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    EVENING UPDATE

    Knights skipper Kurt Gidley has ended speculation about his future, announcing he’ll head to England ... Read More »

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COST OF LIVING HURTS THE COAST

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PHOTO: Courtesy of Nine News.  Samaritans is calling for more affordable housing on the Central Coast, after the organisation’s research found rental properties to be out of reach for single parents. The charity says the cost of living is forcing many families into poverty. Read More »

WOOL FOR WESTPAC RESCUE HELICOPTER

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The region’s wool growers are being called on to donate fleeces to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, to raise funds for the not-for-profit organisation. Woolbrook grower Hamish McLaren knows just how vital the service is.   Read More »

MOBILE BLACK SPOTS TO BE REDUCED IN REGIONAL NSW

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The number of mobile black spots in regional New South Wales will soon be reduced, thanks to a multi-million dollar government program. More than 130 additional mobile towers will be rolled out to improve communication capabilities.   Read More »

KIWIS SLAM AUSSIES AT TOUCH WORLD CUP IN COFFS

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New Zealand proved too strong for Australia in the 35s division at the Touch Football World Cup in Coffs Harbour today. The Kiwis showed plenty of speed in the wet to defeat the Aussies 8 tries to 4. Read More »

HUNTER IN HOUSING STRESS CRISIS

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While booming property prices may be good news for investors, there’s a downside. Samaritans say that, in the Hunter, soaring rental prices are making life tougher for low income earners, putting them at greater risk of homelessness. Read More »

  • WEATHER: SUN, SUN AND MORE SUN

    WEATHER: SUN, SUN AND MORE SUN

    We are in for a beaming week of sunshine. Today has been very warm and it will be even warmer in northern New South Wales and south east Queensland tomorrow. As we move through the week, the only difference will be a drop in temperature. Cool to cold, dry south westerly winds will be with us for some time including this weekend as the sunshine rolls on. Some very nice surfing conditions are on the way as well. Read More »
  • BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    BEHIND THE SCENES WITH A NEWSPAPER CARTOONIST

    They hold a mirror to the world… reflecting society’s triumphs, troubles and challenges. The role of the newspaper cartoonist is as relevant as ever and NBN news explores the razor-sharp social commentary of one the finest – veteran Newcastle Herald cartoonist Peter Lewis. Read More »
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