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Wolfe Brothers bring the country to Agfest

Wolfe Brothers bring the country to Agfest
May 06, 2016

It has been five years since the Country Music band the Wolfe Brothers visited Agfest.

Originally from Hobart, brothers, Nick and Tom Wolfe, along with guitarist Brodie Rainbird, have met with success after being runners-up in Australia's Got Talent in 2012.

Since then, they have released two albums, were nominated for four Australian country…

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Army war machine surprises patrons

Army war machine surprises patrons
May 06, 2016

Visitors to the Defence Force Recruiting tent at Agfest this year might be surprised to see a large piece of war fighting machinary parked out the back.

It has also been put through its paces on the Peter Brock Memorial 4WD track at the Agfest site.

The tank-like vehicle survived a rough transit on the Spirit of Tasmania, but the truck transporting it was damaged.

In order…

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Local champion fights for record

Local champion fights for record
May 06, 2016

Agfest crowds saw a record breaking springboard competition at the Stihl Timbersports Australia site.

The crowd cheered on Brad De Losa, from NSW, chopped holes into the vertical log to place steps in and clamber up to cut through the top section.

As the top of the log fell, the crowd gasped in disbelief as Mr De Losa's time of 43.18 seconds beat that of Tasmanian champion Matt Gurr's…

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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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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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Tasmania Fire Service still busy at AGFEST

Tasmania Fire Service still busy at AGFEST
May 05, 2016

Rain on the first day at AGFEST has given the fire crews the chance to offer their other services to the community.

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What to expect at AGFEST 2016

What to expect at AGFEST 2016
May 03, 2016

AGFEST 2016, which is run by young Rural Youth volunteers, is almost here and is promising to be bigger and better than ever.

Tasmania’s number one rural event is offering something for everyone with around 750 sites to visit (an extra 44 more than last year). 

A crowd of 60,000 people from across the state and further afield are expected to attend over the three days. 

Visitors…

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