Tuesday, 23 July 2024
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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...
Making the water the classroom

Making the water the classroom

Image: Students practiced rowing skills on-land before taking to the water of the Huon River in Living Boat Trust dinghies.  Continuing a twenty-year tradition on the water, the Living Boat Trust (LBT) invited local students from Franklin Primary School to a water safety program on the shores of the Huon River. Joined by LBT volunteers, students were taught the ins-and-outs of boating...

Willie Smith's takes out top gong

Willie Smith’s has taken the Best in Show award at the 2022 Australian Cider Awards held in Adelaide Hills. Backed up by wins in the Best Traditional Cider, Best in Class 1 - New World Cider Dry and Best in Class 7 - Traditional Cider Medium categories, the Huon Valley cider producer was also marked as winner of the Most Successful Larger Producer award. Judges were wowed by Willie Smith’s...
The last page of a challenge

The last page of a challenge

Image: Isla Flakemore and Liv Wise play Hansel and Gretel in Huonville High School's production The Last Page. (PS) This year, Huonville High School’s (HHS) drama teacher challenged the 30 Year 9/10 students to work together to create an original play written with every students’ contribution. The beginning of the play started with each student coming up with random characters and...
A celebration of 95 years

A celebration of 95 years

Image: Leslie Kube, Leon Duggan, Deb Duggan and Rodney Duggan at Duggans' 95th celebrations.  On Friday, November 11, current and former employees, contractors, and suppliers of Duggans were invited to join the company in its 95th birthday celebrations at Cradoc. In 1927, Harry Duggan married Edna Townsend and started their family of 12 children, purchased a lorry, hired his first...

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