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Social housing boost in Newcastle

Thirty-two new social housing homes at an investment of $11.59 million are on their way to Newcastle. The housing renewal projects, at Landa Parade and Stannet Street in Waratah West, and Richard Street...

BMG launches scholarship program to support Indigenous students

It represents Australian artists and songwriters like Peking Duk, Chet Faker, Crowded House and Tim Minchin, and now Indigenous students enrolled in the University of Newcastle’s School of Creative Industries will have...

Removing the red zone: Five years on

It’s been a long, tortuous battle spanning five years, and still Lindsay Clout is fighting for his community. President of the Coalition Against PFAS, the Fullerton Cove resident wants the ‘red zone,’ which...

Fairy floss fanatics ride high on success

Judith and David Kotz have a flair for fairy floss. With David being a pastry chef, his dream was to open a bakery, however, that required a large chunk of the couple’s savings. Dedicated...

Newcastle libraries looking for food not funds

If you’re a bookworm who's racked up a few overdue fines, City of Newcastle libraries don't want your money. Instead, it’s asking library members to clear unpaid fines by donating non-perishable food and toiletry items in...

Family dog to die after attacking child

A boy is expected to undergo surgery after being attacked by the family dog at a home in Lake Macquarie yesterday. Police were called to the home on Sunshine Parade and Sunshine shortly...

Support at hand for families of people suffering substance abuse

Supporting a loved one suffering from substance addiction can be one of the most challenging roles many face. Now, help is at hand, thanks to the expansion of an established program, initially...

Have your say on parking in Newcastle

The silly season is upon us and, arguably, there's nothing more coveted than a carpark.City of Newcastle is looking into parking efficiency across the city, and has put its 10-year strategy titled On...

Deputy PM visits Testers Hollow upgrade work

Testers Hollow soared into the spotlight in 2015 following the April superstorms, when a section of Cessnock Road was cut in both directions due to flooding. It saw the community of Gillieston Heights,...

Newcastle tourism plan on the agenda

City of Newcastle councillors will tonight make an important decision about the future of tourism in Newcastle. A vote will be held to place the draft Destination Management Plan on public exhibition, which aims to...

Work to start on Knights’ Centre of Excellence

Work on the Newcastle Knights’ $20 million Centre of Excellence at District Park will soon get underway, with Richard Crookes Constructions appointed to build the high performance facility.Jointly funded by the NSW...

Lend me your ears: Why you should get your hearing checked

Hearing loss isn’t just experienced by the elderly – that’s the message being shared by Port Stephens’ audiology professional Simone Jolly. Over the past three years, 20% of Newcastle residents aged 40 and...