Dairy Farmers, Coles, and ACCC

Coles to pay Norco dairy farmers around $5.25 million following ACCC investigation. Coles Group Limited (Coles) will pay Norco Co-operative Limited (Norco) around $5.25 million for distribution to its dairy farmer members. The payments follow an ACCC investigation into whether[…]


Four Centuries of Shipwreck

Exhibition explores 400 years of Australian shipwreck history. Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks  delves into 14 wrecks, from one of the earliest in 1629 to a much more recent mishap off South Australia in 1974. The SEEN@Swansea exhibition opens[…]


Cessnock Fireworks Cancelled

Fireworks cancelled for Carols in Park 2019 In light of the recent fires in our area along with the ongoing dry conditions we have made the decision to cancel the fireworks planned for Carols in the Park 2019. Council would[…]


Never Too Late to Install a Rainwater Tank

Calls for rainwater harvesting to be reconsidered in Queensland. The peak industry body for the irrigation sector in Australia says it is time to revisit the issue of rainwater harvesting on existing and new dwellings and commercial properties. Three years[…]


Kooragang Operator Pollution Fine

Kooragang Island operator fined for pollution offences. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Kooragang Bulk Facilities Pty Ltd (KBF) $15,000 for an alleged pollution offence at its Kooragang Island facility in March this year. EPA Director Hunter Karen[…]


The Effects of Living with Pain

Research: Chronic pain might cause personality changes. Australian researchers have found that people with chronic pain experience physical alterations in their brain suspected of causing negative changes in their personality. The study by Associate Professor Sylvia Gustin from Neuroscience Research[…]


Environment City

Newcastle’s world-leading environmental initiatives win major award. Electric vehicle charging station in Laman Street City of Newcastle’s was cited for initiatives such as a 5MW solar farm, 5000 new LED street lights and electric vehicle charging stations. The city gained[…]


Airport to Valley Shuttle

Newcastle Airport Shuttle connects airport to Newcastle CBD and Hunter Valley Newcastle Airport Shuttle at Hunter Valley Crowne Plaza A new shuttle service provides daily transfers between Newcastle Airport, the Newcastle CBD and Hunter Valley. The Mercedes Benz bus is[…]


Lake City Meeting Notes

Lake Macquarie City Council meeting highlights for Monday 2 December 2019 Final determinations made at last night’s Standing Committee Meeting of Lake Macquarie City Council. The full agenda and reports are available online at Council’s website. The stream of last[…]



Telco Misleads on NBN Disconnect
Optus to pay $6.4 million for misleading NBN disconnection claims. Optus Internet Pty Limited and Optus Mobile Pty ...
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Lack of Local Training and Skills Will Doom Australia
Homegrown solutions to technology skills shortage. Compounding the ...
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Censorship of Science Rampant
Is there suppression of ecological and conservation science? “Science suppression” is keeping the media, public and even policymakers ...
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The New Mob
Indigenous pass baton to Inscrutable. Image by kind permission of Michael Leunig
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Campus Notes
Showcasing Engineering Solutions From a shark-proof wetsuit to an interactive boxing robot, a public exhibition taking ...
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So, Who was this Clive James Bloke?
Australian writer and broadcaster Clive James has died at 80 years of age after a long illness. By ...
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Local School F1 Wizards
Mount View students world-beaters in F1 in Schools. A combined team of Year 11 Mount View High School and ...
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Howe Park & Bulga Reserve Management Plans
The future of Singleton’s Howe Park and the Bulga Stock Reserve. Amanda McMahon and Myffy Doyle at ...
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Port CEO Warns of Uncertainty
Further investment uncertainty for Hunter coal industry. Image credit ~ Port of Newcastle Port of Newcastle ...
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Under the Clock Tower
James Street Plaza Masterplan Concepts on exhibition. Plans to upgrade James Street Plaza on Beaumont Street, Hamilton, comprise ...
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What? Root Nibblers Sustainable in Drought Country?
Moree Dorper sheep farmers key to drought endurance. A farming family specialising in Dorper sheep says the breed’s “extreme ...
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Ocean Baths Engagement Brought Forward
City of Newcastle has “brought forward” planned engagement on the Newcastle and Merewether ocean baths’ pavilions, citing “community interest in ...
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