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HAVE YOUR SAY AT HORNSBY SHIRE’S NEXT COMMUNITY FORUM

Hornsby Shire Council is inviting residents to their next Community Forum at Pennant Hills Bowling Club on Thursday, 23 August from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Community Forum meetings...

Business & Finance

Build equity & create wealth

Scott Partridge, Mortgage Broker at Mortgage Choice Buying a home is a significant purchase and usually a big investment for most. Given this, you want your purchase...

The budget wrap-up

Raj Ladher With the Treasurer announcing the budget a few weeks ago for 2018/19, here’s a summary of key elements and how they may affect you. Australia’s Budget Profile: The...

The Clock is Ticking

Joanne Porter, First Class Financial Group Your end of financial year checklist With the end of the financial year looming for June 30, many small business...

Aged care — more than a nursing home

MARK PLASKITT Is retirement not far off and you’re making plans for how you’ll take care of yourself or your parents as you/they get older?...

Sport

Kids training at Montview Oval, Hornsby

Does Hornsby Shire needs more sports grounds?

It may have 43 sports grounds spanning 59 hectares - but in winter around two thirds of available space is squeezed to the max. Now...
'Pink Stumps Day' charity fundraiser for the club at The Glade in Wahroonga.

KISSING POINT CRICKET CALL OUT TO GIRLS

The Kissing Point Cricket Club has a strong history in girls’ cricket, and it is once again putting out a call for girls to...

Asquith Magpies Rugby League Club

Due the predicted extreme weather conditions tomorrow some changes have been made to the trials. 14s/15s 1st and 2nd have been cancelled and other...

RON MASSEY CUP & SYDNEY SHIELD

Season 2018 is shaping up to get off to a flying start with our new-look Ron Massey Cup and Sydney Shield teams. Our senior coaches...

Health & Lifestyle

Suzanne Hediger (far right) guides her first seniors ballet class, with (from left to right): Nicola MacGee, Kanako Birchall, Greer Spicer, Carol Shaw and Helena Coulson.

Silver swans have landed

Jenny Barlass New adult ballet classes in Beecroft aimed at seniors is helping over fifties discover a new way to build strength, balance and endurance...

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Nature Notes

Sulphur crested Cockatoos

Nick Hodges Everybody recognises a Sulphur-crested cockatoo: its striking plumage, its noise, its confidence its cocky-ness. There's nothing delicate about a cocky. My European neighbour told...
Photo: Judith Ramage

Ural Owls

Nick Hodges Peter and I carried the ladder.  Daniel carried the net. Kjell-ake carried the net.  Kjell-ake was important: he carried the briefcase containing the...
Australian silver gull and black headed gull Photo: Judith Ramage

GULLS

NICK HODGES I know a man who spends a lot of time at his local sewage works. No, he doesn't work there: he's an ornithologist...

India – a soul-stirring experience

Nick Hodges There wasn't much wildlife in Delhi - unless you count the cows dicing with death in the traffic-choked streets.  Or the domestic pigs...

Outdoor Life

Rainbow Lorikeet. Photo credit: Glenn Ehmke

Flights of fancy

Dr Holly Parsons, an Ornithologist and Birds in Backyards Program Co-Manager at the BirdLIfe Discovery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park One of the many great reasons for...

Sulphur crested Cockatoos

Nick Hodges Everybody recognises a Sulphur-crested cockatoo: its striking plumage, its noise, its confidence its cocky-ness. There's nothing delicate about a cocky. My European neighbour told...

Hornsby Blue Gum Circuit (aka Joe’s Mountain Circuit)

Matt McClelland Length: 4.2km circuit Time: 1.5 to 2 hours This is one of my favourite walks in the Hornsby area. About five minutes in, you will...
Leaf Green Stream Frog (Litoaria phyllochroa)

Frogs you’ll find on the North Shore

*Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peronii), a common ground frog, it lives in leaf litter and makes a distinctive “tok tok” sound. *Peron’s Tree Frog...

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