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Agent confident Longworth House sale imminent

The sale of Newcastle’s Longworth House is causing quite a stir amongst local history buffs. Built in 1892, the baroque-style building located on Scott Street is expected to fetch up to $3 million,...

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, 20 November, with flights expected to...

Desperate renters struggling to find a home

Jill* completed 77 rental property applications before she was eventually successful last week. The Rutherford resident says she can only guess her applications had been unsuccessful so many times because she is a...

Women’s groups partner for global campaign

There’s a saying that goes ‘many hands make light work’. The women at Zonta and Lake Macquarie City Council are hoping their hands will help make a positive difference to the lives of...

Mural art helps teens think outside the box

A giant platypus marks the start of a school art project that is the product of a Newcastle artist thinking outside the box. Launched at Warner’s Bay High School on Wednesday, Mural in...

New pet business to help say goodbye

When Kevin McCormick and his family lost 11-year-old staffie ‘Wynstan’ earlier this year, they lost more than just a pet. Wynstan had been a special member of their family since he was a...

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 excursions, camps, Schoolies, sporting events and...

Funeral home transforms into multi-purpose facility

A funeral home in Mayfield has been transformed into a hub of life after months of renovations. Admittedly, there are a few puns that come to mind when you first hear about...

Formals back on the calendar in NSW schools

By this Friday, 11 September, all schools across NSW will have received the COVID-19 safety plan guidance for Year 12 graduations and formals. After initial resilience, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has agreed to...

Hunter brand set to shut its doors

Another Hunter brand is closing its doors for good. After 68 years of providing health insurance, the group originally known as Newcastle Insurance Benefits will no longer offer face-to-face consultation to its 1.6...

Hunter mums focus on fresh with Your Food Collective

Lauren Branson says if there is one silver-lining to come out of a global pandemic, it’s that more people are gravitating toward consuming natural produce. As Chief Executive of Your Food Collective, the...

Home learning a possible teaching tool for the future

Setting up school in your home during COVID-19 may result in a positive outcome. While parents and carers became teachers and principals during the pandemic, schools and future education may be the real...