Run Charli run

Achievement. Twelve-year-old Charli Kay has won the 2016 Tasmanian Primary All Schools Cross Country with a time of 12 minutes and 40 seconds. The St Peter Chanel Catholic School student has shown her skill on the course in the past, winning last year and finishing runner up the two years prior. A determined athlete, Charli …

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‘Bula’ Circular Head

Donations. A whopping community effort that raised just over $25,000 for Fiji following Cyclone Winston in February has had a heartwarming ending. Trevor and Marian Spinks, whose daughter Courtney McIntyre initiated the Smithton street stall fundraiser earlier this year, have returned from Fiji after distributing the local funds to affected townships. Up until the couple’s …

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Mrs King’s milestone

Life. Entering her 100th year, Elsie King can look back on her centenary of life and smile. Elsie King (nee Wilmot) today celebrates her 99th birthday, and she sat down with the Chronicle to talk about all the things that have made her life memorable. Born to James Albert Wilmot and Horizontal Sophie Bingham on …

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School holiday program

Activity. A Kids’ Club for ages four to 12 will run at the Smithton Sports Centre next week to liven up local children’s first week of school holidays. On Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm the free program will see children take part in games and crafts with guest clowns. Morning tea will be …

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Tracks access promise

Meeting. Labor Candidate for Braddon Justine Keay has announced that within the first three months of her being elected she would convene a meeting between all relevant stakeholders to commence work on a lasting solution for access to west coast tracks. “I have met with the Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation and far north-west coast residents and …

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Gardiner backed by member

Donation. David Gardiner’s trip to Ireland representing Australia in the International Tetrathlon next month has been made easier with financial assistance from a local politician. Liberal Member for Braddon, Joan Rylah has personally donated $300 to Gardiner’s travel expenses to ease the financial pressures the 18-year-old faces in travelling overseas to compete. “I hope that …

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Creative writing

Workshop. Young people aged from five to 17 are invited to take part in a free creative writing workshop with award-winning Tasmanian author, Coral Tulloch. Coral will help participants create a story together. Each will take home a copy of the story and information on a local and statewide writing competition. The workshop is on …

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Project can launch

Funding. Circular Head Boat Club has been granted $7000 for upgrades of the Smithton marina precinct. Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley announced the funds on Sunday as part of the ‘Stronger Communities Programme’, which funds small capital projects that deliver social benefits. Circular Head Boat Club commodore Joe Murrell said the funding would assist …

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Seven Up’s funding support

Commitment. Federal Labor has announced a $130,000 investment in Seven Up Youth Centre, should the party be elected following next month’s election. Labor Candidate for Braddon, Justine Keay made the announcement at the Nelson Street centre on Friday. “Fingers crossed we’ll be able to be in a position to deliver it,” she said. “The longer this …

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Waterfront’s rockwall

Announcement. The Smithton foreshore is the focus of a $250,000 election promise from Federal Member for Braddon Brett Whiteley. If re-elected, a Turnbull Liberal government will provide funds to construct the Eastern Foreshore Rockwall in Smithton. Mr Whiteley said that the project will allow Circular Head Council to develop the area as a community recreation …

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