LAST DITCH ATTEMPT TO INFLUENCE BUS TIMETABLE

The opinions of more than a thousand people on Newcastle's widely criticised bus timetable were handed to Keolis Downer this morning. Local Labor MPs say they conducted the survey in the hope of a review ...
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HOW ARE THESE ENVIRONMENTAL SENSORS TURNING NEWCASTLE INTO A SMART TECH CITY?

Newcastle City Council is trialling a new technology which could help collect data like never before. Sensors are being installed across the city to monitor the surrounding environment and improve council efficiency ...
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ARMED ROBBERY PROMPTS CALLS FOR MORE POLICE

Last night's armed robbery has prompted renewed calls for a greater police presence around the Wallsend area. While the local MP has praised the quick response, Sonia Hornery says cops are at a loss in ...
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KNIGHTS HOPING TO BREAK BROOKVALE CURSE

The Knights have been chosen as one of six clubs for the inaugural NRL Touch Premiership - the first game takes place on June 30. Meanwhile the NRL side is preparing to take on Manly ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: COOLING DOWN IN COMING DAYS

There's cold air set to move in behind the next change. A fresh southerly is moving north generating more cloud and showers which will affect the weekend. Cold air will move in behind the change ...
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VOLVO OCEAN RACE HEADS TO AMERICA’S EAST COAST

Boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have left Brazil bound for Rhode Island on America's east coast. Kyle Langford's Team Brunel is currently second, with fellow Hunter sailor Lucas Chapman three places further back on ...
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76ERS ADVANCE TO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE NBA PLAYOFFS

Ben Simmons and his Philadelphia 76ers have closed out their series with Miami four games to one, to advance to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Australian showed plenty of toughness, bouncing ...
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NATHAN ROSS: KNIGHTS HAVE THE LEADERSHIP GROUP TO COVER FOR PEARCE

Nathan Ross believes the Knights have several players who can take on a leadership role on Friday against Manly, to account for the loss of Mitchell Pearce. The playing group has thrown its support behind ...
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ANZAC DAY ACROSS LAKE MACQUARIE AND LOWER HUNTER

The extraordinary acts of servicemen and women were remembered right across Lake Macquarie and the lower Hunter. Among those paying tribute in Maitland - officers from its namesake city ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: COOL WEEKEND ON THE WAY

Heavy falls around Port Macquarie produced more than 50mm. Small to moderate totals were recorded elsewhere along the coast - anywhere between 1 to 30mm for Anzac Day. The trough over the New South Wales ...
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NOBBY’S SILENT IN GRATITUDE FOR ANZAC DAWN SERVICE

They hailed from suburbs and towns across the country - ordinary men and women who carried the country on their shoulders as they faced the ravages of war. And every ANZAC Day...communities come together to ...
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PYTHON, MOBILE PHONES, AND DRUGS SEIZED IN EARLY MORNING HUNTER RAID

Police have seized a number of illegal items in an early morning raid on a Raymond Terrace home. Officers searched the Port Stephens Street address about 4:30 today where they found an unlicensed python, cash, ...
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PHOTO GALLERY: ANZAC DAY 2018

ANZAC Day 2018. Tens of thousands have commemorated ANZAC Day at different services across New South Wales ...
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ROY O’DONOVAN EXCITED ABOUT FINALS DEBUT AGAINST CITY

They only went on sale to the general public at midday, but already, more than 17,000 tickets have been sold for the Jet's semi against Melbourne City on Friday. Striker Roy O'Donovan can't wait to ...
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FRIENDS TREK FROM SYDNEY TO NEWCASTLE FOR MATES MOTHER

A close group of friends walked into Newcastle Harbour today blistered and a little bruised, but bursting with pride. Their heads held high after walking more than 250-kilometres for a friend's mum, who's living with ...
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SUPERCARS AUSTRALIA PARTNERS WITH WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER SERVICE

Following its successful debut in 2017, Supercars Australia has raced to sign up the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service as its official charity partner once again. Drivers Michael Caruso and Cam Waters were on hand for ...
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PAUL CARTER FREE TO PLAY FOR CESSNOCK

To local league and Cessnock's Kurt Warden is facing three weeks on the sideline after being charged for a dangerous tackle in the Goanna's big loss to Maitland. Meanwhile former NRL player Paul Carter is ...
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NEWCASTLE’S LIVE MUSIC TASK FORCE MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME

A number of residents near a popular inner city pub claim the venue hasn't been abiding by its entertainment operating hours. It comes as the city's newly formed live music taskforce met for the first ...
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ERIN CLEAVER SETS HER SIGHT ON PARALYMPIC GOLD

Hunter athlete Erin Cleaver has set her sights on Paralympic gold after claiming silver in the long jump at the Commonwealth Games. The 18 year old is still buzzing from her time on the Gold ...
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NATHAN BROWN NAMES NEW HALVES COMBINATION

Knights' coach Nathan Brown has made a handful of changes to his side for Friday's clash with Manly, among them, Connor Watson returns from injury to partner Jack Cogger in the halves. Cogger replaces the ...
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NEWCASTLE BASED RSL SUB BRANCH COMMEMORATE AUSSIE DIGGERS IN CRETE

True to its word, a local RSL sub branch has delivered a plaque commemorating the service and sacrifice of Aussie diggers on the Greek Island of Crete during World War Two. Specifically, it recognises the ...
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TWO YOUNG GIRLS APPROACHED BY MAN AT MORISSET

Police are appealing to the public to help find a man who approached two young girls at Morisset Railway Station, allegedly following them and taking photos of the pair. It's alleged the man approached the ...
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NEWCASTLE TAILORING STORE ENCOURAGES TRANSPARENT INDUSTRY

Here's a whole new take on "window shopping"... Rundle Tailoring in Newcastle today offered passers-by a rare glimpse of how a suit is made. It was to help raise awareness of its in-store made products, ...
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PLANS TO MAKEOVER CHARLESTOWN SQUARE’S NORTH PIAZZA

Charlestown Square could soon undergo a multi-million dollar upgrade. GPT has put forward plans to transform the North Piazza into a public space and dining destination. The proposal includes an outdoor amphitheatre and areas for ...
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COUNCIL PLAN FOR TORONTO FORESHORE DEVELOPMENT A STEP CLOSER

Right idea, wrong location - that's the opinion shared by residents opposed to a six-story development earmarked for Toronto's foreshore park. Overnight, council voted to progress plans to build a commercial precinct to help boost ...
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COUNCIL THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND ARTIFICIAL REEF AT CATHERINE HILL BAY

Lake Macquarie City Council has thrown its "in-principle" support behind a feasibility study, which could see Catherine Hill Bay Jetty transformed into an artificial reef. The jetty is earmarked for removal by current owner, Lake ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: YOUR ANZAC DAY FORECAST

The trough over the New South Wales coast has been producing cloud, as well as some showers and a few small storms. Isolated coastal showers are expected to continue for the New South Wales coast ...
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INVESTIGATION CONCLUDES INTO 2015 CHOPPER CRASH

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released its findings into a fatal 2015 helicopter crash in the Watagans National Park, west of Lake Macquarie. Findings into the November 7 crash, which claimed the lives of ...
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JETS RECORD AGAINST CITY DOESN’T WORRY MERRICK

The Jets haven't beaten Melbourne City all season, but coach Ernie Merrick doesn't seem fazed. Several of his key players have returned from injury and are back in the mix for Friday night's grand final ...
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INJURED MITCHELL PEARCE HOPES FOR EARLY RETURN

With Mitchell Pearce set for a long stint on the sidelines, speculation has turned to who will fill his shoes. The playmaker, will have surgery on his injured pec tomorrow, but remains hopeful of an ...
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