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Big Club’s first lady

Tradition. The Smithton Club has broken tradition by welcoming its first female committee member onto the board. Smithton Club manager Stephen Bryan said the news was well received when announced to patrons after the club’s annual general meeting on Wednesday night. “We made a point of saying [on the night] we’d made a bit of …

5 years ago

We have no issue: CHAC

Mine. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation chairman Graeme Heald has thrown his full support behind Shree Minerals’ mine. Mr Heald said CHAC staff had visited the Nelson Bay River site with environmental officers and were satisfied the area was suitable. He said if there were had been any issues he would be have raised them with Shree …

5 years ago

Rally for Shree

Rally. With just two daysí notice, over 300 cars made their way to Sundayís Cruise the Tarkine in support of Shree Mineralsí iron ore mine near Temma. Organiser Darren Pratt said the day was a success, with motorists travelling from as far as Launceston to make the drive to the Wuthering Heights turn off, at …

5 years ago
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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

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 …

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Lane closed

Roads. Motorists are being advised that there is only one lane open at Beatties Hill, Lileah, due to a landslip. The south bound lane has been closed at Beatties Hill on South Road – approximately three kilometres south of the Lovetts and Youngs Road Junction – due to a landslip, a result of the recent heavy rainfall. …

5 years ago

Making her mark

Modelling. Sixteen-year-old Shaylah Bowman is one happy girl. The Scotchtown teen was recently chosen as a finalist for the Face of the Globe modelling pageant, alongside Smithton model Shannon Popowski. The pair will represent Tasmania in Paris in October. Shalyah, who is a Circular Head Christian School grade 10 student, has also been named a …

5 years ago

Advancing women in CH

Grant. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation was granted $56,000 to deliver its women’s leadership project, Advancing Women. CHAC chief executive officer Dianne Baldock said the program offers Aboriginal women the opportunities to gain self-esteem, empowerment and a sense of leadership not only in the community but within their own lives. Mrs Baldock said that many Aboriginal …

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