Hard-fought draw for Saints

GNL men. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints forced a gutsy 4-4 draw against City Marians last Saturday. In the opening minutes of the match the Saints found themselves having to play tight defensive hockey in an effort to keep the City forwards off the score sheet, but after a series of penalty corners the …

5 years ago

Tassie’s hockey goldmine

Hockey. Circular Head hockey continues to earn its bragging rights, by again delivering double figures this year as junior state team representatives. Matching the number of junior representatives in 2010 and 2011, and just shy of 2012’s 12, the impressive figure of 11 players illustrates the association’s dedication. Circular Head Hockey coach Ara Popowski said …

5 years ago

Kids made it market

Community. This Sunday the Trowutta Community Centre Kids Club will be holding a kids made it market to raise funds for the makers themselves. TCCKC coordinator Alicia Sweetman said she is proud of what the children have achieved. “I’m very proud of them because they made everything themselves,” she said. “I’ve told them they get …

5 years ago

Robins and Tigers’ prowl

CHHA. Round 14 started with Robins defeating Mustangs 4-0 and Tigers taking the points against Irishtown 2-0. Mustangs were very forceful in the first 10 minutes, putting Robins on the back foot. Robins’ defence held firm and repelled many attacking moves, which set up their forwards to work the ball around the opposition to have two …

5 years ago

Depleted Demons’ struggle

CHFA. With a large number of players unavailable on Saturday, Forest Stanley was forced to forfeit the reserves game and played with only 14 players in the senior’s match. The depleted Demons struggled against a full Irishtown side and were further devastated when Jade Best was sidelined with a hamstring injury in the third quarter. …

5 years ago

Hellyer house uninsured?

Fire. A fire in Hellyer on Monday has completely destroyed an underinsured house and its contents. Burnie Fire Brigade station officer David Homan said it seemed the house, that was owned by a mainlander and rented out, was not insured. “We’re not sure if it’s insured or not. It appeared from speaking to the owner …

5 years ago

Marrawah murder update

Investigations. Detectives are continuing their investigations into the death of Marrawah resident, 44-year-old Simon John Crisp. The team of detectives is pursuing several lines of inquiry, but is not in a position to provide details at this time. “The local community has provided information that has assisted the investigation, and we would like to hear …

5 years ago

Smithton Cubs’ cleanup

Environment. The Smithton Cubs picked up more than 27 kilograms of waste during its Beachwatch clean up last month. The collection of waste was primarily made up of plastic drink bottles, food packaging, glass bottles and aluminium cans. But the volunteers also found a nappy, some fencing wire and two motorbike tyres along the 1.5 …

5 years ago

Environment Minister’s mine visit

Mining. Environment Minister Mark Butler visited north west Tasmania today, to gather information on the Shree Minerals’ Nelson Bay River Mine and reassess the proposal that was last week deemed invalid in the Federal Court. To coincide with his visit, environmental group Save the Tarkine held a funeral service for the Tasmanian Devil. The mock service …

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