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  • 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
  • The State Govt will contribute $2.5m towards bringing the World Championship Air Race to Lake Macquarie this November in what will be one of our biggest tourist Lake Macquarie to host World Championship Air Race 13th April 2022 The State Govt will contribute $2.5m towards bringing the World Championship Air Race to Lake Macquarie this November in what will be one of our biggest tourist ... 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 12th 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
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2068 (Up 236 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW, 452 PCR + 1616 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 90 Covid update - Tuesday 12th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2068 (Up 236 on previous day's figure and still the highest of any health district in NSW, 452 PCR + 1616 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 90 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1832 (down 408 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 582 PCR + 1250 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 74 Covid update - Monday 11th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 1832 (down 408 on previous day's figure but still the highest of any health district in NSW, 582 PCR + 1250 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 74 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2516 (down 276 on previous day's figure, 909 PCR + 1331 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 72 Covid update - Sunday 10th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2516 (down 276 on previous day's figure, 909 PCR + 1331 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 72 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2516 (down 602 on previous day's figure, 917 PCR + 1609 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 68 Covid update - Saturday 9th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2516 (down 602 on previous day's figure, 917 PCR + 1609 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 68 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3128 (up 6 on previous day's figure, 1255 PCR + 1873 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the sixth consecutive day.
Covid update - Friday 8th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3128 (up 6 on previous day's figure, 1255 PCR + 1873 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the sixth consecutive day. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3122 (down 603 on previous day's figure, 1053 PCR + 2069 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the fifth day running. Covid update - Thursday 7th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3122 (down 603 on previous day's figure, 1053 PCR + 2069 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the fifth day running. ... more
  • Local seniors who have a Seniors Card or Seniors Saver Card can now access a digital version of their card on the Service NSW app. Please don't worry if you don't have a smartphone or app as everyone will still get their actual cards as usual. Digital version of Seniors Card now available 7th April 2022 Local seniors who have a Seniors Card or Seniors Saver Card can now access a digital version of their card on the Service NSW app. Please don't worry if you don't have a smartphone or app as everyone will still get their actual cards as usual. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3725 (up 1181 on previous day's figure, 1355 PCR + 2370 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the fourth day running. Covid update - Wednesday 6th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3725 (up 1181 on previous day's figure, 1355 PCR + 2370 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the fourth day running. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2544 (up 386 on previous day's figure, 434 PCR + 2110 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the third day running. Covid update - Tuesday 5th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2544 (up 386 on previous day's figure, 434 PCR + 2110 RAT). This is the highest number of infections for any Health district in NSW for the third day running. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2158 (down 180 on previous day's figure, 635 PCR + 1523 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 75 (Down 3 since yesterday). Covid update - Monday 4th April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2158 (down 180 on previous day's figure, 635 PCR + 1523 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 75 (Down 3 since yesterday). ... more
  • The Lake Macquarie LGA has today been included in the eligible council areas for the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The support may include: Disaster assistance now available to Lake Macquarie residents and businesses 4th April 2022 The Lake Macquarie LGA has today been included in the eligible council areas for the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA). The support may include: ... more
  • It was great to be able to host the Honourable Mark Coure MP in Lake Macquarie today. Mark is Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors of which Minister Coure visits Lake Macquarie 4th April 2022 It was great to be able to host the Honourable Mark Coure MP in Lake Macquarie today. Mark is Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors of which ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2338 (down 279 on previous day's figure, 870 PCR + 1518 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 78 (Up 7 since yesterday). Covid update - Sunday 3rd April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2338 (down 279 on previous day's figure, 870 PCR + 1518 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 78 (Up 7 since yesterday). ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2667 (down 636 on previous day's figure, 945 PCR + 1722 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 71 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid update - Saturday 2nd April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2667 (down 636 on previous day's figure, 945 PCR + 1722 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 71 (Up 4 since yesterday). ... more
  • Be like Cher. Turn back time an hour before going to bed tonight, but don't touch your smart phone as it'll do it for you! And apologies in advance, I have no idea how you change the clock on the oven either. Daylight saving ends tonight 2nd April 2022 Be like Cher. Turn back time an hour before going to bed tonight, but don't touch your smart phone as it'll do it for you! And apologies in advance, I have no idea how you change the clock on the oven either. ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3303 (up 584 on previous day's figure, 1118 PCR + 2185 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 67 (Down 6 since yesterday). Covid update - Friday 1st April 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3303 (up 584 on previous day's figure, 1118 PCR + 2185 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 67 (Down 6 since yesterday). ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2719 (down 465 on previous day's figure, 812 PCR + 1907 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 73 (Up 10 since yesterday). Covid patients Covid update - Thursday 31st March 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2719 (down 465 on previous day's figure, 812 PCR + 1907 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 73 (Up 10 since yesterday). Covid patients ... more
  • I was proud to introduce a set of landmark reforms to the Legislative Assembly today which are aimed at improving child protection laws for First Nations kids in NSW. The reforms primarily target the extraordinary number of First Nations Landmark reforms for First Nations children introduced 31st March 2022 I was proud to introduce a set of landmark reforms to the Legislative Assembly today which are aimed at improving child protection laws for First Nations kids in NSW. The reforms primarily target the extraordinary number of First Nations ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3184 (up 530 on previous day's figure, 1020 PCR + 2164 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 63 (Same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter Covid update - Wednesday 30th March 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 3184 (up 530 on previous day's figure, 1020 PCR + 2164 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 63 (Same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2654 (up 618 on previous day's figure, 508 PCR + 2146 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 63 (Up 6 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 29th March 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2654 (up 618 on previous day's figure, 508 PCR + 2146 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 63 (Up 6 since yesterday). ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2036 (up 35 on previous day's figure, 743 PCR + 1303 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 57 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid update - Monday 28th March 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2036 (up 35 on previous day's figure, 743 PCR + 1303 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 57 (Up 2 since yesterday). ... more
  • I know it's probably the last thing you want to hear, but we're about to get pretty wet again. The Bureau is predicting more than 100mm of rain in the local area More heavy rain on the way 28th March 2022 I know it's probably the last thing you want to hear, but we're about to get pretty wet again. The Bureau is predicting more than 100mm of rain in the local area ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2011 (down 231 on previous day's figure, 683 PCR + 1328 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 55 (Up 13 Covid update - Sunday 27th March 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2011 (down 231 on previous day's figure, 683 PCR + 1328 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 55 (Up 13 ... more
  • New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2242 (down 492 on previous day's figure, 592 PCR + 1650 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 42 Covid update - Saturday 26th March 2022 New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: 2242 (down 492 on previous day's figure, 592 PCR + 1650 RAT). Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 42 ... more
  • A couple of observations with today's update: despite our latest wave of infections, our hospitalisation, ICU and death numbers remain low. In fact they're among the best in the world and can undoubtedly be attributed to our high vaccination Covid update - Friday 25th March 2022 A couple of observations with today's update: despite our latest wave of infections, our hospitalisation, ICU and death numbers remain low. In fact they're among the best in the world and can undoubtedly be attributed to our high vaccination ... more
  • Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 2, including a 2-month-old infant and a man in his 80s from Mid Coast LGA. The infant passed away at John Hunter Hospital last December. The death was referred to the Coroner Covid update - Thursday 24th March 2022 Lives lost in the Hunter Health district over the past 24 hours: 2, including a 2-month-old infant and a man in his 80s from Mid Coast LGA. The infant passed away at John Hunter Hospital last December. The death was referred to the Coroner ... more
  • A pretty busy week in Parliament so far. Debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill finally began in the Upper House. Things are going well but I've been critical of Update on VAD Bill and Eraring closure 24th March 2022 A pretty busy week in Parliament so far. Debate on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill finally began in the Upper House. Things are going well but I've been critical of ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (Down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1162 (down 15 since yesterday). Covid update - Wednesday 23rd March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (Down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1162 (down 15 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 39 (Up 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1177 (up 14 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 22nd March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 39 (Up 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1177 (up 14 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1163 (up 39 since yesterday) Covid update - Monday 21st March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1163 (up 39 since yesterday) ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1124 (up 34 since yesterday). Covid update - Sunday 20th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1124 (up 34 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 27 (Down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1090 (up 30 since yesterday). Covid update - Saturday 19th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 27 (Down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1090 (up 30 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 28 (Down 12 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (Down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1060 Covid update - Friday 18th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 28 (Down 12 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (Down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1060 ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (Stable). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1036 (up 20 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW ICU: 34 Covid update - Thursday 17th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (Up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (Stable). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1036 (up 20 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW ICU: 34 ... more
  •  Regarding the huge spike in today's case numbers (both statewide and local), NSW Health has advised that due to a data processing issue, about 10,000 positive RATs registered on Sunday 13 March and Monday 14 March are being Covid update - Wednesday 16th March 2022 Regarding the huge spike in today's case numbers (both statewide and local), NSW Health has advised that due to a data processing issue, about 10,000 positive RATs registered on Sunday 13 March and Monday 14 March are being ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (Up 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (Up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1032 (up 27 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 15th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (Up 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (Up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1032 (up 27 since yesterday). ... more
  • Last December, the State Government promised that rooftop warning signs would be added to the fleet of mobile speed cameras by February this year. Clearly, this one parked at Toronto today Not so fast: speed camera warning signs get a slow rollout 15th March 2022 Last December, the State Government promised that rooftop warning signs would be added to the fleet of mobile speed cameras by February this year. Clearly, this one parked at Toronto today ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 26 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (Up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1005 (up 40 since yesterday). Covid update - Monday 14th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 26 (Up 4 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (Up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1005 (up 40 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 22. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 965. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 44 (20 requiring ventilation). New cases in Hunter-New England: Covid update - Sunday 13th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 22. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 965. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 44 (20 requiring ventilation). New cases in Hunter-New England: ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 21. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 966. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 40 (15 requiring ventilation). Covid update - Saturday 12th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 21. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 966. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 40 (15 requiring ventilation). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 25. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 998. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39 (15 requiring ventilation). New cases in Hunter-New England Covid update - Friday 11th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 25. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 998. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39 (15 requiring ventilation). New cases in Hunter-New England ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 991. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: Covid update - Thursday 10th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 0. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 991. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39. New cases in Hunter-New England Health district in past 24 hours: ... more
  • Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Morisset High School and presenting the inaugural Member for Lake Macquarie Deadly Scholarship to Year 11 student Jayden Butler. Jayden aspires to go to university and study medicine. Morisset High student rewarded with 'Deadly' scholarship 10th March 2022 Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Morisset High School and presenting the inaugural Member for Lake Macquarie Deadly Scholarship to Year 11 student Jayden Butler. Jayden aspires to go to university and study medicine. ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1038. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39. New cases in Hunter-New England health district: Covid update - Wednesday 9th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1038. Covid patients in NSW ICU: 39. New cases in Hunter-New England health district: ... more
  • It was my great pleasure to congratulate Kerrin Rumore this morning at the Woman of the Year Awards. Kerrin is Lake Macquarie's 2022 Local Woman of the Year. Not only has Kerrin volunteered in the local community for 35 years, she has been Kerrin Rumore is Lake Mac's Woman of the Year 9th March 2022 It was my great pleasure to congratulate Kerrin Rumore this morning at the Woman of the Year Awards. Kerrin is Lake Macquarie's 2022 Local Woman of the Year. Not only has Kerrin volunteered in the local community for 35 years, she has been ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 19. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: Covid update - Tuesday 8th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 19. Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4. Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 15 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1000 (down 35 since yesterday) Covid update - Friday 4th March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 15 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1000 (down 35 since yesterday) ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 18 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1035 (down 37 since yesterday). Covid update - Thursday 3rd March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 18 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1035 (down 37 since yesterday). ... more
  • We have a lot more rain heading our way today. The rain currently off the coast will be moving over our region in the coming hours. It was expected to cross the coast in Sydney, but it's decided that Lake Macquarie was a far more attractive destination. More rain on the way, minor flooding likely 3rd March 2022 We have a lot more rain heading our way today. The rain currently off the coast will be moving over our region in the coming hours. It was expected to cross the coast in Sydney, but it's decided that Lake Macquarie was a far more attractive destination. ... more
  • I know there's a lot going on at the moment but I wanted to give you a quick update on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. The Bill was introduced to the Upper House
New petition for Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 3rd March 2022 I know there's a lot going on at the moment but I wanted to give you a quick update on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill. The Bill was introduced to the Upper House ... more
  • My thanks to everyone who has contacted my office or social media with offers of assistance to people affected by the devastating floods to our north. Below are some links to registered charities who have set up targeted initiatives Appeal for flood victims 2nd March 2022 My thanks to everyone who has contacted my office or social media with offers of assistance to people affected by the devastating floods to our north. Below are some links to registered charities who have set up targeted initiatives ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24 (down 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1072 (down 26 since yesterday). Covid update - Wednesday 2nd March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24 (down 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1072 (down 26 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1098 (down 38 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 1st March 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 29 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1098 (down 38 since yesterday). ... more
  • This is Janelle Saffin - Member for Lismore working from her car and still taking calls from people stuck in their submerged homes. Janelle's office in Lismore remains completely submerged. She and some of her staff have lost homes under floodwater. Janelle's extraordinary escape, but she's still helping others 1st March 2022 This is Janelle Saffin - Member for Lismore working from her car and still taking calls from people stuck in their submerged homes. Janelle's office in Lismore remains completely submerged. She and some of her staff have lost homes under floodwater. ... more
  • The intense weather system which is devastating the Northern Rivers region is creating new weather threats that will impact the local area over the next two days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a weather warning for the Hunter coast, Severe weather warning issued for Lake Macquarie 1st March 2022 The intense weather system which is devastating the Northern Rivers region is creating new weather threats that will impact the local area over the next two days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a weather warning for the Hunter coast, ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24 (up 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1136 (down 10 since yesterday) Covid update - Monday 28th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 24 (up 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1136 (down 10 since yesterday) ... more
  • Unfortunately, the Hunter Region has recorded the highest rate of new infections in the State every day for a fortnight. Please remember to use some common sense when out and about. The good news is Covid update - Sunday 27th February 2022 Unfortunately, the Hunter Region has recorded the highest rate of new infections in the State every day for a fortnight. Please remember to use some common sense when out and about. The good news is ... more
  • MASK RULES IN SCHOOLS: Firstly, a quick reminder that mask rules in schools change from Monday. Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 20 (up 2 since yesterday) Covid update - Saturday 26th February 2022 MASK RULES IN SCHOOLS: Firstly, a quick reminder that mask rules in schools change from Monday. Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 20 (up 2 since yesterday) ... more
  • Service NSW at Toronto will be opening tomorrow (Saturday Feb 26) to assist people who have been unable to access the array of free Access your free vouchers on Super Saturday 25th February 2022 Service NSW at Toronto will be opening tomorrow (Saturday Feb 26) to assist people who have been unable to access the array of free ... more
  • MASK RULES CHANGE TODAY: From today, face masks are only mandatory in airports, hospitals, aged care and health facilities, indoor music festivals of more than 1000 people and on public transport and planes. They are also recommended Covid update - Friday 25th February 2022 MASK RULES CHANGE TODAY: From today, face masks are only mandatory in airports, hospitals, aged care and health facilities, indoor music festivals of more than 1000 people and on public transport and planes. They are also recommended ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 21 (down 11 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1211 (down 35 since yesterday). Covid patients in Covid update - Thursday 24th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 21 (down 11 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1211 (down 35 since yesterday). Covid patients in ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 32 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1246 (down 47 since yesterday) Covid update - Wednesday 23rd February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 32 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 1 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1246 (down 47 since yesterday) ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 35 (stable, same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (stable, same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1293 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 22nd February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 35 (stable, same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (stable, same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1293 (up 5 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 35 (up 2 on the previous day). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1288 (up 8 since yesterday). Covid update - Monday 21st February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 35 (up 2 on the previous day). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1288 (up 8 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (up 5 on the previous day). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1280 (down 17 Covid update - Sunday 20th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 33 (up 5 on the previous day). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1280 (down 17 ... more
  • Some substantial falls in today's numbers which is great news. Please remember that changes to the mask, QR code, density limit and dancing/singing rules have been brought forward. Some are already Covid update - Saturday 19th February 2022 Some substantial falls in today's numbers which is great news. Please remember that changes to the mask, QR code, density limit and dancing/singing rules have been brought forward. Some are already ... more
  • If you missed yesterday's post, changes to mask, QR code, density limits and dancing/singing rules have been brought forward. Some take effect today, with the remainder next Friday. I've got a summary of those rules Covid update - Friday 18th February 2022 If you missed yesterday's post, changes to mask, QR code, density limits and dancing/singing rules have been brought forward. Some take effect today, with the remainder next Friday. I've got a summary of those rules ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1447 (down 31 since yesterday) Covid update - Thursday 17th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 40 (same as yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1447 (down 31 since yesterday) ... more
  • The State Government has announced some changes to the rules around masks, QR codes etc. From tomorrow (Friday, 18 February) the following adjustments will be made: No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm Mask and QR code rules to change from tomorrow 17th February 2022 The State Government has announced some changes to the rules around masks, QR codes etc. From tomorrow (Friday, 18 February) the following adjustments will be made: No density limits (previously one person per 2sqm ... more
  • Origin Energy has told the Australian Stock Exchange this morning that it's seeking to close the coal-fired operations at Eraring up to seven years earlier than expected. Origin to close coal-fired operations at Eraring as early as 2025 17th February 2022 Origin Energy has told the Australian Stock Exchange this morning that it's seeking to close the coal-fired operations at Eraring up to seven years earlier than expected. ... more
  • On a positive note, hospitalisation and ICU numbers are generally pretty stable so our high vaccination rate is certainly doing its job and ensuring that most people avoid severe symptoms and illness, but there's been a significant rise in case Covid update - Wednesday 16th February 2022 On a positive note, hospitalisation and ICU numbers are generally pretty stable so our high vaccination rate is certainly doing its job and ensuring that most people avoid severe symptoms and illness, but there's been a significant rise in case ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1583 (down 66 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 15th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1583 (down 66 since yesterday). ... more
  • Back in Parliament today. First job, stand with our nurses and midwives in their demands for better pay, better staff-to-patient ratios and better conditions. Congrats to everyone who joined the massive turnout at today’s rally. Nurses rally at Parliament House 15th February 2022 Back in Parliament today. First job, stand with our nurses and midwives in their demands for better pay, better staff-to-patient ratios and better conditions. Congrats to everyone who joined the massive turnout at today’s rally. ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 36 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1649 (up 35 since yesterday) Covid update - Monday 14th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 36 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1649 (up 35 since yesterday) ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 38 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1614 (down 36 since Covid update - Sunday 13th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 38 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1614 (down 36 since ... more
  • New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past 24 hours: 131. Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). Covid update - Saturday 12th February 2022 New cases in Lake Macquarie over the past 24 hours: 131. Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (down 2 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (same as yesterday). ... more
  • The latest data is showing that the Hunter Region has recorded the highest rate of new cases in the State for the second consecutive day. Hospitalisation and ICU numbers are still stable or falling, and that is the main thing, but the data shows Covid update - Friday 11th February 2022 The latest data is showing that the Hunter Region has recorded the highest rate of new cases in the State for the second consecutive day. Hospitalisation and ICU numbers are still stable or falling, and that is the main thing, but the data shows ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1795 (down 111 since yesterday). Covid update - Thursday 10th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 41 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1795 (down 111 since yesterday). ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 47 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1906 (down 162 since yesterday). Covid update - Wednesday 9th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 47 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 4 (up 2 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 1906 (down 162 since yesterday). ... more
  • I totally support our nurses and health staff in the stand they are taking against the government over working conditions, and I extend that support to those working in aged care. It's true that our health system has been under extreme I stand with our front line nurses and health staff 9th February 2022 I totally support our nurses and health staff in the stand they are taking against the government over working conditions, and I extend that support to those working in aged care. It's true that our health system has been under extreme ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 50 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2068 (down 31 since yesterday). Covid update - Tuesday 8th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 50 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 2 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2068 (down 31 since yesterday). ... more
  • Parents who had school-aged kids in 2021 can now start receiving their 5 x $50 Parents NSW vouchers via their Service NSW app. That's $250 in total per household. The vouchers can be used at recreation, arts, entertainment and $250 in vouchers available to parents 7th February 2022 Parents who had school-aged kids in 2021 can now start receiving their 5 x $50 Parents NSW vouchers via their Service NSW app. That's $250 in total per household. The vouchers can be used at recreation, arts, entertainment and ... more
  • In good news today, the downward trend on all figures shows that we've definitely passed the peak of the Omicron wave. There are still question marks over the accuracy of daily case numbers, but significant falls in hospitalisation and ICU Covid update - Monday 7th February 2022 In good news today, the downward trend on all figures shows that we've definitely passed the peak of the Omicron wave. There are still question marks over the accuracy of daily case numbers, but significant falls in hospitalisation and ICU ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 53 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2321 (down 16 since Covid update - Sunday 6th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 53 (down 1 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2321 (down 16 since ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 54 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (up 1 since yesterday).Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2337 (down 157 Covid update - Saturday 5th February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 54 (down 3 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 5 (up 1 since yesterday).Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2337 (down 157 ... more
  • Following advice from ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation), NSW Health clinics have now made (Pfizer) booster vaccinations available for those aged 16-17 years. So everyone 16+ is now able to get a booster. Covid update - Friday 4th February 2022 Following advice from ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation), NSW Health clinics have now made (Pfizer) booster vaccinations available for those aged 16-17 years. So everyone 16+ is now able to get a booster. ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 53 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2578 (down 44 since yesterday). Covid patients Covid update - Thursday 3rd February 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 53 (down 6 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 3 (up 1 since yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2578 (down 44 since yesterday). Covid patients ... more
  • Most people who drive through Dora Creek would be aware that what is known as Muddy Lake has been overtaken by a waterweed. The weed is Salvinia, and its rapid Update on Salvinia infestation in Muddy Lake 3rd February 2022 Most people who drive through Dora Creek would be aware that what is known as Muddy Lake has been overtaken by a waterweed. The weed is Salvinia, and its rapid ... more
  • All of today's figures from NSW Health and HNE Health relate to the 20 hours to 4pm yesterday, not 8pm as is usually the case. From tomorrow onwards, the 24-hour reporting period will be from 4pm one day to 4pm the next. Covid update - Wednesday 2nd February 2022 All of today's figures from NSW Health and HNE Health relate to the 20 hours to 4pm yesterday, not 8pm as is usually the case. From tomorrow onwards, the 24-hour reporting period will be from 4pm one day to 4pm the next. ... more
  • In some good news, capacity in our hospitals is improving so the Government has today announced that from next Monday (February 7), non-urgent elective surgery requiring an overnight stay will return to 75 per cent capacity Covid update - Tuesday 1st February 2022 In some good news, capacity in our hospitals is improving so the Government has today announced that from next Monday (February 7), non-urgent elective surgery requiring an overnight stay will return to 75 per cent capacity ... more
  • A big shout-out to all the teachers and schools who have been busy preparing for the return of students this week. It's not going to be a perfect ride for everyone, but I know that our schools have done everything they can to provide a safe Covid update - Monday 31st January 2022 A big shout-out to all the teachers and schools who have been busy preparing for the return of students this week. It's not going to be a perfect ride for everyone, but I know that our schools have done everything they can to provide a safe ... more
  • Sad to report that NSW Health has recorded another 52 lives lost in the past 24 hours in NSW. This continues the unfortunate spike in deaths which was expected following the recent Omicron wave. This brings the Covid update - Sunday 30th January 2022 Sad to report that NSW Health has recorded another 52 lives lost in the past 24 hours in NSW. This continues the unfortunate spike in deaths which was expected following the recent Omicron wave. This brings the ... more
  • Sadly, NSW Health is reporting 49 lives lost in the past 24 hours in NSW. What we are seeing is the unfortunate spike in deaths which was expected to follow the recent spike in case numbers. This brings the total Covid update - Saturday 29th January 2022 Sadly, NSW Health is reporting 49 lives lost in the past 24 hours in NSW. What we are seeing is the unfortunate spike in deaths which was expected to follow the recent spike in case numbers. This brings the total ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 60 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2737 (up 15 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW ICU: 189 (up 8 Covid update - Friday 28th January 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 60 (up 5 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2737 (up 15 since yesterday). Covid patients in NSW ICU: 189 (up 8 ... more
  • Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 55 (down 9 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2722 (down 72 since yesterday). Covid update - Thursday 27th January 2022 Covid patients currently in Hunter Health district hospitals: 55 (down 9 since yesterday). Covid patients in Hunter ICU: 7 (same as yesterday). Covid patients currently in NSW hospitals: 2722 (down 72 since yesterday). ... more