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Morgan Hughes Building
Morgan Hughes Building

Knitting, tatting, and a nervous breakdown

When her boss claimed her conversations were “going around in circles” and suggested she needed to “go home”, Alison Evans knew something wasn’t quite right. She had...

Funding boost for museum and art gallery

Local stories are set to take centre stage at Newcastle Museum thanks to a multi-year funding allocation that will allow it to expand its program of self-curated exhibitions. 

Wheels in motion for cycling conference

An event that will showcase the city's love of cycling will roll into town next month. Newcastle is set to host the 20th Annual Australian Walking and...

Partnership to create a sustainable future

A new partnership is set to help Lake Macquarie create a more sustainable future. Lake Macquarie City Council has joined the Cities Power Partnership movement, a local...

Men’s shed handed keys to permanent new home

Newcastle Men’s Shed has finally found a place to call home after being forced to move five times in the past five years. The keys to 99...

New hub for city’s emergency services

A new Local Emergency Operations Centre will become Newcastle's go-to site in an emergency situation. The state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility on Stewart Avenue was toured by a dozen...

WIN! Brickman Awesome family passes

LEGO fans in the Hunter – prepare to be awed, because Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is bringing his latest exhibition, Brickman Awesome, to Newcastle this September school holidays!

Charlestown mum wins national award

Charlestown’s Lauren Haskins has won the 2020 AusMumpreneur Award for Service Based Business in NSW/ACT. The Newcastle Weekly spoke to the Director of A Growing Understanding Speech...

Centres rewarded for vital work in community

A web-based home exercise program for people affected by cancer or chronic health conditions is now a reality after The Kaden Centre received much-needed funds. The centre,...

Sun-savvy students in a class of their own

Sun-savvy school students are being asked to design a winning shady space for learning this spring in a bid to reduce rates of skin cancer in future generations.

Rare first-hand footage of firefighter tackling blaze

In a rare opportunity, the Fire and Rescue crew from Rutherford 455 has filmed what it's like to receive a call out, and be faced with flames bellowing from an...

Year 12 students say 2020 has “brought them closer”

Kotara High School captains Heath Goodman and Meg Donnan say being a Year 12 student in 2020 has meant learning lessons that extend beyond the classroom. Forfeiting...

Couple’s dedication to helping children

For Maitland’s Sharron Thomas, becoming a foster carer was a chance to give children a safe place to call home. “It’s not easy but it is very...

First female Chair of Charitable Foundation Board

The Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation has its first ever female Chair, with non-executive Director Jennifer Leslie appointed the position. It follows Phil Neat’s retirement following 17 years...

Parker loses luscious red locks to help kids with cancer

Nine-year-old Parker Solberg is feeling a little lighter this week after losing his luscious red locks for a worthy cause on Saturday. The charismatic Maitland youngster had...

Sensory garden to reduce social isolation, boredom

Homegrown lettuce, tomatoes, herbs and bush tucker will soon be on the menu for residents at a specialist disability accommodation property in Mount Hutton. Not-for-profit community housing...

Great Scott! Sisters make cut in stories on city’s past

Everyone’s got a story about Newcastle, according to Glenn Dormand. As half of the filmmaking pair responsible for Stories of Our Town, Dormand is keen to help...

Hunter student in running for Fred Hollows award

Vienna Outram has been bringing a smile to the face of strangers from the day she was born. Her mother, Sarah Purvis, says the Year 6 Belmont...

Taking a stroll through Morpeth’s history

The revitalised Morpeth Heritage Walk is now ready for the community and visitors to enjoy. The popular activity takes participants on a journey to 25 significant sites,...

Billabongs ‘Pay it Forward’ despite desperate times

Billabongs restaurant at East Maitland Bowling Club has long been a favourite for locals. On a normal day, before COVID-19, a whopping 450 people would pass through...

Chris Hemsworth in the Hunter

Aussie icon Chris Hemsworth has again been spotted in the Hunter, with two Muswellbrook residents lucky enough to meet the star in Gundy, near Scone. Hemsworth...
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