Master sculptor Drew Line in the Sand


Veteran artist Dennis Massoud is king of the sandcastle when it comes to sand-sculpting. The former sand-sculpting world champion shared his skills on Saturday ...

More Yank Tankers


The first of four Large Airtankers (LATs) – an Erickson Aero MD 87 – arrived in Australia this morning to boost aerial firefighting capability during ...

Your Input on Public Transport Fares


Community views sought on future public transport fares. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking community views about future Opal fares for ...

Big Screen Returns to Civic


The magic of cinema is back at Civic Playhouse. The venue is screening a selection of the most acclaimed productions from London's ...

Singleton’s Townhead Park Additions


Stage one of the Townhead Park Masterplan are scheduled from 21 January 2020 through to 10 March 2020, weather depending.  Mark ...

Harder Now to be Lost in Wine Country


Tourism signage project officially opened. Cessnock City Council announced work is completed for the Hunter Valley Wine Country ...

Young Endeavour 2020 Youth Program


The Sail Training Ship (STS) sailed from Tasmania for an 11-day voyage with a crew of 24 youths aged between 16 to 23-years old aboard ...

Lake Photographers Need Apply


Striking images representing people and places across Lake Macquarie will go on display next month as part of a new exhibition at the Museum of ...

Nine Lives for Hunter Street Mall


Work is underway on residential and retail development in Hunter Street Mall as part of Iris Capital’s $700 million East End project. ...

Gloucester’s Queen Street Upgrade


Queen Street Gloucester - between Church and Ravenshaw Streets - will undergo a roadworks in coming months. Queen Street Gloucester view ...

Toyota, Mazda, Suzuki Join Airbag Safety Recall


Note: The ninth paragraph of this media release was amended on 10 January 2020 to clarify details of Toyota's buy-back and alternative transport offer. ...

If you can pry them out of his hands…


Nestlé  recalls some batches of Uncle Tobys Roll-Ups January 10 2020: Nestle Australia today announced the immediate recall of certain batches of Uncle Tobys ...

Updated ~ Emergency Water Supplies scaled back


** UPDATE: The Beecher Street Tinonee water access point will now remain open, and be available for those affected by bushfire only from 7am until ...

Singleton Bicentennial Latest


History-making general manager returns as Australia Day guest in Singleton’s bicentennial year. It will be full circle when John Flannery PSM joins ...

Lake Environment Research Grants


Research projects tackling some of the environmental challenges confronting Lake Macquarie could be eligible for funding under an Environmental Research Grants scheme. ...

New Singleton Trains Today


New passenger rail services start today - Sunday, 5 January 2020 - between Singleton and the Newcastle Interchange.  Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore ...

HMAS Adelaide Joins Fire Relief


The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has begun Operation Bushfire Assist 19-20 with Joint Task Forces in New South Wales and Victoria  following devastating bushfires in ...

Cessnock Australia Day Location Change


The Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) is hosting the Citizenship Ceremony and Australia Day Awards at Cessnock this year (2020). Two days of free activities ...

NSW Youth Homelessness Continues to Grow


The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) reports youth homelessness has increased in NSW in the past 12 months. In 2018-19, 18,837 ...

Lake Swim Centers Shaded


Splash under shade at Lake Macquarie’s swim centres. Shade over Speers Point Swim Center Shade structures, seating, barbecues and new landscaping ...

Singleton Bushfire Damage Grants


Recovery assistance available for bushfire-affected businesses in Singleton. Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said small businesses in the Singleton local government area ...

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Maitland Fireworks Cancelled


Other planned activities will proceed as normal. Maitland’s planned 9.00pm New Year’s Eve fireworks display won’t go ahead due to forecast extreme weather ...

Port Access Concern for Grain Exporters


Grain growers and exporters continue to raise concerns about the fairness and transparency of access to Australia’s bulk grain export supply chains, including ports. ...

Celebrating Australia Day in Maitland


Deng Adut to speak at Maitland's Australia Day ceremony. Criminal lawyer, refugee, and public figure Deng Adut is keynote speaker at Maitland’s Official Australia ...

Students Visit Tuvaluan Atoll


New opportunity enables University students to take climate action in the Pacific. UoN students visiting Tuvaluan atoll. This month, as world ...

Rural Services Top Charity Respect


Australians value services to rural Australia highest, 2019 Charity Reputation Index shows. Careflight service at Wagga Wagga airport ~ Image credit Bidgee ...

Lake Council Community Co-designed Website.


Lake Macquarie City Council has launched a new-look website co-designed with the community to improve online experience for ratepayers. www.lakemac.com.au has been redesigned ...

Mandatory Dairy Industry Code


The Minister for Agriculture, Senator The Honourable Bridget McKenzie, has announced a mandatory dairy industry code. In October 2016, the ACCC was directed ...

All-ability Playground at Singleton’s Rose Point Park


Rose Point Park all-abilities playground completed. The vision for Rose Point Park as an all-inclusive playtime wonderland for children of all ages was realised ...


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