Morning Shot: Herald photographer Darren Pateman caught this early morning frame outside Surf House at Merewether Traffic: No major incidents reported on Hunter roads.
Weather: Rain will hinder the weekend in Newcastle, with possible showers on Friday (25 degrees) and Sunday (25 degrees). Saturday will be sunny and 27 degrees. There are possible showers forecast in Maitland on Friday (32 degrees) with a sunny Saturday (33 degrees) and potential for late rain Sunday (30 degrees). At Scone it will be mostly sunny on Friday (33 degrees) before the sun comes out on Saturday and Sunday (both 34 degrees).
Trains: No trackwork or delays reported on the Hunter or Newcastle lines. Buses replace trains between Hamilton and Newcastle.
Beachwatch: There’s the chance of an early shower but overall it shouldbe another fantastic day beachside, let’s hope the shark isgone and the beaches are open as lots of beachgoers aregetting withdrawal symptoms. The wind will be north-west inthe morning heading north-east in the afternoon with the swellfrom the south around 1 to 1.3 metres.It’ll be interesting to seehow the sandbanks perform with the change of swell directionbut wave quality should be good early.
Morning Shot: Herald photographer Darren Pateman caught this early morning frame outside Surf House at Merewether
Sharks hanging around to eat dolphins: Several massive sharks seen feeding on dolphins off two of the city’s iconic beaches on Thursday haveprompted authorities to announce beaches from Stockton to Redhead would remain closed for at least a seventh day.
Hunter researcher’s bed may spell end of snoring:A HUNTER researcher has helped develop a new kind of bed that could put an end to snoring – and completely transform the way humans sleep.
Labor names candidate, 22, for byelection:Labor has confirmed that 22-year-old Declan Clausen will be its candidate at next month’s council byelection in Newcastle.
Awabakal lodges harbour land claim:THE entrance to Newcastle Harbour will fall under the control of the local Aboriginal community if a land claim for the area succeeds.
Flores flies the coop but Carney, Birighitti stick with Jets:NEWCASTLE Jets coach Phil Stubbins shot down speculation on Thursday that David Carney and Mark Birighitti were set to follow Marcos Flores and Sam Gallaway through the club’s departure lounge during the transfer window.