Festive finery

Parade. Similar to the decorated mannequins in lavish shop windows in New York City’s Fifth Avenue, the Senior Citizens’ Club will be dressed to the nines next week. The local club will celebrate Easter with their own festive parade mimicking a New York City tradition stretching back to the 1870s. Starting as an Easter Sunday parade, …

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Community force in action

Passion. In blistering conditions, the Circular Head Relay for Life event attracted community members from all walks of life. One decade on from its origins in Circular Head, the biennial event continues to bring community members, clubs, schools and sporting groups together in the fight against cancer. A Cancer Council initiative, more than $43,000 was …

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Calm in the chaos

Experience. University of Tasmania medical students put their knowledge to the test last week while responding to emergency training exercises in Circular Head. Rural Clinical School students were challenged to simulated mass casualty scenarios with limited resources. Director at the Rural Clinical School Lizzi Shires says immersing students in such scenarios will prepare them for …

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Marrawah roars over Richmond

Over 50. The Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club met with Richmond in Redpa for an annual clash on Sunday. Richmond were making a three day pilgrimage to the far north west so were keen to secure a win and get value for money. The visitors batted first and started strong with their accomplished openers …

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Our Unsung Heroines

Awards. Soroptimist International of Circular Head marked International Women’s Day by honouring the unsung heroines within our community. Also known as the United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace, the day is recognised annually on March 8. With a focus on the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world, …

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The Mwangaza experience    

Performance. A group of children is bringing authentic African cultural worship and dance to Smithton. Performing at Smithton Christian Fellowship next week, the event is free and open to all. The Mwangaza Children’s Choir is an inspiring and talented group of children aged eight to 12 who are dedicated to sharing the gospel of hope …

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Walking to honour

Camaraderie. Circular Head is nothing if not united when it comes to community causes. Relay for Life is one great example. As the weekend event draws near, community members will be busily preparing while perhaps trying to store up some precious sleep. This year marks 10 years since the inaugural event, initiated by a strong …

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Premiership collapses on Colts

CNW. The Circular Head Colts lost the Cricket North West Under 17 Grand Final to Devonport Orions on Sunday. Sent to bat the first innings, opening batsman Sam Muller was bowled for a duck before Jake Russell (20), Logan Smith (16) and Kaleb O’Halloran (19) stepped forward. Ben Spinks (17) and Judd Stewart (11) added …

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Wild, wild west

Surfing. The annual Rip Curl West Coast Classic dished out all sorts throughout the long-weekend event. In the only all ages surfing spectacle in the state, more than 20 hours on the waves were notched up across the divisions in three days. Competition began on Saturday at West Point and Lighthouse beaches in ideal conditions, …

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Golfing greats

Tournament. A tradition for more than half a century, Smithton Country Club recently held its annual long-weekend events. The Neil Wells Memorial Four-Ball-Best-Ball began the weekend’s proceedings on Saturday, followed by the SW and AJ Barker Smithton Bowl events on Sunday and Monday. The 4BBB memorial event, which will commemorate three decades next year, was …

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