Top quality honey

Prestige. Blue Hills Honey has brought back two accolades from the 2018 Tasmanian Export Awards. Celebrating its 25th year, the awards recognise excellence in exporting by Tasmanian enterprises. The Mawbanna business won Regional Exporter, for outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan Tasmanian location. And, the inaugural Tasmanian …

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Framework review

Act. Local councils across Tasmania, with the support of the state government, have commenced reform processes that will see an increase in resource sharing and service delivery at regional levels. Minister for Local Government Peter Gutwein said the state government recognises local government’s important – and increasingly complex – role in serving and representing Tasmanian communities. …

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Gallaher’s ambitious

Rugby. Eamon Gallaher is preparing to represent Tasmania under the leadership of a former Australian Wallaby. Debuting in the Tasmanian Rugby Union with the Devonport Bulls Rugby Union Club last year, Gallaher will travel to Queensland for the Gold Coast Rugby Carnival coached by Luke Burgess. “It has been a huge privilege to be coached …

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Fruit fly vigilance

Zones. People travelling across the north of the state have been reminded to be fruit fly vigilant and mindful about the movement of fruit in control areas. Queensland fruit fly has been detected in Tasmania and there are currently two fruit fly control areas – one on Flinders Island and one in northern Tasmania. Biosecurity …

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Polling places

Election. Tasmania’s State Election will be held on Saturday March 3. Twenty-five members, including the Premier, will be elected to the House of Assembly following voting and will hold the term up to four years. Polling places are open from 8am to 6pm at the following locations: Edith Creek Primary School Forest Primary School Irishtown Lodge …

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Lowering of Tasmania’s starting school age

Following on from last week’s front page article (‘Local’s plea to government’, Thursday July 14), the Chronicle has been inundated with Letters to the Editor expressing a view against the lowering of the starting school age in Tasmania. Many of those who wrote in asked for anonymity. UPDATE August 25, 2016   Is your child …

2 years ago

State emblem

Devil. The Tasmanian Devil has been declared as the official state emblem. The news was proclaimed by Her Excellency the Governor Kate Warner at a government meeting last week. Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage Matthew Groom said the Tasmanian Devil had received overwhelming support in the public submissions received during the consultation period. “Declaring a …

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TDP lifts opening price

Dairy. Tasmanian Dairy Products has increased its opening price to $5.73 per kilogram milk solids, following an announcement in May that its opening price would be $5.60. TDP chief executive officer Tony Catania said the increase of nine cents per kg butterfat and 19 cents per kilogram protein now represented an increase of 27 per cent …

5 years ago

Artists in residence

Art.Tasmanian artists are being encouraged to apply for the 2014 Artist in Residence program. Next year, seven AIR residencies will be available for artists to work in schools with year 11 and 12 students. Applications for the 2014 AIR program will be accepted from Tasmanian artists working in the performing arts, literature, music, visual arts, …

5 years ago

Keeping our community clean

Environment. Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania is encouraging local communities to enter one of its Sustainable Communities Awards to celebrate their sustainable practices. Entries are open to individuals, schools, community groups, businesses and councils. The program of awards include: • Tidy Towns Award • Sustainable Cities Award • Clean Beaches Award • John Donaghy Memorial Award …

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