Local legend. Karen Pyke

Karen Pyke is not your average woman. The Lileah mother-of-two owns and runs a bodyworks shop, she is loud and will tell it to you straight. But to keep things balanced, she admits she is also partial to dressing up and dancing the night away, and some will tell you she has the voice of …

4 years ago

Golf community rallies for Jandy

Event. The Stanley Golf Club was covered in a sea of pink over the weekend, with a massive $16,500 raised in support of a much-loved local. On Friday night, more than 200 people attended a dinner/auction night and raised around $9000 alone for Stanley’s Jandy Beswick, who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year. …

4 years ago

Solo challenge

Race. Smithton’s Nicole Anderson continues to tick boxes off her fitness bucket list, recently completing the ultimate test of mind and body in picturesque surrounds. Victoria’s Great Ocean Road – one of the world’s most scenic coastal stretches – acted as the backdrop to the Surf Coast Century: a 100-kilometre endurance trail run over a …

4 years ago
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Post your vote

Say. You have the chance to shape your council, and in turn your community. That is the sentiment Circular Head Council general manager Tony Smart wants to reinforce within the community in the lead up to this year’s local government election. In October, those enrolled to vote have the opportunity to pick their choice of nine …

4 years ago

Shining light on suicide

Campaign. Circular Head locals joined the mass of people descending upon Burnie for Lifeline Tasmania’s ‘Out of the Shadows’ walk on Friday night. Rural Health organised a bus to travel from Smithton to the event, which focused on raising awareness about suicide through themes of hope, recovery, reflection and prevention. Youth and community development officer …

4 years ago

Local players flourish in tournament

Region. A contingent of Marist Regional College students from Circular Head earned the ultimate prize for their school through a state-wide hockey competition. The Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (SATIS) brings together schools from the north and south of the state to compete in various sports, with the Statewide Winter Finals played in Hobart …

4 years ago

Stranger danger

Safety. Smithton Police are asking parents to remind their children to be wary of strangers after a student in Smithton reported being approached on his way home from school on Monday. The child was walking home from school along Wedge Street, Smithton, with an older sibling and a friend. He detoured behind a property to …

4 years ago
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Lights, towers, action

Construction. With the football season over, works to install four new light towers around the Smithton Recreation Ground oval will begin early next month. The $265,000 project, spurred on by the Circular Head Recreation Ground Lights Project committee, secured state government support in the lead up to the State Election earlier this year to reach …

4 years ago

Deputy’s seat

Role. Circular Head’s four would-be deputy mayors agree on one thing: it is a privilege to serve the community. Councillors Jan Bishop, Ashley Popowski, Trevor Spinks and David Woodward met on Monday to reflect on the past and speak of their dreams for the region. Each is hoping to be elected as deputy mayor following …

4 years ago

Mayor ready to mentor

Election. Mayor of seven years, Daryl Quilliam is not ready to lose his seat in next month’s election; he still has plenty to give and hopes to guide the next generation. The 64-year-old first stood for mayor in 2007; the first and only time his seat was contested. Now in his third term, hoping for a …

4 years ago