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grade cricket

Ghosts, Lions suffer first round defeats

DESPITE having high hopes after good starts last weekend, both the Campelltown Camden Ghosts and the Liverpool Lions suffered defeats when round one of the Sydney grade cricket competition was completed yesterday. The Ghosts needed just eight wickets to collect the six points for a first innings victory when play resumed at Coogee Oval against… Read more »

Mayor Lara Symkowiak

To record or not record, that is the question

I don’t know if feud is the right word for it, maybe Mexican standoff is closer to describing the spat between the Camden chamber of commerce and Camden Council and in particular the mayor, Lara Symkowiak. I am told it goes deeper than the chamber’s general meeting on September 3 when the chamber executive and… Read more »

Top 5

Winged keel, penalty shootout and supercoach

MY personal best sporting moment was coaching the St Andrews under 14s cricket team to a Camden Association premiership more than 20 years ago. Even though it would have been the St Andrews club’s first ever premiership in any age group, I hadn’t anticipated the reaction when my mighty boys bowled out the opposition  for… Read more »


Moorebank intermodal approval ‘disgrace’

I WOULD love to know who the people are on this Planning and Assessment Commission which has given concept approval to one of the two intermodal plans for Moorebank. They obviously don’t live in Wattle Grove or Moorebank or Hammondville or Chipping Norton, because if they did they would know how wrong their decision is…. Read more »

charity golf day

Golf day raises a lot of dough for Kids of Macarthur

The Waminda Bakery charity golf day raised a lot of “dough’ for the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation. Held earlier this month at Macarthur Grange Golf Club, the day attracted a large number of local business people keen to support the good work of Kids of Macarthur. In addition to the four ball ambrose golf… Read more »

Needs a circuit breaker: Queen Street, Campbelltown.

Mayor says Queen Street needs a circuit breaker

Queen Street needs a circuit breaker, says the mayor of Campbelltown, Paul Lake. Cr Lake, who rejected suggestions the town had given up on trying to revitalize Queen Street, said people needed to remember council didn’t own the buildings on either side of our ‘high street’. “Sure, we own the road, and the carparks behind… Read more »

Liverpool Council

Concern over cost of Liverpool better city plan

THEY didn’t have the numbers to force the issue, but Liverpool Council’s Labor Party representatives last night landed some telling blows over plans to reopen the Macquarie Mall to traffic after business hours. Former mayor Wendy Waller raised concerns about the cost of the project, as well as the consultancy fees proposed for Professor Ed… Read more »


Facebook: friend or foe

What I find incredible about Facebook is that 10 years ago it did not exist and now it is one of the things we talk about the most. I don’t know if they have figures for things like this, but surely FB’s growth from zero to a gigantic social media site is nothing short of… Read more »

summer time

Summer time means good times

Spring has sprung and summer’s just around the corner. You beauty! We love the seven-eight months of the year when the weather is pleasant enough to discard heavy clothing, so here’s our Top Five things in summer: Number 5: You have been cleaning the pool all winter and the reward has been…more cleaning of the… Read more »

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