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ROBERTSON BACKS JODI MCKAY

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Meanwhile, John Robertson has thrown his support behind former Newcastle MP Jodi McKay, to be Labor’s candidate in the seat of Strathfield. Mr Robertson wrote to the State Labor Party’s secretary, requesting the National Executive hold a ballot for the seat. ” Jodie McKay is someone who deserves to be in the New South Wales Parliament, for a whole number of reasons. We are five months out from a general election and that’s why I intervened and asked the national executive to put her in the seat.” Ms Mckay lost the seat of Newcastle to Tim Owen in 2011. (NOTE: ONLY PARTS OF AUDIO IN VISION) Read More »

STATE GOVERNMENT PLANNING PROCESS UNDER FIRE

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The decision to reject Anglo American’s Drayton South project has many asking serious questions about the state government’s planning process. The New South Wales Minerals Council claims almost 9000 Hunter mining jobs are now at risk. Read More »

CANDIDATES CAMPAIGN UNTIL THE VERY END

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Candidates for the seats of Newcastle and Charlestown have given their campaigns one last push ahead of tomorrow’s state by-election. But Tim Crakanthorp’s run to represent Newcastle has hit a stumbling block, following claims he may have a conflict of interest, if elected. Read More »

UPPER HUNTER SCHOOL CELEBRATES HISTORY

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Today marked a major milestone in the history of Scone High School. Students past and present proudly re-enacted a walk, which 50 years ago heralded a new beginning across town. Read More »

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SCONE

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A group of Hunter Valley women have stripped off in the name of charity. Tonight, they’ll launch a special calendar with all proceeds going towards breast cancer research. Read More »

TEEN CHARGED FOLLOWING ATTEMPTED ARMED ROBBERY

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A teenage boy has been charged following the attempted armed robbery of a newsagency near Maitland this morning. Police allege the 16-year-old entered the store on High Street at Largs at around 10 o’clock and threatened the owner with a knife. The owner grabbed a wooden bat and the boy ran from the scene. He’s due to face court tomorrow. Read More »

WEATHER UPDATE: MID SUMMER-LIKE WEATHER SETTLING IN

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PHOTO: Sunset at Fullerton Cove, captured by Glen Cox. It is going to be very hot for the inland areas and the north coast. For the Central Coast and Hunter there is a weak change set to push through which will cool things on the coast. The heat and risk of isolated storm development inland is set to linger in next week. Mornings best for boating and surfers. Read More »

TRUCK EXPLODES INTO FLAMES ON PACIFIC HIGHWAY

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There’s been dramatic scenes on the Pacific Highway south of Coolongolook on the New South Wales mid north coast. A truck carrying explosive material burst into flames, causing traffic chaos. Read More »

MISSING GIRL BELIEVED TO BE SAFE AND WELL

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Police believe a Lake Macquarie teenager, who’s been missing for almost two weeks, is safe and well. 16-year-old Taylor Almond was last seen at her Dudley home on October 12. It’s believed she may have been in the Newcastle suburbs of Kotara, Adamstown and Newcastle beach during the past week. While new information suggests Taylor is okay, police are urging her to contact authorities. “Even though we think Taylor is okay, it is crucial that she makes contact with us or her family,” said Detective Superintendent Brett Greentree. Anyone with information on her whereabouts should also contact police. Read More »

CLIVE PALMER TOUCHES DOWN IN THE HUNTER AHEAD OF BY-ELECTION

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Just two days out from the Newcastle and Charlestown by-elections, politicians are pulling out all the stops. Today, the Palmer United Party’s main man fronted the media, offering his fair share of opinions about the state of play in the city. Read More »

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