Meaty Bathurst restaurant lures in vegans

By Loren Howarth  A restaurant which serves juicy steaks and baby back ribs would be one of the last places anyone would expect to find vegan options, let alone an entire plant-based menu. But Dogwood, BX, a Southern-style American Diner, has broken ...

Snow predicted for Friday

Areas near Orange, Jenolan Caves, Crookwell, and Oberon could see snow fall this Friday, as per the Bureau of Meteorology’s latest forecast. This prediction is particularly exciting for Orange residents who haven’t seen a grand snowfall i...

Forbes: Vanfest to return in 2019

On radio last week, Forbes Shire Council general manager Steve Loane announced the Council wanted to schedule Vanfest for March or April in 2019. The Council contacted the Bureau of Meteorology and found that on a 10 year average, these months experi...

Are powdered vegetables the future?

Just the other week we heard about broccoli coffee. And now it seems other powdered vegetables want to enter the superfood market. Quentin Bland and his wife Lesley have established a production shed on their Kirkconnell property in central west New ...

Cool weather to stick around

Earlier this week Bathurst residents snuggled up under blankets more than ever, as the city experienced its coldest morning in 12 years. Although temperatures won’t be dropping to minus eight degrees Celsius again this week, the cooler weather ...

Gonski funding

The Turnbull government has announced to invest an extra $1.2 billion in schools but seek to impose new conditions on the states and territories to get the money- many have said this is a more money, more rules move by the government. The new funding...

Dollars or sense: Gonski funding failure?

In 2014, the annual State Government announced that 39 out of the 42 Bathurst region schools would receive an increase in funding. In 2016, local public schools were promised to receive $10,439,337, said member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the needs-...