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Why knot? Sailing regatta to go ahead as planned

It's been in a "holding pattern" since the middle of the year, but organisers are now moving at a rate of knots after announcing the popular Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta...

Nicholson to headline Dashville’s special show

Shane Nicholson often went six months without playing in front of a crowd but, this time, it was different. The multi award-winning country music/roots singer-songwriter admitted he hadn’t realised how much he missed...

Celebrating Aboriginal knowledge, culture

Aboriginal occupation of Australia stretches back more than 65,000 years, with its ancient past bringing a wealth of knowledge and culture. But this year’s theme for NAIDOC Week – Always Was, Always Will...

Opinion: Murdoch Royal Commission

This is an updated version of the editor's column, which was published in the Newcastle Weekly on Thursday 15 October. Find the edition here. I’ve lost track of the amount of times I...

Robinson departs Jets to link up with Western Sydney

Newcastle Jets head coach Carl Robinson and his assistant Kenny Miller have today departed the embattled club to take up roles with A-League rivals Western Sydney Wanderers. Robinson joined the Jets in February...

Children’s book a “lifesaver” after cancer diagnosis

Talented illustrator Nandina Vines says working on a children's book during her treatment for breast cancer proved to be a "lifesaver". Ms Vines, who was always a keen drawer, enjoyed a long-lasting and...

Couple to celebrate 67 years of enduring love

Frank Sinatra’s Strangers in the Night was playing in the background as Nelson Bay resident Milton Haines chatted away.‘Strangers in the Night exchanging glances, wondering in the night, what were the chances...

Call for conversations during Mental Health Month

Many Novocastrians recognise Lyndsay Walker as a super fit athlete who completes a series of physically-demanding challenges in the name of charity. Mr Walker, however, wants to be "the best listener I can...

From the editor: lazy long weekend

It was great to see so many people smiling and enjoying the warm weather over the long weekend. My brother and I went for a day trip to the Central Coast to...

Taking a positive step to support Camp Quality

It’s not so much about the distance covered, but the reason behind it.Families facing cancer are isolated now more than ever, with compromised immune systems meaning every germ is a serious threat,...

Maitland’s sporting history on show

From legendary boxer Les Darcy to rally car driver Ken Tubman, Maitland’s list of sporting heroes is long and illustrious. A new exhibition will showcase the city’s athletic prowess while also highlighting the...

From the editor: chaotic week on roads

A driver miraculously survived, while a mother and her young child suffered minor injuries, when a car drove off a cliff at Bar Beach.