Huge Farming & timber cutting equipment sale in Herons Creek- SUNDAY 16th December 2018 @ 10.30am. Some items are collectable. 

Bill Boyd's collection is up for grabs as he is retiring from farming.



Clearance Sale


Sunday 16th December 2018 – 10:30am Start


On Site – 484 Blackbutt Road, Herons Creek NSW 2443


Account: Bill Boyd


1964 Fordson Major Tractor plus blade disc choppers, Massy Ferguson 135 Tractor, Sawmill driven by Fordson motor, 4 cross cut saws, chain harrows, rotary hoe, bike spray unit, Hand held and sundry tools, some antique bullock yolks, old chainsaws, belt pulley for 275 International, belt pulley for Fordson Major and so much more!






All bidders must register - photo ID required with current residential address


Strictly cash or cheque payment on the day - NO EFTPOS




For further details contact the office on (02) 6562 6600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


A MUST - Two big special movies are screening at The Plaza Theatre in this month of November.

Monday November 20th - THE STAR 5.30pm

at a new time of 5.30pm there is an Australian first with the pre-screening of the new Christmas film called 'The Star'. This is being organised by Herons Creek Chapel.

 "THE STAR brilliantly tells the story of the first Christmas from the perspective of the adventurous animals who contributed to the journey and bore witness to the miraculous birth of Jesus Christ," said Executive Producer DeVon Franklin. "The entire family will laugh and be inspired as they experience the power of faith, friends and courage through the eyes of these brave, heroic animals."

 Click here to view trailer:


 In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

 THE STAR comes from the studios who brought you THE SMURFS, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and SOUL SURFER. It premieres in Australian cinemas nationwide Nov. 30. The cast of vocal talent features Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey), Gina Rodriguez (Mary), Zachary Levi (Joseph), Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove), Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse), Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat), Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep), Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog), Patricia Heaton (Edith the cow), Kristin Chenoweth (Abby the mouse), national radio personality Delilah Rene (Elizabeth), Christopher Plummer (King Herod), Kris Kristofferson (Old Donkey), and Tracy Morgan (Felix), Tyler Perry (Cyrus), Oprah Winfrey (Deborah) as the three camels. This new movie features new music by Mariah Carey.

Its a film for all ages. For the adults its full of wit and slack stick humour. Yet to be rated but from feedback from within the industry, it will most likely be rated 'G'. Can I encourage you, to bring your whole family, a friend, a neighbour to see this movie. Best to purchase your tickets before the night at the Box Office to save long lines thus delaying the start of the movie.Weekends are a good time to drop bye and grab tickets as the Theatre is generally open most hours.

 Thursday 30 November - WONDER at 6.30pm

This is a new movie being screened on behalf of Herons Creek Public School. It will be a fundraiser night. This film as the Prinicapal Nikki saids 'will bring a tear to everyone's eye'. Lets support our wonderful school by attending - and a brilliant movie as a bonus

 Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

 Director: Stephen Chbosky    Writers:Stephen Chbosky (screenplay by), Steve Conrad (screenplay by) Stars: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson

To check out the story - surf to these websites: 

Youtube trailers: or

Contact the school for advanced tickets at $14pp.

Two must see movies for this season.

A big thank you to all who attended our premier viewing of 'The Case for Christ' movie – the story of Lee Strobel early years of marriage, at the Plaza Theatre, Laurieton on 4th May.

There were 204 in attendance, attendees coming from Taree, Wauchope, Port Macquarie, and the Camden Haven.

 With excitement we are doing a second (final) viewing of this must see movie.

This time, we are encouraging you, challenging you, to bring a friend, a neighbour or someone from church who needs to see this movie.

Monday 15th May 2017

Plaza Theatre, Bold Street, Laurieton

6.30pm sharp

Tickets $9

 Please buy your tickets before the night at the Box Office to save long lines thus delaying the start of the movie.

Its a must see movie

 Also, announcing a one off Premier viewing of the movie, ‘The Shack”

Premier night  -  Monday 5th June at Plaza Theatre, Laurieton 6.30pm

More information will follow soon.



Martin Parish

Co – Pastor

Herons Creek Chapel

Discounted Price of $9 (normally $14) 

Tickets are now on sale at the Theatre. I

  Check the Trailer:

 Book early.

Location:         The Plaza Theatre, Bold Laurieton


  Please direct any enquiries to Martin Parish 0411426427.

ABOUT THE FILM:   The Case for Christ is based on Lee Strobel’s best-selling book about his own journey as an award-winning investigative journalist and resolute atheist who sets out to disprove Christianity.  Lee, a hard-driving journalist, was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top. His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. But things weren’t going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed—or didn’t believe—as an avowed atheist. The film draws on their true story and on their  marriage and how it struggled mightily as her growing faith collided with his determined atheism.

The dramatic retelling of their journey offers heart and a human touch on the in-depth research Lee Strobel conducted.

THE CASE FOR CHRIST is a moving story that will inspire everyone who sees it: believers, those who are searching for answers, and even those who are where Lee Strobel once was. THE CASE FOR CHRIST stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway and Robert Forster.

More information:


With excitement I announce the screening of 'The Case for Christ' movie will be shown at the Plaza Theatre during early May.

There will be a special Premier Viewing on 4th May at 6.30pm sharpe.

Discounted Price of $9 (normally $14) 

Tickets are now on sale at the Theatre. I expect the premier night to sell quickly.

This will be monitored and a second night may be quickly planned.

The reviews are glowing, "I just finished watching THE CASE FOR CHRIST and am absolutely speechless. It is such a powerful redemptive story! A must see!"
Steve Carter, Teaching Pastor, Willow Creek" 

It's a movie for the whole family, your friends,  & neighbours. 

This is surely the movie not to be missed.

Herons Creek Chapel is proudly encouraging everyone to attend this Special  Event:

Please read on.


 Community Spirit and Amazing Effort from Herons Creek Residents


 Please find attached a letter from Mick Hall which sums up our experience, together with a petition.  

 The thing is.  There are many many people who chose to live next to state forests for the amenity it provides.  This amenity has been stripped from us by way of the LEP Amendment 34 which now makes extractive industry permissible in RU3 (state forests) when previously it was prohibited.

 Kind regards   

Maureen Churnside - No New Quarry Herons Creek 


 On the 15th February, a second quarry in Herons Creek on State Forest Land was approved, by the Joint Regional Planning Panel, in the face of strong community objection. The company planning to mine this land at Herons Creek submitted a very poor response to the planning panel’s previous demand for further information, yet the Development Application was approved anyway. The message was clear – it is very difficult to successfully oppose a development. The chairman of the Panel Gary West referred to a recent amendment to The Local Environment Plan, which was changed days before this application was lodged and permitted extractive industries and agriculture on State Forest Land. He stated that he dealt with the current situation (LEP Amendment) and was not responsible for it (not quite his exact words).

 The message from the Council and The Regional Panel is one of legal impotence for the community in opposing developments even on State Forest Land and Crown Land, but it gets worse! In November, a Bill was passed by Niall Blair, Minister for Primary Industries to make the exploitation of State Forest Land and Crown Land by the private sector, easier. It also takes away some Aboriginal rights in the process. The process of putting this into effect will take place this year which can potentially effect between 33% and 42% of our State!

State Forest Land always has been a commercial enterprise, but was intended to sustainably produce forest products forever.

 We need a more balanced legal framework which can make commonsense decisions for our community and you can get in touch with us to sign or even get a copy of our petition calling on council to disallow extractive (mining) industry on State Forest Land and you can also get involved by making a submission about these legislative changes via accessing the website of NSW EDO

 It is essential that the community uses political pressure to protect the environment for future generations. The Herons Creek Community have shown amazing spirit and effort so please support them by signing our petition, and writing a submission or even a letter addressed to Niall Blair, and Lesley Williams, expressing concern for the Governance of Crown Lands and State Forests.

 Petitions can be collected from and returned to Nadine Rose, 9 Merrigal Road, Port Macquarie, or from the Three Rivers Greens Website




PETITION  (Return to Nadine Rose, 9 Merrigal Road, Port Macquarie NSW 2444)

To: Port Macquarie Hastings Council

 This petition of residents of the Port Macquarie Hastings LGA calls on councils planning department to amend the LEP to disallow extractive industry (mining) on RU3 zoned land.

Principal Petitioner: 

Mick Hall, LGA resident


 Navigators Way Port Macquarie








 Herons Creek Chapel -Keeping Faith with the Community

Chapel logo 

Herons Creek Chapel Newsletter -April 2017

PO Box 292 Lake Cathie 2445       email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   

An Important announcement

We are celebrating Easter a week earlier this year!

2017 Easter BW

Actually this Sunday, 9th April

Why??? Not that we like to be first.

Because so many go away over Easter

Come this Sunday for a ‘Pre – Easter’ Service

2017 easter

Community non-denominational Church service held on the 2nd Sunday each Monthly

Come & join us for a down to earth chapel service.

If church is not your thing –  Join us for a yummy community morning tea just after 11am.

There is always a lot to catch up on with local news & events. Everyone welcome.

Logo Address 

We at Herons Creek Chapel have two focuses.. a heart for building a sense of Community & for Heritage - in making a significance in this community.

Check out our brilliant local paper Camden Haven Courier for Easter Services in our district as there will be no service at the chapel over Easter weekend 

Check out  

or some of the main churches in the surrounding area are:

Anglican:    Lakewood     

Baptist:       North Haven

Catholic:     Laurieton      

Presbyterian:   Wauchope

Other churches can be found on radio Rheema website

Churches of Christ - Bonny Hill  - Community Church; Uniting Church Laurieton:   and more  


The Easter Cross. It is symbolic of how wide God’s love is. The centre post of the cross proclaims God reaching down from heaven whilst the crossbeam declares his love. And, oh, how wide his love reaches. Have you ever read just one verse in the bible? Then read, John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one & only Son ..”, that’s just part of the verse. It’s so worth reading the rest of it. How wide is God’s love? Wide enough for the whole world, wide enough for you & me.

Have a Blessed & safe Easter 2017  from all at Herons Creek

a special thank you to Crossover for the easter images

2016-17 Herons Creek Summer Movies under the Stars starts tonight

 We are kicking off ‘movies under the stars’ with a brilliant movie, rated PG for all the family.

Friday 30th December with supper between 7.15pm - 7.55pm. Please click read more.  

 ‘Herons Creek has a new face lift –a new art work to enjoy’.

Port Macquarie Hastings Council and members & friends of Herons Creek Chapel have worked together to negotiated a place at the entrance of the former village to erect a piece of art work, a monument of historic significance.  The sculpture is a steel silhoette of horses pulling a logging trolley and will draw attention to the activities and stories of these timber tramways that ran through Herons Creek in the late 1890’s.  Gone are the days of huge horses dragging the trolley holding the log, slowly moving along timber rails. This was one of the first industries in our district.

   (Bill Boyd with his handiwork) 

                                                                                                  Volunteers enthusiastically assisted Bill Boyd (O.A.M) of Herons Creek to build two replica trolleys for the sculpture resembling the original ones, to give the sculpture authenticity.   Bill was instrumental in the design, and the building of the log bogies using old timber skills to keep it looking as genuine as possible. One set of wheels was kindly donated by Liz of the antique shop, Tragic Treasures, at Kew.   Another was resourced from an old timber mill at Nabiac thanks to a contact through Tom Boyd.

This has been a bigger project than anyone ever imagined and there are so many volunteers from our community & neighbouring districts to thank. This list I will publish another day except to say a HUGE THANKS to all. We were honoured to be joined by Ian McNeil, a researcher, the author of a book on the Langley Vale Timber Tramway (available at Cundletown Museum), and is currently working on a bigger collection of stories  to do with timber tramways in NSW. The joint research took a year in its writing. A 1800mm x 1200mm sign will be erected in the near future telling the story of this incredible tramway story.

      Tanya Newman standing with William Lees                                                              

This new gateway monument was assembled a few weeks -Wednesday when Bennetts Steel truck rolls up with the long awaited steel images to be erected at the entrance to our former village. This was personally overseen by Tanya Newman herself, the managing director of Bennetts Steel.

Attached are a few sneak previews of the manufacturing of the images. We were given an extra surprise the afternoon before the installation when a sneak preview was allowed and I was blown away by what I saw, but there was more. Our budget could only stretch for these steel images to be cut from 6mm steel. As I ponder on the sneak preview it took me a few minutes to dawn that the thicknesses was twice as thick than ordered. What a generous contribution. This monument is one of a kind, and has become a real talking point in our community and soon,when word gets out, to the whole Hastings for some time to come.

Steel sculpture of Horse being welded

To erect a project like this cost a small fortune. An initial grant by the Place Making team from Port Macquarie Hasting Council got this project up and running. Since then, a number of individuals, community groups, small business and companies have got behind the project. A big thank you goes out to Bennetts Steel, Bago Vineyards, Builder-Martin Hocking, Cedar Creek Retreat, Clear Vision Graphics, Herons Creek Public School, iKew Tourist Information Centre, Kendall Heritage Society inc, Kendall Mens Shed, Kulbardi Hill Consulting, PC Pitstop, Tragic Treasures, One Steel, and Ray White Real Estate Laurieton, our sponsors. Our trails committee members are so gratefulness for all the assistance given.

 the Turpentine tramway sculpture - a new monument at the start of the former village on Herons Creek Road, Herons Creek Village

 Come, stand with us as we seek to beautify the main entrance into our former township and stand proud as a community in celebrating our past and our present. Contact Martin Parish 0411426427 /    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or Bill Boyd O.A.M. 0265857022 / 0429857002


 A sign will follow in the coming month to be erected beside the monument expounding on the incredible story that goes with the art work.



Martin Parish

Pastor – Herons Creek Chapel

Coordinator –Herons Creek Trail Committee

Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Latest Update on D.A. for Quarry & Dam . Additional Information just lodged

The applicant has now completed the further studies as required by JRPP.  The document known as Addendum No. 2 is on public exhibition online (PMHC we're listening website) or at council chambers until 18 NOV 16.

We encourage everyone to review these document and make submissions.

  The following is a letter from PMHC:

We welcome Port Macquarie Hastings Council, its Councillors and staff to Herons Creek on Wednesday 9th November to an 'Engaging & Communicating' session with the residents & friends of our district.

Please make this a priority to attend.

Read the following invitation:


Page 1 of 7