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A Blue Reminder

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An old tree, which is now used as a bike rack at Bella Vista Farm, has been turned a vivid blue as a stark reminder to check-in with loved ones. Local artist Samuel Kim, with the support of The Hills Shire Council, transformed the wooden bike rack into a striking…

Don’t Forget to Vote

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By BEV JORDAN Election day used to be a good day to grab a democracy sausage at a local polling booth after you voted and catch up with your community in the queue. But things have changed. Local Elections were always low key affairs compared to their State and Federal…

Choosing the Mayor

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While Hills residents got to vote for the Hills Shire Mayor for the first time in the 2017 Local Government Elections the Hawkesbury City is elected by the councillors. The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News contacted all five candidates standing for Hills Mayor and asked them why they were motivated…

NSW Greens MLC -A Full Team

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The Greens are running 12 Councillors, including one Mayoral candidate for the Hills Shire Council elections. Speakers at the recent launch included David Shoebridge: NSW Greens MLC and Hornsby Greens councillor Emma Heyde. The audience heard about a range of issues from the push to get property developers excluded from…

When and Where to Vote

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By LAWRENCE MACHADO Residents, who are unable to vote for their councillors on election day, Saturday, December 4th, have three options to cast their votes before the date. • Pre-voting at selected venues • Postal votes • iVote Early voting or pre-polls will take place from Monday, November 22nd, until…

The Hills Shire Council

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This will be an interesting election with many new faces set to join Hills Shire Council after December 4th. The Liberal Party dumped several sitting councillors who had been nominated to stand and selected just 3 of them. The full list is in the order they have been drawn on…

Women in Leadership

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By SONYA PHILLIPS From the perspective of the Local Government; leadership by women in The Hills Shire has been in short supply over more than 100 years. There have been only three women Mayors of The Hills Shire since it’s a proclamation in 1906. The first female Mayor was Peggy…

Swing a Club to Make a Difference

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By LAWRENCE MACHADO The Riding for the Disabled Association Tall Timbers Centre at the Gables is holding its first Charity Golf Day at Lynwood Country and Golf Club on Friday, December 3, to raise funds to continue and improve its services. Over the years, this not-for-profit organisation has benefited hundreds…
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The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News is a fortnightly publication that has been operating for over 35 years.

Our print circulation is ten thousand 32 page magazines per fortnight.  These are delivered to all the popular businesses and shopping centres across the Hills and Hawkesbury Council areas.  They are all collected by people who want to read a printed magazine.  We also send out over 12,000 emails per fortnight sharing the latest edition with our subscriber list.

Our Facebook page has a growing reader base.  With over 7000 likes, our posts are shared across the community and it’s not unusual for our ‘reach’ across the community to rise to 50-60,000 with a high level of engagement.

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On the news front, our publication employs qualified journalists, Bev Jordan and Lawrence Machado who  are well known for their excellent reporting skills and knowledge of the area.

The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News strives to provide the community with a platform to promote events, community groups and sporting organisations as well as showcase talented individuals.  Our news coverage includes the latest emergency services reports and what’s going on in the Local Government Areas of The Hills and Hawkesbury.

Our history pages by Ivor Jones and our puzzle pages are also much-lived parts of our free publication.

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