Fighting chance

Fighting chance

After almost a life-time in the ring, Gary Macfarlane still says it’s the camaraderie, the self-belief and the life-skills boxing teaches that have given him a fighting chance. The World Masters Boxin...

| October 18, 2014, 22:32

Di McNaboe: Mind your language

Di McNaboe: Mind your language

Anyone who has heard Di McNaboe’s moving Welcome to Country will know this proud Wiradjuri woman is among those fighting not only for the renaissance ...

| October 18, 2014, 22:17

Two By Two: Jen and Rob Humphries

Two By Two: Jen and Rob Humphries

This loans officer and water/sewer operator have a passion for motorcycles that stems from family tradition. Rob and Jen Humphries talked to Weekender...

| October 18, 2014, 17:10

Weekend warrior

Weekend warrior

In between bouts of chemotherapy, Kelly Bridges will walk 60km in a bid to end women’s cancers once and for all. She talked to Weekender about her jou...

| October 18, 2014, 17:04

Talking to... Greg Brimble

Talking to... Greg Brimble

You’ll know Greg Brimble as the Dealer Principal of Western Plains Automotive, but when he’s “off duty” you’ll find him laughing and enjoying a beer w...

| October 18, 2014, 14:05

Colouring In [DUBBO CITY LIFE]

Colouring In [DUBBO CITY LIFE]

Dubbo’s only full colour newspaper is proud to be a media partner of the inaugural Dye Hard Fun Run to be held at Ollie Robbins Oval on Sunday, Novemb...

| October 17, 2014, 05:46

Friends of the Garden

Friends of the Garden

There is a small but very dedicated group behind the scenes at Dubbo Regional Botanic Garden who certainly know a thing or two about gardening. Opera...

| October 15, 2014, 06:13

Opera stars encourage young talent

Opera stars encourage young talent

Seven young opera singers are on their way to Dubbo. But instead of just giving a concert, they plan on inspiring other budding performers to follow t...

| October 14, 2014, 06:15

Roos hop to New Zealand

Roos hop to New Zealand

The Dubbo Junior Roos 14s and 15s teams have returned from a nine-day end of season trip to the Land of the long white cloud. The boys were kept busy...

| October 13, 2014, 08:19

Healthy outlook

Healthy outlook

The state of regional health is never far from the political agenda – but the relatively new boss of the Western NSW Local Health District isn’t playi...

| October 11, 2014, 14:17

Columnists & Opinion

Jen Cowley - avatar Jen Cowley | October 18, 2014

Take nothing for granted as political plates shift

In June this year, I spent a day trawling around the Dubbo electorate with its local state member who had just been elevated to newly-minted NSW Premi...

Tony Webber - avatar Tony Webber | October 18, 2014

A glossary of terms for humanitarians at war

War on terror got your head spinning? Don’t know your jihadi from your hijab? Today we run through a glossary of humanitarian warfare terminology fo...

Sally Bryant - avatar Sally Bryant | October 18, 2014

In my book... you need to be careful what you wish for

As I write this, we’re speculating on what will be the result of a leadership ballot in the NSW National Party, following Andrew Stoner’s announcement...

Natalie Bramble - avatar Natalie Bramble | October 18, 2014

What’s in a name? [The Watercooler]

It’s a decision any mature bride-to-be (and in some cultures like Germany, hubby-to-be!) has to make. I’ve been known for years by my current surname ...

Duncan Bremner - avatar Duncan Bremner | October 18, 2014

Brush with mortality brings a shift in perspective

A few Fridays ago I boarded a 6am flight out of Adelaide into Canberra. The early start was designed so I would make it back in time for the delightfu...

Yvette Aubusson-Foley - avatar Yvette Aubusson-Foley | October 18, 2014

Wily coyote’s ugly reminder for our Aussie top dog

Tucking the kids into bed at night in Dubbo used to be done to the sound of a lion’s roar echoing across Grangewood from the nearby Taronga Western Pl...

Lydia Pedrana - avatar Lydia Pedrana | October 18, 2014

Not the end of the world... just the beginning

Dear stressed, bamboozled, brain-dead Year 12 student – I know exactly how you feel right now. You can’t fathom the thought of sitting in the smelly ...

Val Clark - avatar Val Clark | October 18, 2014

Motivation and goals build character

Preparing for NaNoWriMo is still very much on my mind. Over the past two days I’ve been on a road trip. In the passenger’s seat I’ve had hours of unin...

Natalie Holmes - avatar Natalie Holmes | October 17, 2014

Burning our values

When is it okay to burn the national flag of the country you’re in? I say never, so after hearing about the arrest of a woman in Sydney for burning an...

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

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty”

WHEN will human beings learn to live together without seeking to impose their own beliefs and demands on other people? Recent events on the world stag...


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