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Week Starting Monday 15th April 2024

School Holidays are here!
Take a look 👀at all the fabulous activities that are happening across our branches during the holidays.✂️🖍

📱Remember to contact your local library and secure you spot in each activity as the materials are limited – don’t miss out!


Merriwa Rescue Squad – VRA Rescue NSW

The Rotary Emergency Services Community Awards are celebrating 10 years and this year we will be celebrating and showcasing previous winners who come from across NSW.

We are asking the NSW Communities to help us recognise outstanding Community Service performed by paid and volunteer members of NSW Emergency Service Agencies through the Rotary Districts of NSW Emergency Services Community Awards (RESCA).
Rotary is seeking the unsung heroes in your communities that are often the quiet achievers, never asking for recognition but making a significant difference in your community.
Emergency Service Personnel can be nominated by a colleague, family member or community members and must be from one of the seven Emergency Services Agencies pictured below.
To nominate click the link below. Nomination close 30th April 2024.

Rosemary for Legacy

Just a wee reminder that we will be harvesting Rosemary and also taking donations of picked Rosemary (straight variety) on Tuesday 16th April at the RSL club from 11.30am
Also a big call out for LARGE boxes please!
If you have any moving cartons or large boxes, please leave them at the Merriwa RSL club as we will be needing them for harvesting on Tuesday.
Thanks again for all your donations and support.
Annie Rodgers
Tel 0408482778

Merriwa & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.


We need someone to help sell raffle tickets for a few hours on Friday afternoon, April 19th, outside the Merriwa Pharmacy.
No tech skills needed, just bring your enthusiasm! We’ll provide you with the paper forms and pens etc, we just ask that you assist will collecting the completed forms and ensuring the correct dollar amount is collected.
Interested? Please leave a comment, send us a DM or get in touch with Carlita on 0458 482 889!
Let’s make a difference together! 🎉
*If you are able to volunteer some time on another day, we would also love to hear from you*





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🌿 Save the Date! 🌿
Join us for “The Art of Bonsai Workshop”, hosted by local bonsai enthusiast, Alan Prentice. Sponsored by Kwik Kopy, in partnership with the Merriwa & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Merriwa CWA.
🗓️ Saturday 11th May from 2pm – 4pm
📍 Merriwa CWA Hall
Dive into the world of bonsai with masterclasses, workshops, exhibitions, and more. Reserve your spot now: https://events.humanitix.com/the-art-of-bonsai
Afternoon tea will be kindly provided by the Merriwa CWA. We respectfully request a donation to go towards the catering.
Don’t miss out on this serene and creative experience! Please note that RSVP is essential as places are limited to 20.


Merriwa District Progress Association 



Cassilis Bowling Club 



Merriwa RSL SUB Branch


Please contact Terri Cunningham (Secretary) on 0434 089 962 via call or text. 

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ANZAC Day Schedule

We have a big day planned for ANZAC Day this year. Please try and make it to a service and drop into the RSL for breakfast (from 7am) or lunch (from 1pm) or both! Kids also have a free BBQ lunch at 12pm. Lots of details to follow – here is how you can be involved and help us to commemorate a very important day. Everyone is welcome.


Merriwa Races 


Sunday 27th April 2024 – Gates open 11am. Local Races commence 1pm. 

For more information visit their website: https://www.merriwaraceclub.com.au/

And our event pages: https://merriwa.nsw.au/events/


Merriwa Sports Club 


🐎🐎 Rock the night away after the races. Carrot Bowen & The Collective live from 7:30pm🐎🐎




A reminder that Show Memberships are due 30th of April. 
Memberships are a great way to support the show and potentially a way to save on ticket prices.
Please see Membership Details below:
Annual Adult Membership – $25
(Adult Member receives 2 entry pass wristbands, exhibitors schedule, and events flyer.)
Annual Car Stand Membership (limited) – $35
(Car Stand Member receives Car Stand, 2 entry pass wristbands, exhibitors schedule, and events flyer.)
Annual Youth Membership (5-25) – $10
(Youth Member receives 1 entry pass wristband
Memberships must be paid by 30th of April.

Upper Hunter Shire Council 


🚗 Free 6 Week Merriwa Driver access program 🚗
Birrang Enterprise Driver Licence Access Program is coming to Merriwa. This program will bring qualified driving instructors who will develop a lesson plan and structure lessons specifically for each individual. We will ensure that each student is developing the skills required for the learner to become a safe and confident driver.
You may also be applicable to receive 3hrs in your log book for every 1hr driving lesson (conditions apply).
There will be two sign up days available. If you can please pre-register using the link below:
Non-School Students:
📍 Merriwa Library
🗓️ 7 May, 2024
⏰ 9:00am – 1:00pm
🪪 Please Bring 100 Points of ID
School Students:
📍Merriwa Central School
🗓️7 May, 2024
🪪 Please Bring 100 Points of ID
Please pre-register to reserve your place using the google form:
👉 Please take this opportunity to help you gain your L and P plates and become a safer driver on the road.

Merriwa RSL Club

𝑳𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑴𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒄


Hunter Valley Ranch Sorting

Join Hunter Valley Ranch Sorting for a fun weekend of Ranch Sorting……
⁺˚⋆。°✩ 18 & 19 ✸ May ✸ 𝟸𝟶𝟸𝟺 ✩°。⋆˚⁺
𝐚𝐭 Merriwa.
🖊️ Entries are open & close Thursday May 9th, 2024.
📪 Fill in your entry form here:
🌟 Waivers for 2024 must be signed & returned before the event if you haven’t competed this year.
🌟 Canteen
🌟 Powered camping sites
😂 Fun & laughter always guaranteed
❓If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.
📅 HVRS 2024 dates ~ 3 & 4 August ~ 28 & 29 September ~ 2024 Finals: 9 & 10 November
Merriwa Physical Culture invites you to a night out to have fun, dress up and raise some money for a little girl Sadie 4; who  has been diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma. Sadie’s mum Bec is a teacher at Gunnedah Physie and is apart of our New England Zone Physie Family, and we would like to show our support.

The night will begin with dinner and drinks at 6.45pm, so please arrive before this time.
Bingo will commence at 7.30pm and we will be entertained by Beverly Fabulosity, our Local Drag Queen.
Tickets are $35 each. This includes dinner, 1 drink and your bingo tickets for the evening. The meals will be alternate drop of a hamburger and chips and a chicken schnitzel, chips and salad.There will be a raffle, lucky door, as well as coin roll and a game or two.Don’t forget your bingo dauber or Texta’s to play along. Beverly will have some for sale on the night.RSA CONDITIONS APPLY. Merriwa Sports Club promotes Responsible Service of Alcohol. To book and pay for your tickets please head to: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/merriwaphysie/events/234753For group booking please contact Tess Williams 0437944353  


Hunter Local Land Services 


What’s in your pasture and what does it tell you about your soils and landscape?
Join expert presenters Carol and Harry Rose for an in-paddock Pasture Management Day, where we will be discussing:
❎ Preventing weeds using Integrated Pest Management
💪 Mechanical, Cultural, biological, chemical control options
🍀 Ground cover
⚠️ Biosecurity
➕ Much more
MERRIWA on 29 May and DUNGOG on 30 May.
Register now 👉 https://brnw.ch/21wHzjp


Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

🎉 Countdown Alert!

The festival of the fleeces is just around the corner with only two months to go! Time to dust off your woolly jumper and shear excitement! Have you booked your accommodation and mapped out your travel route? Make sure you get your plans in order and prepare for a weekend full of shear delight!

 For more information check out their website and Facebook page

Upper Hunter Shire Council

ANZAC Day Services

ANZAC Day Services – Thursday, 25th April 2024 ��

Join us in honouring our heroes at various ANZAC Day services happening across the Upper Hunter Shire. Please see the schedule below for times and locations:

�� Aberdeen:
Dawn Service at Memorial, Moray Street: 5:40am
Morning Service at Aberdeen RSL & Citizens Club: 9:30am

�� Merriwa:
Dawn Service at Cenotaph: 5:30am
March commencing from corner of Bow & Bettington Streets: 10:30am
Main Service at Cenotaph: 11:45am

�� Murrurundi:
Dawn Service at Memorial Gates: 6:00am
March from Adelaide Street to Memorial Gates for Commemoration Service: Assemble for march at 10:30am

�� Scone:
Dawn Service at War Memorial Scone Swimming Pool: 5:30am for 6:00am
Commemoration Service at War Memorial – Scone Swimming Pool: Assemble at 10:30am, Call to order for service at 11:00am
March along Guernsey Street to Scone RSL Club following conclusion of service

�� Gundy:
March, assemble at Linga Longa Hotel: 9:00am
Service at Gundy RSL Hall after march

�� Cassilis:
March from corner Branksome and Ancrum Streets: 10:45am
Wreath Laying Ceremony – War Memorial Park Gates

Let’s come together to pay tribute to those who have served and sacrificed for our nation. Lest we forget. 

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Each week Upper Hunter Shire Council prepares a report detailing the work that our infrastructure crews plan to deliver in the coming week. 

Scheduled work is merely an indication of what we intend to undertake and is not a guarantee of work being carried out. As factors such as weather, resource availability and unexpected needs can impact Councils priorities for the coming week. 

Works Delivery

  • Old Coolah Road – Maintenance grading
  • Scone Road -Slashing
  • Willow Tree Road – Slashing
  • Idaville Road – Bobiala Bridge sealing
  • Town Streets – Resealing
  • Cassilis Intersection Upgrade
  • Culvert Extension – Golden Highway
  • Road inspections as required
  • Action requests as required

Parks and Facilities

  • Amenities maintenance
  • Cemetery maintenance
  • Parks, sports fields, rest areas, entrances/approaches, Showground Passive areas and reserves mowing and maintenance
  • Playground inspections
  • Actions requests as required

Water and Sewer

  • Sewer treatment plant operation and maintenance
  • Dutton Street – Water main
  • Water and sewer distribution systems and actions requests as required


Have you seen something that needs attention?

Please use the Customer Request Management Form available online by clicking here to lodge an action with UHSC.

Alternatively, you can download and use the Snap, Send, Solve app from the App store. This app allows you to submit requests with various authorities or Local Council with ease. Learn more about the Snap, Send, Solve app here


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