Real Deal

I wonder why it is so hard for us to all agree about which are the best policies to adopt when it comes to managing our country and the use of its resources. The latest mine development here is a point in case where surely the answers to the problems are fairly simple to arrive …

5 years ago

On the couch with the Liberals

Politics. Three local identities will have questions fired at them this Friday night, in the lead up to this year’s election. On the Couch with Michael Hardy, Wendy Schoenmaker and Graeme Drake will see Liberal candidate for Braddon, Brett Whiteley, interview the three locals. “I have to understand what is going on in the community,” Mr …

5 years ago

Mine your own business

Shree. Rodney Collins, owner of Collins Contracting, has just one thing to say: Yes, we have a permit. His words are a response to environmentalists who accused him and his workers of breaching Federal Environment Minster Mark Butler’s conditions of travel into the Shree Minerals mine site. “Did they think we would be that stupid …

5 years ago
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Taxi only zone

Parking. Smithton Police has asked that motorists abide by the taxi zone street sign on Emmett Street. “Police have received numerous complaints of people parking in the taxi zone in Emmett Street,” Sergeant Lee-Anne Walters said. “Several motorists have received infringement notices.” Sergeant Walters said there appears to be an increase of parking in the …

5 years ago

Free speech

I refer to recent media coverage of the Save the Tarkine protest vigil being held at the turn off to the Shree mine site. Scott Jordan’s claims in the media that “the contractors have re-entered the site to commence work and we were there to report their breach of permit conditions requiring staff to be …

5 years ago

CHAC supports Shree

I want to share a clear message CHAC supports the Shree Mineral Mine. I had discussions with Mr Butler about the mine and agree that the mine is vital to the growth of employment for Circular Head and Tasmania. Unemployment is sitting around 8 per cent. This mine will give employment to Aboriginal and Torres …

5 years ago

Word of the month

Kirribilli deal: noun (also Kirribilli agreement) a (usually secret) agreement between two parties regarding leadership succession.  

5 years ago

Sunrise wedding

Bride-to-be Tenae House writes about the week’s leading up to her Hamilton Island wedding, which will be televised on Channel Seven’s breakfast show Sunrise on Friday September 6.  Sixteen sleeps to go to the big day. The six weeks since we found out have gone so fast but everything is starting to come together.This week …

5 years ago

Illegal wood collection

Permit. Smithton Police reiterated yesterday that wood collection must either be done from your own property, with the permission of a land owner, or with a permit from Forestry Tasmania. In all other cases, it is classified as stealing and anyone detected may face charges of stealing, trespass or unlawful possession as well as forfeiture …

5 years ago