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Volunteer award a Silver lining for Graeme

NSW SES City of Newcastle deputy unit commander Graeme Silver is a humble, but worthy, winner of the 2020 Newcastle Volunteer Service Award.  The popular Novocastrian has spent the past four decades –...

Nathan Bracken to bowl over Newcastle juniors

If you want to be the best, you need to learn from the best. And, Newcastle youngsters will get the opportunity to do just that when Nathan Bracken fronts the latest Shaun Brown...

Newcastle Knights back in training

The Newcastle Knights returned to the training paddock this week under the watchful eye of head coach Adam O’Brien. After finishing the 2020 season in seventh spot, on the back of 11 victories,...

Cinemas eye off big Boxing Day

Hunter cinema owners are counting on Boxing Day to reignite the industry following a tough COVID-19 impacted year. While most complexes in the region re-opened their doors in July, after nearly a four-month...

Owen Craigie’s Chasing the Energy

Rugby league prodigy Owen Craigie faced many challenges throughout his illustrious career – some good, some not-so-good. Once labelled the “best naturally talented player I played with” by eighth Immortal Andrew Johns and...

Government can do ‘more’: Aitchison

Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison has taken a shot at the NSW Government, claiming its rebranded Dine & Discover vouchers “still don’t go far enough”. The initiative was recently launched to encourage people to...

Samantha Bates Thunders to WBBL title

Novocastrian Samantha Bates erased the heartache of the inaugural WBBL when the Sydney Thunder claimed the sixth edition of the T20 tournament at North Sydney Oval tonight. The left-arm finger spinner was a...

Hunter’s anger at China’s wine tax

Hunter MP Joel Fitzgibbon has joined the growing chorus of anger at China’s decision to slap tariffs – up to 212 per cent – on Australian wine from this weekend. Beijing’s preliminary stance...

Bates hoping to shoot down Stars

Novocastrian Samantha Bates is hoping to put the Melbourne Stars in a spin in tonight’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) final at North Sydney Oval. The Sydney Thunder star has played a major role...

Dedicated Hunter volunteers recognised

Eleven hard-working residents were congratulated for their selfless accomplishments in the community at the Hunter Volunteer Awards at Cessnock today. And, among the awardees on 27 November included Cessnock LGA quartet – Maxine...

Hunter set to sizzle this weekend

The Hunter Valley is set to sizzle this weekend, with health experts urging residents to “stay cool”.According to Weatherzone, temperatures are expected to peak at about 40 degrees on Saturday 28 November;...

GALLERY: Selfless Maitland police officers praised

Two Maitland police officers who went “above and beyond the call of duty” were recognised for their empathetic actions this week. Senior Constables Jenna Stedman and Steve Drane recently aided an elderly couple...