EPA Fines Valley Quarry


EPA issues quarry operator fine for failure to monitor noise. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined the operator of East Quarry $11,500 ...

Lake City News


Input into Lake City Council planning matters made clearer. How people can have their say on planning matters, such as Development Applications, ...

Awaba House Statement


The state-heritage listed Awaba House at Booragul is currently closed due to a fire, which broke out in the building on Tuesday 20 ...

Cessnock’s STEM Excellence


Council’s teaming up with STEM Industry School Partnerships Program. The Cessnock Local Government Area is the home of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ...

Cessnock Snippets


Become a tech savvy senior Get tech savvy by taking part in the upcoming fun and FREE Be Connected Technology Workshops for ...

Gilgi Community gets Fresh Drinking Water from Bore Water


Breakthrough water solution provides sustainable clean drinking water to remote indigenous communities in central Australia. The community of Gillen Bore in the ...

Lake’s Living Smart Festival 2019


Melbourne acoustic folk duo Jack The Fox will headline September’s inaugural LSF Sunday Sessions – part of an expanded Living Smart Festival celebrating the event’s ...

Tower ‘Undermining Faith in Planning System’


Lord Mayor responds to Star Casino tower review plan: “Undermining the public’s faith in the planning system.” Lord Mayor Clover Moore has rejected claims ...

Architecture as Active Living Characters


There’s more to architecture than meets the eye. In a free public talk, titled Architecture’s Elusive Impact on Vitality, Professor Ednie-Brown, will ...

AI in Schools ~ Report


New report seeks to empower students and teachers to thrive in an Artificial Intelligence world. A new report by researchers from ...

Prevention of Heart Attacks and Stroke a Step Closer


Almost $15 million has been awarded to 10 senior scientists and 10 clinician scientists across the state to continue their work into Australia’s number one ...

Newcastle West Library Planned


The Library, located on the ground floor of Council’s new premises at the corner of Stewart and Hunter streets, will accent the “digital library” concept. ...

Green Thumbs Aren’t for Texting


Enviro grant plants seed of change at Coal Point school. Coal Point Public School received $3000 last year to transform overgrown sections of its ...

Good News from Bad Bacteria


Antiseptic resistance in bacteria could lead to next-gen plastics. Australian-UK researchers identify ancient protein pumps that make bacteria tough to treat – but could ...

1930 Penny on Auction


An authentic 1930 Penny – one of Australia’s rarest coins has been put up for auction completely unreserved with the bidding starting at just $1. ...

Newcastle Gas Terminal Proposed for Port


A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) import terminal at Newcastle that could supply up to 80 per cent of NSW’s gas needs -  declared Critical State ...

Art to Inspire Creativity at Lake Libraries


Expressions of interest are open for artists to design and install artworks that will engage and delight children aged 0-10 years, in three ...

City’s $91million on Capital Works


Preliminary figures show $91.6 million was invested into Newcastle’s network of roads, community buildings, parks and reserves, making 2018/19 a record year for City of ...

Cessnock Council News


Who do you think you are? Find out this National Family History Month! August is National Family History Month (NFHM) and Cessnock City Library ...

Number 2 Sportground Trials Renewables


The City of Newcastle has completed a solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging hub that will also provide renewable electricity to supply all of No.2 Sportsground. ...

Farm Trespass and the Law


Get the balance right on farm trespass laws, says Law Council. Proposed farm incitement of trespass laws would duplicate existing state and territory ...

The Moon and Us


A special evening with Alan Duffy celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing Tuesday 13 August 2019, 6pm-7.30pm The Australian Museum (AM) ...

The Wise Students of HunterWiSE


Local students’ passion for STEM shines brightly at Hunter awards. Female high school students with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ...

Go Fund these Windale Kids


Donations sought for Windale kids in cultural exchange program. Children from Windale aged between six and sixteen have the chance to travel ...

Platypus Decline Underestimated


Declines in platypus have likely been underestimated, new research by UNSW scientists has shown. The iconic species was listed as ‘Near-Threatened’ ...

Smartphone to Find Killer Bacteria


Australian scientists develop cheap and rapid way to identify antibiotic-resistant golden staph (MRSA). A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a ...

Wanted – More Millionaires Like Dick Smith


Aussie philanthropist Dick Smith has again pledged $1 million to Rotary towards alleviating the suffering of Aussies in need. The pledge comes on the ...

Love Magic at the Royal Exchange


A play written more than 2300 years ago will be performed in Newcastle for 4 nights from 14 – 17 August from 7pm ...

Have a say on the future of the local vineyard district


Cessnock City Council invites residents, visitors, and businesses to undertake a quick survey about the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA) Vineyard District. ...

First Unmanned Circumnavigation of Antarctica


A 7-meter (23-foot) long, wind-powered unmanned surface vehicle called a Saildrone, has become the first unmanned system to circumnavigate Antarctica. From the ...


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