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SURFBOARDS & GEAR STOLEN FROM SURFEST SURF SCHOOL

A Newcastle surf school is putting the call out, after its trailer and tens of thousands of dollars worth of gear was stolen from Nobbys Beach overnight. It’s believed the trailer would’ve been taken sometime after 5.30pm, with an organiser telling NBN News 35 surf boards, more than 60 wetsuits, leg ropes and rash shirts were all inside at the time. Some school lessons and kids programs will still be able to run, however, others will have to be cancelled due to a lack of equipment. URGENT HELP: The Surfest Surf School trailer and gear (pic) stolen from Shortland Esplanade, Nobbys Beach overnight. If sighted please call Triple 0 or message us. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/spqDKozvY7 — Surfest. (@surfest) October 25, 2018 Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

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DAD AND DAUGHTER SPORTS PROGRAM GOES WORLDWIDE

A world-first Hunter sports program is going global, after receiving a million-dollar UK grant. Dads and Daughters Exercising and Empowered uses physical activity to improve the wellbeing of girls – and their bond with their fathers. “It’s a really exciting announcement because you conduct research, we developed a program to benefit families, targeting dads and daughters, and to realise that it has a global relevance and the significance it’s going to have on an international stage is really quite rewarding.” – Prof, Phil Morgan, DADEE Program. The program will begin in London next year.

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CRUISING SEASON BEGINS IN NEWCASTLE HARBOUR

The first cruise ship of the season made its way into Newcastle Harbour this morning, one of 15 vessels due to dock at the port in the coming months. The Caledonian Sky is one of the smallest cruise liners to visit – carrying just over 100 people. An estimated 27,000 visitors will disembark this season, injecting $11-million into the local economy. (NO AUDIO)

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