The week that was around central and western NSW | Photos LITHGOW: The bird box exhibition taking shape in eastern Main Street. Photo: LEN ASHWORTH
DUBBO: Taronga Western Plains Zoo’s elephants received a special enrichment treat this week as some winning pumpkins from this year’s Dubbo Show were donated to the zoo. Young bull Luk Chai was quick to stomp on the pumpkins. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
ORAANGE: Trainee pilot Lauren Goddard, pilot and instructor Phil Chadd and Tamburlaine vineyard manager Clayton Kiely have been testing the capabilities of the Yamaha Rmax helicopter at the Tamburlaine Organic Vineyard at Borenore. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
BATHURST: Bathurst Fire and Rescue NSW Senior Firefighters Mal Bird and Paul Phegan showing one of the new breed of smoke alarms that are now available in time for the expiry of many people’s household smoke alarms. Photo: PHILL MURRAY
COWRA: Olivia Howarth and Robyn Roberts at the new look Rapt at Cowra Trophies
DUBBO: Dubbo Teachers Association president Mitchell Welham and NSW Teachers Federation Dubbo organiser Duncan McDonald will continue to campaign for Gonski needs-based funding. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
ORANGE: Westpac Orange branch staff members Yvana Pazin, Amy Campbell, Katrina Barrett and Tammy Johnson will be helping bank manager Matt Eades (centre) choose a charity or not-for-profit organisation to donate $500 to. Photo: MARK LOGAN
FORBES: Diocese teachers attend training to improve maths results , pictured are St Laurence’s Donna Pavey and Kathryn Sweeney at the training.
MUDGEE: Charles Smith in his Mudgee workshop, surrounded by the avian portraits that will be exhibited this month in Bird Lord.
GRENFELL: The bright and colourful new addition to the pre-school’s backyard playground.
DUBBO: Dubbo doctor Shannon Nott is preparing to take part in the world’s toughest and longest horse race – the Mongol Derby – to support rural mental health programs. Photo: Nathan Dyer.
OBERON: Jo-Anne Cleton and her uncle Russell Hutchinson during their trip to Gallipoli to mark Anzac Day.
BATHURST: Bathurst Motor Inn managers Danielle and Mitchell Meredith say the large number of Airbnb properties in Bathurst is yet to impact on their business. Photo: PHIL BLATCH
PARKES: Local midwives are excited about the new service – back – Susan Pearce, Nicky White, Pat Hele, Barbara Stoakes, Cath Ryan; front – Kate Blackwood, Julianne Ball, Cath Byrnes and Tanya Bayliss. Photo: Bill Jayet.
BLAYNEY: Blayney Town Association vice president Rebecca Price said a campaign to maintain current staff levels at Blayney, Bathurst and Orange railway stations is now underway. Photo: MARK LOGAN
DUBBO: Bakers Delight employees Vicki Fullerton, Kelsie Hill, Kerry Batten and store owner Greg Spora with some of the pink products being sold to raise money for the Breast Cancer Network Australia. Photo: BELINDA SOOLE
LITHGOW: Policehave apprehended a 34-year-old Winmalee man, formerly of Lithgow, following a pursuit through Newnes Forest early this morning. Photo: ANDREW MICALLEF
BATHURST: the Carillon Theatrical Society’s production of Rock of Ages is blasting onto our Bathurst stage at the Memorial Entertainment Centre. The show kicks off tonight and continues tomorrow night, on Saturday with a matinee and night show and another matinee on Sunday; and three more shows the following week on Thursday, Friday and culminates with a Saturday afternoon matinee performance.
COWRA: Leah Matijak, Jessie Davies, Samantha Banks, Barista Anita Howlett and Owner Narelle Elger are the team from Tastebuds.
he grand finalists take centre stage after receiving due recognition for their contribution to Lithgow’s arts world at the Greater City of Lithgow Arts Council annual awards. Photo: PAUL CARDOW
DUBBO: Bright Smiles organiser Bill Patrick (left) and his fellow riders are greeted by TOOTH program dentist Dr Kah Chong at the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section Dubbo Base at the weekend. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
BATHURST: John Fitzpatrick of John Fitzpatrick Construction was all smiles after small businesses were treated kindly in the Federal Budget handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison on Tuesday night. Photo: PHILL MURRAY
FORBES: Forbes Westpac manager Shannon Crowley has $500 to give away … just let him know who your community group is and how you would put that cash to good use!
ORANGE: Waitress Taylor Cole and supervisor Michael Rudd of Kate Jones @ One Nineteen, one of many small businesses that could benefit from tax cuts and incentives announced in Tuesday night’s budget. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
BATHURST: Resident Rob Collins inspects the damage at Walmer Park after vandals struck twice at the weekend.
WELLINGTON: A state educator against violence and physical abuse has called on men to step up and take an active role in changing the face of what he calls an horrific problem which continues to grow bigger by the day.
BATHURST: Bathurst Health Foods owners Shea and Xanthe Peterson with their child Faey at the pedestrian crossing on George Street. Photo: PHILL MURRAY
NYNGAN: Anzac Day Races were held on Monday at Nyngan Jockey Club.
MUDGEE: Phil Crispe with sons Ronan and Quinton started the first lap of the Mudgee and Districts Relay for Life on Saturday morning.
LITHGOW: Paul Sammut, Sharon and Jim Murray, Todd Nyitrai, Andrew Miller, founding member Kyle Lewis Darlene Young, Mick Zorz and Sue Sammut; front row founding members Garry Young and Rob Farnsworth celebrate 10 years since the Mountain Cruizers Car Club was formed.
DUBBO: Dubbo Bobbin Lacemakers Elsie Howe, Anne Keyte, Kathy Coon, Linda Hollier and Shirley Keath display their skills at the Dubbo Show. Photo: KATHRYN O’SULLIVAN
ORANGE: Backpackers like Josh Instone (right), who is picking apples at Caernarvon Orchard with Bernard Hall, will be taxed at 32.5 per cent from July 1. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
BATHURST: Raine and Horne Bathurst directors Matt Clifton, Michelle Mackay and Grant Maskill-Dowton, with Daffodil Cottage nursing unit manager Desiree Burgee, second left, in a counselling room that was fitted out thanks to a donation by Raine and Horne. Photo: PHILL MURRAY
NARROMINE: TAFE Western Institute relieving director Susan Carey (left) and Macquarie Credit Union deputy general manager Leanne Bourne (right) congratulate Krystal Brassington on receiving a $1000 scholarship. Photo: CONTRIBUTED
FORBES: Forbes Salvation Army captain Meaghan Gallagher is asking local volunteers to give a few hours and be part of the Red Shield Appeal.
BATHURST: Greg Hedley in the tank room at the newly-opened Two Heads Brewing in Crago Mill. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK
MUDGEE: Adam Woods. with Senior Constable Brett Paulson and Judge Peter Mitchell, feels the full force of the law.
BATHURST: Bathurst Garden Club president Karen Granger (left) and members Anne Llewellyn, Ted Reedy, Don Stafford, Peter Varman, Gwen Stafford and Elizabeth Gilchrist were at Daffodil Cottage on Saturday to replant the garden. Photo: PHILL MURRAY
OBERON: Kevin Webb, from Sydmouth Valley in Tarana, with a portrait of his great-grandmother Ann Webb. Mr Webb is calling family members from across the state to join in the 145th anniversary celebrations of the church on May 29.
ORANGE: David Nock is yet to decide on his next move after his application for a hotel on Byng Street was refused by Orange City Council. Photo: JUDE KEOGH
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