Author: Fairfield Local News

Meet Allen Nguyen, a local Cabramatta food enthusiast who has always dreamed of starting a local food festival. Allen‚Äôs passion for food has grown over the years, and he believes that sharing this love with others is the best way to connect and bring people together. He has always dreamed of creating an event that celebrates the diversity of food and culture and promotes local businesses and artisans. Allen started his journey three years ago during the first COVID lockdown, by establishing a Facebook group called Western Sydney Asians. ‚ÄúI started the page because love bringing people together, especially young people.…

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Mark Doble, a Fairfield local, is embarking on an impressive endurance ride from Fremantle in Western Australia to the steps of the Sydney Opera House, covering a monumental distance of 5,471km. He will be riding in a velomobile, Rotovelo Mk2, to raise funds for Legacy‚Äôs centenary. The journey is expected to take between eight to ten weeks, and Mark will be making stops along the way to rest and recuperate for the next leg of his journey. The 59 year-old has a personal connection to Legacy‚Äôs cause, which is his main motivation for undertaking this feat. He had two great…

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The Seven Hills Festival returns for its second year, with a fun-filled day planned for everyone to enjoy. The festival will kickstart Blacktown City Council‚Äôs annual calendar of community events for 2023 and follows on from the success of the inaugural Seven Hills Festival last year. Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale OAM invites the community to join in on the festivities at Grantham Reserve and celebrate what makes Seven Hills great. ‚ÄúThe first-ever Seven Hills Festival was a great success, so it is wonderful to see it return this year with fun activities and entertainment for the whole family to…

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Australian households face steep electricity price hikes in the coming months, prompting fears for the most vulnerable as the country heads into winter and heating costs soar. But the increases will be less severe than those foreshadowed before the government capped coal and gas prices in an attempt to rein in skyrocketing power costs. The Australian Energy Regulator on Wednesday released its draft default market offer decision for the 2023/24 financial year, which foreshadowed residential electricity price increases of between 19.5 and 23.7 per cent depending on the state and provider. The default market offer represents the maximum price energy retailers can…

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Here we go again. The 2023 New South Wales election seems to be no different from many before, as no election would be complete without a scare campaign about voting for independents and minor parties. With only two weeks left until polling day in NSW, more voters are turning to independents and minor parties, pushing Labor and the Liberals to desperately try to convince people to stick with them. Political pasts and preference swaps have become fair game, with Treasurer Matt Kean taking the partisan barbs to a creative new level. He accused One Nation leader Mark Latham of being a…

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MEDIA RELEASE From 12 March, the monthly printed paper will be distributed to residents in the following LGAs: Bankstown, Blacktown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Liverpool. Keeping News Local is independently owned, and not affiliated with any political parties or doners. KNL aims to revolutionise the forum for quality news, views, and advertising – a Voice for All! Residents of Western Sydney went through years of pandemic suffering and extremely unfair Covid mandate lockdowns with very few local voices. KNL is a Western Sydney-based company that aims to fill the void and bring trusted local news back to all Local Government Areas of…

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On Tuesday 14 February, NASA Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy joined high school students from Western Sydney who are part of Powerhouse: Future Space to launch their next mission – a student-designed experiment that will be conducted on the International Space Station in 2024. As part of the Lang Walker Family Academy In-Schools Program, Powerhouse: Future Space in collaboration with Magnitude.io and the NSW Department of Education is in its second year of a three-year program. It has been providing students from Western Sydney and regional areas with ground-breaking technology, advanced educational opportunities, and exposure to international scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs. The 2022 mission ‘Carbon Farmer’ used scientific…

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Cabramatta High School has been ranked among the top NAPLAN performers in the last year, national data shows. The school is one of several NSW schools identified by the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as high achieving in NAPLAN results, published in February. So, what does that mean for Sydney West‚Äôs school? Most importantly, the students showed above-average literacy and numeracy results compared with pupils of similar socio-educational backgrounds in the state and on the national level. (photo credits Cabramatta High School) Speaking on the release of the My School data for 2022, Cabramatta High School Principal Lachlan…

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Milan Maksimovic and Sam Georgis are well-known in Australia for their humanitarian work. They primarily help displaced Christians but have also aided victims of fires, pensioners, and pandemic victims. In 2021, Milan was awarded the Citizen of the Year medal for his humanitarian work in the local Western Sydney and the wider Australian community. We spoke with Milan about the current situation, their decision to establish a political party, and a plan to run as candidates in the 2023 NSW elections. How and why did you come up with the idea to form a political party? “In these trying times…

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The next print edition of your only local and independent newspaper in Western Sydney is on its way. Once the new Keeping News Local comes out from the printing machine, all our readers will be able to get their free copy from Metro Petrol Stations throughout Sydney. From this edition onwards, Metro Petroleum will display our monthly newspapers at every Metro Petrol station throughout Bankstown, Blacktown, Cumberland, Fairfield, and Liverpool LGA. The paper will also be available at select shops, clubs, and churches in Sydney‚Äôs West. We are deeply grateful to the team at Metro Petroleum led by Mr George…

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