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College to open its doors

Opening. AgriTas Trade College will hold its opening day on Saturday August 31, from 8am to 1pm. The college will host a free breakfast, agricultural activities and fun for the children. There will also be local stall holders operating on the day. Read more in next week’s Chronicle.

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Sunrise to shoot in Smithton

TV. Channel Seven’s breakfast show Sunrise is sending a production manager and camera man to our little patch of paradise. The crew will visit Circular Head at the end of the month to get a feel of the place that competition winners Tenae House and Brett Fowler call home. For those Chronicle readers who need …

5 years ago

Enrol now

Voting. With the announcement of the federal election, now is the time to enrol to vote. If you are an Australian citizen aged 18 years and over you are required by law to vote in the Saturday September 7 federal election. Seventeen-year-old Australians turning 18 on or before September 7 can also enrol and vote …

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White Hills to accept asbestos containing materials

Waste. White Hills Waste Transfer Station will start accepting small quantities of asbestos containing materials later this month. Engineering Services executive manager Daniel Summers said the service would only be available to home renovators, subject to a number of conditions. “Due to government regulations controlling the safe removal and transport of ACM, a number of …

5 years ago

Snap happy

Photography. There is no denying that 15-year-old Levi Quilliam can take a good photo. Just recently he was named a finalist in the SNAP 2013 photography competition after submitting 20 photographs for judging. Last year, he was the winner of the Art About Town competition after capturing Duck River. The Edgcumbe boy says learning the …

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Shepherd the flock

Rainfall. Scotchtown resident Max Dacio had to rescue his sheep on Tuesday morning after high rainfall flooded the paddock they were in. Mr Dacio said he roped the sheep one by one and walked them out of their trouble. The Dacios were not the only ones to find picturesque lake-like flooding in place of land …

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Dual naming for Tarkine

  Naming. The Tarkine will also be known under its Aboriginal name, takayna, as of today. The Nomenclature Board adopted the dual naming of Aboriginal landmarks as part of the Government’s Aboriginal and Dual Naming Policy.

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New works in time centenary

RSL. The year 2014 will mark 100 years since the first World War broke out, and Smithton RSL is already preparing for it. Works began this month on stage one of preparations, which involve a new lawn and hedge for the property, thanks to a successful grant. Volunteer Elizabeth Gale said the centenary will provide …

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Cable Station upgrade

Grants. Stanley’s Cable Station will use $55,000 of grant money for kitchen and accommodation upgrades. The improvements include a refit of the commercial kitchen to increase the capacity of the restaurant and support the hosting of larger-scale events. Accommodation upgrades will look to meet the needs of higher yield and international visitors. The grants comes as …

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Blue Hills is abuzz

Honey. Mawbanna’s Blue Hills Honey has once again showed off its premium product, with awards at the 2013 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards held at Wrest Point Casino last month. BHH claimed gold in the following categories: Extracted Liquid Honey – medium amber (leatherwood); and Manuka Honey (Manuka). Silver for its Extracted Liquid Honey – light …

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