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Dodger’s long list of accolades

Honoured. Cecil “Dodger” Long OAM has his own understanding of what the letters after his name stand for: “Old Age Medal”. “I wasn’t sure if the ‘M’ stood for ‘Man’ or ‘Mug’,” the 90-year-old jokester said. Having once nominated one of his friends for one, Mr Long knows all about Order of Australia Medals. He …

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Times have changed

Devils. A former devil researcher with Parks and Wildlife Service, Nick Mooney, says complacency must not be allowed to win over caring for this unique animal in the north-west. Mr Mooney has been monitoring Tasmanian devils since the early 1980s. “We know devils are prolific in the north-west but until just a couple of years …

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New planning scheme

Council. Despite objections from some councillors, an interim planning scheme was adopted at Circular Head Council’s September meeting, as part of state-wide reforms to planning processes. Circular Head Council, along with the eight other Cradle Coast councils, was the first in the state to finalise the draft interim planning scheme last December. In December 2012, …

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Scholarship to study dairy practices

Dairy. Keen dairyman Paul Niven has been awarded a Nuffield scholarship, supported by Dairy Australia. The scholarship will allow him to travel next June to India, Ukraine and the US to study farming practices. Mr Niven, of Stanley, said the scholarship would allow him to research an integrated dairy farm management system that includes the …

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Op-shop party

Youth. We all know Circular Head is home to many talented people, but this October it is time for our youth to shine. And party. Set a reminder on your phones or jot it in your diaries: Wednesday October 30 is the Op-Shop Formal Cocktail Party, marking the end of youth art exhibition, Art About …

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Witches, villains, and all things pretty

Entertainment. Circular Head Senior Citizens’ Club celebrates its 46th birthday this October, and in preparation the concert group is practising for its upcoming production – a pantomime. Based on the English style of Pantomime, with roles being gender-reversed, it is sure to attract a lot of laughs, according to director Kaye McFarlane. Mrs McFarlane is …

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Tarkine drives tourism

Tourism. Two construction crews started work on the new $23 million Tarkine Drive last Friday. Once completed, the drive promises to open up the Circular Head region to more tourists staying in Smithton and staying longer. It has been five long years of meetings and getting the State Government to commit to the funding, according …

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ANZAC centenary grant

ANZAC centenary funding available Grant. The Federal Member for Braddon, Brett Whiteley, has announced a $25,000 increase to the Anzac Centenary Grants Program helping local community groups prepare for the 2015 centenary remembrance of the landing of the ANZACs at Gallipoli. Community organisations of all sizes planning to commemorate the centenary are welcome to take …

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Wild weather concerns

Road safety. SES has been called out to an incident on Montagu Road. Motorists are being advised to take care. There are large amounts of water on Nelson Street, particularly near the RSL, due to recent rainfall.

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