Cyclist Ban in Scott Street

Cycling is banned along the tramway shared section of Scott Street. "Mixed running" section of Newcastle’s light rail in Scott Street. Executive Director for the Centre for Road Safety Bernard Carlon said cyclists will no longer be allowed to access[…]


Scam text messages targes Australia Post customers

Australia Post warns of widespread scam text messages telling customers there are problems delivering a package, or that a parcel won’t be delivered “due to unverified shipping address.” The text messages use AusPost as the sender name (which means it[…]


Breathe, Don’t Breathe

Research findings may change oxygen use in ICUs across the globe. A world-first trial by researchers at Monash University could change how oxygen is administered to millions of people in intensive care units across the world. The trial found ICU[…]


Last Nail in Coffin of Australian Shipping

Repeal of ANL Act highlights Government’s failure to support Australian shipping. Australian National Line Princess of Tasmania, out of service at South Wharf, Yarra River, (Garden City) Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in 1972. Credit ~John Ward The repeal of legislation[…]


Record Cruise Season

Port of Newcastle anticipates record passenger numbers as cruise season begins. Celebrity Solstice maiden voyage to Newcastle ~ Image: Port of Newcastle The arrival of 317-metre Celebrity Solstice to Port of Newcastle on Wednesday will mark the start of the[…]


Newy Monopoly Delights Region’s Poor

While well-to-do queue for the latest iPhone or Tesla car, a localised board game gives hope to the region’s poor. Monopoly – a century ago known as “The Landlord’s Game – gloatingly instructed the hoi-polloi as to how, and from[…]


Extinction on a Lovely Sunday Morning

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Notes From the Campus

A new dawn for Australian minerals A new $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence based at the University of Newcastle will make mineral processing more environmentally sustainable and do much to secure the future availability of the[…]


Toronto Swimmers’ Fun Day on 19th

Swim centre to reopen following $6.5 million refurbishment. Toronto Swim Centre will reopen its doors to the community this week following a multi-million dollar renovation. The $6.5 million revamp included retiling of all pools, a new combined hydrotherapy and spa[…]



Monaro’s Bathurst Glory Days
Old Holden Race Cars Reunite to Celebrate 50 Years at Bathurst. Back in the day, Throsby drag-raced ...
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On Not Fearing AI
Our eyes are the eyes through which the Earth finally beholds her own beauty" ...
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Post-Truth Teapot
What’s this silliness of “memes” and “#hashtags” swirling through social media in ever decreasing circles? I’m ...
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Rhapsodies for Ruminators
City Hall serves up lunchtime menu of music. Pictured ~ Frenchman St Jazz Band Talented local ...
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Redhead Beach in itself a Work of Art
Submissions open for Redhead Beach art installation. A $20,000 artwork will be installed at Redhead Beach as part of the ground-breaking ...
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Aussie Sea Sponge in TB Fight
An Australian sea sponge could hold the key to successfully combatting the deadly disease tuberculosis (TB), a new study from ...
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Newcastle Hosts International Smart Cities Symposium
Half of the world’s population lives in cities. By 2050 that figure is expected to be two-thirds, ...
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Smart Cities ~ not just a council slogan
Symposium launch and dinner at historic Victoria Theatre. Today is the launch of the Smaller & Smarter Cities: ...
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Harbour to Vinyards Cycle for Charity
Harbour2Vine Charity Cycle Classic on 27 October to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service. Cyclists of ...
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Port’s New Logo
Port of Newcastle has a new logo that “communicates its position as a global trade gateway embracing new ...
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Darby Street Parking Hours Change
City answers parking call from Darby Street traders. City of Newcastle has extended the existing one-hour limits on ...
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