Farewell Geoff King

March 8, 1955 – September 19, 2013 Geoffrey (Joe) King was raised at his parent’s property at Kinglands, Redpa. He was the second son of Tom (dec.) and Dulcie, and a brother to Perry. He grew up on a beef farm amongst the Herefords, dogs and horses, where he learnt farming and many life skills. …

5 years ago

Karate mum packs a punch

Pow. One Smithton woman who knows her lamb chop from her karate chop is Alison Hanson. Ms Hanson who turned 46 on the night of attaining her first dan Blackbelt last week (11.9.13) in the Shim Jang Tae Kwon Do discipline, says she is thrilled with her achievement in the sport which she loves and …

5 years ago

U16s dominate in final

Hockey. Smithton under-16s travelled to Devonport to meet the team who had beaten them easily two weeks earlier to earn the right to host the grand final. Smithton came out of the blocks firing catching their more fancied opponents by surprise, and forcing them into making uncharacteristic mistakes. The Saints’ forwards and midfielders were able …

5 years ago

Youth Week grants open

Funding. National Youth Week 2014 will be held from Friday April 5 to Sunday April 13, 2014. Schools, community organisations and local governments are able to apply for funding to support young people develop and deliver National Youth Week 2014 projects, events and activities. There are two grants on offer: • Community grants of up to $2,000 for …

5 years ago

Capturing Circular Head

Photography. Calling all photographers. Circular Head Council wants your image to be used on a new tourism sign, promoting the area beyond Stanley. The Council’s Essence of the Far North West photography competition will see the most captivating image of Circular Head used on a sign on the Bass Highway, just before Stanley. Prize money of …

5 years ago

Ready, set, ride

Charity. With just over three weeks left until the Dale Walters Memorial Bike Ride, keen cyclists Graeme Drake and Clint Reid have started training, and suggest others do the same. “Start training now,” Drake said. “[If not] saddle soreness becomes an issue.” For those really keen on doing things right, the pair suggested going to …

5 years ago

Bowls season

Leisure. Bowls is a great way for people to get together and have some fun while also enjoying a little healthy competition. Anyone who is interested in bowls but not quite sure what to expect, is welcome to give it a shot at the Smithton Bowls Club on September 22. The season opening will offer …

5 years ago

Users to pay for water

Council. Sporting groups and other users of Circular Head Council premises will now have to chip in to pay for any water used. At the council’s last monthly meeting, councillors adopted the Draft Water Consumption Contribution: Non-Profit Community Groups Utilising Council Premises Policy, whereby users are asked to make a 70 per cent contribution to cover …

5 years ago

Look Out, Think Ahead

Road Safety. Circular Head Council’s newest road safety campaign was launched last week. Mayor Daryl Quilliam officially launched Look Out, Think Ahead, which looks at the life on rural roads and how best to stay safe. Mayor Quilliam said the campaign is a response to concerns from the community about road kill. Together with Circular …

5 years ago
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