Pine Valley Studio – Where Imagination and Nature Intertwine

Pine Valley Studio

Those of us who are fortunate enough to live in Galston are aware of its beauty and hidden treasures. The rural setting has always inspired artists to express more than meets the eye. Where natural bush, rock faces and creeks mingle, people find a place to call home and creatives are aroused to communicate their […]

What to Know About Purchasing Land

Purchasing Land

Purchasing land is an appealing option for those looking to build their dream home. Before purchasing, this is what you need to know. Purchasing a block of land comes with just as many considerations as buying a new home. Thorough research will ensure you are purchasing the right block of land for your needs while […]

Dural and District Historical Society Inc – News from History Cottage

Historical Society

“No-one would understand what it was like in the 1920s unless they had lived through it” said an early resident, whose husband had served in France during World War1. All around were those who were injured in body and mind. An all pervading deep sense of loss yet, in other ways, a sense of freedom […]

Galston Concerts Going Global

Galston Concerts

Plans for the Galston Concerts’ future programs are locking in following the successful return of their live performances in late March. Sunday 23 May, starting 2pm in the Galston Uniting Church, will see the return by popular demand of the Sydney Balalaika Orchestra, which proved to be a highlight of the concerts in 2019. The […]

Sniffspace: A Safe Haven For Dogs

Safe Haven For Dogs

By Bev Jordan Tracey Horey is passionate about rescue dogs and animal welfare in general and is also a successful digital consultant with three businesses. Her newest venture is combining her skillset with her passion that is centred around canine well-being. is a new platform that she and business partner Jignesh Patel have built […]

2084 TERREY HILLS PUMP TRACK An Offroad Bicycling Buffet for Riders of All Ages!


By Susanna Mills JJ Melbourne Hills Reserve is a highly valued, public recreational hub for offroad cycling in Terry Hills and surrounding areas. BMX, Pump, Jump, Dual Slalom, Cyclo-Cross, Cross Country and Gravity Enduro events and social activities are consistently taking place here. And if that’s not enough outdoor fun for you, our horsey friends […]

Hidden in the Hills Forest Grass Tree

Forest Grass Tree

By Lachlan Turner By now the Forest Grass Tree (Xanthorrhoea media) is probably towards the end of its August to March flowering period. One day recently whilst walking along part of the Murri-Yanna Track beside Darling Mills Creek, a group of this unusual plant was growing on the nearby steep slope adjacent to the track. […]

Parrahills Group Local Activity Bushwalk to Lane Cove Bushland Park

Local Activity Bushwalk

Saturday 24th April 2021 The Australian Plants Society is a non-profit organisation that facilitates the interest and learning of native flora. We are passionate about conserving, growing and observing native plants. There are meetings where local members and visitors can gather to learn, network and socialise about a particular topic of native flora. There are […]

“Lynnes Legs”

Lynnes Legs

By Lynne Newey End Quarry Road, Dural via Fishponds to Hornsby Railway Station and return. Moderate to a little hard – rating 3 or 4 out of 5. Just under 2 hours, 9.5 kms. Park at the end of Quarry Road Dural and start at the fire trail where the sign shows Berowra Valley National […]

Arcadia Cricket Pitch Extension

Cricket Pitch

By Matt Kean Local cricket is getting a funding boost, thanks to the NSW State Government and the ICC T20 World Cup Cricket Legacy Fund. Hornsby Ku-ring-gai & Hills District Cricket will receive $16,500 to extend the Arcadia Oval pitch and replace the synthetic surface. Member for Hornsby Matt Kean said this is fantastic news […]