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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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Dialogue Doings

The Upper Hunter Mining Dialogue has postponed its Community Forum to 2022 due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. The Community Forum is a valuable event in

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Above and Beyond

Across the Hunter, mining companies have put in place a ton of initiatives during the pandemic, such as mine site vaccination hubs, rapid antigen testing

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Go Goannas!

The Cessnock Goannas have been fierce competitors in the Denton Engineering Cup 2021 season sitting in 2nd place heading into the last round, until Covid

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They Who Share Their Stories

Earlier this year at the International Women’s Day #choosetochallenge Luncheon, The Bloomfield Group’s Renata Roberts was given the opportunity to share her personal story and

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Charity Challenge

AGL’s Maintenance teams at Liddell and Bayswater have set themselves a challenge to raise $20,000 for charities this financial year. With the first month already

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CPR Combats Cancer

CPR Plant Repairs & Maintenance have gone above and beyond in looking after their employees by providing the entire workforce with ongoing bowel cancer testing

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Supporting Sport

Junior Sports clubs and organisations across regional NSW are set to benefit from almost $85,000 in collective funding thanks to Glencore’s Junior Sports Development Program

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Top 40

Beloved Singletonian Bernie Wood turned 40 recently. Well, his beloved business Singleton Earthmoving did and around 80 of his closest friends and business associates came

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Helping Hunter Families

Delicious hot meals were cooked up and served free of charge to Hunter Valley families and individuals in need this month, thanks to Malabar Resources

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Go Pink!

Around 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2020, and we can all make a difference by going Pink this June. It’s been

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Coping With COVID-19

Australians have copped a lot during 2020 including the pandemic we are currently facing, which is why it’s important to remember we are stronger together.

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Play Ball!

Sienna Burgess has hit a home run, being selected in the 2020 NSW All School Girls’ Softball Team set for May 16 in Perth.  In year

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The Golden Holden

The automotive brand Australians have grown to know and love has announced they will be discontinuing sales in Australia and New Zealand. Goodbye Holden! General

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Ambitious AFL Star

Sophie Clancy is a proficient sportswoman with a love for AFL and is already kicking goal after goal in her young career. Singleton High School’s

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Think Pink

Bengalla Mining Company recently celebrated the receipt of a Pink painted CAT D11T in recognition and partnership with the McGrath Foundation for Breast Care Awareness. 

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Blue is Better

Komatsu and Cummins have joined forces to supply blue painted engine modules to Komatsu 830E haul trucks to Bengalla Mine in support of Beyond Blue.

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Get Connected

The Lower Hunter Community Connect Day is back on Thursday May 7, 2020 and will again provide a one-stop-shop for people from the area to connect

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Excellent Expo

The 2020 Emergency Services Expo is back again on March 28 and will showcase the Hunter’s amazing emergency services. Singleton Council is joining forces with

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Rewarding Ride

The Annual Mailrun Charity Bike Ride, proudly sponsored by Quarry Mining, is back for another year to raise money for Singleton Family Support.  Join with

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Muswellbrook Gets Healthy

The Muswellbrook CREATE Change Coalition has introduced the Healthy & Well initiative with goals of increasing wellbeing in the Muswellbrook Shire. Local health, social and community

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Better Together

Richard Gillham is a 5thgeneration local farmer, member of the Boggabri Lions Club and the current Rural Fire Service Captain of the Nandewar Fire Brigade.

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Brekkie Business

Gunnedah Business owners are finding inspiration and energy from each other. The Gunnedah Business Brekkie initiative has only been running for a few months yet

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Need for Speed

Ready, set, go! It’s just about time to hit the accelerator for Gunnedah’s fastest festival – the Weeks of Speed. Not for the faint hearted

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The Littlest Battler

Christopher Potter spent four of his first five months in hospital.  He was born in December 2018 with rare condition called tracheoesophageal fistula (TOF). This

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Back to Singleton 2020

Singleton reflects on historical, industrial and cultural contribution in bicentennial commemorations. It’s 200 years since the European exploration of the area we now know as

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Lunch with Latham

At the tail end of 2019, Mark Latham was asked to come to the Hunter by Federal One Nation Candidate Stuart Bonds to deliver an

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Rising Star

Racing is in the blood of 12-year-old Kobi Wright, starting his rookie season in the Junior Formula 500 class. Passionate youngster Kobi Wright has been around

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Upcoming Aussie Champ

Muswellbrook local and cricket young gun Harry Scowen has smashed goal after goal on the cricket field as he strives to one day play for

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Pretty in Pink

Alfabs Group have aligned with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, donating $10,000 from the hire of RIZZO. The Alfabs Group Mining Division have just received

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Making Waves

Ellie Lambkin is a 16-year-old surfing young gun, passionate sportswoman and sun, surf and sand lover and she’s making waves in the world of surfing.

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Tennis Stars Stop by Gunnedah

Australian tennis champs Casey Dellacqua and Jaslyn Hewitt made their way to Gunnedah to share their expertise with young local players. Gunnedah’s upcoming tennis stars

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Superbike Star

Born and bred in Nulkaba, NSW Matt Walters has been racing motorbikes since he was 5 and now races the 2019 Australian Superbike series. At

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Donation for the Heart

Singleton Rugby Union Club players, spectators and officials can participate with peace of mind thanks to a donation from Yancoal Australia’s Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW)

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A Lasting Legacy

On September 10, we said farewell to local historian Brian John Andrews OAM. Although his time has passed, his legacy will long live on. I

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Magic Muscats

Northwest Mining sponsored the Muswellbrook Muscats to help them take home the 2019 East Coast Masters win in style.  The Muswellbrook Muscats are the men’s

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The Warr on Mining

After over 20 years working in the mining industry, Glenn Warr is now sharing his story through the art of cartooning with this new book

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Fire Fighting Miners

Fire and Rescue NSW has gained 5 hardworking miners over the years at their station in Gunnedah. When it comes to helping out the community, the

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It’s a Knockout!

Over 400 local coal miners will be lacing up their boots for the highly anticipated A Plus Contracting Hunter Valley Mining Charity League Knockout Competition

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Remarkable Racer

At just 22 years of age Caitlin Wood is the first Australian woman to compete on the European racing stage. From 7-years-old Caitlin loved getting

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Lamb in London League

From humble beginnings playing for West Maitland Reddogs to playing top level Rugby League for the London Broncos, Maitland’s Brock Lamb continues to climb the

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Super Sprinter

Braith White from Jerry’s Plains, NSW is just 11-years-old and is already making a name for himself in the sprinting arena. Currently the Australian champion

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Pig Party

The Denman Pig Races are back on Saturday October 12 and it’s going to be a porker! This unique event is a highlight on swine

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Drive For Life

The Salvation Army Oasis Youth Network is urgently seeking volunteer driving mentors for the Drive For Life Program in Singleton.  This worthy program helps financially

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International Opportunity

Last year Emeco employed two talented Heavy Vehicle Mechanics, Gideon Akabutu and Kennedy Akalilwa, from Africa and brought them to Australia.  In 2017, Emeco engaged the

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Top Breed

Martin Mythen might be a miner by day, but he’s a horse breeder at heart. Marty works at Glencore’s Glendell operation as a water cart

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Chilli Champions

A couple of our mining industry fellas have banded together to create an epic and delicious side chilli sauce business. If you’re a fan of

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Highway Hell Death Zone

The stretch of New England Highway between the Golden Highway and Singleton is best described as a death zone and daily traffic nightmare. It’s beyond

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Shooting Stars

The Stars of the Hunter Dance for Cancer was a resounding success raising an incredible $108,092 for the Cancer Council. On June 29, hundreds gathered

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Mural Memorial

Kirsty Harrison (Spiteri) has found a memorable way to pay tribute to her family’s long history in coal mining. Kirsty would be the first to

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Brooke and the Bears of Hope

Bloomfield’s Brooke Williams and her family have turned their loss into hope for families around Australia.  Brooke Williams and her partner Shawn have proudly supported

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