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Category: Community

GALLERY: Masterchef’s meat-free menu wows diners

Warners Bay mother-of-four Steph De Sousa showcased her cooking prowess on Saturday evening, dishing up an assortment of delicacies at the third annual Feast for the Senses event. Despite the heat, the charismatic...

International recognition for Uni’s green initiatives

The University of Newcastle recently picked up three of the eight 2020 Australasian Green Gown Awards in the categories of climate action, benefiting society and student engagement. The institution’s efforts to become a...

Bon voyage: Setting sail on 10-year journey

For the past year, Will Fantom and his sidekick 'Mistchief' have been sailing around Newcastle to learn the ins and outs of being on the water ahead of an incredible journey. On Saturday...

Newcastle libraries looking for food not funds

If you’re a bookworm who's racked up a few overdue fines, City of Newcastle libraries don't want your money. Instead, it’s asking library members to clear unpaid fines by donating non-perishable food and toiletry items in...

Dedicated Hunter volunteers recognised

Eleven hard-working residents were congratulated for their selfless accomplishments in the community at the Hunter Volunteer Awards at Cessnock today. And, among the awardees on 27 November included Cessnock LGA quartet – Maxine...

Singleton Strikers stalwart steps down after decades of service

After 20 years as club secretary, Singleton Strikers stalwart Warren Gillespie has blown the final whistle on his time in the post. He departs the NEW-FM Northern League One side on a high...

Orange Sky in need of volunteers to help the homeless

A local homelessness charity is calling for more volunteers as it struggles for numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Orange Sky was set up in 2014 to alleviate some of the hardships faced...

Exhibition to take new look at domestic life

Art lovers with an affinity for their homes and their creature comforts are expected to feel a fondness for Newcastle Art Gallery’s latest exhibition. Entitled DOMESTIC BLISS: functional works from the collection, the...

Newy blood donors respond to urgent plea

When the Redcross Blood Service issued an urgent call out for donors last week, they never imagined they’d receive the support they did. Seven days after pleading with Australians to roll up their...

Muswellbrook welcomes $3.1m fire station

Muswellbrook will soon be home to a new $3.1 million fire station.Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen joined NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott in the region on Thursday...

GALLERY: Selfless Maitland police officers praised

Two Maitland police officers who went “above and beyond the call of duty” were recognised for their empathetic actions this week. Senior Constables Jenna Stedman and Steve Drane recently aided an elderly couple...

GALLERY: Maitland Men’s Shed working for community

A substantial state government grant could prove to be a game-changer for the Maitland Community Men’s Shed. One of the most impressive facilities of its kind in NSW, the Jubilee Street premises boasts...

Maitland theatre to return with classic play

After an eight-month hiatus caused by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maitland Repertory Theatre will return with a production of the Ibsen classic A Doll’s House.  Theatre secretary Ian Robinson said...

What’s On: 26 November edition

A regular event listings page to let you know what’s happening, when, and where, across the Hunter Region. It also features in our print magazine. SANTA AT THE LEVEE: Santa will be at...

Why knot? Sailing regatta to go ahead as planned

It's been in a "holding pattern" since the middle of the year, but organisers are now moving at a rate of knots after announcing the popular Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta...

Tomaree group say jetty plan will boost tourism

Peter Clough believes a ferry and cruise service to the Tomaree Headland would effectively showcase the region’s spectacular waterways. As president of the Tomaree Headland Heritage Group, Mr Clough is urging the community...

Mitch Revs is changing the colour of 2020

While his artwork remains quintessential Newcastle, Mitch 'Revs' Resevsky is hoping his latest exhibition reflects a new calm that has come about after a year that was like no other. The 30-year-old artist,...

GALLERY: Surfers to hit waves for beloved Neil

The Hunter surfing community will band together next month to assist one of their own. Neil Goldsmith endured a life-changing motor scooter accident overseas, on 17 July, which left him a quadriplegic. The avid...

Support local creatives ahead of Christmas

Creatives have been among the hardest hit during the pandemic, but a virtual event is set to launch them back into the spotlight ahead of Christmas. The Olive Tree Virtual Christmas Market this...

Have your say on parking in Newcastle

The silly season is upon us and, arguably, there's nothing more coveted than a carpark.City of Newcastle is looking into parking efficiency across the city, and has put its 10-year strategy titled On...

Christmas campaign raises vital funds for “home away from home”

The joy of Christmas is something felt by most of us but, when you have a sick child, the time spent with them is extra special. That’s a feeling Steve and Geri* know...
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