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How good have the orchids been this summer

There has been a sea of orchids across outer South Western Sydney, courtesy of last year’s smoky summer that was followed by good autumn rains. Macarthur Australasian Native Orchid Society (MANOS) says there have been huge numbers of flowering orchids to see in December, with more to come in January.Read more »

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Exterior of park amenities a canvas for local artists

The works of local artists from the Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Little Orange studio will adorn the exterior of amenities at Rizal Park, Rosemeadow and Redfern Park, Minto. The Rizal Park artwork, Revalvis Orchestra, was designed by Richard J Bell and Blake Thomas and blends Mr Bell’s Polynesian themes with MrRead more »

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Get the popcorn ready: drive-in cinema coming soon

It’s been a year to forget, but at least 2020 looks like ending in a more positive way. Community transmission of the virus has almost disappeared in the past month and restrictions are starting to get the flick. Here in Macarthur it’s no different, and one proposed event that neverRead more »

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Paws for thought as Pip pipes up on cat desexing

For a few years now Paws has been Camden Council’s companion animal mascot. But now Paws has company, Pip, the curious kitty. One of Pip’s first public engagements was to pop in to the council administration building in Oran Park last week and have a chat with the mayor, TheresaRead more »

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Tip your toes into art at Camden gallery workshops

If you have always wanted to explore your creative side, the return of the Alan Baker Art Gallery program – which was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions – could be the way to go. The Camden gallery’s program offers residents the chance to dip their toes into artRead more »

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Images from our own backyard – literally

Residents with a passion for photography and the Macarthur region’s stunning natural landscape and many plants and animals can now enter their photos in the Macarthur nature photography competition. Entries are open now for the competition in the categories of flora, fauna, waterways and landscapes of Macarthur. A new categoryRead more »

AFL chief’s generous tribute to John McLaughlin

AFL chief’s generous tribute to John McLaughlin

As many readers of the South West Voice in Macarthur would be aware, John McLaughlin is doing it tough. The man they call Mr AFL across the greater South Western Sydney was diagnosed with last stage mesothelioma. The terrible diagnosis came just a few weeks before the pandemic crashed throughRead more »

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Pioneer walkway celebrates first anniversary

Camden’s Miss Llewella Davies Pioneer Walkway has become a popular walking track throughout the Covid-19 pandemic with hundreds of visitors on a weekly basis. Celebrating its first birthday this week, the Miss Llewella Davies Walkway, located at Camden Town Farm, covers riparian zones, pastoral, grazing and cropping paddocks, offers fantasticRead more »

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