Warwick Thornton’s The Beach is a Delicate Conversation with Country

Review: The Beach, created and directed by Warwick Thornton. By Brooke Collins-Gearing Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle. Filmed by Thornton’s son Dylan River… Every shot is a living, breathing piece of artwork. Watching Warwick Thornton’s The Beach is a journey[…]


Co-op Housing Alternative

Could housing cooperatives be an affordable solution to Australia’s growing housing crisis? A project investigating the benefits of housing cooperatives in Australia will receive a boost, with the help of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project worth over $590,000.[…]


Stockton Erosion Taskforce

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes and a senior City engineer would be on the Stockton Erosion Taskforce. The purpose of the Taskforce is to provide advice and recommendations to both the NSW Government and City of[…]


Williamtown NSW’s Fifth ‘SAP’

Williamtown is the fifth NSW region to get a “Special Activation Precinct” (SAP). Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro today visited BAE Systems in Williamtown to announce the township will become a national and international defence and[…]


Testable Theory of Consciousness

Scientists show physics can be applied to understand the mystery of consciousness. An international study involving Monash physicists has confirmed a new approach to measure consciousness, potentially changing our understanding complex neurological problems. The study published yesterday in Physical Review[…]


Container Ship Captain Charged

Charges have been laid against the master of the APL England, which lost about 50 containers overboard off Sydney on Sunday (24 May 2020). Container ship APL England off Brisbane after losing 40 containers off NSW South Coast en route[…]


The Lanes Around Hunter St Mall

Wider footpaths for outdoor dining, landscaping, and a traffic closure aim to revive two long-dormant laneways in Newcastle’s CBD. Concept for Market Street lawn. Additions to the East End Stage One Streetscape plan were approved by Council this week. Work[…]


Murals Greet Visitors at Redhead Beach

A trio of murals make striking introduction to one of Lake Macquarie’s most iconic stretches of coast. Above ~ Redhead Beach mural by Dan Joyce installed 27 May 2020. The artworks by local artist Daniel Joyce depict Redhead Beach, highlighting[…]


Surveillance Increases on Illegal Dumping

Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad Investigators interviewed a 25-year-old Rutherford woman regarding two alleged dumps of household waste at Melville Ford in the Maitland Local Government area. The dumping of excess domestic waste in a remote bushland area has resulted[…]



Forster Tuncurry Updates
Tuncurry’s Manning Street will allow longer stays, with extended parking zones. “Business owners along ...
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GPs Speak Out on “Anti-vaxxers”
By Dr Harry Nespolon, President, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Celebrity chef Pete Evans appears to ...
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West Wallsend’s Future
A heritage trail guides visitors through West Wallsend’s rich history, cycleways link to nearby networks, and trees line streets, coming ...
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Remembering First Nations Servicemen
In National Reconciliation Week, all Australians must learn a little about Australia’s shared history, cultures, and achievements. We should ...
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Down, down, down…
Astronomers see ‘cosmic ring of fire’ from 11 billion years ago. An artist’s impression of the ring ...
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Container Ship Inspected off Brisbane
Inspectors boarded the container ship APL England anchored off the Port of Brisbane yesterday (Port Cartwright) for a seaworthiness examination ...
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New Lake Wall Seeks Employment
Artists invited to submit designs for exterior wall of new cultural facility for the Hunter. A 10m ...
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Celebrity Chef Claims Expertise in Epidemiology
RACGP speaks out against Pete Evans' radio interview. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has spoken out ...
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Another Record Score for Baggy Greens
Original ‘Baggy Greens’ from Bradman’s Invincible on Auction. Two original game-worn ‘Invincibles’ Baggy Green cricket caps are ...
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Containers Overboard off NSW Coast
A container ship that lost 40 containers overboard on Sunday is heading to Brisbane with damaged containers hanging overboard. ...
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Waiting for the Government to Fall on its Sword
By Greg Cameron* For eight years, the NSW government’s terms for developing a container terminal at the Port of ...
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Another Leftie Spacewaste
I notice the usual socialist overtones pervading yet another sorry attempt at a political “blog.” You lefties just never ...
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