July 15th, 2018 by admin

Hunter BreakfastOctober 6

Picture: @adelaide_watson/Instagram

Weather: Sunny in Newcastle,Nelson Bay, Scone (all25 degrees),Raymond Terrace, Singleton(both 27 degrees), Maitland, Cessnock (both 28 degrees), Muswellbrook (26 degrees) and Toronto (29 degrees).

Traffic: No major incidents on Hunter roads.

Trains: Good service on the Newcastle and Hunter lines.

Beachwatch:It’s going to be a beautiful spring day especially if you’re lucky enough to be beachside.The wind will be west to south-west in the morning but will head to the south-east in the afternoon.The swell is from the south around 1 to 2 metres.Wave conditions will be excellent during the morning but there may be a few close-outs at the northern ends.Around the city try the reef breaks and bank at Nobbys, Flatrock, South Newcastle, Dixon Park, Merewether,Burwood and Dudley.Down south try Blacksmiths, Caves and Catho and to the north try Samurai and One Mile.There will be a few rips and heavy edges for the swimmer so stick to the flagged areas if you do venture in.The water temperature is 16 degrees.

Hunter headlinesNEWCASTLE City Council is spending an estimated $2 million to bring the Supercars to Newcastle, although the organisation has said the cost is confidential information at this stage. Read more.

A MAN accused of the 1982 murder of Elizabeth “Betty” Dixon has indicated he would plead guilty to a back-up charge of concealing a serious offence. Read more.

A mine blast at Rio Tinto’s Mt Thorley Warkworth mine had tourists travelling the Putty Road thinking they had encountered a raging bushfire. Read more.

THE John Sargent-trained Love Me Baby (Jeff Penza) justified the heavy support from punters for her when she won the The Happy Tooth Class One (1000m) at Muswellbrook on Monday, although those same punters could have been excused for a few worries late. Read more.

HOIST the sails is a common phrase used in pirate moviesbut it is an actionpeople can actually carry out when tall ship South Passage visits Nelson Bay this month. Read more.

South of the Border Mexican restaurant is back and will throw its doors open to the public on Thursday night. Read more.

RIDE-sharing giant Uber willlaunchitsuberASSIST service for accessibility-challenged passengersin Newcastle on Thursday, in a movethe state’s peak taxi body wants scrutinised. Read more.

Hunter Water has announced boating restrictions for the Williams River which in parts has suffered enough collapsed riverbank to fill 22 shipping containers with turf. Read more.

ORGANISERS are tickled pink with the response to the Boys Night Out with the Girls at the Murrurundi Bowling Club at the weekend.Read more.

FORMER Newcastle rugby league representative Kirk Lawton was once looked up to as the “Newcastle Nightmare” when he jumped into the ring with US boxing celebrity Butterbean. The 44-year-old is now experiencing his own bad dream as he waits to be sentenced on significant drug charges after admitting to sellinglarge quantities of cocaine, ecstasy and ice.Read more.

The Wollombi School Community Education Trust says it is still awaiting consultation about the future use of the former Wollombi Public School site. Read more.

The Hunter will open its arms to South Australian vineyards hit hard by devastatingstorms last week, if more grapes are needed for the 2017 vintage. Read more.

Need anational newssnapshot first thing?Well, we have you covered.

Regional►Green spaces and our health. What’s the connection, you might ask?It’s one of manyquestionsset to be examined ina $3.2 million research project at the University of Wollongong (UOW), which includesanAustralian-first look atthe link between vegetation and achild’sacademic scores.Read more.

INSIGHT: UOW’s Dr Xiaoqi Feng and Associate Professor Thomas Astell-Burt will lead the five-year ‘Greener Cities Healthier Lives’ research project.

►Itwas an Anzac Day get-together at a Lake Macquariepub for some schooners and two-up which has left one man with permanent brain damage and his mate facing jail time for the punch thatcaused the injury. Read more.

One man faces permanent disability as another faces jail over Anzac Day punch at Warners Bay.

► Apreliminary investigationbythe Australian Energy MarketOperator (AEMO)found South Australia’s statewide power blackoutwas “triggered by extreme weather”.The report found there was no “unusual activity” in the state’s electricity until Wednesday afternoon’s storm brought down 22 transmission towers and cut three major lines. Read more.

AMAZING: “Extreme weather” was experienced at many parts of the state over the past week, including Williamstown caravan park.

►A holidaying bushwalker searching for virtual Pokemon has instead shot riveting live video of three big red-bellied black snakes 30 centimetres from his feet. Read more.

RIVETING FOOTAGE: Thomas Aggs almost trod on these three big writhing black snakes before capturing video and these photos of them.

►You don’t have to go to Rio, but you can’t stay here.That’s the message from the City of Bunbury which is playing looped audio of the Peter Allen classic “I Go to Rio” at the Graham Bricknell Music Shell, the city’s outdoor bandstand on the waterfront, to deter the homeless, vandals, and other antisocial elements. Read more.

Australian singer Peter Allen sings at the State Sport Centre in Homebush March 12, 1985 in Sydney. Photo: Getty Images

►A manaccused of the 1982 murder of Elizabeth “Betty” Dixon has indicated he would plead guilty to a back-up charge of concealing a serious offence.Rodney Lawrence, 65, was committed on Wednesday to stand trial for the murder of Ms Dixon, whose body was found in her car in bushland at Ashtonfield. Read more.

Elizabeth Dixon

►One of Victoria’s biggest drinking water storage facilities is spilling for the first time in four years after repeated heavy rainfall over a soggy catchment. Read more.

Pic by @alstar6 Spillway running #lakeeppalock via Instagram on Tuesday.

►Thousands of race fans lined the streets of Bathurst on Wednesday to welcomed the V8 Supercar teams to town for the Bathurst 1000 Race Week. See the gallery here.

Race fans lined the streets to watch the Supercar Transporter Parade as the trucks and drivers made their way up William Street on Wednesday morning. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

►Redland snake catcher Stewart Lalor has caught the biggest red-bellied black snake he has ever seen.The two metrespecimen came from Mt Cotton,a semi-rural area in south-east Queensland. Read more.

WHAT A BEAUTY: Snake catcher Stewart Lalor with the biggest red-bellied black snake he has seen. It was captured at a Mt Cotton property.

National news​►The national president of the RSL is facing calls tostep asidein the wake of revelations he received a share of nearly $1 million in payments despite being a volunteer. Read more.

The RSL has been rocked by a series of questions over spending and accountability. Photo: Anna Warr

►A camel milk business that claims its “white gold” can help those with autism, diabetes and cancer has been referred to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for investigation. Read more.

Shonky Award winners Green and Clean Bottled Air. Photo: CHOICE

►Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian claims the NSW government’s debts have been wiped away but the budget papers suggest that might not last long. Read more.

Gladys Berejiklian: The government has “wiped out the state’s net debt”. Photo: Louise Kennerley

►Victoriaisthe stolen car capital of Australia, state governmentand insurance industry research has found.In the 12 months toJune 2016, there were more than 15,000 thefts of passenger and light commercial vehicles, by far the highest of any state or territory,according to the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council. This wasa 35 per centrise onthe previous year.Read more.

The Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce is pushing for a ban on cash for scrap metal as Victoria leads in carjackings. Photo: Craig Abraham

►Attorney-General George Brandis is facing calls to resign after the government’s top legal adviser accused him of misleading Parliament, in a dramatic escalation of a toxic row between the country’s two most senior legal officers. Read more.

►The federal National Party in NSW is united against the Baird government’s plan to abolish greyhound racing as senior Coalition figures worry that anger in regional areas at the dogs ban, combined with the recent focus on same-sex marriage, is weighing on the poll-challenged Turnbull government. Read more.

Attorney-General George Brandis is facing calls to resign after the government’s top legal adviser accused him of misleading Parliament. Photo: Fairfax Media

National weather radar Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce admits the greyhound ban is ‘having an effect’. Photo: Alex Ellinghausen

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1847 – Jane Eyre is published

1996 – Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw wed

Faces of Australia:Jarryd ErikssonJarryd Eriksson might not like fashionbut a passion for drawing has earned him nationalrecognition for a skioutfit he designed.

LINES AND COLOUR: an afternoon’s idle drawing has lead to national recognition for Jarryd Eriksson. Picture: NONI HYETT

The year seven Eaglehawk student wandered into a classroom after school one day earlier this yearand, while waiting for his friends to finish up on a project, began idly sketching some ideas. Read more.