We Deserve Better Telco Service


By Julian Leeser Recently, with 16 colleagues from across Australia, I launched a draft private member’s bill designed to create better infrastructure, better customer service, and more accountability for telecommunications companies. I did this because of the continued poor service in our community and the inaction of telcos to fix what is an essential service. […]

State Member for Castle Hill Welcomes $130 Million Mental Health Recovery Package

BY RAY WILLIAMS People in the Castle Hill community will benefit from the NSW Government’s new $130 million packages which will provide immediate access to help for anyone whose mental health has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Member for Castle Hill Ray Williams MP said the funding boost will work to cut headspace waitlists, […]

Exciting News from Sandra’s Ceramics Studio!

Ceramics Studio

They are now online! Yes, you can find all of their beautiful handmade ceramic giftware at your fingertips & make your purchases online. The items range from stylish homewares including decorative & functional vases, plates & bowls to colourful outdoor pieces for the garden like their quirky frogs & geckos. The all-important web address is […]

Galston Concerts – Brave New World

Galston concerts

It’s definite – not the news we wanted but the wiser, cautious option: The Galston Concerts final program for 2021, the Galston Gala, scheduled for 21 November in Galston Uniting Church, has been postponed. Public health constraints until 1 December and hesitancy to return to ‘crowd scene’ concerts too soon, apparent from an audience mini-survey, […]

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the Christmas season and Jo Hutchens of Well Versed Homes shares with us why she thinks it is truly the most wonderful time of the year, and it might not be what you would expect from the founder and owner of an online gift and homewares store. “It is a season of all my […]

Why have a Lawn?


In today’s world of harsh and clean lines within architecture, the grass is a cheap and effective way to break the harshness of concrete and other solid building materials. Your lawn is an extension of your home and if properly maintained, provides a pleasant entertainment area and safe place for children to play. Watering Hints […]

Hidden In The Hills – Climbers and Scramblers

Climbers and Scramblers

BY LACHLAN TURNER There are a number of scramblers or climbers that twine and climb their way up and over other shrubs and bushes. One such climbing plant is Apple Berry Dumpling (Billardiera scandens). Not uncommon, but not easily identified as it twines its way around its supporting plant which grows in the understorey. Its […]

Langlands Landscape Supplie – Remembrance Day and the Red Poppy

red poppy

At 11 o’clock on 11 November 1918, fighting in the First World War – the most destructive war fought to that date – came to a formal close as Germany, the Allied Powers and the United States concluded an Armistice. Turkey and Austria-Hungary had ceased fighting some days earlier. Total casualties for WWI are estimated […]

Bromeliad Meetings to Resume in November


Good news for the Bromeliad Society of Australia, its members and guests with their meetings resuming on Saturday, 6th November at the Federation Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Showground Road, Castle Hill off Doran Drive. Bromeliad sales open to the public at 10 am with the meeting commencing at 12noon. Normal meeting activities such as competitions, […]

Guest speaker Mrs Jo Hambrett -News from History Cottage

Jo Hambrett

This month’s meeting on Saturday 13th November will be held in the Uniting Church, Galston, starting at 2.00 pm. COVID 19 health regulations will apply so all visitors will need to have evidence of full vaccination and to register. Our Guest speaker will be, Mrs Jo Hambrett, who will tell the story of the Best family. They were the […]