Boom lift power

Energy. The job of servicing a wind turbine is no light business. Woolnorth Wind Farm Holding has recently switched to a new boom lift to do the work, finding reduced maintenance, machine downtime and running costs as a result. The wind farm operator is the first in the country to use the Genie SX-180, putting …

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Therapeutic pool service

Lifestyle. Community members looking to utilise a pool for health needs have the option of accessing the Wyndarra Centre Therapeutic Pool Service. The service is utilised to enhance recovery and rehabilitation and provides a unique environment to maintain health, wellbeing and fitness. It is available to the wider community for individual health needs and at …

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Dance like it’s the ‘50s

Event. An Old Time Family Dance is being held at Marrawah Memorial Hall next month to raise funds for Circular Head’s new pool complex. Patrons are being asked to dress and dance like it’s the ’50s for the evening which will begin with a kids’ disco led by DJ Rodney Edwards followed by more live …

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Kate’s campaign

Health. On any given day, 29-year-old Kate Medwin can endure as many as 100 body spasms and struggle to speak, stand or complete daily living tasks. Whilst on other days her symptoms are not so obvious, a reality that is confusing to both Kate and others. She is not looking for sympathy, rather understanding and to …

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Tidy Town judges in Stanley

Visit. Stanley is set to be judged next week for the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) national title. National Tidy Town judge Jill Grant, along with state judge Lesley Gardner, will be in Stanley on Monday and Tuesday to meet with locals as part of the award judging process. The popular seaside village was named ‘Tasmanian …

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Report into the starting school age

Education. Following a review, the new Tasmanian Education Act became law in December, replacing the 1994 document. Key reforms include an earlier, voluntary school starting age, the provision of 13 years of compulsory education and training, and strengthening home education. It has not been without its share of criticism, mostly due to the earlier, voluntary …

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Teams set for merge

CHHA. Circular Head Hockey Association will launch the 2017 season this weekend with a change to the roster’s proceedings. The loss of a Division Two team has resulted in the merging of both grades playing in a combined seven-team roster. Teams will generally remain unchanged, keeping to the Div Two and Three format. CHHA president …

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Bryan Green resigns

Politics. Labor leader Bryan Green resigned on Friday following two decades of parliamentary service, 16 of which were in government. Mr Green was first elected to state parliament as Labor Member for Braddon in 1998, he then went on to serve in various ministerial roles before becoming Deputy Premier in 2006 and then Opposition Leader …

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Gibson Street progress

Works. Planned infrastructure and streetscape upgrades to Gibson Street, Smithton are progressing well. Included in Circular Head Council’s 2016-17 Budget, the $750,000 works will fix the deteriorating condition of the road due to its age as well as include tree planting and streetscape to improve aesthetic. Commencing in September last year, the council worked in …

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Smithton Stars’ Rising Star success

BCL. Connor Smith has made his mark on the Burnie Cricket League in his debut season as a Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Star. The 17-year-old claimed the league’s Rising Star Award at the Best and Fairest presentation held at Acton Cricket Club on Sunday. Starting out with Marrawah Cricket Club in the Circular Head Cricket …

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