Joyce protests against coal protests

DEPUTY Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce was in Singleton today to protest the coal protests, which he claims has already cost $60million in revenue. Mr Joyce pointed to a loaded coal train shunting through the Singleton train station to illustrate his points of what coal represents to the economy of Australia and workers in communities like […]

Covid numbers – Monday

THERE were 44 new cases of covid identified in the Hunter New England health area in the past 24 hours and there are currently 914 active cases in the area. There are 16 people hospitalised and three people in intensive care. The case breakdown by local government area is as follows: 18 – Mid Coast […]

Weather the week ahead and rainfalls

THE system which brought rainfall last week is moving offshore and bringing cooler temperatures and while there may still be cloudy conditions, the weather will start to clear, winds will ease and temperatures will begin to climb again on Thursday. Today and Tuesday the temperatures will remain in the low 20s and by Thursday will […]

Rainfalls and river levels

THE Bureau predicted heavy rains this week and they were delivered. Below are the rainfalls for the 24 hours until this morning and some local river levels at 9am. Please post your photos and videos on local rivers and creeks in our thread. Rainfalls: Elderslie: 71 Howes Valley: 33 Milbrodale: 71 Pokolbin: 56 Singleton: 58 […]

Rainfalls recorded

THE Bureau of Meteorology recorded the following rainfalls until 9amthis morning, with more rain over the region today: Elderslie: 36 Howes Valley: 24 Milbrodale: 28 Pokolbin: 24 Singleton: 41

Covid update: Tuesday

IN the Hunter New England health district there have been 62 new cases diagnosed in the past 24 hours, including a new case in Singleton.¬†There are 20 people currently in hospital and three are currently in intensive care. Covid numbers by local government area: 21 – Moree Plains 11 – Cessnock 8 – Mid Coast […]

Covid update: Monday

THERE were 40 new cases of covid identified in the Hunter New England health district and there are currently 1,590 active cases in the area. There are 22 people being cared for in hospital and 3 are in intensive care. New cases and total cases by local government areas: 13 – Mid Coast (185) 9 […]

Weather and rainfalls

THE cloud cover will continue to break up today with a shower or two throughout today and tomorrow. The chance of showers will increase on Wednesday and as a low pressure trough forming in inland Western Australia today moves over the state on Thursday and Friday there could be “significant rainfalls”, with the Bureau of […]

Friday: Covid numbers

WHILE covid is now spreading within regional communities, thanks to vaccination rates, the overall cases numbers throughout the state are decreasing, along with hospitalisations and deaths. In the Hunter New England Health District there were 54 new cases identified in the past 24 hours, with two new cases identified in the Singleton area. Covid numbers […]

Wednesday: Covid numbers

THERE were 79 new cases of covid identified in the Hunter New England Health area in the past 24 hours, totalling 1772 active cases. Hunter New England cases by local government area: 18 – Lake Macquarie 17 – Newcastle 11 – Tamworth 8 – Port Stephens 7 – Maitland 6 – Cessnock 5 – Mid-Coast […]