The week that was October 8-14 | PHOTOS 14 Oct 2016, 1 p.m. The week's news in pictures from across the Hunter. The week that was October 8-14 | PHOTOS LAKE MACQUARIE: Trinity Point delivers gold bullion bars to land purchasers with help from Michael Clarke and Jennifer Hawkins.Meet 11-year-old entrepreneur Jackon "JJ" Butchard. Picture: Simone De PeakHUNTER: Avondale College students Casey Tresidder and Maddi Lynn, who said a tutor advised them the HSC was a "blip on the radar" of life. Picture: Simone De PeakHUNTER: "We’re 50 years older, but when we get together it’s like we’re 17 again,” said Max Simpson, middle, with Greg Wilson and Neil Allen on the 50th anniversary of the HSC. Picture: Simone De PeakHUNTER: Hunter animal advocates urge Premier not to overturn greyhound racing ban. Picture: Marina NeilHUNTER: Hunter TAFE student Rumbidzaishe Mazhura wins NSW International Student of the Year Award in Vocational Education and Training category. Picture: Simone De PeakHUNTER: When Michelle Hesse received a call about her family's cancer-causing faulty BRCA1 gene she was shocked, then grateful. Picture: Marina NeilNEWCASTLE: Jets A-League captain Nigel Boogaard straps in for a flight in an F/A-18 Hornet. Picture: Marina NeilNEWCASTLE: Retained Firefighter Angie Hillcoat and the Merewether Fire and Rescue team train at Merewether beach. Picture: Max Mason-HubersNEWCASTLE: 5 Sawyers Darby Street Newcastle: New owners shake up the menu - and the cocktail list. Picture: Marina NeilNEWCASTLE: Belmont psychiatrist calls for changes to workers' compensation system. Picture: Max Mason-HubersPORT STEPHENS: Salamander Bay koala rescue leads housemates to Hunter Koala Preservation Society. Picture: Ellie-Marie WattsLAKE MACQUARIE: Lake Macquarie’s reading eagle Kora encourages families to read, rhyme, sing and dance so young children will be ready for reading and writing when they start school.LAKE MACQUARIE: Art Lovers Movement prepares for 20th annual art show and sale at Morisset Memorial Hall. Picture: David StewartPORT STEPHENS: Sales assistant Sarah Harvey at Absolutely Beautiful Flowers, Raymond Terrace, had a string of calls about vehicle repairs last week but few about bouquets. Picture: Sam NorrisHUNTER: Party bus crashes on New England Highway RutherfordGREETINGS: Trevor Dickinson stands in front of his Greetings from Maitland exhibiton. Picture: SIMONE DE PEAK.HSC: Hunter Valley Grammar students Sam Jolliffe, 17, Millie West, 17 and Saad Majeed, 18, were relieved after completing their English exam. Picture: Simone De PeakPRACTICE: Students at Tarro public rehearse their dance moves for the parade on Saturday. They will be the only Hunter school in the zoo's birthday parade. Picture: Perry DuffinHUNTER: Ducks and snakes all head to Maitland's The Levee to do their shoppingHUNTER: Motorists call for traffic lights at dangerous Thornton intersectionPASSIONATE: Ashtonfield teenager Kupakwashe Matangira speaking in NSW Junior Parliament during the September school holidays.FREE: Gary Brown, who turned his life around through Friendship House, now volunteers with the service. Samaritans are calling for the public to donate to keep the House operating. Picture: Max Mason HubersPRECAUTION: Ruby The Clown has warned her staff to remove their makeup after their shifts due to the latest global craze.HUNTER: Greta greyhound trainers and re-homing helpers Helen and Wal Simmons with their three former racing dogs Teenie, Max and Meeka. Picture: Max Mason-HubersHUNTER: Justin Lantry picks up snake seen outside shops in The Levee Central, Maitland on Monday, October 10HUNTER: From his beloved Singleton Greyhounds to the pride he took in maintaining the fire engine, Bill had a big heart but family always came first.HUNTER: Maureen Sharman with one of her greyhound puppies on Tuesday.IMPRESSIVE: Greta’s Don Cruickshanks with the big tree he spotted at Moonan Brook during a recent trip to the Upper Hunter.APPALLED: Chris and Kylie Barker with their horse Willow, whose tail was tampered with on Tuesday between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Picture: KRYSTAL SELLARSTweetFacebook of ╳exitThe week's news in picturesThe week’s news in pictures from across the Hunter region.