Wendy’s won a brand new car!

Prize. A devoted supporter of the RSPCA for many years, Wendy Roberts’ allegiance has not gone unnoticed. From more than 1.5 million tickets sold nationwide, the Smithton woman is the second prize winner of the annual appeal, which assists the not-for-profit charity in their mission to provide animal care and protection services. Drawn late last …

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Career in firefighting

TFS. Tasmania Fire Service is seeking applications for its next recruit course, a step towards a career that is rewarding, challenging and contributes to the safety of your community. “A day as a firefighter can involve anything from a road crash rescue to responding to a structure or vegetation fire,” chief officer Chris Arnol said. …

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Cr concerned for motorists’ visibility

Issue. Circular Head Council will seek support from the Local Government Association of Tasmania to lobby Minister for Infrastructure Rene Hidding for improved roadside vegetation management on state roads. In presenting the motion at Thursday’s monthly meeting, Councillor John Oldaker labelled the management “appalling” and expressed safety concerns for motorists and property owners. “It’s a …

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Strumming his way to Tallies

Gig. From the north west of the mainland to the north west of the state comes Chris Matthews, singer, songwriter and all round top entertainer. Matthews will be at Tall Timbers, Smithton on Friday March 3 from 7pm promoting his fourth album Hell West and Crooked, to be released just days prior. The album showcases …

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Literacy funding for Circular Head schools

Learning. Six Department of Education schools within Circular Head have been jointly awarded a $157,000 grant which will provide additional literacy support through the introduction of a Middle Years Project. Whilst both literacy and numeracy are foundation skills for life and learning, in the case of the Circular Head Association the focus will be on …

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Beachside accommodation approval

Development. A proposed multi-million dollar development at Stanley will go ahead after the application was approved by Circular Head Council at Thursday’s monthly meeting. Located at 253 Stanley Highway an application was lodged with the council to see 46 holiday units developed and a boardwalk connecting the accommodation with the nearby West Inlet waterfront. The …

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Discover Tasmania’s marine life

Scholarship. Up to nine year 11 and 12 students have the chance to get a free taste of life as an Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) marine biologist on Maria Island. As part of the University College Program, IMAS is offering four Tasmanian and five interstate students free enrolment to its six-day course …

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Firefighting, a way of life

Honour. For Smithton Fire Brigade Life Member Leo Berechree, a prestigious esteem is the accomplishment of a team of people. Mr Berechree was recognised by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove as part of the nation’s Australia Day honours last month and received an Australian Fire Service Medal. “While you don’t set out for this, there are so …

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Community grants

Apply. The new Hydro Tasmania Community Grant Program will offer six grants of up to $5000 for not-for-profit community organisations. Chief executive officer Steve Davy said the program is an exciting initiative that will help fund projects that make a difference in local communities. The grants will help fund projects that showcase grassroots groups and …

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Entries open for Heywire Youth Summit

Story. Applications are now open for the 2018 Heywire Regional Youth Summit. Open to young Australians aged between 16 and 22, the initiative gives those living in rural and regional areas the opportunity to tell their story and make a difference. Sisters Beach local Jobi Starick attended this year’s summit held in Canberra earlier this …

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