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Community Champs Honoured For Their Commitment

Individuals and organisations who have made a significant contribution to Central Highlands life have been recognised by the Keep Australia Beautiful Organisation. John (left) and June Tilley received an accolade for their ‘determined efforts to restore Glen Clyde House to its former role in the Hamilton community’. The couple have restored sections of the landmark […]

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State Pitches in for Rec’ Ground Irrigation

Matched funding of $25,000 each by Central Highlands Council and the State government ensures Bothwell Rabbits Football Club will have an ever-improving surface to play on. Pop-up irrigation will be installed beneath the oval once the re-formed club’s season back in the Oatlands and District Football Association is over. Previously, the ground was watered via […]

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Shear Skill Makes Robert The Model Citizen

Citizen of the Year Robert Glover maintained his long run of representing Tasmania in the national shearing championships with his qualification at the 175th Campbell Town Show. He will be joined at the championships, in Warnabool, Victoria, by fellow Highlander Jamie Bryant, of Bothwell, alongside Steve Rigby, of northern Tasmania. Robert, who lives and farms […]

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Oche, Oche, Oche!

Ten years ago Tracey Harback was making up the numbers in her local darts team, but now she is off to the all-Australian championships, in Canberra. Tracey’s Mum persuaded her to take up the sport when her own club was short and, now, after years of dedicated practice and competition, she has been selected for […]

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Jul
12
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Highlands Is A Tour de Force

Prominent icons of regional heritage and attractions are featured on the Highlands Tasmania Touring Route. It is the first time a touring map has encompassed the entire Central Highlands and is the latest initiative in Council’s commitment to building a strong tourism industry with economic benefits spreading across the community. Pictorial route maps, with a […]

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Jul
10
2013
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Seniors’ Participation is Key To Healthy Lifestyle

Proposed activities for Central Highlands Seniors will be funded to the tune of $5,000 in the 2013-14 financial year. The majority of the support will go towards events co-ordinated by staff at The Highlander Centre, Ouse. Four events are currently planned by the Central Highlands Community Health Centre, including a Mosaics Workshop in which participants […]

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Jul
4
2013
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A Berry, Berry Good Result

An Ellendale family business picked the seeds out of their AGFEST experience and gave it a big thumbs’ up. Tanya and Garry Rayner’s Highland Berries jam and preserves business, really had the family front and centre as the parents and three daughters Emma, Sharron and Samantha, worked in rotation throughout the three days as a […]

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Jul
3
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Dram-atic Growth For Nant Distillery

Whisky producer The Nant Distillery is undergoing considerable expansion of its operations with the opening of three retail hospitality outlets in Tasmania and inter-state. Nant opened a bar and tasting centre, in Wooby’s Lane, Salamanca, Hobart, prior to Christmas and will still retain its stall at the world famous Saturday market. The success of its […]

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Jul
2
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A Case of Supplies & Demand

Making life easier for the Central Highlands community was the driving force behind a decision to establish a new rural supplies business in Bothwell. Richard Le Souef, 24, noticed a progressive increase in business at his Hobart-based operation, in Derwent Park, after a previous rural supplies firm closed its Highlands operation. “I started doing a […]

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Jul
1
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UK to Bothwell – Post Haste

An advertisement on a newspaper web site led to a 20,000 kms flight to Bothwell and a business investment in an institution. Mark and Beverley Kirkland were living in England’s New Forest, when Beverley was reading The Mercury on the web and saw an opportunity to buy Bothwell’s Post Office. And, it took them just […]

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