Monday, 28 September 2020
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High hopes for the new PCYC board

High hopes for the new PCYC board

The Huon Valley PCYC has had its share of trials over the last couple of years, with staff and board members resigning, troubled finances, fights with neighbours and long-term users and an inability to attract and retain regular instructors or administer indoor sporting rosters. However, with a fresh new board of 10 members, led by new president and current Huonville Men’s Shed secretary...
Steering out of COVID-19

Steering out of COVID-19

Circular Economy Huon (CEH), a grassroots organisation formed to look at innovative ways that the Huon Valley can reduce its carbon footprint and contribute to climate change solutions, has responded to the Huon Valley Council’s (HVC) call for ideas to assist in the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “CEH is focused on reducing the carbon footprint of the Valley and maximising the...
Commercial operators ready to bridge the gap

Commercial operators ready to bridge the gap

Both Geeveston and Huonville look set to have ongoing visitor information services, with commercial operators ready to step into the gap left by Huon Valley Council after it announced that it would permanently close the council operated centres in both towns late last week. Jackman brothers, Mark and Scott, who are currently developing the old Pettits site at South- bridge as the Huon Flash...
New lease of life for St John’s

New lease of life for St John’s

Naomie Clark-Port and Tony Port have purchased St John’s Church and cemetery in Franklin from The Anglican Diocese of Tasmania. Naomie will be the fifth generation of the Clark family to care for the church and cemetery and says she is looking forward to restoring the building and having the badly damaged headstones in the cemetery repaired. The couple has formed a not for profit company, and...
Athletics carnival completed ahead of COVID shut down

Athletics carnival completed ahead of COVID shut down

Huonville High School (HHS) held its annual athletics carnival across two days last week, luckily scraping in ahead of the coronavirus shut down of all school activities. Students competed across a wide range of track and field events, with the 1500 metre race held separately on a class-by-class basis in order to keep timing manageable. HHS Health and Physical Education teacher Richard Cowlard...
Calling for our fair share

Calling for our fair share

The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) Fairer Share advocacy campaign began in the lead up to the 2019 Federal Election, calling on the Federal Government to re- store the Commonwealth Financial Assistance Grants to local government back to a level equal to at least one per cent of Commonwealth taxation revenue - the level they were at in 1996. Huon Valley Mayor Bec Enders...

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