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Healthy eating heroes

Lifestyle. At Seven Up Youth Centre, the crew are learning the foundations of healthy eating while enjoying the fruits of their labour. A new healthy eating program is being implemented at the after school centre with support from Treasure Chest, the Smithton Christian Fellowship run opportunity store. Aiming to educate youth on the importance of …

1 year ago

Salmon farming in Circular Head

Report. A report released last week by the Circular Head Regional Economic Development Working Group has identified the potential for salmon farming in the north west. The report has been met with mixed response. Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff says Circular Head, in particular Three Hummock Island, and King Island have been identified …

1 year ago

Generational love

Legacy. For mother-of-one Demi Whiteley, the only gift she can ask for her son’s first birthday is to buy more time. Her father and grandfather to George Ian Wilson, Ian Whiteley fondly known as Spud, lives with multiple sclerosis (MS). A condition of the central nervous system, MS interferes with the nerve impulses in the …

2 years ago

Christmas for canines

Donations. Like many of his four-legged friends, Smithton pooch Socks, 3, will spend Christmas surrounded by family, likely with a new toy by his side. However many friendly canines won’t be as spoiled. In the weeks leading to Christmas, Smithton Police Station will be a drop-off point for donations of polar fleece blankets, hard toys …

2 years ago

Passing down tradition

Culture. In commemoration of NAIDOC Week (July 3-10), the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation partnered with Launceston-based organisation pakana Cultural Learning Services to share traditional Aboriginal customs. With a focus on the importance of continuing Aboriginal traditions and passing along the culture’s history to the next generation, close to 100 people engaged in a cultural experience …

3 years ago
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