Driving through devil country

Entertainment. No doubt passersby have had to look twice at Circular Head Office Supplies’ latest window display. No, the Smithton business has not run out of parking spots, rather they are lending their support to the region’s biggest country music event, the Devil Country Muster on this weekend. Business owner Tania Brown said it surprisingly …

3 years ago

Relax, unwind, socialise

Health. Emmerton Park’s first ‘Care Beyond Care’ day last week was a success as people in the community with a ‘progressive’ life limiting illness and their family carers were treated to a day of relaxation and socialisation. Held at the Respite House in Smithton, participants joined others going through similar experiences in sharing in the …

3 years ago

Water quality issue

Port. The Department of Health and Human Services is awaiting test analysis results before it can confirm if there has been contamination at the Stanley Port. People are encouraged not to swim at the site A Public Health Services spokesperson has said the Stanley Port is not a recreational water site. “People should not swim …

3 years ago
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Smithton High’s new works

Funds. Following on from the allocation of $7 million to Smithton High School during the state government’s 2015/16 Budget, the school will undergo extensive renovations this year. After securing the funding in July, a first-draft design by Philp Lighton Architects was received in September. The design will see a number of changes, which include the …

3 years ago

Shark at Nettley’s

Surf. A surfer was reportedly knocked off his board by a shark last Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at Nettley Bay, Marrawah in what were “poor surf conditions” according to Surfing Tasmania chief executive Shayne Clark. Two north-west men, aged in their early 20s, went out for a surf despite the small waves. “There’s a …

3 years ago

Oysters are safe to eat: Bolduans

Industry. The ‘Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome’ may be affecting oysters in some Tasmanian waters but so far not in Circular Head. POMS, as it is commonly called, is a disease caused by a virus that only affects Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas). Mortality rates are highest among juvenile stock. It is a threat to oysters but …

3 years ago

Plans for Murchison

Region. Murchison residents are being asked to have their say and help shape the next 25 years for the region. The ‘Sustainable Murchison Community Plan’ is an initiative of the Burnie, Circular Head, King Island, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast councils to provide a unified vision for Murchison over the next 25 years. The councils invited …

3 years ago
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Firefighters’ thanks

I was fortunate enough to be part of a Remote Area Fire Team (RAFT) deployment from New South Wales that worked out of Smithton earlier in the month and I would like to pass on the thanks of our two crews for the wonderful hospitality that was given to us. We had the pleasure of staying …

3 years ago

Kid’s Drop In Clinic 

Health. Parents are welcome to attend a ‘Kid’s Drop In Clinic’ in Smithton today (Thursday February 18) to discuss any concerns about their child’s development with a health professional. Concerns can be discussed with a physiotherapist, podiatrist, or psychologist and speech pathologist for children aged from birth to five, as well as an autism spectrum …

3 years ago

Tassie Dairy Awards

Open. Farmers and dairy service providers are encouraged to self-nominate or nominate a worthy farmer in this year’s Tasmanian Dairy Awards. The DairyTas Awards are designed to recognise and reward the skill, dedication, ingenuity and environmental responsibility of the farming community in Tasmania. Dairy farmers can be nominated in the following categories: young farmer encouragement; …

3 years ago
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