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Drum roll, please: popular pipe band needs injection of youth

The Ingleburn RSL and Campbelltown community pipes and drums band was formed 40 years ago. It is arguably NSW’s busiest pipe band, with one or two engagements every week until Anzac Day this year. But some of its members are getting a bit long in the tooth, and while it’s not exactly an existential crisis… Read more »


Makeover for a more user friendly library

Library users in Campbelltown will be able to quickly and easily check their books out when the HJ Daley Library introduces new self-service kiosks to cut queuing. The easy-to-use units, which scan your library card and book bar codes, are just part of a larger refurbishment that will create more space to relax and work… Read more »


Eagles shut out Rams to start defence of their title

East Campbelltown Eagles have started the defence of their NSWRL Sydney Shield premiership with a solid 30-22 win against last year’s finalists Moorebank Rams at Hammondville Oval on Saturday. The Eagles opened the scoring in the 13th minute when fullback Shannon Gallant touched down from a kick by Sean Connor, who converted the try to… Read more »


Ghosts win title in toughest women’s competition in the world

We’re number one: Ghosts star Lauren Cheatle and captain Hannah Trethewy celebrate their premiership win on Sunday. It’s been a long time between drinks, but they’ve finally done it! The Campbelltown Camden District cricket club first grade women’s team have won this year’s Cricket NSW premiership – the toughest women’s cricket competition in the world…. Read more »

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Camden to celebrate its remarkable cultural diversity transformation

It’s hard to believe that when Camden celebrates its cultural diversity for the first time it can boast a growing population that includes 113 nationalities, 85 birthplaces, 65 languages and 38 religions. It was not that long ago that Camden was basically a mono cultural enclave. But all that has changed in the past 25… Read more »


Academy triathletes on the rise

Camden triathlete Madelyn Manny is focused during a tough national series race. Guy Creber, one of two triathlon coaches at South West Sydney Academy of Sport, is excited about what’s ahead for one of his charges, Madelyn Manny. “She is an extremely dedicated athlete who set herself to be a quality triathlete and I can… Read more »


Key intersection makeover makes life easier for motorists

Local motorists travelling along Camden Valley Way are getting home sooner and safer following the completion of the Grahams Hill Road and Richardson Road intersection upgrades. This project included widening Camden Valley Way, Grahams Hill Road and Richardson Road, lengthening the existing right-turn lanes from Camden Valley Way into Richardson Road and Grahams Hill Road,… Read more »


It’s a Breeze: community takes shapes as first residents move in

One of the fastest growing master planned communities in South West Sydney, New Breeze in Bardia, has welcomed its first residents. More than 870 land and house and land packages have now been sold, valued at more than $550 million. New Breeze, developed by Dahua Group, spans across 89 hectares and will comprise around 1,300… Read more »

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Everyone’s invited to this Big Fat Greek BBQ

If you happen to be near the Big Yellow Umbrella community hall in Narellan between 1pm and 5pm this Saturday you may notice the smell of delicious Greek lamb souvlaki wafting in the air. And if your curiosity gets the better of you and you go closer to the Queen Street venue, you will also… Read more »


Aboriginal culture focus of Earth Hour at botanic garden

Macarthur region residents are invited to be part of this year’s Earth Hour at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan on March 30. The free family event will also offer the chance to experience Aboriginal culture up close, including interactive workshops, star gazing and live acoustic and dance performances. Caring for Country will feature elements… Read more »

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Wests Tigers legends Skando, Hodgo back new junior league in Macarthur

Junior rugby league in Macarthur has a new name and a new board and Wests Tigers legends Brett Hodgson and John Skandalis couldn’t be happier. The Wests Tigers Macarthur District Junior Rugby League was launched last week at Wests Campbelltown with the unveiling of the Wests Tigers logo as the new brand for the competition…. Read more »

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Byrne calls one in two to stop voting for either major party on March 23

Michael Byrne says politics should be of the people, by the people and for the people. But, he adds, it has become of the politicians, by the parties and for political power, pay and privilege. President of the East Liverpool Progress Association, where he cut his community activist’s teeth over four decades, Mr Byrne has… Read more »

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