CAMERON IVORY OVERLOOKED FOR GOLD COAST COMM GAMES

Hunter cyclist Cameron Ivory has been overlooked for a place on the Australian team, for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. The Rankin Park 25-year-old took to social media to say he gave it a red-hot go, ...
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JETS ISSUED WITH SHOW CAUSE NOTICE OVER MERRICK COMMENTS

Football Federation Australia has issued the Jets with a show cause notice, over Ernie Merrick's criticism of match officials after Newcastle's draw with the Wanderers, saying he's breached the national code of conduct. Jets officials ...
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RAIN FALLS ACROSS DROUGHT RAVAGED HUNTER BUT MORE IS NEEDED

The prayers of drought-affected farmers were answered overnight, as rain fell across the Hunter region. More showers are forecast for the weekend - the last rainfall until Autumn ...
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ACCUSED COCAINE SMUGGLERS BACK IN COURT

Three men charged over a massive haul of cocaine - found in a yacht on Lake Macquarie - had their cases heard in court today. They're accused of attempting to import $250-million worth of the ...
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NSW GOVERNMENT CONSIDERING BUS TIMETABLE REVIEW

The state government is now considering a full, public review of the Newcastle bus network. It follows a fiery community meeting last night, where frustration with recent changes threatened to boil over ...
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BLAZE ENGULFS SWANSEA GARAGE

There was a close call for some Lake Macquarie residents this morning, as a fierce blaze engulfed a garage at Swansea, threatening nearby properties. Six fire crews rushed to Lakeside Drive after the inferno broke ...
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UoN RESPONDS TO CONFRONTING STUDENT HAZING VISION

The University of Newcastle is in damage control, after disturbing footage emerged of students participating in lewd initiation rituals. An advocacy group targeting sexual violence released the vision, which the uni today labelled as "abhorrent" ...
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RFS MEMBER STRUCK BY FALLING TREE

Newcastle's Westpac Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to the Putty State Forest after a report that a Rural Fire Service member had been hit by a falling tree. Early information suggests the firefighter has sustained ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: NICE TO HAVE RAIN ON THE GROUND

The local region was largely cloud affected with showers mostly confined to the coast while the swell will begin to ease along with the strong SE winds. The wet weather will continue to contract north ...
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JETS REWARDED WITH MATILDAS SELECTION

W-League Jets Emily van Egmond and Hannah Brewer, have been rewarded for their great season with Newcastle by being selected in the 22-player Matildas squad for the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. The Aussie side ...
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NEWCASTLE MAN WINS BIG IN LOTTERY DRAW

A Newcastle man is now $100,000 richer after walking away with Tuesday's Super Jackpot 1st prize. Wanting to remain anonymous, the winner who is travelling around Australia, was considering fixing his own vehicle but after ...
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41 YEAR OLD CHARGED AFTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION

Charges have been laid following an investigation into counterfeit money being used across several Port Stephens suburbs including Lemon Tree Passage and Salamander Bay. A 41-year-old man presented himself to Nelson Bay Police Station on ...
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MAN CRITICAL AFTER NEWCASTLE STABBING

A 47-year-old man has been taken to John Hunter Hospital after being stabbed in the neck and arm in the Newcastle suburb of Bar Beach. Police were called to a Light Street address around 8:30 ...
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BAKER AND BANTING THROUGH TO ROUND TWO AT SURFEST

Some of the top seeds are likely to hit the water tomorrow, but there's already been plenty of action at Merewether Beach. Local hope Jackson Baker edged his way into the second round, as the ...
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OUTTERIDGE AND JENSEN ON TOP ON THE GOLD COAST

Lake Macquarie sailors Nathan Outteridge and Iain Jensen have finally lost a race in the Superfoiler Grand Prix series, but still hold a healthy lead. Round three on the Gold Coast didn't all go according ...
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QUESTIONS ASKED 18 MONTHS AFTER ICAC RECOMMENDS CHARGES BE CONSIDERED

Back in 2014, an ICAC probe into banned political donations turned the New South Wales Government on its head... claiming scalps across the Hunter and Central Coast. Now, four years later, little seems to have ...
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MERRICK NOT BACKING DOWN FROM CRITICISM OF MATCH OFFICIALS

Despite facing a potential fine, Ernie Merrick isn't backing down from his criticism of the match officials following the Jets' draw with the Wanderers. The coach has reiterated that he's a fan of the video ...
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MAN SUFFERS HORRIFIC INJURIES IN SURFING INCIDENT AT NEWCASTLE BEACH

A Hamilton man has suffered life-long injuries, after being struck by a surfboard. Rod Morris was swimming at Newcastle Beach when a surfer strayed too close - and the incident has reignited calls for boardriders ...
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SURFEST KICKS OFF IN NEWCASTLE

For many surfers, it's the first event of the season. Surfest is officially underway at Newcastle's Merewether Beach, with some of the world's best boardriders on show over the next week ...
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LABOR ON TAFE EDUCATION CRUSADE IN THE HUNTER

Both sides of politics are at loggerheads over Hunter TAFE funding. The Labor leader was spruiking reforms today, and warning of job cuts - something the government was quick to dismiss ...
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NSW GOVERNMENT RELEASES DATA DEFENDING PUBLIC TRANSPORT CHANGES

Private operator Keolis Downer wasn't invited to tonight's  meeting over public transport changes... and earlier, it and the government hit back, releasing data defending the timetables ...
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GAV’S WEATHER: SIGNIFICANT CHANGE MOVING THROUGH

Ex cyclone Gita is deteriorating in the Tasman while a southerly change moves up the NSW coast. As the two systems collide a new pulse of swell will arrive while the ex cyclone will make ...
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77 YEAR OLD PUSHED FROM MOBILITY SCOOTER IN SINGLETON

A woman has suffered broken ribs, wrist and a cheekbone after she was pushed off a mobility scooter on Saturday morning. The 77 year old was riding along Primrose Lane in Singleton when she was ...
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CULBURRA EDGES OUT MEREWETHER IN THRILLING BOARDRIDERS FINAL

A boilover in the Australian boardriders battle at Newcastle Beach. Culburra staging a remarkable comeback to claim the title in a thrilling finish over the fancied Merewether, North Narrabeen and North Shelley teams ...
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SURFERS AND SPECTATORS RELISH HUGE SWELL

Dangerous surf conditions forced the closure of most beaches across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. While it wasn't ideal for swimmers - the massive swell was ideal for surfers - with two major surf events relishing ...
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CONCERNS RAISED OVER GAS AND OIL DRILLING OFF NEWCASTLE COAST

There are calls for the federal environment minister to visit Newcastle, following a decision to allow oil and gas exploration off the coast. There are fears the drilling process poses an risk to the health ...
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KURT FEARNLEY COMM GAMES BOUND

It'll be a moment 18 years in the making - and Kurt Fearnley has 44 days to prepare for it. The sporting legend has qualified for the 1500m wheelchair event at the Gold Coast Commonwealth ...
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HADDEN AND McCORQUDALE WIN WANDIYALI CLASSIC

There was drama at the open final of the Wandiyali Indigenous Classic over at Surfest, with 11-time winner Russ Malony arriving half way through the final - due to his commitments at the boardriders battle. He ...
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LIQUOR LAWS SHOULD STAY SAYS LAST DRINKS COALITION

The Last Drinks Coalition is calling on Newcastle Council to reconsider its submission to the Independent Liquor Law Review. The group says it speaks on behalf of 70 per cent of the community - in ...
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A HURRICANE IN HUNTER HARBOUR

The Hunter Hurricanes took to the Harbour today for their Australian Waterpolo League match against Fremantle. The swell caused chaos for both goalkeepers, with the wind up as well. Daniel Lawrence scored two first-quarter goals ...
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