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NEWS.

Man arrested over attempted fire

Crime. A 40-year-old Circular Head man is set to appear at Burnie Court of Petty Sessions on Friday following his arrest in Smithton on Sunday June 30. The man was arrested for attempting to cause a fire with intent to injure property at Smithton. He appeared at Burnie Court of Petty Sessions on Monday and …

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Shree injuction continues

The case against the Shree Minerals Nelson Bay River mining site was heard in the Federal Court on Monday and Tuesday, ending a day earlier than was expected. Justice Marshall reserved his decision. Work at the mine remains at a halt until the judge hands down his decision.

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Freedom camping in Stanley

Camping. Expressions of interest are wanted for the establishment and operation of a freedom camping area for recreational vehicles at Stanley. Circular Head Council general manager Greg Winton said that the council has done a comprehensive review of the areas available for camping by recreational vehicles, and it resulted in a number of proposed solutions. …

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Mayor’s new badge

Recognised. Following in the steps of Bill Gates, Jimmy Carter, Dawn Fraser and John F Kennedy, a “stunned” Mayor Daryl Quilliam accepted his Paul Harris Fellowship last week at the Smithton Rotary Club’s annual changeover. Apart from Jack Wainwright, Cr Quilliam is the only non-Rotarian to be awarded the fellowship by the Rotary Club of …

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Love is on the beach

Love. It is a seven-minute snapshot of their five years together. Anyone who watches it will feel the love between the two, even as they go through life’s mundane chores. But especially when they turn up the romance – a picnic on the beach, a clumsy waltz and a proposal on Phi Phi Island. It …

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Stanley, the wedding town

Website. The Stanley Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website to make wedding planning in Stanley a one-stop-site.The SCC made the page as a business opportunity for the town, because of the number of businesses involved when a wedding is held. Businesses from venue and reception hire to accommodation, celebrants, photographers and florists are …

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Cutest of the cute

Competition. Smithton’s Chase and Melinda Armstrong were pretty sure their baby, Charlotte, was cute.So they entered her into a BabyExpress baby competition, to try their luck. Mrs Armstrong said three babies are selected each month by the judges in combination with the public voting tally, they then go into the draw to win the annual …

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Listen to your body

Cancer. Just over a month ago, Brett Dawes was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. It was detected early on, so he sees himself as one of the lucky ones. But he knows he could have ignored the signs had it not been for the lump. After months of feeling tired and having a loss of appetite (and …

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Trails and Bikeways Program opens

Funding. The Minister for Sport and Recreation, Michelle O’Byrne MP, has encouraged councils and community groups to take advantage of the $1 million worth of funding available from the Trails and Bikeways Program. “The Trails and Bikeways Program offers grants of up to $100,000 to create new trails or significantly upgrade existing ones, which we know …

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Surnames

The surname “Kay” is still the most popular in Circular Head and has been for the past four years, according to the White and Yellow Pages. “Grey” has made the shift from third most popular, which it held for three years, to the second most popular surname in Circular Head. And “House” has made the …

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