Cows killed in rollover

Accident. Driver error is said to have caused a cattle truck to roll onto its side west of Smithton last Wednesday. The incident occurred around 3.30pm on the Bass Highway near Mella Road when the driver – carrying a load of cattle from Launceston to Togari – lost control after entering a slight right-hand bend …

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Telstra Road to Discovery

Auditions. Aspiring local musicians have until Tuesday to enter the Hobart heat for Telstra Road to Discovery, with a chance to win a $15,000 development fund, an international showcase performance in America and more. Since 2003, the talent development program has given budding artists the opportunity to develop their craft through mentoring sessions, advice and support from …

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Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Gathering. A new Alcoholics Anonymous group will start meeting in Smithton this month. The gathering is said to be friendly and informal, with members joining weekly to share their experience with alcoholism and talk to others in the hope of overcoming a common problem. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. The …

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Canon’s environmental grants

Community. Canon is giving away $5000 worth of equipment to community groups with an environmentally friendly project in the works. The annual environmental grants program awards five not-for-profit organisations and schools for making a positive impact on their environment and community. Each winning project will receive $5000 worth of Canon equipment from digital compact and DSLR …

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Track reopened

4WD. The Sandy Cape track in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area has been reopened after a temporary closure in the Greenes Creek area. Parks and Wildlife Service staff from Arthur River and contractors undertook repairs last week, following a closure in late July due to hazardous conditions caused by heavy rain. A deep water section of …

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Party’s promises confirmed

Budget. Four key projects in Circular Head have had funding cemented in the Liberal Party’s 2014-15 State Budget announced on Thursday. Upgrades to Stanley’s Highfield House, the Dip Falls walking track, Smithton Recreation Ground and tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area have been confirmed as developments over the next four years. • $430,000 was announced …

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Footy’s in good hands

Award. Smithton’s Craig “Fred” Perry has been recognised for his role in junior football development, earning the NAB AFL Auskick Volunteer of the Year for Tasmania. The 60-year-old was nominated for his ‘outstanding commitment’ to local football through the program, with the governing body particularly noting his work to increase participation by focusing on the …

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Ready for top job

Council. Deputy Mayor John Oldaker is ready to take the next step. The 65-year-old will stand for the Mayor’s role at the upcoming Local Government Elections: at this stage up against Mayor of seven years, Daryl Quilliam. “It’s time for a change,” Cr Oldaker said. “I’m giving the community that opportunity. “The seat hasn’t been …

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