Monthly Archives: April 2015

Saturday Night at the Movies – Reminder

proudly hosted by Community Exchange Network Tasmania

Join us for a screening of “The Economics of Happiness”. This film highlights the many benefits of a shift towards building local, sustainable communities, and showcases some of the steps people are already taking worldwide. It shows how communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, environmentally sustainable economies based on an economics of localisation, which can also restore our own sense of well-being. “The Economics of Happiness” restores our faith in humanity and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world. Click to view trailer here:

When: 2nd May 2015
Where: RESEED Centre, 30 King Edward Street Penguin
Time: Dinner 6:00pm to 7:00pm, Film 7:00 to 8:15 followed by discussion
Bring: Dish to Share for Dinner & Gold Coin Donation. Any goods/services for trading
RSVP Contact: Eric Smith:

Children are most welcome to attend however parents will be asked to leave the viewing room immediately if children are noisey so as not to disrupt the viewing of the film by others thank you


Tomato bottling working bee in Wynyard next Thursday

TomatoesOur garden project in conjunction with Wynyard High School has been so successful, there are lots of tomatoes that need bottling! Netty has taken on this task and could use some help. She will be bottling tomatoes, making pasta sauce and, depending on the quantity harvested, possibly tomato paste as well. Also making pumpkin soup.

If you’d like to learn hands-on about bottling and preserving, and at the same time help Netty out, here are the details:

It will be on Thursday 30th April, from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
Place – 24-26 Belton Street, Wynyard
Please advise me – Antoinette Schrammeyer – if you will be coming.
Mobile:  0419 133 482
Home:   6442 4563



Open Heart Meditation Evening

A brief note to share with you the news about the FIRST Introduction to the Heart and Open Heart Meditation evening in Burnie this weekend (Sat) and the THIRD SONW in the NW (1st time in Burnie!!).  SONW stands for Secret of Natural Walking (not Secrets of the North West )

  1. The introduction to the Heart, the non-physical or spiritual heart is a 2-hour informal evening – open to anyone – to learn about this treasure inside all of us, its function, gift to us when used or used more and how easy, helpful and joyful meditation can be with the help of the heart.  It also includes a complete Heart Meditation session
  2. SONW (follow link for more info) is an immensely deep walking practice and workshop where attunements are given, similar to other energy-workshops.  Anyone can join.  Natural walking has often immediate positive impact on physical, emotional or mental issues.  Additionally it will support your meditation, yoga or other practices.
  3. A FIRST set of the profoundly and deeply touching, healing Open Heart workshops (Levels 1 & 2) are also schedule for May – please stay tuned.

Following some of your suggestions a heart-sharing-community facebook page was created titled “Open Heart Meditation – Heartful Living” to act as a sharing page … pls visit the page by following the above link to it, if you are ok to ‘like’ it, then you will see the regular heart-reminding posts and notifications of new venues, informal meditation get-togethers, regular events and upcoming workshops.

Here are dates, times and contact details:

  1. Heart and Open Heart Meditation evening (Cost: $7.50 – Conc. $5)
    Sat 25 April, 6:30pm-8:30pm; More info: Gill or Shar (as above).
  2. Secret of Natural Walking: (Cost: $150 – Conc. $115)
    Sun 26 April, 9:00am-4:00pm. More info: Cheynie (teacher) via; Shar (0427 161531) or Gill: or 0427 907779,
  3. Open Heart Workshops Level 1 & 2
    Workshops are schedules for 23 & 24 of May.  Please be in touch for any details by contacting Gill (above) Klaus –

All above events will be at the beautiful Flourish Health Therapies Centre (link to their site) located at Corner Wilmot & Mount Streets in Burnie J (on Level 1)

Would be wonderful to see you there or at any of our other events.


Frackman the Movie: screening at Metro Cinemas Burnie, Wed 13 May

View the full movie trailer on youTube:

In order for this screening to go ahead, there need to be sufficient tickets booked in advance, so please head to and reserve your ticket NOW.


“If you care about our country, see it!” – Alan Jones

“No Australian should miss this film.” – Bob Brown

“If those two agree, something BIG is going down.” – Julie Norbury




After a bit of organising I have great news!

I’m hosting a special one-time screening of the film “Frackman”, Wednesday May 13th at Metro Cinemas Burnie… 6-30pm – 8-03pm.

Thank you to those of you who signed the petition to prevent fracking in Tasmania and if possible, please share this with your friends and families so they can book their tickets so this viewing can go ahead.

This issue is important to me and I have heard first hand the devastating effects of this to our country and to fellow Queenslanders. I love Tasmania and feel the need to help protect it from the greed, and the devastating impact that this could have on our State and our farmlands.. For the future of our children I feel it necessary to inform people..

Knowledge is power, and with that, we can make informed decisions instead of listening to half truths feed to us via the media.

I’m so pleased to have secured this venue.. I would like to also thank the Wharf Hotel in Wynyard for their support and in offering the theatre space as a venue and the Film society for the equipment usage during my inquiries with Frackman in trying to get this movie to our community.

As I had a few things in the pipeline I’m pleased that after much persistence and perseverance that we are able to get this happening on the North West..

To reserve your tickets, please visit the Tugg Event Page here:

Unlike a traditional movie showing, my Tugg screening requires that 58 more tickets be reserved in the next 22 days in order for the screening to occur.

Movie trailer below

From Tracy Hohnke