Bridge upgrade

Infrastructure. The Balfour Track is boasting a repaired bridge, thanks to help from a group of trusty volunteers. Recreational users of the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area – including members from Braddon and Devonport 4WD clubs – banded together to help Parks and Wildlife Service staff with the works over one day in early May. A new …

4 years ago

League unites

Reps. The message from Circular Head Football Association officials is loud and clear: we want our trophy back. Combined CHFA Senior and U/17 sides will head to Railton on June 7 to take on the best of the Leven Football Association who, after losing their first five encounters, have won the annual clash for the …

4 years ago

Spectacular! Spectacular!

Donation. Mengha artist Lesley Ann Rowe has parted with a precious painting in support of Circular Head Garden Club’s biggest calendar event. The painting from her Red Centre Collection will be used in a monster raffle to raise funds for the club’s ‘Garden Spectacular @ Highfield Historic Site’ on October 25. The event will showcase …

4 years ago
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Writing competition

Memoirs. Local writers have the chance to enter into a national competition that could see their work published. Barnardos Australia – the nation’s largest child protection charity – is launching the first Aussie memoir competition to support children in need of safe and stable Australian homes and families. Supported by Australian Voices In Print, an …

4 years ago

Copper out, fibre optic in

Service. Stanley is next on the list to receive the National Broadband Network, with sections of Smithton’s old lines to be decommissioned in October. NBN Co, the company appointed to rollout the new system set to provide high-speed internet and phone services, says construction of fibre optic lines into the seaside town will be carried …

4 years ago

Fresh air for sale?

Idea. It has long been boasted that Circular Head has the world’s cleanest air, but now a group of Sydney businessmen is hoping to cash in on the claim. The entrepreneurs have spent the last year developing the technology for a face mask enabling them to sell air from Cape Grim to China. One of …

4 years ago

Edith Creek reunion

Event. Sixty years ago, on August 16, 1954, children from Edith Creek, Lileah, Irishtown, Nabageena, Roger River and Trowutta emerged on a new school. Over 260 children made the school theirs. The late Mr Ron Davies was the first principal. Two school houses were formed for the students: Porteus and Beams. Mr Beams being a …

4 years ago

Targa treasure

Racing. For a car that has undergone various body repairs and thousands of racing hours, the 1963 Jensen CV8 has never looked better. Owned by Gosford couple Peter and Sari Ullrich, the classic vehicle was recently put through its paces at the 2014 Targa Tasmania championship race, with the help of a service crew led …

4 years ago

Team’s title hopes rest on Riverside

Event. The Smithton Ladies Golf side is just one step away from being crowned state champions following a nail-biting win over the weekend. The team clinched the Division One pennant final over Ulverstone in Seabrook on the final hole of the competition, with Jackie Poke holding her nerve to finish one up on her opponent. …

4 years ago