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TURBULENT RIDE FOR HUNTER FOOTBALL FANS

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Unfortunately for Hunter football fans, the current situation at the Jets is nothing new. Despite the region’s proud and passionate history in the game, its national teams have endured a turbulent ride. Read More »

WEATHER: SMILES ALL ROUND

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There shouldn’t be too many grumpy faces at the moment. Farmers have enjoyed some wonderful rain, wine makers have their sunshine back and surfers are in for an awesome weekend of waves, as the classic southern point breaks turn it on thanks to an east coast low in the south. The fine run of sunshine, cooler nights and crisp mornings will continue across the weekend, before we see some shower activity return to the coast next week. Read More »

WET WEATHER PROMPTS MOZZIE WARNING

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Health professionals are warning Hunter residents to cover up when outdoors, with a number of mosquitoes captured in the region found to be carrying the debilitating Barmah Forest virus. Hunter New England Health says recent rain, teamed with king tides and warm weather, has made for perfect mosquito breeding conditions. People are being urged to protect themselves from possible infection by wearing long-sleeved clothing and using insect repellent, especially during the early morning and late afternoon. (Notes: no audio) Read More »

NEW COMMANDER FOR RAAF FAST JETS

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The RAAF’s fast-jet combat group has a new commander. Back from deployment with coalition forces in the Middle East, Air Commodore Steven Roberton was today installed as the head of Air Combat Group, during a ceremonial parade at Williamtown. Read More »

DANIEL JOHNS RELEASES NEW SONG

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Former Silverchair frontman and Newcastle local, Daniel Johns, has debuted a new song today. The single¬†Aerial Love marks the launch of Johns’ solo career, four years after Silverchair ended. Johns is due to release a four-track EP in March, before his solo album comes out later this year.   Read More »

MORE TURMOIL FOR THE NEWCASTLE JETS

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More turmoil at the Jets, with assistant coach Clayton Zane, goalkeeper mentor Neil Young and trainer Andrew Packer sacked by owner Nathan Tinkler. It’s believed the FFA has given him until Saturday to get the club’s finances in order, if he’s to keep its licence. Earlier today, players dismissed talk of a strike. “We’re 100 per cent behind the club. We want to put it right. Definitely going to play and train,” said midfielder David Carney. Read More »

SUCCESSFUL SOCCEROOS STAY COMES TO AN END

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The Socceroos’ stay in the Hunter officially ended today, following their two-nil win over the UAE in the Asian Cup semi-final. One local politician believes the tournament has been so successful in Newcastle, the city should consider a future bid for the Commonwealth Games. Read More »

WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE TO FLY HIGH AFTER FEATHER TRANSPLANT

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There was a heartwarming transplant operation with a difference in the Hunter today. A female wedge-tailed eagle was given a new set of flight feathers, after being cruelly grounded. Read More »

OPPOSITION OBTAINS LEAKED TRAINLINK INFORMATION

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The state opposition is keeping up appearances in Newcastle, with the Shadow Transport Minister hitting town today to talk rail issues. Penny Sharpe claims Labor has obtained internal government information, stating trains will no longer be held at Hamilton station to allow passengers to change lines. Read More »

THREE INVESTIGATIONS INTO AGL CHEMICAL RESULTS

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The premier says authorities will come down “like a tonne of bricks” if breaches occurred at AGL’s CSG site in Gloucester. A day after the company reported the detection of dangerous chemicals in flowback water there, three investigations are underway – including into why it took AGL almost two weeks to report it. Read More »

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