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Maritime students sailing into dream careers

A Newcastle-based Indigenous maritime student has become Australia’s newest deckhand, sailing into a career at sea.

Mayor launches Samaritans Christmas Appeal

Even in the midst of our most festive season there are many among us experiencing difficult times, Mayor launches Samaritans Christmas Appeal.

Zonta yarn bombers add significant splash of colour at Warners Bay

Zonta Club of Hunter Newcastle members have set up a yarn bombing display at Warners Bay to acknowledge 16 Days of Activism.

Toy drive founder blown away by community’s generosity

If there’s one thing Todd Sheldon can “bank” on, it’s the generous nature of those within the Hunter community.

Hamilton to boast $3 million inclusive playspace at Gregson Park

Hamilton will soon boast a new multi-million-dollar inclusive playspace at the historic Gregson Park.

Self-serve libraries open more days, longer hours

With a card and minimal training, libraries members can help themselves to book loans seven days a week between 7am and 7pm. 

Foundation hands over $1.3m for Newcastle Art Gallery expansion

Twenty years of “blood, sweat and tears” has gifted City of Newcastle with an amazing windfall for its art gallery.

West Wallsend students honoured as outstanding leaders

Inspirational West Wallsend High School pupils Ashlee Dawson and Ryan Wood certainly have bright futures ahead of them.

Making Christmas bright for Cessnock families in need

Embracing the festive spirit, Cessnock Hospitality Group (CHG) has partnered with Samaritans for its 2023 Christmas Gift Appeal.

Slow Food Hunter Valley Make the Difference

Those in need are the real winners as two Hunter-based groups win Future2 Foundation funding as part of Make the Difference grants program.

Smith crosses the line to win $15,000 Newcastle Poetry Prize

Maleny-based Kevin Smith pocketed $15,000 in claiming top honours at the nationally-significant Newcastle Poetry Prize this month.

Bec makes great strides in stroke recovery

It was in April when fit and healthy 35-year-old Bec Swanbrough found herself in hospital with a severe migraine, vomiting and dizziness.

Ho, ho, ho… Festive cheer abounds at Lake Mac events

Looking for a family-friendly event to catch the festive spirit this Christmas? Then look no further than Lake Macquarie.

Community grant sets up Australian native bee group in Hunter

A Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) community grant will help a newly-formed group to value and protect native bees in the region.

EV festival shapes tomorrow’s clean energy leaders

Almost 1,000 students gained practical experience and knowledge of the clean energy sector at Career Links’ Hunter Valley EV Festival.

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.

Newcastle’s Japanese Sister City agreement continues to bloom

It’s been a few years in the making… but City of Newcastle finally celebrated its four-decade anniversary with its Sister City in Japan.

Bath bombs business is helping Georgia reach beyond barriers

She was in the 93% of people with a disability experiencing difficulties finding employment, so Georgia started her own bath bomb business

Turning 70 is a piece of cake for Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels is turning 70 and to celebrate scientists, a dietitian and pastry chef have baked The Unforgettable Cake to boost brain health.

Local singers produce Merry Christmas from Newcastle CD

Novocastrian singers have joined forces to produce a Merry Christmas from Newcastle CD for Ronald McDonald House Charity.

Dogs no longer welcome at Redhead Beach

Dog owners will have six weeks to get used to the fact their pooch is no longer welcome at parts of Redhead Beach before fines could apply.
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