Poke makes Australian shadow side

Hockey. Fourteen-year-old Maddison Poke has made the Australian under-16s hockey shadow team. She will find out if she plays for Australia in the coming months. The news follows a recent carnival in Hobart where Australian selectors noticed her talent. Read the full story on page 17.

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Rally for Shree

Rally. With just two daysí notice, over 300 cars made their way to Sundayís Cruise the Tarkine in support of Shree Mineralsí iron ore mine near Temma. Organiser Darren Pratt said the day was a success, with motorists travelling from as far as Launceston to make the drive to the Wuthering Heights turn off, at …

5 years ago

Win for Aussies

Mounted Games. Fifteen-year-old David Gardiner has returned home victorious following an Australian win in the Prince Philip Mounted Games in Canada. The Irishtown teen was one of five riders to make up the Australian team, and the only rider from Tasmania. The Chronicle will chat to David this week. Read more in next week’s edition.

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Real Deal

The call to be a disciple of Jesus is just as real today as it was when He was on this planet 2000 years ago. Both the need for disciples and the demands are the same now as they were then. Unfortunately, many of us have either never heard Jesus call to come follow Him …

5 years ago

Muddy madness

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints faced Wynyard over the weekend on a ground that could only be described as a pig sty. It was a tough day at the office for the Saints, going down to Wynyard in all three grades after hard-fought matches in horrendous conditions. Josh Smith and Jesse Grace were …

5 years ago

Saints smash in another win

GNL men. Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints made it three wins in a row with a 3-0 victory over South Launceston. The first half was a thriller as both sides played free flowing hockey with plenty of end to end action. The Saints’ solid team effort was rewarded when Alexander Poke penetrated the baseline and …

5 years ago

Accepting Fletcher

Community. Fletcher Nicholls is a boy with a caring nature. He is loyal, resilient and funny. He also has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Eleven-year-old Fletcher has lived with the disorder, better known as ADHD, since he was diagnosed six years ago. The older he gets, the worse the symptoms can be. While common symptoms include …

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Real Deal

I wonder why it is so hard for us to all agree about which are the best policies to adopt when it comes to managing our country and the use of its resources. The latest mine development here is a point in case where surely the answers to the problems are fairly simple to arrive …

5 years ago

On the couch with the Liberals

Politics. Three local identities will have questions fired at them this Friday night, in the lead up to this year’s election. On the Couch with Michael Hardy, Wendy Schoenmaker and Graeme Drake will see Liberal candidate for Braddon, Brett Whiteley, interview the three locals. “I have to understand what is going on in the community,” Mr …

5 years ago

Mine your own business

Shree. Rodney Collins, owner of Collins Contracting, has just one thing to say: Yes, we have a permit. His words are a response to environmentalists who accused him and his workers of breaching Federal Environment Minster Mark Butler’s conditions of travel into the Shree Minerals mine site. “Did they think we would be that stupid …

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