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Could some of these trends be barking up the wrong tree?

Could some of these trends be barking up the wrong tree?

What do you have when you’re in a first world nation? You have first world problems, that’s what. But it’s not just worrying about traffic jams or having too much choice when standing in front of the shampoo display at Woolies or Coles. Being first world also means first world trends, going where no human has been before and who knows where it will all end up. Getting a little tip off from one of our readers of a new place where you can pamper your doggie got me thinking that when it comes to what will be trending in… Read more »

Every picture tells a story – but some better than others

Every picture tells a story – but some better than others

A picture is worth a thousand words. Well, I am pretty certain whoever coined the above phrase meant not every picture, just the really good ones; the ones that grabbed the viewer by the scruff of the neck and demanded: look at me! Since I was trained mostly to write news stories, my photography education was virtually non existent. But I was fortunate enough to work in an era when news photography was at its best, even when it made the transition from black and white to colour. I find it quite amazing, really, that there were so many great… Read more »

Campbelltown Billabong makes our list, but will it be in yours?

Campbelltown Billabong makes our list, but will it be in yours?

After driving for almost five hours what a joy it was to see a sign with “Campbelltown exit – 1 km’’ on it. It always feels good to be home after being absent for some time. Lesson: you appreciate something a lot more when you part from it now and again. Or, holidays are good, but even better when they’re over and you can return to the place you belong. And then some of you may just think, the poor fellow, he’s had a long year or something. Well, maybe, but a little bit of reflection around this time of… Read more »

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The "Usain Bolt match'' at Campbelltown Sports Stadium last week.

Macarthur FC almost certain to become a reality

Yes, yes, our bid for an A-League licence is not over the line yet. But so many factors point to only one result: Macarthur and outer South West Sydney having their very own professional football team in the national soccer competition. Listening closely to the utterances of Football Federation AustraliaRead more »

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Spring is almost here and what joy it brings

The really good news is that winter will officially end this Friday and spring will take over a day later, on Saturday, September 1. But the really excellent news is that the change of seasons also means the arrival of a stack of indoor and outdoor events and attractions aroundRead more »

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It’s a merger at first, but the takeover is not far off

The merger of Channel Nine with Fairfax Media announced this morning has lit up Twitter and other social media sites. Mostly it’s Fairfax print journos worrying about their future, and who could blame them. It is ironic they’ve expressed their frustrations on social media platforms – one of the mainRead more »

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