Home // Natasha Beyersdorf (page 2)

Natasha Beyersdorf

avatar

NEW ORGANICS FACILITY FOR NEWCASTLE

There’s set to be a major change to the way Newcastle residents dispose of food waste, with an organics recycling facility to be built at Summerhill. The state government today pledged $1.5-million towards the nearly $13-million project. “What will ultimately happen is that food scraps – which is about 50 per cent of your general waste – will be combined with your green waste to produce a product like soil conditioner or mulch, said council CEO Jeremy Bath. It’ll also save council around $800,000 a year in landfill fees. The facility is set to open around 2020. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

Read More »

AROUND 1000 CATHOLICS SCHOOL TEACHERS STRIKE

In the Hunter, around 1,000 Catholic school teachers and support staff are taking part in the strike action. A meeting at Mayfield this morning drew close to 300 people, discussing the disputed enterprise agreement. A separate gathering took place in the Upper Hunter. For some schools, the half-day of disruption will come tomorrow – schools say students will be supervised.

Read More »

NEWCASTLE CONCUSSION CLINIC LEADING THE WAY

It’s become a hot topic in sport in recent years, now growing awareness of the impact of concussion is producing greater demand for services. A clinic in Newcastle is emerging as a world leader in the field, with some of sport’s big names set to turn out to support it. For more information: https://hmri.org.au/events/sports-concussion-clinic-lunch

Read More »

UNIQUE PROGRAM FOR ASPIRING INDIGENOUS MEDICOS

The University of Newcastle has produced half of Australia’s indigenous doctors, now it’s continuing efforts to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people a greater role in their health. A unique program, offering indigenous students a pathway to medical school, is gearing up to recruit aspiring doctors – and its biggest fans are the students themselves. Click here for more information: https://www.newcastle.edu.au/joint-medical-program/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-students

Read More »