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Author Archive | Eric Kontos


Atlantic Oil: the secret to our success

“I am very happy with where we’re at – considering the troubles of the world around us I think we’re doing remarkably well.’’ Sounds like someone talking about how they’re surviving the Covid-19 pandemic, right? Wrong. It was actually said on March 3 this year when corona was a new virus in Wuhan, China. The… Read more »


So sad comedy has gone to the dogs

It’s very sad what’s happened to humour during the pandemic. Two things actually happened to the funny side of life. One, humour is in short supply right now. And two, any current attempts at humour are not very funny. So where has humour gone, because our funny bone hasn’t gone anywhere, I’m sure. Well some… Read more »


Local company’s key role in medical masks project

A commitment to innovative excellence has been one of the keys to success for local packaging company Tacca since it was founded in 1987. Now Tacca are about to step up to a new challenge. The Moorebank based operation will play a key role in the production of medical masks to meet the demand created… Read more »


Read all about it at Mr Gilbert street library

Look what’s just popped up in a Catherine Field street. It looks like an old red phone booth, only bigger, and it’s full of books. Yes, believe it or not it’s a community library – and of course it has a Covid-19 context. Built by the Sykes family as an isolation gift to the local… Read more »


Macarthur did well on sport grants: Office of Sport

Campbelltown Council’s applications for funding under the Greater Sydney Sports Facility Fund were rejected because they did not meet the criteria A spokesperson for the NSW Office of Sport, who are responsible for administering the scheme, says that despite that, the Macarthur region did well, receiving almost $10 million in grants. The NSW Office of… Read more »


Milligan move signal that Bulls mean business

Mark Milligan and Brett Emerton, pictured above, played many games together for the Australian national team, the Socceroos, including at two World Cups in 2006 and 2010. But at this morning’s announcement that Milligan had signed to play for Macarthur FC Bulls in the 2020-21 A-League season and beyond, the pair had to think hard… Read more »


Danger game alert for Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers have won five of their past six games against the New Zealand Warriors, including the last four played between the two sides in Australia. But there’s no doubt Friday’s round 12 clash against the Warriors at the Sydney cricket ground looms as a danger game for Michael Maguire’s team. While they put in… Read more »


How Judy Hannan took on the boys club and almost won

Judy Hannan came to prominence in the lead up to the 2019 NSW election. Media reports suggested the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, wanted the long serving Wollondilly Shire mayor preselected for the Liberal Party. But the truth is Cr Hannan was never going to overcome her major handicap – being a woman in a region where… Read more »


Shawn Blore: a new rugby league star is born

The Wests Tigers may have uncovered a new rugby league star in their gutsy 26-16 defeat to the Eels last night. Shawn Blore, a 19 year old giant forward making his debut in first grade put in an impressive performance. Nobody was more impressed with Blore, picture in action above, than his coach, Michael Maguire…. Read more »

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