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Management to meet needs

APCA. The Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area is in new hands with the re-establishment of its management committee. The newly formed committee first met in March, and again earlier this month to discuss issues important to the APCA. At the first meeting, held at Circular Head Council, all committee members were present along with regular representative from …

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Warriors ward off Saints

NWBU. A Tall Timbers Smithton Saints stalwart, Alisha Barry earned a North West Basketball Union record on Tuesday. As the Saints clashed with the Devonport Warriors, Barry notched 479 league games, overtaking previous record holder and former player Katrina Furphy. The women played a strong match however were ultimately defeated 90 to 42 while the …

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Saints rise

GNL.The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints took on Devonport in round four of the Greater Northern League on Saturday. The home side shot out firing as Richard Cornish posted a goal for the Saints to lead as the second half ensued. Mistakes were made by Devonport allowing Smithton to take advantage of presented opportunities and utilise …

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Tigers’ strong contest

CHHA. The Division Three games unleashed high scoring in round three of the Circular Head Hockey Association. Meeting on Saturday, Tigers dominated against Irishtown as Sarah Kay claimed six goals alongside two goals from Andy Crole, and one each from Jodi Smith, Melissa Dodd and Stacey Champion-Williams. The side claimed the uncontested victory, 11-0. On Monday, …

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Canaries cull Redlegs

CHFA. The third round of the Circular Head Football Association season saw a dominating performance from Irishtown in both the Seniors and Reserves games. With a home ground advantage, Irishtown led ahead of Redpa in the Seniors to notch seven majors while the visitors contributed one behind in the opening quarter. The onslaught continued in the …

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Path considerations 

Petition. A request by local residents for a footpath along John Street and Carnac Court will be considered in Circular Head Council’s 2018-19 budget.  A petition, lodged by Peter Smith, cited safety concerns for residents and pedestrians in the request. Noting uneven nature strips, blind corners and the narrowness of the road when vehicles are …

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Mother’s delight

Gift. Shop local this Mother’s Day and it’s not only Mum who’ll be smiling. Simply by shopping at one of the participating businesses you will enter into Smithton Retail Group’s shopping promotion with a chance to win a hamper valued at $300. All mums are deserving of a rest, so imagine her delight when she …

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Service and sacrifice

Honour. Commodore Simon Ottaviano says the spirit of Anzac has intensified with the centenary of the First World War. The Circular Head RSL World War I Centenary Committee hosted Commodore Ottaviano of the Royal Australian Navy as guest speaker at the region’s commemorative events yesterday. “Today as we remember those who sacrificed so much, we …

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Lining up for retirement

Career. Known as the local ‘liney’, Geoff ‘Bezzie’ Beswick has retired following four decades in the communications business. Leaving school at the age of 15, Geoff wandered across the Bass Strait for a few years before returning to the Apple Isle. This, he remembers, was the year North Melbourne and Collingwood drew in the VFL …

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Conditional approval for new bank

Progress. Bendigo Bank has officially announced that it will partner with the local steering committee to establish the Community Bank branch in Smithton. The committee has worked over the last four years to bring a Community Bank to Smithton, and the latest formal approval was received following a review of the written business case which …

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Saints surrender

GNL. In the first home game of the Greater Northern League season, the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints were overshadowed by the Launceston Suns. Both sides boasted an outfit of young and experienced players as the women began the round two proceedings. Marching against the Suns, the Saints were led by Sonia Poke and Melissa Stokes …

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Dominating round two action

CHHA. Irishtown claimed a Division Two victory over Robins during round two of the Circular Head Hockey Association on Monday. As the game ensued, Robins surged into attack to convert within the first two minutes from the stick of Teri Nicholls. Irishtown captain Abbey House led in the midfield directing play with precision as Leah …

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Stormy play

CHFA. The Circular Head Football Association copped wild weather throughout round two matches on Saturday. In the Seniors, blustery wind gave Scotchtown the kicking advantage in the first quarter against Redpa at the Redlegs’ home ground. The visitors booted eight goals with a response of one goal and one point from Redpa in the first stanza …

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Touring with the Aussies

Cricket. Ross Arnold was recently caught in the sporting scandal of the season. Touring with the Cricket Australia Travel Office (CATO), Arnold attended the South Africa versus Australia Test series in which Australian captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were accused of ball tampering. Having visited Sri Lanka and England with the …

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Final quarter pain 

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants fell away to be defeated in round two of the North West Football League on Saturday. In the first home game of the season, Circular Head met with former Tasmanian State League club Burnie Dockers. In the Seniors, the Giants hit the scoreboard first to notch three majors …

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Circular Head Community News

Travelling for research

Experience. Six countries, seven weeks and 21 flights later, Matthew Gunningham returns to Circular Head with newfound knowledge and insight into the world of agriculture. The Mawbanna dairy farmer was one of 23 young primary producers and managers across the country to be presented with the Nuffield Scholarship, which sees them undertake research into agriculture …

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The sound of cheer

Music. Stanley Primary School was charmed with a performance from the Clarence High School Band on Monday, hosting the southern visitors during their tour of the north west coast. Comprising close to 50 students from Bellerive, Hobart the stage and concert bands tour the state yearly. Led by conductor Drew Castles, the year nine and …

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Adventure bound

Sailing. Nicholas Huisman is preparing to embark on the 2017 Youth Leadership Challenge aboard the Windeward Bound. The Circular Head Christian School student will join nine Tasmanians as well as 10 refugee youths for the 10 day voyage in December. The Youth Leadership Challenge aims to foster personal growth experiences and build confidence,  communication and …

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Shop anywhere, everywhere

Economy. Smithton Retail Group, formerly Circular Head Business Group, is partnering with Why Leave Town to bring a shopping promotion to the area. The Circular Head Gift Card will replace Shopping Dollars and allow customers to spend at more than 50 participating businesses throughout the region. From hairdressers to mechanics, florists to grocers, restaurants and …

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Puzzle in the pages

Tale. Togari local Noel Quilliam has recently read a book riddled with talk of Circular Head, which had him wondering, ‘Why should the Captain of a vessel going to Woolnorth leave here with a good appetite?’ Noel shares with Chronicle readers his journey through the pages. How could a globe trotting Sydneysider writing a book …

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