Hunter BreakfastJune 10

Morning Shot: Instagram’s @maddiemillman at Nelson Bay. Weather: Mostly sunny in Newcastle and Nelson Bay (both 21 degrees), with similar conditions in Toronto (22 degrees) and Maitland (22 degrees). Possible showers in Scone (19 degrees).
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Traffic: No major incidents on Hunter roads.

Trains: Good service on the Newcastle and Hunter lines.

Beachwatch: After an amazing week of excellent surf the swell is continuing to abate and straighten.The wind will still be offshore at most beaches with a strong wind warning in force for west to south-west winds.The swell is from the east-south-east around 1 to 1.5 metres and although wave conditions will be clean a lot of breaks will be disappointing as they’ll be mainly closing out.

Hunter headlinesPHOTOS Two inmates have been flown to a Sydney hospital after a Cessnock jail fire on Thursday. Read more.

THE Newcastle Knights’ major sponsor and a Lake Macquarie multi-millionaire whotriedto buy the club areembroiled in a legal dispute with a French construction company that could further derail analready troubledseason for the rugby league franchise. Read more.

VIDEO GAETANO Gerard stares at the former Newcastle post office from hisgelato shop –and the city treasure stares back at him.“I’ve seen plan after plan after plan for that building and nothing ever happens,” Mr Gerard said.Read more.

AWABAKAL Local Aboriginal Land Council deputy chairman Richard Green says Thursday’s lunch on the future of the former Newcastle post office was an insult to its indigenous owners. Read more.

A WOMAN with a 55-year association with local golf has been awarded life membership of Toronto Country Club. Read more.

Scott Westcott is now in the grind.After riding the high of his breakthroughOlympic selection last month, the reality of running a marathon in Rio on August 21 has finally hit home.The Adamstown 40-year-old is clocking up the kilometres, between 140 and 160 each week,ahead of his long-awaited Games debut and the biggest race of his career. Read more.

PHOTOS: Anglers have a variety of options when it comes to fishing in the Port Stephens area –with a collection ofbeach, rock, estuary,offshore and freshwater fishing locations. Read more.

State of the nationNeed anational newssnapshot first thing – well, we have you covered.

► LAUNCESTON: TheLaunceston Flood Authority will investigate in the next few months whether Newstead properties should receive levee protection.About 50Newstead properties were floodedwhen the North Esk River broke its banks earlier this week. Read more.

THE RIVER RUNS: A view of the flooded North Esk River, over Henry Street bridge and Glebe farm. Photo: Paul Scambler.

► BALLARAT:Another former Ballarat priest connected to St Alipius Parish has been accused of historic offences of sexually abusing a girl, a court has heard. Read more.

► MOUNT ISA: Theworld record holder for thefastest whip crack, was in Mount Isa last week, stopping in town to display his talent. Read more.

► ULLADULLA:The whale migration is underway and there has been plenty of splashing off Ulladulla shores as they make their way North for winter.Read more.

►REDLANDS:A programintroduced in Queensland hospitals to help junior doctors deal with stress has been a boon to Lyndall Nurzynski.Dr Nurzynski is one of more than 145 junior doctors at Logan, Redlands and Princess Alexandra Hospitals who are taking part in the Australian Medical Association’s Resilience on the Run program. Read more.

Work demands: A program introduced in Queensland hospitals to help junior doctors deal with stress has been a boon to Lyndall Nurzynski.

►NSW FAR SOUTH COAST:Landscape architect and television sensation Costa Georgiadis made a motivational visit to the region this week.Invited by Four Winds, Mr Georgiadis visited public schools in Tathra, Tanja, Bermagui and Narooma to talk all things radical. See the photos.

Costa Georgiadis during his visit to Tanja Public School. Photo: Alasdair McDonald

►WAGGA:Residentsfearful of road fatalities have welcomedanelectionpromise to fixan infamous Wagga “deathtrap”. Read more.

DEATHTRAP: Gavin King is surprised there hasn’t been more fatalities on Dunns Road. Photo: Laura Hardwick

► MANDURAH:A Mandurah school teacher facing more than fifty child sex charges has been remanded on bail.The 58-year-old, who cannot be named due to a suppression order, appeared briefly before Perth Magistrates Court on Thursday. Read more.

National news

►The WIN News bulletin will shift to the prime-time slot of 6pm from July 1, as part of the television network’sshake-up of programming. Read more.

►Underwater photographer Tim Samuel was searching for sea turtles when he encountered the most bizarre pairing he’d ever seen -a fish stuck inside the bell of along-tentacled jellyfish. Read more.

Tim Samuel was swimming off the coast of Byron Bay when he encountered a fish inside a jellyfish. Photo: Tim Samuel

National weather radarInternational news► PNG:Papua New Guinea is getting hotter, a rising temperature of the political kind and nothing to do with climate change. Read more.

Protesters are seen during an anti-government demonstration at the University of Papua New Guinea on Wednesday. Photo: PNGFM News/Getty Images

► BEIJING:Japan has summoned the Chinese ambassador to Tokyo after a Chinese navy vessel encroached upon what Japan considers its territorial waters in the East China Sea for the first time, amid renewed tensions over the disputed region. Read more.

On this day1977: On this day,theApple II, one of the firstpersonal computers, wenton sale.

The faces of Australia: Lee ShackleLee Shackle never thought he could be homeless, until he was.

CLOSE CALL: Every night in Goulburn and Yass, some 146 people are homeless. Goulburn man Lee Shackle was very nearly another statistic. Photo: Brittany Murphy

It’s a reality facing some 146 people in Goulburn and Yass each night, according to the latest census data. Read more.

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