Local News

New Hendra virus case in the Hunter

There has been a positive case of a Hendra virus-variant reported in West Wallsend near Newcastle.  The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) informed a  7-year-old unvaccinated Clydesdale horse was tested on Tuesday and confirmed at...

Appeals to find missing teenage girls at Singleton

Hunter Valley Police are appealing for assistance to locate two teenage girls who went missing from Singleton.  Phoebe Robards and Mackenzie Walker were last seen leaving school on Wednesday wearing St...

Fire permits suspended as Fire Danger Ratings rise

Fire permits throughout the Upper Hunter will be suspended today as Fire Danger Ratings increase. The Kayuga RFS Brigade have alerted residents to the 'Very High' fire conditions expected throughout the...

Missing teenager believed to be in Maitland

Police are appealing for assistance to locate a missing teenager from Coonabarabran who is believed to have traveled down the Valley.  The 15-year-old Joshua Drake was last seen leaving his home on...