Mmm . . . donut?

Discovery. A mysterious find on a local beach had even the experts stumped. Dubbed by scientists as the ‘Stanley blob’, the sponge-like creature was found during low tide at Tatlows Beach in Stanley earlier this year. Mengha’s Sally O’Neill was walking with a friend at the time of the discovery. Though spending more than 10 …

4 years ago

Enticing thousands

Online. Choosing a local business to design the region’s primary tourism website was an easy choice for Stanley Visitors Centre’s Kim Bailey. Describing the previous website as “outdated”, she said the Circular Head Tourism Association – of which she is the tourism manager – wanted something “easy-to-use” and compatible with all devices. “We had to …

4 years ago

Aid in the Amazon

Volunteer. She was the only Tasmanian on her trip, but Smithton’s Shirleah Blizzard had no issues making friends while making her mark on remote villages in Ecuador. The 23-year-old recently returned from a four-week adventure to the South American country, travelling in a group of 50 with worldwide service Volunteer Eco Students Abroad to give …

4 years ago
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Dirt bike fun

Club. Thirty-two riders turned up to Motorcycling Australia’s Come and Try Day at Briant Park on Sunday. Despite the weather, Circular Head Motorcycle Club secretary Sherryn Cooper said the day welcomed riders of all ages, on all kinds of dirt bikes. Already, the club has members as young as four through to grandads. Following Sunday’s …

4 years ago

Ty the traveller

Basketball. It’s been a long road back to Circular Head for incoming Tall Timbers Smithton Saints player Ty Stewart in every sense of the expression. Beginning as a junior at the club before breaking into the senior team as a teenager, Stewart gradually worked his way up the ranks over a number of years before …

4 years ago

Need for speed

Racing. A large contingent of competitors from across the state descended upon Smithton’s Briant Park last Sunday for round one of the Tasmanian Statewide Series. Hosted by Circular Head Kart Club, officials and drivers looked to work with new challenges of rule and class changes in the sport, with competitors pitting themselves against one another …

4 years ago

A dazzling occasion

CHCA. Round 10 marked a historic first day/night match in the local competition, as Marrawah and Trowutta-Combine’s A-Grade sides played for points under lights. Having avoided rain earlier in the day, the traditional red Kookaburra was replaced with a white ball at Smithton Recreation Ground, with the home side winning the toss and sending Marrawah …

4 years ago
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Rain, rain, go away

Sport. All Saturday Pennant bowls teams – including Smithton’s two divisions – shared the points at the weekend due to rain cancelling the day’s fixtures. Despite the unfavourable forecast, a light-hearted take on weather conditions was posted on the league website. The notice read: ‘All NWTBA Bowls cancelled today due to guess what! … and if …

4 years ago

Crafting a campaign

Promotion. Having lovingly restored more than 70 boats in his lifetime, Stanley’s Les Sims is always looking for new opportunities to fuel his passion. His impressive marine credentials and hands-on experience have led to another exciting prospect for the 59-year-old, with organisers of the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival inviting him back for a second …

4 years ago

Ulterior moo-tive

Feedback. Farmers will have the opportunity to claim financial incentives for the construction of new cattle underpasses under a new initiative from Circular Head Council. A draft of the Installation of Cattle Underpass Policy, which was tabled at last month’s council meeting before being lifted for further discussion, is now open for public comment over …

4 years ago