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On track and driving in a new direction

He’s worked on steam locomotives, run along the Great Wall of China and kept the engine room of Dubbo Base Hospital running for almost 30 years, but now Graham Phipps has decided it’s time to move out of the driver’s seat and retire. After a career spanning “51 years, three…

Fostering the ideal of service

If there was ever a quiet achiever, it is Dubbo local Doug Elliott, who shared with Dubbo Photo News a snapshot of his life lived well, with some reservations about blowing his own trumpet. Rotary mates dobbed him in on the occasion of his resignation from their club on February…

Capsule wardrobes saving time and space

Realising that she had more than 300 items in her wardrobe, businesswoman Natalie Bramble-Dunkley decided that her fashion habits needed to change. She heard about capsule wardrobes and started adopting the approach with great success two and a half years ago. “A capsule wardrobe is about selecting clothing pieces and…

More Aussies travelling our land with a camper trailer

Tony and Cheryl Terry have always enjoyed the great Aussie outdoors, with their camping holidays letting them explore much of this beautiful big country. They’re not alone, with uncounted thousands of people – young, retired and in-betweens including entire families – travelling and camping around Australia, making it a mainstream…

Rural round for Sydney students

Experiencing a simulated emergency flight, staging a concert and giving a substantial donation was all part of the fun for a group of students from the heart of Sydney who visited Dubbo this week. The International Grammar School musicians arrived with instruments in hand as part of their Regional NSW…

Same-same-different youth celebration

NSW Youth Week 2018 is in full swing now until April 24 with fun activities planned for both Dubbo and Wellington. A Friday the 13th disco, Dubbo parkrun barbecue breakfast, mindfulness meditation, hump day information opportunities, trivia, family fun Olympics, Sportzmania, and a four-hour festival on Wednesday, April 18, in…

Pink Angels trail blaze new fundraising ideas

Sue Gavenlock is president of the Pink Angels but this week she’s found herself playing the role of a trail blazing fundraiser. During our photo shoot at Golden West Holden she was glad the new Trailblazer four wheel drive had air conditioning as summer came early to the city. October…

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…