INNOVATIVE CAMPAIGN SELLS NEWCASTLE TO THE WORLD

A innovative new campaign has been launched, spruiking Newcastle to the world. Called 360 Reasons, it uses virtual reality technology, to challenge people's perceptions of the city ...
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MAN FRONTS COURT ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING TEENAGER

A man today fronted court, charged with sexually assaulting a teenager in Newcastle over the weekend. Dean Mullhullond is accused of following the 19-year-old woman into a laneway before carrying out the attack... Tyson Cottrill ...
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SHOW SOME LEADERSHIP: CALLS FOR THE PM TO TAKE ACTION AT WILLIAMTOWN

Residents in the PFAS contamination zone are going straight to the top, today calling on the Prime Minister to step in. It follows what they're describing as another bungle - with the affected zone now ...
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JETS WOMEN LAMENT MISSED OPPORTUNITIES

Canberra has leapfrogged Newcastle on the W-League ladder after yesterday's come-from-behind win at Number Two Sportsground. The Jets' boss, not holding back, about his side's failure to close out the match ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – SHOWERS EASING FOR NORTHERN NSW COAST

The high over the south-east and associated trough will remain stalled, producing continuous onshore easterly winds with a few showers for the northern NSW and south-east Queensland coasts. The shower activity along the northern NSW ...
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MAN STABBED IN THE HAND DURING BREAK-IN

A man has been stabbed during an aggravated break-in, in the Hunter Valley. Police say a male, armed with a knife, broke into a home on Ninth Street in Cessnock at about 2:30am on Sunday ...
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MAN TO FACE COURT AFTER ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN HAMILTON

A 45-year-old man has been charged over the sexual assault of a woman in a Newcastle suburb. The 19-year-old woman was in a laneway off Cleary Street in Hamilton shortly before 3:30am on Sunday, when ...
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TWO DEFEATS ON THE TROT FOR JETS

The Jets women sank to their second straight loss in the W-League, beaten by Canberra United 2-1. The Jets hit the front inside 10 minutes when American import Erin Gilliland earned a penalty. Emily van Egmond ...
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SANTA CATCHES THE TRAIN TO RICHMOND VALE

There was some early - but much-needed - Christmas cheer today, at Richmond Vale Railway Museum. Santa arrived by steam train, together with Mrs Claus and the elves, delighting kids and parents. It's the first ...
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TEST RESULTS SEES WILLIAMTOWN CONTAMINATION AREA EXPANDED

Two long years in, tonight it's clearer than ever the contamination scandal, caused by firefighting foam from RAAF Base Williamtown near Newcastle, isn't going to end any time soon. Hundreds more properties now feature in ...
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BOOMERANG PARK LIT UP FOR ‘ILLUMINATE’

Boomerang Park at Port Stephens was shining last night, for the very first Illuminate festival. The free event featured night-skateboarding and lantern-making, all to celebrate the park, which dates back to the late 1800s. There ...
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HOON CRACKDOWN AHEAD OF SUPERCARS

Police operations have gone up a gear, just days out from the Newcastle 500. Overnight, officers hit the road in numbers as part of a crackdown on reckless driving, as Supercar enthusiasts roll into town ...
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JILLAROOS SHOW NO MERCY AGAINST ENGLAND

The Jillaroos have continued their winning ways at the Women's Rugby League World Cup, belting England 38-0 this afternoon. Up by 24 at the break, the Aussies extended their advantage shortly after. The Hunter's Caitlin ...
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MIXED RESULTS FOR NEWCASTLE IN REPRESENTATIVE CRICKET

In cricket, and the Newcastle rep side registered a win and a loss today in the Twenty20 Cup. The Steel was outclassed by Manly this afternoon, but this morning's clash with Eastern Suburbs proved more ...
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JETS SUFFER FIRST LOSS OF THE YEAR TO SYDNEY FC

Sydney FC has reclaimed top spot in the A-League thanks to a 2-1 win over Newcastle. The Jets were missing a handful of injured players last night, but the coach says they're a big chance ...
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WILLIAMTOWN CONTAMINATION ZONE RENAMED ‘MANAGEMENT AREA’

A panel assembled by the NSW Government has recommended changes to the zoning of the Williamtown contamination area, to better reflect the level of potential exposure of residents to contamination. The contamination is the result ...
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WHEELCHAIR TRACK AND ROAD ATHLETICS PROGRAM LAUNCHES

The New South Wales Wheelchair track and road program is expanding to the Hunter. The aim is to give opportunities to those living with a disability and possibly even find the region's next para- athlete ...
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LEGENDS OF LEAGUE HUGE SUCCESS

Rugby league icons didn't hold back at Central Coast Stadium for the inaugural Legends of League. Some players lacing up their boots for the first time in almost two decades ...
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VADALS TARGET NEWCASTLE 500 SUPERCARS

Vandals have struck the Newcastle 500 supercars event. It appears poison was used to write the words 'super corrupt' on the grass at Foreshore Park, which is located inside the race precinct. Crash barriers along ...
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RETIREMENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENTS ON THE RISE

As the Hunter's ageing population increases, so too does the number of new retirement community developments in the region. Housing industry experts say the smaller, and in some cases cheaper homes, are behind the rising ...
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CARDIFF’S JASON SANGHA TAKES TO ENGLAND BOWLING ATTACK

What a day it's been for Jason Sangha. The Newcastle 18 year-old has endured a tough series playing for the Cricket Australia XI against England's Ashes side. But today, he turned the tables, posting his maiden ...
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JETS LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK AGAINST CANBERRA

The Jets women's side will face Canberra at Number 2 Sportsground tomorrow. Coming off a heavy loss to Melbourne City last weekend, their star player believes there's no better time to produce a big performance ...
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MORE GOOD OFF-SEASON NEWS FOR THE KNGHTS

The transformation of the Newcastle Knights continues, with more positive news off the field. In a show of faith, Red Energy has signed on with side, in a triple figure sponsorship deal ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATING WINDALE ASSAULT

Shocking vision has emerged of a group of children attacking a man in Lake Macquarie. Video of the incident at Windale shows a 51 year old man being assaulted as he lays on the ground, ...
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DORA CREEK DRIVER CHARGED FOLLOWING MORISSET FATALITY

A man will face court after being charged with aggravated dangerous driving causing death, following a fatality near Lake Macquarie earlier this month. A 73-year-old man died as the result of a crash on November ...
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FEDERAL FUNDING TO MAKE NEWCASTLE A SMART CITY

Newcastle's transformation into a smart city is progressing with the federal government announcing $5-million to invest in digital technologies, including driverless vehicle trials and a pilot electric car hub. "Whether it's traffic congestion, or finding ...
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EMERGENCY SERVICES PREPARE FOR SUPERCARS

Months of planning by emergency services will be put into practice in just a week, when the Supercars take to Newcastle. Police, fire fighters and paramedics will be based inside the precinct, while a dedicated ...
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DUNCAN NOT TAKING ANYTHING FOR GRANTED

He's been an unsung hero of the Newcastle Jets' promising start to the season. Amid competition for places, Jack Duncan has made the goalkeeping role his own, but knows he'll need to perform to keep ...
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DOYLE STILL ON CLOUD NINE AFTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

It's been three weeks since Newcastle's Jason Doyle was crowned World Speedway Champion - and he still can't wipe the smile off his face. Understandably too, given what he's been through to claim the title ...
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HUNTER GOLFER CREATES INNOVATIVE NEW TEE

A Hunter golfer has created a new playing tee, that sounds too good to be true. He says it can't break, can't be lost, and you don't even need to bend over to push it ...
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