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Lockdown support to end as vaccination targets hit

Workers and businesses will have lockdown support payments wound back once key vaccination coverage milestones are reached.

“It’s locals helping locals”: Hello Hunter offers support

People who are feeling a little lonely or isolated can now turn to a new service for a kind hello. The Hello Hunter helpline was launched this week in a bid to provide...

Dads encouraged to share their journey

A miscarriage is a devastating loss. For Lake Macquarie-based dad Nathan Andrews, it was one of the hardest times of his life. “My partner and I were trying to fall pregnant for about...

Camping in to help children with cancer

A new initiative is calling on the community to help change the cancer story for children and their families. Residents across the Hunter will camp from home to support Camp Quality next month....

Grants program to help revive small businesses

Small businesses across the Hunter can breathe a sigh of relief as the NSW Government has announced a new grants program to help them recover from the COVID-19 shutdown. Under the new Small...

Local Lifeline answers “most calls ever had”

Novocastrians were among the unprecedented number of Australians calling for crisis assistance during COVID-19. In the months from March to June, national charity Lifeline recorded 250,000 calls from Australians experiencing personal crisis,...

Fun run to raise funds for children living in poverty

Families across the Hunter will raise heart rates and funds for children living in poverty this month. On Friday 12 June, an inaugural Home Fun Run event will call on families to build...

Domestic violence service records rise in requests for safety planning

For many women across the Hunter, the coronavirus pandemic has left them more isolated than ever. Domestic violence victims, who used to have opportunities to leave home to attend school, work or recreational...