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STATE ELECTION: NEWCASTLE CANDIDATES

Meet the candidates vying for the seat of Newcastle (in ballot paper order). MICHAEL OSBORNE (GREENS) Michael was born in Newcastle and, apart from a few years working overseas on aid projects, has lived in Newcastle all his life. He is a planning engineer with management qualifications. He co-founded the Green Corridor Coalition, an alliance dedicated to protecting biodiversity corridors and has been involved with the Newcastle Wilderness Society for more than 30 years. He was elected as a Greens Councillor for Newcastle Council in March 2004, is the chair of the Environment Committee and has served several periods as Deputy Lord Mayor. Michael is keen for Newcastle to be positioned to take advantage of the opportunities of the future. If elected, Michael will work with the Newcastle community to develop a consensus document outlining our aspirations. This would be ... Read More »

STATE ELECTION SERIES: NEWCASTLE

And tonight, we begin a series taking a closer look at the fight for five seats in the Hunter. First – Newcastle, a traditional Labor stronghold, where voters only chose a new MP five months ago. Vivien Von Drehnen reports. Read More »

MAN CHARGED OVER NEWCASTLE ROBBERY

A 22-year-old Lambton man has been charged over the armed robbery of an auto parts store at Mayfield West. A man entered the store on Maitland Road on Boxing Day armed with a gun and threatened staff, before leaving with a sum of money. It’s alleged another man waited across the road with a motorbike which was used as a getaway vehicle. Police arrested the man on Monday at Lambton, and charged him with armed robbery with a dangerous weapon. He’ll face court tomorrow. Read More »

HELP NEEDED: ANOTHER ILLEGAL DUMP DISCOVERED IN HUNTER

His video exposing illegal dumping went viral in January – now a Hunter four wheel drive enthusiast has discovered another hotspot. Steve Shotton is appalled by the growing piles of garbage near Kurri, and is calling for help to clean it up. FULL RESPONSE FROM NEWCASTLE CITY COUNCIL REGARDING A SEPARATE ILLEGAL DUMPING SITE FOUND IN JANUARY AT BERESFIELD: Council officers have met with RMS and toured the site with them. The site is a very large tract of land with rubbish dumped in various locations so the first steps are to survey the site to identify all the areas where rubbish has been dumped and to get the site secured. Most of the land involved belongs to RMS however rubbish has also been dumped on some adjacent Council property. Both Council and RMS intend to remove the rubbish from ... Read More »

LABOR ANNOUNCES $303 MILLION FOR HUNTER ROADS

Labor has now pledged more than $300-million to upgrade Hunter roads – 30-million more than the Coalition. The ALP’s main selling points – funding for Nelson Bay Road, and the Singleton Bypass. Read More »

GIRL APPROACHED IN HUNTER VALLEY

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Hunter Valley police are looking for a man who approached a teenage girl in Scone on Saturday. Police say the 14-year-old was riding along Middlebrook Road at 5.45 pm on Saturday when a man in a car pulled up next to her and offered her a lift. The teenager rode to a nearby house as a safety precaution. The man was driving an older model sedan, the top half red and bottom half black while the number plates have red letters on a white background. He’s described as being of Caucasian appearance with a tanned complexion, aged between 25 and 35 with messy black hair and blue eyes.. He has a tattoo on his left arm. Read More »

LABOR PROMISES MONEY FOR HUNTER ROADS

11 days out from the state election and the New South Wales Opposition is spending up big on road funding promises. It has a $303-million plan to fix roads including a by-pass of Singleton and the duplication of Nelson Bay Road. The Opposition says it can do all this without privatising the electricity network. The Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Roads made the promises while campaigning in the Port Stephens electorate. He says Labor will commit $30-million for the planning stage of the Singleton Bypass and $65-million for the next stage of the Nelson Bay Road duplication. “Labor will upgrade roads and fix congestion points across the Hunter, without privatising the electricity network,” said Mr Daley. Read More »

FOURTH MAN CHARGED OVER MUNRO MURDER

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A fourth man has been charged in relation to the murder of a man whose body was found in a bush grave near Bulahdelah last year. Jacob Munro was reported missing from the Sydney suburb of Schofields after being spoken to by associates in July last year. A strikeforce was set up after police deemed his disappearance as suspicious. His body was found in December last year in the Bulahdelah State Forest after police acted on a tip-off. He’d suffered significant injuries. A 62-year-old man became the third person to be charged with Mr Munro’s murder. He’ll face court on March 29. A 68-year-old has been charged with being an accessory after the fact. Read More »

HUNTER ANIMAL RESCUE PICNIC A SUCCESS DESPITE WET WEATHER

Thousands turned out to Hunter Animal Rescue’s Picnic Day today before it was cut short by wild weather. The horrific deaths of nine puppies late last week, appeared to be on most people’s minds. “Thats the whole message of today, desex your pets, if everyone out there desexed their pets we wouldn’t see unwanted animals dumped or that particular case brutally murdered it could have been avoided if people got their animals desexed” Organizers say up to $5,000 was raised to help rescued animals. (Note: Audo in parts) Read More »

TRIBUTES PAID TO TEENAGER WHO DIED IN HUNTER VALLEY CRASH

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A 17-year-old boy who died in a car crash in the Hunter Valley overnight, has been described as a happy guy who everyone loved. Police are investigating if speed was a factor in the accident. Read More »

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