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BIKERS WEAR PINK TO RAISE MONEY FOR BREAST CANCER

Hundreds of leather-clad bikers swapped black for pink this morning as they soared down the highway in the name of charity. The annual Pink Ribbon Ride from Port Macquarie to Bonny Hills, raising money and awareness for breast cancer. “I think last year we raised nearly $3,000 and the year before nearly $4,000. So in the last couple of years nearly $10,000, so hopefully this year we can get over 3,000 at least” – Leonie Turner, event coordinator.

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TAREE SES OPEN DAY

The New South Wales SES held its annual open day in Taree today inviting the community to observe how to deal with emergency situations. The main theme centered around preparing for the current storm season and staying safe in dangerous situations.  

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SUSPICIOUS HOUSE FIRE IN PORT MACQUARIE BEING INVESTIGATED

Police are appealing for information about a suspicious house fire in Port Macquarie. Emergency services were called to an Ocean View Terrace home around 6.30 on Wednesday night following reports of a fire causing major damage. Police say they’re searching for two people with a ‘buzz-cut’ hairstyle who may be able to assist with their investigation. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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FATAL ACCIDENT NORTH OF GRAFTON

A motorcyclist has died, after crashing into a parked car just north of Grafton. The man, believed to be in his 60s, was riding on the Pacific Highway at Ulmarra at around 9:30 this morning when his bike hit the parked vehicle. He died at the scene. An investigation is underway.

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