Committed to community bank

Project. The group pushing for a Community Bank to open in Circular Head, together with Smithton Lions Club, invites locals to an information dinner on Wednesday May 7 at 6.30pm. Held at the Smithton RSL, the night is a chance to learn more about the project and find out what can be done to turn …

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Kristen’s career boost

Agriculture. Edith Creek’s Kristen Kay has a vision: to boost the productivity and quality of Tasmanian beef herds through specialising in genetics. This vision is what gave her the winning edge among other applicants in the running for the 2014 Greenham Agritas Scholarship. She was formally awarded the $12,000 cheque on Thursday at a luncheon …

5 years ago

Free holiday fun

Program. Children have no excuse for being bored these school holidays, with free discovery ranger activities running throughout the region. As part of Parks and Wildlife Service’s holiday program, children have had fun creating sand sculptures at Sisters Beach, playing devil detectives at Stanley, discovering whales at Black River and spotting creatures in the rock …

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Pageant-ready

Modelling. Sixteen-year-old Shaylah Bowman is committed to making her dream career a reality, flying to Paris again this year for an international pageant. Last October, Shaylah was crowned ‘Miss Teen Charity’ at Face of the Globe after raising $7000 for Rainbow Child Foundation, a charity providing basic necessities to children all over the world. The …

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Stanley’s Centenary Celebrations

Event. Stanley Primary School’s Centenary Celebrations are on this Saturday April 26 and the community is invited to take part in the day of commemoration. From 10am, the school will host an Open Day, with a barbecue lunch available. Formal proceedings will begin at 2pm and conclude with the cutting of the cake, followed by afternoon …

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Woman dies in Cowrie Point collision

Accident. A woman has died following a car accident on the Bass Highway, only seven kilometres from where 26-year-old Grange Resources employee, Xiang Li, lost his life two weeks ago. Smithton Police were called to the head-on collision at Cowrie Point, west of Port Latta on Thursday at 11.25am. A white Hyundai delivery van, driven …

5 years ago

Truth about free trade

Australian farmers need to dig around and find the truth about free trade agreements. Our farm products sold overseas, where the wages of their workers are minimal and the standards of chemical use are not the regulation farmers are required to meet here. We are living in an unequal playing field. We are importing fresh …

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ADHD Q&A forum

Health. Clinical psychologist Charl Fourie will hold a community forum for parents and educators next month. ADHD and executive functioning deficits present challenging behaviours in children that parents and educators alike must develop skills and strategies to manage. Parents with children on the autism spectrum are also expected to benefit from the discussion on executive function. …

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Start your engines

Event. Car enthusiasts across Circular Head will be given the chance to showcase their prized possessions next weekend, all for a charitable cause. The Classic and Modern Car Show, to be held at the Rocky Cape Tavern on April 27, has been organised by the Rocky Cape Lions Club with all proceeds from the day …

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Rebate milks rewards

Industry. Local dairy farmers can now apply for financial help to invest in livestock, infrastructure and operations as part of a new initiative launched by Tasmanian Dairy Products. The rebate, open to both existing clients of TDP and those looking to move into the industry, was officially announced yesterday with backing from the state’s new …

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