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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 …

5 years ago

The lone dove

Restoration. Boat restorer Les Sims has been a busy man restoring a 1923 Couta boat back to its original state. Mr Sims has used local timber, including Huon pine and celery top pine for the deck. Which he said is in perfect condition with all its original brass fittings. “She’s just a lovely little boat,” …

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No more dog’s breath

Pets. Eighty per cent of dogs and 70 per cent of cats have dental disease by the time they are two. That is why Smithton Veterinary Service is offering a free dental health check this August, during Pet Dental Health Month. Veterinarian Craig Dwyer said the statistics were so high because today’s pets are not …

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Free Census session

Info. A comparison of Circular Head in 2006 to 2011 will be on offer at a free Census information session which will be held at the council chambers next week. Those interested are welcome to attend one of two sessions hosted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday August 14. The session will provide …

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Pool meeting heats up

Meeting. Over 60 people attended Monday nightís special meeting to acknowledge the development report for the proposed Circular Head Aquatic Centre. And to put the plans on public display for six weeks. Mayor Daryl Quilliam referred to the topic as “an exhausting debate over many years” and said no matter what happened, the new pool …

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TDP lifts opening price

Dairy. Tasmanian Dairy Products has increased its opening price to $5.73 per kilogram milk solids, following an announcement in May that its opening price would be $5.60. TDP chief executive officer Tony Catania said the increase of nine cents per kg butterfat and 19 cents per kilogram protein now represented an increase of 27 per cent …

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Mine approved

Mine. The Shree Minerals Ltd iron ore mine at Nelson Bay River has the go-ahead following federal approval. Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler said this morning that he had granted Shree approval to proceed with its mine, subject to 30 strict conditions. One of which is the regulation of vehicle traffic at the site, including …

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120 new jobs

Employment. Ta Ann Tasmania has secured funds for a proposed $15 million plywood plant to be built in Smithton, adjacent to its existing veneer mill. The plant is expected to employ a further 120 workers, including 75 in the initial operational phase. The news follows Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement last week of $7.5 million …

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Mini conference first in state

History. While students enjoyed a pupil-free day last Monday, teachers from the Circular Head Federation of State Primary Schools and Smithton High School came together for a mini history conference. The first of its kind in the state. Held at Smithton Primary School and supported by a grant from the History Teachers’ Association of Tasmania, …

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