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OPINION: Change the attitude, not the date, says Newcastle Elder

Awabakal/Gaewegal Elder Aunt Tracey Hanshaw believes the date of Australia Day is not the problem; it's what Australians celebrate. The 55-year-old University of Newcastle law student says the approach to how...

Starlight Children’s Foundation dives into challenge

The Starlight Children’s Foundation is calling on Novocastrians to dive into its latest initiative and make a splash for sick kids.   A Super Swim will challenge individuals to swim at a location...

Spreading Christmas cheer after a tough year

Goodwill and Christmas cheer are being spread across the Hunter after a tough 12 months. The Eastlakes Salvation Army branch in Lake Macquarie is hoping to alleviate some of the stresses of the...

Port Stephens organisations to share in $300,000

Seventeen community organisations in Port Stephens will share in $300,000 worth of state grants. Schools, youth groups and sporting clubs were the big winners this year, with funding awarded in all corners of...

International campaign challenges perceptions

What do you see when you cross paths with a person living with disability? Do you see the person or the disability? Those questions are being asked today (Thursday 3 November) on International...

Dedicated Hunter volunteers recognised

Eleven hard-working residents were congratulated for their selfless accomplishments in the community at the Hunter Volunteer Awards at Cessnock today. And, among the awardees on 27 November included Cessnock LGA quartet – Maxine...

Christmas campaign raises vital funds for “home away from home”

The joy of Christmas is something felt by most of us but, when you have a sick child, the time spent with them is extra special. That’s a feeling Steve and Geri* know...

Cancer support group marks milestone

A Hunter-based support group has celebrated two decades of helping men through their prostate cancer journeys. Formed in 2000 by Jim Newton, who is still an active member 20 years on, the Hunter...