Sunday, 28 November 2021
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Raising age falls short

Raising age falls short

Huon Valley’s Amnesty Southern Group was presented with an award from Amnesty International Australia this week for seven years of outstanding activism, challenging injustice and defending human rights in Australia and around the world. While the group is honoured by the award and recognition, the excitement was short-lived following a recent announcement from all state Attorneys-General that...
Star returns home

Star returns home

When Dover local Steven Bradley was just in his twenties, he stumbled along a star amongst the abalone shells on Dover Wharf. “At the time, I was working for Dover Fisheries, where I was bagging up the abalone shells for sale,” Mr Bradley described. “I had knelt down to relieve my back and put my knee right on something sharp.” A Pacific Star medal was jutting out between the abalone shells,...
Local hero back home

Local hero back home

Remembrance Day, last Thursday, November 11, marked the return home of a Cygnet local’s memorabilia to the Cygnet RSL Sub-Branch. Secretary of the Cygnet RSL Sub-Branch, George Fikerle started the Remembrance Day ceremony sharply at 11am before Sub-Branch president, Laurie Storan gave an address to those who had attended. “I am fortunate enough to have visited Gallipoli and the Western Front...
Sacred Heart speed woes

Sacred Heart speed woes

Calls are growing louder to slow down traffic near Sacred Heart Catholic School in Geeveston, where trucks and cars thunder past the school grounds at 80 kilometres all day. Local Cherie Manning, a parent at Sacred Heart has been campaigning for the past two years to have the speed limit changed, gathering petitions and contacting ministers to push forward the change. “We aren’t asking for a...
Ashdowns in Hall of Fame

Ashdowns in Hall of Fame

The Tasmanian Tourism Awards on Friday, November 5 showcased and awarded some of the best in Tasmania’s tourism industry, with Huon Valley business, Ashdowns of Dover, entering the Tasmanian Tourism Hall of Fame. Ashdowns of Dover was awarded a gold in the Hosted Accommodation category at the awards night, the third award the accommodation has received at the last three Tourism Awards,...
Running for the kids

Running for the kids

On a sunny morning on Sunday, November 7, runners pounded the pavement along Dover’s Esplanade for the Dover Fun Run. Over 160 runners, as well as some virtual runners from around the globe, attended the event, fundraising for the Royal Hobart Hospital’s Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), raising a total of over $8000. The first place male for the Tassal 10 kilometre run went to David...

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