The week that was through the eyes of the Mercury.
JESSICA BROWN A 20-year-old member of the Rural Fire Service has been charged for allegedly starting bushfires in the Hunter Region.
Michael Hartshorn The Maitland Blacks are free to play on Saturday but have vowed to fight to have their competition points restored.
Craig Kerry and Michael Hartshorn UPDATE: The Maitland Blacks will play this weekend after the Newcastle Hunter Rugby Union stepped back from an immediate club suspension.
After a $2 million spruce-up, Maitland Town Hall has been reopened.
Josh Callinan and Michael Hartshorn Maitland will be without Jacob Sinclair again after the forward was unable to recover from an ankle injury sustained at training last Thursday.