Councils band together as drought holds Hunter in its grip

Michael Parris
February 12 2024 - 7:00pm
Merriwa farmer Ron Campbell in one of his drought-affected paddocks in January. Picture by Simone De Peak
Merriwa farmer Ron Campbell in one of his drought-affected paddocks in January. Picture by Simone De Peak

Three Upper Hunter councils are banding together on a drought-resilience plan as official figures show they are the most drought-affected area of NSW.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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