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THE TRUSTY POSTIE BIKE CELEBRATED AT MAITLAND

It’s been a red-letter weekend in Maitland, with record numbers hitting town for this year’s Postie Bike Nationals. 163 riders from across the country competed in eight events… the little bike, proving big in the popularity stakes. “We had letterbox races, dyno comps which measures horsepower, wheel stand competition, burnout competitions, letterbox racers and people were camping on site and just really enjoying their postie bikes” Organisers are already planning for next year. Note: Audio in parts

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MORE CHARGES LAID OVER ABERMAIN ARMED ROBBERY

Two more people have been charged over an armed robbery in the Hunter Valley earlier this year. In June, two men – one armed with a hammer, the other a shotgun – allegedly forced their way into the Abermain Bowling Club. Inside, the pair is accused of assaulting a female employee – tying her up with duct tape – before stealing cash. This morning a 33-year-old man from Weston and a 29-year-old woman from Pelaw Main were arrested by police. He’s been charged with robbery whilst armed with a dangerous weapon, while the woman has been charged with concealing a serious offence. A third man has already is currently before the courts.

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NIB ACQUIRES GU HEALTH

NIB has acquired corporate health insurance provider GU Health for just over $155-million. The Newcastle-based health insurer will fund the purchase through various avenues, including an institutional equity placement. The sale is expected to be completed by the end of the year. Note:no audio

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