Locals battle it out for lip sync supremacy

As the Judge’s Choice winners, the Pumpettes were presented with the Cobar Netball Association’s Lip Sync trophy at their fundraiser at the Cobar Bowling & Golf Club on Saturday night. The event raised almost $8,000 to help with the construction of new netball courts. The Pumpettes girls were popular with […]


Welcome downpour fills the drains

A storm which dumped nearly an inch of rain on Cobar’s CBD in around an hour has helped provide some temporary relief from the ongoing drought. While the Cobar Meteorological Office on Louth Road officially measured 13mm of rain from Thursday’s storm, there was 20mm recorded by the Cobar Airport […]


Keen kindy kids ready to go

Amelia Cohen and Aiden Gilbert began ‘big school’ today with the pair heading off for their first day in Kinder at Cobar Public School. Both were excited (and a bit nervous) about heading off to school however a chat with school principal Jonathan Harvey soon had them smiling for our […]


Cobar welcomes hay running heroes

A convoy of 47 trucks of Western Australian Farmers Across Borders volunteers carrying 3,000 tonnes of feed linked up with 30 more trucks organised by the Victorian Lions Club’s Need for Feed project in Cobar on Australia Day. The group brought some much needed assistance (and also some hope) to […]


Cobar residents adjust to life on the sun

As Cobar swelters through the current relentless heatwave, residents could be forgiven for thinking our town is located right next door to the sun! While we haven’t quite broken the record for the hottest day ever recorded, January is on track to be one of the hottest months ever. At […]


Spreading Christmas Cheer

Leanne Mackay (pictured above with her grandchildren Nyah and Hunter) has been named the joint winner of the Judges’ Choice category in this year’s Cobar Weekly and Cobar Powerhouse Christmas Cheer competition. Leanne’s Echidna Avenue display shared the title this year with Bob and Wendy Maher of Jandra Crescent, while […]


Cheerful Christmas parade

Santa Claus was definitely looking his best for the Cobar Business Association’s annual Christmas Street Parade last Thursday night after a hair cut and blow wave on the Outback Styles Hair Salon float. The clever float idea caught the attention of the judges and they shared the Best Float title […]


Community send-off for much loved duo

         Dr Deon Heyns and his wife Ingrid, a local nurse, were farewelled by the Cobar community on Sunday. The pair will work their last shifts this Friday and attend more farewell functions this week with Cobar Primary Health Care and Cobar Hospital staff before packing up and heading to […]