Nothing to sneeze at: New South Wales records worst flu season

By Kate Thomas   With a month of the flu season left to go, New South Wales has smashed the number for the largest number of influenza cases in a year.   NSW Health has reported nearly 60,000 cases of the flu has been confirmed in NSW so far in 2017, surpassing and almost doubling […]

Buying your first home: Dream or Fantasy?

For many people across Australia, the dream of one day owning your own home is quickly slipping away, with housing market growth at a seven year high.   This is particularly a problem for people wanting to buy their first home in a capital city,...

Battling the War on Waste

      It’s the show that’s captured our imaginations. The ABC’s TV series War on Waste, presented by Craig Reucassel, has inspired the people of the Central West to tackle consumption and waste in their daily lives by recycling soft pl...

NBN Connection Set to Roll Out

With the NBN set to roll out in the coming weeks for the central west area. Orange has been deemed to be the one most of the most connected places in the country, but it has been brought up that many homes are still not connected to the NBN.   &...

Local Rugby Club announces Indigenous Round

As part of NAIDOC week it has been announced the first ever Central West Rugby Union Indigenous Round will be held on the 5th of August, with the Under 17’s Emus side to wear a specially designed jumper to commemorate the occasion.    

Winter Wonderland a success for local business.

By Chelsea Lucas, Burney Wong and Isobella Meredith  School holidays have wrapped up for another term, and so the winter festival has packed up for another year. Food stalls and entertainment for all ages brought together the local community and tour...

Winter festival hype

By Chelsea Lucas, Burney Wong and Isobella Meredith   Bathurst’s winter festival has wrapped up for 2017, Chelsea Lucas has the highlights.      

Mental Illness and exercise in the Central West

  We’re lucky enough to live in a community that accommodates different health services, including for those who have been diagnosed or are struggling with a mental illness. Anytime fitness has an event coming up in support of Suicide Prevention...

A Forced Apology: Stannies Plans An Apology Garden

St. Stanislaus College where the new garden will be built. Photo: Kevin Nelson Saint Stanislaus College has invited members of the community to help create an apology garden for the victims of sexual harassment. The idea of the garden was raised by f...

The Buzz on Bees

By Sonia Feng, Nina Hallas and Georgia McCarthy For the last decade, worker bees around the world have been leaving their hives to collect the pollen they need to feed their colonies however, in the process, are not returning home. This is  phenomeno...

Family overcomes fierce Bathurst rivalry

The rivalry between the Bathurst Bushrangers and Bathurst Giants is continuing to grow, as evidenced by Saturday’s fierce contest. While the Bushrangers ran out convincing 58-point winners, the match was not without controversy. Star Giant Paul...
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