Hidden In The Hills Murray Park Road Track

Murray Park Road Track

By Lachlan Turner Bush tracks can take the bushwalker through a variety of landscapes and vegetation. One such track, which is in reality a fire trail, starts and ends at the end of Murray Park Rd Kenthurst. This track is hardly hidden but the diversity of native flora that can be “discovered”, certainly in many […]

Bush Tracks And Tales

Bush Tracks

Spring is a great time to be outdoors and exploring your local bush reserves. Spring is also the time of year that a lot of our native plants are flowering especially those plant species growing on the sandstone outcrops found in the Hills Shire. A great place to discover these plants is the O’Hara’s Creek […]

Wild Weather


By Katrina Langlands Well, it sure seems the weather is once again giving us some wild times. This last week we have seen hail, wind, heat and rain. I’m sure like us humans; your gardens have no idea what’s going on! So let’s prepare your gardens whilst the moisture is in the ground. Prune or […]

Hail Storm

Hail Storm

By Sonja Cameron Spring in the nursery industry is always busy, during COVID, with everyone at home, it has been even more spring fever than usual. Our nursery, Cameron’s Nursery, is located in Arcadia, employs 30 staff, growing quality perennials and groundcovers predominately for the retail sector. Sunday the 18th October was like any other […]

Joy Clarke’s Love Affair With Mini Neoregelia Bromeliads

mini neoregelia

As I get older, I find the smaller size of miniature neoregelias more appealing for their ease of handling. Plus, mini neoregelia have such a lot going for them. Not only are they cute and colourful but are fairly easy to grow and propagate. They can be grown in hanging baskets (if there is a […]

Turn 2020 Around Together

turn 2020

By Ray Williams We’ve all had our lives on hold for six months or more, now’s the time to get out there, enjoy our NSW stories, landscapes and experiences and turn 2020 around together. NSW residents can help reboot the state’s visitor economy by hitting the road for a short-break, taking a Sydney ‘playcation’, attending […]

One-Off Exemption For Remembrance Day Services

By David Elliott MP A one-off exemption from COVID-19 restrictions has been approved in relation to public gatherings for Remembrance Day services. The exemption means wreath laying ceremonies and other memorial services can take place with up to 100 people present to pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, provided they adhere […]

Seniors Get Tech Savvy

By Matt Kean Seniors in Hornsby are being encouraged to enhance their digital skills by enrolling in technology training program, Tech Savvy Seniors. Member for Hornsby Matt Kean MP said it is vital no one is left behind as more services move online. “Around four million Australians have low digital skills, so let’s change that. […]

$3 Billion Northconnex Opens

By Julian Leeser After many years of anticipation, NorthConnex finally opened at 2am on Saturday 31st of October 2020. Federal Member for Berowra, Julian Leeser, has said NorthConnex will make a significant impact on the quality of life of people living along the transport corridor. “For a generation our community has been calling for a […]