From dream to reality

Cricket. Former local Kayden Hine recently realised his ambitions of playing at international level. The 20-year-old last month returned from England after a stint with the Wellington Cricket Club in Division Three of the West of England Premier League. Growing up in Marrawah, Hine played with the Marrawah Cricket Club in the Circular Head Cricket …

1 year ago

Greenham buys Moe meatworks

Company. Australian owned HW Greenham and Sons has announced its acquisition of the Moe meatworks in Victoria. Currently operating abattoirs in Smithton and Tongala in northern Victoria, Greenham has agreed to purchase the former HY Moe Meat site in Latrobe Valley for an undisclosed sum. “Moe complements our existing operations and we are looking forward …

1 year ago

Bloomin’ big event

Community. The Garden Spectacular committee, a bunch of busy bees, is shining the light on the state’s flower growers ahead of this weekend’s big event. The event, which last drew a crowd of 5000 or so in 2014, is on again this Saturday and will feature a splendid showcase of floral arrangements and plenty of …

1 year ago
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Seniors’ big bash

Anniversary. Set to celebrate their biggest bash yet, the Circular Head Senior Citizens’ Club invites community members along to a party for the ages. Established in 1967, the club celebrates its half century milestone this month and will mark the occasion in style. Coastal clubs and community members are invited to share in the merriment, …

1 year ago

Tracks process

Update. The decision to reopen tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area now depends on a public environment report, the state government says. New Minister for Environment and Parks Elise Archer, who took on the position following the resignation of Matthew Groom late last month, said this was a “normal part of the process” and that the …

1 year ago

Jobs fair

Event. A jobs fair for Murray Goulburn’s Edith Creek workers is being held in Smithton this week. The event is being staged by the Circular Head Regional Economic Development Working Group and the federal government to assist employees in finding new employment, training options and career directions once the plant closes by the end of …

1 year ago

Calling all past students

Reunion. The Smithton High School class of ’67 is looking for fellow pupils to join in a reunion early next month. One of the organisers, Rob Wells, says the group has been able to contact more than half of the 89 former students. “Some we have added that did not appear in the Wybian at …

1 year ago
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Shop anywhere, everywhere

Economy. Smithton Retail Group, formerly Circular Head Business Group, is partnering with Why Leave Town to bring a shopping promotion to the area. The Circular Head Gift Card will replace Shopping Dollars and allow customers to spend at more than 50 participating businesses throughout the region. From hairdressers to mechanics, florists to grocers, restaurants and …

1 year ago

Puzzle in the pages

Tale. Togari local Noel Quilliam has recently read a book riddled with talk of Circular Head, which had him wondering, ‘Why should the Captain of a vessel going to Woolnorth leave here with a good appetite?’ Noel shares with Chronicle readers his journey through the pages. How could a globe trotting Sydneysider writing a book …

1 year ago

Cruise ship preparation

Tourism. Wondered what cruise ships will mean for Circular Head? Two guest speakers, leaders in the sector, will visit Smithton to present the ‘Getting cruise ship ready’ workshop. They are Tammy Marshall, of The B Hive, and Jill Abel, chief executive officer of Australian Cruise Association. The workshop will cover: the growth of the industry, …

1 year ago