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Welcome Leon, Dubbo’s first Sister City baby!

It’s a love story that’s made for the big screens, where two people from different backgrounds fall head over heels for each other despite all odds. Ben and Yuki Palmer first met in 2005 while Ben was on the Minokamo Dubbo Sister City Student exchange program in Japan and although…

Learning the secret to success

The secret is out about a local company making a scene with its range of natural products and traditional artworks. Cherie and Phil Thompson launched their business Native Secrets after having their first child three years ago. Since then, they have gone national, with both a new opportunity on the…

Tina’s found her feet at Fletchers

Tina McNeilly has worked at Fletcher International Export (Fletchers) just shy of 13 years but she never envisioned she’d be forging an enjoyable and rewarding career with the company when she first knocked on the door, she just needed some cash to tide her over. “I’d been on the land…

Passage from India

In the past five years, 1.3 million people have migrated to Australia from 180 other countries. Of those, 163,000 (or 12.5 per cent) hail from India, with some of them now proudly calling Dubbo home.* Dubbo ORISCON (Orana Residents of Indian Sub-Continental Heritage) secretary Hemant Jadhav estimates that there are…

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…