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Speedy Spinks

Speedy Spinks

Local teen Sam Spinks worked his way up from pole five to pole two for the final race of the Australian Power Boating Association Championships in March.  Participating in power boating since age 11, Sam nurtures a keen interest in the high speed sport.  Purchasing a boat in 2011, Sam made the plunge and stepped out of junior competition and into the 25 horsepower open hull outboard...
Robert Street worries

Robert Street worries

Margaret Street resident Ray Blazely is urging drivers to slow down on Robert Street.  The Smithton local says traffic from Circular Head Child Care Centre is in a precarious position as cars come over the crest of the Robert Street hill at high speeds.  “There are a lot of cars that come and go from this area,” he says.  “It worries me to know children are in the backseats of...
Four generations of service

Four generations of service

Serviceman Kelvin Bryant reflects on the service of his father, grandfather and great grandfather every year on Anzac Day. A former Royal Australian Navy serviceman, the day has always been one of solemn reflection for the Stanley resident.  With 41 years of active service under his belt, April 25 is a day of reflection not only on his service, but the service of the three generations of...
New role for new face

New role for new face

Donna James will be taking on the role of business development manager at the new Circular Head Community Bank.  Starting in May, Donna will spend a month in training before the Community Bank opens its doors in June.  With another staff member to be added to the team in the coming weeks, a refit of the Smith Street branch is the last hurdle the bank has to jump.  All the way...
Fifty-two for Hugh

Fifty-two for Hugh

Togari boy Hugh Gillies isn’t missing the droll of the alarm clock after 52 years on-call for Tasmanian Irrigation.  Hugh and his parents moved to the region in 1959 to a farm in Montagu Swamp, now Togari.  Serving with the 9th Division in Tobruk, Libya and New Guinea, his father was allocated a settlement farm after World War II.  Hugh attended Redpa Area School until he was...
Uniting generations

Uniting generations

Anzac Day is a time of reflection. For Trowutta local David Macauley, this day will be spent thinking about his time on peace keeping missions in East Timor.  It was in 1997 at the age of 30 that David joined the Australian Defence Force.  “I remember the Anzac Spirit stirred something in me, my patriotism and desire to do something for my country,” he says.  Appointed Clark...

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