Birthday wish

Charity. Fifty-year-old Debbie Townsend has everything she needs. So for her 50th birthday celebrations on Saturday, she decided to give back. “I was trying to think of a theme that would suit everyone,” she said. “I’m really close to Erin Murphy, who had breast cancer two years ago and she was only 28.” With cancer …

4 years ago

Saints’ semi-final showdown

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ men had a confidence-boosting 3-0 win over South Launceston, earning the right to host a semi-final in the process. The Saints will take on the Suns again this Saturday at 2pm, with the winner set to play the loser of first-placed Devonport and second-placed City Marians next weekend. …

4 years ago

Ambassador Quest

CHFA. The Ambassador of Circular Head Football Association will be crowned at this Saturday night’s presentation evening. The league’s five teams have been working hard all season to get results on the field, as the ambassadors have been busily raising funds behind the scenes. The Circular Head Chronicle spoke with each ambassador to talk about …

4 years ago
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Favourites see red

CHFA. Redpa have surged into the grand final following a comprehensive 115-point win over ladder leaders Irishtown at Stanley on Saturday. The second semi-final upset means the Canaries will now face Scotchtown in a do-or-die qualifying final this weekend at home, leaving the Redlegs with a week off to prepare for next weekend’s final match …

4 years ago

A final farewell

NTFL. The season ended for the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints on Saturday, as Senior player Josh Smith called time on his football career. Despite the Saints’ 107-point loss to Wynyard, the day was highlighted by Smith’s emotional send-off at the end of the match, with teammates helping to celebrate his 100-plus games played for …

4 years ago

High drama in finals

CHHA. Robins defeated Tigers in another tense classic, with a come-from-behind 3-2 win enough to send them straight through to the grand final. Meanwhile in the first semi final, Mustangs came close to causing the upset of the season, eventually going down to Irishtown in a penalty shootout with the latter to play Tigers in …

4 years ago

Chilling craze

Charity. It’s enough to send a shiver down your spine: millions of people around the world are dousing themselves in ice-cold water, filming the event, posting it on social media and then nominating others to do the same. While the craze went viral overnight, many had no idea what it was all about. For those …

4 years ago
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Dealers’ hat trick

Motorcycles. For a small-town business, winning a state award is a big deal. When it happens for a third time, they know they’re doing something right. Circular Head Motorcycles has won Tasmanian Honda Dealer of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2013 – the most recent award presented. The achievement was announced at a national …

4 years ago

Pool report released

Council. Key findings and recommendations from Entura’s Circular Head Memorial Swimming Pool Investigation Report have been released. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the updated assessment indicated the continuing decline of the facility and related equipment. “I’m sure the community will agree that considering the recommendations of this and the previous report prepared in 2009, …

4 years ago

Planning scheme overturned

Council. At Thursday’s monthly meeting, Circular Head councillors banded to overturn a recommendation made in accordance with the Interim Planning Scheme. Councillors present discussed the logic behind a scheme, referred to as “unpopular” and a “difficult process”. A planning permit application was made to the council, to construct a single dwelling for resource development use …

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