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Festival of Learning

Experience. Smithton Library is hosting a free festival celebrating learning. A fun and interactive calendar of events will begin on Monday (September 3), when local face painter Emma Berechree takes locals for a colourful class. The local artist, of Splash Face and Body Art, will give an overview of the quality products to use when …

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Robins, Tigers victory

CHHA. In both divisions of the Circular Head Hockey Association Grand Final, Robins and Tigers fought for the title.  The action started swiftly as Division Three launched Saturday’s proceedings.  Andy Crole scored within two minutes of the game for Tigers though it did not take long for Robins to reply as Jenny Poke drew the …

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Canaries fly high

CHFA. Irishtown have claimed three Circular Head Football Association Grand Final victories from three contests. The football club made an appearance in the Under 17, Reserves and Seniors clashes at Smithton Recreation Ground on Saturday. In the Seniors, both Irishtown and Forest Stanley took to the field with determination and intensity. The Canaries earned an …

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Giants eliminated early

NWFL. The Greenham Tasmania Circular Head Giants could not make it past the North West Football League Elimination Final in Latrobe on Sunday. In season-ending affairs, Circular Head were matched with Latrobe in the Seniors game and Penguin in the Reserves. Latrobe started scoring strong with 10 majors in the first quarter and just one …

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Eamon gains Wallabies knowledge 

Rugby. Tasmanian Rugby Union player Eamon Gallaher recently represented the state under the leadership of a national sporting identity. Competing in the Gold Coast Rugby Carnival in July, Eamon was coached by former Australian Wallabies player Luke Burgess. The rising star was enthusiastic in the opportunity to learn from one of the greats of the …

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Stories from Vietnam

Remembrance. Between 1962 and 1975 more than 60,000 Australians served in the Vietnam War, including 2323 Tasmanian soldiers. Redpa born Stephen James Cocker OAM was one of them. The Circular Head RSL WWI Centenary Committee welcomed Mr Cocker as a guest speaker at the Vietnam Veterans Day service earlier this month. The day commemorates all …

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Plans for puppy park

Project. A place where our four-legged friends can play and owners can chat, is what a group of locals is proposing for Smithton. In recent months, the group has been meeting with Circular Head Council to discuss the potential for a dog park in Smithton. Next week, they will put forth a formal proposal and …

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Ease in appointments

Communication. Patients at Smithton District Hospital can now dial in for appointments through ‘telehealth’ conferencing services.  Telehealth utilises telecommunication services to provide medical advice. The Computers on Wheels service, or CoWs, is an initiative of the state government’s Delivering Safe and Sustainable Clinical Services White Paper.  The local hospital recently received a new portable unit to …

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Best bacon about

Accolade. Celebrate International Bacon Day this Saturday (September 1) with award winning rashers from Perry’s Quality Meats. Taking top honours in the Australian Bacon Awards, the Smithton butcher was named the best in the state in both the full rasher and short cut categories as well as gaining national recognition for his short cut bacon, …

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Committed to clubs

Recognition. Circular Head Football Association has inducted Rodney Medwin and Steven ‘Scissors’ Nicholls as Life Members.  Stalwarts to local football, the pair were recognised at the annual dinner and awards presentation held at Irishtown Community Centre on Saturday.   Rodney Medwin In a career which started strong from a young age, Medwin – a self-proclaimed …

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