Burnie

Rare plant collectors spending thousands of dollars

The almost-impossible-to-kill spider plant is what set Burnie green enthusiast Brodie McHenry on the "very expensive and slippery slope" of plant collecting. The common plant – Chlorophytum comosum – with its green and white ribbon-like leaves was so named for the spider-like "spiderette" clumps that grow and dangle from the …

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Georgia Baker dominates George Town carnival

Georgia Baker dominates George Town carnival

Young Penguin rider Dalton Stretton added another string to his bow on Wednesday, taking out the men's wheel race at the George Town Christmas Carnival. The 17-year-old, riding off 100m held off Australian scratch race champion Luke Plapp (scratch) and City of Burnie Cycling Club teammate William Eaves (160m) .

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