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Showtime in Bathurst

The Bathurst Showground has been transformed in preparation for this year’s show. From facepainting to fireworks organisers have set out to impress this year’s crowds. GEORGIA HOLLAND reports.

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Teapots and cosies for Autumn Fair 2016

BY ALEXANDRA FOSTER Teapots and teapot cosies – and lots of them. This was the theme of the annual All Saints Cathedral Tea Party that is run each year as

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Young Bathurst auctioneers compete at show

Two young auctioneers from Bathurst have returned from a Royal Easter Show competition, richer for the experience. Millie Bernasconi reports.

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Mudgee shines a light on cancer

BY CIARA BASTOW After a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer Rylstone woman Stacey Philpott has started a fundraiser called ‘Candles for Casey’. The money made from every candle sold

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Equestrian community re-saddles following Scone tragedy

BY JAMES HETHERINGTON One month on from the death of 17 year old Olivia Inglis, who died whilst competing at the Scone horse trials, equestrian athletes across the country are

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Support for sugar tax

Celebrity chef and long time sugar tax campaigner Jamie Oliver has called upon Australia to combat the rise of childhood obesity and diet related disease by following the UK Governments

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Local indigenous community discuss constitutional recognition

Members of the Bathurst community attended a forum on the weekend that aimed to raise awareness about constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Since 2013 Journey to

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Housing strategy outcome to benefit farm land

BY KIRSTIE FITZPATRICK ENVIRONMENTALISTS in the Bathurst region have welcomed the development of high-rise apartments in the CBD to help preserve productive farmland. Community members recently attended workshops, hosted by

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Western gay and lesbian group calls for health and education spending not marriage plebiscite

BY GEORGIA McCARTHY The Western Area Gay and Lesbian Support Group (WAGALS) has branded the same sex marriage plebiscite a huge waste of money. Pledged by Attorney General George Brandis,

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Women take flight over Bathurst

BY SARA BOORER Bathurst Airport was well and truly taking off over the weekend with around 100 women taking flight for the first time in light aircrafts in the annual