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Open up to ideas

Experience. A retreat for budding writers has unlocked ideas in local students. As part of the Middle Years Project students in the Circular Head Cluster of Schools were invited to apply for a week-long camp at Camp Banksia in Port Sorell. The cluster encompasses Smithton, Stanley, Forest, Edith Creek, and Redpa primary schools as well …

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Tigers roar into finals

CHFA. Scotchtown quashed Redpa’s prospects of a Circular Head Football Association Grand Final in the first semi played in Stanley on Saturday. The Tigers defeated the Redlegs in both the Seniors and Reserves to progress to the Preliminary Final next weekend. Redpa’s Under 14 and Under 17 sides remain in finals contention as the teams …

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Moonie makes milestone

Commitment. A stalwart of the club, Michael ‘Moonie’ Ollington made Smithton Football Club history on Saturday reaching 400 games.  The first to do so in the club, Ollington ran out in front of a home crowd in the Reserves in round 16 of the North West Football League to tackle former club Penguin.  Joining the …

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Where’s Olly?

Muse. An icon on the streets of Smithton, the tale of Olly will be new to many. Loved by owner Frances Joyce and partner Tim Broom, two-year-old Olly is a mischievous but loyal companion. As the subject of many a mural around town, the English staffy keeps a watchful eye on passersby, featuring in the …

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Helping mainland farmers

Appeal. Circular Head is digging deep to support farmers in need across New South Wales. Drought is gripping New South Wales, parts of South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, the nation this year endured its driest July since 2002. However in Tasmania, most of the state received above average …

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Bigger and better

Woolnorth. Moon Lake has officially opened its newly upgraded $2.7 million Gums Dairy. The new fully automated modern dairy is set to significantly increase production on the dairy, and has the capacity to expand production into the future. Operations manager Hugo Avery said the completion of the dairy underlined Moon Lake’s ongoing confidence in the …

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Sleep like a baby

Venture. A change in career has provided Jess Magee and her family with an easy night’s rest. As a first time mother, Jess struggled through months of broken sleep and says the breaking point was when she reached “total sleep deprivation”. “During these eight months I felt like a different person – my already present …

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Vaccination for meningococcal

Free. The state government has extended the free vaccination program against meningococcal disease to every Tasmanian aged between six weeks and 20 years, those born from August 1, 1997. This cohort has been identified as the group at greatest risk of contracting and spreading the disease. Meningococcal disease is a rare but serious condition. Typically in …

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Splitters’ challenge

Team. The knives will be out and flashing in the great splitters’ match race as part of the inaugural Tassie Scallop Fiesta at Bridport this weekend. Splitters from Stanley Bay Scallops have laid down the challenge to their compatriots at Bridport in the north east to find the fastest knife on the splitting floor. Scallop …

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Art About Town on point

Accolade. Circular Head Council has been recognised in the 2018 Local Government Awards for Excellence for an inclusive community project. It was the local Art About Town initiative that earned the council the win in the Delivering Excellence – Smaller Councils category for populations under 15,000. The month-long celebration of art and culture throughout Circular …

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