Second time lucky

Training. When local Judi Leale competed in her second ever triathlon she did not expect to win. Travelling to Hobart for the Strategic State Sprint Championships on Sunday, Leale and 14-year-old Sam Gale participated in the annual event for the first time accompanied by regular triathlete Kelly Honess. Having suffered from a stomach bug during …

3 years ago

Sunflowers shine down

Leisure. As he wakes to see the sun glistening through his window, Martin Huisman is delighted by the view of his vibrant sunflowers each morning. A resident of Emmerton Park for the past three years, Mr Huisman can often be found pottering in the gardens and he has taken great pleasure in watching his latest …

3 years ago

West marks the spot

Tour. In celebrating its 60th anniversary next month, the Veteran Car Club of Australia (Tasmania) will be holding a unique veteran-only car rally mimicking the run from Land’s End to John o’ Groats in the United Kingdom. The 2016 Peter Waddle ‘Ends of the Road’ Tour will see 30 pre-1919 vehicles on show at Tall …

3 years ago
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Total fire ban

TFS. Due to the number of fires burning across the state and the current dry conditions, Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) has taken the unprecedented step of declaring a four-day total fire ban. This ban is designed to prevent fire escapes from fires such as camp fires, back yard burning and other similar activities. Campers and …

3 years ago

Water boiling alert

Health. TasWater has issued a boil drinking water alert to Irishtown residents. TasWater is currently working to resolve water quality issues detected during routine sampling of the water supply. Customers should bring water to a boil by heating the water until a continuous and rapid stream of air bubbles is produced from the bottom of …

3 years ago

TC Blues’ time

CHCA. Round eight of the Circular Head Cricket Association saw plenty of runs and wickets as Forest Stanley continued their march towards finals with another win, as TC Blues recorded their third win of the season. Forest Stanley won the toss in their match against Marrawah and didn’t look back setting a big score of …

3 years ago

Unbeatable Black, Blue Bandits 

Hockey. Circular Head Indoor Hockey’s Division One played their final rostered round this week as Division Two commenced finals. Facing Blue Steel, Partners and Pals came out on top with their first win of the season, defeating their opponents 5-4. With their season on the line, the Giants came out hard in the first half …

3 years ago
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T20 finals loss

Colts. In Cricket North West U/17s competition, Circular Head Cowbiz Colts missed out in the T20 Final after losing two of their three games this week. Firstly they played the Burnie Hurricanes on Thursday night with the Hurricanes scoring 4/130 in their 20 overs thanks to Brodie Hays (55), Jack McCulloch (25) and Shaun Redman …

3 years ago

Smoke cancels game

U/16s. Poor air quality due to heavy smoke caused the cancellation of the TC Blues and Irishtown game in the Circular Head Cricket Association’s U/16s game on Saturday, while Forest Stanley totally out-played Marrawah to upset the ladder leaders. The smoky conditions weren’t too bad at Forest and Forest Stanley won the toss and batted, …

3 years ago

Smoke blankets Circular Head

Alerts. Much of Circular Head was covered in a blanket of grey over the weekend as bushfires in the region raged, sending smoke as far as Hobart. At the time of reporting, a bushfire started by a lightning strike last week was still burning at Sumac Road/Dempster Plains. The 15,811 hectare vegetation fire was first …

3 years ago