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Nothing we ordinary folk can do except follow this potentially explosive story with great interest and see where it ends up. Putting it out there for your consideration. From AAP Medianet – COVID-19 | 04/08/2020 12:57:32 PM Sydney, Australia Australian[…]


Ship Still Detained in Newcastle

Bulk carrier detained after seafarers “intimidated, underpaid, and forced to sail for 14 months.” The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has detained the Hong-Kong flagged bulk carrier Unison Jasper in Newcastle over potential serious deficiencies under the Maritime Labour Convention[…]


In NSW, Masks not Mandated, but…

The NSW Government is strongly encouraging use of masks in high-risk public settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The advice from the NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant specifically recommends: the use of face masks in indoor[…]


Fassifern Station Parking Upgrade

Car park improvements for better access to Fassifern station. Fassifern Station carpark works in progress. Work is underway on $520,000 of improvements at the popular Fassifern station commuter car park to give better access for local commuters. Lake Macquarie Mayor[…]


Newcastle Council Updates

Playgrounds Up to four of Newcastle’s 117 playgrounds are replaced each year as part of the City’s asset renewal works program. City of Newcastle will spend $8.2 million in parks, playgrounds and sporting fields this year as COVID-19 forces families[…]


State Funds Council Drought Works

The NSW Government will allocate up to $8.5 million to MidCoast Council for infrastructure work undertaken during the drought earlier this year. Bootawa Dam near the Manning River. The money will accelerate Stage 2 of the Nabiac Borefield Development. “The[…]


Ruin Photography

What ruin photography reveals about urban decay and renewal. By Ben Knight Myola Street near Litchfield Park Mayfield East 2014 There’s something intriguing about an abandoned building. If you scroll through Instagram, you’ll come across photos that celebrate this very[…]


Society’s Unpaid Care

Replacement value of unpaid care in Australia rises to $78 billion per year. A new report commissioned by Carers Australia estimates annual value of unpaid care in Australia is $78 billion – 29% more than in 2015. Produced by Deloittes[…]


Nesting Boxes Revive Glider Population

Eight months ago bushfire devastated the habitat of Forster’s squirrel gliders. It set back MidCoast Council’s three year program to protect the bushland home for the threatened species. Nesting box overcomes scarcity of tree and log hollows that squirrel gliders[…]



Record Low Smokers in Region
Hunter and Central Coast record new low in smoking rates. Tthe Hunter, New England, and Central Coast have ...
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One of those stories dear to Throsby’s heart
Throsby Creek mangrove maintenance work complete. Romval of juvenile mangroves and sediment from a section of Throsby Creek near ...
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Mawson’s Huts Foundation: Save Aurora Australis
The Mawson’s Huts Foundation (MHF) has joined the Aurora Australis Foundation’s (AAF) effort to save the vessel Aurora Australis. ...
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Dog Wins Kilgour for Bell
A cheeky double-take plus some minutiae won local artist Michael Bell this year’s prestigious Kilgour. Michael BELL ...
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UoN Launches Another Star
Local Engineering graduate lands an Ivy League spot. A University of Newcastle Electrical Engineering graduate, Sam Parker, has been ...
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Cockle Costco Creek
Costco and Green Capital Group choose Cockle Creek for new developments. Opening day at Perth Costco ~ ...
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Chocolate Slump Unforgivable COVID19 Fail
Global chocolate consumption ‘melts’ on back of COVID-19 . With COVID-19 restrictions around the world limiting impulse purchasing and ...
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Landowners Liable for Illegal Dumping
Landowners warned to fence vacant land to stop illegal dumping. OWNERS of vacant land in new subdivisions should fence ...
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Redhead Quarry Reclamation
35,000 trees and plants to transform former quarry site. A disused Redhead quarry that was once an illegal ...
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Another Ship Banned from Aussie Ports
Australia bans bulk carrier TW Hamburg for wage exploitation. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned ...
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Marine Rescue no longer Unmoored
Marine Rescue will be based on the Stockton foreshore, after five years without a permanent command site. ...
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Further Erosion at Jimmys Beach
Erosion is likely to continue today at Jimmys Beach at the northern side of Port Stephens inside the entrance. ...
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