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'Newcastle is on a journey to becoming a restorative city. This began with a symposium in June 2018 where restorative initiatives and practices operating in the city that showed that a different, relational approach to conflict can have benefits across the community. This journey is continuing with the Newcastle as a Restorative City Initiative (NRC) represented by a broad cross section of community groups, including the university. NRC is working across key organisations in education, health, justice, business and social services to support and develop projects using restorative approaches to help solve problems.'