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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Detectives, divers return to conduct investigation into murder of Melissa Hunt

Unsolved Homicide Squad detectives and police divers have returned to the Hunter today as inquiries continue into the murder of Melissa Hunt nearly 27...

Police appeal for witnesses after crash at Maitland

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam vision as investigations continue into a crash in Maitland last week. At about 6.55pm on Wednesday 14 April...

GALLERY: Ebony Dart named Maitland Parkinson’s Community Hero

A “shocked” Ebony Dart has been named the 2021 Maitland Parkinson’s Community Hero. The award, presented to the local occupational therapist by the Maitland Parkinson’s...

Appeal for information after attempted robbery at Metford

Police are appealing for assistance as they investigate an attempted armed robbery in the Hunter overnight. At about 7.50pm yesterday (Sunday 18 April), a man...

Wallsend groups invited to apply for share in $300,000 funding

Applications are now open for the 2021 Community Building Partnership program, which will unlock $300,000 for infrastructure projects across the Wallsend electorate. And, state MP...

Next stage of pumped hydro project at Muswellbrook underway

The preliminary phase of the feasibility study for the proposed 250MW Bells Mountain pumped hydro project at Muswellbrook is nearing completion. The engineering report began...

From rust to trust as Sail Port Stephens enjoys action-packed start

It was a day to clear the rust, but also to show some trust, as Sail Port Stephens turned on a spectacular opening day...

History repeats itself as Cibilic upsets Florence again

Australia’s future on the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) looks to be in safe hands as youngsters Morgan Cibilic and Ethan Ewing booked spots in the...

NNSWF launches Walking Football pilot program at Lake Mac

Hunter men and women aged 50 years and older are invited to take part in Northern NSW Football’s (NNSWF) exciting Walking Football pilot program. The...

Cessnock junior Brodie Jones a man for all moments

The circumstances surrounding Brodie Jones’ surprise star turn against the Cronulla Sharks on Friday night were remarkably similar to the Newcastle Knights forward’s NRL...

Cullen’s Bulldogs put bite on Rosellas in Real NRL thriller

The Central Newcastle Butcher Boys preserved their top four spot in the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League competition following a thrilling 20-18 triumph over The...

Full sail ahead for huge Sail Port Stephens fleet

A year after its COVID-19-enforced cancellation, Sail Port Stephens regatta has rebounded in record style, filling marina berths, moorings and motels while boasting the...

Talented Newcastle youth take centre stage

Street art, skateboarding and songwriting will all play an integral role in City of Newcastle celebrating NSW Youth Week 2021. The creation of a community...

Full sail ahead for huge Sail Port Stephens fleet

A year after its COVID-19-enforced cancellation, Sail Port Stephens regatta has rebounded in record style, filling marina berths, moorings and motels while boasting the...

Exciting new twist on a Fair tradition

Come one, come all to the Lake Mac Autumn Fair. The event – at Speers Point Park on Saturday 1 May – is an exciting...

OUT AND ABOUT: Five things to do this weekend

Bored or looking for something to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few tips courtesy of the Newcastle Weekly. WHAT: The Gum Ball WHERE: Dashville, Lower Belford WHEN:...

WIN! A Discovery of Witches DVDs

Adapted from Deborah Harkness' All Souls trilogy, the 10-part second series finds Matthew (Matthew Goode) and Diana (Teresa Palmer) hiding in time in the...

Bringing sci-fi to Civic Playhouse stage

Elliot Leeds is dead. Or is he? This is the question at the centre of the science fiction play, Two Point Oh, which opens at...

Variety is the spice of life

They say that variety is the spice of life and, personally, I couldn't agree more. When we are young, variety is not a problem as...

Webinar to discuss indigenous ceremonies and rituals

A highly-respected indigenous cultural advisor and advocate will share important insights around the “sacred circle of life, our humanity” during a webinar this month.  CEO...

Travellers encouraged to eat fresh and local foods

One positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that Australians have taken to the roads to explore their own backyards a little...

OUT AND ABOUT: Five things to do this weekend

Bored or looking for something to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few tips courtesy of the Newcastle Weekly. WHAT: The Gum Ball WHERE: Dashville, Lower Belford WHEN:...

RSPCA is at Cat-pacity and needs more humans

RSPCA NSW’s Hunter Shelter is over cat-pacity with more than 160 cats needing a new fur-ever home.  In a bid to find their purr-fect human,...

REAL ESTATE: The state of the Newcastle market

More buyers than homes, that’s the problem with Newcastle’s real estate market says one local agent. First National Real Estate Newcastle City agent Tom Lemke...

Cheers to a new Memorandum of Understanding

After suffering through drought, bushfires, smoke, COVID-19, floods and China export tariff rows, Hunter wineries can breathe a sigh of relief this week with...

Travellers encouraged to eat fresh and local foods

One positive to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is that Australians have taken to the roads to explore their own backyards a little...

Life’s what you bake it: Reece Hignell’s recipe for success

The secret to a good cake is its texture and how long you bake it for. That’s according to MasterChef Australia alumni and Cakeboi founder...

Urban Hum bring buzz to backyard beekeeping

They are in almost every backyard in Newcastle. In fact in 26 inner city suburbs they live enmasse - up to 80,000 of them...

New look Maitland Taste set to launch next month

Maitland Taste is being ‘Deconstructed’, creatively pulled apart and served up with an extended footprint throughout Central Maitland from Friday 7 to Sunday 9...

Gluten- free Banoffee pie

Looking for something to bake this weekend? We’ve got you covered with this banoffee pie recipe, that just so happens to be gluten-free, too. Banoffee...

GALLERY: Ebony Dart named Maitland Parkinson’s Community Hero

A “shocked” Ebony Dart has been named the 2021 Maitland Parkinson’s Community Hero. The award, presented to the local occupational therapist by the Maitland Parkinson’s...

Wallsend groups invited to apply for share in $300,000 funding

Applications are now open for the 2021 Community Building Partnership program, which will unlock $300,000 for infrastructure projects across the Wallsend electorate. And, state MP...

Works begin at Hamilton’s James Street Plaza

Hamilton's James Street Plaza is set to attract more visitors, families and shoppers to Beaumont Street when construction to revitalise the space is completed....

Talented Newcastle youth take centre stage

Street art, skateboarding and songwriting will all play an integral role in City of Newcastle celebrating NSW Youth Week 2021. The creation of a community...

Youth groups join forces to bring passionate young people together

A festival for young creatives is just one of seven events Lake Macquarie City Council is supporting this month as part of Youth Week...

Exciting new twist on a Fair tradition

Come one, come all to the Lake Mac Autumn Fair. The event – at Speers Point Park on Saturday 1 May – is an exciting...

GALLERY: Masterchef’s meat-free menu wows diners

Warners Bay mother-of-four Steph De Sousa showcased her cooking prowess on Saturday evening, dishing up an assortment of delicacies at the third annual Feast...

The Sista Code movie night and podcast celebration

The Sista Code movie night, which doubled as a first-year celebration of the Hey Soul Sista Podcast. The event was held at Event Cinemas...

Equal Futures Project, International Women’s Day

Equal Futures Project, International Women’s Day Breakfast, Wests City, Newcastle. Photos: Peter Stoop. For more: Compass Housing Specialist Disability Accommodation Partners BreakfastShiela Woodcock bequest announcementThe 2020...

The 2020 Doyle Partners Women’s Pro cocktail event

2020 Doyle Partners Women’s Pro cocktail event at Merewether Surfhouse. For more: Compass Housing Specialist Disability Accommodation Partners BreakfastShiela Woodcock bequest announcementEqual Futures Project, International Women’s...

Compass Housing Specialist Disability Accommodation Partners Breakfast

For more: Shiela Woodcock bequest announcementThe 2020 Doyle Partners Women’s Pro cocktail eventEqual Futures Project, International Women’s Day

Shiela Woodcock bequest announcement

Photos by Karl Hoffman For more: Compass Housing Specialist Disability Accommodation Partners BreakfastThe 2020 Doyle Partners Women’s Pro cocktail eventEqual Futures Project, International Women’s Day

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