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Emma Murphy is a reporter and producer based in Newcastle and started working with NBN News in 2009. Emma studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of Newcastle.

MAITLAND’S EAST END A FASHIONISTA’S DREAM

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As work continues on Maitland’s Levee precinct, a range of unique boutiques are working on their end of town. They’ve organised a ‘shop hop’ to attract more business, and made tickets free, following a difficult two weeks for the city. Read More »

ROADS DAMAGED FOLLOWING FLOODING

Several roads around Maitland remain closed, following last month’s cyclonic storm. A major landslip on Maitland Vale Road has made it impassable. Engineers are assessing what can be done to re-open the road. Paterson Road at Largs and Tocal Road at Mindaribba also require significant repair work. Read More »

POLICE STEP UP RESPONSE TO DANGEROUS DRIVING

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Newcastle Police are ramping up their fight to put a stop to illegal street-racing. For the first time ever, officers blocked access to all hoon hotspots last night, and the result was surprising. Read More »

AUSTRALIAN FIRST FOR UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

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Researchers at the University of Newcastle are leading the way when it comes to exploring mental illness. The delivery of a new microscope, the first of its kind in Australia, is helping them to identify connections within the brain. Read More »

NEW COURTHOUSE COMPLEX DELAYED

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The completion of Newcastle’s $90-million courthouse complex is not expected to be finished until September – two months later than promised. The state Attorney General toured the site today, which has been affected by bad weather and mine subsidence issues. Read More »

MOVING EXHIBITION TELLS STORIES OF THOSE LIVING WITH A DISABILITY

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Over 6000 young people with a disability are forced to live in nursing homes across the country. Today a special digital exhibition opened at Newcastle Museum, telling the stories of 19 individuals in that very situation. One of those, James Nutt, who acquired a brain injury after being assaulted when he was 19. He spent almost seven years in aged care. The display will be on show until May 10. Read More »

LATEST: FLOODING IN MAITLAND

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The flooding situation in Maitland in the Hunter Valley has taken a turn for the worse. This afternoon, police were forced to close the highway into town due to rising water, while residents put their own lives at risk to rescue stranded livestock. Read More »

HINTON AND MORPETH STRUGGLE WITH FLOOD WATER

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The small town of Hinton near Maitland is isolated tonight, with residents entering their fourth night without power. Today, the SES came to their rescue, delivering supplies and ferrying those who wanted to leave, to Morpeth. Read More »

FUNDRAISING RUN CHANGING LIVES

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Some personal trainers in Newcastle are combining fitness with fundraising, for a cause close to their hearts. They’re preparing to tackle a 60-kilometre run, to raise funds for a family battling cancer on two fronts. Read More »

HOONS ON NOTICE

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For years, Kooragang Island has been a place to go, for those looking to get behind the wheel and do the wrong thing. Now it’s even attracting hoons from outside the Hunter – but police have launched a crackdown. Read More »

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