Pool closed

Leisure. The Circular Head War Memorial Pool has been closed until further notice. Mayor Daryl Quilliam made the announcement last Wednesday, following a drop in the pool’s water temperature. “Due to a problem with the heating system, the pool’s temperature is down to 22 degrees, which is not acceptable for swimming,” Mayor Quilliam said. “Council …

5 years ago

TDP’s second step-up

Dairy. Tasmanian Dairy Products has announced its second step-up in farmgate milk price for the 2013/14 season. TDP chief executive officer Tony Catania said the price increase of nine cents per kilogram of butterfat and 19 cents per kilogram of protein would be paid in cash to TDP suppliers on 15 November 2013. “The increase …

5 years ago

Murder investigation update

Crime. The investigation into the murder of Simon Crisp at the Marrawah Tavern in the early hours of Saturday July 13 remains ongoing. Detective Inspector Robert Gunton said detectives will be conducting search operations at addresses in the Smithton, Edith Creek and Roger River areas today. They will be supported by forensic police, members of …

5 years ago

Gee, that’s exciting

Gardening. Circular Head Garden Club members have been as busy as bees this spring, and are now excited to announce a special visit to round off an enjoyable and interesting year. ABC news reader and personality Peter Gee will visit Circular Head next month as a guest of the club. He will be the keynote …

5 years ago

State’s finest

Hockey. Circular Head was well represented in state hockey teams this year, sending nine juniors to the mainland for the National Hockey Championships. The week-long tournament was played in Busselton, Western Australia (under-15 girls), Darwin, Nothern Territory (under-15 boys) and Melbourne, Victoria (under-13 boys). The under-15 girls team boasted three Circular Head teens in Maddison …

5 years ago

Burgess’ state triumphs

Hockey. As well as representing Tasmania in the under-15s at the National Hockey Championships in Darwin last month, Rhys Burgess has a bronze medal to show for his efforts with the under-16s in August. The Forest boy went to Hobart for the u16 championships, and it was there that his two goals in the final …

5 years ago

Eco Eiseles

Environment. Thirty years ago the Eiseles moved from Michigan, United States to West Montagu, Tasmania, leaving behind adult children and the life they knew. All for the promise of the world’s freshest air. Bernard Eisele was concerned about a lung condition after suffering from pneumonia as a child. With that in mind, the couple decided …

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Electric leaf

Cars. West Montagu couple Bernard and Nancy Eisele are Circular Head’s first electric car owners. The couple bought the 100 per cent electric vehicle earlier this month from Arnolds Autocare in Smithton, which facilitates the sale of the Nissan Leaf from DJ Motors in Hobart. “I’m really into alternative energy,” Mr Eisele said, explaining the …

5 years ago

Smithton Club’s big bash

Event. Cars of all shapes and sizes, fitted in costumes and adorned with out-there paint jobs, will roll into Smithton next month. The event, Variety Oasis Tasbash, will see car after car make its entrance into the Smithton Club car park. Following a week of driving across Tasmania, the cars will make Smithton their final …

5 years ago

Bonjour Circular Head

Exchange. Lucien De Remond Du Chelas is Circular Head’s newest French exchange student. If you see him around, say hello, but don’t worry if you can’t say his last name, because even the French struggle with it. Keen to experience a new country, 16-year-old Lucien came to Smithton in July as part of Rotary Youth …

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