Tourism our drawcard

Stanley. A penguin viewing platform is one of the new additions earmarked for the Nut. Following on from an election promise made earlier this year, $600,000 is being invested to redevelop the local icon over two years. Liberal Member for Braddon Adam Brooks said the state government’s vision is for Tasmania to be the “environmental …

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Helpers. A band of locals along with members of the Circular Head Landcare Group regularly volunteer their time to protecting the penguin colony in Stanley. The group will host a working bee this weekend to build huts for the Stanley rookery, providing a safe place for the resident penguins to live. The volunteer group penned …

3 months ago 0

Eyes to the sky

Project. A community workshop for nature lovers is on in Stanley this weekend. Where? Where? Wedgie! aims to share the joy and science of Tasmania’s birds of prey, with a special focus on the state’s wedge-tailed eagles, culminating in a survey of these species at the end of May. Everyone, of all ages and across Tasmania, …

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Family fishing fun day

Stanley. Grab the tackle box and fishing rod for the Rocky Cape Lions Club is hosting a family fishing day. In support of Black Dog Institute, the event will be held at the wharf in Stanley as well as both the east and west inlets this Saturday (March 17) from 8.30am to 4pm. Register at …

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Wind farm proposal for Stanley

Project. Stanley could become a renewable energy generator as developer Epuron undertakes environmental impact investigations. The proposed project will be located four kilometres north west of the town centre at the Western Plains property, currently used as pasture land for cattle grazing. The company has been collecting wind monitoring data for a number of years …

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Wind beneath their wings

Event. While energy levels ran low, spirits were high during the third leg of the Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run held in Stanley on Saturday. The final stretch, a two kilometre run, challenged participants further after pushing through a 200 metre ocean swim and six kilometre bike ride in strong easterly winds. Despite the overwhelming …

10 months ago 0

Bloomin’ big event

Community. The Garden Spectacular committee, a bunch of busy bees, is shining the light on the state’s flower growers ahead of this weekend’s big event. The event, which last drew a crowd of 5000 or so in 2014, is on again this Saturday and will feature a splendid showcase of floral arrangements and plenty of …

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Event’s the bees knees

Event. The Circular Head Garden Club is abuzz with Garden Spectacular preparation as the showcase returns to Stanley next month. Held at Highfield Historic Site, the spectacle will feature an array of floral exhibitions, installations and demonstrations, keynote speakers, food and wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, stall holders, live entertainment and much more. A family day …

1 year ago

Vessel aground

Stanley. Police were called to a report of a vessel which ran aground on a reef off Stanley known as North Point early Sunday morning. The vessel, which was carrying a number of cattle, was towed to Stanley Harbour with the assistance of a tug boat and supporting fishing vessel. There were no reported injuries to …

1 year ago

Investing in a local icon

Update. Following news that the Stanley Nut will see an upgrade to its visitor facilities with $150,000 allocated in the 2017-18 state budget, Liberal Member for Braddon Joan Rylah said the money will be spent on “providing a quality visitor experience at this spectacular location”. “The Nut State Reserve is a major tourism drawcard for …

1 year ago
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