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Volunteer with the RFS

The Rural Fire Service (RFS) is definitely a family affair in many Brigades. Neridene Goss from the Rouse Hill RFS Brigade started volunteering with the NSW Rural Fire Service in 2015. “ I joined because I drove past the recruitment sign outside the Rural Fire Service District Fire Control on…

Making a Difference

Making A Difference
Have you thought about making a difference in your community by visiting older people living near you? Catholic Healthcare is seeking volunteers to join its Community Visitors Scheme (CVS), a national program aimed to enrich the quality of life of seniors living at home and in residential aged care homes.…

Lighting Up Windsor

Lighting Up Windsor Festival
The Lighting Up Windsor Festival is back in the calendar and will launch on Saturday, December 11th with the annual street fair in Windsor Mall and George Street from 5pm – 9pm. This year’s festival will include a festive light display through to Christmas Eve. The Light Projection Show will…

Bookmark Magic

Bookmark design
The Worlds of Wonder Summer Reading Bookmark Design Competition is open to children and teenagers across three different age groups: 5-7 years, 8-10 years and 11-14 years in the Hills area. The winning designs will be printed into bookmarks and distributed at Hills Shire Library branches for the coming year.…

How Retirement Villages are Uniting People

Confidence comes from a sense of belonging and being connected to a community is what provides that sense of belonging. COVID-19 has had a particularly strong influence on people seeking different needs after the effects of the recent lockdown. People are looking for more from their communities and from the…

Looking after your Mental Health

An estimated 1 in 5 Australians aged between 16–85 experienced a mental disorder in the previous 12 months according to The National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing conducted in 2007. The range of illnesses covered included anxiety disorders, affective disorders, psychotic disorders and substance use disorders. Those figures were…

Student of the Year

By BEV JORDAN A love of production has earned Ethan Zammitt the title of Vocational Education School Student of the Year at the recent NSW Training Awards. The 15-year-old from Acacia Gardens told the Hills to Hawkesbury Community News he was surprised to win the State award saying: “I am…

Reggie and Carmel

Reggie Carstairs is a 11-year-old dog who has been captivating listeners for quite some time thanks to Hills resident Carmel Liddell. Reggie started his “diary” at the Castle Hill writers’ group Carmel leads a few years ago. “I used to write a chapter every week,” said Carmel. The short stories…
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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.

Our magazine is supported by advertising from our local business community.  If you run a business locally, consider advertising with us.  Our rates are very competitive. Talk to us too about opportunities for advertorial content.

Our job is to inform, inspire and connect our community. We are here to help you.