Welcome to the October 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.
THE 2022 Home Hill Harvest Festival is off to a positive start with a successful launch of the annual Ephemera display in Lloyd Mann Park in mid-September with more to come throughout October and November. Also, find out the winning entrants in the 2022 Ephemera…
WITH the official launch of the 2022 Home Hill Harvest Festival out of the way, the festival will now move on to a myriad of events in October, leading into the finale at the Grand Parade and Street Party on November 5th.
NEW name, new owners and increased services… residents of the Home Hill region can expect much more from the former Home Hill Newsagency as positive changes are made to the business to take them into the future.
RESIDENTS throughout the local region will not be short of entertainment over the coming month and into the pre-Christmas period as the Harvest Festival—celebrating its Sixtieth Anniversary—comes alive, while the Burdekin Race Club will host its annual Derby Day Races – 29th October!
MOST people in our community drive past Lloyd Mann Park in Eighth Avenue on a regular basis each week—but how many have taken the time to stop off to inspect the various exhibits on display as part of the Harvest Festival’s Canefields Ephemera. Not here forever, don’t miss out!
The Chamber has changed the format of their meetings this year, to create more interest amongst members, by leaving all business decisions and debates to their management committee and introducing guest speakers on a variety of subjects. We encourage all to attend our monthly networking meetings!
THE start of the Harvest Festival has coincided with the launch of a new book detailing “The History of the Harvest Festival”, in time for the Sixtieth Anniversary of the Festival, containing 100 Queen stories and numerous photos from over the years of festivities.
The October 2022 is now available on the website.
Derby Day – to be held on October 29 this year – will be another great spectacle and again, it will be the Justin Scott Derby Day, sponsored by Truenorth Equipment Hire. Read more about the history of Home Hill’s “Derby Day”
ANOTHER question that is being asked around the region is where have all our volunteers gone? Over many years, organisations throughout the district have benefitted from the combined efforts of numerous volunteers who have been the backbone of those organisations.
Sending my condolences to the Royal Family and paying my respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of her extraordinary contribution and life.
DURING the earlier September sitting of Parliament, Transport Legislation amendments were debated and as the Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Queensland and the Shadow Minister for Police, I spoke about the impact of sub-standard roads and a sobering statistic that would send shivers up the spine of every Queenslander.
Plenty of grant opportunities being unveiled this year. Read more.
THE Home Hill Rugby League Club signed tough halfback, Brian Beven as captain/coach in 1965 and in a tough season, Home Hill reached the club competition Grand Final, only to be defeated by Brothers.
DO YOU have a couple of hours of your time on a regular basis to devote to assisting a local organisation that is committed to helping those in the community who may be down on their luck, or in need of an economic lift in today’s busy lifestyle?
A FORMER Home Hill student, who started his tennis playing days on the Home Hill Tennis Association courts has risen in the ranks of professional tennis players to the stage where he has been named as one of the first recipients of the Ashley Cooper Scholarship for 2022. Find out…
BANK stabilisation works will commence this month at Mosquito Creek – much to the relief of Groper Creek residents, who have been waiting for the remediation works to be completed for almost three years.
SAILING off into the sunset with movie stars, Julia Roberts and George Clooney is only what dreams are made of . . . Keep your eyes peeled while watching the megastars’ latest movie, Ticket to Paradise, you will get to see the Cannavan family’s Groper Creek-based vessel, Ocean Karma!
PROVING age is no barrier when it comes to fishing, young angler, Cody, who turned six-years-old in July, caught his biggest ever fish while holidaying with his family at Groper Creek recently. Read more about their camping experience!
ANGLERS have just this month to land a Barramundi with the season closing at midnight on October 31 and not re-opening again until February 1, 2023.
THE Federal Member for Dawson, Andrew Willcox represented his Dawson electorate at several services during September, following the sad passing of Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, including a Gun Salute and the Proclamation of King Charles III by the Governor-General David Hurley.
“To be ranked third in the state for deaths on our roads is not a title the Burdekin electorate deserves, or is proud of”, Mr Last said in a press statement.
WHAT a great start to the Home Hill Harvest Festival’s many functions, following the opening of the 2022 Ephemera held on Sunday, September 11.
WHAT is also needed is a unisex toilet in this park (Lloyd Mann Gardens) for the many people who stop there through the year for a rest
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 towards the end of this year. Read how to…
Lloyd Mann Gardens is one of the best parks in the shire, thanks to the council staff that look after it.
Should you want to include your ethnic flag or national flag to be displayed/flown at next year’s Ephemera, please get in touch!
ON another note, I must mention “The Bee Hive” – what a great exhibit and congratulation to the kids and the ladies from the Burdekin Art Society for a great display!
A BIT of sad news from the Home Hill Swimming Pool and Caravan Park, as the current lessee has given notice that as of April 30, 2023, they will no longer be the caretakers. Read more…
THE best story of the week is that Home Hill News in Eighth Avenue is going to incorporate a sit-down coffee shop within their current business, open seven days.