Mikany Dam upgrade  

Source. TasWater has revealed plans for a $7.3 million dollar upgrade of Mikany Dam, the water supply of Smithton, Stanley and Irishtown. The dam, built in 1972, is fed by the Deep and Muckeye Creeks catchment and is the main source of water for the communities connected to the TasWater network. Mikany Dam holds 2600 …

3 years ago

Top sports dad

Award. Nominations are now open for the 2015 Philips Community Sports Dad of the Year Award, recognising the contributions of dads both on and off the sporting field. The winning dad will receive prizes from Philips valued at more than $1000, as well as a $5000 Rebel Sports voucher to donate to his sporting club to …

3 years ago

Road safety

Strategy. Locals are invited to contribute to a new 10-year road safety strategy aiming for zero deaths or serious injuries on Tasmanian roads. Alongside the Road Safety Advisory Council, the state government has launched the development of the Tasmanian Road Safety Strategy 2017-26. The current strategy (2007-16) is nearing its end, having directed Road Safety …

3 years ago
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Big Cake Bake

Charity. Locals are being asked to bake their favourite cake, slice or pie in support of the Red Cross. The annual Red Cross Big Cake Bake is happening across Australia during the month of August, with events such as morning or afternoon teas, cake sales or baking competitions taking place to raise funds. All donations …

3 years ago

Scheme overpriced: farmer

Irrigation. A local farmer pushing for a community-run irrigation scheme in Circular Head has described Tasmanian Irrigation’s (TI) offer as “overpriced” and “undercooked”. The cost of building the Duck River scheme to provide 5000ML of water to 26 farmers is estimated to be $23.7 million. Mawbanna farmer Matthew Gunningham believes the amount of water is …

3 years ago

Heywire comp

Open. Young regional and rural Australians are invited to share their stories and make a difference in the annual Heywire competition. Now in its 18th year, ABC Regional’s Heywire initiative provides a platform for young Australians aged between 16 and 22 to submit stories about their life, and issues affecting their community. Winning stories are …

3 years ago

Agriculture essay

Comp. The John Ralph Essay Competition 2015 is now open for entries, with two cash prizes up for grabs. The topic of this year’s essay is: ‘Australian agriculture should forget about the pursuit of productivity and instead focus on premium markets’. For writers aged 25 and under, the novice category award prize is $1000, and …

3 years ago
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Industrial relations Q&A

Dairy. Employers are invited to an upcoming industrial relations session run by Dairy Australia and DairyTas. In recent years there has been a number of changes to industrial laws at both federal and state level. The session will be presented by industrial relations lawyer Jennifer Corkhill, who specialises in industrial and contracts law. Topics covered …

3 years ago

Office hours

New. The Chronicle office has new opening hours, effective today (Thursday July 29). • Monday and Tuesday 9am to 5pm; • Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 4.30pm; and • Friday 9am to 1pm. We are located at 36 Smith Street, Smithton. To contact us, phone 6452 3333 or email news@printdomain.com.au.

3 years ago

Bragg to switch roles

NWBU. Tall Timbers Smithton Saints senior men’s coach of the past two seasons, Keith Bragg, is set to take charge of the senior women in 2016. The former Saints premiership player and Circular Head Christian School teacher, who signalled his intent to continue with the club “in some capacity” to the Chronicle recently, is likely …

3 years ago