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Animal Farm

George Orwell’s Animal Farm live on stage

George Orwell’s intensely powerful tale illustrates with stunning clarity and grotesque beauty how greed and power corrupt and, with devastating consequences, can change the...
Hunter motorbike crash

Man dies after motorbike crash in Hunter Valley

A man has tragically died after a motorbike crash in the Hunter Valley at the weekend. About 12.25pm on Saturday 15 May, emergency services responded...
sinking yacht

Skipper rescued from sinking yacht off Newcastle

Officers from the Marine Area Command (MAC) have helped rescue a skipper and sinking yacht off Newcastle during a 26-hour operation. The MAC received reports...
Hope Rocks

Hope Rocks with cavalcade of Oz music legends

A cavalcade of stars will align, including James Reyne, Baby Animals, Choirboys, Models and Boom Crash Opera, at Hope Estate later this year. Hope Rocks,...
WRHS

Five missions for WRHS in busy 18-hour period

It’s been an extremely busy period over the past 18 hours for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS). The organisation was called into action to...
NSW SES Hunter Unit

NSW SES Hunter Unit seeks new members

The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is currently recruiting new members to join the Hunter Capability Unit. The role involves volunteering in the Emergency Operations...

Free Chemical CleanOut for household problem waste

Each year Lake Macquarie residents save approximately 80 tonnes of household problem waste from going to landfill by dropping off items such as poisons,...
Port of Newcastle

Something ‘big’ brewing at Port of Newcastle

The Port of Newcastle is primed to unveil something “big” in the region this weekend. One of the largest single pieces of machinery to be...
Hamilton

Hamilton enjoying post-COVID-19 popularity

More than 30 businesses, including Cakeboi, Biggs Coffee Shop and Sportspower, have moved into Hamilton during the past 12 months as a renewed confidence takes hold in the inner-city suburb.  Confirming the boom in the suburb’s appeal,...
DigiLab Newcastle

DigiLab to preserve Newcastle’s history

Rare and fragile items dating back to the early 1800s are now able to be preserved for future generations through a new high-tech digitisation...
Tszyu

Tszyucastle a happy hunting ground for Tim, Kostya

No Tszyu has ever lost a fight in the Hunter – and young gun Tim is hoping it stays that way when he faces...
5 things

OUT AND ABOUT: 5 things to do this weekend

Bored or looking for something to do this weekend? Well, here’s a few tips courtesy of the Newcastle Weekly. WHAT: Newcastle Roller Derby League WHERE: Newcastle Showground...
Soul Cafe

Soul Cafe calls on community to Sleepout for a cause

Grab a swag, some warm clothes and dive into your pockets to support Soul Cafe during an event later this month.  The community organisation is...

Community feedback sought on Coon Island name

Lake Macquarie City Council is seeking feedback on the community’s sentiment regarding the name of Coon Island and Coon Island Point. Council’s director service delivery...

Port Stephens museum plan a step closer

A push to develop a regional museum and interpretive centre in Port Stephens has taken a step forward, with the group leading the charge...
home invasion

Appeal for information following Hunter home invasions

Police are appealing for public assistance following two home invasions in the Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie regions. About 4.15am on Tuesday 23 March, three...
mice plague

CWA welcomes support for mice plague

As the devastating mice plague continues to ravage large areas of NSW, including the Upper Hunter, the Country Women’s Association (CWA) of NSW has...

Baden-Clay sister to host Newy High Tea

Vanessa Fowler will once again be lending her voice to domestic violence prevention, speaking at the Friends With Dignity High Tea in Newcastle this...
Watts

Watts good for the Real NRL is ideal for the Rebels

While he might be a new face to the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League (Real NRL) faithful, Rebels mentor Aaron Watts is no stranger to...
Butcher Boys

Junior production line boosting Butcher Boys

There’s something building nicely at the Central Newcastle Butcher Boys. And, it has a lot to do with the Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League club’s junior...
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service launches annual Appeal

Following a COVID-19 hit 2020, and restrictions on fundraising activities, the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) needs everyone’s support more than ever. The organisation launched...
roller derby

Roller derby’s much-anticipated return to Newcastle

As Dorothy once stated, “there’s no place like home”. And, with that famous movie line in mind, one of the most popular sports in the...
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