HMAS Newcastle Commander Honoured

HMAS Newcastle Commander Anita Sellick has been honoured with the Key to the City at a ceremony today to farewell the ship before it’s decommissioned later this month. Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes presented the born-and-bred Novocastrian the ceremonial honour following[…]


Mitchell Park Grandstand Opens

Merewether’s Mitchell Park Oval has a new grandstand pavilion. Representatives of Merewether Carlton Rugby Club, South Newcastle Rugby League Club and Merewether District Cricket Club saw completion of the $2 million Clarke Grandstand ahead of its official opening. Above ~[…]


Your town, your identity, your signage

Cessnock City Council plans an emblem to feature on suburb entry signs. These will be installed after Council received funding under the NSW Government’s Building Better Regions Fund. Council asks residents to do a quick survey that will assist in[…]


IEEE Announces 14 New Open Access Journals

IEEE to provide more high-quality options for authors and researchers. IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization announced 14 new gold fully open access journals spanning a wide range of technologies including telecommunications, computing, biomedical engineering, automotive technology, signal processing,[…]


Veteran Mental Health Support

Dear Editor Later this month, National PTSD Awareness Day will encourage us all to recognise the effects post-traumatic stress can have on some Australians. Post-traumatic stress was once a condition that was commonly attributed to returning military veterans but we[…]


Eggs and Salmonella

Egg industry statement on latest food safety challenge. Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) has been detected on eleven egg farms in New South Wales and one in Victoria so far. All sites have been quarantined and undergone decontamination. All the properties confirmed[…]


Planning the Future of Heddon Greta

Cessnock City Council will investigate strategic planning in the expanding suburb of Heddon Greta, as the area continues experience growth at a rapid pace. Heddon Greta and the Cliftleigh precinct’s close proximity to Newcastle and Sydney make it an attractive[…]


How Much Plastic do we Eat?

Revealed: plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a week. People could be ingesting 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card. That’s approximately 21 grams a month, just[…]


Liddell Coal Fined After Sediment Discharge

Liddell Coal Operations has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) after allegedly discharging sediment laden water into a waterway in the Hunter Valley. Pictured ~ Liddell Open Cut near Ravensworth, NSW. Image supplied by Liddell Coal. […]



NAIDOC Week 2019
NAIDOC celebrations are underway, from 1-17 July, 2019.  NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to support local Aboriginal and ...
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Wi-Fi in the City
Newcastle’s public Wi-Fi network activated in city east end. The City Wi-Fi network is part of CN’s ...
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On Floating Your Boat
Experience the magic of this year’s Float Your Boat festival. Float your Boat lights up Lake Macquarie ...
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NSW Recycling Innovation Grants
More than $7 million in grants available to boost NSW recycling, research and innovation. Business, councils and ...
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Empire State Building ~ Eighth Annual Photo Contest
The Empire State Building (ESB) launches its annual photo contest on June 17, 2019. ...
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There is a Presumption of Innocence
Law Council questions the appropriateness of comments by the Deputy Chair of ASIC. The statements attributed in Wednesday’s Australian ...
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Night-owls ~ Retrain Your Body Clock
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ – people with extreme late sleeping and waking ...
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Security Overreach Threatens Rights and Freedoms
Recent Australian Federal Police raids on journalists and media institutions have called into question whether the laws of this nation ...
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Food Poverty Affects even Middle-income Australians
Monash University researcher and public health dietitian Dr Sue Kleve says food insecurity in low to middle-income households – who ...
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Allergies Link to Junk Food
There is growing evidence that food allerges are increasing, especially amongst young children, which can be as high ...
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Women in Horticulture
Supporting the next crop of women in horticulture leaders. Two inspiring women will address over 250 attendees ...
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Not a Problem. Not Happening.
Half of NSW’s coastal community don’t think sea level rise will directly affect them. A quarter of ...
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