Turning boat dream into reality

Support. She’s mastered the art of running and rowing, but now Smithton’s Emma Jago is preparing to paddle into her next challenge. A fundraiser is being held at Smithton RSL this Saturday night to help cover the cost of a new boat for the 15-year-old, who has competed in para-rowing for the past three years. …

4 years ago

Gentle reminder

I have been walking my dog almost every day for over 10 years. I carry ‘doggie bags’ with me at all times, as do most responsible dog owners. This is indeed admirable and an expected duty by those concerned. However, the amount of dog faeces on the street, lawns and walking tracks disgusts me. There …

4 years ago

Quality meats

Congratulations to Peter Johnston for his many successes for the Johnston Gourmet Meats team. What an amazingly dedicated young man, to strive for more and more quality each year and to come home with so many trophies each time. Peter, we’re so proud of you and grateful for the wonderful quality of your products. Keep …

4 years ago
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Predictions to aid farmers

Agriculture. When it comes to climate change, the grass is set to look greener – and denser – in north-west paddocks during spring. A Cradle Coast NRM study, comparing emissions scenarios from 1961-1990 to 2071-2100, has predicted an approximate 30 per cent growth in pastures over spring due to more winter rainfall and warmer temperatures. …

4 years ago

Night at the Races

Event. Following the success of last year’s masquerade fundraiser for baby Xander Redman, the VDL Company, together with the Rotary Club of Smithton, is throwing another. This time raising funds for Beyond Blue. Rotary member Gerard Blizzard said the charity has done well in bringing the discussion of depression “to the forefront”. “Our community is …

4 years ago

Keys to Ps

Safety. Learner drivers and their supervisors are invited to an information session aiming to prepare new motorists for the roads. The interactive session covers topics from how to get your Ls and Ps and hints on planning driving lessons, to why young drivers are at risk and how to be an effective supervisor. Circular Head …

4 years ago

Business seminar

Management. Local employers are invited to an upcoming seminar discussing ways in which to optimise worker performance. Put on by the Circular Head Council, Education and Training Consultative Committee and Progress Group, the seminar will focus on the issues employers are required to address regarding employee performance. Senior workplace relations consultant, Leon James of 3P Consulting, …

4 years ago
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The water boys

Campaign. A group of senior players will bar themselves from alcohol next month to support a charity, promote personal health and help the bank balance. Nine Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints have taken up the ‘Dry July’ challenge, cutting beer, wine and spirits from the diet while raising money to improve the lives of people …

4 years ago

Semi-trailer crash

Accident. Police are responding to a semi-trailer crash on the Bass Highway, at the eastern side of Black River Bridge. The trailer is on its side and is blocking the eastbound lane. Police have asked motorists to avoid the area if possible and to expect delays.

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