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The Hunter remembers our soldiers’ sacrifices

Hunter residents have gathered today to commemorate our soldiers' sacrifices during a Remembrance Day like no other. With COVIDSafe practices to consider, many Australians chose to commemorate the occasion virtually through livestreamed events...

“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...

Catalina group hoping for “light at the end of the tunnel”

After more than 16,000 hours spent tirelessly restoring a 1943-built flying boat, Bill Anderson and his team are hoping ‘Our Girl’ will soon find a home amongst the history books once more. The...

From the editor: band’s 75th anniversary

The 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific (VP) Day was acknowledged at the weekend. It commemorates Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender on 14 August 1945. For Australians, that meant...

GALLERY! Pipe band celebrates 75 years on VP Day

When you meet Val McEwan, you can tell he is a man full of stories and, with a winning grin on his face, he’d tell you them all if he had time.  However,...

Keep an eye on the big picture during uncertain times

It’s time to take a leaf out of Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search For Meaning, and imagine what story we will tell in 10 or 20 years’ time of how we managed...

Boomers’ impact on the fitness industry

According to columnist Stephen Smith, from Merewether Fitness Studio, "60 is the new 40". In this week's column, he discusses the 'Baby Boomer' generation's impact on the fitness industry. In Australia, post-World War II, there...