►NAROOMA: The discoveries have been been pouring in for the CSIRO after its research vessel, Investigator, made another major discovery off the Far South Coast. Through multi-beam sonar technology, the ship identified two submerged mountains that rose 1300m above the sea floor. Read more
►SHELLHARBOUR: A series of rallies and rolling stoppages will be held at Shellharbour Hospital, and four other regional hospitals, as part of a fierce fight against privatisation. Read more
► WOLLONGONG: Shocking footage is circulating on social media of a car being rammed on Picton Road “for no apparent reason”. Read more
►BATHURST: Bathurst is mourning the death of prominent businessman and former mayor Bruce Bolam. Fairfax Media understands Mr Bolam died of a heart attack on Saturday. Read more.
►WAGGA: Vandals have senselessly torched a family's van parked outside Wagga's boat club in the early hours of Saturday morning. Sleeping Lake Albert residents were woken by a loud bang at 4.45am on Saturday morning. Read more
►MCLAREN VALE: A 20-year-old man lost his life in a fatal collision between a car and a truck at McLaren Vale, according to SA Police. The accident occurred just after 1.30pm on Friday, September 16, on Victor Harbor Road, near Quarry Road. Read more
►ECHUCA: Two horses were killed and a driver left in shock after a road collision near Echuca. The 19-year-old male motorist was travelling east on the Murray Valley Highway late Friday when he struck the two animals, which had escaped from a nearby stud farm. Read more
►WILTON: Shocking footage is circulating on social media of a car being rammed on Picton Road “for no apparent reason”. The impact from the rear-ending deployed an airbag and reportedly flipped the car on the notorious road in Wilton. Read more
►NEW LAMBTON: Rhys Thomas was given three months to live, but almost three years on he is alive and recovering well thanks to a medical breakthrough lauded as a “penicillin moment” for cancer treatment. Read more.
►Almost 70 per cent of Australians with private health insurance have considered ditching or downgrading their cover in the last year in the face of relentless price rises and diminishing value for money, polling has found. Read more
►Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's department is paying a feminist "change agent" almost $200,000 to conduct a three-month "cultural audit" to find and weed out any unconscious bias against women. Read more
►Greyhound training would continue for five years after racing was banned in NSW, under draft recommendations being considered by an expert taskforce. Read more
►The former Liberal powerbroker caught up in the Lindsay Islamic leaflet scandal that contributed to John Howard's election defeat has won a $1 million contract with the Baird government to raise awareness about graffiti. Read more
JAKARTA: In a dank slum tenement on the banks of the Ciliwung, a fecal-coloured river spewing rubbish, Kasmo stoops to pick up a squawking chicken. Read more.
JOHANNESBURG: Prosecutors in the case of Oscar Pistorius have been accused of pursuing a "personal vendetta" against the athlete after they lodged a last-ditch attempt to have him jailed for longer. Read more
14: Tiberius, one of Rome's greatest generals, succeeded his stepfather Augustus as Roman emperor.
1809: The second theatre of the Royal Opera House in London opened after a fire destroyed the original theatre one year earlier.
1879: The Blackpool Illuminations in the English seaside town of Blackpool, billed as "the greatest free light show on earth", were switched on for the first time.
1911: Premier Pyotr Stolypin, considered one of the last major statesmen of Imperial Russia, was fatally wounded while attending a performance at the Kiev Opera House.
1974: Hurricane Fifi struck Honduras, destroying 182 towns and villages in the first 24 hours, and ultimately causing over 8,000 deaths.
Andrew Middleton has followed the Narellan Town Centre’s development more closely than most.
The 12-year-old, who has autism, would update his mum Vania on the centre’s north building development every day they drove past.
He researched shopping centre constructions and carefully took notes with each new milestone reached.
On Wednesday, Andrew became the very first member of the general public to walk through the completed building ahead of the official opening on Thursday morning.
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