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I Am Project 

Acceptance. The local I Am Project has been successful in sending an inspiring message of empowerment and positive self-esteem through photographs and true words, say organisers Leanne Everett and Abbie Poke. The pair invited local models to collaborate in the project and pose with a positive message. Their intent is to show others of all …

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Recollections in Morse

Autobiography. A farmer, postman, tyre fitter, pilot, radio broadcaster, retailer, church pastor and now retiree, Rodney Morse – originally from Preolenna but with strong Circular Head connections – has squeezed a lot into the past 68 years. But much of his accomplishments have come at a cost, primarily to his health, as the humble Somerset …

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Irishtown victorious 

CHCA. Circular Head Cricket Association’s final rostered round of the 2016-17 season culminated in a showdown between ladder leaders Irishtown and TC Blues One on Saturday. Sent to bat the first innings, Irishtown was immediately placed under pressure by TC Blues bowlers Cameron Revell (2/27) and Nick Littlejohn (1/15). Struggling at 3/25, Irishtown’s only relief …

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Young Stars deliver

BCL. Fielding a side with seven junior players, Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars put on a classy spectacle against second-placed Riana in Smithton on Saturday. Winning the toss, Riana stood in front of the stumps for the first innings of the Burnie Cricket League round 15 clash. High scoring partnerships troubled Smithton Stars until Sean …

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Colts’ finals hopes

CNW. The Circular Head Cowbiz Colts Under 17s hosted Latrobe Demons for a round nine Cricket North West Clash in Smithton on Sunday. After a narrow loss at their last encounter, Circular Head were fierce with vengeance and took control to post a spectacular 240 runs from 44.5 overs. After losing two early wickets, Logan …

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Duck Irrigation Scheme gets quacking!

Agriculture. The $30 million Duck Irrigation Scheme is set to commence work next month and its benefits will flow into the community as soon as next year. The Tasmanian Irrigation project will have the capacity to store 5200 megalitres of water from Duck River and Mill Creek during the winter months to distribute to irrigators …

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Life in harmony

Music. Chris Boys is a musician who despite a late start and a severe setback keeps on tapping his foot and singing his melodies. Born and bred in Rocky Cape, Chris now resides in St Helens with wife Viv, and together they are an unstoppable duo. They will return to the Devil Country Muster for …

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Bass Highway funding

Concerns. Murchison MLC Ruth Forrest has raised concern that sections of the Bass Highway in Circular Head require priority upgrades to assist primary producers, forestry contractors and local manufacturers who transport product daily on this highway. Ms Forrest is calling on the state and federal governments to prioritise this work to ensure business confidence and …

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Muster’s on!

Festival. Who out there likes country music? I can’t hear you . . . That’s better! For those shouting ‘I do’ in their lounge rooms right now, the Devil Country Muster is on this weekend and it is sure to show you a good time. Presented by the Rotary Club of Smithton, the fifth annual …

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Passionate pathways

Forum. Two local lads have returned from Canberra with new experiences and fresh motivation under their belts ahead of the year of learning that awaits them. Former Smithton High School student Callum Poke, who turns 19 this week, is all set for tertiary study, moving to Melbourne to begin his course at Monash University. He …

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Round one, strong performance

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints have launched into the 2017 North West Basketball Union season with a round one clash against Wynyard Wildcats. Proceedings began at the Wynyard Basketball Stadium on Friday night with the women taking to the court, however the young Saints struggled to keep up with the more superior Wildcats and …

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Skilled juniors represent

Eightball. Young Circular Head Eightball Association talent Jonty McIvor and Alwyn Russell made an impact at national competition and improved technique along the way. The pair competed at the Australian Junior Eightball Championships held in Darwin, Northern Territory last month, taking on their Under 15 counterparts. Jonty and Alwyn placed first and second respectively at …

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Go Nuts, you can do it!

Event. Thrill seekers will flock to Stanley next weekend for the inaugural Tasmania’s Gone Nuts 101 Adventure Run. Organisers are encouraging elite athletes and adventure chasers to ‘go nuts’ and take on the challenge, a test that a selection of locals will attempt. Richard and Nicola Mann, Craig, Melinda, Willem and Hugh Dwyer, Angela Ollington …

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Former player, Giant impact

Leader. Smithton Football Club has announced former player Jarrod Watling will coach the Circular Head Giants Under 18s this year. Watling brings with him a wealth of experience, including 200 club games, a stint as assistant playing coach with the Devonport Magpies in the Tasmanian State League last year, a half season each with the …

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Podium place racers

CHKC. Circular Head Kart Club’s own Tim Hinds and Louis Popowski took out first and second in their respective classes during round one of the AWC Statewide Series at Briant Park at the weekend. Sponsored by WT House Betta Home Living, the club hosted 86 competitors from across the state and one interstate racer representing …

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Inspired by home

Art. A kaleidoscope of soft pastels delicately blending together is influenced by the rugged coastline of Marrawah. PLACE explores the landscapes that have captivated young artist Zoe Grey throughout her life. Graduating from Hobart’s Tasmanian College of the Arts in November with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Zoe created the paintings during her final year …

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Generation of visionaries

Change. The cinematographer behind local documentary Two Trains, Jobi Starick attended the ABC Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra last week. Participating in the Youth Innovation and Leadership Lab at the summit, held from Saturday February 4 to Friday February 10, Starick joined the Heywire Trailblazers to mentor and guide participants through initiating projects which …

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I Am Project 

Acceptance. A local project is hoping to send an inspiring message of empowerment and positive self-esteem through photographs and true words. The I Am Project is a collaborative effort between friends Leanne Everett and Abbie Poke, and local models who have posed for photographs baring all – physically and emotionally. Their intent is to show …

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Cambodia calling

Column. Jamie and Deb Quilliam left Circular Head in May last year to embark on a year-long volunteering journey in Cambodia. The couple writes to the Chronicle from the Southeast Asian country, sharing their travels so far, most recently from Phnom Penh, where they took part in new cultural experiences for Christmas, Chinese New Year …

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