TC’s first win

CHCA. Reigning premiers, Irishtown were defeated by the newly merged Trowutta-Combine in Saturday’s Circular Head Cricket Association Twenty20. Irishtown coach Sean Ryan said his team had a bad day while in comparison TC played really well. Leigh French was in top form for TC, hitting a number of sixes on his way to 48 as …

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Stanley’s friendly cons

Laughter. Tasbash drivers roared into the Stanley Primary School on Thursday and the children were thrilled by their outrageous visitors. Two students Nitrys McKelvy, 11, and Ella Bellinger, 10, were especially delighted at being “prisoners” inside the “jail break car” belonging to Wayne Maher and his team of Tassie Convicts. About 12 of the 17 …

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School champions

Basketball. Seven local girls have taken the almighty first spot in the North West Schools Basketball Championships in Ulverstone at the weekend. The girls – Sienna Thorp, Piper Grey, Gabbi-Ella Johnson, Charli Kay, Mia Robertson, Nikki Bramich and Chelsea Crisp – represented their school, St Peter Chanel Catholic School. Put on by North West Basketball …

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Bike club

Bikes. Three keen mountain bikers have come together in the hope of forming a local riding group, to take advantage of Circular Head’s many bush tracks. Peter Gale, who is a passionate mountain biker said he took his idea to Forest Works’ Rodney O’Halloran, who put him in touch with Lorise Clark, of Cape Innovations. …

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Greenham workers protest for higher pay.

Strike. Greenham employees and members of the Australasian Meat Industry Union staged industrial action today. The protest took place at the end of Bacon Factory Road, just off Bass Highway near the Greenham factory. Union assistant secretary Troy Baker said the action came after wage negotiations with Greenham failed. While this was the first day …

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Danger ahead

Roads. Irishtown resident Tracey Heald is scared someone will be killed or seriously hurt at the Johns Hill and Young Roads intersection if something is not done soon to make it safer. Travelling along Youngs Road up to four times a day, Ms Heald said some sort of big and bold signage needs to be …

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Schemes in place

Planning. Interim planning schemes were put in use across the nine councils in the Cradle Coast region, including Circular Head, on Saturday. While the schemes are already in place, the public is welcome to comment on the schemes for a period of two months by visiting www.circularhead.tas.gov.au/ips, www.cradlecoast.com/planning_reform.html or in person at Circular Head Council. …

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Volunteers needed

History. The birthplace at Stanley of Tasmania’s only Prime Minister, Joseph Lyons, is open to the public after the winter recess with entry by gold coin donation. The Stanley Discovery Museum, which is in its 40th year of operation, is also open with entry $3 for adults. Both of these venues are looking for volunteer …

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Smithton McCain Foods safe

Business. McCain Foods announced it will close its potato processing plant in Penola, South Australia by December. A McCain spokesperson said the closure at Penola had no immediate impact at Smithton, and production will be maintained at current levels at this stage. “We will be reviewing production schedules to see where we can improve flexibility …

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Girls’ Night In

Charity. Like many others across the country, Rural Health will throw a Girls’ Night In this month. The Cancer Council’s annual Girls’ Night In fundraiser asks women to arrange a night in, where the money they would have spent going out goes to the cause – the fight against breast and gynaecological cancers. According to …

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