Skidding to safety

Skills. Novice drivers are being presented with a rare opportunity next month to take part in a free defensive driving session. The Young Drivers Awareness Pilot Program is being held in Smithton on Sunday April 19, thanks to Circular Head’s Community Road Safety Partnership. Facilitated by Mark Butcher from Performance Driving Australia, the day will …

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Oh Errol, for Betty

Award. Local performer Annette Dawes has an ‘Errol’ to add to her accolades following a standout performance with the Ulverstone Repertory Theatre Society. Recognising excellence in the performing arts, the inaugural Theatre Tasmania Awards – named after Tassie-born movie star Errol Flynn – were presented late last month. Dawes played the role of Betty in …

4 years ago

Off-lead review passed

Dogs. Councillors debated the pros and cons of suggested off-lead dog areas, taking public comments to the table in their arguments. The areas in question were sections of Fossey Street, Smithton; Tatlows and Godfreys beaches; Anthony Beach (Seven Mile Beach); and Hellyer Beach. Following two months of public consultation, the Dog Management Policy was brought to …

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Study tour in Philippines

Agriculture. Applications are now open for agricultural students wishing to embark on an international study tour to the northern Philippines in July. The 15 successful applicants will have face-to-face interactions with small landholder farmers and agriculture students, to share the farming context and challenges in Australia and in return, learn from the Filipino participants. As part …

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 Landcare nominations open

Awards. Landcarers across the state are being encouraged to submit a nomination for the 2015 Tasmanian Landcare Awards. In their 25th year, the awards celebrate the many achievements of Landcare individuals and groups across a number of areas, including sustainable farming, Coastcare, Junior Landcare, Indigenous Land Management. There are nine national categories, and all winners at …

4 years ago

Irrigation scheme changes

Update. Circular Head’s Irrigation Scheme has been reduced due to a lack of interest, with two of three proposed areas scrapped. The state’s irrigation scheme developer, Tasmanian Irrigation, made the announcement on Friday, citing an ‘unexpected limited demand’ for the Harcus (Woolnorth, Togari and Brittons Swamp) and Redpa (Marrawah and Redpa) sectors. While the scheme is …

4 years ago

Access changes to Nut

PWS. Track access at the summit of The Nut State Reserve at Stanley will be by the chairlift only until Friday March 27, due to safety works being undertaken on the Zig Zag Track. The track, which provides pedestrian access to the summit, has been closed since Monday to allow for the installation of a 20-metre safety …

4 years ago
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Register your teams

Preparation. Relay for Life committee member Deb Mainwaring is certain the community will once again band together to support one of its biggest events. Describing Circular Head’s adaptation of the overnight fundraiser as “wonderful” and receiving “fantastic support” over the years, Ms Mainwaring said there is more to the weekend than just walking around a …

4 years ago

Nation-leading notion

Plan. A local committee is seeking community support to implement an overseas model targeting the social and emotional needs of young children in schools. A British-based concept boasting over 1000 members internationally, the Nurture Group Network looks to assist students who find it difficult to function in everyday school life, using small classes and qualified …

4 years ago

Hall’s exposure

Reception. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra drew a crowd of 180 to the Stanley Town Hall on Saturday, welcoming out-of-towners and locals alike. “They always draw the biggest crowd that we have,” Stanley Town Hall committee chairman Danny Dwyer said of the TSO, in Stanley as part of the Tasmanian International Arts Festival. “It’s good exposure …

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