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Chopped for good

Goodwill. Ever since she was little, Chloe Greene has known she wanted to donate her hair to charity. “I’ve always wanted to do it, I don’t even know how I found out about it,” the 17-year-old says. “Mum would never let me because she thought I was too young, and that I’d regret it and …

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Seniors’ social

Fun. The Senior Citizens’ Club entertainers enjoyed the last week in July by providing a program for the club’s social visits to Emmerton Park and the Wynyard Senior Citizens Club. As part of the entertainment, a male quartette, Bush Band, group songs, skits and other items were performed to a very appreciative audience who showed …

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Centenary Committee’s dedication

Appreciation. The Smithton Lions Club has recognised the Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee for its continued dedication to Australia’s war history and local veterans. The committee was presented with a ‘Community Award’ last Wednesday (August 17) at the Lions Club’s monthly meeting. Lions president Sheryl Robson said the award was fitting for …

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Murchison plan

Blueprint. Residents are being asked to provide their views on a draft community plan to help shape the Murchison region over the next 25 years. More than 1900 people took part in consultation around the ‘Sustainable Murchison Community Plan 2040’, which is a joint initiative of the Burnie, Circular Head, King Island, Waratah-Wynyard and West …

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Tasmania’s tidiest town 

Community. Stanley has been named ‘Tasmanian Tidy Town’ for 2016 in the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) Awards, and residents could not be more proud. This is the fourth time the seaside village has taken out the state award, having previously won in 1994, 1996 and 2002. In 1997, Stanley went on to win the national …

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Parks entry

Free. One hundred years of national parks in Tasmania is being celebrated throughout 2016. To mark the centenary, entry fees to the state’s 19 national parks are being waived to encourage the community to share in the wonder of their natural environment. Entry to all national parks will be free on the weekend of Saturday …

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Starting school age changes

Future. New proposed changes to the Education Act have been met with concern as locals question the benefit in lowering the school starting age for Tasmanian children. Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff announced last Thursday that the government would make a change to its proposal to lower the starting school age for Prep. …

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Give it a TRY, ladies

Event. Following on from a successful inaugural endeavour, the ‘Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run’ is back. The event inspired women across Circular Head last year, promoting positive body image, inclusive participation and for many was a fun, social outlet. Despite the sudden closure of the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool and with it the …

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Strait scallops

Fishery. Bass Strait Scallops have landed in good quantities at Stanley, direct from the Commonwealth approved harvesting area east of King Island in remote western Bass Strait. This scallop fishery officially opened on 22 July 2016 but extreme weather conditions kept the scallop fleet tied up until early August. Around 12 vessels are expected to …

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Parks entry

Free. One hundred years of national parks in Tasmania is being celebrated throughout 2016. As part of the centenary celebrations and to encourage locals to visit and reconnect with their national parks, free entry to the state’s 19 national parks is being provided to all patrons for a short time. Entry to all national parks …

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Circular Head Sport News

Giants lose by percentage

NWFL. In the final North West Football League round of the season, the Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants produced two wins against the Burnie Dockers. The Seniors picked up a 47-point win, but have sadly missed out on finals by just two per cent as they finished equal on points with East Devonport. Meanwhile the …

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Canaries claim Grand Final spot

CHHA. The Circular Head Hockey Association played out the first and second Semi Finals on Saturday to decide whose season would end and who would progress to the Grand Final. In both Division Two and Three, Robins and Mustangs met in the first Semi Final and with their season on the line players’ determination was …

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Bias bowls winners

Victory. Stanley Bowls Club has been successful at winning back-to-back Grand Finals in the Circular Head Indoor Bias Bowls Association 2016 pennant season. The eight bowlers proudly represented CHIBBA at the Western Division Pennant Final at Smithton last Saturday, competing against teams from the Burnie and Wynyard associations, with the Burnie team claiming the right …

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Forest Stanley prevail

CHFA. Forest Stanley continued their dominant season by securing a place in the Grand Final following a spectacular 86-point victory in the second Semi Final on Saturday. In a highly anticipated round, Forest Stanley hosted their Irishtown competitors for the Circular Head Football Association’s second Semi Final showdowns. Following a slow start, the Demons led …

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Rumbling with the Roos

Football. Smithton’s Bailey Grey has successfully secured a place in North Melbourne Football Club’s inaugural ‘Next Generation Academy’. The young talent was one of 600 footballers statewide to try out for the academy, successfully gaining a place in the 36-man north-west squad ahead of more than 160 participants. The training academy is a result of …

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Circular Head Community News

Local vets honoured

Service. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee commemorated the 50-year anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and national ‘Vietnam Veterans’ Day’ in a felicitous manner last Thursday (August 18). A memorial service held at Anzac Park, Smithton preceded a luncheon at the Circular Head RSL where local veterans and relatives were …

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Servicemen reflect on Vietnam 

Honour. The nation will today reflect on the contributions of Australian servicemen and women, as Thursday August 18 marks the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and coincides with the annual ‘Vietnam Veterans’ Day’. The Chronicle met with past and present Circular Head locals, veterans Graham “Shorty” Reeman, John “Yogi” Phillips and Michael …

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Winter Jurassic Moot

Event. Circular Head Rovers were hosts to the Winter ‘Jurassic’ Moot earlier this month welcoming friends from all over the country. There were 34 Rovers in attendance and many had travelled from the mainland to join the fun, with some attending a moot event in each state or territory in the nation over the year. …

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Headstone history

Anniversary. On Saturday August 20, it will be 165 years since a small vessel capsized near the Stanley wharf with heartbreaking results. The following description of the catastrophe appeared in the Launceston Examiner one week later, on August 27, 1851: “On Wednesday, the 20th Instant, the cutter David Howie, of ten tons, loaded with potatoes, …

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Egg-treme proportions

Phenomenon. A Smithton woman has made a shock discovery in her backyard, and the find is no yolk. A chicken egg weighing in at 190 grams, and measuring nine centimetres long and 6.5cm wide. That is close to four times that of your average 50 gram egg. “Well, I nearly died of shock walking past …

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