Reunion rendezvous

Tour. Thirty-four past Junior Farmers and Rural Youth members from all over the state spent an uplifting weekend in Circular Head recently. The Tasmanian Rural Youth Past Members Association reunited over two days on April 16 and 17, with the group visiting The Cape Grim Water Company collection site and Pure Sense Candles; enjoying dinner …

3 years ago

Rec’s lights installation underway

Update. The Smithton Recreation Ground’s second oval received a facelift recently as four 18-metre training standard light towers were installed. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam said the project was made possible by a state funded $35,000 ‘Sport and Recreation’ grant while Circular Head Council covered the remaining costs. This forms stage two of the lighting …

3 years ago

Rock lobster season

Fishing. A reminder to fishers that the recreational rock lobster season closes on Saturday April 30 for the entire Eastern Region, and for female rock lobsters and giant crabs in the Western Region. The season for males in the Western Region remains open until Wednesday August 31. The total closure for the Eastern Region is …

3 years ago
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Education Act

Submissions. A Smithton businesswoman is asking locals to join her in providing feedback on the government’s proposed changes to the Tasmanian Education Act. The draft Education Bill 2016 was released on March 14 and it proposes to extend the compulsory years of education and training by: lowering the minimum school starting age from five years to …

3 years ago

Cat management plan open for comment

Draft. The Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment is seeking public comment on its ‘Tasmanian Cat Management Plan’. The plan is designed to improve the management of feral and domestic cats in the state, and reduce the negative impacts they may have on the environment, agriculture and human health. For more information visit http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/invasive-species/cat-management-in-tasmania/draft-tasmanian-cat-management-plan.

3 years ago

Bushfire campaign

Invite. Community members are invited to a special ‘thank you’ afternoon following the 2016 bushfire campaign. Join Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management, Rene Hidding MP, in celebrating Tasmania’s community spirit and acknowledging the sustained effort of emergency service workers and volunteers during the bushfires. It is an open invitation and is a family …

3 years ago

Rocking the faux rocks

Art. Keith Tutor certainly knows his rocks. Dubbed the ‘Rock God’ by his clients across the globe, Tutor is in Stanley to share his knowledge and expertise in a field he created. The artificial rock industry has often showcased on a large scale, think theme parks, resorts and galleries. Tutor, however, brought the concept of …

3 years ago

Bass Highway petition launched

Funds. A community petition has been launched to enable the Circular Head district to demonstrate that funding is required on the Bass Highway from Burnie to Marrawah. In launching the petition, Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay said it was clear from her consultations with the local community this section of road was a pressing …

3 years ago

Couta bonds

Courage. A day of fellowship was held at Couta Rocks on Sunday, for those affected by the recent bushfires. Described as both ‘fierce’ and ‘unpredictable’, the January 27 fire threatened shacks and people in the small shack community as the majority stayed to defend their properties. With the intensity of the situation at hand, those …

3 years ago