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  1. War of words over 'missing' regional planRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | ABC News

    Labor MPs on the New South Wales Central Coast have called on the State Government to release its much-needed Growth and Regional Infrastructure Plan for the region...promised before the March election. The group says a long-term plan for local region's growth and development is vital - but has questioned whether it was just an election stunt.


  2. Canadian Medical Association divesting fossil fuel holdingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | The Globe and Mail

    This photo taken on April 25, 2015 shows coal stockpiled at the coal port of Newcastle in Australia's New South Wales state. The Canadian Medical Association announced that it will pull money out of fossil fuel industries.


  3. Girl, 8, loses right hand in dog attackRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday |

    An eight-year-old girl has lost a hand and remains in hospital in an unknown condition after she was attacked by a dog in Newcastle, Australia. Police were called to a house in a suburb of Lake Macquarie, in the Hunter Region, just after 3pm on Saturday.


  4. The good ship RangatiraRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Timaru Herald

    ... dangerous good around the world. When Kelvin brought her she had just completed a voyage from Europe to Newcastle, Australia, with a cargo of steel pipes. "We originally took her on charter," he says. "But she proved to be such a good ship that we ...


  5. Swansong tributes to Gidley a mark of the quality heading to WolvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 28 | Warrington Guardian

    If any Warrington fans were in doubt over the respect and admiration held for the one-club man over 15 years, tomorrow's emotional send off and the events leading up to his last home game cannot be denied. The 33-year-old half back or full back, who is expected to feature in both roles for Tony Smith next year, will be making his 250th Knights appearance on his swansong at the Hunter Stadium.


  6. Charlestown man charged with online child procurementRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | ABC News

    US authorities have tipped off Australian police who've charged a 27-year-old man near Newcastle with trying to procure a child for sex. Detectives from New South Wales sex crime squad swooped in June this year after receiving a tip off from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States.


  7. Australia's coal city Newcastle backs green future, pulls out of fossil fuelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | The China Post

    Australia's city of Newcastle, New South Wales, which claims the world's biggest coal export port, said Wednesday it will pull money out of fossil fuel industries as it invests in more sustainable enterprises. Newcastle City Council, which manages a AU$268 million investment fund for Australia's seventh largest city, voted late Tuesday to progressively move towards "environmentally and socially responsible investments."


  8. Breaking from Abbott and Fossil Fuel Titan, Australian Coal Port Votes to DivestRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Common Dreams

    Newcastle, Australia-home to the world's largest coal export port-on Tuesday joined the growing divestment movement after voting to pull its holdings from the country's biggest banks if they continue to fund fossil fuel projects. The 6-5 city council vote marked a decisive break from Prime Minister Tony Abbott's pro-fossil fuel government and economy, and is a bold statement in a place where the coal industry accounts for over 1,000 jobs and over $1 billion in "direct community and business purchasing."


  9. Storms bring hail, threats of flash flooding to NSWRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 23 | ABC News

    Severe thunderstorms moving across parts of New South Wales have brought large hailstones, damaging winds and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, the Bureau of Meteorology says. Areas that may be affected include Newcastle, Cessnock and Maitland in the Hunter, Orange in the Central Tablelands and Katoomba in the Blue Mountains.


  10. Rumblings from Lake MPs over motor registry closuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | ABC News

    The state government will open a new Service NSW centre at Wallsend by the end of this year, but at the same time is preparing to close two Lake Macquarie motor registries. Services Minister Dominic Perrottet has announced work will start in October on the Wallsend one-stop-shop, which will open to the public in December.


  11. Coal industry will still be a force says Labor MP for HunterRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | ABC News

    The coal industry in Australia may be facing some challenges, but it will still be a significant economic force, according to the federal Labor MP for Hunter Joel Fitzgibbon. Responding to talk that the coal industry in Australia was likely to head into "terminal" or "structural" decline, he admitted times were tough, but predicted a fightback in the future.


  12. Junebug Weddings reveal the most breathtaking wedding photos of the yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 19 | Daily Mail

    Incredible pictures of the world's most breathtaking waterfalls from the stunning frozen landscapes of Iceland to the rainforests of South America Deadly jellyfish with tentacles the length of FIVE London buses spotted around the English coast as experts warn of 'invasion' Man 'had half his ear bitten off' midair by fellow passenger en route to Ibiza from Newcastle and is recovering in Spain Is it safe to travel to Thailand? Foreign Office tells Britons to 'take extra care' when visiting, but NOT to avoid the country The destinations on Lonely Planet's ultimate travel list that you WON'T have heard about: World's best bizarre attractions include a church of bones and NORTH KOREA Upgraded to a 'private' jet! British holidaymaker has ENTIRE Boeing 737 to himself after other passengers failed to show up Ryanair passenger forced to sit next to pool of VOMIT that was covered with tissues and ... (more)


  13. Manawatu's rugby referees refuse to tolerate sideline abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Manawatu Standard

    That is not only the aftermath of the Feilding senior reserve team saga which saw two players and the coach suspended. Referees Association president Dylan Earle is just as concerned about the abuse assistant referees cop when running up and down the touchlines at senior first matches.


  14. School students, youth a occupya Port Vila market i...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | Scoop

    Students take over in Port Vila's central vegetable market today to protest over the impact new coal mines will have on the country's future. Image: More than 200 people, including youth and secondary school students occupied the central vegetable market Vanuatu's capital Port Vila today in protest against new coal mines and their climate impact on the country's people.


  15. Smith says shoulder charge rule is designed to save livesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | ABC News

    Australian captain Cameron Smith has delivered a stinging rebuke to critics of the NRL's crackdown on the shoulder charge, telling players to "pull their head in". Legendary half-back Andrew Johns on Monday night poured fuel on the fire when he said the game's governing body was "lost" and their efforts to rub out the technique had been an "absolute debacle".


  16. About This Thursday's Climate Change Event Sponsored by CATERa .Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Orange Juice

    "Then I say the earth belongs to each generation during its own course, fully and in its own right, but no generation can contract debts greater than can be paid during the course of its own existence." As our friend Ricardo Toro has mentioned , Dr. Patrick Michaels of the CATO Institute will be speaking on the science behind Climate Change, in a presentation on Thursday August 20 at 7 pm, at the Servite High School Auditorium in Anaheim.


  17. Optus inaugurates 3xCA network in NewcastleRead the original story

    Monday Aug 17 | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    Australia's Optus has announced the launch of what it claims is the world's first deployment of '3x Carrier Aggregation' using a unique combination of 20MHz+20MHz of 2300MHz spectrum and a 15MHz paired block in the 1800MHz band. On the back of 'extensive development and testing', the operator has confirmed the switch-on of the new infrastructure in the suburbs of Lambton, Mayfield and Mayfield West, all located in Newcastle, New South Wales, ahead of the commercial release of the first compatible category 9 devices in the country.


  18. Newcastle Falcons rugby legend Matt Burke to chair Journal's Legacy of Leadership eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Chronicle Live

    A former rugby international and Newcastle Falcons player considered one of the world's best fullbacks is to make an appearance at a special conference on leadership in the North East. Organised by The Journal in association with some the region's leading companies, the Legacy of Leadership event will take place at Newcastle's new Crowne Plaza Hotel in the Stephenson Quarter on October 7 - the same week three Rugby World Cup matches are held at the city's St James' Park.


  19. Ben Simmons: 22 points, 10 rebounds as LSU wins Down Under vs. NewcastleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 15 |

    NEWCASTLE, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia - Australia native and LSU freshman sensation Ben Simmons returned to one of the places of his youth, the Newcastle Basketball Stadium, and posted a double double of 22 points and 10 rebounds to help the Tigers erase a 10-point second quarter deficit en route to an 89-75 decision over the Newcastle All-Stars Saturday night. The game was the first of a five-game tour for LSU in Australia which continues Sunday night back in Sydney against the Sydney Kings of the National Basketball League.


  20. Tritton keen for another shot at NZ CupRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 13 |

    Suave Stuey Lombo struggled with the standing start conditions however stablemate Mach Beauty is much better suited behind 'the strands' as he proved in a trial on Wednesday night at Newcastle. The son of Mach Three rated 2:00.1 for the 2030 metres after stepping away safely and in the process broke the Newcastle standing start track record.