Montagu Road needs attention

With the Gibson Street upgrade nearing completion I trust council will now focus on the desperate need to upgrade Montagu Road between the Duck River Bridge and the Mella Road junction. The lack of maintenance over the years and the increasing heavy commercial traffic is having an exasperating impact on the homes in this residential …

2 years ago

Braddon recount

Result. Shane Broad, of the Australian Labor Party, has been elected as Member of the House of Assembly for the division of Braddon until the next general election. A recount to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Bryan Green was underway earlier this week with six candidates consenting for the recount. They were Benji …

2 years ago

Top dairy business

Farming. Forest farmers Gerard and Ria Mulder, together with son Ronnie, have received the top prize at the annual Tasmanian Dairy Awards. Presented by DairyTas and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, the family business has been named the 2017 Tasmanian Dairy Business of the Year. The award is presented to the business that records the best …

2 years ago
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Inspiration high during Rotary conference

Event. The 2017 Rotary International Tasmanian Conference has been heralded a success as the Smithton club hosted hundreds of visitors from across the state. The three-day event, held from Friday to Sunday, began at Agritas Trade College with a memorable occasion when local Kath Medwin was honoured a Paul Harris Fellow on Friday. Official proceedings …

2 years ago

Co-op for community

Industry. Owned by more than 700 farmers across the state, Yolla Co-op has everything to satisfy your agricultural needs. Celebrating 40 years of operation this year, Yolla Co-op has acquired Circular Head Treated Timbers with a vision to expand and diversify. Located on the Bass Highway at Smithton, general manager Peter Moore says the co-op …

2 years ago

Charity caper

Fundraiser. An air of excitement resonated from Smithton High School on Friday as staff and students prepared to lose their locks or colour their curls. Taking part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, the school raised $1056 towards blood cancer research and support. This was achieved through a gold coin donation for free dress …

2 years ago

Tidy to a tee

Community. Holding the Tasmanian Tidy Town title for 2016 in the Keep Australia Beautiful Awards, Stanley’s allure has impressed national judges. National Tidy Town judge Jill Grant was in Stanley on Monday and Tuesday to scrutinise the seaside village, joined by state judge Lesley Gardner. “There are a number of factors that are considered,” Jill …

2 years ago
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