No 78 May 2022 – Home Hill News

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Welcome to the May 2022 edition of the Home Hill News.

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Home Hill High School funding for new Packing Shed

The funding will be used for a new packing shed, which will house cold room facilities among other items needed to establish a functioning agriculture working plot. Water pumps, sensors and a control system will be part of the funding.
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What a great ANZAC Day 2022

The Memorial Hall hosted the Dawn Service, Cemetery Service and the Gunfire Breakfast. The service at the Cenotaph was well attended, despite the showers, but no- one left, which is an indication of how important this day is in Australia.
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A sporting boost to the Home Hill economy

SPORT provided a major boost to the Home Hill economy at the end of April as visiting cricket and netball teams joined with local participants in two major competitions over the one weekend.
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National success for young athlete

YOUNG Home Hill athlete, Bella Linton, has successfully competed in the recent Australian Athletics National Champion- ships, gaining a third placing in Australia in an under-17 Shotput event against some of the best young athletes from around the nation.
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Dale Last MP Member for Burdekin

Dale says – Home Hill still has its place

While the days of every business that operates in a district having a shop front in the main CBD may be slowly changing, our CBD’s still have a place in the heart of towns, and everyone has a role in keeping that heart beating.
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Dale Last MP Member for Burdekin

Dale says – Pigeon problem goes to the top

It’s important everyone works together to ensure those who are looking to live, work or visit in Home Hill are able to see the best the town has to offer. It is why I have contacted the Minister for Environment to call for a more permanent solution to the problem.
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Dale Last MP Member for Burdekin

Dale’s Parliament Update May 2022

The LNP, including myself, voted against the Public Health and Other Legislation Amendment Bill. I spoke about the impact of this pandemic, the need for transparency around the health advice and how our community has continued to go above and beyond to keep everyone safe.
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Young artist launches exhibition

Launching the exhibition, artist Janet Ypinazar said Amanda Lando (pictured) was an amazing young woman “who is working to become a self-taught, self-made model of whom we all should aspire to emulate”.
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Mentors needed to ‘Brake the Cycle’

A PROGRAM that empowers young people currently facing barriers, to undertake the mandatory 100 hours of supervised driving required to obtain a licence, has been introduced into the Burdekin. Would you like to support young people to learn to drive? Can you spare an hour or more a week?
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Community Club’s Big Bowls Day

THE rejuvenated Home Hill Community Sports Club is opening to the public on Saturday, May 7 for a “Big Bowls Day”, which aims to encourage more involvement in the club’s activities. Nobody will go hungry with a spit roast meal and a large range of drinks available.
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StoryWalk launched in Home Hill Park

Approximately 50 people attended the launch event (pictured) which also featured a presentation by a North Queensland Beekeeper with some of his live stingless bees in an observation hive.
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Historic mill house on the move

AN historic Queenslander, affectionately known as House 15, has been sold for relocation after more than 100 years at Wilmar Sugar’s Inkerman Mill estate.
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Races feature dead heat and first race win

A YOUNG female apprentice jockey will long remember the April 2022 race meeting on the Home Hill track, after recording her first win. Charlie Barbagallo and Leeanne Gudge, who were presented with major awards at the Country Racing Awards held in Emerald in February this year.
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Vandals target Memorial Hall

Vandals have targeted the new frontage of the Memorial Hall already, with graffiti added to part of the work. It is just hard to understand the thought process of those who carry out these acts?
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Raise issues requiring action with Council

WHEN the ‘Home Hill News’ was instigated over five years ago, its main purpose was to provide news about the Home Hill community and its people, mainly because most sections of the media were totally ignoring the fact that this community actually exists—and that is still happening.
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April 2022 Meeting Report

THE Home Hill Chamber of Commerce hosted a positive meeting in April with a view to finding ways to take Home Hill forward and to add new life to the town’s Central Business District.
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Late mini wet season in April

AFTER having a couple of months of our “normal” wet season without more than a few drops of rain, the rainfall readings seemed to return to some form of normality in April, with recordings of seven inches and more around the district over several days.
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Seven candidates for Dawson

VOTERS around Australia, including the seat of Dawson, which covers the Home Hill region, will head to the polls on Saturday, May 21, 2022 to elect a new Federal Parliament for the next three-year term.
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Success planning for Growers Race Day

THE Burdekin Race Club will be looking to emulate the success of its 2021 Burdekin Growers Race Day, as plans fall into place for the 2022 event to be held on Saturday, May 21 on the Home Hill track.
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Meeting considers town’s future

A meeting to discover the community’s thoughts and ideas on how to improve the outlook for the town’s Central Business District drew a larger crowd than normal including chamber members and some non-members, several Burdekin Shire Councillors and Member for Burdekin, Dale Last.
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Anzacs remembered despite rain

SHOWERS of rain throughout the Anzac Day morning failed to deter residents of the Home Hill community from attending commemoration services in the town, even though changes had to be made to ensure all services were able to be held.
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