Saturday, 19 June 2021
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Memorial luncheon goes off without a hitch

Memorial luncheon goes off without a hitch

(Photo copyright Kerri Statton) It has taken her a few weeks to come back down to earth, but Kerri Statton could not be more pleased with how the recent first ever gathering of descendants of all 15 Tasmanian Victoria Cross recipients at a gala luncheon at the prestigious Tasmania Club went off. “It was absolutely wonderful,” she said. “The descendants brought things with them and they were...
$5m for Mary Street

$5m for Mary Street

A long-held ambition of the Huon Valley Council (HVC) to redirect traffic from narrow, busy Mary Street in Cygnet is one step closer, with the Liberal Party promising $5 million to advance the project as part of its pre-election funding commitments. The diversion of Mary Street to the east was first proposed in 1997 and was re-endorsed in the Cygnet Township Plans of 2004 and 2010 and was...
Nexus expands disability support services to the Huon and Channel

Nexus expands disability support services to the Huon and Channel

Tasmanian disability support provider, Nexus Inc, is expanding its presence in the Huon Valley. A new Nexus Huonville office will provide services in community access and capacity building, as well as employment programmes to support people living with disability to develop their employment skills. “We are excited to be setting up a permanent presence in Huonville,” said Nexus CEO Mark...
Almighty gym for the Huon

Almighty gym for the Huon

A 24 hour gym and training complex is set to open in the old apple shed adjacent to the carwash north of the Huonville town centre, with former Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC) contender Shaw ‘Almighty’ Dean and his wife Kirrilee Dean working hard with Huon Valley Council (HVC) to complete the appropriate permits to allow construction to get underway. Shaw is well-known in mixed martial arts...
Relatives and descendants gather to keep history alive

Relatives and descendants gather to keep history alive

Kerri Statton’s long-term dream of gathering the descendants of all 15 of Tasmania’s Victoria Cross (VC) recipients together has miraculously come to fruition. The Glendevie woman, a great-grandaughter of Percy Clyde Statton VC MM, has long been an advocate for local war heroes and keeping history and the memory of their bravery alive as we move further and further away from those pivotal World...
Futsal school titles for the Huon Valley

Futsal school titles for the Huon Valley

Futsal is sometimes just viewed as a way for soccer players to keep fit over the summer months, but Futsal Tasmania state manager Romeo Frediani says futsal is, in fact, a fast- paced, fun sport that can be played in its own right, with the Australian Futsal Association (AFA) offering a full range of competitions, from school, to club, to national titles. The AFA was formed in 2010, when it was...

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