Drug, alcohol testing

Health. Circular Head Council staff and contractors recently undertook random drug and alcohol testing, returning the desired result. The random workplace health and safety tests are conducted twice yearly by an independent body. The initiative forms part of the council’s Fitness for Work Policy, and is one of the resources shared with Waratah-Wynyard. On June 12, …

4 years ago

Choo choo, all aboard

Storytelling. Children enjoying Smithton Library’s holiday program were treated to a rare visit on Wednesday, meeting a woman who works on Tasmania’s restored steam trains. With elaborate actions, sound effects and videos, Queenstown’s Allie Hume described what it means to be a fireman tending to the fires that run the West Coast Wilderness Railway trains. …

4 years ago

Track temporarily closed

4WD. Parks and Wildlife Service has advised of a temporary closure to the Sandy Cape Track in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area – specifically south of Greenes Point  – until further notice. The closure is due to hazardous conditions as a result of recent heavy rains, which have resulted in high water levels causing some damage to the track. The track has …

4 years ago
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The NBN explained

As the three-month countdown begins, here are some useful tips for residents yet to make the switchover, explained with the help of NBN Co spokesperson Lalla Mackenzie. NBN-AVAILABLE AREAS Fixed line: Smithton CBD, extending east to King Street, south east to Brittons Road, south to Trowutta Road and west to Montagu Road. If your address …

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Councillor forum

Information. Ever wondered what it would be like to be a councillor? Those thinking of standing at the upcoming Local Government Elections are invited to a forum to ask current councillors what the role entails. On Thursday August 14, councillors will open up the discussion in question-and-answer style format at the Council Chambers. While most …

4 years ago

Bowled over in finals

CHIBBA. The local indoor bowls pennant season wrapped up on Tuesday night, with Saints I and Barn Owls clinching trophies in their respective divisions. While Saints I grabbed an early lead and maintained it steadily against their Div 2 opponents, the Div 3 final came down to the wire, with Barn Owls narrowly edging ahead …

4 years ago

Burnie Eisteddfod

For over one month, local performers immersed themselves in the 2014 Burnie City Eisteddfod. The eisteddfod is in its 47th year and showcases local talent in three categories: dancing; music; and speech and drama. Congratulations to the following: DANCE Leah Odgers, Kaylah Bishop, Torah Grey, Adelaide Niven and Ellie Poke won in the Jazz/Modern Dance …

4 years ago
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Rewarding safe practice

Opportunity. Circular Head businesses taking extra steps to maintain a safe workplace can nominate themselves for a state award this month. The 2014 WorkSafe Tasmania Awards look to recognise individuals and organisations making work health and safety a top priority, and are open to all companies regardless of size. The categories are: • Best work …

4 years ago

School terms for 2015-18

Planning. Term dates for public schools and colleges for the next four years have been released. The Department of Education is continuing with the four-term model, however colleges may finish earlier in fourth term and students should check dates with their school. For more information go to www.education.tas.gov.au. TERMS 2015 Term 1                        February 4 …

4 years ago

Toilet block fire

Crime. Vandals have set fire to the toilets in Smith Street at the weekend, causing $800 worth of damage. It is believed two fires were lit over two consecutive nights, causing damage to the toilet’s bench top and one of the toilet seats. A new soap dispenser was also removed from the wall and thrown …

4 years ago