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Newcastle Grapples with Global Tech Outage

Newcastle, Australia – A massive global technology outage, initiated by a faulty update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, brought significant disruption across Newcastle and the broader Hunter region. This unprecedented event is being described as one of the largest IT outages in history, causing extensive interruptions to services and businesses worldwide. On Friday, Newcastle radio stations 102.9 Triple M and Hit106.9 were abruptly taken off air, resorting to backup tapes based […]

today20 July 2024

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Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS Issued at 4:27 pm Friday, 19 July 2024.

IDN21037 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WINDS For people in Illawarra and parts of Mid North Coast, Hunter, Metropolitan, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and South West Slopes Forecast Districts. Issued at 4:27 pm Friday, 19 July 2024. Damaging winds developing from this evening, with blizzard conditions over alpine areas. Weather Situation: A strengthening […]

today19 July 2024

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Dr. Ross Kerridge Announces Independent Run for Newcastle Lord Mayor

Newcastle's upcoming Local Government Elections have taken an intriguing turn with Dr. Ross Kerridge, a Senior Staff Specialist Anaesthetist at John Hunter Hospital and Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle, announcing his candidacy for Lord Mayor. Dr. Kerridge, who previously sought the Labor preselection, has decided to leave the party and run as an independent, citing a lack of confidence in the current council leadership under incumbent Nuatali Nelmes. […]

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Newcastle Sports Fields to Receive $3.3 Million Upgrade

Three sports fields in Newcastle are set to benefit from over $3.3 million in upgrades, designed to boost female participation and accommodate expected population growth. Funded by City of Newcastle and the NSW Government's Level the Playing Field Program, the upgrades will include new amenities buildings at Tarro Reserve and Johnson Park in Lambton. These buildings will feature female-friendly change rooms, an accessible toilet, canteen, referees' room, and storage. Additionally, […]

today19 July 2024

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Morpeth Bridge Lights Up Blue to Celebrate NSW Blues’ State of Origin Triumph

The Maitland City Council has illuminated the Morpeth Bridge in blue to celebrate the NSW Blues' thrilling victory in the State of Origin series. First opened in 1898, the heritage-listed Morpeth Bridge is a significant historical structure, being one of the oldest timber truss bridges in New South Wales. It has served as a vital link between Morpeth and the surrounding areas for over a century and underwent significant rehabilitation […]

today19 July 2024

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Man Charged Over Alleged Parcel Theft in LAMBTON

Newcastle West, NSW – A 38-year-old man has been charged by Newcastle police in connection with the alleged theft of parcels from the Lambton area earlier this month. The incident was reported to Newcastle City Police District on Thursday, 11 July 2024, when parcels were allegedly stolen from the front of a home in New Lambton. Following thorough investigations, officers apprehended the suspect at a shopping centre on Steel Street, […]

today18 July 2024

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Tragic End to Search: Body of Missing Man Believed to be Found in Swansea Channel

Swansea, NSW – Authorities have confirmed they found a body, believed to be of a man, who went missing earlier this month after a boating accident in the Swansea Channel. Luke Smith, 23, vanished on the evening of Saturday, 6 July 2024, when the tinny he was in, collided with a buoy and capsized in the Swansea Channel. Emergency services responded to calls for help at Channel Street around 7:50 […]

today18 July 2024

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Wallsend preparing for a party 150 years in the making

The past, present and future will be celebrated next month with a family-friendly festival to mark the 150th anniversary of Wallsend being declared a municipality. City of Newcastle has worked with the local community to create a hallmark event featuring something for all ages including musical and cultural performances, market stalls, rides, children's activities and storytelling. The celebration will run from 1pm to 6pm on 17 August with Wallsend Park […]

today17 July 2024

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UPDATED: Tenacious D Cancels Australian Tour and Future Plans Amid Controversy, Novocastrians divided.

https://youtu.be/_lK4cX5xGiQ?si=a7jHaT5AhhAE9PVx&t=52 UPDATE: Jack Black and Kyle Gass announced the cancellation of their Australian Tour and suspension of future creative plans. We've updated the article and you'll see a screenshot of their announcements at end of this articble. [UPDATED] Newcastle, NSW, Australia - The American comedy rock duo Tenacious D, composed of Jack Black and Kyle Gass, initially postponed their Newcastle concert, then later cancelled their Australian tour following backlash over […]

today16 July 2024

Newy 87.8 FM is an FM radio station established in 2014 targeting Classic Hits music enthusiasts across Newcastle and The Central Coast, Australia. The station plays 50s 60s 70s and some 80s music. The station can be streamed online via this website or smart phone apps such as Tunein.

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