Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Council bombshell: Jonathan Pullen quits Labor

First-term Penrith Councillor Jonathan Pullen has confirmed he has resigned from the Labor Party. The Weekender has been aware of growing tensions involving Cr Pullen...

Podcast: On The Record – Terry Gallaway

Terry Gallaway started working as a journalist in 1955. Across an extraordinary career, he's broken and worked on some of the biggest stories in our nation's history.

For the love of reptiles: Popularity grows in Penrith

Though we won’t see a decline in having dogs and cats as pets any time soon, it appears that a new front runner is on the incline, in the form of reptiles.

Penrith teen wows the judges on America’s Got Talent

Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School alumni, Max Ostler, has taken his talents abroad, earning four yeses on ‘America’s Got Talent’ last week, and wowing audiences around the world.

A fine mess: Drivers plea for leniency over St Marys train...

Local motorists say they deserve a fairer go after changes to long-standing traffic conditions near St Marys train station.

Sport meets culture at NAIDOC Cup event in Emu Plains

1300 Aboriginal kids from primary schools all over the local area descended on Hunter Fields in Emu Plains on Tuesday for the 12th annual NAIDOC Cup.

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The Ben Alexander Rookie of the Year Award winner is not guaranteed success in the tough world of rugby league but it’s recognition that you’ve shown ability to go all the way.


Lang on League: Hits and misses – Top Penrith rookies and...

The Ben Alexander Rookie of the Year Award winner is not guaranteed success in the tough world of rugby league but it’s recognition that you’ve shown ability to go all the way.

Masked Panther: All sweet between Freddy and Api

The Masked Panther has all the latest news and gossip from Pantherland.

Lang on League: Panthers set to shine on rep stage

The Panthers will have 19 players representing their state and country in this weekend’s NRL Representative Round. For this weekend only, the competition proper is suspended and State of Origin takes centre stage on Sunday.





Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites offers perfect staycation accommodation

With one of the biggest weekends of the year coming up, I needed a place in the CBD that had all the comforts of home and that also wouldn’t break the bank. That place was the four-star Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites.

Singapore is a must-visit location

When it comes to holiday destinations under 10 hours flight time from my home base of Sydney, Singapore has always been a personal favourite.

Fiji is the perfect first step back into international travel

I hadn’t been to Fiji in a long time; in fact, it had been more than 10 years since my last trip.

The many walks of Wollongong

The Wollongong escarpment has such an array of varied tracks and trails and they have wide-ranging appeal depending on your fitness level, your want of adventure seeking or perhaps your time constraints.

Before you know it, Robertson will have you feeling like a local!

The Southern Highlands of New South Wales has long been regarded as a place that offers a varied range of tourist experiences.






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