Bigger and better

Woolnorth. Moon Lake has officially opened its newly upgraded $2.7 million Gums Dairy. The new fully automated modern dairy is set to significantly increase production on the dairy, and has the capacity to expand production into the future. Operations manager Hugo Avery said the completion of the dairy underlined Moon Lake’s ongoing confidence in the …

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VDL wind damage

Update. The extent and cost of wind damage at Woolnorth is still to be assessed, with several buildings expected to be demolished. Van Diemen’s Land Company managing director Trevor Westacott said that asbestos had been scattered around the homestead and a company had been engaged to complete assessment for its safe removal. One family had to …

4 years ago

Wild, wild weather

Damage. Extreme weather has lashed Circular Head over the past few days with Woolnorth hit hardest, recording gusts of up to 150 kilometres an hour. Woolnorth station manager Peter van Zyl, was woken by the sounds on Sunday night believing it to be a “twister that touched down” leaving “total devastation” in its wake. “It was absolute …

4 years ago
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Road maintenance boost

Infrastructure. The Circular Head Council is set to receive its yearly Roads to Recovery allocation in November, with projects already earmarked for upgrades. Over the next five years, a total of $3,249,068 will be allocated to the council by the federal government, with $541,511 made available for this financial year. Engineering and projects manager Craig …

4 years ago

VDL investors visit

Dairy. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam met with councillors from New Zealand’s New Plymouth District Council on Friday, to discuss the future of its investment at Woolnorth. The New Plymouth council owns the majority of Van Diemen’s Land Company, through parent company Tasman Farms. For about two years now, there have been talks of selling …

4 years ago

Night at the Races

Event. Following the success of last year’s masquerade fundraiser for baby Xander Redman, the VDL Company, together with the Rotary Club of Smithton, is throwing another. This time raising funds for Beyond Blue. Rotary member Gerard Blizzard said the charity has done well in bringing the discussion of depression “to the forefront”. “Our community is …

4 years ago

Explosive exercise

Training. Emergency and technical service teams sprang into action on Thursday, with a mock scenario involving a wind turbine explosion taking place at Woolnorth’s Studland Bay Wind Farm. The simulation, which included the recovery of a ‘deceased victim’, involved search and rescue officers working at heights inside the towering structure as Bomb Scene Examination and …

5 years ago
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Woolnorth expansion nears reality

Dairy. Deputy Premier Bryan Green has given the green light to a $122 million dollar dairy expansion in Woolnorth by the Van Diemen’s Land Company, with only final approval by the federal government remaining before the project can begin. The expansion, which will aim to effectively create 11 new dairy farms by clearing approximately 1800 …

5 years ago