Perch to see penguins

Opening. Stanley’s new viewing platform is ready for use. The Parks and Wildlife Service project aims to reduce impacts on penguins by protecting nesting habitat while providing a better experience for visitors to the site. “Experiences for viewing native wildlife in their natural habitat are a key part of Tasmania’s tourism appeal,” says Adam Brooks, …

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Take in the scenery

Explore. Stanley local Bruce Wooldrage takes pride in his backyard and exploring all it has to offer.  The 76-year-old is an advocate for enjoying the great outdoors, especially in your own region.  He often wanders Tatlows and Godfreys beaches, the streets of Stanley and the golf course in his afternoon strolls. The Nut State Reserve …

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Festival by the wharf

Event. ‘Shore’ to be a sight to see, the Dockside Festival is on this weekend. As many as two dozen yachts will sail over the horizon and into Stanley as part of an Ocean Racing Club of Victoria qualifying event for the annual Sydney to Hobart race. Smithton Lions Club, together with locals, will watch …

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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 …

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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 …

1 year ago

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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