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Technology keeps track of shared paths’ popularity

Lake Macquarie’s popular Fernleigh Track and Tramway Track will both now feature sensors to shed light on how often the paths are used. It’s hoped the new...

Charity stoked to receive grant

Newcastle's Aimee Blacker is stoked to have been recognised as a local hero this year. She is the co-founder of surf therapy charity Surfing the Spectrum...

Sleepout raises vital funds for Vinnies

Despite COVID causing this year’s Vinnies' Community Sleepout to look a little different, more than 200 people across NSW headed outside to sleep rough on Friday night.

The Bath House Garden open for all

Sue and Ben Bath enjoy pottering around in the garden, the difference is, theirs is unlike any other. What started as a hobby, in time, developed into...

Matthew’s dreams one step closer

Nine-year-old dancer Matthew Mortimer already has a clear vision of where he hopes his future lies. The Year Three St Joseph’s Primary School student was accepted into...

Pawsitively adorable pup stars in photographer’s win

Maree Bendeich can still remember the moment she captured the award-winning photograph of four-year-old Australian Bulldog ‘Nala’. Despite being almost 18 months ago, she still recalls the...

Fort Scratchley to fire again

One of Newcastle's most iconic landmarks is set to return to its pre-COVID glory next month. From Monday 2 November Fort Scratchley will once again open its...

Chasing the Moon captures Newcastle’s magic

When her two-year-old daughter couldn't sleep, Liesel Rickarby's husband began a tradition of driving her around Newcastle, until she finally dozed off. The weary first-time dad would...

Students making a difference from the ground up

St Mary’s Catholic College at Gateshead is one of the most environmentally friendly schools in the region. Staff and students were recognised this week as the school...

Newcastle Airport to welcome weekly Lord Howe Island service

Hunter residents chasing a coastal getaway are set to welcome the announcement of weekly flights to Lord Howe Island beginning next month. Flights to the world-heritage site...

Spooky spirit to drive clean-up

Planet warriors will don capes, crowns, and costumes this Saturday to help fight plastic pollution in Newcastle.  The volunteers are set to land at Nobbys Beach to...

Morpeth comes alive with street art

The streets of Morpeth are about to come alive, thanks to an exciting new project starting on Friday. ‘Morph It’ will see public spaces unlocked through temporary...

Live music to hit Lake Mac stages next month

Lake Macquarie will welcome a new series of live music events next month in the lead up to the start of summer. Live Music Lake Mac will...

How a helping hand has become a fresh start

Jamie-Lee and Belinda* have become more like sisters, than client and mentor. After being paired as part of the Home Start Family Services program 12 months ago,...

New report shows link between hearing loss and dementia

Hearing loss could lead to dementia, a new report shows. According to the 2020 Report of The Lancet Commission released last month, managing hearing loss may help...

Help at hand for gambling addicts

It’s a pastime that can that can destroy families and lives, but there’s help at hand to support those with gambling addictions. This week marks ‘GambleAware Week,’...

What do you want from your libraries?

Hunter residents are being encouraged to voice what they expect from Newcastle Libraries in the future. The opinions will be used to create a Contemporary Libraries Infrastructure...

Hunter to shine a light on missing persons

More than 38,000 people go missing nationwide each year but an initiative is hoping to bring them home by encouraging Aussies to Leave A Light On. The...

New direct flights link Canberra and Newcastle

Newcastle Airport will launch a new direct service between Canberra and Newcastle next month. The service, to be operated by Canberra-based airline Link Airways, will commence Friday,...

Kennel cough rife in region, says former vet nurse

Vet nurse Sharon Kelly says she hasn’t seen an outbreak of kennel cough like the one circulating in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, in a very long time.

Edgeworth woman discovers $200,000 stuck on fridge

Six months after the winning number was drawn, an Edgeworth woman has checked the Lucky Lotteries ticket that had been stuck on her fridge to discover it’s worth $200,000.
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