Nick Bielby

Senior Journalist

Latest Stories

Council brings in new tip charge

Council brings in new tip charge

It will no longer be free for Maitland residents to drop-off green waste at the city’s dump when a regular green bin collection service begins in March.  

$1.1 million for Alison Court repairs

$1.1 million for Alison Court repairs

Dungog Shire Council has been given $1.1 million to pay for repairs to Alison Court – a bank of residential units severely damaged during the 2015 April super storm.  

Merger chance to streamline

Merger chance to streamline

Scrapped mergers is “a missed chance” for some councils, a housing industry expert says.  

EFTPOS fails and business suffers

EFTPOS fails and business suffers

A Maitland business owner has had to stand in front of his shop and wave an EFTPOS machine in the air to process some payments.  

Growth for Hunter’s airport

Growth for Hunter’s airport

Push for Newcastle Airport to become the state's second major airport, before Badgery's Creek is built.  

Green bins ready to roll out

Green bins ready to roll out

More than 55,000 green bins have been dispatched across the Lower Hunter ready for a new regular kerbside green waste collection across Maitland, Cessnock and Singleton.  

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