A spectacular sight

Event. A sea of 5000 made its way to Stanley on Saturday for Circular Head Garden Club’s most successful show to date. PHOTO GALLERY Tourists from across the state, along with eager locals, piled in for the all-day show at Highfield Historic Site, emceed by the ABC’s Peter Gee. Event organiser Christine Medwin said visitors …

4 years ago

Pavers to commemorate

Funding. The WWI Centenary Committee of the Smithton RSL Sub Branch has big plans for Circular Head to commemorate 100 years since the ANZAC’s fought at Gallipoli in April 2015. However, major funding is still required to ensure all the proposed projects are able to be completed by that date. It is envisaged two separate …

4 years ago

Musical masterpiece

Collaboration. Circular Head students will join more than 2000 schools from across the country on Thursday in a combined celebration of music through education. ‘Music: Count Us In’, an initiative in its eighth year managed by the Music Council of Australia, will see Circular Head Christian School’s junior section and the entire Smithton Primary School …

4 years ago
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Coming to the rescue

Appeal. Smithton Rescue Service volunteers are “over the moon” with confirmation of a new rescue vehicle, but need the community’s help to support the purchase. A fundraising campaign – the Circular Head SES Rescue Truck Fund – has been created by the volunteer-run organisation, with Soroptimist International of Circular Head donating $2000 to the cause …

4 years ago

Councillors’ count

At last count, Circular Head Council’s nine new councillors – including mayor and deputy mayor – are listed below. All results are provisional and subject to recheck, and preference distribution. Mayor: Daryl Quilliam, with 55.08 per cent of votes Deputy Mayor: Jan Bishop, with 32.6 per cent of votes. Councillors, in order of most first-preference …

4 years ago

Writers’ welcome retreat

Digital. Stanley is seeing its fair share of new faces of late, and an upcoming retreat will present a few more. The Stanley Writers’ Self-Publishing Residency is open to locals and tourists alike, anyone interested in becoming self published. Writers who already have a manuscript are asked to bring it along. Facilitated by Sue Bell and …

4 years ago

Water week posters

Creative. Two Forest Primary School students have excelled in a state-wide poster competition celebrating National Water Week (October 19 to 25). Prep students Emilee Heald and Scott Foster placed second and third respectively among their north-west peers in the TasWater competition, which saw close to 600 entries from primary school students across the state. The …

4 years ago
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Spectacular event

What an aptly named event. It was spectacular and a credit to organisers! We took my 86-year-old mum (visiting from Queensland) and, as a Stanley resident, felt proud of this event. There was so much to enjoy, but the High Tea organised by the Stanley Primary School Parents and Friends was a highlight. Linen cloths …

4 years ago

Dear Ratepayer

I have had the honour of representing you on council for the past nine years. I have retired to allow some younger and more ‘in touch’ people represent you. I hope you voted because if you did not bother, do not complain, moan, whinge or criticise your council in any way. You do not have …

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Apprentice chef mentoring program

Opportunity. Entries for Fonterra’s ‘Proud to be a Chef’ mentoring program are now open to apprentice chefs. Thirty-two finalists from across Australia will be selected to take part in the all-expense paid program held in Melbourne, with one apprentice receiving the major prize of $7500 to spend on an international culinary paid placement, tailored to their …

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