RYAN CALLINAN TURNS ON A SHOW AT SURFEST

Ryan Callinan has turned in one of the strongest performances of day two at Surfest, to move into round three. A nail-biting finish saw long-time CT surfer Kai Otton sent packing... as well as local ...
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MYALL GIANTS GO OVER SAFETY CONCERNS

The National Parks and Wildlife Service is cutting down a dozen Melaleuca or Paper Bark trees at the picturesque Mungo Brush camping ground at the Myall Lakes. A spokesman for the service says, the 200 ...
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FARMERS URGED TO PLAN AHEAD FOR DRY SEASON

Hunter farmers are being warned they could be in for one of their toughest spells in years. Already battling drought, they're now facing a dry autumn and winter... and are being told to plan ahead ...
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50 TONNES OF WASTE DUMPED AT KURRI KURRI

Investigators are searching for the driver of a B-Double truck that dumped more than 50 tonnes of building and demolition waste at Kurri Kurri's Hunter Economic Zone. The waste was discovered near a round-a-bout and ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: HEAT REBUILDING

This week we have enjoyed a long awaited break from the heat especially inland across the NW. That heat is now rebuilding. Temperatures won't reach the low 40s but the mid to high 30s are ...
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THREE ARRESTED FOLLOWING ROBBERY, PURSUIT AT WALLSEND

Two thieves have held up a takeaway shop in Wallsend, armed with a knife and a gun. Police say the pair entered the store just be for 8pm yesterday. They demanded money from an employee, ...
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OVERHAUL TO HSC UNVEILED

It'll be "back to basics" for students in NSW, with a major overhaul to Higher School Certificate being unveiled today. English will now include a greater focus on grammar and writing, with Shakespeare and Dickens ...
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MAJOR MILESTONE FOR NEWCASTLE’S OZHARVEST

A food rescue group in Newcastle has celebrated a major milestone, with OzHarvest set to deliver its four millionth meal to people in need today. The group, which collects and redistributed surplus food, has been ...
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NOISY DEMONSTRATION OVER NOISE CONCERNS

There was plenty of noise made in Newcastle today at a demonstration over - of all things - noise pollution. It follows a review by the EPA which recommended increasing the allowable level of noise ...
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CALLS FOR NEWCASTLE BASED SUPERCAR COMMITTEE

Nine months out from the Newcastle Supercar round, Labor is pushing for an independent body to coordinate the event. The state opposition claims the current system is flawed - and a recipe for confusion and ...
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FUNDRAISING EFFORTS PAY OFF

Cancer patients in the Newcastle area will soon have access to a new service, making it a little easier to access vital treatment. It's thanks to tireless fundraising from a group of co-workers ...
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AN EXTRA WALK A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but new research indicates the same can be said for walking. A Newcastle-based study has found even a leisurely stroll could cut the need for ...
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BATKOVIC IN THE HUNT FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WNBL TITLE

The Hunter's Suzy Batkovic will get the chance to win her third straight WNBL title, despite her side, Townsville, losing its final regular season fixture to Canberra over the weekend. The Fire will take on ...
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REDHEAD’S ISAK COSTELLO TAKES OUT GOLDIE CLASSIC

Redhead ironman Isak Costello has had the perfect warm-up to this weekend's professional ironman series, winning the Goldie Classic in wild surf. He's the first person to claim the event multiple times. Justin McMorland took ...
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NABBOUT SAYS JETS NOT HUNGRY ENOUGH AGAINST ADELAIDE

A frank admission today from Jets star Andrew Nabbout - who says Adelaide simply wanted the win more when the sides met last Friday. Newcastle is now preparing for this weekend's F3 Derby, knowing three ...
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LOCAL SURFERS SET FOR CLASH AT SURFEST

Jackson Baker got through a heat in the men's draw at Surfest for the first time today, setting up a clash with fellow Merewether boardrider, Ryan Callinan ...
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DRAWCARD SURFEST EVENTS UNDERWAY

Newcastle's signature surfing event is underway, with Surfest's main draw starting at Merewether Beach this morning. While the event's biggest names are yet to hit the water, there was still plenty of action on day ...
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GAV’S WEATHER – A FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

This morning was our first taste of the new season ahead. Cooler, dry air moved in across the region making for a sparkling blue sky start to the week. The cooler nights, crisp mornings and ...
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ASSISTANCE SOUGHT TO FIND ALLEGED CARRINGTON INTRUDER

Police are seeking a man after an attempted break and enter in Newcastle. Shortly before 4.30pm on Saturday the 11th of February, a 45-year-old man heard a noise in his backyard on Denison Street in ...
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FANS GET MORE THAN BARGAINED FOR AT SPRINGSTEEN CONCERT

Whether it was the pre-concert tempest or the electrifying performance itself, Bruce Springsteen's Hunter Valley show has taken social media by storm. Fans have shared the experience of taking cover at Hope Estate as a ...
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POLICE BADGE AND DRUGS ALLEGEDLY UNCOVERED DURING R.B.T. STOP

A man will face court next month after he was allegedly found in possession of a police badge and a quantity of drugs near Lake Macquarie. Just before 7pm last night, police stopped a vehicle ...
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WORLD CLASS EVENTS PUT A SPOTLIGHT ON NEWCASTLE

We're in what's traditionally the Hunter's peak tourism season - but world class events have made 2017 busier than most. And Hunter Tourism is hoping all the attention will have a flow-on effect ...
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HEAD-ON COLLISION CLAIMS A LIFE NEAR MOORLAND

In breaking news, one person is dead, and six others are in hospital, following a head-on collision on the Pacific Highway, north of Taree. Police say the crash happened just after four this afternoon at ...
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DONATION DRIVE: HUNTER GROUP HELPING THOSE AFFECTED BY SIR IVAN FIRE

One week after being devastated by fire, the Warrambungle region in the state's central west is still counting the cost. But help is on the way from the Hunter, with Scone residents banding together to ...
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APPEAL FOR INFORMATION FOLLOWING WANGI WANGI FIRE

Police are looking for four men following yesterday's fire at the old Wangi Wangi power station. The group was seen leaving the disused site in a blue hatchback, with registration plates beginning with the letters ...
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BACK TO BASICS FOR MAITLAND SHOW

Despite threatening skies, the annual Maitland Show again proved a huge success. From the exhilarating,  to the old favourites, there was something for everyone... While this year, it was also back to basics, with an ...
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IFFLAND AND VAN EGMOND SHARE LAKE MAC AWARD

She was a relative unknown when she won the Cliff Diving World Series, but Rhiannon Iffland is now a household name. Last night she was named Lake Macquarie's Sportsperson of the Year, sharing the award ...
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HIGGINBOTTOM BOWS OUT IN ROUND OF 16 IN PERTH

Three Australian golfers remain in the hunt for the $1.75-million World Super 6 event in Perth, as the event heads into its final stages. The unique tournament features 54 holes of traditional stroke play, then ...
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KNIGHTS SHUTOUT RAIDERS IN PRE-SEASON CLASH

Nathan Brown is taking nothing away from the Knights, following their big win over the understrength Raiders ...
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AVOCA TAKE OUT BOARDRIDERS BATTLE AT NEWCASTLE BEACH

It's been a great weekend all round for Matt Wilkinson, with his team Avoca taking out the Australian Boardriders Battle this afternoon ...
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