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One potato, two potatoes

Plant. Stage one of three in McCain Foods’ $7.9 million storage upgrades has been completed. By the beginning of the potato factory’s next storage season, March 2017, the Smithton plant will boast three new storage facilities. “[We’ve] completed stage one, which was the fit-out of the old cold store,” plant manager Rodney McLaren said. “That’s …

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Blossoming literacy skills

Education. Forest Primary School’s Ashton Lardner has won a statewide competition in naming a special possum by the name of Blossom. The ‘LiFT Animal Naming Competition’ attracted more than 2500 entries statewide. LiFT stands for Learning in Families Together and is a program that encourages the building of positive relationships between schools and families. As …

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Blanket of love

Nurture. Feeding your newborn helps to create an intimate relationship between a mother and her baby, an unbreakable bond. Soroptimist International of Circular Head recognises the importance of this connection and is willing the community to help mothers in this transition. Raffling a handmade quilt, sewn by Soroptimist Gaylene Timms, all proceeds will go towards …

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Federal ministers visit Robbins Island

Study. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley and Environment Minister Greg Hunt visited Robbins Island on Tuesday, calling it the site of what could be one of the largest investments in renewable energy in Australia. “Robbins Island has the potential to host up to 300 wind turbines producing around 600 to 800 megawatts of renewable …

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Early detection key 

Budget. It can take just 10 minutes each month to gain a clear overview of your farm’s feed deficits and surplus to better prepare your property for the season ahead. More than 50 local dairy farmers and service providers attended a ‘Seasonal Management Information Day’ held at Cody and Denieka Korpershoek’s Edith Creek property on …

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TasWater community grants

Project. TasWater is offering community groups the opportunity to apply for its annual allocation of grant money to assist in carrying out their work. A TasWater Small Community Grant can provide up to $2000 for a community organisation to invest in a range of projects, programs or equipment. Last year the grants helped a variety …

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Shree seeks new waste permit

EPA. Shree Minerals has sought a new planning permit for its magnetite mining site at Nelson Bay River. On Friday, Environment Protection Authority (EPA) director Wes Ford said that Shree’s director had stated the company’s intentions, which include providing for a properly constructed and approved facility to store potentially acid-forming waste rock outside of the …

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Mental health essential

Wellbeing. An information day for farmers held at Edith Creek on Tuesday had Rural Alive and Well (RAW) outreach worker Tony Barker share insights into mental health. A former dairy farmer himself and still actively operating a property in Riana, Mr Barker can relate to the hardships farming brings. “Focus on what you can control,” …

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Emotional intelligence

Subject. Social and emotional learning needs to be a core subject taught in schools, says Rural Health CEO and Senate candidate Robert Waterman. Mr Waterman met with members of the Australian Primary Principals Association in Hobart earlier this month to discuss emotional intelligence. “Young people can’t succeed academically if they don’t have the appropriate social …

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Temporary closures

Parks. The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised of temporary closures to the Dip Falls Regional Reserve and the Sumac Lookout. This Dip Falls site will be partially closed to the public from late this week onwards for a period of up to three weeks. The walking track to the base of the falls will …

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Circular Head Sport News

Karts in the dark

CHKC. Circular Head Kart Club hosted two features at Briant Park on Saturday, the Tall Timbers Marathon and Grant McGlasson Memorial, in the hopes of increasing entries and drawing larger crowds. Unfortunately numbers were still down but for those who were there, the weather leading up to the event and the threatening clouds on Saturday …

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South shield recipients 

GNL women. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints hosted South Burnie in Smithton on Saturday, battling for the well respected title of ‘Wealth Financial Shield’ champions. The round six Greater Northern League match began with the Saints pouncing on South’s defence early, however the opposition’s goalie made it difficult for the Saints to capitalise, continually closing …

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Saints, South Burnie stalemate 

GNL men. South Burnie have been on a roll throughout the opening rounds of the Greater Northern League season, so held momentum in their favour when they arrived in Smithton on Saturday. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints on the other hand, have been gradually building and are now considered a team on the rise. These …

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Groundhog Day in May? 

CHFA. In a round that could have been confused for Groundhog Day, Irishtown and Forest Stanley defeated Scotchtown and Redpa comprehensively as results mirrored those of round one. Round four’s opening clash was the closer of the two matches as Irishtown defeated Scotchtown at home. An opening quarter which saw some inaccurate kicking from both …

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Two out of three isn’t bad

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants have bounced back in round nine to claim victories in the Seniors and Reserves, with the U/18s playing their best game of the season but ultimately falling short. The senior match began in a high scoring affair as the Giants booted five goals in the first term. Devonport …

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Circular Head Community News

Bowling for joy

Leisure. The Circular Head Senior Citizens’ Club will welcome 24 teams to Smithton this Saturday May 28 for a social bowls carnival. The event will run from 10am to 3pm at the Seniors’ Centre with light catering provided. Teams will travel from as far as Port Sorell, Devonport, Ulverstone and Burnie to play off against …

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Mozambique mission

Experience. Sarah Fisher will soon challenge herself in a journey of self discovery and volunteering, as she embarks on a mission to Mozambique. The 18-year-old will depart for the south-east African country this Saturday where she will study for three months at Iris Global, a ministry founded by missionaries Rolland and Heidi Baker. With a …

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GARDEN CLIPPINGS – May

ACIANTHERA  [Peacock Orchid] A beautiful, rare, sweet smelling autumn flowering bulb blooming this year after the long hot summer is the peacock orchid also known as Gladiolus callianthus and belonging to the family of Iridaceous. It is not an orchid at all but actually a member of the iris family originating from East Africa where it grows in grassy …

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Duke’s wishes granted

Journey. It was a scene from a movie (or two) at Forest Primary School on Saturday as the Make-A-Wish crew came to town. Classmates and close family and friends of Duke Marcello joined him in witnessing their school transformed to resemble a scene from the Jurassic era and welcome living reptiles and even Star Wars …

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Stacks of entertainment

Literacy. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam received a rite of passage this week when he was presented with his very own library card. Through his involvement as chairperson of the 26TEN Coalition, Mayor Quilliam understands the importance of reading. “To a large degree, reading is a lost art,” he said of the evolution of technology. …

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