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Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Vinnies calls for more social housing in Hunter

Recent state government data shows more than 1,600 applicants from the Hunter are currently on the waitlist for social housing.  The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW says this figure has risen from 1,566 to 1,603 in the last financial year alone,...

Maitland’s new hospital to celebrate traditional culture

A wedgetail eagle, the Hunter River and Wonnarua Elders will be featured as part of a unique artwork at Maitland's new hospital. Wonnarua artist Saretta Fielding is the talent behind the new veranda...

Invisible hitchhikers alert scientists to ocean changes

A University of Newcastle researcher has helped to uncover new information about marine microbes from the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Mark Brown was part of a research team that found the East Australian...

New hope on the horizon for music festivals

Newcastle’s music lovers had to press pause on their festival plans this year thanks to COVID-19. As one of the city’s most popular attractions, the events would usually bring people from near and...

Fernleigh 15 supports vital cause

The Fernleigh 15 is underway again this year, supporting local mental health initiatives while encouraging exercise in the great outdoors. However, due to COVID-19, the month-long event has taken on a different...

New path on track to keep pedestrians safe

A new 400-metre footpath is set to provide pedestrians in Jesmond a safer stroll in Janet Street. The updated path in front of the Callaghan College Jesmond Senior Campus is part of...

Keen fishermen hook into challenge

More than 1,000 recreational fishers hooked into an inaugural fishing competition over the weekend. Let’s Fish Lake Mac challenged participant's to catch the longest fish across four key species; bream, flathead, whiting...

Storms on the way for the Hunter

The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for parts of the Hunter. As of 2.45pm today, severe thunderstorms were detected on the radar near Paxton, Bellbird, and Sweetmans Creek...

Surfest competition cancelled for 2021

Surfing lovers were hit with some sad news today as it was announced that Newcastle's iconic Surfest competition has been cancelled for 2021. The 36th instalment was set to take place from February...

Maitland to host A-League trial match

Maitland soccer fans are in for a treat as the Newcastle Jets and Macarthur FC are set to land in the city for a trial match at the end of this month....

Paying tribute to Australia’s first Aboriginal cricket team

Aussie country singer Matt Scullion has livestreamed his new single today, just in time for NAIDOC Week. 1868 tells the story of the nation's first Aboriginal cricket team, which travelled to England...

City of Newcastle explores COVID-19 recovery strategy

City of Newcastle is currently developing a 10-year Economic Development Strategy to guide Newcastle’s economic recovery from COVID-19, and is asking the community for help. The strategy will offer solutions for the city’s...