A rose by any other name

A rose by any other name

Dunedoo’s White Rose Café has been a landmark for weary western region travellers for nearly a century and a recent facelift is helping to make sure the tradition continues. Weekender took a step back...

| November 22, 2014, 14:57

Stamping out violence

Stamping out violence

White Ribbon Day on November 25 is Australia’s campaign to stop violence against women. Each year, men put their hands up to be involved in the bid to...

| November 22, 2014, 13:28

Linda Burney: “Don’t pigeonhole me”

Linda Burney: “Don’t pigeonhole me”

Linda Burney wears many hats – role model, mother, politician and passionate advocate for diversity. The deputy leader of the NSW Labor Party and Memb...

| November 22, 2014, 13:24

One Eye on success [Seven Days news review]

One Eye on success [Seven Days news review]

A crowd nearing 200 people braved the end of a scorching hot day to pay homage to local filmmakers at the second annual One Eye Film Festival held on ...

| November 22, 2014, 13:23

Two By Two: Rachel Mills and Donna Rees

Two By Two: Rachel Mills and Donna Rees

The prevention of hearing loss is close to the hearts of these two mums, who not only work together as support teachers but co-founded the Hear our He...

| November 22, 2014, 12:03

Talking to... Mary Bullock

Talking to... Mary Bullock

Primary school teacher, Mary Bullock, has been teaching our youngest generation for the past seven years, after graduating from Newcastle University. ...

| November 22, 2014, 11:07

Dye hard with a vengeance [Seven Days news review]

Dye hard with a vengeance [Seven Days news review]

A couple of thousand people lined up for the inaugural Dye Hard Fun Run at Ollie Robbins Oval, for the 5km colour course – with 1500 entrants and plen...

| November 15, 2014, 14:45

Ian “Rattles” Retallack: I’m not leaving anyone behind

Ian “Rattles” Retallack: I’m not leaving anyone behind

With his horses, his dog and his trusty cart, he’s been rattling along country roads for a year since leaving Western Australia. He has so far raised ...

| November 15, 2014, 13:38

The good doctor

The good doctor

From the emergency rooms of a Johannesburg hospital to the blue skies of western NSW, flying doctor Gerald Chitsunge talked to Weekender about bullet ...

| November 15, 2014, 13:35

Two By Two: Ned Yeomans and Nick Duffy

Two By Two: Ned Yeomans and Nick Duffy

Finishing school, turning 18, being selected in the highly competitive Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union side to play in New Zealand…it’s been a big y...

| November 15, 2014, 12:30

Columnists & Opinion

Jen Cowley - avatar Jen Cowley | November 22, 2014

Too high a price to pay for the thrill of a kill

In the 36 hours that pass between me typing these words and this week’s edition hitting the stands, between four and five of the world’s precious rema...

Tony Webber - avatar Tony Webber | November 22, 2014

Breaking toes and tailors’ hearts as the big man hits three figures

I’ve hit three figures. Kilos that is. Nothing to be proud of, but I’d been on annual leave and admittedly let myself go a bit. In fact to say I’d “...

Andrew Glassop - avatar Andrew Glassop | November 22, 2014

Slanted social contract puts public on the periphery

So the G20 Summit has been and gone. Amid all the hoopla and shenanigans of the event it may have passed people by unnoticed that we actually, as a n...

Madeleine Allen - avatar Madeleine Allen | November 22, 2014

It’s child’s play being an aunt with benefits

As it turns out four of my six nieces and nephews were born within two weeks of each other. November has become party central in my family and don’t I...

Greg Smart - avatar Greg Smart | November 22, 2014

Growth no holy grail as economic hopes trickle down

I listened to the pronouncements at the G20 summit. Growth. We must have growth. Growth creates jobs. Jobs feed growth. Growth will destroy poverty. ...

James Eddy - avatar James Eddy | November 22, 2014

“Moon landing” moments worthy of our attention

I’m pretty crap at planning. It’s just one of the reasons that neither NASA nor the European Space Agency, nor any of the other space agencies around ...

Val Clark - avatar Val Clark | November 22, 2014

Life and other distractions

Today I’m feeling like an utter failure.  A loser. I signed up for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and was off the blocks like the proverbia...

Mathew Dickerson, Mayor of Dubbo - avatar Mathew Dickerson, Mayor of Dubbo | November 22, 2014

Over-shoulder view shows the grass is not always greener

Picture a hot day in the middle of summer. Your kids traipse behind you, brows dripping with sweat, feet aching. As you walk past another family, thei...

Dave Pankhurst - The Book Connection (ADVERTORIAL) - avatar Dave Pankhurst - The Book Connection (ADVERTORIAL) | November 19, 2014

Civil disobedience

FROM Abraham Lincoln’s Selected Writings is his address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois. Written in 1850, he begins citing America’...

Phil Comerford - Scolari Comerford (ADVERTORIAL) - avatar Phil Comerford - Scolari Comerford (ADVERTORIAL) | November 19, 2014

Income protection insurance – devil in the detail

INCOME protection insurance is worth considering for working people. It can pay a proportion of your salary if you are temporarily unable to work beca...

Jen Cowley - avatar Jen Cowley | November 15, 2014

Step right up and help out, as long as the paperwork’s in order

If the world really is run by those who turn up, then folks, I’m afraid we might just be heading for a spot of bother. Here’s the thing: every year i...

Sally Bryant - avatar Sally Bryant | November 15, 2014

In my book... there’s a very fine line

I’m confused and conflicted right now. I’ve been absorbing the health messages that are bombarding us in the media and I’ve been paying attention. And...


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