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Lake Oberon open for recreational use

In a boon for the local tourist sector Lake Oberon is now open for use by passive recreational vessels. Canoeists, kayakers and sailors will now be able to enjoy the

Controversy over Macquarie Pipeline Project decision

Environmental groups have raised serious concerns over Orange City Council’s 50 million dollar Macquarie River pipeline project. Friends of Macquarie is considering referring the Planning Assessment Commission to the Independent

Man refused bail over shooting incident

A local man charged with eight drugs and firearms offences has been refused bail in an Orange Local Court hearing yesterday. According to police, Mitchell Norman Barnes shot at the

Camp Quality Tractor Trek

The Camp Quality Tractor Trek will take off throughout the Central West this September. The three day trek will raise money and awareness for Camp Quality, the national family cancer

Jennings supports Rudd's second chance

Last night the nation’s focus was firmly on Canberra with Kevin Rudd replacing Julia Gillard as the leader of the Federal Labor Party. The ALP’s candidate for Calare Dr Jess

On the hunt for vandals in Bathurst

Late Tuesday night at Lower Keppel Street in Bathurst a Vinnies charity van and local laundromat suffered an attack from vandals. The windows of the truck, along with the ignition, were destroyed

More options needed for selling Bullet tickets

The Bathurst Bullet train service has been so popular since its inception that its ticketing system has been completely overwhelmed. Currently, commuters can only buy a ticket from a single

All eyes on garbage use in Orange

In a novel move Orange City Council will begin monitoring the garbage habits of residents. Locals will have to think twice before disposing of plastics in the wrong bin, with

More donations needed for Salvation Army

With electricity and gas prices rising, many residents in Bathurst are struggling to stay warm this winter.  This past fortnight the mercury has plummeted below zero on several occasions. In

Suspicious fires in Parkes

A string of fires have been reported in Parkes over the weekend. In the early hours of Saturday morning police were called to two fires behind Discount Daves and Betta