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Oyster survey training

Thanks to an NRM South Culturally Inspired Grant, pakana Services were joined by the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration and Derwent Estuary Program to receive training in survey methods for the wild Pacific oyster in February 2017. pakana Services monitored sites in the Channel, Huon and Derwent to look at oyster density, abundance and general health. […]

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Some seedlings ready for planting from the Understorey Network nursery

pakana services – Closing the Gap by opening up opportunities

The release of the 2016 Closing the Gap report into the circumstances of Indigenous Australians has presented a mixed outcome in how successfully key targets are being met. These targets focus on health, education and employment; recognised as essential drivers in addressing the disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. While progress is being made across […]

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pakana media feature

pakana Services and Trowunna Tours were recently featured in a Mercury article, discussing the use ancient wisdom and innovation skills in their business enterprises. Read the Mercury article here.

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The first birthday celebration event

Happy first birthday pakana!

In April 2015 we celebrated our first year as an independent social enterprise supporting the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Federal Employment Minister Senator Eric Abetz joined the pakana team at Tolosa Native Plant Nursery, Tolosa Park, to cut the cake and talk about the achievements of our eight part-time workers.

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pakana’s progress

It took a two minute video shot by one of his younger employees at pakana services to really bring home to John Easton just how far the Aboriginal land management business has come since its launch in August 2013. “A while back I modified my excavator so that I can push back the topsoil at […]

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