SNOW: Peter Tusa and Ruby Tusa, 4, skating at Hunter Valley Gardens.Morning Hunter
Almost 2000 people took to Hunter Valley Gardens on Saturday to get their own piece of snow action.
Snow Time in the Garden kicked off on the weekend, transforming the Pokolbin attractioninto a winter wonderland until July 16. Take a look.
►Geoscience Australia has recorded two earthquakes in two days at Muswellbrook.
The first hit on Saturday about 3.19pm. It was at a depth of 5 kilometres and a magnitudfe of2.7.The second quake was recorded on Sunday at 10.45am. It was a depth of 10 kilometres and a magnitude of2.8. Read on.
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►A record number of exhibitors put on a show for wine-lovers at this year’s Hunter Valley Wine Festival.Festival organiserJenny Farrell said the day was a smashing success.
“All the exhibitors were very happy, all the punters were over the moon,” she said. Take a look.
Wine lovers raise a glass
► Ittook Port Stephens Council mayoral hopeful Des Maslen decades to fulfil his dream of owning a cruiser, and a single defamation case to have him putting the cruiser up for sale after only a year.
The case, launched against him after he re-posted a copy of a post related to the council, meant the cruiser had to go because “we needed the money” to defend the costly legal argument, Mr Maslen said. Read on.
Community: Des Maslen pulls rubbish from Throsby Creek during Clean Up Australia. He is running for mayor and as a councillor at Port Stephens.
► SpeedingHunter motorists have poured more than $60,000 a dayon average into state government coffers for the past three years.
Figures obtained exclusively by theNewcastle Heralddetailevery speeding fine issued by police and speed cameras to Hunter motorists from 2014 to the start of 2017. Full report here.
WEATHER:Mostly sunny. Patches of light morning frost about the Upper Hunter. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 18.
State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.
► BALLARAT:Ballarat grandmother Shirley Macey is certain whoever murdered her daughter has told someone their darkest secret. Read more.
► WOLLONGONG:Wollongong will be the second Australian city to road test David Jones’ new “food journey”, which is part of a $100 million upgrade of the department store’s food business over the next three years. Read more.
► NEWCASTLE:A university of Newcastle business student is facing life in prison, accused of being part of an international drug syndicate involving a Rio Tinto executive, adealer known as “Dr Octopus 88”and 16 kilograms of cocaine. Read more.
►BENDIGO:”The day of the rope draws nearer with every f—ing online whinge post you make.”
This was the final line of a message received by Carly Findlay on her blog this week.Read on.
►IPSWICH:The Queensland hotel that is home of one of the ”big Bundy” bottles is up for sale, along with four other iconic regional pubs that make up the portfolio of long-time hotelier Tony Prentice.Read on.
► TASMANIA:A $7 million resort planned for Boat Harbour Beach has been scuttled.More here.
► WARRNAMBOOL: A woman whosedrinking triggers mental health issues has been remanded in custody after allegedly trying to claw her partner’s eyes out.More here.
National news► Neighbours fear a woman trapped under a derelict Essendon house may have been there for a week.
A woman, aged in her 40s, was rescued from under the kitchen floorby emergency crews on Saturday evening after neighbours heard cries for help.Read on.
►Most NSW doctors and nurses support a controversial medical euthanasia bill headed for Parliament, according to research that could prompt new debateabout the medical fraternity’s willingness to accept changes to assisted suicide laws. Read more.
►Uber passengers will be slugged with a $1 fee for every trip as part of landmark reforms regulating ride-share services in Victoria.Full report here.
National weather radar:World news:►Great Britain:’Independence day’ in the UK, exactly a year since Britain voted to leave the European Union, has been greeted with bitter howls and smug celebration, showing the wounds left by the Brexit referendum are still raw. Read on.
East Timorese police do not believe Kerobokan jail escapee Shaun Davidson is in East Timor, saying only two of the four foreign prisoners who escaped crossed from Indonesia.
Davidson, a 33-year-old from Perth, and Malaysian Tee Kok King remain at large a day after two of their fellow escapees werearrested in a luxury resort in Dili, the capital of East Timor.
Faces of Australia:Kay BlakeleyPowered by grief, Corowa’s Kay Blakeley has spent 10 years raising more than $70,000 for the McGrath Foundation.
She was devastated when her friend Jenny Baker, of Corryong, died of breast cancera decade ago.