Report crime on time

Duty. Smithton Police Sergeant Lee-Anne Walters is urging the community to be vigilant and report crimes as they happen. Too often crimes are not reported immediately or at all, hampering police’s ability to catch offenders, Sergeant Walters said. “Report crime at the time, then we attend in a timely manner,” she said, adding it gives …

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90 over limit

A Smithton man has been caught speeding 90 kilometres over the limit. Police intercepted the 18-year-old in the early hours of Saturday morning travelling 170km/h in the 100km/h zone along the Bass Highway near the Stanley turnoff. The vehicle was immediately intercepted and it was ascertained the driver was the holder of a first-year provisional …

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Banding together

Retreat. An upcoming leadership journey will see a group of local women collaborating with communities in Australia’s Red Centre. Seven Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation staff members will head to Alice Springs in just under two months’ time, experiencing a taste of local culture in the Northern Territory complemented by the Alice Desert Festival from September …

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A positive debut

NWJFL. The season has wrapped up for Smithton’s junior football sides, with both coaches thrilled by the club’s return to the competition. With the Saints entering teams into the North West Junior Football League for the first time in three years, the U/14s missed out on a debut finals appearance by the narrowest of margins, …

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Failing to shrug off Blues

NTFL. The Van Diemen’s Land Smithton Saints’ hopes of a finals berth suffered a blow in round 16, losing to in-form Penguin by 66 points. The Saints took confidence into Saturday’s crucial clash away from home, knowing they had managed to beat the Two Blues in their past three matches. But it was the home …

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Positions on a knife edge

GNL. The Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ men took a convincing 4-1 victory over South Burnie on Saturday, but their top-four place remains in jeopardy. City Marians (24 points), Devonport (23) and South Launceston (22) currently hold finals places with Smithton (21), however Queechy Penguins (18) linger as the team to challenge the Saints with …

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Demons conquered

CHFA. Scotchtown is looking to grab their finals opportunity with both hands following an impressive 54-point home win over Forest-Stanley in round 13. This season marks the first time in four years the Tigers have earned a top-four position; the last coming in 2010 when the competition was reduced to four sides. It is also …

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Top sides tested

CHHA. League leaders Robins were slightly unsettled in round 15, forced to hold off a determined Irishtown to claim a narrow 2-1 win. Second-placed Tigers also had to work hard for the three points, with Mustangs playing arguably their best game of the season despite suffering a 3-1 loss. Robins’ twelfth win of the season …

4 years ago

Planting with a purpose

Environment. Students across Circular Head were happy to get their hands dirty over the past week, helping to grow the next generation of native trees. Circular Head Christian School, Smithton High School, Forest Primary School and Stanley Primary School took part in National Tree Day: a PlanetArk initiative promoting the benefits of tree planting for …

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