JENNY Pavy has fostered more than a thousand stray or abandoned animals in her lifetime, but never thought she’d end up in the doghouse herself over a name given to one of the puppies she was trying to find a home for.
WHAT'S ON: There's plenty to do this weekend - from the Newcastle Animation Festival to a women's cycling workshop, a WWII swing concert, and wellness festival to movies, markets, music and art. Plan your weekend now.
MICHAEL McGOWAN and DONNA PAGE
PORT Stephens Council has been given no choice but to reject a development application for an illegal composting business in Eagleton, after the environmental watchdog refused to offer its support.
ECOLOGIST David Paull left his job with the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage because he believed the assessment of coal mine projects in the Hunter region had been ‘‘captured’’ by the mining industry.