EARLY last month, at the Royal Hobart Hospital, The Pink Army team, along with Opposition Leader Rebecca White and Jen Butler attended an afternoon tea to present a cheque from their fundraising efforts for the Save Our Hair – Save our Identity campaign. The money raised was for a hair cooling system for the chemo ward, 8A at the Royal Hobart Hospital. The cheque was received by Dr Louise Knott.
I AM pleased to be able to report that Brighton Council will keep its rate rise in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase for the coming year.
This will mean a rate rise of just $19 for the year for all residential households in the municipality. The Council’s budget and rate rise, approved in principle at the May Council meeting are reported on in this issue of Brighton Community News.
THE State Government must now tell Tasmanians when work will begin on the replacement of the Bridgewater Bridge following the failure to secure funding in last night’s Federal Budget.
In April last year Infrastructure Minister Rene Hidding unveiled designs for a new four-lane bridge and said the State Government was preparing a case for Federal funding to meet the $535 million price tag.
THE latest Tasmanian Brand Health Survey has put paid to claims by Treasurer Peter Gutwein that the State’s reputation as a clean, green destination was being threatened by the State’s water and sewerage systems.
The annual survey, conducted by Brand Tasmania and released this month, was described as overwhelmingly positive with respondents believing Tasmania’s reputation and perceptions of the State improving over the past year. The words most used by respondents in describing Tasmania were beautiful, clean and natural. Responses came in from across Australia and from 19 other countries. Continue reading “Brand survey destroys Treasurer’s claim that State’s reputation at risk”
THIS year has been a busy one for Bridgewater PCYC Judo Club. We have a large increase in numbers which now means we run three classes on Monday nights. Beginners 1 is for our new little ones five years to seven or eight years, followed by beginners 2 for our eight-year-olds to 11 to 12-years-old followed by our intermediate class. Our Thursday night is also running for older Judoka.
Two of our members, Zack Moody from Gagebrook and Joshua Smith from Bridgewater have been training hard at club level and state level and attending every required training session for selection into the Tasmanian Judo team competing on the Gold Coast over the June long weekend.
THE Tasmanian Senior Gymnastics State championships which took place in southern Tasmania early last month included the full range of gymnastics disciplines such as women’s and men’s gymnastics, trampoline, tumbling and rhythmic (ribbon, ball and hoop).
Hobart Gymnastics Academy entered an increased number of participants in each discipline from previous years and it was fantastic to see our higher level gymnasts showcasing their skills.