Dual names

Icons. Dual naming of local areas has taken place in a bid by the Tasmanian government to preserve Aboriginal heritage. Premier and Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Will Hodgman announced last week that dual names have been assigned to seven geographic icons in the state, four of which are in Circular Head. The dual names are …

3 years ago

Youth admit to lighting fire

Black River. Two teenagers have admitted to lighting a fire at Black River last Thursday. The scrub fire started in thick vegetation within the Black River camping ground on the Bass Highway approximately 3.45pm on January 21. Police and Tasmania Fire Service units attended with the fire being contained to the middle of the campground. A …

3 years ago

ATO phone scam

Police. Tasmania Police is currently investigating reports relating to a number of people falling victim to an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) telephone scam. The ATO tax scam involves a victim being ‘cold called’ and advised that they have an outstanding bill with the ATO which must be paid immediately. Tasmania Police advise members of the …

3 years ago
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Bras wanted

Fundraiser. Ladies, it’s time to put those old bras to good use. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation’s latest Relay for Life fundraiser hopes to raise money and awareness by creating a ‘Bra Train’: a line of lingerie reaching from the Smithton Country Club corner to Trawmanna. To make it happen, CHAC’s Relay team, ‘Killibinbin’ (meaning ‘to …

3 years ago

All set for school

Education. Starting school can be a daunting experience but Giggles Early Learning endeavours to create a smooth transition. Emotions range from excited to anxious for new students attending their first day of kindergarten however the children at Giggles are open-mindedly looking forward to the new experiences, friendships and memories that will be created in the …

3 years ago

Support for our farmers

Care. Farmers struggling this dry season have options for support before them. Counselling and other practical assistance can be obtained by calling or visiting a number of providers including Wyndarra Centre, Rural Health, Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation to name a few, or by speaking with your doctor. As a former farmer, Wyndarra community services officer …

3 years ago

Not happy, Jan

Sale. Community sentiment is running high over a recent bid for Van Diemen’s Land Company (VDL), according to the Circular Head Progress Group. Australian businesswoman Jan Cameron has offered to match the bid put forth by Moon Lake Investments, owned by Chinese businessman Lu Xianfeng. Moon Lake Investments is looking to acquire all the Tasmanian …

3 years ago
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Stone’s reaching for the stars

Food. He grew up in South Forest but Stone Waller’s career may take him to the south of France. The 21-year-old is a qualified chef and his passion for his trade burns bright. A student at Circular Head Christian School until Year 11, Stone first wanted to be a paramedic. “I like the satisfaction of …

3 years ago

Fergys congregate for weekend of fun

Event. The biennial Tall Timbers Tractor Pull was a great day out, drawing intrigued crowds from across the state. The weekend featured the ‘Great Fergy Muster,’ a vintage car show, the tiny tots pedal tractor pull and more than 25 tractors participating in the main event. Tasmanian Tractor Pulling and Vintage Tractor Association committee member …

3 years ago

Singing heroines’ praises

Nominate. There is a hero in every story and Circular Head has many unsung heroines that form ours. In conjunction with International Women’s Day (Tuesday March 8), Soroptimist International of Circular Head is searching for nominations for women who selflessly dedicate their time, money and efforts into our community, in order to celebrate their inspiring …

3 years ago