Watagan Park


August 10, 2018

Accessibility, liveability and affordability are seeing people flock to secure their dream home in the Lake Macquarie region, just 60 minutes from Sydney. Recent research by Hotspotting has named Lake Macquarie as one of the top five property hot spots in the state. With Sydney house prices remaining out of reach for many families, the... Read More >

Sydney CBD soon to be on Hunter Valley’s doorstep

April 10, 2018

Achieving the Australian dream is back on the horizon for Sydney-siders, with transport and infrastructure plans soon to place Sydney’s CBD on the Hunter Valley’s doorstep. The NSW government’s recent commitments to ease travel burdens and connect growing regional centres to Sydney’s CBD will see the investigation of a long-awaited “fast train” between Sydney and... Read More >

Build a backyard haven

February 23, 2017

We should treat our outdoor spaces the same as our indoor spaces in terms of creating different spaces and functional dynamics, says Matt Leacy. “The same way that you have a kitchen area, a casual lounge area and a playroom indoors, you can create equivalent areas outdoors that serve the same purposes and help you... Read More >

Kitchen tools for busy children

February 16, 2017

Cool down with cool moulds Summer is here and that means HEAT – hot summer days! There’s nothing better than munching on a homemade icy pole to cool down. These clever shapes means each one slides out easily, and the handle has a built-in drip guard for mess-free fun! Choose from designs including rockets, bugs,... Read More >

Confessions of a happy ‘drunk’

February 9, 2017

Dr Harvey Karp, pediatrician and child development expert says that half of all new parents get fewer than six hours of broken sleep a night – a level of sleep deprivation that causes the same mental impairment as being drunk. If that’s the case, I have been tipsy for a lot longer than I’d like... Read More >

Cool things to do with kids

February 2, 2017

Cooking with your kids in the school holidays is a wonderful activity to get them busy. Here are three simple recipes from James Clode, of Dad’s Apron, that are easy enough for the kids to help with or even make themselves… if you don’t mind a little mess! Double choc cookies These super chocolatey cookies... Read More >

How to create a beautiful garden

January 26, 2017

If you’re looking to create a beautiful garden, then Wyee Nursery Manager Russell Brown is a handy man to know. Starting his career as a landscape contractor, including work at Wyee Nursery, he was eventually offered a job at the well-known nursery and hasn’t looked back since. “My main role is nursery manager, I oversee... Read More >

Super day trips to delight the family

January 19, 2017

There’s so much to do with kids over the school holidays, right on our doorstep! The whole family will have a fantastic day out at all these local attractions. Speers Point Park Just a short 30-minute drive from Watagan Park, Speers Point Park, right on the shore of Lake Macquarie, makes for a fantastic day... Read More >

Caves Beach Nippers to the rescue

January 12, 2017

Only a half an hour’s drive away from Watagan Park, the beach lifestyle at the beautiful Caves Beach is easy to enjoy this summer! Nippers is a great activity for kids and the Caves Beach Surf Lifesaving Club provides locals and visitors with a safe and friendly beach – and trains hundreds of community members... Read More >

New principal to take the reigns at Charlton

January 5, 2017

Mark Ash will take over as principal of Charlton Christian College, when current principal Sue Skuthorpe retires at the end of the year, says Rebecca Craig, marketing manager at the college. “Currently Mark is the principal of Suncoast Christian College in Queensland,” Rebecca says. “He has been a successful principal and deputy principal for many... Read More >