Hills to Hawkesbury Community


Spring Fertilising: Activate Your Plants Growth

Gardening, News
By KAREN GODWIN | HORTICULTURIST With spring now upon us, the plants in your garden will begin to grow. This is the time when every plant in your garden including your lawn will need fertilising to maximise growth and maintain good health and vigour before the warmer months. Before coming…

The Link Between Diabetes and Hearing Loss

Diabetes and hearing loss are two of the most common health concerns in Australia and research has shown that there is a link between these two conditions. Did you know that if you have diabetes, you are twice as likely to acquire a hearing loss compared to those without diabetes?…

Great Talks Online activities

Library / Museum, News
Online activities
The Hills Shire Library Service has a whole range of online activities and talks scheduled for the rest of this month for all ages. In partnership with Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD), the service will deliver FREE live health talks, curated reading lists and expert tips and resources to…

Books to you Door

Library / Museum, News
Hawkesbury Library Service
Hawkesbury Library Service has recently resumed housebound delivery services for senior residents that have been cut off from their normal support network of family, friends or caregivers due to the pandemic. The free delivery service was originally offered to existing housebound members, identified as having a disability or chronic illness…

Platypus Project

By BEV JORDAN A project which is looking at environmental DNA to identify the presence of platypus in the Cattai Creek Catchment is not only seen as critical for effective conservation of the species and its habitat but has the capacity to help other native species. Sydney Water is supporting…

Tell Your Story of Resilience initiative

Resilience initiative
The Hawkesbury Resilience Project, in collaboration with Western Sydney University, is leading a new initiative to uncover how Hawkesbury residents are responding to climate change by encouraging people to contribute to the Stories of Resilience initiative. Former geography teacher and Sackville resident, Helen Sobiesiak, has contributed her story to the…

Great Places on the Doorstep

With walking almost everyone’s favourite pastime these days it’s good to know that there are some fantastic spots to discover in the “backyard” as it were. Both Hills Shire Council and Hawkesbury City Council have some great bushwalks with a variety of walks for all ages. The Hills Shire Council’s…

Rugby League Hub Taking Shape

News, Sports
Rugby League
By LAWRENCE MACHADO Kellyville’s new purpose-built rugby league facility is taking shape as the Hills Shire Council aims to get Parramatta Eels boots on the pitches by early next year. The Premium Rugby League Facility, as the council calls it, will be the training and administrative home for the Eels…
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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.

We are a trusted source of news in the community.

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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