Competition brings out the best in DIY pizza

IN the Autumn edition of Brighton’s Uncle Chris mailout there were a number of featured DIY pizzas to encourage healthier eating habits in the community.

A competition seeking the best DIY pizza recipes resulted in some fantastic recipes and so Brighton Community News is reproducing these for our readers.

Kirra Youd (11), of Brighton at work on another prizewinning pizza.
Kirra Youd (11), of Brighton at work on another prizewinning pizza.

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Carissa takes on men at their own game – and wins

CARISSA Carpenter is fast becoming a role model for young women looking for a career in a male-dominated trade.

The 21 year-old carpenter-joiner from Brighton was recently named the Statewide Construction Apprentice of the Year.

Carissa Carpenter, 21, is a role model for young women looking to learn a trade.
Carissa Carpenter, 21, is a role model for young women looking to learn a trade.

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Our Luke’s a winner all round

LOCAL cricketer Luke Butterworth has enjoyed a great season with the Weet Bix Sheffield Shield -winning PKF Tasmanian Tigers cricket team.

The talented all-rounder was the leading wicket-taker in the Shield competition this past season, was runner up in the national interstate player of the Sheffield Shield series and named in the four-day team of the year.

Luke Butterworth salutes the crowd after his 50 in the Sheffield Shield final at Bellerive.
Luke Butterworth salutes the crowd after his 50 in the Sheffield Shield final at Bellerive.

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Rates kept at CPI low

BRIGHTON rates for 2011-12 will increase by just over $20 for each residential property, in line with the Hobart Consumer Price Index (CPI) rise, but lower than the national rate of inflation.

Annual household rates will rise by $20.80 or 40 cents per week, The 2.9 percent increase is in line with the Hobart CPI increase, but lower than the national CPI rise of 3.3 percent. Continue reading “Rates kept at CPI low”

Wanted: voices for gender balance

THE renowned Bagdad Singers  is looking for more female singers to balance its strong male singing component.

The group  was formed more than 16 years ago when the musical director, Chris Fehlberg, was living in Bagdad. While most of the original members lived in the district, other long-standing participants were drawn from the surrounding areas.

• The  Bagdad Singers who are providing  plenty of pleasure to all age groups.
• The Bagdad Singers who are providing plenty of pleasure to all age groups.

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Microwise wins contract with NSW water authority

SPECIALISED local government software technology developed by a Brighton Council business has won a contract with a New South Wales water authority to provide a billing and land information system.

Microwise Australia, wholly owned by Brighton Council, won a competitive tender to provide a billing system as well as associated land information management for Rous Water in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Continue reading “Microwise wins contract with NSW water authority”

MPs polled on rates system

BRIGHTON Council has sought the views of Lyons MHAs on the recommendations of Access Economics’ report that threatens Brighton’s fair rating system.

The report into Tasmania’s local government rating system was prepared for the Local Government Division of the Department of Premier and Cabinet, and its recommendations, if accepted by government, would force the abandonment of Brighton’s current rating system which sees rate rises kept at or below the rate of inflation each year. Continue reading “MPs polled on rates system”

Brighton’s citizens honoured for their community spirit

BRIGHTON Council held its annual volunteers and Australia Day Awards civic ceremony on January 25, with a reception at the Brighton Civic Centre well attended by more than 120 invited guests.

Mayor Tony Foster OAM conducted an Australia Day citizenship ceremony for Ms Karin Harris of Pontville, before presenting his Australia Day message before introducing the Woolworths Australia Day Ambassador.

Rear, from left, Elizabeth Holloway, Christine Sturzaker, Mayor Tony Foster, Cheynee Hanlon Front, from left, Andrew Lawson and Bradley Holzberger.
Rear, from left, Elizabeth Holloway, Christine Sturzaker, Mayor Tony Foster, Cheynee Hanlon Front, from left, Andrew Lawson and Bradley Holzberger.

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Fair rate system backed – research sends clear message to government

AN overwhelming number of Brighton residents support the Council’s Fair Rating System with satisfaction levels more than double those of ratepayers in the greater Hobart region.

That is a key finding of an independent survey conducted by Myriad Research on behalf of the Brighton Council. Continue reading “Fair rate system backed – research sends clear message to government”

Gagebrook check savours sweet taste of success

AN apprentice chef from Gagebrook has made his culinary mark, winning a bronze medal in the third-year apprentice category of the Australian culinary federation (ACF) competition.

Anthony McCallum was one of only three Tasmanian chefs selected to represent the State in the annual one-day contest, held in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.

Anthony McCallum at work.
Anthony McCallum at work.

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