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AGL ENERGY OPENS GAS STORAGE FACILITY AT TOMAGO

AGL Energy has opened its $310-million Newcastle Gas Storage Facility at Tomago. The site which has been under construction since August 2012, will improve supply for hundreds of gas users in New South Wales. AGL Managing Director and CEO, Andy Vesey said the project was delivered on time and on budget. “It’s a vital asset for the Hunter region and will be used to support gas supplies during times of peak winter demand and if there is a major disruption to NSW gas supplies”, he said. The 40 metre high tank has the capacity to hold 30,000 tonnes – or 1.5 petajoules – of liquefied natural gas.

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STUDENTS READY FOR STAR STRUCK 2015

More than 3,500 students from across the Hunter and Central Coast had a final dress rehearsal today ahead of this year’s Star Struck. The 2015 show follows a maze theme. The first of four performances will take place at 10:30 tomorrow morning, at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY 2015 HONOURS LIST – HUNTER

The Queens Birthday Honours List recognises a range of contributions and services across all areas. Some of these areas include professional endeavours, community service, Defence and Emergency Services personnel, as well as acts of bravery. 519 award recipients have been recognised for their contributions in The Queen’s Birthday 2015 Honours List. The Hunter’s recipients member (AM) in the general divison of the order of Australia are: Peter Cockbain, Morpeth For significant service to electrical engineering, particularly in the mining and energy sectors, and to professional organisations. John Kilpatrick, OAM, Speers Point For significant service to the Greater Newcastle community, through leadership of social welfare organisations, and to local government. Professor Robert Lusby, Pokolbin For significant service to medicine as a cardiovascular surgeon and clinician, and to medical education and research as an academic and educator. Robert Thompson, Cessnock For significant …

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WINNING START FOR PHILIPA ANDERSON

Merewether surfer Philippa Anderson has made a winning start to her campaign at the World Surfing Games in Central America. Taking on opponents from Mexico and Scotland, the young Aussie was always in control of her opening heat. Anderson eventually finished with a pair of sevens to advance to round two. (VISION ONLY)

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NEWCASTLE RESEARCHERS TACKLE TEEN HEALTH

We know how important exercise is to good health, but keeping kids interested in sport is an increasingly big challenge. Researchers in Newcastle have hit on a winner, targeting the notoriously tricky teen years… and it’s about taking a more mature approach to fitness. As our series for Medical Research Week continues, we see how a CrossFit programme designed for adolescents is helping them achieve health AND academic goals.

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MAN MISSING FROM THE HUNTER

Police are appealing for information to find a missing man from the Hunter. 43-year-old Danny See was last in contact with his family in January and was reported missing in April. At the time he went missing, Mr See didn’t have a fixed address, but was known to hang around the Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton and Muswellbrook areas. He’s described as being Caucasian, around 165 to 175-centimetres tall, with a slim build and large scar on the right side of his head. It’s believed he now has a shaved head and no beard. Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers.

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