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Toyota getting ready to pink up their business

Dubbo City Toyota has committed to participate in the McGrath Foundation’s Pink Up Your Town campaign with plans to deck out the showroom in all things pink when Breast Cancer Awareness Month rolls around in October. “We’re always keen to get involved in community activities and this is for such…

Sculpture at Barangaroo features local artist

A two by three by four metre sculpture by Adam King, which he calls ‘Faces of Darug’, is currently being exhibited at the coveted Sculptures at Barangaroo on Sydney’s foreshore. The Ballimore-based Darug artist had many long days preparing his cave-like sculpture after being invited by organisers, Sculptures by the…

Almost 200 people homeless in Dubbo

Would it surprise you to know that last year alone over 170 people were homeless in Dubbo or that a majority of those people were under the age of 30? Cold, alone and helpless, these individuals make up just some of the 105,000 people left homeless last year. In recent…

Break down stigma, not teeth

For parents, it’s an alarming fact to learn that four out of 10 children aged 5-10 have decay in their baby teeth and more than three out of 10 children aged 9-14 have decay in their permanent teeth. But these are the statistics released by the Australian Dental Association and…

Great eco ideas are putting down solid roots

Last week a group of YMCA kids from the USA helped prepare Troy Junction for a cultural community planting to align with Tree Day and on Sunday more than 85 community members filled those holes with native trees. Dubbo Macquarie Bushcare organised the weekend event and can’t believe the surge…

Corn Grower of the Year from Geurie

A local producer is celebrating after being named the nation’s best super sweet corn grower. Geurie farmer Brendan Booth was awarded the Bathurst Corn Grower of the Year 2016 in Ulverstone, Tasmania on Thursday, July 27. The award recognises Brendan’s 2016 crop was the highest yielding amongst the Simplot Grower…

Dubbo’s newest biggest baby born

Taronga Western Plains Zoo announced on June 8 the arrival of a baby hippo calf, born on May 25 to mother Cuddles and father Mana. The female calf is the second for Cuddles and Mana. Their first calf, female Kibibi, now almost three, was born in September 2014. Visitors to…

Excitement builds for Centenary celebrations

Years of planning are expected to pay off this weekend when visitors converge on Dubbo for the Centenary of Public High School Education. A committee of former students and teachers, supported by senior Dubbo College staff, has been working towards the three-day Centenary which will start with a book launch…

Students produce learning kits for the young

A group of Dubbo College girls have worked hard on their weekends to produce educational kits now on the shelves at Macquarie Regional Library. The kits, which can be borrowed by schools, community groups and individuals, have been designed to cater for the educational needs of the young, providing resources…

Dubbo’s newest millionaire is a local man with heart

A local grandfather, who wishes to remain anonymous, has won more than $1 million in Saturday Lotto – and pledged to help his children with their mortgages, help his grandchildren with their education, and make a donation to the Australian Heart Foundation. The division one winning ticket was purchased from…

Now, hear this!

Not being able to see a white board in the classroom is one thing, but not being able to hear what your teacher says is another, making learning, concentrating, being interested, participating and developing as a student near impossible. It’s a fact not lost on Dubbo North Public School which…