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.




Celebrate Australia Day 2018 in the Upper Hunter

Ambassadors in this year’s Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day 2018 celebrations are the CEO of the National Rugby League (NRL) Todd Greenberg, inspirational author Catherine DeVrye and passionate advocate on asbestos issues Karen Banton.

The Ambassadors will give presentations as part of the celebrations in Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone on Friday 26 January 2018.

NRL CEO Todd Greenberg will speak at the Aberdeen and Scone events. The NRL is the world’s premier Rugby League competition, which comprises 16 teams from Australia and New Zealand. It is also responsible for the Australian Kangaroos and Jillaroos representative teams and the annual three‐match State of Origin series between New South Wales and Queensland which is the most watched show on television in Australia. Todd is a strong advocate for elite athletes using their profile and reach within the broader community to enable positive change.

In Merriwa the Ambassador is Catherine DeVrye, the inspirational author behind 8 best-selling books translated into over a dozen languages. Her biography Who Says I Can’t? was nominated for the Australian National Biography award and in 2016 she was named as one of the Top 100 Women of Influence in Australia by the Financial Review.

In Murrurundi, CEO of the Bernie Banton Foundation Karen Banton, will share her story of advocacy for asbestos disease sufferers and their families. Karen cared for her husband Bernie as he suffered pleural plaques, asbestos related pleural disease, asbestosis and she ultimately nursed him as he bravely endured mesothelioma. Since 2009 the foundation has been providing awareness and support services throughout Australia.

The Ambassadors will also help to present the Australia Day awards in each region for Community Group, Citizen and Young Citizen, Achiever and Young Achiever of the year. In Merriwa there are also awards for Sustainability in Business and Environmental Achievement. The Upper Hunter Shire Australia Day Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen, are chosen from the town winners.

The Upper Hunter Shire will celebrate Australia Day on Friday, 26 January 2018 at the following venues:

Aberdeen:  1pm – Aberdeen RSL & Citizens Club Moray Street

  • Lunch and the presentation of Australia Day Awards
  • Lunch is $15 per person and bookings are essential on 6543 7141

Merriwa:  From 10.30am – Merriwa Sports Club, King George V Avenue

  • Australia Day Awards Ceremony will be followed by a free barbecue lunch and lamingtons

Murrurundi:  From 8.00am – Wilson Memorial Oval

  • 8am – Murra County Markets
  • 10am – Grand Parade from Rosedale Complex – remember to enter a float!
  • Entertainment by Pat Drummond.
  • 11am – Australia Day Awards Ceremony

Scone:  10.30 am – Council Chambers, 135 Liverpool Street, Scone

  • Australian Citizenship Ceremony
  • Australia Day Awards
  • Scone RSL Pipes and Drums, Scone Singers and refreshments by Scone CWA.

In the afternoon there is free entry and entertainment at the pools: 2pm to 6pm at Merriwa; 1pm to 6pm at Murrurundi; and 12 noon to 4pm in Scone.

Photo caption: SHARE THE EXCITEMENT: Joan Manning was announced as 2017 Upper Hunter Shire Citizen of the Year.

Photos of the 2018 Australia Day Ambassadors will be sent separately.

More photos from Australia Day 2017 are available on request.


Daele Healy
Communications OfficerPhone: 02 6540 1110 (Mondays & Wednesdays)02 6540 1358 (Tuesdays)

Fax: 02 6545 2671
Email: [email protected]




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Potential to place Honour Roll Boards at the Merriwa RSL


Community views are sought on relocating the Merriwa Honour Roll Boards to the Merriwa RSL Club for public display.

The two Honour Rolls recognise almost 200 residents who served overseas in the second World War and six who served in the Vietnam conflict.

Merriwa RSL sub branch made the request for the relocation to Upper Hunter Shire Council after extensive discussion within the sub branch.

The Honour Roll Boards were previously displayed at Council’s Merriwa office and have been in storage while renovations were undertaken. The former Merriwa Shire Council wrote to the Merriwa RSL in 1999 suggesting that Honour Rolls be moved to the RSL Club.

Merriwa RSL sub branch president Brian Booth said the sub branch would take on the role as guardians of the Honour Boards to preserve the military history of the Merriwa community.

Community feedback regarding the proposed relocation is welcome by email to [email protected], writing to Council at PO Box 208, Scone NSW 2337, or dropping written comments into any Council office by Thursday 25 January 2018.


Daele Healy
Communications OfficerPhone: 02 6540 1110 (Mondays & Wednesdays)02 6540 1358 (Tuesdays)Fax: 02 6545 2671
Email: [email protected]UPPERHUNTER.NSW.GOV.AU

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