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Friday, July 23, 2021


Jack and Les Smith

Bobby’s memory lives on through Smith family

Robert “Bob” Palmer might be gone, but he’s not forgotten at the Shortland Devils, especially if Les and Jack Smith get their way.

UPDATE: Tedesco stars in Roosters’ win over Knights

James Tedesco has put in one of his best nights of the 2021 NRL season to help the Sydney Roosters to a 28-8 win over Newcastle.
Blake Green

Annesley vows NRLW will ‘go ahead’ in 2021

The Newcastle Knights’ chances of running onto the NRLW paddock remain high after Graham Annesley confirmed the Telstra Women’s Premiership would “absolutely” take place in 2021.
Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes with Uni women’s rugby back-rower Anika Butler, surfer Elle Clayton-Brown and Jets W-League midfielder Cassidy Davis.

It’s game on for women in sport

City of Newcastle is cementing its ongoing commitment to female sporting talent by sponsoring a range of women’s events including rugby, soccer and surfing over the next 12 months.
Mayor Kay Fraser with Lake Macquarie Freeman of the City Mercia Buck

Performing arts advocate awarded Freeman of City honour

After a lifetime of dedication to the performing arts Mercia Buck OAM has been nominated for Lake Macquarie Freeman of the City.
Dane Gagai

UPDATE: Origin star Gagai bound for Knights

The Newcastle Knights might have missed out of NSW State of Origin forward Dale Finucane, but it appears the club’s secured the services of Queensland star Dane Gagai.
Maitland state MP Jenny Aitchison, Maitland City mayor Loretta Baker and Maitland Netball Association president Kim Starkey.

Maitland netball courts score financial goal

Construction on stage two of the Maitland Park Netball Court is scheduled to begin in November and be completed in April 2022.

Exhibition to explore cultural connection to land

The Museum of Art and Culture in Lake Macquarie will open two new exhibitions this weekend.

Update to face mask rules and restrictions

If you cannot wear a face mask you must carry supporting paperwork, an update on NSW Government COVID-19 rules out today.

Police appeal for dashcam footage after fatal shooting in Newcastle

Police are appealing for dashcam footage as they continue to investigate a fatal shooting at Newcastle yesterday.
Newcastle Court

Victim’s wounds indicate ‘frenzied’ attack

Of 49 wounds inflicted on a Filipino man by a work friend in a "frenzied attack" in Scone, three alone were serious enough to kill him, a murder trial has heard.
Cessnock City mayor Bob Pynsent.

Council calls on government to keep Cessnock COVID-safe

In the wake of the recent lockdown at Orange, Cessnock City Council is calling on the NSW Government to tighten restrictions to ensure the safety of the local community from the spread of COVID-19.
Newcastle Deputy Lord Mayor Declan Clausen.

Newcastle councillors back property developer ban on local councils

Newcastle’s Labor councillors have thrown their support behind new legislation preventing property developers from running on local council.
Anna and Sage at St Therese's Primary School

Anna and Sage take their journey off the page

Two students at St Therese’s Primary School in New Lambton are determined to make a difference.

UPDATE: Man killed in Darby Street shooting

A man has died following a fatal shooting at Newcastle today.

REAL ESTATE: Charlestown home joins million dollar sales list

A three-bedroom brick home in Charlestown is the latest to join the million-dollar property list after it sold $130,000 above asking price. Set in a...
Sam Leach, Belinda MacDougall and Melissa Histon at Nobbys Beach

I Run For Her to help women step out of the dark

Got Your Back Sista's I Run For Her campaign is back this year to raise awareness of domestic violence and funds for its vital services.
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