short videoclips from early weaning, feeding and selling strategies to the importance of planning & networking with friends and neighbours. These have been shared on the Hunter LLS YouTube channel and Hunter LLS Facebook page

AGQUIP

The Rural Resilience Team will be in The Shed at Site EF/16-17 and we hope to see you there. Sue & Bob Freebairn,  Amanda Glasson and I will be on deck. 

AGRISKILLS

Did you know 210 farming people from across the Upper Hunter & Hunter have completed AgriSkills courses this year? AgriSkills has a record 98% completion rate from students thanks to Stuart, (his wife Kathy’s soup-making skills), Lynne & the team from TAFE NSW, Hunter LLS and DPI.

AgriSkills is a drought support program funded through Training Services NSW and now has skilled students from Belford to Cassilis, Wybong to Moonan in Farm Welding & Fabrication, Farm Mapping, First Aid, Chemical Accreditation & Chain Saw Operation.

More AgriSkills courses are starting  soon. Registrations or expressions of interest are essential with Lynne at Scone TAFE on 6540 3218. See the flyer attached or chat to Maria (LLS on 0409636765) or Karen (DPI 0400 869 136) to discuss training needs in your local area.

TOCAL COLLEGE

Another training option is Tocal College. Tocal College’s options cover Traineeships, Short courses, Youth Qualifications, Industry Training, Bees, Online Courses and much more. Find out more here.

  • A wise farmer said to me last week; Karen, I can’t control what is happening with the weather, but I can control the way I respond to it. That is where my power is. 

I know there are farmers, families and farming communities that I’m not reaching, can you please forward my email or let me know how to get in touch with them. Remember I am only a phone call or cuppa away if you need information or a sounding board.

Cheerio,

Karen

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Rural Resilience Program – ‘Listen, learn and link to create opportunities for farming communities’

Karen Sowter | Rural Support Worker

Rural Resilience Program

NSW Department of Primary Industries

3/206 Kelly Street | Scone | NSW 2337

M: 0400 869 136 | E: [email protected]

 

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Merriwa Rotary
LONG TERM YOUTH EXCHANGE

Our new arrival from Germany has reached Merriwa and will be spending the next 12 months with us. Her preferred name is Lilly. Lilly will be have the first three months of her stay with the Whales.

RFS DAY
Much planning is going into our role in helping to assist the visiting fire service personnel later in the month and this is the club’s prime focus at
the moment. Robert and Maree Goodear will be leading the club’s effort.
Rest assured Firies. It is in good hands!
Mark Smith

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Upper Hunter Aboriginal Heritage Study

Drop in information sessions at Scone and Merriwa

People with knowledge of or an interest in Aboriginal Heritage, are invited to attend drop-in information sessions in Merriwa and Scone at the Upper Hunter Shire Council offices.

  • Thursday 29 August between 1pm and 6pm at 135 Liverpool Street, Scone.
  • Friday 30 August between 9am and 2pm at 34-40 Vennacher Street, Merriwa (the former library).

 

An Upper Hunter Shire Aboriginal Heritage Study is being undertaken thanks to a $40,000 grant funded by the NSW Government through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

The aim of the project is to prepare a thematic history of the Aboriginal people of the Upper Hunter which may identify places and areas of heritage significance, by consulting with the community, Land Councils and other Aboriginal groups, and historical societies and museums. Aboriginal cultural heritage information will be managed in consultation with and under the direction of the Aboriginal people with an interest in the project.

Council has engaged consultant RPS  Australia East to undertake the study in consultation with Wanaruah Local Aboriginal Land Council, local museum societies and groups, academic institutions and other experts in indigenous heritage.

“This study will allow us to more comprehensively tell the story of country and its people by recording, collecting and promoting history and heritage from our region,” Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood said.

“It will assist Council to better manage Aboriginal sites and places and develop a protocol for ongoing Aboriginal community liaison. We will all benefit from this work, increasing awareness of the area’s Indigenous heritage and providing a stronger understanding of ceremonies and traditions.”

If you are unable to attend the information sessions or wish to provide information in writing, please do so to:

RPS Australia

Level 13 255 Pitt Street

Sydney, NSW, 2000

email: [email protected]

 

NOTE MEDIA CONTACT is: Director Environmental and Community Services Mat Pringle 6540 1139.

 

 

Daele Healy
Communications Officer

Phone: 02 6540 1110 (Monday, Tuesday, Friday)

02 6540 1358 (Wednesday)

Mobile: 0407 739 512
Email: [email protected]

 

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Merriwa District Progress
Association
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The Merriwa District Progress Association will have their Annual General

Meeting on Wednesday August 21 at the Merriwa RSL commencing at 6.00pm.

For more information contact Beron on 6548 2245.
Beron Arden-Wood

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Merriwa Old Boys

An Annual General Meeting was held at Merriwa RSL Club on Sunday August 4, 2019. The new committee were elected as follows:

President Bruce Blackadder
Vice President Trent Cooper
Secretary/Treasurer Matthew Morgan
Publicity Officer Trent Cooper

Congratulations to all of those who have been elected.
With a new committee comes new energy and we hope that 2019/20 brings more interaction with local groups from the Old Boys of Merriwa.
With this in mind the next meeting is being held on October 13 at 4.00pm at the Merriwa RSL Club to discuss a proposed Christmas function to be
held at the following meeting held December 1. We would like to invite all ex-Merriwa Rugby

League players to come and join the Old Boys and help build an already enjoyable gathering of footy driven Old Boys!

For more information contact Bruce on 0428 219 340.
Trent Cooper

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Drought Support

CUPPA AND CONNECT

When: Tuesday August 13
Where: Merriwa CWA Rooms from
10.00am to 1.00pm

Next Tuesday, drought support services from Local Land Services, DPI Rural Resilience team, Rural Financial Counsellor and the Salvation Army chaplains will be at the CWA Rooms. This will coincide with a visit to town by the Dept of Human Services Centrelink truck also with a range of assistance options on offer including Farm Household Support via a face to face service.

Come along for a chat with our friendly team and enjoy a cuppa and light refreshments. Get help with paperwork and explore what options are available to you whether you are a farmer, rural worker or contractor.
This is a great local opportunity and a one stop shop for advice and support. These services will also be in Denman next Wednesday August 14, Scone on Thursday August 15 and Murrurundi on Tuesday August 20. For more information contact Maria Cameron at LLS 0409 636 765.
Maria Cameron

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Merriwa CWA
OUR NEXT MEETING

Our next meeting is Monday August 12 at 10.00am at the CWA rooms. 159 Bettington Street, Merriwa. New members are always welcome. So why not drop in and say hello.

Enquiries to: Penelope Fenley on 0265 483 060 or Kim Clydsdale on 0265 482 558 or 0421 910 658.

The CWA rooms are available for hire at very reasonable rates by  contacting Kim Clydsdale on 0265 482 558 or 0421 910 658.
Kim Clydsdale

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Merriwa Anglican Parish

CLAIMING THE DATE
MELBOURNE CUP CELEBRATION
Date: Tuesday November 5
The Anglican Parish Merriwa would like to Claim
the Date for a Melbourne Cup Celebration.
Jenny Finnie

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Cassilis District Development
Group

Cassilis District Development Group invite you to attend their Annual General Meeting to be held on Sunday September 22, 2019 at 1.30pm at the Cassilis Memorial Park BBQ Shelter.

RSVP Nell Storrier: [email protected]gmail.com Please join us for a free sausage sizzle at 12.00pm
Jane Hegarty

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Gummun Place Hostel

MOSAICKING WORKSHOP
Will start September 5 continuing through to November 14 names to Julie Wilton or Sue Duggan.

This is a fully funded project from Merriwa Tourist and Welcoming Centre and the Upper Hunter Shire Council with no cost to attendees.

Time from 10.00am-12noon and 1.00-3.00pm.
Please bring lunch. Morning and afternoon tea are provided.
Sue Duggan and Julie Wilton

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Men’s Bowling Club

Men’s Bowling Club wish to advise that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday Auguast 17 at 12.30pm with a meal supplied upon completion of the meeting for all involved.
All bowlers are welcome and invited to attend.

All positions are declared open.
Greg Watson

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Merriwa CWA
EDUCATIONAL GRANTS

Each year the Hunter River Group of the CWA awards two educational grants for which any students residing in the boundaries of the Hunter River Group area can apply. This area is bounded by Murrurundi in the north, Merriwa in the west, Belmont in the south, and Nelson Bay in the East.

The two grants are:
• Jean Lathan Educational Grant, a grant valued at $300.00 for a Year 11 student entering Year 12 in 2020.
• Hunter River Group Educational Grant, a grant valued at $500.00 for a student, including mature age students, entering
tertiary education, be it TAFE, University and/or apprenticeship.

HOW DO YOU APPLY?
Students and mature age candidates need to apply through the CWA branch closest to where they live regardless of where they go to school or intend to study.

Please contact Kim Clydsdale on 0421 910 658 or 02 6548 2558 to receive the forms needed.
Kim Clydsdale

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Merriwa PAH and I
SECTION P – PRESERVES

TRADITIONAL AND MODERN
SUB-COMMITTEE: Mrs I Keegan (Captain), Mrs L Wilkinson, Mrs S Wallings
ENTRY FEE:

Classes 1-7 $0.50 per entry Children 16 and under no entry fee 

PRIZES: First $3.00, Second $2.00. Award cards for First and Second.

ENTRIES: will be accepted in the Fairfax Pavilion on Thursday September 19 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, and Friday September 20 from 8.00am until 10.00am. Any entries not collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday September 15 will become the property of the committee. Entries must be collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm Saturday September 21.

PRESENTATIONS: 11.00am on Saturday in the Rodgers Pavilion

SPECIAL PRIZES
PRIZE for exhibitor gaining the highest point score Open Classes 1-23 Donated by Mrs L Wilkinson PRIZE for exhibitor gaining the highest point score Children’s Classes 24-40 Donated by Mrs Sandy Wallings

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1. All care and no responsibility will be accepted for the loss or damage of exhibits. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to collect their exhibits at the end of the show. Organisers take no responsibility for uncollected items.
2. The Judge may open or cut each exhibit.
3. All exhibits to be made by the exhibitor.
4. All jams and accompaniments must be in plain screw top jars filled to the jar shoulder, opened beforehand and labelled clearly.
5. Activated foods must be soaked 2-24 hours

OPEN CLASSES
PRESERVES – FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

1. STONE FRUIT
2. TOMATOES
3. ANY OTHER FRUIT
4. OLIVES
5. ANY OTHER VEGETABLE

JAMS OR CONSERVES
6. STONE FRUIT
7. SEED FRUIT, eg, Fig, Kiwi etc
8. MARMALADE
9. ANY OTHER JAM
10. JELLY or PASTE, eg, Quince

ACCOMPANIMENTS AND DRESSINGS
11. LEMON/LIME CHEESE/CURD
12. SWEET SAUCE eg: Chocolate or Caramel
13. CHUTNEY
14. PICKES or RELISH
15. TOMATO SAUCE
16. WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE
17. MAYONNAISE
18. LEMON DRESSING
19. VINEGAR DRESSING

OILS AND VINEGARS
20. VINEGAR – most decorative
21. VINEGAR – with flavour
22. OIL – most decorative
23. OIL – with flavour

CHILDREN’S CLASSES 16 YEARS AND UNDER
24. LEMON CHEESE
25. ANY JAM or CONSERVE
26. MARMALADE
27. MAYONNAISE or SALAD DRESSING
28. SWEET SAUCE – Chocolate or Caramel
29. RELISH, CHUTNEY or PICKLES
30. MOST DECORATIVE OIL
31. MOST DECORATIVE VINEGAR
32. HOMEMADE SWEETS
12 YEARS AND UNDER
33. LEMON CHEESE ANY JAM or CONSERVE
34. MAYONNAISE or SALAD DRESSING
35. WEET SAUCE – Chocolate or Caramel
36. RELISH, CHUTNEY or PICKLES
37. SAVOURY CONDIMENT – any kind
38. MOST DECORATIVE OIL
39. MOST DECORATIVE VINEGAR
40. HOMEMADE SWEETS

SECTION I – HORTICULTURE
SUB-COMMITTEE: Mrs M Frampton (Captain), Mrs J Llewelyn (Captain) Mrs K Armstrong, Mrs K Constable, Mrs H Hunt, Mrs J. Lee

ENTRY FEE: Open classes $0.50 per entry Children 16 and under no entry fee.
PRIZES: First $3.00, Second $2.00. Award cards for
First and Second

ENTRIES: will be accepted in the Fairfax Pavilion on Thursday September 19 from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, and Friday September 20 from 8.00am until 10.00am. Any entries not collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm on Saturday September 15 will become the property of the committee. Entries must be collected between 4.00pm and 5.00pm Saturday September 21

PRESENTATIONS: 11.00am on Saturday in the
Rodgers Pavilion

SPECIAL PRIZES
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit, open,
donated by Mrs M Frampton
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit, 16 years
donated by Mrs K Armstrong
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit 12 years
donated by Mrs G Stanton
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit 8 years
donated by Mrs J. LLewelyn
PRIZE for Most Outstanding Exhibit 5 years
donated by Mrs J. Lee
PRIZE for Most Successful Exhibitor donated by
Mrs M Scott

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1. All care and no responsibility will be accepted for the loss or damage of exhibits.It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to collect their exhibits at the end of the show. Organisers take no responsibility for uncollected items.
2. It is the responsibility of the entrant as to how entries are presented for judging. Entrants should ensure that their entries have enough water for the duration of the show.
3. The arrangement of flowers will be taken into consideration

OPEN CLASSES
1. BOWL or VASE of WISTERIA

2. BOWL or VASE of LAVENDER
3. BOWL or VASE of HELLEBORES
4. BOWL or VASE of PANSIES
5. BOWL or VASE of SWEET PEAS
6. BOWL or VASE of ANEMONE
7. BOWL or VASE of RANUNCULI
8. BOWL or VASE of FREESIAS
9. BOWL or VASE of GERANIUMS
10. BOWL OR VASE of IRIS (any type)
11. BOWL OR VASE of CLIVIAS
12. BEST DISPLAY of ORCHIDS
13. BEST FLOWERS GROWN from Bulb, not previously mentioned in schedule
14. BEST FLOWERS GROWN from Corm, Tuber etc., not previously mentioned in schedule,
15. BOWL or VASE of FLOWERS, one type, not previously mentioned in schedule
16. BOWL or VASE of FLOWERING SHRUB, one or mixed type
17. BOWL or VASE of BLOSSOM (crab apple, plum etc) not previously mentioned. One or mixed type
18. BOWL or VASE of PEACH BLOSSOM, any colour or type
19. BOWL or VASE of DAISIES
20. POT PLANT, BEST FLOWERING
21. POT PLANT, BEST FOLIAGE
22. BONSAI, MOST ATTRACTIVE
23. FLOWER ARRANGEMENT in a VASE, suitable for a dressing table,
24. MOST ATTRACTIVE BOWL or VASE of LEAVES
and or GREENERY, berries allowed as part of greenery.
25. MOST ATTRACTIVE BASKET of DRIED FLOWERS and or ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
26. MOST ATTRACTIVE BOWL or VASE OF FLOWERS
27. MOST ATTRACTIVE BOWL or VASE OF NATIVES
28. BEST ARRANGED FLOWERS, FRUIT OR GREENERY, suitable for the dinner table
29. GIFT BASKET, for a friend in Hospital (flowers)

30. BLOKE’S BOWL, to be picked and arranged by a man.
31. BEST DISPLAY OF SUCCULENTS

NOVICE
PLEASE NOTE: For exhibitors who have not
previously won a prize in Open classes.
32. MOST ATTRACTIVE BOWL or VASE of FLOWERS
33. BEST ARRANGED FLOWERS or FRUIT, suitable for the dinner table.

CHILDREN
PLEASE NOTE: All entries to be picked and arranged by the entrant
16 YEARS AND UNDER
34. CONTAINER of FLOWERS for a bedroom table
12 YEARS AND UNDER
35. CONTAINER of FLOWERS for my room
36. MINIATURE GARDEN or FARM, approx 30x36cm
8 YEARS AND UNDER
37. CONTAINER of FRESH FLOWERS for my room
38. MINIATURE GARDEN or FARM, approx 30x36cm
5 YEARS AND UNDER
39. CONTAINER of FRESH FLOWERS for my room
40. MINIATURE GARDEN or FARM, approx 30x36cm
Please note that Veggie Monsters are in the
AGRICULTURE SECTION (Section G)
Sharli Mulligan

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Auto-Immune Resource and
Research

The Auto-Immune Resource and Research Centre will be holding an Education Day at the Merriwa CWA rooms on October 10, 2019. More information soon
Leanne Hook

 

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Hunter Medical Practice -Update
Dr Noman Jawaad
Dr Ahmed Jalal
Dr Joe Paul

Merriwa – Cnr Brisbane and Mackenzie Streets – 65325013
Denman – 51 – 53 Ogilivie Street – 65473955
Muswellbrook – 80 Brook Street – 65431717

 Currently ours hours are 8am – 6pm over the 3 practices 

Merriwa hrs currently are Monday 1 Dr, Wednesday 1 Dr and Thursday 2 Drs 1 week then the next week is Wednesday 1 Dr and Thursday 2 Drs 

Denman is Wednesday 2 Drs and Thursday 1 Dr 1 weekthen the next week is Monday 1 Dr, Wednesday 2 Drs and Thursday 1 Dr

Muswellbrook is Monday 2 Drs , Tuesday 3 Drs and Friday 3 Drs 

We also have a Diabetes Educator attend our Denman and Muswellbrook rooms, a dietitian attending Muswellbrook as well as a Podiatrist. 

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Merriwa Business Gift Card

 CHECK. IT. OUT.

Why Leave Town (WLT) gift cards are here and ready to be purchased. These are a great way to support local businesses, as it ensures that the money stays within the Merriwa community.

The WLT gift cards can be purchased from:
Merriwa Home Hardware
Merriwa Pharmacy
newsXpress Merriwa

WLT gift cards can be redeemed at any of the following participating businesses:
Cross Country Merriwa 
Di’s Clothing Patch
Eat at 153
IGA Merriwa
Landmark Townsend Merriwa
Max’s Country Cuts
Merriwa Café & Bakery
Merriwa Petroleum & Ag Supplies
Merriwa Post Office
Merriwa tyre and service centre
Sansko Cafe
Welderup MWA Pty Ltd

These gift cards can also be purchased online, so even if you yourself are not a local, you can still purchase them as gifts, and send them to locals.

https://www.whyleavetown.com/purchase-online

#merriwansw #supportinglocal #shoppinglocal #whyleavetown #whyleavetownmerriwa#WLTMerriwa

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NEMTS Merriwa

FREE TRAVEL FOR FARMING FAMILIES
Merriwa Non Emergency Medical Transport is offering all Farming Families in our District FREE travel to Medical Appointments for the duration of this severe drought.

Just mention that you are a farmer when making your booking. Phone 6548 2653 or at the office in the Bottle Museum, 9.30am to 3.00pm. All types of Medical Appointments are covered by this
offer. We travel to Newcastle, Tamworth and Orange and all in between plus to Sydney.
Bryan Baker

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Businesses save fees with Upper Hunter Country branding

There’s also $1000 grants for a shopfront make-over

The simple act of adding an ‘Upper Hunter Country’ sticker to an A-frame, chalkboard or tables and chairs on the footpath, will save a business its 2018/19 annual footpath trading licence fees in the Upper Hunter Shire.

Upper Hunter Shire Council is also offering financial assistance to business owners to help revitalise streetscapes in towns across the Shire by way of a grant of up to $1000 to refurbish shopfronts.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund is to provide one-off assistance to businesses in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone central business districts (CBDs). Council will contribute a one-off allocation of up to $1,000 ex GST (or 50% of project costs – whichever is the least) per standard 15-metre shop front.

These initiatives are part of Council’s strategy to encourage shop owners to promote tourism as well as improving the look of Upper Hunter town’s CBDs.

The Upper Hunter CBD Shop Front Assistance Fund Application Form and Guidelines are available on Council’s website www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au under Do It Online / Apply for It / Community Grants.

Live link: http://upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/f.ashx/a-zdocuments/Scone-CBD-Shop-Front-Assistance-Program-Guidelines-and-Application-Form-June-2017-Fields_distributed.pdf

Copies are also available from Council offices.

To find out more about Upper Hunter Country branding contact Council’s Environmental and Community Services department on 6540 1100.

Daele Healy
Communications OfficerPhone: 02 6540 1110 (Mondays & Wednesdays)02 6540 1358 (Tuesdays)Fax: 02 6545 2671Email: [email protected] UPPERHUNTER.NSW.GOV.AU  A Quality Rural Lifestyle – in a vibrant, caring and sustainable community

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Routine X-Rays available at MPS Again

 

Routine X-Rays are available in Merriwa again, as of last Wednesday, at the MPS, and every Wednesday from then.

If you are a patient of either of the local GPs they can make a booking for you. If you go to an out of town GP or would like to make your own X-Ray booking phone 6542 2093 and ask for an appointment in Merriwa.

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Merriwa Cup Race 2019

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Timelapse Painting Merriwa Silos

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  Merriwa Community Diary

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