Newcastle Herald
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Excitement at opening of Westfield Kotara’s youth and urban precinct

Helen Gregory
Updated October 22 2018 - 8:34am, first published October 18 2018 - 7:00pm

AS one of the first shoppers to enter Westfield Kotara’s new youth and urban precinct, Rachael Francis was on a strict mission to find her son’s dream Christmas present – but also to join in a moment of history.

Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory


Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting.

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