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Newcastle Port fund chips in $1.1m for community projects

The “steel city” will benefit to the tune of $1.1 million, thanks to the Newcastle Port Community Contribution (NPCC) Fund. NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, joined by Newcastle state MP Tim Crakanthorp, was...

A rainy welcome for revitalised Macquarie Pier

Novocastrians braved the wet weather on Monday morning to witness the reopening of Macquarie Pier after four months without access. The $3 million project, headed by Port Authority of NSW, has created a...

Kurt Fearnley to feature on Sydney River ferry

Legendary wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley is set to receive a moving tribute. The Newcastle-based former Paralympian and disability advocate will have one of the new Sydney River class ferries named in his honour. The...

Extinction Rebellion plans Newcastle port blockade

Global environmental movement Extinction Rebellion (XR) is calling on Hunter residents to take part in the People’s 9th Blockade of the World’s Largest Coal Port at Newcastle this weekend. The local branch of...

Port of Newcastle announces $850,000 facelift

Carrington Hydraulic Engine House is set to receive an $850,000 facelift. The 143-year-old structure, which houses the country’s first large scale hydraulic power system, will undergo upgrades thanks to additional funding announced today...

Wheat shipment a boost for exporters

After struggling through drought over the past two years, there’s good news for farmers across the Hunter today, with the first shipment of the bumper NSW winter wheat harvest to leave Port...

Great Scott! Sisters make cut in stories on city’s past

Everyone’s got a story about Newcastle, according to Glenn Dormand. As half of the filmmaking pair responsible for Stories of Our Town, Dormand is keen to help bring the city’s past back to...

Port of Newcastle welcomes giant visitor

Newcastle welcomed one of the largest vessels to visit its waters last week when the Höegh Tracer reached its docks. The 200-metre roll-on roll-off Norwegian vessel is the second of the Höegh Autoliners’ fleet to visit...
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