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  1. Electricity debate: New enquiry into modernising power grid is launchedRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | ABC News

    SABRA LANE: There is a small spark of hope this morning that the major political parties can put aside the bitter rancour that's defined the electricity debate in recent weeks, to stop the blackouts and load-shedding. The House of Representatives standing Committee on the Environment and Energy has this morning launched an new inquiry into modernising the power grid.

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  2. Australian man finds A$1m lottery ticket a year onRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Newsday

    An Australian grandfather has become a millionaire after cashing in a year-old lottery ticket he found while cleaning his car. After finding the docket in a shopping bag this month, he checked his numbers online and realised he had won a A$1,020,496 prize.

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  3. James McManus hopes concussion case will help protect future playersRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Stuff.co.nz

    James McManus says it was never his intention to become a trailblazer, but he hopes his historic concussion case will result in better protection for players suffering head knocks in the future. McManus has become the first Australian footballer to take legal action against a major sporting body over its handling of career-ending concussions after launching legal action against former club Newcastle.

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  4. Newcastle school teaching students how to fly drones as part of the curriculumRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | ABC News

    While some of the world's best surfers have been carving up the salty waves at Merewether Beach's Surfest this week, the incessant buzz of drones has been hovering overhead. The flying devices are increasingly becoming a part of modern sports coverage and cinematography and these drones were being flown by students studying what is believed to be Australia's first school drone training program.

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  5. Catholic church looks at charging its schools rent, as payments mount ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | The Daily Millbury

    Catholic schools in the Hunter and mid North coast could, for the first time, be asked to pay rent to the church for the land they stand on under proposals being considered by the diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.The initiative is encountering resistance from some Catholic educators, who fear such a plan risks diverting a portion of government funds intended for Catholic schooling into the administrative coffers of the church. SHARE Share on Facebook SHARE Share on Twitter TWEET Link The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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  6. Taree Tornadoes to launch new seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 23 | Manning River Times

    This will be a ground breaking year for Taree Tornadoes. They have started the year with an impressive nine representative teams from under 12 girls and boys to under 18 girls and boys, with the under 14 girls division one gaining a place in the prestigious Country Premier League tournament.

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  7. Power plant outages 'contributed to overloading scare during NSW heatwave'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 21 | ABC News

    Australia's energy operator has found power plant failures contributed to the unprecedented pressure on the New South Wales electricity grid during this month's heatwave. The Australian Energy Market Operator report confirmed outages at three thermal energy power plants were a factor in the power reserve shortfall, which prompted warnings to residents to conserve electricity to prevent rolling blackouts between February 10 and 12. A fault in a gas turbine forced an outage at the Illawarra's Tallawarra plant, while low gas pressure stopped production at the Snowy Hydro's Colongra plant.

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  8. Coastal surfers learn plentyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | The Advocate

    They may have finished last, but the North West Boardriders will take plenty experience out of its maiden appearance at the Australian Boardriders Battle on the weekend. They may have finished last, but the North West Boardriders will take plenty experience out of its maiden appearance at the Australian Boardriders Battle on the weekend.

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  9. Cannibal bull sharks come close to shore to feed on third sharkRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 20 | UPI

    A visitor to an Australian channel captured video of two cannibalistic bull sharks coming right up to shore to feast on the carcass of a third shark. Daniel Poka posted a video to Facebook showing the scene he and his fiance, Samantha, encountered when they went to the shore of the Swansea Channel in Blacksmiths, New South Wales.

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  10. a House Divided: Difficult question facing young buyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | NEWS.com.au

    It's hard enough to save the deposit for a home in many Australian cities thanks to the Molotov Cocktail of skyrocketing house prices, low interest rates, minimal government help and dizzying demand. But there's another hidden hurdle: your HECS-HELP debt.

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  11. Queensland's alcohol laws need reform: public health policy expertRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | The Age

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  12. IND vs AUS: Sand in hourglass slipping off for Shaun MarshRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | CricketCountry.com

    Shaun Marsh 's is a curious case. An even more baffling one than that of Rohit Sharma .

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  13. Boomtown Stats: Forget Sydney, this is the location to buyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 19 | NEWS.com.au

    Huge investments in transport, the rejuvenation of the city foreshore, a revitalised central business district, an upsized university and a $6.5 billion investment from the NSW Government make it the new boom town. "Newcastle is on the cusp of transitioning from a great regional city to an emerging global city and we are doing our bit as a council to attract investment, jobs and opportunity," Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes told news.com.au.

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  14. Digital Media Specialist Monica Thompson Joins Noble Studios' Strategic Services TeamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 17 | Nevada Business Journal

    ... ement. A northern Nevada native, Thompson holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Newcastle, Australia and a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno.

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  15. Chinese construction company Hightrade left a trail of destruction,...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Age

    It was the conspiracy that left a trail of destruction through the Hunter, cost Australian taxpayers nearly $100 million in tax fraud and left regulators wrong-footed after two of the three conspirators fled the country. On Tuesday the former finance chief of Chinese construction company Hightrade entered a guilty plea to conspiring to defraud the Commonwealth of nearly $16 million between 2004 and 2008, during construction of the Pokolbin golf course resort known as Resort Hunter Valley.

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  16. Coastal surfers set to mix it with surf eliteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 14 | The Advocate

    The who's who of surfing in this nation will converge on Newcastle Beach in New South Wales this weekend for the final of the Australian Boardriders Battle. The who's who of surfing in this nation will converge on Newcastle Beach in New South Wales this weekend for the final of the Australian Boardriders Battle.

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  17. Banned chemicals persist in deep oceanRead the original story

    Monday Feb 13 | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

    Chemicals banned in the 1970s have been found in the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean, a new study shows. Used widely during much of the 20th Century, these chemicals were later found to be toxic and to build up in the environment.

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  18. Heat Adds to Challenge for Kiwi Karters in AustraliaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Scoop

    The heatwave that swept New South Wales over the weekend made it especially hard for the Kiwi karters contesting the opening round of the 2017 Australian Kart Championship at Newcastle. "They stopped racing at 2.30pm on Saturday when it got to 50 degrees C, then resumed on Sunday morning when it was not quite as hot" said Auckland international Daniel Bray who spent the weekend working with the Patrizicorse team and keeping an eye on three of the drivers he also runs here in New Zealand, Dylan Drysdale, Kaden Probst and Luke Thompson.

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  19. Hell-on-Earth weekend across Tasman can be very dangerousRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | Stuff.co.nz

    While Kiwis settle in for a pleasantly unspectacular day of weather on Saturday, across the Tasman they're having to deal with something more like hell-on-Earth. Temperatures are forecast to hit 47 degrees Celsius in northwest New South Wales and 46C in western Sydney - although at least for the big city there is a promise of a late cool change.

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  20. Melbourne Victory draws with Newcastle 0-0 in A-LeagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 13 | USA Today

    Melbourne Victory missed a chance to strengthen their hold on second place in the A-League when they were held by sixth-placed Newcastle to a goalless draw Melbourne Victory draws with Newcastle 0-0 in A-League Melbourne Victory missed a chance to strengthen their hold on second place in the A-League when they were held by sixth-placed Newcastle to a goalless draw Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2l8M3m1 NEWCASTLE, Australia - Melbourne Victory missed a chance to strengthen their hold on second place in the A-League when they were held by sixth-placed Newcastle to a goalless draw on Monday.

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