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Saints surrender

GNL. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints displayed poor ball control against the Queechy Penguins during round six of the Greater Northern League in Smithton on Saturday. The visitors swiftly slipped two goals onto the scoreboard in the first quarter as Smithton struggled to settle into the game. The home side found momentum after the break …

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Triumphant Tigers

Milestone. Tigers Hockey Club remains 40 years young. Established in 1978, past and present players, coaches and Life Members reunited to mark the four decade milestone at Tall Timbers earlier this month. Among the founding members were Patsy Grey, Jocelyn Flint, Jenny Davison, Kaye Hugo, Janette Grey and Jackie Hanson who joined to create a …

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Priorities and delivery

Politics. Labour Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay was in Circular Head last week to launch her campaign for the upcoming by-election.  Meeting with voters at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton as well as throughout the region, Ms Keay said these connections are important to her as a representative of the region.  “It’s about the …

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Windfarm project progress

Talks. UPC Renewables continues to investigate and collect data to inform the proposed Robbins Island and Jims Plain Renewable Energy Park project. The renewable energy developer is also gathering feedback from community members through drop-in sessions held in Smithton. A spokesperson for UPC Renewables said the consultation sessions have allowed locals to voice feedback. Environmental …

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Giants crumble in clash

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants were vanquished by the Ulverstone Robins during round seven of the North West Football League on Saturday. The Robins, currently second place on the ladder, controlled the game from the outset to gain a powerful lead at half time, 10.6.66 to 2.7.19. The Giants marched into the third quarter …

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Service with a smile

Funding. Marking one year of polishing pearly whites in Circular Head are the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania (RFDS) and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation. The mobile dental care program is provided to rural and remote communities who may not have access to dental support.  Announced in the Federal Budget earlier this month, the outreach program …

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Budget benefits Braddon

Funding. The Braddon electorate, including Circular Head, will benefit from upgrades to the Bass Highway after the release of the 2018-19 Federal Budget.  The $400 million commitment was made days prior to the May 8 budget release where funds from the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative will support infrastructure spending along the highway. Treasurer Peter …

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Cracker night

Reminder. This Saturday night (May 26) is Cracker Night, traditionally a celebration of Commonwealth Day in which fireworks displays may be seen across Australian communities. The cutoff for fireworks permits has now closed. Permit holders should notify neighbours, and local police and fire services of their event. Animal owners are reminded to keep their pets …

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Warming up this winter

Appeal. For some, the winter months are filled with uncertainty for what may lie ahead.  Seeking to support those feeling the cold, Circular Head Youth Leaders will again host their annual Winter Woollies drive. An initiative of the Youth Advisory Group, the annual appeal has continued to provided a source of support for many throughout …

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Creating change

Competition. Circular Head Christian School student William Dawson is a strong advocate of standing up for what you believe in.  The eight-year-old was one of 20 regional finalists recognised at Government House in Sydney, New South Wales earlier this month as part of an anti-bullying competition. William was one of three Tasmanian finalists acknowledged at …

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Circular Head Sport News

Canaries, Tigers dominate

CHFA. In round six of the Circular Head Football Association, Scotchtown and Irishtown dominated from the first bounce. As Irishtown took the windy road west to meet with Redpa, Scotchtown hosted a home game against Forest Stanley. The Canaries utilised their stamina throughout the contest, led by a strong midfield and forwardline which secured eight …

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Rivalry runs rampant 

CHHA. Traditionally fierce rivals, Irishtown and Tigers met in round seven of the Circular Head Hockey Association on Saturday. The Division Two teams hit the turf with power as Tigers settled into a structured game to rattle the Irishtown opponents. Tigers entered the second half with one goal to the tally before securing a second …

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Wins all round

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants earned a victory against East Devonport in round six of the North West Football League on Saturday.  Played at Girdlestone Park, the visiting side trailed by three goals at the main break before Jarrod Watling and Scott Jackson kicked into gear, securing five and three majors respectively.  The contest …

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Saints strike court

Netball. Strength, skill and stamina coupled with team spirit is what drives the Smithton Saints.  Coached by Alicia Jamieson, the Circular Head Netball Association representative team of Britney Arnold, Tori Williams, Imogen Wigg, Nikki Bramich, Piper Grey, Jaz Martin, Elise Popowski and Indi Tuxworth has displayed tenacity and team work in each appearance.  The side travels …

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Men march out

GNL. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints travelled to Meercroft Park to meet with West Devonport in round five of the Greater Northern League on Saturday. A fierce contest ensued when the women took to the turf as Smithton attempted a new defensive strategy against the league ladder leader. Earning four goals before the main break, …

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Circular Head Community News

Travelling for research

Experience. Six countries, seven weeks and 21 flights later, Matthew Gunningham returns to Circular Head with newfound knowledge and insight into the world of agriculture. The Mawbanna dairy farmer was one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the Nuffield Scholarship, which sees them undertake research into agriculture …

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The sound of cheer

Music. Stanley Primary School was charmed with a performance from the Clarence High School Band on Monday, hosting the southern visitors during their tour of the north west coast. Comprising close to 50 students from Bellerive, Hobart the stage and concert bands tour the state yearly. Led by conductor Drew Castles, the year nine and …

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Adventure bound

Sailing. Nicholas Huisman is preparing to embark on the 2017 Youth Leadership Challenge aboard the Windeward Bound. The Circular Head Christian School student will join nine Tasmanians as well as 10 refugee youths for the 10 day voyage in December. The Youth Leadership Challenge aims to foster personal growth experiences and build confidence,  communication and …

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Shop anywhere, everywhere

Economy. Smithton Retail Group, formerly Circular Head Business Group, is partnering with Why Leave Town to bring a shopping promotion to the area. The Circular Head Gift Card will replace Shopping Dollars and allow customers to spend at more than 50 participating businesses throughout the region. From hairdressers to mechanics, florists to grocers, restaurants and …

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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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