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Puzzle in the pages

Tale. Togari local Noel Quilliam has recently read a book riddled with talk of Circular Head, which had him wondering, ‘Why should the Captain of a vessel going to Woolnorth leave here with a good appetite?’ Noel shares with Chronicle readers his journey through the pages. How could a globe trotting Sydneysider writing a book …

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Cruise ship preparation

Tourism. Wondered what cruise ships will mean for Circular Head? Two guest speakers, leaders in the sector, will visit Smithton to present the ‘Getting cruise ship ready’ workshop. They are Tammy Marshall, of The B Hive, and Jill Abel, chief executive officer of Australian Cruise Association. The workshop will cover: the growth of the industry, …

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Pool project commences

Update. Burnie based Stubbs Constructions has been appointed as building contractor for the Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre. “This is an exciting milestone in the project as building work commences” Mayor Daryl Quilliam said. “The facility design work has produced a facility with best possible value and lowest operational costs in mind.” The $12 million …

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TRY challenge accepted

Event. Darcey Smith is an adventurous 16-year-old who is looking to her next challenge. When the third annual Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run takes place next month, enthusiasts from as young as 16 will now have the opportunity to participate.  In the past the event has been open to women 18 and over, but following …

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Peace in poetry

Writing. Pauline Cunningham finds solace in poetry. Now, she has published her musings to share with others. “I first started writing poetry at a ladies camp at Camp Clayton,” she says. “I walked over and sat under the willow trees to put pen to paper and I just felt this peace.” Christian Messages in Verse …

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All set for event

Highfield. The busy bees also known as the Circular Head Garden Club have been buzzing about of late preparing for their premier event. There is just one weekend between now and the Garden Spectacular, an event 18 months in the making. The committee has been working tirelessly to create a truly spectacular event for Circular …

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Fire on board vessel

Boating. Four people suffered smoke inhalation when the fishing vessel they were in caught alight on Monday evening. About 5.30pm, police were alerted to the fishing vessel on fire in the Hope Channel to the south of Three Hummock Island. Police say the fire started in the wheelhouse of fishing vessel Japara and quickly spread …

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GM to finish term

Council. Circular Head Council’s Tony Smart will not reapply for the position of general manager ending his three year term at the end of this year. Following the announcement from councillors in June that the role would be advertised, Mr Smart says he has been uncertain about his future. “Over this time I have spoken …

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Kings Run returned

Ownership. At the gateway to the Tarkine, lies Kings Run. Bordering the rugged west coast and with a vast landscape rich with native flora and fauna, the 338 hectare property has been returned to Aboriginal ownership.  The late Geoff King inherited the property where he transformed the cattle station into King’s Wildlife Tours.  In 2013, …

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Cyclist passing laws

Cyclists. New bicycle passing distance laws have come into effect across the state to ensure the safety of cyclists. Motorists must now be at least one metre from a cyclist when passing on roads with a speed limit of up to 60 kilometres per hour, and one-and-a-half metres on roads with limits above 60km/h. This …

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Circular Head Sport News

Pram It in Smithton

Wellbeing. Calling all mums: prepare the prams and your children and join others in the sunshine. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation is introducing Pram It Walking Group. An initiative of the Active Sports and New Directions Mums and Bubs programs, the weekly walking group is an opportunity for mothers to meet new people and bond further …

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GOLF Smithton Men Sunday October 1 Joe’s matchplay – mixed stableford winner A Harris 38, runner up M Collis 33, third B Weeks 31 c/b, M Sheehan, T Thomas, B Berechree, NTP 8/17 M Sheehan Matchplay results  A Harris d J Poke 4/3, B Weeks d H Shepherd 7/6, J Willmot d J Bramich 5/4, …

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Rascals on the road

Fundraiser. Keep your eyes peeled on the road this month for you may come across some cheeky cyclists. The RiverBreeze Rascals – Rodney O’Halloran, Greg Poke, Raymond Smith and Jude Smith – are taking on the Great Cycle Challenge this October.  An initiative of the Children’s Medical Research Institute, the challenge is to reach your …

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Greatest challenge

Adventure. Ben Kay lives for the thrill of discovering a dirt track to explore on his mountain bike. He will take the sport to new heights this month in the Great Cycle Challenge as he fundraises for the Children’s Medical Research Institute and their work towards prevention, diagnosis and finding a cure for childhood cancer. …

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Gold at Country Gold

Tournament. Circular Head concluded the Country Gold Carnival with a Division One Hockeyroos title late last month. The annual Country Gold Carnival was held in Launceston on Thursday September 21 and Friday September 22. Circular Head was well represented with more than 50 local primary school students representing the region in football, hockey and netball. …

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Circular Head Community News

Industry opportunities

Expo. Students discovered what opportunities are available in the dairy industry at the DairyTas Careers Expo last Wednesday. Held at Agritas Trade College, close to 300 primary and high school students attended the expo to interact with more than 20 local and visiting industry leaders. “The foundation of what today is about is understanding the …

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Grants open

Apply. The importance of educating the next generation of agricultural leaders has been underscored with up to $300,000 worth of agriculture scholarships on offer at the University of Tasmania. This includes eight scholarships, worth up to $10,000 each per year, for first year students commencing studies next year. Agriculture student outreach coordinator Joanna Jones said there …

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Memories and friendships

Milestone. The Irishtown Community Centre will erupt with laughter and anecdotes of days gone by at its 40 year anniversary next month. The Irishtown Community Centre was established four decades ago in a community effort to replace the former Irishtown Hall. Built in 1900, by Frank and Willie Smith of Stanley, the hall was opened …

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Racquets at the ready

Tennis. Novice or experienced, grab a racquet and find out what all the racket is about. The Smithton Tennis Club is inviting new and existing members to the courts for a social hit and barbecue on Friday October 6 from 5.30pm before the season commences the following week. Offering A and B Grade men’s and …

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