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20 years of community banking in Dover

20 years of community banking in Dover

Image: Bendigo Bank Branch Dover staff cut the 20th-anniversary cake, overseen by the bank mascot Piggy. It was finally the Dover Branch of Bendigo Community Bank Huon Valley’s turn to celebrate its 20th anniversary, hosting community groups, locals and Bendigo Bank representatives at the Southgate Shopping Centre on Thursday, May 11. The event, led by former Huon Valley Financial...

Changes to prescription medicines - what does that mean for you?

In an attempt to ease cost of living pressures and make common medicines cheaper, the Australian Government has announced a new policy that will allow Australians to buy two months’ worth of medicine for the price of a single prescription. From September 1, the Government states that general patients will be able to save up to $180 a year if their medicine is able to be prescribed for 60 days,...
20 years of community banking

20 years of community banking

Image:  From left, Chairman of the Huon Valley Financial Services board Michael Lynch, one of the inaugural Huon Valley Financial Services board members Laurie Dillon and Senior Manager for Community Bank Huon Valley Tony Coulson cut the 20th-anniversary cake. Monday, May 8, started the first of two celebrations for 20 years of Bendigo Community Bank in the Huon Valley, with staff and...

A 55-year long study - were you a part of it?

Back in 1968, 8583 Tasmanian school children were recruited into what is now the world’s largest and longest running study of asthma and respiratory health - The Tasmanian Longitudinal Health Study (TAHS). One participant has a vivid recollection of “standing in line at Punchbowl Primary School in my bloomers and singlet blowing into a tube which looked like a hairdryer.” The...
New health care model for Huon

New health care model for Huon

Image: The Cygnet Family Practice team will soon be opening for longer on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays after receiving the Tasmanian Government Primary Care Support Grant for Urgent and After Hours. (PS) The current national crisis of long wait times to see a doctor in general practice has led the State Government to seek new ways to provide timely care, beginning with much-needed...
108th anniversary of Gallipoli landing

108th anniversary of Gallipoli landing

Image: Members of the Kiwis in Tasmania Association performed the haka at Huonville’s ANZAC Day morning service. ANZAC Day commemorations were held around the Huon Valley on the 108th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign and what became the birth of the ANZAC spirit of mateship, bravery and sacrifice. ANZAC Day stands to remember the first day of landings for Australian and New Zealand...

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