New GM direction

CHAC. Providing community support has always been a priority for Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation’s new general manager, Tony Smart. Following four decades in local government including the past four years as general manager of Circular Head Council, Mr Smart says the transition to community services has further instilled this passion. “My focus is the same: working …

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Seven Up support

Funding. The much loved youth centre at Nelson Street, 7UP, is seeking local support to continue its offerings. Organisers of the after school space will kickstart a campaign calling on local employers to help expand the programs and opening hours this year and on into the future. CHAC youth worker and 7UP subcommittee member Anna …

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Talking about the signs

Awareness. The service clubs of Circular Head are joining in supporting victims of domestic violence. An event will be held later this month to raise awareness and provide support to community members. Gerard Blizzard of the Rotary Club of Smithton says the evening will inform community members of ways to detect if friends or family …

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Pram It in Smithton

Wellbeing. Calling all mums: prepare the prams and your children and join others in the sunshine. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation is introducing Pram It Walking Group. An initiative of the Active Sports and New Directions Mums and Bubs programs, the weekly walking group is an opportunity for mothers to meet new people and bond further …

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Dual naming

CHAC. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation will put forward suggestions to the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania for the dual naming of nine places within Circular Head. It follows a proposal made by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation earlier this year. CHAC chief executive officer Di Baldock says the lack of consultation by TAC was unacceptable and that the …

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CHAC rallies community

Change. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation hosted its reconciliation rally in Smithton on Sunday with more than 200 community members turning out in support. The event was an opportunity for locals to hear from guest speakers and voice their opinions on the reopening of recreational tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and dual naming within Circular …

1 year ago

Right to a voice

CHAC. Aboriginal community members are joining to rally for their history. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation will host a Reconciliation Rally at the Smithton Recreation Ground next Sunday (August 20) from 12pm. An opportunity to make your voice heard, CHAC chief executive officer Dianne Baldock says she hopes the event will encourage conversations, about reopening recreational …

1 year ago
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Strive to Drive new funding

Program. Learner drivers needing a mentor can take advantage of Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation’s free Strive to Drive program. The initiative has received renewed funding to continue delivering the service for another year. Strive to Drive pairs volunteer mentors with learner drivers who may not otherwise have access to a mentor, to help them gain …

1 year ago

CHAC seeks signatures

Petition. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation has launched a petition against the recent actions of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation. The petition asks residents to support the reopening of recreational tracks in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and to say no to TAC’s dual naming of places within Circular Head. TAC submitted a proposal to the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania …

1 year ago

Cultural community

Event. Circular Head locals took part in a cultural day at Trawmanna last Wednesday as part of National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week. NAIDOC Week (Sunday July 2 to 9) is an annual event which celebrates the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and this year followed the …

1 year ago
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