November 11 2017 - 10:18AM Newcastle & Hunter social photos CommunityfacebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentComments Social photos 2017 Mary McHugh, Jo Macri, Jessica Penfold and Karen Penfold at Live At The Foreshore at Wickham Park. Jesse and Jack Graczyk at Live At The Foreshore.Brenda Moloney, Vicki Sullivan and Shai McKinley at Live at the Foreshore.Helen Stuckings and Charlie Lund at Wickham Park.Jay Kleinschmids, Tam Schillings and Lorelle Clarke at Wickham Park.Sally Tindall and Michelle Ross at Live At The Foreshore.Cathy Stubbs, Tracey Gayler and Debbie Keeble ready to weather the storm at Live At The Foreshore.Frank Micallef, Bob Walker, Bill Pearson, Keith Angel and Eddie Bulley at the Passchendaele Campaign 100th Anniversary Memorial Service at Sandgate Cemetery.Liam, Phillip and Caleb Bridges at the memorial service.John Mayo, Tony Cosentino and John Rainsland at the Passchendaele Memorial Service.Marilyn Bridges, Betty Cooper and Natalie Bull at the Passchendaele Memorial Service at Sandgate. Peter Taylor, Syd Lynch and Ray Bennett at the memorial service.Joe Bridges, Gerard Bridges, Mick Bridges and James Bridges.Christine and Nicola Willetts, of Kurri Kurri, at the town's community festival. Photos by Max-Mason HubersMembers of band Brothers 3, Mack, Shardyn and Tayzin, at the Kurri Kurri Community Festival.Eliza and Ashley York, of Weston, at the Kurri Kurri festival.Jodi Bruce, of Kurri Kurri, with her children Ella, Chloe and Chelsea, and niece Ainsley, at the Kurri Community Festival.Julie Hayhurst, of Tinonee, and Louise Boyel, of Adamstown Heights, get the festival bug.Robyn Roberts, of Caves Beach, with grand daughter Isabella at the Kurri Kurri festival. Kurri Kurri Men's Shed members Colin James, of Kurri Kurri, Errol Walker, of Weston, and John Holland, of Kurri Kurri.Phoebe Ferguson, of Maitland, and James Warren, of Kurri Kurri, at the community festival.Nicole and Jason Moore, of Caves Beach, ready to see Ace Frehley and Alice Cooper at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Kate, Mark, Craig and Elizabeth Waddell, from Noraville.Connor McGarry, Scott and Olivia Bagnell, of Hamlyn Terrace, ready for Alice Cooper. Debra Phelps, and Ann-Maree Blanch, Tamworth, at the Entertainment Centre to see Alice Cooper.Mark Sneddon and Brendon Mackay, of Warners Bay, and the Alice and Ace show at the Entertainment Centre.Margaret and Ernie Martin, of Speers Point, and Belinda and Ross Murpie, of Belmont, at the Alice Cooper show.Mark Cowan and Shannon Brown, of Shortland.Sue and Wayne Lodge, of Ashtonfield, ready for Alice and Ace.Dave McNeill and B.B, from Cessnock.Liam and Joshua Hewitt at Lifeline's Brass Blokes Awards held at Foghorn Newcastle.Lloyd Valentine, Scott White and Simon Redhead at the Brass Blokes Awards.Cody Garde and Lauren Armstrong at the Lifeline Hunter Central Coast Brass Blokes Awards held at Foghorn Newcastle.Rob Sams and Gus Worland at the Brass Blokes Awards.Christine Scott, Colin Ovenden and Michelle Ovenden at Brass Blokes.Jaelea Skehan and Andrew McMahon at the Lifeline event.LIFELINE'S HUNTER BRASS BLOKE 2017: Charles Webster (front) with Eileen Wiblen, Jim Wiblen and Mandy Byrom. Helen Stokes, Susan Sams, Dave Sams and Holly Sams at the Brass Blokes event.Leanne and Amy-Lea Pettigrew.Geoff Crowe and Lawrie McKinna at the Lifeline event.Jason Bourke, Maddie Elliott, Erica Davies and Brooke Bell at the Variety Scholarship Presentation at Merewether Surfhouse.Phil Swan, Amanda Swan, Brianna Fogarty, Maria Crawford and Robert Crawford. Finnian Johnson, Piper Butcher and Maddie Elliott at the Variety Scholarship Presentation at Merewether Surfhouse. Tristan Heilman, Cheryl Redman and Dylan Heilman at the Variety event.Gail, Megan and David Nay Variety at the Scholarship Presentation at Merewether Surfhouse.Jason Bourke and Nathan Juchau.Liliana, Mia, Genevieve, Mitch and Dave Crane at the Variety Scholarship Presentation at Merewether Surfhouse.Chloe Armstrong,Todd Anning, Caitlan Johnson, Rebecca Green, Donovan Johnston and Ian Johnston.Kelly Peninton, of Cameron Park, and Conni Peninton, of Edgeworth, at the TROG Cancer Research Fundraiser held at Mercure Charlestown.Alisha Mitchell, of Georgetown, with daughter Chloe, 7, at the TROG Cancer Research Fundraiser held at Mercure Charlestown. Pictures by Simone De Peak.Melissa Crain, of Adamstown Heights, and Kristy Francis, of Warners Bay, at the cancer research fundraiser. Christina Atherton, of Hamilton South, Renee Swanson, of New Lambton, and Jane Heasman, of Merewether Heights, at the TROG fundraiser.Angie Chung, of Elermore Vale, and Rose Lucas, of Merewether, at Mercure Charlestown.Sue Pendlebury, of Stockton, and Fran Munt, of Mayfield, at the TROG event.CEO of TROG Joan Torony, Coralie Teer, of Carrington, and Nicole Masters, of Maitland. Louise Holmes, of Belmont North, Cameron Dewar, of Garden Suburb, and Annmaree Connor, of Bankstown, at the TROG Cancer Research Fundraiser.Laura Hogan, Jo Buckland and Garrett Kelly at creative and ideas agency Out of the Square (OOTS) 20th anniversary celebration.Rob Lavell, Jodi Montague and Brad Rogers help OOTS celebrate.Laura Stephens, Michael Gale, Mitch Berrigan and Jo Buckland.Natasha Lumley, Marty Adnum and Kristie Ferguson at the OOTS celebration.John Duncan, Leah Thomas and Rob Tew.Rachelle Adnum, Alison Hodge, James Tolhurst and Anna Adnum at the OOTS party.Matt Hingston and Michael Newton.Ingrid Kaczor and Michelle Yung at the creative agency's anniversary event.Alison Ernst, Natalie Tedds and Megan Speed toast Oktoberfest at the Pourhouse, Maitland. Louisa, Edeltraud and Rostia Finkele in the German beer garden set up in Lee Street, Maitland. Oktoberfest revellers Rebecca O'Connor and Erin Walters.Ralf and Susan Stockhausen at The Pourhouse, Maitland.Caitlan Connolly and Ben McLean get into the swing of Oktoberfest.Dan Cox and Jan Aitkin-Cox at The Pourhouse, Maitland.Mitch Cobcroft kicking back at The Pourhouse.Henry Mealon, Joseph Mulry and Corey Dawes kitted out for Oktoberfest.Newcastle's Bella Voce: Wendy Roberts, Alicia Paterson, Simone Collins and Philippa Dutton-Phare at the 30th Newcastle Jazz Festival held at Wests New Lambton.David and Donna Marshall with Gay and John Strickland at the festival held at Wests New Lambton.Sue and Lee Gunness enjoy the 30th Newcastle Jazz Festival held at Wests New Lambton. Photos by Emma Van EsveldFront: Susanne Reed, Lucy Minehan, Hans Fittkaa and Liane Schuhen. Back: Lindsay Tuck and John Matthews at the jazz festival. Christina and Jim Hirst at the Newcastle Jazz Festival.Mike and Jenny Brunt at the Newcastle Jazz Festival.Lindsay and Anne McDowell enjoy the festival.Kerry and Bill Wood at the Newcastle Jazz Festival held at Wests New Lambton. Pictures by Emma Van Esveld.Ben Fraser, Nick Baker, Georgia McVey and Joel Pilgrim enjoy the Spring Racing Carnival at Newcastle Racecourse. Photo: Jonathan CarrollPiper Elsley, Isis-Liley Weir, Rachael Hodgins and Nicole Harrison at the Spring Racing Carnival. Photo: Jonathan CarrollEmily Shannon, Clancy Pierpoint, Jaymie King and Codey McHutton at the Spring Racing Carnival at Newcastle Racecourse. Photo: Jonathan CarrollMarshall Jordan, Joe Marsh, Katelyn Smith and Kurtis McRitchie at Newcastle Racecourse.Spring Racing Carnival picnic at Newcastle Racecourse, Broadmeadow. Spring Racing Carnival fun at Newcastle Racecourse.Members of the Rhino Rugby Club at the Spring Carnival. Danielle Kelly and Mark Cosgrove at the Rescue Ball 2017 held at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Melanie and Steve Watts with Madeline Strichow and Jack Hardy at the Rescue Ball 2017.Justin Worboys, Adam McDean and Jason Bourke at the Entertainment Centre for the Rescue Ball 2017. Alison Steen, Tess Campbell and Lainey Donnelly.Brad and Amy Fonti at the Rescue Ball 2017.Annie and David Stazak at the ball.Nigel and Ashlee Birt at the Rescue Ball 2017.Connor Harrison, Steph Sandhoff, Lachlan Jenkins, Amanda Gill and Thomas Pullin at the Rescue Ball.Sarah Mane, Theresa Chapeyama, Tracey Iuliano and Colleen Anderson at the Rescue Ball 2017 at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.Kari Armitage with Kylie Farrugia at the Rescue Ball. Jacinta McDonell and Shivani Gupta at the Newcastle and Hunter Women’s Growth Seminar held at Crowne Plaza, NewcastleKym McDonald and Holly Martin.Jacqui Daley and Valeria Astorga at the seminar held at Crowne Plaza Newcastle.Michelle Payne and Jennie Lyons at the seminar.Maxine Stockes Smith and Narelle Redman at the Newcastle and Hunter Women’s Growth Seminar held at Crowne Plaza, Newcastle.Renee Hurley and Rebecca Blamey at the seminar.Lisa Margan and Lisa Evans at the Women's Growth Seminar.Michelle Bowen and Melinda Smith at the Women's Growth Seminar.Mel Hamilton and Kylie Diehm at the seminar.Carly Robson and Sarah Donnell at the seminar held at Crowne Plaza, Newcastle.Robert Molines, Andy Wright and Nick Vivian at Hunter Culinary Association’s Spring Seasonal lunch held at Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin.Ari Oulmi with Abbey Taylor at Muse, Pokolbin.Thomas Boyd, Melissa O’Toole, Eliza Stevenson and Stephanie Airle-Noe at Muse.Paul Thornton with Meghan Thomas at the lunch held at Muse Restaurant, Pokolbin.Sandra Brown with Susie Coe at the Hunter Culinary Association lunch.Paul Niddrie and Nicole Walker at Hunter Culinary Association’s Spring Seasonal lunch. Peree Watson and Ian Taylor at Hunter Culinary Association’s Spring Seasonal lunch. Melissa Sams and Amy Lea Pettigrew at the Lifeline Hunter Central Coast World Suicide Prevention Day Walk held at Dixon Park beach.Pam Dean Jones with Ian Armstrong took part in the Lifeline walk.Julie Wicks, Rob Sams and Amir Salem.Gillian Summers and Tracey Jupp.Chief Inspector Gerard Lawson and Robyn Lawrence.Nuatali Nelmes and Judith Jolly at the walk.Michael Raftery, Liam Raftery and Emma Askew at Dixon Park beach for the walk.Reverend Kesh and Kate Washington at the Lifeline Hunter Central Coast World Suicide Prevention Day Walk.Glenn Ferrero and Rob Sams at the Lifeline Hunter Central Coast World Suicide Prevention Day WalkCharlie Henshaw, Aaron Johansen and Nathan Juchau.Alison and Nathan Long at Dixon Park.Lawrie McKinna and Ernie Merrick.More than 700 people took part in the walk.Michael and Linda Pultar and Dallas and Julie Clarke at the Variety of Chefs dinner at Newcastle City Hall. Pictures: Justin Worboys PhotographyVariety chefs: Meg Glascock, Adrian Richardson, Megan Storey and Troy Rhoades-Brown. Pictures supplied by Justin Worboys PhotographyShane Deguara and Nicole Osmond at the dinner held at City Hall. Erica Davies and Daniel Gibson.Jason Bourke, Nikita Ross, Nathan Ross, Adam McDean, Kylie McDean and David Sexton at the Variety of Chefs dinner. Erin and Andrew Beattie at the Variety of Chefs dinner.Jenny and Jason Po. Sarah Dahl and Darren Percival at the Variety dinner held at Newcastle City Hall. Pictures: Justin Worboys PhotographyJill Cosier, Celine Muir and Samantha Avery at the launch of Avery Plastic Surgery in Newcastle and exhibition in support of the Mark Hughes Foundation.Joanne Blanch and Jessica Davis at the surgery launch and exhibition.Artist Gavin Vitullo, Carolyn Phillips and artist Belinda Street at an art exhibition in support of the Mark Hughes Foundation at Avery Plastic Surgery in Newcastle.Artist Sandy Lee and Ben Fraser at the launch.Beth Ramsay, exhibiting artist Donna Buck and Pam Dagwell at the exhibition in support of the Mark Hughes Foundation.Blair Brownlee, Cayte Pryor, exhibiting artist Alison Pateman, Nicole Yates, Kerrie Guest, AnneMarie Melocco and Adrienne Haynes at the Avery Plastic Surgery launch.Russell Richardson with David and Vicki Kirkpatrick at the Avery Plastic Surgery launch in Newcastle.Dr Gary Avery at the launch.Phil and Di Anderson at the exhibition at Avery Plastic Surgery, Newcastle.Vicken Yakinian at the surgery opening and accompanying exhibition.Sheldon Lindsay with baby Elizabeth.Karen and David McRae, of Mudgee, and Bev Bargwanna, of Charlestown, at the reunion of Hunter District Water Board office employees from 1970s-90s held at South Leagues Club.Craig Norman, of Sydney, and Greg Lord, of Waratah West, at the reunion.Lea Harris, of Fern Bay, with Dale Brindley, of Belmont North, at the reunion.Don McMurray and Allen Bradley, both of Garden Suburb, at the Hunter District Water Board office employees reunion.Helen Tantos, of Adamstown Heights, Stan Hope, of Maryland, and Nicole Routley, of Lambton, at the Waterboard reunion.Louise Walshe, of Cardiff, and Sam Vasanthakumar, of Adamstown, at the reunion.Warwick Mears and Kate Brealey, of Central Coast, at the event held at South Leagues Club.Jim McCarty, of Elermore Vale, and Debbie Wells, of Eleebana, at the Hunter District Water Board office employees reunion.Neil Gallagher, Mayfield, Ken Wilson, Raymond Terrace, David Brain, Merewether, Kerry Short, Cessnock, at the reunion.Helen Hartley, of Hamilton South, and Michael Coffey, of Whitebridge, at the reunion.Alison Tobin, of Hillsborough, Judy Jacobs, of Rutherford, and Carmel Rutherford, of Warners Bay, at the Hunter District Water Board reunion.Sophie Lumb, of Thornton, and Sophie Jenkins, of Callaghan, at the opening night of Inherit the Wind at Newcastle Theatre Company. Pictures: Amy Wilde Andrew Nunn, of Mount Hutton, and the director of Inherit the Wind, Pearl Nunn of Cooks Hill. Graeme Minnis, Hugh Cross and Di Hurt and Christine and Nico Marcos at Newcastle Theatre Company. Kathy Pave, of Islington, and Janet Nelson, of Raymond Terrace, at the opening night of Inherit the Wind.Robert and Christina Benson-Inglis, of Newcastle East, at NTC.Matthew Collins, of Thornton, and Ken Longworth, of Charlestown, at Inherit the Wind. Pictures by Amy WildeJon Novoselac, left, with Annette and Scott Reid at the Hunter Business Awards. Pictures: AJM PhotographyKyle Loades and Sharon Smith at the Hunter Business Awards.Darren Parmenter with Louise and Anthony Tillman.Ross and Rosalie Taggart with Gillian and David Geraghty at the business awards.Bob Hawes and Jonathan Vandervoort at the Hunter Business Awards.Ian Doherty, Emma Fensom, Geoff Crowe, Peter Gesling at the Hunter Business Awards. Pictures: AJM PhotographyKari Armitage and Sam Cooper at the Hunter Business Awards at Wests City on Thursday night. Pictures: AJM Photography.Viv Allanson, Scott Edden and Anita Hugo at the Hunter Business Awards.Meg Purser and Kate Bernardino.Kristy Waddell, Abby Crawford and Nicole Manning at the 2017 Hunter New England Health Awards. Photos: EMG PhotographyKristen Wattus, Karen Kelly, Melissa O'Brien and Alexandra Liston at the health awards held at City Hall..Stephen Croft, Tracey Payne and Justin Galvin at Newcastle City Hall.Wendy Mulligan, Ashley Young and Susan Heyman at the awards night held at City Hall.Kathryn Reilly, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers and Lisa Janssen at the HNEH event.Cathy Richards, Mandy Hunter and Carol Azzopardi at the HNEH event.Maxine Walker, Kristine Burke, Catriona Moore, Patricia Dean and Eunice Mudford toast the health awards held at Newcastle City Hall. Photos: EMG PhotographyJeanette Nimmo, Sherida Coleman, Sarah Dowe, Clare Daley and Mary Caine at the awards night held at Newcastle City Hall.Gary Martin, Jane Gray and Maggie Crowley at the HNEH awards.Lea Wilson and Nat Butterworth both of West Wallsend, at the Newcastle Stitches & Craft Show at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Pictures: Simone De PeakJackie Stevens of Georgetown and Kristine Jamnik of New Lambton.Janelle Rodgers of Charlestown with her mother Kathleen Ellis of Kilaben Bay at the craft show.Leeca Locker of Cameron Park, Jenny Walsh of Copacabana and Lisa Walsh of Cardiff Heights at the Newcastle Stitches & Craft ShowKatie McKay, 12, with her mother Margaret McKay of Singleton at the craft fair at the Entertaiment Centre.Carmel Tornatora and Diane Wither both of Port Stephens at the Newcastle Stitches & Craft Show at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Pictures: Simone De Peak.Kerrie Bayliss and Claire Hendley both of Boat Harbour and Rachel Wagland of Anna Bay at the craft fair.Dianne Costello of Wallsend and Johanne Allanson of Cardiff South at the Entertainment Centre.Norah Groves of Stockton and Bev Ross of Phillip Island at the craft fair.Judith Ford of Chain Valley Bay and Raewyn Todd of Mardi at the craft fair.Clare Monkley, Suzi Urdarov and Andrew Masson at the mayoral candidates' debate at Gallipoli Legion Club in Hamilton. Pictures: SuppliedBridgett Noonan, Therese Doyle and Marion Gevers at the mayoral candidates' debate.Jesse Mulligan. Rhonda Campbell, Tiffanie Campbell and Deb Bilbao at the debate.Mike Rabbitt, Kate Shouten, Andrea Ruffo and Nathan Errington. Margaret Godfrey and Jim Garis at the debate.Gary Hardes, Ivor Davies and Greg Fenwick at the Gallipoli Legion Club for the mayoral candidates' debate.John Church and Daphne Robinson at the debate in Hamilton.Kevin Baker, Jason Pauling and Blake Keating at the mayoral debate.Tanya Russell, Murdo McLeod and Rose Laffan, at the Hunter Research Foundation Centre’s 30th Anniversary Economic Breakfast at Wests City. Andy Litten, Nadina Potter and Cory Robertson at Hunter Research Foundation Centre’s Economic Breakfast.Jo Bright, Katherine Hope and Nuatali Nelmes at the economic breakfast at Wests City. Ian Richardson, Scott Coburn and Jennifer Barnie at the anniversary breakfast.Michael Dowzer with Stephen Barr at Wests City.Peter Coughlan, Carolyn Chenery and Craig Lowth at the Hunter Research Foundation Centre’s 30th Anniversary Economic Breakfast.Lauren Dawson, Ian O’Brien and Margo Shard helped the Hunter Research Foundation Centre celebrate its 30 anniversary economic breakfast.Ian Morante, Declan Clausen and Mark Sullivan at the economic breakfast.Busking at the Slow Food Earth Market at the Levee at Maitland: Jenna Nightingale, Lakota West and Tara Nightingale.Derice and Ross McDonald at the Slow Food Earth Market in Maitland. Pictures: Marina Neil Cheese producer Marrook Farm's Lucy Quin at the slow food market. Debbie Jeffrey, Sharyn Buck and Rose Parson, of East Maitland CWA, with some tasty condiments. Brenda and Harold Kronholm at the Slow Food Earth Market.Galatea Kneath, Lizzy Lindus, Chelsea Willis, Amber Lewis and Annaliese Stojkovski, at the opening night of the Young People's Theatre production of Cats.Patrick and Josephine Ryba with Macey Skehan at The Young People’s Theatre’s opening night of CATS the Musical..Michelle and Bronte Horswood with Helen Billingham.Susan, Olivia, Danielle and Angela Marsh at the opening of Cats.Caitlin Stevens, Brianna Budden, Alice Hollott and Zoe Shaw.Olivia Jones and Bella Balnave at back, with Jacob Leung, Esther Leung, Hannah Richens and Abbey Leung at front.Trish Debus, Sasha Debus, Jesse Winterborn,Tara Sutherland, Nadine Mackay, with Elisabeth Odermatt and Iris Sutherland (front).Michelle, Chelsea and Geoff Willis with Annette Carroll.Ella Cox and Sameh Duncan-Neal.Jasmine Phipps, Martha Reece and Taylor Reece enjoyed the production at YPT.Jenny Francis and Kirsten Malloy at the Hunter Diversity Awards. Helen Nicholls, of Aberglasslyn, Michelle Lawson, of Thornton, and Sue Elver, of West Wallsend, at the awards function.Beth White, of Ashtonfield, and Janet Lee, of East Maitland, at the awards.Tina van Epen, of Merewether, award winner Sean O’Sullivan and Elizabeth Radley, of New Lambton, at the presentation of the Hunter Diversity Awards organised by the Equal Futures Project.Jennifer Mitchell, Catherine Wilkinson and Jennifer Anderson at the Diversity Awards.Kathy Butler and Phoebe McIlwraith, both of Halekulani, at the awards organised by the Equal Futures Project.Ellen Tiedeman and Sarah Pearson at the Hunter Diversity Awards.Jacqueline Williams, of Mayfield, and Justine Ulph, of Lambton, at the presentation of the Hunter Diversity Awards.Annette Thomson, of Coonamble, John Bryan, of Tanilba Bay, and Sharon Vernon, of New Lambton Heights, at the opening night of The Sea at Newcastle Theatre Company. Pictures by Debra HelyBrigitte and Phill Corrigan at Newcastle Theatre Company.John and Anna Hill, of Mayfield, at The Sea opening night.Hugh Cross, a member of the Society of Artists Newcastle with one of the paintings created to coincide the production of The Sea. Father and daughter, Geoff and Helena Gibbons at the opening night of The Sea at Newcastle Theatre Company.Scott and Melissa Mudd, of Rutherford, at the opening night of The Sea.Phoebe Aletras, Lizzy Lindus and Connagh Punch at the WEA Hunter Showcase.Sally Williams and Jade Shearman at the WEA Hunter eventDianna Cockerill and Nikki Bartlett at the WEA concert at Cooks Hill.Dan Berry, Susan Coggan and Richard Coggan at the WEA Hunter Showcase.Grace Halston, Eden Dennis and Shelby Lincoln at the WEA Hunter event.Michelle Campbell, Lia Bundy and Tara Campbell at the WEA Showcase.Freya Meredith and Brent Hanson at the WEA Showcase.Jason and Laura Matheson at the WEA Hunter Showcase.Rod Cooper and Dan Ballard at the Stars of Newcastle Dance for Cancer spectacular at NEX. Photo by Umbral Creative StudiosCharlene and Richard Claut at NEX, Newcastle West. Photo by Umbral Creative StudiosAngelo and Sam Tsiaousis at NEX. Photo by Umbral Creative StudiosSteve and Mel Reay with Lisa and David Rhys-Jones at the Stars of Newcastle Dance for Cancer held at NEX. Umbral Creative StudiosTEAM BRODIE: Some of the supporters of Newcastle Herald journalist Brodie Owen. Photo by Umbral Creative StudiosDance partners Maddi Magennis and Brodie Owen are interviewed by Mel Sargeant in the green room at The Stars of Newcastle Dance For Cancer held at NEX, Newcastle West. Photo by Dave CobbinMaddi Magennis and Brodie Owen on stage at the Cancer Council fund-raiser. Photo by Umbral Creative StudiosDr Susannah Ward and dance partner Michael. Photo by Umbral Creative StudiosChris Stratton and Katie Roberts. Photo by Umbral Creative StudiosStars of Newcastle: Clare Rogers and Aimee Birch.Stars of Newcastle: Mato Demir and Eliza Magennis.Stars of Newcastle: Cristen Cable and partner AllanDance for Cancer co-champions Sam Djodan and Mato Demir celebrate. Photo by Dave Cobbin Lee Clements and Christina Gerakiteys at the Graduation for the Women in Business mentoring program, held at The Business Centre, Newcastle West. Pictures by AJM Photography.Cheryl Clifton, Kirsty Porteous and Pierre Malou.Tara O’Connell, Kim Oakhill, Melanie Hamilton and Lenore Miller at the Graduation for the Women in Business mentoring program. Adele Martin and Melanie Hamilton at the Graduation for the Women in Business mentoring program.Kelly Lees and Pierre Malou at The Business Centre in Newcastle.Anna Scobie, Sean Young and Ella Baughan at the graduation for the Women in Business mentoring program, held at The Business Centre, Newcastle.Ella Baughan, Adele Martin, Kylie Smiley, Gillian Hollingsworth, Anna Scobie and Kirsty Porteus. Picture by AJM PhotographyMelissa Archer, Lenore Miller, Christina Gerakiteys, Lee Clements, Angela Pobie, Melanie Hamilton and Kim Oakhill at the Women In Business graduation ceremony.Mike Tyler, Lyn Kilby and Tim Owen at the Throsby Basin Business Chamber lunch at Carrington Place.Ben Player, Ben Cheverton, Glen Drabble and Ian Gray at Carrington Place.Julie Squires, Craig McGrath and Samantha Leach at the Throsby Basin Business Chamber lunch at Carrington Place.Janine Chandler and Mike Rabbitt at the Throsby Basin Business Chamber lunch.Bob Baldwin, Nathan Errington, Clare Monkley and Tim Owen at the Throsby Basin Business Chamber event.Keith Morgan and Tony Mcgrath at the Throsby Basin Business Chamber Lunch at Carrington Place.Amy Perrett and Kaitlin Batey, both of Stockton, at the Cheese Lovers Festival. Raquel Kearns and Chloe Ta'avale, both of Islington, at the Cheese Lovers Festival held in Pokolbin. Hayley Amess, of Kurri Kurri, and Jess Carles, of Cardiff, at The Sebel Kirkton Park in the Hunter Valley.Alex Sharpe of Macquarie Park, Ally McGlinn of Meadowbank and Johanna Aguilera of Rouse Hill, at the Cheese Lovers Festival at Pokolbin. Hanna Bates and Travis Hayes, Wentworth Point, at The Sebel Kirkton Park, Pokolbin. Kate and Miguel Calcagno, both of Belmore, at Cheese Lovers Festival in Pokolbin.Leesa and Ricky McInnes, of Stroud, with Francie and Greg Feeney, of Raymond Terrace, at the Hunter Valley Cheese Festival. Frosty fun: John and Kate Smith, of Lambton, with Ellie, 4, and Hannah, 2, enjoying the winter wonderland in the valley.Emily Furner, 3, and Susan Furner, of Kotara South, at Hunter Valley Gardens.Peter, Kate and Charli Davies, of Merewether, at Snow Time in the Garden, at Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin.Cruz Dillon-Smith, 18 months, tries skating with his uncle Nathan, of Stockton.Cathy and James Weatherston, 2, of Sydney.Jade Ruming and Nixon Brown, 3, of Kurri Kurri, just let it slide at Hunter Valley Gardens. Cheree and Charli Andrews, 5, of Gulgong, at Snow Time in the Garden.Arkie Dellaquaass, of Sydney, at Snow Time in the Garden.Skye Morrison with Abe Morrison, 2, of Hamilton, hit the rink at Hunter Valley Gardens. Nash Whitten, 4, of Congewai, really digs the snow at Hunter Valley Gardens. Jennifer, Lynne and Cassie White, all of Sydney, at the Hunter Valley Wine Festival. Photos: Marina NeilTeagan Baker, of Sydney, Jessie Craig and Rachael Battle, of Maitland, at Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley. Gillian Wylie, Iona Wylie, Abby Rawlings, Olivia Hirst, Kaylah Connor and Lauren Croker, all of Sydney, at the wine festival.Brett and Michelle Howard, of the Central Coast, at the wine festival. Kerrie Hawksford and Karen Simpson, of Central Coast, with Michayla Simpson, of New Lambton, at the wine festival.Jodie Gray, Nikki Barry and Amanda Tabone, from the Central Coast, at the wine festival.Lachlan MacBeth, of Quorrobolong, and Chelsea Rockley, of Nulkaba, sample a drop at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.Matthew and Catherine Mazur, of Wollongong, at Crowne Plaza, Hunter Valley.Amanda Guy-Chresby, of Wollongong, and Amy Chandler, of Sydney, at the Hunter Valley Wine Festival. Hunter Valley Wine Festival organiser Jenny Farrell.Allana Bryan and Alex Robson, of Mayfield, at the Waratahs Rugby Union Club fundraising dinner held at Newcastle Harness Racing Club. Picture: Jessica BrownJoel and Ashlee Ford, of Waratah, at the Waratahs Rugby Union Club fundraising dinner. Emily Bruce and Todd McDean, of New Lambton, at the Waratahs fundraiser.Greg Reynolds, of Stroud, and Stephen Brown, of Whitebridge, at the Waratahs fundraiser. Emily Brown, of Whitebridge, Elizabeth Reynolds,of Stroud, and Sharon Brown, of Whitebridge, at the Waratahs Rugby Union Club event. Amy Gow, of Islington, and Jonathan Reynolds, of Georgetown, at the Waratahs dinner.Tim Date, from Gosford, and Sam Brown, from Merewether, at the Waratahs dinner. Hollie Mullen and Dylan Streeter, of Lambton, at the fundraiser held at Newcastle Harness Racing Club.Robert Holmes and Darrell Date, of Georgetown, at the Waratahs Rugby Union Club dinner. At the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Messines held at Sandgate Cemetery: The extended family of Private James Antcliff, or “Big Jim”, who was killed at the Battle of Messines, in Belgium, on June 7, 1917.Russell Antcliff, Tracy Edwards, Joan Berglund and Greg Antcliff at the Battle of Messines commemoration at Sandgate.Donna Antcliff and Ross Berglund at the ceremony held at Sandgate.Jo and Marilyn Bridges at the 100 year anniversary of the Battle of Messines.Robyn Jeffries, Kevin Burbridge and Marie Ramsland.Lawrence and David Antcliff at the commemoration.Gary Mitchell with his wife.Michael Courtney and Dave Watson at the commemoration ceremony.Domenic, Sue, Renaldo and Tony Caponecchia at the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Messines held at Sandgate CemeteryKylie Hale, Debbie Gibson and Vanessa Hile at the launch of fashion magazine Facon - Book three. Photo: Paul DearTegan Phillipa with Nathan Landers at the White Room for the launch of Facon.Natasha Lumley at the magazine launch.Bec Bugin with Prudence Bowe and Cassie Stronach at the magazine launch.Gabe Robinson and Magali Manon at the White Room.Jan Hawley at the launch at the White Room.Sheridan McLuckie on the Facon catwalk.Chris and Kristen Tola at the Facon - Book Three launch.Kevin Coffey and Jean Bas.Gillian Summers and Hilton Grugeon at the Lifeline corporate luncheon at the Maritime Museum. Pictures: SuppliedAlison Johnson, Jennifer Thomson, Jessica Turk and Brendan Mills at the Lifeline lunch.Brad Luke, Ken Gouldthorp and Frank Cordingley at the Maritime Museum.Brett Lavaring and Jeff McCloy at the luncheon.Speed painter Brad Blaze at the Lifeline event.Gary Webb and Rob Sams.Tony Lobb and Leah Wivell at the luncheon held at the Maritime Museum.Steve Cornes, Paul Ashcroft, Paula Ashcroft and Shula Kentwell at the Maritime Museum.John Harries and Grace Stokes at the Lifeline event.Christopher Pomfret and Peter Smith at the corporate lunch at the Maritime Museum.Ian Jones, Naomi Simson, Dr Glen Richards and Shane Fox at Newcastle's 'Shark Tank' hosted by Newcastle Business Club. Photos: Edward CrossThe Newcastle Business Club Committee with Naomi Simson and Glen Richards. Pictures: Edward Cross Victoria Ferris, Nerrida Kendal and Cassandra Agnew at the Shark Tank.Kristy Farrar, Louise Skeen and Ashley Myatt at Newcastle's Shark Tank.Sharon Smith and Jenny Roberts at Newcastle's Shark Tank.Julian Bailey and Sophie McIntosh at the Newcastle Business Club event.Mel Doran, Matt Kearney and Amber Moncrieff.Shivani Gupta and Allan McKeown at the Newcastle's Shark Tank. Photos: Edward CrossRenae Chapman with Lara Lupish, Facon's editor/creative director, at the fashion magazine's launch at the White Room in Newcastle. Photos: Paul DearDi Grover with Cassidy Schiavone at the launch of Facon Book Three. The isssue features Autumn/Winter fashion trends. Photo: Paul DearKellie Suna with Shiralee Coleman at the White Room.Claudia and Paul Liebenberg at the Facon - Book Three launch. Photos: Paul DearTemara Heta at the fashion magazine launch.Sara Richardson and Amber Evans at the launch of Facon - Book Three.Lizzie Snedden, Jane Blakeney and Greg Fenwick and Cranky Chef Catering's official opening of The Shed, in Broadmeadow. Pictures: SuppliedAnthony and Louise Tillman, Darren Parmenter and Georgia Lazzari.Ruby Ozolins-Hancock, Kelly Papasavva and Alana Chenery at Cranky Chef Catering's opening of The Shed.Kim Britton and Darrell Croker at The Shed opening.Daniel Hartin and Stephanie Miller at Cranky Chef Catering's opening of The Shed.Keri Glastonbury, Denise Churchill, Jenny Baldwin and Margo Eacott at The Shed opening in Broadmeadow.Scott Mills and Craig Browning at The Shed.Heidi Alexandra-Pollard and Belinda Smith at official opening of The Shed.Jason Bourke, Maddie Elliott and Nathan Zajac at the inaugural Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Ball. The event, run by Australian Sports Nutrition, raised over $10,000 for Variety the Children’s Charity. Photos: Justin Worboys Photography.Danielle Shanahan, Alisha Hannah and Cassandra Agnew at the ball to aid Variety.La Toya Stafford and Ashanna Roberts at the Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Ball held at NEX.Kirby Osborne and Eleni Topevski. Pictures: Justin Worboys PhotographyPenny Lanske, Julie Lawler, Kiarne Buman, Jessica Stanton, Shai Pritchard, Raylee Mahony, Tahnia Middleton and Sandra Vojdanoska.Nathan and Em Zajac at the inaugural Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Ball held at NEX. Georgia Moylan, Sophie Tiller, Keeshia Pettit, Nick Gill and Ashleigh Smith at the ball.Peta Finanne of Cooks Hill, Wendy Lee of Cooks Hill, June Barr of Newcastle and Rhonda Kellett of Newcastle at the Oxfords Ladies Lunch at Marina Views Function Centre. Photos: Thea O'SullivanSally McLennan and Jillian Mudford at the Ladies Lunch in support of ovarian cancer research at HMRI.Members of the organising committee: Kylie Ambrose, of Elermore Vale, Thea O'Sullivan, of Hamilton, Nikola Bowden, of Adamstown Heights, Eliza Anning, of Merewether, and Susan Farrow, of Wallsend.The Oxford Ladies Lunch event gets the thumbs up from Marcia O'Sullivan, of Coffs Harbour, and Gwen Shiels, of Maryland.Rachel Reeve and Rose Molloy at the Marina Views Function Centre.Michelle Raymond and Lillian Aboud of Sydney at the Oxford Ladies Lunch. Pictures: Thea O'SullivanEmily Harland and Angela Hopton, both of Kotara South, at the ladies lunch.Emily Princehorn of Rankin Park, Gemma Evans, Christine Armstrong of Lambton and Kylie Taylor of Rankin Park at the Oxford Ladies Lunch.Justine Ulph, Nerida Walker and Kirsten Mulley at the Oxfords Ladies Lunch in support of ovarian cancer research at HMRI. Tara Ryan, of Merewether, and Rosie Dallen, of New Lambton, at Marina Views Function Centre.Chris Strattan, Campbell Rogers and Quentin von Essen at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s May Networking Breakfast at the Kent Hotel.James Lawrence, Catherine Wightman and Mark Strattford at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce’s breakfast. Robert Burton and Nathan Errington at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce event.Louise D-Archy and Rod Green at the Kent Hotel for the networking breakfast.Janice and Len Musumeci at the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce event.Stephen Hunt and James Lawrence at the Hamilton networking breakfast.Margaret Glenn and Helen Margan at the networking breakfast.Joey Davis and Heidi Thomas at the The Lifeline Hunter Central Coast launch of Labels for Lives at Lifeline’s new Designer Depot boutique in Hamilton North.Lara Lupish and Louise Gibbs at the Labels for Lives launch at Lifeline’s Designer Depot.Lenore Miller and Liz Fox at the Labels for Lives launch.Holly Martin, Natasha Beyersdorf, Melissa Sams and Vanessa Swilks at Lifeline’s Designer Depot.Odette Streeter- Smith and Gillian Summers at Lifeline’s Designer Depot in Hamilton North.Emma Askew and Odette Streeter-Smith at the Hamilton North boutique.Gillian Summers, Natash Beyersdorf and Vanessa Swilks. Emma Askew and Rachel Prest at the Lifeline event.Natasha BeyersdorfSimone Raymond and Murray James at the Designer Depot.Designer Depot fans Jan Harrison and Michelle Robinson.Jason Fox in the Hamilton North Boutique.Chris Hodgins, Ross Millington and Brian Watson at The Salvation Army Hunter Red Shield Appeal Luncheon at Wests New Lambton.Andrew and Jo Bright at Red Shield Appeal Luncheon at Wests New Lambton.Lenore Miller and Sally Dover The Salvation Army event.Dr Geoff Leonard AM and Gary Masters The Salvation Army Hunter Red Shield Appeal launch.Craig Eardley and Brian Kennaugh at Wests New Lambton.Brian Rennie and Ross Gilmour at the appeal launch.Rod McGeoch AO and Cameron Neville at the Red Shield Appeal launch.Marie Hanson-Kentwell and Wayne Russell at the Salvation Army event.Bob Baldwin and John Church at Wests New Lambton.Lyn Thurnham and Paul Hankinson at the Red Shield Appeal launch.Libby Rodgers McPhee and William Kant supporting the Salvation Army.John Sahyoun, Emily Dowswell, Sophie Turner and Ben Tutton at the launch of LMBTV, an online channel produced by Lake Macquarie Business.Scott Haydon, Joanne Jarvie, Sam Jarvie, Kay Sutherland and Imogen Jarvie at the LMBTV launch held at Event Cinemas in Glendale.Kristin Clulow and Jeff Bell at the LMBTV launch.Zsolt Bircsak, Katrina Roberts and Alex White at the launch of LMBTV.Helping launch LMBTV: Jessica Warner and Sue Elvers.Belinda Shaw and Belinda Wall at the launch at Event Cinemas Glendale.Natalie and Bob Urry at the Lake Mac Business channel launch.Kyla Tulip with Eva Tulip, 1, and Nate Tulip, of Lochinvar, at Tocal.Jessica Smith with Ivy, 4, Hugo and Hudson, 2, of Merewether, at Tocal Field Days.Wayne Gorton and Matthew Gorton of Wingham at Tocal Field Days. Photos: Marina NeilLarnee Moncrieff and Elise Moncrieff of Dora Creek at Tocal. Kimbery Gilbert, Dayne Hobson and Jarrad Knox of Nabiac at Tocal Field Days.Jodie and Patrick Murphy, of Lovedale, at Tocal. Enjoying Tocal Field Days: Will O'Connor, 3, and Tamara O'Connor of GIllieston Heights. Pictures: Marina Neil Melanie and Mitchell Stazak of Windella at Tocal Field Days.Chris Vitocco and Nikita Steller of Sydney at Tocal. Leasa Wallace with Angel the pygmy goat of Dungog. Tresne Middleton, Sally Bartley, Carly Saunders, Ali Kimmorley and Fiona Williams at the helicopter high tea.Chrystal Lockyer and Kylie Farrugia.Janine Chandler and Graham Nickisson enjoy the Westpac Rescue Helicopter high tea.High tea guests Emilie Hardes (Mrs Galaxy) and Kalinda Mate.Barbara Gully, Louise O'Sullivan, Kathy Stokes, Danna Riordan, LeeAnna Marst and Julie Anne Homan High Tea for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.Lisa Chard, Jackie Hays and Raylee Walker at the high tea.Maree Maloney, Dianna Hill and Kelly Jarrett at the helicopter high tea.Sharyn Swan and Melissa Histon at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service high tea.Rebecca and Donna Pichaloff at the helicopter high tea.Zoe, Vivian and Helen Levitzki at the opening of Scanlines and Water at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.Linda Swinfield and Carla Feltham with Archer Beletich at LMCAG.Exhibiting artist Peter Read and Jill Orr.Debbie Abraham, Lawrence Kenyon and Therese Kenyon at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.Heather Reid and Julie Dolan at the opening of Scanlines and Water.Helen Levitzki and Pam Debenham at the Scanlines and Water exhibition opening.Warren Coleman, Therese Kenyon, Jan Fieldsend, Marie McMahon, at LMCAG.Jasper, never misses an opening at Lake Mac.Cassie Grimwood, Josh Donnelly, Daniel Pierce and Mercedes Whalley at Groovin' the Moo. Photos: Jonathan CarrollWill Norris and Amber Mitchell, from Newcastle, at Groovin' the Moo. Photos: Jonathan CarrollReid Major, Ryan Mahony and Jack Meaves, all from Newcastle, at the music festival held at Maitland Showground.Stef Miko and Georgia Adams, of Hills District at Groovin' the Moo.Nick Scott, Yasmin Green and Andrew Scott, all from Newcastle, at Groovin the Moo.Bek McDonald, Cameron Allan and Tenille Doolan, of Newcastle.Cooling off: Gaby Barns with Josh SandtnerGroovin' the Moo: Bailey Loveridge, Jessica Atkinson and Ellie Heg.Groovin' the Moo: Cathy and Christine Pravasenung, of Casula.Ebony Prescott and Sarah Chisholm at the 2017 Mai Wel Gala Ball at Maitland Town Hall. Meryl Swanson, Federal Member for Paterson, and Nick Swanson.Mai-Wel directors Graham Burns, Debbie Laarkamp, Margaret Sivyer and Paul Thompson with CEO Pennie Kearney (centre).Bronte Edwards and Anthony Mudd at the Mai Wel Gala Ball. The event raised more than $20,000 for the organisation. Robert Aitchison and NSW Member for Maitland Jenny Aitchison at the Gala Ball.Bianca Smith and Barney Wellings at the Mai-Wel Gala Ball.Natasha McElwaine and Brad Everett.Belinda Smith and Craig Wellings at Maitland Town Hall.Julia van Huisstede, Mark van Huisstede and Millie Brown at Maitland Town Hall.Mitchell Scheele, Brendan King, Tahlia Parker, Shae Hartigan, Anthony Di Nardo, Larissa Howard, Daniel Wilson and Louis Watts at the Mai-Wel Gala Ball.Elle Buyers and Jessica Rowe at the Gen Collective and CPA International Women’s Day event with Jessica Rowe at Merewether Surfhouse. Pictures: Kathleen MacKay PhotographyAnna Donoghoe and Caroline Mara at the Gen Collective and CPA International Women’s Day event. Melissa Archer and Belinda Harvey at Merewether Surfhouse.Jessica Rowe speaks at the Gen Collective and CPA event at Merewether Surfhouse. Picture: Kathleen MacKay PhotographyKellie Harris and Leigh Stefanszyn at Merewether Surfhouse.Danielle Rees and Michelle Russell at the event with Jessica Rowe.Prudenza Diamante, Andrew Beveridge and Tarsh Musgrove.Emily Gallagher, Tanya Wilks, Jessica Rowe, Melanie Hamilton and Chad Stead. Picture: Kathleen MacKay PhotographyDonna George, Serena Rogers and Shari Nichol.Annette Pulbrook and Shelley Banton listened to Jessica Rowe speak at Newcastle Surfhouse.Sara Bartlett, Jaelea Skehan and Jacqueline Bessa at Newcastle Surfhouse for the Gen Collective and CPA International Women’s Day event.Laura Dawson, Margie Ostinga and Liz Thwaites, all of The Hill, at the opening of Samaritans’ annual Collectors Care Art Exhibition at Newcastle Art School. Pictures: SuppliedMargaret McBride, of Hamilton, and Varelle Hardy, of Hamilton South, at the exhibition.Peter Gardiner, of Newcastle, and Bishop Peter, of Newcastle, at the Samaritans’ annual Collectors Care Art Exhibition.Laura Dawson and Dan Cox at Collectors Care.Gael Davies, of The Hill, at Newcastle Art School.Glen Thompson and Caroline Andriessen, of Pokolbin, enjoy the art.Linda Rees, of Whitebridge, at the exhibition.Glenda Buckley, of Mayfield, Brad Webb, of Merewether and Mary O’Leary, of Lorn, at Collectors Care.Ashleigh Power and Gillian Adamson, of Print Nova, at the Samaritans’ exhibition.Eddie Dew and Zoe Thorn, of Newcastle, at Newcastle Art School.Brett Christianson, Bec Robards, Lili Christianson and Ella Robards, all of Aberglasslyn, at Steamfest in Maitland.Kerry and Barry Cox, of Nelson Bay, enjoying Steamfest.Ilse Faccin and Harry Barker, of Mardi, at Steamfest in Maitland. Jaxon Rigby, 7, and Sherril Jones, of Kurri Kurri, at Steamfest in Maitland. At Steamfest: Campbell McGillivray and Tegan Gow, of Oakhampton, with Winnie.ALL ABOARD: Cassie, Tammy, Seth and Steve Bennett, of Dora Creek, at Steamfest.Xavier Styles and Kelly Johnson, of Karuah, having fun at Steamfest.Barry Thrift and Josh Eyb of Ashtonfield at Steamfest.Craig, Helen and Kira Woods, of Charlestown, at Steamfest in Maitland. Kristy-Lee Ingram and Marley Endean, of Telarah, at Steamfest.Rebecca Kelly of Paxton, Sophie Cunningham of Branxton, and Georgia Cunningham of Branxton, at Kurri YouthFest. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers. Brandon Alexander and Lee Hackney, both of Gosford, at YouthFest 2017 at Kurri Kurri skate park.Jacob Richardson, of Gosford, and Bailey Graeber, of Kurri Kurri, at Kurri Skate Park.At YouthFest....Jay Connelly of Kurri, Kimberley Vince-Thew of Kurri, and Tyler Lambert of Kurri.Steven and Mia Parrey, of Fletcher, at Kurri YouthFest 2017.Cait Berrell, Caleb Thun, and Sian Thun, all of The Blue Mountains, at Kurri YouthFest.Jayden Jenner of Kurri Kurri and Michael Sin of Kurri Kurri, at YouthFest 2017.Stephen Cromarty and daughter Summah at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service’s 2nd annual Superhero Stride at Newcastle Foreshore. Pictures: Peter StoopMelissa Jenkins, of Allworth, with son Levi and daughter Sienna at the fundraising event at Newcastle Foreshore. Liv Blane, Breanna Carter, Ashley William and Kody Wheelhouse, all from the Australian Dancing and Talent Centre, at the Superhero Stride.Superhero Family: Duane and Amanda Harrison, of Limeburner’s Creek, with son Patrick. Kristy Owen, of Speers Point, with, daughter Indiana at the Superhero Stride.Ivy, Poppy and Holly Wyndham with Erin Beveridge, were all on hand to help our heroic rescue helicopter.Kari Armitage with daughter Chloe and mum Lynne Kellstad at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter fundraiser.Madalyn Watters, of Thornton, with Amie Foy, of Thornton, at the Superhero Stride.Sandra Rojas, of Newcastle, with daughter Mariana Pineda.Teena Courtney, of Cameron Park, with Chloe Evans, of Heddon Greta, at the Superhero Stride.Helen McMaster and Michael Milne, of Merewether, at Blondie and Cyndi Lauper at Bimbadgen Estate.Greg and Hayley Terry, from Eleebana, at Bimbadgen Estate.Brigitte Van Talder, Annabelle Smith, both from Manly, and Jacqui Chapman, of Mona Vale, all set for a big Day on the Green.Pierre and Fiona Nijssen, of Canberra, before the show at Bimbadgen Estate.Damien Browne and Veronica Horne, from the Central Coast, at Bimbadgen Estate.James Taylor, Erin Scholfield, Matt Wade and Troy Lindsell at A Day on the Green.Jo Farrar, Noni Lawrence, Carmen Dowling and Lyndall Calcraft, all from Manly, at Blondie and Cyndi Lauper.Richard and Liz Jones, of Normanhurst, at A Day on the Green.Tamikah Brown, Bayley and Lorena Weaver, and Bec Hammond, all from Taree, at Bimbadgen Estate for Blondie and Cyndi Lauper.John Vaughan-Williams, Adelaide, and Hannah Morris, of Sydney, at Blondie and Cyndi Lauper.Bonnie Von Torque and Ruby Adamson at the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival.A junior contestant rocks her cat-eye sunglasses at the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival.Some of the festival's best dressed juniors.The All Shook Up Girls strike a pose for snapper Peter Ryan. Leanne Baker, of Rutherford, and Karen Treton, of Weston.Three cuties prepare to strut their stuff on the Kurri catwalk.Fabulous florals at the Nostalgia Festival. Fabulously frocked-up for the nostalgia festival.Chris Davis, of Newcastle, Ali Kimmorly, of Warners Bay, and Tim Osborn, of Adamstown, at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Club 139 member event hosted by PKF.Maxine Stokes-Smith, of The Junction, and Jorja Cowan, of Cooks Hill. Judi and Ted Cooper of Hamilton South, at Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Club 139 member eventPaul Marjorie, of Hamilton, Susan Walton, of Carrington, Brian McDermott, of Newcastle East, and Evan Walton, of Carrington, at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter event.George Tuntevski, of Redhead, Chris Davis, of Merewether, and Charles Hanna, of Willowtree, at the member event hosted by PKF. James Lawrence, of New Lambton, and Chris Dickson, of Carey Bay, at the Club 139 event.Tony Larkin, of Swansea, Brett Larkin, of Newcastle, and Andrew Larkin, of Warners Bay at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter event.Emily Lau, of Speers Point, Steve Meyn, of Louth Park, and April Howard, of Cooks Hill, at the PKF-hosted event.Kirsty Porteous, of Charlestown, Shaun Mahony, of Hamilton South, and Maureen Jack, of Hamilton South, at the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Club 139 member event hosted by PKF.Students at the opening of First Class 16 at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. First Class is the highly anticipated annual exhibition project that features nominated HSC Visual Arts students. Students at the opening of First Class 16 at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery. Margaret Moore, of Valentine, with Brooke Dennis's work 'Before They Fade Away'.Anabell, Nino, Shania, Philip and Emilyune Ganal, of Singleton, with Nino's artwork 'I Am Untitled'. Photos: SuppliedBrian and Anna Hayes with Anna's work 'Equipoise'.Donna McLean with Brian Hayes at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.Lucy Maher, Kim Van Huisstede and Paul Maher with the artwork 'Is it not in you power to open your eyes?'Sophie Shafeeva with Natalya and Elizabeth Greenfield in front of Sophie's work 'Tale of Two Cities'. Angelique Herfel, of Kilaben Bay, in front of her work 'Kodachrome'.Eva, Hanna and Bonnie Stevenson, of Dudley, with Eva's work 'Flora 2016'.Michael and Sonya Gilday, of Cardiff, at the First Class 16 exhibition.Tee Cee, Sydney, Carmen Grima, Woollongong, and Marian Cassar, Kanahooka, glam it up at the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival. Picture: Jonathan CarrollVa Va Vroom: Lilian Bischoff at the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival.Rex, Andrew, and Jade Scott, all from Raymond Terrace, at the Nostalgia Festival.Brian Barnes, with son Benjamin and daughter Catalina, take a selfie with some well-worn beauties. Photo: Jonathan CarrollKurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival: Katie Hyland, Rebecca Sharp, both of Kurri Kurri, Jamin Talbot, of Newcastle, and Heidii Hyland, Kurri Kurri.Glen Copeland and Ann Brown show the festival crowd how to cut a rug.Maddison Cousins with mum Alyce, from Kurri Kurri, at the Nostalgia Festival.An entrant in the Best Dressed (junior section) at the festival.Birthday boy Joel Goodsir and Christine Armstrong at The Locale. Brandi and Andy Howard and Joel Goodsir at The Locale.Michelle Payne and Katherine Seddon at The Locale.Adam Lance, Emma Levine and Christine Armstrong at The Locale.Jamie and Kate Lewis at Joel Goodsir's party.Carla Whelan, Priscilla Radice and Jackie Macdonald at The Locale.Darren and Di Rankine at Joel Goodsir's 40th.Elisha Howells and Jules Payne at the party held at The Locale.Melinda Smith and Martin Coates at Joel Goodsir's party.Helen Atkinson and Mario Alfaro at the party held at The Locale.Richard and Gail Christie at Joel Goodsir's 40th.Robyn Greenwell and Stewart McGowan at Joel Goodsir's party.Olivia Gollan, of The Hill, and Geoff Seccombe, of Berry Park, at the Mentor Support Network Educational Scholarships presentation.Solomon Nagbe, of Waratah, Leng and Jon Chin, of Cardiff, and Josephus Paye II, of Jesmond, at the Mentor Support Network Educational Scholarships presentation held at the Newcastle Harness Racing Club.Sister Betty, of Maryland, and Ellen Vonlah, of Jesmond, at the Mentor Support Network Educational Scholarships presentation.Elaine Sweetman, of Cardiff, and Michael Sweetman, of Bolton Point, at the Mentor Support Network Educational Scholarships presentation.Gaylene and Noel Hurrell, both of Maryland, at the scholarships presentation. Shane Blatchford, of New Lambton, Vanessa McDonald, of Swansea, Mark Luck, of Charlestown, and Paul Battle, of Charlestown.Steve Hessel, of Torryburn, and Shawn Bond, of Hamilton South, at the scholarships presentation.Jane Kift, of Lovedale, Debbie Felstead, of Rutherford, Alex and Michael Wynne, of Rutherford, and Cr Bob Geoghegan (Maitland).Irene Torville, of Caves Beach, and Kathleen Brown, of Kotara South, at the Mentor Support Network event.Jenny Finlay-Jones and Jennifer Flynn at the launch of the Hunter Research Foundation Centre and the 30th anniversary of the economic business breakfast in Newcastle.Kellie Wright and Tina Van Epen at the economic business breakfast in Newcastle.Timothy Browne, Emma Mudford, Timothy Crosdale and Iain Hornshaw at the launch of the Hunter Research Foundation Centre. Tim Blomfield, Kelly Wyman, Nick Van Baal and Jenny Jackson.Andrew Chapman, Louise de Savery, Colin Seeger, Andrew Williams at the launch of the Hunter Research Foundation Centre.Prof John Germov, Kate Robinson and Michael Robertson at the economic business breakfast in Newcastle.Paul Dunn and Leanne Fitzroy at the economic business breakfast in Newcastle.Brad Webb and Caroline Mara at the Hunter Research Foundation Centre event.Astrid Gearin and Lisa Ronneberg, both of Tighes Hill, at the International Women's Day Breakfast held at Wests New Lambton.Jacqui Osborn; Adamstown Heights, Crystal Bergmann; Merewether and Renee Hurley; New Lambton, celebrate International Women's Day.Hennie du Plooy and Marcia Chapman at the IWD Breakfast.Vicki Keast, of Adamstown Heights, and Coralie English, of Maryville, at the IWD event.Kathy Butler and Phoebe McIlwraith, both of Budgewoi and Liz Bird, of Newcastle, at the IWD Breakfast.Gunilla Burrows, of Merewether, Dr Paul Craven, of Merewether, and Sarah Johnson, of North Lambton, at the IWD Breakfast.Tina Crawford, of Caves Beach, and Frances Martin, of Killarney Vale, celebrate International Women's Day.Vivian Lightfoot, of Newcastle, and Angela Higgins, of Merewether, at the IWD Breakfast.Stacey Kelly, of Georgetown, Ann Thomas, of Merewether, Julie Gearie, of Hamilton and Charmaine Piper, of Newcastle, celebrate International Women's Day.Adele Cashion, of Eleebana, and Nicole Cook, of Murrays Beach, at Wests New Lambton.Jon Novoselac, of Carrington and Kirsten Molloy, of Lambton, at the IWD Breakfast at Wests, New Lambton.Stephen Cowan and Dr Katrina Knight at the International Women's Day Breakfast.Lauretta Morton, Newcastle Art Gallery manager, with artist Michael Zavros and his daughter Phoebe, both of Brisbane, at the opening of Magic Mike.Sue Rooke, of Charlestown, Christine Wigger, of Edmonton, Canada, Ross Thurlow, of The Hill, Narelle Thurlow, of Louth Park, and Dennis Thurlow, of Louth Park, at the Newcastle Art Gallery event.Carla Feltham, of Adamstown Heights, Marlene Houston, of Tighes Hill, and baby Archer, at the Magic Mike openingPamela Ireland, of Eraring, Louise Fox, of the Gold Coast, and Anthony Dower, of the Gold Coast, at the opening of Magic Mike.Brian and Chre Smith, of Mayfield, with Jack and Judith Vaughn, of Adamstown.Daniel Melross, of Lane Cove, Clare Hodgins, of Hamilton South, and Holly Farrell, of Waratah, at the Magic Mike opening.Kellie Hampton, of Maryville, and Pam Harragon, of Whitebridge.Georgina Plenty, of Merewether, and Chris Goodwin, of Valentine, at Newcastle Art Gallery.Julia Harrison, of Mount Hutton, Florinda da Cruz, of Adamstown, and Bernadette Maher, of Adamstown, at Newcastle Art Gallery.G. Heslop, of New Lambton, Nikki Marsh, of Newcastle, Caroline Sanderson, of Maryville, and Tom Staadt, of Newcastle, at Newcastle Art Gallery.Thurza Snelson, or Merewether, and Jessica Kulhanek, of Kotara, at the Newcastle Art Gallery.Back to Business Week in Lake Mac: Akira Carloff, Andre Carloff, Michelle Carloff and Hannah Atkinson. Pictures: SuppliedLake Mac Back to Business: Blake Bennett, Jodi Harrison and Harry Balding.Xanthe Addison, Cr Kay Fraser and Jo Fisher at the Lake Mac event.Nicola Stainton, Andrew Neil and Kevin Orr at the Back to Business Week event.Ross Carter and Fred Roberts at Lake Mac's Back to Business Week series.David Jones and Morven Cameron at the Lake Mac business event.Paul Robinson and Ian McCallum at the Lake Mac networking event.Liz Hutton, David Stratford and Rebecca Stratford at the Trevor Drayton Scholarship lunch at Carrington Place.Matt Benson and Tracey McCosker at the Drayton Scholarship luncheon at Carrington Place.Max Drayton, Scott Webster and Caroline Drayton at Carrington Place.Nina Cornell and Barbara Church at the Drayton Scholarship lunch.Ken Brittliff, Marian Vadas and Peter Drayton.James Lawrence, Kristie Lawrence, Fiona Willliams and Yvonka Andrews at Carrington Place.Isabella and Brent Hutton at Carrington Place.Craig Cable, Bruce Woods and Glenda Cable at Carrington Place.Cliff Marsh, Susan Walton and Evan Walton at the Trevor Drayton Scholarship lunch.Brent Hutton, Chloe Jordan, Christine Warrington, Peter Drayton, Scott Webster, Hyein Park, Paul Tynan , Kim Williams, Neville Sawyer, James Doyle and Richard Jones at the scholarship luncheon.Maddie Elliott and Melanie Dyer at the Hunter Variety Scholarships presentation held at Merewether Surfhouse. Marianne Hender, Natasha Burns, Marisa Turcinskis, Vic Sheil, Kate Campbell, Brooke Bell, Jason Bourke and Alison Buckland at the Variety Scholarship presentation. Finnian Johnson at Newcastle Surfhouse. Connor Wink and Tracey Wink at Newcastle Surfhouse. Jason Bourke, Craig Sawyer, John Dennis, Brenda Wataka, Casey Samuels, Scott Reid and Nathan Jachau.Nathan Jachau and Luke Andrews at Newcastle Surfhouse. Brenda Wataka, Maddie Elliott and Scott Reid at Newcastle Surfhouse. Harry Cullity and Craig Sawyer at the Variety Scholarship presentation. John Dennis, Jasmine Chamberlain, Monica Moore and Darcy Gilson.Monica Moore at the Variety event.Steph Mantz, Lara Rowley and Juline Harb at Shakespeare in the Vines at Calais Estate.Jonathan Howell and Hugh Hogan at Much Ado About Nothing at Calais Estate.Neville and Patricia Davis at Shakespeare In the Vines.Nicole and Andrew Wilder at 'Much Ado About Nothing' at Shakespeare in the Vines at Calais Estate.Cody Cane and Haley Perfect at Shakespeare in the Vines.Jonathan and Jess Reynolds at Calais Estate.Natasha and Ian Lawrence at Shakespeare in the Vines.Debbie Robson and Jan Duncan at Shakespeare in the Vines at Calais Estate.Rebecca Roe and Britt Combe at the Launch of the QBE Cancer Council Transport To Treatment service. The event was held at the Newcastle Jockey Club.Caroline Robinson, Rikki Hickey and Samara Peterson at the Transport to Treatment launch at the Newcastle Jockey Club.Lisa Odgers, Todd Upton, Justine Chenery and Samantha Wong at the Transport to Treatment launch.Emma Fulham, Olivia Monk, Rachel Gaynor, Michelle Williams, Kylie George, Karron Ryan, Nicole Mahony, Cathy Elphick and Madeline Gibbs.Transport to Treament launch at the Newcastle Jockey Club: Chenara Hill, Ariana Anderson, Simone Anderson, Bobbi Law, Clare Phythian and Angela Reynolds. John Kerr , Anthony Merlo and Andrew McGavin at the Transport to Treatment launch.Daniel Hogan, Sally Bracks and Andrew Borden at the launch at the Newcastle Jockey Club.Shayne Connell (Cancer Council) and Sally Kincaid (QBE Foundation)Robyn Houston and Jessica Morris at the launch of the QBE Cancer Council Transport To Treatment service.Surfing sisters Mikaela and Eliza Greene at the Women's Pro launch.Surfing squad: Georgia Fish, Jaleesa Vincent, Emma Gibbons and Philippa Anderson. Michael and Emily Flook of Merewether.Sally Bartley, of Whitebridge, Olivia O'brien, of Hamilton North, and Melanie Hamilton, of Georgetown, at the Anditi Women's Pro launch.Sophia Fulton, Rochelle Fulton, of Mollymook, Ted Bass, of Bar Beach, and Warren Smith, of Merewether.Jess Laing, of Charlestown, Blake McCloy, of Newcastle, and Ben Nash, of Newcastle, at the Women's Pro launch.Chris Day, of New Lambton, with Steph Whitehead and Chris Johnston, both of Kahibah, at the Women's Pro launchTanya Squires, Fingal Bay, Rebekah Holmes, New Lambton Heights, Steph Gilmore, Kingscliff, and Lisa Puddephatt, Birmingham Gardens, at the Anditi Women's-Pro 2017 launchAllegra Harrer, Malibu, Codie Klein, Kingscliff, and Frankie Harrer, Malibu, at the launch of Surfest’s Anditi Women’s Pro 2017 at Marina Views Function Centre on Newcastle Harbour. Surfers Jesse Mendes and Tatiana Weston-Webb with Sheryl and John Nisner, of The Hill.Eric Murphy, of Umina Beach, Craig McMurray, of Sydney, and Rob Lacey, of Sydney, at the Bruce Springsteen concert at Hope Estate.Marianne Brown and Tracey Condon, of Brisbane, with Robyn Mailman and Jim Behringer, of Singleton, at Hope Estate.Kate Finnigan, of Woy Woy, Kellie McMurray, of Coal Point, and Cathy Murphy, of Umina Beach, at Hope Estate.Waiting in line for a break...and The Boss.The storm before Springsteen at Hope Estate.Kerry and Kelly Palmer, of Gorokan, and Michelle Stellini of Sydney.Shane Rose and Lisa Thomas, of Blue Haven.Tim and Zach Gallagher, of Somersby.Katrina Robertson and Camilla Qvist, of Sydney, with Pockets Williamson, of North Lambton, at Hope Estate.Richard King and Paul Scott, both of Newcastle, at Bruce Springsteen at Hope Estate.Margaret Simpson, Chelsea Phelps, and Melissa Phelps of Newcastle.Waiting for The Boss at Hope Estate.Mountain Sounds Festival at Mount Penang. Picture: Sage SwintonMountain Sounds Festival at Mount Penang. Picture: Sage SwintonMountain Sounds Festival at Mount Penang. Picture: Sage SwintonMountain Sounds Festival at Mount Penang. Picture: Sage SwintonMountain Sounds Festival at Mount Penang. Picture: Sage SwintonMountain Sounds Festival at Mount Penang. Picture: Sage SwintonMountain Sounds Festival at Mount Penang. Picture: Sage SwintonMountain Sounds Festival at Mount Penang. Picture: Sage SwintonIsaac Lindgren and Thomas Wilcox at Hunter TAFE's celebration to mark the 50-year anniversary of its Belmont campus.Jye Calder-Mason, Lukus Johns, Zane Huybers, Lachlan Blackwell and Tyler Johnson at the TAFE celebration at Belmont.David Bailey, Christine Warrington and Penny Lee watch as a student cuts the Belmont campus's 50th birthday cake.David Bailey and Carmel Brown at the Hunter TAFE celebration.Rhett Oswald and Christina Avery at Hunter TAFE's Belmont campus.Brian Greaves, Astrid Hartchor and Greg Page at the TAFE celebration at Belmont.Michelle Ick and Michelle Spicer at the Hunter TAFE celebration at Belmont.Emma McDonald, Lisa Morris and Penny Lee at the Hunter TAFE celebration.Leslie Dattle and Bob Emanuel at the Hunter TAFE celebration.Miranda O'Brien, of Millers Forest, and Hatty Rogers, of Soldiers Point, at the 2017 Gala Ball held at Maitland Showground as part of the countdown to the popular Maitland Show. Picture: Jonathan CarrollTom House, Kurri Kurri, Ashlee and Scott Harvey, Melville, Donna Hedges, Aberglasslyn, and Regina Harvey, Gold Coast.Margaret Sivyer, Maitland Mayor Peter Blackmore and wife Robyn at the 2017 Gala Ball.Craig Allen, Bulahdelah, and Will Parker, Seaham, at the Maitland Gala Ball.Rod and Penny Graham, of Bolwarra Heights,with Dan Ryan, of Kurri Kurri, at the 2017 Gala Ball held at Maitland Showground.Olivia Richardson, of Gresford, Jen Coulter, of Wangi Wangi, and Kira Ryan, of Kurri Kurri, at the Maitland Gala Ball.Kim Duma, of Ashtonfield, and Chloe O'Brien, of Heddon Greta, at Maitland Showground.Gladys Vickery, of Telarah, Melissa Lantry, of Morpeth, and Del Warr, of Rutherford, at the Maitland Gala Ball.Carley Borowieck, and Samantha Davies, both from Cessnock, at the Maitland ball.Adeline and Caleb, of Sydney, get to the core of balloon art at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery's opening of Soft Core and Artist Focus: Braddon Snape. Pictures: SuppliedRachel Arndt, Micheal Do, Debbie Abraham and Tony Kerridge, at the opening of Soft Core at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.Cliff Curran, of Wangi, with Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery volunteer Celestine.Gallery-goers Kim, Thomas, Pete and Lucas, of Kahibah.Balloon fans Serafina and Basstian, of Garden Suburb, at the exhibition opening at Booragul.The Smith Dyer family of Teralba check out the exhibition.Top banana Sharron Wood, the president of Lake Macquarie Art Gallery Society, rehydrates. Jenni Kaye and Paul Williams, of Bar Beach.Newcastle artist Braddon Snape, left, with Soft Core's curator Micheal Do.Cody and Lawson Gourley, Waratah West, at Maitland Pool.Tara and Chloe Hennessy, Rutherford, keep cool in the heatwave.Jasper, Keegan, Rick and Rylee Hutchison, Cliftleigh, at Maitland Pool.Jayden, Wayne and Amelia Nichols, Thornton, at Maitland Pool.Jamie and Tim Dell, Sydney, cool off in the heatwave at Maitland Pool. Benjamin, Pennelope and Maddelyn Reis, Raymond Terrace, at Maitland Pool. Luca-Chanel and Jared Gamble, Rutherford, at Maitland Pool.Jaxson, Nicholas and Lilo Cook, Raymond Terrace.Anthony Wilson, Nathan Saxby, Chevy Hardy and Peter Mcletchie, Maitland, cool off in the heatwave at Maitland Pool.Taylah, Gene and Jhett Callcott, Rutherford, at Maitland Pool.Brittani Woods of Ashtonfield and Katrina Fairhall of Buchanan. Family and friends celebrated Brittani Woods’ 21st birthday. Pictures: SuppliedAmelia Lantry of Phoenix Park and Scott Dawson of Medowie at the birthday celebration. Picture: suppliedNoah, Prudence, Seth and Danny Lines all of Fletcher, at Brittani Woods' 21stBrittani Woods of Ashtonfield and Tegan Morgan of Sydney.Back: Ian Cant, Jace and Anne Unicomb. Front: Lachlan, Jordan and Demi Cant, all of Largs.Mikaela Hassett of Singleton, Bronte Osland of Redhead and Emily Brokmann of Warners Bay, at the 21st birthday.Luke Soper of Sydney, Joel Soper of Tenterfield, Mark Soper of Sydney and birthday girl Brittani Woods of Ashtonfield.Demi Cant of Largs, left, helped Brittani Woods of Ashtonfield celebrate her 21st.Dennis and Debbie Woods of Rutherford, Shelley and David Soper of Sydney and Sue and Dale Woods of Ashtonfield, at Brittani's 21st birthday.Ann and Bert Cordner of Fletcher at Brittani Woods’ 21st birthday.Breasley Family, Alicia and Mark with kids, Daisy, Jack and Molly of Bar Beach at Slideapalooza.Kathryn Guy, Poppy Guy (FRONT), Melita Guy (BACK), Leah Fenter and Pauline Fenter of Sydney.Michelle Gardiner and Nicky McEncroe with daughters, Georgie Gardiner and Lara McEncroe of Sydney at Slideapalooza.Tiana Turner and Matthew King, of Bellbird, at Slideapalooza.Anna Sparks and Genevieve Pfeiffer both of Sydney, at Slideapalooza.Sandra Escobar with Thomas and Jonathan of Pymble at Slideapalooza.Kristal Bartley and Kyle Collett of Brisbane.Cuthbert Allgood of Telarah, Taylor Van Belgan of Adamstown and Bruce McGavin of Jerrys Plains, at Slideapalooza at Calais Estate. Bee and Louis Hemery of France at Slideapalooza.Kaitlin Cohen of Singleton, Ally McLachlan and Jude Maddock of Sydney at Slideapalooza.Jets faithful, Cathy and John Smith, Julie and Alan Mitchell, bound for Coffs Harbour.Jets fans, Zane, Peter, Susan and Griffin Butterworth with Rose and Don Chakos Ned Hoswell, Greg Hunt and Sidd Foggs driver Matt CampbellCoffs-Harbour bound, Jets fan Mark Creek.Bev and Naomi Mordue ready for the Jets vs Melbourne City match in Coffs Harbour..Lichelle Connelly, Kambell Lewis and Mick Connelly.Frank Romani, Bailey Newell, Bronson Romani and Logan Romani (front).Dylan and Sheridan Uhrig, flying the flag for the Jets.Doug and Helen Kemp get ready to board the bus for the Jets vs Melbourne City match.Daniel Shaw, Chad Eacott and Mathew Shaw.Shining stars on Australia Day Joanne Joseph, Debbie Degabriele and little mate Oreo at King Edward Park. Picture: Jonathan CarrollCourtney Cross, of Clarence Town, and Anna McIntyre, of Maitland, at Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers Australia Day celebrations in Maitland Park. Sack race entrant Xavier Woodward of East Maitland.Hayley and her brother Liam Evans enjoy Australia Day. Picture: Max Mason-HubersAngie Brown and Hayley Marsh, of Warabrook, hit a snag at Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers Revellers go to Funky Town with Pseudo Echo in Speers Point Park. Picture: Max Mason-HubersThe Hawes and Trappel families, of West Wallsend, at their regular Australia Day spot in Speers Point. Picture: Max Mason-HubersPrince Bentley looked smashing at Speers Point Park (owner: Wendy Leach, of Warners Bay). Picture: Max Mason-HubersAustralia Day sack race at Maitland Park.James , 8, Andrew, 7, and Ethan Viola, 5, of Gillieston Heights, get their green on at Maitland Park on Australia Day. Picture: Marina NeilMelanie Dawson and Ian Anderson, Caves Beach, at the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds gig. Picture: Jonathan CarrollAnneliese Hogan, of Hamilton, with Shannon Hogan, of Ballarat, at the Entertainment Centre.Michael Hogan, of Central Coast, and Darren Forbes, of Mayfield, at the Nick Cave gig. Adam Shehab, of Sydney, Ben Ranieri, of Belmont, Luke Briggs, of Sydney, and Edward Barnes, of Sydney, at the Nick Cave gig.Nick Cave fans Phoebe Wallace, of Whitebridge, Ben "Javo" Massey and Melissa Keulen, of Hamilton.Dianne Engels' tattoo.Dianne Engels, from Kotara, waiting to see Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.Bevan, Jo, and Magnus Shearer, of Dudley, at Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.Henry Brown, Alan Morris, Dan Blackham, Max Brown, from Newcastle, at the Entertainment Centre.Sophie Holvast and Mo Moran, of Sydney, at Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.Anna Davis and Greg Butt, of Avoca Beach, at Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds gig at Newcastle Entertainment Centre. Picture: Jonathan CarrollLouise Koller-Smith, of Carrington, Claire Koller-Smith, of Sydney, Julia Koller-Smith, of Hamilton, and Claudia Koller, of Broadmeadow, at John Olsen's 89th birthday celebration at Newcastle Art Gallery.Jessica Hyde, of Maryville, Rachael Hyde, of Adamstown Heights and Lisa Hyde, of Wallsend, helped Olsen celebrate. Picture: Marina NeilJoel Morris, Deanne Morris and Kate Morris, of Valentine, at John Olsen's colourful birthday celebration.Amanda and Andrew Stephensen, of Mayfield, with children, Amie 9, Alister 8 and Anna 6. Picture: Marina Neil Jenny Jolatchew, of Charlestown, with grandchildren Phoebe Clarence, 9, and Rosie, 5, of Cardiff, at the gallery.John Olsen is presented with his birthday cake - a recreation of his work 'King Sun and the Hunter'. He is with art gallery manager Lauretta Morton. Picture: Marina NeillDiana Meredith, of Mayfield East, and Rhonda Smith, of New Lambton Heights.Naomi Schwugier, of Sydney, and Bianca O'Grady, of Islington, at Newcastle Art Gallery.Lisa Hardy, of Rutherford, and Pamela Hardy, of Morpeth, at Newcastle Art Gallery.Pamela French, of Cobbitty, with Gabby and Ben Gunter, of Adamstown, at the 89th birthday celebration for John Olsen.Larissa Hale, of Kirkham, with Scarlett, 4, and Ky, 2, enjoy the fun at Hunter Valley Gardens.Megan Donovan, of Mayfield, with Pearl Browne, 2, and Essie Browne, 9 months, at Hunter Valley GardensSuzy Cook, of The Hill, with Lucy, 16mths, Diane Heath, of Vancouver, and Jo Fleming, of Budgewoi, at Hunter Valley GardensVanessa Viscusi and Shane Greenhood, both of England, and Mandy Odell, of Limeburners Creek, at Hunter Valley Gardens Katie Malhotra, of San Remo, with Milho, 3, and Meadow, 9mths, at Hunter Valley Gardens.Mark, Riley, 4, Scarlett, 7, and Kate Harrison, all of Peakhurst, Sydney, at Hunter Valley Gardens.John Viscusi and Denise Greenhood, both from the UK, at Hunter Valley Gardens.P.J, 9, Max, 5, Chris and Charlie Hansen, 7, all of Brisbane, enjoy Hunter Valley Gardens.Riley Stafford, of Budgewoi, Max, 5, Tracey and Sam Frauenfelder, 7, all of Albury, at Hunter Valley Gardens.Lily Isailovic, of Bossley Park, Sydney, with children Simeon, 8, and Danica, 5, at Hunter Valley GardensFelicity Bourke, Leanne Hill, Sandra Fallon and Brooke Stevenson, all of Merewether, at a night celebrating The Sista Code sistahood and to raise funds for the Got Your Back Sista charity at Central bar, Newcastle. Belinda Smith, Janine Chandler, Karen Howard, Megan Faraday-Bensley and Grace McLean at the Sista Code fundraiser.Ann Snell, of New Lambton, and Aoife McGarvey, of Merewether, at the Sista Code event at Central Bar.Nadine Barretto, of Adamstown, Emma Hinchcliffe, of Tighes Hill, and Alex Hinchcliffe, of Adamstown, at the Sista Code fundraiser.Mistie Honeyman, of Cameron Park, Amy Panton, of East Maitland, and Nikki Costelloe, of Mayfield, at Central Bar.Tanya Dunn, of Elermore Vale, Katie Boyle, of Tighes Hill, Jo Buckingham, of New Lambton, and Rachel Brien, of Adamstown, at the Sista Code event.Lea Anderson, of New Lambton, Samantha Sampson, of New Lambton, Anne Grivas of, New Lambton, and Lisa Wilson, of Adamstown, at Central bar.Roxana Olivares, of Redhead, Meg Purser, of Eleebana, Holly Martin, of Ashtonfield, and Melissa Histon-Browning, of The Junction, at the Sista Code soiree.David Ewings, of Scone, and Angela Griffin, of Lorn. They joined Anthony Albanese and Member for Paterson Meryl Swanson for a fundraising event at Rutherford. Ms Swanson interviewed Mr Albanese about his book Albanese: Telling It Straight.Maitland City Councillor Ben Whiting, of Ashtonfield, and Steven Jones, of Largs, at the In Conversation With Meryl event held at Club Maitland City in Rutherford.Labor Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Cities and Tourism Anthony Albanese with Meryl Swanson.Andrew and Amorelle Dempster, of South Maitland.Tim and Michelle Buckley, of Emu Heights.Frank and Kellie Hackney, of Neath, at the In Conversation With Meryl event.Jenni Palmer of Kurri Kurri, and Libby Blackford, of Ashtonfield, attended the “In Conversation with Meryl” with special guest Anthony Albanese.Merrilyn and Rodney O'Connor, of Rutherford.Maitland City Councillor Henry Meskauskas and Carolina Meskauskas, of Rutherford, at the fundraiser attended by Anthony Albanese.Holly Longland and Rachel Farrell, of Central Coast, at the Into the Wild Exhibition in Newcastle.Artist Jayde Farrell, right, at the opening of his exhibition at Gallery 61 with Patrick Farrell. Anthony Holmes of Gilleston Heights and Kathleen Sarginson of Tighes Hill at the Into the Wild exhibition.Shae Farrell, Karen Heaslip and Tasha Farrell, of Bellbird.Tim Mahlberg and Nina Verzosa of Sydney at Jayde Farrell's exhibition.Serena Stubbs, Tara Stubb 10yrs and Cassie Stubbs 12yrs of Boat Harbour.Matt Baker of Orange, Deborah Baker of Gold Coast and Rex Irwin of Sydney at the Into the Wild art exhibition opening by Jayde Farrell at Gallery 61.Phyllis Powell of Warners Bay and Natalie Wood of Waratah at Gallery 61 Revisited. Liz Clark and Taylor Farrell of Cessnock.Tim Mahlberg and Nina Verzosa of Sydney at Gallery 61.Barry, Gabrielle 13yrs and Vanessa Miller, of Ellalong, at Jayde Farrell's Into the Wild art exhibition opening at Gallery 61, Hunter Street, Newcastle. Three-year-old Aiden Pedersen is ambitious with his bowl selection. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Three-year-old Aiden Pedersen is ambitious with his bowl selection. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Three-year-old Aiden Pedersen is ambitious with his bowl selection. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Ethan Dominish prepares to bowl. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Daniel Shine helps his daughter Sophie, 4, to deliver her bowl Picture: Jonathan Carroll Alicia Hill, 11, left, with sister Chloe Hill, 8. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Joseph Hanington sends down a bowl. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Alicia Hill, 11, left, with sister Chloe Hill, 8, Picture: Jonathan Carroll Braxton Shine, 3, celebrates in spectacular style. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Seven-year-old Nate Groves celebrates a strike. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Alicia Hill, 11, sends down a bowl at Rutherford Super Strike. Picture: Jonathan Carroll Phillip and Therese Rankin, of Redhead, with Richard Jones, of Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Brian and Sally McDermott, of Newcastle East. Rosalie (left) and Ross Taggart (right), of Hamilton, with Barry Walton (centre), of Merewether. Tony Deegan, of Merewether, with Susan and Evan Walton, of Carrington.Shannon Burgess, of Kotara, Cameron Davies, of Adamstown Heights, and Roger Davis, of Nulkaba.George and Jenny Tuntevski, of Redhead.Scott Palmer, of Rathmines, and Eddie McDonough, of Arcadia Vale.Steve Meyn, of Louth Park, and Damien Botha, of Charlestown.GREEN FIVE: Young revellers come face to face with everyone's favourite ogre at Honeysuckle on Saturday evening as they waited for the fireworks.FAMILY FUN: The Vickerys of Hamilton South played cards at Honeysuckle before the fireworks. From left is Lucas, Amanda, Grant, Kobi the dog, Maya, and Chloe.GOING UP: A water jetpack stuntman entertains revellers in Honeysuckle on Saturday afternoon. Crowds enjoyed varied entertainment.GOOD VANTAGE: Lara and Aidan McKelvey, of Waratah, share the high ground on top of a bollard ahead of the fireworks display on Saturday.COLOUR: Crowds enjoy the family-friendly 9pm fireworks display, as seen behind Queen's Wharf tower in Newcastle on New Year's Eve.TALENT: Circus performer Hannah Indigo entertains the crowd with a careful walk on stilts ahead of the fireworks display.SPECIAL GUEST: Grace Cornwell and Samantha Brookes meet Princess Fiona from the Shrek movies, at Honeysuckle.LIGHT UP: The Abbott family of Elermore Vale warm up with sparklers. From left is Ruby, 4, Finley, 3, Kael, and Milly.HAPPY NEW YEAR: Newcastle's 9pm fireworks did not disappoint the crowds that lined the Foreshore and Honeysuckle on Saturday.TweetFacebook of Newcastle’s Hot 100 at Boxing Day Races 2016Social photos 2016facebookSHAREtwitterTWEETemailwhatsappcommentCommentsView More Local BusinessesList Your Business Here Comments Discuss "Social photos 2017" Please note: All comments made or shown here are bound by the Online Discussion Terms & Conditions.