WHEN Simon Morgan left Bridgewater High 28 years ago he could not have imagined one day working with a Brighton Council-owned software business, Microwise, with local government clients across Australia and in the Pacific.
Simon, a computer software developer, is working alongside Scott Smith who created the PropertyWise program, now sold to 19 local governments in Australia and the Suva City Council in Fiji.
PropertyWise is a valuable asset wholly owned by Brighton Council. It was developed by Scott, Council’s in-house IT manager, 21 years ago.
POKER machines are rigged to fool and addict you They are computers that are programmed to make it look like you have almost won a prize but the computer knows you were not going to win. However, the user is encouraged to keep putting money in because you think you are close to a win. The lights and sounds of the machines give the impression you have won even when you have actually lost money. Users of the machines don’t stand a chance. You just can’t win in the long run. Continue reading “Time to have your say on the pokies”
IN a Tasmanian first, electricity network provider TasNetworks is working with some of its Brighton customers to trial new electricity technology in order to better understand when and how people use energy in their homes.
STAFF at Jordan River Learning Federation Senior School (JRLF) – particularly Sandy Menadue, principal, and Maree Conrad Wilson, assistant principal for years 11 and 12 – are delighted that an unprecedented four students represented the school at the recent Tasmanian Training Awards.
The four nominated students, Corey Burgess, Brooke Faltusz-Cashion, and Sharnie Clark for Australian School-based Apprentice of the Year and Bradley Cate for Vocational Student of the Year went through a rigorous selection and interview process, and were outstanding at the awards dinner at Wrest Point Casino. Continue reading “Local student takes out State apprentice of the year award”
THE recently formed and very committed Bridgewater/Gagebrook clean up group will be holding a major cleanup on October 22.
Mark Bartlett and Angela Knight, the two locals behind the Bridgewater/Gagebrook clean up group which is dedicated to cleaning up rubbish in the area, have organised the day for the Gagebrook and Herdsman’s Cove areas
PLANNING for a traditional Christmas Parade is well underway. The parade will be held on Saturday December 10 at 12 noon and will make its way from Covehill Shopping Centre, along Hurst Street to the Civic Centre in Green Point Road. Continue reading “Christmas pageant planning progresses”
ADAM Bone was a stonemason in 1997 when he began learning the art of making the perfect cask at a small cooperage in the Huon Valley. Eventually, he decided to buy the business, figuring if he could complete two or three casks a week he would be able to sustain himself. Not long after this decision, the Tasmanian whisky industry began to really take off. Now Adam’s Tasmanian Cask Company employs nine other people at the factory in Bridgewater and supplies casks to premium whisky and spirit producers across Tasmania, Australia and even Scotland.
BRIDGEWATER’S Anne Smith is continuing to succeed in figure skating competitions throughout the country.
She recently competed in the Crystal Challenge Trophy 2016, National Ranking figure skating competition, which was held in Melbourne and which hosted all levels of figure skating from throughout Australia.
Anne competed in three events: solo dance, free dance and single ladies. She placed first in Solo dance, first in free dance, and third in ISA Ladies in the elementary division with a score of 27, which was a personal best. Anne said the best part of a great experience was landing a double Salchow jump which she previously had not been able to do. Continue reading “Success means Anne’s on her way to the nationals”
BRIGHTON Council has welcomed the recent announcement by local business Barwick’s Landscape Supplies to partner with Australia’s oldest and largest waste tyre recycler to establish an operation in Bridgewater.