School’s in session

Guidance. With 22 years of teaching experience under her belt, Smithton’s Meagan Popowski is no stranger to the first day of a new school year. Whether it’s students eagerly returning to catch up with friends they’ve missed over the holidays, or a five-year-old taking their first step into an unfamiliar classroom, she’s witnessed many reactions …

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Stepping out

Education. She’s used to putting her best foot forward when it comes to dance, but now 12-year-old Abbey House will be challenged by a different routine. As schools across the state open their doors for 2015, the Forest youngster joins a new wave of high school students with book-filled bags in tow, descending upon the …

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Look up and live

Driving. Circular Head’s Community Road Safety Partnership has a new weapon to tackle inattention whilst driving, and it hits hard. Easy to spot at the head of Smithton’s eastern Bass Highway entrance, the crashed vehicle sits next to Tasmanian Dairy Products at eye-level in an effort to remind local drivers of the realistic consequences of …

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Twilight delight

Event. Celebrating what it means to be Australian, Monday’s Twilight on the Duck festival had it all. From zinc-covered faces and thongs to deck-chairs and songs, the annual event drew a vibrant crowd that had its pick of food, drink and entertainment. As the day’s program unfolded, the Australia Day Award recipients were announced. Led …

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Golden guest

Festival. Golden Guitar winner Amber Lawrence has been told a thing or two about Smithton. “I’ve been told great crowds – people that really love music,” says the Sydney-based artist. Wrapping up gigs in New South Wales for the Tamworth Country Music Festival and having taken home the coveted Golden Guitar for Female Artist of …

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Friendly contest delivers

Cricket. With the CHCA taking a break over the long weekend, Trowutta-Combine Cricket Club hosted a friendly fixture against the Circular Head RSL on Saturday. A concept in its eighth year, the relationship between the two sees the Smithton-based side hold their annual dinner at the RSL building and in return, RSL members take to the …

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Fine line in loss

Cricket. Marrawah Cricket Club was bundled out of the Cricket Tasmania Statewide Twenty20 competition on Sunday, falling 18 runs short of the required total. The first-round exit to BCL outfit Natone Cricket Club came as a tough blow for the home side, which found itself on the wrong end of a controversial moment during the …

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Trophy chance awaits

CNW. They’ve competed in several losing grand finals, but Circular Head Cowbiz Colts’ U/17 side is in pole position for a piece of silverware this Friday. Undefeated in the five Commonwealth Bank Twenty20 matches played so far this season, the local side travels to Wynyard to take on Ulverstone in the grand final starting at 5.30pm. …

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Test against best

Bowls. Smithton’s Division 3 men produced the goods against Turners Beach at the weekend and had another comfortable win. The 47-shot result (a 114-67 score line) could be credited to the work of all rinks in holding their own, with a good team contribution overall leading to no particular standout rink. Smithton took the early advantage …

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Tourism is westward-bound

Sign. The new tourism sign promoting the Edge of the World is working wonders, according to Circular Head Councillor Betty Kay. The 4.5 by three-metre sign, erected a kilometre east of the Stanley turnoff, is hoped to encourage visitors to venture west. And it’s doing just that says Cr Kay: “The sign’s been wonderful; I’ve just …

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