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Applications now open for community sponsorships

Locals delivering sustainable outcomes for the thriving communities surrounding the Port of Newcastle are encouraged to apply for funding through its annual Your Port, Our Community sponsorship program. Worth up to $6,000, the...

Hunter drenched in wettest March in 120 years

March 2021 could be remembered as ‘the big wet’ in future annals. After multiple days of persistent, heavy rainfall between March 17 and 26, much of the state was experiencing record flooding. By Wednesday...

Environmental issues covered in May Movie Month

The lethal long-term effects of releasing helium balloons into the air for weddings and other events is one of the burning topics covered in a series of free documentaries presented as part...

New circular tourism set to Go

Dr Phoebe Everingham and Newcastle Greens candidate Sinead Francis-Coan are fast becoming the city’s off the beaten track tour taste-testers. Combining their extensive overseas travel experience with insider local knowledge , the pair...

Urban Hum bring buzz to backyard beekeeping

They are in almost every backyard in Newcastle. In fact in 26 inner city suburbs they live enmasse - up to 80,000 of them are keeping busy sustaining ecosystems. For Urban Hum founders...

It’s time to clean up Maitland

The annual Clean Up Australia Day this weekend aims to bring the community together to clean up litter around the local environment. And, Maitland residents are encouraged to choose a location and organise...

Plastic-free campaign floats around popular cafes

Lake Macquarie coffee drinkers are being encouraged to reduce waste and protect the environment after millions of takeaway cups went to landfill in 2020. The Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance has partnered with...

Hunter recycling firm urges responsible disposal

A recycling firm is asking people to be more vigilant after a third fire in as many months. Hunter Resource Recovery, the company responsible for recycling services for the Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton, and...
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