Underpass passes test 

Management. Cattle underpasses are the future of farming according to Redpa dairy farmer Adam Grey following the installation of one on his property recently. The cement structures allow farmers to avoid using roads to move stock, by guiding them through the underpass. “Initially it was for our own benefit, so we don’t have wandering cows …

3 years ago

Big hearts save Big Tree

Fire. It is often difficult to find positives in a dreadful situation, however looking at a photograph of firefighters linking arms around the ‘Big Tree’ after saving it from destruction seems to present a ‘big’ reason to smile. This particular photo, snapped by firefighter Karina Russell of Waugoola Rural Fire Service in Cowra, New South …

3 years ago

Court rules tracks closed

Decision. The Federal Court has ruled against the reopening of four-wheel drive tracks on the west coast. More than a dozen recreational tracks were closed in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area in 2012 to protect Aboriginal heritage sites. A Federal Court appeal by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre has meant the tracks have remained closed since then. …

3 years ago
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Serious motorcycle crash

Scopus. A 22-year-old Scopus man is in a critical condition following a motorcycle accident at Montagu Road, Scopus on Saturday. Tasmania Police and Ambulance Service attended the single vehicle crash at 10.30am in which the rider of a green Kawasaki Ninja ZX9R lost control and sustained critical injuries. The rider had been travelling in a …

3 years ago

Child car seats a concern

RACT. More than 70 per cent of child restraints checked at free inspections in Smithton by the RACT last week needed adjustment. The visit follows checks undertaken last year that identified a significant problem in the region regarding the correct fitting of child restraints. RACT officers, with the support of Kidsafe Tasmania, checked 137 installed …

3 years ago

Nursing awards

Nominate. If you know an outstanding nurse or midwife who deserves to be honoured, now is the time to nominate them for the 10th annual HESTA Australian Nursing Awards. The annual awards recognise graduates, individuals and teams for their professionalism, innovation and care across a range of health settings. Nominations are being sought from colleagues, …

3 years ago
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