Tears and Triumphs: Locals look back on the year that was

Tears and Triumphs: Locals look back on the year that was

Dubbo Weekender asked locals from all walks of life to share their memories of 2014 and hopes for 2015.

| December 20, 2014, 16:59

A winning edge with Christmas on the cards [Seven Days news review]

A winning edge with Christmas on the cards [Seven Days news review]

The student winners of Dubbo MP Troy Grant’s annual Christmas card competition were announced this week. Grant said it’s never an easy decision, with ...

| December 20, 2014, 16:55

We’ve had you covered: the year in review

We’ve had you covered: the year in review

For our last edition of 2014, we take a look back at just some of the stories told, issues discussed, people profiled and events covered by the Weeken...

| December 20, 2014, 13:44

Talking to... Kaitie Evans

Talking to... Kaitie Evans

This Christmas, you’ll find Kaitie Evans working hard as a Helper Elf at Myer, but she’ll soon be packing up her pointy hat and heading off to Bible C...

| December 20, 2014, 10:33

Hats off: From Broome to the Big Apple for talented milliner

Hats off: From Broome to the Big Apple for talented milliner

It’s a long way from the beaches of Broome to the catwalks of New York, but Felicity Brown – former central west girl and rising star of millinery fas...

| December 13, 2014, 14:18

Crashes put focus on truck safety [Seven Days news review]

Crashes put focus on truck safety [Seven Days news review]

Two early morning crashes involving trucks in the local area last Saturday morning have brought truck safety into focus ahead of the upcoming Christma...

| December 13, 2014, 14:10

Meryl Usback: Making a difference

Meryl Usback: Making a difference

Family, education and travel are high on Meryl Usback’s list of things she loves but a chance encounter in a Croatian cafe only served to reinforce he...

| December 13, 2014, 13:13

Two By Two: Pauline Freeburn and Bev Winters

Two By Two: Pauline Freeburn and Bev Winters

Pauline Freeburn and Bev Winters share a love for learning and people, but through their work as manager and administrative officer respectively for D...

| December 13, 2014, 13:10

The care crusader

The care crusader

Yvonne McMaster was a retired Sydney GP whose personal loss contributed to a crusade to increase palliative care services across the state. She is sti...

| December 13, 2014, 12:26

Talking to... Terry Clark

Talking to... Terry Clark

To Royal Flying Doctor Service director Terry Clark, family is everything. This man of many talents and interests admits he’s the “emotional” type (an...

| December 13, 2014, 10:56

Columnists & Opinion

Jen Cowley - avatar Jen Cowley | December 20, 2014

Why humanity needs a ticket to ride

I’ve had this week’s editorial– a light, fluffy look back at the year gone, and a warm fuzzy, cheese-coated message of peace and goodwill to all men (...

Tony Webber - avatar Tony Webber | December 20, 2014

Media frenzy around Hughes’ death was just money talking

You’d hate to think that climbing circulation figures kept cricketer Phillip Hughes and his death in the newspapers for so long. But some of the desp...

Sally Bryant - avatar Sally Bryant | December 20, 2014

In my book... it’s time for a break

It’s been one of those years and it’s nice to be getting close to the end of it. Not that it’s been a bad year, per se, more that it’s been pretty ful...

Natalie Bramble - avatar Natalie Bramble | December 20, 2014

One is not amused [The Watercooler]

The Duchess of Cambridge and hubby Wills have been visiting the US and doing their bit for disadvantaged communities, as they’re wont to do.  Slightl...

Tim Millgate - avatar Tim Millgate | December 20, 2014

“We won’t let it change us”: Why Sydney will rise to the challenge

Sydney is home to many things... the unique harbour waters, the omnipresent bridge and the gripping Opera House. It’s home to world famous beaches lik...

Greg Smart - avatar Greg Smart | December 20, 2014

2014’s winners and losers: And the award goes to...

2014 has been a year of triumph, happiness, tragedy and chaos. With the year end now here, it is time for us to honour the winners and losers who made...

James Eddy - avatar James Eddy | December 20, 2014

Jingling our bells to new festive traditions

Around the time of early December each year, I feel that air of anticipation start to kick in, as it does for many, I guess. It begins with the dressi...

Mathew Dickerson, Mayor of Dubbo - avatar Mathew Dickerson, Mayor of Dubbo | December 20, 2014

Tunnel vision on the road to the future

The time has come for my Christmas wish list. It’s quite short – I want just one thing: a hole. Maybe even a pair of parallel holes. I want them roun...

Val Clark - avatar Val Clark | December 20, 2014

Inspiration likely in unlikely places

Ever heard of the Bed-Bath-Bus phenomenon?  It happens to me frequently. It happened this morning, driving home from Dubbo, along a country road.  Th...

Kaitlyn Rennie - avatar Kaitlyn Rennie | December 20, 2014

The Red Season

The fact that one hour of your time could save up to three lives is an amazing thought. In just one hour, you will answer a questionnaire, sit through...

Phil Comerford - Scolari Comerford (ADVERTORIAL) - avatar Phil Comerford - Scolari Comerford (ADVERTORIAL) | December 17, 2014

Use the entrepreneur test with contractors

THE vexing problem of distinguishing employees from independent contractors continues to plague businesses. The issue was clarified somewhat in a Fed...

Dave Pankhurst - The Book Connection (ADVERTORIAL) - avatar Dave Pankhurst - The Book Connection (ADVERTORIAL) | December 16, 2014

Books – and small business

MANY challenges confront small businesses, whether they trade in merchandise or technical services. Most deal with the commercial styles of mega-trade...

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