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Daniel Searle gives Guide Dog Bear a hug
02 March, 2016

A well-earned retirement

After walking about 9,000 kilometres and ignoring distractions, navigating obstacles and travelling to all corners of Albury, Guide Dog, Bear, has earned his retirement.

Kathryn Stephens sitting on a chair in the garden next to her new Guide Dog, a black Lab named Gulliver
02 March, 2016

Kathryn's new travel partner

While Kathryn Stephens has spent the last two decades with a four-legged guide by her side, the Wauchope local says that she will never get used to the excitement she feels when receiving a new Guide Dog.

Colleen with new Guide Dog Charlotte sitting on the grass beside her
29 February, 2016

Charlotte shines

With only two weeks of training together under their belt, Colleen is amazed at how quickly her new Guide Dog Charlotte has been learning.

Matt McLaren singing and playing the keyboards
26 February, 2016

Matt McLaren's got talent

Matt McLaren receives support and praise for Australia’s Got Talent audition.

Lawn bowlers Gary and Rod Edman at the Charlestown Bowling Club
23 February, 2016

Charlestown bowlers seek new members

When Gary Edman and his brother Rod, who are both blind, heard about a Charlestown lawn bowling group for people who are vision impaired, the pair couldn't wait to have a roll on the green.

Matt Bryant has qualified for the Vision Impaired Tenpin Bowling Championships. He is pictured here with his Guide Dog, Bronco.
23 February, 2016

Vying for tenpin bowling title

Matt Bryant describes himself as "sports mad". He even named his Guide Dog, Bronco after his favourite rugby league team. So when the opportunity to compete in a tenpin bowling competition came along 12 months ago, he made it his mission to master the sport.

Gulliver being towed along a road
22 February, 2016

Gulliver at Bradfield Bark

The world's biggest Guide Dog, Gulliver, joins North Sydney locals and their four-legged friends for some tail-wagging fun at the Bradfield Bark.

Bhutanese students waving in front of Gulliver, the giant fiberglass Guide Dog
18 February, 2016

Gulliver's travels in Albury

The world's biggest Guide Dog, Gulliver, has spent the week spreading a very important message to the culturally diverse community of Albury.