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Elva marks 50 years at Newcastle High but has no retirement plans

Most people don’t spend more than six years at high school, but Elva Keenan has vastly extended her stint at Newcastle High. And, she has no plans to leave what has been her...

‘David Allan’ opens Port of Newcastle post floods

The David Allan was kept very busy last month, drenching the Port of Newcastle following March’s flooding event. Working in tandem with “sweeper” vessel Pacific Tiger, the full-time trailing suction hopper dredger had...

Three arrested after investigation into illegal firearms and drug supply

Drug and Firearms Squad detectives have arrested two men and a woman after seizing a shortened rifle, ammunition, prohibited drugs and $8,000 cash in Cessnock. In February this year, detectives from the State...

Valentine woman celebrates $100,000 Lucky Lotteries win

A Valentine woman planned to head to her husband’s work today to break the news they’re now $100,000 richer thanks to Lucky Lotteries. The Newcastle player won the first prize in Lucky Lotteries...

Pacific Highway roadworks to cause traffic delays

Commuters who travel on the Pacific Highway near Highfields may want to reroute their journey from Tuesday, with roadworks expected to cause delays. Essential maintenance work means changed traffic conditions may affect motorists...

Hunter drenched in wettest March in 120 years

March 2021 could be remembered as ‘the big wet’ in future annals. After multiple days of persistent, heavy rainfall between March 17 and 26, much of the state was experiencing record flooding. By Wednesday...

Hunter Defence industry strength on show at conference

The Hunter’s strength as a defence hub will be in the spotlight this week when more than 160 delegates and 30 presenters gather at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley for the 2021 Hunter...

Hunter Valley wine festival to launch with new brew

The Hunter Valley Wine Festival will launch with a new look this year. After almost a decade of showcasing some of the region’s best wines, the annual event has been renamed Hunter Valley...

Newcastle Airport to launch new Queensland service

At midday today, Jetstar will launch the sale of fares for direct flights from Newcastle Airport to Cairns, with prices starting at $69, one way. The service, which commences on 23 June and...

Newcastle’s indigenous history set to blossom

Newcastle’s indigenous history will be brought to life with a series of native tree plantings designed to generate a living interpretation of Newcastle Museum’s exhibitions. The Living Labels project, supported by funding from...

A time to pause and reflect, Veteran says

While Anzac Day ceremonies will look different across the region in 2021, residents have been encouraged to commemorate in any way they can this Sunday 25 April.   The COVID-19 pandemic has put...
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