Rod’s Blog

Well Carol sure put on a great night to kick start the Kurri Kurri Community Festival. The dinner dance was tops with excellent food, music and support from Kurri Kurri Bowling Club.

Sunday the 21st of October will be the big day for Kurri Kurri with the running of the towns second Community Festival. A first this year without the many dramas in the organisation will be the Billy Cart Derby. This kicks off at 9am in Hampden Street, with the entertainment running all day on the sports ground.


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My say

October 4th, 2018

Why does Kurri Kurri Exist (My say) It was 47 years ago last May that I had my first taste of the Coalfields, in particular Kurri Kurri. As a young Ambulance Officer with the NSW Ambulance Service, I was transferred to Maitland Ambulance Station to work. In those days and as far back[...]

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Zero waste to Landfill

September 20th, 2018

Changes to the recycling industry in NSW Until recently, China was a large importer of recyclable materials, accepting more than 30 million tonnes of waste from all over the world every year. Australia alone sent 1.25 million tonnes of recycled material to China in 2016-17 which is now impacted by National[...]

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NSW energy crisis affects business

July 29th, 2017

Large businesses such as Tomago Aluminium in the Hunter Valley are the backbone of New South Wales' economy providing more than 900 jobs and hundreds more in contract services. But the ridiculous rising energy costs are hurting their business. Electricity is a major cost for Tomago Aluminium and they have been[...]

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Voter ID and Potential Fraud

July 26th, 2017

Voter ID and potential fraud. The phrase “vote early—Vote often” is often used to create an impression that you should vote multiple times during polling. The phrase is attributed to: John Van Buren a US Lawyer in the 1800s Experience has shown that in the excitement of great popular elections, deciding the policy of th[...]

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Australias car industry demise started with the Button Labor plan

May 10th, 2016

Button Labor car plan Original vehicle Badge engineered derivative Ford Falcon (utility) Nissan Ute Holden Commodore Toyota Lexcen Nissan Patrol Ford Maverick Nissan Pintara Ford Corsair Nissan Pulsar Holden Astra Toyota Camry Holden Apollo Toyota Corolla Holden Nova The Button car plan, also known as the Button plan was the informal name given to the Motor Industry Development Plan. The plan was an Australian federal government initiative,[...]