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David’s on the move but leaves his legacy

It’s a changing of the guards at the Dubbo Regional Council with David Dwyer retiring from the role of Community Services Director. While he has spent part of his 41-year career helping to establish some large scale projects in the city, it’s moments like this one pictured, showing David being…

Shining a light on epilepsy

Leigh Croft and her two children all have epilepsy. In the lead-up to International Epilepsy Awareness Day, this courageous Dubbo mum is driving a new support group and raising money and awareness, NATALIE HOLMES writes.

Miss Universe contender taken by surprise

Out of the blue, Dubbo teenager Zae Wilson was encouraged to register for the Miss Universe contest. Now she’s a state finalist. “I’m not a model at all,” the bubbly student laughed. “I have never done anything like that at all.” Approached by the competition’s organisers on social media app…

Metal man

Conventional wisdom from careers advisors these days is to follow your passion, but it’s often a tough ask in a world where career stability used to define much of who people were. It’s also tough when so many people start up small businesses in an environment where most fail, talking…

The story of Chateau Cadillac

In the 1860s and 70s, the founder of Dubbo, Bordeaux-native, Jean Emile Serisier, planted 70,000 vines on the outskirts of Dubbo. Several generations later his descendant, Richard Serisier has taken the family tradition full circle, returning to France where he is busy creating his own award winning wines. Dubbo Weekender…

Scallywags wanted for photographic fundraiser

Kids aren’t supposed to spend half their life staring blankly at a dimly lit screen – they should be out playing in the mud and climbing trees. The latest photography project by born and raised country girl Renee Brazel aims to celebrate kids being kids. Renee will be photographing in…

84 going on 21

Soon-to-be 84 year old Joan Newton is actually turning 21 this year, being born on the leap year date, February 29. Joan’s granddaughter Kate is also turning 21 this year in May. “It’s a very special birthday,” she said. It’s said that leap day babies are thought by astrologers to…

Dreams really do come true

It was a moment more than three years in the making, so to say Tania and Peter Josephs were excited when their big day finally arrived and they took delivery of their all new Mustang – is an understatement. The local couple, who approached Clancy Ford Dubbo dealer principal, Chris…

Meet The Boss | Kerrieanne Nichols | Quality Inn

Position: Owner I got involved in business... When I was 18 years-old Our business is known for... Accommodation, Restaurant, Conferencing, functions, weddings and parties. Our best selling product is... Our Fresh seafood platter and Espresso Martini. My role in the business is... To be the face of Quality Inn Dubbo…

Alison gets ready to do the World’s Greatest Shave

In preparation for the World’s Greatest Shave, local Alison Szymkow will be showing her solidarity to cancer sufferers by shaving her head. Alison says she was fortunate enough throughout her personal medical struggles to have the support of family and friends and access to appropriate facilities close by. A few…

So what? Daddy’s a dressmaker

It’s not every day you meet a male dressmaker who made all the frocks for his own wedding party, including his bride, a total of seven ensembles, back in 1954. “Every member of the family I’ve dressed,” he said. Paul Stephens admits it must’ve been a labour of love, after…

Meet the Boss | Anna Melbourne | Dubbo Spine Centre

Position: Owner/Chiropractor I got involved in business... to help people feel better sooner. Our business is known for... our friendly, first-rate care, and being brand NEW! Our best selling product is... we don’t really sell products. My role in the business is... principle chiropractor and owner. I run it all!…