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Driving positive change

Driving positive change

The inaugural Australian Olympic Change-Maker Virtual Summit held in September connected students and schools around Australia together in one major event. Hosted by Olympic Champion, Brooke Hanson OAM, the Summit celebrated each young leader nominated for this year’s Award and featured Olympians discussing leadership, being a positive force and overcoming challenges in creating...
Like grandfather, like grandson

Like grandfather, like grandson

Former Circular Head local Cole Vincent left Tasmania to study a Bachelor of Aviation at Swinburne University four years ago. Now a qualified commercial airline pilot, Cole briefly returned to Smithton to follow in his grandfathers footsteps, performing an impromptu landing at the Smithton airport. Having come home to Tasmania when Victoria went in to stage four lockdown Cole has been unable to...
Rural Health transitions to new space

Rural Health transitions to new space

In the six years that Rural Health Tasmania’s CEO Robert Waterman has been at the helm, the local community hub has grown 400 per cent. Now offering programs through 13 sites across the north west, and including Kind Island and the west coast, Rural Health have officially outgrown their Smithton premises and over the next couple of years will slowly transition to offer their programs across two...
Tapeball takeover

Tapeball takeover

Though the Circular Head Cricket Association fixture is still waiting on clarification before going ahead, Circular Head’s Pakistani contingent have taken it upon themselves to get back into it early, holding impromptu tapeball tournaments on the bottom ground at the Smithton Recreation Ground. Tapeball is exactly what it sounds like - cricket, with a tennis ball, wrapped up in duct tape, and...
100 years of love and strength

100 years of love and strength

Ivy Furphy has been counting down the days until her 100th birthday and the day has finally arrived. Celebrating at Emmerton Park on Tuesday October 7, Ivy was surrounded by her loved ones as they marked the memorable occasion with a telegram from The Queen, and birthday messages from the Prime Minister and the Premier of Tasmania, among others. Ivy sat while her telegrams were read, remarking...
Surprise for Sharman

Surprise for Sharman

Lyle Sharman has collected plenty of interesting tales in his 90 years of life, including travelling all over Australia and working an incredible 18 different jobs since leaving school in 1948. Living in Stanley at the time, Lyle joined the army on October 14 that year and was transient for his next 12 years of service, but ended up spending a lot of time in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales. He...

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