Vermont

Values of up to $2m at Blighton

December 6, 2016

Ten prestigious blocks have now been released within Blighton precinct Vermont estate, according to Keith Johnson, Managing Director of Johnson Property Group. “Blighton is well underway, with civil works, construction and landscaping complete,” says Keith. “The estate is maturing and we are pleased to see sales within the newly released Blighton precinct selling up to... Read More >

Bennetts live the resort life at Bona Vista

November 29, 2016

With a waterfall cascading from the roof, a pool and giant timber deck, Danielle and Mark Bennett are loving their holiday-style home at Bona Vista! The closeness of family and friends, the spacious blocks and sense of community drew Danielle and Mark to build at Vermont three years ago, they say. “I had lived in... Read More >

The joy of growing your own

November 8, 2016

You can get it all There is not much that isn’t available in spring! Local farms would be picking fresh herbs, Asian greens, broccoli, spring onions, tomatoes, beetroot, kale and spinach. Citrus fruits are still abundant and early nectarines, peaches, melons, grapes and strawberries add plenty of variety to fruit plates. My home veggie garden... Read More >

Teen queen Brittnee goes back to school

November 1, 2016

Miss Teen Galaxy 2016 finalist Brittnee Sheath says she’s hanging up her evening gown for a while to focus her attention on school. Brittnee, 17, goes to Windsor High School and says that as she’ll be studying for her HSC next year, she would like to put her energy into that. “I’ve loved competing in Miss... Read More >

Hills Shire Times: Pitt town continues to attract families seeking new homes and a quieter lifestyle

October 28, 2016

Land sales in historic Pitt Town continue to attract a premium as families seek new homes and a quieter lifestyle in housing developments close to the Hawkesbury River, writes Katrina Creer. It is one of NSW’s oldest suburbs, but historic Pitt Town has undergone a huge transformation over the past decade. New housing estates have... Read More >

Sprouting success in the garden

October 25, 2016

Russell Brown – Gardening Guru Spring has sprung and the garden awaits your attention! Here are Russell’s top tips for managing your outdoor space as the weather warms up and things start to sprout and grow… Top tips Fertilise everything! This will promote new luscious growth, fruiting and flowering and kick-start deciduous trees and shrubs.... Read More >

Waterskiers take to the river

October 18, 2016

It’s that time of year again, when keen ski racers come from all around the world to compete in the annual Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Classic in the midst of the picturesque scenery of the Hawkesbury River, says Edwina Best, secretary of the Bridge to Bridge committee. Held on the weekend of November 26-27,... Read More >

The worries of germ warfare

October 11, 2016

Sonya Fladun – Mum in the suburbs It’s easy to get obsessive about germs, particularly if you have children in school or childcare, where they are exposed to all manner of ailments. Life can seem like a never-ending battle against those insidious, microscopic terrorists. With baby number one, I was totally germ phobic. I was... Read More >

Pitt Town leads the property market

October 4, 2016

Pitt Town has ranked in the top 10 when it comes to biggest change in median value across Sydney and its outer suburbs, according to an article published in the “Daily Mail Australia” in July. It states that statistics, compiled by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria and CoreLogic RP Data, have revealed the best... Read More >

Aboriginal art and breathtaking views

September 27, 2016

For a great experience that highlights the best of the Aboriginal art in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, step out on the Aboriginal Heritage walk. Combining Resolute and West Head walking tracks, you’ll encounter historic rock engravings and art of the Guringai people, the traditional owners of this land. You can chose to do an easy 1km... Read More >