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Penguin deaths

Stanley. Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead last week near a rookery in Stanley. PWS state compliance coordinator Justin Helmich said the dead penguins were forensically examined and predator attack was identified as the likely cause. “As a result of that …

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Saints produce state’s best

Representatives. Seven of Smithton Hockey Club’s Under 16 players are preparing to represent the state at this year’s Australian Championships as two former players return from competition. Harrison Lester travelled to Wollongong, New South Wales in April to represent Tasmania’s Under 15 boys while Forest local Rhys Burgess has just returned from two weeks of …

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Cycling for empowerment

Event. Nine local women tackled a worldwide challenge on Sunday, conquering a 100-kilometre ride. The global event, Rapha’s ‘Women’s 100’ saw thousands cycle the distance in a bid to connect and empower female cyclists. Tasmania’s north-west event was hosted by the coastal group North West Cycling Sisters and based in Penguin. The Circular Head participants …

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Megan’s marathon mania

Triumph. Some call it brave, others call it insane but most will agree it is determined. Rabobank Smithton employee Megan McGinty has completed seven marathons in seven locations in seven days for the ‘Bravehearts 777’ charity initiative. All this, from a woman who began running for leisure and fitness just last August. The feat was …

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Fire fuels creativity

Experience. Local artists will have Nelson Bay as their backdrop when they meet for a retreat guided by Latrobe’s June Wilson. The day will be held at Sue and Ashley Popowski’s shack, POP INN, on Saturday September 10 to coincide with Circular Head Council’s ‘Art About Town’ month. The theme for this year’s art and …

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Local’s plea to government

Voice. Forest’s Linda Wooldrage is lobbying local, state and federal politicians to stop the lowering of the starting school age for children. The Giggles Early Learning owner has been vocal about her stance on the matter since first discussions surrounding the Education Act began. Most recently, she has started a social media campaign to further …

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Fair price, fair go

Letters. Circular Head Council has defended its decision to award a cleaning tender to a coastal company. Responding to two Letters to the Editor in last week’s Chronicle (‘Clean up your act’ and ‘Support local first’), general manager Tony Smart penned an open letter to the community.   Purchasing goods and services There has been …

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Signs please

Police. An amnesty is on for the month of July, giving locals the opportunity to return any street signage. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam is inviting residents to hand in any street signage they may have in their possession. “Smithton Police have recently located a few Council signs on private property and we would like …

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Keay for Circular Head

Politics. Justine Keay is Circular Head’s new representative in the federal parliament after winning the seat of Braddon at the weekend’s election. Ms Keay said she felt humbled and privileged to take on the role and committed to working as hard as she can for the Circular Head community and Braddon as a whole. “I …

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Community awards

Tasmania. The 2016 Tasmanian Community Achievement Awards are now open. Nominations are open for organisations, clubs, groups or businesses and individuals, who are making a real difference in the community. Nominations are open in the following categories: • Health Achievement Award • Employer Excellence in Aged Care Award • Disability Achievement Award • Sustainability Award …

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Grey first to reach 300

Football. Playing alongside his son Bailey, Tim Grey notched up a club milestone on Saturday with the Scotchtown Football Club. The father-son duo took to the Smithton Recreation Ground clad in yellow and black for Grey’s 300th game with the Tigers. “Officially I am the only player to have played 300 games for the club, which …

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Young guns on the map

Football. Tasmania secured the 2016 NAB AFL Under 16 Championship title on Saturday with a close 16-point victory over New South Wales-Australian Capital Territory. Local Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants players Joel Poke and Ethan Jackson can be attributed to the team’s success as they donned the map for their first and second time respectively. …

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Mates reach milestone

Hockey. To reach a 400-game milestone is an achievement in itself but to do it alongside your teammate and lifelong friend is extra memorable. Smithton Hockey Club’s Nigel Kingston and Thornton Bergman achieved this during the Greater Northern League’s round 12 Division One clash against City Marians in Smithton on Saturday. “It was nice to …

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Tigers, Redlegs push top sides

CHFA. Scotchtown and Redpa showed they aren’t going to just make up the numbers when finals come around, as they pushed their more fancied opponents in round 10 on Saturday. The Tigers were roaring early against Irishtown, with four opening-quarter goals the catalyst for them in opening up a seven-point lead at the first break. …

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Clock wins in 2-2 draw 

GNL men. In their sixth game to finish in a draw this season, the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints remain stalemate champions after round 12. The 2-2 result against City Marians in Smithton on Saturday was not what the hopeful Saints were looking for, particularly in a game that celebrated coach Nigel Kingston and Thornton Bergman …

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Al Hansen’s a top citizen

Recognition. Allen Hansen was named Smithton Lions Club’s Citizen of the Year for 2016 at the annual changeover dinner last night (Wednesday July 13). “I’m exhilarated,” Mr Hansen said of the honour. “It came completely out of the blue. I’m so flattered, I can’t express how much.” Born in Oconto, Wisconsin in the United States …

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Bag a bargain!

Spree. This will be music to the ears of any shopaholic: shopping is good for the community and you should do it often. And what better time than when there are massive sales and bargains to be bought? Next week’s ‘Friday Frenzy’ will see the Smithton central business district bustling with people as they take …

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Our kitchen rules

Grant. Smithton Girl Guides are building a new kitchen one appliance at a time. After receiving $2200 through Circular Head Council’s Community Small Grants Scheme, the guides can now make their first purchase: a new stove. “The kitchen’s pretty dated [since it’s] the original from when the hall was built,” says unit leader Kate Wainwright. …

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A fellow honoured

Recognition. Rotary Club of Smithton’s Eric Marshall has been honoured in being named a ‘Paul Harris Fellow’. The surprise was announced at the club’s annual changeover dinner, held at Tall Timbers last Tuesday night (July 5). The Paul Harris Fellow, named after the founder of Rotary International, is bestowed upon someone who displays an outstanding …

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Treena’s grand opening

Venture. Smithton’s Katrina Marshall has always fostered a love of gardening, now she’s taking it into business with her. Previously Popowski Plant Growers, Treena’s Garden Supplies officially opened its doors on Saturday and will welcome new and loyal customers to the Grand Opening this Saturday (July 16) from 11am. Having worked with the Popowskis at …

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