In the new Apple TV series ‘Ted Lasso’, the title character encourages his dejected team to ‘be a goldfish’ – in other words, have a short memory and move on quick from the disappointment. Panthers coach Ivan Cleary could probably implement a similar line of thinking heading into the 2021 NRL season as his team […]
Robert Jennings began his career at Penrith in 2015 with so much hype and promise and then – roughly a year later – he was gone. Now, six years after making his NRL debut at the foot of the Mountains, the youngest of the famed Jennings clan is back where it all began. “This definitely […]
Jason Dundas is a global media icon and has hosted the world’s biggest productions, both locally and abroad.
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In its 10th year running, Melanoma March has been moved online. This year, patrons are being asked to head online to participate in an interactive digital campaign by buying a $30 digital footprint, symbolising the one Australian diagnosed with melanoma every 30 minutes. Cranebrook woman Debbie Henry has been hosting Penrith’s Melanoma March event for […]
A local man has taken on an exhausting challenge this week in his attempt to raise $20,000 for Childsafe Australia. Corey Philpott, a 23-year-old staircase technician with an eye to becoming a full time professional extreme athlete, is pulling a 1.5 tonne Ford Ranger behind him for the distance of a marathon – 42.2 kilometres. […]
The hits keep coming for Wallacia residents, with a huge new cemetery slated for Greendale Road. Lodged by Soukutsu Pty Ltd, the proposed River Gardens Cemetery would feature 775,000 internment plots once all nine stages are built. Included in the concept design for the $105 million facility are six, four to fivestorey mausoleum buildings, a […]
The rebirth of Penrith’s Log Cabin has officially begun, nine years after it was gutted by fire. About 50 people descended on the Memorial Avenue site on Tuesday to witness the sod turning ceremony, signalling the start of construction. Penrith MP Stuart Ayres thanked the new owners, the Cottle family, Laundy family and local businessman […]
Prime Minister Scott Morrison visited window and door manufacturer Plustec in Emu Plains last week to discuss Australian-made products with western Sydney businesses. He joined the Advanced Manufacturing Taskforce put together by Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh to hear first-hand from local manufacturers in a roundtable discussion. After meeting with a range of local businesses, Mr […]
Despite labelling it a “cool experience”, Panthers prop James Fisher-Harris will probably never get over Penrith’s 2020 Grand Final loss, but he also won’t let it get the better of him either. “It is what it is,” he bluntly told the Weekender on Monday. “Losing, it’s got to happen to somebody. You just have to […]
A high-ranking member of an outlaw motorcycle gang has been charged after allegedly firing shots during a domestic violence-related incident in western Sydney yesterday. About 5pm on Monday, March 1, a man attended a house on O’Connell Street, Caddens, declaring he wanted to see a younger man, who is known to him. Fearing for his […]
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Penrith have announced livewire five-eighth Jarome Luai has signed a three-year contract extension with the club. The new deal means the 24-year-old playmaker has committed to Panthers until at least the end of the 2024 season. “I feel blessed to know I’ll be at Panthers for the next four years,” Luai said. “This is my […]
It was growing up in the greater Hawkesbury where Sara Klein uncovered the love for sport, adventure and the great outdoors.
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Boom Penrith centre Stephen Crichton has re-signed with the club for a further two seasons.
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.
The ‘Wrong Turn’ franchise has been re-booted and while Mike P Nelson’s horror/thriller won’t be lining up for a gong next awards season, the result of this 2021 incarnation exceeds expectations.
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.
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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.
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