Cattle crossing

Road safety. Animal grazing has long been an important part of life at the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, according to ranger in charge Jamie Cooper. Mr Cooper is also a Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership member and he wants to help keep motorists safe in the area. Up to 300 cattle currently graze along the …

4 years ago

25 reasons to smile

Achievement. Football is a team sport, but Ashton Bransden’s haul of 25 goals against Trowutta-City on Saturday is an example of individual brilliance. The 20-year-old well and truly topped his previous season best of 11 goals against Scotchtown in round four, setting the bar high for others who might look to challenge the season record. …

4 years ago

Back to diving board

Consultation. After years of debate and a halt in progress late last year, Circular Head councillors are reopening the pool discussion. Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the council is listening. “It is clear from community feedback that we need to look at this issue with a fresh pair of eyes,” he said of the War Memorial …

4 years ago
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Mawbanna’s new lane

Infrastructure. Councillor David Woodward is thankful State Government works at the Mawbanna turnoff are complete. In a bid to improve safety at the intersection, the Bass Highway/Mawbanna junction upgrade included a new right-turn slot from the west-bound lane of the Bass Highway. The addition of the turning lane means traffic needing to pull into Mawbanna …

4 years ago

A natural goldmine

Tourism. Ideas are being sought to utilise Tasmania’s environmental assets in the hope of enticing more tourists across the Bass Strait. The Liberal Government is accepting expressions of interest from investors and tourism operators for new experiences or attractions, to develop areas such as the Stanley Nut, Tarkine forest and Rocky Cape National Park in …

4 years ago

Down to the wire

CHNA. Firebirds clinched the A-Grade Grand Final on Monday night, earning a tense 39-33 win over Swifts to wrap up the senior netball roster. Playing in wet conditions, both teams had plenty of opportunities to score in an end-to-end encounter, with players working hard to move the ball quickly across the court. The closeness of …

4 years ago

Spot Sale

It is your classic end-of-financial-year sale, with a twist. Circular Head Chronicle’s ‘Smithton Spot Sale’ will see participating shops label items in coloured spot stickers this Thursday and Friday. Each coloured sticker will represent a sale amount, with items reduced by up to 50 per cent. Chronicle managing director Craig Saward said the sale is …

4 years ago
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No porkies, just Tassie’s best bacon

Award. He is our very own Sausage King, and now Smithton butcher Peter Johnston can add ‘Tassie’s best bacon’ to his shopfront window. The Johnston Gourmet Meats team won Tasmanian best short-cut bacon and placed second in the full-rasher category at the Australian Bacon Awards. The award winners were announced in time for Bacon Week’ …

4 years ago

Drug forum

Action. Rural Health manager Robert Waterman has a clear message for the community: we need to stand together to fight drugs. Since the Chronicle’s front page article (Ice: a wasted life, June 4), Mr Waterman has been inundated with phone calls and visits from concerned parents. He wants to let the community know that something …

4 years ago

Police’s firearm amnesty

Operation. Now is the time to hand in unwanted or unregistered firearms. Smithton Police is part of a nation-wide operation aiming to take illegal guns off the streets, and a mobile bus will be in town next month to take in any unwanted weapons. While ‘Operation Unification’ runs for two weeks, Smithton Police Sergeant Lee-Anne …

4 years ago