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Maguire avoids the axe as Wests Tigers opt for stability

Michael Maguire isn’t going anywhere, but apparently there’s a raft of changes on the way for the Wests Tigers. That is the final result of the annual review of the club’s football operations, with the club confirming this afternoon in a media statement that Maguire will remain in his position as head coach. In addition,… Read more »

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Here’s to a Christmas full of cheer, finally

Finally, it is starting to look like there’s light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. An incredibly rapid rate of vaccinations in the past two months has got us to a place we never thought we’d get to. But here we are, briming with optimism that soon life will return to something like it… Read more »

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Planning Panel overturns long vehicle ban at service station

Take a good look at this sign at this service station along Campbelltown Road at Denham Court because it’s coming down soon. The sign was a condition of approval imposed by Campbelltown Council four years ago, which is fair to say would have rejected the application for a service station itself if it could. But… Read more »

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Getting Covid-tested for the first time is a breeze

Yesterday I found out how easy it is to get tested for Covid. After starting to develop one or two flu-like symptoms a few days earlier, and knowing that a testing clinic was now set up in the southern carpark of my local shopping centre, Minto Marketplace, I took the plunge yesterday afternoon. Yes, there… Read more »

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Rotary club of the year: Ingleburn wins major honour

Ingleburn Rotary has been named District 9675 club of the year after an incredibly productive 12 months and despite the challenges of a global pandemic. District 9675 consists of 59 clubs spanning a geographical area south of the Sydney Harbour to the west just short of Penrith, then across to Wallacia, Picton to Kiama and… Read more »

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Show us evidence for harsher lockdown and we’ll shut up

If there are good reasons places like Campbelltown and Liverpool are copping draconian restrictions such as a curfew, they should be made public. And if they won’t show us the medical case for extra restrictions in half the city, the lockdown should go back to being uniform across Greater Sydney. More than 40 years in… Read more »

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MPs lead outrage over hypocrisy of packed beaches

Last week residents in South Western Sydney were angry at the harsher restrictions imposed on them, from the curfew to being confined within a five kilometre radius. But their anger became palpable once TV news started showing pictures of Eastern Suburbs residents packed in like sardines at beaches from Maroubra to Bondi. When the so… Read more »

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Homeless in the spotlight at next council meeting

The homeless will be in the spotlight when Campbelltown Council holds its next meeting on Tuesday night. Totally Locally Committed (TLC) councillor Warren Morrison has tabled a notice of motion calling on council to take a more proactive role in helping local people who are currently homeless. Cr Morrison wants council to start by investigating… Read more »

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Campbelltown cricketer Jackson Isakka rules the roost in the Top End

Winner: Jackson Isakka being presented with his award medallion by Ralph Weise, a stalwart of cricket in the Northern Territory, in whose honour the outstanding achievement award is named. Photos courtesy of NT Cricket. To say that Campbelltown cricketer Jackson Isakka’s second stint in the Northern Territory competition has been triumphant would be an understatement…. Read more »

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