Good start in season opener

Cricket. Marrawah over50s had a pre-season practice match against Forest Stanley, falling 42 runs short at Redpa last week. Forest/Stanley batted first and made 228 after their 30 overs, with Neville Bellinger (30), Dallas Burke (30), Michael Jago (31), Bevan Anderson (33) and Shane Martin (31) all retiring. Marrawah’s best bowler was president Ross Hine …

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People power finds Belle

Reunion. A Marrawah family has been reunited with their beloved dog, Belle, after “three excruciating weeks”. The Crosswells’ home looks out on to the Green Point Beach camping ground, and the English springer spaniel is a regular at the site. “Everybody knows Belle,” Mrs Crosswell said. “She’s a friendly dog.” In mid-December – Friday the …

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New committee keen to impress

Football. While pre-season training has already begun for the players at the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints, the new off-field group has also been officially unveiled this week. The 2014 committee comprises of 14 members in total, with last year’s vice-president Nick Bellinger stepping up to take on the role as president for the coming …

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Combined teams fire up to retain trophy

Cricket. Impressive wins from both Circular Head Cricket Association grades on Sunday ensured the Basil O’Halloran Shield stays in Circular Head for another year. With just one of the two teams needing a win against the Leven Cricket Association to keep a hand on the coveted prize, both the A and B grade sides put …

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Ladder leaders become record-breakers

Cricket. Despite earning eight wins in nine matches in the 2013/14 CHCA season, last weekend’s 316-run win over Trowutta Combine would likely be the sweetest yet for Forest Stanley. The Demons’ first XI emphatically wrote themselves into the record books, batting first to post a league-high total of 6/409 on Saturday on opposition turf. Demons …

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Celebrating Australia Day

Festivities. With more nominations this year than ever, Circular Head will celebrate a new wave of achievers at Sunday’s Twilight on the Duck. The 2014 Citizen of the Year, Youth Citizen of the Year and Community Event of the Year will be announced at the family day that starts at 3pm, with the Welcome to …

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Worlds apart

Exchange. While the rest of Circular Head sweltered in last week’s heat, Stanley’s Lily Waymouth woke up and put on a jumper and ugg boots. “I was so cold,” Lily said on Thursday, describing the days following her arrival into Australia, after spending a year in São Paulo, Brazil, as part of Rotary Youth Exchange. …

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Rare royalty in Circular Head

Wildlife. A rare Rockhopper penguin was found late last week on the shores of Stanley, seemingly a bit lost but in extremely good condition. The species is listed as ‘Rarely Sighted’ on the DPIPWE website, and is generally found in the sub-antarctic area of Macquarie Island. Stanley Marine Centre owner Les Sims was surprised to …

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Workshop to end drug trend in Circular Head

Police. Councillors met with Inspector Kim Stevens of Tasmania Police Western District on Thursday night to discuss tackling drug use and trafficking in the region, with particular focus on the rise in amphetamines (the umbrella term for ice and speed). The workshop was set in response to concerns from community members and a motion put …

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Tractors pull in the cars and crowds

Competition. Perfect sunny conditions led to over a hundred onlookers and around 20 vintage cars filing in to the Tall Timbers Tractor Pull on Saturday. Tasmanian Tractor Pulling and Vintage Tractor Association chairman John van Norden said the competition received growing interest, with competitors keen to put on a good show. “Everything’s worked out really …

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