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Promising food future

Promising food future

Images: Host of the Farmgate Blitz on Friday, December 9, Glen Huon-based Glenview Garden owner Seb explains how he and his partner Camilla use experimentation to improve their farming practices. Friday, December 9 marked the second last event in a chain of Farmgate Blitzes around the Valley aimed at enabling more local growers to learn and support each other while supporting the growing...
Student fundraises for beds

Student fundraises for beds

Image: Jedd Burgess, a Grade 2 student at Franklin Primary School, recently led a school-wide fundriaser for the homeless. (PS) When Grade 2 Franklin Primary School student Jedd Burgess saw an ad on television for the Backpack Beds for Homeless and how much they can help the growing homeless population in Tasmania, he stepped up to fundraise.  Jedd brought the idea to his teacher who...
Fire is our friend

Fire is our friend

Image: From left, Huon Aquaculture contractor Adrian Blaschke from MowX Tasmania, Jason Smith from patrula nayri and son Alex. (PS) There is no denying the natural beauty of the sites at Huon Aquaculture dotted around regional Tasmania; the lucky staff are surrounded by the ocean, the forests, the waterways and the wildlife in many of their workplaces. The Huon Aquaculture site at Whale...
Carols in the Park a crowdpleaser

Carols in the Park a crowdpleaser

Image: A visit from Santa proved popular for local families, with a line stretching out and around Glen Huon park. On a warm, sunny evening, the Carols in the Park event took over the Glen Huon Oval on Saturday, December 3, families and friends spreading over sprawls of green lawns to enjoy festive tunes. Locals were also treated to donkey rides, food vans and a visit from the main man in...
Coles expands organic produce with Dover apple grower

Coles expands organic produce with Dover apple grower

Image: Local workers at the Esperance Bay farm sorting organic apples. Coles is transforming its organic fresh produce offer as increased customer demands has prompted a near doubling in the volume and variety of organic fruit and vegetables in stores, all while removing 35 tonnes of plastic packaging. To help service the increase in demand for organic produce, Coles is working closer...
Shooting for the stars

Shooting for the stars

Image: Huon local Michael Bennett is striving from personal tragedies to make it to the world stage of Target Rifle Shooting at the 2024 Paris Paralympics and 2026 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, with recent gold medal wins at the Melbourne International Shooting Club Grand Prix showing a bright future for him. (PS) “My desire to excel again drives me,” said Michael Bennett, a new Huon...

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