Knitting group spreads warmth and love in Nepal

THE Community Knitting Group in Bridgewater has been expanding its charitable efforts to reach out to children on the other side of the world.

Last year in July the women met Jo Ingram from Hobart who was a speaker at the knitting festival held at the Moonah Arts Centre.

 Jo Ingram with some her young charges in Nepal gratefully receiving the Community  Knitting Group’s contributions.
Jo Ingram with some her young charges in Nepal gratefully receiving the Community Knitting Group’s contributions.

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Brighton toasts its under-17 cricket premiers

THE Brighton Junior Cricket Club is delighted that its under-17 team are premiers for the 2010/11 cricket season.

Going into the match  Brighton and Clarence  had a record of each winning two games during the season against each other,  so it was always going to be a fantastic match.

From left,  back row – Harry Parker, Trent Millhouse, Bodie Hanson, Dylan Pugh Front Row – Brodie Foster, Kyle Williams, Blake Pursell, Chris Blackaby, Jak Chapple, Hugh Williams Matthew Howlett
From left, back row – Harry Parker, Trent Millhouse, Bodie Hanson, Dylan Pugh Front Row – Brodie Foster, Kyle Williams, Blake Pursell, Chris Blackaby, Jak Chapple, Hugh Williams Matthew Howlett

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Plenty of healthy pursuits for the whole community

By ANDREW DEAN*

THE Bridgewater PCYC has a comprehensive range of hydraulic equipment along with a variety of free weights, benches and cardio machines. Its weight aerobic circuit gym is designed to improve physical fitness, muscle toning, muscle conditioning, strengthening, weight loss and overall wellbeing. Continue reading “Plenty of healthy pursuits for the whole community”

Dynamic and confident – Brighton in 2040

By MAYOR TONY FOSTER AOM

BRIGHTON is Tasmania’s fastest growing municipality. The past 10 years have seen the municipality’s population expand significantly and now more than 16,000 people call the suburbs nestled on the banks of the Derwent and Jordan Rivers and nearby rural areas home.

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Families target of early years program

RESEARCH of parents’ attitudes reveals that nearly 70 per cent of parents believe parenting does not come naturally.

Parents also feel less supported and more judged today than 20 years ago, 36 per cent of parents believe they will be negatively judged if they admit to having problems and nearly one in 10 research respondents did not know where they might seek assistance if needed.

From left, TEYF CEO Rebecca Moles, Rowena Bird and ACF CEO Dr Joe Tucci.
From left, TEYF CEO Rebecca Moles, Rowena Bird and ACF CEO Dr Joe Tucci.

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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”