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Gulgong Show preparations

posted by 2MG Real FM   [ updated ]

Preparations for the 131st Gulgong show are well underway, with the Show planned for February 15 & 16.

Louise from the show committee says that in preparation for the show, they will be holding a working been & meeting in the leadup to the show.

The show committee will also have another community stall on Friday February 1st outside IGA in Gulgong, and the show books are now available on the website or print copies for $2 at Gulgong Timber & Hardware, CRT, Gulgong Dispensary and Gulgong Arts & Crafts.


More details on the show can be found on their facebook page or the web Gulgongshow.org.au





Tennis Clinic

posted by 2MG Real FM   [ updated ]

Mudgee District Tennis Club will be holding a School Holiday clinic next week for ages 5-16.


Organisers say that all abilities are welcome from absolute beginners to those who have had lessons before, with the holiday clinic running the entire week.


Clinics will be 9am until 3pm and children can choose to participate in 1, 3 or all 5 days of the clinic.


Days will include tennis skills, drills, match play, games, fitness and also includes lunch for all participants.


The clinic also marks the first of Mudgee District Tennis Club’s newly appointed coach Todd O’Kelly.


Those Interested should visit www.mudgeetennis.com and follow the prompts to Holiday Clinic for more information.

Fire Danger Heats Up

posted by 2MG Real FM

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is warning residents of the Mid Western Regional Council area to be aware of the increased fire danger as temperatures continue to rise.

“Storms in recent weeks have brought much needed rain to parts of the district” said District Officer Jayne Leary of the NSW RFS Cudgegong District. “However, vegetation is still very dry and the high temperatures we are experiencing will worsen this.”

“Storms also bring lightning and we have dealt with more than 30 fires in the last 2 weeks. A 3 hectare fire on Aarons Pass Road took several days to extinguish using volunteer crews supported by aircraft and a dozer. Many of the fires have been in rugged terrain and have required a lot of hard work by remote area firefighters and aircraft.

“Large, dangerous fires can also start from something simple like a spark from machinery or equipment, like grinding, welding, soldering or even slashing and mowing. We encourage you to take all precautions when conducting these activities and to postpone them to a cooler time of day if possible, District Officer Leary said.

“We also strongly encourage all residents to prepare their family and their property for bush fires. Most people have some kind of plan but you need to ask yourself whether your plan will stand up to the test of a fire:
*Does everyone in your family know what to do if a fire starts near you?
*Is your home and property prepared for a bush fire?
*Do you know the bush fire alert levels?
*Do you have information like websites, emergency details and the Fires Near Me app handy?”

Information to help you plan and prepare is available at www.myfireplan.com.au

It is very easy on awfully hot days like we are currently experiencing to close the blinds, turn on the air conditioning and forget what is happening outside.

However, being aware of what is happening around you is a vital part of being prepared for bush fires.

For more information contact the NSW RFS in Mudgee on 6372 4434.

Holtermann Progress

posted Jan 14, 2019, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

Work on the Gulgong Holtermann Project has progressed well in recent months according to committee member Bruce McGregor.

In an exclusive tour with News Editor, Craig Bassett, Bruce says that one of the key aspects of recent works has been the recycling of building materials from the former Gulgong Hospital.

He says they are now in the final stage of the design phase of the building.

The design committee is also now in the planning stage of what elements will form the displays.

Water Meeting

posted Jan 14, 2019, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 14, 2019, 1:26 PM ]

WaterNSW will host a customer information session regarding dam and river operations in the Macquarie-Cudgegong valley as Burrendong Dam falls below 13%.

Senior WaterNSW system operations personnel will be on hand to meet with water users reliant on the Macquarie and Cudgegong Rivers.

Inflows into Burrendong have been at record low levels since last available water determination in August 2017 – less than a third of the previous historical lowest total recorded.

Burrendong Dam had been drawn below 10% on five previous occasions (June 1995, January 1998, April 2003, May 2004 and January 2007).

In Mudgee, the session will be at Club Mudgee this Thursday, 17 January, between 10am and 12 midday.


Heatwave this week

posted Jan 14, 2019, 10:58 AM by 2MG Real FM

Temperatures are expected to keep climbing into the later part of this week, with daytime maximums of over 40 degrees can be expected for the later part of this week, with tomorrow topping 42.

Western NSW Local Health District is urging residents to follow some simple precautions to beat the heat, keep cool and stay safe.

Health Protection Manager, Priscilla Stanley wants to remind the community and those particularly vulnerable to the heat, to stay safe and cool, and to look after each other.

“There are a number of steps people can take to protect themselves and people in the community against the heat. People need to be alert for the symptoms associated with heat exhaustion in themselves or others, especially young children and the elderly.”

“People need to make the most of shade and well ventilated or air conditioned areas, stay inside during the hottest part of the day and ensure they drink plenty of water." Priscilla said.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include nausea, faintness and dizziness, loss of appetite, weakness, headache, and vomiting. Some people may suffer from an increased body temperature or an increased breathing rate on extreme heat days. Don't forget to check in on family and friends to ensure they are okay. Heat exhaustion symptoms can occur up to 72 hours after an exposure to a heat event, so stay alert.

People with existing conditions such as heart problems, diabetes or hypertension should take extra care in the heat. If you are aware of anyone that lives on their own that might be at risk, make a point of checking they are okay.

Other people who may be at risk of heat exhaustion include outdoor workers, people in workplaces with inadequate cooling systems and those undertaking strenuous physical activities. If possible try to carry out the bulk of the activity during the coolest periods of the day.

Should you have concerns about your own health due to the heat, please contact your GP or attend your local health facility and if you come across someone that has succumbed to the heat, call triple zero (000) immediately.

Community Health Knockdown continues

posted Jan 13, 2019, 1:26 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 13, 2019, 1:30 PM ]

The Demolition of the former Mudgee Community Health is now well underway, with the demolition of parts of the roof & wall structure commencing last week. Heavy equipment began the task after a range of materials from the site were salvaged and recycled. The building is one that will be demolished to make way for the new $70.2 million-dollar hospital construction.

Flash Flooding across the region

posted Jan 13, 2019, 10:52 AM by 2MG Real FM

Storms late last week lead to some minor flash-flooding in parts of the region.

Thursday afternoon into evening saw a large range of lightning strikes & thunder, bringing with it scattered storms.

Officially overnight last Thursday, Mudgee recorded a rainfall total of 27mm, while a resident of Rylstone told our newsroom that 45mm has been recorded there, with minor flash flooding on some street.

The Mudgee SES say they were called to a number of jobs, including a range of roof & tree related tasks.

Gulgong DC Rural Fire Service were also called to reports of a tree fire at Stubbo, after the tree was hit by lightning. Crews report that the tree was well alight when crews arrived.

Meanwhile on Friday evening, southern parts of the region were again lashed with heavy rain & wind. Reports of water temporary blocking a number of roads were received, including the Castlereagh Highway near Aarons Pass.

Nullo Mountain North East of Rylstone recording 45mm in under 2 hours.

This Weekends Local Sport

posted Jan 10, 2019, 11:01 AM by 2MG Real FM

Mudgee senior cricket returns tomorrow following the holiday break, Lawson Park Country against Mudgee Home Décor at Walkers, Ori Bulls V Paragon on the Glen Willow Turf, Woolpack take on Kelly’s at the Glen Willow Synthetic.

Gulgong teams are into their second round of matches for the new year, RSL V Centennial at Billy Dunn, Coolah at home to Price of Wales.

At yesterday’s Muswellbrook races, local horses finished 1-2 in Race 6, favourite ‘Kookabaa’ 1st for Gayna Williams, ‘Dynamite Dan’ 2nd for Mark Milton.

Racing is at Wellington on Sunday, meanwhile, the Central Districts round of the Country Championships will be held at Mudgee on Sunday the 3rd March.

Community Health Coming down

posted Jan 8, 2019, 12:46 PM by 2MG Real FM   [ updated Jan 8, 2019, 12:49 PM ]

The Demolition of the former community health building continues, with work on the roof to remove an old tank.

The Building is among several that will be removed to make way for the new Mudgee Hospital.

Services that were previously in community health have moved into the main hospital building.

(Picture - Richard Waters)

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