Friday, June 3, 2016

The week that was in the Hunter | photos and other top stories.

  • The week that was in the Hunter | photos

    HUNTER: A thin blanket of snow was captured in the Hunter's highest country. Picture: Ben AnthonyHUNTER: Hunter audiences have been transported on a trip back in time, after students from the region’s Catholic schools came together for a performance exploring the past 100 years of music. Picture: Simone De PeakMORPETH: After the April 2015 super storm, Morpeth's historic River Royal Inn is about to be reborn thanks to owner Dale McNamara. Picture: Jonathan CarrollMAITLAND: Almost a century of me..
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  • East coast low to bring a wet weekend | video, radar

    East coast low to bring a wet weekend | video, radar
    UPDATE, 1.40pm: Bureau of Meterology formally issues severe weather warning for east coast, including the Hunter. WARNING AREA: The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning on Friday for massive rainfall and damaging winds along the east coast on Saturday and Sunday. Map: Bureau of Meteorology.UPDATE, 1.40pm:THE Bureau of Meteorology has formally issued a severe weather warning for the east coast, including the Hunter, as an east coast low is forecast to develop on Sa..
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  • Where a tsunami could hurt the Hunter | map

    Where a tsunami could hurt the Hunter | map
    MAP: The State Emergency Service has mapped who may need to flee if a tsunami struck NSW. EVACUATION ZONE: Parts of the Hunter in red would be told to flee or seek high ground in a tsunami. Picture: NSW SESWHOLE suburbs of the Hunter would be required to flee in the “very unlikely” event of a major tsunami, the NSW State Emergency Service has warned.The volunteer rescue group released maps on Friday showing suburbs that would face problems if a tsunami risk arose.Rather than those..
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  • Eagle Farm Tips with John Mcleod

    Eagle Farm Tips with John Mcleod
    Wet trackers key at Eagle Farm JOHN McLeod looks for Eagle Farm tips with an ominous weather forecast for the return to Eagle Farm on Saturday.Jim Byrne riding on Werther wins the Pages Event Equipment Hire Eagle Farm Cup at the Oaks Day, Doomben, Brisbane, 30 May 2015. Photo: Tertius Pickard. Brisbane’s number one venue has been out of action while undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation since August 2014.Despite the threat of rain TopBetta’s Brisbane Carnival $250,000 Tourn..
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  • Top ten Newcastle Knights matches

    Top ten Newcastle Knights matches
    I am a Newcastle Knights supporter and I decided to go a bit nostalgic by sharing my ten favourite matches in the history of the club. There is a loss in this list, but as it was such a great match, I have no shame in adding it. 10. Round 2, 1988 – Newcastle Knights 20-16 Western Suburbs Magpies This was the first ever win for the Newcastle Knights after suffering a 28-4 loss to Parramatta Eels. Brian Quinton scored the club’s first try. 9. Semi-final, 1992 – St George Dragons 3-2 Newcastle Kni..
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  • What's happening in Newcastle

    What's happening in Newcastle
    After Greg suffered three strokes in a day and moved into a nursing home, a debt collecting firm started their pursuit. Debtors are being threatened with court action.After suffering three strokes in a day, Greg* lost his courier job and moved into a nursing home, deprived of the ability to care for himself and speak.But that didn't stop debt collection giant ACM - aware of his condition and disability support pension - from demanding he immediately pay off his $5770 debt to Telst..
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  • Independent galleries on same page

    Independent galleries on same page
    Newcastle independent art galleries unite for marketing artists and shows Independent: Gallery 139 owner Ahn Wells with Coco. Picture: Marina NeilDRIVEN by the enthusiasm of gallery owner Ahn Wells, eight independent art galleries in Newcastle have banded together to market their shows and spaces under a single media umbrella.The eight galleries are:Art Systems Wickham, 40 Annie Street, Wickham, owned by Colin Lawson.Back to Back Studios, 57 Bull Street, a cooperative. Nadia Auris..
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  • Our magic man

    Our magic man
    Rex Sinclair, or 'Uncle Rex', was one of Newcastle children's favourite showbiz characters. Pure magic: The late, stage performer and teacher Rex Sinclair, entertained a generation of youngsters. Picture: Greg NoakesWHO would want a garage if they didn’t own a car?One Newcastle East man did many years ago and that’s only part of the story of this former theatrical legend.His name was Rex Sinclair, but better known to a generation of youngsters in the Hunter Valley as magician ‘Un..
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