World’s best horseman

Mounted Games. Not many teenagers can say they represented Australia at their chosen sport, but Irishtown’s David Gardiner can say that and more. The 15-year-old is back from Canada where he and four other Australians won the Prince Philip Mounted Games. Up against Great Britain, America and Canada, the team of Aussies had to be …

5 years ago

Unfortunate end to Saints’ finals campaign

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ finals campaign has come to an end after losing in all three grades at Sunday’s semi final. With Saints’ star forward Damien Medwin back in the side and Kalon House’s 200th senior game, the stage was set for a thrilling match, and thrilling it was. After a tightly …

5 years ago

Real Deal

There is no doubt some very serious reflection is going on in the political world today, with the outcome of the election now in. I guess the blame game has already started and plans are being made to reverse the problems that have emerged. As is always the case with the losing party, the leadership …

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Man charged for Australia Day assault

Crime. A 27-year-old Circular Head man has been charged in relation to an assault committed upon an Arthur River man that occurred at his home on January 26 this year. The arrest followed a lengthy investigation by detectives from Western CIB that started on Australia Day. The arrested man has been charged with causing grievous bodily …

5 years ago

Elders to shut

Business. Elders will close its doors on October 11. After eight years in Smithton, two years of which were merged with rural services company Webster, the branch is no longer profitable according to Elders’ Australian Network group general manager David Goodfellow. Four of Elders’ five staff at Smithton will be given redundancies while one will …

5 years ago

Free parks entry

Fun. Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service is offering free entry to all of Tasmania’s national parks on Saturday September 21, to celebrate World Parks Day. As well as the free admission to Tasmania’s national parks you can try a number of activities at selected sites. Come and visit your local or regional park, take a picnic, …

5 years ago

Looking for Australia’s cleanest beach

Environment. It is one of Circular Head’s best beaches. It was named the state’s cleanest. And now Godfreys Beach is up against four other beaches to be named Australia’s best. National judge Averil Bones was in Stanley on Friday to assess the beach as part of Keep Australia Beautiful’s national clean beach award. Ms Bones …

5 years ago
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Fonterra step-up

Dairy. Fonterra Australia has announced a step-up of 16 cents a kilogram of butterfat and 40 cents a kilogram of protein for the 2013/14 season for suppliers in Victoria and Tasmania. Fonterra Australia has also raised its forecast, average closing price range for the 2013/14 season to $6.10 to $6.30 a kilogram of milk solids.

5 years ago

Sunrise wedding

Bride-to-be Tenae House gives us an update on her Hamilton Island wedding, which will be televised on Channel Seven’s breakfast show Sunrise on Friday, from 8am.   Three sleeps to go and we are all packed and ready to go. We are both so excited! Tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, we will have to be at the …

5 years ago

Cash grants for climate change

Climate. Grants of up to $15,000 are now available to help Tasmanian community groups, local government, businesses or industry organisations to take action on the impact of climate change. The current round grants will close on Friday October 11. More details and grant application forms can be found at www.climatechange.tas.gov.au/grants.

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