Temporary closures

Parks. The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised of temporary closures to the Dip Falls Regional Reserve and the Sumac Lookout. This Dip Falls site will be partially closed to the public from late this week onwards for a period of up to three weeks. The walking track to the base of the falls will …

2 years ago

Support for our farmers

Talks. Agricultural stakeholders, council officers and support workers met at Agritas Trade College on Tuesday to discuss options for helping farmers in response to the recent industry challenges. The meeting followed a ‘Seasonal Management Information Day’ held at Edith Creek throughout the morning. The Chronicle was at both events, hearing about the current plight of …

2 years ago

No pane, no gain

Expansion. Since opening a humble business owned by two brothers Craig and Glenn in 1984, doors at Clark Windows have opened one after the other. Now employing 59 staff, the Smithton business has welcomed a $318,000 grant from the joint federal and state government ‘Tasmanian Jobs and Investment Fund’. The door and window manufacturer is …

2 years ago
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Census officers sought

Apply. The Australian Bureau of Statistics is seeking 800 field officers across Tasmania for the 2016 Census of Population and Housing on Tuesday August 9. Field officers will be strong communicators who know their community well, and are comfortable using technology. They will follow up with households that do not participate on Census night and …

2 years ago

Bass Hwy upgrade

Petition. A petition launched by Labor candidate for Braddon, Justine Keay, to upgrade the Bass Highway between Marrawah and Wynyard has gathered 400 signatures in just four weeks. Ms Keay said it was clear from the high level of community support for the petition that the state of this section of the highway was a …

2 years ago

Pauline Hanson in Smithton

Election. For the better part of a day, Smithton’s Betty Kay had thought she would be in the running for a spot in the Tasmanian Senate for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party. The local councillor and Smithton businesswoman had intended to campaign alongside Tasmanian senate candidate Kate McCulloch, however had a change of heart on …

2 years ago

Mason’s state selection

Representative. Making an impact in the North West Junior Football League for the Circular Head Giants’ U/16 squad, young footballer Mason Chatwin’s career is steadily progressing. The 15-year-old midfielder will debut for Tasmania’s U/15 State Team at the School Sport Australia National Championships in Maroochydore, Queensland in July. From humble beginnings with Circular Head Football …

2 years ago
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Robins revitalised 

CHHA. Robins caused an upset during Saturday’s round seven proceedings by defeating the Circular Head Hockey Association’s ladder leaders Tigers. The first Division Two game of the round began smoothly in an even competition with both Tigers and Robins receiving plenty of time in offence. Robins’ backline of goalie Sasha Davies and fullbacks Ash-Lee Hardy …

2 years ago

Unstoppable Forest Stanley 

CHFA. Last week’s bye didn’t seem to slow the momentum of the competition’s two in-form sides, Irishtown and Forest Stanley, as both recorded large victories against Redpa and Scotchtown respectively. In the opening game of round three, Irishtown bounced back from their round two defeat in emphatic style with a more than comfortable victory over …

2 years ago

Giants strive to better themselves

NWJFL. The Circular Head Giants’ junior squads hosted Latrobe in Smithton on Sunday during the North West Junior Football League’s sixth round. Despite suffering a 68-point loss to Penguin in round four and a disheartening 97-point loss to Wynyard in round five, the Giants’ U/12s are showing improvement. Coach Wayne Tuxworth said the young footballers …

2 years ago