Word on the Street

News Of The Area hit the pavements this week in the sweltering heat, water bottle in hand and sunscreen applied, to ask this pertinent question: What is your favourite thing about summer? Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE 1. “Air conditioned lunch catch ups with great friends!” – Chris Westcott & Jan Lewis (Medowie) 2.

What to do if a bushfire threatens your home

A wet winter and good spring growth means a higher-than-average bushfire threat this summer, with hot and dry conditions forecast for the coming months. Medowie Rural Fire Brigade Captain Andrew Collins said, "Now is the time residents should be inspecting and preparing their homes and properties.” Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE “Also think

Celebrating Cultural Diversity

The cleverly created ‘Lamb ads’ that are released every year close to Australia Day always manage to share a poignant, thought-provoking message. They are filled with familiar faces from Australian Film and Television, and encourage us to think outside the box as we celebrate the day our nation marks as Australia

Port Stephens Council Seeks input for Disability Inclusion Plan

Port Stephens Council is seeking community input in the process of developing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). The Disability Inclusion Action Plan will aim to help guide Port Stephens Council to improve access and inclusion for people with a disability. Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Council's Strategic Planning Coordinator Jeff Bretag said