Welcome to the April 2023 edition of the Home Hill News.
You can read or download the whole newsletter (in pdf format) using the link above or read the individual articles below.
ANZAC Day Services in Home Hill on Tuesday, April 25 will be conducted with the day of commemorations starting at 5am with Coffee Royale and concluding with the public services at the Cenotaph and War Memorial in the Home Hill Park commencing from 11.20am.
TWO months of solid entertainment are ahead for Home Hill, and the Burdekin as a whole, as almost every weekend between April through to early June are filled with major events that will attract large numbers of visitors to the area and an economic bonanza for the district.
FOLLOWING an amazing Christmas Craft Spectacular by the Burdekin Uniting Church in December, after the interruption to their normal schedule caused by the COVID Pandemic in 2020 and 2021, the Burdekin Craft Spectacular will return to the Burdekin Memorial Hall in Ninth Avenue, Home Hill on Saturday, May 13.
YOUTH crime took centre stage at the recent sittings of Parliament as new laws were debated and passed.
IN EARLY March, I attended the Rotary Youth Driver Awareness (RYDA) program, where I had the pleasure of reuniting with two friends from my days as a police officer in Charters Towers.
THEY are not only unsightly… when they are in significant colonies, they are a serious health concern and right now, they are driving Home Hill batty.
An event not to be missed displaying artistic talent in the area is the popular Burdekin Artisan Community Association’s annual “Burdekin Rags to Runway 2023”, at the Burdekin Memorial Hall on Saturday night, April 22, 2023 at 7:30 pm.
WORD must be spreading quickly about the quality of the coffee being dispensed by Home Hill’s newest coffee shop, Home Hill News & Coffee, judging by a report we received earlier this month.
ANYONE anywhere can now step inside a working sugar mill and learn about the sugar-making process through a virtual mill tour that has been launched by Wilmar Sugar.
CHRISTMAS greeting from the Second World War era was brought back to the families associated with The Home Hill Observer during the past month, with a Facebook reminder of correspondence exchanging the festive greeting in December, 1944.
A PUSH by the Australian Automobile Association for urgent federal action on identifying the causes of bad crashes, has been joined by Shadow Minister for Northern Australia, Senator Susan McDonald, in light of shocking statistics that show higher risks for non-metropolitan drivers.
“WHAT has happened with decentralisation in the state of Queensland?” is a question we have asked several times in the past, but it is difficult for anyone in authority to give a definitive answer to the query.
Serious consideration should be made to do overcome safety issues involving the increasing amount of traffic that is bypassing Ayr by turning off the Bruce Highway north of Brandon, travelling via Maidavale, Ivory and McDesme Roads to rejoin the Highway before the Burdekin Bridge.
THE Home Hill RSL subbranch has now completed the laying of the final plaques for all returned WWI soldiers.
The Council is laying down a concrete footpath through Memorial Park, giving the town another new upgrade!
Some more potential upgrades for the town.
OUR photo shows the sign that welcomes visitors from the south into Home Hill—but is it as welcoming as it is expected to be with the heavy grass growth that accompanied it as those motorists head into our town?
Myself and many others would like to invest and have a ‘voice’ as well, in Local or State Government, partnering with councillors to reduce spending on unnecessary services, which are not vital to either the present economy or relevant at this time.
YOU may already have noticed the new LED sign in front of the old Home Hill Court House – a great addition for the town.
BUSINESS can always be better, to help pay expenses and keep employees employed—So where am I going with this?
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