Maddi Rose to sing at Muster

Music. The first time former Smithton girl Maddi Saward stepped on stage to perform, she was just three-years-old. The stage was a converted truck at the Anzac Park Christmas Carols, and the toddler was doing what came naturally having been surrounded by a musical family. “Mum made me hop up and sing . . . …

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Celebrating our achievers

Awards. “She’s definitely here,” Mayor Daryl Quilliam said at Sunday’s Twilight on the Duck award ceremony, as the crowd waited for Emma-Kate Busscher to make her way to the stage. The 17-year-old, who was named the region’s Young Citizen of the Year, was most likely busy working at the Circular Head Youth Leaders stall when …

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Highest honour for former resident

AM. The Member of the Order of Australia, described as ‘the highest recognition for outstanding achievement and service’, has been awarded to former Smithton resident Vicki O’Halloran. Mrs O’Halloran (nee Cuttriss) received the honour on Australia Day for her tireless commitment to helping the lives of disadvantaged people through her role as CEO at Somerville …

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Countless years for community

Honour. William “Glen” McLaren choked back tears as he accepted his Citizen of the Year award at the Twilight on the Duck festivities on Australia Day. Years of dedication to the sport he loves, and to the community he is a part of is what brought him the recognition, announced in front of a relaxed …

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Taking it down a gear

Career. Retirement has always been a simple equation for Edith Creek resident Bill Birtwistle: “My father always used to say, work until you’re 65, and here I am.” Mr Birtwistle, currently the sales manager at Gowans Motor Group, has decided to step down from his position in March after 46 years in the automotive industry. …

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A night at the pictures

Film. The Crystal Theatre Film Society is set to take members on a trip around the world in 2014 – all from the comfort of a seat at the Stanley Town Hall. ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ will take patrons to India, ‘The Band’s Visit’ to Israel, and ‘Life is Beautiful’ to Italy. Films are …

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Shree back in limelight

Mine. Environmental group Save the Tarkine has lodged an application in the Supreme Court seeking the release of what it calls ‘secret’ documents. Campaign co-ordinator Scott Jordan said the documents relate to changes made to the environmental approval conditions for Shree Minerals’ Nelson Bay River mine near Temma. “It should alarm Tasmanians that after being …

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Exploring Tasmania

Library. Over 20 children took part in last Thursday’s storytime session at the Smithton Library, where they were treated to a special visit. Discovery ranger Jess, of Parks and Wildlife Service, read to the children and brought along puppets and stuffed animals to entertain along the way. Children spent the morning “discovering more about the incredible animals that …

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Vehicle catches alight

Fire. Local firefighters and police were called to a house on Pelican Lane in Smithton on Tuesday, where a small fire involving a vehicle was quickly brought under control. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported, although the vehicle was completely destroyed. Constable Josh Woods said the blaze was sparked accidentally, with the …

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