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amalgamations

Campbelltown hits council amalgamation for six

Campbelltown City Council used its last meeting of 2014 to declare that it has no interest at all in amalgamating with any other councils, including Liverpool. The council also sent out another message that it is fiercely opposed to any development in the Scenic Hills, including a cemetery in Varroville. And it completed a trifecta… Read more »

bad boys of league

Will it be fourth time lucky for the Pirates?

The Western Sydney Pirates first division gridiron team will have an opportunity to get one back on the Sydney University Lions when they meet in the 2014 decider, the Waratah Bowl, this Saturday evening. The Pirates, who were formed in 1986, making them the third oldest club in NSW, have faced the Lions three times… Read more »

marsdens christmas party

Marsdens Christmas party still the ‘bridge’ of the south west

The Marsdens Christmas Party is still the biggest annual social event of the south west region. And this year’s bash on Friday night was no exception. It’s not because anything particularly exciting happens on the first Friday of December at the Campbelltown art gallery between 4pm and 8pm. There are no magicians, no trapeze artists,… Read more »

spice

Add spice to your life

You know how men become instant experts at anything they try their hand at, right. Well, cooking is no exception. And since The Kontos Report started working from home we have become the master  of our kitchen domain, producing culinary masterpiece after masterpiece, sorry, joking, producing sufficiently edible dinners which are ready when She Who… Read more »

HSC

HSC superstar Emma started life in Campbelltown

She may not count herself as a local still living here anymore, but Higher School Certificate superstar Emma McLaughlin was born in Campbelltown Private Hospital (when it was located in Dumaresq Street) 18 years ago. The Nambour Christian College student received A+ in five of her subjects and As in the other two. Her grandparents,… Read more »

Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes funeral: when we are at our best

I just finished watching the Phillip Hughes funeral on TV, along with most of Australia I imagine. And while saying a final farewell to someone who hadn’t even turned 26 is very sad and very tough, everyone involved did a wonderful job to make it an unforgettable celebration of Phillip Hughes’s life. And indeed it… Read more »

Liverpool

Penrith and Fairfield cop one back from Liverpool

Penrith and Fairfield councillors won’t be on the Christmas card list from Liverpool Council this year. And if their radar was a bit better, they could have added Campbelltown councillors to that list, because invariably one of them will get up at a monthly council meeting and bag their northern neighbours. While Liverpool itself is… Read more »

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