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Calum Thomson

New book delves into the power of ceremony

In the age of COVID-19, people the world over have missed out on celebrating the momentous moments that mark the turning points in their lives. If you are just thinking birthdays, weddings and wakes as...

Olympic siblings Jamie and Will Ryan going for gold

A brother-sister pairing is hoping to make the Hunter region proud at this year’s Olympic Games.  In July, Lake Macquarie locals Jamie and Will Ryan will embark for Tokyo as part of the...

Persian New Year celebrations come to Civic Park

New Year celebrations are still going in Newcastle. On Sunday 14 March, the Iranian Community will come together in Civic Park to celebrate Persian New Year. Called ‘Nowruz’ in Farsi (Iran’s national language), the...

Plant-based preschool to provide a sustainable approach

A new preschool is set to provide an ethos of environmental responsibility. The Barnsley-based Sustainable Play Preschool will open this autumn and hopes to share the ideas of sustainable living and plant-based eating...

Nicole takes a stand against period poverty

Nicole Cooney is attempting to make a difference in the fight against period poverty. Period poverty occurs when women don’t have the proper access to sanitary products, or hygienic spaces in which to...

University of Newcastle scientists peel away insight into ‘diet fruit’

A new study could allow scientists to create "diet" or low sugar fruits.  The research, undertaken by University of Newcastle Professor in Environmental and Life Sciences Yong-Ling Ruan has demystified sugar distribution in plants.   Professor Ruan,...

‘The Australian hero you’ve hardly heard of’: Newcastle author pens new book

A Newcastle-based author is shedding light on the work of the Hunter’s nurses during the First World War. Hamilton North's Christine Bramble is releasing a new book profiling the Novocastrian WW1 nurse Matron...

Port Stephens koalas ‘isolated’, according to new study

A new DNA study has revealed koalas in Port Stephens have limited gene flow, due to their isolated habitats. The research was commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia (WWF), as part...

TRAFFIC ALERT: Bridge maintenance to begin on the Pacific Highway

Motorists are advised of changed traffic conditions from next week on the Pacific Highway at Karuah to carry out maintenance on bridges over the Karuah River. Transport for NSW will carry out the...

‘One-in-a-generation opportunity’: Fitzgibbon calls on federal government to reform aged care

Federal MP for the Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon believes the Royal Commission report into aged care is a “one-in-a-generation” opportunity to reform the sector. The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety passed...

PM’s unawareness of Parliament House assault “unfathomable”: Claydon

Newcastle Federal MP Sharon Claydon is helping shape new measures to prevent sexual assault in the Labor Party. The allegations of rape made by Brittany Higgins - the former media aide to the...

Federal Parliament launches group to tackle social media concerns

Newcastle Federal MP Sharon Claydon has launched a new group in Parliament aimed at tackling the influence of ‘Big Tech'. With former US President Donald Trump being banned from Twitter and Facebook temporarily...
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