Latest Local News

THOUSANDS ENDULDGE AT HUNTER VALLEY WINE FESTIVAL

Hunter Valley's finest vineyards have come together today to showcase the region's famous drops. The 5th annual Hunter Valley Wine Festival treated around 3,000 thirsty ...
Read More

YOUNG PERFORMERS STAR AT EISTEDDFOD GALA

Coffs Harbour's 45th annual eisteddfod season came to a close today. The event wrapped up with a dance gala highlighting some of the adjudicator's favourite ...
Read More

HOTEL MOGUL KEEPS HIS SIGHTS ON THE HUNTER

Property magnate Jerry Schwartz is set to continue his investment in Newcastle and the Hunter. Today he revealed to NBN News his plans to boost ...
Read More

HUNTER WOMAN ASSAULTED AND DETAINED FOR OVER 12 HOURS

Police allege a woman in the Hunter has been assaulted, choked and detained over a 12 hour period by her partner. A 36-year-old man was ...
Read More

FOOTBALLERS IN FINE ORIGIN TOUCH

Yet another national sporting competition has made it's way to Coffs Harbour. National Touch Rugby Association players have descended on the International Stadium to play ...
Read More

MINERS PUT TO THE TEST IN RESCUE COMPETITION

Underground mine workers from across Newcastle have been put through their paces in the annual Mines Rescue Competition. Teams were faced with different scenarios, designed ...
Read More

KAYAKERS SPLASH INTO BRISBANE WATER

Manly's Brett Greenwood has taken out the seventh stage of the Paddle New South Wales Marathon Series in Davistown today. Close to 200 competitors hit ...
Read More

PLASTIC REDUCTION THE HOT TOPIC AT ENVIRO FAIR

Taree Park turned into an environmental hub today when the 27th annual Enviro-Fair came to town. This year, the main focus was the war on ...
Read More

BALLINA SES PREPARE FOR TSUNAMI

Floods, storms and tsunamis - they're all natural disasters our State Emergency Service volunteers have to be ready for. While the likelihood of a tsunami ...
Read More

JUNIORS TEAR UP DAY 3 OF NSW LONGBOARD TITLES

Day 3 of the New-South-Wales Longboard Surfing Champs kicked off at Rainbow Beach today. It was a great morning in the surf for Byron local ...
Read More

AMBULANCE RESPONSE SECOND SLOWEST IN STATE

New figures have revealed the Northern Rivers has the second slowest ambulance response times in the state. The Bureau of Health Information report shows from ...
Read More

BREAST CANCER RESEARCHER CALLS TIME AFTER 40 YEARS

One of Newcastle's most well respected Professors has called time on his illustrious career after four decades. Professor John Forbes has pioneered breast cancer research ...
Read More

GREEN LIGHT FOR CASINO SALEYARD

Construction can begin on a $7-million-dollar upgrade to the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange. It comes after the independent Northern Joint Regional Planning Panel approved the ...
Read More

ORCHID AFFAIR AT MINGARA

There was an array of sights and smells at Mingara today for the state's second largest orchid show. More than 20 vendors hit Tumbi Umbi, ...
Read More

ETTALONG WHARF TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Ferry services from Ettalong have been temporarily relocated to Booker Bay, as council begins work on the ageing wharf. More than $240,000 has been allocated ...
Read More

FIVE LANDS WALK SEES RECORD CROWDS

Close to 20,000 people have hit the sand for this year's Five Lands Walk along the Central Coast's coastline. The event highlights the importance of ...
Read More

DYLAN PERRY ONE WIN AWAY FROM HUGE PRIZE

Young Hunter Valley golfer Dylan Perry is just one win away from living out his dream, into the match-play final at the British Amateur, if ...
Read More

INTER-MODAL ALMOST HERE

Tamworth could soon be home to a new transport hub, after a promising talk between the Mayor and New South Wales Deputy Premier. Col Murray ...
Read More

IFFLAND IN THE HUNT IN IRELAND

Lake Macquarie's Rhiannon Iffland has made a solid start to her Red Bull Cliff Diving campaign, at the series opener in Ireland. Third after the ...
Read More

LIONS SEND A MESSAGE TO THE REST OF THE COMPETITION

Wests will also head into Newcastle netball's mid-season break on top, posting another big margin today. Maryville Tavern joined the winner's circle with a narrow result ...
Read More

TWO BLUES PILE ON THE POINTS AGAINST THE GREENS

Hamilton is flying-high on top of the local rugby ladder, posting another win today. Beaches and Lake Macquarie also got up. There were big wins ...
Read More

McGINLEY SCORES THE WINNER FOR VALENTINE

A big come-from-behind win for Valentine in the NPL this afternoon, cutting down their gap to the leaders. Charlestown also got up. It took an ...
Read More

NO LUCK FOR NEWCASTLE TRAINERS

No luck for Newcastle trainers Kris Lees or Ben Smith at the season's final Group 1 race today. In Her Time didn't jump well, while ...
Read More

DANE GAGI CLEARED TO PLAY ON SUNDAY

Maroons hero Dane Gagai has been cleared to play for the Knights against the Dragons on Sunday, after pulling up well at today's final training ...
Read More

NSW TRAINING AWARDS

Some of the region's brightest stars were acknowledged last night, at the New South Wales Training Awards. 80 finalists were vying for several titles, all ...
Read More

GUNNEDAH GREYHOUNDS RECEIVES WELCOME BOOST

Gunnedah Greyhound Racing Club has hit the jackpot. The track has picked up all 13 north west TAB meetings for the coming year, nearly doubling ...
Read More

ST EDS LIFT TROPHY

In schoolboy rugby, St Edwards took out the primary division of Tamworth's Friday Night Schools competition late yesterday afternoon. Two tries in both halves sealing ...
Read More

25-YEAR-OLD MAN CHARGED WITH CREDIT CARD FRAUD

A Sydney man has been charged after allegedly attempting to use fake credit cards at a bank on the Central Coast. Police say the offences ...
Read More

WOMAN DETAINED AND ASSAULTED OVER 12 HOUR PERIOD

A man has been charged with a string of domestic violence offences that he allegedly inflicted on his partner over a 12 hour period. Around ...
Read More

MAN SENTENCED FOR GREG GIBBONS MURDER

It was an encounter that ruined two young lives in a matter of moments - an apprentice chef, stabbing a promising young football player to ...
Read More

STAND UP PADDLE BOARD QUEEN READY TO DEFEND TOP SPOT

Feeling at the top of her game, Central Coast stand up paddleboarder Terrene Black is preparing to tackle her next overseas competitions. The Toowoon Bay ...
Read More

NAISDA DANCE STUDENTS PREPARE FOR MID-YEAR SHOW

Kariong's NAISDA Dance College is putting the final touches on its mid-year production. 'Speaking to the Future' tells the legend of the Southern Sky, and ...
Read More

BINDI IRWIN NO MATCH FOR FAUNA FETCHERS

Move over Bindi Irwin - the Northern Rivers has its own wildlife warriors - and they're double the trouble. Identical twins Bridget and Sophie Thomson ...
Read More

FAST CARS AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

Supercars today confirmed that iconic Aussie rock band Cold Chisel will headline the Newcastle 500 concert. Jimmy Barnes and guitarist Ian Moss made a quick ...
Read More

CRIME SPREE ON DARBY STREET

Business owners in one of Newcastle's most popular dining precincts say they're afraid for their safety. It follows a spate of break and enters, which ...
Read More

POLICE RAMP UP INVESTIGATION INTO MISSING MAN

Police have called in an excavator and a cadaver dog as they ramp up a missing persons investigation midway between Coffs Harbour and Grafton. Fifty-one ...
Read More

NSW FARMERS MEET WITH DEPUTY PREMIER

It's not very often the Deputy Premier comes to Loomberah, so the region took advantage of today's visit. Local farmers had the chance for an ...
Read More

WATT STREET CONSTRUCTION CAUSING SOME HEADACHES

Construction work on Newcastle's oldest street is well underway in preparation for the Supercars in November. But some businesses on Watt Street are feeling the ...
Read More

TAMWORTH TO TRIAL NEW SKILLS PROGRAM

A pilot program has been launched in Tamworth as part of a $5-million statewide investment in skills. The Minister in town today to make the ...
Read More

FIRE ARMS SAFE STOLEN IN TAREE

Manning-Great Lakes Police are appealing for help to find three firearms, stolen from a home in Taree West. "Sometime from Sunday afternoon to Tuesday evening ...
Read More