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Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle recognised for its Excellence in Design

July 25, 2022 Lizzie Watkin

The Catholic Diocese of Maitland Newcastle's innovative design of St Bede's Catholic College has secured it a spot in the finals of a prestigious awards event.  

The Urban Development Institute of Australia's (UDIA) NSW division recently announced the Diocese as a finalist in its Excellence in Design category, with the winner to be announced in Sydney on 12 August. 

 

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Appreciating Aboriginal Art

June 30, 2022 Cherie Johnson

Many question the fine line between appreciation and appropriation of any art form, and this is especially so when it comes to Aboriginal art. To fully appreciate and be inspired by Aboriginal art, we must first understand its purpose.

 

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Every time I see someone wearing a beanie, I see hope

June 28, 2022 Lizzie Watkin

On the winter solstice rugby league legend, Mark Hughes, presented an impassioned speech to the St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar community.

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Newcastle serves up new opportunities for Shams

June 21, 2022 Elizabeth Symington

As Shams Uddim serves the people of Newcastle from behind the counter of his kebab shop, he feels lucky to be living in Australia.

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From a land-locked war zone to working on Newcastle Harbour, the inspiring story of a refugee who has a team of boaties keeping him afloat

June 20, 2022 Lizzie Watkin

The crisp winter chill that fills the air at Midcoast Boatyard & Marine seemingly melts away upon witnessing the warmth of smiles that surround much-loved employee, Sakhidad.

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School and historic town evolve together to embrace innovative future

June 04, 2022 Tim Bowd

For over a century Kurri Kurri has been synonymous with coal mining in the Hunter Valley. It is a town with a rich and prosperous history, surrounded by the hugely productive South Maitland Coalfield, which at the advent of Federation was the richest coalfield in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Leaving on a jet plane

June 04, 2022 Gemma Lumsden

Nobody likes airplane food. There’s just something about it that doesn’t taste quite right. While this may not be top of mind when moving across the world, when Shammah Ntore boarded a plane for the first time with her family at six years old, to escape violence in their home country, she shared that same sentiment.

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More than just a house

June 04, 2022 Liz Baker

Lawyer, Sister of St Joseph, counsellor, advocate and carer – many titles can be applied to Sister Carmel Hanson, but ‘ultimate multi-tasker’ is perhaps the most fitting.

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