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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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,[...]

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Bluescope Steel Bail out

October 27th, 2015

This would have been good for the Kurri Kurri Smelter back in 2010 when the NSW Government under Labor pulled the power contract off the table, leaving Hunter workers high and dry. NSW GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS ILLAWARRA STEELWORKERS  The NSW Government will provide payroll tax relief to BlueScope Steel to help secure its [...]

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Annexation of Austria

October 27th, 2015

Annexation of Austria What I am about to tell you is something you've probably never heard or will ever read in history books. I believe that I am an eyewitness to history.  I cannot tell you that Hitler took Austria by tanks and guns; it would distort history.  We elected him by a[...]