Browsing our best beef

Industry. A group of key stakeholders involved in Australia’s beef industry have been given an extensive tour of Circular Head’s paddock-to-plate operations this week. Facilitated by the Cattle Council of Australia, the annual Rural Awareness Tour arrived in Smithton on Tuesday with a number of government officials and industry professionals visiting Greenham Tasmania before exploring …

3 years ago

Comfort when needed

Service. A small team of volunteers is hoping to ease the burden for elderly residents and their families leading into the final stages of life. Emmerton Park’s new Palliative Care Volunteers group is working with the facility’s existing palliative care staff, aiming to improve the quality of life for patients facing a terminal illness by …

3 years ago

What’s all the Foss?

Employment. When Smithton’s Caitlin Foss first started work at Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation 18 months ago, it was under a temporary placement. Now, the 21-year-old’s smiling face is likely one of the first you’ll see walking in the door to the organisation’s main building on a Monday or Tuesday morning. Caitlin initially began completing small …

4 years ago
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World travellers

Tour. Five local players will receive the international hockey experience of a lifetime when they leave Australian shores later this month. Brothers Alexander and Callum Poke, Samantha Johns, Kade Wooldrage and Liam McLaren applied to travel with sports tour group Wanderers Australia on a ‘first come first in’ basis, with all confirmed a place in …

4 years ago

Consistent champions

Tournament. Warm conditions and a singles format tested the individual abilities of players on Saturday as tennis wrapped up for another season. Seventeen entries in Smithton Tennis Club’s Singles Championships led to four different grades being contested on the day; the men divided into three divisions and a trophy also set aside for the women. …

4 years ago

Off-road antics

Enduro. A rural property is set to host more than 100 endurance riders and spectators next weekend as the Barry Richardson Memorial Grasstrack Series comes to town. The Tasmanian Endurance Riders Club’s second round of the four-part series will be held at Old Stanley Road West on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29, with …

4 years ago

Sport shows no bias

Milestone. When the Circular Head Indoor Bias Bowls Association first started in 1990, eight teams competed throughout the season from South Forest to Togari. Over the past 25 years, the league has continued to grow in providing the region with an easily accessible, physically bearable sport for all ages, now entering 2015 with nine teams …

4 years ago
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Rising to the occasion

NWBU. The Tall Timbers Smithton Saints continued to stamp their authority on the league this season with two impressive wins against Burnie away from home. A second consecutive win for both the men and women sees them improve on ladder positions, with the women sitting second on percentage behind Penguin and the men climbing to fourth …

4 years ago

Thriller in grand final

  Bowls. Smithton’s Division 3 side came agonisingly close to a North West Tasmanian Bowls Association trophy at the weekend, falling to Penguin by just four shots. The only local side to have made it to the preliminary stages, Smithton earned an impressive 29-shot win (112-83) over Spreyton on Saturday to book a grand final berth …

4 years ago

Kiwi connection

Heritage. Its national bird may be flightless, but the New Zealand flag will fly strongly in the wind this weekend in a tribute to our island neighbours. Circular Head RSL is looking to make the most of two new flagpoles at the front of its Nelson Street building, inviting the community to a New Zealand …

4 years ago
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