Milk moves up

Dairy. A fourth step-up in farmgate milk price has been announced this week by Tasmanian Dairy Products for the 2013/14 season. TDP chief executive officer Tony Catania said the fourth step-up payment of 18cents/kg butterfat and 38cents/kg protein was the equivalent of two cents/litre for the average supplier. “The current international market for dairy ingredients …

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Western Explorer works

Update. One lane of the Western Explorer Road is expected to be open to traffic by late March, as reconstruction works to repair a section of the road that slipped away in heavy rainfall near completion. The works, undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources, include lowering the road to reduce the risk …

5 years ago

Smithton’s street appeal

Comment. Circular Head Council is calling on the public’s input into 17 selected key sites in Smithton as priority locations for improvements. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the council has developed concept ideas for tree planting, flower beds and other improvements to improve the landscape and amenity at the sites. “These ideas will hopefully …

5 years ago
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Rollover concerns

Safety. Heavy vehicle drivers are being urged to stay alert and drive to the conditions when travelling along rural roads, following two separate incidents in Circular Head in just under three weeks. A log truck lost its load as it rolled on its side near Togari at midday on Monday, while another of the same …

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Maluga gains momentum

Combat. Smithton Mixed Martial Arts competitor Jason “Loopy” Maluga continues to make an impact on the professional scene, earning a TKO win against Melbourne’s Brook “Bane” Williamson in Launceston on Saturday night. Maluga landed a telling blow on his opponent mid-way through the second round to leave his opponent on the floor, with the referee …

5 years ago

An open discussion

Health. The message from Rural Health on February 14 moulded uniquely to both the significance of Valentines Day and lesser-known cousin, National Condom Day. “Only spread love” was the motto promoted by Rural Health Tasmania youth officers Kimberly Brown and Kate Cross last Friday, as they took to the streets to provide information surrounding sexual …

5 years ago

Kicking it with the kids

Education. She’s a bus driver by trade, but 41-year-old Annette House is now changing costumes regularly in superman-style, becoming a Tasmanian Certificate of Education student by day. The mother of four made the decision this year to return to Circular Head Christian School alongside 16-year-old daughter Sara in the hope of finishing what she had …

5 years ago
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MG’s delivers strong half-year results

Dairy. Murray Goulburn’s first half 2013/14 results show a 31 per cent increase in the weighted-average available farmgate milk price to December 31, 2013. This represents an increase in total payments to MG’s dairy farmer suppliers of $225 million compared to the previous corresponding period. The sale of the company’s 17.7 per cent stake in …

5 years ago

Semi-final showdown looms

CHCA. Irishtown and Trowutta Combine will face off in a ‘do-or-die’ semi-final this Saturday, with the winner going through to face Forest Stanley in the resulting grand final. Irishtown coach Sean Ryan retired on an unbeaten 101 to help his side finish off their home-and-away season with a 13-run win over Marrawah, while Forest Stanley …

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Back to winning ways

Over 50s. Despite a slow start in the chase, Marrawah grabbed a reassuring five-wicket win over Myalla at Wynyard on the weekend. Myalla batted first and lasted out their overs with a score of 7/135 runs, while Marrawah’s Dale Walters (2/8), Willie Gale (2/12) and David Woodward (2/13) were effective with the ball. Marrawah’s run …

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