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Postie bikes like you've never seen them before

Action from the Postie Bike Challenge at Maitland on Saturday. Events included, Ride Cruise, Postie Soccer, Letterbox Race and Burnout Competition.

yesterday, 16:55 in Regional
 

NRL great Mark Hughes shared his brain cancer story with 70 people at The Bradford Hotel

NRL legend, cancer warrior and all round nice guy Mark Hughes, sat down at The Bradford Hotel on Friday for a Q and A with radio personality Craig Hamilton.The event was part of a fund raiser for the Mark Hughes Foundation and the 70-plus guests helped r

yesterday, 11:38 in Regional
 

Telarah residents complain about excessive dust and noise from an nearby ARTC depot

For years elderly couple Beth and Pat Masterson have been battling with rail giant ARTC to give Telarah residents a reprieve on noise and dust emanating from their Elizabeth Street compound.The couple, both in their 80s, say they are at wits end trying t

yesterday, 10:34 in Regional
 

Maitland Magpies welcome new youth development programs

The Maitland Magpies have welcomed proposed changes to youth development programs and will seek a licence to run a talented player pathway development program. Maitland FC president Ray Watkins said the changes would play a crucial role in making the Mag

yesterday, 10:05 in Sport
 

Maitland Blacks third and fourth grade teams make way into grand finals

The Maitland Blacks third grade team carries the club's final hopes of a senior premiership when they take on Wanderers at Newcastle No.2 Oval on Saturday. The Blacks fourth grade team put in a brave effort but eventually fell 12-7 to Merewether Carlton

yesterday, 09:03 in Sport
 

This That festival featuring The Presets, Tash Sultana and The Preatures on final release

The third year of Newcastle’s This That festival looks set to be another sell-out with only final release tickets left on sale.Opening up summer from a brand new home at Wickham Park, the well-loved even delivers a hand-picked mix of 'now' and 'it' acts

Friday, 10:16 in Regional
 

George Booth Drive burnout pad a haven for hoons

Hoon activity along the George Booth Drive, including a well-established burnout pad, has nearby residents concerned that an accident involving innocent road-users is imminent.One resident, who declined to be named, said he could hear tyres screeching an

Friday, 06:51 in Regional
 

Sherynne Smith launches Carrie's Place All Sorts fundraiser at Maitland Business Chamber meeting

Earlier this week domestic violence survivor Sherynne Smith bravely shared her story with Mercury readers. On Thursday she launched her fundraiser for Carrie’s Place at Thursday’s Maitland Business Chamber breakfast. In her speech to chamber members, Ms

Thursday, 20:19 in Regional
 

Sixteen Maitland bike riders help raise $510,000 for Camp Quality, Newcastle

They’re just 16 ordinary Maitland people who have done something quite extraordinary for kids with cancer.Maitland take your hats off to this crew of keen pedallers who have just ridden 1000 kilometres in 10 days to raise more than half a million dollars

Thursday, 19:12 in Regional
 

Maitland outdoor pool re-opens Saturday, September 23

Maitland Aquatic Centre will be ready for all this Saturday with the re-opening of the 50 metre outdoor pool.While the new 25-metre indoor pool has been accessible since July 28, the outdoor pool has been closed during the cooler months. Saturday will ma

Thursday, 16:56 in Regional
 

Tradies work utes targeted by thieves in Aberdare, Beresfield, Tenambit and Telarah

Tradies beware. Thieves are targeting work utes and newly-constructed homes in the local area to steal tools, appliances and even toilet roll holders.Police have renewed their warning for people to lock their vehicles and secure their items after several

Thursday, 16:39 in Regional
 

The Anglican Parish Telarah Rutherford holds annual Blessing of the Pets Mass at St Christopher's

Bring your dog, bring your cat, even bring your goldfish to the Anglican Parish of Rutherford Telarah pet blessing this Sunday.The fourth annual mass will take place at St Christopher's Church at Rutherford, with all pets great and small welcome to atten

Thursday, 16:36 in Regional
 

Girls cricket league a step closer after first Maitland training session

Maitland cricket is planning to launch a girls cricket competition to run from November to December. The move follows successful weekly girls cricket training sessions last year. Planning is in full swing for a Friday afternoon competition involving four

Thursday, 16:17 in Sport
 

George Tavern Green Hills takes out major Australian Hotels Association award

The George Tavern Green Hills has been recognised at a national level for its tireless community service. The pub came out trumps against some formidable opposition at the recent Australian Hotels Association awards night on The Gold Coast. The iconic Gr

Thursday, 16:11 in Regional
 

New Maitland council formally declared

In the end, it comes down to a speech no longer than five minutes. In a brief ceremony at Town Hall, Maitland returning officer Kevin Short officially declared the results of the city’s council election, ushering in a new era with six new councillors amo

Thursday, 16:11 in Regional
 
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