PERFECT SEND-OFF FOR HAWKS CLUB LEGEND

The party continued for Hamilton today in Newcastle and Hunter Rugby. The Hawks sent their coach and a club legend out with a third straight premiership ...
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SCORPS LEAGUE WIN AGAINST ALL THE ODDS

The celebrations have barely died down, but both Macquarie and Wests are already looking to next year, after the Scorps overcame injuries to win yesterday's Newcastle Rugby League grand final ...
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EAGLES FALL AT SEMI FINALS IN NATIONAL PREMIER LEAGUE

The season is officially over for the Edgeworth Eagles, beaten 2-0 by the Brisbane Strikers this afternoon in the National Premier Leagues semi-final. Edgeworth conceded from a corner midway through the first half, despite the ...
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TITLE WITHIN REACH FOR JASON DOYLE

Jason Doyle has moved closer to a maiden Speedway GP world title - making his third straight podium. The Australian qualified in top spot for the final in Sweden, but had plenty of work to ...
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WARNERS BAY TAKE OUT INAUGURAL STATE CUP

Warners Bay has won the first ever Women's State Cup, beating Merewether in the final, which wrapped up a short time ago. Warners Bay made it into the decider with a comprehensive win over Wallsend ...
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REDFERN TOO CLASSY FOR NORTH NEWCASTLE

Redfern has beaten North Newcastle, in the grand final of the New South Wales women's premiership. The Sydney side dominated the opening hour. A try early in the second half made it 22-0. North Newcastle ...
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WOMAN DIES AFTER CAR VEERS OF RAIL OVERPASS

A woman has been killed after the car she was driving veered off an overpass and landed on railway lines in the Upper Hunter. Police say the accident occured just after 4pm yesterday on the ...
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MAN STRUCK WITH A GLASS DURING LAKE MACQUARIE BRAWL

A man has been hospitalised after being struck with a glass in Lake Macquarie overnight. Police say an argument broke out between a group of men at a tavern on Wilsons Road in Mount Hutton, ...
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ARMED ASSAILANT HOLDS UP GROUP IN CHARLESTOWN

A group of people have been held-up by a knife-weilding man near Newcastle overnight. The group - consisting of five men and a woman - were sitting on a sporting oval on the Pacific Highway ...
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HAWKS COMPLETE THREEPEAT FAIRYTALE

Three was the lucky number today, with Hamilton claiming their third straight Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union premiership. And they never looked like being beaten ...
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MASSIVE BOILOVER AS SCORPIONS CLAIM LEAGUE PREMIERSHIP

Well, it was third time's a charm for the Macquarie Scorpions, finally winning a drought-breaking Newcastle Rugby League premiership. They came from behind to do it - upsetting the heavily-backed Wests ...
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LAKE MACQUARIE FIRES MAY HAVE BEEN DELIBERATELY LIT

Police are investigating the circumstances around the origins of a three fires near Lake Macquarie overnight. The first fire occurred between the inner city bypass and Lake Street in Windale, the second between the bypass ...
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DISABILITY ACCESS TO BAR BEACH SURF AND SAND

Disability access to Bar Beach has just become easier for hundreds of Novocastrians. The first stage of renovations at Cooks Hill Surf Club were unveilled today, with more work on the way ...
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CARL MANU WINS NHRU ANDERSON MEDAL

Waratah captain-coach Carl Manu has won the Anderson Medal as Newcastle and Hunter Rugby Union's player of the year. It was awarded at this afternoon's Grand Final lunch ...
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BURST WATER MAIN LEAVES TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION

It's the stuff of nightmares, torrents of water pouring through your home in the middle of the night. For a small Newcastle community that became a reality when a water main erupted, but what followed ...
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MATT GIDLEY STANDS DOWN AS KNIGHTS CEO

After seven testing years at the helm of the Newcastle Knights, Matt Gidley has stood down as CEO. The club legend says it was always in his plans to move on once the club's sale ...
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A GOOD CAUSE FOR NINJA WARRIORS

Ordinary people became Ninja Warriors today at the Genesis Fitness club in Cooks Hill. Athletes were put through their paces, crawling, climbing and swinging through Ninja Park all for a good cause. They're raising money ...
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GROUP MAKE THEIR PROTEST OBVIOUS

Protesters against the Life Without Barriers group made their feelings obvious today, rallying outside the organisations Newcastle building. The Alliance for Family Preservation highlighted what it believes are downfalls in the foster care system for ...
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MORE LEAKED PAPERS SHINE LIGHT ON BUS INTERCHANGE

Another leaked cabinet document has caught the attention of the Member for Newcastle. Papers on the new Bus and Coach Interchange, to be built on the former The Store site, reveal a price tag difference ...
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GOLF PROTEGE ROAD-TESTS NEW PUTT PUTT COURSE

One of the world's best junior golfers has swapped the green, for a swing at a different kind of golf in Newcastle. The Hunter's 7-year-old Harry Preece was given the honour of test-running Charlestown's new ...
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TWO NEW CHEETAHS ARRIVE IN THE HUNTER

They're the fastest land animals in the world, and today two cheetahs became the newest residents of Hunter Valley Zoo. Arriving just in time for the school holidays, the brothers are part of a significant ...
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NEWCASTLE UNITS FLOODED WHEN WATER MAIN BURSTS

12 units at at Elermore Vale in Newcastle have been left damaged after a water main burst. Residents in Aries Way heard the torrent of water at around 4 o'clock this morning and worked to ...
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KNIGHTS CEO STEPS DOWN

Newcastle Knights Chief Executive Officer Matt Gidley has announced he will stand down from his position, effective November 1. Gidley began his commercial tenure with the Club in 2010 as Business Development Manager, before commencing ...
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NORTH NEWCASTLE HOPING FOR FAIRYTALE END TO DEBUT SEASON

On Sunday, the focus will shift to the North Newcastle women's side. It's hoping to cap off a remarkable debut season in the New South Wales Premiership, by beating Redfern in the grand final ...
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WESTS PREPARING FOR FREE-FLOWING FOOTY FRENZY

Saturday's Newcastle Rugby League grand final could well prove the most entertaining match of the season, with Macquarie considering unleashing a dynamic style of footy. Confidence is high in both camps ...
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NEWCASTLE LIGHT RAIL COSTINGS LEAKED

The state government has again leapt to the defence of its decision to install light rail in Newcastle, after the costings were leaked. Along with a big price per kilometre, the cabinet documents reveal the ...
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MORE CHARGES LAID OVER ABERMAIN ARMED ROBBERY

Two more people have been charged over an armed robbery in the Hunter Valley earlier this year. In June, two men - one armed with a hammer, the other a shotgun - allegedly forced their ...
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NEW SECTION OF SUMMERHILL WASTE CENTRE OPENS

It's something not many of us think about - but if you live in Newcastle, your rubbish is now embarking on a different journey. Today a new landfill section at the Summerhill Waste Management Centre ...
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INSPIRATIONAL MUM MARKS 10 YEARS CHANGING LIVES

12 years ago Michelle Davis suffered the most devastating of losses, when her two sons were killed in a car accident at Morpeth. The grieving mum created a program to prevent other parents experiencing such ...
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JETS REWARD CHAMPNESS WITH NEW DEAL

The Jets have rewarded exciting young winger Joe Champness with a new three-year deal, following a pre-season where he's featured heavily in wins over A-League opposition. "Yeah I'm really happy, the environment here is really ...
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