Merriwa NSW

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Keep up to date with the latest local news updates for Merriwa and the surrounding area by visiting our ‘blog’ page – News Updates! 

As we regularly update the local news which include meetings, activities and points of interest. Items that are shared via social media are regularly deleted, meaning that the item of interest cannot be viewed any longer. By moving our local news to a ‘blog’ style, any items of interest can be shared and will be available for unlimited viewing.


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Giro de Cassilis & Le Tour de Merriwa

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th March 2024

Entries are now open for Le Tour de Merriwa 5éme Edition 🇫🇷 Saturday 9th March and The Giro de Cassilis 2éme Edition 🇮🇹 Sunday 10th March.

 
This is a not for profit community event with all revenue being returned to community organisations including Merriwa Rescue Squad – VRA Rescue NSW, Merriwa River RFS, Cassilis District Development Group, NSW RFS – Cassilis Brigade, Merriwa CWA and Merriwa Mens Shed.
 
A set portion of every ticket sold goes towards supporting these vital community groups.
 
We have deliberately kept entry fees low to encourage participation and to allow as many people to enjoy our beautiful district.
 
Register before 25/2/24 and receive a $10 discount with code Feb2024.
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 
Le tour de Merriwa will be held on gravel roads on Saturday 9th March 2024, starting at 8am.  Choose between a 50km loop, or add on the ride to the end of the road to make an 84km ride.  The ride will start and finish at the back of the Merriwa Tourist Welcoming Centre, where there will be food stalls and coffee post ride.  A bbq, drink, on course food, vehicle support and bib number are all included in the entry fee.
 
The Giro de Cassilis will be at 9.30am on Sunday 10th March – starting from the community hall, Llangollan Road, Cassilis.  It is an out and back 40km or 48km ride on quiet, gravel roads, finishing with a bbq and drink.  The turn around points are Talbragar River or the intersection with Vinegaroy Road. Vehicle support and bib number are also included in the entry fee, along with the post ride bbq and drink.
 
 
 
 
 

 

To stay up to date, follow Le Tour de Merriwa on Facebook

 

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Merriwa Shared Pathway

MERRIWA SHARED PATHWAY FUNDRAISING UPDATE

21 February 2024 – From the Merriwa and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Facebook page

🎉🎉Exciting news from the Merriwa Shared Pathway Fund! Thanks to a recent generous donation from the Merriwa Rotary Club and the ongoing dedication of the Merriwa Men’s Shed, who have been diligently collecting and recycling cans and bottles, we’ve surpassed the halfway mark, reaching $32,707.39 🎉🎉
 
We’re grateful to the local businesses that have supported us by placing donation tins on their counters, and to all individuals who have contributed. Every donation, no matter the size, makes a difference!
 
To contribute, donations can be made via our GoFundMe page at https://gofund.me/3508bd7d or through direct donations to the Merriwa and District Chamber of Commerce. The account details are as follows:
 
🏦 Bank: Regional Australia Bank
🔢 BSB: 932 000
💼 Account: 100 498 003
🏢 Account Name: Merriwa and District Chamber of Commerce
 
Thank you for your support. 💚
 
 
 

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GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN

If you love Merriwa and feel that rural people deserve better then please donate.
 
Help us send a message to our local council and all levels of government that they can and must do better.
Your donation will be used to pay the extra council imposed charges on residents located on the shared pathway network.
 
Background

In July 2021 the NSW Government awarded a grant of $922,674 to construct a 4km network of shared pathways to connect key locations in the Merriwa township.
 
These are the first new pathways built in Merriwa in over 20 years and is a popular project that will improve health and safety in our community.
 
Unfortunately the Upper Hunter Shire Council (UHSC) would only let the project proceed if it could charge ~25 residents located along the route of the pathway. They have rejected all other funding solutions presented by the Merriwa community.
 
Several of the residents are pensioners and have neither planned nor budgeted for these costs which are causing some distress.
 
The Merriwa Chamber of Commerce supported by many community groups is coordinating the fundraising efforts.
In the event that funds raised are surplus to requirements they will be used to enhance and beautify the shared pathway.
 
“In times of turmoil it is important that people feel that they are part of a supportive community”
 
Please support this worthy cause and stand with the people of Merriwa as they right this wrong.
 
To show your support and donate, please click here: https://gofund.me/3508bd7d

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Hunter Medical Practice Merriwa

Merriwa current opening hours are:

Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am till 5.00pm

To book an appointment call (02) 6532 5013  or book online

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Non Emergency Medical Transport

We are required to give Area Health at least 48 hours notice of planned trips. To do this we need Clients to make their booking with us in that time.

Telephone 6548 2653 or Office, Bottle Museum, between 9.30 and 3.30 weekdays.

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Tour Merriwa

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A GREAT VISUAL TOUR OF MERRIWA

http://www.twominutepostcards.com/…/merriwa-nsw-stay-a…/

 

 

TWOMINUTEPOSTCARDS.COM

Many people have driven through the Golden Highway town of Merriwa

Merriwa in two minutes! While it’s impossible to fit everything we love about Merriwa into two short minutes, journalist Cathy Stubbs has done a great job at packing a lot into a short time.

In the spirit of the ABC’s Backroads, Cathy showcases towns in her Two Minute Postcards videos, providing brief insights into the attractions and delights of rural Australian communities.

A grant from the NSW state government allowed Merriwa business and community members to engage the Cathy’s services to feature our town in one of her Two Minute Postcard videos.

We gave Cathy a few tips but left her to discover for herself the natural beauty, rich history and quirky features that make our town unique.

We hope you love it as much as we do!

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TransCare Hunter Ltd

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Bookings are essential. For bookings or information, please call 6545 3113, Monday to Friday, 9am to 3pm

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Merriwa Surgery

FOR ALL YOUR MEDICAL NEEDS

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am -5.30pm
Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm daily
For bookings please call the surgery on 02 6548 2305

As of September 1, 2021, we would like to advise changes to our billing, we have previously been a Bulk Billing practice, this is no longer feasible for the practice and changes to mixed billing will commence in September, this means that unless you hold a pensioner concession card or are a child Under 16 years, there will be a fee for your consultation. These fee’s will be available in the surgery in the coming weeks.

Merriwa Surgery continue with our COVID vaccination clinics, please phone reception for more information.

Dr Emad Jasem

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My Merriwa Local Investment Gift Cards

 CHECK. IT. OUT.

Don’t forget about using those My Merriwa Local Investment Gift Cards!! With numerous businesses participating in the program, theres sure to be something for all. 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

Redeem your gift card at the following businesses: 

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.

Purchase online: https://www.whyleavetown.com/product-page/merriwa-gift-card

Bulk (6 or more) card orders: https://www.whyleavetown.com/bulk-card-orders

Check balance: https://www.whyleavetown.com/check-card-balance

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

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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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