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Man threatens Hunter police with a knife

A man will face Newcastle Local Court today after allegedly threatening police with a knife as they responded to a noise complaint in the Hunter region last night. Shortly before 11pm on Friday...

It’s time to clean up Maitland

The annual Clean Up Australia Day this weekend aims to bring the community together to clean up litter around the local environment. And, Maitland residents are encouraged to choose a location and organise...

PM’s hung Keith Pitt out to dry on PEP 11: Labor

Labor leader Anthony Albanese and Newcastle federal politician Pat Conroy believe Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hung Keith Pitt “out to dry” on the controversial PEP 11 extension. After staunch opposition from Hunter...

Knights target Titans in must-win clash

The Newcastle Maitland Region Knights have one last opportunity to make a mark on the men’s Country Championships. After suffering a shock 34-12 loss to the Greater Northern Tigers in the opening round...

New Gillieston Heights Community Hub now open

Maitland City mayor Loretta Baker has extolled the virtues of the new Gillieston Heights Community Hub. Construction of the premises is officially complete – and now available for bookings. “It’s a fantastic addition to...

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ fire at vacant Kurri Kurri building

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a building in Kurri Kurri overnight. About 8.15pm on Wednesday 3 March, emergency services were called to an abandoned premises on Lang Street, the site of...

Bears in love with new coaching partnership

Loved-up Kotara Bears couple Dylan McInherny and Jacqui Moriarty are hoping their winning partnership off the paddock flows into on-field triumphs for the club, too. The pair, who’ll tie the knot next month...

Man in critical condition after head-on collision

A serious two-car motor vehicle accident at Lake Macquarie this afternoon has resulted in one man being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) was...

Inspirational Josh a cut above the rest

Josh Arens is determined to make a difference in the world. After losing his fellow sibling Sam to cancer in 2019, the 11-year-old has decided to cut his very long blond hair to...

Locals recognised at Australian Small Business Champion Awards

A number of Hunter-based enterprises were recently honoured at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. The only nationally-recognised program of its kind, it aims to acknowledge outstanding ventures and encourage high standards of...

Bradman Knights’ Best signing in ages

The Newcastle Knights head into next week’s 2021 NRL opener buoyed by the re-signing of one of the club’s brightest young talents. The Hunter-based organisation confirmed the upgrade – and extension – of...

Grigg ‘stoked’ with Knights’ effort in Country Championships

The Newcastle Maitland Region Knights jumped one hurdle with ease in the opening round of the Country Championships at Cessnock at the weekend. Now, the women’s tackle representatives will face their next obstacle,...
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