'People say it's amazing to have gone this long, but I just get in and do the job,' says round dance teacher Ella Whyte, after more than 60 years.
Preparations are in full-swing to project Stockton's foreshore from a cyclone-induced swell that is expected to hit on the weekend.
Country Fire Authority volunteers trying to make their community safer are angry they have been told to stand down.
Gary Hurst says he spent an entire Spirit of Tasmania journey in his vehilce, despite being told staff would help him to the passenger deck.
Only about a third of 70-year-olds have had the free vaccination against this relatively common condition.