Eye Inflammation Linked to Tattoos


Think before you ink - the hidden risk tattoos may pose to your vision. As they grow in popularity, The Royal Victorian ...

Pollution Fine for Coal Mine


Singleton coal mine fined $15,000 for water pollution. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Bulga Coal Management Pty Ltd $15,000 for an ...

Champions of Local Environment


Environmental champion takes out top Landcare award. Coal Point Landcarer Suzanne Pritchard took with her ‘Soaring with the Eagles’ award A ...

Dairy Farmers, Coles, and ACCC


Coles to pay Norco dairy farmers around $5.25 million following ACCC investigation. Coles Group Limited (Coles) will pay Norco Co-operative Limited (Norco) around ...

Four Centuries of Shipwreck


Exhibition explores 400 years of Australian shipwreck history. Submerged – Stories of Australia’s Shipwrecks  delves into 14 wrecks, from one of the earliest in ...

Kooragang Operator Pollution Fine


Kooragang Island operator fined for pollution offences. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Kooragang Bulk Facilities Pty Ltd (KBF) $15,000 for an ...

Environment City


Newcastle’s world-leading environmental initiatives win major award. Electric vehicle charging station in Laman Street City of Newcastle’s was cited for initiatives ...

Lake City Meeting Notes


Lake Macquarie City Council meeting highlights for Monday 2 December 2019 Final determinations made at last night’s Standing Committee Meeting of Lake Macquarie ...

Telco Misleads on NBN Disconnect


Optus to pay $6.4 million for misleading NBN disconnection claims. Optus Internet Pty Limited and Optus Mobile Pty Limited (Optus) have been ordered ...

Censorship of Science Rampant


Is there suppression of ecological and conservation science? “Science suppression” is keeping the media, public and even policymakers in the dark on topics ...

Campus Notes


Showcasing Engineering Solutions From a shark-proof wetsuit to an interactive boxing robot, a public exhibition taking place in Newcastle over the ...

So, Who was this Clive James Bloke?


Australian writer and broadcaster Clive James has died at 80 years of age after a long illness. By Liz Giuffre Senior Lecturer in ...

Local School F1 Wizards


Mount View students world-beaters in F1 in Schools. A combined team of Year 11 Mount View High School and Year 10 Penrith Christian School ...

Howe Park & Bulga Reserve Management Plans


The future of Singleton’s Howe Park and the Bulga Stock Reserve. Amanda McMahon and Myffy Doyle at Singleton's Howe Park. Community ...

Port CEO Warns of Uncertainty


Further investment uncertainty for Hunter coal industry. Image credit ~ Port of Newcastle Port of Newcastle CEO, Craig Carmody, warned that ...

Under the Clock Tower


James Street Plaza Masterplan Concepts on exhibition. Plans to upgrade James Street Plaza on Beaumont Street, Hamilton, comprise two concepts: ‘Urban Oasis’ and ...

Ocean Baths Engagement Brought Forward


City of Newcastle has “brought forward” planned engagement on the Newcastle and Merewether ocean baths’ pavilions, citing “community interest in the sites’ futures.” ...

Supercars Drone Incursion


The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is investigating an unauthorised drone flight at last weekend's Newcastle 500 Super Car race. CASA detected the drone flying ...

That’s Dive-in, Not Drive-in


Dive-in Cinema hits East Maitland this summer. The city's inaugural Dive in Cinema program will roll out at East Maitland Aquatic Centre over three ...

ARENA Moves on Commercial Hydrogen


The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced a $70 million fund to fast track the development of renewable hydrogen in Australia. ARENA’s hydrogen funding ...

Aspect Hunter School now in Muswellbrook


Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) will open a new ‘satellite’ class in 2020 for the Upper Hunter region. A ‘satellite’ class is an autism-specific class ...

Stockton Sand Trucking at Odds with Research


City of Newcastle announced that 5500 tonnes of sand will be trucked onto Stockton Beach before Christmas 2019. Following a successful grant application, ...

Driverless Shuttle Takes Pole Position


Newcastle’s driverless shuttle will be available for test-ride in Wheeler Place this weekend. Aussie Racing Cars driver Charlotte Poynting checks out the new ...

Milk Price Rise to Save Farmers


Dairy farmers push for $1.50 a litre milk. NSW Farmers is pushing for major retailers to increase the prices of their generic milk ...

City Centre Events Funded


Street basketball and a public art festival are among 15 events sharing $820,000 funding to enliven urban precinct. The funding came from ...

Lake Road Condition Survey Goes Hi-tech


Hi-tech to assess conditions on Lake Mac roads. Lake Macquarie City Council will deploy Google Street View-style technology to map and assess more ...

Beach Sensors Inform Life Guards


Smart sensors deployed to help beachgoers stay safe this summer. Sensors are being deployed at four beaches between Lake Macquarie and Sydney’s north. ...

Singleton Gentrification Stage 2


Heritage, trees, improvements for traffic, and safety key components in draft designs for Singleton Town Centre Upgrade – Stage 2 The modernisation of ...

Share the Dignity with Maitland City Library


Maitland City Library is joining the Share the Dignity’s ‘It’s In the Bag’ Christmas campaign. Every library branch is a collection point for ...

UoN Deputy VC Announced


From Idaho to Newcastle - UoN Deputy Vice-Chancellor announced. Professor Janet Nelson is the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University ...


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