Greenhouse emissions

Council. Circular Head Council’s greenhouse emissions dropped from 831 tonnes in the 2011-2012 financial year to 793 tonnes to June 30, 2013. The biggest dumpers of greenhouse emissions were: 1. Electric Street Lighting – 58 tonnes 2. Diesel use transport – 419 tonnes 3. Electricity general use – 196 tonnes 4. Unleaded petrol transport – …

5 years ago

Holiday driving – Look out for your Mates

A message from the Community Road Safety Partnership committee Christmas is a very busy period and we are often rushing to fit everything in.  This holiday season all motorists are urged to drive safely and to encourage their friends and family to do the same. The messages for safe driving over the holiday season are: …

5 years ago

Partly cloudy Christmas

Weather. Christmas day is set to be a pleasant one, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Tuesday will be a shower or two clearing with a top of 19 degrees and 9 deg overnight. Christmas Day will be partly cloudy with a top of 20 deg and 10 deg overnight. And Boxing Day will be …

5 years ago
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Joy to the shopping district

Music. It is beginning to sound a lot like Christmas especially along Emmett Street, Smithton, with a public address system playing Christmas songs for shoppers to enjoy. In a bid to bring joy to shoppers as they look for their last-minute gift ideas, Circular Head Council has installed a number of PA speakers along the …

5 years ago

Devil Country Muster

Music. With only two months until the Devil Country Muster rocks Smithton, orgainser Eric Marshall wants the community to get onboard. “We (Rotary Club of Smithton) ask all Circular Head people for their support by attending on the day . . . as this can be the beginning of big things to come for our …

5 years ago

Council’s energy rating

Environment. Energy costs are something that none of us can avoid but the Circular Head Council has adopted a responsible and a sustainable approach to monitoring its energy use and “going green” where possible. The council’s top 10 energy users, and their cost to operate, for the year ending June 30 were: 1. Circular Head …

5 years ago

End to touring exhibitions

Art. The Circular Head region has many wonderful artists across the spectrum of artistic endeavours and the community must nurture them as it benefits greatly from their work, according to the outgoing president of CHArts, Sue Popowski. “But unfortunately funding given to Tasmanian Regional Arts is likely to be cut and so a reduced program …

5 years ago
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Real Deal

I am listening again, as like many times in the past 70 years, to the age old carols and am still caught up in the meaning of it all as I hear the strains of Silent Night coming across the airways. I cannot but think that this is the real deal about life in its …

5 years ago

Research pays off

History. Eleven Smithton High School students wrote essays addressing this year’s National History Challenge theme, Legends, Fact and History. Three were highly commended at the state judging in Hobart last month. Grade nine student Tamara Hursey and Grade 10 students Tiffany Wilton-Brooks and Hannah Jackson were presented with the Tasmanian History Teachers’ Association Commendation for …

5 years ago

Maddison’s success

School. Smithton resident Maddison Ralston, who attends Marist Regional College in Burnie, has won the Dux of Year 10. The young student who favours maths over all her other subjects, said the Dux was awarded to students for overall excellence in their studies throughout the year. This year Maddison also shared the Dux with two …

5 years ago