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Hunt for the Wilderpeople: Oct 1st at the Palais

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Team Movies writes: 

'This month’s film, Sunday, 1 October, we are ‘Crossing the Ditch’ to New Zealand and screening the 2016 poignant, funny and deeply affecting film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople.  Starring Sam Neill (he still makes my pulse race) and talented young actor, Julian Dennison, who plays Ricky, in an amazing performance. 

Synopsis: A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush. 

Rated PG (Mild themes and coarse language)     Admission $5 

Plus the Franklin Volunteer Fire Brigade will be presenting a short 10 minute DVD and handing out 60 complimentary DVD’s & booklets, on Fire Danger Ratings and the updated 2017 Bushfire Survival Plan. Our local heroes will be on hand to answer any burning questions you may have. 

Doors open 6.30pm, film starts when someone flicks the lights. After 7.15pm but before 7.30pm. Yes, simple but it still works a treat.' 

LBT Committee 2017-18

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At the AGM on Saturday night the 2016-17 committee was dissolved, and the following members were elected to form a new committee: 
  • President: Peter Laidlaw; 
  • Treasurer: Rod MacFarlan ; 
  • Secretary: Richard Forster; 
  • Members: Lorrie Harrison, Jilly Archer, David Pittaway, Brett Doubleday, Graham Rankin, Brian Marriott, Martin Riddle. 

Nancy Fanciers Meeting, 9th October

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Steve McCusker and the Tuesday group have kept Nancy in prime nick through the winter, and next week she will go on the slip (Tuesday 2nd October) for a final once over before the season kicks off with the Huon Yacht Club Open Day (Saturday 7th October) and Seniors' week (Monday October 16th).  As always the Nancy Fanciers welcome members who want to be involved, and there will be a meeting to discuss all things Nancy at the Shed, 6pm, October 9th.

Jervis Bay Wooden and Classic Boat Festival

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Marguerite Porte writes: 

'Stan Brown, Organiser of the Jervis Bay Classic & Wooden Boat Festival has requested that the following information be circulated to members of the St Ayles Skiff Community. He says it would be a good opportunity to promote the St Ayles Skiff and explore the area for suitability for boating excursions.' 

Submissions are now open for a three day festival celebrating wooden, classic and model boats that will be held on November 10-12 at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, Huskisson. This event will be an opportunity for the community to admire the beauty of timber vessels and the skills involved to craft them. 

The show will feature a display of handsome wooden and classic boats, including some built in the local area. Detailed boat models will be exhibited and radio controlled vessels will be setting sail in the pond on the Museum grounds. A range of historic surf boards and other antique nautical objects relating to early boat building will also be on display. 

See the attached flyer for details:  http://bit.ly/2wQ2rJO

Ghost Ships of the Arctic: the Erebus and Terror

posted Sep 24, 2017, 6:13 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

Rod MacFarlan points to this presentation, of particular interest to we Franklinites: 

'This presentation will showcase the search efforts lead by Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Team following the discovery of the wrecks Sir John Franklin's ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror.  11th Oct 2017 6:00pm at the Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus' 

For more details see http://bit.ly/2xxJIGt

  The Erebus and Terror in happier days in New Zealand (pic from Wikipedia)

Noost inspirations

posted Sep 24, 2017, 5:41 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

There were tantrums, and there was muttering of money changing hands and the involvement of Seth Blatter.  The judges considered the grayling conservation zones, the crocodile nets to deal with the consequences of global warming and all manner of other red salmon, and in the end somebody won the Great Noost Building Competition at the AGM and quiz night.  You scan the pics and decide for yourself.

  Pics from Graham Rankin

Wooden Boat Centre News

posted Sep 24, 2017, 12:30 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated ]

Pete's tried the viking boat in the water and it floated - phew!  For this and other news read the attached September newsletter: http://bit.ly/2xxh5ct

Ideas wanted for anniversary celebration

posted Sep 24, 2017, 12:12 AM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 24, 2017, 12:17 AM ]

Those who enjoy a good knees up are already thinking about how to celebrate the LBT's 20 birthday, which comes up next year, and this vexed issue was the subject of discussion at the AGM last night.  Have your say by entering a suggestion in the form below (http://bit.ly/2xxg8kp): it will appear in the following table  (http://bit.ly/2xxmY9M).


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BBQ Monday

posted Sep 21, 2017, 4:22 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 6:48 PM ]

It's the Monday dinner we all wait for each month, when the cooks take a break and we get a chance to show off our own culinary dexterity.  Fortunately the run of warm weather is forecast to end, so we can also enjoy huddling around the traditional bonfire.

  Pic from wikipedia

Renewable Energy and you at the Palais

posted Sep 21, 2017, 4:12 PM by Posts Editor   [ updated Sep 21, 2017, 4:13 PM ]

Barbara Dawson writes: 

'I thought that quite a few people from this area might be interested in coming along to the following session' 

Renewable Energy and You 

2-4pm Sunday 1 October - Palais Theatre, Franklin 

Renewable energy information sessions, hosted by the Tasmanian Greens, will feature talks by energy experts about how you can reduce your power bill and make a positive contribution to the environment. The experts will also be available to answer questions. 

This free event will feature the following talks:

  • Rooftop Solar  
    Jack Gilding, Tasmanian Renewable Energy Alliance 
    How can rooftop solar work for you? Jack will take you through the best solar system size, tariff options and making the most of the feed-in tariff. 

  • Battery Storage 
    Dr Evan Franklin, Engineering UTAS 
    Is home battery storage the right way to go for your energy usage and site? Dr Franklin will outline the basics of battery storage, the systems available, and what to consider before investing. 

  • Energy Efficiency
    Rebecca Boyle and Todd Houstein, Sustainable Living Tasmania 
    How to save money and stay warm. Advice on how to reduce your power bill and increase your comfort, with simple changes you can make around your home. 

  • Electric Vehicles 
    Clive Attwater, Electric Vehicle Association 
    The shift to full electric cars, trucks, buses and bikes is rapidly approaching. Clive will explain the current costs and practicalities of electric vehicles – powered by electricity you can produce yourself at home. You can also check out his electric car. 

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