ONE HELLYER OF A COMPETITION

Cars lined up along Church Street in Stanley on Saturday prior to competing in the 2015 Armour Timber and Hardware Hellyer Rally, won by Craig Brooks and Rebecca Sheldrick while Redpa’s Keith Abblitt and co-driver Adrian Hodgetts claimed second. Pictures: Bodey Dittloff (Stanley) and Angryman Photography and Design (action shots).    

3 years ago

Better than oKay

Athletics. A contingent of 21 students from schools across Circular Head travelled to compete at the Tasmanian Primary All Schools Cross Country Championships last Wednesday. The annual event at Symmons Plains hosted students from across the state on a wet and windy day, with those aged nine and 10 tackling a two-kilometre course while 11 …

3 years ago

Black spot funding

Reception. Circular Head has missed out on mobile black spot funding, however community members can act now to help ensure funding is secured in the future. Last week, Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley announced that seven new or upgraded mobile base stations will be built in Braddon under the federal government’s $100 million Mobile …

3 years ago
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Kick the difference

NWJFL. Smithton Football Club’s U/16s took a spirited three-point win over Ulverstone on Sunday as the U/14s went down by two in a thriller. Against a more-fancied opponent sitting four places above them on the ladder, the Saints’ elder brigade ran out of the blocks to take a nine-point lead in the first quarter, looking …

3 years ago

Netball community awards

Nominate. Australia Post and Netball Australia are calling on the community to nominate their local netball club or individual for the Australia Post One Netball Community Awards, before entries close in under two weeks. Now in their second year, the awards recognise and reward those who go above and beyond to create and support inclusive …

3 years ago

Footy fun

Win. Junior footy fans and their families have the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid AFL experience to the Melbourne Cricket Ground with the McDonald’s Ultimate Footy Trip. One lucky fan will win a footy-lovers’ weekend for themselves and their family, which includes return flights for four people to watch the Round 18 Hawthorn versus …

3 years ago

Beef’s best

Accolades. Greenham Tasmania’s producer group had a clean sweep of success at the Beef Australia 2015 carcase competition in Rockhampton in May, celebrating closer to home with a presentation at Agritas Trade College recently. In Class Two: Pasture-fed Heavy Trade Steers or Heifers (260-340kg), Greenham’s producers took four of the top-six spots, and in Class …

3 years ago
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Animal health session

Dairy. Farmers are invited to a free information session at Broadmeadows later this month, delving into animal health. Topics to be discussed include having the best outcome for your downer cows and breeding the best cow for your system. One of the day’s guest speakers is vet Phil Poulton from Leongatha, who has spent many …

3 years ago

MILK PRICES

Murray Goulburn has announced an opening 2015/16 season price for the Southern Milk Region of $5.60 per kilogram milk solids and re-confirmed the forecast Full Year 2015/16 Available Weighted Average Southern Milk Region Farmgate Milk Price (FMP) of $6.051 per kilogram milk solids – consistent with its prospectus forecast. This is the second highest opening …

3 years ago

Writing comps

  Enter. Locals are invited to enter poetry or a short story to the Society of Women Writers Tasmania. The Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award offers a first prize of $200 between 1200 to 1500 words. The Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize is for open poetry up to 40 lines in length, also with a $200 …

3 years ago