Australia is seeing an increase in demand for assistance dogs trained to work with a variety of health conditions including autism, multiple sclerosis and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
It takes two years for suitable dogs to be trained but one Newcastle organisation is hoping to cut down that time by helping owners train their own pets.
Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-06-13/cutting-wait-times-for-assistance-dogs-by-helping-owners-train/9853524
The travel plans of close to a thousand airline passengers were disrupted this morning as heavy fog triggered delays at Newcastle Airport.
Planes were forced to circle off the coast as parts of the Hunter woke to a whiteout.
Read more: https://www.nbnnews.com.au/2018/06/12/flights-delayed-as-the-hunter-is-shrouded-in-thick-fog/
Super League club Huddersfield is hopeful of luring Manly’s Fiji international Akuila Uate to England.
Uate, who turns 31 in October, is being squeezed out of the Sea Eagles by salary-cap pressure and is considering an offer of a two-year deal to join the Yorkshire club for 2019.
The Fiji-born flier has scored 129 tries in 198 NRL matches, most of them on the wing for Newcastle, although he was at centre in the Fiji team that lost to Australia in the World Cup semi-final last November.
Uate, who moved from Newcastle to Manly 18 months ago, also won five caps for Australia from 2011-12 and played the State of Origin for New South Wales.
Read more: https://thewest.com.au/sport/manlys-uate-wanted-by-english-side-giants-ng-s-1865339
Police have charged two men following an alleged home invasion that left a man with serious head injuries, and the robbery of a taxi driver in Merewether.
They were taken to Newcastle City Police Station where they were charged with aggravated break and enter commit felony, reckless wounding, robbery and take/detain for advantage.
Read more: https://www.newcastlestar.com.au/story/5448050/two-charged-over-merewether-home-invasion-taxi-robbery/