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Colourful mural to break down barriers

A mural painting event in Islington this weekend will aim to empower those living with a disability and create community conversation. The Stand Up, Speak Up activity is being delivered by Community Disability...

Plastic-free campaign floats around popular cafes

Lake Macquarie coffee drinkers are being encouraged to reduce waste and protect the environment after millions of takeaway cups went to landfill in 2020. The Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance has partnered with...

Musical’s fresh take on a freaky classic

Freaky, funny and fresh – it’s a combination that hopes to thrill Hunter audiences next month. Young Frankenstein, a new musical by Mel Brooks based on the classic comedy movie from 1974, will...

Smooth sailing as charity regatta set to hit the water

A popular sailing regatta in Lake Macquarie will once again raise the mast to support a unique cancer program. The annual Heaven Can Wait (HCW) Charity Sailing Regatta is set to take place...

Ally’s dedication to helping the disadvantaged

While 2020 brought about mass job losses across the world, Maitland’s Ally Meyn found it “the complete opposite”. The 24-year-old helped more than 300 disadvantaged, disabled or vulnerable members of the community discover...

Club’s work during pandemic a ‘team effort’

Jaci Lappin is used to having a contingency plan in place for everything. However, the Carrington Bowling Club chief executive could not have been prepared for one major event that swept across the...

Author plows ahead with alpine crime series

Ice, snow, fog, and darkness set the scene in Newcastle-based author Lee Christine’s chilling delve into the niche genre of romantic alpine crime. Christine’s first book in the series, Charlotte Pass, quickly became...

Triple-double: Twins among Kindergarten boom

A Hunter school is in a class of its own after recording a 61% rise in Kindergarten enrolments.Three sets of twins – Willow and Nate Stewart, Audrey and Charlotte Lawton, and Charlotte...

Teralba students ring out the year with new bell

Teralba Public School has celebrated its students' last day of term by re-establishing an old tradition that dates back over a century. The school's historic brass bell, believed to be more than 120...

New foundation aims to safeguard Hunter’s future

The Hunter’s councils have announced plans to establish a new foundation to safeguard the future of the region by assisting with job creation and economic growth. The Hunter Joint Organisation, which is made...

Council reveals cost of relocation to Newcastle West

City of Newcastle's decision to spend $8.3 million on the relocation of 450 staff to a new administration centre is evidence of its "frugal approach", the council's chief executive, Jeremy Bath, says. The...

The Longest Day tees off to raise funds for cancer research

It’s a challenge that will test the skill, strength and stamina of even the most hardened golfer from dawn to dusk. Cancer Council NSW has teed up The Longest Day fundraiser in a...
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