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Will Yancoal's Chinese Communist Party ties help or hinder its next big takeover bid?

Chinese mining company Yancoal is hoping to raise $3.2 billion to buy coal assets in the Hunter Valley, as well as a significant stake in Newcastle Port. 232 more words


Coal takeover gives China a grip on key port

By Kylar Loussikian

Chinese government interests could control a major share of the Port of Newcastle, the world’s largest coal terminal, if it’s purchase of Rio Tinto’s Hunter Valley mines is approved. 103 more words



Maternity Leave!!

Let’s hope this little nugget allows me some resting time and wants to stay and bake for a couple of weeks.

My little personal goal of trying all things in the Hunter Region has been put on a very slow motion. 735 more words


A 'Summer' of Camping

Being British, it seems like the right thing to be making the most of the outdoors during the months of June to September. Although in reality, these months are the depth of the harsh Australian Winter. 1,009 more words


Chinese corporate debt levels 'excessively high'

China’s race to meet official growth targets has led to critical levels of debt amongst Chinese companies as they fuel expansion overseas, the country’s central bank has said. 217 more words


An extreme weekend

The study abroad office at the University of Sydney is very good at introducing the new international students to Sydney, running various pre-semester trips that are designed to help you explore your new home.  1,343 more words

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Brokenwood Pinot Noir 2015

Not specifically sourced from the Indigo Vineyard, but still from the Victorian High Country of Beechworth.

Brokenwood, Pinot Noir, Beechworth 2015

Early picked vintage. Light cerise, smells deliciously of those little single serve strawberry jams, fruits of the forest, sandalwood and dustings of cinnamon. 48 more words

Tasting Notes