Eternally grateful

Love. This Mother’s Day, new mum Kimberly Stokes will be greeted with her son’s cheeky grin and contagious personality. The journey to this day has not been such an easy one. Kimberly was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia at 22 weeks and flown to the Royal Hobart Hospital. On August 5, just 26 weeks into her pregnancy, …

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Dealing with the impact

Health. For anyone dealing with the news of the Murray Goulburn closures, or other difficult circumstances, there is a free service in Smithton designed to help. Community members are encouraged to access free, confidential counselling at Rural Health Tasmania in Smithton and Wynyard. “This closure of MG at Edith Creek will have a significant impact …

2 years ago

Mum, this is for you

Gift. Nine-year-old Amiti has won her mum a special hamper for Mother’s Day but Carolyn Dennison knows who the real winner is. “Being a mum is such a special gift,” Carolyn says. “[It] is a sometimes hard but extremely rewarding job that you wouldn’t change for the world. “I feel really privileged to be a …

2 years ago
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Battle for seat

Discussion. Vying for the seat of Murchison in the Legislative Council Elections, candidates Ruth Forrest and Daryl Quilliam met to discuss their priorities at a forum last week. Held at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre last Wednesday (April 26), the candidates forum provided an opportunity for locals to make their voices heard. Organised …

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Milk plant closure imminent

Announcement. The Murray Goulburn Co-operative manufacturing facility at Edith Creek will be one of three factories to close in the coming months. The dairy giant announced on Tuesday that the local factory is expected to close during the second quarter of the 2017-18 financial year, while facilities in Rochester and Kiewa in Victoria will cease …

2 years ago

No cameras required in shopping CBD

Surveillance. At Circular Head Council’s monthly meeting last Thursday (April 27) a discussion was held in regard to vandalism and safety concerns in Smithton’s shopping precinct. The agenda item was held in response to a motion put forward by Councillor David Woodward in December. Cr Woodward voiced his concerns for vandalism and possible violence as …

2 years ago

Generational love

Legacy. For mother-of-one Demi Whiteley, the only gift she can ask for her son’s first birthday is to buy more time. Her father and grandfather to George Ian Wilson, Ian Whiteley fondly known as Spud, lives with multiple sclerosis (MS). A condition of the central nervous system, MS interferes with the nerve impulses in the …

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Tarkine in Motion

Project. The Bob Brown Foundation’s Tarkine in Motion field trip has culminated in an exhibition in Hobart’s Long Gallery. Close to 130 artists spent the Easter weekend immersed in Tasmania’s remote and threatened wilderness landscape as part of the foundation’s environmental arts project. A total of 179 artworks inspired by the region will be on …

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