After having to cancel the 2015 event because of the April superstorm, Tocal Field Days has returned to the Hunter to attract, what some organisers believe, is a record crowd.
Maitland motorists have been hit in the hip pocket in line with a public holiday weekend.
When the weather bureau predicted an East Coast Low was going to hit the Lower Hunter last April, few people could have guessed that Maitland was about to experience arguably the most devastating weather event since the infamous 1955 flood.
Commonsense should prevail when it comes to restrictive state planning laws that threaten to leave iconic buildings as empty shells for years to come.
Kallan Egar has had to show more courage in his life than most young men.
It’s pleasing news that the wheels are in motion to address the bat problem that has appeared across the Hunter in recent months.
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