Pink and proud

Community. For one of the instigating teams behind the Relay for Life in Circular Head, there is no cryptic logic behind their name. The ‘Bosom Buddies’ formed as a primarily female group (along with male member Crighton Horton) in April 2007 to complete a remarkable achievement: walking over 400 kilometres from Smithton to Hobart in …

5 years ago

Meet our Miss Galaxy finalist Taneeka

UPDATE Following last week’s Facebook voting, Taneeka Johnston has made it as one of four Tasmanian finalists to move to the nationals of Miss Teen Galaxy Australia held at the Gold Coast in April. Fellow finalist Shaylah Bowman narrowly missed out, finishing fifth place. Modelling. Stanley 15-year-old Taneeka Johnston won her first modelling competition at …

5 years ago

Meet our Miss Galaxy finalist Shaylah

UPDATE Following last week’s Facebook voting, Taneeka Johnston has made it as one of four Tasmanian finalists to move to the nationals of Miss Teen Galaxy Australia held at the Gold Coast in April. Fellow finalist Shaylah Bowman narrowly missed out, finishing fifth place. Competition. Scotchtown’s Shalyah Bowman ticks all the boxes when it comes …

5 years ago
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New speed limit on gravel roads

Safety. As of February 1, a new speed limit applies to all gravel roads in Tasmania. Unless otherwise sign posted, the maximum speed limit on gravel roads is now 80km/h. In some instances the new limit may be too fast and drivers are urged to drive to the conditions and slow down to a more …

5 years ago

Keeping our kids safe

School. As the new year rolls around, so do the wheels of your local bus. Circular Head’s Community Road Safety Partnership Program (CRSP) – which recently took out a major award for its ‘Look Out For Your Mates’ campaign – is targeting school safety as holidays come to a close. And with kids set to …

5 years ago

Basketball ‘Biz’-ness

Competition. Hoops and nets have become a natural part of everyday life for 15-year-old Bzuayehu Heres, recently returning from his second state representative tournament in as many years. The Smithton junior was selected to compete in the Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup held in Albury/Wodonga,  playing for the U/16 Tas Kangaroos – one of two …

5 years ago

Breathe colour into your life

Fundraiser. Remember that boring old white tee you have hiding in the depths of your wardrobe? One special event gives you the chance to wear it with pride for a very worthy cause. The upcoming ‘Smithton in Colour’ fun run combines healthy exercise with spectacular splashes of colour, with all funds raised donated towards the …

5 years ago
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Coach raring to return

Football. After four years out of the game, the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ newly appointed reserves coach Dwayne Everett has rediscovered his desire to hold the Sherrin. The former Scotchtown player has more recently been focused on the footballing pursuits of his two sons in Burnie, but admits that regular gym sessions contributed to …

5 years ago
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