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Charity stoked to receive grant

Newcastle's Aimee Blacker is stoked to have been recognised as a local hero this year. She is the co-founder of surf therapy charity Surfing the Spectrum...

W-League young gun moves overseas

Despite missing her dogs, Tim-Tams and the warm Aussie weather young Jets star Reneé Pountney has made the move across the ocean. The 20-year-old accepted a soccer...

Novelist inspired by Tudor dynasty

A Newcastle-based author has penned a sequel in her much-acclaimed young adult Tudor romance series. Natalie Murray, daughter of the revered SBS football commentator Les Murray, recently...

Fishing competition to reel in eager anglers

Hunter residents are set to be reeled in by the chance to win more than $20,000 worth of prizes at an inaugural fishing competition in Lake Macquarie next month.

Organisers pump brakes on Newcastle Toy Run

A beloved annual charity event has fallen victim to COVID-19. The Newcastle Toy Run, which was supposed to celebrate its 43rd edition, has been cancelled due to...

Ponga takes out top gong at Knights’ annual awards

After a stand-out year in which he scored 10 tries and booted 46 goals, Newcastle superstar Kalyn Ponga has been crowned as the Knights’ Player of the Year at the...

Construction starts on social housing development

A new social housing project in Newcastle will provide jobs and a timely economic boost for the city. The NSW Government announced that construction has begun on...

Renewed hope for asthma sufferers

Hunter residents suffering from asthma have renewed hope of finding effective treatments. A team of researchers has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Health...

Mentor Support Network announces new chairperson

A Hunter-based not-for-profit has appointed a new chairperson this week. The Mentor Support Network (MSN) will be chaired by Shayne Connell, known for his longstanding work with...

From drones to phones: how technology is aiding the Hunter’s koala crisis

Drones are providing a new boost in the fight to protect the region’s koalas. A parliamentary inquiry in June estimated that 5,000 koalas likely perished in NSW...