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Musicians fine-tune their work

It wasn’t only their instruments that needed fine-tuning when COVID-19 hit home. Like most others, Angamus Duo, made up of violinist Chin-Hwi Ang and pianist Greg Paterson OAM, were forced to adapt in...

VIDEO: Police appeal for information after cyclist hit by car near Jesmond

Police are appealing to the public for assistance after a shocking incident at the weekend. A group of cyclists were travelling along the Newcastle Inner City Bypass near Jesmond on Saturday 28 November,...

Bon voyage: Setting sail on 10-year journey

For the past year, Will Fantom and his sidekick 'Mistchief' have been sailing around Newcastle to learn the ins and outs of being on the water ahead of an incredible journey. On Saturday...

Production honours life of comedian “plagued by demons”

The Civic Theatre is set to end 2020 in style with a production in the Playhouse of Being Sellers. Based on the life and times of Peter Sellers, the play debuted at the...

Another charged after suspicious death of firefighter

A fourth person has been charged in relation to the suspicious death of New Zealand firefighter Ian Pullen two years ago. Detectives from Hunter Valley Police District established Strike Force Awabakil to investigate...

Restrictions to ease in time for Christmas

Families across the Hunter will be able to host larger Christmas celebrations next month after NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced a further easing of COVID-19 restrictions. “The community has done an incredible...

Support local creatives ahead of Christmas

Creatives have been among the hardest hit during the pandemic, but a virtual event is set to launch them back into the spotlight ahead of Christmas. The Olive Tree Virtual Christmas Market this...

Christmas campaign raises vital funds for “home away from home”

The joy of Christmas is something felt by most of us but, when you have a sick child, the time spent with them is extra special. That’s a feeling Steve and Geri* know...

Cancer support group marks milestone

A Hunter-based support group has celebrated two decades of helping men through their prostate cancer journeys. Formed in 2000 by Jim Newton, who is still an active member 20 years on, the Hunter...

Pets to meet Santa for an important cause

Santa photos are an annual tradition for most families but, this year, Hunter Animal Rescue has invited pets to come along. The organisation, with the help of sponsor PETQuarters, is hosting two events...

Parliamentary Secretary sacked after koala policy vote

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Catherine Cusack, has been sacked by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian. It comes after Ms Cusack crossed the floor at Parliament yesterday (Thursday 19 November) to vote against the...

“It’s locals helping locals”: Hello Hunter offers support

People who are feeling a little lonely or isolated can now turn to a new service for a kind hello. The Hello Hunter helpline was launched this week in a bid to provide...