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Horse Owner Fire Alert

Horse owners are being urged to protect their livestock as they prepare for the bushfire season. A spokesman from a local company, Australian Pump Industries, said: “The Hills to Hawkesbury region is possibly the most densely populated horse area in the country. “We are also subject to bushfires that can…

Air Support

air tanker
The Federal government has announced an annual $4 million dollar boost to the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) to base a Large Air Tanker in Australia. The funding will secure a Large Air Tanker to be in Australia year-round reducing reliance on overseas firefighting aircraft. “The use of aerial firefighting…

Ben Takes Over The Reins

Benjamin J Graham
It’s rare to find someone starting a new business in these COVID times and thriving, but that’s just what is happening in South Windsor with the newly named BVSC (Bligh Veterinary Services Centre) and vet Dr Benjamin J Graham. For Dr Graham, buying the existing Bligh Park Veterinary Hospital was…

Cherrybrook’s Olympian Boost

Community News, News
By LAWRENCE MACHADO Olympians Michelle Jenneke, Jenny Blundell and Georgia Winkcup are powering the Cherrybrook Home Athletic Movement Program (CHAMP) virtual challenge for Little Athletes and their families. The trio started their illustrious careers at Cherrybrook LA – established in 1994 – and are sharing their experience and skills with…

Farewell To Margaret

Margaret Mills
By LAWRENCE MACHADO Margaret Mills, who helped found the thriving Riverstone Dolphins RSL Youth Swimming Club, is being mourned as a person whose wonderful legacy will live on. Margaret, who died aged 79 on August 13, leaves behind not only a highly-reputed organisation but thousands of locals whose love for…

A Cracker of an Idea That Really Took the Biscuit

Memories, News
By Ivor Jones As a child in England I have memories of my mother, during the 1950s, bringing home from work broken biscuits which to me was a very welcome treat. My mother at the time worked in the Avonmouth factory of Peek Freans Biscuits near Bristol in England. Later,…

Globite Classics

Memories, News
In our last issue of The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News Ivor wrote about the history Globite case and in particular the Globite School cases. It brought back many memories for readers who talked about their own cases and also the souvenir cases that were given to people at the…

IBM Demolition To Go Ahead

Community News, News
By Bev Jordan Environmentalists and locals are devastated that The Hills Planning Panel has agreed to an application by Mirvac Projects Pty to demolish the former IBM buildings at 55 Coonara Ave, West Pennant Hills which will include the clearing of 1,253 trees. The site contains Blue Gum High Forest and Sydney…
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The Hills to Hawkesbury Community News is a fortnightly publication that has been operating for over 35 years.

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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.

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