Pool management

Leisure. A contract signing for the Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre sees Belgravia Leisure as the new management. Mayor Daryl Quilliam said councillors were impressed with the leisure services provider, for its experience in the successful management of Splash Devonport as well as in launching new leisure centres. Together with the council, Belgravia Leisure will …

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Reading Relay

Invite. Smithton Library invites locals to Australian Reading Hour, where someone will be reading aloud for one hour in a relay style. Each person will recite a short story or poem of their choice. The national initiative asks people to stop what they’re doing for one hour and pick up a book, to either rediscover …

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Call for councillors

Ballot. Community members wanting to represent Circular Head, now is your time to stand. The upcoming Local Government Election is an opportunity to express an interest in being a voice for locals. With nominations opening earlier this week, Mayor Daryl Quilliam encouraged interested people to put their names forward. “Standing for council provides you with …

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Pool takes shape

Works. The Circular Head Community Wellbeing Centre has reached a significant milestone with the timber portal columns beginning to be moved into position. Mayor Daryl Quilliam said progress would now be much more visible to people as this phase of the construction commences. “People will now start to see the building take shape and it …

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Premiership troubles

HNW. The Smithton Saints were hit hard in the Hockey North West Grand Final on Friday. Both the Under 16 and Under 13 teams played a competitive season to register a place in the premiership match against Devonport and Burnie Baptist respectively. The Under 13 team of William Dixon, Cooper Mallinson, Bailey Gray, Damon Joyce, …

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Space for learning

Project. St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School has completed its redevelopment of the school and construction of the Josephite Centre. The project includes the refurbishment and expansion of all classrooms, including two new upper primary classrooms, the administration area and playground. As well as this, the newly constructed Josephite Centre will be utilised as a …

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Golden gloves up

Boxing. A Commonwealth Games event is coming to Circular Head.  The Circular Head Golden Gloves Classic will take place next weekend, a spectacle not to be missed.  The inaugural event brings boxing to the centre stage for one night of up to 20 bouts, featuring four local athletes along with state and interstate professional boxers.  …

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Family foster life

Children. Compassion and patience are values foster carers Garry and Jane Hite live by every day.  Carers through Life Without Barriers, the Smithton couple is currently caring for siblings, a three-year-old boy and 11-month-old girl.  Garry and Jane, along with their biological children Tom, 22 and Jordan, 20, provide a loving and supportive family for …

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Caring about care

Merit. Emmerton Park has had its commitment to excellence in care reaffirmed. The local aged care home recently received its renewed accreditation of standards by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency.  “It’s a real team effort to maintain our accreditation,” says chief executive officer Ian Adams. “Our staff, residents and volunteers; everyone does so much.”  …

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Portrait of a pal

Moment. A portrait of a longtime pal wasn’t expected to stand out amongst the CHArtchibald Prize entries. That’s according to the artist of the prize-winning portrait himself. Tim Broom’s ‘Ferg’ was announced as the annual prize at the official opening of Art About Town month at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton on Friday night. …

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