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State Budget 2020-21: How the Hunter fared

The Hunter received a mixed bag of offerings in today’s state budget, with the region’s Labor MP’s predictably disappointed with the figures handed down by Treasurer Dominic Perrottet. Regional hospitals weren’t forgotten, with...

On yer bike Newy tourism

A bike ride with a friend who unlocks nuggets of information, that’s what Ben Ogden is hoping riders will feel when they saddle up for his newest tourism drawcard. The 34 year-old, who...

Church kitchen’s kindness: proof’s in the pudding

This year’s Christmas pudding may look a little different, but then this year has been a year like no other, says Adamstown Pudding Kitchen’s Dianne Richter. After COVID restrictions meant closing its doors...

Mixed feelings among Hunter business owners

As the nation continues to lower COVID-19 infection rates, business in the Hunter is slowly returning to normal. The latest edition of Business NSW’s Business Conditions Survey reveals the first spike in business...

Cruising to set sail in the state again

Cruising is set to return to NSW from October 2021, with Royal Caribbean International announcing two of their fleet will be based in Australia for the first time in the group’s 50-year...

Porsche Centre to roar into Newcastle

Revheads across the Hunter will soon fuel their need for luxury after works on Newcastle’s first-ever Porsche Centre began today. Led by McCarroll's Automotive Group the project is set to take nine months...

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...

Businesses, police join forces on new beat

Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) across Newcastle will work with police to address the community's needs under a project known as 'Business Beat'. The first ‘Business Beat’ of the series took place on Thursday...

Getting up close with beastly bison

They’re 800 kilograms of explosive energy and can jump two metres high. American bison aren’t too common in Australia, but in the small, sleepy town of Morpeth, a farm of the beasts is...

New property development to launch in Lochinvar

New property development is coming to Lochinvar. Led by the McCloy Group, the 25-hectare parcel of land will be named Hereford Hill and, when complete, will have 280 new homes, with an estimated...

Community encouraged to share their experiences of Newcastle at night

Novocastrians have been invited to share their experiences of the city at night as part of an upcoming trial to extend the trading hours of several bars and restaurants across Newcastle. City of...

Newcastle Airport set to temporarily stand down staff

Newcastle Airport is facing job cuts after applying to the Industrial Relations Commission for orders to temporarily stand down staff. About a quarter of its 59 employees are set to be affected, while...

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...

Trial supports Newcastle’s night-time economy

A new trial is set to breathe life into Newcastle after dark. City of Newcastle voted to support the night-time economy trial, which involves extending the trading hours of restaurants in the city...

Supermum – Juggling business with family

Charlestown’s Lauren Haskins is a mum on the go. In 2016, the speech pathologist opened her own clinic while juggling two children and her job as an early intervention clinical specialist in speech...

Charlestown Square’s LEGO store opens its doors

Hundreds of smiling faces of all ages made their way through a coloured balloon archway into Charlestown Square’s new LEGO store on Wednesday. Following two days of invite-only, VIP previews, the doors of...

Rehabilitation centre to call Thornton home

A new neurological rehabilitation centre is set to provide patients across the Hunter with state-of-the-art care. Located at the Thornton Interchange, the $2.6 million centre will feature a hydrotherapy pool, rehabilitation gym, a...

Plastic becoming a sustainable shindig

Emma Kerr was having her wisdom teeth removed at the dentist last November when she first concocted a plan to start her own small business. The young mother, who was on maternity leave...

Avoiding another shutdown: the Hunter Business Chamber’s warning

The Hunter Business Chamber has urged regional businesses and their customers and clients to ensure they are closely observing COVID-19 regulations to help avoid another business shutdown. Chamber Chief Executive Bob Hawes said...

Business Bootcamp empowers women through the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated many across the region and small business owner Karryn Bartlett is no stranger to these effects. But a random act of kindness threw her lifeline during a time...

Charlestown man fined for failing to self-isolate

A 60-year-old Charlestown man has been handed a $1,000 fine by Lake Macquarie Police District for failing to self-isolate as per his obligations under the Public Health Act (COVID-19 Border Control). Police...