One potato, two potatoes

Plant. Stage one of three in McCain Foods’ $7.9 million storage upgrades has been completed. By the beginning of the potato factory’s next storage season, March 2017, the Smithton plant will boast three new storage facilities. “[We’ve] completed stage one, which was the fit-out of the old cold store,” plant manager Rodney McLaren said. “That’s …

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Blossoming literacy skills

Education. Forest Primary School’s Ashton Lardner has won a statewide competition in naming a special possum by the name of Blossom. The ‘LiFT Animal Naming Competition’ attracted more than 2500 entries statewide. LiFT stands for Learning in Families Together and is a program that encourages the building of positive relationships between schools and families. As …

2 years ago

Blanket of love

Nurture. Feeding your newborn helps to create an intimate relationship between a mother and her baby, an unbreakable bond. Soroptimist International of Circular Head recognises the importance of this connection and is willing the community to help mothers in this transition. Raffling a handmade quilt, sewn by Soroptimist Gaylene Timms, all proceeds will go towards …

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Federal ministers visit Robbins Island

Study. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley and Environment Minister Greg Hunt visited Robbins Island on Tuesday, calling it the site of what could be one of the largest investments in renewable energy in Australia. “Robbins Island has the potential to host up to 300 wind turbines producing around 600 to 800 megawatts of renewable …

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Early detection key 

Budget. It can take just 10 minutes each month to gain a clear overview of your farm’s feed deficits and surplus to better prepare your property for the season ahead. More than 50 local dairy farmers and service providers attended a ‘Seasonal Management Information Day’ held at Cody and Denieka Korpershoek’s Edith Creek property on …

2 years ago

Karts in the dark

CHKC. Circular Head Kart Club hosted two features at Briant Park on Saturday, the Tall Timbers Marathon and Grant McGlasson Memorial, in the hopes of increasing entries and drawing larger crowds. Unfortunately numbers were still down but for those who were there, the weather leading up to the event and the threatening clouds on Saturday …

2 years ago

South shield recipients 

GNL women. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints hosted South Burnie in Smithton on Saturday, battling for the well respected title of ‘Wealth Financial Shield’ champions. The round six Greater Northern League match began with the Saints pouncing on South’s defence early, however the opposition’s goalie made it difficult for the Saints to capitalise, continually closing …

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Saints, South Burnie stalemate 

GNL men. South Burnie have been on a roll throughout the opening rounds of the Greater Northern League season, so held momentum in their favour when they arrived in Smithton on Saturday. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints on the other hand, have been gradually building and are now considered a team on the rise. These …

2 years ago

Groundhog Day in May? 

CHFA. In a round that could have been confused for Groundhog Day, Irishtown and Forest Stanley defeated Scotchtown and Redpa comprehensively as results mirrored those of round one. Round four’s opening clash was the closer of the two matches as Irishtown defeated Scotchtown at home. An opening quarter which saw some inaccurate kicking from both …

2 years ago

Bowling for joy

Leisure. The Circular Head Senior Citizens’ Club will welcome 24 teams to Smithton this Saturday May 28 for a social bowls carnival. The event will run from 10am to 3pm at the Seniors’ Centre with light catering provided. Teams will travel from as far as Port Sorell, Devonport, Ulverstone and Burnie to play off against …

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