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Changing Lives Through Karate

42-year-old Ray Morcomb has been training in karate for virtually a lifetime. Hailing from Pennant Hills, the black-belt Sensei was born with a vision impairment that classifies him as legally blind. But this has never held him back, in fact it’s done the opposite. Ray was inspired by karate as a child watching a Bruce […]

Multi-Million-Dollar Indoor Sports Complex

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”81825″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Annette Madjarian[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A multi-million-dollar indoor sports facility might be heading to Castle Hill, bringing with it “significant social and economic benefits” to the Hills District and beyond. The Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC), which owns Castle Towers, said the sports hub would cement […]

Tenor Diego Stars in Carmen at Cockatoo Island

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”81825″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Annette Madjarian[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Internationally renowned tenor and Rouse Hill resident Diego Torre is reprising his role as the lead Don José in Opera Australia’s exclusive open-air production of the world-class opera Carmen. Premiering last month on the 25th of November, the special production […]

Axed Tafe Equine Course Devastates the Industry

Earlier this year, the local equine industry was left fuming after TAFE Richmond shut down its Equine Unit and all of its corresponding courses, blaming funding cuts. The Galston, Glenorie & Hills Rural Community News has spoken to several people impacted by the drastic move, which saw 12 TAFE staff lose their jobs. Former head […]

Sharon Bowls Over Rivals for Gold Medals

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″ offset=”vc_col-lg-1/5 vc_col-md-1/5 vc_col-xs-1/5″][us_image image=”82136″ size=”thumbnail” align=”left” style=”circle” has_ratio=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/12″ offset=”vc_col-lg-4/5 vc_col-md-4/5 vc_col-xs-4/5″][vc_column_text]By Lawrence Machodo[/vc_column_text][us_post_date][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]When Sharon Taylor took up ten pin bowling around three years ago thanks to her brother whom she met after 35 long years, she never expected to represent NSW/ACT at the 2022 Special Olympics National Games, let alone winning two […]