Tarkine movie campaign

Petition. A petition to see the Tarkine world hertiage listed has over 62,000 signatures. The campaign, launched by American outdoor apparel company Patagonia last month, was presented through a short film called takayna. In partnership with the Bob Brown Foundation, the aim of the film is to raise awareness about the global significance of the Tarkine. …

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Irishtown’s weekend of wins

CHHA. Irishtown Hockey Club claimed three victories from three games during Circular Head Hockey Association Division Two and Three proceedings recently. The Div Two side took on Tigers on Saturday, earning the scoreboard advantage in the first term as Donna House converted the opening goal in the dying minutes of the first quarter. In the …

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Unexpected result in milestone

CHFA. Irishtown experienced an unfamiliar result in Circular Head Football Association action on Saturday as Forest Stanley defeated the number-one side. Playing in Stanley, the home side took advantage of the local support to claim the two goal lead in the first term. Irishtown switched on in the second quarter as Kayne O’Halloran stormed the …

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Giants crumble

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants registered a tumultuous defeat in the North West Football League on Saturday. Playing in Smithton, the side took on the Burnie Dockers who remain in the second spot on the ladder. In a low scoring first quarter, Circular Head held a three point lead at the quarter time …

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Slick, fierce Saints

GNL. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints men and women met with traditional rivals City Marians in the Greater Northern League in Smithton on Saturday. In the men’s match, the competitive nature of both sides was evident from the start as they pushed the boundaries and tested the patience of the umpires. City Marians captured offensive …

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Tarkine Coast on the map

Plan. The recently rebranded Tarkine Coast Progress Group has a vision for Circular Head and beyond. The rebranding initiative, changing its name from Circular Head to Tarkine Coast late last year, has been the right move for the group, says president John McNab. “As a brand for our region, Tarkine is recognised all around Tasmania …

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Vote for your wonders

Promotion. Two local attractions have been shortlisted in a national competition to discover the country’s greatest locations. The Seven Wonders of Australia competition, run by online travel portal Experience Oz, has listed 50 places and opened the voting lines. The Nut is one such natural wonder, described as: ‘A sheer-sided bluff and all that remains …

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New roadkill app

Free. A new app is making it simpler and quicker to report Tasmanian native wildlife roadkill incidents to help paint a picture of roadkill hotspots across the state. The free Roadkill Tas app enables users to record data on some of our most threatened species, including the Tasmanian devil, spotted tailed quolls and wedge-tailed eagle. …

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Snapping showcase

Promotion. Smile, you’re in the frame. Circular Head Tourism Association’s latest project has added a nostalgic twist to a modern concept. The local group is working with Circular Head Council and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation to install three picture frames in prominent local spots. The association’s tourism manager Kim Bailey believes this to be a …

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Road absorbs funds

Infrastructure. Funding for the Bass Highway is a given, with $100 million promised no matter the result of the federal election. Premier Will Hodgman welcomed the infrastructure and jobs creating investments announced on Sunday by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The upgrades to Bass Highway between Wynyard and Marrawah will include road-widening, installation of overtaking lanes …

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