Firefighting fleet, awards

Community. Circular Head firefighters have been recognised at a state conference for their efforts in fighting blazes earlier this year. At the Fire and Emergency Services State Conference held in Launceston on July 15, those who defended properties on the west coast were presented with the ‘Chief Officer’s Special Award’. Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) chief …

2 years ago

Easy as 1, 2, 3

Drama. Public speaking isn’t for everyone, but how about not knowing what you will talk about until just minutes before taking to the stage. That was exactly the scenario that faced Grade 9 students from Circular Head Christian School, Jaiden Popowski and Jay Saward, who entered the Speech and Drama section of the 49th Burnie …

2 years ago

It’s a Rural Support Roadshow!

Event. Community members wanting to know how they can support our farmers during tough times are invited along to an information session on the topic next week. Farmers are also encouraged to book in for a confidential appointment to speak with those present. The ‘Rural Support Roadshow’ will be held at Circular Head Community and …

2 years ago
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Farmers’ protest

Dairy. Circular Head residents will unite in protesting against dairy giants in support of farmers who are dealing with unfeasible farmgate milk prices. The protest will be held tomorrow (Friday July 29) from 11am at the Circular Head Community and Recreation Centre prior to a Murray Goulburn Co-Operative (MG) supplier meeting. Protest organiser Tony Hine …

2 years ago

Australian of the Year 2017

Open. The Australian of the Year Awards rely on the public to submit nominations for fellow Australians they would like to see recognised. More than 1800 individuals have already been nominated across the four categories: • Australian of the Year • Senior of the Year (65 years and over) • Young Australian (16-30 years) • Australia’s Local …

2 years ago

Round 15 heats up in hockey

CHHA. Division Two Circular Head Hockey Association action began on Friday evening with second and third placed Irishtown and Robins going head-to-head. Enlisting the support of Div Three fill-ins Abbey House and Emma Spinks, Irishtown have impressed in the higher grade effortlessly fitting into the Canaries’ line up to make an impact on the field. …

2 years ago

NW study into cancer services

Research. Locals are invited to take part in a cancer services study undertaken by the University of Tasmania. Researchers from the university’s Centre for Rural Health are conducting the study to determine how public policy affects the accessibility of cancer services in north-west Tasmania, and how patients or family have experienced these services. The goal …

2 years ago
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Penguin deaths

Stanley. Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Circular Head Council have conducted a joint investigation after 18 little penguins were found dead last week near a rookery in Stanley. PWS state compliance coordinator Justin Helmich said the dead penguins were forensically examined and predator attack was identified as the likely cause. “As a result of that …

2 years ago

Saints produce state’s best

Representatives. Seven of Smithton Hockey Club’s Under 16 players are preparing to represent the state at this year’s Australian Championships as two former players return from competition. Harrison Lester travelled to Wollongong, New South Wales in April to represent Tasmania’s Under 15 boys while Forest local Rhys Burgess has just returned from two weeks of …

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