Jelena Potpara's Stories

Jelena is a journalist at the Circular Head Chronicle. She started in 2012 and enjoys travel. Contact me.

Battle of the bots

Competition. Smithton High School students have tested their technical skills in a robotics race at the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast campus. The local school and Yolla District School took on a SumoBot battle, a new competition allowing students to practise applied robotics. Working in teams, students were challenged to build and program EV3 robots …

3 weeks ago 0

Proud as punch

Award. Our spectacular Smithton has been named the tidiest town of them all. Each year Keep Australia Beautiful searches for the country’s tidiest town, based on more than just clean streets. This year, representatives from Circular Head were in South Australia when the announcement was made at the 2018 Australian Tidy Towns Awards, an event …

2 months ago 0

Saving the manuka brand

Market. Blue Hills Honey, like other producers around the country, is awaiting the verdict on whether it may continue to use the word manuka for its product. The industry was stung into action recently following a move by New Zealand producers to trademark the word manuka. In response, the Australian Manuka Honey Association (AMHA) was …

2 months ago 0
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Our Braddon representatives

Politics. We meet the House of Assembly members representing Circular Head for the next four years as determined at the recent election. Returning to their seats in Braddon are the Liberal Party’s Jeremy Rockliff, Adam Brooks and Roger Jaensch, and Shane Broad of the Australian Labor Party. Labor’s Anita Dow, who was Burnie Mayor for …

3 months ago 0

Enjoying every step

Life. Grounded and grateful for his roots, Nathaniel Arnold is now starting the next chapter of his life with a scholarship to attend university. A Circular Head Christian School graduate of 2011, Nathaniel leapt at the opportunity to jump into a truck and his father Andrew’s fuel tanker business, Arnolds. He spent time behind the …

3 months ago 0

Rural placement rotation

Studies. Four motivated individuals are set to immerse themselves in the rural culture of Circular Head as they undergo their university placements. The final year medical students from University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School will each spend five weeks in Smithton over the course of the year. The first to do so is Abbey Godden, …

4 months ago 0

Turn up the fun!

Competition. The annual skate park day out is on next weekend and local youth are invited to join the action. There is adrenalin inducing fun to be had and $1000 in prizes to be won. Free snacks and lunch will feed the crowds as they watch the ‘Know Your Odds’ scoot, skate and BMX competition …

4 months ago 0
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Memories in the moonlight

Photography. Tara Dunstan has handled a camera most of her life, so when it came to witnessing a natural phenomenon it would only follow that she should be present with her Canon in hand. Her eldest daughter Jaz in tow, Tara made her way out into the darkness about 10.15pm to capture the total lunar …

4 months ago 0

Summer lovin’ library

Holidays. Smithton LINC knows how to do summer right: plenty of fun activities to keep young minds active. From next week, the local library will offer a range of interactive sessions from sports and games to craft and computers. On Monday January 8 at 2pm, join others in the LINC Olympics held in partnership with …

5 months ago 0

See, dream, do

Inspiring. Girls can do anything: that was the take home message for a group of high school students participating in the first See It. Dream It. Do It. workshop. Aimed at young females living in remote areas, the program showcases the variety of operational roles women can be – and are – employed in within …

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