Good morning, here's your news snapshot from across the Hunter, regional Australia and beyond.
Nominations are open for the 2016 Cessnock City Sportsperson of the Year awards.
Thrashville – Slightly Heavier - proved a huge hit with music lovers. Check out your photos from Instagram.
Kurri Kurri Fire Brigade received a lovely thank you letter from a local 10-year-old girl after Wednesday's bushfire.