Thursday, February 25, 2021


Skating revival: Popular pastime is cool again

Penrith residents are rolling up to a new challenge as a skating trend grips Australia, powered by Instagram and the need for an isolation hobby.

Local ANZAC Day services to go ahead with reduced capacity

ANZAC Day commemorations will go ahead this year, but restrictions will still be in place, meaning many will have to pay their respects at home.

Councillors reject plan to have public vote for Mayor

Penrith voters’ chance to elect their own Mayor has been quashed after a motion to put the issue to a referendum was defeated on Monday.

Coles to stop selling single-use plastics

Coles has announced it will no longer sell single-use plastic tableware products including cups, plates, bowls, straws and cutlery.

York gives back to local community

York Jewellers in Penrith is helping to create brighter tomorrow with its latest fundraising drive donating nearly $10,000 to Nepean Hospital.

Real estate powers on despite pandemic

Land values in Penrith have slightly increased year-on-year, according to the latest report from the NSW Valuer General.

Push for safer drivers: Why defensive driving courses are critical

Penrith drivers are being encouraged to sharpen their skills behind the wheel by taking part in a defensive driving course.

Matt helps change lives during pandemic

Lemongrove resident Matt Laffan has been lauded for his dedication to changing lives through music during the pandemic.

Man shot in leg at Cambridge Gardens

A man will face court today charged after a man was shot in the leg overnight.

Podcast: Terrance’s passion for pushing human potential

The latest episode of our podcast is available now.

Building the future: High praise for locally based bus manufacturer

St Marys bus manufacturer Custom Denning was visited by Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor last week to showcase their new electric buses.

NSW to start administering COVID-19 vaccines on Monday

More than 35,000 critical staff in NSW will be among the first in Australia to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when the rollout begins on Monday.

Minister in Penrith to launch new program to help hotels become more energy efficient

New program will help hotels and motels become more energy efficient.

River shutdown “inevitable” as weed issue grows

The organisation responsible for weed control along the Hawkesbury-Nepean River has lashed out at State Government funding cuts preventing it from operating its harvester.

Exclusive: New push for public to decide Mayor

A referendum to gauge Penrith’s appetite for electing its own Mayor could be on the horizon.

There’s something for everyone at Big Swing Golf

Big Swing Golf is running an ace business on Mulgoa Road, offering family-friendly fun that the whole family can enjoy.

Luddenham residents fear dive in property values

Residents who live around the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis are worried about the State Government’s plan for a parkland city that could decrease their property values.

Lack of international students leaves $40 billion hole in economy

Local communities in western Sydney are expected to feel the loss of international students this year, with COVID-19 restrictions not allowing their entry into the country.

Investigations continue into Penrith carpark brawl

Officers from Nepean Police Area Command are appealing for public assistance as they continue their investigation into a brawl at Penrith earlier this month. About...

Teen charged over fatal Londonderry crash

A P-plate driver has been charged following the death of a motorcyclist at Londonderry last year.