Hunter Valley

Woman dies at Hunter Valley mine

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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.

Female miner crushed to death at Hunter Valley mine

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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

NCH - SHD - Coal Mine Dust - John Krey , resident of  Bulga with the Mt Thorley Mine managed by Rio Tinto [ near Bulga NSW] in the background     Aug  2013 Pic by Peter Stoop

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.

Leonie Hutchinson disappearance: Hunter Valley police follow new leads

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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.

Hunter Valley wineries threaten to charge at the cellar door

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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...

Beauty spot harbours sculptures

Outgoing: Sam Valenz with his work <i>Man Pushing the Gates</i> at Harbour Sculpture in Woolwich.

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.

Joe Royston's plea: Give me a job

Michael McGowan If Tony Abbott wants people to work until they're 70, where are the jobs, an unemployed man asks.

Teen waits rescue after falling 80m down escarpment

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Rescuers are trying to reach a teenager after he fell 80 metres down an escarpment in the NSW Hunter Valley.

Former Police Inspector faces jail over drug lies to PIC

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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.

Environment Protection Authority to be investigated following string of controversies

Contamination in the Botany area had residents concerned.

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,...

More jobs to go in Hunter as coal mines suspend work

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.

Power sale may not be finished by end of 2016

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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.

Sydney's inner city joins Darwin and Bunbury with lowest unemployment rates

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,...

Mike Baird on a wire

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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.

Two men in hospital after boat collision on Hawkesbury River

Saffron Howden Two men have been taken to hospital, one of them by helicopter, after two boats collided on the Hawkesbury River.

Tragic tale of two lost sons

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Belinda-Jane Davis Jonathon Manley knows the overwhelming pain that comes with losing a child.

Imam charged with solemnising underage marriage

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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.

Hearing set for imam alleged to have officiated over wedding of child bride

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.

NSW plans to sell power stations to AGL, but ACCC says consumers might pay a price

Bayswater Power Station in Hunter Valley.

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"...

Father of 12-year-old 'bride' refused bail

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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.