This week marked the start of the 2020/21 bushfire season for Singleton and Muswellbrook LGAs

Louise Nichols
By Louise Nichols
September 4 2020 - 11:14am
BE PREPARED: NSW Rural Fire Service - Hunter Valley, Inspector Ken Hepplewhite is reasonably optimistic about the 2020/21 bushfire season.

The Bureau of Meteorology's (BOM) weather prediction for this coming spring could not be in starker contrast to this time in 2019.

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Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.

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