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KOALA CARERS WANTING MORE VOLUNTEERS

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The Hunter Koala Preservation Society has been caring for sick, injured and orphaned koalas for the past 28 years. But the organisation’s volunteer numbers have dwindled in the past five years – and now, it needs a helping hand. Read More »

KNIGHTS READY FOR OLD BOYS DAY CHALLENGE

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Timana Tahu, Adam Cuthbertson and Willie Mason are all set to play for Newcastle for the final time, as the Knights look to finish their season on a high at Old Boys Day. Read More »

HEXHAM CRASH CLAIMS THE LIFE OF 26-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

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A 26-year-old woman has died, following a single-vehicle crash at Hexham this afternoon. Police say the woman was driving under the Hexham bridge at around 2:30pm, when she crossed to the wrong side of the road and hit a concrete barrier. She was taken to John Hunter Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival. Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and would like to speak to any witnesses. Read More »

ALLEGED SOCCER BRAWLER’S HEARING FINISHES

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A man charged with assaulting a police officer at a Newcastle Jets game last year has appeared before Newcastle local court. Drew Jose, who is accused of grabbing an officer by the groin, has pleaded not guilty. Read More »

BY ELECTION BATTLES HEAT UP

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Newcastle and Charlestown voters will need to get used to politicians spruiking their ideas, ahead of both the October by-elections and the March state election. As new candidates come forward, Labor leader John Robertson is making sure his candidates stand out. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: WILD WINDS & BIG SEAS

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PHOTO: A cloudy scene at Coolongolook this afternoon, taken by Alethea Beyer. Another intense east coast low is forming tonight. We’ve seen storms and rain showers sweep in across the Hunter, Mid North Coast and North West as the change sweeps in, clearing the heat from the Northern Rivers and Gold Coast overnight. Gale wind warnings are current for the entire coast. It is going to be cold and windy tomorrow with a huge swell, quickly rising overnight. Most of the region will be fine tomorrow. Some showers will skim the Hunter coast. Read More »

POLICE RELEASE CCTV FOOTAGE OF BUS ROBBERY

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Police have released CCTV footage to help identify a man involved in a bus robbery at Maitland last month. At around 8:40pm on August 14, the man entered the bus on Brooks Street at Telarah and threatened the female driver with a handgun. The 57-year-old handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, before the man ran fled. He’s described as being Caucasian in appearance and around 160-centimetres tall, with a thin build. Read More »

ICAC: KRISTINA KENEALLY LAUNCHES SCATHING ATTACK ON FORMER COLLEAGUES

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Kristina Keneally has launched a scathing attack on her former colleagues after appearing at the corruption commission today. The former New South Wales premier didn’t hold back, describing Joe Tripodi’s efforts to bring down one of their own as “an unthinkable and unforgivable act”. Read More »

ADAM PARER DESCRIBED AS “ONE OF THE BEST”

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A talented hang glider, an experienced fire fighter and a man with infectious positivity. They’re just some of the ways Adam Parer is being remembered, after he was killed in a hang gliding accident at Newcastle’s Bar Beach yesterday. His closest friends say his death will be felt around the world Read More »

WAR WIDOWS RALLY SUPPORT FOR LEGACY WEEK

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We’ve been urged dig deep for the families of former and current Australian servicemen and women. Today marks the start of Legacy’s biggest fundraising event – Legacy Week. Read More »

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