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Shark analysis

Beach. In May, the Circular Head Chronicle reported hundreds of juvenile sharks – both dead and alive – were washed up on Tatlows Beach. Following an analysis, the Environment Protection Authority director Alex Schaap said “all the fish sampled were identified as Spikey Dogfish (Squalus megalops). There was no evidence of overt disease or parasitism …

5 years ago

Celebrating 20 years in the business

Birthday. Times have changed in the 20 years Carter Mechanical has been in business. What used to be a lot about plugs, points and changing oil is now about having all the latest diagnostic tools. And manager Roger Carter, office manager Kellie Aitken and their five mechanics have readily kept up with the times. The …

5 years ago

Our young violinists

Music. Five Circular Head youths have excelled in their musical endeavours, most recently at the Burnie Eisteddfod last month. Sisters Julia, 14, and Philippa Parker, 11, together with siblings Anastasia, 11, Jonathan, 9, and Emma Kositsin, 7, make up the violin playing quintet. Though they don’t perform together, the group are taught by the same teacher, …

5 years ago
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Artists in residence

Art.Tasmanian artists are being encouraged to apply for the 2014 Artist in Residence program. Next year, seven AIR residencies will be available for artists to work in schools with year 11 and 12 students. Applications for the 2014 AIR program will be accepted from Tasmanian artists working in the performing arts, literature, music, visual arts, …

5 years ago

No parks, no shop

Business. Stanley businessman Mark Bishop has expressed his disappointment at the Circular Head Council and its approach to development in the area. Mr Bishop said that a potential business is not operating out of Stanley, but instead in Queensland, because of the council’s handling of the situation and its use of an outdated planning scheme. …

5 years ago

Circular Head to host tourism forum

Tourism. Tall Timbers owner John Dabner will rub shoulders with Australia Zoo’s Terri Irwin this week when he joins a tourism panel to discuss the future of the Cradle Coast. Among other things, the panel will explore how mining, tourism and conservation can coexist in the Tarkine. In a one hour Q&A-style session, delegates at …

5 years ago

Bindi: gorgeous part of the world

Conservation. This isnít the first time the Irwins have visited Circular Head. And it wonít be the last. Bindi Irwin says the family has frequented Tassie, and Circular Head, throughout her life. Even as early as when she was in her mother’s womb. “But there are no windows in there,” she laughs. The Circular Head …

5 years ago
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Shree mine approval deemed invalid

Mining.In Federal Court today, Justice Marshall ruled the approval for the Shree Minerals Nelson Bay River mining site as invalid. A spokesperson for Shree Minerals Ltd said that the company is very disappointed with the decision to set aside the project. “Shree Minerals Ltd followed the approval process to the letter of the law and …

5 years ago

Parking

The Circular Head Council has reported that works to create a 21-space car park on Nelson Street, Smithton, have been completed. The car park, which includes one disabled parking space, will be available for use on Thursday July 18.

5 years ago

Kayakers safe and sound

Rescue. Two experienced kayakers were found safe and sound in the Trowutta area on Monday morning after being reported as missing. The pair entered Rapid River on Sunday morning and were expected out that evening. Burnie Inspector Kim Steven said search and rescue officers and the Westpac helicopter were tasked to Rapid River on Sunday to …

5 years ago