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   Birthplace of the Pony Club

 

         

 

 


 

 

Christmas in the Park 

 

 The Combined Christian Churches of Merriwa invites you to join us for “Carols in the Park”. This event will be held on Sunday December 11 at Apex Park at 7.00pm. We will be joined by the Merriwa Central School choir led by their teacher Sam Holden. A sausage sizzle stall will operate selling sausage sandwiches, tea, coffee, soft drinks. All proceeds from this year will go to the newly formed Merriwa Create and Grow Play Group. This group meet at the Merriwa Activity Centre centre each fortnight at 9.30am to 11.00am. In the event of inclement weather the carols will be held at the School of Arts, Bow Street Merriwa. Come and join us in this carol celebration. For more information contact Ron Campbell on 0428 485 153. Ron Campbell 

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Samaritan’s Christmas Boxes

 

These boxes are now available. If anyone would like to fill a box or two, please contact me. Collection will be the first week in October. If anyone is unable to fill a box but would still like to contribute, donations towards the overall freight would be very welcome. The recipients of the boxes this year will be from South East Asia, the Pacific and New Guinea. Contact phone numbers for more information are: 6548 5131 or 0428 485 131. Barbara Campbell 

 

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Merriwa Cricket Club

CHRISTMAS CLUB 

The Merriwa Cricket Club would like to invite everyone to our Christmas party on December 17 that starts at 3.00pm, the event will be a day/night match against Belltrees, there will be a jumping castle, face painting, plenty of food and refreshments and our friend Santa will be dropping in to say hi to the kids, all profits made on the night will be donated to the Create and Grow Play Group. We hope to see you there. Sonya Drury

 

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Cassilis Christmas Street Party

 

CASSILIS CHRISTMAS STREET PARTY IS ON DECEMBER 3

 

Held in Buccleugh Street from 5.00pm to 10.00pm with stalls, fun stuff for kids, Carols and Santa is visiting. There will be stalls, face painting, games for the kids, carols by candlelight, chocolate wheel and more, with Santa visiting with treats for children under 12 years of age (Please do not supply gifts for Santa to give). Come and enjoy our Community Christmas Spirit rain or shine. PLEASE NOTE that Buccleugh Street will be closed to traffic from 3.00pm - 10.00pm on December 3 for this event from 3.00pm to 10.00pm. Kathy Sumpter

 

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Transcare

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR CLOSURE NOTICE

 

Wishing you a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year.

Closing 4.00pm Friday December 23, 2016 Open 8.30am Monday January 9, 2017

The office will be closed and Transport services will not operate during this time.

 

 

MOBILE OFFICE COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU

Merriwa December 16

Denman January 13

Merriwa January 27

 

 

The bus will be at the listed towns from 10.00am till 12.00pm.

So keep an eye out for the bus and come and have a chat. Helen Schlegel

 

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Merriwa District Education Foundation

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

 

The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Royal Hotel Cassilis at 6.30pm.

When: Thursday December 15, 2016.

All are welcome to join us for the meeting and dinner afterwards.

For more information contact Jane Hegarty, Secretary on 6376 1052. Jane Hegarty

 

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Meals on Wheels

MEALS ROSTER

DECEMBER December 8 S Hunt and P Kirkby

December 15 A Kemp December 22 D Alker and L Gill

December 29 D Leggett and P Amidy

 

Jackie Roper

 

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Spring has Arrived 

 

Here are a few ground orchids which are currently up and flowering around Merriwa

   

 

 

 

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THE QUAD BIKE WORKPLACE SAFETY SURVEY

 

Do you ride a Quad Bike in your workplace?  Are you over 18 years age?

If so, we would like you to complete the Survey.  Your responses will help inform future safety programs, policies and products that will improve quad bike safety in the workplace in Australia and New Zealand.   

To find out more, or to take the Survey,

Log on to: www.quadbike.unsw.edu.au or search: UNSW Quad Bike Survey

 

TRANSPORT AND ROAD SAFETY (TARS)

RESEARCH CENTRE

The University of New South Wales

UNSW Sydney NSW 2052 Australia

T: +61 (2) 9385 5774     F: +61 (2) 9385 6040

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Photo's from Merriwa Festival of the Fleeces 2016

 

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Connect to the Merriwa Community through Facebook to

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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
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Dr Emad Jasem - Merriwa Surgery (02) 6548-2305

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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
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