Dan Proudman A FEMALE contractor has been killed after a large dump truck and a four-wheel drive collided on an open cut mine in the Hunter Valley.
Dan Proudman A female miner on a routine break has been crushed to death after she apparently drove into the path of one of the fully-laden 400-tonne dump trucks she was employed to drive.
Hunter Valley mine: Recommendation to approve expansion referred to Independent Commission Against Corruption
Alexandra Back A Hunter Valley community group has referred the government's recommendation to approve a nearby Rio Tinto mine expansion to the state's corruption watchdog.
Amanda Hoh Leonie Hutchinson was only 18 months old when she disappeared from Scone in the Hunter Valley - but it took four years for anyone to notice she was gone.
Jo Casamento, Heath Aston THE Hunter Valley's biggest wineries will be forced to start charging for tastings unless the state government reverses a decision to scrap a tax subsidy that the industry says it relies on to remain...
Nick Galvin Like Sculpture by the Sea’s upstart little brother, more than 40 unique sculptures have sprouted overnight along the shores of one of the harbour’s secret beauty spots.
Michael McGowan If Tony Abbott wants people to work until they're 70, where are the jobs, an unemployed man asks.
Rescuers are trying to reach a teenager after he fell 80 metres down an escarpment in the NSW Hunter Valley.
Brian Robins The first power network assets will not be offered for sale until late next year, at the earliest. The state government will need to get a mandate for the sale at the elections in March.
Stephen Cauchi Sydney's inner and beachside suburbs, Darwin, and Bunbury in Western Australia are the places to be for jobseekers, boasting the nation's lowest unemployment rates, while Queensland's Ipswich,...
Sean Nicholls and Brian Robins Barely two months since taking over the Premier's office and just nine months from his government's first re-election test, Mike Baird has taken the biggest gamble of his short political career.
Paul Bibby A former police inspector suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder could be jailed for lying to the Police Integrity Commission about a drug-fuelled ''boys weekend'' with fellow officers.
Natalie O'Brien A parliamentary inquiry is to be held into the performance of the state's Environment Protection Authority after a string of controversies including botched prosecutions, accusations of cover-ups,...
Saffron Howden Two men have been taken to hospital, one of them by helicopter, after two boats collided on the Hawkesbury River.
Up to 500 people could lose their jobs as work at two coal mines is suspended in NSW's upper Hunter Valley, a union says.
Sean Nicholls The plight of a shareholder who faces losing hundreds of thousands of dollars when a controversial coal licence is torn up by the NSW government will be raised in the Coalition party room before...
Emma Partridge, Leesha McKenny Police have arrested and charged an imam accused of conducting the marriage of a 12-year-old girl in the Hunter Valley this year.
Emma Partridge An imam accused of conducting the illegal marriage of a 12-year-old girl has been granted conditional bail as police decide whether to lay charges against the child bride's father.
Sean Nicholls The NSW government has announced energy giant AGL as the successful bidder for its two largest coal fired power stations but the sale hangs in the balance over concerns it would "substantially"...
Emma Partridge, Dan Proudman The case of a father who allowed his 12-year-old daughter to marry ''for love'' may be one of at least 250 similar incidents across the nation in the past two years, a legal expert has warned.