WESTS TAKE DOWN SOUTHS AT TOWNSON OVAL

In Newcastle league, Lakes were too good for Kurri, winning by 10. While Wests showed why they lead the ladder, beating South Newcastle at Townson Oval ...
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EAGLES REASSERT THEMSELVES WITH WIN OVER MAGIC

In the Hunter's NPL competition, Lake Macquarie scored twice in the second half to beat Weston, while Edgeworth reclaimed top spot by beating Broadmeadow ...
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SAGE HOPES DASHED IN DRAMATIC CRASH

Disappointment for Sage Murdoch in the Australian Formula Four series, with the Newcastle driver involved in a dramatic crash at Phillip Island. Murdoch had worked his way into eighth in the early stages of race ...
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DODT LEADS THE FIELD INTO FINAL ROUND OF BMW PGA

Newcastle golfer Andrew Dodt will take a one shot lead into the final day of the $7-million BMW PGA Championship in England. Having carded back-to-back 70s, Dodt fired a 68 in the third round to climb ...
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POOLMAN AND THE GIANTS FALL JUST SHORT IN FRONT OF 12,000 FANS

The Giants will host the Magpies in Super Netball's minor semi final next Saturday, after the New South Wales side suffered a heartbreaking loss to the Sunshine Coast in the final round. Playing in front ...
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LAKE MAC AIRPORT TO DRIVE TOURISTS

Big changes are afoot at Lake Macquarie Airport, with the owners hoping to expand the Belmont facilities. A development application will soon be put into council, as part of a multi-million-dollar investment ...
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HIGH VIOLENCE RATES DON’T TELL FULL STORY

A popular Hamilton hotel has been given the un-enviable title as one of the most violent establishments in the state. But the pub's owner says it's not that bad ...
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DOOR KNOCK APPEAL IN FULL SWING

If you received a knock at the door today, you weren't alone. Hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers were out collecting donations as part of the annual Red Shield Appeal. You don't have to worry about ...
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LOCAL HERO FINISHES JOURNEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

An everyday hero, with the help of a small group of volunteers, has successfully completed an annual 500 kilometre journey in just 10 days. Change a Heart, led by Norm Henderson, has raised more than ...
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VARIETY BASH CONVOY RETURNS WITH RECORD FUNDS

After thousands of kilometres and 13 stops in regional New South Wales, 82 cars have arrived back in Newcastle from this year's Variety Bash. The colourful convoy bringing home a record amount of money for ...
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CLEARLY INNOCENT CONTINUES LEES DOMINANCE

Another weekend, another big win for Newcastle trainer Kris Lees. Today, Clearly Innocent came from the clouds, storming home to claim the Kingsford-Smith Cup in the gelding's first ever Group 1 race. The win seals ...
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WOODBERRY HOME DESTROYED IN FIERCE BLAZE

A family has lost everything, after a ferocious blaze destroyed their Hunter early this morning. Fortunately no-one was inside at the time, but fire fighters faced an extremely tough battle to get the fire under ...
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PHILLIPA ON THE VERGE IN JAPAN

Merewether surfer Phillipa Anderson is on the verge of a huge result in Japan, now into the semi-finals at the Chiba Open. In the best conditions the event has seen so far, Anderson was clinical, ...
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MARYVILLE OUT OF TOP 4 AFTER LOSS

Wests' march in Newcastle Netball continues, 41-point winners today. Forsythes won by a point, while Souths Lions have held onto second. They flew out of the blocks against Maryville Tavern, and from there, never looked back, ...
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SWANS NEAFL TEAM TOO STRONG FOR SUNS

Hunter product Isaac Heeney had another big game for the Swans last night, today, his clubmates took to Number 1 Sportsground for their NEAFL match against the Gold Coast. A good crowd turned out for the ...
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JAFFAS TOO GOOD FOR OLYMPIC

It's the NPL's worst-kept secret, Ryan Griffiths has officially joined Lambton. His new side didn't need his help today, while Jets Youth posted another win. So too did Valentine ...
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TWO BLUES COAST TO VICTORY OVER BEACHES

Around the grounds in local rugby now, Hamilton hammered Lake Mac. The Students got up, so too did Maitland. Waratahs won, and the Two Blues did it easy. It was actually the Beaches who had the ...
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NEWCASTLE THROUGH TO COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL

Newcastle is into the final of the Country Championships. Just as they've done throughout the campaign, Newcastle used their left-edge with effect, Jacob Gagai scoring the opener. Jarrod Smith again played a big role for ...
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CHANGES SLATED AS ERNIE TAKES THE REIGNS

Ernie Merrick has touched down in Newcastle, beginning his tenure as Jets coach. He already has a clear vision on how to turn the club's fortunes around, but remained tight-lipped on who he'll bring in ...
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RAFTERY INQUEST TO START MONDAY

A coronial inquest will begin in Newcastle on Monday into the 2015 death of New Lambton Heights teenager, Ahlia Raftery. Ahlia died in the Calvary Mater Hospital, one week after admitting herself to the Mater Mental ...
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MAN CRUSHED AFTER CAR ROLLS OFF JACK

A Port Stephens man has died when he was crushed by a car in his driveway. Emergency services were called to Robina Avenue at Medowie around midday. It's thought the man in his 40s was ...
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VIGNERON IAN TINKLER NAMED ‘LIVING LEGEND’

A Hunter vigneron has been recognised for his significant contribution to the local wine making industry. Ian Tinkler has been growing grapes for more than three decades, and has now been named a 'Living Legend' ...
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CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON NEW ORGANICS PROCESSING FACILITY

Lake Macquarie residents are about to transform the way they dispose of household rubbish, becoming the first in the Hunter to have a combined garden and food waste collection. The change will take place next ...
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FEARS FOR STOCKTON CENTRE RESIDENTS BEING RELOCATED

There's serious concerns for the well being of several disabled patients, being forced to leave three Hunter care facilities ...
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BURTON TOYOTA SURF REPORT

After an awesome week of waves the swell is abating to become very small, almost non existent on the morning high tide. Any decent sized sets that do roll in will glassy on the morning ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – WEEKEND PERFECTION

Another incredible Autumn day is on the way to kick start the weekend. Sunny with bright blue skies and light North-West to North-East winds. The nation is now dominated by a strengthening belt of high ...
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CATTLE TRUCK ROLLS IN HUNTER VALLEY

A B-Double carrying a load of cattle has left the road and rolled, bringing down powerlines in the Hunter Valley this morning. The crash occurred about 3.50am, near the intersection of Jerry's Plains Road and ...
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VIRTUAL REALITY HELPING TRAIN MIDWIFERY STUDENTS

It's one of the most important jobs there can possibly be - helping babies breathe in their first minutes of life. Now learning that critical task has been made easier for midwifery students at the ...
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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL BIGGEST MORNING TEA FOR ADA STAADER

Former Newcastle councillor and cancer survivor, Barbara Gaudry, is calling on the state government to increase palliative care nurse and doctor numbers across New South Wales. The cause was highlighted today, at one of the ...
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MATT HALL STILL LEARNING NEW PLANE AHEAD OF JAPAN RACE

Merewether pilot Matt Hall is used to being near the top of the Air Race leaderboard, but he admits he's got a fight on his hands in 2017. He's 13th after two rounds, and is ...
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