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Gallery to mark International Women’s Day

Blackstone Gallery will celebrate International Women’s Day by exhibiting some of the city’s most talented female artists. ‘MISTRESS 2’ is showcasing the works of 11 artists and practitioners from across the Hunter. Gallery co-owner...

Podcast seeks answers on handling life’s challenges

After losing his best mate to suicide two years ago, Matt Richards made a promise to himself that he’d do all he could to help others who might be facing similar challenges. Through...

Goats, wine and humour: Hunter Valley farmer pens second book

His resume includes roles ranging from bus driver, negotiator, cookbook collector, and sperm donor to author and farmer, so what is next for Hunter Valley resident Todd Alexander? In his latest book entitled...

Hamilton South group positive about 2021

Members of the Hamilton South Community Solutions Group want change.  Gathering for their first 2021 meeting on Wednesday 17 February, more than 30 residents joined with an array of service providers, police and...

Soul Kollective: offering mums in business a Merewether base

Supporting young mothers in business is something Jasey Stanley is passionate about. That’s why the decision to open Soul Kollective was so easy, she says. “When something is meant to be, it just falls...

Warm Blankets is sewing up the winter woes

With less than four months until winter, Sue Bardsley and Tonee Holley Knowles know that now is the time to get sewing. As founders of the not-for-profit charity ‘Warm Blankets for Everyone’, the...

Food and flower markets now a bloomin’ classroom

Jess Eckford-Aguilera knows how to get things done. As the founder of Newcastle Food and Flower Markets, the mother-of-three has barely stopped to smell the roses since her vision bloomed to life in...

Festival to launch city onto national stage

Novocastrians already know what makes their city a great place. So, hosting an annual arts festival is about letting the rest of the country in on the secret. Speaking in the lead-up to the...

A global hashtag’s bid to boost small business

When Sarah Stock stumbled across the hashtag #smallbusinesschallenge on social media mid-December 2020, she didn’t give it much thought before she followed suit. By posting five images related to her business, Women Washing...

Council Street’s $6 million facelift complete

Newcastle’s Council Street upgrade is complete. After 25 months, and $6 million, the Cooks Hill address now boasts 8,000 new street plants, 18 new trees, additional parking spaces, public art and stormwater improvements. The...

Luci battles new fight on World Cancer Day

For most of us, today is just another day, but for those affected by cancer, it is a particularly poignant date on the calendar. It is World Cancer Day (Thursday 4th February), an...

Newcastle teen’s ARTEXPRESS win makes for a happy birthday

Haylee Mills was given the best 18th birthday present on Wednesday night after being told her HSC artwork would be hanging on the wall of the Art Gallery of NSW as part...