Welcome all

Volunteers. Circular Head is a community built on the efforts of volunteers. To talk all things volunteering, Wyndarra Centre has extended an invitation to the wider community to join next week for an informal chat. Wyndarra’s Libby Billett says the afternoon will provide an opportunity for local organisations which engage volunteers to meet, and offer information, …

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Where are they now?

Education. Ever wondered what career path a former classmate took? A local project is tracking down Circular Head pupils to find out. The Where Are They Now? project shares the stories of past and present Circular Head students and their journey from primary and secondary schooling into further education. Inspired by the social media phenomenon …

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Working into the workforce

Careers. Smithton High School students gained an insight into the workforce in Circular Head last week as part of the Work Inspirations program. Funded by Circular Head Council through the Circular Head Education and Training Consultive Committee, the program provides young people with a look at the working world. Held across two days, the model …

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Flourishing ideas

Guests. Circular Head Garden Club is cultivating a season of extraordinary events. Following a successful dutch auction last month, the local club is filled to the brim with ideas and events to bring to Circular Head. First off, Wychwood Garden and Nursery owners Matt Bendall and David Doukidis will share their expertise at the club’s …

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Mental health first aid 

Event. Mental Health Carers Tasmania will provide mental health first aid training in Circular Head later this month.  The free event, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, will allow participants to learn how to support those who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.  The Mental Health First …

2 months ago 0

Junior kickers

Auskick. Circular Head youngsters will kickstart their footy careers in the junior development program next week.  After more than a decade coordinating the local program, Craig Perry has handballed the role to new coordinators Phil Gale, Rob Coates and Kalon House.  “Auskick is designed to teach kids skills and gain confidence,” says Gale.  “It’s about …

4 months ago 0

Our Braddon representatives

Politics. We meet the House of Assembly members representing Circular Head for the next four years as determined at the recent election. Returning to their seats in Braddon are the Liberal Party’s Jeremy Rockliff, Adam Brooks and Roger Jaensch, and Shane Broad of the Australian Labor Party. Labor’s Anita Dow, who was Burnie Mayor for …

4 months ago 0
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New pokies plan

Issue. Local workers and community organisations will be hit hardest if gaming machines are removed from pubs and clubs in Circular Head, say two hotel managers. Tall Timbers Tasmania will be forced to dismiss up to five employees and consider terminating tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of community support arrangements if Labor’s proposed poker machine policy …

4 months ago 0

Party promises

Pledges. Several new announcements for Circular Head have been made in the past week or so, with a re-elected Liberal Party committing funding to local causes. The first: A $250,000 pledge to Highfield Historic Site to further upgrade the Threshing Barn, which is now the new function centre. The funds would allow work to commence …

4 months ago 0

Duck from above

Progress. As the $30 million Duck Irrigation Scheme surges forward, the view of the project from the air gives another perspective. Bell Aviation pilot Lloyd Kay spent a recent leisurely Sunday morning admiring the sites of Circular Head from above when he glided over the site of the Mill Creek Dam currently under construction. “Some …

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