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Meet TAFE fitness graduate changing lives of young women

Mount Annan Leisure Centre has become the first gym in NSW to deliver a unique female wellness project for young women in Western Sydney, with the help of a TAFE NSW graduate. Marilyn Oliver, who completed a Certificate III and IV in Fitness at TAFE NSW Macquarie Fields, is now changing the lives of young… Read more »


Best and worst of humanity on display in fire ravaged Wollondilly

On the one hand they were able to meet and shake the hands of some of the volunteer fire fighters who risked their lives to minimise the devastation caused by the blazes at two Wollondilly villages, Balmoral and Buxton. One of the buildings these heroes saved was Buxton Public School. But when Jason Clare, a… Read more »


Go4Fun way to develop healthy habits

Children and their families have the chance to develop healthy habits, boost their fitness and most of all have fun at a free after school program starting in February across the South Western Sydney Local Health District. NSW Health’s Go4Fun program for children aged from 7 to 13 above a healthy weight and their families… Read more »


Fascinating exhibitions explore pop culture

What is it about sneakers? There’s this young fellow in my circle who can’t get enough of them, buying a new pair every chance he gets. And when he does, he takes a photo and posts it on his Instagram account with the usual hashtags, such as #newsneakers and so on. Maybe a new exhibition… Read more »


Turbo charge your career prospects at TAFE

If you finished school last year and aren’t sure what to do next, consider this: there’s never been a better time to do a TAFE college course or be a tradie. Whether you’re interested in fashion design or another trade, visit either Campbelltown or Macquarie Fields InfoFest next week to see what’s on offer. TAFE… Read more »


Caring for animals after Wollondilly fires a community effort

Caring for animals in the aftermath of the devastating fires in the Wollondilly Shire was a real community effort, says Sydney Metro Wildlife Service (SMWS). Volunteers Jamie and Wendy Illistom said the support they have been receiving from the local community during this time was “fantastic’’. “The local vets have been helping treat animals; any… Read more »

Charged man tried to run from police while being searched

Charged man tried to run from police while being searched

A man has been charged with supplying drugs and assaulting police after being arrested in Campbelltown yesterday. About 1.30pm officers attached to the Campbelltown Proactive Crime Team stopped a man on Hoddle Avenue and a search of the 31-year-old man allegedly revealed a large amount of cash in his wallet. As officers continued their search… Read more »


Getting into the academy part of the journey

A fresh faced sports programmer and events coordinator at SWSAS: Daniel Currinckx. Newly appointed South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) sports program coordinator Daniel Currinckx says the selection process is an exciting part of the journey of elite athletes. “As a newcomer to SWSAS it is personally motivating to see athletes engage in the… Read more »


Warning over prolonged exposure to bush fire smoke

We cannot underestimate the health implications of prolonged smoke exposure caused by the bush fires, says Dr Mike Freelander. The federal MP for Macarthur is calling on the government to tackle what he says is a public health emergency. “The ramifications for individual’s respiratory health that this national crisis has caused cannot be underestimated,’’ he… Read more »


Inmates help rebuild fire ravaged dingo sanctuary

The bush fire disaster has produced its share of positive, uplifting stories. To that growing list we can now add the efforts of a group of inmates who have helped rebuild a dingo shelter destroyed by bush fires. The Bargo Dingo Sanctuary was severely damaged by the Green Wattle Creek blaze last month with gardens,… Read more »