Sparks fly at DJE

Award. Don Joyce is all smiles after winning an award for his company’s electrical work at Tasmanian Dairy Products’ milk plant in Smithton. Don Joyce Electrical was named among the top electricians in the state at the National Electrical and Communications Association’s industry excellence awards held in Hobart earlier this month. DJE was given the …

5 years ago

Devil sighting at Shree

Mine. A group of environmentalists has set up a marquee at the turn off to Shree Minerals’ iron ore mine near Temma. Members of Tarkine National Coalition, including Scott Jordan, and The Wilderness Society have been at the site since Monday. On Tuesday, 12 environmentalists were gathered with signs and Tasmanian devil costumes. More people …

5 years ago

Trowutta City, Irishtown too good

CHFA. Saturday saw the final round of the 2013 Circular Head Football Association played in wet and windy conditions. Forest-Stanley was unable to back up its big win over ladder leader Redpa last week, instead suffering a 95-point loss at the hands of Irishtown. The Demons managed just two goals on their home ground while …

5 years ago
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Two in a row for Saints

NTFL. After an unfortunate spell with injuries, the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints have won their second game in a row, placing them in clear third place on the ladder. The Saints defeated Penguin at the weekend 14.22 (106) to 11.4 (70). Leading at every break, the Saints increased their lead as the match went on, …

5 years ago

Thrilling her audience

Dance. Fourteen-year-old Shona Poke will try her luck at the Showcase National Dance Championships after wowing judges during the regionals in Hobart earlier this month. Though she’s not yet 15, the Smithton teen was judged in the senior category for 15 to 25-year-olds based on her age as of January next year. She performed two …

5 years ago

Pool petition

Councillor Spinks claims credibility of some of the signatures to the petition – of which there were 688 – were coerced into signing. I was one that signed the petition after reading what it stood for and am offended by his statement. The petition was legal in all form and should have been accepted by …

5 years ago

Big sister

While some industries are closing down, others are opening up, so let’s not despair. Things usually pan out for a district with such a diverse range of enterprises and activities. Most ghost towns got that way because of their dependency on one main industry, and they ran out of resources. On a more positive note, …

5 years ago
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Looking to a brighter future

I approach life with a ‘can do’ attitude – one that I’ve repeatedly seen demonstrated in and by this community, frequently when the odds are seemingly impossible or insurmountable. The fallout from the global financial crisis is affecting everyone’s purse strings and wellbeing, but the surety is, it won’t last for ever. From the outset, …

5 years ago

Gas helped fuel Montumana fire

Fire. Despite it being situated just metres from the Montumana Fire Station, one Rocky Cape house did not survive a fire on Saturday afternoon. Tasmanian Fire Service district officer Jodi Armstrong said by the time the fire brigade was on the scene (20 minutes after the call) the property was fully engulfed by flames. He …

5 years ago

Evacuation centre grant

Council. Circular Head Council is the recipient of a $2300 grant for emergency readiness. The council will use the grant to purchase a evacuation and recovery kit to help set up the centres when and where they are needed. The kit will include signage, maps, high-visibility vests, disposable gloves, extension cords and any other items needed. …

5 years ago