Legendary call-up for “Soupy”

Football. Smithton’s Scott “Soupy” Blizzard has been selected to play alongside some of the AFL’s all-time greats in a charity game later this month. ‘Relive the Rivalry’ will match Tasmanian and Victorian All-Star sides against one another at North Hobart Oval on Saturday October 18, with all money raised donated to Muscular Dystrophy Tasmania. Soupy …

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Getting into the swing of things

Tennis. Racquets and green furry balls will be out in force when the school holidays end in just over a weeks’ time. The Smithton Tennis Club will begin regular fixtures for five nights of the week on October 13 this year, with a split roster dividing the season in two: a pre-Christmas and post-Christmas schedule. …

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Sculpting starts here

Fitness. Bodybuilding is not your average sport on the north-west coast, but Smithton’s Leanne Gifford is not your average woman. Determined, dedicated and goal-focused, the 42-year-old is setting herself a challenge to build on her physique and enter into the International Natural Bodybuilding Association (INBA) Hobart Classic on March 28 next year. Her 26-week journey …

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We pocketed an eight ball trophy!

Tournament. The Circular Head Eight Ball Association held its Grand Final at Smithton RSL last Wednesday night, with Tall Timbers 2 defeating Smithton Club for the championship. The winning team of David Blake, Zackary Plaizier, Woody French, Ashton Bransden, Adrian Philpott and Shannon Walsh took out the season decider by five games to two. The …

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A mo-nstrous effort

Charity. Late last year, Forest resident Ian Keddie was among a group of seven who embarked on a moustache-growing journey through the Movember challenge. After being judged to have grown the finest display of facial hair over the course of the month, Keddie was challenged by his mates to continue his efforts and not shave …

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Save Your Bacon

Health. A mate’s suicide lead a Victorian man to start Save Your Bacon, an initiative encouraging men to chat over a free meal. Rural Health is bringing the idea to Circular Head next week, tying in with Mental Health Week and WorkSafe Tasmania Month. Last year, Castlemaine man Jeremy Forbes threw the first Save Your …

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Lighting up Stanley

Local business people are already seeing the benefits a Hollywood movie can bring to a town, despite filming yet to start or a star to touchdown. Filming of the DreamWorks Studios movie, The Light Between Oceans, is due to start late next month, and will star Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz. The movie is based …

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Meet the Minister

Minister for Health, Michael Ferguson, was in Smithton on Friday for a tour of the Smithton District Hospital, and to meet with local government representatives and service providers in the area. The minister’s arrival followed a visit to Deloraine District Hospital and a meeting with Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Council representatives in Burnie to …

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Meet the Candidates

Council. Circular Head Council’s 15 candidates were announced on Tuesday, giving voters time to meet them before the local government election in the coming weeks. Only nine spots are available around the table, including the seat of mayor and deputy mayor. Next Tuesday, residents have the opportunity to meet those who hope to represent the region …

4 years ago

Keep your KFC to yourself

About 3pm on Monday afternoon, I saw a car drive along Backline Road, Forest and throw out their window their lunch remains from KFC along the edge of our farm. Or cows do not eat cardboard, nor chicken, nor cans of Pepsi. Keep your rubbish in your car, and that goes for everybody else that …

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