Sunday August 1, 2021
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Flying in the face of service

Flying in the face of service

Circular Head’s vandalism epidemic continues to rage on with significant damage being done to Anzac Park over the weekend. A plaque detailing all those who have served in Circular Head from the Boer War right through to the Vietnam War was smashed and will need to be replaced, and damage to the trail of Remembrance has resulted in the death of two trees. “I’m p***** off about it to put it...
Craytastrophe

Craytastrophe

At this time of the year crayfish fishermen could normally expect to receive anywhere between $65 and $80 a kilogram for their cray, sometimes getting as high as $120 around Christmas time. Right now, you’d they’d be lucky to receive more than $30. Last year was a rough one for the fishing industry, as can be said for most, but as the Australian economy begins to rebuild one key factor is...
Salty rewarded for commitment

Salty rewarded for commitment

Glenn ‘Salty’ Saltmarsh has been rewarded for a lifetime of surfing and more than 30 years of commitment to running the West Coast Classic. Salty will receive a Life Membership during this year’s presentation ceremony on the final day of the Classic. Though he now loves working on the annual event, which has never been postponed or cancelled since the inaugural event 46 years ago, he admits he...
Park seeks new home

Park seeks new home

Tarkine Animal Park has been forced to close its doors indefinitely after the lease was cut three years short on December 17 when foreign investors placed the property on the market. The popular tourist destination first shut down in March as a COVID-19 safety measure and was due to reopen in mid July, but when the time came owner Crighton Horton and business partner Ingrid Oosting were asked...
Petrol to finally flow in Stanley

Petrol to finally flow in Stanley

Visitors and residents of Stanley will finally have access to diesel and unleaded without leaving town from as early as Easter, according to Stanley Supermarket Manager Phil Dunne. “It’s taken about 12 months to get it all organised and approved,” Phil said. He says that though there has been much deliberation with council, it wasn’t the only obstacle. “There have been a few issues getting...
Kings calls it a day

Kings calls it a day

King Bros will officially close their doors for the last time at the end of the month after selling the building to Rural Health Tasmania earlier in the year. King’s has been an iconic business in Circular Head’s history for over 70 years, settling into King Street back in 1949 under the ownership of brothers Darcy and Walter King. Originally running a grocery business in Nelson Street, they...

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