A farmyard in the schoolyard

Program. Five dairy calves have settled into week one of a three-week stay at Smithton High School. Donated by local farmer Brett McGlone through Dairy Australia’s ‘Cows Create Careers’ program, the small herd is the focus for 75 Grade Nine students as they learn to properly care for and rear the baby animals. Teacher Josh …

4 years ago

Nominations open for Yellow Pages cover

Recognition. Sensis is on the hunt for the most inspirational people in north west Tasmania to feature on the cover of next year’s Yellow Pages® and White Pages® book. Smithton’s Judy King was on the 2013/14 cover, honoured for her volunteer efforts supporting locals residents with cancer. The theme for next year’s book is Australian …

4 years ago

NBN door knock

Campaign. You may receive a knock on the door from NBN Co Ambassadors next month. NBN Co has organised a Community Information Campaign in areas where existing landline phone and internet services are to be disconnected and replaced with services over the NBN. This is not a door-to-door sales campaign; NBN Co does not sell …

4 years ago
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Healthy minds

Campaign. Mental health has been pushed to the forefront this week, with a series of workshops aimed at youths and adults. Senior mental health clinician Geoffrey Ahern has held workshops with schools, emergency workers and the public, with more sessions later this week, wrapping up what has been an extensive five days of education around …

4 years ago

Cattle truck rolls

Accident. A cattle truck has rolled onto its side on the Bass Highway just west of Smithton this afternoon. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured, however emergency crews – including police and SES – are currently on hand to assess and clean up the site near Mella Road. The truck was carrying a number of cattle. Police have …

4 years ago

Forest Adventure’s free entry

Attraction. To celebrate Tarkine Forest Adventure’s 10th anniversary, the community is invited to the Dismal Swamp tourist spot, free of charge. On Saturday September 13, from 10am to 4pm, patrons will be offered free entry to walk the boardwalks and Dismal Swamp; the only blackwood sinkhole in the world. Slide rides cost $2 each ride, …

4 years ago

Teams defeated on debut

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ U/22 men and women both suffered losses in their first round encounters with Ulverstone at home last night. While the women were outclassed by the Red Hoppers to the tune of 18 points (52-70), the men let slip an eight-point lead to go down by a single point in …

4 years ago
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Shop til you drop

Fundraiser. Have your calico bags ready this Friday night because you’re invited to ‘shop til you drop’. Smithton Lions Club is hosting the shopping night, at Agritas, Nelson Street, from 6 to 9pm. All proceeds will go to Lions, with the money passed on to a young local woman who is renovating her home to …

4 years ago

TV channel retune

Digital. Channel SBS will need to be retuned on the following dates: • Smithton viewers will need to retune their TV on September 10 after 3.30pm. • Montumana viewers will need to retune their TV on September 16 after 3.30pm. • Lileah viewers will need to retune their TV on September 18 after 3pm. These …

4 years ago

Introduction to Pilates

Cancer. Cancer Council Tasmania is offering a free, six-week Pilates program for women affected by cancer. The beginners Pilates class is specifically targeted to assist women with a return to physical activity, and includes stretching, core strengthening exercises, breathing control and progressive relaxation. Most of the activity will be on the floor so participants must …

4 years ago