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Children with a disability dive into new swimming club

The much-loved Rainbow Club is set to shine brightly over a new Hunter location from this weekend. The organisation, which helps children with a disability learn to swim, has been a prominent force...

Goats, wine and humour: Hunter Valley farmer pens second book

His resume includes roles ranging from bus driver, negotiator, cookbook collector, and sperm donor to author and farmer, so what is next for Hunter Valley resident Todd Alexander? In his latest book entitled...

The Mutual Bank bucking branch closure trend

While rival banks are closing branches in the Hunter and beyond, it’s refreshing to see one financial institute bucking the trend. Newcastle Permanent announced this week it was shutting the doors of its...

Vacy boy’s long, stellar career honoured

Dr Don Stammer is a living rebuke to George Bernard Shaw’s quip, “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach”. He’s one of the latest recipients of a University of New England Honorary...

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...

‘Dead cows’ investigation continues

Investigations are continuing after 10 dead cows were found on the side of a road in the Hunter region last week. About 8.30am on Friday 11 December, officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District...

Police lay extra charges after deadly crash

The driver of a utility is facing six charges after his passenger died in a crash in the Hunter Valley last month. Emergency services were called to Anambah Road at Rutherford, 8km north-east...

Scene of Kelso Street tragedy to undergo repairs

After almost a decade, and strong community demands for action, one of the busiest residential thoroughfares in the Hunter Valley will finally undergo much-needed repairs. Singleton’s Kelso Street, the scene of the tragic...