Running for fun

Activity. They may be helping their school, but St Peter Chanel Catholic School students will also be helping themselves to some exercise through an upcoming event. Grades 1 to 6 will come together on Wednesday May 28 for the Adidas School Fun-Run: a school fundraiser promoting physical activity and education while providing incentives for participating …

4 years ago

Goals galore

CHFA. Redpa and Irishtown both had a day out against their opposition, with 113 and 202-point wins over Scotchtown and Trowutta City respectively. The percentage-boosting wins see Redpa maintain top spot on the league ladder after four rounds, as Irishtown remain closely behind with just four points separating first and second. At the Smithton Recreation …

4 years ago

Saints’ momentum ends

NWBU. Despite both sides recording impressive wins last week, the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints were kept in check by Penguin in Game 17 overnight. The Blues, aiming to keep their teams in the top five in the lead-up to finals, earned 21 and 15-point wins over the Saints’ men and women respectively. In the earlier …

4 years ago
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Sunburnt Saints

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ men and women both suffered 3-1 away defeats at the hands of the South Launceston Suns in round five. The results mean the Saints’ men lose top spot on the ladder to their most recent opponents, while the women also slip to third place with the league’s bottom …

4 years ago

Tiger triumph

CHHA. An impressive attacking display in round six led Tigers to a 6-0 thrashing of Mustangs, with Robins rolling on to take care of Irishtown 3-0. The red and white remain without a loss so far this season at the top, but Tigers’ 15 goals in the past four matches see them in a strong …

4 years ago

The farmer’s ultimate tool

(Advertorial) Machinery. Buying a brand new tractor can often be a stressful decision for farm owners, but for Greg and Helen Spinks, the choice was easy. The Forest farmers have recently invested in the German-designed-and-built Fendt 514 Vario, confidently described as the “Rolls Royce of tractors” by the seller, Tas Farm Equipment’s Peter Kay. The …

4 years ago

Storytelling sessions

Workshops. Rural Health’s Karen Cardillo believes everyone has a story within them, waiting to be told. She is helping people realise that potential through ‘Telling My Story with Scrapbooking’; a free program encouraging participants to document their stories. Over the course of four weeks, participants have the opportunity to create a book of photos, and …

4 years ago
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Keen to council?

Election. The Circular Head community will again vote for their preferred local government members this October, with nine positions around the council table up for appointment. With a new system in 2014 resulting in all councillors (Mayor and Deputy Mayor included) facing the polls this year, current Circular Head councillors Jan Bishop and Jeanie Murrell …

4 years ago

Report cruelty, attacks

Care. Following the success of the RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk at Stanley on Sunday, now is a timely reminder for pet owners and the community to keep an eye on their furry friends. Event organiser Kate Harmon, of Smithton Veterinary Service, said she was proud of the community for “toughing it out” and braving the …

4 years ago

Town transformation

Design. Smithton’s visual appeal is set for a touch up, with a draft of the Landscape Development Plan released for public comment. The proposal – a further step from initial discussions with the community in February – has incorporated 18 priority sites around the town, with improvements ranging from symmetrical tree plantations to eye-catching banners. …

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