Logging coupe

Fire. Tasmania Fire Service and Sustainable Timber Tasmania crews responded to a fire in a logging coupe at Poilinna Road on Tuesday.  The fire is believed to have started in an excavator. Crews worked to construct a fire break to contain the fire, however sparks spread engulfing a second machine. The fire continued to spread …

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Talent on the court

Competition. Marshall Evans, Ella Cobbing, Milana Thorp and Jacob Furphy last week performed among the nation’s best up-and-coming players at the 2019 Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup. The locals were among more than 700 players, coaches and officials at the annual competition played in Albury–Wodonga on the New South Wales and Victorian border. In his …

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Family support, always

Recognition. Volunteering was instilled in Circular Head’s Citizen of the Year from a young age. Born and bred in Circular Head, and as a founding member of Circular Head Rural Youth, Jenny Poke played a part in creating a community for young people working on the land. It is through this group that Jenny met …

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Locals in national honours list

Awards. Three Circular Head locals are among the 1400 people named in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. The list recognises altruistic individuals who give selflessly to their communities. Anne Fagg, of Rocky Cape, and Thomas O’Halloran, of Irishtown, were awarded General Division of the Order of Australia in the honours on Saturday. Smithton resident …

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Just warming up

Future. As temperatures soar, so too does the thermometer of shares in the Circular Head Community Bank. The gauge at the Smith Street branch indicates how many shares have been purchased by the community.  A branch of the Bendigo Bank, the Community Bank last week reached the minimum $450,000 target of shareholder funds and now …

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BCL. Six wickets,  century for Revells 

Perry’s Quality Meats Smithton Stars earned a spectacular victory against West Ridgley during round 12 of the Burnie Cricket League on Saturday.  Playing in Smithton, the home side elected to bat the first innings as openers Aaron Tuxworth (59) and Ben Revell (105) took control.  Revell’s nine boundary balls and one six set a fine …

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Bowls. Six games left

The Smithton Bowls Club is back into the swing of things following a break over the festive season and with a new synthetic turf to boot.  Nominated by The Smithton Club, the local bowls club last month received a $2000 grant through TASkeno Community Fund to go towards new training accessories and synthetic turf equipment. …

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Colts after comeback

CNW. The Circular Head Colts Under 15 side has slipped out of Cricket North West’s top four.  Trailing behind Burnie Hurricanes Purple, the team is in sixth place on the ladder with three victories, four defeats and two draws to the report card.  In round seven on January 9 the side travelled to take on …

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Long lasting support

Dedication. Jantze Fahey has community in mind, always. The Smithton resident was last month awarded a Life Membership to the Emmerton Park Auxiliary.   Recognised for more than 15 years of dedication to the organisation, Mrs Fahey followed in her mother Jean Fenton’s footsteps. “In the early days of the Wybia, Mum was one of …

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Six secures premiership

T20. The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons are the reigning Burnie Cricket League Twenty20 premiers.  The team defeated Acton and Yolla by forfeit in round one of the competition before the weather forced an abandoned match against Stowport in round two, along with a 35-run victory against Natone.  Finishing rounds one and two in second …

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