Local News

Merriwa Cassilis Alliance: 'Don't Overpower Us'

The Merriwa Cassilis Alliance (MCA) have launched a petition in their bid to protect agricultural land in the area from transmission lines.  TransGrid are planning to build two high voltage 500KV...

Glencore welcomes Mangoola mine expansion approval

Glencore has welcomed the decision by the Independent Planning Commission (IPC) to approve the expansion at Mangoola.  Glencore Coal sought approval to establish a new open cut mining area to the north...

Roof found smouldering in Singleton

Fire fighters were called to a home in Singleton on Friday night after the residents noticed the roof was smouldering.  Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Singleton arrived at the home...

Slight rise in unemployment in the Hunter Valley

There's been a slight rise in the unemployment level in the Hunter Valley.  The latest regional jobs data issued by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the overall monthly unemployment rate increasing...