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Week Starting Monday 29th April 2024





Merriwa RSL SUB Branch


A huge thank you to Merriwa and especially all of you that helped to ensure a very successful ANZAC Day.

Our community showed up and paid their respects to all the veterans – both past and present who have made such incredible sacrifices so we can live in this amazing country. Sacrifices made by men, women and animals.

Special thank you to the Catafalque party from Singleton Army Base, Light Horse, UHSC, VRA, IGA, Merriwa RSL, Ray’s Bistro, Merriwa IGA, Coles & Woolies Muswellbrook, Dahlia & Lucce – wreath makers, Merriwa Central School, St Josephs, Scone Grammar School and all of the local groups, Rod Wicks – Parade Marshall and the Merriwa RSL Sub Branch members.


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.


Cassilis Bowling Club 





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/234753

For group booking please contact Tess Williams 0437944353   


Hunter Local Land Services 


Step into the local habitat area of the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater for a unique workshop!

Hear from woodland bird & mistletoe experts of Birdlife Australia, Mick Roderick & Kristy Peters, have all your burning questions answered in a Q&A session with the pair, enjoy a field trip to gather nature samples that will then form the basis of a class with award-winning artist, Jenny McCracken to practices using sketching for notes & identification of plants & animals in the field! 

Attend part of or all of the day’s activities. 


  • MERRIWA – Friday 3 May, 8.45am – 1pm approx. 
  • Venue details will be provided on registration so please click through to the registration site.

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We are excited to be working with Peter Crowe of Macelbri Kelpies, Timor to bring to the Upper Hunter for this one-day sheep dog training school in Cassilis.

Designed for the intermediate-expert dog trainer, these dog training schools are designed to boost your dog’s skills in the yard and in the paddock. You will learn tips and tricks on how to get the best out of your dog.

*Two dogs per participant. All dogs must be parvo vaccinated in the last 12 months – proof will need to be provided.

In the interest of sheep welfare, biting dogs are expected to be muzzled. Fence-sitters welcome – all levels!

Limited positions are available and you must live in the Upper Hunter region.

11th May 2024

Register your interest online.

You will be contacted to confirm if you have secured a place. Further information including times and location will be emailed after registration.

We welcome beginners to also register their interest for future dog training school opportunities.

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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


 For more information check out their website and Facebook page

Upper Hunter Shire Council

📢 Upper Hunter Place Brand Identity: Have Your Say! 📢

This is a unique opportunity for the local community to get involved at the early stages of this exciting project, and help shape the future place identity for the Upper Hunter region!
What is a place identity?
🔹 Designed to represent the unique attributes of Upper Hunter
🔹 A unifying voice for the region
🔹 Created with and for the community
🔹 Supports the Shire’s social, economic and tourism goals.
What to expect:
🔹 A collaborative 2 hour in-person workshop
🔹 Facilitated by external brand identity specialists, For The People
🔹 Share your thoughts on what makes our community special
🔹 What are your hopes and concerns for the future?
🔹 Local stories, tips, and anecdotes – we want to get to know Upper Hunter through your eyes as a local!
How to get involved?
🔹 Register your interest for your local community workshop upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/brand
🔹 Taking place in Scone, Merriwa, Murrurundi
🔹 From Monday 6th – Thursday 10th May 2024
Visit our website to register your interest: upperhunter.nsw.gov.au/brand, and we’ll put your name on the registration list.
*Please note, numbers are limited for each session – so you must register your interest in advance. Registration does not guarantee a spot in the session, but we will do our best to accommodate everyone. Once you’ve registered, a council member will contact you to confirm your attendance.
🤝 This project is proudly funded by the NSW State Government.

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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

  • Flaggs Road – Flood recovery works
  • Scone Road – Slashing
  • 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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Get in touch with us via email at merriwaportal@gmail.com

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