Memories and friendships

Milestone. The Irishtown Community Centre will erupt with laughter and anecdotes of days gone by at its 40 year anniversary next month. The Irishtown Community Centre was established four decades ago in a community effort to replace the former Irishtown Hall. Built in 1900, by Frank and Willie Smith of Stanley, the hall was opened …

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Traditional influences

Art. Nestled in Circular Head’s rich bushland creativity can spring to life. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation is hosting weekly art classes with Gypsy Draven at Trawmanna, Mella Road. Growing up in Wentworth, New South Wales, Gypsy was taught the art of traditional painting during her childhood by her grandfather with influences from the Bundjalung people. …

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Regional education

Review. Circular Head residents are being given the opportunity to have their say on local education issues as part of an independent review into regional, rural and remote education in Australia. Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said the review will consider the challenges, barriers and successes that impact education outcomes, including transition to further …

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New opportunities

Upgrades. The Smithton High School redevelopment project is complete, presenting students and staff with endless opportunities. Made possible by $7 million contributed by the state government in the 2015-16 budget, the works have included a new $3.5 million gymnasium, new library, science laboratory, four classrooms allocated to each grade, a drama theatre and music space …

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Keeping it rustic

Skills. Drop into the Rustic Duck Cafe to experience the class of Smithton High School’s hospitality students.  The Certificate II in Hospitality and Certificate II in Kitchen Operations classes operate the cafe each Monday offering breakfasts, lunches or a place to stop by for a quick cappuccino. Smithton High School hospitality coordinator Kim Muller says …

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Library of opportunities

Literacy. Early learning services within Circular Head will benefit from a donation made by the Rotary Club of Smithton last week. The donation of more than 100 books is part of a statewide project organised by Liz Colman, the wife of Rotary Tasmania district governor Tony Colman. Mr and Mrs Colman were in Smithton on …

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Milk price

Fonterra. Fonterra Australia has released end of financial year figures showing a $19.2 billion revenue, an increase of 12 per cent on the previous season. The co-operative also announced a significant increase in cash payout of $6.52 made up of a farmgate milk price of $6.12 per kilogram of milk solids and a dividend of 40 …

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Dual naming

CHAC. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation will put forward suggestions to the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania for the dual naming of nine places within Circular Head. It follows a proposal made by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation earlier this year. CHAC chief executive officer Di Baldock says the lack of consultation by TAC was unacceptable and that the …

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Seal relocations

Cease. Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff announced last week that seal relocations from finfish farms are to stop by the end of the year. “Increasing numbers of relocations in recent years have impacted on recreational fishers and ceasing the practice will be welcomed,” he said. Seal relocations have become a routine measure …

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Celebrating Seniors Week in nature

Event. They have paved the way for the generations that follow, and now it is time for our seniors to enjoy a little rest and relaxation. Seniors Week, on from Monday October 16 to Sunday October 22, is a celebration run by COTA Tasmania which this year is partnering with Parks and Wildlife Service to …

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