intro...December by Kian West


It’s a Christmas Bonanza! As fierce Novocastrian supporters we urge all our fellow loyal citizens to support the locals this Christmas and on into 2015 whenever possible. Support the local makers, support the local retailers, and support the local brands because when you support them they can support the community and then we all win.


We have a special Christmas Party event happening December 13th at the Commons Café, If you are an avid writer of blogs or otherwise, check out the Blog Meet that is happening 3-5pm or come to The Commons Café from 5pm for a Murray’s Craft Beer tasting and some live music. Tickets are just $10 and cover the costs of room hire, CRAFTernoon activities and make sure that the event will be top notch!


Lastly, we are having a bit of a break for January, but in true Mirage style we are going to be releasing a special SUPER Limited Calendar for 2015 just for our subscribers. So if you are reading this and already saying to yourself “I want a 2015 Newcastle Mirage Calendar!” well then you better jump on the Internet and purchase a subscription! My personal recommendation is the 12 month version.

Thanks for all your support this year, have a wonderful holiday period!





School Holidays By Alex Morris

We could splash the baths, swim and build castles. My vote's eat ice cream; watch ships.



Spring is just kicking in and just like the birds and the bees, Newcastle Mirage is all a flutter with action and activities like banging out this pounding sounding mammoth edition. We are uber impressed by the whole thing and we think you will be too. sticker teal_200 Make sure you check out all of it, a special highlight mention to ‘What’s in Your Glass?” and their amazing event coming up this month. We will be there and we think you should as well.

Normally I’d harp on about all the killer content inside the rest of the mag but I think you have the idea, it’s big, it keeps getting bigger and October is going to be absolutely Gigantic. For the first time we are going to be printing in colour. Not all the copies, just those for subscribers, so make sure you have a subscription or buy a one off “October Edition” off our website before October to secure a copy. Everyone else is going to get a coloured cover. It’ll still be great, it’ll still be limited edition (like everything we do) but it won’t be SUPER LIMITED EDITION!!!

PS. We just ordered some limited edition Pens (did I mention we love limited edition?) and they are going out to subscribers in October… What more could you want/need?


Happy September