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Horsing around the world

When asked where she grew up, Natalie Cannon answers “everywhere”. For some, moving around as a young person would be traumatic but for Natalie “it shaped who she is today” being resilient, independent, and adventurous. When her life was full of change and upheaval and she missed her friends, horses were always there. The self-professed …

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‘That’s gold’: 50th birthday celebrations of Dubbo’s Drive-In

Brooke Chandler Key points: The October long weekend marked 50 years since the opening of Dubbo’s Westview Drive-In Insight into the rocky history of Westview Drive-In Locals recall their fondest memories Operator of Westview Drive-In reveals the outcome of the birthday celebrations Dubbo’s Westview Drive-In celebrated 50 years of ‘watching film stars underneath the stars’ …

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Where NAPLAN goes, controversy follows

– By Emily Francis It’s that time of year again – NAPLAN season. After a year hiatus due to COVID, the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy returned last week with its usual controversy not too far behind. Below, Dr Adam Forsyth shares his unique perspective as both a parent and a school principle.

Local branch perseveres in Port Macquarie despite closure of RSPCA shelter

By Blake Johnson RSPCA NSW decided to close the physical shelter on Karungi Crescent but the Port Macquarie branch persists with helping animals in the community. They continue to plug away with the RSPCA Op shop and offer subsidised desexing and microchipping programs. Introduction music sourced from: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Lights_Galaxia/Global_EP/While_She_Sleeps_morning_edit by The Lights Galaxia under creative commons …

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Gen Z vs 2021- 22 Federal Budget

The 2021-22 Federal Budget has been a hot topic of discussion for many Australians. But, what is not usually considered is the perspectives of our up and coming generation. Here, Charles Sturt University students have their say! By Brooke Chandler

Informing Students: Mice Plague

This week on informing students, we speak to Anthony Burgess, a farmer who has been dealing with the mice plague and has spent far too much money on baiting.