Wednesday, 28 October 2020
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Grand final numbers don’t add up

Grand final numbers don’t add up

Potentially thousands of Huon Valley football supporters have been denied the chance to see the first ever SFL Battle of the Huon grand final and the first Cygnet/Huonville grand final since 1979. Tasmanian Labor is urging the Premier to reconsider attendance numbers at the upcoming SFL grand final. Shadow Minister for Sport David O’Byrne said the huge discrepancy between crowd limits at the...
Huon Valley growers sweep excellence awards

Huon Valley growers sweep excellence awards

Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL) is Australia’s peak body for apple and pear growers and celebrates the outstanding achievements of seven of the industry’s most innovative and inspirational members every year in the APAL Awards for Excellence. Three of the seven winners this year hail from the Huon Valley, acknowledging the Valley’s long history of orcharding excellence. Howard Hansen,...
Medical services secure

Medical services secure

Huon Valley Health Centre (HVHC) directors and GPs Bastian and Alex Seidel said that the future of their practice in Cygnet is safe, despite the failure to secure ownership of the council-owned George Street Cygnet Medical Centre building. Council announced last week that the expression of interest (EOI) process to secure a buyer for the centre had been unsuccessful, and Bastian and Alex said...
Indigenous fire practices, cool burning and land management

Indigenous fire practices, cool burning and land management

Traditional Aboriginal methods of managing Country through early dry season cool burning has been shown to dramatically reduce the incidence and intensity of hot fires later in the dry season in the Northern Territory. More cool burns will reduce hot burns, resulting in fewer trees, plants and their seeds being destroyed. It promotes new plant growth and clears natural waste materials. This...
PermaBuddy to pilot in the Huon

PermaBuddy to pilot in the Huon

Circular Economy Huon (CEH) is one of 17 community groups across the state to be successful in the Tasmanian Community Fund (TCF) grant round 40. CEH is partnering with wayraparattee Child and Family Centre and local permaculture teacher Penny Milburn to pilot the PermaBuddy Project in the Huon. The pilot project is the leading effort in determining the scalability of the programme, prior to...
Cygnet Folk Festival pulls the plug

Cygnet Folk Festival pulls the plug

The Cygnet Folk Festival (CFF) committee has announced that the much-loved, world class, annual entertainment extravaganza, staged each January at a number of indoor and outdoor venues around Cygnet, is cancelled for 2021, due to the uncertainty of what COVID-19 travel and social restrictions will look like at that time. Festival director Erin Collins said that it would be irresponsible to go...

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