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OLD SALT AWARDED OAM

A true nautical legend from the Hunter was named in this year’s Queens Birthday honours. Dick Nossiter from Cardiff is about to turn 100, and has received the medal of the order of Australia for his services to sailing.

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TEEN TEN PIN BOWLERS RAISE CASH FOR CANCER

The Northern New South Wales junior ten pin bowling team has rallied in support of one of its own. The 20-member squad finished mid-field at the recent national titles in Melbourne, but its real success came in raising $6,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. It followed the mother of team member Chad Pearson, passing away from the disease.

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PASHA BULKER STORM THREE YEARS ON

Three years ago, a massive storm hit Newcastle and the Hunter Valley that would lead to widespread flooding and the deaths of nine people. It was a storm that would famously drive the coal ship, Pasha Bulker, ashore on Nobbys Beach. We take you behind the scenes of the Pasha Bulker salvage, through the eyes of a crew member onboard one of the large tugs which helped free the ship from the beach.

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NEWCASTLE FIX OUR CITY RALLY

Hundreds of people attendeda a rally in Newcastle on Thursday night, calling on the state government to get on with the job of revitalising Newcastle. But while Fix Our City supporters massed inside City Hall, another group set up camp nearby, pushing a different view. Paul Lobb was there.

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