Filler: River Stories: Life Along the NSW Hunter River
The Hunter River is the lifeblood of the Hunter Valley. It travels 470 km from the Barrington Tops through the Hunter Valley to the Port of Newcastle and into the ocean. But since early settlement it hasn't been treated like a life blood; it has been exploited, turned into a dumping ground and over-run by weeds. 1233 ABC Newcastle's Phil Ashley-Brown travelled the length of the Hunter with cinematographer Brendan Doyle and photographer Mari Ekkje visiting the people who live along the river and who've witnessed its changes over the last ten years or so; both good and bad. River Stories is a series of portraits of the river dwellers.