Clark’s USA countdown 

Basketball. Smithton Basketball Club senior player Kyle Clark is looking to make the most of his final weeks in Tasmania having recently returned from Australian U/19 duties. The 18-year-old, who travelled to Greece last month with the 12-man Emus squad for the FIBA U/19 World Championships, is preparing for a life-changing move to America on …

3 years ago

Fender funding

Boating. The Montagu boat ramp will sport new fenders thanks to $5000 in funding from Marine and Safety Tasmania. Acting as a buffer to prevent damage from berthing vessels, the news of funding follows an application for upgrades submitted by Circular Head Council earlier this year. Each year, MAST calls for submissions for projects to …

3 years ago

Wharf works in full swing

Infrastructure. Plans to redevelop a boat ramp at Stanley’s wharf precinct are underway with the hope of providing greater access to commercial ships. Commissioned by Tasports, the project is set to see the removal of the current ‘roll on, roll off’ (RORO) ramp and replace it with a rock-based formation, widening the berth to enable …

3 years ago
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The Main event

Honour. It was a secret so well kept that it left Stanley’s Deb Mainwaring lost for words. Set to receive the Smithton Lions Club Citizen of the Year award last Wednesday night, Ms Mainwaring was – in the usual award ceremony fashion – invited under false pretenses. “I was going there to support the Mayor because I …

3 years ago

A Greek takeover

Transition. The Emmett Street building better known as ‘The Greek’s’ is set to welcome new tenants in neighbouring second-hand shop Treasure Chest. Formerly Michael’s Health Fruit and Health Foods for almost 40 years before owner Michael Mangavoulakis sold the Smithton grocer in 2012, works are already underway to refurbish the vacant space as keys were …

3 years ago

Fair break for Kylie

Opportunity. She’s used to watching matches unfold from behind the bar, but Rocky Cape Tavern employee Kylie Jackson can hold her own on the eight-ball table. The 42-year-old Wynyard resident came narrowly close to a maiden Eightball Tasmania ladies title at Launceston Workers’ Club on Saturday July 11, finishing runner-up after going down 3-2 in …

3 years ago

Bennett tackles Aus titles

Cycling. Smithton’s Iven Bennett pitted himself against some of the country’s best young talent earlier this month at the Cycling Australia U/19 Road National Championships. Hosted by Cycling Queensland, the event took place across three days and two states: northern New South Wales’ Tweed Valley hosting the individual time trials and the road race taking …

3 years ago
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Tracey’s day

Makeover. Smithton’s Tracey Blake has summed up her day of pampering nicely in saying, “I just feel so special”. And who wouldn’t after a day of shopping and beauty treatments followed by a photoshoot beside the river – all for free. Tracey was the lucky winner of the Chronicle’s Make Me Over competition, rewarding her for shopping locally …

3 years ago

Reality hits hard

NWFL. Greenham Tasmania Smithton Saints senior coach Aaron Tuxworth continues to be frustrated by his team’s lack of continuity following a crushing 143-point loss to Latrobe on Saturday. Smithton was kept goalless at home up until the final quarter when the coach’s major helped his side to finish with a dismal 1.3; the Saints’ lack …

3 years ago

Double-header despair

GNL. The dust has settled on a big weekend of coastal hockey for the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints, with results not falling in their favour. Smithton’s women were disappointed that they couldn’t notch up a victory for coach Bek Lardner to celebrate her 200th game, as they went down 3-2 in a cruel final-minute thriller. …

3 years ago