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 ...

Cessnock Council Using Glass ‘Sand’


Cessnock City Council has begun using recycled glass ‘sand’ for civil works. Council recently used around 90 tonnes of recycled glass sand for the ...

Newcastle Emergency Operations Upgrade


City to bring emergency operations into 21st Century. Just a few weeks before the 30th anniversary of the Newcastle earthquake, a modern emergency ...

Cameras Detect Drivers Using Phones


Mobile phone detection cameras are operational. Drivers caught using a mobile phone will face penalties. The penalty for offending drivers is ...

Footy Fans Probably Already Know This


Knights and Dragons to Clash at Maitland No. 1 Sportsground. For the third straight year, the NIB Newcastle Knights will hold a pre-season trial ...

Give Passengers More Options ~ IPART


Greater choice for Opal passengers - draft report. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is proposing a range of new options for ...

Young Lake Athletes for Hungary 2020


Team Lake Macquarie announced for 2020 International Children’s Games in Hungary Lake Macquarie Mayor Cr Kay Fraser with Team Lake Mac 2020 - ...

Cessnock Jobs Website


New Hunter Valley Jobs website launches. Acting Economic Development Manager Rhiannon Stevens and Economic Development Officer Brad Sangster demonstrate the new jobs ...

Singleton Stage 2


Street trees, intersections and Baileys Union Park open for feedback in the next stage of Town Centre Upgrade Artists’ impression of Singleton ...

Cheery Reading for Chrissy


NSW cemetery costs and prices under review: interim report. The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking feedback on the costs of ...

Remembering Newcastle’s 1989 Earthquake


On 28 December 2019 it will be 30 years  since an earthquake broke Novocastrian hearts and devastated our city. City of Newcastle honours the ...

Rock Fishing – Life Jackets Compulsory


Life jackets compulsory for rock fishing in Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie City Council reminds rock fishing enthusiasts that new legislation makes it compulsory ...

New Vehicle Airbag Shrapnel Alert


Consumers warned of new airbag safety risk. Example of deployed airbags ~ Image credit David Perez The ACCC is warning ...

Trucked Sand Laid at Stockton Beach


More than five thousand tonnes of sand is being laid at Stockton Beach. Stockton Beach viewed south from Lexies - new sand ...

HMAS Brisbane Returns to Sydney


Last Navy warship returns home in time for Christmas. HMAS Brisbane in Sydney Harbour ~ Image DoD Australia’s newest ...

“Prosperity’s Children” Don’t Have Jobs


Stubborn rate of youth unemployment hits 265,000 young Australians. Nearly one in five unemployed young people have been out of work for a ...

Joy Cummings Statue Unveiled


Joy Cummings’ trailblazing spirit captured in bronze. The late Joy Cummings AM’s daughters Helen Cummings, Kathryn Connell, Margaret Badger and daughter in law ...

Campus Notes


Newcastle conference connects with Asia-Pacific neighbours Researchers and industry leaders from around the Asia Pacific gathered in Newcastle this week to discuss ...

Algal Concern at Maitland


Blue-green algae levels rising on local still waters.  Pictured ~ typical appearance of algae on water surface. Sampling undertaken ...

Myuna Bay Camp to Move


Agreement reached on the future of Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre. A new centre will be built on a waterfront site near ...

More Rail Corridor Rezoning


A proposal to rezone a section of Newcastle’s former rail corridor for community space will be open for public feedback early next year. ...

Enjoying Lake Mac Carols


Festive revellers pack Lake Mac Carols More than 15,000 fans of the festive season packed Speers Point Park on Sunday evening to celebrate Christmas ...

NSW Farmers’ Confidence Slips


Rural sentiment declines as NSW farmers brace for hot, dry summer Rural confidence declines, with 55% of NSW farmers expecting ...

Singleton Fireworks Money to RFS


Fireworks sponsorship funding to be donated to local NSWRFS. NSW Rural Fires Service ~ Image by Bidgee Following the disappointment of ...


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