Murchison region’s 25-year plan

Councils. Circular Head, King Island, Waratah-Wynyard and West Coast councils have invited submissions from consultants to undertake a joint 25-year community plan for the Murchison region. The ‘Sustainable Murchison 2040 Community Plan’ is a major initiative proposed for the councils, which will provide a strategic community plan to inform a coordinated approach for municipal planning in …

3 years ago

Holiday fun

Kids. Students finish school for another term on Friday, and the two weeks ahead will likely be a time for leisure. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation’s holiday program offers children aged seven and up the chance to meet on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on both weeks for a range of activities and outings. From 9am …

3 years ago

Legendairy locals

Video. Smithton may not have won the national title, but the townspeople can hold their heads high knowing it will forever be the inaugural Legendairy Capital of Tasmania. The national win was awarded to Stanhope in the Murray dairy region of northern Victoria, home to just 490 people. The title was awarded this week as …

3 years ago
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Drug questions answered

Q&A. No drug-related question will go unanswered when parents are invited to ask about drug use as Rural Health presents its second forum in Smithton next month. ‘Drug Forum Part 2’ follows on from the forum held in Smithton in October last year, however is aimed at educating parents and carers about the risk factors …

3 years ago

Tallies’ national win

Accolade. Tall Timbers Tasmania has been announced joint winner in the Best Sports Bar category at the 2015 Australian Hospitality Awards for Excellence at Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast. This is the first time the business has won the prestigious national award in the Sports Bar category, having earned three previous national awards for …

3 years ago

Council takes the lead

Role. If there is a dog at large in your neighbourhood – who you gonna call? Circular Head Council. Shariff Attia, a Circular Head local of 13 years, has taken a new role with Circular Head Council, helping to reunite lost dogs with their owners. “I catch them with Schmackos and a tennis ball – …

3 years ago

Youth’s new visionary

Experience. After recently returning from three years in Western Australia, local lad Dudley Billing has a world of knowledge to share with the community. Beginning his new role as youth and community liaison at Rural Health on Tuesday, Dudley hopes to draw on his experiences to address the concerns and needs of the community. Growing …

3 years ago
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Mongolian magic

Experience. Returning from a 19-day tour of Mongolia’s most remote areas has left Mengha’s Jocelyn Flint awestruck. She is the woman behind ’Mengha’s Back Paddock’, a Facebook page which showcases her photographs of country life, widely followed by her fellow community members. After ‘Liking’ an online post by travel company, Globetrotters, Jocelyn was told she …

3 years ago

Art is in the air

Culture. Art is truly all about town this September as the Art About Town event sees artworks, street art and photographs take pride of place in venues and locations across Smithton. The Arty Duck on Smith Street is displaying hundreds of photographs taken by locals, as they await judging. Circular Head Council aims to promote …

3 years ago

A new challenge

Business. Hairdressing runs in the family for Smithton Hair Care Studio’s Heather Woodward, daughter Amanda and granddaughter Abby. So much so, that after two years of enjoying the role of apprentice hairdresser with mum and nan by her side, 18-year-old Abby Brown has bought the business alongside partner Sam Armstrong, 25. “Sam and I wanted …

3 years ago