Tuesday, August 12, 2008
For Kerry's official profile, click here and for her page at the Mercury, click here.
Hornsey and family are long-term local residents and she is a former pupil of
Our other Olympians are Kathy Foster who played in the Australian basketball team at the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984, and Dana Faletic who won bronze in the rowing at the Athens Games in 2004.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
THE future looks good for the Norske Skog newsprint mill at Boyer, near New Norfolk, with news of two big government grants contributing to a $50 million upgrade. The mill produced
It was announced this week that Federal funding of nearly $9 million had been granted to Norske Skog (historically known as Australian Newsprint Mills) and a firm called BIS Industrial Logistics) to enable the factory to stop using hardwood timber in the production of paper.
“The $4.66 million grant awarded to Norske Skog Paper Mills (Australia) Ltd and the $4.32 million grant awarded to
“Importantly, the facility will secure existing employment positions at Boyer while improving its operating efficiency and environmental impact. The facility contributes 36 per cent of all newsprint paper manufactured in
The Tasmanian Minister for Primary Industries and Water, David Llewellyn, said the funding had been provided under the Tasmanian Community Forest Agreement to help support a more sustainable and viable forest industry in
Monday, August 4, 2008
In a wide-ranging speech lasting about 25 minutes, Mr Butler reviewed his life’s experiences and his various careers, from teacher and union organiser to real estate agent, taxi driver and ultimately Member of Parliament. He was principal of
Mr Butler recalled what he referred to as an administrative role in the establishment of the Derwent Valley Concert Band in the early 1990s and paid tribute to the band's director, Layton Hodgetts and the organisational skill of Belle Pearson and many other citizens of the
Sunday, August 3, 2008
“After being closed for water traffic for years, the Government is proposing to work on the bridge next year, with a possible completion date of sometime in 2010 in mind. One can only assume that they intend to reopen the bridge to water traffic during the election campaign. However, there are no guarantees that the bridge will even get that far. Successive infrastructure ministers have stonewalled calls to reopen the bridge," Mr Hodgman said in a statement.
The listing says, in part: "Ward 7 and the Ha-Ha Wall forms part of the vast hospital complex that included the former Royal Derwent Hospital site and the early 19th century Willow Court facility. Together these complexes have the longest continuous history of a mental institution within Australia, demonstrating the evolving philosophies on treatment and construction of mental institutions."
A directions hearing on the decision to permanently enter Ward 7 and its wall onto the heritage register will be heard at the Resource Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal in Hobart on August 12. A developer has proposed demolishing the building and wall to make way for a housing subdivision.