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More Charges Laid Over Fatal Salamander Bay Crash

The man behind the wheel of a fatal crash at Salamander Bay earlier this year has now been slapped with extra charges. In the early hours of April 13, a Mazda 3 hatchback plowed into a tree near the intersection of George and Soldiers Point Road. One passenger died at the scene while another passed […]

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Total Fire Ban for the Hunter!

Landholders will need to postpone any burning activities planned for today, with a total fire ban now in place for the greater Hunter. The region’s fire danger warning has also been upgraded to severe. Today’s warm and windy conditions are now worse than originally forecast, with winds reaching up to 50km/hr in some areas. The […]

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Newcastle Hotels Get Behind Our Farmers

A number of Hunter hoteliers are doing their bit to help out drought-affected farmers, having raised thousands of dollars in donations. In just over a week, they raised a total of $140,000 as part of the Australian Hotels Association’s Fork to Farm appeal. They’re now handing that sum over to the farming charity Rural Aid. […]

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Another Meningococcal Case in the Hunter

There’s been another reported case of meningococcal disease in the Hunter this year. Hunter New England Health says an elderly man has been taken to hospital in a serious condition. It’s understood this is the fourth case of meningococcal disease in the region this year. In one case, a man died at the John Hunter […]

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Woman Arrested Over Tarro Toddler Death

The mother of a Hunter toddler who died at Tarro two months ago, has been arrested over the child’s death. It’s believed the 20-month old girl went into cardiac arrest back in June after suffering what police have described as serious internal injuries. The 22-year-old woman was taken into custody just after 8am this morning. […]

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Police Investigate Hunter Supermarket Robberies

Police are investigating possible links between two supermarket break-ins across the Hunter earlier this year. The first break-in occurred at Fletcher at around 1:30am on January 12, while the second occurred in the early hours of April 19 in Kurri Kurri. In both cases the group of up to 4 offenders force their way in […]

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Hunter Bid to Host Women’s Rugby World Cup

The Hunter could soon play host to another major sporting event with the region unveiled as Australia’s pick to hold the 20121 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Newcastle and Maitland would share hosting duties for the 12 team tournament should our bid be successful. Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said the selection of Newcastle as Australia‚Äôs host […]

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Lillyman Announces NRL Retirement

More bad news for the Newcastle Knights today, with veteran forward, Jacob Lillyman announcing his retirement. The 34-year-old has confirmed he will be hanging up his boots at the end of this season. Lillyman was signed by Newcastle at the end of last season to mentor the young side and help the club re-build. He’s […]

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Man Assaulted In His Car at Callaghan

Police are on the hunt for two people after a man was assaulted in his car at Callaghan over the weekend. The 20-year-old was driving along Ring Road at about 8:30pm on Saturday, when he was stopped by a group of people. It’s alleged a man then assaulted him before a woman stole his mobile […]

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Rebels Bikie Arrested Over Rutherford Assault

A high-ranking member of the Rebels bikie gang has now been arrested over an assault at Rutherford last month. At about 9:15pm on July 18, the 45-year-old allegedly got into an argument with another man outside a club on Arthur Street. It’s believed he then assaulted a 53-year-old and a 35-year-old man. Following investigations, he […]

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