Thursday, August 5, 2021


Essential businesses can now get COVID tests on-site for staff

Medihealth Pathology in Penrith is making COVID-19 testing easier for essential workers to keep the community safe.

How a Penrith business went from strength to strength to become...

Muscle Nation has grown into a multi-million dollar business and now has products available in Coles supermarkets around the country.

Locals to contribute to nation’s biggest survey on Census night

Penrith residents are being reminded to check their letterboxes for instructions ahead of Census night on Tuesday, August 10.

Speed camera signs to return, but Labor pushes for return to...

Warning signs for Mobile Speed Cameras (MSC) will be introduced after the NSW Government backflipped on its decision to remove them late last year.

Show us the money: Businesses still waiting for COVID support payments

Businesses say they’re still waiting for State Government support payments some six weeks into the Greater Sydney lockdown.

CCTV released after puppy dies in St Marys house fire

Police have released CCTV vision, and are appealing for information from the community, after a puppy died following a suspicious unit fire in St Marys.

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He may only be in Panthers colours for a short amount of time, but new recruit Tevita Pangai Junior is determined to make it as sweet as can be.


New recruit ready to begin smash and grab mission with Penrith

He may only be in Panthers colours for a short amount of time, but new recruit Tevita Pangai Junior is determined to make it as sweet as can be.

Time to get serious as run to September begins

If ever there’s been a top eight clash robbed of talent, it’s this one.

Lang on League: Panthers can still lift the trophy

Take a deep breath Panthers fans and don’t worry, Penrith can still win this year’s 2021 NRL Premiership.






Enjoy a weekend escape in Kiama

Scott McRae visits the beautiful Kiama - and discovers some new delights.

Corowa is the perfect rural getaway

Circa 1936 was the original baby when the idea of transforming an old bank into a stylish, luxury boutique hotel first came into the minds of Ririn and Kevin Yaxley.

Holiday at home and experience the delights of Albury

Scotty visits Albury and Circa 1928.

Be a tourist in your own city at Darling Harbour

Last month, I was whisked away to the top floor of the all-new Vibe Hotel Sydney Darling Harbour.

Visit the true heart of NSW

Lachlan Shire, just a few hours’ drive from Penrith over the Blue Mountains, is the geographical centre of the state, the true heart of NSW.





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