The week that was: May 13 - 19 | PHOTOS 19 May 2017, 2:31 p.m. The week that was through the eyes of Fairfax photographers. The week that was | PHOTOS WANDERLUST: Stephen Rowe on his 35th Contiki at the Taj Mahal.HUNTER: Angela Hewitt gave a impressive performance at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music on Thursday night as part of Musica Viva's 2017 International Concert Series.HUNTER: Getting into the disco groove with VELVET. The show launched at Civic Park on Thursday. Pictures: Jonathan CarrollLaguna siege: Andrew Kenneth Reading and Natalie Ann Gouverneur in Cessnock Local CourtHUNTER: Cessnock stabbing murder: Gregory John Thompson sentenced for killing Michael MoadMichael Moad's mother, Colleen, sister Louise Scott and brother-in-law Stephen Scott outside court after Gregory Thompson was sentenced to more than 23 years' jail. He will not be eligible for parole until 2032. Picture: Jonathon Carroll.Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown drops crowd favourite Nathan RossPasha Bulker memories flood back It’s known as one of the Hunter Valley’s biggest food and wine events of the year, and the Lovedale Long Lunch is back again on May 20 and 21.Reflections on a decade of letting the Stockton Bight heal itselfNewcastle Supercars: Caitlin Wood enjoys bumpy ride in first GT seriesBrain cancer research: Newcastle Knights 97 premiers tackle Mt Everest to raise funds for Mark Hughes FoundationHUNTER: A Newcastle family, reported missing on Wednesday, were found on Thursday just before midday. Picture: Perry DuffinHUNTER: New-look Maitland Sportsground officially openedHUNTER: Greens say PPP for Lower Hunter hospital 'short sighted'HUNTER: Several needles found on footpath on Old Maitland Road, East CessnockTOUGH JOB: Dungog Council General Manager Craig Deasey, who believes councillors should pursue a merger with Port Stephens Council. Picture: Simone De PeakHUNTER: Muse Kitchen's Sean Townsend ready for Food FightHUNTER: Muswellbrook South Public School joins National Walk Safely to School Day 2017MORE HELP REQUIRED: Scone SES member Richard Apps with daughter-in-law Brooke Apps, Emsien and Darcie Apps at the Scone Equine Hospital Festival Parade.TweetFacebook of ╳exitThe week in news across the Hunter.