New pipeline to Smithton

Gas. A leading Tasmanian gas company has been dedicated $6 million of federal funding to extend the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline to Smithton. The pipeline, which currently ends at Port Latta, will be extended approximately 21 kilometres to reach the edge of town. Tas Gas Retail general manager Simon Himson said the gas line has the …

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More jobs

Timber. Britton Timbers is set to offer 11 full-time jobs following $1.19 million of federal funding granted last week. Britton Timbers managing director Glenn Britton said the funding will result in the creation of jobs, and increased job security for existing employees and associated contractors. Alongside money committed by Britton Timbers, the funds will be …

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Statement – Mark Butler

By Federal Environment Minister Mark Butler I have granted Shree Minerals Limited approval to proceed with their proposed iron ore mine affecting an area of 152 hectares at Nelson Bay River in north-western Tasmania for which a mining lease has been issued by the Tasmanian Government. The approval is subject to 30 strict conditions. This …

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Traveller’s picks

Stanley fared well in the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor’s, 2013 awards, picking up five accommodation awards, four eatery awards and one attraction award. With Smithton also receiving one accolade. In the category of accommodation the Certificate of Excellence Award winners in Circular Head were: Beachside Retreat West Inlet, Hanlon House B&B, Old Cable Station, …

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Kid’s day for Xander

Fundraiser. Redpa Football Club will host a kid’s day and trade table on Sunday, raising money for baby Xander Redman who is living at the Royal Children’s Hospital. RFC queen Wyomi-Belle Heres said all are welcome to the family day starting with a sausage sizzle at 12pm. Activities for children will follow, as well as …

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Locked competition

CHHA. In Saturday’s thrilling draw between Irishtown and Robins, Irishtown came out of the gates early with a goal through Emma Ling. Irishtown was all over a lack lustre Robins in the first half. Annabel Dixon dominated in the midfield, creating play and organising her young charges Tori Horton and Emma Ling.The injured Sammy Byard scored …

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Councillors’ row

Feud. The public clashing of councillors Jeanie Murrell and Rodney Hardy came to a head on Monday night when husband Joe Murrell asked if the council condones abuse. He was asserting that there had been a year-long tirade of negative comments Cr Hardy had sporadically made about fellow councillors on his Facebook page. He raised …

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Redpa still red hot

CHFA. Round 13 of the Circular Head Football Association saw Redpa coach Koel Nicholls make his return at home against Trowutta City. After being sidelined for weeks with a hamstring injury, Nicholls was straight down to business kicking four goals for the Red Legs before being forced to leave the ground with concussion. While Nicholls …

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Girls on fire

Basketball. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ under-14 girls team was elated last weekend, following a win in division two of the state championships. Played out in Somerset on Saturday and Sunday, the girls were on fire with comfortable wins in all their games, before taking on Somerset in the final on Sunday afternoon. The first …

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As close as it gets

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ seniors drew against Ulverstone over the weekend in a rollercoaster match, ending 15.11 (101) to 15.11 (101). The Saints welcomed back Scott Bryan, Guy Kearnes and Jarrod Watling from injury but were without the services of ruckman Deon Pyke for the important clash. Smithton had the majority of …

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