Monday, 28 September 2020
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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...
The show must go on

The show must go on

Ben van Tienen, left, and Eleanor Webster perform the opening number for Huon Valley The- atre’s Virtual Voice and Variety concert. Ben recorded his part in London, while Eleanor recorded her part in the Huon Valley. (PS)   Like arts communities all around the country, Huon Valley Theatre was caught unprepared by the lockdown. With all the productions planned for 2020 currently on hold,...
Reale back for five years

Reale back for five years

The Huon Valley Council has announced that Emilio Reale has had his contract as general manager renewed for five years, commencing March this year. Huon Valley Mayor Bec Enders said, “Mr Reale had received strong and positive feedback for his leadership in council through peer and councillor review. “The consistent feedback supported Mr Reale securing a five-year contract. “For the first...

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