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CAMELLIA LOVER SHOWS US HIS GARDEN

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If you love flowers, especially camellias, you’ll love our next story. A Central Coast man has been growing them in his backyard for over 40 years, and now has over 300 species. NBN News took a special tour of his garden to see his growing obsession. Read More »

TAFE STUDENT SETTING HIS SIGHTS ON FILM

A Hunter Valley TAFE student studying film and television is receiving rave reviews. In the final instalment of this week’s series we meet Jay Keegan – who looks to have a big future in the industry after his short film recently premiered at Flickr Fest. Read More »

PART ONE: NATIONAL SKILLS WEEK

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Today marks the start of National Skills Week, which seeks to highlight the opportunities available through vocational education and training. Fingal Bay’s Liam Power has already taken advantage of such courses, to excel in two vastly different professions. Read More »

MY WEEK AT NBN NEWS

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At six years of age I had a goal to work for NBN news. With a pretend foam microphone attached to my oversized blazer pocket and a homemade NBN badge of authenticity, I didn’t expect to find myself now on work experience at NBN for the week. The week has been a whirlwind of news, live production and behind the scenes. As a Communication student at the University of Newcastle I was nervous to apply theory to practice. On Monday I tried to take in as much as possible, and by the afternoon I was excited for the next four days ahead. What I would tell my six year old self now however, would be to remember you won’t always have a mic in your hand and a camera rolling. Instead, you’ll be learning how to do a little bit ... Read More »

CURTIS LANDERS FUNDRAISER TOPS $250,000

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There’s been an outpouring of community support for a teenage footballer injured on the mid north coast earlier this year. Curtis Landers fractured two-vertebrae in his neck, during a rugby league game in Port Macquarie, and last night, hundreds of people, along with some of footy’s big guns helped out, on his road to recovery. Read More »

MAMMOTH CHARITY WALK ARRIVES ON CENTRAL COAST

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A mammoth charity walk from the Queensland border to Sydney stopped through town today, with a former Sudanese refugee leading the trek. The 1000 kilometre journey began last month, and aims to raise money to deliver better educational facilities in Southern Sudan. Read More »

NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT FOR NEWCASTLE’S CHILDCARE SHORTAGE

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Childcare is very much a precious commodity, with parents commonly urged to put their name down on a waiting list, during pregnancy. But in Newcastle, even that may no longer be enough – overwhelming demand is forcing centres to take the extraordinary step, of telling parents to look out of town. Read More »

REFORMS PUT PRESSURE ON FOSTER CARERS

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Caring for a child is one of the most demanding jobs in the world, but for foster carers in New South Wales, changes in child protection are making it harder to provide their vital service. A switch to the non-government sector has seen extra strain put on the already fragile system, and carers are crying out for help. Georgina Smyth reports. Read More »

SHAVE FOR KANE

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Being told your child is battling a life-threatening illness is every parent’s worst nightmare. Sadly, that’s the reality for a Newcastle couple – and now, their friends are raising money to find a cure for Leukaemia. Read More »

TIN CITY FEATURE: LIFE ON THE BEACH

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PHOTO: One of the eleven shacks.  On an iconic part of the New South Wales coast, lies a community like no other. Tin City has been on Newcastle’s Stockton Beach for several decades, but most people wouldn’t even know it exists. NBN reporter Georgina Smyth caught up with one resident to see what life’s like, in the ultimate seaside getaway. Read More »

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