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Stanley remembers

Centenary. On the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice, Stanley joined the nation in remembering all who have served our country. Stanley Remembrance Day committee member Jo Lovell has written this piece to reflect on the day, where people paid their respects to the 84 Circular Head men who lost their lives in …

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Cattle ready for show

Agriculture. You can almost hear the sound of hooves as the 110th Circular Head Show approaches. This year the Stanley event welcomes a few new faces to the cattle competition. The Highlanders This is Craggy Island Highlands’ first year exhibiting at the show. While they’re based in Penna in the south, they will make the …

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Surface shakes Stars

BCL. The Smithton Stars and Forest Stanley Demons both sit in the top spot in the Burnie Cricket League competitions following round four of the season.  Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars remain undefeated in the A Reserve competition while the reigning A Grade champions, the Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons are yet to be defeated …

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Ready and roaring

Football. Scotchtown Football Club is preparing for a competitive Circular Head Football Association season as the club announces its coaching team. The club was established in 1950, securing its first premiership title in the Reserves in 1954. The Tigers have etched their name in the premiership cup several times throughout their almost seven decade history, …

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Council asks for community say

Decision. Circular Head Council has voiced its opposition to allow the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania to acquire local land. In the last monthly meeting of the former council group, councillors unanimously decided to advise the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania that no support would be provided by the local council for land handbacks in …

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Journey in theatre

Reflection. Stanley Town Hall this weekend hosts the theatre show Twelve Times He Spoke. After a stellar premier season in Hobart’s Theatre Royal Backspace in July, Tasmania Performs is now bringing the show to regional towns across this state. It begins simply enough, mapping the twists and turns of one man’s unremarkable life. But the …

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Top quality honey

Prestige. Blue Hills Honey has brought back two accolades from the 2018 Tasmanian Export Awards. Celebrating its 25th year, the awards recognise excellence in exporting by Tasmanian enterprises. The Mawbanna business won Regional Exporter, for outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan Tasmanian location. And, the inaugural Tasmanian …

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Mayor takes on fifth term

Election. The results are in and Circular Head has a new group of representatives. Your Circular Head councillors are Mayor Daryl Quilliam, Deputy Mayor Norman Berechree, Ashley Popowski, Betty Kay, Stafford Ives-Heres, John Oldaker, Gerard Blizzard, David Woodward and Kathleen Ettlin.  During the non-compulsory Local Government Election, Circular Head residents returned 67.07 per cent of …

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Birds. Raptor hotline

A new dedicated hotline is up and running in Tasmania to ensure reports of injured raptors can be responded to immediately. The state government has funded $7000 to the maintenance of the 1800RAPTOR Hotline, to ensure injured birds can get the care they need as soon as possible. The Raptor and Wildlife Refuge in Kettering …

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Chats around the table

Finale. Circular Head councillors Nakore Townsend, Jan Bishop and Trevor Spinks will sit around the table to debate and deliberate with their peers for one last time tonight. The monthly meeting, held on the third Thursday of every month, is a chance to catch our councillors at the crux of many local matters. Here, they …

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Circular Head Sport News

CNW. Colts  open season

The Circular Head Colts Under 15 side has started the Cricket North West season with a loss.  Playing a home game in round one, Circular Head met with the Wynyard Blues in Stanley last Wednesday.  The home side elected to bat the first innings after winning the toss, to send Jotham Saward and Cooper Mallinson …

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Demons’ close call

CHCA. The 2018-19 Circular Head Cricket Association season is under way with Forest Stanley and Irishtown taking the wins in round one.  Playing on a home ground, Forest Stanley hosted Marrawah in a close contest while Irishtown claimed a convincing victory against Trowutta Combine at Irishtown.  Winning the toss, Forest Stanley elected to stand in …

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Tarkine Tigers roar

Netball. The Tarkine Tigers are taking on the Pan Pacific Masters Games all this week. The Circular Head Netball Association representative side is competing at the event held on the Gold Coast, Queensland from Friday November 2 to Sunday November 11. Team members Gemma Jenkins, Kelli Lockett, Amy Birtwistle, Alice Nibbs, Tammy Edwards, Michelle Gale, …

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Challenge complete

Cycling. These stragglers aren’t in the back of the pack. Known as Chookas Stragglers, Peter Gale and Rodney O’Halloran took part in the Great Cycle Challenge throughout the month of October. A fundraiser for the Children’s Medical Research Institute, the object of the challenge is to reach your target kilometres while raising funds for childhood …

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Lightning force

Competition. Hannah and Bridget Watling are no strangers to the cricket pitch. Picking up the bat and ball from a young age, the sisters have become representatives of the region. The Watlings will take on the Hurricanes Academy State Championships next month with the North West Lightning Under 17 girls side. Held from November to …

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Circular Head Community News

Empowering young women

Positivity. A strong sense of self is worth aspiring to, something the I Am Project is helping locals achieve. An empowering initiative founded by Leanne Everett and Abbie Poke in 2016, the body positive and confidence movement has taken on a youth focus. The concept was adopted by Circular Head Council with Circular Head Aboriginal …

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Poppies in the park

Honour. A lasting tribute to World War I veterans stands tall at Anzac Park in Smithton. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee unveiled a sculpture of poppies during the Remembrance Day service on Sunday November 11. The service marked the Centenary of Armistice which ended the First World War. “The poppy is …

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REMEMBRANCE DAY

Sunday November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War (1914-18). A Centenary of Armistice Service is being held at Anzac Park, Smithton this Sunday at 10.30am, with an opportunity for wreath laying. A service will also be held at the Stanley Cenotaph at 10.40am. At 5pm in …

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