No second chance

Hockey. Another strong 8-2 win against City Marians on Friday was not quite enough to push Smithton’s U/16s into second place ahead of the finals series. The result leaves them in third spot with an elimination final against Burnie Baptist in Smithton to play out this Friday night. Dominating the play from the outset, Sam …

3 years ago

A classy team

Competition. Smithton High School’s Athlete Development Football class will travel to Penguin this Friday for the ultimate test. After finishing first in the grade nine, west division of North West Junior Football League, SHS went on to defeat east division’s second-placed St Brendan-Shaw College last week, securing a place in this week’s Grand Final. The …

3 years ago

Production time

Musical. Circular Head Christian School’s production of When in Rome begins today (Thursday August 27) with a matinee session at 2pm. A total of 40 cast and crew members from grades six through to 12 are involved, with the Junior School Choir also adding to the performance. This is the second production directed by CHCS drama teacher Jess …

3 years ago

The egg comes first

Over the past 16 months as Minister for Education and Training, I have seen many great examples of community engagement in education, but none better than that of the Circular Head community. What a pleasure it was to attend the unique and exciting event – the hatching of a Reading Bug Egg. It was heart-warming to witness children …

3 years ago

Business funding

Grants. Tasmanian businesses ready to take the next step will have the opportunity to thrive following the launch of the $10,000 Sensis Stepping Up Grant Program. Launched by Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Trade, Adam Brooks, and Sensis chief executive officer John Allan, the program will provide funding for eight small businesses deemed to …

3 years ago

Emotions rise in land sale

Debate. Circular Head Council is set to sell two blocks of industrial land on Nelson Street in a move which one councillor has labelled “ludicrous”. At Thursday night’s monthly council meeting, Councillor Norman Berechree tabled a motion that the council change its position on blocks 64102/8-9 located nearby Smithton Recreation Ground and place them for …

3 years ago
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Training for the long run 

Update. The 2015 Women’s TRY-athlon and Fun Run is fast approaching, which means it is time to put your runners on and start training. The inaugural event aims to provide an inclusive, encouraging environment for women to reach their full potential and sporting goals, highlighting the importance of enjoying exercise. Open to all fitness levels, …

3 years ago

Health education

Grants. One in four Australian adults live with bladder or bowel control problems, making incontinence more prevalent than anxiety, asthma and arthritis. The Continence Foundation of Australia is taking steps to educate the public on the condition by offering local community health organisations grants of up to $1500 for education and awareness events. Continence Foundation …

3 years ago

New Audit Panel

Gov’t. Circular Head, King Island and Waratah-Wynyard councils have established a joint Audit Panel following changes to the Local Government Act last year. The panel is made up of independent members Paul Arnold (chairman), Lisa Dixon, John Howard and Paul McCormick. Circular Head Councillor Ashley Popowski will also be joining the panel when it considers …

3 years ago