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CANDIDATES FORUM: LORD MAYORAL BY-ELECTION

After electing a new state member just two weeks ago, Newcastle voters will again head to the polls this weekend, this time to choose a new Lord Mayor. Below is a few words from six of the seven candidates (in ballot paper order) about why they want to lead our city. Note: NBN News has been unable to contact the seventh candidate, Joe Ferguson, for a response. AARON BUMAN (Independent) “From 2004 through till 2012 I represented Ward 1 on Newcastle City Council. This period was incredibly frustrating, as to me the required actions were obvious but there were too many councillors focused on their political future rather than our city’s future. The balance of the council presently is tenuous. The cause of the economic malaise in my opinion is the systemic failure of previous councils to address the fundamental ... Read More »

SPECIAL REPORT: POLICE SMASH PAEDOPHILE RING

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Now to a special NBN News report on a police operation on the mid north coast, that’s uncovered a secret paedophile ring with international links. Operation Twigg is one of the most successful of its kind in New South Wales, with detectives at Manning Great Lakes prosecuting more than 30 people in 16 months. Read More »

THREE QUESTIONS WITH THE CHARLESTOWN BY-ELECTION CANDIDATES

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Charlestown voters are about to head to the polls to choose who will become their next state member. NBN News reporter Vivien von Drehnen spoke with seven of the nine candidates to ask the same three questions. Q1. What will be your top priority if you are elected? Q2. Do you have a plan to generate more jobs? Q3. What is the biggest issue in the electorate? NOTE: independent candidate Luke Cubis was away due to family commitments, and independent candidate Arjay Martin failed to return our calls. Read More »

THREE QUESTIONS WITH THE NEWCASTLE BY-ELECTION CANDIDATES

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Newcastle voters are about to head to the polls to choose who will become their next state member. NBN News reporter Vivien von Drehnen spoke with all eight candidates individually to ask the same three questions. Q1. What will be your top priority if you are elected? Q2. Where do you stand on the truncation of the rail line? Q3. If you could spend the money from the lease of the port, where would you spend it? Read More »

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: NSW FARMER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

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Click below to hear NBN News’s extended interview with Derek and Kirrily Blomfield, finalists in this year’s New South Wales Farmer of the Year awards. Read More »

NBN NEWS SPECIAL: THE RISE AND RISE OF THE JETS’ ANDREW HOOLE

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Ben Kantarovski and Sam Gallaway have been added to the Jets’ squad for Sunday’s clash with Melbourne City. In the build-up to round two, we caught up with home-grown product Andrew Hoole, a footballer in a hurry. Read More »

SIMON ORCHARD EXTENDED INTERVIEW

Maitland’s Simon Orchard is enjoying a short break back home before the international hockey scene heats up again. Fresh from winning Commonwealth Games and World Cup gold, his focus is now on Olympic success in Rio. Read More »

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: KEVIN SHEEDY

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AFL legend Kevin Sheedy treated aspiring sports stars in Newcastle today, visiting students at Hunter Sports High School. Below is an extended interview. Read More »

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: GARRY EDWARDS

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NBN reporter Jane Goldsmith caught up with Swansea MP Garry Edwards, in his first interview since the explosive allegations at the Independent Commission Against Corruption. Watch the extended interview here: Read More »

EXTENDED INTERVIEW: LARRY DAVIDSON

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After taking Maitland from the bottom of the Waratah Basketball League to finals contenders, Larry Davidson has set himself a new challenge. From 2015 he’ll switch camps, taking charge of rivals, Newcastle. Click below to see our extended interview. Read More »

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