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World’s biggest halal snack pack to put Fisher’s Ghost on the map

The humble halal snack pack looks set to put Campbelltown’s Fisher’s Ghost festival on the map next month. A Guinness Book of Records attempt by King Kebab House will provide a massive culinary climax to the festival’s street fair on Saturday, November 9. And Campbelltown mayor George Brticevic believes it will be a huge marketing boost for the festival – which is why he had no hesitation in offering council support to facilitate the record attempt. “To have the Guinness Book of Records come to Campbelltown during Fisher’s Ghost festival for what will hopefully be the world’s biggest halal snack… Read more »

Local football associations happy to be in Macarthur FC Bulls pen

Macarthur FC Bulls haven’t kicked a ball in anger yet, but they are kicking plenty of goals off the field. The Bulls, who will join the A-League premiership from season 2020-21 in 12 months, have cemented their grassroots foundations with a formal agreement with three South West Sydney football associations. The Macarthur Football Association, Southern Districts Football Association and Bankstown Amateur Football Association, have committed to working closely and collaboratively with Macarthur FC for the benefit of the game in the region. Over the next six months, representatives from Macarthur FC will work with the three associations, which collectively represent… Read more »

Stead Foundation fight back against Wirrimbirra Sanctuary eviction notice

For 56 years Wirrimbirra Sanctuary and the Stead Foundation have been inextricably linked. The foundation has not only been running the wildlife sanctuary near Bargo but also owns the rights to the trading name of Wirrimbirra Sanctuary. But it could all end this Friday, October 11, when an eviction notice from the National Trust to the David G. Stead Memorial Wild Life Research Foundation of Australia is set to take effect. Nobody yet knows who will take over the running of the property located on 3105 Remembrance Drive, Bargo because the National trust has not revealed whose Expression of Interest… Read more »

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    In My View


    We’re a democracy, so let the protesters protest

    Like most people I get turned off by the antics of the current crop of protesters. Their tactics of glueing themselves to the road, among other things, to disrupt traffic in the heart of cities like Brisbane, have certainly earned the ire of conservative commentators. Some of them are frothing at the mouth in their calls to jail these protesters.Read more »

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    MKR judge Manu to bring his cooking magic to us

    My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feildel is the latest chef to make a beeline for our neck of the woods. The popular Frenchman will be doing a bit of cooking in Sonya’s kitchen, otherwise known as Bar Centrale in the heart of Queen Street, Campbelltown. His visit will be part of a fundraising dinner for We Are Community Inc, whoRead more »

    Top 5


    Just don’t know anyone who would kill for veggies

    Asparagus, broccoli, carrots, dill, eggplant, green beans, leeks, onions, potatoes, rhubarb, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini. There you go, there’s an edible plant for just about every letter of the alphabet. Not that it makes it any easier to eat some of them – OK, you’re right, any of them. Most humans seem to have an aversion to veggies, and as farRead more »

    Picture This


    Bring back meat and three veg to save our health – and the planet

    When talking about food and the old “meat and three veggies’’ gets a mention, it’s usually a putdown. These days it’s seen as something boring that was served in Aussie homes before the cuisines of the world arrived with a bang Down Under. Well, maybe it’s time to bring it back because the latest figures about how many vegetables weRead more »



    Local cricket the winner in T20 World Cup Legacy Fund

    Cricket clubs in Macarthur have been successful in securing grants in Round 2 of the NSW ICC T20 World Cup 2020 Cricket Legacy Fund.  Round 2 saw more than $2 million available for new facilities and programs to support the growth of cricket participation with Camden District Cricket Association receiving $2,500 for the Camden District Cricket Association Thunder Girls CricketRead more »


    Funding boost for tenants’ advocacy services

    The region’s most vulnerable tenants and homeowners will receive greater support thanks to a boost to NSW Government funding for programs which offer vital education, advice and advocacy services.  Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves says Macarthur Legal Centre’s South West Sydney Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (SWSTAAS) will continue to provide these vital services over the next three years followingRead more »



    Icon Visual Marketing workshop hits the mark

    Icon Visual Marketing led a successful marketing workshop for start-up and small businesses in partnership with Campbelltown Council last week. The workshop, entitled DIY Marketing Plan, was led by Icon Visual Marketing’s managing director Joe Papadatos, pictured below. Attendees included people at various stages of their business from a few years old but not growing fast enough, to start-ups whoRead more »


    Camden Council - Garden Competition 2018

    Camden garden comp winner still chuffed a year later

    “I still get a big grin when I think back to the moment I found out.” Elderslie resident Brett Gibson, who took out the new garden category in last year’s Camden Council’s annual garden competition, is still chuffed with his win almost 12 months later. Mr Gibson, who was also named runner-up in the small residential category, says he didn’tRead more »


    Wear an upcycled wedding dress to go green on your big day

    Did you know that a wedding dress can be the single largest contributor to the huge carbon footprint of the average Australian wedding? The production of the fabric and the transportation have a big impact. So how do you have a unique dress, while still taking a responsible approach? One word: upcycle. Now Vinnies is helping brides and grooms celebrateRead more »



    Microgrids may power the future

    Regional communities will benefit from more secure, affordable and reliable power under a $50 million program to support feasibility studies into microgrids. The first round of the Regional and Remote Communities Reliability Fund is now open to applications from across Australia. Up to $20 million of grants will be awarded through this first round. The grants will fund community organisations,Read more »


    Here’s your chance to become a tech savvy senior

    Seniors wanting to brush up on their tech knowledge or learn new skills can sign up to the Tech Savvy Seniors sessions throughout October. The popular program is back at Glenquarie Library from Wednesday, October 2 and begins with an introduction to computers. It will run each Wednesday and includes other topics such as introduction to the internet, email, androidRead more »



    More than $13m in community facilities for The Hermitage

    More than $13 million in capital works and community facilities is in store for residents of The Hermitage at Gledswood Hills. It follows a Camden Council green light for a revised Voluntary Planning Agreement (VPA) from the developer, Sekisui House. Major aspects of the VPA include new parks, road transport, cycleway and pedestrian network infrastructure and revegetation and environmental restorationRead more »


    Sweet: rate cut one day after sod turning at Ed.Square

    It could have been an omen that a day after construction got under way at Ed.Square the Reserve Bank made it just that little bit easier having a mortgage. It may only have been a reduction of 25 basis points in the official rate of one percent, but for young couples aspiring to buy their new home somewhere in outerRead more »



    Aspirational special editions from Lexus hit the road

    Aspirational: Lexus NX Crafted (left) and RX Crafted (right) Lexus has compiled two distinct packages of highly aspirational premium features to create special edition variants of its strong-selling luxury NX and 5-seat RX SUVs. The special-edition NX Crafted and RX Crafted are fitted with eye-catching exterior and interior enhancements that build on the luxury grade of the relevant models. TheRead more »


    Volvo’s all electric car set to land Down Under next year

    Volvo’s Polestar 2 electric sedan could be available in Australia as early as next year. It is anticipated the price point could be around the $63,500 mark, pitching it close to the anticipated price of the cheapest examples of Tesla’s Model 3. “Polestar 2 is our first fully electric car and first volume model. Everything about it has been designedRead more »



    Academy netballers set bar a little higher for next crop

    The bar has been set a little higher for the next intake of young netballers at South West Sydney Academy of Sport. The impressive individual and team performances at the 2019 Academy Challenge in Orange last week also meant a successful season finish for the current crop of SWSAS netballers. Erin Bloor was named MVP (Most Valuable Player) in theRead more »

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