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Calling all movers, shakers and TikTok makers

Calling all movers, shakers and TikTok makers

From this February, Aussies can register for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) inaugural national Dance for Sick Kids fundraiser.  The week-long dance challenge will take place from May 15 to 21, raising money for seriously ill and injured children and their families across the country.  By pledging to dance between 30 and 120 minutes per day for one week, all funds raised will...
Protecting or harming our heritage?

Protecting or harming our heritage?

Preparations for the annual Bob Brown Foundation takayna Trail marathon race day, which was set for Saturday March 20 and included pre-race dinner and registrations on Friday March 19 in takayna/Tarkine, north west Tasmania has come to a halt after months of preparation, with Forestry Tasmania [Sustainable Timber Tasmania] denying access to the iconic marathon...
Community stands defiant

Community stands defiant

A community meeting hosted by the Circular Head Coastal Awareness Network (CHCAN) at the Smithton Recreation attracted 150 locals keen to learn both sides of the narrative in regards to the Robbins Island Renewable Energy Park application set to be tabled early this year. Emcee Leanne Minshull was joined by Michael Anderson, Craig Garland and Ben Marshall on the panel, as well as Birdlife...
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...

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