200 Years of Bathurst

Taking a trip down memory lane….              1815 – 2015 By Stacey Holten and Monika Malcolm When you think of Bathurst most people automatically associate it with cold weather and car racing. It seems that Bathurst is most famous for its Bathurst 1000 race, with it coming up as the first suggestion when Bathurst is […]

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Support Service expands with Government Funding

Changes in federal government funding mean Wambigi Indigenous Support Service has had to make some changes to their programs. The service has been running a single program for six years, supporting Indigenous people and referring them to healthcare clinics, job services, legal services and housing. Now, the service is expanding, with two new programs to […]

Regional, Special Interest

Students make Christmas come early for ravaged Nepal

By Tahlia Sarv, Francesca Wallace and Caitlin Taylor A fundraiser held at Bathurst’s Charles Sturt University on Thursday night celebrated a snowy Christmas in July, but helped those much further away. $6000 was raised for Trekking4Nepal, a charity started solely by two CSU students Jack Thompson and James Tatham. At least 9000 people were killed […]


Controversy continues for proposed Flyers Creek Wind Farm

By Sam Murden, Clare Sibthorpe and Bree Philipson The Central West community remains divided over the construction of the $195 million Flyers Creek wind farm, which could start next year due to the government’s revised Renewable Energy Target (RET). Planning of the large scale renewable project, which was expected to generate enough energy to power […]


Our band could be your life: Central West musicians offer an insight into regional live music

Sam Bolt There’s nothing like a good old pub gig; the talented musicians expressing themselves, the audience sing-a-longs with beers and lighters raised, the chance to congregate with like minded people; they always turn out being a great evening for live entertainment. But are gigs at public venues receiving the attention they deserve? Last Friday’s […]

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