No 81 August 2022 – Home Hill News

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Welcome to the August 2022 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.

CBD takes positive steps Ron Scott by Equipment Hire

CBD takes Positive Steps in Right Direction

FOR many years, the ever-increasing topic of conversation in Home Hill amongst both local residents and visitors alike has been the increasing number of empty shops and, more recently, the lack of business premises available to possible operators
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Col Casswell Citizen of the Year 2021

Tennis Association Rallying for a Cure in Col’s Memory

WITH over 1,700 people diagnosed with brain cancer in Australia every year, it is a reality the Home Hill Tennis Association is all too familiar with, after life member, Col Casswell sadly lost his battle with the disease last year. Rally for a Cure is 10am this Saturday, August 13,…
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Burdekin Artisan Community Association

Burdekin Artisans Markets expand

ARE you having a house or shed cleanout or maybe looking to downsize your fabric stash? The Burdekin Artisan Community Association can assist you through their new Fabric Destash, Car Boot/Ute Market on Sunday, August 14.
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Home Hill’s Unemployed

Many years ago, students were keen to find a position they could fill after they finish their daily studies, to earn some extra cash, instead of depending on parents. But now it has to be on their terms, such as parties and sport taking preference for their time over the…
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The Dreaded Highway Stretch

IT WAS not that long ago that it was suggested that the worst section of the Bruce Highway was between Home Hill and Mackay and any motorists who have travelled the route in the past year would not disagree.
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Home Hill Chamber Logo Portrait for blog posts

Covid Cancels Chamber’s July Meeting

THE Covid pandemic caught up with the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce at the same time as their July meeting, as the lack of guest speakers available resulted in the meeting being cancelled.
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THE Home Hill News will transition to a primarily digital publication by the end of this year

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READERS of The Home Hill News are being reminded to register their email address on the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce web site so that they can continue to receive the publication after the printing of hard copies is phased out.
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transposition of numbers gave the wrong impression on the rate rise claimed by the council in their annual budget announcement
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Home Hill’s Historical Services

The service was popular at a time when transport was not as modern as it is today and it transported students to outside schools while mothers and grandparents took the opportunity to take their offspring on daily outings to the big city
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1936 Home Hill Representative Team

Home Hill League History revealed at Book Launch

WITH the book, A Short History of the Ayr, Home Hill and Burdekin Rugby Leagues 1916 to 1986, to be launched on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at the Kalamia Hotel Beer Garden in Ayr, the following is an extract from the book which tells of the 1936 North Queensland B…
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Home Hill Tennis President Dallan Garvey lands a Big Barra

Catch of the Day

HOME HILL Tennis President Dallan Garvey recently managed land a 96cm Barramundi whilst stuck on a sandbar at the mouth of the Burdekin River, waiting for the tide to come in.
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Nothing’s stopping Nev

Nev met with an unfortunate incident during his time at Groper Creek, tripping over whilst trying to save his laptop.
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Major Milestone for Home Hill Boat Club!

Following extensive community consultation, ongoing collaboration with the Burdekin Shire Council and solar experts Horan & Bird, the Home Hill Boat Club finalised its solar project
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Burdekin training for Burdekin Workers

THE Burdekin TAFE College has been described as being “largely underutilised” by Member for Burdekin, Dale Last as he calls on the state government to provide more training resources in communities struggling to fill chronic work shortages in the regions.
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Welcome change to CBD Kerbing

Not much success for the Home Hill Chamber of Commerce in efforts to encourage all levels of government to improve the drainage provided through the deep kerbing and channelling throughout the CBD.
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Andrew Willcox MP Message

New Federal Member sworn in

New Federal Member sworn in THE new Federal Member for Dawson, Andrew Willcox MP has been sworn in following the recent Opening of the 47th Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Mr Willcox described it as “a proud moment for myself and my family”, saying that as the eighth member…
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