The week that was: June 18 – 24PHOTOS

The week that was | PHOTOS NEWS: Dye Hard Fun Run in Maitland.

NEWS: Hunter produce lovers stopped in at High Street Maitland for the markets

NEWS: Bradford Hotel lager loungers take on Genesis Gym lycra lovers in charity challenge for heart kid Marcus Dunn

NEWS: Hunter police uncover three hydroponic set-ups in the region.

NEWS: Bureau of Meteorology says Friday, Monday and Tuesday could bring snow at Barrington Tops

NEWS: Federal election 2016: Teenager Christian Cedergren stops Opposition Leader Bill Shorten in his tracks with plea for help for his disabled sister.

NEWS: Fire and smoke cause road closure in Singleton

NEWS: Muswellbrook South Public School participate in Mark Hughes Foundation’s Beanie for Brain Cancer Week.

NEWS: Fun aplenty at St Joseph’s Merriwa Parents and Friends Junior Campdraft and Fete

NEWS: Cheese Lovers Festival at the Sebel Kirkton Park, Pokolbin part of Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival program.

NEWS: More than 120 car tyres have been slashed in inner-city suburbs in a month-long rampage infuriating residents. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

SPORT: The Philadelphia 76ers made former Newcastle junior Ben Simmons the No.1 pick in the NBA draft on Friday morning. Picture: Getty

NEWS: The Awabakal Local Aboriginal Land Council has reacted angrily to a request from NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leslie Williams to give reasons why an administrator should not be appointed to the organisation.

NEWS: Police searching for missing Carrington man Jackson Baker have made the heartbreaking discovery of a man’s body in Newcastle Harbour at Stockton.

SPORT: Scott Miller plans to use $400,000 in salary cap concessions to help transform the Newcastle Jets into a genuine finals contender. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

NEWS: Hunter students are divided over the call to make maths and science compulsory. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

NEWS: Brain cancer survivor Miley Griffiths helps raise funds for The Mark Hughes Foundation.

NEWS: Sanitary items often fall off the shopping list for those mums who struggle to make ends meet but a Port Stephens initiative means they won’t go without. Picture: Sam Norris

NEWS: Baits have killed three family dogs and more than 20 native birds at Corlette in the past two months.

NEWS: Soldiers Point Public School receives two friendship seats. Picture: Ellie-Marie Watts

NEWS: Year 6 students from Raymond Terrace Public School have begun to restore bicycles for the less fortunate.

NEWS: Morisset High School’s Reconnect Class takes a physical approach to helping year 9 boys stay on task. Picture: David Stewart

NEWS: Voters will have the chance on Wednesday to meet and grill candidates contesting the seat of Hunter at the federal election on July 2. Picture: David Stewart