Fire permits

TFS. Tasmania Fire Service has declared an end to the fire permit period in the north west of the state beginning at midnight on Tuesday March 28, but stresses that the requirement for a permit is still in force for northern and southern municipalities. TFS north-west regional chief Shane Batt said the decision to cease the …

1 year ago

Emmett St asphalt resurfacing

Works. Circular Head Council will this weekend be carrying out road asphalt resurfacing works in Smithton’s Emmett Street between King and Smith streets. The works will be undertaken on Saturday April 1 from 1 to 6pm and on Sunday April 2 from 8am to 6pm, weather allowing. During this period, the road will remain closed …

1 year ago

Crack the riddle, spell the word

Fun. Mother’s Day is fast approaching and the Chronicle has a competition to help you count down the weeks and put you in the running to win a hamper valued at $500. The Mum’s the Word competition will run for five weeks and the major prize includes a hamper full of goodies thrown in from …

1 year ago
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Boom lift power

Energy. The job of servicing a wind turbine is no light business. Woolnorth Wind Farm Holding has recently switched to a new boom lift to do the work, finding reduced maintenance, machine downtime and running costs as a result. The wind farm operator is the first in the country to use the Genie SX-180, putting …

1 year ago

Therapeutic pool service

Lifestyle. Community members looking to utilise a pool for health needs have the option of accessing the Wyndarra Centre Therapeutic Pool Service. The service is utilised to enhance recovery and rehabilitation and provides a unique environment to maintain health, wellbeing and fitness. It is available to the wider community for individual health needs and at …

1 year ago

Dance like it’s the ‘50s

Event. An Old Time Family Dance is being held at Marrawah Memorial Hall next month to raise funds for Circular Head’s new pool complex. Patrons are being asked to dress and dance like it’s the ’50s for the evening which will begin with a kids’ disco led by DJ Rodney Edwards followed by more live …

1 year ago

Kate’s campaign

Health. On any given day, 29-year-old Kate Medwin can endure as many as 100 body spasms and struggle to speak, stand or complete daily living tasks. Whilst on other days her symptoms are not so obvious, a reality that is confusing to both Kate and others. She is not looking for sympathy, rather understanding and to …

1 year ago
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Tidy Town judges in Stanley

Visit. Stanley is set to be judged next week for the Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB) national title. National Tidy Town judge Jill Grant, along with state judge Lesley Gardner, will be in Stanley on Monday and Tuesday to meet with locals as part of the award judging process. The popular seaside village was named ‘Tasmanian …

1 year ago

Report into the starting school age

Education. Following a review, the new Tasmanian Education Act became law in December, replacing the 1994 document. Key reforms include an earlier, voluntary school starting age, the provision of 13 years of compulsory education and training, and strengthening home education. It has not been without its share of criticism, mostly due to the earlier, voluntary …

2 years ago

Teams set for merge

CHHA. Circular Head Hockey Association will launch the 2017 season this weekend with a change to the roster’s proceedings. The loss of a Division Two team has resulted in the merging of both grades playing in a combined seven-team roster. Teams will generally remain unchanged, keeping to the Div Two and Three format. CHHA president …

2 years ago