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Unsung heroes

Unsung heroes

Circular Head’s servant hearted were acknowledged during National Volunteer Week (May 20 to 26) on Friday.  Those who selflessly give of their time to help out others were thanked during an event held at Wyndarra Centre.  Circular Head has always had more than it’s fair share of volunteers.  Results from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2016 Census reveal 23.7 per cent of...
Jurassic sighting

Jurassic sighting

The sleepy streets of Stanley quivered with a low echoing rumble.  Rubble cascaded from the Nut as the ground quaked with the slow and steady steps of a terrifying prehistoric predator trolling along Church Street.  Heads turned, cars slowed. Toby the T-Rex was in town.  Despite his alarming appearance, the 66-million-year-old carnivore was nothing more than a gentle giant,...
Never too old

Never too old

Having notched up 300 games in Tigers colours a few weeks ago, Stacey Champion-Williams reflects on a hockey career that started not all that long ago. Growing up with sister Georgina Jackson, Stacey had always played netball, while Georgina preferred hockey. “I always said I’d never play it,” Stacey laughs. “Now I’ve played it more than 300 times.” Stacey first picked up a stick when she...
Sticking with it

Sticking with it

Richard Cornish’s illustrious Smithton Saints career includes over 300 games and zero premierships. Playing ever since he could hold a stick, Cornish began his career playing on grass in school minkey. Eight years later, he made the switch to turf and graduated to junior hockey, clocking up games all along the coast with best mate Nick Stokes at his side. There’s been a lot of wins, goals and...
Mongolia’s back paddock

Mongolia’s back paddock

Jocelyn Flint has always tried to highlight the most unique aspects of farm life in her photography, but a surprise trip to Mongolia in 2016 took her on an entirely different journey. The trip was a tremendous adventure that took her through new mountainous terrains. Snapshots from her journey now make up a good portion of her exhibition at Time Out on Emmett. Perhaps the most surprising part...
Commitments continue

Commitments continue

Highfield Historic Site’s history is continuing to be preserved and the state of the Bass Highway is still a talking point.  A Labor government will invest $150,000 to finalise the delivery of interpretative facilities should it win the federal election this weekend.  Federal Member for Braddon and Labor Candidate Justine Keay says the original headquarters of the...

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