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Unemployment slightly rises across the Hunter

The latest regional jobs data shows a slight rise in Hunter unemployment levels in March but, according to Business Hunter, the economic outlook for the region remains relatively positive. The data, issued by...

GALLERY: European ambassadors energised by Hunter investment opportunities

For many years, the Hunter has been the heart and soul of countless industries within Australia. And, the region had the perfect opportunity to showcase numerous investment opportunities in defence, aerospace, energy and...

REAL ESTATE: The state of the Newcastle market

More buyers than homes, that’s the problem with Newcastle’s real estate market says one local agent. First National Real Estate Newcastle City agent Tom Lemke warns while the former steel city is experiencing...

Business confidence slumps as JobKeeper winds up

Business confidence in the Hunter and NSW has fallen in the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest study from Business NSW. The Business Conditions Survey, conducted throughout March as the end...

Warabrook business fined $8000 for illegal dumping

Newcastle based company, ARSK Civil Pty Ltd, has received another conviction and been fined $8000 in Maitland Local Court for illegally dumping 52 tonnes of demolition waste. The company, located in Warabrook, is...

Port Waratah delivers sustainable outcomes in tough year

Port Waratah Coal Services launched its Annual Reporting suite for 2020, sharing its performance openly and proudly with key stakeholders and the local community. The set includes the sustainability and financial report, modern...

Newcastle Permanent issues flood support challenge

More than 50 flood-impacted and displaced families on the Mid-North Coast will receive immediate support after Newcastle Permanent pledged $10,000 towards the efforts of volunteer charities who are sourcing and delivering necessities...

Hunter Business Chamber concerned about end of JobKeeper this weekend

The Hunter Business Chamber (HBC) has warned improvements in regional unemployment levels could be short-lived with JobKeeper due to end this weekend. Labour force data for February, released during the week by the...

Dine and Discover to boost region

Hunter businesses have been urged to register for the Dine and Discover Scheme as an estimated $50 million worth of vouchers could be issues across the region. With some residents already claiming...

Mining contribution to Hunter economy increases

Mining companies directly injected $6.2 billion into the Hunter economy last financial year, according to the NSW Minerals Council’s latest annual member Expenditure Survey. The review also found the 28 participating industry ventures...

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...

The Garis Group best accounting firm in Australia

A Hamilton-based family-owned accounting firm is in celebration mode after scooping the pool at the prestigious Small Business Champion Awards at the weekend. In a positive result for Newcastle, as well as the...

$107 million project set to transform Hunter Street

A $107 million project is set to transform 727 Hunter Street into an A grade commercial business centre in the heart of Newcastle. The official ground-breaking ceremony took place on Friday 19 February...

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...
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