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Youth wasted on the young? Rubbish, Mr Shaw

With the celebration of the annual Youth Week coming hot on the heels of the Seniors Festival in 2016 it was inevitable that a local pollie would offer some views on them both. Chris Hayes, who used to be in Werriwa and is lately of neighbouring Fowler, made sure thatRead more »

game of footy

More on the line than winning game of footy

Just after 5.30pm this Saturday a game of footy will get under way at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. The NRL round one clash between the home side, the Wests Tigers, and the New Zealand Warriors, may seem just another game of rugby league. But as anyone who has followed the WestsRead more »

Rachelle Childs

Do you know who killed Rachelle Childs?

Back in the halcyon days of printed news, I was the editor of one of Macarthur’s newspapers. Around the turn of the century, the advertising manager introduced me and my reporters and photographers to a new sales rep. Her name was Rachelle Childs and we all immediately liked her. SheRead more »

two main streets

A tale of two main streets

  This is not so much a tale of two cities as it is of two old main streets. Two main streets which have gone into decline but are hanging in there and will more than likely come back bursting with life. Queen Street in Campbelltown and Macquarie Street inRead more »

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Flood free despite heavy rain

It’s almost back to blue skies now but for the past seven days it has hardly stopped raining across the south west, just as it has on the entire state of NSW. Conversations have been punctuated with phrases such as “well, we need the rain’’ and so on, but it’sRead more »

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