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Book of the Month

Cans For Change – Book of the Month

A super funny story about recycling that’ll help your boys get through the extended two weeks of school holidays! Synopsis: Daniel Jeffries knows cars. More importantly, he knows his dad’s car, a 1970 Ford XW Falcon GT, his dad’s pride and joy. Daniel helped restore it. But then his dad became obsessed with recycling. Now the GT is a GT... Read More

by katie , 2 days ago

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A Great Day At the Tramway

The Brisbane Tramway Museum Society was inaugurated in 1968, one year before trams ran for the last time in Brisbane.  A few far-sighted tram enthusiasts saw the need to ensure that Brisbane’s mainstay public transport vehicles were preserved for future generations to experience. By being ahead of the close-down, the museum was able to negotiate with the Brisbane City Council... Read More

by katie , 2 days ago

Sports News

Golf – The Game For Life In The New World

Considering a sport for your child to try? Is a team sport better than an individual sport?    There are many choices to consider however golf is a wonderful option which can offer many benefits for kids which will ultimately have a major impact in developing positive habits that follow into adulthood. At Keperra Country Golf Club, we specialise in... Read More

by katie , 1 week ago

Sports News

WAHRLC Hit The Ground Running For 2022

West Arana Hills Rugby League Club are about to embark on their 53rd campaign in the Rugby League Brisbane Competition and invite current and new members to join them for the 2022 rugby league season. The rugby league club is professionally operated with experienced full-time staff, strong development and education programs, well-maintained facilities, and financial security through sponsorship and Arana... Read More

by katie , 2 weeks ago

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A Nugget Of Nostalgia In A Gallery Of Graffiti

Coal may be a dirty four-letter word these days, but the smutty black nuggets once powered the bustling trams of Brisbane; and it all happened at a prime river-side setting in New Farm. The imposing New Farm Powerhouse was built to power the extensive tramway network of Brisbane, reportedly the largest in the southern hemisphere.  Designed by council architect Roy... Read More

by katie , 2 weeks ago

Events, Health

Prostate Cancer – Is It Secret Mens Business?

Rotary Club of Samford Valley will have as guest speaker at their meeting Distinguished Professor Judith Clements on the 8th February. While in the past prostate cancer has often been deemed to be, ‘secret men’s business’, the Rotary Club of Samford Valley want to see that change. We know that the occurrence of Prostate Cancer in men ranks equal to breast... Read More

by katie , 2 weeks ago

History, Newsfeed

Celebrating 30 Years of Success

Nobody imagined that thirty years after conception, The Hills Echo would still retain its popularity as a community newsmagazine in The Hills District and surrounds. It all began in January 1992 when the very first Hills Echo edition rolled off the printing presses in Warwick and bussed its way to Ferny Hills. Those were the days of light tables, wax... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Community, Newsfeed

Rotary Festive Fundraisers Are A Huge Success

December was a very busy and successful month for local not-for-profit club, Aspley Rotary. The club has made a tremendous difference to some of the less fortunate families within our community by donating $3,000 to Aspley Care. This money assisted them to compile Christmas Hampers that were distributed to some of the families doing it tough within the region before... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

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Brookside’s Sweet Secret

Brookside Shopping Centre’s rooftop is a-buzz with excitement with the harvest of the first pot of honey from its resident bee hives taking place last month. With bees playing a critical role in preserving ecological balance, along with acting as an integral part of the wider ecosystem, the team at Brookside were keen to introduce the bee hives to the... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

Community, Newsfeed

Planning Ahead 

Happy 2022 !  As mentioned in our previous columns, our Association presented a community-led budget submission to Cr Toomey of The Gap Ward in October 2021. The submission included recommendations on expenditure categories within BCC’s budget being: local roads, parks, bikeways, footpaths, reserves and public transport. BCC is Australia’s largest council by population size, so understandably its budget process is... Read More

by katie , 3 weeks ago

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