Recycling GPS Signals for Passive Radar

New satellite technology reveals sea state or hidden landscape features via ‘passive’ radar. Real-time information about wild seas and unfavourable ocean conditions could be used to make shipping more safe and efficient thanks to passive radar technology being developed by[…]


Donations Fund Repairs to Sedgefield Cemetery

Community spirit will help fund repairs to grave headstones vandalised at Sedgefield Cemetery. When the Mayor of Singleton opened a Mayoral Fund after the incident in June this year, $24,470 in donations were received. The estimated cost of repairs to[…]


Bylong: Agriculture Jobs vs Mining Jobs

The commission found the environmental impacts, particularly on groundwater and productive agricultural land, would last long after the mine is decommissioned. Pictured: Bylong Valley – image credit Kate Washington. The Independent Planning Commission has rejected a proposed greenfield Bylong coal[…]


Throsby’s Life-long Learning Model Adopted By UoN (at last)

Passion-based learning lets students decide how they want to learn. In a world-first for higher education, the University of Newcastle will place students at the centre of their own learning by adopting the Big Picture Education design, which is implemented[…]


Brocky’s Monaro on Auction

The first vehicle a young rookie named Peter Brock drove around Mount Panorama in the 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 is on auction. Brock and teammate Des West drove their 1969 Holden HT Monaro GTS 350 to third place at the famous[…]


Confidence in Upper Hunter Economy Softens

Confidence in the regional economy fell in the wake of declining performance in Upper Hunter businesses in the first half of 2019 – according to survey data of the Hunter Research Foundation (HRF) Centre. The data were released at the[…]


Preserving Hamilton’s Heritage Character

Four blocks of Hamilton will be the City’s first substantial heritage conservation area in 20 years. Selected houses are in the area bounded by Donald and Tudor Streets, Gordon Avenue, and Murray Street. In July last year City of Newcastle[…]


Bridges Hill Park Playground ~ Stage One Opens

Cessnock City Council announced the completion of Stage One of the Bridges Hill Park Playground and Access Improvement Project. Council has completed around $1.8 million of works since construction started in June 2018. The works include a regional playground, fitness[…]


Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall Repaired

Cessnock City Council said repairs to the Kurri Kurri Ambulance Hall are finished and the hall has reopened. Council closed the hall after a severe storm in November 2017 that caused significant damage to the structure. This included dislodging the[…]



Landcare and Lake Celebrate 20th
September is the 20th anniversary of Lake Mac’s Landcare partnership that combines the efforts of over 200 Landcare groups. ...
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Lake Residents’ Chemical Clean-out
It is spring-cleaning time again. Residents of Lake Macquarie and the Hunter are encouraged to clear their homes of unwanted ...
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Australian Universities and Hydrogen Research
The first hydrogen fuel exports to Japan plus new technologies to deliver on the hydrogen economy are touted ...
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UoN 2019 Alumni
University of Newcastle 2019 Alumni Award Recipients Announced. Public health physician Ruth Lopert received the University of Newcastle’s 2019 ...
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Eternal War on Mozzies
$50,000 funding awarded to promising projects biting the problem of mosquitoes. From eucalyptus oil diffusers, to aromatic plants seeds ...
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Urgent Sandbagging at Stockton Beachfront
Emergency sandbagging at Barrie Crescent Reserve hopes to forestall erosion with forecast large swells this week. Contractors were on ...
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Search suspended for missing helicopter
At about 1815 on Friday 6 September the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) was contacted by Williamtown air traffic control, ...
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City Ward Boundaries Review
Under the NSW Local Government Act 1993, the City of Newcastle is required to review the distribution of voters across ...
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Innovation and Risky Business Rewarded
Cessnock City Council has been recognised for excellence in risk management at the Statewide Mutual Risk Management Excellence Awards (RMEA) ...
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UoN’s Free Diet Course Online
University of Newcastle offers free online short course to dispel diet and nutrition myths. The University ...
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UoN Trek for Indigenous Health
University’s fundraising trek unites staff, alumni and community to support Indigenous health. Trekking 100 kilometres across the arid Australian ...
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Beach Erosion Closes Stockton Childcare Centre
Mission Australia Early Learning Centre at Stockton will permanently close from today due to safety concerns with ongoing sand erosion. ...
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