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NEWCASTLE PORT SEES GROWTH IN CEMENT, STEEL & MINERAL EXPORTS

Newcastle Port achieved significant growth beyond the coal export sector in 2018, with an 11 per cent increase in cement handling and a 21 per cent increase in steel and mineral exports. The ongoing drought impacted wheat exports – which were down 79 per cent while meals and grain also fell sharply. Coal exports continued to be the major contributor to the port’s trade. (VISION ONLY)

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BUSES COULD COME BACK TO BEAUMONT STREET

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Scot MacDonald, has hinted buses could return to Beaumont Street in Hamilton within months. A revised timetable is thought to be in the works, in response to the uproar caused when the route was dropped around a year ago. Meanwhile, Mr MacDonald WON’T contest a seat in the state election… saying he’ll instead support the Liberal candidates being announced in the coming days. (audio in parts)

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SAND SCULPTURES SPARK UP SEISMIC TESTING CONVERSATIONS

Renowned artist Dennis Massoud drew a crowd at Bar Beach today, decorating the coast with his famous sandcastles. It was all about starting a conversation on seismic testing off the coast of Newcastle and the Central Coast. “When you have something as loud and as powerful as a seismic blast it disorientates the dolphin and the whale and it can result in their death quite often,” said Mr. Massoud. “When two thirds of our gas is shipped overseas, to subject our marine animals to this harm from underwater air gun blasting for the sake of fossil fuels is to us, unconscionable,” said Dr. Natasha Deen. A decision is expected to be announced soon on where the second round of exploration will be undertaken. A documentary screening on the effects of seismic testing will be shown at Carrington Bowling Club on …

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