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Next Gen Engineers

The University of Newcastle’s award-winning annual Science and Engineering Challenge was back again for three exciting days in Muswellbrook on April 27, 28 and 29.

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Meet the Candidates

The upcoming Federal election on May 21 is an important election not just for Australia, but also for the coal mining industry. We’ve asked the

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Time for Tea

The sound of kettles boiling is set to ring across NSW on Thursday 19 May for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea in support of Cancer Council.

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Boost for Community Groups

Ashton Coal is investing around $48,000 into community groups across the Upper Hunter Valley region through Yancoal’s 2022 Community Support Program. This funding will be

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HVO Support Local Ambos

Hunter Valley Operations (HVO) have generously donated 15 pulse oximeters to St John Ambulance, Singleton Division. Pulse oximeters are a vital piece of medical equipment

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Learn from the Lawman

Stuart Barnett is our mining industry’s leading personal injury lawyer. This month he has some important advice about Accident Pay under the Black Coal Award.

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Promising Partnership

Singleton Junior Rugby League are participating in Group 21’s first ever Women’s 9s competition hosting the final round at home on Saturday April 9, coinciding

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Generous Glencore

Glencore are generously donating an incredible $2 million towards The Salvation Army’s 2022 Flood Appeal, which is aiming to raise $70 million to support the

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Rugby Reunion

The mighty Gunnedah Bulldogs first grade team of 1998 won the club its first premiership in 13 years that year, forging friendships that have stood

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A New Chapter

Recently I discovered up and coming author Ned Stephenson. After checking out his first couple of books, I know it’s only a matter of time

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Narrabri Shire Council

Sporting Wall of Fame Nominations Now Open Nominations are now open for the Narrabri Shire Sporting Wall of Fame, recognising the Shire’s greatest sporting representatives.

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The DMI Difference

David Isbester kicked off his business from humble beginnings in 1986 at just 25 years of age and today, over 36 years later, DMI Engineering

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Charity Ride Returns

Registrations for the annual Quarry Mining Mailrun Charity bike ride are now open for 2022 with the ride set for Sunday April 10. The first

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Breaking the Mould

Erin Lee was the winner of the 2021 NSW Exceptional Woman in Mining award and throughout her remarkable career has been breaking new ground for

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Breaking the Stigma

Meg Southcombe was recently named Muswellbrook Young Citizen of the Year for her community work and for raising awareness on mental health by bravely sharing

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Backing Locals

BHP’s Local Buying Program is all about providing opportunities for local businesses and supporting local communities. Established in 2012, the purpose of the Local Buying

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Supporting Wellbeing

Bengalla has once again thrown its support behind the wellbeing of its workforce and the wider community, unveiling a mine truck emblazoned with the Where

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Protecting Their People

Glencore’s Mangoola CHPP marked off another year of operating without having a single Lost Time Injury (LTI) on January 24, 2022, taking their team to

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Ridin 4 Mates

On a recent Sunday at Bulga Tavern, I met up with an amazing group of people, all gearing up to be a part of a

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Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue congratulates councillors elected to local councils in the December local government elections – including almost a dozen new faces. Local

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Cash for Community

The first round of funding from the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) has been approved, with 13 community groups sharing in $526,333. In partnership with

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Learn from the Lawman

Stuart Barnett is our mining industry’s leading personal injury lawyer. This month he has some important advice in relation to a Coal Miners entitlement to

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Stay Safe in the Sun

Safe Work Australia have published new guidelines on managing the risks of solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR). While the sun is the main source of UVR,

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Age Matters

Since the beginning of human history, ageing has been inevitable. However, what if it were possible to stay younger for longer and prevent the disease

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From Miner to Mayor

This month I enjoyed a nice lunch at the Royal Hotel Muswellbrook with newly appointed Muswellbrook Mayor Steve Reynolds, to find out how he went

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A Merry Start to 2022

Malabar Resources ended 2021 together with the communities of the Upper Hunter, helping local families, organisations and the elderly celebrate Christmas with cheer. The local

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Message in a Bucket

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Bengalla Apprentices were unable to complete a project out in the community in 2021 so instead they completed an inspiring

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Walking to the Rescue

Liam Jackson, from Bulga Surface Operation, has completed a charity walk, raising a much needed $8,150 for Destiny Rescue. The charity is an Australian Organisation

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Community Forum

With a close eye being kept on the local Covid situation, the Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue is continuing to plan its Community Forum. Although scheduled

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Learn from the Lawman

Stuart Barnett is our mining industry’s leading personal injury lawyer. This month he has some important advice as to whether you can claim workers compensation

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Awarding Women

The 2022 NSW Women in Mining Awards are open for entries and are calling for women in the mining industry to register and share their

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Power Up

The NSW Government has approved an application from Snowy Hydro to build a new 660 mega-watt gas-fired power station in Kurri Kurri. A spokesperson for

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Learn and Lead

The 2022 WIMnet NSW Mentoring Program is now accepting applications from interested mentors and mentees. The Women in Mining Network (WIMnet) NSW aims to support,

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Empowering the Community

Whitehaven is taking a new approach to community investment, providing the local community with greater transparency and even more input into how Whitehaven’s discretionary sponsorships

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Facing Floods

Heavy rainfall over the past few weeks has seen extensive flooding in the North West region. We had a chat with the region’s locals to

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Leaders in the Limelight

The 2021 New England North West Business Award winners were announced on October 29 with a number of the regions mining industry leaders and businesses

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Gunnedah Shire Council

New Year Starts on the Strength of Meeting the Challenges Gunnedah Shire is heading into 2022 following two years of incredible challenge. On top of

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Narrabri Shire Council

Community Satisfaction Survey Results Released Narrabri Shire Council’s 2021 Community Satisfaction Survey has revealed that 91% of the community is supportive of Council’s vision for

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Bis Covers all Bases

The Bis Underground Tomago team have raised $4,461 for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service after walking a whopping 1,736km during October 2021 as part of

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A Time for Giving

CH4 Drilling have gone above and beyond donating over 450 toys and presents to Allambi Care, to be gifted this Christmas to children who have

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Leaders Take a Leap

For the second year in a row Hughesy from A Plus Contracting & Poly Welding has taken top spot on the fundraising leaderboard raising a

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Learn from the Lawman

Stuart Barnett is our mining industry’s leading personal injury lawyer. This month he has some important advice about accessing your Superannuation after Total and Permanent

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A Time for Giving

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue is helping spread Christmas cheer in local schools. Offered in conjunction with the Hunter River Times newspaper, the Dialogue Christmas

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Museum for Muswellbrook

Bengalla Mining Company has generously made available land in Muswellbrook for a proposed Upper Hunter Regional Museum, which will showcase the diversity and rich heritage

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Revolutionising Safety

New ground-breaking predictive biometric technology is set to transform the way people and companies work through real-time health management, saving lives and increasing productivity by

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Face Your Fear

Feeling some degree of anxiety when anticipating a painful experience or faced with potential danger is normal, but if you have developed an extreme fear

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Desmond’s NRLW Debut

Singleton local and Hunter Valley miner, Phoebe Desmond has claimed her spot in the inaugural Newcastle Knights NRLW team. Mining and footy have run in

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Vax Made Easy

CS Health is partnering with Pharmacy Guild of Australia to deliver fast, efficient and safe vaccinations against COVID-19 for workers across our coal mining industry.

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In A Dizzy?

While feeling dizzy is quite common and normally nothing to worry about, frequent dizziness may be an indication of a more serious health issue. Dizziness

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Xmas Picnic

A Picnic at Singleton Showground is the new look for Samaritans Christmas Lunch in Singleton. Thanks to Northern Agricultural Association, the plans are well underway

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Score for Singleton PCYC

Basketballers at Singleton PCYC are excited to see their hoops scores in bright lights on the new electronic scoreboard thanks to a $1,500 donation from

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Driving Diversity

Join the team and help drive diversity and inclusion across the Hunter as part of the Women in Mining Network NSW Hunter Valley Subcommittee. Women

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Learn from the Lawman

Stuart Barnett is our mining industry’s leading personal injury lawyer. This month he has some important advice about the cancellation of Certificates of Title. Last

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Safety Awards Return

After a thrice postponed 2020 award ceremony, the Hunter Safety Awards are back to normal for their 2022 awards, with major sponsor AGL continuing their

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R U OK?

This month we celebrated R U OK? Day, a national day dedicated to start a conversation, inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people

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Base to Base

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service supporters across Northern NSW are being encouraged to lace up their shoes this October in a virtual fundraiser that will take

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Deserving Donation

Like many organisations, the Denman Rotary Club’s ability to raise funds has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. Fortunately, the team at Mangoola Open Cut was

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Proud in Purple

Mt Arthur Coal supported this year’s national Wear It Purple Day on August 27. The Mt Arthur Coal site-based Inclusion and Diversity team sold specially

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Be a Hero

I’ve helped save the lives of over 50 people. No, I’m not a firefighter or a doctor. I just donate blood. Did you know that

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