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Coding challenge

Robotics. Smithton High School has earned first and second place in the RoboCup state finals. Team ‘CanWeKrusher’ with Mason Williams and Jim Buckby placed first in the robotics challenge and team ‘Taymiator’ with Taylor John and Mia Pay came in second. Held at University of Tasmania in Sandy Bay last month, students Kepplen Stewart, Braden …

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Come be a buddy

Volunteer. Small actions make a big difference, Emmerton Park staff can tell you. The team is now asking community members to support the Dementia Buddy Program. September is Dementia Awareness Month and this year the Dementia Australia campaign highlights the contribution of volunteers through the theme, Small Actions, Big Difference. The Smithton aged care home …

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Old meets new

Opening. Residents stopped at an unusual sight on the streets of Smithton on Saturday as a team of bullocks, led by Ritchie Wells, made the journey to the Circular Head Heritage Centre. The King Street museum was officially reopened on Saturday after the premises was closed indefinitely two years ago, due to potential safety hazards …

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A cut above the rest

Event. For over a century, community members have come from near and far for the Circular Head Show. Now in its 110th year, the show continues to deliver old favourites and new ideas. The Circular Head Agricultural Society is revealing the best in Tasmanian produce with the Graze the Region showcase. From the paddock to …

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Market’s helpful buys

Browse. There is a treasure trove of goodies to be found at the Rocky Cape Lions Club’s monthly market. Spend a Sunday strolling through stalls of homemade produce and handcrafted gems. Held at the Detention River Store on the last weekend of every month, funds raised from hiring a stall supports the local club. Since …

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Global film audience

Cinema. Start microwaving the popcorn: the Manhattan Short Film Festival is coming to Smithton. The phenomenon is a global film festival, screening in more than 350 towns and cities across six continents between next Thursday (September 27) and Sunday October 7. From 1565 short film entries from 73 countries, nine finalists have been chosen for …

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Pool management

Leisure. A contract signing for the Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre sees Belgravia Leisure as the new management. Mayor Daryl Quilliam said councillors were impressed with the leisure services provider, for its experience in the successful management of Splash Devonport as well as in launching new leisure centres. Together with the council, Belgravia Leisure will …

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Reading Relay

Invite. Smithton Library invites locals to Australian Reading Hour, where someone will be reading aloud for one hour in a relay style. Each person will recite a short story or poem of their choice. The national initiative asks people to stop what they’re doing for one hour and pick up a book, to either rediscover …

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Call for councillors

Ballot. Community members wanting to represent Circular Head, now is your time to stand. The upcoming Local Government Election is an opportunity to express an interest in being a voice for locals. With nominations opening earlier this week, Mayor Daryl Quilliam encouraged interested people to put their names forward. “Standing for council provides you with …

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Pool takes shape

Works. The Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre has reached a significant milestone with the timber portal columns beginning to be moved into position. Mayor Daryl Quilliam said progress would now be much more visible to people as this phase of the construction commences. “People will now start to see the building take shape and it …

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