THE fight to retain local government ownership of TasWater continues, with the State Government recently releasing a highly biased report from Infrastructure Tasmania to support its crude takeover bid.
Treasurer Peter Gutwein also called on councils to back off and allow him to take control of this multi-billion-dollar asset free of any opposition.
THE Breaking the Silence Advocacy Group recently distributed grounding bags to services providers in Bridgewater/Gagebrook and surrounding communities. A grounding bag is a collection of items given to and used by someone if they are experiencing trauma or in a stressful situation. It normally includes something to smell, touch, taste, see or hear.
IMAGINE sailing the seas on a ship that looked like something straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean. Well, that’s exactly what Tasmanian trainee Lisa Guerin from Gagebrook, decided to do and she says it was the best experience of her life.
The ambitious 17-year-old wanted to give herself a challenge, so she took up the offer to be a part of the Youth Development Training Voyage which saw 18 young students sail from Hobart to Strahan on the famous traditional tall ship, the Windeward Bound.
OLD Beach Cricket Club is working towards introducing a girl’s cricket team into the Club this coming 2017/18 season.
In preliminary talks with Mia Blignaut, who is cricket promotions officer for Cricket Tasmania, the club will be aiming to field a team in a female under-14 roster. The modified format of the game in this roster is seven a-side, T20 games on a Tuesday afternoon, playing on 16 metre pitches, with every player getting to bowl and to bat. Cricket Tasmania has a three to five-year plan to grow the female pathway from under-14, under-15 to a female under-17 youth division and who knows where that might lead to? Our girls can ‘dare to dream’.