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Balmy spring Friday in Port Stephens

Anyone out about in the Port on Friday could have been forgiven for thinking summer had already arrived.Temperatures in Nelson Bay reached a top of 22 degrees, while in Raymond Terrace the heat hit 30 degrees. It was only a teaser for what the Bureau of

Friday, 16:36 in Regional
 

Lifesavers gear up for Port Stephens surf patrol season

The 2017-2018 beach patrol season will kick off on Saturday. More than 20,000 volunteer surf lifesavers will begin patrolling beaches along the NSW coastline on weekends and public holidays from September 23 until April 25, 2018. In Port Stephens volunte

Friday, 11:05 in Regional
 

Lemon Jam to rock Henderson Park on Sunday

Tilligerry favourites Gasolene will provide the entertainment at Lemon Jam on Sunday. Lemon Jam, in its fourth year, is a free all ages, monthly music event held on the waterfront at Lemon Tree Passage. A different band takes to the Henderson Park stage

Friday, 11:05 in Regional
 

Flashback Friday: Port Stephens Examiner's 2014 Annual Business Awards

It was Pacific Dunes, the golf club in Medowie, that claimed the overall prize in the Examiner’s 2014 Annual Business Awards.In the lead up to the 2017 Annual Business Awards night, which will be held November 1, we’re looking back to previous awards nig

Friday, 09:09 in Regional
 

Nelson Bay veteran Don Howard shares details of Nelson Bay Catalina crash between Shoal Bay and Jimmys Beach

World War II pilot Don Howard was stationed at Rathmines in 1943 when seven men died in a Catalina crash off Shoal Bay. “They didn’t attempt to raise the plane they declared it a burial at sea,” Mr Howard said, from his Nelson Bay home, overlooking the l

Thursday, 17:18 in Regional
 

Port Stephens Hornets defeat University 5-1 in Newcastle Hockey Association grand final

The Port Stephens Hornets Hockey Club has come away from the Newcastle Hockey Association grand finals with a win. All four of the club’s teams – three male, one female – made finals this season. But it was the senior men’s team that had the most success

Thursday, 16:48 in Sport
 

MG Car Club Newcastle ready for 2017 Mattara Hillclimb

The iconic Mattara Hillclimb will return to Ringwood Motorsport Complex during the October long weekend. The hillclimb was previously held in Newcastle’s King Edward Park, however was forced to move last year due to works in the park that made it unsuita

Thursday, 16:29 in Sport
 

MG Car Club Newcastle ready for 2017 Mattara Hillclimb

The iconic Mattara Hillclimb will return to Ringwood Motorsport Complex during the October long weekend. The hillclimb was previously held in Newcastle’s King Edward Park, however was forced to move last year due to works in the park that made it unsuita

Thursday, 15:35 in Regional
 

Alida van Driel wins Hunter TAFE Barker Maritime Scholarship

Medowie resident and Barker Maritime Scholarship recipient Alida van Driel hopes to become the Port of Newcastle’s first female harbour master.Hunter TAFE Foundation announced 14 scholarships on Wednesday and Ms van Driel was among the top students to be

Thursday, 14:10 in Regional
 

Water park to make a splash in Nelson Bay for summer 2017-2018

Nelson Bay is set to receive a cool new water attraction in time for the hot months ahead. The mobile and inflatable Splash Waterpark, owned and operated by a Port Stephens family, will be set up on the water off Nelson Bay Beach beginning in October – d

Thursday, 12:48 in Regional
 

Port Stephens Council to undertake rehabilitation work on Cabbage Tree Road with traffic detour over eight...

Port Stephens Council will close a section of Cabbage Tree Road, Williamtown, to westbound for an eight week period while it conducts road work. Better this, the council said, then draw the work out even longer. "By putting a detour in place for...

Thursday, 10:40 in Regional
 

NSW Government funds for Port Stephens reserve trusts

The NSW Government will contribute more than $110,000 towards the management of public reserves in Port Stephens.Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald announced the funding recently, saying it was part of the 2017-18 Public Reserves Manag

Thursday, 09:22 in Regional
 

Port Stephens hosts Australian National Cross Triathlon Series

The course looked a treat but competitors learned it wasn’t tor be trifled with in the Port Stephens round of the Australian National Cross Triathlon Series.Port hosted the event for the first time over the weekend. “The course at Port Stephens delivered

Wednesday, 15:23 in Regional
 

Whales spotted inside Tomaree and Yacaaba Heads on Monday

A Nelson Bay boatie made a surprising discovery in the bay on Monday – whales.Wayne Lang was out on his boat when he spotted two whales in the middle of the bay, between Little Beach and Barnes Rock, about midday. Frank Future, a whale lover and tourism

Wednesday, 10:43 in Regional
 

Lemon Tree Passage woman’s desperate search for missing dachshund Chloe

The search is on for a dog that a Lemon Tree Passage woman depends on to help her in her darkest moments.Karen Rouse had only been living on the Tilligerry Peninsula for two weeks when her four-year-old dachshund, Chloe, escaped from the home of a pet si

Wednesday, 09:44 in Regional
 
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