Event for generations

Agriculture. Local Mike Buckby, former chair of the Agfest Committee, knows just what goes into such a successful event. “The idea came the year before at the World Ploughing Championships which were held in Longford,” he said. Agfest’s inaugural year followed in 1983. Held over two days at Symmons Plains Raceway in Perth, the very …

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Best of ag

Event. Agfest is a day out, an opportunity to check out all there is on offer in the world of agriculture, for some it is tradition. The three day event showcases all things ‘ag’ plus more. Now in its 34th year, head along to be one of 60,000 patrons to experience the field days, where …

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Tigers take glory

CHFA. Scotchtown have taken out Circular Head Football Association’s season opening tournament, the Lightning Premiership. Playing 10 minutes halves under lights at the Smithton Recreation Ground on Saturday, Irishtown and Redpa kicked off the first game with Irishtown winning 2.1.13 to no response from their opponents. Game two saw Forest Stanley edge ahead of Scotchtown …

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Demons demolish Giants

NWFL. Three Smithton Football Club players played milestone matches during round four of the North West Football League on Saturday. Damien Medwin celebrated 200 club games while coach Aaron Tuxworth and Zack Mitchell played 150 and 100 games respectively. The Circular Head Giants travelled to meet with Latrobe Demons, however a slow start proved detrimental …

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Men, women claim first victories

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints notched up their first victory of the Greater Northern League season on Saturday following two consecutive draws. After travelling to Devonport for the round three encounter with Devonport Subs, the game began in a restricting style with little space to work the ball. Breaking out of defence, the …

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A life dedicated to others

Commemorate. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee has unveiled its latest project, dedicating it to a local veteran. Two seats have been installed outside the Circular Head RSL with the hope of providing a place to reflect and remember the sacrifices of past and present servicemen and women. The installations were unveiled …

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Get talking!

Redpa. Save Your Bacon will return to Redpa in two weeks’ time to continue the conversation on healthy living. The Rural Health Tasmania event focuses on the importance of talking to friends and family, and making healthy lifestyle choices. Following the success of last year’s roadshows, Save Your Bacon has returned to Circular Head thanks …

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Mother’s Day

Handmade. The Mother’s Day Shopping Extravaganza is on this weekend, showcasing wares from across the north west. Presented by Handmade Circular Head, proceeds from the day go to The Arty Duck in Smithton. There will be more than 30 stalls from skin care and jewellery to homewares and plants, a massage stand and a sizzling …

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Staircase to stunning views

Tourism. Further upgrades to Dip Falls are set to begin this week. The work will focus on upgrading the stairs, improving safety and increasing accessibility to the destination that is popular with locals and tourists alike. This work is stage two of the upgrade process with a new viewing platform built at the base of …

1 year ago

Style is subjective

It was very disappointing to read two letters published in last week’s Chronicle (April 20) regarding Stanley’s historical values. Everyone is entitled to their opinion when it comes to the styles of buildings and renovations proposed, but there are avenues to follow if people are discontented. When it comes to putting your viewpoint into the …

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