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Health concerns for missing Picton man

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man reported missing from outer South Western Sydney. Aaron O’Brien, aged 31, was last seen on Christmas Eve in the Picton area. Officers attached to Camden Police Area Command were notified and commenced an investigation. The missing man, pictured, is described as being of Caucasian appearance,… Read more »


Onwards and upwards as academy names AFLW squad

After a year of sports turmoil and disappointment due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the South West Sydney Academy of Sport says it is excited to announce its squad of 23 athletes who have been selected into the 2021 SWSAS AFL Women’s U14 and U16 program. Five U19 AFLW athletes have also been inducted into the academy’s Wests… Read more »


Carpenter teaching Parklea prison inmates skills for life outside

Not everyone would say working with inmates each day is a privilege, but that’s how passionate Guy Blinman is about changing lives and reducing reoffending. The Campbelltown resident has been the cabinet shop senior overseer at Parklea Correctional Centre for 12 years, after owning his own business for more than 10 years and with 35… Read more »


Cockfighting at Catherine Field: 34 men charged

Organised Crime Squad detectives have laid charges against 34 men after dismantling an illegal cockfighting syndicate and seizing 71 fighting cockerels in outer South western Sydney. The 34 men – aged between 19 and 77 – have been issue with a Court Attendance Notice for promoting, organising and attending an animal fight. A 45-year-old Catherine… Read more »


Nofoaluma set to become a Wests Tiger for life

David Nofoaluma is almost certain to finish his career as a one team man after signing a new contract with Wests Tigers. The new, four-year deal will see the 27-year-old remain in Wests Tigers colours until at least the end of the 2025 NRL season. And the man himself couldn’t be happier. “This really is… Read more »


How fireproof is your animal emergency plan?

Local Land Services (LLS) is reminding livestock owners to ensure they continue to be prepared for the threat of bushfires this summer. Following high rainfall across the state, vegetation has grown quickly, bringing with it the risk of grass fires. LLS animal biosecurity and welfare business partner Scott Ison said there are a range of… Read more »


Better regions funding to build community cohesion

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has called on councils and community organisations in the region to apply for funding under round five of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). He says applications are now open.  “2020 was a challenging year with bushfires, drought and a global pandemic but the BBRF will help to kick-start… Read more »


By George, he’s a terrific Australia Day ambassador

As far as Australia Day ambassadors go you can’t get better ones than Camden’s 2021 man, Paralympian George Tonna. The 46-year-old, who has Cerebral Palsy, has an impressive line-up of achievements, which is a credit to his resilience and strength. He represented Australia at the 2000 Paralympic Games, as vice-captain of the cerebral palsy football… Read more »


Bleak future awaits our koala colony, says Labor

The Berejiklian Government has copped a blasting for refusing to commit to 31 recommendations from the recent parliamentary inquiry into koalas which spectacularly warned the iconic species will be extinct before 2050. The ramifications of the government’s inaction could spell the end of Campbelltown’s precious disease free colony, warns local MP Greg Warren and State… Read more »


Six tons of cardboard add weight to success of recycling day

Recycling must be high on the agenda for Camden residents if the record amount of recycling dropped off at council’s recycling drop off event over the weekend is any guide. There were more than 300 cars drove in to drop off six tons of cardboard and 160 cubic metres of polysterene as well as paper,… Read more »


High school technology course heading to Campbelltown

STEM moves: Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Senator Marise Payne with members of the Academy for Enterprising Girls at a function in Canberra. High school students in the Campbelltown area will be invited to get hands-on opportunities to develop skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as part of the Morrison Government’s Maker Projects… Read more »


Successful local businessman David Hazlett has passed away

David Hazlett, one of the most successful businessmen of the region, has passed away early in the New Year. His death was posted in a notice on social media and headed: Vale David Cameron Hazlett“It is with much sadness that the Hazlett family, David’s long term partner, Victoria Nasso and the Board and Management of… Read more »

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