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Seeing the forest for the trees

Seeing the forest for the trees

Deep in the mountains guarding Waterloo and Surges Bay, a quiet protest has begun among locals. The Mount Tongatabu area, once charred by the raging bushfires in 2019, has been earmarked for logging by Sustainable Timbers Tasmania as part of its three year wood production plan. However, concerned residents are unwilling to let its green neighbour be felled and are putting up a fight to keep it...
Forest Home closes the loop

Forest Home closes the loop

Huon Aquaculture is serious when it states it works to remain at the forefront of the aquaculture industry. Its Forest Home Hatchery in Judbury is testament to this. Construction of the $35 million site began in 2014, with egg incubation commencing in late 2015 and the first fish going to sea in June 2016. The hatchery uses the Recirculation Aquaculture System (RAS), meaning that it provides...
Art in the church

Art in the church

St John’s Church in Franklin doubled as an art gallery on Friday, October 1, with the October Art Exhibition. The theme of reflections was the inspiration for artist’s works, with the majority of art displayed at St John’s coming from local artists, some of them returning to the exhibition. Naomie Clark-Port, owner of St Johns Church and Cemetery and the neighbouring Frank’s Cider, said that...
Protecting tourism or heritage?

Protecting tourism or heritage?

The Huon Valley Council (HVC) has formally rejected the development application for the Dark Lab Transformer Project on Wednesday, September 29, with Destination Southern Tasmania expressing its extreme disappointment in the decision. The $9.5 million Dark Lab project was an art and tourism proposal planned for Lune River Road in the Ida Bay State Reserve, an idea that arose from the 2019...

Huon Valley wins big at SFL Awards

The SFL held its SFL and SFLW 2021 Awards evening at the Tasmanian Hockey Centre on Monday, September 27, with almost 250 players and football community attending the presentation. SFL president Russell Young said that the evening was about celebrating the players, clubs, families and sponsors associated with the SFL this season. “Our brand is SFL - home of community football and we now cover...
Year 11 and 12 centre open

Year 11 and 12 centre open

Minister for Education, Sarah Courtney on Wednesday, September 22, officially opened the Year 11 and 12 Learning and Community Centre at Dover District School. The opening, attended by various local organisations and politicians including Julie Collins MP, Nic Street MP, Dean Winter MP and Huon Valley Council Mayor Bec Enders, marked a celebration of the building’s construction through...

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