HMAS Newcastle Commander Honoured


HMAS Newcastle Commander Anita Sellick has been honoured with the Key to the City at a ceremony today to farewell the ship before ...

Mitchell Park Grandstand Opens


Merewether’s Mitchell Park Oval has a new grandstand pavilion. Representatives of Merewether Carlton Rugby Club, South Newcastle Rugby League Club and Merewether ...

Your town, your identity, your signage


Cessnock City Council plans an emblem to feature on suburb entry signs. These will be installed after Council received funding under the NSW Government’s ...

IEEE Announces 14 New Open Access Journals


IEEE to provide more high-quality options for authors and researchers. IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization announced 14 new gold fully open access ...

Eggs and Salmonella


Egg industry statement on latest food safety challenge. Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) has been detected on eleven egg farms in New South Wales ...

Planning the Future of Heddon Greta


Cessnock City Council will investigate strategic planning in the expanding suburb of Heddon Greta, as the area continues experience growth at ...

How Much Plastic do we Eat?


Revealed: plastic ingestion by people could be equating to a credit card a week. People could be ingesting 5 grams of plastic ...

Liddell Coal Fined After Sediment Discharge


Liddell Coal Operations has been fined $15,000 by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) after allegedly discharging sediment laden water into ...

NAIDOC Week 2019


NAIDOC celebrations are underway, from 1-17 July, 2019.  NAIDOC Week is an opportunity to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and ...

Wi-Fi in the City


Newcastle’s public Wi-Fi network activated in city east end. The City Wi-Fi network is part of CN’s Smart City program. ...

On Floating Your Boat


Experience the magic of this year’s Float Your Boat festival. Float your Boat lights up Lake Macquarie later this month with a ...

NSW Recycling Innovation Grants


More than $7 million in grants available to boost NSW recycling, research and innovation. Business, councils and not-for profits can access more ...

Empire State Building ~ Eighth Annual Photo Contest


The Empire State Building (ESB) launches its annual photo contest on June 17, 2019. Photographers are encouraged to enter ...

Night-owls ~ Retrain Your Body Clock


A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of ‘night owls’ – people with extreme late sleeping and waking habits – could lead to ...

Food Poverty Affects even Middle-income Australians


Monash University researcher and public health dietitian Dr Sue Kleve says food insecurity in low to middle-income households – who straddle the median income of ...

Allergies Link to Junk Food


There is growing evidence that food allerges are increasing, especially amongst young children, which can be as high as 10% in some countries. ...

Women in Horticulture


Supporting the next crop of women in horticulture leaders. Two inspiring women will address over 250 attendees at the annual Women in ...

Not a Problem. Not Happening.


Half of NSW’s coastal community don’t think sea level rise will directly affect them. A quarter of surveyed accommodation businesses close to ...

Proposal to Rename Rotary Park Kurri Kurri


Cessnock City Council has received a request from the Rotary Club of Kurri Kurri to rename Rotary Park, Kurri Kurri to ‘Col Brown ...

Farewell to HMAS Newcastle


Novocastrians will farewell HMAS Newcastle when our namesake ship makes her final homecoming next week with a local at the helm. ...

Windale Facility Community Space for Comment


A community space is proposed for the Windale multi-purpose facility in new concept plans released today by Lake Macquarie City Council. ...

Countering Air Pollution with Trees and Tech


City of Newcastle celebrated a city-wide tree planting drive today and the upcoming installation of an environmental sensor network as part of World ...

Financial Assistance due to Light Rail Construction Still Open


Businesses that suffered hardship during construction of the light rail project can still apply for financial assistance up to 30 June.  Support ...

Calling Crime Fiction Fans


Award winning author to visit Cessnock Library. Andrew Patterson will visit Cessnock Library to discuss his new outstanding mystery, ‘Harry’s Quest,’ the sequel to the ...

Burnouts will have a new smell


Green means go for $5m plant recycling plastic for roads. Plastic bags, recycled glass and printer toner will be used ...

Toot Toot… off to Sydney this Weekend?


Transport Heritage Expo over long weekend, 8, 9, 10 June 2019. Heritage trains from across NSW gather in Sydney this week in ...

ARENA Blogs


ARENA relaunches renewable energy blog ARENAWIRE. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) today relaunched its new-look blog, ARENAWIRE, an online portals for ...

Electronics Moves Beyond the Cat’s Whisker


Monash research powers up next-generation device technology. Monash University materials scientists have helped uncover a breakthrough in fundamental physics leading to next-generation flexible, wearable ...

Survey: Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre


In April, 12,588 visitors used the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre provided by Council. Cessnock Council has begun a service improvement ...

Tracking Litter by GPS ~ Community Science Project


GPS-tracked bottles will be released in suburban waterways around Melbourne to reveal precisely how litter travels from streets to beaches. A ...


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