Saturday, 29 January 2022
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Going purple

Going purple

Huonville Primary School was brightened up with splashes of purple on Tuesday, August 10 for Purple Day for epilepsy awareness. The day marked the third and final step for Huonville Primary in becoming an ‘Epilepsy Smart School’, after completing a current Epilepsy Management Plan for epileptic students and educating teachers on epilepsy. Huonville Primary School nurse, Emma Middleton, said...
Huon excluded from fire funding

Huon excluded from fire funding

Member for Franklin, Julie Collins MP is demanding an explanation as to why the Huon Valley has been excluded from a bushfire-funding program. Last week, the Australian Government released the guidelines for a $276 million grant program for bushfire recovery from the 2019-20 Black Summer bushfires, that excluded the Huon Valley local government area. Ms Collins stated that the allocation of...
Winter open day for Scrubby Hill Farm

Winter open day for Scrubby Hill Farm

Thursday, August 5, marked the winter open day for Scrubby Hill Farm, with the Family Food Patch and the Well Fed Tasmania Food Truck attracting hordes of locals. Scrubby Hill, run by the Geeveston Community Centre, set about creating a family-friendly day to celebrate fresh, locally grown produce and highlighting the community aspect of the volunteer-run farm. Scrubby Hill Farm Coordinator,...

Former mayor calls for award revoke

An Australia Day Award presented in 2015 to a person since convicted of rape should have been formally withdrawn by the Huon Valley Council (HVC) at the time of the man’s conviction, former mayor Peter Coad recommended. Timothy Brown, a former rowing coach, was presented with an Australia Day award for his service to sport and was then convicted in 2019 of indecent assault and rape. The HVC,...
Platypus working bee a success

Platypus working bee a success

A platypus habitat improvement day was held at the Platypus Walk ponds and Kermandie River in Heritage Park, Geeveston on Saturday, July 24. The event was organised by local tourism organisation, Wildlife Tasmania, who run guided wildlife and photography tours through the Platypus Walk and Kermandie River. The dedicated Platypus Walk ponds and Kermandie River are highlighted as perfect...

CommBank hours cut

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) announced Wednesday, July 28, that 90 regional branches, including the Huonville branch, will shorten their opening hours. These select regional branches will now serve customers in store from 9.30 am to 1pm, then close to assist the CBA contact centres. Mark Jones, Executive General Manager of the Customer Service Network, said that the changes are in...

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