WITH Coonabarabran burning, staff members at Orana Mall Pharmacy pitched in to help bushfire victims, but a ripple effect has meant their efforts have actually assisted many more people than originally intended.
GENERATION GAP... RESEARCH from a recent study conducted by Suncorp Bank revealed that half of the top 10 family-friendly cities in Australia were smaller regional centres, with Launceston, Tasmania coming out on top in terms of access to schools, health, childcare, income and housing.
In the line of fire: It might be Australia’s oldest and most beautiful mountain range, but the Warrumbungles turned deadly this month when flames ripped through the national park in one of the state’s worst ever bushfire events. JEN COWLEY revisited her old home patch during and after the crisis,…
Manuela Lucia Ebemsberger is 20 years old. She’s Italian. She’s petite and strikingly pretty Italian.And she’s just been through the kind of experience that many Australians grow up fearing innately, but few actually face – the wrath of an out-of-control bushfire.
The regional festival calendar spreads across the year, with sport, performing arts and various cultural celebrations in the annual mix. KIM V. GOLDSMITH asks why festivals are so important to regional communities and looks at where the city of Dubbo is up to in developing its own festival identity.