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Albanese's Baretta visit backlash

Albanese's Baretta visit backlash

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese visited Tassal's Baretta facility recently, welcomed by Salmon Tasmania CEO Luke Martin and Minister for Housing, Homelessness and Small Business Julie Collins.Mr Martin thanked the Prime Minister for his attendance and for his support to the salmon industry."There are about 5000 people whose jobs and livelihoods are wrapped up in Tasmanian salmon," Mr Martin...
Madame Butterflies' inaugural flower show

Madame Butterflies' inaugural flower show

On Sunday afternoon, January 21, the Madame Butterflies Relay for Life team had a fundraising flower show at the Kingston Beach Hall.This included Devonshire tea, a raffle, a sing-a-long, demonstrations and prizes. The show was opened by Zonta Lieutenant Governor Wendy Quinn, who gave a speech on the work Zonta do with Breast Cancer Cushions, which provide comfort and support during...
Relaunch of Fishy Sixty

Relaunch of Fishy Sixty

The Fishy Sixty was restored and relaunched on Sunday, January 14 in memory of late Blackmans Bay Scout leader Aaron Frith.The sailing dinghy was donated by Aaron's family to the Scout group.The boat's name Fishy Sixty comes from Aaron's two nicknames. His scouting name was Fishy, and his close mates jokingly called him Sixty after a few incidents involving 60 series Land Cruisers.Unfortunately,...
Kettering Terminal art unveiled

Kettering Terminal art unveiled

The SeaLink ticket booth at Kettering Ferry Terminal unveiled a new Aboriginal art installation recently.Bronwyn Englert, a local Tasmanian contemporary Aboriginal artist, spent 27 hours creating the original painting that was then replicated by a digital printer.The artwork features intricate elements representing profound significance to the region, including Parrabah (meaning whale and...
Taroona student turned Danish Queen

Taroona student turned Danish Queen

This weekend saw former Taroona resident Princess Mary crowned as Queen Consort of Denmark.Her husband King Frederick ascended the throne following his mother Queen Margrethe's abdication.Queen Mary is the first Australian-born Queen of a European monarchy, a graduated student of Taroona High School, Hobart College and University of Tasmania. Celebrations have been held across Tasmania, with the...
Kingborough Awards winners announced

Kingborough Awards winners announced

Kingborough Mayor Paula Wriedt announced the recipients of the Kingborough Awards, including two community groups and two outstanding individuals in a community ceremony on Saturday, January 6.The Kingborough Community Group the Year was awarded to Kingborough Community Missions, who provide around 10,000 meals every year to Kingborough community members experiencing tough times."They have made...

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