Champions’ day out

Social. Circular Head Motorcycle Club held its Christmas barbecue on Saturday with a surprise visit from some champion riders. World champion enduro motorcycle rider Matt Phillips, of Wynyard, and fellow riders Rudy Moroni, of Italy, and Morgan Wright, of Ulverstone, surprised the young members on the day, taking the time out to do some demonstrations as …

3 years ago

Julia’s back to school

Learning. A bright, unique child, Julia Backhouse was often told she would never make it to university. Naturally, this bugged her. As someone who dreamt of having a career in caring for others, university seemed a practical way to realise her dream. The reason Julia, now 19, was told something so disheartening on so many …

3 years ago

Sustainable school

Aquaculture. Smithton High School values environmentally sustainable practices and hopes to continue along this path with the help of an aquaponics system. When past students Callum Poke and Jarod Elphinstone were introduced to national initiative, Philmac Project’s grant scheme, the boys brainstormed water-based ideas that would benefit their school, coming up with a water-recycling system. …

3 years ago
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Muster up your tractors

Event. The biennial Tall Timbers Tractor Pull will be a trip down memory lane for some and a great day out for all. As many farmers will remember there was no tractor better than a Ferguson and according to Tasmanian Tractor Pulling and Vintage Tractor Association committee member John van Norden, they are a defining …

3 years ago

Four Smart decades

Career. From chasing goats to working at Dip Falls, Circular Head Council general manager Tony Smart has had an interesting 40 years in the business. Born in Hobart, Mr Smart moved to Togari with his parents in 1964. Following his education at Smithton High School, he went on to spend 10 years with Websters Limited …

3 years ago

Secretary signs off

Volunteer. Adie Cole is hanging up her boots after an instrumental role in establishing Circular Head’s largest multifunctional facility. Secretary of the Circular Head Recreation and Community Centre (CHCRC) Committee, Adie has been involved in the process since the idea was only a seed in passionate locals’ minds. When in the late ‘90s the old …

3 years ago

With love and Butterfly Kisses

Hope. Amanda Poke’s life will always be under threat from cancer, and she is doing all she can to help fight the disease so that others may not endure the same. Amanda’s journey began in July last year when she discovered a lump in her throat. “It took a while to find out that is …

3 years ago
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Spiritual surrender

Life. Caleb Smith is on a journey and the destination is up to God. Growing up on dairy farms around Smithton until he was 15, Caleb left Circular Head Christian School after Year 10 to begin – and successfully gain – his plumbing apprenticeship. Describing his childhood as “very Christian in every aspect”, Caleb began …

3 years ago

Heres on the grapevine

Investment. It is Stafford Ives-Heres’ love for his hometown of Marrawah that has impelled him to etch his legacy into his community. “I wake up each morning,” he said, “look out the window and the opportunities are there.” Turning 21 this Christmas Day, the young local’s ambition, hard work and determination will culminate in a …

3 years ago

Lights on for Circular Head

Competition. The Smithton Christmas Parade offered plenty of entertainment on Friday night as more than 50 vehicles were decked out for the occasion. The Rotary Club of Smithton awarded first place to Farming Mums; second to Smithton Joeys; third to Rural Health’s HIPPY; fourth to the Minions; and fifth to the Marcello Family. The Best …

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