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Rolling the dice for Shayla

Rolling the dice for Shayla

When Shayla Herman was 20 years old her kidneys failed. For four years she did at home dialysis, [peritoneal dialysis] and when that failed she was flown by emergency air ambulance to Launceston General Hospital from Smithton suffering from heart failure and fluid overload. Shayla was essentially drowning from the inside out.  Local Smithton men Brett Marthick and Hobie Rutter have...
Councillor puts family first

Councillor puts family first

  Former Councillor Betty Kay has officially tendered her resignation to the Circular Head Council after a leave of absence due to health concerns in the family. Councillor Kay told the Chronicle on Monday that she would be resigning, feeling that she can no longer complete her role to the standard that she would like to, given the uncertainty of the situation. “For the health benefit of...
Smithton’s self made millionaire

Smithton’s self made millionaire

Ben Simpson remembers growing up watching the Smithton Saints play football and playing basketball at the stadium, before popping up to Duck Inn for a milkshake. Now, at just 23 years of age he is one of the most influential Australians in the cryptocurrency sector. Ben Simpson was born in Smithton before moving to Launceston aged five. There, he attended school until he was 17, when he dropped...
Fish farm fear fires up

Fish farm fear fires up

Concerned community members packed out the walls of the Stanley Town Hall to hear the thoughts of locals and experts in the field alike on Sunday afternoon at a meeting hosted by NWTAS for clean oceans. Peter George, of the Tasmanian Alliance for Marine Protection, was the first to speak. He shared his thoughts and shared the intentions of the TAMP getting involved with the group. “Our...
No treaty until unity

No treaty until unity

Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation has stated that they aren’t ready to sign a treaty until the Aboriginal community is unified across Tasmania. Currently issues with division plague the Indigenous community of Tasmania, with disagreements about the management of land received from handbacks, identity and the treatment of key artefacts such as petroglyphs causing debates across the...
Top ten per cent for Giggles

Top ten per cent for Giggles

Giggles Early Learning has been awarded a 9.2 rating as part of the KindiCare Excellence Awards for 2021, despite being unaware that they were in the running. “We didn’t enter, we just found out that we were third in the state,” Co-owner and Operator Linda Wooldrage laughed. Jandi Smith, Karen Dee, Janai Philpott, Dianne Ferguson, Jesse Jackson and Linda Wooldrage of Giggles early...

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