SO MUCH MUSIC – September – by Chris 'Dunny' Dunn by Spencer Scott

What a great month it’s been for local releases, both vinyl and CD. First up, the totally self-produced Rachel Maria Cox release Untidy Lines. A wonderful album. Does not veer much away from the punk/pop/singer/songwriter world, but there are some excellent tracks on here.

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NEWCASTLE OF THE FUTURE: SOLAR SOLUTIONS by Kian West

The past few months in my house have been a debate on merit for quite a few Solar companies. I can see now why so many people haven't added solar to their homes, it is quite confusing as most companies have a slightly different offering that means direct comparisons are difficult. 
Then there is so much conflicting information as to what you really need.

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​​​​​​​Waste-d opportunities! NCC adds Electric vehicle to fleet! by Kian West

Newcastle City Council have had their green thumbs working overdrive these past few weeks. First announcing a tender to add solar farm to Greenhills waste management and now the first of 3 electric vehicles to the Waste Management team. What's next? electric powered Garbage trucks?

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Can Newcastle “Adapt and thrive; innovate or die.”? by Kian West

These comments have plagued my thoughts these past few days as I think about Newcastle in particular. What are our key strategic advantages as a city, over those of others locally and afar?
We have a working port, a stellar University with a new city hub, an airport that is set for international flights, we are close enough to Sydney to do business...

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3 Recording Studios to help finish that song for Tip Jar by Kian West

Surely you've heard of Tip Jar already? Tip Jar is a songwriting competition for Novocastrian songwriters. In its inaugural year, Tip Jar sets out to put Newcastle back on the musical map. 
With that in mind, if you have a song written but feel that it could benefit from a quick professional recording, well, we have a couple of local suggestions. 

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