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Montagu camping rates

Fees. Circular Head Council has amended its Montagu Park Recreation Reserve fees following feedback from community members.  A public meeting was held last week after a rise in rates was met with criticism. The council proposed an increase in fees to $20 per night, $100 for the week, $250 for a month’s stay and $600 …

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Challenging drought

Appeal. Circular Head Council has challenged Local Government Association of Tasmania councils to match its donation to drought stricken communities. At the local monthly meeting last Thursday, councillors voted unanimously to contribute $4000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal. Council also put the call out to local community groups and businesses …

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Start your barbie

Competition. Master the art of barbecuing this Art About Town month. Tying in with the ‘On the Farm’ theme, a BBQ Master Class and Beef Off will be held in Smithton in September. Hosted in partnership with the Tasmanian BBQ Society and Circular Head Council, the master class is an opportunity to polish your barbecuing …

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Sounds abound

Music. An event filled with mystery, Sounds Around Town will take you on an adventure for the senses. As part of Art About Town month, a walking tour through Smithton will arrive at six unique locations with six surprise artists. Circular Head Council youth and community officer Jodie Saville said each short concert will have …

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Stress buster

Wellbeing. Emmerton Park is helping residents reduce stress through mindfulness. It is not only residents who are practising being in the present, they are joined by staff, volunteers and members of the wider community. Technology plays a great part in the weekly sessions, with the group’s teacher Astrid de Ruiter based on the mainland and …

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Veterans service

Guest. Circular Head will mark Vietnam Veterans Day this Saturday (August 18) with a service at Anzac Park in Smithton. The day commemorates all those who served and died in the Vietnam War. Locally, the Circular Head RSL WWI Centenary Committee welcomes guest speaker Stephen James Cocker OAM of Allens Rivulet. Growing up in Redpa …

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Montagu camping concerns

Discussion. An increase in rates at Montagu Park Recreation Reserve has caused controversy for Circular Head Council. A public meeting was held in Smithton on Monday to address concerms from community members. Locals and regular visitors to the region filled the council chamber for the impromptu meeting. The council currently leases the site for a …

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Rags to relief

Support. Circular Head has contributed to an incredible fundraising effort of $30,000. Last week, Treasure Chest delivered 100 vouchers from Woolworths in Smithton to the New South Wales drought appeal, valued at $300 each. The donation is only the second time the opportunity shop has donated its profits to a cause outside of Circular Head, …

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Healthy, happy minds

Education. Forest Primary School students will tell you how important it is to eat a rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables. Grade one and two students recently took part in Woolworths’ Fresh Food Kids Discovery Tour to learn about the produce process from paddock to plate. Touring the aisles, students found out about seasonal fruits …

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Creativity is key

Inspiration. Australian author Isobelle Carmody believes creativity is exercise for the imagination. “Feel the joy in writing and in drawing,” she says. “Obey the topic but let your mind wander, let it flow its natural course.” The award winning author was in Circular Head last week as part of the Middle Years Project, visiting Smithton, …

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