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Regional Youth Taskforce – youth representatives wanted

Would you like to have a real say in the things that matter to young people in regional NSW? The NSW Government is recruiting for the Regional Youth Taskforce. Are you aged 12–24 and living outside of Greater Sydney and the local government areas of Newcastle and Wollongong? For the first time, the NSW Government [...]

By |2019-08-01T16:38:35+10:00August 1st, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Regional Youth Taskforce – youth representatives wanted

Vision for Nelson Bay gets stamp of approval

Port Stephens Council has tonight endorsed a vision for Nelson Bay which prioritises public spaces, people-friendly spaces and a greener town centre. The Nelson Bay Public Domain Plan is a 20 year vision for the town — ensuring it’s a place where locals and tourists will want to live, work, play and stay. The plan [...]

By |2019-07-23T18:55:31+10:00July 23rd, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Vision for Nelson Bay gets stamp of approval

This August is for Feasting on Fresh-Caught Local Seafood at Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens

Food-lovers flock to Port Stephens each August for a taste of the fresh local seafood the region is renowned for, at the annual Love Sea Food festival. This year Love Sea Food joins forces with Tastes Port Stephens to deliver Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens, the best ever, monthlong celebration of the region’s fresh [...]

By |2019-07-22T12:59:04+10:00July 22nd, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on This August is for Feasting on Fresh-Caught Local Seafood at Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens

Mambo Wetlands officially back in community hands

The Mambo Wetlands is now officially in community hands, after Port Stephens Council voted to protect the land for future generations. At last night's meeting, Council accepted the transfer of 7 lots at Port Stephens Drive, Salamander Bay from the Planning Ministerial Corporation, classified it as Community Land and consolidated the lots into the adjoining [...]

By |2019-07-10T09:44:33+10:00July 10th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Mambo Wetlands officially back in community hands

Cooking Up A Storm With Seafood, Each Week of August

Every week of August is an opportunity to get hands-on with the legendary seafood chefs of Port Stephens as they host unique cooking and master classes that showcase their pick of the fresh local catch. A highlight of the month-long Love Sea Food Tastes Port Stephens festival program, these must-do experiences celebrate the abundant fresh seafood the [...]

By |2019-07-09T07:23:20+10:00July 9th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Cooking Up A Storm With Seafood, Each Week of August

Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Port Stephens

Beginning on Monday 8 July, marches in Raymond Terrace and Nelson Bay will be the focal point of this year’s NAIDOC week celebrations in Port Stephens. NAIDOC week celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements, as well as the invaluable contribution Indigenous Australians make to our community. It’s celebrated by Australians from [...]

By |2019-06-28T09:54:55+10:00June 28th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Celebrating NAIDOC Week in Port Stephens

Murray’s Brewery Hosts Port Stephens’ ‘Gin And Jazz’ Festival In July

Featuring: FREE live jazz and rockin blues concerts NEW craft gin release Meet our distiller Gin cocktails . . . and more Weekend of 13/14 July Murray’s Brewery loves gin so much that the craft brewer has created its own festival to honour it! The distinctive aroma and flavour of arguably the world’s most versatile [...]

By |2019-06-26T07:18:23+10:00June 26th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Murray’s Brewery Hosts Port Stephens’ ‘Gin And Jazz’ Festival In July

NSW Swifts set sights on Port Stephens

The NSW Swifts are setting their sights on Port Stephens this July, where they will host community clinics, coaching development sessions and an open training session. The NSW Swifts will visit Port Stephens from Monday 1 July 2019 as part of the NSW Netball Regional Development Program. Mayor Ryan Palmer says it’s a fantastic opportunity [...]

By |2019-06-20T10:51:52+10:00June 20th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on NSW Swifts set sights on Port Stephens

Author S.M. Matthews to tackle tough topic of domestic violence at Port Libraries

Raymond Terrace and Tomaree Community Libraries will host author Steve Matthews at a free event to discuss his new novel about domestic violence on Thursday 27 June. Based on true events, ‘The Skinny Girl’ is a thought-provoking novel about a victim of emotional abuse, how attitudes, values and culture contribute to abuse, and the path [...]

By |2019-06-13T11:54:49+10:00June 13th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Author S.M. Matthews to tackle tough topic of domestic violence at Port Libraries

Festival of Surf returns to Port Stephens

The Port Stephens Surf Festival is returning for the second year and will welcome over 600 stand-up paddle boarders and long boarders for 6 days of action to crown multiple champions across all divisions at One Mile and Birubi Beach. Starting on Wednesday 19 June, the event incorporates the 2019 NSW SUP State Titles and [...]

By |2019-06-11T10:22:31+10:00June 11th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Festival of Surf returns to Port Stephens

7 NEW BEERS COMING THIS JUNE TO MURRAY’S BREWERY ‘DARK BEER & BBQ FESTIVAL’

Featuring: The iconic ‘Wild Thing’ Imperial Stout Cherry Porter and Raspberry Dark Sour ‘Nitrogenised’ Coco Hops Belgian Darks Black IPA From Saturday 1 June to Sunday 30 June Murray’s Brewery’s dark beer line-up will be unleashed this June during its annual Dark Beer & BBQ Festival celebrations. SEVEN crazy beers will be progressively released from [...]

By |2019-05-29T07:34:42+10:00May 29th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on 7 NEW BEERS COMING THIS JUNE TO MURRAY’S BREWERY ‘DARK BEER & BBQ FESTIVAL’

Jason Owen to perform at Bluewater Country Music Festival

Charismatic country boy Jason Owen is bringing his high energy show to the Bluewater Country Music Festival. The chart-topping music artist will perform a selection of fan favourites, mixed-in with songs from his back catalogue during the Broughtons at the Bay event on Saturday, June 8 at 6pm. “I can’t wait,” Jason said of the upcoming [...]

By |2019-05-13T10:51:46+10:00May 13th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Jason Owen to perform at Bluewater Country Music Festival

Some community projects on hold as Council’s rate increase rejected

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) has delivered its determination, rejecting Port Stephens Council’s application for a Special Rate Variation (SRV). If approved, the rate increase would have funded a number of community projects across Port Stephens, including rejuvenated town centres, many road and drainage upgrades, better sports facilities, more events, improved community amenities [...]

By |2019-05-13T10:16:57+10:00May 13th, 2019|In The News|Comments Off on Some community projects on hold as Council’s rate increase rejected

Adult Education: Jumpstart Your Future

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Nestled on an expansive site in Nelson Bay originally donated to the community in 1892 by John Dalton, the Tomaree Community College is a Registered Training Organisation employing over 20 staff and delivering training to more than 3000 students annually. Operational for 32 years, Linda Drake has worked at the college [...]

By |2019-04-21T11:39:07+10:00April 21st, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Adult Education: Jumpstart Your Future

Introducing Angel Tots Early Learning Centre

by Joanna Atherfold Finn It is fitting that Karin Hensley originates from South Africa. Angel Tots, the 56-place Salamander Bay Early Learning Centre she owns with husband Steve, closely follows the philosophy of the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child. As Angel Tots Centre Director Melinda Lewis explained, “The service [...]

By |2019-04-21T11:34:17+10:00April 21st, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Introducing Angel Tots Early Learning Centre

What is self regulation and how can it make a difference to you and your children?

by Joanna Atherfold Finn What’s On In Our Backyard spoke to Occupational Therapist and Founder of Homebase Hope Rhiannon Crispe to find out. As Rhiannon explains, we are not born with the ability to self regulate. It is something that has to be taught. “Self regulation is our ability to control emotional and behavioural reactions [...]

By |2019-04-21T11:26:34+10:00April 21st, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on What is self regulation and how can it make a difference to you and your children?

Introducing Michael Dunn, a local expert in Chiropractic Care

by Joanna Atherfold Finn Most of us have some idea that chiropractors are allied health professionals who use adjusting techniques to help ease pain, but what else can chiropractors assist with and what is their philosophy? To find out more, we caught up with chiropractor Dr Michael Dunn. Michael recently joined the allied services team [...]

By |2019-04-21T11:22:36+10:00April 21st, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Introducing Michael Dunn, a local expert in Chiropractic Care

Velvet Beetroot & Bitter Chocolate Cupcakes

An indulgent chocolate treat for the family! Ingredients 120g plain flour 1½ tsp baking powder 60g good quality cocoa powder 150g golden caster sugar 17g cooked chopped beetroot 2 eggs 140ml vegetable oil 1tsp vanilla bean paste Icing 150g full fat cream cheese 100g icing sugar Decorate with a dust of cocoa powder or if [...]

By |2019-04-21T10:53:49+10:00April 21st, 2019|Recipes|Comments Off on Velvet Beetroot & Bitter Chocolate Cupcakes

Reconnecting Families

Port Stephens resident Jewell Drury is the Media and Marketing Officer of a registered charity organisation, COPSY, who are launching a free counselling service for youth aged 12 to 18 years in Port Stephens. Jewell believes that the family unit is the core and lifeblood of society. As a mother of seven, foster parent to [...]

By |2019-04-21T10:46:59+10:00April 21st, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Reconnecting Families

So What’s It Really Like To Be A Foster Sibling?

Foster Care involves a child who is unable to live with their biological family for a range of reasons living with another family unit able to offer a safe, reliable and nurturing environment. Foster children may need to live with another family due to issues including family illness, neglect or abuse, mental health issues and [...]

By |2019-04-21T10:42:36+10:00April 21st, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on So What’s It Really Like To Be A Foster Sibling?