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Sea Hags join homelessness support event

Sea Hags join homelessness support event

The Kingston Sea Hags have partnered with Hobart City Mission (HCM) for the Sleep Rough event on Friday, May 24.Sea Hags Daniela Dadswell, Fiona Keserue-Ponte, Mitzi Quill and Jacqui McElwee have already reached their $1000 fundraising goal and are now working on doubling it.Jacqui McElwee said that two group members had taken part as individuals in previous years and enjoyed being part of such...
Tinderbox gains physique champ

Tinderbox gains physique champ

Alexander Hale from Tinderbox recently competed in the Melbourne Fitness Expo from April 13 to 14 and won the Physique Overall Champion, placing first in Physique Rookie, first in Physique Open and fourth in Fitness Rookie.Alexander has only been training seriously since December 2023, and decided to compete recently after encouragement from his coach Boris from Planet Max.Alexander trains five...
Former mayor to Labor leader

Former mayor to Labor leader

Member for Franklin and former Kingborough Mayor Dean Winter was elected unopposed as the leader of the Tasmanian Labor Party on Wednesday, April 10."I am honoured to have been endorsed by my colleagues to lead the Labor Party in Tasmania, with Anita Dow as my deputy," Mr Winter said."As a longstanding member of the Kingborough community, I am proud to represent our region in state Parliament...
Woodbridge hosts raffle fundraiser

Woodbridge hosts raffle fundraiser

West Winds Community Centre, Woodbridge held a raffle during their Youth Week Live Music Showcase on Sunday, April 7 to raise funds for Kettering resident Abbey.Abbey is an 11-year-old who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in mid 2024. The family has been undergoing extensive treatment options in both Tasmania and Victoria.Family friend Tess Tscheppera collaborated with West Winds to...
Blackmans Bay Primary drives Easter success

Blackmans Bay Primary drives Easter success

Blackmans Bay Primary School held a Uniform Free Day recently, asking students to bring an Easter Egg or gold coin to participate.Principal Ashley McPherson fully supported the initiative, now in its ninth year. The goal was to be able to provide at least one Easter Egg (or small gift bag of eggs) for each of the women and children needing crisis accommodation at Jireh House at Easter. Jireh...
Nursing home on market

Nursing home on market

Southern Cross Care Tasmania has put the site of the former Mary's Grange Nursing Home in Taroona up for sale on the open market.Mary's Grange has been vacated since 2021, after residents relocated to handpicked new homes as part of a review of operations undertaken by Southern Cross Care.Chair Judith Fishlock said now was the right time to sell the site."The Mary's Grange site has operated as...

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