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Vote for your wonders

Promotion. Two local attractions have been shortlisted in a national competition to discover the country’s greatest locations. The Seven Wonders of Australia competition, run by online travel portal Experience Oz, has listed 50 places and opened the voting lines. The Nut is one such natural wonder, described as: ‘A sheer-sided bluff and all that remains …

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New roadkill app

Free. A new app is making it simpler and quicker to report Tasmanian native wildlife roadkill incidents to help paint a picture of roadkill hotspots across the state. The free Roadkill Tas app enables users to record data on some of our most threatened species, including the Tasmanian devil, spotted tailed quolls and wedge-tailed eagle. …

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Snapping showcase

Promotion. Smile, you’re in the frame. Circular Head Tourism Association’s latest project has added a nostalgic twist to a modern concept. The local group is working with Circular Head Council and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation to install three picture frames in prominent local spots. The association’s tourism manager Kim Bailey believes this to be a …

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Road absorbs funds

Infrastructure. Funding for the Bass Highway is a given, with $100 million promised no matter the result of the federal election. Premier Will Hodgman welcomed the infrastructure and jobs creating investments announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The upgrades to Bass Highway between Wynyard and Marrawah will include road-widening, installation of overtaking lanes …

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Division Two dominance

CHHA. In recent Circular Head Hockey Association action, Division Two produced a double-header while Div Three teams took a break from the competition. Last Wednesday, Irishtown met with Robins in a feature match. Robins moved into attack forcing Irishtown’s defence to switch on in the opening minutes before play was launched back into the midfield. …

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Support for residents

Donation. The giving spirit of the community will provide comfort and safety to Emmerton Park residents living with Huntington’s disease. More than $20,000 in donations from the Montagu Campers, Treasure Chest and Huntington’s Disease Association of Tasmania allowed for the purchase of a purpose built bed and chair for the local aged care home. Huntington’s …

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Talks with locals

Campaign. Opposition leader Bill Shorten visited Circular Head last week to meet with community members, while also announcing a funding commitment for Wyndarra Centre. A federal Labor government would grant the Smithton centre $9600 to increase efficiency and capacity, said Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay, who joined Mr Shorten during his visit. “In a …

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Final service

Invitation. The Uniting Church in Smithton will host its final service this Sunday. Following a long and rich history of fellowship, dwindling congregation numbers have led to its closure. For many years, more than 150 community members would come from far and wide each week to commemorate the word of Jesus Christ. In recent years …

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Lifetime of memories

Dedication. Smithton Ladies Golf Club have commemorated the late Coralie Porteus with a memorial at Smithton Country Club.  Family and friends gathered at the country club last week to unveil a commemorative seat and garden in a quiet spot off the first tee.  Undeterred by the weather, fellow club members recalled the many moments of …

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Decade of partnership

Milestone. The Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership has marked 10 years. The group has made driver education a priority throughout the past decade in response to the region’s shocking statistics. Between February 2009 and January 2010, Circular Head recorded 14 per cent of fatal road crashes on Tasmanian roads despite representing just 1.7 per …

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