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AGL continues transition planning for Liddell Power Station

AGL is set to undertake another important milestone in converting the Liddell Power Station to an Energy Hub. From today, Friday 7 May, the company will begin 12 weeks of transition planning for...

Scott Morrison visit brings $55 million upgrade to Newcastle Airport

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to the Hunter today has brought a $55 million smile to the Newcastle Airport boss. The PM’s fleeting visit heralded the announcement of the much-anticipated runway upgrade funding...

Two charged after drugs, cash seized in Newcastle

A man has been charged with commercial drug supply after methylamphetamine, liquid gamma-Hydroxybutyric (GHB) and cash were located at a unit in Newcastle. At about 9am yesterday (Thursday 6 May), officers attached to...

Tenders open to build a bridge across Cockle Creek

Tenders are now open for a project to construct a long-awaited bridge across Cockle Creek on The Weir Road at Barnsley. Lake Macquarie City Council Deputy Chief Executive Officer Tony Farrell said it...

Community input valuable on Hexham straight widening

Plans to widen the Pacific Highway at Hexham are progressing well with the community and stakeholders providing valuable input into the initial design, according to Transport for NSW. The NSW Government is hoping...

Appeal for witnesses after crash at Rutherford

A man has been taken to hospital following a crash in Rutherford yesterday. At about 2.30pm (Thursday 6 May), a bicycle rider was travelling east on Arthur Street, Rutherford, when it collided with...

Lycett and Wallis: filmmakers launch latest Stories of our Town

A convicted forger, an unlikely friendship and a behind-the-scenes look at a previously unrecorded culture. These are the enticing ingredients set to feature within a Newcastle filmmaking duo’s latest venture, to be...

Emma displays plenty of Courage

A Bolwarra Heights woman, determined to use her personal experience to raise community awareness of working-age stroke and the condition aphasia, has been recognised on the big stage. Emma Beesley was this week...

Cessnock students receive educational boost

Seven students from within the Cessnock City LGA are beaming this week after gaining additional funding for their studies. Ellalong’s Melanie Albert, Keinbah’s Jenae Madden, Elrington’s Mark Marsland, Aberdare’s Miki Poole, Cessnock’s Kasey...

Save the mother save the child, new study finds

Children of parents who have suffered abuse are more likely to suffer the same fate, supporting female survivors of childhood maltreatment is therefore critical to break the cycle, a new study has...

National Innovation Games to create an inclusive and accessible Newcastle

Let the Games begin – the City of Newcastle National Innovation Games, that is. The Hunter is currently playing host to the unique event, bringing together local people who live with disability, businesses,...

Woman dead, child hospitalised after crash at Stroud

A woman has died and a child has been hospitalised following a single-vehicle crash in Stroud today (Wednesday 5 May). At about 10.50am, emergency services were called to The Bucketts Way – about...

Renters ‘be ready’ says real estate agent

The Hunter is facing a rental crisis, with record numbers vying for the same property, paying above asking price, and some even paying 12 months’ rent in advance. The trend follows reports that...

Harrison concerned about Lower Hunter housing crisis

Charlestown state MP Jodie Harrison has raised concerns about the housing crisis, which is currently gripping the Lower Hunter. And, she is calling on the NSW Government to urgently extend the Temporary Accommodation...

Cessnock City seeks feedback on waste management services

Waste management is a part of everyone’s daily life. From purchasing goods that generate rubbish to its disposal, it impacts all and sundry. So, how we manage waste as a community is vital. The draft...

Lorn, Maitland businesses band together in the name of ‘mum’

Businesses throughout Lorn and Maitland are joining forces to help spoil your mum this Mother’s Day. So, if you’re stuck for an idea or two, don’t fret. Lorn is well-known for its boutique, intimate...

Hunter welcomes 30 new firefighters

The Hunter region has welcomed 30 new Fire and Rescue NSW recruits, after the graduation of another 208 firefighters.   The recruits, hailing from all over NSW, have a range of backgrounds, including a...

Appeal for information after armed robbery at Rutherford

Investigations are underway into an armed robbery in Rutherford yesterday. Shortly before midnight on Monday 3 May, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District responded to reports of the incident at a hotel...

Man in court after attempted armed robbery at Metford

A man is due in court today charged over the alleged attempted armed robbery of a service station in Metford two weeks ago. Officers from the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District have been investigating...

Fire and Rescue NSW to host annual Open Day

An Open Day next Saturday 15 May is hoping to give the community a glimpse at the life of their local firefighters.  Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will host the events at stations across...

Cessnock winner’s one million screams of joy

A Cessnock woman screamed so loudly when an official from The Lott called her this morning with the news she became an overnight Monday Lotto millionaire that she lost her voice. The Hunter...
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