CHAC. New chairperson

Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation has reflected on the past year at its annual general meeting, and now looks to the future. About 2000 community members identify as Aboriginal, with the local organisation playing an important role in the community with the aim to enrich the lives of community members. CHAC welcomes Sam Cleland to the …

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Carols in the outdoors

Event. Dashing through Montagu in a rusty Holden ute, the Christmas Bush Carols are here – you beaut! Beneath the setting sun and under the gum trees, this year’s Smithton Christmas Carols will be something a little different. To be held on Sunday December 16 at Trawmanna on Mella Road, bring the family, roll out …

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Kindness in community

Effort. The service clubs of Circular Head will come together to raise funds for families doing it tough next weekend. An event will be held at Trawmanna to support drought affected communities in New South Wales and Queensland. Settle underneath the gum trees and take in live entertainment from Gina Timms, Jeff Power, Dudley Billing …

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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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Inspired by women

Culture. Following the theme ‘Because of Her, We Can!’ community members will join to commemorate NAIDOC Week. National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee Week (July 8-15) is an annual celebration of the culture and history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation will host various cultural activities throughout the week, …

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Community action

Prevention. The Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation will establish a Community Action Plan to tackle alcohol and drug addiction.  Supported by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation and the federal government, CHAC has received $10,000 to fund a Local Drug Action Team. Alcohol and Drug Foundation chief executive officer Erin Lalor said the program supports organisations in …

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Service with a smile

Funding. Marking one year of polishing pearly whites in Circular Head are the Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania (RFDS) and Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation. The mobile dental care program is provided to rural and remote communities who may not have access to dental support.  Announced in the Federal Budget earlier this month, the outreach program …

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Studying dementia

Learning. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation, in partnership with University of Tasmania, is taking steps to increase understanding of dementia. Funding from the federal government’s Dementia and Aged Care Services will enable 10 members of the local community to study a Bachelor of Dementia Care. The $835,000 grant will allow students to complete the online Dementia …

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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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Community support for local lad

Event. Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation will host a fundraising event tomorrow night in support of local Rhys Marshall. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in December, the 24-year-old is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Launceston General Hospital. His mother Cheryl Marshall says Rhys is in his usual high spirits. “I think it’s important to understand that as far …

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