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A Good Eye-dea

A Good Eye-dea
May 05, 2016

Eyesight is a serious issue for many Tasmanians, says Optometry Tasmania’s Geoff Squibb.

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80 years in Tasmania: Country Women’s Association after younger members

80 years in Tasmania: Country Women’s Association after younger members
May 05, 2016

The Country Women’s Association (CWA) is celebrating 80 years of camaraderie at Agfest this year and are looking for new members.

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Blue (and White) Steel Archer's passion

Blue (and White) Steel Archer's passion
May 05, 2016

North Melbourne great Glenn Archer is in the state promoting Blue Steel Work Boots.

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Girl Guides: Empowering Women to Make a Better World

Girl Guides: Empowering Women to Make a Better World
May 05, 2016

If your or your daughter are interested in Girl Guides and intend on coming to Agfest - this is the article for you!

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Ashgrove Cheese aims to be the cream of the crop

Ashgrove Cheese aims to be the cream of the crop
May 05, 2016

Cheese and butter go down a treat at Agfest

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Helping the Horses Heal

Helping the Horses Heal
May 05, 2016

The Tasmania Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation Organisation help abused, neglected and mistreated horses across the state.

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Hellfire Bluff Distillery Wins Award

Hellfire Bluff Distillery Wins Award
May 05, 2016

Value-adding is a winner at Agfest

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Agfest's slippery start

Agfest's slippery start
May 05, 2016

Celebrating its 34th year, Agfest 2016 has had a slippery start with stormy weather damaging the site the day before opening.

Despite the gale force winds, Agfest opened on time with crowds ready to kick off the state’s largest rural event of the year.

With a new record of 762 exhibiters, and 13,563 patrons passed through the gate on the first day.

Agfest is a…

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Eddie's Chainsaw Masterpieces

Eddie's Chainsaw Masterpieces
May 05, 2016

AGFEST is the place for people to show-off their unique and intriguing talents.

Eddie Freeman's talent is taking a piece of wood, a chainsaw, and creating a fantastic piece of art.

A chainsaw carver of 35 years, Eddie said he started in the timber industry with a chainsaw, got his tree-fallers ticket and developed his skills into what we can see today.

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The Tiny Horses of Agfest

The Tiny Horses of Agfest
May 05, 2016

Who can resist a herd of frolicking ponies? Not this reporter.

The Olympus Feeds Arena played host this afternoon to miniature ponies, miniature horses, shetland ponies, and their owners. Ponies and their people competed in egg-and-spoon races, sack races, and show jumping, just for the fun of it.

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