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Food appeal

Winter. At your next shop at Woolies in Smithton, you will have the opportunity to help deliver more food and groceries to families in need. Until Tuesday (July 24), Woolworths customers can add a $2 Foodbank token donation to their purchase. “At this time of the year we have families struggling to make ends meet, …

2 months ago 0

Vote for your wonders

Promotion. Two local attractions have been shortlisted in a national competition to discover the country’s greatest locations. The Seven Wonders of Australia competition, run by online travel portal Experience Oz, has listed 50 places and opened the voting lines. The Nut is one such natural wonder, described as: ‘A sheer-sided bluff and all that remains …

2 months ago 0

New roadkill app

Free. A new app is making it simpler and quicker to report Tasmanian native wildlife roadkill incidents to help paint a picture of roadkill hotspots across the state. The free Roadkill Tas app enables users to record data on some of our most threatened species, including the Tasmanian devil, spotted tailed quolls and wedge-tailed eagle. …

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Tourism our drawcard

Stanley. A penguin viewing platform is one of the new additions earmarked for the Nut. Following on from an election promise made earlier this year, $600,000 is being invested to redevelop the local icon over two years. Liberal Member for Braddon Adam Brooks said the state government’s vision is for Tasmania to be the “environmental …

3 months ago 0

Stock underpass program

Agriculture. The state government has allocated an additional $600,000 to the Stock Underpass Pilot Program, extending the funding until 2021-22.  Based on industry feedback, the cap on funding available under the program has been lifted to 33 per cent of costs to a maximum of $80,000. Established last year with an allocation of $750,000, the program …

3 months ago 0

Making a statement

Support. Smithton local Joanna Jolly may be feeling the chill on her newly shaved head but in her heart, she is filled with warmth. Last month, Jo took part in the World’s Greatest Shave to raise awareness of the hardships that cancer sufferers and their families face. Her three-year-old daughter watched on and even helped …

3 months ago 0

Smoke alarms save lives

Safety. As the rate of house fires increases as it gets colder, Tasmania Fire Service firefighters are urging people to ensure they have a smoke alarm installed in every sleeping area. Most fatal house fires occur at night when people are sleeping and the absence of smoke alarms can increase the possibility of a house …

3 months ago 0
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Sport grants

Open. The Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program provides assistance to organisations that provide sport and physically active recreation opportunities for Tasmanians. “Better facilities increase opportunities for all Tasmanians to participate in sport, recreation and physical activity,” said Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation. “The government encourages all Tasmanians to participate daily in sport, recreation …

3 months ago 0

Welcome all

Volunteers. Circular Head is a community built on the efforts of volunteers. To talk all things volunteering, Wyndarra Centre has extended an invitation to the wider community to join next week for an informal chat. Wyndarra’s Libby Billett says the afternoon will provide an opportunity for local organisations which engage volunteers to meet, and offer information, …

3 months ago 0

Burn program reaches milestone

Fire. The state government’s Fuel Reduction Program recently reached a significant milestone, conducting the 500th burn. Under this program the land equivalent of 40,893 football ovals has been burnt in the four years since it began. The $55 million Fuel Reduction Program aims to strategically reduce bushfire risk across the state, with communities and community …

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