Local News

Workplace incident at Pokolbin winery

A 42-year man is nursing two partially severed fingers after a workplace accident at a winery in Pokolbin over the weekend. The man was allegedly cleaning a pump on Saturday morning...

Hunter Valley Local News 19th February 2018

Hunter Valley Local News 19th February 2018 - Police have launched an investigation after an elderly woman was allegedly pushed off her mobility scooter and onto the road at the weekend -...

EPA hits Upper Hunter quarry with fine

The NSW Environment Protection Authority has hit a Muswellbrook quarry with a fine after they allegedly failed to monitor their noise levels. The operator of East Quarry in Upper Hebden Road...

Yancoal confirms job cuts

Yancoal has confirmed it will be reducing the number of contractors at it's Mount Thorley Warworth mine.  In a statement, a spokesperson confirmed approximately 78 contractors employed by Programmed Skilled Workforce...

TOTAL FIRE BAN in place for the Greater Hunter

A TOTAL FIRE BAN is in place for the Greater Hunter region tomorrow (Friday 16th February 2018) due to forecast hot and windy conditions.  The ban covers Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie,...