Wander in Wildwood Garden

October 6, 2015

Bilpin’s Wildwood Garden is literally in full bloom in spring. Set in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Mountains, the two-hectare garden comes alive with camellias and spring blossom at this time of year. The garden is the project of Wayne and Sue Tapping, who have been crafting it for more than 35 years. “We’ve... Read More >

Taste the world

September 29, 2015

Tastebud-tantalising treats will abound at the Hawkesbury 2015 Wine, Food & Music Race Day on Sunday 11 October. With a ‘Flavours of the World’ theme, Hawkesbury Racecourse will be taken over by stalls serving up steaming plates of dumplings, Greek souvlaki, Turkish gozleme, pizza and pancakes. Balance out the international fare with a drop from... Read More >

Local cider champions

September 22, 2015

Turns out those delicious Bilpin apples are good for more than just chomping into. Cider-making husband and wife team Shane and Tessa McLaughlin took out a bronze medal for their Hillbilly apple cider at the International Cider Challenge in the UK in June – and their pear variety won a silver. “The way we make... Read More >

Julie’s Kitchen in spring

September 15, 2015

Spring is here, which means it’s time to fill your table with dishes full of fresh, colourful locally grown veggies. Our star cook and Pitt Town’s prime preserver Julie Sullivan has got tips for making the most of seasonal produce, getting the kids involved, and the inside scoop on the best jams and chutneys to... Read More >

Lynwood Country Club – an exciting new future

September 8, 2015

As many of you will be aware, the Castle Hill RSL Group recently acquired Lynwood Country Club. What does that mean for the country club, and how will it affect residents? “There are two driving forces behind the changes we’ve got planned for Lynwood Country Club,” explains David O’Neil, Chief Executive Officer, Castle Hill RSL... Read More >

Ideas for spoiling Dad this weekend

September 3, 2015

Forgo the usual route and treat Dad to something memorable this Father’s Day – after all, he probably has enough socks and undies and world’s greatest Dad mugs to last the next few years! Get out and about Nothing beats quality time spent together. If he’s a golfer, register him and any junior players in the... Read More >

Sport, fun, food and a sense of community

September 1, 2015

Pitt Town & Districts Sports Club has been around since 1987, and it has a long and proud history of supporting the local community. With hearty club-style food served daily at the Hideaway Bistro, a program of regular events, and long-running associations with many local sports clubs, this local club has an important role in... Read More >

The cooks co-op farm in Sackville

August 25, 2015

Former Longrain executive chef Martin Boetz has a food and farming vision: it’s about growing what you need, using what you grow, and doing it all locally. Boetz bought his 28-acre farm in Sackville in 2011, and quickly turned it into the Cooks Co-op – a reaction to the commercialisation of farming. The Co-op is... Read More >

Radio Audio – Ray Hadley: Problems With Pitt Town

August 23, 2015

Click here and listen to Anthony Powell tell Ray Hadley on 2GB how he purchased land at Breeze Estate in Pitt Town, only to discover it does not include services as advertised. Source: 2GB Radio


August 23, 2015

My name is Keith Johnson, founder of Johnson Property Group.  I am writing this letter following the article that appeared in the Daily Telegraph as well as recent radio reports, and I am extremely concerned with what seems to be occurring. There appear to have been off the plan land sales by other developers that are... Read More >