Western Sydney News

Unconvincing Panthers inflict more pain on Bulldogs

It was far from convincing, but Penrith’s September dream remains well and truly alive after a 16-8 victory over the Bulldogs at Pepper Stadium tonight. Canterbury failed to score a point in the second half as Penrith limped to the eight point win in front of 8,727 fans in chilly conditions at the foot of […]… read more

Duo charged with drug offences

A man and woman will face court charged with drug offences after a vehicle stop in the Penrith area. In May 2017, Strike Force Teamster, comprising of police from the Region Enforcement Squad Penrith, was established to investigate the manufacture of prohibited drugs in the Penrith region. About 1.20am today (Thursday, July 27), acting on […]… read more

Tales from behind the mic

Have you heard the one about Possum Man? Eric the Breastfeeder? The Guinea Pig Chef? These are just a handful of the hilariously bizarre tales ABC radio host James Valentine has come across over 20 years hosting his radio show ‘Afternoons’. This August he’ll be bringing these stories and more to the Blue Mountains Theatre […]… read more

Tamou predicts Campbell-Gillard will make Origin debut in 2018

Reagan Campbell-Gillard has arguably been Penrith’s best forward all year, and now teammate and fellow big man James Tamou believes the 24-year-old has the attitude and natural ability to take his career to the next level. During the pre-season, the former Cowboy and Premiership winner singled out Campbell-Gillard as the player he couldn’t wait to […]… read more

Welcome cool change for Gallery

A cool change is set to hit the Penrith Regional Gallery that will bring a breath of fresh artworks to the region. The gallery will be getting a new air conditioning system and geothermal heat pumps thanks to $380,000 of government funding. Western Sydney Senator Marise Payne confirmed and welcomed the funding on Monday alongside […]… read more

Walking tall despite challenges

When cancer survivor Emma Dunlop set her sights on walking the Great Wall of China, it was something she desperately wanted to do. Now that the cancer has returned, it’s something she needs to do. When the Weekender last spoke to Cranebrook’s Ms Dunlop, she was on cloud nine as a scan in December revealed […]… read more

Airport forum not on Council’s agenda

Penrith Mayor John Thain threatened to clear the Council chambers on Monday night after anti-airport hecklers continued to shout abuse during proceedings. Protesters opposed to the Western Sydney Airport descended on Council’s chambers to see whether their calls for a public forum would finally be realised. But in what is being labelled a “cop out”, […]… read more

Beware the wounded Bulldog

It’s so close, yet so far away. Eighth place on the competition ladder is more within reach than ever, yet it could slip through Penrith’s fingers at any moment. And as St George-Illawarra’s shock 52-22 win over Manly last Sunday proved, the Panthers don’t necessarily control their own destiny – other sides will have a […]… read more

Teen hit with multiple charges following Glenmore Park break-in

A teenager has been charged following investigations into an alleged break-in at Glenmore Park yesterday. About 9am yesterday, three males allegedly entered the backyard of a home on Knox Street and attempted to gain access to the house. A female resident confronted the males and was allegedly punched in the face several times. “One of […]… read more

Just like the real thing

Neil Diamond’s ‘Hot August Night’ is one of the most iconic live albums of all time. This year the classic release – which was recorded at the famed Greek Theatre in Los Angeles – is celebrating its 45th anniversary. To mark the occasion entertainer Peter Byrne will be bringing ‘Hot August Night’ to life on […]… read more

Cranebrook man involved in violent brawl in Croatia

A Cranebrook man is anxiously waiting to find out whether Croatian police plan to charge him over a violent brawl that took place in the holiday hot spot earlier this month. Aaron Kirkman has been ordered to surrender his passport and wait in Split while police continue to investigate the brawl, which left one man […]… read more

Cranebrook man involved in violent brawl in Croatia

A Cranebrook man is anxiously waiting to find out whether Croatian police plan to charge him over a violent brawl that took place in the holiday hot spot earlier this month. Aaron Kirkman has been ordered to surrender his passport and wait in Split while police continue to investigate the brawl, which left one man […]… read more

Woman shocked to discover she’s become an instant millionaire

A hardworking Penrith woman has been left shaking after this afternoon discovering she became a Wednesday Lotto millionaire more than a fortnight ago. The woman was one of two New South Wales division one winners, and one of four nationally, in Monday & Wednesday Lotto draw 3675 on Wednesday, July 5. Each received the guaranteed […]… read more

Property Central announces expansion

Two of Penrith’s top real estate agencies are becoming one, as Century 21 Mulgoa joins the Property Central family. Property Central Managing Director Lee Waterhouse says the merger between the agencies will help better service the property needs of the area, while also growing the Property Central brand. “Darrel and Nikkole have been established out […]… read more

Watene-Zelezniak in the clear over junior league incident

Penrith have cleared winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of any wrongdoing following an incident at a junior league match over the weekend. Penrith District Junior Rugby League General Manager Phil Cummings has conducted a full review of the incident which occurred at a fixture between St Clair and St Marys on Saturday. This review included analysis of […]… read more

Watene-Zelezniak attacked in violent junior league incident

The Panthers have confirmed they’re aware of an incident involving winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak at a junior rugby league fixture in St Clair yesterday. It is understood Watene-Zelezniak was not the instigator of the incident and was attacked by a junior league official while helping out as a touch judge. The incident happened just hours before […]… read more

The Week: July 22

Troy Dodds is joined by Emily Newton, Kate Reid and Nathan Taylor in the latest edition of The Week.
The Week airs every Saturday morning on Vintage FM in Penrith from 8am.

 
 
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Serial groper to stay behind bars

A serial groper charged with indecently assaulting females at Penrith and St Marys will remain in custody after his matter was mentioned in court this morning. Investigations are continuing against the alleged sex offender, Tangi Temapu Karaka Williams, 22, with further charges of a similar nature expected to be laid in the coming weeks. The […]… read more