Child abuse and sex crimes squad swoop in Muswellbrook

DETECTIVES have charged a 61 year old Muswellbrook man yesterday afternoon in relation to the historical sexual and physical abuse of a teenage girl in the Hunter region. Police allege the man sexually and physically assaulted a 19-year-old woman – then aged between 13 and 16-years-old – on numerous occasions between 2016 and 2018. He […]

Covid: Why Muswellbrook is more dangerous than Blacktown

NSW Health assess lockdowns and covid-risk, based not just on case numbers, but on the risk of community transmission, the number of people unvaccinated and the local health capacity. Muswellbrook is at risk of continual lockdowns as the state opens up and Singleton, is not far behind. The higher the rate of unvaccinated people in […]

Muswellbrook locks down at 6pm

MUSWELLBROOK and Port Macquarie will go into lockdown, under stay at home orders, for seven days, beginning at 6pm today. These orders will apply to anyone who has been to Muswellbrook since September 22, or Port Macquarie since September 17. NSW Health is concerned there is undetected community transmission and is urging everyone in the […]

State’s Covid status today

MUSWELLBROOK may be headed into lockdown, with a decision to be made this afternoon. NSW Health are also reviewing the infections in Port Macquarie and Kempsey for lockdown. Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health said people need to be vaccinated as a matter of urgency. “You’re kidding yourself if you don’t think you need to […]

More local cases

THERE has been another case of covid-19 identified in Singleton today, bringing the total active cases to five. Across the Hunter New England Health there were 63 new cases added today, with growing numbers throughout the whole Upper Hunter area. One in five people in the Singleton LGA are unvaccinated. Local case breakdown: Singleton LGA […]

Local vaccination race

WHILE Scott Morrison may have said getting vaccinated is not a race, the finish line for lockdowns is in sight and all communities will soon be exposed to the virus. The suppression strategy is about to end. Once we are open, tonnes of cases will appear in all towns to the point where eventually we […]