“I don’t want to live to be 100. I want to live one more day after Glad goes – so that I can look after her until she dies.”
This #ValentinesDay we look back on one of #60Mins’ most memorable love stories - Bill and Gladys Forward. After 50 years of marriage, these childhood sweethearts have an unbreakable bond, one that has stood the test of time even through Gladys’ devastating Alzheimer’s diagnosis. | FULL STORY: bit.ly/2la4Jlo
Thank you to everyone who entered our photo competition. We are rapt by the quality and unique nature of the photos from all across Tassie. Here is your Top 40 (it’s actually 42).
FIRST PRIZE PACKAGE (valued at $800) – 2x nights accommodation with either Warratah on York or Areca Hotel (this includes breakfast) + Dinner for 2 at Cataract on Paterson + Admission for 2 at Hollybank Treetops Adventure. What an incredible prize! The winner will be Judge's Choice.
MOST LIKES - the three photos from our final Top 40 selection, with the most votes, will all win a $10 voucher (at the café of your choice).
RANDOM PRIZES - there will also be a number of random prizes for just sharing this Top 40 post on your timeline. These people will all win a $10 voucher (at the café of your choice).
VOTING CLOSES – 11pm (AEST) on Sunday 19th February. Remember to like/follow the Waratah on York and Areca Hotel pages and share this post to your timeline to be eligible for prizes. #Tasmania
John has been recognised not once but twice on Australia Day in previous years. In 1996 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, in recognition of service to the Australian music industry and to charitable and community organisations, particularly those relating to youth.
But it was back in 1987 that he had the honour of being named Australian of the Year, pictured here with then Prime Minister Bob Hawke.
This story comes from a Reddit user who was prompted by a question, "What things have you overheard that have broken your heart?" It might have been a heartbreaking question, but this woman's actions are absolutely heartwarming.
We stand shoulder to shoulder with the Muslim leaders who have been threatened by ISIS. These men have been vilified because they stand for peace and for living in harmony with people of all faiths and none in the Australian community.
The threat does however highlight that the path we have chosen, that of building bridges rather than walls, is the right path to the reduction of radicalization and ensuring the safety and security of our community.
On last night’s QandA programme Senator Jackie Lambie not only demonstrated a total misunderstanding of Sharia but also revealed the impoverished arguments that leads to the marginalization of the Muslim community and prepares fertile ground for radicalization.
Those who seek to marginalize the Muslim Community do not make our society safer, they in fact make it increasingly unsafe. Hanson, Lambie, Barnardi, Christensen and their ilk contribute to the risk of a marginalized and disenfranchised young person committing a violent offense. But that of course will play into their grab for political power.
I do not always agree with these Muslim teachers, but we disagree in a way that only good friends can. Where we always agree is that engagement in community is essential for a healthy society. That is why ISIS finds their teachings so offensive.
The Australian Community needs to give these Muslim Scholars all the support and encouragement we can.
Check out how others are doin' it #TassieStyle!... We've loved following your #TassieStyle adventures and reading your #TassieStyle captions - keep them coming! The more you snap and share this summer, the more chances you have to WIN*! Congratulations to instagram.com/jakobdezwart, the winner of a $500 Tassie travel voucher. *Learn more: http://gobehindthescenery.com.au/tassiestyle/ (Naturally, terms and conditions apply!)
It took 67 days, 12,000 images and a climb to stomach-churning heights, but photographer Steven Pearce finally got the image he was after of the world's tallest flowering plant, Tasmania's eucalyptus regnans.
Northern Watch Commander Acting Senior Sergeant Drew Slape reports that a Palmerston resident got quite the shock this morning when he awoke to a one metre crocodile attacking his bin on Ping Que Court in Moulden. Police attended the location only to see the croc make a quick escape down the street drain pipe. Its current whereabouts are unknown but it may still be in the area.
Police would like to use this opportunity to remind the public about being crocwise. If you do happen to come across a crocodile in a residential area, leave it in situ and contact Police on 131 444 or Parks and Wildlife on their croc line 0419 822 859.
After finishing his first day at school, all little Walker wanted to do was rush to his twin brother’s grave to tell him all about it. http://honey.nine.com.au/2017/02/10/08/24/little-boy-tells-twin-brother-all-about-his-first-day-at-school#Gsl9ja1GOXU58WAO.99/?ocid=todayfb