The deciding vote

Politics. Next week’s Legislative Council Election will determine if the previously safe seat of Murchison will go to Independent MLC Ruth Forrest or new contender, Daryl Quilliam. The Chronicle asks the candidates about the issues that matter to them. Ruth, tell us about you and your political history I am a nurse and midwife of 35 years. …

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International immersion

Study. The $12,000 Greenham Tasmania Agritas Scholarship has been awarded to Josh Brown, of Westbury. The 26-year-old currently resides in Denmark where he is completing a Master of Science majoring in agricultural economics at University of Copenhagen. The third generation to be raised on the family’s 500 acre farm, Josh has already completed a double …

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Close to home

Experience. Emmerton Park commemorated Anzac Day with a service on Monday, hearing from a special guest. Stanley resident and retired Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Kel Bryant shared what April 25 means to him. “I go back a long way to when I was just a young boy and I remember my father getting …

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Moderation Movement

Workshop. An upcoming food and exercise workshop aims to reconnect people with their bodies, helping to foster a positive relationship with food and exercise. The ‘Moderation Movement’ workshop will see presenters, dietitian Zoe Nicholson and fitness professional Jodie Arnot take participants through a session on the pleasure of eating and exercising. Through their movement the pair …

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Protecting Stanley’s historical values

A few months ago a resident submitted a letter to the Circular Head Chronicle (‘Keep the charm of Stanley town’, November 24, 2016) about their concerns that Stanley was losing its unique historical values and charm due to modern, shed-like buildings such as on the corner of Pearse and Church Street having been approved and …

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History at risk

Alarm bells should be ringing in the north west with another proposed attack on the historic identity of Stanley – its main attraction along with the Nut. The town is unique in having had the past foresight to preserve and respect its historical buildings. But this is not evident in recent development approvals nor in …

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Spectacular showcase

Event. Returning inspired from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show last month, Circular Head Garden Club is preparing for their own extravaganza. With the Garden Spectacular set to be held at Highfield Historic Site later this year, CHGC members took the opportunity to delve further into the world of floristry, exploring creations and products …

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Blue Hope dinner

Social. A delicious dinner has capped off a fundraising effort for Blue Hope, a national charity that supports police experiencing hardships. Held at The Smithton Club on April 12, the event was organised by Margaret “Midge” Gray, who is helping to support the cause through fundraising initiatives. Residing in Mella, Midge runs first aid courses …

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Empowering women

Life. A special one day event of empowerment is coming to Smithton. Open to females aged 16 and over, Beautiful, Courageous You is being presented by Lauralee Berrill who authored the book by the same name, and fellow guest speakers. Throughout the day, participants will take part in workshops where artists, nutritionists and specialised consultants …

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