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Bowls. Saints’ new turf in tip top shape

Smithton Bowls Club and volunteers pitched in to cut and lay new synthetic turf at Smithton Country Club last week.  A break in the weather — unlike the days of wind and showers prior and following — allowed the job to be finished off.   Thursday’s games were washed out and the points were shared.  …

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Library. Summer fun

From January, get lost in the local library with free holiday activities. Join in the fun and discover the Smithton Library’s Zoo of Curious Creatures. On Monday January 7, it’s Rock Creatures for all ages, and on Thursday January 10 head along for Recycled Robots. Both start at 2pm. Ranger Discovery Day will be a …

2 months ago 0

Support. Seeking solutions for residency

The power of passion has overwhelmed a Circular Head family.  Doctor Daryl O’Connor, his wife Kathleen and sons Glen, 16, and Jared, 12, recently had a bid for permanent residency in Australia rejected.  The family moved from Fiji to Circular Head almost five years ago when Dr O’Connor took a post at Smithton Medical Centre.  …

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State. Fire permits

A fire permit is now needed in all of Tasmania as the weather warms up. Campfires and barbecues do not require a permit, but people must remain in attendance at all times while any fires remain alight and ensure they are completely extinguished before leaving. Forecasts for summer indicate warmer than average temperatures, says Tasmania …

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Marrawah strikes

Over 50. The Marrawah 50 and Over Cricket Club swung into action last Saturday with a decisive victory over the highly rated Launceston Twilighters.  The annual day-night game, played at the Smithton Recreation Ground, is a highlight for both players and supporters.  As Marrawah lined up fresh and fit from a healthy winter program, the …

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Teacher workload concerns

Action. A number of local teachers and support staff are seeking improved work conditions and wages.  Members of the Australian Education Union have taken industrial action in response to negotiations with the state government to address issues of unfair pay and workloads. This has included refraining from administrative tasks such as recording student attendance data, …

2 months ago 0

Bowls. Div Two in second place

Smithton Saints’ Division Three pennant team of Jean Cameron, Lyn Savage, Joy Auld and skip Cherylle Pedley gained two valuable points in last Thursday’s game against Latrobe. Meanwhile, the Div One team found the going tough, meeting with Latrobe. Saturday’s Div Two team earned the result they were after, defeating Penguin 94 to 87. Outstanding …

3 months ago 0
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Show us a good time

Weekend. An event 110 years strong is only made so by its community. This year, the show returns with all of your favourites such as equestrian events, woodchopping, cattle competitions and the popular animal nursery. Along with the popular chopping events, there will be a two-shoe tree felling class, an event that has not been …

3 months ago 0

Teamwork for the win

Championship. Circular Head Christian School Maroon emerged victorious from the school soccer roster Grand Final. An action packed six weeks produced games between seven teams from St Peter Chanel Catholic Primary School, Circular Head Christian School, and Smithton and Edith Creek primary schools. Comprising mixed teams from grades three to six, all teams displayed sportsmanship …

3 months ago 0

Bowls. In need of a win before break

In Bowls North West games, last Thursday’s ladies pennant was a washout across the competition. Saturday’s mixed pennant found the slow greens tough going with the Smithton Saints’ Division Two and Division Four teams not faring well. Div Two left with one rink and Div Four with a draw in one rink. “We have done …

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