Saturday, 25 May 2024
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A new life for Cartela

A new life for Cartela

Image: The Cartela, currently moored at Franklin, has received funding that will allow it to be restored. (PS) Following years of stagnation on its repair, a funding boost from the Tasmanian Government will help to bring new life again to the 111-year-old steamship Cartela once again. The Tasmanian Government announced a $1 million grant for the Cartela in early February, which will be...
Winter behind Port Huon

Winter behind Port Huon

Image: From left, Christie Lewis and Peter Graham of the Port Huon Progress Association and Labor Member for Franklin Dean Winter met to discuss TasWater’s relocation of sewage outfall project. (PS) Labor Member for Franklin Dean Winter is the latest person to get behind the community movement urging TasWater to listen to Port Huon locals and look at alternative solutions for an unpopular...
"Disgrace" of rubbish in Valley

"Disgrace" of rubbish in Valley

Image: Tyres and concrete waste dumped on Crown land in Franklin recently represents a growing trend of rubbish dumping in the Huon Valley. 16 reports of littering and dumping were recorded for the Huon Valley Council municipality in the 24-months from February 1, 2021 to February 3, 2023 by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Tasmania. In response to community concern...
Remembering Black Tuesday

Remembering Black Tuesday

Image: Frank Hall surveys the remains of his apple packing shed, which was gutted in a few minutes by the fire at Southport. In the 56 years after the catastrophic bushfires of 1967, the Huon Valley News remembers the reporting and capturing of history during this period. On Tuesday, February 7, 1967, the Black Tuesday bushfires swept through southern Tasmania, with high temperatures,...
The new face of the dairy industry

The new face of the dairy industry

Image: A Normande cow is part of the heritage breeds raised at Bruny Island Cheese Company’s Glen Huon Dairy Farm with animal welfare and deliberate farming in mind. Bruny Island Cheese Company’s latest product aims to show the focus on sustainability and ethical dairies for the business. Its newest addition to its online store, the Beef Box, provides a great insight into the farm’s work...
#11 Project on the market

#11 Project on the market

Image: Ryan Wiggins, centre, attended the open home, accompanied by Kyron Rathbone, left, and Louise Calvert. After over a year of hard work fundraising, building, landscaping and volunteering, the #11 Project House has finally been put on the market, with the local community invited to the open home on Saturday, February 4. A home made up of almost entirely donated materials and...

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