Scholarship to study dairy practices

Dairy. Keen dairyman Paul Niven has been awarded a Nuffield scholarship, supported by Dairy Australia. The scholarship will allow him to travel next June to India, Ukraine and the US to study farming practices. Mr Niven, of Stanley, said the scholarship would allow him to research an integrated dairy farm management system that includes the …

5 years ago

Promoting rural health

Health. Smithton’s Tanya Nicholls has been recognised for her efforts in promoting health and wellbeing in the community. Anglicare Tasmania’s Rural Wellbeing Champions were announced in time for Mental Health Week (October 6-12), with an overall winner and highly commended category in the state’s north-west. Mrs Nicholls was highly commended for her work in starting up …

5 years ago

Op-shop party

Youth. We all know Circular Head is home to many talented people, but this October it is time for our youth to shine. And party. Set a reminder on your phones or jot it in your diaries: Wednesday October 30 is the Op-Shop Formal Cocktail Party, marking the end of youth art exhibition, Art About …

5 years ago

Witches, villains, and all things pretty

Entertainment. Circular Head Senior Citizens’ Club celebrates its 46th birthday this October, and in preparation the concert group is practising for its upcoming production – a pantomime. Based on the English style of Pantomime, with roles being gender-reversed, it is sure to attract a lot of laughs, according to director Kaye McFarlane. Mrs McFarlane is …

5 years ago

Tarkine drives tourism

Tourism. Two construction crews started work on the new $23 million Tarkine Drive last Friday. Once completed, the drive promises to open up the Circular Head region to more tourists staying in Smithton and staying longer. It has been five long years of meetings and getting the State Government to commit to the funding, according …

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Kind act

Community. Small towns often get ridiculed for being just that, but where they shine is in their friendliness. Hats off to Carole Medwin from Time Out on Emmett who helped one of her elderly customers from the cafe and across the road to another shop. That’s the joy of living in a small town.

5 years ago

ANZAC centenary grant

ANZAC centenary funding available Grant. The Federal Member for Braddon, Brett Whiteley, has announced a $25,000 increase to the Anzac Centenary Grants Program helping local community groups prepare for the 2015 centenary remembrance of the landing of the ANZACs at Gallipoli. Community organisations of all sizes planning to commemorate the centenary are welcome to take …

5 years ago

Wild weather concerns

Road safety. SES has been called out to an incident on Montagu Road. Motorists are being advised to take care. There are large amounts of water on Nelson Street, particularly near the RSL, due to recent rainfall.

5 years ago

Pleasant pooches

My husband and I recently enjoyed a short holiday in Smithton. We were impressed with the ambience of the town and the friendliness of the local residents. That perception stayed with us both while we took a gentle stroll in town, stopping to lean over a fence and speak to three delightfully friendly dachshunds who …

5 years ago

Pocketbooks of pride

Volunteers. Like Cape Grim Beef and Hannah Gadsby, a new pocketbook is the next great thing to come out of Smithton. Smithton Ambulance volunteers were awarded a Unit Citation earlier this month, at the Ambulance Tasmania award ceremony in Latrobe. As well as being recognised for the level of volunteer coverage and the new garden …

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