NTC examining driver distraction and the Australian Road Rules

The National Transport Commission (NTC) is examining the effectiveness of the Australian Road Rules relating to driver distraction. NTC Acting Chief Executive, Dr Geoff Allan, said the current approach was[…]


Householders Liable for Rubbish Contractors’ Actions

Pictured ~ Rob Robertson inspects West Wallsend illegal dumping More than 127 tonnes of household waste, from old mattresses to plastic bags full of children’s toys, has been dumped in[…]


Two Local Government Awards to Cessnock City Council

Cessnock City Council earned two awards at the Local Government NSW Excellence in Environment Awards 2018 last week. Pictured ~ Cessnock City Council’s, Manager of Environment and Waste, Michael Alexander[…]


The era of talking buildings has arrived

If you ever argued with the talking outhouse at Soldiers Point boat ramp, then you’ll have an inkling of what’s ahead for us. An Australian company, using a wireless solution[…]


Team Lake Mac Compete for Surfest Evolution Charity Funds

Competitive surfers Jake Sylvester, James McMorland, Jake Ingle and Byron Howarth will line up for Lake Macquarie City Council in a charity Surfest contest raising money for brain cancer research.[…]


Christmas Early in Singleton

About 10,000 people have turned out for the Hunter’s biggest community Christmas party as Singleton turned on the cheer for Christmas on John Street last night. From live entertainment and[…]


Lake MacquarieCity Gallery ~ Summer Arts and Crafts

Nova Cruises’ Lake Macquarie Cruise Service on the new vessel, ‘Lady Mac’ depart from the public wharf at Booragul in front of the Gallery. For details see their website. If[…]


Stockton Leisure Park Underway

An artist impression of the South Stockton leisure area at Griffith Park Construction has started on a $1.9 million playground and skate plaza precinct at Griffith Park, Stockton. The South[…]


Uni Solar Car Proof of Concept

The UNSW Sunswift solar car team cruised into the record books Friday as they arrived at Sydney’s McMahon’s Point to set a new Guinness World Record for the lowest energy[…]



All Clear to go Jump in the Lake
PIctured ~ Environmental Health Inspection Officer James McNamara collects sample of Lake ...
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Morisset Memorial Park Upgrade
Work has begun on a $1.4m playground and facilities upgrade to Bernie Goodwin Memorial Park in Newcastle Street. ...
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Portraits of Crime at Newcastle Library Exhibit
Newcastle Region Library exhibit, Captured: Portraits of Crime 1870-1930, shows ordinary men, women and children caught on the wrong side ...
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Politically Incorrect New Book Pokes Fun at Self Worth and Anxiety
Who doesn’t long for the good old days when we could not only insult at will, but the ...
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Council welcomes ‘Keep it in the Regions’ report

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Government inquiry calls for halt to casualisation in mining
A federal parliamentary committee has called for government action to stem rampant casualisation of full-time mining jobs in ...
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Cessnock Council Studies Flood Areas
Flood Studies on Public Exhibition Residents are being encouraged to view and provide feedback on two ...
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Singleton Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal
Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore, is urging people to be generous and donate to the annual Mayoral ...
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Singleton’s International Day for People with a Disability
‘Very country’ celebrations of people of all abilities at a special night of ...
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Kahiba Playground Officially Tested
Hannah – official playground tester -  shows the Mayor of Lake Macquarie how ...
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World Surf League event goes to Redhead
Pictured, from left: Warren Smith, Connor Lee and Mayor of Lake ...
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Homeward Found Exhibition
If you can make it to Melbourne before Christmas, and you’re into street art and graffiti, drag yourself ...
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