Newcastle & Hunter photos of the week | pictures Matt Carr@MattCarrNH14 Jul 2017, 7 a.m. All the top news frames from July 7-13. Best shots of the week | photos CENTRAL COAST Lulu, right, is a promising sign for koala breeding in captivity Picture Australian Reptile ParkCENTRAL COAST George orphaned baby wombat made a fresh viral video for his first birthday this week. Pic Australian Reptile Park PORT STEPHENS Jordyn Booth, 9, from Medowie, has donated her long hair to charity in memory of her grandfather. Picture Ellie-Marie WattsNEWCASTLE The touring production of 'Grease' is being staged by Brisbane musical theatre company Harvest Rain. It opens in Newcastle this Friday night.NEWCASTLE Pharmacist Bob Lundy will have to use foam and ice packs to preserve vaccines during a full-day blackout as part of Supercars preparation workNEWCASTLE Ninja Master Matt Hunter, left, watches on as The Parc club manager Lisa Spencer and The Parc director John Pirlo hang about.NEWCASTLE Kade and Jake Snowden in the ring. Picture Max Mason-HubersPOKOLBIN The Winery Running Festival returns on Sunday. Picture Perry DuffinNEWCASTLE TWO Newcastle feminists will have their say at the next Outspoken. Picture Simone De PeakSINGLETON Singleton Poultry Club Show at the Singleton Showground SCONE Brumbies skipper Toby Twigg will lead the side into battle against Moree at Brumby Park on Saturday.POKOLBIN Magpies may be the answer to rainbow lorikeets causing havoc in Hunter vineyardsNEWCASTLE Physiotherapist Pip Cave said Alex McKinnon had grown as a person since his injury and working with him has been something I’ve been incredibly honoured to be able to do”. Picture Marina NeilNEWCASTLE Jackie Gillies shows off her key to the city with her father Ivan Ivancevic, Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes, mother Svetlana Ivancevic and Ben Gillies. Picture Simone De PeakSINGLETON A concert in the Chapel by solo cellist Anthony Albrecht on Sunday 23 July, 2pm at Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent, Singleton.NEWCASTLE NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian speaking at a Hunter Business Chamber meeting about the 2017-8 state budget on Tuesday. Picture Simone De Peak MUSWELLBROOK The shire's six newest citizens were welcomed on TuesdayHUNTER Firefighter Greg Mantle with Newcastle station officer Peter Messenger urging the public to be aware of how easily residential fires can start in the kitchen. Picture Nick BielbyMAITLAND Obelisk Systems have developed the StarLAB Rover 2.0 as a learning tool for schools, allowing students to understand vehicles such as the Mars Rover. Engineer Clinton McKinnon is pictured with one of the roNEWCASTLE Clare Bowen at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle, NSW. Picture Paul DearHUNTER The Milbrodale Mountain Classic 2017. Picture SuppliedMURRURUNDI Rajesh Chimanlal Upadhyaya had his appeal dismissed after he systematically defauded a horse stud of $10.7 millionCESSNOCK A flock of regent honeyeaters at Quorrobolong, near Cessnock. Picture Mick RoderickMAITLAND Will Dyson, 12, and Ella Cox, 10, won a major prize at the World Championship of Performing Arts in Las Angeles. Picture SuppliedMAITLAND Vet Nats Druery and vet nurse Kate Obsolon with dog Quake, at the Animal Referral & Emergency Centre Green Hills. Picture Simone De PeakMAITLAND Jenny, Ray, Livvy and Gabi Blissett's Celtic band String Loaded has been named the nation's best. Picture Simone De PeakNEWCASTLE Dr Mark Morrin, of Morrin Dental in Newcastle, said the importance of baby teeth should not be underestimated, and they should be looked after as soon as they appear. Picture Simone De Peak.MAITLAND artists John McCartin and Gordon Hanley who are holding a joint exhibition at Morpeth Gallery. Picture MARINA NEILMAITLAND A fire that ripped through a Thornton is being treated as suspiciousNEWCASTLE Barista Britt King, of MJs on Honeysuckle, is glad more people are bringing reusable cups in to the cafe. Picture Simone De Peak.HUNTER Centennial Coal miners enjoy a well-earned break in the crib (lunch) room at Mandalong mine in Lake Macquarie. Centennial has questioned why advanced coal-fired power plants should not be built in Australia.TweetFacebook of ╳exitThe photos telling the stories from the Hunter’s top news websites this week.