Mozambique mission

Experience. Sarah Fisher will soon challenge herself in a journey of self discovery and volunteering, as she embarks on a mission to Mozambique. The 18-year-old will depart for the south-east African country this Saturday where she will study for three months at Iris Global, a ministry founded by missionaries Rolland and Heidi Baker. With a …

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GARDEN CLIPPINGS – May

ACIANTHERA  [Peacock Orchid] A beautiful, rare, sweet smelling autumn flowering bulb blooming this year after the long hot summer is the peacock orchid also known as Gladiolus callianthus and belonging to the family of Iridaceous. It is not an orchid at all but actually a member of the iris family originating from East Africa where it grows in grassy …

2 years ago

Two out of three isn’t bad

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants have bounced back in round nine to claim victories in the Seniors and Reserves, with the U/18s playing their best game of the season but ultimately falling short. The senior match began in a high scoring affair as the Giants booted five goals in the first term. Devonport …

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Somerset too hot for Saints

NWBU. In round 18 of the North West Basketball Union’s season both the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints sides suffered losses to Somerset Heat. In a 40-point loss, seventh placed Saints took on fourth-placed Heat in an action-packed women’s match. While the Saints battled hard to hold their own, Heat easily ran away with the win …

2 years ago

Laps for Logan

Event. Circular Head Motorcycle Club invites riders and community members along to a fundraiser practise day. Money raised from the day will be forwarded onto the family of young Wynyard rider, Logan Shepperd who remains in hospital since an assault earlier this month. The event will be held at Briant Park, Smithton from 8.30am on …

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Top tussles

CHHA. Circular Head Hockey Association’s Division Two games began on Friday night as Irishtown and Tigers went head to head. After Irishtown claimed victory over the ladder-leaders in round five, Tigers were vengeful entering round eight and Irishtown just as keen to continue with similar finesse. The Tigers were quick to capitalise in the opening …

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TasWater community grants

Project. TasWater is offering community groups the opportunity to apply for its annual allocation of grant money to assist in carrying out their work. A TasWater Small Community Grant can provide up to $2000 for a community organisation to invest in a range of projects, programs or equipment. Last year the grants helped a variety …

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Shree seeks new waste permit

EPA. Shree Minerals has sought a new planning permit for its magnetite mining site at Nelson Bay River. On Friday, Environment Protection Authority (EPA) director Wes Ford said that Shree’s director had stated the company’s intentions, which include providing for a properly constructed and approved facility to store potentially acid-forming waste rock outside of the …

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Mental health essential

Wellbeing. An information day for farmers held at Edith Creek on Tuesday had Rural Alive and Well (RAW) outreach worker Tony Barker share insights into mental health. A former dairy farmer himself and still actively operating a property in Riana, Mr Barker can relate to the hardships farming brings. “Focus on what you can control,” …

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Emotional intelligence

Subject. Social and emotional learning needs to be a core subject taught in schools, says Rural Health CEO and Senate candidate Robert Waterman. Mr Waterman met with members of the Australian Primary Principals Association in Hobart earlier this month to discuss emotional intelligence. “Young people can’t succeed academically if they don’t have the appropriate social …

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