Leunig following a cold clear week on the east coast

Throsby like this because he can’t quite get what Mr Leunig is suggesting, and that tickles him. Image by kind permission of Michael Leunig


AI in Schools ~ Report

New report seeks to empower students and teachers to thrive in an Artificial Intelligence world. A new report by researchers from the University of Newcastle aims to assist teachers with the delivery of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Technologies in[…]


Prevention of Heart Attacks and Stroke a Step Closer

Almost $15 million has been awarded to 10 senior scientists and 10 clinician scientists across the state to continue their work into Australia’s number one killer, heart disease.  The University of Newcastle’s Professor John Attia was among the recipients to[…]


Egg Farmers Reject Battery Cage Claims

Egg Farmers of Australia and NSW Farmers have called out ill-informed activists who are again seeking to target egg farming families and their employees. NSW Farmers Egg Committee Chair Brett Langfield said activist groups continue to run the line that[…]


Newcastle West Library Planned

The Library, located on the ground floor of Council’s new premises at the corner of Stewart and Hunter streets, will accent the “digital library” concept. Digital libraries include dedicated podcasting and virtual reality equipment, 3D holograms of planned developments and[…]


Green Thumbs Aren’t for Texting

Enviro grant plants seed of change at Coal Point school. Coal Point Public School received $3000 last year to transform overgrown sections of its grounds into herb gardens, a native bee sanctuary and strips of native vegetation. Coal Point Public[…]


Good News from Bad Bacteria

Antiseptic resistance in bacteria could lead to next-gen plastics. Australian-UK researchers identify ancient protein pumps that make bacteria tough to treat – but could be key to new green polymers. Acinetobacter baumannii, which uses a protein called Acel to resist[…]


1930 Penny on Auction

An authentic 1930 Penny – one of Australia’s rarest coins has been put up for auction completely unreserved with the bidding starting at just $1. The extremely rare and authenticated, Penny was discovered by a metal detector in a small[…]


Newcastle Gas Terminal Proposed for Port

A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal at Newcastle that could supply up to 80 per cent of NSW’s gas needs -  declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure – might be underway soon. Port of Newcastle welcomed New South Wales Government[…]



Art to Inspire Creativity at Lake Libraries
Expressions of interest are open for artists to design and install artworks that will engage and delight children ...
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City’s $91million on Capital Works
Preliminary figures show $91.6 million was invested into Newcastle’s network of roads, community buildings, parks and reserves, making 2018/19 a ...
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Cessnock Council News
Who do you think you are? Find out this National Family History Month! August is National Family History Month ...
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Mayfield Repainted
Passing Parade Despite the constant din of traffic, dysfunction and endemic ugliness, Mayfield’s main ...
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Number 2 Sportground Trials Renewables
The City of Newcastle has completed a solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging hub that will also provide renewable electricity to ...
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Farm Trespass and the Law
Get the balance right on farm trespass laws, says Law Council. Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would ...
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The Moon and Us
A special evening with Alan Duffy celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing Tuesday 13 August 2019, 6pm-7.30pm ...
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Leunig on a Snowy Weekend
Image by kind permission of Michael Leunig
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The Wise Students of HunterWiSE
Local students’ passion for STEM shines brightly at Hunter awards. Female high school students with a passion for science, ...
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Go Fund these Windale Kids
Donations sought for Windale kids in cultural exchange program. Children from Windale aged between six and sixteen ...
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Platypus Decline Underestimated
Declines in platypus have likely been underestimated, new research by UNSW scientists has shown. The iconic ...
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Smartphone to Find Killer Bacteria
Australian scientists develop cheap and rapid way to identify antibiotic-resistant golden staph (MRSA). A combination of off-the-shelf ...
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