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The First International Day of Conscience
3 Apr 2020
The First International Day of Conscience
April 5, 2020, will mark the first International Day of Conscience, which is a United Nations day. This day serves to remind people to self-reflect, follow their conscience, and do the right things. Everyone is encouraged to observe the day. 
APP to Help Save Lives During Challenges Like Corona Virus
2 Apr 2020
APP to Help Save Lives During Challenges Like Corona Virus
Australian designed platform to save lives during a time of crisis as we prepare for lockdown. Already being trialled on the east coast of the United States by emergency services, Gpost, a free app, launched for all Australians yesterday ahead of further restrictions in Australia. 
Going Online Gets Real as We Inch Towards Full Isolation
28 Mar 2020
Going Online Gets Real as We Inch Towards Full Isolation
From the couch choir to YouTube yoga, online communities are flourishing, as the restrictions on social gatherings to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, become tighter and tighter. 
Stockpile on Sleep, not Supermarket Staples to Protect from COVID-19
27 Mar 2020
Stockpile on Sleep, not Supermarket Staples to Protect from COVID-19
As panic-buyers continue to leave supermarket shelves bare, University of South Australia sleep experts are reminding people that it’s sleep that they need to stockpile if they want to ensure the best possible health during the pandemic. 
An Update from Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Regarding COVID-19
22 Mar 2020
An Update from Penrith Performing and Visual Arts Regarding COVID-19
On 18 March the Prime Minister announced a ban on non-essential gatherings of more than 100 people, effective immediately and in NSW the ban is in force until midnight on 16 June 2020. The immediate effect of this ban is a closure of The Joan’s three theatres. 
Economic Stimulus Package
13 Mar 2020
Economic Stimulus Package
The Morrison Government yesterday announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus. 
Safely Enjoying Hawkesbury’s Picturesque Cycle Trails
11 Mar 2020
Safely Enjoying Hawkesbury’s Picturesque Cycle Trails
Surrounded by national parklands and with an excellent provision of cycle paths and trails, Hawkesbury is a great place to discover by bike. 
Landmark partnership brings STEM to life in classrooms
9 Mar 2020
Landmark partnership brings STEM to life in classrooms
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) will be brought to life in primary schools across the nation through a landmark partnership between the peak employer group for the resources and energy industry and the market leader of Australian children’s publishing. 
Helping Fire-Affected Small Biz Survive and Thrive
2 Mar 2020
Helping Fire-Affected Small Biz Survive and Thrive
A free initiative is helping small businesses directly - and indirectly - impacted by bushfire survive and thrive by connecting them to business buddies with skills and resources to share. 
It’s Better to Ovary-Act than Not
29 Feb 2020
It’s Better to Ovary-Act than Not
Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has urged women across the Hawkesbury to ensure they can recognise the symptoms of one of the country’s most deadly cancers for women as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close. 
Keeping Hawkesbury Close to Your Heart
27 Feb 2020
Keeping Hawkesbury Close to Your Heart
Last year, over 114 million people* visited NSW, no doubt returning home with memories and souvenirs of a wonderful trip. 
Open Court Sessions: Why It's Tennis For Everyone
21 Feb 2020
Open Court Sessions: Why It's Tennis For Everyone
Tennis Australia has launched Open Court Sessions, a new social tennis experience designed to get more adults on the court. 
Investing in Healthier Waterways for Western Sydney
20 Feb 2020
Investing in Healthier Waterways for Western Sydney
Three key projects delivering improved health and water quality to the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers have been approved under the Morrison Government’s $100 million Environment Restoration Fund. 
Budget Direct Launches Bushfire Recovery Fund to Assist Bushfire Affected Communities
16 Feb 2020
Budget Direct Launches Bushfire Recovery Fund to Assist Bushfire Affected Communities
Budget Direct launches Bushfire Recovery Fund with grants of up to $20,000 to assist with the long term recovery of communities affected by bushfires. 
More Assistance Needed for Struggling Businesses in Wake of Fires
15 Feb 2020
More Assistance Needed for Struggling Businesses in Wake of Fires
Federal Member for Macquarie Susan Templeman has welcomed additional funding provided for both Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury City Councils. 
Elevenses at The Joan in 2020 - A series of Art + Music Insights
15 Feb 2020
Elevenses at The Joan in 2020 - A series of Art + Music Insights
The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and Penrith Regional Gallery Present;
Elevenses at The Joan in 2020
A series of Art + Music Insights
 
NSW Government Changes Caravan Law
13 Feb 2020
NSW Government Changes Caravan Law
Fire victims have received some comforting news, with the NSW Government releasing an amendment to the legislation that prohibits caravans being used to house bushfire victims. 
One of the World's Largest Scientific Weight Loss Studies Reveals the Key to Three Times More Weight Loss
9 Feb 2020
One of the World's Largest Scientific Weight Loss Studies Reveals the Key to Three Times More Weight Loss
One of the world’s largest weight loss studies by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has found that following a scientifically backed ‘digital diet’ for as little as 12 weeks resulted in clinically significant weight loss. 
Noctornal Nature Safari Hits the Hawkesbury
6 Feb 2020
Noctornal Nature Safari Hits the Hawkesbury
Hawkesbury residents are invited to take part in a nocturnal nature safari to explore, learn about and enjoy the activities of native animals at night. 
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