Boil water alert lifted for parts of Singleton

17/02/2020 11.30am A precautionary boil water alert for parts of Singleton has been lifted after NSW Health gave the all clear at a meeting with Singleton Council this morning. Customers in the affected areas of The Glade, Gowrie, Maison Dieu[…]


Depth of Young Creative Lake Talent

The artistic talent of Lake Macquarie millennials is on show at the Museum of Art and Culture (MAC) in this year’s First Class 19 exhibition. "First Class 19" artists at the Lake Macquarie Museum of Art and Culture . Some[…]


Broadband Speeds Improve

NBN plan speeds increase for most consumers. Australians are getting faster average download speeds according to the ACCC. The commission’s eighth Measuring Broadband Australia report shows retail service providers (RSPs) are delivering more than 80 per cent of maximum plan[…]


Ocean Warming ~ Beware the Tipping Point

Ancient Antarctic ice melt increased sea levels by 3+ metres – and it could happen again. Antarctic’s Patriot Hills blue ice sheet. Rising ocean temperatures drove the melting of Antarctic ice sheets and caused extreme sea level rise more than[…]


Commercial Satellite Swarms Destroying Astronomy

Starlink satellites on their way to parking orbit. Image by IAU. Corporations are the new colonialists, stealing space real estate much as the East India Company once stole entire continents. The uncontaminated view of the night sky… should be considered[…]


The Thing After the Next Big Thing

Image by Michael Leunig . (The following is a letter to the editor of the Griffith Review from 6th September 2007 in response to an article in Edition 13 ~ Author unknown) The Next Big Thing inspired me to write[…]


Photographer Merv Bishop Exhibit

Exhibition showcases celebrated photojournalist’s work. Mervyn Bishop. Images of defining moments in Australia’s political and social history are on display in Lake Macquarie in an exhibition of lauded photographer Mervyn Bishop’s work. The exhibition at the Museum of Art and[…]


Bottle Water for Affected Singleton Residents

Bottled water available for affected residents as boil water alert that remains in place across the weekend A precautionary boil water alert for parts of Singleton will remain in place until at least Monday, when Singleton Council officers will meet[…]


Way Down Under

Ramming the Shears by Michael Leunig . Travel in Asia, Pacific, Europe, and the Americas, reveals an affectionate admiration for the peoples and lifestyle of this great sunburnt country, this wide brown land. Asians in particular regard us warmly, especially[…]



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