Hawks Nest land owners address Great Lakes Cr Len Roberts

A heated discussion broke out among frustrated North Hawks Nest land owners at the most recent Hawks Nest Tea Gardens Progress Association meeting. As it stands the Great Lakes Council and NSW government have an agreement that development can go ahead on the eastern side of North Hawks Nest if the western

Author Helen Brown will be at Tea Gardens Library

International best-selling author, Helen Brown, will be making a guest appearance at Tea Gardens Library this March. The visit was planned after the author posted on her Facebook fan page asking where her readers lived. Tea Gardens local, Stephanie Perrott, wrote “fictitiously” that she lived in Tea Gardens but she supposed the

Hawks Nest may have Rickshaw Taxi Service

Rickshaw taxis could be coming to Hawks Nest with the Great Lakes Council allowing a development application to be put forward for the three wheeled bicycles to come to town. The applicant already has a Newcastle-based business but is wishing to extend services to council reserves in Hawks Nest. The commercial interest

Karuah Catchment Plan is finalised

A Management Plan has just been released by Great Lakes Council to guide future action and the health of the Karuah River Catchment. The Plan is a blueprint for maintaining and improving water quality and ecological health from the top of the catchment at Barrington Tops through to the Port Stephens

Michael Growth, Tea Gardens, caught more than he expected: Marlin

Michael Groth filed this report about his great fishing adventure: I was fishing with my partner, Cindy out around the 21 reef, east of Broughton Island hoping to catch snapper. We had caught a few other fish from the bottom but nothing special, we decided to put a lightly weighted whole yellowtail

Liberal state candidate Ken Jordan talks about newsagents and the lotteries issue

Ken Jordan Port Stephens State candidate

Liberal candidate for Port Stephens in the upcoming state election, Ken Jordan, said he was “absolutely gobsmacked” to learn of Labor’s support for newsagencies. It comes after Port Stephens Labor candidate, Kate Washington, met with newsagent owners to throw her support behind stopping big chain stores being able to sell lottery