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State sport grants went the way of marginal govt seats

Shadow Minister for Western Sydney Greg Warren says the State Liberal Government is up to the same sport grants tricks as their federal counterparts. Accusing the Liberal Government of playing political football with Western Sydney residents, the Campbelltown MP says 12 of the 15 grants distributed through Greater Sydney Sports Fund went to Liberal electorates… Read more »


Let’s hear it for Ashleigh

In March last year the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that around 466 million people have disabling hearing loss. WHO said 34 million of these were children, and 60 percent of childhood hearing loss was due to preventable causes.  Ashleigh Toynton, a TAFE Digital graduate and Campbelltown resident, saw a need in her local community… Read more »


Give your kids healthy start to school year

Start the school year off on a healthy note with a well-balanced lunch box, including a variety of nutritious foods to give youngsters the energy they need to learn and play. South Western Sydney Local Health District health promotion officer Katie Trinh said lunch boxes should contain water and a variety of foods from the… Read more »


Let’s get the Australia Day party started

There won’t be any fireworks at this year’s Campbelltown Australia Day party in Koshigaya Park but council promises stacks of fun will be on offer for young and old. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of delicious food, Australiana themed demonstrations, live bands and free carnival rides between 4pm and 9pm this Sunday, January… Read more »


Head out on the highway to help fire affected neighbours

This Australia Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to help local areas affected by bushfires last year. Pack the family in the car and head out to places such as Warragamba, Picton, and Wingello, Mittagong, Bowral and Moss Vale, see the sights and spend a few dollars. The locals would sure appreciate your business as… Read more »


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 »

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