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 Sir Ivan Fire Appeal, NSW Farmers federation

 

A huge thank you to those who have contributed to the are now involved and helping us out with administration. Thanks to Tony and Heidi Inder at Rockwell Livestock at Scone Saleyards yesterday, 13 head of cattle have arrived at Alexander Downs ready to enter the feedlot. All money deposited into the Morgan and English trust account will be transferred to the NSW Farmers Federation Relief fund. if you would like to donate cattle you can contact Stephen Gill on 0427485115 or Pat Ryan on 0428 485 090. If you can contribute any amount of cash that would be most appreciated. 

 

The new details are:


Account Name: NSW Farmers’ Association Natural Disaster Relief Fund
BSB: 082-057
Account number: 18-215-7040
Bank: NAB

Thank you once again. Merriwa is such a generous community, that always comes together when needed. 

 

 

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Seniors Festival  (Seniors Week) activities

 

Seniors Festival will occur during the week Friday 3rd to Sunday 12th March.

   

I'd like to tell you about a couple of activities and invite you to come along.

 

  The popular Collector's Roadshow  that was held last year in Merriwa and Murrurundi, is also coming to Scone this year, on Tuesday 7th March 9am to 11am at the Scone Seniors Centre in Oxford St.   Bring in  an old antique or collectable  to be assessed for a small fee, or come along and enjoy the action even if you don't have your own!   The Flyer is attached to this email.

 

  On Thursday 9th March, 10am , join me at Council's Scone Administration Centre  for a Tour of the Centre (Ever wondered what's behind the front counter??) followed by a relaxed morning tea with some staff and Councillors.  Let me know you'll be coming so I can cater for everyone - Ph 6540 1141 (has a message machine if I am not here) or email kcone@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au!     Don't let me be the ONLY senior at Morning tea!!

 

  There are lots of activities during the week being arranged by our partner organisations, so keep an eye out for advertising!

 

  Please pass this information on to people who may be interested.

   

Regards

  

Kerri Cone

Manager Community Services

 

Phone: 02 6540 1141

Fax: 02 6545 2671

Email: kcone@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

 

 

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New Doctor at Merriwa Medical Practice

 

We have started the New Year with full strength and have new staff, including a fully trained GP and 2 new Registered Nurses.

 

I would like to introduce Dr Santhosh Kumar Sadashivappa, (who likes to be called Dr San or Dr Santhosh), whom has recently joined us full time as a GP. He is a fully qualified doctor with excellent patient skills and clinical knowledge, he is very competent and as a bonus for our Merriwa community he has  excellent emergency experience and will be providing services to Merriwa MPS as well.

 

Taylah Vicary is our young RN (Registered Nurse), she is full of energy, very friendly, enthusiastic.

 

Rebecca Zaffino is our other RN (Registered Nurse), she is quite experienced with a special interest in women’s health and is a Pap Smear provider.

 

The greatest news I want to share is that from 6th of February 2017, in Merriwa and Denman, we are open full time 5 days a week, from 8 am to 6 pm. Myself, Dr Santhosh and our two lovely new nurses will be working at both practices (Merriwa and Denman) each day every week, so please call 65325013 to make an appointment and come and meet our friendly staff.

 

HUNTER MEDICAL PRACTICE

Merriwa Multi-Purpose Service

Corner of Brisbane and Mackenzie Street, Merriwa, NSW, 2329

P: 02 65325013

F: 02 65325006

Mobile: 0402983122

Denman Multi-Purpose Service

51-53 Ogilvie Street, Denman, NSW, 2328

P: 02 65473955

F: 02 65471134

 

Dr Noman Jawaad

 

 

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Photos of the Recipients 

Merriwa Australia Day awards 

 

 

Citizen of the Year Jim Alker.

 

Young Citizen of the Year John Cronin.

 

Achiever of the Year Suzanne Duggan.

 

Young Achiever of the Year Lachlan Walmsley.

 

Sustainability in Business Max McNaught.

 

Environmental Achievement Jack Carrigan.

 

Community Group of the Year ROAR Merriwa Central School.

 

 

 

     

   

  

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Photo's from Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces 2016

 

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ABC Community Announcements on Friday's

 

Maria Cameron has kindly offered to do the public announcements on the ABC local radio Friday each week.  If you wish your organisation's notice publicised, then contact Maria at springhills@bigpond.com or phone her on 6548 7272 with the particulars to be announced by Thursday each week. Maria will then announce all news received on Mike Pritchard's ABC's Merriwa's Community News Friday morning around 7.20am each week.

 

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Merriwa Business Directory

Now available Online

 

The Merriwa Business Directory can now be searched here.  If your business is not in our Directory then please provide us with your details here and we will included them.

 

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SID FOGG'S COACH SERVICE IN MERRIWA  

        

Sid Fogg's have re-scheduled the morning and afternoon lay over on their return Newcastle to Dubbo Coach Service from Sandy Hollow to Merriwa.

 

Sid Fogg's Coach Service will now pick up and set down at the Community Bus Stop outside the Merriwa Visitor Information Centre in Vennacher Street. The revised times are as follows: 

 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, westbound, arrive Merriwa VIC 10:30am and depart 11:00am eastbound, arrive Merriwa VIC  4:50pm and depart 5:20pm

 

Sid Fogg's advise joining passengers to be at the designated stop 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time, they can be contacted on (02) 4928 1088 for further details.

 

Brought to you by Merriwa District Progress Association

 

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NBN Wireless for Merriwa is HERE

 

In Merriwa, National Broadband Network (NBN) services are now available bringing high speed broadband via Fixed Wireless. The coverage footprint of these new areas can be seen via the NBN Co interactive map www.nbnco.com.au/rollout/rollout-map.

Put in your street address to see if you are eligible or enter just Merriwa to see the total Merriwa coverage.

All information is available at the above link on how to apply.

 

 

Total area coverd by the new NBN Wireless

 

 

 

Video from a visitor's perspective - a walk around the Festival

 

 

Allan's first flight to Merriwa

Foot launch aero tow at from Pete's place at Yarrawah Rd Denman. Good
thermal upto 5,000ftthen glide to Sandy Hollow, then scratch the ridge,
find lift to 6,000 ft,
met up with Alan Daniel and we glide to Merriwa.
2hr flight cut down to 3 min video.

 

 

 

 

MERRIWA - MUSWELLBROOK COMMUNITY TRANSPORT & COACH TIMETABLE

MERRIWA to MUSWELLBROOK

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

OPERATOR

 

Tc

 

SF

Tc

Tc

Tc

 

Tc

 

SF

Tc

Tc

Tc

 

Tc

 

SF

Dubbo

 

 

 

14:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:25

 

 

 

 

 

 

14:25

CASSILIS

 

 

 

16:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:15

 

 

 

 

 

 

16:15

MERRIWA

 

08:35

 

17:20

 

 

 

 

08:35

 

17:20

 

   

 

08:35

 

17:20

SANDY HOLLOW

 

09:00

 

17:45

06:35

09:00

15:55

 

09:00

 

17:45

06:35

09:00

15:55

 

09:00

 

17:45

DENMAN

 

09:10

 

18:00

06:45

09:10

16:05

 

09:10

 

18:00

06:45

09:10

16:05

 

09:10

 

18:00

MUSWELLBROOK

 

09:45*

 

18:20

07:10

09:45*

16:25

 

09:45*

 

18:20

07:10

09:45*

16:25

 

09:45*

 

18:20

Newcastle

 

 

 

20:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

20:05

 

 

 

 

 

 

20:05

MUSWELLBROOK to MERRIWA

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

OPERATOR

 

SF

Tc

 

Tc

Tc

Tc

 

SF

Tc

 

Tc

Tc

Tc

 

SF

Tc

 

Newcastle

 

07:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

07:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

07:30

 

 

MUSWELLBROOK

 

09:25

13:55*

 

07:20

13:55*

16:45

 

09:25

13:55*

 

07:20

13:55*

16:45

 

09:25

13:55*

 

DENMAN

 

09:45

14:30

 

07:40

14:30

17:10

 

09:45

14:30

 

07:40

14:30

17:10

 

09:45

14:30

 

SANDY HOLLOW

 

10:00

14:40

 

07:55

14:40

17:20

 

10:00

14:40

 

07:55

14:40

17:20

 

10:00

14:40

 

MERRIWA

 

11:00

15:30

 

08:20

15:30

18:00

 

11:00

15:30

 

08:20

15:30

18:00

 

11:00

15:30

 

CASSILIS

 

11:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:30

 

 

Dubbo

 

13:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:20

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:20

 

 

 

 NOTES:

1.         All services operate from and to the Community Bus Stop outside the Merriwa Visitor Information Centre in Vennacher Street.                                                           

2.        SF:  Newcastle – Dubbo – Newcastle operated by Sid Fogg’s  Coachlines, for bookings phone 4928 1088 or McConnell’s This’n’That in Merriwa, 6548 2889. 3.  TC:  Services are operated by                    TransCare Hunter Ltd, phone 6545 3113 for bookings.                                                                                                

4.         All services operate to/from Muswellbrook Railway Station. TransCare services also call at Muswellbrook Marketplace, Hospital, TAFE as required.

5.         Services marked * connect with NSW TrainLink trains at Muswellbrook Station.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                 Brought to you by Merriwa District Progress Association Inc. 

 

 

 

 

 Emergency Services

Police (Admin only) (02) 6548-2437
Police Mobile 0408 293 423
Police Assistance 131 444
Fire (Admin only) 6548-2005
Hospital - MPS (02) 6532-5000
Rural Fire Service 1800 081 166
SES Emergancy 132 500
Merriwa Rescue Squad (02) 6548-2538
Dr Noman Jawaad                                       Dr Cho Oo Maung                                         Hunter Medical Practice Merriwa & Denman (02) 6532-5013
Dr Emad Jasem - Merriwa Surgery (02) 6548-2305

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Emergency Services 

Police (Admin only) (02) 6548-2437
Police Mobile 0408 293 423
Police Assistance 131 444
Fire (Admin only) 6548-2005
Hospital - MPS (02) 6532-5000
Rural Fire Service 1800 081 166
SES Emergancy 132 500
Merriwa Rescue Squad (02) 6548-2538
Dr Noman Jawaad                                       Dr Cho Oo Maung                                         Hunter Medical Practice Merriwa & Denman (02) 6532-5013
Dr Emad Jasem - Merriwa Surgery (02) 6548-2305

 

 

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