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Jigsaw fun!

Competition. Life is a puzzle sometimes, but we can always rely on WT House Betta Home Living to make things a little lighter. Each week in the lead up to Christmas, WT House will be giving out a jigsaw puzzle piece that will reveal a winning prize piece by piece. With just over 12 weeks …

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South meets East

Netball. A fierce competition between Circular Head Netball Association’s top contending sides ensued at the Women’s Grand Final on Monday night. B Grade began the evening’s proceedings, with Hurricanes and Storms taking to the court for a chance at premiership standings. The Hurricanes proved strongest, defeating Storms 27-19 while Player of the Match was awarded …

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Competitive netballers

CHNA. The Circular Head Netball Association hosted its Grade 6,7,8 Grand Final last Thursday (September 22) and it was a show for spectators. The two teams involved, Puma and Nike, finished second and third respectively at the end of the season. During the roster, the two sides always had fiercely held battles and the Grand …

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Johnston’s UK century

Cricket. Returning from a season playing in the West of England Premier League, local cricketer Bhodi Johnston has experienced the game on the other side of the world. Successfully applying for an import position with Calne Cricket Club, the local all-rounder finished the 2015/16 Circular Head Cricket Association season where he coached Marrawah’s A Grade …

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Country Gold challenge

Sport. The Country Gold carnival presents students with an opportunity to play their chosen sport at a higher level against their regional peers. Circular Head was represented by 52 students, who travelled with three staff and three parents, to the Launceston competition held in mid-September. Over two days teams of students from local state primary schools …

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Staying alert paramount

Safety. Local buses en route throughout the region now carry the ‘Look Out, Think Ahead’ message urging motorists to remain vigilant on rural roads. An initiative of the Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership (CRSP), the campaign successfully gained funding through the Tasmanian Community Road Safety scheme to promote the message on Wells Waggons’ vehicles. …

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Stanley on the big screen

Release. Locals have been waiting years, precisely two, to see The Light Between Oceans following filming of parts of the movie in Stanley in November 2014. Now, they will wait no more with the release date for Australian cinemas set for Thursday November 3. Some locals were treated to a ‘Cast and Crew’ screening last …

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Safety concerns prompt speed reduction 

Traffic. A speed limit reduction has been established between Smith and John streets in Smithton following ongoing safety concerns for motorists and pedestrians. Circular Head Council general manager Tony Smart said a request was lodged with the Department of State Growth in June to reduce the previous limit of 60 kilometres per hour to 50km/h. …

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Steve’s back!

Talks. Renowned family psychologist and public speaker Steve Biddulph will return to the region in October to give talks he was forced to cancel when he was cut off by floods in June. Presented by Rural Health Tasmania, the first of the talks will be held at Stanley Town Hall on Tuesday October 11 from …

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Stormtroopers set to storm into Stanley

Charity. A touring group of self-proclaimed ‘bad guys doing good’ will descend on Stanley next month, raising money for the 2017 Relay for Life event in Penguin. The north-west Tasmanian 501st TAG Copperhead Squad is led by Scott Ransom, who explains what the group is about: “We’re a screen-accurate Star Wars costuming group, we like …

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Serving up summer

Tennis. What better way to spend a summer’s day than with a leisurely game at the Smithton Tennis Club. With daylight savings fast approaching and the warmer weather teasing Circular Head residents, the local sporting club is gearing up for a fresh season. Two nine-week rosters will commence shortly, with the pre-Christmas roster to be …

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Zoe’s got talent

Gymnastics. Local gymnast Zoe Lakin is advancing in leaps and bounds as she earns her first state title. The 12-year-old became Tasmania’s State Gymnastics Champion in the ‘Eleven Years and Over’ category at the Junior State Titles on Sunday September 11. Competing at the Kingborough Sports Centre, Zoe said she felt confident entering the championship …

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Open for leisure

Launch. With freshly manicured green, Smithton Bowls Club is rolling into a new season this Sunday (September 25) and welcomes beginners and experienced bowlers to join in the fun. The season launch will be held at the Smithton Country Club on Mella Road from 11am to 2pm and will incorporate ‘Come and Try’ and ‘Patrons …

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One nutty event

Race. Hundreds of elite athletes and adventure seekers will attempt to leg it between Tasmania’s ‘two nuts’ next February, in the inaugural running of the Tasmania’s Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run. The 101-kilometre race will start on top of the iconic Stanley Nut and finish at the Nut’s geological cousin, Table Cape, in Wynyard. Race …

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Giants strive for excellence 

Recognition. Smithton Football Club’s inaugural season as the Circular Head Giants has been lauded successful with players recognised for their contributions throughout the season at the club’s annual dinner and trophy presentation on Friday. The recipient of the 2016 Baldock Medal, Matt Elliott received the Giants’ Best and Fairest honour and was closely followed by …

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Ocean appreciation

Aquaculture. An abundance of vibrant marine life awaits to be discovered at the Stanley Seaquarium before the seaside attraction will close permanently on Sunday October 9. In the early days, Diane Charles and Nina Korpershoek would lead tours through the local factory when working with Stanley Fish in the early noughties. However when these tours …

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Most outta life

Health. Smithton District Hospital is offering locals the opportunity to enrol in the free Get the Most Out of Life (GTMOOL) program. GTMOOL is a six-week program that provides participants with practical and fun ways to learn to manage their health issues with the aim of maintaining an active and fulfilling lifestyle. It is open …

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New beginnings

Community. The family who lost their home in a fire at Mengha last Friday are in good spirits. 24’ world was rocked when disaster struck early on Friday morning. Emergency crews including brigades from Forest, Smithton and Stanley, and Smithton Police were called to the home at 7:35am. On arrival, the family home, attached shedding …

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Something new

Gift. After entering the Circular Head Chronicle’s ‘Great Relaxations’ competition, Wendy Brooks knew exactly how she would spend her winning Lizzy’s This ’N’ That voucher. Announced as a recipient of one of the five weekly $50 vouchers up for grabs during week five, Wendy thought straight to her daughter Tiffany who had just announced her …

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A peaceful spot to ponder

Outdoors. From a lush orchard in the corner of Max Perry’s garden wafts the slight aroma of mint and basil growing among the garden beds and espaliers. A keen gardener, the Smithton local spends many an hour busying himself amongst the shrubbery. However since developing a severe case of osteoarthritis, he is unable to complete …

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