Wild storm chasers

Extreme sports. Our local beaches turned on the weather with wild winds for six windsurfers taking part in the second mission of the Red Bull Storm Chase. The six surfers, from all over the world, met at Marrawah on Sunday to wait for the perfect storm. When gusts reached over 60 knots, they knew it …

5 years ago

Winter fire safety

Campaign. The alarming number of house fires this winter in Circular Head and other municipalities has resulted in the Tasmanian Fire Service releasing a Winter Fire Safety campaign. Tasmanian Fire Service district officer Jodi Armstrong said three key messages of the campaign surrounded wood fires, electric blankets and smoke alarms. He said chimney flues should …

5 years ago

Memories haunt house owner

Fire. Remembering what was in the house is what hurts most for house owner Marco Salihovic. His photos and computer with the backed-up photos. Fifteen years of family life. “I’ve got a lot of memories in that house,” he said. “I had marks on the walls where the kids had grown.” Mr Salihovic was at …

5 years ago
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A ghost town?

  Smithton will never become a ghost town! We’ve come a long way since we were a couple of potato sheds on the bank of the Duck. A recent visitor commented favourably to me about the amount of industry and enterprise we have, compared to the size of our population. Do we have too much …

5 years ago

Heritage trail in CBD

  It seems the council does not want to listen to the majority, and use common sense and I’m still convinced the council ignores opinions of others and calling for a response is just a blind. Well councillors, just for the record, no one consulted me about destroying old infrastructure in Circular Head and the …

5 years ago

Council matters

  In reply to councillor Jeanie Murrell’s query on my councillor allowance eligibility from council meeting on July 18. The facts under section 42 of the General Regulations are that if an elected member abides by the requirements of leaves of absence in respect of council meetings, they are allowed to their full entitlement to their allowance …

5 years ago

Our heritage

Generations of proud Tasmanian men and women who came before us have mined minerals to supply the need for metals. These were in turn used to make simple but culturally critical items such as shovels to dig our earth, ploughs for our farmers to prepare our fields, axes and saws to harvest timber, nails and …

5 years ago
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Sound sewing display

Exhibition. Two sewing exhibitions are on display in Smithton, one inspired by song, the other by colour. CHArts’s Sue Popowski said Lullaby Blankets, on display at Time Out on Emmett, is a project that evolved from a series of craft classes facilitated for migrant and refugee women. “During the classes it became evident that singing …

5 years ago

Big Club’s first lady

Tradition. The Smithton Club has broken tradition by welcoming its first female committee member onto the board. Smithton Club manager Stephen Bryan said the news was well received when announced to patrons after the club’s annual general meeting on Wednesday night. “We made a point of saying [on the night] we’d made a bit of …

5 years ago

We have no issue: CHAC

Mine. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation chairman Graeme Heald has thrown his full support behind Shree Minerals’ mine. Mr Heald said CHAC staff had visited the Nelson Bay River site with environmental officers and were satisfied the area was suitable. He said if there were had been any issues he would be have raised them with Shree …

5 years ago