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Newcastle, Lake Macquarie New Year's Eve fireworks still on as omicron outbreak skyrockets

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated December 22 2021 - 4:21am, first published December 21 2021 - 6:30pm

City of Newcastle says it will push ahead with its New Year's Eve fireworks display despite the latest COVID-19 outbreak.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.