Mudgee

Two dead in Mudgee plane crash

Lisa Visentin A plane has crashed at Mudgee airport with two passengers believed to be on board

Female cyclist dies after collision with ute in Mudgee

Police tape

Alexandra Back A female cyclist, believed to be the owner of a prominent vineyard, has died after colliding with a ute on Cassilis Road in Mudgee.

ICAC raid on Mudgee council

Anne Davies Officers from ICAC have raided a Mudgee councillor's home and the town's council chambers amid allegations of conflict of interest in council deliberations.

Guilty plea to Mudgee teen's murder

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering 19-year-old Michelle Morrissey in her home in the central western NSW town of Mudgee.

Town reels as Mudgee teen found dead

Morrissey

Josephine Tovey and Sam Paine A ''bright and bubbly'' teenager who was found dead in her family home in Mudgee is believed to have been stabbed.

Eddie Obeid's sons set to be grilled by ACCC

Moses Obeid (left) and Paul Obeid will have to give evidence after losing the latest round in their battle against the ACCC

Kate McClymont Two sons of corrupt former Labor kingpin Eddie Obeid will have to give evidence and provide documents after losing the latest round in their battle against the Australian Competition and Consumer...

Hydro Majestic serves very high tea

A tasty view: High tea is served with stunning scenery in the background.

Tim Barlass It was high tea for 200 at the reborn Hydro Majestic. Not high tea because Medlow Bath at an altitude of 3,440ft is one of the highest points in the Blue Mountains.

A day in the life of jockey Kathy O'Hara

A day in the life of a jockey Kathy O'Hara, ahead of the Sydney Spring Carnival.
Kathy during early morning track work Randwick race course,at home,Bringelly and a day at the Goulburn NSW  races.
Photography Brendan Esposito
smh,2014,5th SEPTEMBER

Peter Munro The morning comes too early. Half past four and it is cold and wet on the ground as Kathy O'Hara climbs into the saddle.

Spotlight on Obeids' role as Elizabeth Bay Marina goes to tender

Kate McClymont The exact nature of the Obeid family's interest in the Elizabeth Bay Marina is set to rear its head. The government-owned property will be going to public tender for the first time in 30 years.

Cyclist Tony Abbott in the wrong colour spandex

Sore but relieved: After crossing the finish line, Tony Abbott is greeted by Rebecca Goldfinch, wife of a local councillor, and her baby Dakota.

Damien Murphy Cuddling babies may attract votes but wearing purple and white spandex in western Sydney is certainly not good politics, even if you are Prime Minister.

ACCC investigates Moses Obeid and Paul Obeid for cartel conduct over coal deal

Moses Obeid

Michaela Whitbourn The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating two of crooked former Labor minister Eddie Obeid's sons over their involvement in a tender process for a coal exploration licence...

Tributes flow for Ash Stuart, dead in motocross crash

Ash Stuart

Megan Levy The family of a motocross rider who died in a crash at a private track in central NSW have paid tribute to him, saying: "We will never stop loving you and being proud that you belonged to us."

Passengers stranded by Brindabella Airlines collapse

Sydney bound Brindabella Airlines plane.

Allison Jeffares, Charmaine Wong Rural towns in NSW will be hit hard by the collapse of regional airline Brindabella Airlines. There are predictions of empty seats at Christmas tables and patients having to pay hundreds of dollars...

Police target speeding drivers over long weekend

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Megan Gorrey More than 800 drivers have been slapped with speeding fines just one day into an Australia Day long weekend police blitz, prompting calls for motorists to slow down.

Winemaker Jill Bryant killed in cycling collision

Sun Herald  HUNTER EDITION  21.10.06  Bicycle lane hazards. Symbol on designated bicycle lane.  Story by Michael Blaxland  picture by Brock Perks

Damien Murphy, Megan Levy One of Mudgee’s leading winemakers, Jill Bryant, has been killed in a collision with a vehicle while cycling outisde the town on Mother's Day.

Eddie Obeid faces three new ICAC inquiries

Eddie Obeid arrives at the ICAC hearing flanked by his lawyers , including Stuart Littlemore
Photo Michele MOssop
Mon 4th Feb 2013

Kate McClymont The Independent Commission Against Corruption will hold three further inquiries into the activities of former Labor politician Eddie Obeid.

'The matter is closed': new report into Blue Mountains big cat

Blue mountains big cat

Eamonn Duff A doctor, dentist, solicitor, clergyman and Qantas pilot have all seen it, as have numerous Rural Fire Service volunteers and an officer from the Department of Agriculture.

Magnificent seven's money-making machine

Travers Duncan.

Kate McClymont It must have seemed like an eternity for Travers Duncan as the 80-year-old sat in the witness box at the state's most sensational corruption inquiry waiting for an intercepted telephone call to be...

Obeid son unable to explain possession of confidential maps

Eddie Obeid jnr

EDDIE OBEID'S youngest son, Eddie Obeid jnr, has told a corruption inquiry he could not explain how confidential coalmining maps had made their way into his family's offices at Birkenhead Point.

Macdonald had 14 bank accounts, ICAC told

Ian Macdonald

Linton Besser and Kate McClymont The disgraced former resources minister Ian Macdonald had 14 separate bank accounts during his time as a NSW cabinet minister, a corruption inquiry has been told.