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Reef outlook poor despite coral recovery

The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef remains very poor despite improved coral cover after a year without cyclones and bleaching events.

SAS libel trial to resume in NSW lockdown

Increasing violence in Afghanistan has prompted the Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial to briefly resume hearings, despite Sydney's lockdown.

GWS and Sydney off to Queensland

The AFL has opted to relocate the Sydney Swans and GWS Giants to Queensland as concern grows about the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria.

Recycling app uses AI to identify rubbish

A new recycling app will use artificial intelligence to help Australians work out if their rubbish can be recycled.

Google pushes back at government cyber powers

Google has warned proposed powers to allow the federal government to bust into networks and block cyber attacks are flawed.

Wild winds, colder temps, Monday welcomes winter solstice

Wild winds, rain, icy temperatures and hazardous surf conditions are expected in the coming days as the Hunter heads toward winter solstice 2021. Referred to as the shortest day of the year, the...

Helena’s sailing through Newy’s maritime course

After accepting a Greenpeace offer to travel by ship to Papua New Guinea to advocate for forest action, Helena de Carlos found it hard to go back to her office job, deciding...

Cold snap: rain and wind to hit this evening

Hunter residents are being warned to rug-up during the next few days, with temperatures expected to fall by more than 10 degrees below average. The cold snap, the Bureau of Meteorology says, will...

Chloe’s turning Indigenous culture into child’s play

Every time she picks up a paintbrush Chloe Sumner has one goal in mind - to share her culture with the next generation. Through her business ‘Barka Arts’, the talented 29-year-old has found...

End of Stockton Bridge $6 million facelift in sight

Nineteen thousand Hunter motorists using the Stockton Bridge daily will be thrilled with the news its $6 million facelift is on track for completion by mid-2021. Transport for NSW Director North Region Anna...

Car broken down: Chances are it’s the battery, NRMA says

Battery problems are the leading cause of car breakdowns in the Hunter, new figures show. Of the almost 850,000 callouts attended in the Newcastle and the Hunter by the National Roads and Motorists'...

Roadworks ahead: Kotara and Hexham

Motorists are advised of changed overnight traffic conditions from next week on Myall Road at Kotara and on the Hexham Bridge, Hexham. Transport for NSW will carry out work from Monday 15...

Screen time delaying school start, research finds

Too much screen time is leaving children behind when it comes to starting school. Findings released this week show modern lifestyles are causing significant developmental delays in Australian youngsters. Researchers at the University of...

Port Stephens koalas ‘isolated’, according to new study

A new DNA study has revealed koalas in Port Stephens have limited gene flow, due to their isolated habitats. The research was commissioned by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Australia (WWF), as part...

Aged care waitlist ‘cruel and senseless’: Claydon

A Newcastle MP has criticised the federal government’s handling of aged care after the total number of people on the waitlist for places was released to the Senate. The data revealed 2,673 Australians...

Fire crews battle caravan fire at Cardiff South

Fire and Rescue NSW crews have extinguished a blaze that broke out inside a caravan on Second Street, Cardiff South just before 12:30pm this afternoon (Friday 8 January). Firefighters from Charlestown and Cardiff...

Hunter students debate with the best

Hunter and Central Coast schools have dominated the prestigious annual NSW Premier’s Debating Challenge, with first and runners up placings. Callaghan College Waratah’s debating team of four Year 8 students claimed the state...

Understated luxury in Rocky Point

This is our Property of the Week, which also features in the Real Estate section in our current print edition. A captivating panorama that stretches northerly across picturesque Lake Macquarie, the largest saltwater...

Marine Rescue among thousands receiving thanks

Three hundred and sixty-five members of Marine Rescue NSW are among the 65,000 to receive a Bushfire Emergency Citation recognising their efforts within the State’s biggest bushfire crisis in living memory. The members’...

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...

Family travel costs to increase in time for holidays

Transport in Newcastle is set to cost families a whole lot more, just in time for the school holidays. From Sunday 6 July, Transport NSW will abolish its $2.80 Family Funday ticket, with...
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