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Salmon farming concerns

Industry. The Wild Fishers Against Fin Fish Farms group will host a public meeting next week. The local group comprises professional and recreational fishermen who oppose the prospect of the salmon farming industry expanding into north west waters. A report released last year by the Circular Head Regional Economic Development Working Group identified the potential …

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Master footballer

Recognition. Smithton Football Club stalwart Kelvin Popowski has received a Life Membership to the national AFL Masters. In a playing career that has spanned close to four decades, Popowski first took to the park in 1982 with the Under 17 side at Trowutta Football Club. Venturing to the Under 19 side at Smithton Football Club …

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Saints games update

NWBU.  The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints played round two of the North West Basketball Union in Latrobe on Friday. The women took to the court first to see the Latrobe Demons win 76-66 before the men met and the Latrobe Demons earned the victory, 94-84. Round three of the league will be played tomorrow (Friday …

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Demons dominate Acton

BCL. In the Burnie Cricket League, Smithton hosted Riana on Saturday while Forest Stanley travelled to meet with Acton. The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons batted the first innings to reach a whopping 5/316 in their 50 overs. In the second innings, the visitors kept their opponents to 8/223 to gain the victory. Impressing with …

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Irishtown through to final

CHCA. Circular Head Cricket Association played its final rostered round on Saturday where Forest Stanley defeated Trowutta Combine in Stanley. Trowutta Combine batted first to earn 145 runs from 38 overs before Forest Stanley made a total of 149 from 29 overs in the second innings. In the second game of the round, Irishtown hosted …

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Feast on this

Friendship. The Wells Wragg Banquet team has supported Relay for Life in Circular Head since the first relay in 2008. The team is a combination of staff at Wells Wragg Pharmacy and members of the Bawdy Banquet plus family members and friends. Playing to the motto of ‘laughter is the best medicine’ is not a …

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Walking together

Fundraiser. Show your support by walking, says Sue-ella Thorp ahead of this year’s Relay for Life event. A member of The Allsorts, Sue-ella says the team has been walking since the first relay in 2008. “We have had a team of all sorts of people walk each relay,” hence the name. “Our group is primarily …

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Co-op results

MG. Financial results released by Murray Goulburn show the co-operative’s milk intake, of 1.1 billion litres, in the first half of the 2018-19 financial year was 29.9 per cent lower. Ari Mervis, chief executive officer at MG, says the decrease in milk supply from the same time the previous year is a result of the dairy …

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It started with a coffee

Fundraiser. At a Sunday lunch in December 2007 a group of seven friends discussed forming a team in Circular Head’s first Relay for Life, to be held in March the following year. But, what to name them? The four ladies, friends connected with Edith Creek Primary School, often had coffee or lunch together. Lunch or …

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Centre spruce up

Pledge. The Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre will receive $10,000 to upgrade facilities if Labor wins a majority government at next month’s state election. Built in 2004, the facility is home to six sporting clubs and used by community groups and individuals for all occasions year-round. The promised election funding will go towards refurbishing …

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Circular Head Sport News

One day event

Qualifier. Circular Head Pony Club is preparing to host its annual one day event this Sunday. The club will host more than 100 riders from across the state in the qualifying round for the State Championships. Club members have been working around the clock to complete new jumps and prepare the course ahead of the …

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Bellinger bowling on a roll

CHCA. Respective ladder leaders Irishtown and Forest Stanley claimed victories over Trowutta Combine and Marrawah during Circular Head Cricket Association proceedings on Saturday. The Irishtown match saw the visiting side win the toss to bat first and post 156 runs from 39 overs as home side bowler Johnny Swan claimed four wickets and conceded 10 …

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Demons dominate Stars

BCL. Representing the region in the Burnie Cricket League, local rivals Forest Stanley and Smithton met in Stanley on Saturday. The Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars stepped up to the crease in the first innings, as the Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons dominated in the field. Stars Sean Ryan (20) and Kalien Oates (16) top …

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The young and the experienced

Over 50. The much anticipated turf wicket cricket game between the Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club and Georgetown was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.  A quick call to the Marrawah side based in the Circular Head Cricket Association for a casual game was answered with a positive yes, and it was game on between the young guns and the …

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Home game disappointment, loss

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints launched into the North West Basketball Union senior season on Friday with a home game. Clashing with the Ulverstone Hoppers, the women began the evening’s proceedings in a fast paced affair. Smithton were competitive in their attack on the ball however ultimately fell shy of a victory, 73 to …

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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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