South meets East

Netball. A fierce competition between Circular Head Netball Association’s top contending sides ensued at the Women’s Grand Final on Monday night. B Grade began the evening’s proceedings, with Hurricanes and Storms taking to the court for a chance at premiership standings. The Hurricanes proved strongest, defeating Storms 27-19 while Player of the Match was awarded …

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Competitive netballers

CHNA. The Circular Head Netball Association hosted its Grade 6,7,8 Grand Final last Thursday (September 22) and it was a show for spectators. The two teams involved, Puma and Nike, finished second and third respectively at the end of the season. During the roster, the two sides always had fiercely held battles and the Grand …

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Johnston’s UK century

Cricket. Returning from a season playing in the West of England Premier League, local cricketer Bhodi Johnston has experienced the game on the other side of the world. Successfully applying for an import position with Calne Cricket Club, the local all-rounder finished the 2015/16 Circular Head Cricket Association season where he coached Marrawah’s A Grade …

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Country Gold challenge

Sport. The Country Gold carnival presents students with an opportunity to play their chosen sport at a higher level against their regional peers. Circular Head was represented by 52 students, who travelled with three staff and three parents, to the Launceston competition held in mid-September. Over two days teams of students from local state primary schools …

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Ocean appreciation

Aquaculture. An abundance of vibrant marine life awaits to be discovered at the Stanley Seaquarium before the seaside attraction will close permanently on Sunday October 9. In the early days, Diane Charles and Nina Korpershoek would lead tours through the local factory when working with Stanley Fish in the early noughties. However when these tours …

2 years ago

Staying alert paramount

Safety. Local buses en route throughout the region now carry the ‘Look Out, Think Ahead’ message urging motorists to remain vigilant on rural roads. An initiative of the Circular Head Community Road Safety Partnership (CRSP), the campaign successfully gained funding through the Tasmanian Community Road Safety scheme to promote the message on Wells Waggons’ vehicles. …

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Stanley on the big screen

Release. Locals have been waiting years, precisely two, to see The Light Between Oceans following filming of parts of the movie in Stanley in November 2014. Now, they will wait no more with the release date for Australian cinemas set for Thursday November 3. Some locals were treated to a ‘Cast and Crew’ screening last …

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Safety concerns prompt speed reduction 

Traffic. A speed limit reduction has been established between Smith and John streets in Smithton following ongoing safety concerns for motorists and pedestrians. Circular Head Council general manager Tony Smart said a request was lodged with the Department of State Growth in June to reduce the previous limit of 60 kilometres per hour to 50km/h. …

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Steve’s back!

Talks. Renowned family psychologist and public speaker Steve Biddulph will return to the region in October to give talks he was forced to cancel when he was cut off by floods in June. Presented by Rural Health Tasmania, the first of the talks will be held at Stanley Town Hall on Tuesday October 11 from …

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Stormtroopers set to storm into Stanley

Charity. A touring group of self-proclaimed ‘bad guys doing good’ will descend on Stanley next month, raising money for the 2017 Relay for Life event in Penguin. The north-west Tasmanian 501st TAG Copperhead Squad is led by Scott Ransom, who explains what the group is about: “We’re a screen-accurate Star Wars costuming group, we like …

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