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Newcastle wins gold in World Gin Awards

Newcastle has once again hit the world stage, taking home gold in the World Gin Awards last week. In its inaugural global awards competition Earp Distilling Co won four medals, less than 12...

Motorcyclist dies after crash at Cardiff

A motorcyclist has died following a two-vehicle crash in Lake Macquarie this morning. At about 11.40am today (Friday 5 March), emergency services were called to the intersection of Mitchell Road and Ranton Street,...

It’s time to clean up Maitland

The annual Clean Up Australia Day this weekend aims to bring the community together to clean up litter around the local environment. And, Maitland residents are encouraged to choose a location and organise...

Double stabbing near Cessnock, one man in critical condition

Hunter Valley police are investigating after two men were stabbed near Cessnock overnight. About 1.50am on Friday 5 March, emergency services were called to a home on Shalistan Street, Cliftleigh, about 20km north-east...

PM’s hung Keith Pitt out to dry on PEP 11: Labor

Labor leader Anthony Albanese and Newcastle federal politician Pat Conroy believe Prime Minister Scott Morrison has hung Keith Pitt “out to dry” on the controversial PEP 11 extension. After staunch opposition from Hunter...

Prime Minister launches new resources road map

Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited the Hunter today to launch a new resources road map and manufacturing initiative. The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing road map shows how businesses can capitalise on...

New Gillieston Heights Community Hub now open

Maitland City mayor Loretta Baker has extolled the virtues of the new Gillieston Heights Community Hub. Construction of the premises is officially complete – and now available for bookings. “It’s a fantastic addition to...

Free tyre drop-off day at Singleton

The rubber is about to hit the road for sustainable outcomes with Singleton Council’s first-ever tyre drop-off day. Singleton residents are invited to unload up to four motorbike, car, 4WD or light truck...

Police investigate ‘suspicious’ fire at vacant Kurri Kurri building

Police are investigating a suspicious fire at a building in Kurri Kurri overnight. About 8.15pm on Wednesday 3 March, emergency services were called to an abandoned premises on Lang Street, the site of...

Man in critical condition after head-on collision

A serious two-car motor vehicle accident at Lake Macquarie this afternoon has resulted in one man being taken to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) was...

Inspirational Josh a cut above the rest

Josh Arens is determined to make a difference in the world. After losing his fellow sibling Sam to cancer in 2019, the 11-year-old has decided to cut his very long blond hair to...

Large swells restrict access to Samurai, Stockton beaches

Large swell and high tides have forced the temporary closure of beach vehicle driving at Samurai Beach and Stockton Beach in the Worimi Conservation Lands, north of Newcastle. National Parks and Wildlife Service...

Locals recognised at Australian Small Business Champion Awards

A number of Hunter-based enterprises were recently honoured at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. The only nationally-recognised program of its kind, it aims to acknowledge outstanding ventures and encourage high standards of...

Two people arrested following Kotara police operation

Two people have been arrested, and another remains on the run, following a police operation in Kotara this morning. About 3.50am on Wednesday 3 March, officers from Newcastle City Police District were called...

Public art activity to stimulate creativity in Singleton’s CBD

The sky is the limit for the future of Singleton with a new activation set to kick off in Bourke’s Arcade. It’s the latest laneway to be targeted as a creative canvas under...

Appeal following teen assault at Denman

Police have launched an appeal for public assistance after a teenage girl was allegedly assaulted and inappropriately touched in the Hunter Valley last month. About 9.40pm on Monday 15 February, a 16-year-old girl...

GALLERY: New ambulance stations a healthy fit for Hunter

“We’ll now be able to provide a better service for the community” is how proud station officer Ashley Cutten described the impact of the new Birmingham Gardens ambulance precinct on the region. Paramedics...

Local Voices can make a difference

Novocastrians can influence strategy, share their views and inspire others from today through the Local Voices Community Survey, conducted by Port Waratah Coal Services. Open for the rest of March, the survey is...

Howlett lucky to escape truck crash uninjured

Prominent Hunter Valley thoroughbred trainer Todd Howlett was lucky to escape injury following an early-morning truck crash on the New England Highway near Belford. The incident, which occurred about 4.30am on Tuesday 2...

New Move a drawcard for entrepreneurs

A new grants program and campaign are set to be a drawcard for talented entrepreneurs to relocate to Newcastle. Launched today, City of Newcastle's 'New Move' initiative will offer up to 30...

Newcastle City PD snubbed again: Hornery

While Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens-Hunter police districts will welcome new recruits this week, Newcastle City has been snubbed following the NSW Police Academy’s latest attestation ceremony at Goulburn. Class 345,...
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