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  • Not the best day for a lot of local beekeepers today with DPI starting to euthanise hives in Lake Macquarie which are in the red 'eradication zone'. Bee update: local eradication begins 23rd September 2022 Not the best day for a lot of local beekeepers today with DPI starting to euthanise hives in Lake Macquarie which are in the red 'eradication zone'. ... more
  • The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has informed me that 17 cane toads were found under sheets of tin on a property at Mandalong. We’re being urged to report any sightings of these pests, so be on the lookout! 17 cane toads found at Mandalong 22nd September 2022 The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) has informed me that 17 cane toads were found under sheets of tin on a property at Mandalong. We’re being urged to report any sightings of these pests, so be on the lookout! ... more
  • The good news is that case numbers have continued to fall over the past week and that death and hospitalisation numbers are also falling. Lives lost in Hunter Health Weekly Covid update - September 22 22nd September 2022 The good news is that case numbers have continued to fall over the past week and that death and hospitalisation numbers are also falling. Lives lost in Hunter Health ... more
  • Here's your opportunity to recognise some of the extraordinary women in the local community. Nominations are now open in a number of categories Women of the Year: nominations open 19th September 2022 Here's your opportunity to recognise some of the extraordinary women in the local community. Nominations are now open in a number of categories ... more
  • Don't let all this rain fool you - bushfires will still be a risk to your home and family this summer. Local RFS stations will be among the many statewide Get ready for bushfire season 16th September 2022 Don't let all this rain fool you - bushfires will still be a risk to your home and family this summer. Local RFS stations will be among the many statewide ... more
  • It was an honour to join 70 Lake Macquarie residents as they officially became Australians during a citizenship ceremony at Rathmines this morning. Lake Macquarie is home to 70 new Australians 16th September 2022 It was an honour to join 70 Lake Macquarie residents as they officially became Australians during a citizenship ceremony at Rathmines this morning. ... more
  • Wangi Wangi Public School will celebrate its centenary in November and is seeking help from former students to mark the occasion (see below) Wangi school prepares for centenary 15th September 2022 Wangi Wangi Public School will celebrate its centenary in November and is seeking help from former students to mark the occasion (see below) ... more
  • The good news is that case numbers have fallen quite significantly over the past week, both locally and statewide. Hopefully that translates into a fall Weekly Covid update - Sept 15 15th September 2022 The good news is that case numbers have fallen quite significantly over the past week, both locally and statewide. Hopefully that translates into a fall ... more
  • Have just visited Government House here in Sydney to sign the condolence book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Parliament's Deputy Speaker Leslie Condolence book for Queen Elizabeth 13th September 2022 Have just visited Government House here in Sydney to sign the condolence book for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the Parliament's Deputy Speaker Leslie ... more
  • It was an honour to have been a special guest of the Consul-General of Indonesia last night in Sydney to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence. Our Indonesian community celebrates Independence Day 12th September 2022 It was an honour to have been a special guest of the Consul-General of Indonesia last night in Sydney to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Indonesia’s independence. ... more
  • As inevitable as Her Majesty’s eventual passing would be, the news overnight of Queen Elizabeth’s death has hit people from all over the world very hard. Queen Elizabeth II: we will miss her calm demeanour and her constant presence 9th September 2022 As inevitable as Her Majesty’s eventual passing would be, the news overnight of Queen Elizabeth’s death has hit people from all over the world very hard. ... more
  • Today is R U OK Day and I'm looking forward to joining a number of community groups on a 'wellness walk' through Morisset. You should join us! Wear Every day is R U OK Day 8th September 2022 Today is R U OK Day and I'm looking forward to joining a number of community groups on a 'wellness walk' through Morisset. You should join us! Wear ... more
  • Saddened to learn of the passing of Alf Hamilton who only recently celebrated his 105th birthday. Alf was a WWII veteran and while he was a member of the WWII veteran Alf Carpenter dies, aged 105 8th September 2022 Saddened to learn of the passing of Alf Hamilton who only recently celebrated his 105th birthday. Alf was a WWII veteran and while he was a member of the ... more
  • Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 21 (Up 2 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 468 (Up 21 on Weekly Covid update - September 3 8th September 2022 Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 21 (Up 2 on previous week). Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 468 (Up 21 on ... more
  • A second fish kill in the lake near Mannering Park yesterday is alarming. As I reported only last week following the first kill, the EPA had completed all the tests it EPA investigating second fish kill in lake 7th September 2022 A second fish kill in the lake near Mannering Park yesterday is alarming. As I reported only last week following the first kill, the EPA had completed all the tests it ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie: 868 (Down 272 on previous week). New cases in Hunter Health district: 4553 (Down 1242 on previous week). New Weekly Covid update - Sept 1 1st September 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie: 868 (Down 272 on previous week). New cases in Hunter Health district: 4553 (Down 1242 on previous week). New ... more
  • The full water and fish testing results collected by the EPA following the fish kill in the bay at Mannering Park have been released. As many suspected, the EPA releases full test results on Lake Mac fish kill 30th August 2022 The full water and fish testing results collected by the EPA following the fish kill in the bay at Mannering Park have been released. As many suspected, the ... more
  • Eligible pensioners and concession card holders are entitled to free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits, and these are now available at a number of local places until Free RAT kits for concession card holders 30th August 2022 Eligible pensioners and concession card holders are entitled to free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits, and these are now available at a number of local places until ... more
  • Here's a sneak peak inside NSW Police Force's new $23.5m Cyber Security Operations Centre. My congrats to the NSW Government on this investment, but I'd A sneak peak inside State's new cyber security war room 29th August 2022 Here's a sneak peak inside NSW Police Force's new $23.5m Cyber Security Operations Centre. My congrats to the NSW Government on this investment, but I'd ... more
  • It's great to see young people learning about the joy of fishing while also learning to be responsible and not take more fish than they need. Yesterday I had the Young people learn about responsible fishing 29th August 2022 It's great to see young people learning about the joy of fishing while also learning to be responsible and not take more fish than they need. Yesterday I had the ... more
  • It was a beautiful day for the official opening of the new Cooranbong playground. To see so many children and their families there, along with so many other members New Cooranbong playground opens 28th August 2022 It was a beautiful day for the official opening of the new Cooranbong playground. To see so many children and their families there, along with so many other members ... more
  • Some encouraging data for Lake Macquarie in the latest job stats which show our region is recovering well from the economic pressures of the pandemic. Lake Mac economy rebounds 26th August 2022 Some encouraging data for Lake Macquarie in the latest job stats which show our region is recovering well from the economic pressures of the pandemic. ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie: 1140 (Down 698 on previous week). New cases in Hunter Health district: 5795 (Down 2125 on previous week). Weekly Covid update - Aug 25 25th August 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie: 1140 (Down 698 on previous week). New cases in Hunter Health district: 5795 (Down 2125 on previous week). ... more
  • In some promising news, DPI is now confident that the varroa mite outbreak can be contained to the current affected areas. DPI has also opened applications Compo available to recreational beekeepers 24th August 2022 In some promising news, DPI is now confident that the varroa mite outbreak can be contained to the current affected areas. DPI has also opened applications ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 211. (Up 51 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 968 (Up 190 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4221 (Down 67 on previous day) Covid update - Wednesday 24th August 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 211. (Up 51 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 968 (Up 190 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4221 (Down 67 on previous day) ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 160. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 778 (Up 243 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4288 (Down 282 on previous day) Covid update - Tuesday 23rd August 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 160. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 778 (Up 243 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4288 (Down 282 on previous day) ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 535 (Up 44 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4570 (Down 21 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5013 (Up 678 on previous day). Covid Covid Update - Monday 22nd August 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 535 (Up 44 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4570 (Down 21 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5013 (Up 678 on previous day). Covid ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 591 (Down 213 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4591 (Down 71 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 4335 (Down 1781 on previous Covid Update - Sunday 21st August 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 591 (Down 213 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4591 (Down 71 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 4335 (Down 1781 on previous ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 177 (Down 30 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 804 (Down 159 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4662 (Down 127 on Covid Update - Saturday 20th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 177 (Down 30 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 804 (Down 159 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4662 (Down 127 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 207 (Down 29 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 963 (Down 140 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4789 (Down Covid Update - Friday 19th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 207 (Down 29 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 963 (Down 140 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4789 (Down ... more
  • Fassifern Public School will celebrate its centenary in October so staff and students are looking for help in finding old photos, artefacts and stories from former Centenary plans for Fassifern Public School 18th August 2022 Fassifern Public School will celebrate its centenary in October so staff and students are looking for help in finding old photos, artefacts and stories from former ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 236 (Down 76 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1106 (Down 50 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4898 (Down 137 on Covid Update - Thursday 18th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 236 (Down 76 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1106 (Down 50 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4898 (Down 137 on ... more
  • Today is Vietnam Veterans Day and we should pause to remember all of those who served, those who were wounded and those who sacrificed their lives during the atrocious Vietnam War.
Vietnam Veterans Day 18th August 2022 Today is Vietnam Veterans Day and we should pause to remember all of those who served, those who were wounded and those who sacrificed their lives during the atrocious Vietnam War. ... more
  • Just a quick update on the varroa mite outbreak which has had very significant impacts on local bee populations and associated industries. The Dept of Primary Industries (DPI) has today changed the emergency zones for a large part Bee and varroa mite update 17th August 2022 Just a quick update on the varroa mite outbreak which has had very significant impacts on local bee populations and associated industries. The Dept of Primary Industries (DPI) has today changed the emergency zones for a large part ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 312 (Up 96 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1156 (Up 189 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5035 (Down 69 Covid Update - Wednesday 17th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 312 (Up 96 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1156 (Up 189 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5035 (Down 69 ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 216 (No data yesterday). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 967 (Up 273 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5104 (Down 219 on previous day)
Covid Update - Tuesday 16th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 216 (No data yesterday). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 967 (Up 273 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5104 (Down 219 on previous day) ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 694 (Down 212 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5323 (Down 59 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5490 (Down 1489 on Covid Update - Monday 15th August 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 694 (Down 212 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5323 (Down 59 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5490 (Down 1489 on ... more
  • Investigations into the mystery fish kill at Mannering Park in Lake Macquarie are continuing this week, but preliminary tests have ruled out the possibility that Update on Lake Macquarie fish kill 15th August 2022 Investigations into the mystery fish kill at Mannering Park in Lake Macquarie are continuing this week, but preliminary tests have ruled out the possibility that ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: N/A. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 906 (Down 235 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5382 (Down 11 on previous day). New cases Covid Update - Sunday 14th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: N/A. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 906 (Down 235 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5382 (Down 11 on previous day). New cases ... more
  • Disappointed to hear that the Air Race World Championship planned for Lake Macquarie in November has been cancelled. A statement from the organisers is in the photo below.
The race was expected to bring an $8m economic boost to the region when Air race cancelled 13th August 2022 Disappointed to hear that the Air Race World Championship planned for Lake Macquarie in November has been cancelled. A statement from the organisers is in the photo below. The race was expected to bring an $8m economic boost to the region when ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 250 (Down 65 on previous day), New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1141 (Down 151 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5393 (Down 61 on Covid Update - Saturday 13th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 250 (Down 65 on previous day), New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1141 (Down 151 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5393 (Down 61 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 315 (Down 46 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1292 (Down 256 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5454 (Down 32 on Covid Update - Friday 12th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 315 (Down 46 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1292 (Down 256 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5454 (Down 32 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 361 (Down 23 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1548 (Down 56 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5486 (Down 8 on Covid Update - Thursday 11th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 361 (Down 23 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1548 (Down 56 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5486 (Down 8 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 384 (Up 76 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1604 (Up 273 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5494 (Down 9 on previous Covid Update - Wednesday 10th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 384 (Up 76 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1604 (Up 273 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5494 (Down 9 on previous ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 308 (yesterdays data not available). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1331 (Up 334 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5503 Covid Update - Tuesday 9th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 308 (yesterdays data not available). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1331 (Up 334 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5503 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 997 (Down 371 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5616 (Up 65 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 7648 (Down 2379 on previous Covid Update - Monday 8th August 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 997 (Down 371 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5616 (Up 65 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 7648 (Down 2379 on previous ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: N/A (data not available at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1368 (Down 281 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5551 (Up 135 on Covid Update - Sunday 7th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: N/A (data not available at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1368 (Down 281 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5551 (Up 135 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 418 (Up 26 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1724 (Up 75 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5507 (Up 91 on previous day)
Covid Update - Saturday 6th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 418 (Up 26 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1724 (Up 75 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5507 (Up 91 on previous day) ... more
  • Here's my tip for the day: avoid buying petrol at Morisset and Toronto because they're ripping you off. For the life of me I can't understand why petrol is still 20 cents Beat the bowser blues 5th August 2022 Here's my tip for the day: avoid buying petrol at Morisset and Toronto because they're ripping you off. For the life of me I can't understand why petrol is still 20 cents ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 391 (Down 149 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1649 (Down 417 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5416 Covid Update - Friday 5th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 391 (Down 149 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1649 (Down 417 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5416 ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 540 (Up 71 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2066 (Down 118 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5402 Covid update - Thursday 4th August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 540 (Up 71 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2066 (Down 118 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5402 ... more
  • As you may be aware, flight paths for aircraft into and out of Newcastle Airport are being reviewed and changed. This is partly to do with increased passenger flights Info session on new flight paths 4th August 2022 As you may be aware, flight paths for aircraft into and out of Newcastle Airport are being reviewed and changed. This is partly to do with increased passenger flights ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 469 (Up 93 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2184 (Up 713 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5247 (Up 61 on Covid Update - Wednesday 3rd August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 469 (Up 93 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2184 (Up 713 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5247 (Up 61 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 376 (yesterdays figure unavailable). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1471 (Up 187 on previous days figure). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5186 Covid Update - Tuesday 2nd August 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 376 (yesterdays figure unavailable). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1471 (Up 187 on previous days figure). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5186 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1284 (Yesterdays figure N/A). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5283 (Yesterdays figure N/A). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 9471 (Down 1522 on previous Covid Update - Monday 1st August 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1284 (Yesterdays figure N/A). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5283 (Yesterdays figure N/A). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 9471 (Down 1522 on previous ... more
  • Tonight I had the absolute privilege of joining with Jacinta Gomez and Boston Smith of 1st Byattunga Scouts - Morisset to honour their becoming Queen’s Scouts. Queen's Scout honours for Jacinta and Boston 1st August 2022 Tonight I had the absolute privilege of joining with Jacinta Gomez and Boston Smith of 1st Byattunga Scouts - Morisset to honour their becoming Queen’s Scouts. ... more
  • It’s National Tree Day! This morning, Belinda from my office joined the Five Bays Sustainable Neighbourhood Group for a tree planting at Blackalls Park with It's National Tree Day! 31st July 2022 It’s National Tree Day! This morning, Belinda from my office joined the Five Bays Sustainable Neighbourhood Group for a tree planting at Blackalls Park with ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 468 (Down 3 on yesterdays figure)
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1884 (Down 177 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5126 (Up 104 on Covid Update - Saturday 30th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 468 (Down 3 on yesterdays figure) New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1884 (Down 177 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5126 (Up 104 on ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2061 (Up 4 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5022 (Up 102 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 14,927 (Down 777 on previous day)
Covid Update - Friday 29th July 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2061 (Up 4 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5022 (Up 102 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 14,927 (Down 777 on previous day) ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2057 (Up 76 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4920 (Up 42 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 15,704 (Down 469 on previous day). Covid Update - Thursday 28th July 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 2057 (Up 76 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4920 (Up 42 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 15,704 (Down 469 on previous day). ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 466 (Up 88 on yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1981 (Up 272 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4878 (Up 45 on yesterdays Covid Update - Wednesday 27th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 466 (Up 88 on yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1981 (Up 272 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4878 (Up 45 on yesterdays ... more
  • It was so pleasing to see such a credible organisation as The Disability Trust further investing in our region with their new office and facilities at Argenton. Expansion for disability services provider 27th July 2022 It was so pleasing to see such a credible organisation as The Disability Trust further investing in our region with their new office and facilities at Argenton. ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 378 (yesterdays figure N/A at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1709 (Up 278 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: Covid Update - Tuesday 26th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 378 (yesterdays figure N/A at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1709 (Up 278 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: - (figure N/A at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1431 (Down 227 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4918 (Up 108 on yesterdays figure) Covid Update - Monday 25th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: - (figure N/A at time of posting). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1431 (Down 227 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4918 (Up 108 on yesterdays figure) ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1658 (Down 202 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4811 (Up 143 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 12,820 (Down 2133 on Covid Update - Sunday 24th July 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1658 (Down 202 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4811 (Up 143 on yesterdays figure). New cases state-wide in past 24 hours: 12,820 (Down 2133 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 377 (Down 188 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1860 (Up 878 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4668 (Up 54 on Covid Update - Saturday 23rd July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 377 (Down 188 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1860 (Up 878 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4668 (Up 54 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 565 (Up 99 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 982 (Down 848 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4614 Covid Update - Friday 22nd July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 565 (Up 99 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 982 (Down 848 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4614 ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 466 (Up 67 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1830 (Down 19 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4494 (Up 137 on Covid Update - Thursday 21st July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 466 (Up 67 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1830 (Down 19 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4494 (Up 137 on ... more
  • Great news today for many in the community who've been struggling to see a GP. I've been raising this issue with State and Federal Health Ministers for many years. Reclassification will improve our area's chronic shortage of GPs 21st July 2022 Great news today for many in the community who've been struggling to see a GP. I've been raising this issue with State and Federal Health Ministers for many years. ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 399 (Up 8 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1849 (Up 90 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4357 (Down Covid Update - Wednesday 20th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 399 (Up 8 on Yesterdays figure). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1849 (Up 90 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4357 (Down ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 391 (Yesterdays figure N/A)
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1759 (Up 609 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4375 (Up 30 on yesterdays Covid Update - Tuesday 19th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 391 (Yesterdays figure N/A) New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1759 (Up 609 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4375 (Up 30 on yesterdays ... more
  • What a beautiful day for the community to come together at the Naidoc Westlakes family day. This year's NAIDOC theme is Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up and it’s fantastic NAIDOC Week celebrations in full swing 18th July 2022 What a beautiful day for the community to come together at the Naidoc Westlakes family day. This year's NAIDOC theme is Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up and it’s fantastic ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 363 (Down 9 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1264 (Down 103 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4345 (Up 106 on Covid Update - Sunday 17th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 363 (Down 9 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1264 (Down 103 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4345 (Up 106 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 372 (Down 51 on previous day)
New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1367 (Down 167 on previous day).Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4239 (Up 76 on 
Covid Update - Saturday 16th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 372 (Down 51 on previous day) New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1367 (Down 167 on previous day).Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4239 (Up 76 on ... more
  • New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 423 (Up 66 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1534 (Down 240 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4163 (Up 162 on previous day) 
Covid Update - Friday 15th July 2022 New Cases in Lake Macquarie in the past 24 hours: 423 (Up 66 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1534 (Down 240 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4163 (Up 162 on previous day) ... more
  • I often get asked about how to apply for State Government grants and what funding is available for local organisations.
To help Lake Macquarie-based groups have the best chance at securing funding, Community Grant Writing Workshop 14th July 2022 I often get asked about how to apply for State Government grants and what funding is available for local organisations. To help Lake Macquarie-based groups have the best chance at securing funding, ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1774 (Up 434 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4060 (Up 157 on previous day) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 14,235 (Up 3613 on previous da Covid Update - Thursday 14th July 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1774 (Up 434 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4060 (Up 157 on previous day) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 14,235 (Up 3613 on previous da ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1340 (Up 245 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3903 (Down 1 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,622 (Down 184 on previous day). Covid update - Wednesday 13th July 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1340 (Up 245 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3903 (Down 1 on previous day). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,622 (Down 184 on previous day). ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1095 (Up 136 on previous day).Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3904 (Up13 on previous day) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,806 (Up 3220 on previous Covid Update - Tuesday 12th July 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1095 (Up 136 on previous day).Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3904 (Up13 on previous day) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,806 (Up 3220 on previous ... more
  • With the horrible weather playing havoc with NAIDOC Week celebrations last week, the annual Naidoc Westlakes Family Day and Colour Run was postponed to next Monday July 18. With most of the local kids not due back at school until Tuesday it'll be great NAIDOC Week celebrations postponed to next Monday 12th July 2022 With the horrible weather playing havoc with NAIDOC Week celebrations last week, the annual Naidoc Westlakes Family Day and Colour Run was postponed to next Monday July 18. With most of the local kids not due back at school until Tuesday it'll be great ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: latest figure not available, but Saturday's figure was 419, up 95 on the previous day. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 959. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3891. Covid update - Monday 11th July 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: latest figure not available, but Saturday's figure was 419, up 95 on the previous day. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 959. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3891. ... more
  • Just a quick update on the varroa mite outbreak which is devastating the local bee population and associated industries. DPI yesterday detected varroa Bee and varroa mite update 8th July 2022 Just a quick update on the varroa mite outbreak which is devastating the local bee population and associated industries. DPI yesterday detected varroa ... more
  • FOURTH VACCINATION RECOMMENDED
As you may have already heard, ATAGI has approved a fourth booster shot for people aged 30 and over. A fourth vaccination for people aged 50 to 64 is highly Covid Update - Friday 8th July 2022 FOURTH VACCINATION RECOMMENDED As you may have already heard, ATAGI has approved a fourth booster shot for people aged 30 and over. A fourth vaccination for people aged 50 to 64 is highly ... more
  • The new dual-lane bridge over Cockle Creek at Barnsley has opened today, replacing the old single-lane weir crossing which is ironically under floodwater today. The new Weir Bridge opened to traffic 8th July 2022 The new dual-lane bridge over Cockle Creek at Barnsley has opened today, replacing the old single-lane weir crossing which is ironically under floodwater today. ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 397 (Down 3 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1667. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3451 (Up 126 on previous day's figure) Covid update - Thursday 7th July 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 397 (Down 3 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1667. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3451 (Up 126 on previous day's figure) ... more
  • The lake level peaked above the minor flood level on last night's high tide at 0.77m. It is expected to reach a similar level on this afternoon's high tide (2.21pm Flood update - 10am Thursday 7th July 2022 The lake level peaked above the minor flood level on last night's high tide at 0.77m. It is expected to reach a similar level on this afternoon's high tide (2.21pm ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1,698 (Up 477 on previous day) Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3,325 (Up 121 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 13,775 Covid update - Wednesday 6th July 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1,698 (Up 477 on previous day) Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3,325 (Up 121 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 13,775 ... more
  • Below is an update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit - my thanks again to all of those volunteers who are working extremely hard in very difficult circumstances. I Just want to add that I have spoken again to the Minister's office Flood update - Midday Wednesday 6th July 2022 Below is an update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit - my thanks again to all of those volunteers who are working extremely hard in very difficult circumstances. I Just want to add that I have spoken again to the Minister's office ... more
  • If you require assistance, please call the SES on 132 500, or follow NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit or NSW SES Cooranbong Unit on Facebook. Lake 3.30pm flooding update 5th July 2022 If you require assistance, please call the SES on 132 500, or follow NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit or NSW SES Cooranbong Unit on Facebook. Lake ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1221 (Up 65 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3204 (Down 51 on previous day's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,504 Covid update - Tuesday 5th July 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1221 (Up 65 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3204 (Down 51 on previous day's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 10,504 ... more
  • The wild weather continues. Hope everyone is holding up OK. Conditions are expected to ease later today. The latest update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit below: Latest update from BoM re wild weather 5th July 2022 The wild weather continues. Hope everyone is holding up OK. Conditions are expected to ease later today. The latest update from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit below: ... more
  • It is with great sadness that Australia has reached an unwanted milestone recorded yesterday with the number of Covid-related deaths passing 10,000. Of those 3613 have been in NSW. Covid Update - Monday 4th July 2022 It is with great sadness that Australia has reached an unwanted milestone recorded yesterday with the number of Covid-related deaths passing 10,000. Of those 3613 have been in NSW. ... more
  • The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more heavy rain and high winds along our coast for at least the next 36 hours. With a bit of luck the worst of it will miss our district but we should be prepared for worsening conditions - our experience with More heavy rain coming, sandbags available 3rd July 2022 The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting more heavy rain and high winds along our coast for at least the next 36 hours. With a bit of luck the worst of it will miss our district but we should be prepared for worsening conditions - our experience with ... more
  • An update on the emerging weather pattern from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit:
Good Morning Lake Macquarie. The forecasted rain for our region today is 40 to 60mm, and the heaviest falls for today are expected late this evening Update on severe weather 2nd July 2022 An update on the emerging weather pattern from NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit: Good Morning Lake Macquarie. The forecasted rain for our region today is 40 to 60mm, and the heaviest falls for today are expected late this evening ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 287 (Down 68 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1210 (Down 121 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2927 (Up 56 on previous day). Covid update - Friday 1st July 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 287 (Down 68 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1210 (Down 121 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2927 (Up 56 on previous day). ... more
  • A big chapter in our fight against Covid will come to an end today when the mass vaccination hub at Belmont closes its doors for (hopefully!) the last time. The hub was an important part in our fight against Covid and at its peak was vaccinating about Covid update - Thursday 30th June 2022 A big chapter in our fight against Covid will come to an end today when the mass vaccination hub at Belmont closes its doors for (hopefully!) the last time. The hub was an important part in our fight against Covid and at its peak was vaccinating about ... more
  • So, you'll be thrilled to know that we could see more than 200mm of rain in the local area over the next week, with most of it coming between tomorrow and Monday. Heavy rain on its way 30th June 2022 So, you'll be thrilled to know that we could see more than 200mm of rain in the local area over the next week, with most of it coming between tomorrow and Monday. ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 332 (Up 113 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1355 (Up 362 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2760 (Up 81 on previous day). Covid update - Wednesday 29th June 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 332 (Up 113 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1355 (Up 362 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2760 (Up 81 on previous day). ... more
  • Unfortunately, the varroa mite has now been detected in three more bee hives outside of the original Newcastle eradication zone, in Newcastle, Seaham and Bulahdelah. This means the current eradication boundaries have changed Varroa mite detected at three more properties 29th June 2022 Unfortunately, the varroa mite has now been detected in three more bee hives outside of the original Newcastle eradication zone, in Newcastle, Seaham and Bulahdelah. This means the current eradication boundaries have changed ... more
  • I met with DPI officials online last night for an update on the devastating varroa mite situation in and around Newcastle. It's estimated that about 300 hives are Bee update and fact sheet - Tuesday 28th June 2022 I met with DPI officials online last night for an update on the devastating varroa mite situation in and around Newcastle. It's estimated that about 300 hives are ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 219 (Up 1 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 993 (Up 209 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2679 (Down 40 on previous day). Covid update - Tuesday 28th June 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 219 (Up 1 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 993 (Up 209 on previous day). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2679 (Down 40 on previous day). ... more
  • A bit of local energy industry news which you may have missed. Firstly, Origin Energy's application to build coal ash storage and handling silos at Eraring Power Station Boost for coal ash recycling plan 27th June 2022 A bit of local energy industry news which you may have missed. Firstly, Origin Energy's application to build coal ash storage and handling silos at Eraring Power Station ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 218 (Down 80 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 784 (327 PCR + 457 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2719. New cases statewide: 6862 Covid update - Monday 27th June 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 218 (Down 80 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 784 (327 PCR + 457 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2719. New cases statewide: 6862 ... more
  • As many of you know, I love my bees and have a few hives around the local area, so news that the Varroa mite has found its way into the area via Newcastle Emergency order issued to beekeepers 27th June 2022 As many of you know, I love my bees and have a few hives around the local area, so news that the Varroa mite has found its way into the area via Newcastle ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 309 (Down 22 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1113 (Down 65 on yesterday's figure, 504 PCR + 609 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2504. Covid update - Friday 24th June 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie yesterday: 309 (Down 22 on previous day). New cases in Hunter-New England Health district yesterday: 1113 (Down 65 on yesterday's figure, 504 PCR + 609 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2504. ... more
  • Just a reminder that you only have until next Thursday June 30 to use your $25 Dine & Discover vouchers. Be sure to use them in the local area and support our local Dine & Discover vouchers expire soon 24th June 2022 Just a reminder that you only have until next Thursday June 30 to use your $25 Dine & Discover vouchers. Be sure to use them in the local area and support our local ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1178 (Down 61 on yesterday's figure, 499 PCR + 679 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2452 (Up 74 on previous day's figure). New cases statewide: 9203 Covid update - Thursday 23rd June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1178 (Down 61 on yesterday's figure, 499 PCR + 679 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2452 (Up 74 on previous day's figure). New cases statewide: 9203 ... more
  • A special shout-out to the former Wangi Warrior Max Bradbury who'll be throwing on a NSW Blues jersey in tonight's Under-19 State of Origin match.Great to see our home-grown juniors hitting the big sporting stages, and I know Max's family and mates Former Wangi Warrior steps up for Baby Blues 23rd June 2022 A special shout-out to the former Wangi Warrior Max Bradbury who'll be throwing on a NSW Blues jersey in tonight's Under-19 State of Origin match.Great to see our home-grown juniors hitting the big sporting stages, and I know Max's family and mates ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1239 (Up 339 on yesterday's figure, 529 PCR + 710 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2378 (Up 55 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide: 9472 Covid update - Wednesday 22nd June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1239 (Up 339 on yesterday's figure, 529 PCR + 710 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2378 (Up 55 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide: 9472 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 900 (Up 215 on yesterday's figure, 241 PCR + 659 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2323 (Down 70 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide: 7805. Covid update - Tuesday 21st June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 900 (Up 215 on yesterday's figure, 241 PCR + 659 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2323 (Down 70 on previous day's figure) New cases statewide: 7805. ... more
  • Today’s State Budget contains a number of good wins for the Lake Macquarie electorate, including funding for key road projects, the new sport and recreation Some good wins for Lake Macquarie in today’s Budget 21st June 2022 Today’s State Budget contains a number of good wins for the Lake Macquarie electorate, including funding for key road projects, the new sport and recreation ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 685 (280 PCR + 405 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2393. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 6076 (Down 272 on previous day, 2839 PCR + 3237 RAT) Covid update - Monday 20th June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 685 (280 PCR + 405 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2393. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 6076 (Down 272 on previous day, 2839 PCR + 3237 RAT) ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1006 (Down 183 on previous day, 440 PCR + 566 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2276 (Up 45 on previous day). New cases statewide: 8355 Covid update - Friday 17th June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1006 (Down 183 on previous day, 440 PCR + 566 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2276 (Up 45 on previous day). New cases statewide: 8355 ... more
  • Cases in the local area and statewide have risen sharply again in recent days. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1189 (Up 339 on previous day, 547 PCR + 642 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the Covid update - Thursday 16th June 2022 Cases in the local area and statewide have risen sharply again in recent days. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1189 (Up 339 on previous day, 547 PCR + 642 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 850 (Up 274 on previous day, 182 PCR + 668 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2177 (Down 46 on previous day). Covid update - Wednesday 15th June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 850 (Up 274 on previous day, 182 PCR + 668 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2177 (Down 46 on previous day). ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 576 (162 PCR + 414 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2223. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5157 (Up 557 on previous day, 2073 PCR + 3084 RAT) Covid update - Tuesday 14th June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 576 (162 PCR + 414 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2223. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5157 (Up 557 on previous day, 2073 PCR + 3084 RAT) ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 995 (Down 87 on previous day, 422 PCR + 573 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2457 (Down 74 on previous day). New cases statewide: 8201. Covid update - Thursday 9th June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 995 (Down 87 on previous day, 422 PCR + 573 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2457 (Down 74 on previous day). New cases statewide: 8201. ... more
  • Very happy to announce that seven local clubs have shared in the latest round of sports grants. They include: South Cardiff Community Football Club, $1985 Local sport clubs share $50,000 in grants 9th June 2022 Very happy to announce that seven local clubs have shared in the latest round of sports grants. They include: South Cardiff Community Football Club, $1985 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1082 (Up 306 on previous day, 437 PCR + 645 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2531 (Down 57 on previous day). New cases statewide: 7825. Covid update - Wednesday 8th June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1082 (Up 306 on previous day, 437 PCR + 645 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2531 (Down 57 on previous day). New cases statewide: 7825. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 776 (Up 245 on previous day, 143 PCR + 633 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2588 (Down 167 on previous day). New cases statewide: 6385 Covid update - Tuesday 7th June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 776 (Up 245 on previous day, 143 PCR + 633 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2588 (Down 167 on previous day). New cases statewide: 6385 ... more
  • The NSW Parliament is today acknowledging the 25th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation. Members of that generation are this morning Parliament acknowledges 25th anniversary of Apology to the Stolen Generation 7th June 2022 The NSW Parliament is today acknowledging the 25th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation. Members of that generation are this morning ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 531 (151 PCR + 380 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2755. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 4486 (Down 682 on previous day, 1490 PCR + 2996 RAT) Covid update - Monday 6th June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 531 (151 PCR + 380 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2755. New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 4486 (Down 682 on previous day, 1490 PCR + 2996 RAT) ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 940 (Down 19 on previous day, 340 PCR + 600 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2878 (Down 74 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7412 Covid update - Friday 3rd June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 940 (Down 19 on previous day, 340 PCR + 600 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2878 (Down 74 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7412 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 959 (Down 141 on previous day, 360 PCR + 599 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2952 (Down 70 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7583 Covid update - Thursday 2nd June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 959 (Down 141 on previous day, 360 PCR + 599 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 2952 (Down 70 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7583 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1100 (Up 205 on previous day, 383 PCR + 717 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3022 (Down 67 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8383. Covid update - Wednesday 1st June 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1100 (Up 205 on previous day, 383 PCR + 717 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3022 (Down 67 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8383. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 895 (Up 92 on previous day, 167 PCR + 663 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3089 (Down 115 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7342 Covid update - Tuesday 31st May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 895 (Up 92 on previous day, 167 PCR + 663 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3089 (Down 115 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7342 ... more
  • The good news is that the rain has gone, for now, but the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a strong wind warning for our district. NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit had 69 calls for assistance when the storm blew quickly through the region last night and the Strong winds are blowing our way 31st May 2022 The good news is that the rain has gone, for now, but the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a strong wind warning for our district. NSW SES Lake Macquarie Unit had 69 calls for assistance when the storm blew quickly through the region last night and the ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 803 (304 PCR + 499 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3204 (Down 103 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5855 Covid update - Monday 30th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 803 (304 PCR + 499 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3204 (Down 103 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: 5855 ... more
  • Photographer Maurice Ashton from Cooranbong captured this incredible shot of an eagle ray leaping from the water at the Eraring hot water outlet yesterday. Maurice Ashton captures incredible shots of an eagle ray at Eraring 30th May 2022 Photographer Maurice Ashton from Cooranbong captured this incredible shot of an eagle ray leaping from the water at the Eraring hot water outlet yesterday. ... more
  • I was pleased to catch up with Minister for Infrastructure and Cities Rob Stokes, along with Lake Macquarie City Council's CEO Morven Cameron and staff at Cardiff $500,000 for new community space at Cardiff 27th May 2022 I was pleased to catch up with Minister for Infrastructure and Cities Rob Stokes, along with Lake Macquarie City Council's CEO Morven Cameron and staff at Cardiff ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1090 (Down 171 on previous day, 347 PCR + 614 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3307 (Down 66 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8690 Covid update - Friday 27th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1090 (Down 171 on previous day, 347 PCR + 614 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3307 (Down 66 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8690 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1261 (Up 54 on previous day, 473 PCR + 788 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3373 (Down 56 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8970 Covid update - Thursday 26th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1261 (Up 54 on previous day, 473 PCR + 788 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3373 (Down 56 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8970 ... more
  • Today is National Sorry Day and sadly we still have a long way to go to achieve proper reconciliation and repair historical injustices for our indigenous people. That is one reason why I'm carrying the landmark reforms contained in the Family Is Culture Sorry Day: Still along way to go in correcting past injustices for our indigenous communities 26th May 2022 Today is National Sorry Day and sadly we still have a long way to go to achieve proper reconciliation and repair historical injustices for our indigenous people. That is one reason why I'm carrying the landmark reforms contained in the Family Is Culture ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1207 (Up 164 on previous day, 356 PCR + 851 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3429 (Down 87 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8970 Covid update - Wednesday 25th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1207 (Up 164 on previous day, 356 PCR + 851 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3429 (Down 87 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8970 ... more
  • Just a reminder that lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out in NSW from next Wednesday June 1. There's a fair bit of confusion about what will be banned and what won't be, but I'll do my best here: Plastic bag bans start on June 1 25th May 2022 Just a reminder that lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags will be phased out in NSW from next Wednesday June 1. There's a fair bit of confusion about what will be banned and what won't be, but I'll do my best here: ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1043 (Up 79 on previous day, 204 PCR + 839 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3516 (Down 58 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8751 Covid update - Tuesday 24th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1043 (Up 79 on previous day, 204 PCR + 839 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3516 (Down 58 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8751 ... more
  • Great to be down at Charmhaven this morning for the official handover of new RFS tankers to Cooranbong Rural Fire Brigade and Wyee Point Rural Fire Brigade. New RFS tankers for Wyee Point and Cooranbong 24th May 2022 Great to be down at Charmhaven this morning for the official handover of new RFS tankers to Cooranbong Rural Fire Brigade and Wyee Point Rural Fire Brigade. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 964 (Down 112 on previous day, 395 PCR + 569 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3574 (Down 31 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7178 Covid update - Monday 23rd May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 964 (Down 112 on previous day, 395 PCR + 569 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3574 (Down 31 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7178 ... more
  • I had the privilege of presenting Ian Lowe with the Premier’s Community Service Award this afternoon, surrounded by his family, friends, colleagues and Lake Premier's Award for thorough gentleman Ian Lowe 23rd May 2022 I had the privilege of presenting Ian Lowe with the Premier’s Community Service Award this afternoon, surrounded by his family, friends, colleagues and Lake ... more
  • While I welcome the new federal Labor government's commitment to restoring normal operations of the GP After Hours service at Toronto, it won't really fix the shortage We need more GPs and a hospital 23rd May 2022 While I welcome the new federal Labor government's commitment to restoring normal operations of the GP After Hours service at Toronto, it won't really fix the shortage ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1076 (Down 154 on previous day, 304 PCR + 772 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3605 (Down 36 on yesterday Covid update - Sunday 22nd May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1076 (Down 154 on previous day, 304 PCR + 772 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3605 (Down 36 on yesterday ... more
  • I managed to avoid most of the election coverage last night by joining the crowd at Teralba Amateur Sailing Club's annual presentation night. Teralba Amateur Sailing Club honours volunteers 22nd May 2022 I managed to avoid most of the election coverage last night by joining the crowd at Teralba Amateur Sailing Club's annual presentation night. ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: Thursday 247, Wednesday 295, Tuesday 387, Monday 293, Sunday 202, Saturday 268. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1230 Covid update - Saturday 21st May 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: Thursday 247, Wednesday 295, Tuesday 387, Monday 293, Sunday 202, Saturday 268. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1230 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1237 (Down on previous day, 588 PCR + 750 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3676 (Down on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 10,084 Covid update - Friday 20th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1237 (Down on previous day, 588 PCR + 750 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3676 (Down on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 10,084 ... more
  • Work on the $4.1m upgrade of the Macquarie Rd/Munibung Rd/Myall Rd intersection at Cardiff will start on Sunday. Most of the work will be done during the nights from Work to start on Cardiff intersection upgrade 20th May 2022 Work on the $4.1m upgrade of the Macquarie Rd/Munibung Rd/Myall Rd intersection at Cardiff will start on Sunday. Most of the work will be done during the nights from ... more
  • Today I joined with some wonderful organisations as they launched their own important initiatives. Cycling Without Age and Novacare Community Services have expanded their service into Lake Macquarie. Bikes for seniors and new Hope at Toronto 19th May 2022 Today I joined with some wonderful organisations as they launched their own important initiatives. Cycling Without Age and Novacare Community Services have expanded their service into Lake Macquarie. ... more
  • Didn't think I'd end the week on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald hugging my great friend and independent colleague Alex Greenwich, but there we are! Alex's determination and tireless Historic day ends with a hug on the front page 19th May 2022 Didn't think I'd end the week on the front page of the Sydney Morning Herald hugging my great friend and independent colleague Alex Greenwich, but there we are! Alex's determination and tireless ... more
  • The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill for the terminally ill has passed the NSW Parliament. Today is not a victory for politicians, but a victory for people who deserve Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill passes final hurdle 19th May 2022 The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill for the terminally ill has passed the NSW Parliament. Today is not a victory for politicians, but a victory for people who deserve ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1763 (Up 369 on previous day, 642 PCR + 1121 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3841 (Down 32 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 12,297 Covid update - Wednesday 18th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1763 (Up 369 on previous day, 642 PCR + 1121 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3841 (Down 32 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 12,297 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1394 (Up 388 on previous day, 251 PCR + 1143 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3873 (Down 50 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8286 Covid update - Tuesday 17th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1394 (Up 388 on previous day, 251 PCR + 1143 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3873 (Down 50 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8286 ... more
  • Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership grants are now open. A total pool of $400,000 is again available to groups in the Lake Macquarie electorate. CBP grants are for small community infrastructure projects which Applications open for 2022 CBP grants 16th May 2022 Applications for this year's Community Building Partnership grants are now open. A total pool of $400,000 is again available to groups in the Lake Macquarie electorate. CBP grants are for small community infrastructure projects which ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1006 (Down 178 on previous day, 303 PCR + 703 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3923 (Down 11 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8286 Covid update - Monday 16th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1006 (Down 178 on previous day, 303 PCR + 703 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3923 (Down 11 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 8286 ... more
  • In some great news today, I had a call from Sports Minister Stuart Ayres to inform me that we’ve been able to secure $12.5m for the Trampoline Centre of Excellence $12.5m secured for trampoline and gymnastics centre 15th May 2022 In some great news today, I had a call from Sports Minister Stuart Ayres to inform me that we’ve been able to secure $12.5m for the Trampoline Centre of Excellence ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1184 (Down 265 on previous day, 432 PCR + 752 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3934 (Up 9 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: Covid update - Sunday 15th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1184 (Down 265 on previous day, 432 PCR + 752 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3934 (Up 9 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in past 24 hours: ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: Thursday 439, Wednesday 400, Tuesday 283, Monday 256, Sunday 260, Friday 350. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1413 Covid update - Saturday 14th May 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: Thursday 439, Wednesday 400, Tuesday 283, Monday 256, Sunday 260, Friday 350. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1413 ... more
  • Fire and Rescue stations at Wangi, Toronto, Teralba and Morisset are throwing the doors open today for the annual Open Day. A good opportunity to take the kids along, meet some of local firefighters Fire and Rescue stations open today 14th May 2022 Fire and Rescue stations at Wangi, Toronto, Teralba and Morisset are throwing the doors open today for the annual Open Day. A good opportunity to take the kids along, meet some of local firefighters ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1658 (Down 143 on previous day, 557 PCR + 1101 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3865 (Down 109 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in Covid update - Friday 13th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1658 (Down 143 on previous day, 557 PCR + 1101 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3865 (Down 109 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1801 (Up 92 on previous day, 702 PCR + 1099 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3974 (Down 9 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in Covid update - Thursday 12th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1801 (Up 92 on previous day, 702 PCR + 1099 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3974 (Down 9 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide in ... more
  • Yes, it’s a Federal election now under way and not a State one, but my office is still fielding a large number of inquiries about where people can vote, and in particular Update on early voting for federal election 12th May 2022 Yes, it’s a Federal election now under way and not a State one, but my office is still fielding a large number of inquiries about where people can vote, and in particular ... more
  • Breaking news: The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has passed the Legislative Council by 20 to 17. We now enter the amendment phase next week, but this is the first time such a bill has passed both Houses of the NSW Parliament. VAD bill passes the upper house 12th May 2022 Breaking news: The Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill has passed the Legislative Council by 20 to 17. We now enter the amendment phase next week, but this is the first time such a bill has passed both Houses of the NSW Parliament. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1709 (Up 381 on previous day, 532 PCR + 1117 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3983 (Down 106 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: Covid update - Wednesday 11th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1709 (Up 381 on previous day, 532 PCR + 1117 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 3983 (Down 106 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: ... more
  • It's quite likely that the upper house will vote on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill later tonight. We already know that a majority of Members have spoken in favour Voluntary Assisted Dying: vote tonight 11th May 2022 It's quite likely that the upper house will vote on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill later tonight. We already know that a majority of Members have spoken in favour ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1328 (Up 330 on previous day, 259 PCR + 1119 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4089 (Down 228 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 10,321 Covid update - Tuesday 10th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1328 (Up 330 on previous day, 259 PCR + 1119 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4089 (Down 228 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 10,321 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1048 (Down 166 on previous day, 341 PCR + 707 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4317 (Down 28 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7793 Covid update - Monday 9th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1048 (Down 166 on previous day, 341 PCR + 707 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4317 (Down 28 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide: 7793 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1214 (Down 391 on previous day, 436 PCR + 778 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4345 (Down 54 on yesterday
Covid update - Sunday 8th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1214 (Down 391 on previous day, 436 PCR + 778 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4345 (Down 54 on yesterday ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: 350 on Friday, 580 on Thursday, 328 on Wednesday, 279 on Tuesday, 222 on Monday, 212 on Sunday and 398 last Saturday. New cases in Hunter-New England Covid update - Saturday 7th May 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past week: 350 on Friday, 580 on Thursday, 328 on Wednesday, 279 on Tuesday, 222 on Monday, 212 on Sunday and 398 last Saturday. New cases in Hunter-New England ... more
  • My office has had a lot of calls and emails about the FEDERAL election on May 21. Pre-polling opens on Monday which means you can vote Federal election: pre-poll opens Monday 7th May 2022 My office has had a lot of calls and emails about the FEDERAL election on May 21. Pre-polling opens on Monday which means you can vote ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2597 (Down 992 on previous day's figure, 621 PCR + 984 RAT). This remains the highest of any health district in NSW. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4488 Covid update - Friday 6th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2597 (Down 992 on previous day's figure, 621 PCR + 984 RAT). This remains the highest of any health district in NSW. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4488 ... more
  • Please be aware that the large jump in local and statewide case numbers today is due to a technical issue identified by NSW Health. Included in today's statewide figures are 10,844 positive RAT results which were previously unreported between Covid update - Thursday 5th May 2022 Please be aware that the large jump in local and statewide case numbers today is due to a technical issue identified by NSW Health. Included in today's statewide figures are 10,844 positive RAT results which were previously unreported between ... more
  • Can you believe that when the Government works out nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios, baby numbers aren't actually included? That's just one of the Our nurses and midwives deserve better 5th May 2022 Can you believe that when the Government works out nurse-to-patient and midwife-to-patient ratios, baby numbers aren't actually included? That's just one of the ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1601 (Up 360 on previous day's figure, 628 PCR + 973 RAT). This is the highest of any health district in NSW. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4677 Covid update - Wednesday 4th May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1601 (Up 360 on previous day's figure, 628 PCR + 973 RAT). This is the highest of any health district in NSW. Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4677 ... more
  • It's always a pleasure to join this crew which has now raised more than half a million dollars for Cancer Council NSW and Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie Sailing regatta nets $35,000 for local charities 4th May 2022 It's always a pleasure to join this crew which has now raised more than half a million dollars for Cancer Council NSW and Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1241 (Up 296 on previous day's figure, 525 PCR + 759 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4831 (Down 342 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide Covid update - Tuesday 3rd May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1241 (Up 296 on previous day's figure, 525 PCR + 759 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 4831 (Down 342 on yesterday's figure). New cases statewide ... more
  • I'm finally out of home isolation (much to the delight of Lyn). Feeling a whole lot better and back on the job properly today. Just wanted to send a quick thanks to everyone who posted messages. They were greatly appreciated. Today's Covid update Covid update - Monday 2nd May 2022 I'm finally out of home isolation (much to the delight of Lyn). Feeling a whole lot better and back on the job properly today. Just wanted to send a quick thanks to everyone who posted messages. They were greatly appreciated. Today's Covid update ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1170 (Down 488 on previous day's figure, 590 PCR + 588 RAT). New cases in Lake Macquarie on Friday: 398 (Saturday's figure not yet available Covid update - Sunday 1st May 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1170 (Down 488 on previous day's figure, 590 PCR + 588 RAT). New cases in Lake Macquarie on Friday: 398 (Saturday's figure not yet available ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1658 (Up 49 on previous day's figure, 834 PCR + 824 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5208 (Unchanged). Covid update - Saturday 30th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1658 (Up 49 on previous day's figure, 834 PCR + 824 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5208 (Unchanged). ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1609 (Down 307 on previous day's figure, 695 PCR + 914 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5208 (Down 41 on the previous day). Covid update - Friday 29th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1609 (Down 307 on previous day's figure, 695 PCR + 914 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5208 (Down 41 on the previous day). ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1916 (Up 342 on previous day's figure, 816 PCR + 1100 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5249 (Down 36 on the previous day). Covid update - Thursday 28th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1916 (Up 342 on previous day's figure, 816 PCR + 1100 RAT). Cases in Lake Macquarie over the past four weeks: 5249 (Down 36 on the previous day). ... more
  • Just a reminder that from today, Hunter Health and NSW Health are reducing the amount of localised data they provide in their daily updates. Unfortunately I no longer get daily figures for hospitalisations and deaths in the local health district (only the Covid update - Wednesday 27th April 2022 Just a reminder that from today, Hunter Health and NSW Health are reducing the amount of localised data they provide in their daily updates. Unfortunately I no longer get daily figures for hospitalisations and deaths in the local health district (only the ... more
  • An honourable mention to one of our favourite locals John Paul Young this morning who was yesterday made an Honorary Life Member of Toronto Men's Shed.
John does a huge amount for the local community without a lot of fuss and is JPY honoured for Men's Shed community work 27th April 2022 An honourable mention to one of our favourite locals John Paul Young this morning who was yesterday made an Honorary Life Member of Toronto Men's Shed. John does a huge amount for the local community without a lot of fuss and is ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1002 (Up 304 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 324 PCR + 982 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 80 Covid update - Tuesday 26th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1002 (Up 304 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 324 PCR + 982 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 80 ... more
  • Just a heads-up for local dog owners who may have missed this story in the Newcastle Herald. A rare and potentially fatal disease affecting dogs has been detected at Speers Point Warning for Lake Macquarie dog owners 26th April 2022 Just a heads-up for local dog owners who may have missed this story in the Newcastle Herald. A rare and potentially fatal disease affecting dogs has been detected at Speers Point ... more
  • I’m very disappointed to be missing the Anzac Day services today as I tested positive to Covid-19 yesterday and I’m now isolating. My staff Big crowds turn out for Anzac Day services 25th April 2022 I’m very disappointed to be missing the Anzac Day services today as I tested positive to Covid-19 yesterday and I’m now isolating. My staff ... more
  • Well, it had to happen sooner or later, but I finally get to add my own case to the daily Covid numbers. Tested positive yesterday, isolating at home, not feeling too bad at the moment but very disappointed to be Covid update - Monday 25th April 2022 Well, it had to happen sooner or later, but I finally get to add my own case to the daily Covid numbers. Tested positive yesterday, isolating at home, not feeling too bad at the moment but very disappointed to be ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1388 (Down 227 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 484 PCR + 904 RAT). Lives lost in the Hunter Covid update - Sunday 24th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1388 (Down 227 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 484 PCR + 904 RAT). Lives lost in the Hunter ... more
  • Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 5 (a man in his 80s and a man in his 60s from Lake Macquarie LGA, and a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s from Mid Coast Covid update - Saturday 23rd April 2022 Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 5 (a man in his 80s and a man in his 60s from Lake Macquarie LGA, and a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 70s and a man in his 80s from Mid Coast ... more
  • The RAAF will conduct a flying display above several local services on Anzac Day, involving F-35A Lightning II aircraft. Those displays can be seen above: Doyalson, 9.05am; Dora Creek, 9.40am; Wangi Wangi, 9.40am; Belmont, Anzac Day services in Lake Macquarie 22nd April 2022 The RAAF will conduct a flying display above several local services on Anzac Day, involving F-35A Lightning II aircraft. Those displays can be seen above: Doyalson, 9.05am; Dora Creek, 9.40am; Wangi Wangi, 9.40am; Belmont, ... more
  • Just a reminder that the 'close contact' rules change from 6pm today. From that time, household or close contacts of someone with Covid-19 will NOT have to isolate at home for seven days. However, they must have a rapid test (RAT) each day if Covid update - Friday 22nd April 2022 Just a reminder that the 'close contact' rules change from 6pm today. From that time, household or close contacts of someone with Covid-19 will NOT have to isolate at home for seven days. However, they must have a rapid test (RAT) each day if ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2417 (Up 348 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 889 PCR + 1528 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 91 Covid update - Thursday 21st April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2417 (Up 348 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW. 889 PCR + 1528 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 91 ... more
  • The Government has today announced changes to Covid isolation rules. From 6pm this Friday, household or close contacts will NOT have to isolate at home for seven days. They will, however, have to have a rapid test (RAT) each day if coming into Covid update - Wednesday 20th April 2022 The Government has today announced changes to Covid isolation rules. From 6pm this Friday, household or close contacts will NOT have to isolate at home for seven days. They will, however, have to have a rapid test (RAT) each day if coming into ... more
  • My annual Anzac Day booklet is being delivered to all homes in my electorate from today. This year's booklet has some amazing stories of heroism and bravery and also acknowledges a number of milestone anniversaries, including the 80th anniversary of 2022 Anzac Day booklet now available 19th April 2022 My annual Anzac Day booklet is being delivered to all homes in my electorate from today. This year's booklet has some amazing stories of heroism and bravery and also acknowledges a number of milestone anniversaries, including the 80th anniversary of ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1449 (Down 78 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 318 PCR + 1131 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 82 Covid update - Tuesday 19th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1449 (Down 78 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 318 PCR + 1131 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 82 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1527 (Up 198 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 435 PCR + 1092 RAT). Covid patients in Hunter hospitals: Covid update - Monday 18th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1527 (Up 198 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 435 PCR + 1092 RAT). Covid patients in Hunter hospitals: ... more
  • Please keep in mind that some of today's figures are a little skewed because of the public holidays. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1329 (Down 719 on previous day's Covid update - Sunday 17th April 2022 Please keep in mind that some of today's figures are a little skewed because of the public holidays. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1329 (Down 719 on previous day's ... more
  • Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. A perfect day outside to spend some time with friends and family! And maybe a little Happy Easter everyone! 17th April 2022 Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. A perfect day outside to spend some time with friends and family! And maybe a little ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2048 (Down 48 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 866 PCR + 1182 RAT). Covid update - Saturday 16th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2048 (Down 48 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 866 PCR + 1182 RAT). ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2096 (Down 436 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 711 PCR + 1385 RAT). Covid patients currently Covid update - Friday 15th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2096 (Down 436 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 711 PCR + 1385 RAT). Covid patients currently ... more
  • Another big win for us today. I’m at Morisset this morning with Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and State Regional Roads Minister Sam Farraway to announce State and $76m for Mandalong Rd upgrade 14th April 2022 Another big win for us today. I’m at Morisset this morning with Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce and State Regional Roads Minister Sam Farraway to announce State and ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2532 (Down 236 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 955 PCR + 1577 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 86 Covid update - Thursday 14th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2532 (Down 236 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 955 PCR + 1577 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 86 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2768 (Up 700 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW, 1074 PCR + 1694 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Region hospitals: 84 Covid update - Wednesday 13th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2768 (Up 700 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW, 1074 PCR + 1694 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Region hospitals: 84 ... more