Western Sydney News

Kikau ready for Finals run

After a stellar first half of the year that saw him become a household name, powerhouse Panthers backrower Viliame Kikau is ready to rip and tear his way through the second half of the season. While fellow teammates got away from Penrith during their five-day break last week, Kikau decided to cancel a planned trip […]… read more

Cricket club honours its best

The Penrith Cricket Club capped off a strong 2017/18 season at their annual Presentation Evening last weekend. Held at Penrith Panthers Leagues Club, around 120 players, officials, supporters and family members turned out to celebrate the game and the local individuals that do their best for Penrith every week during summer. Hosted by club legend […]… read more

Charity golf day aims to raise more than $15,000 for cancer fight

Twin Creeks Golf and Country Club is teeing up for its annual Cancer Council charity golf day, to be held later this month. The event, which is in its fourth year, will see golfers of all abilities come together for a good cause. Originally started by Tanti Financial Services, the event has always proven a […]… read more

Dog lovers unite for popular annual event

Dogs of all shapes and sizes will be taking over Orchard Hills next weekend as dog ownership goes up a fun notch. The annual Dogs on Show event, run by Dogs NSW, will be held next Saturday, June 16, giving dog lovers the opportunity to be a part of sports and activities with their canine […]… read more

Ballet in the Blue Mountains

Melbourne City Ballet’s touring season of the well-known Spanish tragedy, ‘Carmen’, will grace the stage of the Blue Mountains Theatre this weekend. The evening will showcase the company’s beautiful artists as they perform their most signature work, showing audiences why the Melbourne City Ballet has grown such a strong following across the country over the […]… read more

Penrith to house NDIS watchdog

Proving to be a popular place for professionals, Penrith CBD is the home of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguards Commission headquarters. Officially opened this morning during a visit from Minister for Social Services Dan Tehan and Senator Marise Payne, the Commission headquarters in Penrith will employ about 160 people, over […]… read more

Car crashes into Colyton home

A man has been arrested after a car crashed into a home in Colyton this morning. Just after 3am, emergency services were called to Bennett Road, Colyton, following reports a car crashed into a property. No one was injured. At this stage, the damage to the building’s structure is unclear. The driver, a 31-year-old man, […]… read more

Man robbed at knifepoint in St Marys

Police are appealing for public assistance after a man was robbed at knifepoint in St Marys yesterday afternoon. About 3.30pm on Friday, a 24-year-old man was walking through a reserve off Chesham Street, St Marys, when he was approached by a man armed with a knife. The man threatened the 24-year-old man before stealing his […]… read more

Maloney leads Panthers to big win over Knights

The patched up Panthers have scored a tough and impressive 29-18 win over Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium. The Panthers scored the opening two tries and took an 18-6 lead into half-time. The Knights never went away but a man of the match performance from James Maloney ensured the Panthers got home. The win temporarily […]… read more

Penrith by-election: Five must become two

Two thirds of Penrith will be heading to the polls tomorrow for the East and South Ward by-election. It’s a chance for residents to have their say on the local issues that matter to them. “A dual by-election is being held to elect one Councillor each for the South and East Wards of Penrith Local […]… read more

On The Record: Royce Simmons

Premiership winner. Test and Origin representative. Coach. Champion bloke. Royce Simmons has done it all with the Penrith Panthers. Royce sits down with Troy Dodds to discuss his rugby league career. He talks about winning the Grand Final in 1991 and how he very nearly missed the famous match, his regrets over coaching the Panthers […]… read more

“Dirty tricks” in Council campaign

Independent candidate for Council Sue Day and current Labor Councillor Aaron Duke have found themselves clashing online just days out from Penrith’s dual by-election. Ms Day has accused Labor of using “dirty tricks” in their campaign after they distributed flyers linking State and Federal issues with the local Council by-election. For some, the flyer has […]… read more

Masked Panther: Brave Merrin to take on Knights

In the midst of Penrith’s horror injury crisis there is finally some good news: Trent Merrin will play against Newcastle tonight despite undergoing surgery on his injured finger just five days ago. Merrin posted an x-ray of a scan on Instagram, revealing two bones in his index finger completely misaligned. After the surgery, Merrin said […]… read more

Injury-depleted Panthers look to avoid back to back losses

The Panthers went down 26-20 to North Queensland in Bathurst last Friday night, blowing out their biggest losing margin of the season to six points. That’s right – the three losses Penrith have suffered this season have been by just two, four and six points. It’s an impressive record that proves Anthony Griffin has his […]… read more

Penrith Symphony Orchestra celebrates 30th birthday

Their first appearance at the 1988 Bicentennial Celebrations was not only an enjoyable performance for audiences, but it was also a moment that would go down in history as the day western Sydney’s classical musical scene was established. Now 30 years on, the Penrith Symphony Orchestra are polishing their flutes and tuning their bows as […]… read more

Salawu chases American dream

While she isn’t looking forward to a freezing cold American winter, Cambridge Park basketballer Binta Salawu can’t wait to head to the United States to begin her new life. The 18-year-old will move out of home this August, bound for America’s Midwest where she will play college basketball for two years with Iowa Western. Speaking […]… read more

Red Cross reveals generations of recipes

Locals were able to get their hands on some special family recipes earlier this week, thanks to the Australian Red Cross Penrith Branch and Penrith City Council. Officially launching their recipe book at Penrith RSL, as part of World Red Cross Day, Penrith Red Cross member Colleen Towle said that the recipes selected would allow […]… read more

Fighting Fish relishing healthy start to 2018

Kiwi bone rattler James Fisher-Harris is usually no stranger to injury, but in a year where Penrith’s injury crisis has been one of the worst on record, he’s been one of the lucky ones. Despite only appearing in 15 games last season due to various ailments, the man known as “Fish” has played in all […]… read more