Healthy choices

Information. A variety of service providers from as far as Launceston combined at the Trawmanna Men’s Shed for the Men’s Health Expo on Tuesday. Representatives from Youth, Family and Community Connections (YFCC), Family Planning Tasmania (FPT) and Partners in Recovery Tasmania (PIRT) set up information stalls on the day alongside the warmth of an open …

3 years ago

Drive into another world

Pictures and story by Bodey Dittloff The newly refurbished Tarkine Drive provides an outlet to the naturally pristine gems in Circular Head’s tourism crown; a unique combination of coastal landscapes and rainforest walks. A number of starting points means flexibility when planning your Tarkine trip, but many points of interest on the route’s map – …

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Tarkine’s tick of approval

Launch. The newly revamped Tarkine Drive was officially opened today at Julius River by Premier Will Hodgman, highlighting $23 million worth of upgrades along the tourist route. With funding first approved under the previous state government in the 2011/2012 budget, works over the past four years have seen the replacement of the Tayatea, Kanunnah and …

3 years ago
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CREATING CONVERSATIONS

Forest Primary School principal Peter Brown reflects on his experience of sleeping out in the cold for a night in support of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout on Thursday. As part of the initiative, St Vincent de Paul Society asks community leaders to sleep rough on a winter’s night, raising awareness and funds to help provide beds, …

3 years ago

Word on the street

Cause. More than a dozen locals braved minus-degree temperatures on Friday night, taking to the pavement of Emmett Street for the Vinnies Community Sleepout. The initiative aims to give participants a first-hand experience of sleeping rough for a night, raising money for the St Vincent de Paul Society while increasing awareness of homelessness: an issue …

3 years ago

From Smithton to Nepal

Appeal. Soroptimist International of Circular Head called upon the community to dig deep for earthquake devastated Nepal – and dig deep they did. The Soroptimists were pleasantly surprised when they received an overwhelming response to a morning tea drive, with more than 300 orders placed in support of the fundraiser. Soroptimist Rebecca Korpershoek was thrilled …

3 years ago

In memory of Ava

Tribute. Former Stanley resident James Jackson and partner Chantelle Murphy will never forget their daughter Ava, who died tragically before birth in January last year. So when the opportunity arose to help other families who have been through similar heartbreak, they were eager to get behind it in any way possible. Chantelle was diagnosed with …

3 years ago
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Brigade of honour

Recognition. More than 200 years of collective service was celebrated at a recent Stanley Fire Brigade presentation dinner. Eight crew members were acknowledged with awards from the Tasmanian Fire Service, while two National Medals were also presented to Ron Stein and Jason Lovell, recognising long and diligent service of those who risk their lives to …

3 years ago

Hail to the King

Product. Ring-a-ding-ding, there is a new Bacon King! Stepping into the king’s shoes is no easy feat, but Josh Perry has done it just four months after taking over Smithton butcher shop, Johnston Gourmet Meats. Following on from the success of long-standing owner Peter Johnston, Perry and his team of seven have been recognised at …

3 years ago

Playoff dreams near

NWBU. The finals hopes of the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ men and women are hanging on a knife’s edge after a dramatic night against Burnie. The Saints’ women can take a growing confidence into their final two matches after a hard-fought 83-80 win over Burnie; another match which was decided in the dying minutes of …

3 years ago
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