Is our community still safe?

Murder. Tasmania Police is reassuring the Circular Head community that it is safe despite the weekend’s shooting. Inspector Kim Steven, the officer in charge, said Circular Head is generally a very a safe place to live and that the murder at the weekend appears to be a targeted attack rather than a random act. “Whilst we don’t believe other …

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Listen to your body

Cancer. Just over a month ago, Brett Dawes was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. It was detected early on, so he sees himself as one of the lucky ones. But he knows he could have ignored the signs had it not been for the lump. After months of feeling tired and having a loss of appetite …

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Braving the shave for cancer

Awareness. Last Friday Betty Kay had her head shaved as part of the World’s Greatest Shave. She did it to be closer to her two younger sisters who were both diagnosed with cancer this year. She did it for awareness. And she did it because she was told to. “I didn’t make the decision, my …

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More parks

Vehicles. Nelson Street will soon be home to a new parking lot, between Smithton Christian Fellowship and St Vincent De Paul Society. Twenty-one parking spaces, including one disability car park, are expected to be ready for use by the end of July, weather permitting. Work began at the site last month. Circular Head general manager …

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Not luck for Irishtown

CHFA. Round ten of the Circular Head Football Association saw the top two teams go head-to-head while the battle for third spot remains open. Spectators were treated to a close one when Irishtown travelled to Redpa on Saturday. In a fast paced, intense match, the Red Legs finally prevailed by a solitary point. Redpa’s Steven …

5 years ago

Smithton draws against Penguin

NTFL. In one of the closest rounds the Northern Tasmanian Football League has ever seen, the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints drew against Penguin, while both Latrobe and Ulverstone won their matches by one point. In their previous two encounters, the Saints were victors against Penguin by a combined total of 16 points. The two …

5 years ago

Birda’s football fame

Footy. Smithton’s Tony ‘Birda’ Maguire never once thought he would be inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame. But last Friday night that is exactly what happened. “It was a fantastic night,” Maguire said of the induction dinner at Wrest Point in Hobart. “It’s a real honour to be inducted.” Maguire was recognised as …

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Major junction upgrades for Stanley

Roads. Plans for major safety upgrades of two junctions at Stanley and Mawbanna are now on display. The $1.5 million project is part of the State Government’s four year $90 million Community Roads program. Under this project, the Bass and Stanley Highway junction, together with the Bass Highway and Mawbanna Road junction, will receive upgrades …

5 years ago

Not worth the wait

Permits. All Scott Wardrop wants is somewhere safe to park his three taxis. Just recently, two were vandalised in under a week. He asked Circular Head Council what he would need to do to have a shed built in his Smithton yard, and how soon it could be done. He was told to submit a …

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Mr seafood ambassador for Tasmania

Honoured. Tasmanian Seafoods managing director Allen Hansen was recognised on the weekend for the contribution he has made to the seafood industry. By crowning him Industry Ambassador in Hobart on Saturday night the Tasmanian Seafood Industry tipped its hat to Mr Hansen’s 44 years in business; to state-wide (and national) employment he has created; and …

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