Text of a lifetime

Prize. Irishtown’s Thalia Bishop is $10,000 richer after picking the TV Week Logie Awards’ best-dressed celebrity at Sunday night’s red-carpet event. Thalia, who watches the Logies every year, said she loves seeing the fashions on the night. As she watched, she noted The Project presenter Carrie Bickmore looked “stunning” in a Paolo Sebastian gown. She …

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Tourists touch down

Tourism. A DC-3 airliner touched down at Smithton Airport this morning, carrying a group of passengers set to tour the Circular Head region. The group will be staying overnight before leaving tomorrow afternoon, with their stay similar to that of a previous group who touched down in Smithton on the same plane in late November …

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Margaret Radford

Local legend. “My motto is: if you want something done, always ask a busy person.” ‘Marg’ Radford has been a busy member of the Circular Head community for 26 years – long enough to “just scrape in” as a local in her words. Growing up in Swansea on the east coast, Marg made the move …

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Cadet on cloud nine

Aviation. A career navigating the skies has been 16-year-old Levi Quilliam’s dream ever since boarding his first commercial flight from Wynyard to Melbourne over 10 years ago. Now, with 25 hours of dual and nine hours of solo flying experience over the past 14 months, the Scotchtown teenager continues to soar higher after being awarded …

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Tigers prove too strong

NWBU. Katrina Furphy’s record-breaking match for the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ women ended in a 22-point loss to Burnie on Thursday night. The men were also beaten comprehensively by the ladder-leading Tigers to the tune of 30 points, concluding two away games in the space of three days prior to the Easter break. Furphy now sets …

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Prepped to pounce

CHFA. A new coach and a rekindled sense of desire sees the Scotchtown Tigers’ senior side eager to put last year’s fifth-place finish behind them. Former Smithton Saints player Brent Burgess has entered the club to take on the role as senior coach, while Kieren Baldock and U/17s coach Kodie Williams will assist as vice-captains …

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State reps shine

Hockey. Circular Head’s next generation of hockey stars have returned after competing in Hockey Australia’s National Championships across the country earlier this month. Representing Tasmania in U/18 and U/15 boys and girls categories were Maddison Poke, Rhys Burgess, Eddie Popowski, Alex Eatts, Connie Perry and Daria Reeve, competing against rival states for a chance at …

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Development over results

NWBU. With just nine games to go in the 2014 season, Tall Timbers Smithton Saints coach Keith Bragg is taking a realistic approach to his sides’ remaining fixtures. The Saints’ men currently sit at two wins and 10 losses at the foot of the NWBU ladder, and while it may not be the ideal position …

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Saints’ bad Friday

NTFL. A narrow three-goal margin was the final difference in the Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ home loss to Ulverstone on Good Friday. The end result came down to the wire in the final quarter, as an injury-plagued senior side desperately searched for their second win of the season and a second consecutive home win. …

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