CORLETTE residents have claimed a win for the "little people" against telecommunications giant Telstra after Port Stephens councillors refused a tower in the seaside suburb last night.
THE cliff-top walk linking Bar Beach to Newcastle Beach must be built if Newcastle truly wants to become a tourist destination, former world surfing champion Mark Richards says.
NEWCASTLE City Council will move to sell off its three small retirement villages in a bid to fill part of its financial black hole.
FUTURISTIC, military-style drones scanning the water for sharks are being considered by the state government to protect swimmers from attack.
PLANS to close a popular Maitland rat run off Melbourne Street will be open for public comment.