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SHORT STAY SHAKE-UP BEGINS

Thanks to the likes of AirBNB, many suburban homes across the Hunter are rented out night by night, earning their owners a lucrative income.

But now a crackdown has begun, with the state government giving councils more power to regulate the booming trade.

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About Sam Burbury

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Sam Burbury completed his Bachelor of Journalism at Bond University on the Gold Coast, before joining NBN's Lismore newsroom as a reporter in November 2015. He moved south to Newcastle, where he now works as a reporter & producer, in July 2018.

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