Newcastle Herald
Wednesday, 29 May 2024
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Newcastle would have to double its rate of housing completions.
Michael Parris • 1hr ago
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Newcastle Herald understands this is the second lockdown within a few weeks.
Anna Falkenmire • 2hrs ago
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The school was briefly locked down on Wednesday. File picture
'He has a gun': woman cowered under pile of clothes during shooting
Sam Rigney • 56m ago
'If I hadn't been pulled backwards... I would have been run over,' the victim said.
Sam Rigney • 1hr ago
Newcastle courthouse.
Stockton house values have increased 58 per cent in five years.
Jade Lazarevic
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235 Mitchell Street in Stockton has smashed the suburb record after selling for $3.95 million. Picture supplied
New data reveals demands in regional hospitals are 'too great'.
Carla Mascarenhas • 2hrs ago
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Ambulances outside John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle. Picture by Marina Neil
The concession comes after the daughter of the killer spoke out.
Carla Mascarenhas
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Jennifer and Gretl Petelczyc were shot dead by a gunman who entered their Floreat home searching for his ex-wife.(Supplied)
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Newcastle drag icon Glenda Jackson lived a colourful life.
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Newcastle's ultimate showgirl Glenda Jackson passed away peacefully on Monday. Pictures supplied
The teenagers were found hiding in a New Lambton backyard, police said.
Anna Falkenmire • 2hrs ago
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Police, backed by the dog squad, found the two teenagers at New Lambton. File picture
LeagueHQ is a new newsletter help you get ahead of the big weekend of footy.
Hayden Sutton is tackled. Action in the Newcastle rugby league clash between Wests and Macquarie. Picture by Peter Lorimer
Baker Beth White has created a 'safe space' for food intolerances
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The 3.4km shortcut has bridged a major milestone.
Madeline Link
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Transport for NSW region north director Anna Zycki at the Jesmond roundabout site. Picture by Simone De Peak
What's on
What's happening in live music across Newcastle and the Hunter.
Newcastle Jockey Club has presented several design options.
Craig Kerry
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A concept plan of the double-storey design for the NJC stables.
And it's not just restaurants. Small businesses are suffering.
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Angela Joy in 2021 at Gigi & Chix Bonbon, not long after it opened. Picture by Simone De Peak
Emergency departments 'pushed well beyond their limits'.
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Shaye Candish, head of the nurses' union, said emergency departments were 'being pushed well beyond their limits'. Picture by Robert Peet
The 30-year plan includes up to 20,000 new homes, 40,000 new residents.
Sage Swinton
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What a 12 months it has been for Jets striker Apostolos Stamatelopoulos
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Apostolos Stamatelopoulos celebrates after scoring a goal for the Jets. Picture by Jonathan Carroll
Hunter leaders have made it known they expect results.
Jamieson Murphy
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Letters: 'You are part of Newcastle's living culture.'
Letters to the Editor
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A floral cap on a swimmer at the Newcastle Ocean Baths back in 2014.
Former Jaffa Josh Piddington scored the equaliser at Alder Park.
Craig Kerry
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Josh Piddington

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Resources for Rejuvenation funds will be locked up until 2028.
Matthew Kelly
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Centennial has been locked in fruitless negotiations with Origin.
Michael Parris
Eraring Power Station to continue employee support program.
Matthew Kelly
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Eraring Power Station plant manager Tony Phillips. Picture by Simone DePeak
The Hunter group says Labor promises have 'amounted to nothing'.
Michael Parris
Myuna colliery workers at a union meeting earlier this month. Image supplied
The crowdfunded petition reached it's goal last week.
Jessica Belzycki
Specialist officers are involved, police said.
Adam Spencer • 1hr ago
Officers checking potential evidence south of Ballarat. Picture by Lachlan Bence
Doctor admits he had no medical reason for his actions.
Ben Silvester
Dr Sofoklis Lahanis performed an unwarranted manual vaginal examination without warning or consent from his patient.
'There have been plenty of times where I never thought I'd live to see this day.'
Nadine Morton
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Cold Chisel are coming to Wollongong as part of their The Big Five-0 national tour. Picture supplied
Sometimes revulsion is needed to galvanise public opinion.
John Hanscombe
Censoring violence might be desensitising us to wrondoing. Picture Shutterstock
Wine is an added bonus at this Hastings River Valley vineyard
Rick Allen • 2hrs ago
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Baker Beth White has created a 'safe space' for food intolerances
Lisa Rockman
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And it's not just restaurants. Small businesses are suffering.
Lisa Rockman
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Angela Joy in 2021 at Gigi & Chix Bonbon, not long after it opened. Picture by Simone De Peak
What's happening in live music across Newcastle and the Hunter.
Regurgitator return to Newcastle on Friday to launch their latest album Invader at King Street. Picture supplied
LeagueHQ is a new newsletter help you get ahead of the big weekend of footy.
What a 12 months it has been for Jets striker Apostolos Stamatelopoulos
James Gardiner
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Apostolos Stamatelopoulos celebrates after scoring a goal for the Jets. Picture by Jonathan Carroll
Former Jaffa Josh Piddington scored the equaliser at Alder Park.
Craig Kerry
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Josh Piddington
Charlestown take on Maitland at Cooks Square Park on Wednesday.
Craig Kerry
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Newcastle Jockey Club has presented several design options.
Craig Kerry
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A concept plan of the double-storey design for the NJC stables.
'I don't think the format we were playing suited the players.'
Craig Kerry
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Adamstown's Josh Haines on Sunday. Picture by Michael Ying Sing, NNSWF
He has signed for the next three seasons.
Max McKinney
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James Schiller. Picture by Keegan Carroll
From wine fiestas to foodie adventures, here's the guide.
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This unsung coastline is rich in adventure and fine beaches.
John Borthwick
This location in sunny Queensland is like nowhere else
Our duelling experts are here to help.
Amy Cooper and Mal Chenu
Where will your tastebuds take you - to places with hot food or cold?
Leave winter behind at one of Samoa's beautiful resorts.
Akash Arora
Tropical bliss: The six best beach resorts in Samoa
From Egypt to Asia, here's the ultimate lowdown.
These cruises can take you to some of the hottest places around the globe
Travel packing tips to help you make the most of your holiday.
Miranda Aitken
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Packing hacks can help change the way you travel. Photo by Shutterstock.
Head for this capital city, where cold is the hottest new thing.
Andrew Bain
And the award for Australia's most incredible winter getaway goes to ...
The 30-year plan includes up to 20,000 new homes, 40,000 new residents.
Sage Swinton
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The 26-unit development attracted almost 30 submissions against it.
Madeline Link
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Concept designs for the 26-unit development at Toronto. Picture ELK Designs
Councillors will vote on the changes on May 28.
Sage Swinton
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The Vista Parade and Princeton Avenue intersection, which will be upgraded to a roundabout to cope with an expansion of St James Primary School. Picture Google Maps
Stockton house values have increased 58 per cent in five years.
Jade Lazarevic
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New homes have been approved but development has not started.
Jemimah Clegg
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Sydney and Melbourne had the largest number of projects awaiting commencement, and almost 80 per cent of them were apartments. Pic: Shutterstock
Dream Home continues on Channel 7 on Sunday.
Jade Lazarevic
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Lara and Peter discuss room measurements with Rhys and Liam. Picture supplied
The site was formerly the Brown Sisters convent.
Jade Lazarevic
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The 26-unit development attracted almost 30 submissions against it.
Madeline Link
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Concept designs for the 26-unit development at Toronto. Picture ELK Designs
The property is an amalgamation of six apartments.
Jade Lazarevic
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The view from 1207/75 Shortland Esplanade in Newcastle. The apartment is listed with Anthony Di Nardo and Jackson Morgan at Belle Property. Picture supplied
It takes a long time to understand nothing.
Paul Scott
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Reviving, and adding to, city-centre precinct names
Bradley Perrett
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What does 'in town' mean? It's hard to say for Newcastle
Region's chance to lock in role as a power player.
Phillip O'Neill
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Influential Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen. Picture by Gary Ramage
Letters: 'You are part of Newcastle's living culture.'
Letters to the Editor
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A floral cap on a swimmer at the Newcastle Ocean Baths back in 2014.
Letters to the editor: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Urban parks could get trail bikes under control

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The veteran nearly didn't survive an aircraft crash during the war.
Annie Hesse • 43m ago
'He has a gun': woman cowered under pile of clothes during shooting
Sam Rigney • 56m ago
Newcastle courthouse.
Specialist officers are involved, police said.
Adam Spencer • 1hr ago
Officers checking potential evidence south of Ballarat. Picture by Lachlan Bence

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Haiti's transition council has voted 6-1 to install former prime minister Garry Conille as interim prime minister.
Harold Isaac • 1hr ago
Thailand's former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has repeatedly pledged his loyalty to the crown, but will be indicted for allegedly insulting the monarchy.
Panu Wongcha-Um and Panarat Thepgumpanat • 2hrs ago
Thailand's former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be indicted for insulting the monarchy. (AP PHOTO)
The blanket of debris after the Papua New Guinea landslide has become more unstable, with recent rain and streams trapped between the ground and rubble.
Rod McGuirk • 2hrs ago
The debris from a landslide in Papua New Guinea has reached up to eight metres high. (HANDOUT/INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM))
Learn more about Pocket Aid's direct-to-consumer hearing aids.
For enough funds for your retirement, financial planner Cheryl Haines has some tips.
Having the comfortable retirement you dream about takes some careful plannng to achieve. Picture Shutterstock
Travel through the Panama Canal on a ship built for maximum enjoyment.
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Colourful houses Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Picture Shutterstock

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The Senior
Think you're smarter than The Lightning Bolt? Find out all about the new Chaser in Australia.
Therese Murray
Proposed law changes to reduce financial elder abuse.
Eileen Wood
The Standing Council of Attorneys-General is looking into changes to financial Enduring Powers of Attorney. Picture Shutterstock
Persistence has paid off for veterans golfer Rita Gounder.
Rowan Cowley
Rita Gounder is Western Sydney Region Veteran Golf Association's ladies player of the year. Picture supplied

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The Land
Singapura wins, Mick Tubman farewelled and Marechal dies at 27.
Virginia Harvey • 26m ago
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The single desk arrangement for Australia's largest rice exporting region will end on July 1, 2025 under a bill being introduced to parliament next month.
Samantha Townsend • 2hrs ago
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Rice Growers Association (RGA) president Peter Herrmann. Picture by Alexandra Bernard.
For the first time, koalas near Gunnedah have been observed regulating their body temperatures ahead of the hottest days of summer.
University of Sydney researcher with the School of Veterinary Science Valentina Mella says koalas can predict the hottest days from morning conditions and adjust their core temperatures accordingly. Picture supplied by University of Sydney.
Grazing block near Bathurst sells for a strong price.
Chris McLennan
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Room with a view - the Bathurst region experiences cool winters and mild summers ideal for pasture growth and cropping. Pictures and video from Elders Emms Mooney.
Big farm aggregation on the edge of the Golden Triangle for sale.
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The four-farm aggregation has proven to be suited to a number of agricultural enterprises over the years. Pictures from LAWD.
Car Expert
BYD’s latest-generation plug-in hybrid system allows for more than 2000km of driving range, but we may not see it in Australia.
Jordan Mulach • 31m ago
Back off, BYD! Volkswagen is targeting a sharp price for its new electric city car, though it won't premiere until 2027.
William Stopford • 47m ago
Volkswagen teases plan to tackle electric Chinese city cars
BMW’s popular M3 performance sedan and wagon now have more power, at least in all-wheel drive guise, alongside minor updates to the range.
Jordan Mulach
2025 BMW M3 gets more power, but some models miss out
After launching last year without a diesel option, the new BMW 5 Series will regain an oiler by the end of 2024.
William Stopford
BMW 5 Series diesel returns to Australia
The latest BMW 3 Series update brings next-gen infotainment, chassis revisions, and minor trim changes, as well as a longer-range plug-in hybrid.
William Stopford
2025 BMW 3 Series favours tech, chassis upgrades over exterior changes