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HUNTER GREENS CANDIDATES UNVEILLED

The Greens have revealed two Hunter candidates, contesting the upcoming state election. Sinead Francis-Coan and Charlotte McCabe will contest Sonia Hornery and Tim Crakanthorp’s seats respectively. “Unfortunately I do feel Wallsend can be neglected, by the state government in particular, so I’ll be looking to restore as much attention to what the people of Wallsend are saying…” says Sinead Francis-Coan. “I think climate change is a really big issue because obviously it effects everyone and everything, we have a proposed off-shore oil & gas development at the moment, and I really want to work with the community to make sure that doesn’t happen.” says Charlotte McCabe. Both candidates will focus on global warming and gender equality. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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NEWCASTLE NYE FIREWORKS DISPLAY RESCHEDLUED

Newcastle’s New Year’s Eve fireworks, which were postponed due to strong wind, rain, and lightning – are set to go ahead on Australia Day. The 15-minute long display is scheduled to light up the harbour and foreshore, at around 8:30 next Saturday night. Council is hosting free parkour lessons, skateboarding activities and performances from cultural groups in Foreshore Park, earlier in the day. Maitland Council has also announced it will hold its rescheduled fireworks on June 22.

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REVERED NEWCASTLE DOCTOR, NEVILLE ROTHFIELD REMEMBERED

Well known Newcastle doctor, Neville Rothfield is being remembered by generations of Novocastrians, following his passing at the age of 96. With a career spanning 71-years, Doctor Rothfield was one of the country’s longest practicing doctors – retiring just two-years ago. He was also one of the city’s first paediatricians, and also treated the last case of polio in Newcastle in the 1960s. Doctor Rothfield passed away over the weekend, and is survived by his four children, and 10-grandchildren. (VISION ONLY)

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URBAN FOOD AND WINE LUNCH A SUCCESS IN MEREWETHER

Food and wine lovers flocked to Merewether beach for a Sunday lunch, featuring some of the Hunter’s best flavours. Newcastle’s Inner City Winemakers and Urban Mess partnered together, creating french and catalonian style meals to match a range of urban wines. “We’re here to have a heap of fun and hopefully Newcastle catches on to that we’re expressing ourselves in this venue, and we hopefully start selling out these events more often.” – Tony Harrison, Urban Mess Chef. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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SAFETY WARNING FOR DANGEROUS BEHAVIOUR ON LIGHT RAIL TRACKS

Newcastle Transport issued a warning on Friday for people to take more care around light rail infrastructure. Since November, there’s been several reported cases of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians crossing the tracks in a dangerous manner. Some of the main issues include drivers performing U-turns, queuing over the tracks, cycling and walking along the tramway. Newcastle Transport says many are oblivious to the dangers, and current behaviour could affect how the trams operate. The Light Rail is expected to be open for public use in the coming weeks.

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