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There have been celebrations around the world to mark the birth the newest member of the royal family – a princess, who’s already settling in at Kensington Palace. A man has fought off a shark, who bit him while he was surfing at Saltwater Beach, near Taree. An elderly couple has died after their home was engulfed by fire on Sydney’s north shore. And New Zealand has recorded a third consecutive victory over the Kangaroos for the first time since the early 1950s.   Read More »

MIXED WEEKEND FOR GROUP 21 RUGBY LEAGUE SIDE

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The Group 21 Rugby League rep side have registered a win and a loss at the Greater Northern Championships at Scone. The Upper Hunter rep side fell to eventual champions Group 4, before bouncing back to beat Group 19. And Group 21 still had reason to celebrate, with six players selected in the Greater Northern squad to contest the Country Championships, including Hayden Crouch and Joel Harrison. Read More »

CARMICHAEL ROCKETS UP WORLD SURF RANKINGS

Avoca surfer Wade Carmichael has rocketed 72 places in the world qualifying series rankings. It follows a third place finish at the Lowers Pro in California. Read More »

TOUGH RUN IN PERTH FOR AAREN RUSSELL

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A run-in with Shae Davies in race two hurt what was looking like a promising weekend for the Hunter’s Aaren Russell, in the Perth round of the Development Series. Read More »

GIDLEY AND LEILUA REPORTEDLY SET TO LEAVE NEWCASTLE

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There’s speculation Newcastle skipper Kurt Gidley will finish his career in the English Super League with the Warrington Wolves next season. It comes amid reports centre Joey Leilua will ask the Knights for a release, to play with the Canberra Raiders in 2016. Read More »

  • WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW LATEST

    WEATHER: EAST COAST LOW LATEST

    We are now entering the worst period, as the east coast low reaches its peak and begins to track south along the coast. Heavy rain causing flooding, strong to gale force winds and huge dangerous seas and swell will track south overnight into tomorrow. It’s expected to reach the Hunter by Saturday afternoon. Once the centre of the low passes, conditions will ease quickly in the north. The system will clear during Sunday. Boating and surfing is not recommended, until the centre of the low passes. Read More »
  • BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    They hold a mirror to the world… reflecting society’s triumphs, troubles and challenges. The role of the newspaper cartoonist is as relevant as ever and NBN news explores the razor-sharp social commentary of one the finest – veteran Newcastle Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis. Read More »
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