Welcome to the August 2022 edition of the Home Hill News.
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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
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,…
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.
Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, commencing at 9.30am at 170 Eighth Avenue, Home Hill.
Newcomers to Home Hill add to our Central Business District.
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…
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.
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.
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.
transposition of numbers gave the wrong impression on the rate rise claimed by the council in their annual budget announcement
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
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…
BURDEKIN Race Club President, Ricky Gudge has highlighted the need for the club to “source younger members if our club is going to survive in the coming future”.
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.
Nev met with an unfortunate incident during his time at Groper Creek, tripping over whilst trying to save his laptop.
Home Hill Boat Club memberships for the 2022/23 financial year became due on 1 July.
WELL, another budget down and my first impression is, it looks okay, as long as you do not delve into it too deeply…
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
FORMER Home Hill State High School students recently reunited at Groper Creek for a fishing weekend. Hear how it went…
STATE of Origin rivalry was alive and well at Groper Creek with three barbecues held at The Boat House, in aid of the Groper Creek Rural Fire Brigade.
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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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.
The state budget for 2022-2023 has been handed down and we are now looking towards Estimates.
“Currently the unemployment rate in the Burdekin is less than the State so it is not a case of not being able to find a job, it’s a case of being able to provide the training and the skills development in the same town where people could be employed”.
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…
GROPER CREEK Rural Fire Brigade has been selected as one of only 39 brigades throughout Queensland to initially receive boosters to enhance Telstra coverage in the area.