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Enter your poetry or story

Competition. Locals are invited to enter poetry or a short story to the Society of Women Writers Tasmania. The Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award is open to stories between 1200 and 1500 words. The Robyn Mathison Poetry Prize is for open poetry up to 40 lines in length. Prizes for each of the competitions …

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Hellyer Rally action

Motorsport. The Tall Timbers Hellyer Rally hosted round two of the Tasmanian Rally Championship at Togari on Saturday. Following a round one victory at Mathinna last month, driver Eddie Maguire and navigator Michael Potter earned a one minute and six second victory in their Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9 over Jamie Vandenberg and Adrian Hodgetts in …

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Obituary – Harold Thomas Berechree

Harold Thomas Berechree (August 25, 1922 – May 7, 2017) Harold Thomas Berechree was born at Mengha, a second child for Tom and Caroline “Maggie” Berechree. At around age four, the family moved to Faheys Lane where they lived for seven years. Then in 1933, aged 11, the family again moved, this time to the …

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Permit feedback

TFS. Tasmania Fire Service has partnered with other Tasmanian fire management agencies to conduct a review into Tasmania’s fire permit system and is seeking feedback from the community. The permit system was established in 1979 following inquiries into the devastating 1967 bushfires. The system plays an important role in protecting life, property and the environment …

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Saints push City Marians limits

NWH. The Smithton Saints claimed victory against City Marians Red during round five of the North West Hockey Under 16 season on Friday. Playing on opposition turf, the young Saints took control of the game from the first whistle. After just four minutes of play, a solid ball from Henry Wright into the circle was …

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Saints dull Suns

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints have secured second place on the Greater Northern League ladder following a dominant 5-1 victory over South Launceston on Saturday. The win coincides with Joe Coombs’ and Daniel Cramer’s 300 and 200 game milestones. It was South Launceston however who took control of the game early, using their …

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Win a trip to Antarctica

Students. Tasmanian students are being encouraged to name Australia’s new icebreaker vessel for a chance to win a trip to Antarctica. Chair of the Parliamentary Antarctic Alliance, Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry, said up to 12 students and four teachers from across Australia will fly to Antarctica for a day. “The students would become …

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May day record

Rain. Smithton and Marrawah have recorded their wettest day in May. Heavy rain fell in much of the state’s north west, north and upper east coast on the weekend. In the 24 hours from 9am Friday to Saturday, the heaviest falls were in the north, including 62 millimetres at Smithton, 50mm at Marrawah and 38mm …

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New rockwall for Smithton foreshore

Grant. A Circular Head environmental project will receive funding support of $250,000 from the federal government. Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry announced the funding commitment for rehabilitation of the Duck River Eastern Foreshore in Smithton as part of the Improving Your Local Parks and Environment program. “The funds will allow the Circular Head Council …

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Old pool

Update. Stage one of the demolition of the Circular Head War Memorial Swimming Pool will continue early next week. The bulk demolition of remaining out buildings and structures is due to begin on Monday (May 29) and will take approximately two weeks. Removal of asbestos, the old pool liner, some plant and other equipment has already …

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