New York bandits

Review. Glitz, glamour and gangs, Smithton High School Nightmare Productions presents Pasta la Vista, Baby! It’s the Roaring Twenties in New York City, gang feuds have erupted over a controversial prohibition, and chocolate coated crime is running rampant.  Based on a Bawdy Banquet original, this is a quirky tale loosely inspired by true events, with …

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Therapeutic project

Craft. During Art About Town month and Adult Learners’ Week in September, local artist Josie Riches shared techniques to turn trash into a treasured creation. The idea came to Josie while sifting through a crafts book of her mother’s one day. “I simply transferred the techniques to rope,” she says of stitching. “The texture and …

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Ricegrass be gone

Eradication. The Circular Head Landcare Group has received a helping hand from UPC Renewables in its fight against ricegrass in Duck River.  Ricegrass is an evasive species which clogs up waterways, preventing access and impacts the breeding grounds of bottom feeding fish such as flounder and flathead. It invades the mudflats which support shorebirds and …

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Tractor travellers

Event. Throw a snag on the barbie for the Tassie Tractor Trekkers are heading to Circular Head. A group of Wynyard residents will spend five days on the road raising awareness for Mental Health Week (Sunday September 30 to Saturday October 6) and funds for Rural Health Tasmania. The trekkers will spread the word around …

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Progress stalled

Project. Construction on the Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre has been delayed. A problem was identified in the past fortnight in the supply of a component of the timber portals, which will need to be replaced, delaying work on the roof. “Stubbs Constructions have been working with their suppliers to rectify the problems which will …

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New. Basics in hospitality

Hospitality Basics is the latest course on at Smithton Library. Free for interested community members, the course begins on Monday October 22 and runs for two weeks. It is suited to locals looking for work in the industry, who may like help with training or study support. The course includes a behind the scenes tour …

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Enrol. Making the difference

Smithton Library has a new course for anyone wanting to take up formal training or start new work. The Making the Difference program encourages adult learners to embrace learning opportunities. It aims to help participants uncover hidden strengths and take the next step into work or training, in a fun and supported way. What will …

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Nominate. Areas for black spot funding

There is one week left to nominate areas in the district for funding through the Mobile Black Spot Program. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay urged Circular Head locals to get in touch to improve regional mobile phone coverage. “In round four, the community is encouraged to identify black spots by contacting my office,” Ms …

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Draft. Community plans

Circular Head and Waratah-Wynyard councils have released a series of community plans for a period of public consultation. Both councils endorsed the draft Community Health and Wellbeing Plan, Age-Friendly Communities Plan and Youth Plan (YPLAN) for public consultation at their respective council meetings in September. The plans are a major planning initiative to provide a …

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Dairy. Milk price

Saputo Dairy Australia has announced a step up in its farmgate milk price to $5.95 per kilogram milk solids from $5.75 for the 2018-19 season.  The increase applies to suppliers of Saputo Dairy Australia and Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in the Southern Milk Region.  The payment applies to all milk supplied by current suppliers from …

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