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TAS Country : April 5th 2012
4 Tasmanian Country Friday, April 6, 2012 Opinion Be a part ROGER HANSON TASMANIA'S premier field day Agfest, held in the first week of May, is approaching its 30th anni- versary. The three-day event, organised by volunteers from the Rural Youth Organisation of Tas- mania, starts on May 3. The average age this year of the hard-working volunteer committee is 25 years, and it takes about 120 members volunteer- ing their time to make the event a success. Agfest committee mem- ber Katie Coad, who is promotions and media di- rector, said there was something for everyone at Agfest. Mrs Coad said Agfest was supporting the Year of the Farmer. ''We are really excited to announce the guest appearance this year of cricket legend Glenn McGrath, an ambassador for Year of the Farmer,'' Mrs Coad said. ''It is going to be a really excit- ing time.'' Mrs Coad said there will be gorgeous craft displays and scrumptious food available. ''Also there will be ex- citing demonstrations of heritage, sheep dogs working, agricultural demonstrations and four- wheel drive track dis- plays. ''Not to mention the many exhibits on site to browse, inquire or buy from.'' Mrs Coad said the popular Ag ArtWear Competition will again be run. ''Entries for this close on April 16 and there are many levels for people to enter. ''Remember garments must be made from recy- cled or used produce off the farm!'' NBN funding success a boon for Circular Head users THE Circular Head community will take full advantage of the National Broadband Network. Member for Braddon Sid Sidebottom announced that 3P Consulting was a successful round one applicant under the Govern- ment's Digital Enterprise program, which will help enable rural communities, like Smithton, to utilise the network (NBN). ''I commend the Circular Head Council for their progress in de- veloping a project business case for funding,'' he said. Circular Head Council is work- ing on a video-based development application. Tasmanian businessman, CEO of Autech Software and Design and broadband champion Darren Alexander said the NBN would deliver significant cost savings and efficiencies to rural enterpr- ises and small businesses. Smithton will also be able to apply for funding under round two of the Gillard Government's Digi- tal Hubs program which is provid- ing $13.6 million in funding to help communities maximise the ben- efits provided by the NBN. Go to www.dbcde.gov.au/ digitalhubs, www.dbcde.gov.au/ digitalenterprise and www.dbcde .gov.au/digitallocalgov. 9XSTD GALVANIZED 1.5X HEAVY GALVANIZED 1 1 1 1 ED D D D D D D D D D D D D D D ® Registered trademark of OneSteel Wire Pty Limited, Ingall Street, Mayfield, NSW 2304. Phone: 13 10 80. ABN 59 000 010 873. ONE1465/TC. If you want a fence that lasts, you'll need Australia's leading fence wire, Waratah Longlife Blue colour . It has been proven to last at least 9 times longer than standard galvanized and at least 1.5 times longer than heavy galvanized wire. This proves that it's not how thick the wire coating is, but how long the wire lasts that counts. To see how it performs visit www.onesteelwaratah.com.au and watch the time-lapse videos. STANDARD GALVANIZED AFTER 1000 HRS SALT TEST LONGLIFE BLUE AFTER 1000 HRS SALT TEST HEAVY GALVANIZED AFTER 1000 HRS SALT TEST Easter is about love. The amazing love that Jesus has shown by dying to save sinful undeserving people, and yes, that's every one of us. The wonderful message of Easter is that God's forgiveness, mercy and grace is now available to all who believe and have faith in Jesus. Easter is about the deepest expression of love where someone gives their life to save another. Jesus' love for us is the reason he suffered and died, giving his life as ransom to save us from eternal death; then on the third day rose from the dead. Yes Jesus conquered death (as He said He would), opening the way to eternal life for all who believe and love Him. For many the cross is a reminder of Jesus' amazing love, sacrifice and victory over death. How do we respond to Jesus' love? Questions and comments welcome. Bob Loone phone 6363 6190 2023503-120406
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