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COMMUNITY.

Swimming forward

Update. The Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre is a step closer to operation with the appointment of former local Stephen Stone as centre manager.  Raised in Smithton, Stephen is a qualified exercise physiologist and will return to his roots to take on the role from February 4.  Belgravia Leisure will now be on the look …

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Study. Scholarship applications closing

    A Circular Head woman will start her university studies with the support of a scholarship from an empowering local organisation.  Applications for the Soroptimist International of Circular Head Scholarship close this Monday (January 14). The grant provides $2000 to a female student from Circular Head starting her tertiary studies.  Application forms are available …

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Open. Championship grants

The state government is encouraging eligible Tasmanian organisations to apply for funding to host a national or international championship event held before November 2019. “Not only will these events help boost the Tasmanian economy and visitor numbers, but it is also in line with our target of making Tasmania the healthiest state by 2025,” said …

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Grants. Supporting Tasmanian women

  Applications are open for the International Women’s Day 2019 Small Grants Program. This new state government program provides funding for local organisations across the state to run events on International Women’s Day on March 8. Organisations can apply for funding to assist with the cost of their event, which could be a morning tea, …

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You’ve got a friend in me

  Social. Friendship is intergenerational as Emmerton Park’s latest program is showing.  A new program at the aged care home emphasises social interaction and connection between young and old.  Organiser Brianna Hite says the idea sparked when someone close to her heart stopped by to visit her at work one day.  “My nephew came in …

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A place to call home

Visa. The O’Connors were blessed with an early Christmas gift of permanent residency in Australia last month.  Daryl and Kathleen O’Connor with sons Glen, 16, and Jared, 12, moved from Fiji to Circular Head in 2014 when Dr O’Connor took a post at Smithton Medical Centre.  The family applied for permanent residency at the start …

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Library. Summer fun

From January, get lost in the local library with free holiday activities. Join in the fun and discover the Smithton Library’s Zoo of Curious Creatures. On Monday January 7, it’s Rock Creatures for all ages, and on Thursday January 10 head along for Recycled Robots. Both start at 2pm. Ranger Discovery Day will be a …

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Support. Seeking solutions for residency

The power of passion has overwhelmed a Circular Head family.  Doctor Daryl O’Connor, his wife Kathleen and sons Glen, 16, and Jared, 12, recently had a bid for permanent residency in Australia rejected.  The family moved from Fiji to Circular Head almost five years ago when Dr O’Connor took a post at Smithton Medical Centre.  …

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Music to your ears

Tour. Hear that? That’s the sound of lazy summer days spent in good company with good music. Woodfordia Inc in partnership with Cygnet Folk Festival, Illawarra Folk Festival and Woodford Folk Festival presents Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour featuring Fru Skagerrak and Liam Gerner. The regional music tour rekindles the time-old tradition of gathering …

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Ringpulls galore

Collection. It’s recycling meets charity for students at Edith Creek Primary School. Together with staff, parents and friends of the school, the students have been collecting ringpulls this year to donate to the Burnie children’s hospital. And it seems a collective goal and a lot of storage space is all you need to make a …

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