Works, budget amendments

Infrastructure. At the Circular Head Council monthly meeting last Thursday, a motion was carried unanimously to amend the 2017-18 budget. The agenda item included an adjustment for works on Blackwood and Partridge roads at Togari which were estimated to cost $590,000 but amended to $500,000. The budget now includes $86,000 to reseal a section of …

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COUNCIL BRIEFS

At the last monthly council meeting on Thursday evening, Circular Head Councillor John Oldaker raised concerns about the deterioration of the Bass Highway, specifically the section at the Smithton end of the Togari straight, and queried whether the council had received any response from the Department of State Growth. He was advised that no response …

1 year ago

Seniors receive bonus

Bills. Aged pensioners and Commonwealth Seniors Health Card holders will receive a one-off bonus payment of $125 per household in coming months to help cover their energy bills. Minister for Energy Guy Barnett said the Special Energy Bonus is being made under the government’s Tasmanians First energy policy and will see higher than expected returns …

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Bass Hwy, Wilshire

Accident. A man is in an induced coma at Royal Hobart Hospital following an accident at Wiltshire last Thursday. Police and emergency services were called to the scene of a single vehicle crash on the Bass Highway near Black River around 2.30pm. The sole occupant was reportedly trapped and suffered head injuries.

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Old fashioned fun

Competition. Irishtown man Darrel ‘Dinks’ Bramich has relived the good old days at a special event in New South Wales. The Barellan Working Clydesdales and Heavy Horses ‘Good Old Days Weekend’ is a celebration of the working animals which pioneered Australia. There with wife Lynne to enjoy the atmosphere, Mr Bramich was invited to compete …

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Eighty year anniversary

Tournament. Stanley Golf Club’s premier event – the WT House Betta Home Living Nut Cup – will mark eight decades next weekend. As the club prepares for the prestigious annual event, Stanley Veterans Golf Group will host a Northern Tasmanian Veterans Golf Association tournament today (Thursday October 26). Teeing off first thing this morning, the …

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Prepare to be spooked

Fundraiser. Beware! For an eerie event will take place tomorrow night.  As the Circular Head Pony Club prepares to host the Pony Club Association of Tasmania State Trials in 2019, the club is putting on a spooky spectacular.  At the State Trials, Circular Head will host clubs from across the Tasmania for three days of …

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Little ones welcome

Wellbeing. Eight-week-old Landon Korpershoek will likely sleep through the Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run next month while mum Laura hits the pavement. The third annual event offers a 200 metre swim, six kilometre ride and two kilometre run as part of the TRY or the choice of a two or six kilometre fun run, this …

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The sound of cheer

Music. Stanley Primary School was charmed with a performance from the Clarence High School Band on Monday, hosting the southern visitors during their tour of the north west coast. Comprising close to 50 students from Bellerive, Hobart the stage and concert bands tour the state yearly. Led by conductor Drew Castles, the year nine and …

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Shucks, they’re good!

Accolade. From a family owned and operated business venture, Tarkine Fresh Oysters has crafted a place in the industry. More commonly known as Bolduans Bay Oysters, the local business is capitalising on the region’s brand, most recently adding another accolade to its collection by winning gold at the Tasmanian Shellfish Industry Awards. Claiming the title …

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