Know of a super woman?

Nominate. Smithton woman Adie Cole says to win an Unsung Heroine award can be seen as a “thank you”. “You don’t do all these things you do for the glory of it, but it’s just nice to actually be recognised; it’s nice that someone appreciates your work enough to put in a nomination,” she said. Last …

4 years ago

Tennis, netball, hockey shape-up

Works. Upgrades are underway at two local sporting facilities, preparing the courts and turf for future use. Thanks to the same round of Federal Government money that has funded the light towers at Smithton Recreation Ground, Smithton Turf is set to benefit from a round of works: the first of its kind in 10 years. …

4 years ago

Military historian visit

Presentation. An informal and informative talk on World War One is set to take place at Circular Head RSL on Monday, free to all those interested in the country’s history. Guest speaker doctor John Greenacre is over from England to present the one-hour talk, equipped with decades of experience and in the field. His visit …

4 years ago
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Licence to kill … weeds

Progress. The ongoing battle against ricegrass is starting to yield positive results following last year’s targeted spraying along the eastern edge of Duck Bay. A combined effort led by Circular Head Landcare involving several community groups and businesses saw a summer initiative work to begin eliminating the introduced pest in order to clear the waters …

4 years ago

Managing dairy farm finances

Program. Two new business courses are on offer for dairy farmers wishing to further manage their finances this year. Provided by DairyTas, with help from Dairy Australia and the Australian Government, the courses are free to current dairy farmers. The programs will involve a series of practical workshops to support farmers in gaining more knowledge …

4 years ago

Duck, muck, sluice

Environment. A local resident is looking to highlight the impact of damage that fallen trees and regenerating willows are inflicting on the Duck River’s natural beauty. Smithton’s Janice Jarvis lives on a block backing onto the banks of the town’s iconic waterway, and has noticed an increase in flooding on her land and neighbouring properties …

4 years ago

A fresh tree-dition

Recognition. A new Aleppo Pine seedling will be nurtured in Smithton’s Anzac Park to maintain a significant icon on Anzac Day. The species was first planted on the local memorial grounds to mark the 75th anniversary of Anzac Day in 1990, but was deemed dangerous by an arborist and removed last year. To replace the …

4 years ago
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World of Wanderlust

Brooke Saward once lived in Circular Head. Now she lives out of a suitcase, calling the entire world her home. After completing a Bachelor of International Relations at University of Tasmania, Brooke decided she would follow her dream. Two years on and she has visited almost 50 countries with billions of photos to show for it. Her …

4 years ago

Uni-que pathways

Future. Following six years of book-filled school bags and routine classes, university life is calling for two of our region’s highest achievers. Stanley’s Arrabella King and Smithton’s Kathryn Heathcote finished with ATAR scores of 99.75 and 98.80 respectively, placing them among the top 100 students across the state that completed their Tasmanian Certificate of Education …

4 years ago

Career checks in

Journey. From the open fields of Marrawah to the towering skyscrapers of Melbourne, a lot has changed for 22-year-old Indya Dwyer over the past four years. Caught up in an intense routine of work and study while attending Adelaide’s International College of Hotel Management, she now has a Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) to her …

4 years ago