Downpour turns sour

Complaint. A sudden downpour of rain was the last straw for Bernard Atkins, who says Stanley comes “second best” to Smithton when it comes to local government funding. The Stanley Chamber of Commerce chairman aired his frustrations to the Chronicle following last weekend’s heavy rain, which caused numerous streets in the seaside village to flood. …

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Ricegrass: past, present, future

Environment. The ricegrass eradication mission of the Circular Head Landcare Group has come to a halt this summer to allow the region’s oyster farmers a chance to sell their stock. Project coordinator Sue Jennings spoke of the mission to the gathering at the Cradle Coast NRM Community Awards in December. Today she tells Chronicle readers …

2 years ago

Tunnerminnerwait, home at last 

History. On January 20, 1842 more than 5000 people watched on as an Indigenous Australian by the name of Tunnerminnerwait was hung in Melbourne for murder. Born into a small community at Robbins Island in 1811, Tunnerminnerwait grew to become a prominent figure in Tasmania’s Indigenous Australian history. On Friday, 175 years on, a modest …

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On the lookout for festive spirit

Competition. Put on your Aussie ‘cozzie’ because it’s time for Twilight on the Duck! Today’s (Thursday January 26) national holiday will be celebrated by Circular Head locals at West Esplanade, Smithton for the annual Australia Day festival. However this year’s event has a twist: scouts will be on the lookout for the most creative outfit …

2 years ago

Ready to learn

Supplies. Getting the kids back to school will be stress-free with these great local deals! For Smithton Primary School students Daniel, 10, and twins Michael and Tristan Peacock, 9, and sister Alexis Dawkins, 7, Smithton Newsagency is place of wonder and excitement when preparing for school. Hurrying to pick out their contact paper and pencils, …

2 years ago

An oceanic endeavour

Visit. Circular Head residents caught a glimpse of the iconic Young Endeavour tall ship at Stanley last week, though it left many wanting more. The ship, owned by the Royal Australian Navy, arrived at the Stanley port last Wednesday with plans of hosting a public open day on Saturday. However horrendous weather forced the open …

2 years ago

The I Am Project

Acceptance. A local project is hoping to send an inspiring message of empowerment and positive self-esteem through photographs and true words. The I Am Project (Local message of body love, Chronicle, January 12) is a collaborative effort between friends Leanne Everett and Abbie Poke, and local models who have posed for photographs baring all – …

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Acro sets pulses racing

Class. It’s all about the moves at Smithton’s Inpulse Dance and Fitness, and now dancers are being stretched to their limits with a new syllabus. The local studio was joined by Stacy Mitchell of the Acrobatic Dance Association on Sunday to coach teachers Trudi Hine and Sue Thrower in the technique of the style. Following …

2 years ago

Decade of dedication

Recognition. Smithton Ambulance volunteer Trevor Spinks says every shift is different to the next. His point is proven when a page is received mid-interview with the Chronicle and he’s off to attend the call-out. The local ambulance volunteer, and current volunteer coordinator, received recognition for long standing service last month after more than a decade …

2 years ago

Devil, meet Duck

Entertainment. The Devil Country Muster is right around the corner, but organisers are first asking the community to support a different local event. The Twilight on the Duck festival will see promising talent sing for a spot on the Muster’s stage in the second annual Talent Quest. The quest’s first round of performances will be …

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