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Forum for men to share their problems with other men

Brendan Bennett says that by sharing their stories with each other men can empower themselves to better deal with life’s challenges. The South Western Sydney Local Health District mental wellbeing health promotion officer points out that men usually do not like to talk about their problems. But Mr Bennett is hoping a new project to… Read more »


Academy scholarship for rising star of alpine sport

Catarina Di Ramio is a speed demon on snow. Add a strong work ethic to the Wattle Grove teenager‘s need to speed and you know she could well be our next alpine sport star. Catarina, who represents Thredbo Ski Racing Club in alpine, slalom and ski cross, has also raced in the national level of… Read more »


Taking off: local business interest in new airport

The first planes won’t land at Badgerys Creek for another six years, but what is already taking off is the interest local businesses have in what benefits Western Sydney International Airport will bring to Macarthur and outer South West Sydney. That’s the main reason a business breakfast featuring Western City and Aerotropolis Authority CEO Sam… Read more »

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Hospital expansion boon for construction apprentices

Campbelltown Hospital’s new $34.1 million multi-level car park is offering apprentices and cadets the opportunity to start their careers in the construction industry. Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves was a special guest at a ceremony marking the car park reaching its highest point when apprentices and trainees were congratulated on their contribution to the development…. Read more »

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Sound of music will usher in Camden Jacaranda Festival

Friday Night Live will kick off this year’s Camden Jacaranda Festival on Friday, November 22. Local artists will perform in a number of different venues along Argyle Street throughout the evening. This will be the second year of the Jacaranda Festival after its introduction to the Camden social calendar this time last year. The second… Read more »


Actions speak louder than words on the environment

Actions speak louder than words so if you want to improve and restore local bushland here’s your chance. On Saturday, November 23, Campbelltown residents are invited to help restore the natural environment of the Simmos Beach catchment by planting native trees for koalas and other native species. The community planting event will take place at… Read more »


Wests Tigers major sponsor now also chairman of the board

He’s from South West Sydney, well, at least his company is, so it will be interesting to see the direction new Wests Tigers chairman of the board Lee Hagipantelis will take the NRL club. Hagipantelis, the principal of Brydens Lawyers, the major sponsors of the club since 2016, will replace Barry O’Farrell, the former NSW… Read more »


Ford says new Fiesta ST is almost here

The new generation Ford Fiesta ST will be on sale in Australian showrooms in in the first quarter of 2020. Fiesta ST brings a fully fledged Ford Performance hot hatch to customers, loaded with the latest technology and performance innovation derived from the company’s racing programs. These have seen the Fiesta claim multiple wins and… Read more »


Empty nesters: time right to downsize

The time is right for Sydney empty-nesters to cash in on the best market conditions in three years by listing their homes, says Angus Raine.  “The Sydney market is motoring along due to a combination of low-interest rates, population growth, improving rental yields, 80 percent auction clearances, mounting buyer and investor enquiry levels, and an… Read more »


Learn how to give waste the flick this Christmas

If you’d like to learn how to make this year’s festive season greener than ever than this sustainable Christmas workshop is for you. To be held on Saturday, November 30 at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL), you will learn about the Japanese art of gift wrapping, Furoshiki (pictured below), where gifts are wrapped… Read more »


CapTel cuts to hit hearing impaired residents

The Morrison Government’s decision to cut CapTel services is causing significant stress for residents in Macarthur who rely on them to stay in touch with family and friends, says Dr Mike Freelander. CapTel allows deaf and hearing impaired Australians to make and receive telephone calls using text relay via the National Relay Service (NRS). As… Read more »


Teenage girl attacked in Picton Botanical Gardens

Police are appealing for information after a teenage girl was grabbed by a man in Picton. About 6pm yesterday (Sunday, November 10), a 15-year-old girl was running along the Picton Botanical Gardens bike track on Regreme Road when a man she had seen seated in the park earlier, grabbed her from behind. The teenager managed… Read more »

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