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The Mutual Bank bucking branch closure trend

While rival banks are closing branches in the Hunter and beyond, it’s refreshing to see one financial institute bucking the trend. Newcastle Permanent announced this week it was shutting the doors of its...

Soul Kollective: offering mums in business a Merewether base

Supporting young mothers in business is something Jasey Stanley is passionate about. That’s why the decision to open Soul Kollective was so easy, she says. “When something is meant to be, it just falls...

Bull brothers still keeping the Hunter cool

While many businesses have felt the heat in recent times, due to the coronavirus pandemic, one family-run enterprise has been keeping its cool – as well as the Hunter. Air Extreme Air Conditioning...

Newcastle Permanent plans multi-million dollar investment

Newcastle Permanent plans to reinvest millions into refurbishing eight existing branches, following the news three outlets will shut their doors next month. CEO Bernadette Inglis outlined a number of changes on Tuesday 16...

Morpeth psychic wins international award

A Morpeth-based psychic has been handed international recognition for her work. Kim T Willis has owned the Swan Street based counselling service, The Morpeth Psychic, for the past two-and-half years. Originating from Sydney’s Castle...

Kurri Kurri to be home of world’s largest grid-scale battery

CEP.Energy (CEP) is planning to build the world’s largest grid-scale battery at Kurri Kurri. The power source, with capacity up to 1200MW, will be located within the Hunter Economic Zone (HEZ) precinct, under...

Hunter Business Chamber calls for extra JobKeeper support

The Hunter Business Chamber (HBC) is backing pleas for government subsidies, to enterprises in targeted industry sectors, to continue after JobKeeper winds up next month. Already, Business NSW and the Australian Chamber of...

Kurri Kurri aluminium smelter remediation approved

A proposal to remediate the former Kurri Kurri aluminium smelter site has been approved after a rigorous assessment by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE). The project, which began in...

Hunter Water welcomes new chair Greg Martin

Experienced utilities, energy, resources and financial services chief executive Greg Martin has been appointed as the independent chair of Hunter Water. Minister for Water, Property and Housing Melinda Pavey made the announcement this...

Hunter businesses can ‘shop local’ when choosing media partners

The COVID-19 pandemic represented a generational turning point.  The global disruption the virus caused to consumers, business and media has not been seen in the modern era.  With change of this magnitude the downstream...

JobKeeper cut will hurt struggling Hunter residents

More government cuts, this time to JobKeeper, are likely to affect thousands of Hunter residents who are already struggling in the current recession, according to Shortland MP Pat Conroy. Just a few days...

Hunter mining ‘stronger’ after the challenges of 2020

NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee has praised the spirit of the Hunter’s mining sector, especially in the midst of a world-wide pandemic. And, with the Independent Planning Commission recently approving the Maxwell...

COVID-19 fails to hamper Hunter spending habits

It appears as though the many challenges of COVID-19 haven’t hampered the buying habits of Hunter residents in the latter stages of 2020. According to Newcastle Permanent’s latest Customer Spend Trend Report, it...

IPC approves new Muswellbrook mine

In a major economic boost for the Upper Hunter community, the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC) has approved the Maxwell Underground Project near Muswellbrook. Despite objections from the thoroughbred and viticulture industries, today’s...

Renewable future for retired coal mine?

In a rare stand of unity, federal and state politicians appear likely to back a trial project that will look at transforming an old Hunter coal mine into a source of reliable...

Hunter’s hospitality, tourism businesses feel the impact of COVID-19 cluster

Hunter hospitality and tourism businesses are feeling the impacts of the emerging COVID-19 situation stemming from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. That's according to the Hunter Business Chamber, which has urged businesses and the community...

Another Maccas slated for Cessnock

A “growing demand for food and beverages in the area” could result in another McDonald’s restaurant opening its doors in Cessnock. The fast-food giant hopes to establish a second outlet, this time in...

Wine industry rejects ‘no impact’ claims

The NSW Wine Industry Association (NSW Wine) has rejected claims China’s trade war with Australia will have “no impact” on its commercial viability. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce determined late last month that...

Business prospectus shines light on historic Morpeth

Maitland City Council has launched a new business opportunity prospectus for Morpeth that will help see the township continue to thrive and evolve as a destination of choice for residents and visitors. The...

Cupcakes and Christmas find youth a creative home

In his dreams, 19-year-old Novocastrian James* wears a superhero cape and mask. Rather than leap off tall buildings though, the former Kotara High School student has visions of feeding people tasty treats. Some are...

Get out and about with free vouchers in 2021

Next year the state government plans to give every eligible adult $100 worth of vouchers in a bid to stimulate the economy. The Out & About Scheme was announced after the release of...
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