Twilight dash 

Race. Bzuayehu Heres is normally found darting around the basketball court, but next week he will be seen dashing through the Australia Day sports events. Tying in with Circular Head Council’s Twilight on the Duck, the Vestas Duck Dash will be held on Thursday January 26. While in previous years a cycling event has coincided …

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Congratulations, Dr Rose

Success. Charles Rose’s life has come full circle, from spending time in hospitals as a youngster to graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in December, but it seems the most exciting is yet to come. The former Smithton local talks about what it was like growing up in Circular Head, where …

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Spectacular performance, U/13s 

CNW. The Circular Head Cowbiz Colts Under 17s travelled to meet with the third placed Latrobe Demons on Sunday in an impressive game of high standard cricket. Entering the match with just 10 players, the Colts batted the first innings to set a very defendable score of 8/173. Lead by skipper Isaac Perry and Joel …

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Demons’ dismal defeat 

BCL. The Tall Timbers Forest Stanley Demons suffered a 164-run defeat by their Burnie Cricket League opponents, West Ridgley, during Saturday’s proceedings. Forest Stanley travelled along the coast to face the round 11 showdown and were sent to bowl the first innings. Brody Davison (3/64) topped the bowling figures with Nic Bellinger (1/18) and Iain …

2 years ago

Mayor enters new political arena

Election. Circular Head Mayor Daryl Quilliam is ready to take on the next challenge, vying for a seat in this year’s Murchison election. The long-standing mayor will challenge Independent Member for Murchison Ruth Forrest, who has held the position with the Tasmanian Parliament Legislative Council unopposed since her election in 2005. Cr Quilliam was first …

2 years ago

New stop, all aboard!

Transport. The new school year brings a new bus stop for some local students. From the start of the first term, the Smithton pick up and drop off points for children from Stanley, Forest and Edith Creek primary schools will change from Smith Street to Grant Street in a move that is in line with …

2 years ago

Pool progress

Update. Circular Head Council has appointed Burnie-based GHD Woodhead as architects for the Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre. Sydney-based pool specialists Geoff Ninnes Fong and Partners have also been appointed as project consultants. The development application for the wellbeing centre is currently under assessment with the council awaiting the report of the site geotechnical investigation, …

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Kids in hot cars

Summer. Never leave children or pets in cars this summer. That is the message from RACT and RSPCA, as they tell of the dangers linked to leaving children and animals in hot cars. Between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 the RACT rescued 60 children locked in parked cars in hot weather. They also rescued …

2 years ago

Kindness creates relief 

Support. Many community organisations rely on the kindness of volunteers to deliver support services, and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation is one of these. The Smith Street organisation provides a variety of support services to residents in need but requires community input to continue this work. CHAC volunteer coordinator Anne Mitchell says this personal assistance creates …

2 years ago

Ladies, Giants need you

Football. Community members interested in supporting the Circular Head Giants’ bid to launch a women’s team are invited to attend an information session next week. In last week’s edition of the Chronicle (Thursday January 12, Women’s side) Smithton Football Club president Nic Bellinger announced the club had expressed an interest with AFL Tasmania in joining …

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