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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…

Man on a mission

Wayne Amor has seen a lot of miles pass under the wheels of his motorcycle on his mission to keep the conversation rolling, about depression and suicide prevention, via his involvement with the Black Dog Ride. The Black Dog Ride Dubbo/NSW coordinator has been committed to the cause since 2014…

Pink runs on the board

Students from Dubbo South Primary school are gearing up – in lots of pink – to mark Pink Stumps Day 2017 on Wednesday, February 22. Pink Stumps Day is an annual McGrath Foundation fundraiser which encourages participants to play cricket and raise money which in turn supports McGrath Breast Care…

Let’s lend a hand to the Dunedoo Bushfire Appeal

DUBBO PHOTO NEWS invites anyone in the community wishing to lend a hand to our nearby neighbours affected by recent bushfires to please deliver non-perishable foods and the bare essentials such as soap, shampoo, razors, toothpaste, and toilet paper to our office at 89 Wingewarra Street between 9am and 5pm,…

A big show of the poor man’s hobby

Thousands of beer cans and other collectables will be on show in Dubbo this weekend in a unique display of Australian memorabilia. The event is called Canfest and organiser Jill Major says it’s now in its 25th year. “Canfest began in 1992 in Brisbane. Back then it was just beer…

Rising in the east

The massive growth of east Dubbo is not restricted to one particular area or aspect; with residential property, business development, aged care and education sectors all expanding at a rapid rate. Areas such as Keswick Estate, Southlakes and the BlueRidge Business Park are all quickly expanding, with buyers snapping up…

Learning centres of the future

Two local educational facilities are being renovated, with student development just as important during planning as the element of bricks and mortar. With their multi-stage development already underway, Dubbo Christian School is ensuring a school for the future amid new buildings, changes in usage and capitalising on existing land and…

Lateesha Nolan, Rest in Peace

It’s been a tough few weeks for plenty of people around Dubbo and those affected by recent tragedies. This week the Lateesha Nolan murder hit the national headlines, finally, for all the right reasons. It’s been more than 10 years of heartbreak and torment for Lateesha’s family. For many years…

World class innovation and home-grown ingenuity

Minister misses the Bus” could have been the headline for this week’s visit from environment minister Mark Speakman, fielding so many questions from the media scrum that he was still answering questions when the celebratory first bus left the Savannah Safari station to mark the opening of the new exhibit.…

Connecting products with people

A series of workshops aimed at the region’s agricultural producers will be held this coming week as a precursor to a proposed agritourism guide for the region. As part of an integrated program, the Regional Platters project will develop a framework to connect producers with a range of key target…

A bridge too far away

The decision on where Dubbo’s new high level bridge will be situated has been delayed until well into 2017. The controversial issue was meant to be decided before the end of this year, but Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) this week revealed to Dubbo Weekender that wouldn’t be happening. “The…