PERMANENT PRESENCE FOR STRIKE FORCE RAPTOR IN THE HUNTER

Strike Force Raptor will have a permanent presence in the Hunter, with 23 officers allocated to the new 'Raptor North' unit. Consisting of investigators, the Operations Support Group, Highway Patrol and intelligence staff, the unit ...
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LAKE MACQUARIE BOAT INFERNO LEAVES MAN INJURED

A man has been forced to jump for his life, after his boat burst into flames on Lake Macquarie. The fierce inferno saw more than a hundred diners flee the busy marina during the lunchtime ...
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GENETIC MASH-UP SHOWING OFF FAMILIAL TRAITS

A person's DNA is complex, but what if you could put generations of a family together in a single portrait? A Lake Macquarie artist is capturing family trees through a camera lens - showing just ...
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FLOAT YOUR BOAT LIGHTS UP LAKE MAC

Dozens of vessels were decked out in lights at Lake Macquarie overnight, as the 'Float Your Boat' event sailed across the water. The bright installations came in all shapes, colours and sizes...with this 14-metre mermaid ...
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EXTRA AFTERNOON SERVICES FOR NEWCASTLE PARK AND RIDE SERVICE

Newcastle's Park and Ride service is set for a re-jig, with extra afternoon buses announced. From July 2, a return service will start at 3pm in the city, with buses every 15 minutes until 6:30 ...
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MAN INJURED IN BOAT FIRE LAKE MACQUARIE

Dramatic scenes have played out at Lake Macquarie this afternoon, with a boat bursting into flames at Belmont. WATCH MORE: BOAT INFERNO TAKES HOLD ON LAKE MACQUARIE Emergency services were called to the scene at ...
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AVO IGNORED IN 2016 MAITLAND MURDER

When Keith Goodbun grabbed a rifle and murdered his partner at Maitland in 2016, he not only ignored an AVO, but committed the shocking crime in front of his daughter. Today Goodbun's sentence hearing in ...
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STUDENTS GIVE NEW ‘HIGH-FASHION’ LIFE TO OLD CLOTHES

Second-hand clothing isn't considered high-fashion, but a group of students from the Hunter Institute of Fashion is challenging that. Earlier today, NBN News was given a sneak peek at this year's graduation runway - where ...
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NEW TOURISM VENTURE MAKES A SPLASH IN NEWCASTLE

It's no secret Newcastle boasts a spectacular coastline, but not many of us get to see it from the reverse angle. Now a young entrepreneur is making his mark on the local tourism scene, by ...
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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR NEW MAITLAND HOSPITAL RELEASED

Planning for Maitland's new hospital has taken another step forward, with an Environmental Impact Statement going on public display. The community can now have its say on building, public transport and traffic plans for the ...
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TRAFFIC FLOWING SMOOTHLY ON NEW TOURLE ST BRIDGE

Thousands of Hunter drivers will now have an easier commute, with the duplication of Newcastle's Tourle Street Bridge finished, six months early. More than 30,000 vehicles use the span each day. "Look, I'm told it's ...
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10,000 SIGNATURES FOR SAVE STOCKTON BEACH PETITION

'Save Stockton Beach' - that's the message from thousands of residents, who want a long-term solution to devastating erosion. A petition will be taken to state parliament next week, calling for change ...
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MORE RED ZONE HOMES CONNECTED TO TOWN WATER

Having easy access to clean water seems like a basic right - but residents in the Williamtown red zone have been forced to use bottled water for years. Now, more than 150 additional properties are ...
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CONTROLLED EXPLOSION ROCKS PARTS OF LAKE MACQUARIE

A loud explosion and rumble, felt around Lake Macquarie suburbs yesterday, has been put down to a blast at the West Wallsend mine at Wakefield. Residents from Boolaroo to Windale reported the shake just after ...
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FRESH APPEAL FOR INFORMATION OVER HUNTER VALLEY HIT AND RUN

Police have renewed their appeal for information, after a cyclist was injured in a hit and run in the Hunter Valley last weekend. A 17-year-old was riding with two others on Cross Street at Seaham ...
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17-YEAR-OLD CHARGED WITH ROBBERIES AT JESMOND

A teenage boy has been charged, following an investigation into a series of alleged robberies at a Newcastle shopping centre. It's alleged in one incident a person approached a woman in the carpark of the ...
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LAKE MACQUARIE LIGHTS UP

It's the weekend for festivals, with Lake Macquarie set to shine again for the second Float Your Boat event. Dozens of vessels will be decked out with thousands of lights. "We want to see people ...
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DA LODGED FOR DARBY ST APARTMENT COMPLEX

A development application has been lodged for a new apartment complex on Darby Street. The four-storey project would feature 32 apartments - a mixture of one, two or three bedrooms. A basement carpark with more ...
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TEENAGE GIRL ALLEGEDLY GRABBED AT CHARLESTOWN SQUARE

Police are seeking help to identify a man, who allegedly grabbed then followed a teenage girl at a Lake Macquarie shopping centre. The 13-year-old was with friends at Charlestown Square at around 2:30pm on June ...
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FAMILY BAR GOES UP IN FLAMES

A popular family-run bar has gone up in flames in Newcastle, leaving its owners heartbroken. Police are investigating what caused the blaze at The Edwards, which is co-owned by Silverchair bassist Chris Joannou ...
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WARNERS BAY ‘WATER’S EDGE’ GIVEN GO-AHEAD

Warners Bay is set for a multi-million dollar addition, with residential development 'Water's Edge' given the go-ahead by Lake Macquarie Council. The $80-million project will house 112 apartments, with retail and commercial space on the ...
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WINTER LIVE UNPLUGGED COMING TO DARBY ST

Getting people into Newcastle isn't easy right now - but city leaders are hoping a new Darby Street event will bring crowds back this weekend. It's called Winter Live Unplugged... and it's guaranteed to get ...
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MENTAL HEALTH ART EXHIBITION SET TO OPEN IN NEWCASTLE

An art exhibition of a different kind is about to open in Newcastle. Each piece has been created by artists living with mental illness... as part of the healing process ...
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POLICE INVESTIGATING FIRE AT THE EDWARDS

A crime scene has been established following a fire at The Edwards in Newcastle West. Police say just after 11.30pm last night two employees locked up after finishing their shift at the Parry Street premises ...
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YOUNG ENDEAVOR SAILS INTO TOWN

A Newcastle-based ship will join the search for shipping containers,which fell from a ship off Port Stephens. The operation is expected to commence later this week. Meanwhile, it was smooth sailing for the Young Endeavour ...
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NEWCASTLE PROVIDING THE NEXT CROP OF CUTTERS

It's the old-school trade that's growing again. Barber shops are popping up throughout the Hunter, and with Newcastle boasting one of the two teaching salons in the state, the city's also providing the next crop ...
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FACON MAGAZINE ON THE HUNT FOR NEWCASTLE’S NEXT SUPERMODEL

Beautiful, beachy and fun - it's the look that, for years, has catapulted Hunter models onto the world stage. But now a leading talent agency has an even stronger eye on the region - thanks ...
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NEW HOME BUILDING RULES TO IMPACT HUNTER’S HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

For many Hunter residents, the prospect of owning their own home is out of reach. But a leading industry body says new building rules, which come in next month, could help tackle the region's housing ...
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SINKHOLE SEALED AFTER OPENING AT WALLSEND

There was cause for concern at Wallsend this morning, after a sinkhole opened up near a school. Just before eight o'clock, the one-by-one metre hole appeared next to a footpath at Macquarie Street, near Callaghan ...
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SINKHOLE OPENS UP NEAR CALLAGHAN COLLEGE

A sinkhole has opened up near Callaghan College at Wallsend. A Newcastle City Council spokesperson says the hole was first reported early this morning. It's believed mine subsidence caused the 1m x 1m hole to ...
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