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COVID-19 testing protects community: Hunter doctor

When it comes to COVID-19, the message from Australian doctors is clear: get tested if you show any symptoms. Many of us may be thinking 'what’s the point?' However, Hunter General Practitioners Association...

Face masks mandatory at NSW airports

Face masks are now mandatory at all airports across the state, with anyone not wearing a face covering to be issued a $200 on the spot fine. The rule was introduced on...

Hunter Valley Zoo stands tall after a tough year

When the world came to a sudden stop in 2020, zoos across the nation stuck their necks out in a bid to survive. Zookeepers put in long hours to ensure the animals were...

Face masks “strongly recommended”: NSW Health

Due to increasing COVID-19 case numbers in the state, NSW Health strongly recommends people in NSW wear a mask at all times when in indoor areas. The areas where masks should be...

Helping the people of Bali deal with COVID-19

Columnist and Australian pioneer of the practice of mindfulness, Charlotte Thaarup, writes about the dire situation in Bali amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Many Australians have a special relationship with Bali and its people. We...

“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...