Walk the talk

Awareness. Soroptimist International of Circular Head is hosting the Walk the Talk event this weekend. The annual event aims to raise awareness of domestic violence by uniting community members in a walk through Smithton. Escorted by police, children and adults will gather at Anzac Park this Saturday (December 2) from 10am before walking along Emmett, …

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Tail wagging appeal

Donate. For Smithton Police Constable Rohan Johnson, man’s best friend is german shepherd Bella. Recently joining the local station, Constable Johnson adopted his now six-year-old canine companion when she was 14 months old. Joining the force in 2009, he was stationed in Ulverstone early on in his career before serving seven years in Devonport more recently. After transferring …

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Intrepid win

CHCS. Circular Head Christian School’s year nine Intrepid Agriculture class has had success in the Cows Create Careers competition. Seven schools and more than 400 students competed in the event where the local school claimed the title of Overall Winning School – Senior for the region. The Intrepid Program, introduced at CHCS this year, helps …

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Seaview win

Award. Stanley Seaview Inn has had success at the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Awards in Hobart, winning silver in the Standard Accommodation category. The annual Tourism Industry Council Tasmania awards celebrate professionalism, sustainability, innovation and excellence in the industry. Stanley Seaview Inn, owned by the Walker family, has a rating of 4.5 on TripAdvisor and is known …

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Social support

Leisure. The Social Leisure Inclusion Program has reached Circular Head offering a fun, new calendar of events. SLIP is designed to assist with establishing individual sustainable social networks, whilst having fun and experiencing new opportunities, activities and environments within the local community. These programs are for people living with a disability, of all ages. The calendar …

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Let’s play cards

Creative. Local minds and faces are behind a new deck of cards sure to be a conversation starter. ‘Cards About Humanity’ was devised and coordinated by a team of three participants in this year’s statewide Emerging Community Leaders program, funded by the Tasmanian Community Fund. They were Dudley Billing, local youth worker at Rural Health, …

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Ring in the new year

Event. What are you doing for New Year’s Eve? How about a rodeo! The inaugural Smithton Rodeo is expected to draw as many as 3000 people from across the state to new event. “It all started New Year’s Eve last year,” says organiser Alyssia Coates. “John and I – our oldest children had gone off …

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Ambition awarded

Recognition. Natasha Coates has won the Training Student of the Year Award. The Emmerton Park employee gained the Business and Service Industries Student of the Year Award for Certificates Two and Three at the Work and Training awards held in Hobart on Friday before taking out the top title. Following over a year of study, …

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Wind beneath their wings

Event. While energy levels ran low, spirits were high during the third leg of the Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run held in Stanley on Saturday. The final stretch, a two kilometre run, challenged participants further after pushing through a 200 metre ocean swim and six kilometre bike ride in strong easterly winds. Despite the overwhelming …

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High achiever awards

NAPLAN. Circular Head’s top NAPLAN achievers were recognised in an awards ceremony in Penguin last Tuesday. Six local state school students were awarded certificates for being the top achiever in their school in this year’s NAPLAN testing: • Addison Swan, grade three at Edith Creek Primary School • Emma Coker, grade five at Smithton Primary School …

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