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A fam­ily event in Launce­s­ton on Jan­uary 16 looks at man­ag­ing cats and their be­hav­iour. Shane West­ley, NRM North cat­man­age­ment co­or­di­na­tor will dis­cuss man­ag­ing cats to pro­tect wildlife. The event will be in the Stone Shel­ter in the Cataract Gorge Re­serve from 10am to mid­day.


The Ta­mar NRM will again tackle ragwort next month with ded­i­cated days to bat­tle the de­clared weed. In the East Ta­mar re­gion, the weed blitz is on Fe­bru­ary 2 satrt­ing from Pipers River Fire Sta­tion at 9am and run­ning un­til mid­day. In the West Ta­mar on Fe­bru­ary 3, the lo­ca­tion is Win­kleigh Hall and the day runs from 9am to mid­day. In Launce­s­ton on Fe­bru­ary 6 there are two ses­sions, both start­ing at Waver­ley Lake car park in Na­roo St, the early ses­sion start­ing at 10am and the late one at 1pm. Lunch is pro­vided at all events. De­tails and reg­is­tra­tions: 6323 3310 or 0438 642 112.


The Launce­s­ton Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety is hold­ing its sum­mer show from Fe­bru­ary 2-3. The show fea­tures dahlias, be­go­nias, lil­i­ums and glad­i­oli and is on at St Ailbe’s Hall in Mar­garet St, Launce­s­ton, from 2pm to 5pm on the Satur­day and from 10am to 4pm on the Sun­day. Cost: $3.


The Na­tional Veg­etable Ex­ten­sion Net­work is run­ning an on­line sur­vey to help as­sess the VegNET pro­gram in Tas­ma­nia. The sur­vey re­sults will be used to help im­prove fu­ture ex­ten­sion pro­grams. The sur­vey will takes min­utes and an­swers will re­main con­fi­den­tial. The sur­vey is at https://www.sur­vey­mon­


Hobart Vin­tage Ma­chin­ery So­ci­ety will be host­ing a farm­ing expo at Cam­bridge from March 2-3, 2019. De­tails: Phil 0400 428 326.


The In­ter­na­tional Farm Man­age­ment As­so­ci­a­tion will be hold­ing its congress at the Grand Chan­cel­lor in Launce­s­ton from March 3-8, 2019. De­tails: visit


The Jew­ellery, Gem & Min­eral Fair will be held in Devon­port from March 23-24, 2019. Or­gan­ised by Devon­port Lap­idary Club, the fair runs at East Devon­port School in Thomas St, East Devon­port from 9am to 4pm each day. Cost: $5, chil­dren un­der 16 free. De­tails: Col­lene Don­aghy 0407 165 005.

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