• Hunters Hill votes to fight Baird


      Five gallant Hunters Hill councillors to oppose forced merger court ruling HUNTERS HILL will fight Dictator Premier Mike Baird’s threatened forced merger with the City of Ryde and declared its intent to appeal last Friday night. An extraordinary council meeting at Hunters Council Chambers voted five to two of lodging a notice of intention […]

  • Impacts from expanding number of open cut coal mines


    To The POINT with CATHY MERCHANT OVER EIGHTY people from across Sydney and regional NSW travelled by heritage train through the Hunter and Western coalfields last month to view first-hand the damage coal-mining is causing to communities, health, land, water and our climate, as the train passed close by coal mines and power stations. Representatives […]

  • Luke Foley’s solidarity message on mergers


    Opposition Leader Luke Foley has vowed to save Hunters Hill and Lane Cove if Dictator Mike Baird imposes a forced merger with Ryde. Mr Foley has previously blasted the threatened forced merger of Hunters Hill and Lane Cove into Ryde as a Baird ‘gerrymander’ aimed to ensure Labor and independent candidates have too large an […]

  • $9 million Ryde Hospital upgrade underway


    Two Ryde Hospital wards are being gutted, expanded and upgraded in a $9 million works program which will see improved facilities for patients, families and staff. Work on Ward 2 – a general medical ward – and the Coronary Care/High Dependency Unit (CC/HDU) means expanded floor space, improved equipment, reconfigured rooms and increased levels of […]

  • Baird driving people to suicide, warns Alan Jones


    Broadcaster Alan Jones says the Baird dictatorship is driving people to commit suicide. “You have got a Liberal Party that won an election pledging in writing no council amalgamations yet you have got forced amalgamations,” Mr Jones said. “Why, because Michael Baird says he knows better than anyone else. “Do not worry about not telling […]

  • Clr Craig Chung resigns


    Ryde Liberal councillor Craig Chung has resigned after being elected to the City of Sydney. His resignation will not require a by-election in Ryde as it comes within 18 months of an upcoming scheduled council election. Councillor Chung has worked closely with The Weekly Times and is proud of supporting residents fighting to save Blenheim […]

  • Lane Cove activist is urging residents to ‘keep the faith’


    Long standing Lane Cove resident Don Murchison says he’s appalled by this week’s Land and Environment Court dismissal of Lane Cove and Hunters Hill Council’s case against their forced merger with Ryde – but has urged other residents to keep fighting for our municipalities. The Land and Environment Court dismissed the councils’ case last week […]

  • Our brave firefighters rewarded


    The brave rescue of two elderly women trapped in a car accident in Carlingford last year by Ryde, Eastwood and Rydalmere fire fighters has been rewarded by the State’s top Fire and Rescue leaders. Fire & Rescue NSW Acting Commissioner Jim Hamilton today recognised the brave actions of firefighters who worked in perilous conditions last […]

  • We’ve done all we can, says Mayor


    MAYOR of Lane Cove Deborah Hutchens was re-elected recently but fears she could be the riverside municipality’s last Mayor. Hunters Hill and Lane Cove had their case against a forced merger with Ryde dismissed in the Land and Environment Court last week. Now Lane Cove and Hunters Hill face the threat of being forced to […]

  • Our local pizza chefs at Verace Pizzeria are on top of the world with prestigious award


    The Weekly Times congratulates Stefano Cirene and his team at the Verace Pizzeria restaurant in Macquarie Park which won the Overall World Grand Champion award at the prestigious Le 5 Stagioni World Championship in Melbourne. The Overall World Grand Champion award was presented to chef Mario Martellino who was also presented with first prize in […]

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