Sunday October 20, 2019
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Harnessing westerly winds

Harnessing westerly winds

The nation is transitioning to renewable energy, but have you ever wondered how a wind farm works? Now’s your chance to find out.  Woolnorth Wind Farm is opening the gates to Studland Bay Wind Farm next weekend as part of a nationwide Clean Energy Council initiative.  “This day really is for anyone who would be interested in seeing an operating power station,” general manager Stephen...
Happy song 

Happy song 

Laurie Buckby is 93 years of age, but you wouldn’t know it listening to him sing.  Performing at That’s Classic as part of CHArts Festival last month, Laurie took to the stage with daughters Jenny Poke and Sue Buckby as well as granddaughter Elyse Poke.  “It was hard work,” laughed Laurie.  “I had to keep up with these fellas!”  A prominent singer in Smithton since the...
Cignall closes its doors

Cignall closes its doors

From humble beginnings in their little Emmett Street store, Leo and Dianne Berechree have been a part of the retail landscape in the main street of Smithton since 1993.  After closing the business’ doors on September 27, the pair now look forward to being able to spend more time together.  Leo and Dianne opened the discount store known as Mac’s Liquidation to fill a need in Circular...
Engineering minds

Engineering minds

Smithton High School students applied innovative thinking at the annual Science and Engineering Investigation Awards.  Grade 10 student Alex Hardy, 16, was awarded Young Engineer of the Year for his design of a bomb-disposal robot. While grade nine students Ty Haywood, 14, and Joel Porteus, 15, teamed up to create a remote controlled rover with a cannon, and claim second place in the year...
Lifetime in the industry

Lifetime in the industry

Wells Waggons founders Neville and Sadie Wells have been inducted in the National Road Transport Hall of Fame.  The pair were lured to Alice Springs, Northern Territory in late August under the pretence that friends in the industry were to be inducted.  “My mind had wandered off a little, then I heard the name Sadie and began to register,” said Sadie.  “Well here is this couple...
Giant disappointment

Giant disappointment

 The Circular Head community has been rocked by the news the Circular Head Giants will not return to the field in 2020 or thereafter.  The Smithton Football Club entered recession at the start of the year, electing not to field any teams in the North West Football League due to a lack of committed players.  Following the annual general meeting on Wednesday October 2, the club...

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