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Angry protesters march against lockdowns around Australia

Protesters are massing in capital cities around Australia to object to lockdowns prompted by COVID-19.

Community shapes vision for iconic Harbour Foreshore

The community has helped shape the vision for Newcastle’s iconic Harbour Foreshore, according to Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes.

NSW records 163 new local COVID-19 cases

NSW has reported 163 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 and at least 45 of those people were circulating in the community for all or part of their infectious period, the state's health minister says.

PM hails ‘record day’ for COVID jabs

The federal government will send thousands of extra Pfizer vaccine doses to NSW to help douse Sydney's COVID-19 outbreak, as the prime minister hails a "record day" of jabs.

12 new virus cases for Victoria, anti-lockdown protests planned

Victoria has recorded 12 new locally-acquired COVID-19 infections as police prepare to meet anti-lockdown protests planned for Melbourne.

Spotlight back on Cessnock City CBD bypass

Cessnock City Council's looking for opportunities to address traffic congestion – and plan for the future, including a bypass around the CBD.

International travel needed for industry to bounce back, says agent

For the travel industry to bounce back from the current COVID-19 pandemic it’s going to take the opening of international borders.

Performing arts advocate awarded Freeman of City honour

After a lifetime of dedication to the performing arts Mercia Buck OAM has been nominated for Lake Macquarie Freeman of the City.

Northern NSW on high alert, 136 new cases

NSW has reported 136 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19, a new daily high, almost four weeks after lockdown began.

Update to face mask rules and restrictions

If you cannot wear a face mask you must carry supporting paperwork, an update on NSW Government COVID-19 rules out today.

Police appeal for dashcam footage after fatal shooting in Newcastle

Police are appealing for dashcam footage as they continue to investigate a fatal shooting at Newcastle yesterday.

Victoria records 14 new local cases, all linked

Victoria has recorded just 14 local COVID-19 cases, all of them linked to known outbreaks.

Victim’s wounds indicate ‘frenzied’ attack

Of 49 wounds inflicted on a Filipino man by a work friend in a "frenzied attack" in Scone, three alone were serious enough to kill him, a murder trial has heard.

Council calls on government to keep Cessnock COVID-safe

In the wake of the recent lockdown at Orange, Cessnock City Council is calling on the NSW Government to tighten restrictions to ensure the safety of the local community from the spread of COVID-19.

Newcastle councillors back property developer ban on local councils

Newcastle’s Labor councillors have thrown their support behind new legislation preventing property developers from running on local council.

Dutton shuts down international travel ban

Peter Dutton has pushed back against calls to shut Australia's international border as coronavirus outbreaks sweep three states.

Anna and Sage take their journey off the page

Two students at St Therese’s Primary School in New Lambton are determined to make a difference.

UPDATE: Man killed in Darby Street shooting

A man has died following a fatal shooting at Newcastle today.

Pharmacies brought forward in jab rollout

More pharmacies will be brought into the coronavirus vaccination rollout sooner under a plan to fuel national jab rates.

Newcastle Art Gallery set to welcome expansion

A $35.6 million project to double the size of the Newcastle Art Gallery looks set to receive the green light.

Cedar Mill Group eyes aggressive growth plans in Hunter

Winarch Capital’s newly-formed Cedar Mill Group has acquired one of Australia’s leading event management, logistics and production planning companies, Humm, and rebranded it Humm Events as it doubles down on aggressive growth plans in the Hunter.
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