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“Democracy and disease”: Remembrance Day 2020

Border closures, quarantine, docked ships, social distancing and mandatory face masks may all be considered 2020 terminology, but the truth is Novocastrians lived with this lingo more than 100 years ago. On 11...

Hunter Valley wineries say ‘thanks a bunch’ to domestic visitors

The Hunter Valley’s wine industry has faced its fair share of hardships in the past 12 months. From drought to bushfires and a global pandemic, some vignerons in Australia’s oldest wine region have...

Foodbank says record numbers going hungry

Young Australians are going without food, with 65% of 18 to 25-year-olds going hungry at least once a week. Foodbank 2020 Hunger Report findings released earlier this week revealed the nation’s Gen Zs...

Newcastle’s New Year’s Eve fireworks cancelled

Novocastrians will have to wait another year for a fireworks show, with City of Newcastle cancelling its New Year's Eve event for 2020. The celebration has been cancelled due to the ongoing risks...

Newcastle Airport set to temporarily stand down staff

Newcastle Airport is facing job cuts after applying to the Industrial Relations Commission for orders to temporarily stand down staff. About a quarter of its 59 employees are set to be affected, while...

Sewing a happy life: Darwich Sido’s story

Fleeing a war-torn country and losing everything you’ve ever owned. It’s a scene most of us cannot imagine but, for Syrian refugee Darwich Sido, it was a reality. Eight years ago, Darwich, his wife...

Pandemic cancels popular running festival

Runners across Newcastle and the Hunter will have to wait another year to have their NewRun fix. As the latest event casualty to COVID-19, the NewRun running festival has been cancelled after two...

Kicking goals for mental health

A new initiative is helping local football clubs kick new goals when it comes to mental health support and awareness. The Mental Health Aware program aims to provide clubs with the opportunity to...