Meet Ben Who Calls Zambi Home


By BEV JORDAN Zambi  There’s a magical place in Dural that’s teeming with native wildlife that’s being cared for and nursed back to good health. Mu the emu, Norman the black swan, Hugo the wallaby and Tigger the kangaroo, are just a few of the guests who have found a safe refuge in the sanctuary’s […]

Where Pets Are Family


PETSTOCK VET DURAL During the 2020 pandemic, many people worked from home or found themselves isolated, jobless, stressed or anxious. It is well-documented that pets can improve mental health and encourage people to exercise and find focus. Who looks after the pet though? That’s where an experienced and caring veterinary team can be invaluable. Dr […]

CPSARA CONNECT DAY – Multi-sports day for people with disabilities


CPSARA CONNECT DAY is held so that people with a disability can come and try some new sports, make new friends and connect with the para-sporting world. Our multi-sport days are run regularly and introduce our community to new sports and adaptive programs including connecting participants with their favourite sport or community group and supporting […]

Sydney Writers’ Festival

Writers’ Festival

Writers’ Festival On Tuesday, 4th of May, five Galston High School student librarians had the opportunity to attend the Sydney Writers’ Festival Secondary Day to interview authors backstage for the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge (PRC): Michael Pryor, Gary Lonesborough, Jeremy Lachlan, Zana Fraillon and Leanne Hall. Two of our student librarians’ interview reports below. ANGIE […]

Arcadian Quilters-part4

Arcadian Quilters

Arcadian Quilters The weather is telling us ‘what we should be doing’… and Big Ted said it was time to … “please put on his warm coat” !! These halcyon days of beautiful clear skies and warm sunshine hide the fact that nights are getting cold and our thoughts are turning to warm quilts, knitting […]

Galston Concerts: Best to Book Soon!

Galston Concerts

Crowds are back for The Galston Concerts: a full house, a waitlist and others regretfully turned away for the concert by the Sydney Balalaika Orchestra in late May. Relaxed COVID Plan rules and growing public health confidence allowed a capacity audience to relax and enjoy the Balalaikans Russian flair. Book soon seems good advice for […]

Should A Small Business Express its Opinions?

Should A Small Business Express its Opinions?

“Keep your Small Business opinions on religion, race, politics and everything else to yourself” was a reply to ‘what one-sentence advice would you give to someone starting a business?’ Interesting to see people’s perspectives on this question. This answer I could not agree with, and here is why. The topics are controversial, can open up […]

Dural and District Historical Society Inc – A Long Break

Historical Society

CONTRIBUTED BY THE DURAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY How comforting it was to hold a meeting of Society members in the Uniting Church on the 8th of May. To remove some of the angst of the last twelve months, we pretended to have just returned from a wonderful visit to the Historical Aircraft Museum in Albion Park. […]

Funding for Galston Public School

Galston Public School

BY MATT KEAN Students at Galston Public School will benefit from upgrades to the bathrooms as part of the NSW Government schools COVID stimulus program. Member for Hornsby Matt Kean said the school will receive significant funding as part of the $120 million Metro Renewal Program with the Department of Education contributing 70% and the […]