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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...

Marine Rescue NSW records busiest summer weekend

Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW) has recorded its busiest summer weekend, with rescues recorded all along the coastline. Volunteers from across the state dealt with more than a hundred rescue missions between Friday...

Council forced to cancel Lake Mac Festival

The popular Lake Mac Festival has been cancelled due to an ongoing COVID-19 risk in NSW. Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said it was unfortunate that the event couldn't proceed this year. "However, we...

Newcastle MP praises A-League public health order

The NSW Government has enacted a new public health order ahead of the Newcastle Jets' A-League clash against the Western Sydney Wanderers and former coach Carl Robinson. The public health order, which came...

Jets-Wanderers clash already making the news

Some football-loving Sydneysiders will be unwelcome at the Jets' A-League clash with the Wanderers in Newcastle on Friday night. Following COVID-19 outbreaks and subsequent suburb red-zoning, NSW Health has placed a ban on...

Check your pressure, advises Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is urging Hunter residents to check their blood pressure after the region recorded 194 strokes in 2020. That figure means 3217 people in the region are living with stroke. Australians keen...

Lake Mac coastline set to shine in new tourism trek

Lake Macquarie’s dramatic coastline will be the drawcard in a new tourism tout aimed at luring nature lovers to the region this summer school holiday season. From Saturday 9 January, locally based tourism...

New Year’s resolutions seem a little shallow after 2020

Regular columnist Stephen Smith, from Merewether Fitness Studio, discusses what we learnt in 2020 and suggests some simple changes you can make this year.