THE Newcastle Herald was honoured this week to see investigative reporter Joanne McCarthy recognised as a NSW Australian of the Year finalist.
She was in good company.
Two of the three other nominees, former Knight turned brain cancer advocate Mark Hughes and athletics champion Kurt Fearnley, also hail from the Hunter.
We wish all four of them luck at Monday’s ceremony naming the winner.
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