Covid restrictions: Some questions answered

SEVERAL residents of the Upper Hunter have contacted us for clarification on the impacts of the lock down for them. We have sourced our information from Hunter New England Health, the NSW Department of Health and Member for the Upper Hunter David Layzell. Read: Hunter lockdown restrictions and cases explained and Exemptions for weddings and […]

Covid update: Two new cases linked to Newcastle cluster

TWO new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the Newcastle area during the last 24 hours, one woman in her 60s and another woman in her 20s. The 60 year old woman is linked to an existing cluster and the 20 year old woman is a household contact of another positive Covid-19 case. There are […]

A message from Mayor Sue Moore: Navigating lockdown

WITH the instances of COVID-19 cases in the Hunter and the snap lockdown for Singleton and seven other Hunter LGAs, it is important that we all follow NSW Government directions and advice to keep our community safe. Singleton Council staff are taking action to comply with the public health orders as well as ensure the […]

Stock Report: August 4

By Zac Ede, Bailey Property and Livestock agent THERE were 550 cattle yarded at the Singleton Stock Yards yesterday, with light weight black steers the market highlight once again. Steers weighing under 250 kilograms made over $7.00 and heavier calves weighing 300 kilograms sold for $6.50 and $6.60. Lighter weight heifers were a little flat […]

Hunter lockdown restrictions and cases explained

AT 5pm tonight, eight Hunter Local Government Areas (LGAs) will enter into a seven-day snap lock down and residents will be subject to stay at home orders until 12.01am Friday, August 13, in line with Greater Sydney restrictions. The stay at home orders apply to people who live in Muswellbrook, Singleton, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, […]

Covid update: Hunter snap lockdown starts at 5pm

MUSWELLBROOK, Singleton, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Cessnock and Dungog will enter into a snap lockdown starting at 5pm tonight, after several new Covid-19 cases were found in the area. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the lockdown measures will be the same as the current restrictions in Greater Sydney and will likely last for one […]

Singleton rainfall totals and snow forecast

THE Upper Hunter received a splash of rainfall this week, as a westerly trough made its way across the State. Snow was predicted to fall above 1000 metres today, however the chance of rain has decreased, which means the potential for a snow flurry has significantly lessened. The remainder of the week is expected to […]

Covid update: Virus found in Hunter sewage

THE Hunter has been put on alert after high levels of Covid-19 were found in three Newcastle sewage treatment plants. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the sewage detection suggests there could be unidentified cases “up and around the Newcastle area.” “Concerningly, there were very high rates of virus detected in the sewage in the Hunter Newcastle […]

Speed warnings enhanced

A THOUSAND fixed mobile speed camera signs will start popping up throughout New South Wales this month to remind drivers they can be caught speeding anywhere, anytime. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the signs will act as comprehensive advertising campaign and hopefully encourage drivers to continue not speeding. “We are already seeing […]

Covid update: Vaccination target set at six million jabs

PREMIER Gladys Berejiklian has set a six million vaccination target for New South Wales to reach by the end of August. The Premier admitted she doesn’t know what life for New South Wales residents will look like on August 29, but the government is starting to plan a roadmap out of lockdown. “On August 29 […]