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CRUISE TERMINAL STALLED…WHAT’S THE HOLD UP?

The state government is urging the Port of Newcastle to get on with the job, and start building the city’s long-awaited cruise ship terminal. The project has stalled, with the port citing spiralling costs… it’s asking the government for more money. FULL STATEMENT FROM PORT OF NEWCASTLE SPOKESPERSON: The Cruise Terminal is a project being run by Port of Newcastle for the region and our community. Port of Newcastle is supplying the land, the services and the berth and is running the project for the benefit of our region’s tourism industry. If judged on a financial basis, even after the Government’s funding, this would still not be an economically viable project for Port of Newcastle. This is a project for the benefit of the Hunter region’s community. For Port of Newcastle, it is not a commercially motivated project; it is …

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NEWCASTLE MAN SHOWS OFF COLLECTION OF SPICE GIRLS MEMORABILIA

There are music fans, but most are “wannabes” compared to Spice Girls devotee, Jyle Frame. Growing up in Newcastle, he’s spent the past two decades amassing a huge collection of memorabilia, which is one of the largest in the world. Now he’s been invited to take some of his most precious pieces to London for a major exhibition, celebrating all things Spice Girls.

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BUSY BEES BRINGING LIVE MUSIC TO NEWCASTLE NURSING HOMES

They’re the hugely popular band you’ve probably never heard of, playing up to 200 gigs a year to a very select audience. The Busy Bees have been bringing live music and joy to nursing homes around Newcastle for three decades, a remarkable feat in itself, but even more impressive when you consider they’re all volunteers. But now as band members get on in age themselves, they’re asking who will step up to the microphone next?

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