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Boom lift power

Energy. The job of servicing a wind turbine is no light business. Woolnorth Wind Farm Holding has recently switched to a new boom lift to do the work, finding reduced maintenance, machine downtime and running costs as a result. The wind farm operator is the first in the country to use the Genie SX-180, putting …

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Therapeutic pool service

Lifestyle. Community members looking to utilise a pool for health needs have the option of accessing the Wyndarra Centre Therapeutic Pool Service. The service is utilised to enhance recovery and rehabilitation and provides a unique environment to maintain health, wellbeing and fitness. It is available to the wider community for individual health needs and at …

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Dance like it’s the ‘50s

Event. An Old Time Family Dance is being held at Marrawah Memorial Hall next month to raise funds for Circular Head’s new pool complex. Patrons are being asked to dress and dance like it’s the ’50s for the evening which will begin with a kids’ disco led by DJ Rodney Edwards followed by more live …

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Kate’s campaign

Health. On any given day, 29-year-old Kate Medwin can endure as many as 100 body spasms and struggle to speak, stand or complete daily living tasks. Whilst on other days her symptoms are not so obvious, a reality that is confusing to both Kate and others. She is not looking for sympathy, rather understanding and to …

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Tidy Town judges in Stanley

Visit. Stanley is set to be judged next week for the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) national title. National Tidy Town judge Jill Grant, along with state judge Lesley Gardner, will be in Stanley on Monday and Tuesday to meet with locals as part of the award judging process. The popular seaside village was named ‘Tasmanian …

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Report into the starting school age

Education. Following a review, the new Tasmanian Education Act became law in December, replacing the 1994 document. Key reforms include an earlier, voluntary school starting age, the provision of 13 years of compulsory education and training, and strengthening home education. It has not been without its share of criticism, mostly due to the earlier, voluntary …

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Bryan Green resigns

Politics. Labor leader Bryan Green resigned on Friday following two decades of parliamentary service, 16 of which were in government. Mr Green was first elected to state parliament as Labor Member for Braddon in 1998, he then went on to serve in various ministerial roles before becoming Deputy Premier in 2006 and then Opposition Leader …

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TasWater situation

Discussion. Members of Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT) will discuss the future of TasWater at next month’s general meeting. Earlier this month, Premier Will Hodgman and Treasurer Peter Gutwein announced a plan to fix the “failing water and sewerage infrastructure”. They said the current situation across the state was not acceptable with 25 towns on …

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Mayor’s leave

Politics. Mayor Daryl Quilliam is preparing to take a Leave of Absence from Circular Head Council as the 2017 Legislative Council Election draws closer. Cr Quilliam will stand for the seat of Murchison, currently held by Independent MLC Ruth Forrest who will look to remain in her seat. Nominations for candidacy will open on Monday April …

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Arthur-Pieman conversations continue

Issue. Circular Head Council will write to Premier Will Hodgman seeking reassurance that the government’s election promise to reopen recreational tracks on the north west coast be fulfilled. Councillor Ashley Popowski raised three motions at Thursday’s meeting in regard to the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area. The first motion requested council make contact with Mr Hodgman to …

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Circular Head Sport News

Teams set for merge

CHHA. Circular Head Hockey Association will launch the 2017 season this weekend with a change to the roster’s proceedings. The loss of a Division Two team has resulted in the merging of both grades playing in a combined seven-team roster. Teams will generally remain unchanged, keeping to the Div Two and Three format. CHHA president …

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Smithton Stars’ Rising Star success

BCL. Connor Smith has made his mark on the Burnie Cricket League in his debut season as a Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Star. The 17-year-old claimed the league’s Rising Star Award at the Best and Fairest presentation held at Acton Cricket Club on Sunday. Starting out with Marrawah Cricket Club in the Circular Head Cricket …

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Taking on national field

Tournament. Local football players Bailey Grey, Toby Reeve and Lloyd Gallaher will represent the state at the National Diversity Carnival to be held in New South Wales next month. Played at Blacktown International Stadium in Sydney from Saturday April 8 to Thursday April 13, Bailey and Toby will represent in Tasmania’s KickStart team while Lloyd …

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Social squash expression of interest

Invite. Fancy a social session of squash? Interested community members looking to learn to play or reignite their love of the sport are welcome along to the Smithton Sports Centre, 110-114 Nelson Street, on Tuesday (March 28) from 7.30pm. Open to all ages, this is an all-weather sport that is great for families. To find …

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King clutches win

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints women continue to struggle through the North West Basketball Union season while the men have secured a close one-point victory. The Saints hosted Latrobe Demons on Friday for the round six clash where the women were defeated 37 to 93. The men however had a better performance with a …

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Circular Head Community News

Gibson Street progress

Works. Planned infrastructure and streetscape upgrades to Gibson Street, Smithton are progressing well. Included in Circular Head Council’s 2016-17 Budget, the $750,000 works will fix the deteriorating condition of the road due to its age as well as include tree planting and streetscape to improve aesthetic. Commencing in September last year, the council worked in …

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Monster Fair madness

Entertainment. Emmerton Park will host a Monster Fair this weekend with something to capture the attention of all ages. The family friendly fair will host a variety of stalls including trash and treasure, a monster raffle, cakes and produce, craft, handmade furniture created by the community Men’s Shed, hot spuds from Smithton Lions Club, a …

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Photography project

Open. Registrations are now open to residents and visitors to the north west to take part in the Devonport Regional Gallery’s unique community photography project, PORTAL. Now in its third year, the project captures 24 hours of coastal living through lenses. Everyone in the community is eligible to take part. Participants agree to take and …

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Pool plans

Update. Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre’s steering group met earlier this month to discuss pool cost estimates, project timelines and more. Following the preparation of preliminary designs, a detailed quantity surveyor assessment on costs of each part of the complex was prepared. The cost estimate identified a need to find savings for the project. Refinements to …

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