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TAS Country : January 10th 2013
HELPING HAND: Scott Woodham, of RAST. Picture: MATT THOMPSON Fire relief effort at showgrounds From Page 3 have fled their homes. The Art Pavilion at the Showgrounds is a clothing collection point for St Vincent de Paul. RAST has received feed for sheep, cattle, dogs, cats, goats, cavie (guinea pigs), rabbits, birds, poultry and pigs. ''We are co-ordinating the effort to maximise the effort,'' Mr Woodham said. ''Most farm animals are still stuck on properties with fences burned down, but people can't access them. ''We will talk with local councils to arrange transport to feed animals or to collect animals.'' Bunnings, the Huonville stores of Animal Tucker Box, and Pets Domain are also collection points. People wanting to help with trans- port phone 6272 6812 or drop off items at the Showgrounds administration building located at the top of the main drive. Entry is off Howard Rd. The RSPCA has set up a community register to connect people in need with those who can help with temporary pet accommodation or agistment for hor- ses or livestock. Further details www.rspca.org.au, email email@example.com or phone (03) 6244 3033. The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is also offering help for any injured wildlife and can be contacted on 6268 1184. Friday, January 11, 2013 Tasmanian Country 5 News FARMERS' HOTLINE 1800 154 111 BlazeAid in call to action VOLUNTEER-based or- ganisation BlazeAid is set- ting up two base camps at Hamilton Showgrounds and Sorell to work with farmers. Volunteers will work alongside farmers to help rebuild fences damaged or destroyed by the bushfires. BlazeAid president Kevin Butler said the vol- unteers were not just re- building fences, but help- ing rebuild lives. ''Already we have about 100km of fencing,'' Mr But- ler said. ''The base camps are used for mustering, feed- ing and directing volun- teers.'' Fencing from Hamilton should start on Monday and from Sorell by about Friday. For more details visit www.blazeaid.com. Warning on machine sparks ROGER HANSON FARMERS have been ad- vised not to use any ma- chinery that may cause a spark that could ignite a blaze during a period of a total fire ban. Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association chief executive Jan Davis said this included harvesters or other machinery that could strike a rock in the ground and create a spark. ''Under the declaration of a total fire ban, it can be a criminal offence to use machines or apparatus that may cause a spark or flame in the open air,'' Ms Davis said. ''This includes grinding, cutting and welding, and any other hot work prac- tice. However, in some circumstances, it can also apply to machinery in the field, including harvest- ers,'' she said. ''I know our farmers will respect the fire bans when they are declared and think carefully when going about their daily farming business.'' THE HORIZON SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDES $5,000 A YEAR FOR STUDENTS STUDYING AN AGRICULTURE RELATED DEGREE AT UNIVERSITY. e leading scholarship of its type, it is open to students in every Australian state and territory. In addition to the $5,000 annual bursary the Horizon Scholarship also provides students: Annual industry work placements that will enable them to be be er equipped for the workforce upon completion of their degree. Mentoring partnerships with university faculty members and industry leaders. Professional development workshops. Opportunities to network and gain knowledge at a range of industry events. To be eligible for the Horizon Scholarship students must be entering their rst year of university, studying a degree related to agriculture, such as Agricultural Science, Rural Science, Livestock/Animal Science, Veterinary Science or Agribusiness. Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of their commitment to a career in agriculture, as well as their leadership potential and high school academic record. For more information or to download an application form visit www.rirdc.gov.au/horizon or call RIRDC on (02) 6271 4132. Applications are now open and close at 5pm (EDST) on Friday 1 February 2013. Perennial Pasture Management BRUNY ISLAND FIELD DAY Soil biologist Joel Williams and technical specialist in grazing systems Phil Graham present information on pasture management. Topics will include: When & where: Friday 1 February, 10.30am-3.30pm at Murrayfield Station, Bruny Island. To get there catch the 9.30am ferry from Kettering. Morning tea and lunch will be provided. More info: Contact Bruce Michael at Murrayfield Station on 0427 606 201 or Holly Hansen, NRM South, on 0428 259 156. -- This free workshop is funded by NRM South through the Australian Government's Caring for our Country Program. pasture species. promote pasture production. through more resilient pastures. For catering purposes please RSVP by Tues 29 Jan to firstname.lastname@example.org RSVP
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