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As Penrith and its surrounds grew and the area became a major regional city, The Western Weekender grew with it. Today, it boasts more than 100 pages each Thursday, including unrivalled coverage of local news and sport. The Weekender provides a mix of up-to-date and breaking news, community stories, lifestyle columns and features, business stories, auto content, sports stories and much, much more. It also encompasses a dedicated Real Estate magazine, crosswords, quizzes and competitions. The newspaper is fully sectionalised, making it easy to read and allowing advertisers to target specific markets. Over the years, the Weekender has been there for all the big events in Penrith. We were there for the 1991 and 2003 rugby league grand finals. We were there when the Olympic Games came to Penrith, and we were there when political scandals engulfed the area. When news breaks, you can rely on our journalists to be there. That is our promise and commitment to you – no matter what our competitors may be doing, we guarantee you a local, on the ground newsroom. Penrith news, by Penrith people, for Penrith people. In 2009, the Weekender was purchased by MediaView Pty Ltd, and under that ownership, grew to become a true force in local media.