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Palliative Care Unit volunteer Jenni Sawell performs at the launch.

Health and arts strategy will be music to the ears of patients

Palliative care volunteer and retired classical pianist Denise Zanker experiences first hand the benefits of music for patients, their families and staff. “Music brings relaxation and can even be cathartic in helping patients express their emotions and diverting them from their pain and discomfort,’’ says Ms Zanker. “Music can help them face their final journey… Read more »

Greg Warren is calling on the State Government to crack down on shonky vocational education providers.

Warren calls for unit to weed out shonky vocational education providers

MP Greg Warren has repeated his call for a Private Provider Investigation Unit in the wake of a NSW Labor Freedom of Information inquiry that has revealed 254 students in Campbelltown have been affected by dodgy private vocational education providers. The documents show seven different training providers based in the 2560 postcode have been terminated… Read more »

Kaarle McCulloch, the 2018 Commonwealth Games track cyclist and gold medal winner (right) with her  sister Abby, who plays netball with the Swifts

Let’s get behind our next gen gold medal winners

With the medal achievements of Australia’s current crop of athletes at the 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes still ringing in our ears, the next group of sporting stars will soon show us what they’ve got in the 2018 ClubsNSW Academy Games. South West Sydney Academy of Sport athletes will represent our region in a wide range… Read more »

2018-04-16 10.35.06

From Campbelltown to the United Nations in New York

From Campbelltown to New York: long time local resident Annette Lamb from Ability Options Campbelltown recently found herself in  the UN General Assembly, located in Manhattan, New York. Ms Lamb, pictured, was there as part of a NSW Aboriginal Land Council delegation for the anniversary of international covenant on rights of indigenous people. xxxxx One… Read more »

Melissa Woodward and son Blake in 2016

Nappy drive: charity campaign with healthy bottom line

For the past two years Melissa Woodward, a remedial massage therapist and women’s health coach who runs Evolution Health Services from Lindesay Street, Campbelltown, has been part of an unusual charity event – a nappy drive. For two weeks in May, Evolution Health Services becomes a collection point for unused, disposable nappies which are then… Read more »

Socceroo great Brett Emerton

Macarthur’s Socceroo great Brett Emerton joins A-League push

Campbelltown born and bred Socceroo great Brett Emerton has thrown his support behind the United for Macarthur A-League bid. Emerton, who played 95 times for the national team, says he is proud to accept the invitation to be an ambassador for the local campaign to bring top tier football to the region. One of several Macarthur… Read more »

Moana will be screened at Willowdale's community entertainment night on Saturday, April 28.

Meet your neighbours at free community entertainment night

A night of free family fun, including outdoor movie screening and children’s entertainment, will be on offer at Willowdale in Denham Court on Saturday, 28 April. The event, which will be held at Willowdale Park Amphitheatre on Jamboree Avenue, will start at 4pm with a range of children’s entertainment including free popcorn and garden games… Read more »

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