Start your day the right way with Chickpea Cereal

By BETHAN SMOLENIEC Change is instore for the cereal industry with new research into different ways of processing chickpeas into breakfast flakes being carried out, in an attempt to help Australians consume more fibre and vegetable based sources of protein. Imagine starting your morning by pouring fresh milk onto a large bowl of crunchy chickpea […]

Housing Prosperity for the Central West

Retirement is not that far away for the country’s baby boomers, and many may have their eyes set on Bathurst. Have a listen to this story, where we break down negative gearing and what it means for the Central West.

Bathurst Blood Drive

The Red Cross Bathurst Mobile Donor Centre is in town, in an effort to collect more blood at a time when supplies drop. As the cooler weather sets in, blood donations drop off while the demand remains the same, putting stress on supplies. The Red Cro...

Listen up! Current Affairs Radio July 22, 2016

This current affairs bulletin covers a range of issues relevant to the Central West including housing prices, the Pokemon craze, mental health, physical health, refugees, changes at TAFE and more. Presented by Elissa Fajloun and Rob Douglas. Produced...

Macquarie River Bursting the Banks

With the rains not showing any signs of letting up, the Macquarie river has flooded to the footpaths in Bathurst. According to the Bathurst Regional Council’s recent road report, a number of roads have been impacted by the rising water levels. ...

Cuts to TAFE Western

Fears for the future of ‘back office’ staff at Tafe Western are rising, amid the NSW State Government’s vocational education restructure. There are concerns about the effect the cuts will have to TAFE Western’s colleges in Bat...

Greyhound wastage still high

There is still a need for unwanted greyhounds to be adopted across New South Wales since NSW Premier Mike Baird announced a ban across greyhound racing in NSW to commence in 2017. Animal rights advocates are hoping to see an increase in adoption with...

Greyhound adoptions on the rise

The Baird government has announced greyhound racing will be shutdown across NSW in 2017. This announcement means there will be a high demand for greyhounds to be adopted. The RSPCA has estimated between 16,000 and 25,000 greyhounds as “wastage&...

Water – more precious than gold?

The Bathurst community is still waiting to find out whether water out of the Macquarie River will be sold to a proposed new gold mine in Blayney. Under a controversial proposal, Bathurst would divert its treated effluent water – which now flows...

Life on the farm

The Bathurst district offers a relatively relaxed lifestyle but farmers face many issues from climate uncertainty to confusion surrounding proposed new biodiversity laws. Stay tuned for more!

A food and wine destination

Slowly but surely, Bathurst is cementing its reputation as a food and wine destination. A big part of this is the monthly Bathurst Farmers Markets that continue to go from strength to strength. 2MCExtra will be focusing on the unique Bathurst and Cen...
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