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Cessnock opens dialogue on Wine Country 500

It’s official… Cessnock City Council has kicked off proceedings to host a Supercars event in the LGA.

Work progressing on Hexham Straight widening project

The progression of work on the Hexham Straight widening project will force changes to overnight traffic conditions from the weekend.

Lake Mac sniffer dogs in Australia-first initiative

“The dogs have an incredible sense of smell and can detect a single specimen of this weed in a huge area." Sniffer dogs making history.

Search continues for missing swimmer off Stockton

A major search operation from the sea and sky is continuing, on Monday, for a missing swimmer off Stockton.

Residents eagerly await Newcastle Ocean Baths reopening

Eager residents should be in the swim of things again at the Newcastle Ocean Baths from as early as December, says council.

More than 100 arrested following Port of Newcastle protest

Despite having 30 hours to state their case, those involved in the People’s Blockade of the Port of Newcastle finally pushed their luck.

Singleton Bypass a step closer to reality

One of the most eagerly-awaited projects in the Hunter, the Singleton Bypass, is one step closer to becoming a reality.

New Kline Street bridge opens earlier than expected

In a boost for the local community, the new Kline Street bridge will open soon at Weston, months ahead of schedule.

Three charged after police officers assaulted at Windale

Three men have been charged with numerous offences, including assaulting police, following an incident at Lake Macquarie overnight.

EDF submits application for Hunter Offshore Wind feasibility licence

A global company has put forward an application with the federal government, seeking a feasibility licence for the Hunter Offshore Wind farm.

Hunter roads fail safety test, almost half below standard

Almost 50% of Hunter roads have received a one or two-star rating for safety in a statewide report, just 0.5% reached 5-star status.

Minerals Council takes aim at Port of Newcastle protesters

Stephen Galilee has one simple piece of advice for activists who plan to shut down the Port of Newcastle this weekend: check your data.

Fatal two-vehicle crash near Singleton

A 60-year-old man died, and another suffered minor injuries, following a two-vehicle crash near Singleton on Thursday afternoon.

On the road to more efficient networks in Hunter

A number of Hunter roads, including Avenue of the Allies in Port Stephens, are set to benefit from several federal government programs.

Retirees paddle more than 400km to join People’s Blockade of Newcastle’s port

Two plucky grandfathers will join the People’s Blockade of the Port of Newcastle this weekend… after paddling more than 400km.

Hello Santa: Free calls from any festive payphone in Hunter

"Hi Santa, I'm at a payphone in the Hunter region... how's your Christmas planning coming along? Are those elves behaving themselves?"

Hunter Workers fights offshore wind farm disinformation

A swell of misleading propaganda is forcing Hunter Workers to “set the record straight” when it comes to the Hunter Offshore Wind farm.

Bar Beach crossing upgrades: distracting beauty a safety risk

There's talk of installing a raised pedestrian and bicycle crossing between Cooks Hill Surf Club and Empire Park - what do you think?

Maitland woman struggles to convince husband of top prize win

A Maitland man has admitted he first thought his wife had given him a “fake Instant Scratch-Its ticket” to play a trick on him.

Vital road repairs pick up speed in Broke

A new year will bring improved roads to Broke residents and visitors with two projects to repair the local network picking up speed this week.

Man charged with alleged sexual assault of 90yo at aged care facility

A man will appear before Belmont court after being charged with the alleged sexual assault on an elderly woman at an aged care facility.
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