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Judd rules RoboCup 

Robotics. Smithton High School student Judd Stewart has placed first in the Open Rescue division at the ‘RoboCup Junior’ state titles. Hosted by the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay campus last Saturday (July 30), Judd, who is in Grade 10, competed against university students with his EV3 model. An educational initiative, RoboCup Junior is designed …

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Egg-treme proportions

Phenomenon. A Smithton woman has made a shock discovery in her backyard, and the find is no yolk. A chicken egg weighing in at 190 grams, and measuring nine centimetres long and 6.5cm wide. That is close to four times that of your average 50 gram egg. “Well, I nearly died of shock walking past …

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Good experiences all round

To start term three, Year 10s at Circular Head Christian School have completed work experience for a week (Monday July 18 to Friday July 22). Four students share where they spent the week, what they loved and what they learnt from the experience.   I loved everything about my work experience. I had a wonderful …

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Locals showcase talent  

Netball. Circular Head’s Grade 5/6 netball squad has won the North West Schools Carnival undefeated. After just one training run together the local side, coached by Leanne Porteus, travelled to Burnie on Sunday to show off their skills against opposition peers. Circular Head played an exhausting seven games, including finals, to walk away champions. Meeting …

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U/16 boys through to Preliminary

NWBU. Five of Smithton Basketball Club’s six junior squads surrendered their Grand Final hopes after all sides suffered losses during Sunday’s Semi Final showdowns in Ulverstone. Finishing the season in first place, just four points clear of the Devonport Warriors, the Saints’ Under 16 boys met the Warriors in a frustratingly close encounter at the …

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Club House opening

Facility. Emmerton Park has unveiled a project six months in the making to residents and the wider community at a ceremony on Tuesday. The Emmerton Park ‘Club House’ is a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide residents with a new light-filled and spacious area to socialise. Designed by Philp Lighton Architects and constructed by Fairbrother, the …

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Lowering state’s school age

Forum. Community members are invited to a public forum discussing the proposed changes to the Education Act to be held in Burnie next week. Minister for Education and Training, Jeremy Rockliff, will present the proposed changes and will be joined by Department of Education secretary Jenny Gale. The forum will have a focus on the …

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Police weekend drugs blitz

Operation. Western District road and public order officers and a drug detector dog joined Smithton Police to conduct an operation in Circular Head on Saturday night. Personnel were out patrolling the streets, setting up road blocks across Stanley and Smithton, as well as dropping in on licensed premises and private parties. As a result, six …

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Survey to make a difference

Community. Circular Head Council will be conducting a ‘Community Satisfaction Survey’ at the end of this month to gauge community members’ views on local matters. This is the second time the council will conduct the survey, which will help to establish trends and changes in community expectations and demand. Mayor Daryl Quilliam said following the first …

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A toast to Tallies

Accolade. Following the completion of renovations totalling $1.2 million, Tall Timbers Tasmania has again fared well at the annual Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Awards. The local business was presented as winner of the ‘Standard Accommodation Four Stars and Below – Hotel Style’ category at the awards ceremony on Thursday. An initiative of the Cradle Coast …

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Circular Head Sport News

Saints lose finals hopes 

GNL men. In the final home game of the season, the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints came agonisingly close to victory before the Devonport Subs stole their chances on Saturday. Devonport were in fine form and began their campaign against the Saints’ defence early, however keeper Dylan Jago continued his excellent season’s form to deny the …

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Redlegs Preliminary ready

CHFA. Redpa’s Seniors and Reserves sides and Scotchtown’s Under 16s will now progress to the Preliminary Final following triumphs over their respective opponents in Circular Head Football Association’s first Semi Final on Saturday. Redpa brought a certain determination to the Smithton Recreation Ground oval, fighting to gain an impressive 41-point lead in the opening quarter …

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Giants’ sombre affair 

NWFL. Round 18 was not one to remember for the Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants, with the Reserves the only side to clinch a victory. A slow start in the Seniors saw East Devonport get a head start and boot four first-quarter goals to the Giants’ one. The second quarter didn’t get any better for …

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Saints’ draw

Hockey U/16s. In their second last game of the season, the Smithton Saints settled with a stalemate during round 14 of Hockey North West season on Friday night. The Saints dominated over their West Devonport opponents with Thomas Forsyth securing a powerful goal late in the half to see his side gain the advantage. Younger …

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Solid hockey in last rostered game

CHHA. The final rostered match of the season saw upsets throughout the Division Two proceedings with Robins overruling Irishtown and Mustangs restricting Tigers. From the first whistle, Irishtown took control of the play with fullback Bec Wells directing the flow of the game into the midfield. Robins held a strong defensive line led by Julia …

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Jean’s good genes

Birthday. Born in Smithton to Kitty and Ben Pinner on August 6, 1926, Jean Horton celebrated her 90th birthday with close family and friends on Saturday. The eldest of 16 children with two sets of twin brothers, Mrs Horton had her hands full growing up, helping her mother to raise her siblings. “It was a …

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Forty years of service

Retirement. After more than four decades in the business, Kay’s Service Station’s Bev and Lloyd Kay have certainly seen many advances in the industry. Lloyd remembers selling fuel for just 35 cents per gallon in the early years of their venture and recalls the train line and station operating just down the road. Now after …

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Cambodia calling

Column. Jamie and Deb Quilliam left Circular Head in May to embark on a year-long volunteering journey through Cambodia. The couple writes to the Chronicle from the Southeast Asian country, sharing their travels so far, most recently from Kampot where they experienced a field day for new rice growing equipment. We travelled to Kampot from …

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Our ‘Great’ winners

Win. From 67 entries, five winners have been announced in Circular Head Chronicle’s first week of the ‘Great Relaxations’ competition. The Chronicle is giving away $10,000 worth of prizes from now up until Christmas. Each week five locals will win a $50 voucher, and go into the running for the major prize: $3000 to be …

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Who needs a holiday?

Win. The nights are long and the days are cold, now is when most start thinking about that holiday . . . what if we told you it could be yours for free? The Chronicle has $10,000 worth of prizes up for grabs and the major one is a partnership with Smithton Travelcentre that will …

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