Cuppa with the PM

Meeting. On Friday, the Chronicle sat down with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to talk about his visit to Circular Head. Starting his morning by climbing the Stanley Nut, the PM made his way to Smithton to meet with the Chronicle’s Janelle McGowan. Taking some time out at Time Out on Emmett, the PM sat down to his curried scallop …

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Dog park proposal proceeds

Project. Our four-pawed pals may soon have a safe place to play in Smithton.  Circular Head Council will apply to the Tasmanian Community Fund to contribute to establishing a dog park at Fossey Street.  At the last monthly meeting, councillors made the unanimous decision to transform the park into a place for all.  The council …

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Council election

Vote. Circular Head, these are your new council candidates. Councillor candidates Norman Berechree, Hellyer Gerard Blizzard, Smithton Alyssia Coates, Forest Kathleen Ettlin, Smithton Brad Gawne, Smithton Tony Hine, Smithton Stafford Ives-Heres, Marrawah Peter Johnston, Stanley Betty Kay, Scotchtown John Oldaker, Redpa Ashley Popowski, Smithton Daryl Quilliam, Smithton Rebecca Tyers, Montagu David Woodward, Smithton Mayor candidates John …

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Anzac memorial trail

Project. A memorial trail honouring Circular Head’s 84 fallen World War One veterans will be built in Smithton. The trail, around the perimeter of Anzac Park, is made possible thanks to $5595 from the federal government’s Armistice Centenary Grants Program. The grant will allow for the purchase of plaques placed in front of individual trees …

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Flying doctor experience

Education. Learning is fun, especially when the school day involves a tour of the Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft. The ‘Look! Up in the Sky’ education program has toured Tasmanian primary schools for one month, stopping at Redpa and Edith Creek in early September. Local students had the opportunity to climb on board, strap themselves …

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Maida Innes-Smith

July 30, 1936 – June 27, 2018 Maida Mary was born in Pukekohe, New Zealand on July 30, 1936 to Vera (nee Wright) and Joseph James Hoe. She was the second youngest of seven children including Lola, Shirley, Richard ‘Dick’, Patricia, Josie and Margaret. As the two youngest, Maida and Margaret were loved and spoilt …

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Mastering education

Achievement. Margaret ‘Midge’ Gray has graduated from Charles Sturt University with a Master of Emergency Management. Splitting her time between Mella and New South Wales, Midge has been making the monthly trip to Sydney to volunteer with two emergency services. While in Sydney, she also finds the time to teach casually at a girls’ private …

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Humanity in action

Awards. Two locals are among 13 students across the state to be recognised for their compassion, integrity and kindness. Caleb Berechree and Georgia Stokes, of Circular Head Christian School, were invited to a presentation ceremony for the Fred Hollows Humanity Award at Parliament House in Hobart on September 21. The award is a national initiative …

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Wedding bells

Love. As Grand Final weekend approaches, this lighthearted account of a special day in 1977 will bring a smile to the many spouses who can relate. Jan Britton, who has a shack at Bluff Hill Point, shares her love story with late husband Donald. Donald and I were married at the Church of England in …

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Anniversary of love

Commitment. When Peter met Dot is a love story spanning six decades. Peter John McLaren was born on June 13, 1937 to Ambrose Frederick and Hazel May McLaren. Dorothy Heald was born on February 5, 1941 to Tasman Charles and Irene Elizabeth Heald. Peter and Dot met in 1957 when Dot was working at Roger …

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