Sound of a century

Tradition. To many, the poignant echoes of The Last Post sounding from a brass instrument trigger feelings of pride, sombre reflection and private sadness. To the musician who holds the responsibility of carrying out such a moving piece during commemorative services, emotions reach an equal peak while concentration is focused on the timely exhales and …

4 years ago

Jump-start for juniors

NWJFL. Smithton Football Club’s junior sides were given a special season introduction against Wynyard on Friday night as the home ground showcased its new lighting. Following the completion of the local Auskick program, Smithton Recreation Ground’s lights were switched on for the first time in a local Australian rules football season as the Greenham Tasmania …

4 years ago

Coastal rivalry grows

GNL. A hard-fought match against long-time rival Burnie Baptist saw the Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints’ women start off their season with a 2-1 home loss. Both teams welcomed old and new players in 2015, with the Saints gaining lots of young talent over the off-season. The game was even from the start as Smithton …

4 years ago
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Tiger territory

CHHA. Two wins in two games has Tigers Hockey Club sitting pretty at the top of both division tables in the season’s early stages. Consecutive 3-1 and 3-0 results over Mustangs and Irishtown respectively sets Tigers’ Div 2 side up for an intriguing clash with 2014 premiers Robins this weekend, while the club’s Div 3 …

4 years ago

Scotchtown shines

CHFA. A clean sweep of wins from U/14 to senior level has left the Scotchtown faithful smiling as local league matches returned on Saturday. The Tigers earned a hard-fought 25-point win over reigning premiers Redpa in the Seniors under lights for the first time, while Forest-Stanley’s convincing 87-point home win over 2014 grand finalists Irishtown …

4 years ago

A love of literacy 

Competition. Since its discovery late last year, the Reading Bug Egg has intrigued children across Circular Head. A total of 2100 stories have been told to the egg, and 135 children have collected a free book after having read a minimum of four books to a willing listener: the Reading Bug will hatch only when …

4 years ago

Saints stay mid-table 

NWBU. Losses to Penguin on Tuesday night have led the Tall Timbers Smithton Saints’ two senior sides to shift slightly in overall ladder positions. With both the men and women now sitting on six wins and four losses for the season, 32 points takes them to fourth; the men just two points away from league leaders …

4 years ago
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Combatting couch surfing

Shelter. Smithton’s Rural Health Tasmania has put their support behind an Australian campaign highlighting the importance of putting a roof over a young person’s head. An initiative of the National Youth Coalition for Housing, Youth Homelessness Awareness Day (April 15) began in 1990 in an effort to assist young people who don’t have a safe …

4 years ago

Art from the Creek

Exhibition. Edith Creek Primary School students have been busily creating works for an exhibition, Art from the Creek, on display now until Friday May 15 at Time Out on Emmett in Smithton. Edith Creek Primary is a small school and we like to do different things during learning time! Especially art time. Now we will be presenting our …

4 years ago

Nominate a businesswoman

Nominate. The 2015 Telstra Business Women’s Awards are open for nominations, with Tasmania’s Minister for Women Jacquie Petrusma urging locals to nominate a successful businesswoman. The awards provide an opportunity to recognise creative and passionate women who are achieving great things in the business world. In doing so, they provide positive role models and encourage other …

4 years ago