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Vote for your wonders

Promotion. Two local attractions have been shortlisted in a national competition to discover the country’s greatest locations. The Seven Wonders of Australia competition, run by online travel portal Experience Oz, has listed 50 places and opened the voting lines. The Nut is one such natural wonder, described as: ‘A sheer-sided bluff and all that remains …

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New roadkill app

Free. A new app is making it simpler and quicker to report Tasmanian native wildlife roadkill incidents to help paint a picture of roadkill hotspots across the state. The free Roadkill Tas app enables users to record data on some of our most threatened species, including the Tasmanian devil, spotted tailed quolls and wedge-tailed eagle. …

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Snapping showcase

Promotion. Smile, you’re in the frame. Circular Head Tourism Association’s latest project has added a nostalgic twist to a modern concept. The local group is working with Circular Head Council and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation to install three picture frames in prominent local spots. The association’s tourism manager Kim Bailey believes this to be a …

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Road absorbs funds

Infrastructure. Funding for the Bass Highway is a given, with $100 million promised no matter the result of the federal election. Premier Will Hodgman welcomed the infrastructure and jobs creating investments announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The upgrades to Bass Highway between Wynyard and Marrawah will include road-widening, installation of overtaking lanes …

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Finals fury ahead

CHFA. Three rounds remain until Circular Head Football Association dives into finals fever. Proving why they sit at the top of the table, Irishtown and Forest Stanley earned significant victories against Redpa and Scotchtown respectively during round 12 on Saturday. In Stanley, the second and third placed sides met to settle a score. The home …

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Division Two dominance

CHHA. In recent Circular Head Hockey Association action, Division Two produced a double-header while Div Three teams took a break from the competition. Last Wednesday, Irishtown met with Robins in a feature match. Robins moved into attack forcing Irishtown’s defence to switch on in the opening minutes before play was launched back into the midfield. …

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Support for residents

Donation. The giving spirit of the community will provide comfort and safety to Emmerton Park residents living with Huntington’s disease. More than $20,000 in donations from the Montagu Campers, Treasure Chest and Huntington’s Disease Association of Tasmania allowed for the purchase of a purpose built bed and chair for the local aged care home. Huntington’s …

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Talks with locals

Campaign. Opposition leader Bill Shorten visited Circular Head last week to meet with community members, while also announcing a funding commitment for Wyndarra Centre. A federal Labor government would grant the Smithton centre $9600 to increase efficiency and capacity, said Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay, who joined Mr Shorten during his visit. “In a …

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Final service

Invitation. The Uniting Church in Smithton will host its final service this Sunday. Following a long and rich history of fellowship, dwindling congregation numbers have led to its closure. For many years, more than 150 community members would come from far and wide each week to commemorate the word of Jesus Christ. In recent years …

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Lifetime of memories

Dedication. Smithton Ladies Golf Club have commemorated the late Coralie Porteus with a memorial at Smithton Country Club.  Family and friends gathered at the country club last week to unveil a commemorative seat and garden in a quiet spot off the first tee.  Undeterred by the weather, fellow club members recalled the many moments of …

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Women steal swift win

GNL. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men travelled to take on Devonport in the Greater Northern League on Saturday while the women stayed at home. For the men, Tomas Coker stepped in for goalkeeper Dylan Jago, producing a solid defensive performance. Devonport slotted a goal past the keeper in the first five minutes of play …

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Fielding passion, intensity

CHHA. Division Two teams Tigers and Robins battled a fiercely contested game in the Circular Head Hockey Association on Saturday. Robins began the game with purpose and intensity, transferring the ball across the field with accuracy to result in a penalty corner. Leah House converted the goal to gain the advantage. Increasing in momentum, Robins …

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Feisty form

CHFA. Forest Stanley extinguished Irishtown’s undefeated Circular Head Football Association season on Saturday while Scotchtown secured a tremendous victory over Redpa. In Smithton, the home side launched into offence as the visitors were forced to fall into defence. Scotchtown secured a four goal margin at the first break, extending this out to 10 goals at …

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 Giants flat in defeat

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants suffered a staggering defeat during round 12 of the North West Football League on Saturday. Travelling to meet with Latrobe, the visiting side booted one goal in the first term before collecting a second in the second quarter to trail by five goals at the main break.  The home …

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Sport grants

Open. The Sport and Recreation Major Grants Program provides assistance to organisations that provide sport and physically active recreation opportunities for Tasmanians. “Better facilities increase opportunities for all Tasmanians to participate in sport, recreation and physical activity,” said Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Sport and Recreation. “The government encourages all Tasmanians to participate daily in sport, recreation …

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Jolly endeavour

Appeal. Inspired by the strength of others, Joanna Jolly will take part in the World’s Greatest Shave this weekend. The Smithton local says she wants to make others aware of the support services available to those affected by a diagnosis. Hoping to fundraise $1500, Joanna has been overwhelmed by the support in reaching $1200 so …

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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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