Stock Report – May 5

By Nathan Thirkell, stock station agent at Bailey Property and Livestock There are fewer cattle in the market again today. Most grades of cattle eased in values. Trade vealers made $4.70-$4.90 per kg. Light restocker steers sold to $6.56 per kg with the heavy weaner steers selling $4.70 to $5.70 per kg. Most weaner heifers sold […]

Hydroponic marijuana drug bust in Singleton

A man will face court in July after a hydroponic setup was located at a Hunter Valley home in Deans Avenue, Singleton. At about 6.35 pm on Thursday (29 April 2021), officers attached to the Newcastle-Hunter Traffic and Highway Patrol stopped a Toyota Camry on the Hunter Expressway at Sawyers Gully and spoke with the […]

Singleton’s booming property market

Regional Australia’s housing boom is showing no signs of abating with Singleton’s real estate agents reporting demand for both houses for sale and rental properties, are at an all-time high. Requests for Singleton properties in the $400,000 to $500,000, traditionally the domain of the first home buyer, are growing with experts predicting the trend to […]

Independents join forces ahead of by-election

INDEPENDENT candidates Tracy Norman and Kirsty O’Connell said they will swap preferences ahead of the major parties in the upcoming by-election on May 22. The candidates made a joint announcement this morning outside Muswellbrook Hospital, encouraging Upper Hunter residents to “choose to hold the balance of power” when casting their vote later this month. “We […]

Labor will build new rural fire station

KAYUGA Rural Fire Brigade has received a $530,000 commitment to building a new fire station from Labor after its candidate for the Upper Hunter seat Jeff Drayton noticed the difficult conditions volunteer firefighters were operating in. The facility the brigade use is a small demountable building with no toilets or water for filling the fire […]

Take action in local government

John St Singleton

If you’re passionate about what happens in the Singleton area and want to represent the interests of those in your local area, now is the time to take steps towards securing votes to become a councillor in the upcoming local government elections. Those with a desire to serve the community can stand for the election […]

Night road works on John St

SINGLETON Council has asked for residents and motorists to be patient during the completion of road works between tonight and 13 May 2021. As part of works associated with Singleton Town Centre Upgrades – Stage Two, Council’s contractor, Robson Civil will be conducting night works between 5 May 2021 to the 13 May 2021 (excluding […]