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Council asks for community say

Decision. Circular Head Council has voiced its opposition to allow the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania to acquire local land. In the last monthly meeting of the former council group, councillors unanimously decided to advise the Aboriginal Land Council of Tasmania that no support would be provided by the local council for land handbacks in …

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Journey in theatre

Reflection. Stanley Town Hall this weekend hosts the theatre show Twelve Times He Spoke. After a stellar premier season in Hobart’s Theatre Royal Backspace in July, Tasmania Performs is now bringing the show to regional towns across this state. It begins simply enough, mapping the twists and turns of one man’s unremarkable life. But the …

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Top quality honey

Prestige. Blue Hills Honey has brought back two accolades from the 2018 Tasmanian Export Awards. Celebrating its 25th year, the awards recognise excellence in exporting by Tasmanian enterprises. The Mawbanna business won Regional Exporter, for outstanding international success by a business whose head office is based in a non-metropolitan Tasmanian location. And, the inaugural Tasmanian …

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Mayor takes on fifth term

Election. The results are in and Circular Head has a new group of representatives. Your Circular Head councillors are Mayor Daryl Quilliam, Deputy Mayor Norman Berechree, Ashley Popowski, Betty Kay, Stafford Ives-Heres, John Oldaker, Gerard Blizzard, David Woodward and Kathleen Ettlin.  During the non-compulsory Local Government Election, Circular Head residents returned 67.07 per cent of …

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Birds. Raptor hotline

A new dedicated hotline is up and running in Tasmania to ensure reports of injured raptors can be responded to immediately. The state government has funded $7000 to the maintenance of the 1800RAPTOR Hotline, to ensure injured birds can get the care they need as soon as possible. The Raptor and Wildlife Refuge in Kettering …

2 weeks ago 0

Chats around the table

Finale. Circular Head councillors Nakore Townsend, Jan Bishop and Trevor Spinks will sit around the table to debate and deliberate with their peers for one last time tonight. The monthly meeting, held on the third Thursday of every month, is a chance to catch our councillors at the crux of many local matters. Here, they …

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Benefit of fisheries

Study. A team of Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies researchers has released the first-ever assessment of the economic and social benefits of Tasmania’s fisheries. The IMAS assessment analyses trends and changes in a range of both commercial and recreational fisheries where data is available, including abalone, commercial diving, giant crabs, rock lobster, scalefish and …

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Ricegrass be gone

Eradication. The Circular Head Landcare Group has received a helping hand from UPC Renewables in its fight against ricegrass in Duck River.  Ricegrass is an evasive species which clogs up waterways, preventing access and impacts the breeding grounds of bottom feeding fish such as flounder and flathead. It invades the mudflats which support shorebirds and …

3 weeks ago 0

Dairy. Milk price

Saputo Dairy Australia has announced a step up in its farmgate milk price to $5.95 per kilogram milk solids from $5.75 for the 2018-19 season.  The increase applies to suppliers of Saputo Dairy Australia and Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in the Southern Milk Region.  The payment applies to all milk supplied by current suppliers from …

3 weeks ago 0

Budget. Savings,  updated estimates

An amendment to the 2018-19 Annual Plan and Budget Estimates will be made following the unanimous decision by Circular Head Council at its September monthly meeting.  Funds from the bridge redevelopment project on Reemans Road, Mella will be redistributed to the bridge at Sedgy Creek on Backline Road, Forest.  The Reemans Road works were recently …

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