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Lifetime of volunteering

Accolade. Recognised in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List, Tom O’Halloran is humbled by his achievements. The Irishtown local was honoured in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his longstanding service to community.  A familiar face around Irishtown Football Club, there is not a match Tom has missed as a Canary fan …

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Heart of gold

Kindness. Anne Fagg’s proclivity for volunteering comes naturally.  The Rocky Cape resident was recently recognised in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List for her services to the communities of Rocky Cape and Wynyard.  She shares the honour with husband Chris, who was recognised for his services …

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Club to jump into action

Grant. The Circular Head Pony Club has received an $18,500 grant ahead of state trials in March. Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay was in Circular Head on Friday to present the grant. The funding comes from the Braddon Stronger Communities Program and will be used to upgrade the club’s cross country course and show-jumping …

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Service to community

Accolade. Most days Lynton Free is at the Circular Head depot of the Tasmanian State Emergency Service, tinkering around trucks or brushing up on his knowledge. The unit manager of the Circular Head branch recently received an Emergency Services Medal in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. The Meritorious Award recognises Lynton’s involvement in the …

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Mayor’s Cup still Marrawah’s

Over 50. Coming off three convincing wins in the season so far, the Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club was without a few of its big guns on Sunday in the return match against the Rovers.  There seemed to be a lack of energy in the team and it was obvious a few players were …

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Road safety program

Funding. The 2019 Community Road Safety Grants program supports local involvement in identifying and funding specific road safety issues. Funding of up to $35,000 from the Road Safety Levy is available to local councils, community organisations, schools and research institutions to deliver innovative solutions to local road safety issues.  In the past, the program has …

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Pool’s new name

Swirl. Circular Head’s new wellbeing centre has a name.  Smithton Wellbeing, Indoor Recreation and Leisure, or Swirl for short, was chosen from a list of 50 names put forward by community members.  “The vision for the facility is that it will be a place of movement and activity,” says Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam.  “Swirl …

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Milk price

Dairy. Saputo Dairy Australia has announced a step up in the farmgate milk price for the 2018-19 season. The increase takes the average milk price to $6.05 per kilogram of milk solids from $5.95, with an increase of seven cents for butterfat and 14 cents for protein. The payment applies to all existing suppliers in …

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Anecdotes from the coast

Petition. The Wise Women of the West love to share a yarn. Many of their stories are set in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, the Western Tasmania Aboriginal Cultural Landscape or state reserves. Formed by Eunice Atkins, Jocelyn Flint and Sue Popowski, the Wise Women of the West is an online group for locals and visitors …

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Virtual fence study

Science. New research has found that small, easily transported and installed virtual fence devices have potential to substantially reduce wildlife roadkill in Tasmania. The paper published in the Australian Mammalogy journal in November is called ‘Roadkill mitigation: trialing virtual fence devices on the west coast of Tasmania’. Lead author Samantha Fox from the Save the …

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