Monday, January 24, 2022


Chief Health Officer: COVID spread is slowing

It appears the peak of the Omicron COVID-19 wave in New South Wales has passed, with Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant confirming that the spread is "slowing" in the community.

Police launch high visibility operation on roads ahead of Australia Day

Police have today launched a high-visibility traffic operation to keep road users safe across the state during Australia Day and for the remainder of the school holidays.

Penrith Council axes planned Australia Day events, citing COVID risk

Penrith City Council has axed this year’s Australia Day events, amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the community.

Surprise celebration to recognise David Trist’s 60 years with Legacy

A local Legatee has been recognised for 60 years of service with the Nepean Division of Sydney Legacy.

Kingswood Hotel set to be knocked down, rebuilt with units

The iconic Kingswood Hotel could be getting a drastic overhaul under a new proposal worth close to $70 million.

COVID positive man found with drugs at Cambridge Park

A man has been charged with possessing prohibited drugs and failing to comply with a self-isolation direction in Cambridge Park.

Locals urged to be on alert after cane toads spotted in Penrith

The New South Wales Government is calling on the community to keep an eye out and report sightings of some unwanted visitors in the area.

It’s time to change the COVID conversation

The COVID response in NSW has been confusing and confidence-shaking.

Gluten-free cafe in Kingswood puts health first

A local personal trainer has joined forces with one of his clients to bring a unique café – with a focus on genuinely healthy food, community service and environmental sustainability - to the people of Penrith.

Brad blows up: Health Minister unhappy with “juvenile, moronic” behaviour

Health Minister Brad Hazzard has blasted those uploading fake COVID information to Service NSW, revealing he himself has been a victim of the "malicious" activity.

45 years since Granville Train Disaster shook the nation

Today marks 45 years since Granville Train Disaster claimed 84 lives.

How good was The Black Stump?

Don't forget your shop-a-docket!

Relax, Australia does not have (and is not likely to have) a shortage of food

Australia does not have a food shortage. Supply has been disrupted in some locations due to staff absences caused by COVID, that’s all.

When a holiday is like joining survival of the fittest

Guest columnist Alan Mascarenhas reflects on his holiday to America - as Omicron sweeps the world and impacts travel.

Singing and dancing banned, elective surgery suspended as COVID wave continues

The NSW Government is re-introducing a raft of restrictions as it loses control of managing the Omicron wave of COVID-19.

Supermarket supply issues to last for some time, Woolworths warns

Supermarket giant Woolworths says it is "not clear" how long supply chain issues will last, urging customers to be patient as empty shelves and missing products become a daily occurrence.

“When it starts to decline, it will decline quickly”: NSW Health’s take on Omicron...

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet has urged people to only get a PCR test if absolutely necessary as the state desperately tries to reduce long queues at testing sites.

Glenmore Park man blows more than SIX TIMES the legal limit after single-vehicle crash

A man has been charged after allegedly blowing more than six times the legal limit after a crash in Penrith.

Chaos as COVID testing clinics close, leaving thousands in limbo

The COVID-19 response in NSW is all but broken with testing sites closing and residents with serious symptoms unable to access a PCR test.

Goodbye to a remarkable year: A special message from our Managing Editor

A special Christmas message from our Editor.