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TAS Country : February 16th 2012
Friday, February 17, 2012 Tasmanian Country 3 News IT'S SHOW TIME: Ben Harman, of Sorell, had his hands full of bull at last year's show. Bushy Park for old and new THE Bushy Park Show, which began almost 140 years ago as a strawberry festival, is one of the oldest agricultural shows in Tasmania and tomorrow is again set to live up to its reputation as one of the best country shows on the circuit. The 138th show starts at 9am and will feature a variety of new exhibits alongside the traditional favourites. This year the show's hard- working committee has been busily upgrading facilities to make the day even better for patrons and competitors. Show president Lauren Burn said that despite last year's wet weather the event had still attracted a good crowd. ''We're hoping that we can continue to build on that this year and we're also hoping for sunshine,'' Ms Burn said. New attractions this year include chainsaw racing, a home crafts competition and a display by the Post-Vintage Car Club of Tasmania. ''As this year is the Australian Year of the Farmer, we will also be having a display of old and modern machinery,'' Ms Burn said. This year also sees the return of popular Tasmanian country-rock To Page 5 NW dairy projects are safe' KAROLIN MacGREGOR ASSURANCES: Circular head Mayor Daryl Quilliam. PLANS by the Legislative Council to block the Tasmanian Forestry Inter- governmental Agreement are not expected to affect the future of two major agriculture projects in the state's North-West. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said this week he had received assur- ances from the Federal Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Develop- ment and Local Government, Simon Crean, that the $5.75 million promised for the two projects was safe, despite current debate over the IGA. ''I don't have any concerns about that at all,'' he said. ''I spoke to Simon Crean about this and he said the money would be there regardless of what happened. There has always been some doubt over whether the Legislative Council would pass the IGA, but that shouldn't affect these projects.'' The comments came just days after a joint announcement by Mr Crean and Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings about two major projects for the Circular Head region designed to sig- nificantly boost the dairy industry. About $1.5 million will be invested in the Harcus Road infrastructure project, which will take power from Woolnorth to Marrawah. Mr Quilliam said access to power between the two areas had been an issue for years. ''What this investment means is that farmers will be able to convert their farms from beef to dairy or from low to high intensity,'' he said. The upgrade could also see power eventually flow down to the Arthur River area, which Mr Quilliam said was another area for future growth. To Page 5 At the Gendor e Alpego Demo Days Get down & dirty! IMADGINATION 16873_TC 21 Feb - SCOTTSDALE Andrew Burrows North Scottsdale Road 22 Feb - LONGFORD Wing Rural Point Road Longford 23 Feb - MORIARTY Les Redpath Wescombes Road Moriarty For fur ther details and to confirm your interest, phone Aron Shelly 0438 362 796 or (03) 6425 7199. AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY SERVICES MACHINERY ON DISPLAY: PLUS the new range of Gamberini Spreaders. AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY SERVICES 12 Industrial Drive Ulverstone Tasmania. T (03) 6425 7199
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