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Cancer patients the winners from another superlative 24 Hour effort

Nothing can keep a good local charity down – not even a global pandemic. And calling 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer “good’’ is an understatement. Over the past year, the mighty juggernaut that is 24 Hour found new ways of fundraising, such as a hugely successful online raffle which alone raised $23,000. A Classic Car Rally, Oz Funland Spin and Win night and the Make Macarthur Blue weekend were among the initiatives that help raise just under $100,000. In his chairperson’s report, Warren Morrison (pictured above) was able to announce that “during a time when most charities shut down totally,… Read more »

Council candidate worried Campbelltown losing its identity

Kevin Dillon is reserved, in an old school kind of way. A good way, you understand. Now in retirement, the Glen Alpine resident is offering to serve the people of Campbelltown. He has put his hand up and joined Councillor Warren Morrison and the Totally Locally Committed (TLC) team for the next council elections in September. Mr Dillon will be in the number two spot on the eight person TLC ticket. “If I get elected, I am ready to be of service,’’ he tells the South West Voice in Macarthur when we sit down for an interview at the arts… Read more »

Christmess the movie: cameras to start rolling in Macarthur soon

Fresh out of rehab, a desperate, once famous actor – Chris Flint – takes a job as a Santa Claus in a suburban strip mall where he unexpectedly encounters his long estranged daughter and infant grandson. With the love and support of his kind and caring sponsor, Carol, and a young, sharp tongued, gay musician also in recovery named Joy, Chris sets about staying sober in order to win his daughter’s forgiveness for Christmas. And so this is Christmess, the movie that will be shot in the Macarthur region from this July. Susan Prior, and, below, Steve Le Marquand. “And… Read more »


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    Fearless comment, a peek behind the news, some fun and satire with Top 5, topped off with the week’s most interesting image - or two.

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    C’mon Gladys, give our nurses and midwives a break

    Politicians would not like it one bit if they had to start paying for parking at their place of work. Each one of them, from the premier Gladys Berejiklian to the lowest backbencher, would resent it if, just like hospital staff in Campbelltown, they had to fork out for parking. What nurses and midwives are copping at Campbelltown and otherRead more »

    Macarthur Chatter


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    Pioneers’ cemetery in town centre needs a little TLC

    Maybe their mowers are all in for repairs, but the Anglican Church in Campbelltown ought to do something about the state of the Pioneers Cemetery in Broughton Street, Campbelltown, pictured. The cemetery is literally located in the heart of town and a heck of a lot of traffic goes past it every day. That long grass around the burial sitesRead more »

    Top 5


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    April Fools day jokes: hey, your shoelaces are undone

    First thing my wife said to me this morning when I returned from my walk was: your shoelaces are undone… Luckily I had taken off the joggers by then so I didn’t fall for the worst April Fools day joke of all time. We’ve all used it, which probably also makes it the most used joke as well as theRead more »

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    Guard of honour: doing it for Tommy one more time

    Alan Fallah made his first grade debut for the Western Suburbs Magpies in 1984. Tommy Raudonikis had hung up the boots a few years earlier, but he made sure that he turned up at player reunions, and that’s where Fallah first met the legendary halfback. “He always had time for everyone, that was Tommy,’’ says Fallah on the eve ofRead more »

    News


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    Woman in court over attack on couple at Glenfield

    A woman has appeared in court following an incident at Glenfield on Saturday night where two people suffered injuries. Emergency services were called to Dobu Place just before 5.30pm and found a man with a slash wound to his upper left leg, while a woman had a minor laceration to her head. The 44-year-old man and his 47-year-old partner wereRead more »

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    Appin Road upgrade in line for extra $18m in federal budget

    The Federal Government’s 2021/22 Budget will provide additional funding for upgrades to Appin Road. Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor says the government had committed a further $18 million to the Appin Road project in the budget, which will be delivered tomorrow night. “This investment will be on top of the $50 million already announced for the Appin Road project,Read more »

    Business


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    Selling goods and services to the government

    Business owners, industry groups and members of the public are encouraged to have their say on how to make it easier for small, medium and regional businesses to sell goods and services to the NSW Government. Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope said the consultation would assist the NSW Government in a number of areas including the NSWRead more »

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    Local hotels offered grants for energy saving projects

    Grants of up to $25,000 for energy saving projects are up for grabs for small and medium hotels to help them lower their power bills. Federal member for Hume Angus Taylor, pictured, whose electorate includes a substantial part of the Macarthur region, says hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes with up to 99 rooms will be able to access grantsRead more »

    Lifestyle


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    Alan Baker Archibald Prize entries on exhibition in Camden

    The opening night of Face to Face: Photos by BRETT ATKINS Local art enthusiasts will not want to miss the latest exhibition at Alan Baker Art Gallery with a number of former Archibald Prize entries on show in Camden. The Face to Face exhibition feature a suite of portrait paintings that capture a timeline of Alan Baker’s Archibald Prize entriesRead more »

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    Brothers Gibb to grace the stage in Camden

    Get ready to take a trip down the musical memory lane when The Bee Gees – One Night Only show hits the stage in Camden next month. The tribute show features the Brothers Gibb and their magnificent career with several songs capturing the hearts of generations. Performer Andy Sutton, who plays Barry Gibb, said fans would not be disappointed withRead more »

    Technology


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    Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

    Community groups across Australia will be supported by a new Morrison Government program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions. Through the Powering Communities Program, thousands of community organisations will be able to apply for a grant to help lower their power bills. The $10.2 million program will fund up to 12 projects worth aRead more »

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    Wollondilly launches customer service portal

    Wollondilly residents can now manage and track their own customer service requests online thanks to a new customer service portal launched this week. This will mean requests are actioned quicker and residents will be updated in real time as council acts on the request.  Once logged in, customers can also see if issues in their area such as fallen treesRead more »

    Property


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    Under quoting crackdown: spotlight on real estate agents

    Fair Trading inspectors will be visiting real estate agencies, auctions and open homes across Sydney’s suburbs this week to crack down on property underquoting. Better regulation minister Kevin Anderson said teams of inspectors will be focusing on the illegal practice of falsely advertising property or indicating it will sell for less than its estimated selling price. “With so many peopleRead more »

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    Work starts on giant Wilton Greens residential development

    Civil and subdivision works have started on Risland Australia’s $1.5 billion Wilton Greens project. Wilton Greens is located in Wilton, Wollondilly, and is just 30 minutes from Campbelltown by car. The development spans 433 hectares and will comprise 3,600 land parcels with a variety of housing types. It will feature two employment hubs, a local neighbourhood centre, seven large high-qualityRead more »

    Motoring


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    Updated child seat guidelines up the ante on safety

    A correctly restrained child in forward facing seat. Our children will be safer while travelling on NSW roads, after newly updated child seat guidelines were released to help parents and carers choose the right restraints and use them correctly. The Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles, which has been developed by Neuroscience ResearchRead more »

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    New log book perfect for owners of classic cars

    Whether you drive a model T Ford or a GTHO, owners of historic and classic cars now have a new and convenient way to record the personal use of their vehicles for up to 60 days, outside of club organised events. NSW regional transport and roads minister Paul Toole said a new pocket-size log book is helping car enthusiasts toRead more »

    Sport


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    Blowouts in the two games to go ahead

    Heavy rain leading into the weekend forced the cancellation of first grade matches between Campbelltown City versus The Oaks and Mittagong versus new kids on the block South West Goannas. The two matches that did take place both produced lopsided scorelines, with Thirlmere posting 40 points against the Narellan Jets, who only scored 4, while Camden ran riot against PictonRead more »

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    Harlequins host Vikings in another stern test

    Harlequins may be five from five so far, but they will face a stern test later today when they host the Vikings at Campbelltown Showground. The Quins currently share first place on the ladder, while Vikings are running fourth with three wins and two losses. Kick off is at 3.15pm for the match, which was rescheduled from round one. TheRead more »

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