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Reflecting on the 1918 ‘vaccine’ in Newcastle

A University of Newcastle Associate Professor is shedding light on the inoculation of the Hunter Region in 1919. Australian history expert Nancy Cushing was initially curious that there was a shot that people...

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...

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...

Support local creatives ahead of Christmas

Creatives have been among the hardest hit during the pandemic, but a virtual event is set to launch them back into the spotlight ahead of Christmas. The Olive Tree Virtual Christmas Market this...

“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...

The show must go on: Festival takes to online stage

Musical theatre-loving students will dust off their dancing shoes at the end of this month as a new virtual event is set to celebrate the art they love. Now in its fifth year,...

Gathering numbers increase as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease

The NSW Government has eased COVID-19 related restrictions slightly with the number of people who can attend outdoor gatherings, weddings and restaurant group bookings set to increase. From Friday 23 October up to...

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...