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Week Starting Monday 1st April 2024


Merriwa & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc.


The Merriwa & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry AGM is to be held on Wednesday 3rd April 2024, at the Merriwa RSL Club at 6pm. Due to a number of other meeting at the Club, we will now be meeting in the Fletcher/Games Room.

All financial members should have received the AGM Package via email. If you are a financial member and haven’t received this, please email Megan – megan@rmproperty.net


NSW Farmers Merriwa Branch


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Merriwa District Progress Association 



Cassilis District Development Group


Everyone is welcome to attend the next meeting of the CDDG (Wed 3rd April). The mission of the group is to support the local community and its organisation’s to drive development and progress in the Cassilis district.

We’d love for more people to get involved, we’ve changed our meeting times to hopefully allow more families to come along!



Cassilis Rodeo Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Thursday 4th April, 2024 6:30pm @ Cassilis Bowling Club

Quick general meeting to follow

‘Rosemary for Legacy’

Yes it’s that time of year again when Merriwa rallies and we harvest quality Rosemary stems to send down to the Legacy charity in Sydney, where it is made into Sprigs to be worn on lapels for the Anzac Day parade.
If you have some Rosemary with straight stems (unfortunately the wavey variety are not suitable), please deliver to the Merriwa RSL club on Tuesday 16th April from 11.30-5pm. 
Merriwa has been supplying the Legacy charity with Rosemary for nearly 30 years (it all started with John Penninger) and has raised over $30,000 per year towards this great charity which helps the families of ex service personnel in need.
Merriwa Rotary club are our great supporters and help with the harvest each year for which we are very grateful.
Many thanks,
Annie Rodgers
tel 0408482778


🎶 𝗥𝗼𝘆𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗦𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 – 7th April from 2pm
Carrot Bowen & The Collective LIVE!


Merriwa Magpies



Cassilis Bowling Club 



Merriwa RSL SUB Branch


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

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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🐎🐎


Merriwa RSL Club

𝑳𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝑴𝒖𝒔𝒊𝒄 🎵

The Silverline appearing at the Merriwa R.S.L Club on Saturday the 13th April!
7PM – 10PM in our front lounge, don’t miss out on the talented dynamic husband and wife duo! Covering all of your favourite country hits and contemporary covers that everybody will love!


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 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/234753

For 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
Kicking off in GLOUCESTER on 15 March and heading to LAKE MACQUARIE on 9 April, MERRIWA on 29 May and DUNGOG on 30 May.
Register now 👉 https://brnw.ch/21wHzjp


Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces

Festival of the Fleeces 2024 is on its way!
Check out our website for more information and regular updates to this year’s festivities.
Can’t wait to see you all there.

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🐏📣 Stallholder Call-Out!📣🐏

Exciting news, festival goers! We have just 10 store holder spots left for the Festival of the Fleeces. This is your golden opportunity to showcase your woolly wonders at one of the most vibrant and unique festivals!
Don’t hesitate – secure your spot now and join us for an unforgettable weekend celebrating the Festival of the Fleeces. Heres the link below for an application ⬇️
Remember, your spot isn’t secured until all forms and payment have been submitted and you’ve received a confirmation email from the Festival of the Fleeces. If you do miss out, we’ll have a waiting list.

Upper Hunter Shire Council


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

    • Rotherwood Road – Maintenance grading
    • Old Coolah Road – Maintenance grading
    • Yarrawonga Road – Maintenance grading
    • John Street – Reseal
    • Scone Road – Heavy patching
    • Scone Road – Slashing
    • Idaville Road – Bridge abutments
    • King George V Avenue – Footpath construction
    • Rest area maintenance
    • 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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