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Togari racing

Motorsport. The ability to adapt to challenging conditions was the key to victory for driver Jamie Vandenberg and navigator Simon Vandenberg in the Tall Timbers Hellyer Rally.  The North West Car Club event was held at Togari on Saturday.  Navigating 130 kilometres of gravel roads in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9, the Burnie based siblings …

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Community action

Prevention. The Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation will establish a Community Action Plan to tackle alcohol and drug addiction.  Supported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the federal government, CHAC has received $10,000 to fund a Local Drug Action Team. Alcohol and Drug Foundation chief executive officer Erin Lalor said the program supports organisations in …

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Bass Highway bonus

Commitment. The Bass Highway will receive a $60 million upgrade with funding to begin flowing in the first year of office should Labor be elected at the next federal election.  The infrastructure package will focus on key sections of the highway between Wynyard and Marrawah including through re-engineering, road widening, construction of overtaking lanes and …

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Tasmanian community achievement

Nominate. The 2018 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards are now open. Nominations are open for organisations, clubs, groups or businesses and individuals who are making a difference in the community. Nominations are open in the following categories: • Outstanding Achiever Award • Community Group of the Year Award • Health Achievement Award • Disability Achievement Award • …

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On the look out for Trailblazers 

ABC. Applications are now open to youth leaders and innovators to take part in the Trailblazer program.  The program is an extension of the Heywire Regional Youth Summit, designed to provide a national platform for regional and local issues and provide participants with presentation and pitching skills to further develop their ideas into viable projects. …

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Mental Health Awards

Open. Nominations are now open for the 2018 Mental Health Awards.  Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation Australia, the inaugural awards for the Mental Health Advocate of the Year and Mental Health Organisation of the Year recognise outstanding contribution to mental health advocacy and support.  For more information or to nominate, visit www.mhfa.org.au/Awards.aspx or phone 1300 …

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Infrastructure investment package

Liberal. The state government has announced a $1.1 billion investment in road and rail upgrades as part of its 2018-19 budget.  Released today, Thursday June 14, the state budget includes $24.1 million for road upgrades in the north west and west coast regions.  The Bass Highway is among areas of focus including rebuilding works at Brittons …

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Growth loans scheme

Agri. The state government has extended the AgriGrowth Loans Scheme which now includes a specific Young Farmer Support Package. The scheme is designed to support Tasmanian farmers turn good ideas into profitable businesses by allowing farmers to access capital prior to gaining revenue. The scheme now offers a Young Farmer Support Package to assist young …

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Greens’ Braddon candidate 

Politics. The Tasmanian Greens has announced Jarrod Edwards will stand for the seat of Braddon at the upcoming by-election.  Mr Edwards was named Tasmania’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year in 2016. He is an Indigenous ranger who is responsible for the Preminghana Indigenous Protected Area.  “I am passionate about protecting cultural heritage, defending …

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CoWs comes to Smithton 

Telehealth. The Telehealth Expansion Project, now available at Smithton District Hospital, will improve access to health services and reduce the costs of transport.  The Computers on Wheels service, or CoWs, was rolled out in Smithton and Deloraine last week as part of an initiative of the Delivering Safe and Sustainable Clinical Services White Paper.  The …

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Circular Head Sport News

Season winds up

NWBU. Throughout the North West Basketball Union season the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints have remained competitive. A home game against the Devonport Warriors on Tuesday was an opportunity for the local teams to impress spectators with a show. The women began proceedings in an overpowering affair. Remaining competitive throughout, the side was ultimately defeated 36 …

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High scoring shots

CHHA. The Circular Head Hockey Association Division Three action produced more than a dozen goals between two games. Playing on Saturday, Robins controlled the contest against Mustangs from the outset, gradually breaking down the defensive structure to find scoring opportunities. The Mustangs backline of Ara Popowski and Tei Popowski hassled the incoming opposition to throw various …

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Dockers dismiss Giants

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants were defeated by the Burnie Dockers in round nine of the North West Football League on Saturday.  With one loss and eight wins to the Dockers’ name, the visitors were struck by Burnie’s intensity in the first half of the game as the home notched 10 goals and 16 …

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Smithton Saints secure third victory, loss

Netball. The Smithton Saints continue to compete with tenacity against north west rivals.  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 plays in Burnie every Saturday.  The side recently met with Parklands High School …

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Smithton strikes

GNL. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints women matched a strong opponent in round eight of the Greater Northern League on Saturday. Following an uncontested four goal defeat from Queechy Penguins in round six, Smithton were keen to redeem themselves against the second placed squad in Launceston. The Saints delivered a strong defensive game as goalkeeper …

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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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