Jesse Teinaki returns home to perform at Australia Day ceremony

Local former X Factor contestant Jesse Teinaki, will return home to perform at the Burnie Australia Day Ceremony.

Held in the Town Hall at the Burnie Arts & Function Centre, the ceremony is a free event starting at 10:30am on Monday, 26 January 2015, with a musical theme this year.

The program includes the presentation of Burnie citizen, young citizen and community event of the year awards.

Burnie Mayor Anita Dow said, “We call for nominations during the year for these awards. We have some very generous and special people in our community and these awards are an important opportunity to recognise their efforts.”

The morning will include further entertainment by the City of Burnie Brass Band and Natasha Bakker together with Carolyn Dunn.

The Australia Day Ambassador Program, proudly sponsored by Woolworths, provides a unique opportunity for Tasmanians to meet inspirational Australian achievers.

“At the Burnie ceremony the audience will hear from guest speaker Cary Lewincamp. Cary is a well-known Tasmanian musician who has performed with Tommy Emmanuel, Olivia Newton John, David Gates, Don Burrows, Christine Sullivan and others. I am hoping he may also treat us to a song or two on the day,” Mayor Dow said.

11 people will also become Australian citizens in a special citizenship ceremony.

“This part to the ceremony is always a highlight and a moment for everyone to reflect on what it is to be Australian. It is a very special moment to witness,” she said.

Free morning tea will be served afterwards in the Town Hall foyer. All welcome.


For further information please contact

Libby Dobson
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
(03) 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728