Fire safe communities

TFS. Though summer is over, Tasmania Fire Service is urging residents to remain informed and always have a clear bushfire plan in mind. TFS chief officer Mike Brown said the catastrophic events of the 2013 summer proved if you live in or near bushland “you, your family and your home are at risk from bushfire”. “Bushfires …

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Service from the skies

Labelled by Parks and Wildlife Service as its ‘largest and most ambitious track project’, the Three Capes Track in Tasmania’s south east is an 82-kilometre stretch expected to be open in November, showcasing Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy in a multi-day walking experience. The Chronicle spoke with Osborne Aviation managing director John Osborne and staff …

4 years ago

Memorial marked by community spirit

Honour. The first of a series of new commemorative spots is underway in Smithton, with volunteers uniting to create a Boer War Memorial in the centre of town. Members from Circular Head RSL and Smithton Scouts combined to dig a hole at the corner of Emmett and King streets on what was a warm Sunday, …

4 years ago
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TIAF time

Art. Stanley will play host to a range of artists next month as part of the 2015 Tasmanian International Arts Festival – formerly known as Ten Days on the Island. Presented statewide between March 5 and 29, the festival will bring events to the region over the three weeks, including a performance by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra …

4 years ago

Cray time of year

Seafood. From metres below sea level to thousands of metres in the air, crustaceans sourced from Circular Head are in high demand over the coming months. With the state’s temperate climate home to a range of fresh and saltwater species, five planes touched down at Smithton Airport last weekend to collect five tonne of seafood, …

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