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Thursday 18 April 2019 ISSUE 153

Steph Cooke MP

Member for Cootamundra

140 Boorowa Street | PO Box 350 | Young NSW 2594 P: 02 6382 2399 E:        Authorised by Steph Cooke MP, 140 Boorowa Street, Young NSW 2594



pplications are now open for My Community Project, a funding program delivering grants for community projects. Funding of $24.4 million will be evenly split across NSW electorates and made available for projects valued between $20,000 and $200,000 that will make communities more liveable, cultural, accessible, safe, revitalised or healthy. Communities are able to cast a vote online for the projects they like the most. The pilot program was established by the NSW Government as part of the 2018 Budget and is made possible by the NSW Generations Fund. Hilltops residents are being encouraged to submit applications to enable the region to decide on the best projects to enhance their area.

If you have a bright idea, now is the time to get started: Step 1: Contact a sponsor to see if they’ll support your project - it could be your council, school or a charity. Step 2: Complete Part One of the application form online and click ‘submit’ to send to your sponsor (remember to allow enough time for your sponsor to complete it). Step 3: Have your sponsor complete Part Two of the application and submit the final version before 2.00pm on Wednesday 15 May 2019. Applicants and sponsors will be notified if their project progresses to the public vote. To read the My Community Project guidelines, view a fact sheet or lodge an application, visit: mycommunityproject

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28 Brial Street gives the purchaser an opportunity to purchase a very neat and well-presented home that sits on approximately 2,046sqm and was constructed only 5 years ago This appealing home is of weatherboard construction and consists of 2 bedrooms, open plan kitchen, living, dining with reverse cycle air conditioning. A modern bathroom with shower, separate toilet Also constructed on the property is a single carport and garden shed. There is also rear lane access Features include: - 2 bedrooms with built-ins - NBN connection - Open plan - North facing - Solar panels - Modern kitchen & bathroom - Olive trees - Close to school, club and rec ovals Home in excellent condition and great location



$275,000 BOOROWA - 6385 3337

HARDEN - 6386 4083

COOTAMUNDRA - 6942 2480


2019 Hilltops Council Ordinary Meeting Dates and Times Ordinary Council Meetings will take place, on every fourth Wednesday of the month, with the exception of December which is the third Wednesday of the month, commencing at 5.30pm, unless otherwise advertised. Scheduled Places and Dates 2019 17th April, 2019 Harden Chambers, 3 East St, Harden 8th May, 2019, Extra-Ordinary Young Chambers, 189 Boorowa St, Young 22nd May, 2019 Boorowa Chambers, 6-8 Market St, Boorowa 26th June, 2019 Harden Chambers, 3 East St, Harden 24th July, 2019 Young Chambers, 189 Boorowa St, Young 28th August, 2019 Boorowa Chambers, 6-8 Market St, Boorowa 25th September, 2019 Harden Chambers, 3 East St, Harden Information can also be found on Hilltops Council Website at: BOOROWA LEVEL 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS Following prolonged hot weather and few rain events, in accordance with the Boorowa Drought Management Plan, Hilltops Council have implemented Level 2 water restrictions in Boorowa. These restrictions are necessary to manage continuity of water supply. Definitions for Restriction Level and permitted activities can be found on the Council website. A summary of level 2 water restrictions is as follows: Activity

Level 2

Watering of gardens

6am-9am and 6pm-9pm every second day Up to one week after laying Not permitted

Irrigation of new turf Washing down walls or paved surfaces Topping up private swimming pools/ spas Washing cars

Use of evaporative air conditioners

7am-9am and 6pm-8pm, provided pool covers are used Allowed with bucket and rinsed with trigger hose on lawn between 9am and 12 noon As needed

TENDER 456 OF 2019 SUPPLY AND DELIVERY OF BITUMINOUS MATERIALS Hilltops Council is seeking to appoint a panel of capable suppliers for the supply and delivery of Bituminous Materials to Council’s Murrumburrah Depot; Bathurst Street, Murrumburrah NSW 2587. Interested parties are required to register via the E-tendering Portal to download documents. If you experience difficulties accessing the above website please call the Tenderlink helpdesk on 1800 233 533. Contact: Linda Woods, enquiries to be directed through the Tenderlink Forum Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 30 April 2019. CONTACT HILLTOPS We have a new contact number for all Hilltops Council Offices (Boorowa, Harden & Young) 1300HILLTOPS / 1300 445 586 HILLTOPS ECONOMIC GROWTH AND LAND USE STRATEGY Hilltops Council are seeking comments on the recently completed Hilltops Economic Growth and Land Use Strategy. The Hilltops Economic Growth and Land Use Strategy is one of a series of studies being undertaken to inform the review of land use planning strategies and requirements in Hilltops. This strategy has analysed trends in our region and identified growth industries and employers. The Strategy is available to view on Council’s website. Hard copies are available to view at Hilltops Council Offices and Libraries. Submissions are to be received in writing or via email to with ‘Hilltops Economic Growth and Land Use Strategy’ in the subject line. Submissions must be received by 6 May 2019. PESTICIDE & HERBICIDE USE NOTIFICATION Planned pesticide and herbicide use by Council works crews until week ending Thursday 25 April 2019 will include the use of Round Up, Wipeout 450, Glyphosate 450, Brush Off, Starane, Amitrol, Weedmaster, Dicamba, Grazon, Basta, Primo, MCPA, Ken-Met, Taskforce, Para-Trooper, Spraytop, Devour, Verdict, Pyrethrum, Broadstrike and Fusilade; Confidor for aphids and Access for wild fruit tree control; various wetters to enhance the effectiveness of chemicals on: • All roads in Hilltops Council - Young, Boorowa and Harden areas. • Shire parks, ovals, laneways and some town areas. • All villages, rest areas, rural tips and reserves. • Rural and regional road shoulders. Naturalure Fruit Fly Bait will be used in the above areas to target the control of fruit fly. In accordance with Hilltops Pesticide Notification Plan, signs and flashing lights will be provided on vehicles applying pesticides, signs placed to inform the public where required and escort warning vehicles will be used for the 2018-2019 road shoulder program. Drivers should exercise extreme caution when passing these vehicles. In accordance with Council’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan, signs will be provided on the vehicle applying the pesticide and signs will remain on-site to inform the public for 24 hours after spraying. The planned pesticide use is subject to change due to Council resources and weather conditions. PLEASE DIRECT ANY ENQUIRIES TO CUSTOMER SERVICES ON (02) 6380 1200 THE BOOROWA COMMUNITY GARDEN AGM The Boorowa Community Garden AGM will be held on 7th May at 3pm at the Community Garden at the Boorowa showgrounds. Contact David Evans on 63851109.

ANZAC DAY ROUTES AND TIMES Boorowa Area routes and times are as follows; BOOROWA TOWNSHIP Dawn Service 5:45am - 6:30am: 6:00am Service Marsden Street adjacent to Memorial, followed by ‘Gunfire Breakfast’ in War memorial grounds March and Memorial Service 9:30am – 12:00pm: 10:30am Procession Queen Street (Adjacent to post Office) Marsden Street (Queen Street to War Memorial) RUGBY VILLAGE Dawn Service 6:30am – 7:30am: 6:30am Procession Rugby Hall, followed by breakfast at Rugby Hall Harden Area routes and details are as follows; HARDEN TOWNSHIP Dawn Service 6:00am Newson Park March and Memorial Service 9:30am – 12:00pm: 10:45am Procession March from the main street to Newson Park Light Horse Memorial 12:00pm JUGIONG VILLAGE March and Memorial Service 3:00pm – 5:00pm: 3:30pm Procession Riverside Drive to Memorial Park WOMBAT VILLAGE March and Memorial Service 5:15am – 6:30am Wagenbah Oval to Rose Street Memorial Site GALONG VILLAGE Dawn Service 5:30am Young Area routes and times are as follows: YOUNG TOWNSHIP Dawn Service 5:45am – 7:00am: 6:30am Service Boorowa Street adjacent to Town Hall March and Memorial Service 9:30am – 12:00pm: 11:00am Service Boorowa Street (Young Shire Memorial Tower to Lynch Street) Lynch Street (Boorowa Street to Lovell Street) Lovell Street (Lynch Street to Anderson Park Memorial) BENDICK MURRELL VILLAGE Memorial Service 9:00am Bendick Murrell Hall Memorial BRIBBAREE VILLAGE March and Memorial Service 3:30pm - 5:00pm: 4:00pm Procession Weedallion Street adjacent to Bribbaree Bowling Club. Assemble at Bribbaree Bowling Club march to Cenotaph at Anzac Park for wreath laying, march to Bribbaree Memorial Hall for Memorial Service. CROWTHER MEMORIAL Memorial Service 10:00am Crowther Memorial Park KOORAWATHA VILLAGE Dawn Service 5:30am - 6:00am Boorowa Street adjacent to War Memorial Park at Memorial gates. March and Memorial Service 10:45am - 12noon: 10:30am Procession Boorowa Street adjacent to Koorawatha Regional Rooms. Boorowa Street march east to intersection turn south then west and march back to Memorial gates for Memorial Service. MONTEAGLE VILLAGE Memorial Service 2:30pm Monteagle Hall MURRINGO VILLAGE March and Memorial Service 7:30am - 11:00am: 8:30am Procession Murringo Public School. Murringo Gap Road (Murringo Public School to Memorial Hall). WIRRIMAH MEMORIAL Memorial Service 8:30am Wirrimah Memorial Park POSITIONS VACANT For current positions vacant, please visit Council’s website. RFT 462 OF 2019 ROBERTS PARK AND HARDEN POOL LIGHTING UPGRADE Council is seeking suitably qualified contractors to undertake high voltage upgrade works and lighting upgrades at Roberts Park and the Public Pool in Harden NSW. Interested parties are required to register via the E-tendering Portal to download documents. If you experience difficulties accessing the above website please call the Tenderlink helpdesk on 1800 233 533. Contact: Matthew Batley, enquiries to be directed through the Tenderlink Forum Closing date: 12 noon, Tuesday 23 April 2019.

NORTH STREET CYCLEWAY Residents in HARDEN MURRUMBURRAH are advised that stage 2 of the North Street Cycleway construction, from Woolrych Street to Allsop Street will commence Monday 25 February . Works will run for approx 8 weeks (weather permitting). This project was funded under the Stronger Country Communities fund. Any questions phone Hilltops Council’s Harden Office on 6386 0100

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The following planned works are underway in the Hilltops Council area: MAINTENANCE GRADING Western: Storm damage repairs to Allandale Road, Bowlers Road, Braemar Lane, Dawes Lane, Geegullalong Road, Jacksons Road, McMahons Road, Maloneys Road, Milo Road, Murringo Flats Road, Narellan Road, Nine Mile Gap Road, Rockdale Road and Waihemo Road. Eastern: Roaring Rock Road, Dirt Hole Creek Road, Perks Road, Wargeila Road, Whealgrace Road, Cocomingla Lane, Rockall Road, Little Plains Road, Aubyn Vale Lane, Rossi Road and Clonalton Road. Southern: Chinamans Creek Road, Gladstone Road and Woodlands Road. Flood maintenance and repairs on Hartfield Road, Wombat Creek Road, Redbridge Road and Colorado Road. Storm damage repairs to roads which have been affected during recent storm events. GRAVEL RESHEETING Western: Some storm damage repairs to Murringo Flats Road, Narellan Road, Milo Road, Maloneys Road and Geegullalong Road. Storm damage repairs to roads which have been affected during storm events. Eastern: No resheeting activity. Southern: Chinamans Creek Road. Storm damage repairs to roads which have been affected during the recent storm events. SEALED ROAD REPAIRS Western: Storm damage repairs to shoulders on Henry Lawson Way, Bendick Murrell Road, Chews Lane, Chillingworks Road, Iandra Road, Murringo Gap Road, Pitstone Road, Scenic Road and Telegraph Road. Hand patching works on various roads. Roadside slashing on various roads. Eastern: Storm damage (shoulder repair and culvert cleaning) on Lachlan Valley Way. Sealed road pothole patching and minor sign replacements. Weed spraying of road shoulders and spot spraying of noxious weeds. Signage repairs and replacements on local and regional roads. Pavement repairs on town streets and local roads. Frogmore Road shoulder grading on Hovells Creek area. Roadside slashing on Lachlan Valley Way and Rye Park Road. Southern: Programmed reseals on Gladstone Road, Simmonds Road and Race Creek Road. Minor pavement defect hand patching on various roads. Weed spraying of road shoulders and spot spraying of noxious weeds. Road shoulder vegetation control (slashing) – weather permitting. Signage repairs and replacements on local and regional roads. Storm damage works including drainage and pavement repairs to urban and rural roads. Pavement repairs on sealed roads where bleeding has occurred. CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS Western: Old Forbes Road shoulder widening construction. Spring Creek Road Bridge bypass construction. Burrangong Creek Bridge sediment control. Nasmyth Street Lane and Edwards Street Lane kerb, gutter and sealing construction works. McHenrys Creek Bridge approaches construction. During the construction process, single lane traffic control may be present overnight at McHenrys Creek Bridge approaches. Eastern: Boorowa Waste Transfer Station. Southern: Mechanic Institute – capital upgrades to building including gutter replacement, painting, flooring, kitchen and amenities works.Murrumburrah landfill fencing. North Street linking concrete cycleway – Stage 2. Wombat Hall disabled toilets construction. PARKS AND GARDENS Western: Preparations for Anzac Day celebrations – town and local monuments. Winter annuals planting program. Major oval and sporting fields fertilising program. Monitor and review all lines and sprinklers. Routine maintenance of turf on sporting fields and ovals. Linemarking for school sports and athletics carnivals. Linemarking for Winter sports. Routine maintenance and mowing of recreational grounds, sporting ovals and reserves. Check lights. Street tree pruning – as needed. General maintenance of CBD. Eastern: Preparations for Anzac Day celebrations – town and local monuments. Mowing of cemeteries. Watering of new trees. Spot spraying, weeding and pruning Marsden Street. General maintenance of pool grounds. Street tree pruning – as needed. General maintenance on sporting fields. Southern: Preparations for Anzac Day celebrations – town and local monuments. Neill Street garden and streetscape maintenance. Cemetery mowing and general maintenance. Turf maintenance on sporting ovals. Linemarking for schools, Touch Football and Athletics Club. Park maintenance and mowing. Monitor and review all lines and sprinklers for Winter watering program. WATER SUPPLY AND SEWERAGE WORKS: Western: Water main renewal on Cowra Road – ongoing. Templemore Street water main works – ongoing. Hydrant maintenance throughout town – ongoing. Sewer mains renewals in Lighting Lane and Lynch, Nasmyth and Zouch Streets – ongoing. Eastern: Works on hydrants and water services. Southern: Services location and test pressure. Works on sewer junctions and water services. All Areas: Water meter replacement program – ongoing. Routine operations and maintenance – ongoing. Routine water quality testing and monitoring – ongoing. Speed restrictions will be in place and minor delays may be experienced. The planned works are subject to change due to Council resources and weather conditions. Motorists are advised that Roadwork Speed Limits are enforceable by the NSW Police. Speed should be reduced and caution exercised when travelling through roadwork sites.

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he Hilltops region was treated to not one but two fabulous shows over the weekend, with Andrew Leonard performing his Elvis, Cash and Dino Country Show in Young and Harden. Andrew has been performing his show around the state and kicked off his first of three shows in the Hilltops region in Young on Friday. Andrew performed to around 60-70 people in Young at the Young Bowling Club and slightly lower numbers in Harden at the Harden Country Club on Saturday. “All my shows went really well and we had some high quality audiences and lovely people. I had a ball. We had a lot of fun and the country people are always so nice and appreciative and really knowledgeable with their music and know how to have a good time,” said Andrew. Feedback from the shows was incredibly positive, with the audiences having a fantastic time. Andrew’s final show in the Hilltops region will be in Boorowa at the Boorowa Ex-Services Club on April 28 at 2pm.

Tickets can be booked at the venue or call 0435 072 286. Surrounding regions will also get to enjoy the Elvis, Cash and Dino Show with Andrew taking his tour to the Cootamundra Country Club on the 11th of May at 8pm and a Mother’s Day Show at the Cowra Bowling Club on the 12th of May at 12pm.


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ll participants in the Cherry Queen and Cherry King competition since the first days of the National Cherry Festival are being sought to take part in a gala 70th anniversary celebration to be held in Young later this year. The National Cherry Festival is marking its 70th year in 2019 and the special Queen and King event is one initiative being introduced to celebrate the milestone. The National Cherry Festival Committee resolved to seek public assistance to ensure that as many people as possible involved in the competition over the past seven decades are contacted and invited to attend. “We really need the help of the public in completing a compressive list and getting the word out,” said National Cherry Festival President Caitlin Sheehan. “The Committee is working hard to find information about winners over the years so that we can have as many previous Cherry Kings and Queens as possible share in the milestone event with us. It would be very helpful to have additional input to ensure we have an accurate overview.” If you, a family member or friend participated in one of the competitions over the years, please contact the Young Visitor Information Centre on 1800 628 233 or email with contact details. The Committee is also seeking images from past National Cherry Festivals, especially those featuring Cherry Queens and Kings. For further information, please contact the Visitor Information Centre on 1800 628 233.

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IMAGE: Daniel Cross and Hudson Howell enjoying the day (and the chocolate!)


oorowa Community Landcare Group (BCLG), which celebrates its 30th birthday this year, is excited to announce a project that aims to support a diverse rural community to build resilience to manage and regenerate landscapes in the face of challenging environmental and economic conditions. With support from the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), BCLG is now able to deliver a range of activities to Boorowa regional landholders and residents to support projects that tackle dry times. Social wellbeing is so important during the current drought period, so there will be a range of events providing the opportunity to celebrate successes, share experiences and inspire each other. Local events such as Australia Day Awards, International Women’s Day and the Boorowa Show bring people together and BCLG’s presence can potentially assist individuals manage the drought and social isolation. At this year’s Boorowa Show, the Landcare display was closely aligned with Local Land Services (LLS), where Landcare Committee members and LLS biosecurity staff used the opportunity to promote upcoming activities including the community fox baiting program. Landcare is well supported by the LLS natural resource team and there were some great children’s activities to teach the younger generation about threatened species. Coffee and cake, native trees and a display highlighting some of BCLG’s achievements attracted approximately 150 people into the tent during the course of the day. In March, BCLG was proud to be a part of Boorowa’s 13th International Woman’s Day event, attended by approximately 180 women from near and far. This year’s theme was ‘Old Habits Die Hard’. There were inspiring stories from country women who had overcome drug and alcohol addictions and strategies for improving physical and mental wellbeing. A great networking opportunity, this event gives women a safe environment to start conversations, often sharing personal stories and developing friendships, which is so important to rural communities during times of drought and personal hardship. BCLG members greeted guests at the


IMAGE: Boorowa Landcare at International Women’s Day in Boorowa 2019.

door and the informative display promoted ways to improve the environment. BCLG were able to offer everyone a complimentary tree, propagated by growers in the Landcare network. BCLG is especially excited about an upcoming workshop in Boorowa on Friday 16th August 2019, focusing on regenerative agriculture as a drought resilience strategy. The forum will be advertised in BCLG newsletters and on the Facebook page. Follow for more details as they arise. The workshop will look at the various ways producers react to drought, the factors that drive decision making and how the results of these decisions affect wellbeing. Effective, timely decision-making can enable producers to gain more control of the situation, improve outcomes and build resilience. Speakers will include farm business consultants, social scientists, Department of Primary Industries, Local Land Services and local landholders. The day will be supported by stall holders representing support networks in rural business, mental health and natural resource management agencies. Particularly in dry times, it is important to keep the important Landcare network going and BCLG is grateful to FRRR for their support to build resilience within the community. Contact Boorowa Community Landcare Coordinator Linda Cavanagh for further information on 0459 681 018 or landcare@



he Hilltops Community Hub Easter Hunt was held in Boorowa for the first time last Thursday. Usually run in Young, a special request was made to run the event in Boorowa. All pre-school aged children were invited to attend the free event with approximately 100 parents, grandparents and children joining the Hunt at the Boorowa Recreation Park. Kicking off the event were egg and spoon and sack races on the lawn while those who hadn’t bought their own hat along had the opportunity to make one at the Young Mobile Play pit stop for the parade. Children were provided with an Easter bag with the Hunt beginning at 11am. In between all the running, squealing and excitement, over 800 hidden eggs/ chocolate goodies were hunted for and found. Following the Hunt, children were able to have their faces painted and enjoy using the playground equipment and mobile play spaces. Joining in the fun were Mobile Play Group which is held in Boorowa on Thursdays at 10am and the BEE Centre who walked down to join in the hunt. Many families from Young made the trip over to Boorowa with Boorowa making everyone welcome.

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From Hilltops Council TONY WALLACE

IMAGE: Bunyip Staff Molly Maloney and Sigrid Stevens making donuts.



unyip Preschool held its biannual Family Fun Market Day on Sunday the 14th of April in Harden. It was a fun filled morning with Easter Hat making, cupcake decorating, slime making, hair and nails salon, Pick a Box, balloon darts, pony rides, jumping castle and much more. An Easter Hat parade and a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny capped off a lovely day for all involved. The Family Market Day was started two years ago in 2017 as part of the 50 year celebrations and due to the success of that event, the School will continue to put on the event every two years to raise money for resources and upgrades to the Community Preschool and Long Day Care.

QUESTION of the week

Buy more horses – Tish Healey

IMAGE: Zoe Glover giving the special visitor a high five.

Special thanks go to the Parent Committee who work tirelessly to put on such an event. Special thanks also to the amazing dedicated educators who always work above and beyond to provide for the Preschool.

Anglican minister and social activist Father Rod Bower was recently profiled in the Sydney Morning Herald. In it, he made the distinction between order and justice (in that instance in relation to the handling of sexual abuse in the Church). This article comes at a heady time: just before Easter and then Anzac Day and between a state election and a federal election. When one considers all these events and thinks beyond the extended holiday and the seeming dreariness of continual voting, we can see that what we need in all these examples is justice over order. Order is making everything appear alright whereas justice is ensuring that it is alright. Both Easter and Anzac Day are in their essence about justice. Justice for the oppressed, the dispossessed, the downtrodden, the maligned, the persecuted and the marginalised. We celebrate these events because we believe something right happened for the betterment of the world. Would it not also be great to celebrate the political process? Unfortunately, society has become cynical about the very important selection of who will lead our country, state or council. Given the current abusive talkfest it is easy to see why. The main aim of these politicians is to make one believe that if they are elected there will be financial stability, sound healthcare, accessible education i.e. order. But what of justice? What we should be demanding of our politicians at every level is justice. It is only the delivery of justice that will ensure a truly prosperous society. If we only have order, without justice, we are left with tyranny. It is with some irony I note that Rod Bower is standing for the Senate at the forthcoming federal election as an independent. Deputy Mayor Tony Wallace

If you won $30 million, what would be the first thing you did?

Buy a new house and a flash car – Barry McCaffery

Open up a Scissor Sisters franchise – Karissa Campbell

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April – Al Anon Is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who believe their lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. Held every Monday from 6.30pm to 8pm at the CWA Rooms, 9 Lovell Street, Young. Contact Patty on 0487 762 126 for more info. April – Wrap With Love Is a group of knitters who knit squares 10 inches by 10 inches and make them into wraps or just to have a chat. Also if you would like to donate 8 ply wool or synthetic would be much appreciated. 10am-12pm every Wednesday at the Services Club in Young. Contact Patty on 0487 762 126 for more info. April 17 – The Vegetable Plot Looking for something to do over the April school holidays? Ever wondered what it would sound like if a bunch of vegetables was whooshed up out of the soil by aliens, transformed into musical superbeings and sent back to earth on a mission of love and peas? Well it’s about time you found out! Aspara Gus, Ru Barb and Sir Paul McCarrotney are coming to Young Regional School of Music to teach you how to shake your stems, do the jumping bean and twist and sprout in this fresh, funky, award-winning live music show for kids, families, and foodies. You’ll never think about roots music or vegetables the same way again! 2-3pm. Young Regional School of Music. April 19 – Take 5 on Friday - Young Regional School of Music Scholarship Students Young Regional School of Music tutors and students regularly perform on the Take 5 stage and are some of the most talented performers in the region. The concert will take place between 12.30pm and 1pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is free.Bring a coffee, some lunch and your friends for an enjoyable outing. April 20 – Young and Region Farmers Markets Young & Region Farmers Markets 9am until 12pm at Anderson Park near the former railway station (Young Visitor Information Centre). BBQ and coffee available. Buy fresh straight from the producers. Local fruit, vegetables, plants, wine, honey, goats milk products and baked goods all on sale. For updates on the markets, follow them on Facebook at April 20 – Graze, Jugiong Jugiong’s own food and wine market. Local producers will be lining Riverside Drive with their brimming stalls and free samples for market goers. Please support local growers and makers in Jugiong. 9am-2pm. Riverside Drive, Jugiong. April 24 – Author Talk with Andrew Holt An Author Talk with former local man Andrew Holt will take place at Hilltops Council Library, Young branch on April 24 at 10.30am. Andrew is passionate about educating children and offers tips and tools in his second book, A Wise Water World Inspires Me to help children grow in emotional intelligence. His latest book continues with empowering questions around the themes of emotions, water and going with the flow. Everyone is welcome to attend including parents, grandparents, carers, educators and child development professionals. April 25 – Anzac Day Anzac Day will be commemorated in towns and villages across the Hilltops region with services scheduled at dawn, mid-morning and afternoon. Services are planned at Wirrimah, Koorawatha, Crowther, Bendick Murrell, Boorowa, Rugby, Bribbaree, Monteagle, Murringo, Harden-Murrumburrah, Jugiong, Wombat, Galong and Young. April 26 – Take 5 on Fridays – Malcolm Dunbar Malcolm Dunbar is back for a Take Five concert at Young Library. Malcolm, who formerly taught at Young High School, is composer of the Take Five at the Library song, which he will perform at this concert, along with lots of amusing songs about villages and attractions in the Hilltops area. Malcolm brings a group of musicians with him on his trip to Young and will team up with a number of local musicians too. 12.30-1pm. Young Library. April 27 – Walk for Joan’s Wish Walking for Joan’s Wish to end pancreatic cancer and increase awareness about DIPG and mental health. This walk will also bring awareness about the things Joan’s Wish is doing this year on November 9 with the NSW Sand Drag Titles to be held at Coppabella Road, Galong. Panky the Panda will be joining this walk and urge everyone to come along, walk and help collect donations on the way to the Light Horse pub for lunch. 9-11.30am. Harden Tyre Service. April 27 – Bribbaree Show’n Shine Family fun day out. Awards for many categories including car, trucks, bikes and utes. Racing Lawnmowers demo and Vintage Engine Club demo. Entertainment, food, bar and camping facilities available! Strictly no bring your own. 8am-7pm. Bribbaree Showground. April 27 – Young Tennis Club Centenary Celebrations Former members welcome, lunch and memorabilia display. Contact David Robinson or phone 0408 441 070.Young Tennis Club April 27 – Boorowa Rotary Makers and Growers Markets You will find food, craft and products grown, made and prepared by local people. The Old Court House grounds in Marsden Street. April 28 – Elvis, Cash and Dino Country Tour Andrew Leonard (Lemvis) pays tribute to ‘The King of Cool’ Dean Martin, ‘The Man in Black’ Johnny Cash and ‘The King’ Elvis Presley in this very authentic, interactive, funny and high class show. They can be booked direct from the Club or call 0435 072 286.2pm. Boorowa Ex-Services Club. April 28 – Bush Poetry The second of the Wombat Bush Poets 2019 events will be held on April 28 at the Young Hotel from 1.30pm to 4.30pm. These events are always held on the last Sunday of the month finishing the year at the National Cherry Festival Sunday morning, December 8. Come along and enjoy the fun. Unique Australian entertainment, tell yarns in traditional rhyme and rhythm or other poetry styles. Open mike. Juniors, instrumentalists and singers welcome. Gold coin donation optional. April 29 – Watercolour Painting at Boorowa Library Korean watercolour artist will return to present another excellent lesson involving watercolour painting. Cost $5.00 to cover materials. Contact Jenny at Boorowa Library for more details on 6384 2441. 2-4pm. Boorowa Library, Boorowa.

OUR Bloke

Chris Tomic How long have you lived in the Hilltops region? 20 years. What is your favourite time of year in the Hilltops region and why? Summer, the Cherry Festival. What do you do for work and/or what are you currently studying? Butcher. Name the best part of your job and/or course? Socialization and happy faces. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why? Europe, for the travel and diversity. Name one thing that you want to achieve in 2019? Travel overseas. If you were asked to sing a duet and could pick anyone who would it be? My work mate Will Dunn. What item can you not live without? My dog. What superpower would you choose if you could have any and why? Immortality, to experience all life had to offer. Do you prefer books, magazines or online print and what do enjoy reading? Anything really, you’re never too old to learn and go with the times.

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t’s time to start thinking about what types of bulbs you would like to plant in your garden for their colourful spring display. Purchasing the bulbs Make sure that the bulbs you buy are firm with no signs of soft rot or disease on them. When you are choosing your bulbs, select bulb species that are suited to your climatic zone. Some easy to grow bulbs for the Hilltops region are Daffodils, Jonquils, Freesias, Tulips, Bluebells and Hyacinths. Soil Temperature The soil temperature will need to be between 13 – 23 degrees when you plant out your bulbs. I would normally first store your bulbs in the crisper of your fridge for up to 6 weeks to give them the false winter coolness and then plant them out. Store them in a paper bag so that they won’t sweat. Planting Location Ensure where you are planting out your bulbs is a well-drained location as boggy soils will cause many bulbs to rot and they will then never flower. Turn the soil over a few times to ensure the soil is friable so they can easily set down roots. Planting Bulbs Every bulb is slightly different however a rough guideline is that you plant them twice as deep as the bulb’s width. Fertilise with slow release fertiliser, water well and spread a fine layer of mulch.

On Going Care Water your bulbs regularly to ensure the soil is moist but not wet, continue this right through to the end of flowering. They may need additional water once shoots and flowers form. Once the foliage appears above ground you can apply liquid fertiliser every two weeks. Subscribe to my Garden Greetings Newsletter to read the full article about growing bulbs, designing gardens with bulbs and then the ongoing care after flowering. Go to glenicebuckdesigns to subscribe.


The Lions Club of Young Inc. will continue their planned ‘USED BATTERY DRIVE’ for the weeks of Monday 11th March 2019 to 26th April 2019 Delivery point for USED battery donations is Property of President Dennis Foster 15 Briggs Street, Young NSW Contact information available for Lions Members: President Dennis Foster: 0412 902 647 or Geoff Freudenstein: 0432 233 983 Destin-e-Post Gift Shop Boorowa. Now stocking superb quilting fabrics, more coming. Classes available starting 30th April, Tuesday 1-4. Bookings essential. Phone Cheryl on 0419481319 Young Amateur Swimming Club AGM Thursday 9th May 2019, 6.30pm Young Services Club in the Auditorium

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HARDEN GOLF NEWS Parker and Kuhn Claim DA Busters Multiplier Saturday saw the annually sponsored trophy by DA Busters Development Assistance Services and as usual, it is an event not often played that takes unique teamwork to succeed. The 4BBB Multiplier shows that a pair’s team effort of both scores, will either score huge or record a duck egg as the result on each hole. Powering on again was none other than Bernie Parker with the world class halfback Eric Kuhn as his pint-sized jockey riding high on Mr Parker’s success. This eclectic partnership scored an impressive 80 aggregate points, recording 12 points off two consecutive holes with Bernie birding 2 on the trot for 4 points whilst Eric parred both for the lock of 3 points. Nice. Runners up were husband and wife pairing of Peter and Jeanette Elliott who also scored hot at times, but with 4 zips were left wondering what might have been, a mere 1 shot behind the leaders on 79 total points. Jeanette in this effort claimed the individual trophy also supplied by DA Busters. Peter and Jeanette led off the balls with their 79 points, then followed by Darrell Cassidy and Robert Bates with 76 points and John Hawkins and Brian Wales on 74 points. The Bendigo Bank Hole in One did not go off but again a hot close shot went to Kevin Hoppe at 1.7m. Word also filtered back from last week where Kevin was a mere 6 inches from an Albatross on hole number 12. The last albatross was some 20 years ago now on 14 by butcher cum truck driver to the stars, Robert Stevenson. Nice one Kev. Ladies Midweek Development 9 Hole Comp Last week, a wonderful roll up saw some of the really keen beginners who have been putting the time in with their friends

and also visiting Pro Garry Begg, roll up for a 9 hole comp. The winner on the day with an impressive 40 net was Angela Field. A job well done. The strength of where this group is at is not in the actual net score, moreover the bunched nature of scoring with all ladies going hard. The runner up on the day was Kathy Sanderson, only 1 shot back at 41 net and then came Jackie Solah with 43 net. Great stuff ladies. Take your time in getting your confidence and hope to see you on Saturdays some time into the future, or at least the midweek 12 hole comp. Steinke from Steinke & Kilda Midweek Yes that’s right, a 3 way countback amongst 2 blokes this week decided the result in the Midweek Comp. Remembering the 12 hole layout is a par 24 Stableford points. Getting it done with only 1 point over par (25 points) were Peter Steinke, Bill Kilda and Peter Steinke. The numbers have it and Peter Steinke snuck home in a countback. Peter won the bikkies along with the right to deduct 1 shot from his handicap. Next back was Mr Consistency Ron Kerr with 24 points, playing most weeks at or about his handicap. Ron also claimed the mystery ball draw prize. This Week With Easter upon us, golf will continue on Saturday. The gents will be playing for the Damian Shea Gutter Vac Trophy in a Stableford event, getting going from lunch time. The ladies also have a Stableford set for Saturday under a Club Trophy. The Bendigo Bank Hole in One prize will be in play for both fields with a $1000 bank account awaiting the next successful member that achieves it. Enjoy your golf punters. Alby



ine Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) Tai Chi volunteer leaders recently refreshed their skills and arrived at solutions to some of their challenges at a network day in Temora with Master Trainer Lorna Nixon. “Tai Chi is a great way to improve your balance and flexibility in a friendly, social setting. We are lucky to have such great leaders in our region,” said Lorna. The MLHD Tai Chi program aims to improve access to safe physical activity, especially for older adults living in rural communities. Tai Chi classes run weekly in over 20 communities across the District. MLHD Health Promotion Officer Barb Manwaring said, “We know the importance of regular physical activity to maintain good health and this is a great chance for community members to take part in a low cost activity locally.” Sessions are running weekly in Young on Mondays at 9.30am at the PCYC and Thursdays at 9am at the Southern Cross Cinema. Participants are asked to contribute a gold coin per session to assist with program running costs. For more information about physical activity classes in the area, please contact Carly Barnes on 0409 781 326 or visit

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Hilltops Phoenix Issue 153  

Your free weekly guide to what’s happening in and around The Hilltops

Hilltops Phoenix Issue 153  

Your free weekly guide to what’s happening in and around The Hilltops