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The message for farmers: Aussie Helpers have got your back

Due to route restrictions on road trains which prevent them from going east of the Newell Highway, these vehicles are a rare sight in Dubbo. However, on Friday, May 18, Dubbo Photo News caught up with a very special road train from Charleville, Queensland, and its crew of Aussie Helpers…

A practical way for you to put food on your neighbour’s table

Aldi, Coles, Woolworths Delroy Park and Woolworths Riverdale have all rallied behind concerned citizen Mary Meehan to help achieve her quest to collect non-perishable goods for donation to drought-afflicted families. Residents wishing to support the collection drive can find signposted trollies near the front entrance of each supermarket and place…

Education is the key: Fletcher CEO

The Prime Lamb Charity Auction was staged amidst sleet and freezing temperatures during the annual Dubbo Show, but it didn’t affect the generosity of those involved. A variety of charities will benefit from the $24,850 raised but the one that got the biggest kick-along was the Yalari Foundation, an organisation…

Strong land sales in Keswick, Council says

Lots in Dubbo’s Keswick Estate are selling like hot cakes, as part of a growing demand for residential land in the city, according to Dubbo Regional Council. The Stage 4 Release 3B has been extremely popular since its December launch, with more than half of the development receiving interest from…

Tourism plan should ignore boundaries

When Adam Marshall launched a specialised tourism plan at Old Dubbo Gaol this week he used a Churchillian turn of phrase, describing the thick document as the ‘End of the Beginning’. Mr Marshall, the NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, said plenty of work has been done behind the…

Dubbo panel to discuss breast cancer

‘BREAST CANCER UNCOVERED’ is the topic of the next Explorations Series free public lecture at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Dubbo, to be held today (Thursday, May 24). Head of Campus at CSU in Dubbo, Cathy Maginnis, said the Explorations Series is part of the university’s community engagement program, which…

Tingo the Dingo just made history

Assistance animals are essential for allowing people living with disability, physical or neurological, to navigate the world independently. For many years Craig Heading relied on the generous help of friends. “Friends and relatives had been doing shopping for me, for years. Then 18 months ago we got on a program…

Word on the street is: book yourself in for the fair

A new venue for the annual Michael Egan Memorial Book Fair guarantees lovers of books 20,000 reasons to save the dates, according to one of the organisers, Rotarian Peter Bartley. The hard-working team from the Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie will throw open the barn doors – well actually, the…

Clear strategy for Wellington needed, councillor says

Wellington resident and Dubbo Regional Council Councillor David Grant has advised amalgamation money which has flowed into Wellington does have an end date and the town and Council must be strategic about how the town will continue to grow once the phase of funding ends. “People get blinded by lot…

Pushing into agtech for future of trade

Taking overseas air freight from a vision to a reality in the Orana region is just one of the suggestions made by Bernard Salt ahead of his visit to Dubbo next week. As the keynote speaker for the inaugural Orana@Work Employer Summit hosted by Regional Development Australia (RDA) Orana, Mr…

Memories of the ‘82 drought return

The 1982 drought still conjures up nightmares for farmers. The fact that horror dry stretch is being mentioned in comparison to the current drought was enough to bring NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to some parched properties just south of Dubbo on Monday to announce that Australian Rural Woman of the…

Dubbo another AED closer to being a ‘Heart Safe City’

Dubbo now has another Automated External Defibrillator (AED) installed, thanks to an ongoing push by George Chapman, the local Trainer/Assessor with Australian Red Cross. Making AEDs readily available increases the chances of survival when someone suffers cardiac arrest. According to the Australian Red Cross, more than 30,000 Australians suffer from…

Balance needed between government and God

There is no doubt that governments are influenced by mainstream Christianity, according to Western Plains Baptist Fellowship pastor David Bennett, particularly in modern society. “There’s more political influence in our western world by mainstream Christians than there would have been in biblical times, or before the New Testament,” he explained.…