ORICA has been hit with four penalty notices in the past five months over incidents at its Kooragang Island plant, but the Environment Protection Authority says many of the site’s problems have already been addressed.
LAKE Macquarie High has elected the region’s first female duo of school captains in recent memory, with Breanna Almond and Chloe Boonstoppel chosen to lead the student population to term four next year.
AUSTRALIAN war hero Corporal Ben Roberts-Smith gave Mitchell Johnson a day in the life of an SAS soldier and taught him a life lesson which has helped transform the once fragile paceman into a world beater.
THE number of patients dying within 30 days of being admitted to John Hunter Hospital for strokes is ‘‘higher than expected’’, indicating further investigation is needed into quality of care, a new report says.
GLOUCESTER residents living within two kilometres of four coal-seam gas wells have demanded the same protection as those living elsewhere in the state from potential health risks linked to the industry.
NEWCASTLE band Nova & The Experience has made it to the final round of First Break, a competition for unsigned artists and bands that offers more than $2million worth of commercial radio exposure to the winner.