Manning River Times
Water wheelchairs aid swim program at Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre
LEARNING to swim will be easier for people with a physical disability with a new water wheelchair at the YMCA Manning Aquatic Leisure Centre in Taree.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
How the ICAC scandal unfolded
From bottles of Grange to brown bags of cash in Bentleys, the latest ICAC investigations have exposed a rotten vein running through both the former Labor government and current Liberal Government.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
Newcastle and Charlestown by-elections: October 25
A guide to the two Hunter region state by-elections in which the incumbent Liberals have waved the white flag before the starter's whistle has even blown.
Labour hire firm supplying NSW poutly plant falls foul of Fair Work Ombudsman
The Ombudsman has previously acted to correct illegal employment practices in a meatworks in the Hunter Valley and in fruit plantations in far north Queensland.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Mr Wilkins has led the Attorney-General's Department since September 2008. He was also the Director-General of the Cabinet Office in New South Wales from 1992 to 2006 and was the Director-General of the Ministry of Arts in New South Wales from 2001-2006.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Poll Bludger: ICAC's kiss of death to clear a path for independents
The fallout from last week's ICAC hearings will likely upset the applecarts of both major parties.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
NSW Premier apologises to Hunter for donation scandal
New South Wales Premier Mike Baird says he is deeply sorry for the way the Liberal Party "let the people of Newcastle down", after a corruption commission was told of MPs taking cash from prohibited donors.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
ICAC: Maitland Liberal MP Robyn Parker says 'we refunded' developer's donation
The member for Maitland Robyn Parker has told a New South Wales corruption inquiry a donation made by a property developer was quickly picked up and refunded.
Youngsters get lesson in North East hero Private John Simpson and his Donkey
To mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, Seven Stories in Newcastle , the national centre for children's books, invited families to come and celebrate the achievements of military hero Private John Simpson Kirkpatrick, from South Shields.
NSW corruption scandal moves closer to federal Liberal Party
Nine conservative politicians have been tainted by revelations unveiled by New South Wales' Independent Commission Against Corruption, as the scandal moves closer to the federal Liberal Party.
Eighth NSW Government MP stands down over corruption inquiry
MARK COLVIN: An eighth New South Wales MP has stood down from the Liberal Party after being named in a corruption inquiry.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Trip of a lifetime for Pickering student
A PICKERING student has been given the opportunity of a lifetime to work with an Australian MP after being awarded sponsorship by the town's Rotary Club.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
COLUMN-Australian coal miners running out of costs to cut: Russell
Coal miners in Australia have spent the past two years desperately cutting costs in a bid to survive falling prices, but this strategy is running out of steam.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
ICAC claims more Liberal scalps over prohibited donations
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: The Independent Commission Against Corruption in New South Wales has resumed and already two more Liberal State MPs have stood down from the party pending the completion of the investigation.
The CBH Group pulls out of east coast supply chain investment plans
Western Australia's main grain handler, the CBH Group, has shelved its plans to invest in east coast supply chains.
Stone tipped to be appointed Knights coach
Newcastle Knights great Steve Simpson endorsed Rick Stone as being up to the job of taking over from super coach Wayne Bennett.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Asset recycling: a smart option for Christchurch & Auckland
"The Christchurch and Auckland councils should embrace the highly successful asset recycling approach employed in Australia to alleviate community concerns over needed asset sell-downs," says Stephen Selwood CEO of the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development.
Victory for asbestos victim, as BHP ordered to pay $2.2million
MARK COLVIN: After a four-year legal battle a former BHP steelworker has been awarded more than $2 million compensation for the deadly asbestos he was exposed to in the 1970s and '80s.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Northern Daily Leader
Kiwi import finds Tamworth Paceway to her liking
MARGOT Lennox was hoping Our Expressive Art would have better luck at her second Australian start when the New Zealand import raced at Tamworth Paceway last week.
Vodafone Australia to refarm 850MHz spectrum for 4G
Vodafone Australia has outlined plans to 'significantly boost' 4G coverage for more than 1.5 million customers using its 850MHz spectrum.