Nick Bielby

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Hunter fuel prices soar

Hunter fuel prices soar

A wide range in petrol prices has again opened up across the Lower Hunter, with the cost of unleaded fuel differing by about 20c/l within 30km.  

Merger backflip welcome: Aitchison

Merger backflip welcome: Aitchison

Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison has welcomed the NSW Nationals leader’s stand against council mergers in Maitland and Dungog.  

Fresh start for Maitland

Fresh start for Maitland

The retirement of NSW Liberal leader Mike Baird from politics will open the door for Maitland to have a better relationship with the Premier, Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison says.  

STATION MYSTERY

STATION MYSTERY

The state government has denied plans for a new railway station for the Lower Hunter, despite reference to such an initiative in a list of deferred transport projects.  

Centrelink debt makes stomach turn

Centrelink debt makes stomach turn

Two Labor MPs have slammed the Turnbull Government over the Centrelink debt saga, and have repeated calls for the government’s cash claw-back to be put on hold until the matter has been cleared up.  

Reports of Centrelink debts pile up

Reports of Centrelink debts pile up

Hunter residents are being slugged tens of thousands of dollars by the federal government as part of its widely criticised Centrelink debt notice saga.  

Pollies fail the Hunter pub test | Video

Pollies fail the Hunter pub test | Video

Some federal politicians’ use of taxpayer entitlements doesn’t pass ‘the pub test’, some punters at a Maitland hotel say.  

Centrelink letter fury

Centrelink letter fury

Hunter resident issued debt notice from Centrelink believes situation is "a debacle".  

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